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JAMES M. CO UGHLIN HIGH SC H O O L CONTENTS Coughlin ………… 2, 3, 4 Crestwood ………… 5, 6 Dallas ………… 7, 8, 9 GAR Memorial …… 10, 1 1 Hanover ………… 14, 15 Hazleton ………… 16, 17, 18 Holy Redeemer …… 30, 31 Lake-Lehman …… 19, 20 LIU 18 ………… 21 Meyers ………… 22, 23 MMI Prep …… . 24, 25 Nanticoke …. 12, 13 Northwest Area …… 26, 27 Pittston ………… 28, 29 Scranton Prep ……… 32, 33 Tunkhannock …… 36, 37, 38 West Side Area Vo-Tech ………… 41, 42 Wilkes-Barre Area Vo-Tech .....… 39, 40 Wyoming Area …… 45, 46 Wyoming Seminary ......… 34, 35 Wyoming Valley West ……… 43, 44

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COVER: Holy Redeemer graduates toss their caps into the air following their commencement at Misericordia Universiy. Don Carey/Times Leader Photo To view and purchase photos of area high school graduations, visit www.timesleader.com

The James M. Coughlin High School Class of 2011 is comprised of Ja’niika Adams, Edwin Sergio Aguilar, Lauren Altarifi, Richard Amaya, Peter James Andrews III, Michael Answini, Rebecca Lynn Arent, Andrew Armijo, Ashley Elizabeth Austin, Jose Guadalupe Avila Jr., Britney Lea Baker, Olivia Lynn Banta, Mark Baugher, Jessica Lyn Bednarczyk, Ashley Lynn Bella, Rachel Kathryn Belles, Travis L. Betsworth, Allissa Marie Binker, Shelley Marie Black, Alex Thomas Bohonko, Edilin Borbon,BradleyAlexanderBozinski,Katelin Marie Brady, Paul Broadwater, Matthew Robert Bucci, Nicholas Daniel Luke Buckey, Miguel Caceres, Daniel Calixto, Erick Camarillo, David Cantoran, Kevin Cantoran, Maria L. Cantoran, Danielle Marie Cerep, Crystal C. Chudoba, Michael Anthony Cibello, Jessica Janelle Cleary, Alexandra Sherry Cole, Ashley Mari Colon, Joey Concepcion, Timothy Andrew Cornelius, JustinM.Coskey,AnexyCruz,JohnA.Dale,Jr.,

Joshua Ryan Davis, Nicole Elizabeth DeFine, Matthew L. Dobosh, Jacob Dombek, Rose Doran, Brittany Ann Doyle, Bryanne E. Dudzik, Sarah Elizabeth Elick, Joseph Leo Ellis Jr., Marlowe Tan Estioko, Rayleen Evans, Richard D. Evans, Ryan Nicholas Evans, Alexander Everett, Allison Marie Fehlinger, Jonathan J. Ferdinand, Jeffrey T. Foster, Ashley Nicole Fox, Richard Adam Frederick, Ja’Jahnek S. Fulmore, Kristi Lynn Gabriele, Minerva Gaspar, Christopher L. Gillispie Jr., Brandon James Gilvary, Michael Allen Goble Jr., Bryon T. Gomez, David J. Gower, Christopher Michael Goy, Marley Elizabeth Gozick, Michael T. Greboniski,MalcolmM.Green,AnthonyPaulGrillini, Ryan Gromel, Deanna Lee Groszewski, Christopher Grullon, Marcus Grzezdzinski, Joshua M. Guidroz, Robert Walter Gulich, Sarah Lynn Gyle, Michael James Harrison, Nour Emily Hasan, Ryan Michael Haupt, Kendra Lynn Hayward, Elvis Hernandez, Nicholas Richard Hillman, Sean Patrick

Hoenig, Juan Roberto Huertero Jr., Matthew Christopher Hunzer, Casey CatherineHutter,DavidC.JavickII,BiLingJiang, Jack Johnson, Adam Andrew Jones, Courtney Lynn Jones, Sarah Ann Jones, Charles M. Josulevicz, Raymond Kurt Kaeser III, Jacob E. Karavitch, Ashley JaniceKasper,WilliamThomasKennedy,Mark T.Kenzakoski,AmberLynnC.King,Ainsley Sky Klapat, Kelly Lynn Knorr, Nicole Elizabeth Ada Kosisky, Tracy Lynn Kosek, Andrew A. Kosmach III, Kara Lynn Krueger, Adam J. Kukowski, Brittany Elizabeth Kulesza, Sky Marie Kuren, Stephanie Marie Lalla,FrankPatrickLefkoski,RachelLynne Libertucci,AnthonyDevinLopez,Gabriela A. Lopez, Brian Christopher Love, Elizabeth Lozada, Thomas F. Malloy Jr., Jeremy G. Marmolejo, Victoria Lynn Mary Martin, Arianna Elizabeth Masi-Fish, Joseph Matusick, Marie L. Mayhue, James Michael See COUGHLIN, Page 3


JA MES M. CO UGHLIN HIGH SC H O O L SPECIAL SECTION, SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 James M. Coughlin High School Class of 2011 valedictorians, from left, first row, are Kate Hollinger Slenzak, Kristi Lynn Gabriele, Korey Ann Patrizi, Amanda Elizabeth Ryan and Corinne Elizabeth Walker. Second row: Brittany Elizabeth Kulesza, Jenna Brooke Silliboy, Matthew Robert Bucci, Marlowe Tan Estioko, Jessica Janelle Cleary and Abby Lynn Moules. Third row: Kaitlyn Varneke, Jackie Marie Nat, Kevin Cantoran, Peter James Andrews III, Matthew Robert Morrhead, Timothy James Wychock, Shelley Marie Black and Victoria Lynn Mary Martin.

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James M. Coughlin High School Class of 2011 officers, from left: Kevin Cantoran, assistant treasurer; Jenna Silliboy, vice president; Stephen Nestorick, president; Abby Lynn Moules, treasurer; and Matthew Bucci, secretary.

McCrone, Lindsey J. McGrady, Margaret Mead, Chantz Tyler Mehal, Jeremy Joseph Melton, Matthew Vern Menendez, Edward Matthew Metzger, Kiana Louise Micheletti,SarahJeanMikelski,SondraElizabeth Mills, Noelle M. Mondulick, Sarah Lorraine Monie, Kenneth Monroe, Michael Steven Moorhead, Tania Moran, Jason Alexander Moskel, Abby Lynn Moules, Ashleigh Marissa Moyer, Lee Murphy, Jaclyn Marie Nat, Stephen M. Nestorick III, Marissa Marie Nicoletti, Thomas James O’Day, Jordan Michael Okun, Megan V. Olshefski, Michael Anthony O’Malley, Nicolas Ortega, Maria Theresa Parri, Brian H. Pascucci, Dixitkumas M. Patel, Korey Ann Patrizi, Kaylee June Patronick, Mary Patterson, Jerry T. Paxton Jr., Nicole M. Paxton, Kendra Shea Peebles, Scott A. Picketts, David Poole, Joshua Ford Popple, Samantha Popple, Daniel Robert Post, Kathryn Ellen Priestash, Emma Anne Pugh, Diana Ramirez, Kiah Mareah Randolph, Mary Ann Redmond, Veronica E. Rivera, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Joselynn Lee Rodriguez, Joseph Rogan, Breanna Rogowski,EricJ.Roleski,BenjaminD.Rubinstein, Kimberly Ruiz, Amanda Elizabeth Ryan,

James Patrick Ryan Jr., Sabrina Scuorzo, Tyler Seiger, Alessandro A. Serpico, Sabrina Anne Serpico, Jeffrey A. Shaffer, Michael J. Sherman, Michael Shmakov, Jenna Brooke Silliboy, Lacey Marie Silva, Kate Hollinger Slenzak, Devin Aislinn Smith, EmilyTheresaSmith,HayleyAlexisSmith, Shane A. Smith, David Primo Sorbelli, Robert Tyler Sorokas, Roberto Sosa, Alexis Marie Spagnola, Olivia Elizabeth Spagnola, Holly Ann St. Clair, Matthew Samuel Steinerman, Brian Christian Suchoski, Melissa Ann Svab, Corey Joseph Swaditch, Stephanie Lynn Symons, Raymond Szescila, Peter Michael Tarby, Jon Michael Tavarez, Courtney Hope Taylor, Michael Tirko, Ashley Jennifer Tirpak, Ranjel Tlatenchi, Taylor Elizabeth Tosh, Darrell Tripp, Stephen James Turner, John Jude Ulichney, Desiree Marie Vanderlick, Chelsea Varneke, Kaitlyn Varneke, Lindsay Varneke, Leonel Vindel, Holli Elizabeth Wachilla, Corinne Elizabeth Walker, Nicole Rose Walsh, Christopher Joseph Ward, Kyle Stephen Washney, Casey Wayne Andrew Waslasky, Matthew Kona-Isiah Weber, Jeanette Deiona Wells, Coleen Marie Wilde, Cory Williams, Derrick T. Williams Jr., Alyssa Nicole Wincek, Michael T. Woolard Jr., Timothy James Wychock, Christine Lynn Yanus, Julia Michelle Yeosock, Jenna Margaret Youkoski, Patrick Anthony Zluchowski and Joshua Zukowski.


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JAMES M. COUGHLIN HIGH SCHOOL James M. Coughlin High School 121st Annual Commencement 2:30 p.m. June 16 F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts 243 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Patrick Patte SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Jeffrey T. Namey VALEDICTORIANS: Peter James Andrews III, Shelley Marie Black, Matthew Robert Bucci, Kevin Cantoran, Jessica Janelle Cleary, Marlowe Tan Estioko, Kristi Lynn Gabriele, Brittany Elizabeth Kulesza, Victoria Lynn Mary Martin, Michael Steven Moorhead, Abby Lynn Moules, Jaclyn Marie Nat, Korey Ann Patrizi, Amanda Elizabeth Ryan, Jenna Brooke Silliboy, Kate Hollinger Slenzak, Kaitlyn Varneke, Corinne Elizabeth Walker and Timothy James Wychock. CLASS OFFICERS: Stephen Nestorick, president; Jenna Silliboy, vice president; Matthew Bucci, secretary; Abby Lynn Moules, treasurer; and Kevin Cantoran, assistant treasurer.

S.JOHN WILKIN PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER

Graduates-to-be wait patiently and make last minute adjustments before proceeding to begin the final ceremony of their high school career.

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Valedictorian Corinne Elizabeth Walker stands to be recognized during Coughlin High School’s 121st annual commencement.

Valedictorians Victoria Lynn Mary Martin and Timothy James Wychock address fellow classmates during the afternoon commencement ceremony at the F.M. Kirby Center.

Valedictorians Jaclyn Marie Nat, left, and Jessica Janelle Cleary sing the national anthem.


Hannah Eloise Davies, Chelsea Elizabeth DeMeglio, Shannon Marie Dotzel, Briana Harriet Eckert and Cheyenne Renee Filipczyk. Fourth row: Brandon James Gibbon, Joseph William Hagner, Matthew Stephen Harkenreader, Brian Richard Henning, Mitchell Joseph Hildebrand, Steven Hippeli, Nathin D. Holt, William Joseph Hopersberger III, Chelsea Danielle Cornelius, Kristyn Rose Giarratano, Lauren Michelle Fredmund, Roslyn Margaret Gannis, Sarah Jane Eustice, Denise Grullon, Shana Marie Hashagen, Mariana Herrera, Christina Maretta Hesser and Alexandra Elizabeth Cholewa. Fifth row: Jason Thane Hunter, Coltin William Judge, Jacob Tyler Kalada, Richard Edward Keiderling II, William Klingler, David Aaron Knight, Scott S. Koch, Brian Joseph Kurtz, Scott Lerman, Veronica Leigh Hill, Samantha Lynn Hesser, Jessica Lynn Hildebrand, Kristin Holbrook, Lauren Marie Holbrook, Alexandra Rae Hoops, Stephanie Lynn Hurst, Kayla Shanisse Jeckell and Samantha Lynn Jones. Sixth row: Robert John Loveless, Michael Daniel Madry, Casey Robert Martin, Mitchell Jordan Martinez, Douglas Michael Mazonkey, Robert P. J. McAfee III, MiSee CRESTWOOD, Page 6

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Crestwood High School Class of 2011 officers, from left: Ashley Linda Vargas, secretary; Lindsay Marie Brown, president; Brittany Lynn Blass, vice president; and Elisabeth Marie Shovlin, treasurer.

Members of the Crestwood High School Class of 201 1, from left, first row, are Jeremy Andress, Erik N. Baldassano, Peter Jacob Belisle, Marvin Avery Benson, Zachary A. Berg, Ryan Beshada, Charles Matthew Bolden, Bryant Steve Borowski, Lindsay Marie Brown, Stephen Joseph Brynok, Brittany Lynn Blass, Ashley Linda Vargas, Elisabeth Marie Shovlin, Adina V. Andras, Jamilyn Antosh, Holly Caroline Arcure, Julie Eileen Ashford, Cheleasa M. Baatz and Jessika Marie Baranousky. Second row: Ronald Joseph Caccese, William Thomas Carter, Matthew Edward Ceonzo, Paul Vincent Chiaramonte, Jr., Sean Christopher Sterling Coates, David Christopher Cormier, John Lawrence Coulter, Jude River Cummings, Robert R. Gada III, Alex Culver, Nicole M. Aiello, Rebecca Grace Allegretto, Jessica Anna Bonczek, Mackenzie G. Brennan, Audrey Bruell, Brandy Marie Carroll, Amanda Sarah Casem, Elizabeth Cefaly and Christine Banos. Third row: Marc Matthew Davis, Jake Dwight Sterner Derolf, Shalin B. Desai, Joshua John Dessoye, Nico DiSabatino, Ryan Edward Dopko, James Philip Dotzel, Nicholas R. Farrell, Jennifer Elizabeth Barrall, Megan Birk, Olivia Elizabeth Basar, Jenna Elizabeth Chrismer, Ashley Conrad, Natalie Ann Craig, Samantha Rose Dauber,

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The Crestwood High School Class of 2011 is the star of the ceremony at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

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chael Preston McCarthy, Mark Stephen Mentrikoski, Jeffrey Scott Michaels, John R. Michel, Ashley Kristen Legg, Jenny Ann Keller, Kylie Alena Kishel, Ashley Rose Knesis, Gabrielle Olivia Konopczyk, Brittany Theresa Krapf, Chelsea Anne Kruzel, Samantha Lee Kubik, Amanda Marie Lee and Tanya Laine Kahley. Seventh row: Timothée J. Milano, Mark Robert Miller, Michael Thomas Mirra, Matthew Morgis, Jacob Andrew Mylet, Christopher S. O’Brien, Daniel James O’Connor, John Kipp Oplinger, Matthew James Papsun, Harsh P. Patel, Jessica Lynne Lehman, Emily Marie Leo, Katlynn Leonard, Jessica Marie Leri, Stephanie Ellen Longmore, Victoria Lynn Lorenz, Leigh Anne Machowski, Alexandra Mack, Katie Marie Martin and Meghan Elizabeth Matyas. Eighth row: Collin Michael Petrochko, Jeffrey Jerome Phillips, David R. Piavis, Jr., Joseph Thomas Pickett, Zachary Daniel Polinchak, Austin Charles Powell, Sabih-Ur-Rahman, Benjamin Carl Ralston, Erin Marie Maughan, Rebecca M. McCallick, Lindsay Nicole Metzger, Marquis Mei-li-te Morris, Alyssa Myers, Autum Myers, Rachel Lynn Myers, Shannon Michelle Mysnyk, Jenna Deneen Neubauer and Caitlin E. Oliver. Ninth row: Umang Mahendrakumar Patel, Frank Pawloski, Steven Ralston, Matthew J. Ritz, Jeffrey Roberts, John Paul Rogan, Richard Martin Rogan, Christopher Roman, Angel Alberto Salas, Matthew Michael Sandroski, Talia M. Pantano, Sarah Ann Paranich, Ami Pankaj Patel, Kayla Marie Pawlowski, Alexandra Plaviak, Alison Rose

Pouffary, Kimberly Irene Price, Melissa Jane Przewlocki, Hanna Raschkovsky and Sarah Elizabeth Roberts. 10th row: Kevin Brennan Serin, Sunish Chandresh Shah, Kevin M. Sherry, Alex Simpson, Connor William Skiro, Shane Matthew Skonieczki, Joshua Cole Sollenberger, William Swartwood, Ryan Joseph Sweeney, Sean William Tate, Kasey Charlotte Rodgers, Kathryn Michelle Rosser, Heather Rucinski, Amanda Marie Ruggiero, Janelle Alexis Rushton, Rachel A. Sawka, Kirstin Renee Schafer, Rasha Grace Shaker and Elizabeth Lucy Simonton. 1 1th row: Cengiz Yapis, Luke Thomas Teetsel, Matthew Michael Toporcer, Robert Thomas Wendolowski, Robert K. West, Michael Terence Williams, Ryan Robert Windt, Paul J. Wodarczyk, Jonathan Douglas Wojnar, Luke Antonio Zack, Samantha Leigh Snyder, June Elizabeth Spence, Samantha Marie Steinbrenner, Sarah Anne Steltz, Alyssa R. Stencavage, Samantha Surdy, Seda K. Taskaya, Tara Ellen Tokash and Christina Marie Tometchko. 12th row: Jessica Elizabeth Vickers, Stephanie Lynn Vital, Abby Wasiakowski, Courtney Lee Williams, Emily Carol Winters, Katlyn Michelle Yackoski, Kaytlynne Yocius, Emily Ann Zavada and Ashley Ann Zearfoss. Graduates absent: Janel Marie Antosh, Forrest J. Atkinson, Jason L. Bond, Christopher Lange Buchalla, James John Crablo, Zachary Tyler Fogleman, Lauren Kelsey Ford, Ronnie Golomb, Thomas Michael Hischak III, Tyler Hoffman, Andrea Lynn Hutchins, Thomas William Jarus, Thomas Kempinski, Ian Edward Richardson, Matthew A. Rodgers, Ethan Daniel Slembarski, Morgan Elise Smith, Lauren Sophia Stemrich, Ellen Davin Supko and Charles Wilson Whitebread.

