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HHS Class of 2018: Making the Journey to Success

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HHS Class of 2018: Making the Journey to Success

A total of 276 seniors graduated as the Hershey High School Class of 2018 on June 6 during a commencement ceremony where student speakers spoke on different journeys to success.

Matt Venable observed “As we entered high school, we knew- or, at least, we thought we knew- enough about the world to part from the river’s course, beginning our own journeys of self-definition. In a new level of academia, we were graced by the gift of choice, blessed by the promotion of initiative, and inspired by the possibility of success.”

Classmate Andy Reyes added “Now we are faced with change. What will become our new passions? And what will be involved in achieving success?  We don’t know those answers now. That can be scary, but we must remember to continue to pursue our paths with passion. So I think we should all remember the one lesson that was repeated many times throughout our education - the importance of motivation and hard work.

Senior Class President Michael Abruzzo noted “While many may view this night as the end of a journey, it is really the beginning of an exciting yet uncertain adventure that will lead us all in different directions and to unpredictable places. But we are prepared. We have been building a foundation for success for the last twelve years. And after tonight, we will take the next step toward realizing our immense potential.”

The Hershey High School Class of 2018 includes:

Michael Andrew Abruzzo, Bernardo Sebastian Aguilera, Miguel Thadeuz Ahumada Mendoza, Anthony David Allmond, Michael Scott Allwein, Hayden Michael Angello, Cecilia Lola Arvelo, Fatima Asghar, Corey Ryan Ayers, Marly H. Aziz, Hanna Louise Baker, Hannah Banka, Ian Banning, Anthony Joseph Barrett, Rion Basu, Paige Elizabeth Beck, Twisha Bhardwaj, Christopher Luke Biser, Patrick Joseph Blackall, Kyla, May Blazer, Madison Bock, Payton Mackenzie Bouslough, Catherine Annette Brittain, Cameron Andrew Brown, Aaron Bryner, Collin Thomas Buerk, Dalton Issac Burnham, Gabriel William Buscalferri, Miguel A. Cabrera Oyola, Kahlil Calderon, Jorge A. Calderon, Shakira L. Calderon Sierra, Kate Cantu, Miah Harper Cassidy, Liam Cedeño, Meredith Lyn Chadwick, Veda Chanda, Kaitlin Maria Christ, Gryphon Alexander Chroscinski, Andrew Curtis Ciardullo, Irene Joanna Ciocirlan, Jackson Riley Clark, Sean Coller, Ethan D. Conover, Samuel Oliver Niven Cook, Seth Jong Corbin, Alexandra Grace Corcoran, Antoinette Lee Cotton, Austin Courchaine, Anna Marie Cozzi, Myla Avalon Cramer, Megan Taylor Cray, Isabella Grace D'Adderio, Mailinh Theresa Dang, Aadan Jacob Davis, Aryanah Davison, Kathryn de la Paz, William Christopher Expeditus Deiling, Andrea Christy Demko, Ashley Sara Demmel, Chandni Desai, Patrick James Devine, Sheryl Ding, Mallory Amanda Donbaugh, Chloe Jane Dougherty, Lauren Doutrich, Connor Dreher, and Sophia Drobnock.
 
Also: Maya E. Elliott, Victoria Rose Elrod, Lauren Nicole Epler, Mason Erwin, Dante Falcucci, Daniela S. Farias, Diliana S. Farias, Salman Fayaz, Meghan Taylor Fickes, Katherine Flanagan, Tanner James Fontenot, Samuel Michael Forray, Mitchell Fortna, Jacob Dillen Fox, Nicholas Paul Fraver, Tiffany Marie Freeman, Henry Frew, Rachel Doris Frye, Daniela E. Galvan, Lesley Gamarra, Allyson Kaylee Gardiner, Lauryn Taylor Gaston, Johnathan Maxwell Geeting, Eve Anna Gentile, Brooke Abigail Geyer, Maria Goldman, Lydia Gould, Preston M. Gorecki, Nicholas Joseph Graham, Alexis Isabela Green, Lucy Kathryn Gross, Danielle A. Guillen, Hannah Rose Gundermann, Anna Hajnal, Alexander Eric Hall, Madison Leigh Held, Elizabeth Mae Helmick, Samantha L. Henry, Laney Herndon, Oliver Albert Herndon, Nathan Herr, Deseray Hester, Brandon Hill, Nicholas Stephen Hines, Brock Camron Hocker, Kieran Marie Holley, Natalie Elaine Holsinger, Brenna Nichole Holycross, Gregory Dane Hoover, Arthur Horner, Wyatt John Howe, and Dante Christian Hunter.

