Genesee Sun - Lighting the Region
- Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012 11:33
- Written by JEFF WITHEROW
AVON — The Avon senior class of 2012 will walk the grounds of their school for the final time as students, Saturday, before they receive their diplomas at the schools 116 commencement ceremony.
The Avon Class of 2012 contains 80 candidates for graduation, with 87 percent of those candidates pursuing immediate post-secondary education. Six percent of the class plan to join the military, while seven percent plan to seek employment. Seven members of the class have also completed programs at the Genesee Valley BOCES Vocational Center.
The ceremony will kick off at 11:00am, beginning with a prelude by the Avon Senior Concert Band. Salutatorian Vincent Crane will address the audience following a welcome from High School Principal Barbara Zelazny.
Crane will also receive several awards and scholarships at the ceremony, including the Elton J. Burgett Scholarship, the John Smith Jr. Memorial Award, and was a participant in Boys State.
The guest speaker for the class will be English teacher Jeff Kennel, after which, Valedictorian Shannon McKeown will give her address to the class and audience. McKeown is also the recipient of several awards, including the Bank of Castile Math Award, the Chuck McFadden Student Service Award, the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce Award, and the Wegmans Scholarship.
The Avon Class of 2012 consists of :
Jarrett Edward Allen, Madison Marie Amey, Nicholas J. Avino, Abbey Marie Ayers, Francesca Renee Bailey, Christian Dunbar Belanger, Michael R. Bellew, Giulia Bertoldero, Christopher A. Brogan, Victoria Marie Burch, Matthew Ryan Campbell, Michael Patrick Campbell, Shannon Campbell,Adam Jeffrey Cappello, Jacob Robert Carney, Damon J. Cassada,John Roy Civiletti, Nicholas Aaron Cole, Katherine Marie Cottone, Malachy M. Coyne, Nicole Kirsten Coyne, Vincent Joseph Crane, Brandon J. Dalcin, Elizabeth Deprez, Brenna Carol Donegan, Brandon Downey, Brooke Allison Ellis, Lars William Staffan Engström, Taylor Rae Farley, Alissa Mary Ferraro, Brian Michael Frail, Brandon Michael Fuentes, Hayley Lynn Gadomski, Melanie Pickering Green, Andrew Clark Heiler, Jensen Dianne Christina Hobbs, Paul Edward Jadlos, Allisha D. Janow-Stevens, Jessie Karr, Myriah Shekinah Kingston, Alexander J. Kunkel, Jacob William Lange, Jacqueline Mary Lathron, Philip James Linden, Ashtin N. Loughry, Grant Daniel Lyons, David J. Mack, Erin Kellie McCormick, Zachary T. McGee, Alexander McGowan, Shannon Barbara McKeown, Jack Daniel Mekeel, Brandon Michael Moran, Justin Michael O'Donoghue, Chad Ethan Onderdonk, Courtney Jo Ortiz, Abbey Patricia Phillips, Zachary James Pumputis, Audrea Rapp, Danielle Raynard, Renee Lynn Reithel, Katherine S. Rosso, Kaileen Elizabeth Rozanski, Rebecca Caroline Rumfola, Roni Rae Scherer, Sierra R. Seybolt, George James Spezzano II, Serena A. Strozewski, Brandon Nicholas Teta, David Franklin Tickner, Sarah Elizabeth Tobey, Zachary Mark Tuttle, Connor Alexander VanKouwenberg, Taylor David Wells, Cady Elizabeth Murphy Whitehurst, Nathaniel Damon Wilkins, Alexandra C. Williams, Kelsey Anne Wise, Cassandra M. Wolfanger, Douglas James Yencer.
Congratulations Class of 2012!