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The men of the Class of 2011 wait with anticipation backstage at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Summer vacations and perhaps jobs await these soon-to-be graduates.

Crestwood’s Class of 2011 is comprised of 239 members.

Crestwood High School 43rd Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 10 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 239 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Christopher Gegaris SUPERINTENDENT: Dave McLaughlin-Smith VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN: the school does not make appointments CLASS OFFICERS: Lindsay Marie Brown, president; Brittany Lynn Blass, vice president; Ashley Linda Vargas, secretary; and Elisabeth Marie Shovlin, treasurer.


The Dallas Senior High School Class of 201 1 is comprised of Robert Adams, Sabrina Alles, Gary Anderson, Alexis Arnold, Sarah Bailey, Kristan Baker, Tanner Baloh, Alexander Baney, Henry Baut, Carl Baxter, Arielle Belskis, AnthonyBenedetti,ZacharyBerger,Jordan Bloom, Adrienne Box, Justin Brobst, Shannon Brobst, Bryan Brown, Michael Brown, Taylor Burak, Gabrielle Byczek, Rocco Cabrera, Ashley Carle, Samantha Casto, Bryann Cave, Nicholas Cerza, Whitney Chrzanowski, Christopher Clemson, Jennifer Corbett, Jason Crispell, Taylor Culver, Travis Culver, Janelle Cyprich, Lindsay Danko, Katherine Darling, Lynn Davis, Morgan Dearmitt, Travis Debona, Jessica Demuro, Brian Deluca, Nicholas Dennis, Christopher Dillon, Zachary Dirsa,

Alyssa Dolman, Pierce Donovan, StephanieDosiak,ZacharyDutter, Monica Faulls, Cameron Ferdinand, Frank Ferlenda, Kiley Foley, Meghan Gallis, Kevin Gilbert, MichaelGlowaniak,AdamGoeringer, Nicholas Gototweski, Alyssa Hall, Kelsey Hall, Shelby Hamilton, Brandon Harding, Allison Hardwick, Lindsey Harger, Bethany Harris, Christopher Harris, Steven Harris, Steven Haughwout, Ronald Hausman, Kayla Hennings, Melissa Henry, Ryan Hertel, Jacob Hilstolsky, Kevin Hine, Ryan Hogan, Mary Hood, Ashley Hunter, Chelsi Hunter, Joshua Kachurick, Alicia Kaiser, William Kaleta, Jacob Kalinay, Molly Kammen, TaylorKapral,NadiaKazimi,Mckenzie Kelly, Samantha King, Sara Kneal, Janara Koehler, Sara Kohli, Sarah Konopki, Brittany Koval, Kathryn

Kravitz, Dana Krawetz, Angela Kusma, Anthony Lafratte, Jon Laity, Jonathan Lando, Meghan Langan, Heather Lasco, James Lewis, Allison Litchkowski, Mark Luksa, Cameron Lupole, Kelsey Maas, Meghan Macarty, Kurtis Manganella, Meghan Martin, Samantha Martin, Nathan Masakowski, Corrine Matusiak, Kelly Mazur, Judson Mead, Robert Menig, Caroline Milligan, Taylor Millington, Rory Moran, Tyler Morgan, KathleenMoyer,KevinMuldoon,Kelsey Mulhern, Jordan Mullen, Andrew Murray, Andrew Nakkache, Scott Napkora, Katelaine Niccum, Rachel Nilsson, Joshua Norris, Marc Noyalis, Marykate Osick, Carisa Panzetta, Ali Paris, Jacqueline Pearson, Ethan Pensak, Aaron PeSee DALLAS, Page 8

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Class of 2011 officers at Dallas Senior High School, from left: Samantha Casto, president; Christopher Clemson, vice president; Emily Spring, secretary; and Brandon Harding, treasurer.

At the Dallas Senior High School Class of 2011 commencement ceremony, from left: Meghan Gallis, valedictorian; Pierce Donovan, salutatorian; and Janelle Cyprich, Gelso Award winner (third in class).

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Above, Sarah Konopki adjusts the tie of Aaron Perez.

Dallas Senior High School 50th Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 3 Mountaineer Stadium 202 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Jeffrey Shaffer SUPERINTENDENT: Frank Galicki VALEDICTORIAN: Meghan Gallis SALUTATORIAN: Pierce Donovan CLASS OFFICERS: Samantha Casto, president; Christopher Clemson, vice president; Brandon Harding, treasurer; and Emily Spring, secretary.

Left, Brittany Koval pins the hat of a very excited classmate Rikki Shotwell.

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Rogers, Lauren Rosen, Jessica Rukstalis, Stacie Runscavage, Elizabeth Rybakovsky, Ryan Rynkiewicz, Johnny Sauceda, Samuel Savoy, Christopher Scharff, Robert Schaub, James Schwemmer, Shawn Sekelsky, V.E. Paul Sgroi, Steven Shatrowskas, Danielle Shaver, David Shedletsky, Caila Sherin, Rikki Shotwell, Jeremy Shurites, Jacob Simon, Sarah Simonovich, Erika Sims, Sara Skammer, Zachary Smith, Ali Snider, Katherine Snyder, Nicole Sobocin-

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Dallas High School’s 202 graduates assemble for their graduation in the auditorium at the school. The Class of 2011 will be the last to graduate in this building, which is being torn down to make room for new construction.

Rory Moran readies for her graduation walk.

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Members of the GAR Memorial High School Class of 201 1, from left, first row, are TĂŠah Marie Blades, Lisandra Garcia, Dawn Ariel Konze, Emilee Cecilia Bubblo, Tara Lynn Price, Essence Unique Gibson, Kaylaleeann Borum, Danielle Marie Monsuer, AshleyMarieAmeliaEvans,Maria Carolina Tejeda, Shakeer T. Jackson, Jasmine Shanice Johnson, Nakira Ikasia Minor and Nancy

Pacheco. Second row: Krystina Mae Davison, Kaitlyn Ashley Dunbar, Tashawna Destinee Giles, Kara Parcinski, Ashley Lynn Maloney, Jessica Lynn Mashinski, Sarah Quach, Julianna Marie Toole, Katelyn Ashley Arcelay, Krista Amber Holloway, Crystal Jasmine Camacho, Katelynn Marie Carley, Yaira Marie Figueroa Rohena, Jacqualyn Florence Kocher, Anna Marie Ondish, Nina Phil-

lips and Cynthia Jane Von Heppinstall. Third row: Samuel Elan Forst, Daniela Sosa, Jasmine Sosa, Destinee Onyea Twyman, Kaitlyn Wegrzynowicz, Stephanie Jacklynn McGraw, Danielle M. Parcinski, Avery Elizabeth Picketts, Leanna Rolon, Catherine Louise Golya, Cassandra Ventura, Salice M. Fagaly, Gina Lynn Heron, See GAR, Page 11

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Senior class officers who served the GAR Memorial High School Class of 2011, from left: Jillian Lavelle, president; Catherine Louise Golya, vice president; Katelyn Ashley Arcelay, secretary; and Kaitlin Elizabeth McCann, treasurer.

GAR Memorial High School Class of 2011 scholarship winners, from left, first row, are TĂŠah Marie Blades, Essence Unique Gibson, Lorianne Zaleski, Alicia Michele Riggsbee-Powell, Catherine Louise Golya, Katelyn Ashley Arcelay, Jillian Lavelle and Kaitlin Elizabeth McCann. Second row: Ashley Marie Amelia Evans, Leanna Rolon, Katelynn Marie Carley, Katlin Emily Clark, Jacqualyn Florence Kocher, Julianna Marie Toole and Nancy Pacheco. Third row: Wilton Curiel, Joseph Robert Taylor, Samuel Elan Forst, Ryan Thomas Burkhardt, Hector Izaguirre Hernandez, Ryan Michael Kuren, Joseph Adam Prednis III and Steven Thomas McCann. Also receiving scholarships were Anastasia Victoria Jablowski, Joshua Joseph Pachick, Bobbielynn Richardson and Adrienna Kay Rowe.

GAR Memorial High School Class of 2011 valedictorians, from left, are Bobbielynn Richardson, Ryan Thomas Burkhardt and Hector Izaguirre Hernandez.


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GAR Salutatorian Christopher George Stortz waits to address fellow classmates.

Keenan Harris signs a year book for a friend before the 84th annual commencement.

GAR Memorial High School 84th Annual Commencement 1 p.m. June 16 GAR Auditorium 126 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Colleen Robatin SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Jeffrey T. Namey VALEDICTORIANS: Ryan Thomas Burkhardt, Hector Izaguirre Hernandez and Bobbielynn Richardson SALUTATORIAN: Christopher George Stortz CLASS OFFICERS: Jillian Lavelle, president; Catherine Louise Golya, vice president; Katelyn Ashley Arcelay, secretary; and Kaitlin Elizabeth McCann, treasurer.

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Naomi C. Watson takes a moment to reflect on the past and future. She is among GAR Memorial High School’s 102-member Class of 2011.

Scholarship winner Teah Marie Blades talks on the phone and hugs her friend Tyshara Rinaldi at the June 16 commencement.

son Xavier Suquilanda, Brent Michael Herbert, Amanda Lynn Bankes,HeatherMarieYaron,LorianneZaleski,AdriennaKayRowe, Keyonna Jasmine Thomas, Jillian Lavelle, Kaitlin Elizabeth McCann, Krysta Henderson, Taylor Lynn Cooper, Samantha Ann Marie Miller, Naomi C. Watson, Katlin Emily Clark, Raymond John Ashford, Cody M. Gromel, Joseph Arron Donovan, Pool Perdomo Rostellini and Kurtis A. Thomas Jr. Fifth

row: Shacquar Xavier Charles Bradford, Nicolas Sosa Jr., Joshua Anthony Kaskey, Adam Christopher Krull, Cordell Shaquille Curry-Davis, Jeff A. Kipa, Jeffrey Michael Ankner, Ryan Michael Kuren, Hector Izaguirre Hernandez, Kaseem James Johnson, Terrel Donald Harris, Keenan Anthony Harris, Joseph M. Boyer, Joseph Adam Prednis III, Misael Alberto Marte, Zackary Charles Yashkus, Christopher George Stortz, Eric

Scholarship winner Wilton Curiel chats with fellow graduates.

Levene Todd Jr., Joseph John Shemelewski. Sixth row: Patrick Leonard Smith, Kareem W. G. Wiggins, Justin M. Warman, Mikol G. Durling, Javon Pendarvis, Mark Neil Falandys, James MacArthur Brown Jr., Jeffrey Scott Thomas, Sean Michael Delaney, Michael Anthony Delaney, Gary Michael Polakoski, Joseph Robert Taylor, Ryan Thomas Burkhardt, Wilton Curiel, Shawn Joseph Corrigan, Lance Michael Letteer, Sheikh M.

Conteh, Natanael Miliano, Leo Anthony Bozek, Tyree Anthony Harris, Steven Thomas McCann, Michael Jack Casterline, Aaron Michael Moore and Dane Alexander Dudick. Graduates absent: Melinda Leigh Belles, Kyle Jamil Carrington, Mary Caitlyn Hester, Lewis Holmes IV, Don Juan Mallory, Felicia Della Oliver, Malcolm J. Peoples, Bobbielynn Richardson, Zachary Schoettle and Breanne Yaron.

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Anastasia Victoria Jablowski, Rhonda Marie Boston, Brittany Miller, Brianna Camille Norton, Alicia Michele Riggsbee-Powell, Tyshara Sherita Rinaldi and Joshua Joseph Pachick. Fourth row: Henry Hebrew Lopez, Andrew J. Barrow, Nigel Ray Bowman, Edi-

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Members of the Greater Nanticoke Area High School Class of 201 1, from left, first row, are Jillian Lynch, Genel Kiarra Gronkowski, Stephanie Lynn Jennings, Sarah Filip, Claire Saunders, Alexandra Bolinski, Courtney Katra, Sarah Bertoni, Paige Pientka, Brandon Schenck, Megan Rose McHugh, Kelcie Nicole Lushefski, Carlee Komoroski, Holly Reese, Cara O’Donohoe, Danielle Tattersall, Chelsea Pietrzyk, Kasey Noss, Heather Baker and Arielle Domashinski. Second row: Donald Fuller, David Labenski, Eric Hauer, Cody Bukowski, Michael Yalch, Brian Lawall, Kevin Kopco, Kyle Bowalick, Tom Slusser, Michael Havard, Ryan Elmy, Christopher Kropiewnicki, Brian Zanetti, Matt Smith, Lucas Domulevicz and Cael Evans. Third row: Melissa Dermako, Amanda Prushinski, Donelle Kalinay, Katelyn Harrison, Ashley Apel, Michaela Kishbaugh, Brianna Conway, Jenny Krantz, Amy Zalewski, Kiana Moran, Bonnie Banaszek, Jacqueline Byrnes, Samantha Rowles, Nicole Booth, Mirielle Perry, RaeAnn Morrissey and Justine Sophia Manangan. Fourth row: James Holminski Jr., Jacob Diagostino, Scott H. Wood Jr., Freas Oster, Edwin Agosto, Robert Kotz, John Clawson, Kyle Rowland, Ryan James, Dehyn J. Steele, Jared Bartusek, Joshua Jimenez, Daniel Shires, Eric Terry Jr., William Hartman and Benjamin Mitkowski. Fifth row: Cora Fenner, Holly Kile, Megan Shock, Jasmine Santiago, Lauren Pointkowski, Sarah Houseknecht, Alicia Luczak, Re-

becca Amigon, Ashley Bryant, Tia Krupinski, Jessica Hadley, Mellisa May, Jessica Miller, Sarah Kindler, Kayla Bernstein and Fallon Stedner. Sixth row: Nick Weron, Stephen P. Mitchell, Thomas Michael Fortuna, Sawyer Hawley, Chris Kania, William Wolfer, Dylan Androkitis, Chris Holt, Ryan Hartman, Josh Parsons, Dehi-Jaquan Martin, Erich Heckman, Devan Krieger, Jeffrey Levandowski and Ryan Steber. Seventh row: Brooke Smith, Katelyn Blockus, Nelta Dhaiti, Miranda Kulp, Alaetra Shaefer, Amanda Evarts, Ashlee Rittenhouse, Brittany Howells, Brittany Grimm, Ciara Gerrity, Valerie Powell, Laura Ferguson, Kristen Martin, Clarissa Tarnowski, Kristen Duda and Kelsey Turak. Eighth row: Ian Crisler, Dakota Davenport, Mike Ledson, Andrew Freeman, Mike Wolfe, David Marinus, Michael Murtha, Paul Zannetti, Ryan Paveletz, Scott Jarmusik, Joshua Lee

Ogin, Colton Dennis, Brett Schenck, Charles Brooks, Tom Hindmarsh and Justin Coledo. Ninth row: Steven Uravage, Kyle Koviack, David Warho, Alex Passetti, Anthony Cardone, Victoria Woychio, Kierstyn Fullerton, Jillian Lukatchik, Sabrina Cowan, Seanna Oliver, Angelique Lopez, Cassandra Carannante, Evan Wasilewski, Sean Dennis, Joe Badowski and Kyle Singer. Graduates absent: Scott Alfonso, Russell A. Carpenella, Brad Condo, Daavon Corley, Alex Delguercia, Shane Hernandez, Alexander Leiby, Daniel Lukic, Steven Marcinkowski, Matthew S. Mayewski, Joseph McManus, James McMoore, Austin Mulhern, Dustin Pursel, Miles Shoemaker, Nicholas Tuttle, Derek Wampfler, Bret Wenner, Ronald B. Wolfe, Michael Lewis Wright, Kyle Zendarski, Sheena Ascani, Brittany Marie Czyzycki, Alicia Kerbaugh, Marlen Rodriguez, Munirah Tahir and Sabirah Tahir.

Michael Rostkowski Wyoming Valley West

Congratulations Michael - WVW ‘11 Reach for the stars.. Penn State.. here he comes! I am so proud of you! Love you, Mom

Brittany Ulitchney Northwest Area

Congratulations Brittany! Love, Mom & Dad

Jeremy Josephs, DPT Widener University

Congratulations on receiving your Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Love, Mom, Dad & Jillian

Julia Solomon Wyoming Area

Congratulations We’re so proud of you Love, Mom, Dad & Kayla


FOR THE TIMES LEADER/NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS

The Class of 2011 at Nanticoke High School takes the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the June 13 commencement.

The senior class officers and valedictorian and salutatorians of the Greater Nanticoke Area High School Class of 2011, from left: Sarah Bertoni, secretary; Kelcie Lushefski, valedictorian; Claire Saunders, co-salutatorian; Brandon Schenck, president; Alexandra Bolinski, co-salutatorian; Paige Pientka, vice president; and Meghan McHugh, treasurer.

Alex Leiby

Greater Nanticoke High School

FOR THE TIMES LEADER/NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS

Class treasurer Meghan McHugh delivers the invocation.

Thunder and Zoysia

Donald DeRemer, Jr.

FOR THE TIMES LEADER/NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS

Funky eyeglasses complete Ryan Hartman’s attire for the evening commencement ceremony.

Kelly Elizabeth Noonan Hanover Area

Congratulations! Good luck at the University of Pittsburgh Love, Mom, Dad & Erin

Tyler J. Suda

Holy Redeemer High School

Holy Redeemer High School

Congratulations. We are so proud of you. Good luck at Susquehanna University

We are so proud of you. We support you as you serve our country in the U.S. Navy Seabees.

Love, Mom, Dad & Ryan

We love you, Mom, Dad, Lauren & Sasha

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Greater Nanticoke Area High School 41st Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 13 School Auditorium 175 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Stu Tripler SUPERINTENDENT: Tony Perrone VALEDICTORIAN: Kelcie Lushefski CO-SALUTATORIANS: Claire Saunders and Alexandra Bolinski CLASS OFFICERS: Brandon Schenck, president; Paige Pientka, vice president; Sarah Bertoni, secretary; and Meghan McHugh, treasurer

Congratulations, Love you

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Members of the Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School Class of 201 1, from left, first row, are Veronica Blendick, Courtney Prozeralik, Samantha Proctor, Bernard Gavlick, Robert Kost, Katie Conahan, Rebecca Wychock, David Gagliardi, Jeremy Osko, Mary Kate Keating, Gino Warnick, Nicholas Kruger, Raisha Piper and Rachel Smith. Second row: Karolina Gumolka, Shianne

Rowe, Tara Kirk, Cassie Gasper, Lauren Lewis, Catherine Gayewski, Kelly Noonan, Kala Ankner, Kimberly Bagnas, Brittany Kornacki, Jennifer Mullin, DeAnna Karpowich, Ashley Dotter and Kristen Brunn. Third row: Rafael Penaloza, David Buranich, Andrew Kaufer, Gokul Shah, Seth Skoloda, Matthew Petrosky, Dale Chamberlain, Eric Killen, John Elick, Justin Eck, Kyle Konetski,

Senior class officers for Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School, from left: Rebecca Wychock, secretary; Kathryn Conahan, president; Gino Warnick, vice president; and Mary Kate Keating, treasurer.