Also: Sabatino Jules Iannarello, Iman Imran, Henry Harding Isaacson, Alfred Jaskulski, Tedd Vianney Jean, Matthew E. Jenkins, Samantha Nicole Jordan, Korryn Elyse Kehler, Vladimer Kellachow III, Benjamin James Kelly, Samuel Joseph Kelly, Ji Eon Kim, Allyson Koda, Jack C.R. Kopp, Ethan Joseph Koppenhaver, Lauren Kroutch, Sahil Kumar, Kassandra Lalli, Patrick Gregory Larkin, Catherine Lecher, Christopher Leonzo, McKenna Elle Lewis, Kathleen Li, Emilee Elizabeth Longenecker, Maura R. Longenecker, Ryley E. Longenecker, Cole Matthew Luttrell, Mei-Ling Hannah Malecki, Hannah Malmer, Amanda Marmolejos Lopez, Matthew Marone, Kaitlyn Lea Marsini, Adelaide Massar, Elsie Mbugua, Michael Devin McCall, Olivia Paige McDonald, McKenzie Brynne McLeod, Stephen Anthony Meholic, Rebecca Merz, Julia Grace Michaelson, Margaret Isabelle Miller, Justin Mills, Braydn Minnich, Alex Morgret, Jaron Morse, Grace Caroline Ann Murray, Lucas Adam Myers, Tomomi Nakano, Sara Rachael Neagley, Ryan Anthony Nerino, Joel E. Neuschwander, Elizabeth Vu Nguyen, Mary-Anne Nortier, Chierika I. Nwabueze-Ogbo, Dylan O'Neill, Anthony T. O’Shea, Katherine Grace Oh, Ricardo Javier Orendain Oseguera, and Brett Levin Ottaviano Jr.

Also: Drew Murray Painter, Adam J. Palmer, Hritisha Pandey, Dhairya Patel, Nick Patel, Priya Rajendrakumar Patel, Yash D. Patel, Nicholas Payne, Brody Alexander peck, Rachael Hope Petrina, Alexis Kaytlyn Popko, Jackson Potter, Kaitlyn Christine Preston, Omer Ahmad Qureshi, Paige Katherine Randall, Aparajita Rao, Autumn Dorothy Rauscher, Alexander Samuel Ray, Carey Redmond, Ashley Reeves, Daniel Manes Reeves, Molly Reeves, Olivia Louise Reid, Emily Patricia Reilly, Andres Armando Reyes, Annika Leigh Richards, Caylene Ann Rippon, Lauren Elizabeth Robino, Sarah Rothrock, Brendan Charles Rubey, Grant Santangelo, Varsha Vridya Saravana Venkatesa, Megan Elizabeth Sassaman, Ryan Anthony Schirato, Alexander Schubert, Shane Michael Schwanger, Ashlynn McKayla Searer, Abigail Shapiro, Varun Sharma, Luke Edward Francis Shay, Jack Shea, Daniel Sheehan, Francis Matthew Sheehe, Hannah Alexis Simmons, Hannah Mary Simonetti, Alec Lawrence Singer, Mandalay Singleton, and Casey Sisco.

Also: Griffin Townes Smith, Kayla Michelle Smith, Leah Joy Smith, Sawyer Christian Smith, Steven Solt, Donovan Soulliard, Benjamin Dexter Spangler, Jordan Todd Spidle, Carlin Janelle Spinney, Jesse Fredrick Stagg, Samuel Kent Steele, David Michael Still, Audrey Stinson, Brandon Kyle Stohler, Lilly Florence Strader, Andrew John Sullivan, Veronica Tafuto, Gina Marie Tarsi, Christian Thoman, Hope Alexandra Thomas, Azelin Thompson, Dhruv Tripathi, Emily Chun-Mei Tubbs, Quinn Scott Tunnell, Maria Tyson, Enwongo I. Udoh, Matthew Ryan Valentin, Jackson Vargo, Matthew C. Venable, Chase Alexander Wallace, Avery Wang, Lauryn Nikole Washington, Tyzeah Dalantay Watson, Ethan Weaber, Ian Howard West, Colin Harrison White, Jacob R. Wilson, Joseph Tyler Wilson, Heidi Luise Wingert, Eric Wood, Martina Dionne Yee, Jaiden R. Yocca, Nathan Andrew Zagurskie, Michael Andres Zaidel, Elizabeth Anna Zeiber, Timothy Allen Zeiber, Koen Irwin Zimmerman, and Cassandra Marie Zugay.

Hershey High School’s 111th Graduation Ceremonies were held at the Hershey Theatre. The commencement exercises were also broadcast online via streaming video.  

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