Joshua Kennedy, Joseph Kocher, Jason Bresnahan and William Gotay. Fourth row: Brittany Kasper, Valerie Sanchez, Lyndsey Szela, Dana Authier, Jessice Boyko, Helen Minnick, Hanh Nguyen, Amanda Natitus, Laura Breakstone, Nichole McNair, Christine Wickiser, Julie Kellow, Brittney Reynolds, Julie McCarthy and Katie Waitkus. Fifth row: Robert Lawson, Fares Siam, Kyle Kreitz-

er, Daniel Cunningham, Mark Kane, Anthony Pisano, David Zurek, Zachary Cool, Marc McEvoy, Kyle Gavlick, Garrett Wynn, Ryan McDermott and Matthew Everetts. Sixth row: Le’Anna Little, Alexandra Zara, Christa Policare, Keely Olshefski, Neveen Siam, Michelle Bugonowicz, Chelsie Cormier, Alyssa Wildes, Alexis JaynePaisley, Courtney Langdon, Bryonna Harris, Christina Shoe-

maker, Jenny Vo and Sarah Thomas. Seventh row: Joshua Cabrera, Sean Belusko, Christopher Coley, Nicholas Fine, Kurt Pericci, Alexander Draina, Andrew Forgatch, Joseph Napersky, Matthew Lukachinsky, Cory Dickson, Michael Kelleher, Michael View and Edward Rozelle. Eighth row: Tiffany Timmons, Marisa BrandSee HANOVER, Page 15

Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School 2011 Students of the Month, from left: David Gagliardi, February; Jeremy Osko, September; Courtney Prozeralik, January; Mary Kate Keating, November; Rebecca Wychock, October; Samantha Proctor, June; Rachel Smith, March; Raisha Piper, April; Robert Kost, December; and Bernard Gavlick, May.


Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School 40th Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 16 School Auditorium 142 Graduates PRINCIPAL: David Fisher SUPERINTENDENT: Anthony Podczasy VALEDICTORIAN: David M. Gagliardi SALUTATORIAN: Jeremy Osko CLASS OFFICERS: Kathryn Conahan, president; Gino Warnick, vice president; Rebecca Wychock, secretary; and Mary Kate Keating, treasurer.

Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School’s 2011 valedictorian and salutatorian are, from left, David Gagliardi and Jeremy Osko.

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Speakers for the Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School’s 40th annual commencement, from left: Jeremy Osko, salutatorian; Kathryn Conahan, senior class president; David Gagliardi, valedictorian; Rachel Smith, Student Council president; and Nicholas Kruger, National Honor Society president.

AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER

Rachel Smith photographs Kelly Noonan, Cynthia Simonton, Emily Bogarowski and class treasurer Mary Kate Keating.

AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER

Jennifer Mullin, Krista Colarusso and DeAnna Karpowich are all smiles on graduation night at Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School.

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AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER

Class vice president Gino Warnick receives a corsage from senior class adviser Amy Hummer.

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AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER

Salutatorian Jeremy Osko reviews his speech prior to the commencement.

wein, Courtney Kaufer, Jessica Roberts, Bethanny Volkel, Devin Smith, Kailey Housenick, Krista Colarusso, Cynthia Simonton, Felicia Tryba, Emily Bogarowski, Kayla Kriton, Jessica Curtis, Heather Goyne and Mariah Jackson. Ninth row: Paul Weisgerber, Joshua Santey, James Leiphart, Matthew Richards, Chadwick Theurer, Paul Theurer, Victor Rivera, Allen Ziolkowski, Christopher Luciano, Dominick Murray, Evan Mooney, Patrick Connelly and Matthew Malachefski. Graduates absent: John Fahey, Nicole Fedor, Rebecca Haynes, Danielle Ann Housenick, Jamie Jayne, Cohen Miller, William Paterson Jr., Jarad Petix, Theodore Richards Jr., Jayshawn Salinas, William Smith, Micah Springer, Michael Springer, Brandon Suprum, Patrick Wallace and Leigh Williams.


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Hazleton Area graduates listen to remarks during the June 7 commencement ceremony on campus.

The Hazleton Area High School Class of 201 1 is comprised of Yabely Abad Grullon, Masiel Abreu, Julio Acero Urena, Elizabeth Acevedo, Randy Acevedo, Kristina Adamchak, Stephanie Adams, Ashley Agosto, Andrea Agresta, Juan Aguero, Angel Ahlbrandt, Ayse Aksu, Reina Alberto, Alexander Alford, Brandi Allen, Joshua Allen, Johnathon Allgaier, Shayna Almodovar, Roselis Amezquita, Lanna Amparo Polanco, Chad Anderson, Dariel Antonio, Madelin Anziani, Emily Appleman, Yennifer Aracena, Anacristina Arias, Carlos Arias, Jeanette Arias, Johan Arias, Maritza Arias, Jason Ashman, Bryanna Ator, Sabrina Babula, Angela Bagnata, Kayla Bahrey, Matthew Bahrey, Ashley Balbuena, Justin Balicki, Cody Bannon, Haley Baran, Nico Baran, Sylvanna Baran, Tara Baran, Ryan Barber, Ty Barcasky, Maria Bard, Jeremiah Barker, Nicholas Bartal, Alexandra Basilio, Alycia Baskin, Jose Batista Castillo, Jared Baucum, Kayla Baucum, Pedro Bautista, Marisa Bayer, Joshua Bayzick, Genesis Beato, Frank Beck, Lynsey Beishline, Laura Bello, Neftali Beltre, Jean Benfer, Ashley Benko, Brandi Benko, Samantha Benko, Warren Bennett, Wilson Bernard, Jacob Berrios, Misty Billman, Mercedes Biros, Rachel Blakeslee, Brenda Bodner, Nicholas Boehmer, Alyssa Bogert, Shannen Borrero, Sean Bradley, Kayla Braskie, Judith Brea, Mary Breznak, Jonathan Breznitsky, Michael Brill, Sean Brogan, Courtney Brosious, Taylor Brosious,

Chloe Bruce, Varnia Brunache, Jonathan Buchman, Eric Buckery, Alexander Buggs, Carmelo Burgos, Brooke Burke, Hope Burlew, Danny Caba Mejia, Hirvin Cabrera Fernandez, Luis Cabrera Fernandez, Megan Cadiao, Justin Cain, Dany Calcano, Andreina Calderon, James Campanaro, Ian Campbell, Raymond Campbell, Justin Cangiano, Cody Cann, Taylor Cannon, Brett Caperton, Darwin Caraballo, Samantha Caraballo, Yolanda Caraballo, Israel Carmona Jr., Dileiny Carrasco, Stanley Carsia, Joshua Carter, Julia Carter, Stephen Cartwright, Wilson Castillo, Melvin Castro Carmona, Kelvin

Castro, Nefiry Castro, Vincent Catrone, Kameli Ceballos, Abimel Cedano, Milhtian Cerda, Charles Chapman, Michael Chippi, Maria Chirico, Alexandru Chirita, Shawna Christina, Michael Cicioni, Randy Collado, Idekel Colon, Johnny Colon, Yeury Colon, Cory Composto, Bradley Contress, Joshua Cooper, Cassondra Coopman, Katherine Copeland, Iliana Cordero, Giovanni Coreas, Leandro Corporan, Gina Correll, Justin Corrigan, Erika Covert, Corey Craig, Casandra Creasy, Miryan Crespo Ron, Kelsey Cronauer, Amber See HAZLETON, Page 18

Brandon M. Baker Holy Redeemer High School

Congratulations and Good luck at Pennsylvania College of Technology Love, Mom, Dad & David

Jillian Josephs Wyoming Valley West

Congratulations Jillian! Good luck at Lock Haven University! Love, Mom, Dad & Jeremy

Salutatorian and class treasurer Keenan Monks gives his speech at the evening commencement.

Congratulates Lake Lehman 2011 Graduates

Go Knights!

Thomas’ Foodtown of Shavertown • 674-6034

Thomas’ SuperFoodtown of Dallas • 674-3000

Makenzie Rose Haydock

Kindergarten - Greater Nanticoke Area

Margaret Rose Haydock Masters - Marywood University

Congratulations, We are proud of the both of you. Love, Family & Friends

Robert J. Santey Pittston Area

Best of luck in College! Love, Mom, Dad & Kristen


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S. JOHN WILKIN PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER

The 801-member Class of 2011 applauds remarks during the commencement on June 7 at Hazleton Area High School.

Valedictorian Chris Tombasco, right, and Salutatorian Keenan Monks, left, address family, faculty and fellow classmates at the 19th annual commencement at Hazleton Area High School.

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Cruz, Francisco Cruz, Saul Cruz, Anthony Cruz-Gonzalez, Joanna Cudwadie, Albert Cuello, Kyle Cunfer, Daniel Cussat, Samantha Czerwonka, Sarah D’Angelo, Joshua Daniels, Brandon Darraugh, Travis Darrow, Michael Davidick, Justin Davies, Kayla Davies, Nicholas Debias, Michael Decarolis, Connor Deffley, Amy Degenhart, Madeline Dehaza, Melody Dehaza, Thomas Delahanty, Diana Deleon, Jesus Deleon, Shanna Delmonico, Jason Dematt, Joel Demelfi, Paul Denoia, Joshua Devigili, Warleny Diaz Estevez, Francheska Diaz, Valerie Diaz, Jacob Dinkelacker, Richard Disabella, Justin Dodge, Anna Rose Donahue, Cassidy Doria, Gabriel Dossett, Alyssa Dougherty, Katie Dowd, Clayton Drasher, Michael Dudinyak, Crystal Dunlop, Keenan Dunnigan, Emmanuel Duran, Bradley Dye, Jessica Eastridge, Karen Echavarria, Kimberly Ednie, Bria Edwards, Joshua Edwards, Katherine Encarnacion, Joel Espinal, Alvaro Espinosa, Alicia Esposito, Jairo Estrella, Robert Eyerly, Brandon Fairchild, Cody Falatko, Grant Falatovich, Andreina Fernandez, Andrew Ferraro, Nelson Ferreira, Heather Fessler, Jayleen Figueroa, Billielynn Finegan, Cruz Finnicum, Bruce Fisher, Yuleisy Florentino, Sheila Flores Ferrera, Thomas Floyd, Daniel Fogarty, Ayla Forker, Alia Jean Fox, Brianna Fox, Neffry Francisco Garcia, Yuleika Franjul-Franco, Marvin Frei, Danny Fuentes, Lilibeth Fuentes, Thomas Gadola, James Galade, Skania Galay, Peter Gallagher, Sara Gallagher, Jonathan Galvez, Jessica Gambino, Kiomarylis Garcia Estrella, Eleani Garcia Perez, Zulma Garcia Trejo, Carolin Garcia Valentin, Arleen Garcia, Danilo Garcia, Luigis Garcia, Mellissa Garvin, Ryan Gasper, Lauren Gavinski, Christopher Genao, Michael Genasevich, Brittany Gentle, Zachary Gerber, Gabriel Gerenza, Carrie Gerhard, Clauddette Geronimo, Yenesy Gil-Salvador, Dwaine Gilley, Colin Gluck, Deanna Goach, Timothy Gogola, Kayla Gombert, Edgar Gonzalez Bautista, Dominique Gonzalez, Genesis Gonzalez, Genesis Gonzalez, Pablo Gonzalez, Alyssa Grady, Christian Greco, Autumn Green, Sarah Griffith, Garrett Groce, Kayleigh Grohol, Abigail Gruber, Vanessa Grula, Edward Gualtier, Medina Gurzakovic, Pedro Guzman, Jonnathon Hall, Emily Hardy, Travis Hartz, Allison Hayes,

Hazleton Area High School 19th Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 7 Hazleton High School Campus 801 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Rocco Petrone SUPERINTENDENT: Samuel Marolo VALEDICTORIAN: Chris Tombasco SALUTATORIAN: Keenan Monks CLASS OFFICERS: Maritza Arias, president; Justin Cain, vice president; Alyssa Bogert, Career Center vice president; Maria Notaro, secretary; and Keenan Monks, treasurer. Nicholas Heffelfinger, Jeremy Heiser, Emily Heller, Francisco Hernandez Torres, Adavely Hernandez, Kevin Hernandez, Yissel Hernandez, Kathiria HernandezRosado, Jennifer Herrera, Alexander Herron, Jeffrey Herron, Jocelyn Hinkle, Amithyst Hodle, Elizabeth Hoffman, Travis Holderman, Jhovana Holguin, Julainy Holguin, Aaron Hollenbach, Matthew Holloman, Victor Hons, Patrick Horan, Brittany Horwath, Sabrina Houseknecht, Cory Houser, Nertin Hoxhallari, Amanda Hudock, Miguel Inoa Santana, Alan Jadush, Zachary Janner, Jaime Jaramillo, Taisha Javier, Kristin Jespersen, Loida Del Carme Jimenez Reyes, Erika Jimenez, Jennifer Jimenez, Yokary Jimenez, Yosairy Jimenez, Joelmi Jiminian, Desmond Johnson, Laura Johnson, Nicole Jubin, Katelyn Kadelak, Kayn Kalmbach, Alyssa Kammerdiener, Bryanna Kane, Brandon Kantner, Rachel Kapes, Shannon Karpowich, Emil Kaschak, Alexandra Katalinas, Joseph Katona, Cory Kawalig, Tricia Kazinetz, Rory Kearney, Robert Kehler, David Kiddish, Michael Kimmel, Matthew Kimock, Andrew Kiss, Robert Kleppinger, Ryan Kline, Julia Kobilis, Tyler Koch, Keith Kojeszewski, Samantha Kojeszewski, Tyler Kokinda, Jordan Kolbush, David Kondash, Shawn Kondash, Alanna Kopczynskie, Shelby Kopczynskie, Kristopher Koslop, Sara Kostic, Taylor Kostyal, Andrew Kotansky, Christopher Kotansky, Coleman Kotzer, Nicole Kracum, Monika Kratz, Jon-Scott Kraus, Joseph Krouse, Jeffrey Kubitsky, Tyler Kuchar, Ashley Kujat, Felicia Kulpon, Jonathan Kulsa, Matthew Kundrick, John Lamasko, Marina Laporte, Milandy LappostHernandez, Michael Laputka, Jonathan Larock, John Larose, Dominic Lauer, Jeffrey Lawrence, Karissa Lazar, Ashleigh Lazor, Kimberly Legates, Kasey Leidy, William Leitner, William Lennartz, Shane Lennon, Joseph Lescowitch Jr., Gabrielle Leshko, Amber Lee Lewandowski, Tanner Lewis, Rob Lindsey, John Liranzo, Alexander Littleton, Brendan Loftus, Elizabeth Lombardo, Dietrich Long, Ana Lopez, Jose Lopez, Yomaira Lo-

pez, Crystal Lora, Joel Lora, Lawrence Lozier, Victor LunaCasillas, Amber Lutz, Dennis Lyons, Nicco Maddon, Dionellys Madera, Brittany Maduro, Megan Maguschak, Kyle Mahalick, Hussam Mahmood, Brandon Majikas, Timothy Makara, Brennan Malenovitch, Joseph Malitsky Jr., Ana Elsa Mancebo Clase, Pasquale Manganelli, Brooke Manjone, Brandon Manning, Dean Maran, Michael Marchese, Jessica Marchetti, Dennis Marjoncu, Jamie Marszalek, Trevor Marszalek, Aaron Martin, Doris Martinez Landeta, Emmanuel Martinez, Jose Martinez, Luis Martinez, Rocio Martinez, Roy Martinez, Jeffrey Martoccio, Josefina Mateo, Nerys Mateo, Luis Matos Santana, Gregory Matz, Ryan Maylath, Kailyn Mayshock, Cathryn McColl, Kaitlyn McCourt, Martin McDermott, Angela McGrade, Macey McGuire, Karisa Mchose, Shawna McKenzie, Dean McKernan, Sara McNelis, Jessica Mease, Dany Medina Martinez, Eduar Medina Martinez, Cody Medina, Christian Medina-Santana, John Medvecky, Amanda Mehalick, Richard Meier, Samantha Meier, Francis Mejia, Melanie Mejia, Walter Mejia, Amy Melendez, Yilda Mella, Samuele Melo, Aimee Mendez, Carmen Mendez, Marvin Mercado-Berrios, Shannon Merenda, Marc Merino, Michael Merlino, Kayla Merola, Richard Merrick, Alyssa Meyers, Justin Mikula, Adrian Milander, Timothy Miley, Michele Miller, Alisa Milnes, Andre Minucci, Nicholas Mischissin, Alexandra Mitcho, Gissel Moldan, Kelly Monahan, Keenan Monks, Dominique Montoya, Brianna Moore, Edward Moore, William Moore, Franchesca Moquete, Lewis Mordan, Edwin Moronta, Krysta Moseley, Yamel Mota Santos, Maricruz Mota, Ariel Mota-Santos, Joshua T Motel, Daniel Muniz, Marsha Murphy, Angel Myers, Adam Nenstiel, Domingo Nieves, Justin Nieves, Siamel Nieves, Georgiy Nikonenko, Kyle Noggle, Maria Notaro, Catherine Nunez, Felisha Nunez, Karen Nunez, Ricardo Nunez, Yasmeen Nunez, Yelfrinso Nunez, Mackenzie O’Donnell, Emma O’Sche, Rebecca Oberrender, Angelica

Olds, Katharine Olivo-Medina, Brittany Ortega, Kayla Oster, Michael Oster, Jonathan Otero, Ryan Pacelli, Jacob Padelski, Jeffrey Paisley, Tyler Paisley, Dominique Pane, Tyler Panzarella, Michael Pape, Gabrielle Papp, Amanda Pardi, Anderson Paredes, Megan Parrell, Tyler Parsons, Joseph Pauline, Gabrielle Pavlick, Jared Peak, Rita Pecora, Luinis Peguero, Maria Peguero, Cody Pehala, Haylee Pehala, Lauren Peifer, Carina Pena Fajardo, Maria Pena, Ruth Pena, Maria Peralta Torres, Jonathan Pereyra, Manny Pereyra, Carlos Perez, Joseph Perez, Laury Perez, Marvin Perez, Natalie Perez, Meghan Peters, Albert Petrole, Michael Petruzzi, Logan Petrylak, Alexandra Petsuck, Josue Pichardo, Sabrina Piedra, Alejandro Pigueiras, James Pilati, Belkis Pineda, Alison Pinegar, David Pisarcik, Tyler Platukis, Kaitlin Plesce, Alexandra Polanco, Jared Pollard, Jillian Pollock, Zachary Polmounter, Colten Potkey, Stephanie Powell, Walter Price, Nicole Prokop, Kalene Protchko, Reynira Pujols, Robert Pupko, Michael Pusti, Trisha Putnam, Glenis Quezada, Kimberly Quinn, Rachel Quinn, Joseph Radke, Mabel Ramirez, Shirley Ramirez, Bailey Rapach, Ellymay Rapach, Alexis Requeno, Bancelis Reyes Fernandez, Yoselyn Reyes, Danilsi Reynoso Mejia, Estefania Reynoso, Cody Rhinesmith, Carol-Ann Rhodes, Jacob Rickert, Brandi Ritz, Britany Ritz, Nelson Rivera Rincon, Doris Rivera, Victoria Rizzo, Alexis Roberts, Tiffany Roca, Jerica Rodriguez Castillo, Idelsy Rodriguez, Katherine Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Mayrenis Rodriguez, Stefany Rodriguez, Hector Rodriguez-Fontanez, Dayanara Rodriguez-Munoz, Lizbeth Rodriguez-Payero, Elias Rojas, Cody Roman, Brianna Romanchik, Rebecca Rosato, Kristina Roskos, Tyler Russell, Michael Ryder, Brittney Saccketti, Yinesca Salazar, Fernando Salcedo, Thomas Salzer, Timothy Samec, Kristie Sanborn, Jose Sanchez, Marlon Sanchez, Ingrid Santana Ramos, Andys Santana, Brian Santana, Vicky Santana, Jennifer Santos, Steven Santos, Elvis Saracina, Nicole Sarosky, Richelle Schafer, Andrew Schaffroth, Anne Scheers, John Scheers, Kyle Schmoltze, Tyler Schmoltze, Ashley Schoener, Loren Schott, Alison Schuetz, Caroline Schuetz, Travis Scott, Stephen Seaman, Matthew Seamon, Alyssa Sedor, James Sefchik, Lauren Segilia, Elizabeth Seigendall, Justine Seiler, Scott Seiler, Erin Seliga, Brandon Semon, Jonathan Sencion, Stephen Senick, Cassandra Sereta, Wesley Serrano, Jacob Setser, Ber-

nard Shandrick, Lauren Sharp, Valerie Sheaman, Kiana Shoemaker, Samantha Sholtis, Andrea Shuliga, Nicole Shuman, Carol Sierra, Stephany Sierra, Estefany Silfa Hernandez, Emily Singh, Mark Singley, Todd Singley, Tara Sipler, Kimberly Skotek, James Slattery, Amanda Slick, Michael Sluck, Gabriel Smaglik, Allyson Smith, Brooke Smith, Cody Smith, Haley Smith, Kevin Smith, Rebecca Smith, Tyler Smith, Sara Smolinsky, William Solonoski, Vincent Sorletti, Jerrica Spiker, Joshua Spock, Sara Spock, Darling Starova, Elizabeth Stefanick, Allison Stemko, Robert Sterenchak, Marissa Stetchak, Zachary Stich, Manuary Suarez, Rosa Suarez, Kristin Sunder, Stephany Suriel, Angela Susi, Katherine Sutton, Patrick Sweeney, Melissa Swerdon, Samantha Synoraski, John Synoski, Dylan Tarity, Katlyn Tarud, Giselle Tavarez, Bricelda Taveras, Carlos Tejeda Pimentel, Clarismar Tejeda, Elibanesa Tejeda, Eric Thomas, James Thomas, Robert Thomas, Zachary Thrash, Anthony Tihansky, Amanda Tini, Sarah Tokach, Christopher Tombasco, Jackeline Torres, Leonel Torres, Marifel Torres, Reinaldo Torres, Martina Trusiewicz, Krysta Truskowski, Dakota Tuggle, Katelyn Tutko, Franddy Ulerio, Manases Ulloa, Matthew Urbanski, Frederick Urena, Ileana Urena, Brandon Vacante, Elvin Valdez, Rosamaria Valdez, Tamika Valerio, Karisa Vandemark, April Vanek, Kevin Vanek, Candice Vanhorn, Erica Vaow, Brianda Vargas, Jairo Vargas, Cristina Vasquez Abreu, Mackenzie Veet, Adrian Vega, Anthony Ventra, John Ventura, Amanda Verbitsky, Alyssa Vercusky, Jonathan Victor, Stacey Villavicencio, Robert Vogtman, Kyle Volciak, Jaclyn Vukson, Jeffery Wagner, Alicia Walker, Patrick Walker, Ann Waschko, Richard Wech, Dyllan Weikel, Justin Weikel, Jessica Welshko, Jacob West, Ty Whitehair, Jarred Wickiser, John Wilkinson, Jared Williams, Kenneth Wills, Mariah Wilson, Sylvia Witek, Angela Wizda, Phillipp Wolff, Robert Wolk, Lindsey Wood, Simon Woolbert, Justyn Woznicki, Cody Wurtz, Rachel Wysocky, Aaron Yackanicz, Trevor Yacovelli, Marisa Yanuzzi, Dimitri Yarbrough, Kyle Yatsko, Steven Yencho, Erick Yepez, Kelsey Yevak, Gabriel Ynoa, Chanel Yones, Diana Yost, Ambrya Young, Christian Youngcourt, Patrick Yuhas, Jacquelyn Yurchak, Megan Yurkiewicz, Hailey Zanette, Victoria Zanoline, Shahianna Zapata, Devon Zeiler, Janelle Ziminski, Ryan Ziminski and Natalie Zoglio.


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Devin Williams

Dallas High School

Congratulations, Devin We’re so proud of you! Mom, Dad & Kyle

Kara Yozwiak

Wyoming Valley West

Congratulations, We’re proud of you and your accomplishments. Good luck at Misericordia University Love, Mom & Karlene

Anthony Cardone

Greater Nanticoke Area

Congratulations & Good luck at King’s We are very proud of you Love, Grandma and Pop

Kelcie Lushefski

Greater Nanticoke Area

Congratulations as class valedictorian of 2011! We are proud of you and all your accomplishments! Love, Mom, Dad, Shannon, Carissa & Keri

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Members of the Lake-LehmanSeniorHighSchoolClassof 2011, from left, first row, are Jessica Swingle, Jessica Wright, Melissa Wright, Julie Degnan, Thomas Bedford, Josh Ford, Stephanie Zeiler, Meghan Bloom, Erin Hohol, Kristopher Carter, Ashley Metz, Virginia Mulqueen, Stephanie Butler and Casey Evans. Second row: Michael Bogdon, Mikayla Rosencrans, Kylee Kaminstein, Dorothy Wolfe, Koral Holcomb, Kristin Lynn, Erica Schwartz, Emily Mras, Katelyn Wojcik, Caitlyn Wright, Ashley Kenny, Sabrina Hazeltine, Kayla Nice, Shila Lee McRoy, Ashley Sutton, Julia Travis, Katherine Katlic, Sara Hagenbach and Anthony Bennett. Third row: Bradley Stevens, Linley Smolow, Kameitri Saxe, Richael Pantig, Lauren Malarkey, Patricia Farrell, Kendra Smith, Krysia Goodwin, Kaitlyn Runner, Alexandra Kachapuridze, Rebecca Farrell, Winter Wenner, Anjuli Vaughn, Pauline Rose, Kaitlyn Martin, Lily Calkins, Tyler Pearson,JennaBarski,CassandraCragle,SarahBray,KristyKomrowski, Diana DePrimo, Travis Doty and Zackary Yursha. Fourth row: Joshua Yaletsko, Avery Lynn DeFranco, Katlyn Elena Bronson,

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FOR THE TIMES LEADER/CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK

Sara Hagenbach and Amber Hartman showing off her decorated graduation cap.

Valedictorian Stephanie Zeiler and Salutatorian Meaghan Bloom represent the Lake-Lehman Senior High School Class of 2011.

Lake-Lehman Senior High School 53rd Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 10 Edward H. Edwards Stadium 157 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Doug Klopp SUPERINTENDENT: James McGovern VALEDICTORIAN: Stephanie Zeiler SALUTATORIAN: Meaghan Bloom CLASS OFFICER: Josh Ford, president. FOR THE TIMES LEADER/CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK

Lake-Lehman seniors gather in the hallway of the school before their graduation begins.

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Jacob Sedorchuk and George Casterline celebrate their milestone.

Courtney Beth Sult, Brittany Catherine Adams, Corrine Updyke, Molly Marie McCoy, Nicole Snyder, Shelby Mack, Alexa K. Decker, Kristan Newell, Delilah VanGorder, Jennifer O’Brien, Alexa J. Decker, Stevie Kioske, Stefanie Lanning, Kristen Baker, Claire Sesson, Amber Hartman, Alexandra Lubinski, Selena Adamshick and Derrick Ellard. Fifth row: George Casterline, Joshua Everett, Justin Cornell, George Stuffick, Jesse Brelsford,

Ben Logan, Matthew Price, Joshua Payne, Kyle Salaway, Benjamin Steltz, Stephen Simko, Dominic Duris, David Anthony, Joseph Kojadinavich Jr., Jeffrey Kioske, Christopher Cain, Kyle Keiper, Tim Harris, James Karlowicz and Kevin Cope. Sixth row: James Heller, Trevor Borger, John Naessig Jr., Jonathon Dawson, Michael Tomolonis, Timothy Price, Brett Sereyka, Devin Fine, Brady Sutliff, Matt Coolbaugh, Kay Mininger, Jacob Sedorchuk, Jeffrey Heath, Zackery Burgess, Ryan Murphy, Adam Paulauskas, Patrick McGrath, Jordan Agnew and Robert Evans. Seventh row: Stanley Prudence, Michael Cross, Bran-

don Roberts, Kyle Leslie, Sean McDermott, Zachary Zubkoff, Ryan Evans, Stephen Love, Garrett Thomas Hopfer, Jesse Hauze, Corey Hohol, Daniel Precone, Adam Weaver, Mike Kotulski, Timothy Pearson, Cory Bullock, Kyle Wesley and Richard Malinowski. Eighth row: Matthew Lewis, Robert Belcher, Scott Oakley, Chad Wendell, David Chappell, Timothy Labor, Andrew Sabot, Chad Carey, Henry Judson, Dylan Wisely, Tyler Warner, David Thomas, Seth Kaiser, Rich Laura, Bryan Mothers and George Jones. Graduates absent: Bradley Fuller, Jaye Huytra, Erin Dierolf, Richard Hazeltine and Kristin Lynn.


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The Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 Class of 2011 is comprised of Melissa Schwager, Wyoming Valley West School District; Michael Wademan, Hanover Area School District; Hanover Area School District; Joseph Chopyak and D.J. Smith, Wilkes-Barre Area School District.

Meredith Jean Martin

D.J. Smith acknowledges family and friends in the audience.

Joseph F. Coyne V Pittston Area High School

Congratulations and Good luck at Wilkes! Love, Mom, Dad, Clarice, Fredrica & Justin

Christopher Kovaleski Wyoming Valley West High School

Congratulations Chris! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. We wish you happiness and success in college. Love you, Mom, Dad, Bryanna, Grandma and Grandpa K., Grandma and Grandpa A., and all your Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

Holy Redeemer High School

Congratulations We are proud of you. God Bless your future. Love, Mom, Dad, Jr., Grandma Edith and Grammy Jean

Kali Joyce Dadurka Wyoming Valley West

CLASS OF 2011 A lot of angels watched over you to make sure this glorious day would come. May those angels continue to watch over you and guide you throughout your life. Love, Mommy, Dotty & Amber

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Melissa Schwager can’t contain her excitement.

Melissa Schwager is all smiles as she waits with fellow classmates Michael Wademan, Joseph Chopyak and D.J. Smith.

Joseph Chopyak proudly displays his diploma at the June 3 commencement.

Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 12:30 p.m. June 3 WilkesBarre Area Career & Technical Center cafeteria 4 Graduates SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR: Gregory Koons EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Hal Bloss ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Tony Grieco

Michael Wademan gives his stepfather Tom Croghan a warm embrace after the ceremony.

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ELMER L. MEYERS HIGH SC HOOL

Members of the Elmer L. Meyers High School Class of 2011, from left, first row, are John Kreitzer, Christian Ritter, Eric Gene Anthony Grohol, Maritza Hernandez, Kaylene Spak, Suzanna Norton, Beatriz Chavez, Gabrielle G. Medley, Nicole Hirthler, Staci Michelle Zobaski, Aurora Montreal Johnson, Maureen Lisman, Troy Lynn Lewis, Lauren Culp, Courtney Dress, Cynthia Amigon, Lauren Klinefelter, Kristina Rose Iacobelli,

Jocelyn Vergara, Amber Luminella, Alexandra Negron, Mariela Magdalena Torres-Martinez, Mari Chocolatl, Adam McGahee, Daniel E. Vest and Edwin Salas. Second row: Joseph DiMaggio, Christopher McGavin, Donald William Bailey, Hayden W. Schutz, Kirstie A. Robertson, Gabrielle Helene Richards, Kaylee Ann Macko, Rebekah Cleary, Jessica Bralczyk, Crystal J. Koch, Asiana Williams, Breige

Marie Greiss, Alesha Falzone, Terrence Luke Murgallis II, Thomas M. Zelinka Jr., Hillary Lee Harris, Olivia Gebhardt, Khadia M. Brogdon, Alyssa Kilbourn, Julianne Joy King, Sara Nadine Witkowski, Kaitlyn McCann, Brea R. Barnes, Katelyn Krebs, Vanessa Olarte, Joshua LaFuente, Jonathan Rivera, Jonathan Muniz and Derek Lindbuchler. Third row: Vincent Geris, Zachariah Lopez, Patrick Mead, Jason Re-

iser, Denzel Moton, Amanda Jean Moses, Amanda Fowble, Kiesha Dias, Katherine Burke, Samantha Yaskiewicz, Gillian Gagliardi, Christine Nicole Knooren, Victor Garcia, Nahjee Brown, Corey Graham, Nicolette Thurston, Kayla M. McHale, Corrinia M. Bonk, Juanita Dianne Davis, Melinda Formola, Gabrielle Jarvis, Noelle C. Visconti, Anthony S. Gipson, Justin Kita, Joseph T. Pugh Jr., Christopher

James Kowalczyk and Brian Kowalczyk. Fourth row: Tyler Serota, Brian Morton, Terrance Miller, Danny Duc Nguyen, Karron Worthey-Hawkins, Kelly Ann D’Allesandro, Leslie Still, Ashley Still, Taniqua Cochran, Chris Beauvoir, James A. Benczkowski, Mark S. Anderson, Nicholas Marsellas, Anthony Carter, Ibn-Asmar Crawford, Devan Patrice See MEYERS, Page 23

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Elmer L. Meyers High School 81st Annual Commencement 10:30 a.m. June 16 School Auditorium 150 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Anthony M. Schwab SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Jeffrey T. Namey VALEDICTORIANS: Alesha Falzone, Derek Michael Gentry, Hillary Lee Harris, Christine Nicole Knooren, Robert Lehnert, Troy Lynn Lewis, Nicholas Marsellas, Terrence Luke Murgallis II and Ariel Elizabeth Weidler. No salutatorian this year. CLASS OFFICERS: Adam McGahee, president; Joseph DiMaggio, vice president; Hillary Lee Harris, secretary; Troy Lynn Lewis, treasurer; and Christine Nicole Knooren, assistant treasurer.

Valedictorians representing the Class of 2011 at Elmer L. Meyers High School, from left, first row, are Troy Lynn Lewis, Christine Nicole Knooren, Hillary Lee Harris, Alesha Falzone and Ariel Elizabeth Weidler. Second row: Nicholas Marsellas, Robert Lehnert, Derek Michael Gentry and Terrence Luke Murgallis II.

Elmer L. Meyers High School Class of 2011 officers, from left: Christine Nicole Knooren, assistant treasurer; Joseph DiMaggio, vice president; Troy Lynn Lewis, treasurer; Adam McGahee; president; and Hillary Lee Harris, secretary.


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Meyers High School teacher Renee Pizzella assists Nahjee Brown with his cap before the students proceed into the school auditorium.

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Senior class members of the National Honor Society at Elmer L. Meyers High School, from left, first, row, are Courtney Dress, Sara Witkowski, Alyssa Kilbourn, Maureen Lisman, Julianne King, Lauren Culp, Troy Lynn Lewis, Kirstie Robertson, Beatriz Chavez, Kaylee Macko and Mariela Torres-Martinez. Second row: Corrinia Bonk, Nicolette Thurston, Angelia Carbe, Crystal Koch, Madison Lavery, Ariel Weidler, Alesha Falzone, Hillary Harris, Karyn Montigney and Christine Knooren. Third row: Terrence Murgallis, Christopher Kowalczyk, John Snyder, Nicholas Marsellas, Robert Lehnert, Derek Gentry, John Nargoski, Robert Waiters, Corey Graham, Thomas Zelinka and Christopher McGavin.

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Meyers High School teacher Karen Gaydosh and her former students Heather Hughes and Kyle Jackubowski pose for a final picture before the start of commencement. PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER

Class president Adam McGahee (right) leads his classmates in a cheer before turning over the tassels on their caps at the June 16 commencement.

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sent: Angela Cruz, George Johnson, Darryl Kemp, Justin Kemp, Steven William Fleischman, Thomas Grey, Shanice Hickson, Matthew R. Hromchak, Heather Marie Hughes, Josh Kelly, Brandon Michael Krout, Saraka McCloe, Kenneth McDonald, Felicia McKinley, Josh Patrick McGillicuddy, Matthew Nicholas Nelson, Jeremiah Christian Polinski, Julisa Walters and Fa’Tirah Williams.

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Adam McGahee, class president, and Staci Zobaski have their picture taken by Bryan Czerniakowski (right) while dressed in their regalia.

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Bailey, Marina Noelle Romanelli, Angelia Noel Carbe, Mekela Lovell, Tanisha Hinds, Karen Montigney, John Nargoski, Roy Washington, Jason Berman and John Snyder. Fifth row: Christopher Michael Moyer, Nain Vazquez, Dylan Bell, Casey Moran,

Bryan Czerniakowski, Tara M. Sauchak, Billi Jean Dohman, Jose De Los Santos Hidalgo, Robert Lehnert, Derek Michael Gentry, Jesper Bjorkman, Taleek Sistrunk, Keyton Winder, William Dress, Robert Waiters, Mark Benjamin, Ross Michael Lavan, Madison Lavery, Ariel Elizabeth Weidler, Christopher Pursel, Kyle A. Jackubowski, Alex Frank Ziegler, Joshua Berman and Fred Lassiter. Graduates ab-


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MMI PREPARATO RY SC H O O L

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MMI Preparatory School Class of 2011 graduates are Sara Marium Aijaz, Binki Baxi, Courtney Lynn Bogansky, Carley Lynn Bonacci, Dana Marie Chippi, Jahanzaib Murtaza Choudhry, Jacob Andrew Daniels, Rachael Nicole Daniels, Julia Ann Dasher, Dylan Reid Donaldson, Ian Patrick Duffy, Ryan J. Forte, Richard Anthony Franzosa, Joshua Ian Fulk, Sarah Kate Gittleman, Cory James Heffelfinger, Catherine Kelly Hood, Joseph Nicholas Hornak, Stephanie Ann Karpowich, Balljot Kaur,

MMI Class of 2011 officers and advisers, from left, first row: Rachael Nicole Daniels, treasurer; Nick Triano, vice president; Joseph Nicholas Hornak, president; and Binki Baxi, secretary. Second row: Michael Scarlato and Laura Petro, senior class advisers.

Andrew Gabriel Kempchinsky, Joshua Emerson Kiddish, Erin Renee Kislan, Amanda Cristina Lara, Joseph Michael McGraw, Caden Jae Mecir, Amanda Grace Miller, Matthew George Oakum, Francisco J. Ortiz III, Dhiren M. Patel, Shital Dilipkumar Patel, Brittany Lynn Purcell, Michelle Lynn Reck, Jacob Thomas Slusser, Alexander Patalam Sriharsha, Francis John Swankoski III, Nicholas Triano, Daniel Mark Yencha and Timothy John Yurish.

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Recent Times Leader Best & Brightest finalists Joseph Hornak and Amanda Lara share the spotlight at MMI Preparatory School’s 119th commencement.


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MMI PREPARATO RY SC H O O L MMI Preparatory School 119th Annual Commencement 7 p.m. May 26 MMI gymnasium PRESIDENT OF MMI: Thomas G. Hood CLASS OFFICERS: Joseph Nicholas Hornak, president; Nick Triano, vice president; Binki Baxi, secretary; and Rachael Nicole Daniels, treasurer. VALEDICTORIAN: Joseph Michael McGraw SALUTATORIAN: Jacob Thomas Slusser

MMI Class of 2011 valedictorian and salutatorian with graduation participants, from left: Thomas G. Hood, president; Llewellyn Dryfoos III ’82, chairman of the board of directors; Joseph Michael McGraw, valedictorian; Jacob Thomas Slusser, salutatorian; and John H. Hersker, ’76 commencement speaker.

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The Class of 2011 enters the school’s gymnasium at the start of commencement exercises on May 26 in Freeland.

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Members of MMI’s Class of 2011 are just moments away from being names graduates of the school.

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Valedictorian Joseph McGraw is presented with the Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Memorial Prize for Scholarship by school Vice President Jaclyn Fowler, D.Ed.


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NORTHWEST AREA HIGH SC HOOL Northwest Area High School 55th Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 17 Eddie Gayeski Memorial Gymnasium 91 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Ryan Miner SUPERINTENDENT: Nancy P. Tkatch VALEDICTORIAN: Bret A. Rutkoski SALUTATORIAN: Rachel G. Schwiter CLASS OFFICERS: Rachel Schwiter, president; David Drozdowski, vice president; Andrea Jimcosky, secretary; and Mackenzie Maurer, treasurer.

Members of the Northwest Area High School Class of 2011, from left, first row, are Mackenzie Leigh Maurer, David Drozdowski, Rachel Grace Schwiter, Bret A. Rutkoski and Andrea Danielle Jimcosky. Second row: Taylor Elizabeth Mazonkey, Mikayla Jean Butchko, Samantha Lee DeBold, Courtney Jean Fox, Julia Lauren Stiver, Brittany Elizabeth Evans, Caitlyn Joy Bonk, Nikki Sky Black, Nneka Rose Kennedy, Alyssa Lynn Andes, Kelsey J. Leck, Alyssa M. Wido, Lacey Jade McCourt, Robin Marie Cook, Corynn Ashley Kuchta, Angela A. Lewis, Mindy Elizabeth Engle, Nicole Shepherd and Amanda Lee Long. Third row: Olivia Wrubel, Felipe Ochoa, Thomas Gregory, Christopher D. Distefano, Thomas Lloyd

Adams, Corey James Kittle, Kyle J. Kramer, Randy Todd Yeager, Garrett J. Hittle, Stephen Kyle Meininger, Andrew R. Hanna, Ian Richard Kelleher, Dillon Joseph Kashula, Joshua B. Walker, Steven T. Dillon and Anna Mae Olivo. Fourth row: Cheyenne Yvonne Mundy, Amy E. Kramer, Amanda Nicole Howley, Chelsea Lynn Smith, Nyomi Christine Rusell, Rochelle L. Dymond, Maria Victoria Begliomini, Hayley Jo Triplett, Chloe Anne Swope, Kyla McKenzie Hennigan, Marissa Lynn Linko, Rebekah Elizabeth Weiss, Danielle Elizabeth Rodney, Kimberly Dawn O’Hara, Lisa R. Sorber, Monique M. Fenton and Rachel Paige Whitesell. Fifth row: Michael Christian Werner, Michael John Kunkle, Jeffrey D. Englehart, Kyle Kish-

baugh, Connor McAlarney, Paul Francis Ascenzi Jr., Michael Kennedy, Willing Glatfelter, Charles R. Krouse, David W. Wojciechowicz, Jr., Matthew Ryan Sorgen, Deric Michael Rood, Andrew Alexander Johns, Jody R. Higgins, Nicholas Lloyd Yarnell and Richard J. Wisniewski, Jr. Sixth row: Garrick F. Hakanson, Ryan M. Kondrosky, Timothy M. Race, Shanna E. Hummel, Alicia Marie Perrego, Janice Leona Richardson, Nicole Ashlee Fernandez, Kelsey Elizabeth Floyd, Eric E. Kendig, Douglas Rupp, Chad J. Howe and Xavier Glycenfer. Graduates absent: Kenneth Amos Clark, Theresa Lee, Keriann Mauro, Brittany S. Ulitchney, John A. Voyton Jr. and Karissa Yaron.

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Salutatorian Rachel Schwiter, left, and valedictorian Bret Rutkoski represent the Class of 2011 at Northwest Area High School’s commencement ceremonies.

Class officers for the Northwest Area High School Class of 2011, from left: Mackenzie Maurer, treasurer; David Drozdowski, vice president; Rachel Schwiter, president; and Andrea Jimcosky, secretary.


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Kenneth Clark is moments away from having his high school diploma in hand.

PHOTOS FOR THE TIMES LEADER/FRED ADAMS

Classmates Rachel Whitesell and Nikki Black create a memento of graduation day at Northwest Area High School. Chris Distefano and Anna Mae Olivo show their approval before the ceremony begins.

Amanda King Pittston Area

Congratulations and Good luck at Bloomsburg Love, Mom, John and Matthew

Lauren Krasucki

Scranton Preparatory School

Congratulations and Good luck at the University of Scranton! Love, Mom & Matt

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Chelsea Smith passes time using her cellphone while waiting for the 55th annual commencement ceremony to begin.


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P I TTSTO N A R E A H I G H SC H O O L

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The Pittston Area High School Class of 2011 is comprised of Thomas Adel, Ryan Ahearn, Qassem Ahmed, Aylin Akbay, James Alfano, Aaron Antal, Lauren Antal, Matthew Antal, William Ardoline, Brendan Armitage, John Baiera, William Balasavage, Mia Baldinucci, Tyler Baran, Joshua Bartoli, Stephanie Bartz, Joshua Batch, Tyler Bauman, Tyler Beers, Carly Bellas, Cody Bellas, Shelby Bentler, Amanda Boland, Jordan Bone, Kyle Boone, Lacey Boswell, Zackary Boyd, Rachael Branas, Mariah Buckley, Brandilen Burke, Kyle Callahan, Elburus Cangoz, Cara Capozucca, Robert Cappelloni, Maria Ca-

Pittston Area High School 45th Annual Commencement 7 p.m. June 17 High School Auditorium 270 Graduates PRINCIPAL: John Haas SUPERINTENDENT: George Cosgrove VALEDICTORIANS: James Castellino, Anthony Guariglia, Vincent Riggi and Letitia Warunek. CLASS OFFICERS: John Lombardo, president; Katie Joyce, vice president; Sara Kielbasa and Kelsey Knowles, co-secretaries; and Dominic Rinaldi, treasurer.

rone, James Castellino, Antonella Castro, Jenny Chaump, Matthew Chesniak, Joseph Chopyak, Angelia Clark, Nicholas Collins, Charles Cometa, Megan Coolbaugh, Whitney Cooper, Christopher Cox, Kevin Cox, Joseph Coyne, Ashleigh

Crispell, Mariah Curtis, Tyler Daczka, Bryana Darbenzio, Robert Davis, Alisa Decker, Antonio Decker, Raymond DelPriore, David DeMola, Michael DiMaggio, Brandon Dolan, Michael Domarasky, Elena Dominick, John Donahue, Alyssa

Pittston Area High School Class of 2011 officers, from left: John Lombardo, president; Katie Joyce, vice president; Sara Kielbasa and Kelsey Knowles, co-secretaries; and Dominic Rinaldi, treasurer.

Donato, Danielle Dorosky, Ashley Drouse, Stephen Dunn, Cody Dyanick, Adam Egan, William Elko, Ralph Emmett, Matthew Erfman, Carolyn Falcone, Robert Falvo, Cortney Faux, Chelsey Fetter, Michael Flannelly, Jonathan Forkin, Marissa Garrity, Kendrick Gashi, Kayley Gedrich, Brittany George, Marc George, Shannon Gilhooley, Miranda Godlewski, Rebeckah Golomb, Dierdra Gruver, Anthony Guariglia, Gabrielle Hall, Brandon Hampton, Selena Hapersberger, Thomas Hawksley, Brittany Hogan, Chelsey Holt, Dylan Hoover, Jennifer Hreha, Holly Hummel, Caitlin Hunter, Samantha Hurtt, Emil Ishley,

Chelsea Jacek, Abigail Jakuboski, Thomas Janowski, Andrew Jenkins, Lyndsie Johndrow, Amy Jones, Chelsea Jones, Conner Jones, Katie Joyce, Ryan Joyce, Jonathon Jugus, Chelsey Karp, Lindsey Karzenoski, Alexandria Kelly, Stephen Kerish, Sara Kielbasa, Amanda King, Samantha Kirn, Kathryn Kitcho, Kelsey Knowles, Zachary Kobeski, Ryan Kochanowski, Ashley Kocher, Annarose Kosierowski, Alexander Krafjack, Zachary Krafjack, Kayla Krakowski, Brianna Kresge, Andrea Krevey, Kevin Kudzinowski, Dominic Kustrin, See PITTSTON, Page 29

Valedictorians of the Pittston Area High School Class of 2011, from left, are Vincent Riggi, Letitia Warunek, James Castellino and Anthony Guariglia.


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Pittston Area senior Brandon Dolan applauds as his classmates cheer in the gymnasium before the start of graduation.

PHOTOS FOR THE TIMES LEADER/BILL TARUTIS

Nicole Pitts, left, adjusts the mortarboard of classmate Alisa Decker before the June 17 graduation outside Pittston Area High School in Yatesville.

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Co-valedictorian James Castellino delivers his speech at the 45th annual commencement.

Pittston Area graduate Chelsea Jacek, right, gets a hug from her dad, Bob, following receiving her diploma.

Cousins Jordan Bone, left, and Jacob Parrick share a moment on one of the best days of the lives.

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Jason Laboranti, Alana Lanza, Matthew LaPorte, Barbara LaSota, Kindra Lee, Michael Lenchak, Taryn Leyshon, Vasily Lieback, MarcAngelo Lizza, Andrea Llewellyn, Robert Loftus, Rachel Loiacono, Frederick Lokuta, Brandon Lombardo, Cassandra Lombardo, Christopher Lombardo, John Lombardo, Dominic Lusi, Stephen Lyons, Joseph Macareo, Robert Macario, Michael MacDonald, Kyle Magda, Morgan Maleski, Ryan Maroni, Heather Marsico, Justin McCloe, Danielle McDade, Kyle McLaughlin, David McLean, Arturo Mejia, Robert Meranti, Joseph Mersincavage, Justine Miller, Mitchell Miller, Kyle Minckler, Sarah Morreale, Kelsey Mundenar, Joshua Munley, Erica Murdock, Andrew Mustapich, Christina Musto, Ronald Musto, Peter Nallin, Jessie Napkora, Thomas Nissen, David Nowakowski, Danielle Oliveri, John Oliveri, Samantha Oliveri, Kristen Ozack, Peter Parente, Jacob Parrick, Taylor Pascoe, Anthony Passarella, James Patterson, Jodi Patterson, Aaron Pepe, Brian Pernot, Courtney Pesarchick, Jennifer Peters, John Peterson, Christy Petro, Michael Phillips, Kyle Piazza, Ni-

cole Pitts, Patrick Pohoda, John Poli, Cory Poplawski, Kathleen Prest, Keri Promovitz, Nicole Rabecs, Dylan Resavy, Vincent Riggi, Dominic Rinaldi, Christine Rizzo, Tyler Robinson, Jacob Romanuski, Nicole Rosentel, Olivia Ross, Krista Rowlands, Amy Ruda, Angelina Russo, Chelsea Rutkowski, Cody Rydzy, Maria Sagliocco, Bryann Sands, Robert Santey, Joshua Savakinus, Rachel Scanlon, Moriah Scarantino, Alyssa Scatena, Erin Schneider, Louis Sebastianelli, Amber Shaffer, Frank Shannon, Rebecca Shaver, Jeremy Shea, Destiny Simon, John Sitnick, Daniel Skrzysowski, Jon Skrzysowski, Crystal Smith, Joshua Smith, Sabrina Smith, Rachel Smyden, Kyle Starzec, Alyssa Stella, Courtney Strein, Leah Strunk, Kaylene Sutkowski, Michael Szumski, Joseph Temprine, Cearah Thomas, Cody Timms, Dino Tomasetti, Brian Toole, Tyler Toomey, Amanda Tracy, Lauren Turkos, Brian Turner, Joshua Tylutke, Daniel Vargo, Christina Varvaglione, Francesca Varvaglione, Megan Velehoski, Tiffany Villano, Justin Wall, Letitia Warunek, Matthew Wayno, Samantha Weislogel, Alexandra Whipple, James Whispell, Samantha Williams, Sean Witman, Kristine Wright, Kendra Yakobitis, Jillian Zaleski, Emily Zielinski and Emily Zurek.


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Members of the Holy Redeemer High School Class of 2011, from left, first row, are Francesca Marie Agostini, Nathan Carey Albrecht, Peter Anthony Alexis, Alycia Marie Al-Saigh, Marissa Lynn Angradi, Dino Joseph Arcuri, Brandon Michael Baker, Alexander Bedrin, Sarah Rose Benczkowski, Meagan Lorelle Benner, Nicholas Ryan Bogumil, Kyle Gregory Boyes, Molly Loretta Boylan, Connor Patrick Boyle, Braunsen Robert Bozek, Joseph Nunzo Bruno IV, Colleen Elizabeth Burns, Daniel Michael Byorick, Jr., Patrick Edward Caffrey, Laura Kate Campbell, Alli-

son Marie Capaci and Austin Britton Carr. Second row: Paul John Chmil III, Tayler Lauren Collins, Sarah Jean Crane, Louis Peter Degnan, Jr., Marisa Gloria Del Gaudio, Donald Stephen DeRemer, Jr., Jessica Kelin DiBernardo, Alexandra Dillon, Michael Matthew Dogal, Andrew Michael Dorak, Kelly Anne Dougherty, Marissa Eve Dougherty, Cody J. Drabot, Adam John Dunsmuir, Samuel William Eley, Jessica Elizabeth Elston, Mark Andrew Evitts, Jr., Timothy Joseph Faux, Andrew Thomas Federo, Yuri Alexander Filak, Meghan Elizabeth Flanagan, Christopher Ryan

Folk and Olivia Dolores Francisco. Third row: Mary Leah Frank, Matthew Manuel Fromel, Amanda Lynn Gabriel, Stephen Joseph Gadomski, Job J. George, Brian Daniel Ghezzi, Arthur R. Gialanella, John Thomas Gibbons, Morgan Claire Ginter, Tina Giutashvili, Sarah Holleran Godfrey, Sarah Charlotte Griffiths, Mary Elizabeth Griseto, Bridget Noel Guarnieri, Emily Elisabeth Halbing, Brian Eugene Halchak, Maria Heaney, Kristie Ho, Thomas P. Hogan, Christopher John Honeywell and Brittany Lee Anne Hughes. Fourth row: Sara Lee Jackson, William Michael Jezew-

Holy Redeemer High School Student Body and Senior Class Officers with Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, from left: Peter Alexis; Student Leadership vice president; Mary Griseto; Student Leadership secretary; Thomas Hogan, senior class vice president; Rebecca Richards, senior class president; Bambera; Stephen Ruch, senior class treasurer; Daniel Geraghty, senior class secretary; John McCarthy, Student Leadership treasurer; and Timothy Lambert, Student Leadership president.

Holy Redeemer High School 4th Annual Commencement 7 p.m. June 1 Anderson Center Arena at Misericordia University 174 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Anita M. Sirak SUPERINTENDENT: Kathleen P. Hanlon VALEDICTORIAN: Rebecca Anne Richards SALUTATORIAN: Meagan Lorelle Benner CLASS OFFICERS: Rebecca Anne Richards, president; Thomas P. Hogan, vice president; Daniel Patrick Geraghty, secretary; and Stephen Thomas Ruch, treasurer

ski, Nikole Kara Johnson, Jeffrey Michael Jones, Jr., Jonathan Alexander Kerestes, Peter Kmec, Sarah Beth Kolodziej, Daniel Joseph Kopicki, Sarah Elizabeth Kosloski, Daniel Robert Kubasti,

Jr., Julia Margaret Kundratic, Bernard Joseph Kuprionas III, Timothy Ryan Lambert, Amanda Leigh Lamooney, John Jerome

Valedictorian Rebecca Anne Richards

Salutatorian Meagan Lorelle Benner

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AIMEE DILGER PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER

French faculty member Barbara Alfano is flanked by Maria Heaney and Brian Halchak.

Erin Yanoshak, Kelsey Wolsieffer and Amanda Urbanski enjoy memories captured on camera before graduation. David Namey looks to classmate Michael Napkori before they receive their diplomas.

Laputka III, Melissa Ann Larralde, Glenn Charles Layaou III, Anh Quoc Le, Courtney E. Lee, William V. Lewis III, Adam Joseph Limongelli, Mary Alexis Loughran and Mark F. Malloy. Fifth row: Jennifer Nicole Manganello, Alexandra Concetta Marriggi, Meredith Jean Martin, Samantha Jean Martin, Nicole Rose Maximowicz, Ryan John May, John Donald McCarthy III, Ashley Marie McFarlane, Katelin Frances McGraw, Brian Leo McKernan, Samantha Michelle Menichini, Maria D. Micca, Joshua Thomas Mihal, Timothy Richard Mike, Mary Rose Monseur, Monica Teresa Morgan, Nicholas Steven Morrison, William Joseph Morrow, Victoria Lynn Mosca, Tushar Mukhija, Connor Patrick Murphy and Erin MarieMurphy.Sixthrow:MarilynAlice Nahas, David Charles Namey, Michael Robert Napkori, Noella Nkamjeu, Louis Connor Oley, Leonard John Olivarez, Lauren Lee Orlando, Michael James Pace, Danielle Marie Phillips, Kelsey Lynn Polachek, Alyssa Marie Pope, Deena Prescavage, Zachary Nathan Razawich, Kyle D.

Steven McCann G.A.R. Memorial High School

Holy Redeemer Validictorian Rebecca Richards receives her diploma from Bishop Joseph Bambera.

Congratulations son! You continue to make us proud Good luck at King’s this fall! Love, Mom, Dad, & big sis Ashley

Nicholas Buckley

Coughlin High School

CONGRATULATIONS! Ask God for guidance He will lead you on the right path. We are so proud of you. Love, Grandma & Grandpa

Congrats to

Pat Zluchowski and friends. Graduates of Coughlin High School Good Luck To All

Heather Marsico Pittston Area

Congratulations We’re so proud of you and your accomplishments. Love, Mom & Dad

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Holy Redeemer Salutatorian Meagan Benner addresses her classmates.

Reed, Victoria L. Rendina, Rebecca Anne Richards, Nicole Marie Riley, Theodore Joseph Ritsick, Carin Elizabeth Roman, James Joseph Romanowski, Stephen Thomas Ruch, Erin Cavanaugh Ryan and Michael J. Sabulski. Seventh row: Nicole Elizabeth Sandrowicz, Nicholas Saracino, Matthew James Seasock, Andrew James Seman, Shawn Frederick Senese, Katelyn Rose Serino, Alyssa Marie Shorts, Jacob Daniel Joseph Siejak, Michael Paul Simon, Jr., Dustin Michael Siperko, Sarah Delores Skiro, Stephen Joseph Skiro, Leah N. Smart, Allison E. Smith, Allison C. Spencer, Erika Lynn Stanczak, Karley Marie Stasko, Emily Elizabeth Steele, Kyrsten Anne Julia Strickland, Tyler John Michael Suda and Jessica Marie Szczechowicz. Eighth row: Zachary James Tomasura, Gerald Vincent Tulao, Amanda Leigh Urbanski,RachaelCatherineVito,Julia Ruth Warnagiris, Jeffrey Michael Waugh, AnnMarie Wempa, Amy Elizabeth Wert, James Zachary Wesser, Kelsey Taylor Wolsieffer, Joshua David Yakus, Erin Anne Yanoshak, Adhem M. Zaghloul, Carly Theresa Zaklukiewicz, Thomas Michael Zdipko II and Kelly Anne Zirnheld. Graduates absent: Daniel Patrick Geraghty, Kiera Marie Stachowiak and Andrew Phillip Luke Wabik.

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Peter Edwin Kelly, president

Margaret Anne Bannon, vice president

Daniel Hart Fitzgerald, secretary

John Xavier Bradley, treasurer

Valedictorian Kathryn Maria Sundheim

Salutorian Emma Frances Blake

The Scranton Preparatory School Class of 2011 is comprised of Patrick Joseph Adcroft, Zachary Albert, Isabella Maria Amity, Brent Andrew Antolik, Elizabeth Marie Aston, Jillian Rose Baldacci, Margaret Anne Bannon, Kyle McCauley Baxter, Dayton Orville Beasley III, Joshua James Glover Beh, Brooke Ashley Beppler, Erin Elizabeth Berlew, Dominica Ellaine Bianconi, Emma Frances Blake, Samuel A. Borgia, Genevieve Bridget Claire Bormes, William Charles Bott, John Xavier Bradley, Colin T. Burke, Joseph Dennis Burke Jr., William Patrick Burke, Taylor Ann Campenni, Erin Marie Cantafio, Alexander

Thomas Capozzolo, Anthony Gerard Carroll, Dylan Hartnett Casey, Robert James Castanzo, Stephanie Lynn Cernera, Christina Elizabeth Cerra, Owen Matthew Coleman, Caroline Mary Comerford, Casey Michael Condon, William Francis Connell IV, Hannah Grace Corcoran, Elizabeth Ruth Cosgrove, Elizabeth Sara Cosgrove, Elizabeth Anne Cowley, Sean Patrick Cuff, Corey Angelo Curmaci, Daniel Gregory Cutler, Mary Helen D’Arienzo, Taylor Elizabeth Davis, Brittany Ann DeLeo, Margaret Mary DeMark, Hayley Kathryn Dempsey, Sarah Marie Dermody, Caitlin Jane DiBileo, Hannah Mae Dickinson, Corrine Di-

Giovine, Christopher Canyon Donnelly, Sean Patrick Donovan, Ashlee Agnes Dougher, Rory Rae Dugan, Mariah Ann Dunn, Katherine Kimberly Durr, David Christopher Ecklund, Sarah Kathryn Egreczky, Georgia K. Maria El Ghazal, Gabrielle Madelyn Farber, Molly Elizabeth Feeney, Arden Lee Fehlinger, Dario A. Fiorelli, Daniel Hart Fitzgerald, Kaitlyn Flanagan, Ryan Thomas Fletcher, Jake Conway Forelli, Michael Patrick Frein, Thomas Leo Geiser, Margaret Mary Germain, Yvonne Marie Germain, Kellia Kennedy Giambrone, Sarah Anne Giampietro, Nina Patrice Giglio, Celene Mary Gilhooley, Emily Ann Gon-

tarski, John FitzPatrick Grady, Robert Joseph Graham, Karla Marie Grande, Tyler Richard Gratz, Gabrielle Mary Greco, Jay Edward Gress, Patrick M. Grimes, Kathleen Kielty Grogan, Bria A. Hall, Emily Harasym, David Richard Harris, Martin John Haschak, Nicholas Ross Healey, Joel Daniel Hill, Bridget Elizabeth Hinton, Brianna Louise Hoban, Laken Therese Holgate, Ryan Patrick Holmes, William R. Hottenstein, Kevin Anthony Icker, Conor Chapman Jenkins, Evan Anthony Jones, Molly Rita Jordan, Jeffrey Thomas Joseph, Peter Edwin Kelly, Kaitlin Nicole Kempinski, Elyse Marie Klemm, Jamie Lee Knabel,

Brian Matthew Knott, Maura Elizabeth Kopko, Lauren Elizabeth Krasucki, Alexander Gerard Krowiak, Kathleen Elizabeth LaDuke, Brianna Marie LaFoca, Zachary Adam Lansdowne, Brendan Christopher Lavelle, Meghan Mercedes Lenahan, Fred Francis Lettieri III, Samuel Zigmund Levandoski, Mary Kathryn Libassi, Karissa Desirae Lombardo, Tyler John Longstreet, Nina Maria Luciani, Frank Joseph Luongo, Matthew John Lynady, Conor Scott Lyons, Sayde Ann Machek, Briana Constance Magistro, Dana Frances Majeski, Matthew Quinn Manahan, ZaSee SCRANTON, Page 33


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PHOTOS FOR THE TIMES LEADER/NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS

Members of Scranton Prep’s Class of 2011 wait with anticipation for the 65th annual commencement to begin.

Brianna Hoban fixes the adorned hair pin in Laken Holgate’s hair before the early morning ceremony at the school.

The Class of 2011 mingles and celebrates following graduation.

The crowd stand as the Scranton Preparatory School Class of 2011 enters the gymnasium.

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chary John Mangan, John Michael Mariotti, James Edward Matula, Kelsi Matylewicz, Lauren Elizabeth Mayurnick, Robert Patrick McGarry, Bryan Anthony McIntyre, Ryan Robert McKeon, Danielle Reid Mikloiche, James Gerard Moran, Charles Thomas Morgan IV, Stephen Louis Murphy, Patrick Joseph Murray, Dominic Girard Nardone, Bridget Ann Nealon, Christopher Joseph Newhart, Travis Edward Scranton Preparatory Nykaza, Amanda School 65th Annual Rose Ondash, Commencement 10:30 George Anthony a.m. June 5 St. Francis Pachucy III, DoXavier Center at minick Joseph Scranton Preparatory Pellegrini, LindSchool sey Antonina Pe213 Graduates lucacci, Thomas PRINCIPAL: Patrick J. Griffin Perry, LoMarx PRESIDENT: ryn Mercedes The Rev. Herbert B. Peters, Regina Keller Rose Laureate VALEDICTORIAN: Petrunich, NiKathryn Maria Sundcholas Joseph heim Thomas Philbin, SALUTATORIAN: William Aaron Emma Frances Blake Preston, Kayla CLASS OFFICERS: Marie PrompoPeter Edwin Kelly, vitch, Ellie Ann president; Margaret Puhalla, Meghan Anne Bannon, vice Regina Rade, Napresident; John Xavier talie Elizabeth Bradley, treasurer; and Radle, Cameo Daniel Hart Fitzgerald, Camille Rawsecretary. lings, Kevin Arthur Reihner, Kelley Elizabeth Renfer, Stephanie Marie Rescigno, Garrett Robert Reuther, Anthony John Ricci, Robert Thane Rickard, Catherine Flynn Ries, Nicholas James Rizzo, Robert G. Romagnolo, Alyssa L. Rook, Kathryn Mary Ross, Paul John Ross III, Warren Benjamin Rozelle, Eric Anthony Rubino, Jeffrey Michael Ryan, Joshua Joseph Ryan, Rachel Blair Sadvary, Julie Theresa Saltisiak, Jonathan Parker Sanborn, Gregory Gerard Schell, Matthew Ryan Schrepfer, Lindsey Rae Schroth, Elizabeth Marie Schultz, Jeffrey Patrick Sharkey, Shiv Sharma, Devon McCue Sheridan, Hanna Elizabeth Sherman, Michael Anthony Shostek III, Brandon Scott Shovlin, Gregory Christian Skoff, Kathleen Grace Snyder, David Joseph Soya, Emily Ann Speicher, Elise Marie Stavish, Oliver Jonathan Stella, Sara Ann Studenski, Kathryn Maria Sundheim, Emily Anne Sweda, Mark Brian Szymanski Jr., Peter Joseph Telincho, Catherine Caroline Thurston, Kristopher Tomaine, Nicholas Trainor, Roland Trainor, Nicholas Leonard Thomas Verrastro, David Joseph Voitek III, Michael Dean Walker, Karsten Robert Wallis, Cecilia Margaret Ware, Daniel Albert Weir, Christopher White, Kyle Robert Williams, Katherine Maria Worthington, Victoria E. Wrightson, Connor Lawrence Zale, Salvatore Joseph Zaydon and Barrett Elizabeth Zimmerman.


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WYOMING SEMINARY CO L L EG E P R E PA RATORY SC H O O L Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School 167th Annual Commencement 1 p.m. May 29 Wyoming Seminary Back Campus 126 Graduates DEAN: Jay Harvey PRESIDENT: Dr. Kip P. Nygren CLASS OFFICERS: Omeed Firouzi, president; Jessica Swoboda, vice president; Larissa Bohn and Jack Cartwright, class officers; and Lauren Skudalski and Alexander Jabaley, class representatives. OUTSTANDING GRADUATE: Joshua McLucas CLASS SPEAKER: Omeed Firouzi

Wyoming Seminary Class of 2011 officers, from left, first row: Larissa Bohn, Swoyersville, class officer; Jessica Swoboda, Hanover Township, vice president; and Lauren Skudalski, Wyoming, class representative. Second row: Omeed Firouzi, Shavertown, president; Jack Cartwright, class officer; and Alexander Jabaley, Annandale, Va., class representative.

Class President Omeed Firouzi addresses the audience at the ceremony.

Stephen Ruch Holy Redeemer High School

We are so proud of you! Joshua McLucas was the recipient of the Harry W. and Emma R. Ruggles Award for Outstanding Graduate at Wyoming Seminary’s commencement ceremony.

Love, Mom, Dad, Matt and Gram

Carin Roman

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S.JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER

Lauren Skudalski gives the welcome address during Wyoming Seminary’s Commencement ceremony.

Jonathan Kerestes

Holy Redeemer High School & Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center

Congratulations Jonathan! We’re all so proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad & Allen

Kyrsten Strickland

Holy Redeemer High School

Holy Redeemer High School

Congratulations! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Best of luck at Marywood University

Congratulations Kyrsten!! We’re so proud of you. Good luck in college.

Love, Mom, Dad, Chris & Kenny

Love, Mom, Dad, Jimmy & Alexandra


Members of the Wyoming Seminary Class of 2011, from left, first row, are Bridget Bunton, Ashley Casterline, Ashley Hess, Laura Strzeletz, Catherine Clements, Mia Medico, Katrina Wallace, Hope Charney, Cicely Hazell, Shiyu Shen, Tess Kornfeld, Eujean Cheong, Sheng Yun Xiao, Mary Thede, Kelsey Gosselin, Meghan Ayers, Lauren Arnold, Ting-Hung Huang, Sherry Liu, Louisa Keil and Molly Allen. Second row: Sarah Granger, Meghan Hourigan, Alison Park-

hurst, Rebecca Hosey, Caroline Meuser, Louise Lumia, Emily Edwards, Madeleine Burg, Carly Sokach, Tyler Linde, Lina Bader, Anna Charney, Jennifer DiMaria, Nora Kornfeld, Rachel Statler, Samantha McNeil, Alyxandria Stephens and Sarah Knaggs. Third row: Jezza Malik, Dustin Magaziner, Christine Corson, Laura Skudalski, Jessica Swoboda, Larissa Bohn, Annabelle Jones, Brianna Wise, Nikola Tomigova, Lucie Povova, Danielle Sekel, June Young Park,

Lin Anne Yeung, Yun Ji Ro, Aparat Sriratanaban, Supattra Singnisai, Lauren Anthony, Sarah Klee, Alexandra Kijek, Jeanette Kusi and Christa Razvillas. Fourth row: Dylan Lefkowitz, Charles Amara, Hoang Minh Ngo, Jacob Baker, Spencer Youngman, Patrick McMullan, Domenico Colati, Jared Gollhardt, Omeed Firouzi, Zachary Harvey, James Curtis, Zachary Perlmutter, Ronald Rose, Donald Bradley, Evan Leas, Jonathan Vojtko, Marco Valenti, Kevin Ko-

Wyoming Seminary students are ready to take center stage at their commencement ceremony in Kingston.

rek Jacob, Ruben Ramirez, Michal Sochor, Richard Wiles, Sergey Ivanov, John Moore, Jr., Silas Drewchin, John Cartwright and Johnny Culver Jr. Eighth row: Joseph Zack, Richard Church, Tanner McMahon, Jason Cholish and John Simon. Graduates absent: Amorn Chokchaisiripakdee, Duy Anh Dang Pham, Trang Thi Minh Doan, Zachary Groner, Alexander Jabaley, William Martin, Kyle Wallace, Greyson Wells and Gentry White.

S.JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER

Members of the Class of 2011 proceed to the 167th commencement at Wyoming Seminary.

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pec, Shane Kalna and Dakota Klein. Fifth row: Neil Mattern, Andrew Miller and Casey Flynn. Sixth row: Thomas Martin, Boaz Saidman, Christian Santarelli, Tsung-Chun Yang, Kyu Min Cho, Payton Walsh, Steven Godlewski, Adam Morris, Joshua McLucas, Raymond Zimlin, Jefferson Hotz, Jacob Widmer, Aoran Zhang, Roman Rubando and Artem Puzikov. Seventh row: Chibueze Onwunaka, Harman Aulakh, Shane Olenwine, JonSidney Apfelbaum, Bijoy Ghosh, De-

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T U N KH AN N O C K AR E A H I GH SC H O O L

Michael Thomas, president

Kevin Grebeck, vice president

Rachel Dispenza, treasurer

Maria Romero, valedictorian

Zachary Kosak, secretary

Bethany Searfoss, salutatorian

The Tunkhannock Area High School Class of 2011 is comprised of Steven Anthony Altenhain, Christopher Donald Andres, Bruce Tyler Arrowood, Nikolas James Atkins, Nicholas Edward Dinato Auriemma, Daniel J. Ayers, Reece M. Ayers, Nathan Ayers, Samantha Leslie Bailey, Michael Kenneth Baldwin, Joshua James Balewski, Cory Daniel Balko, Christopher James Banos, Michael Thomas Barber, SheilBea Mae Barnes, Garrett J. Barziloski, Brittany Irene Baum, Kiara Lynn Bennett, Chrystal L. Betcher, Derek James Bitler, Marsha Marie Bliss, Thomas Paul Bloom, Alina Bogedin, Anastasia Bogedin, Levi Dale Borgeson, Kristopher Patrick Bowman, Lauren Elizabeth Bowman, Gregory Thomas Breen, Thomas Patrick Brinton, Lucas James Brobst, Bryan James Brokenshire, Jacob Brown, Madeleine F. Bunavage, Derek Robert Bunney, Samantha Marie Burgio, FallonR. Bush,Venessa Marie Caffarello,ScotAllenCampbell,NatashaLaurenCarey, Karl David Carichner, Condrado Mendez Castaùares II, Alexa Emily Cheshire, Damian Joseph Christian, Kyle Robert Christy, Bryce W. Cline, Gavin Matthew Colley, Elizabeth Marie Cook, Allen Michael Coolbaugh, David Emmit Coolbaugh, Sean Robert Cragle, Ryan Jacob Crary, Naketa Lynn Crawford, Stephanie Marian Crispell, Samantha Jo Cruttenden,KyleWilliamCuster,JeffreyEdwardCywinski, Robert T. Davies, Benjamin Robert Davis, Scott R. Davis, Paul Chester Demkosky, Jr., Paul James Dispenza, Rachel Anne Dispenza, Alysha Marie Donavan, Matthew Charles Donovan, James Douglas DonVito, Jenna Arlene Downs, Jackson Davis Drungell, Gavin Peter D’Ulisse, Sara E. Dunay, Stephanie Marie Dymond, Kamisha Nichole Eastwood, Brandon Michael Eckhart, Richard Riley Evans, Aislinn Rose Adalie Evans, Christopher Noah Faux, Matthew James Faux, Robert William Faux, Phillip Michael Felker, Brittany Lee Filer, Nikki Rae Finkenbinder, Teaka Marie Flores, Seth Thomas Fornwalt, Alissa Lynn Franko, Nathan Edmund Franko, Teegan L. French, Dustin Malcolm Frisbie, Tessa Jane Gannon, Jerrica Jean Garey, Katherine Lynne See TUNKHANNOCK, Page 37


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See TUNKHANNOCK, Page 38

Congratulations We’re so proud of you! Good luck at Bloomsburg University

Congratulations, We’re very proud of you and all your accomplishments Good luck at the University of Pennsylvania

Love, Mom, Dad & Mike

Love, Grammy & Papa Sokach

Samantha Martin

Holy Redeemer High School

Wyoming Seminary

Emily Ann Perrino Wyoming Area

Congratulations! We are so proud of you! Good luck at University of Pennsylvania!

Congratulations, Em We are so proud of you! Enjoy your college years

Love, Mom, Dad, Jacob and Alex

Love, Grandma & Joe

Courtney Lee

Anthony Benedetti

Holy Redeemer High School

Congratulations! Good luck at Penn State!

Congratulations! Best Wishes at Slippery Rock University!

Dallas High School

We are proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad

Becky Richards Holy Redeemer

Congratulations & Good luck at Duke! Love, Mom, Dad, Tommy, Melissa & Brian

Love, Nana, Pop-Pop, Mom, Dad & Mom-Mom GO ROCK HOCKEY!

Deanna Groszewski Coughlin High School

Congratulations Deanna We’re so proud of you. Love, Mom & Gram

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Garverick,CaitlynColleenGeorge, MalloryAnnGetts,ElizabethAnne Giberson, Nora Catherine Goodwin, Ryan Joseph Goodwin, Artonya Jay Gordon, Kevin Grebeck, Jesse Dale Greenip, Chase Adrian Haldeman, Benjamin William Hall, Stephani Marie Halloran, Ryan Jacob Haraschak, Zackery Cole Harper, Rachael Marie Harris, Kelly JoeHarvey,Jr.,MichaelJohnHealey, Paul Robert Henn, Stephanie Michaela Herring, Amanda Louise Hirkey, Lloyd Joseph Hirkey, Kaitlyn Jessica Hoefert, Codey Reed Holdren, Derrick S. Holsopple, Johnathan Edward Francis Holsopple, Ashley Marie Hoover, Owen E. Houser, Lawrence Preston Huffman Jr., Amanda Jane Hunt, Shelby Marie Hussong, Elissa Mary Jennings, Joseph Aaron Jurista, John Gregory Kania, Gerald Jay Kanyok, Jr., Kelsey Ann Kashula, Kristi Lyn Katra, Jacklyn Denise Keithline, Caitlin M. Kelly, James Russell Kile, Jr., Capri Marie Killian, Jonathan Roy King, Jaclyn Bryce Kirby, Chad Joseph Kitchnefsky, Alexander James Kline, Andrew Donald Kmieciak, Devon J. Kobbe, Christopher Robert Kondraski, Zachary John Kosak, Matthew John Kupchunas Jr., Adam Russell Lane, Matthew Thomas Lane, Molly Ann Leonard, Christopher W. Linden, Laura Elizabeth Lomascolo, Andrew James Longstreet, Justin Yaochoung Ly, Timothy Martin Maloney, Jr., Michael G. Manglaviti, Jr., Kimberly Ann Markovitz, Samantha Autumn Mattocks, Takowa Lynn May, Ryan D. Mayer, Devin J. McCarty, Kelly Lynn McCauley, Quinlan Brady McCloskey, Dennis John McKeown, Kathryn Jean McMahon, Steven Ross McQuesten, Maura Lyn Mensinger, Steven Andrew Mercer, Melinda Louise Michaels,JeffreyPaulMiller,Kayla Anne Mooers, Ashley Lynn Morrison, Marcus Jonathan Moyer, Jason Michael Murley, Quinn Connor Murphy, Douglas P. Myers, Sarah Ann Nally, Sara Elizabeth Newhart, Jared Newman, Brandi Lynn Nielsen, Anna Maria Nole, John Andrew Novack, Tanner Douglas Nystrand, Alexis Ann O’Hara, Tasha Marie Olszyk, Katherine Ann O’Neill, Tyler Pace, Kevin Michael Packer, Jr., Morgan Lynn Palmer, Michael Joseph Papi, Michael Paul Parkhurst, Jesse

Northwest Area

Carly Elizabeth Sokach

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Angela Lewis


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TUNKHANNOCK Continued from Page 37

Ross Parr, Alicia Jean Patton, Matthew Robert Perez, Gary Adam Peteritis, Emily Joy Petokas, Sara Jane Petokas,WhitneyLynnPosten,Tiffany Rose Josephine Powell, Kaitlyn Alexandra Rose Pratt, Deirdre Leigh Price, Vida Rose Purdy, Heather Ann Pursell, Jamie Lynn Race, Jaime L. Radwanski, Melissa Ann Ramage, Karis Therese Reidenbach, Benjamin Davis Rice, Shawn M. Robinson, NathanA.Rogers,MariaIsabelRomero, Faith Lynn Rondinella, Brittany Ann Ross, Joseph Robert Rusinko, Andrea Brooke Ryman, Eric Michael Salsman, Randall Salus, Adam Scott Sands, Tyler E. Saylor, Dylan Thomas Scherer, Benjamin Leon Schloder, Charles Nicholas Schneider, Teall AgnesSchoch,JosephFrankScholz, Danielle Denise Schork, Bethany Marie Searfoss, Jessica Marie Shaffer, Jeanette Shao, Cody Jackson Sharp, Brooke Anne Shefler, Cynthia Midori Sherry, Cody James Shields, Ashley Elizabeth Shotwell, Mark. D. Shupp, Kayleigh Anna Sibio, Brenna Langdon Sickler, Eric Stephen Sickler, Michael Edward Sickler, Mitchell Lee Sickler, Matthew Joseph Simko-

Tunkhannock Area High School 127th Annual Commencement 7 p.m. June 17 Memorial Stadium 268 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Gregory M. Ellsworth SUPERINTENDENT: Michael J. Healey VALEDICTORIAN: Maria Romero SALUTATORIAN: Bethany Searfoss CLASS OFFICERS: Michael Thomas, president; Kevin Grebeck, vice president; Zachary Kosak, secretary; and Rachel Dispenza, treasurer. nis, Scott Daniel Simmers, Zachary James Simmers, Anthony P. Smith, Casey Arthur Smith, Jenna Lynn Smith, Megan Jo Soltis, Thomas Michael Stonier, Mark Aaron Swick, AllysaKrystynaSwilley,MichaelSimon Thomas, Scott William Traver, Mary Ann Troy, Sarah Jane Truscott, Tyler Matthew Turbessi, Dustin Edmund Turner,HaydenMitchellUnderwood, Matthew Donald Veety, Elena Vieczorek, Samantha Margaret Vieczorek, Jacob Charles Voorhees, Stephanie Marie Walsh, John Christopher Walter, Haley Jean Weisen-

Allen Coolbaugh’s graduation cap expresses his point of view.

PHOTOS FOR THE TIMES LEADER/CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK

Aislinn Evans and Brittany Filer wave and watch for their families at graduation ceremonies in Tunkhannock.

Graduating seniors listened to commencement speeches.

fluh, Erik James Westfield, Nathan Ryan White, Mitchell Austin Wiernusz, Skyler Ann Wilcha, Krystal Hope Williams, Ryan Ronald Williams, Erica Lynn Woodruff, Chelsea Ann Wootten, Erika Nicole Yanora, Schyler Elizabeth Yatsko, Ashley M. Zalewski, Rodrigo Fernando Zamalloa, Mary Elizabeth Zavrotny, Danielle Elizabeth Zdaniewicz and The 268-member Class of 2011 takes its place at the graduaScott Alan Zimmerman. tion ceremony at Tunkhannock Area High School.

Enviable Outcomes...

Annemarie P. Butkiewicz Wyoming Valley West

Congratulations on your accomplishments We’re proud of who you are. Love, Mom, Dad & Will

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ongratulations to Sem’s class of 2011!


The Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Class of 2011 is comprised of Qassem Ahmed, Jill Alansky, Rebecca Allegretto, Rebecca Amigon, Andrew Armijo, Raymond Ashford, Forrest Atkinson, Erik Baldassano, Amanda Bankes, Joshua Bartoli, Daniel Bennett, Charles Bolden, Shacquar Bradford, Jessica Bralczyk, Christopher Buchalla, David Buranich, Anthony Cardone, Anthony Carter, Dale Chamberlain,

Matthew Ciaston, Matthew Colianni, Brianna Conway, Sabrina Cowan, Christopher Cox, Kevin Cox, Daniel Cunningham, Krystina Davison, Josh Dawson, Michael Delaney, Sean Dennis, Melissa Dermako, Billi Jean Dohman, John Donahue, Joseph Donovan, Ashley Dotter, Matthew Everetts, Nicole Fedor, Andrew Freeman, Kierstyn Fullerton, Ja’Jahneck Fulmore, Bernie Gavlick, Ciara Gerrity, Michael Giannetti,

Rebeckah Golomb, Ryan Gromel, Cody Gromel, Denise Grullon, Gabrielle Hall, Keenan Harris, Terrel Harris, William Hartman, Sawyer Hawley, Harley Hearst, Shane Hernandez, Jody Higgins, Mitchell Hildebrand, Thomas Hindmarsh, Nathin Holt, Heather Hughes, Tiffany Hulse, Holly Hummel, Chelsea Jacek, Ryan James, Thomas Janowski, Scott Jarmusik, Thomas Jarus, Jack Johnson, Jeffrey Jones,

Charles Josulevicz, Raymond Kaeser, Ashley Kasper, Courtney Kaufer, Alexandria Kelly, Darryl Kemp, Mark Kenzakoski, Jonathan Kerestes, Holly Kile, Christopher Kishbaugh, Michaela Kishbaugh, Kelly Knorr, Brian Kowalczyk, Jenny Krantz, John Kreitzer, Chelsea Kruzel, Samantha Kubik, Kevin Kudzinowski, Miranda Kulp, Robert Lawson, Michael Ledson, James Leiphart, Vasha Lieback, Le Anna Little, Angelique Lo-

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pez, Gabriela Lopez, Kevin Lujan, Robert Macario, Michael Madry, Morgan Maleski, Dehi-Jaquan Martin, Michael Martinez, Robert McAfee, Kaitlyn McCann, Kenneth McDonald, Stephanie McGraw, Patrick Mead, Cohen Miller, Mark Miller, Jessica Miller, Kenneth Monroe, Daniel Neal, Matthew Nelson, David Nowakowski, Christopher O’Brien, Joshua Ogin, See WILKES-BARRE, Page 40

Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center 39th Annual Commencement 6:30 p.m. June 8 Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center 189 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Frank Majikes ACTING DIRECTOR: Pete Halesey OUTSTANDING SENIORS: Samantha Steinbrenner and Brian Toole

FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER

Fatirah Williams fans herself to keep cool on June 8 as she waits in the hallway with the other graduates before the ceremony.

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Students selected as the Outstanding Seniors of the Class of 2011, from left, are Samantha Steinbrenner and Brian Toole.


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WILKES- BAR R E A R E A CA R E E R A N D T EC H N I CA L C E N T E R

Dehi-Jaquan Martin waits with his classmates in the hallway of the school.

PHOTOS FOR THE TIMES LEADER/FRED ADAMS

Wilkes-Barre Career and Technical Center’s Class of 2011 wait patiently for the ceremony to begin.

David Buranich keeps his cool with the help of an index card.

Friends Rebecca Allegretto, June Spence and Amanda Ruggerio pause for a photo.

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Samantha Oliveri, Joshua Pachick, Danielle Parcinski, Joshua Parsons, William Paterson, James Patterson, Jerry Paxton, Kendra Pee-

bles, Pool Perdomo, Brian Pernot, Courtney Pesarchick, Michael Polasky, Valerie Powell, Tara Price, Christopher Pursel, Hanna Raschkovsky, Jason Reiser, Theodore Richards, Veronica Rivera, Matthew Rodgers, Joselynn Rodriguez, Eric Roleski, Chris Roman, Shianne Rowe, Kyle

Rowland, Amanda Ruggiero, Angelina Russo, Kristian Rutledge, James Ryan, Edwin Salas, Joshua Santey, Sabrina Scuorzo, Kevin Serin, Alaetra Shaefer, Rebecca Shaver, Joseph Shemelewski, Kevin Sherry, Daniel Shires, Miles Shoemaker, Lacey Silva, Taleek Sistrunk, John Sitnick,

Dale Chamberlain listens intently to the speakers at the graduation ceremony.

Hayley Smith, Patrick Smith, Devin Smith, Charles Smith, June Spence, Fallan Stedner, Samantha Steinbrenner, Brandon Suprum, Edison Suquilanda, Ryan Sweeney, Tiffany Timmons, Ranjel Tlatenchi, Dino Tomasetti, Brian Toole, Tyler Toomey, Nicholas Tuttle, Nain Vazquez, Holli

Wachilla, Emani Wallace, Patrick Wallace, Matthew Weber, Paul Weisgerber, Bret Wenner, Samantha Williams, Fatirah Williams, Derrick Williams, Shelby Willmot, Scott Wood, Kristine Wright, Michael Wright, Alexander Ziegler, Staci Zobaski and Joshua Zukowski.


Members of the West Side Career and Technology Center Class of 2011, from left, first row, are William Novick, Marissa Solomon, Maureen Lundstrom and David LaBar. Second row: Joseph Bubblo, Eric Davis, Brandi Cunningham, Alysia Sitar, Samantha Smith, Nyssa Freeman, Shilo Denman, Sharice Bidding, Matt Jugas, Jackie Austin, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Heather Hummel, Megan Rowlands, Rebecca Austin, Sara Steckman, Tonya Lee, Matt Brewer and Jeremy DeYoung. Third row: Brittany Lamb, Katie Beynon, Dawn Shook, Leslie Kerr, Brittany Fuss, Deven Lilliri, Anthony Jones, Francis Eyerman, Steven Ham-

Andrew Ogrodnick and Stephen Klebetz. Sixth row: Tah’jae Calloway, Alexandra Bowman, Bryanna Drzewucki, Brittany Takacs, Keith Smith, William Phillips, Cody Vanderhoff, John Steckman, Tyler Atherholt, Nicole Dzubiak, Courtney George and Rachel Godowsky. Seventh row: Michael Davis, Eugene Finney, Marc Denlinger, David Havard, Jack Pierce, Thomas Flaherty, Jordan Mangan, Matthew Tatarynw, Randy Warrelman, Zachary Fischi, Steven Sult, Albert Matematico and Dylan Kilhefner. Graduates absent: Kristopher Poplaski, Nathaniel Wilson and Jonathan Mason.

FOR THE TIMES LEADER/FRED ADAMS

Senior adviser Peggy Mullin, right, provides the finishing touches on Brandi Cunningham’s hair.

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Valedictorian David A. LaBar Jr. and salutatorian William J. Novick proudly represent the West Side Career and Technology Center Class of 2011.

West Side Career and Technology Center 43rd Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 13 School Gymnasium 96 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Anthony Guariglia ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Ellis SUPERINTENDENT OF RECORD: Frank Galicki, Dallas School District VALEDICTORIAN: David A. LaBar Jr. SALUTATORIAN: William J. Novick CLASS OFFICERS: Marissa Solomon, president; Maureen Lundstrom, vice president; Andrew Wortman, secretary; and Katie Beynon, treasurer.

lett, Justin Smith, Brittany Smith, Talia Toole, Steeviemarie Holmes, Courtney Bilotta, Brooke Rowe and Jessica Madden. Fourth row: Michael MacDonald, Jasmiere Plath, Kendra Quick, Ashlynn Elmore, Katlyn Glycenfer, Alexander Suder, Clinton Cooper, Scott Warman, Isaiah Girau, Jacob Dembowski, Kyle Barber, Laura Manley, Kara Musselman, Nicole Bencho, Adrienne Anderson and Nick Space. Fifth row: Joseph Depue, John Gallagher, Caitlyn Clayworth, Catherine Wheaton, Kyle Rogers, Brett Simoson, Nicholas Eck, Brian Cupp, Andrew Wortman, Andrew Klinges, Kerea Shoemaker, Brittney Cooper,

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WEST S I D E CAR E E R A N D T EC H N O LO GY C E N T E R

David Havard waits with anticipation in the hallway with other graduates before the commencement.

Ryan E. Dopko Crestwood High School

FRED ADAMS PHOTOS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER

Andrew Wortman waits to enter the gym for the start of the graduation ceremony.

Coltin William Judge

Ashley Ellsworth

Congratulations Coltin! The best is yet to come at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Our Endless Love, Mom & Dad

Congratulations p.s. Happy Birthday Love, Lora, Jerry & the Girls!

Crestwood High School

Joseph Depue smiles as the crowd cheers the procession of senior classmates.

Elise Stavish

Congratulations. Wishing you the Best of Luck in the future. Love, Mom & Dad

Congratulations Elise Good luck at Loyola University Love, Mom, Dad & Gary Jr.

Cassandra Carannante

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Greater Nanticoke Area High School Kyle Rogers gets his tassel hooked on his nose waiting for the procession to start at West Side Career and Technology Center.

Wyoming Area

Olivia Francisco Holy Redeemer High School

Brian Cupp is as proud as a peacock.

Congratulations! We’re very proud of you! Good luck at Temple! Love, Nanny & Pop Pop

You did it Cassandra We’re so proud of you Love, Roger, Mom, Dom, Anthony, Austin, Lily & Giada

Scranton Prep

Rachel Belles Coughlin

Congratulations! Good luck at East Stroudsburg Love, Mom, Dad & Mark


The Wyoming Valley West High School Class of 2011 is comprised of Yasin M. Abdallah, Christopher Adamson, Susan Addoms, Amanda Lynn Maria Aftewicz, James Ambrose, Alyssa Theresa Ansbach, Nicholas Appolo, Ryan Patrick Ariel, Kenneth L. Arnold, Brittany Rose Ashton, Shannon Marie Banks, Stephanie Marie Barber, Alexis Marie Barsh, Evan Jane Barsh, Auberon William Bartley, Alyson E. Bartolomei, Alexa Bartusek, Adele Bayo,

Megan Theresa Bell, Ryan Tyler Bellino, Rondell Blackmon, Stephanie Blannard, Brandon Joseph Bodner, Johnathan M. Bolka, David Allan Martin Bond, Jessica Bond, Kevin Bond Jr., Cody Steven Bookwalter, John Philip Borisuck III, Stephen Michael Brand, Tina Brewster, Kali Diane Brodi, Matthew Brostoski, Sarah Lynn Brozena, Matthew Ryan Brucher, Jonathon L. Burdulis, Jamie Lyn Burns, Annemarie Poggi Butkiewicz, Rachael Dare

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WYOMING VAL L EY W EST H I G H SC H O O L

Butkiewicz, Victor Calderon, John S. Campbell, Meghan Campbell, Jade Care, Brooke E. Carey, Marissa Lynn Carver, Ralph Castner IV, Eran Naja Castro, Krista Marie Celestino, Casandra Yvonne Cerulli, Zhi Ting Sherry Chen, Lori Ann Chipego, Emily Sarah-Margaret Christ, Deandra C. Cirello, Quanashia Clay, Christopher Robert Clocker, Kaitlyn See WVW, Page 44

Valedictorian of the Wyoming Valley West High School Class of 2011 Sarah Lynn Brozena, receives her diploma from Superintendent Charles Suppon.

James Kopec, salutatorian of Wyoming Valley West High School Class of 2011, accepts his diploma from Superintendent Charles Suppon, with Principal Erin Keating observing.

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Wyoming Valley West High School Class of 2011 officers, from left: Alyson Bartolomei, secretary; Kaleigh Reynolds, president; Taylor Wasilewski, vice president; and Alexis Good, treasurer.


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Anne Collins, KarleeConforti, Michael Conklin, Stephanie Rose Cordasco, Cayla V. Cordes, Arieal Cordick, Daavon Shaquille Corley, Antonio Jose Correa, Kyle Jacob Coslett, Amber Lynn Coyne, Donald Adam Cresho, Nicholas V. Crisano, Brandi Cunningham, Corey P. Cunningham, Samantha J. Cunningham, Kali Joyce Dadurka, Justin Tyler Davis, Matthew J Davison, Victoria R. Davis, Amanda Reneé Dekmar, Andrew Patrick Dempsey, Shante Melissa Dennis, Joshua James Devens, Lyndsay Elizabeth Devens, Rahjae Jabrill Dixon, John F. Donahue, Michael A Drazba, Cara Elizabeth Claire Dubaskas, Teela Marie Durling, Ashley Eddy, Caitlin Anne Edwards, Christopher R. Emmett, Gabrielle Rachel Evans, Miles Fagley-Orfanella, Seth David Falchek, Jessica Lynn Favata, Trystin C. Favorite, Constance Marie Femea, Tyler A. Ferenchick, Kevin Ferrer, Brandon W. Fishel, Jessica Fox, Evan Miles Frace, Michelle Lee Frazier, Alicia Frey, Sarah Tate Galante, Jacob Tyler Gaylord, Jenna Marie Geiger, Stephanie Germak, Mollie Anne Gill, Alexis Good, Evan A. Greenberg, Shannon Marie Grimes, Jeffrey Christopher Grodzki, Sarah Gryskevicz, Lawrence J. Guido, Nicolette Hadvance, David Hall, Suehair Hamad, John David Hendersched, Kelsey Marie Hennan, Erica Lynn Hoepnner, Kristina Marie Hoover, Samantha Hudock, Thomas Benjamin Hughes, Nicholas Edward Humphreys, Ashley E. Hurst, Jaszmine Julia Hurtado, Edward James Irish III, John A. Jacobs, Ebony A. James, Adam Joseph Jaworski, Samantha Elizabeth Jensen, Caleb Lamar Johnson, Brett T. Jones, Michael Richard Jones, Jillian Marie Josephs, Sarah Katlyn Kaminski, Cameron Thomas Kazokas, Tyler Nick Kazokas, Kelsey Bernadeen Keefer, Nicole Lynn Keefer, Carissa Nicole Kehoe, Michael Kester, Rachel Kester, Ashley Anne Kingkiner, Jeffrey Paul Klecha, James Kopec, Kateri Ann Kopicki, Christopher Joseph Anthony Kovaleski, Bryon S. Krasavage Jr., Paige Elizabeth Krokowski, Lisa Marie Krzywicki, Marissa Kurutz, Brianna Marie Ktytor, Kelli Anne Labashosky, Matthew T. Laity, Jessica Lane, Rebecca L. Latwiss, Tuyen T.T Le, Rachel Anne Lenkiewicz, Samantha M. Lenza, Ziyi

Wyoming Valley West High School 45th Annual Commencement 6 p.m. June 10 Spartan Stadium 338 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Erin Keating SUPERINTENDENT: Charles Suppon VALEDICTORIAN: Sarah Lynn Brozena SALUTATORIAN: James Kopec CLASS OFFICERS: Kaleigh Reynolds, president; Taylor Wasilewski, vice president; Alyson Bartolomei, secretary; and Alexis Good, treasurer Lin, Katelyn Marie Lord, Scott Luff, Christine A. Lybolt, Samantha Lykon, Mark Francis Majikes, Joseph James Malahowski, Timothy Lee Marcincavage Jr., Chelsea Ann Margallis, David Joshua Markoch, Raymond W. Marks, Ashley K. Marsh, Amanda Nicole Martin, Casey J. Martin, Nicole Marie Maslowski, Tabitha Jean Masloski, Sarah Marie Mason, Stephen L. Matello Jr. , Alvin Matematico, Dana Mary Mattern, Jonathan R. Matzer, Codi Jaymes Maute, Kevin May Jr., Sophia E. Mazaleski, Jalen Kelaun McClary, Shalyn Marie McClintock , Caitlin Elizabeth McCue, Janelle M. McDaniels, Kenneth D. McDaniels, Dusty Leigh McEvoy, Colin Joseph McFarland, Tanya Marie McGee, Morgan Elise McGrane, Melissa Lyn McKenney, Thomas J. Meighan, Michael Merricks, Donald Robert Middleton, Peyton Miehlke, Daniel M. Milewski, James M. Miller, Sarah Natalie Miller, Lydia Genevieve Mitchell, Marian Sutherland Mitchell, Samantha Ann Mitchell, Edward Mojzuk, Anthony W. Molino, Samantha Ann Monahan, Henry Thomas Moore, Katie Marie Moorhead, Amber Morgan, Jessica Most, Sarah Lynn Mugg, Angela Lauren Mullery, Steven P. Myers, Keishla Nieves, Michael Robert Nixon, Brian M Noble, Suzanne Lynn O’Gorman, Joseph Mark Olejnick III, Samantha Kathleen Olex, Caitlin Marie Opet, Samantha Jo Orth, Abigail Ann Owens, Alix William Pajor, Khushali Parikh, Ashley Parsons, Corey J. Pedulla, Amanda Leigh Pepsis, Kathryn Pauline Peters, Vanessa M. Peterson, Shelby Renee Pick, Heather Pieszala, Rachel Leah Pisarz, Timothy R. Pocono, Marisol Maria Poggi, Rose Marie Polney, Tyler James Potoski, Matthew D. Povilitus, Shauna Powlis, Kelsey Ann Pugh, Jillian Ann Puhalla, Emily Diana Ramsey, Brianna Rattigan, Rachel Marie Reese, Christopher Reilly, Danielle Marie Reilly, John E. Reilly, Derek Anthony Reisinger, Emily Repshas, Kaleigh Patricia Reynolds, Mariah T.

Rhodes, Derek Jacob Rickard, Rebecca Sara Rigle, Angelica Maria Rivera, Caleb John Romanowski, Michael J. Rostkowski, John Michael Roth, Jr., Paul John Rovine, Jacqueline Rushkowski, Tyler Edmund Ryman, Chastity Shai Salgado, Micel E. Sanchez, George J. Santee, Vincent James Savoca, Devin J. Schappert, Brianna Lynn Schraeder, Melissa Schwager, Ridge Christopher Scott, William Patrick Sears Jr. II, Derek Richard Sendrick, Amanda Leigh Shaffern, Jeremy Shea, John Joseph Sherrill, Jr., Lateea Lynn Shields, Ryan C. Shields, Tyler M. Shillabeer, Kristina Shumway, David Siley, George E. Simms III, Barry Barkim Simmons, Phillip John Sims, Travis J. Slovacek, James Joseph Smicherko, Amber Smith, Emily Marie Smulowitz, Marissa Christina Smyth, Mary Alice Sorber, Chattichai Sreesonti, Kitsada Sreesonti, Rachel Stanitis, Brandon Miles Sutterlin, Chris Sutterlin, Ashley Marie Sutton, Jamie Lynn Swaboski, Stacey Lynn Symons, Christopher Takacs, Alexander Patrick Temple, Tyrone Terry, Amanda Alyse Thomas, Victoria Thompson, Donald Thrash, Shamieka Tirado, Maria Elizabeth Tobias, Zachary M. Tonkin, Kathryn M. Tressa, William Uren IV, Joshua Usefara, Bret J. Usevicz, Michaelene Valenteen, Angel Ann Valyo, Daniel W. Valyo Jr., David Carl Vehoski, Roberta Venetz, Michael John Veronick, Danielle Marie Volkel, Jessica Lynn Vu, Jason Edward Walton, Lawrence E. Warner, Christal Marie Wascavage, Taylor Rose Wasilewski, Cassandra Lauren Watkins, Caitlin E. Waymire, Jayson Thomas Weidman, William Weitz, Amanda Kelly Werts, Shard’a A. Wheeler, Dana Jewel Williams, Keith Lenard Wilson, Chloe C. Winters, Samuel K. Wolfe, Rheannon R. Wright, Da’mera La’Shonda Wyatt, Hayden Michael Yerashunas, Sarah M. Yoh, Haley M. Young, John Thomas Young II, James Patrick Yozviak, Kara A. Yozwiak, Allyson Marie Yuhas, Paul Joseph Yuhas and Michael David Zarad.

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Vanessa Peterson adjusts classmate Jillian Josephs’ hat before the graduation ceremony begins.

Brianna Rattigan Jalen McClary and Rahjae Dixon share a moment.

Kali Brodi creates a memento of classmates Kelsey Hennan and Chrissy Lybolt.

Tim Pocono, Amanda Martin and Tyler Potoski are all smiles.


Male graduates of the Wyoming Area High School Class of 2011, from left, first row, are Michael Kowalski, Matthew Kolbeck, Stan Timinski, Michael Tomaszewski, Nicholas Perugini, Ronald Klepadlo, Carmen Ciampi, Mark Bugelholl, Chris Hromek, Robert Janes, Steven Artim, Jordan Pringle and Devin Alder. Second row: Eric Eramo, Donny Flannelly, David Dorbad, Palmer Denisco, Joey Kopetchny, AJ Lemardy, Ian Scrobola, Matt Vavrek, Xuan Kang, Zachary Troy, Eric Werbin

and Ryan Carey. Third row: Jared Coletta, Joe Fasciana, Christopher Tigue, Alex Ellsworth, Michael DeAngelo, Jamie Burke, David Thomas, Evan Musto, Nick Saurina, Michael Hiedacavage and John Ratajczak. Fourth row: Chris Murphy, Bret Beemiller, David Wisowaty, Stan Yanik, Dominic Cooper, Steve Scatena, Kevin Anderson, Robert Brzozowski, Tyler Kirby, Dylan Smith, Geoffrey Robbins and Nicholas Viccica. Fifth row: Kody Nowicki, Dylan Reedy, Adam Sandroski, Larry Popovich, Ri-

chard Rose, Zach Meighan, Brandon Borzell, Trevor Skene, Bobby Messina, Joshua Granteed and Everal Eaton. Sixth row: David Drahus, Chris Evans, Dustin Harris, Anthony Richards, Thomas Neer, Bobby Kane, Tony Dominick, Andrew Laubach, Hayden Hernandez, Kevin Thornton, Kyle Colarusso and Mark Basta. Seventh row: Andrew Ambruso, Eddie Kirk, Julian Campenni, Kevin Dushok, Mike Yakobitis, Mitch Payne, Taylor Palmer, Nick Blackburn, Josh

Allan and Bobby Trusavage. Eighth row: Joshua Carey, RJ Dixon, Dalton Francik, Shawn Rogers, PJ Bone, Randy McDermott, Tim Somers II, Zackary Kondra ski, Gene Mizenko, Kevin Thompson, Rob Russick and Edward Kordish. Graduates absent: James Artim, Dale Atkinson, Joseph Bubblo, Glenn Davis, Cody Gates, Cody Karazia, Daniel Keiderling, Brandon Laton, Johathan Maher, Christopher Miller, Rubin Popovich, Kevin Shannon and Jordan Stella.

Female graduates of the Wyoming Area High School Class of 2011, from left, first row, are Alicia Palmentera, Samantha Scott, Amy Novak, Karisa Calvitti, Kourtney Schwendtman, Brianna Mikolaichik, Jillian Balberchak, Michelle Gitkos, Kayla Bucci, Kaithlyn Oravitz, Katherine Scalzo, Rebecca Zielen and Eleanor Laffey. Second row: Courtney Santee, Alexandra Hritzak, Kayla Menta, Danielle Miller, Alecia Panuski, Jennifer Borton, Sarah Connors, Desiree Reed, Maria Kelly, Tia Spagnuolo, Rachel Taylor and Linnae Homza. Third row: Zoe Martin, Krystal Schmitz,Justine Mattie, Stephanie Vincent, Rachel Evans, Amanda Evans, Brittany Bubblo, Kayla Bardzel, Alyssa Cajka, Holly Ferrence, Ashley Ellsworth, Jillian Krupsha and Amber Trantham. Fourth row: Michelle Golden, Sarah Mack, Jacquie DeLucca, Sarah Hallberg, Nikki Nardozzi, Brianne Deane, Megan Behan, Victoria George, Sam Pietsch, Courtney Tokaryk, Lauren Wysocki, Megan Yurek, Alaina Gercak and Aubrey Wargowsky. Fifth row: Allison Frisbie, Jessica Smalley, Amanda Hamstra, Christy Michael, Sara McGovern, Caitlin Bernoskie, Shandra Jones, Cassandra Naylor, Tiffany Hill, Elena Deangelo, Amber Davis and Tessa Ridilla. Sixth row: Lauren Delucca, Jessica Dauber, Katie Dructor, Haleigh Gennetts, Sydney Engleman, Samantha Space, Nicole Gitkos, Caitlin Vitale, Marissa Green, Janessa Sciandra and Macawley Brown. Seventh row: Sheila Patoka, Michala Serfass, Debbie Gross, Jen Gunshore, Melissa Eipper, Emily Perrino, Gina Gerchak, Brittany Spak, Stacie Terran, Lindsey Clarke, Jessica Olejnik, Kayla Kross and Alyssa Zekoski. Graduates absent: Alexis Gray, Hadiyyah Muhammad, Carissa Nappa, Stefani Lynn Smetana, Julia Smetana, Chelsea Wateski and Brittany Zikosky.

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Wyoming Area High School 45th Annual Commencement 7 p.m. June 10 Jake Sobeski Memorial Stadium 201 Graduates PRINCIPAL: Vito Quaglia SUPERINTENDENT: Raymond J. Bernardi VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN: School does not make appointments CLASS OFFICERS: Nick Perugini, president; Michelle Gitkos, vice president; Brianna Mikolaichik, secretary; Ronald Klepadlo, treasurer; and Jillian Balberchak, student body representative.

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Wyoming Area High School Class of 2011 officers, from left: Michelle Gitkos, vice president; Nick Perugini, president; Jillian Balberchak, student body representative; Ronald Klepadlo, treasurer; and Brianna Mikolaichik, secretary.

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Steven Artim and Andrew Laubach at the Wyoming Area graduation.

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