Holy Redeemer High School Holds Graduation
HOLY REDEEMER 2016 GRADUATES-Holy Redeemer High School held its ninth annual commencement exercises for the 143 members of the Class of 2016 on June 1. Mountaintop residents who are members of the graduating class are indicated in bold. Row 1from left: Julia Helena Adonizio, Salvatore James Aiello, Courtney Lynn Allen, Matthew Aaron Anderson, Ivy Rainn Appleyard, Caroline Nicole Banas, Matthew Barat, Amanda Caitlin Benzkofer, Joshua Noah Betz, Michael Albert Joseph Bilski, Maddison Elizabeth Lorraine Black, Anah Jule Bozentka. Row 2: Cameron Kennedy Brennan, Zachary Robert Brennan, Juliana Gabriella Buonsante, Abigail Lauren Burge, Róisín Clare Kelly Burke, Thomas Joseph Calpin, John P. Carr, Andrew Dante Casper, Kaitlyn Hope Ceppa, Casey Logan Chandler, Benjamin Harrison Chappel, Alyssa M. Christian, Matthew Joseph Clemow. Row 3: Christian Matthew Coassolo, Michael John Conway III, Meghan Marie Corridoni, Colin Ray Matthew Craven, Kyle William Davis, Alexis Marie Davison, Thomas M. Day, Jacob Aren Derolf, Michelle Lynn Devaney, Maria Rose DiBuo, Annsley Elizabeth Dicton, Andrea Marie Dogal. Row 4: Dana Vanessa Dresing, Connor Thomas Duffy, Nicholas Michael Eagleton, Catherine Lauren Veronica Falzone, Sara Rose Flannelly, Liam Thomas Frederick, Jarret Thomas Gabriel, John William Gentilesco, Vincent Michael Gentilesco, Madeline Joy Grant, Brian Patrick Greenawalt, Olivia Catherine Greer. Row 5: Brandon James Hannis, Stephen Matthew Hannon, Noah Richard Heck, Hudson Lee Hicks, Karen M. P. J. Hilenski, Kayla Marie Hons, Matthew Hunter Howard, David Stephen Iskra, Jr., Evan A. James, Nicholas Charles James, Bailey Judith Janowski. Row 6: Justin Matthew Januszko, Kathryn Eleanor Jeffries, Emily E. Johnson, Courtney Ann Kijek, Carrie Ann Kinney, Macy Elizabeth Klocko, Emily Ann Kolojejchick, Nicholas Clem Edward Kopko, Gianna Marie Laubauskas, Lydia Marie Lawson, Jaclyn Ellen Leighton, Jennifer Loughney, Jeffrey Kyler Luca. Row 7: Aidan Kristopher Lynn, Angela Elizabeth Malinovitch, Alyson Taylor Manley, Alexia Madison Mazzarella, Andrew Todd McCarroll, Christopher James McGrath, Meghan Marie McGraw, Christopher George Mennig, Olivia Rose Mennig, Michael Joseph Miscavage, Matthew Patrick Moleski, Nathan Joseph Morgan. Row 8: Marley Elizabeth Mullery, Mary Elizabeth Murphy, Abby Rose Muth, Randy H. Nguyen, Morgan Marcella Novosel, Hunter William Oakes, Alexis Victoria Ornoski, James B. Orr, Jack Patrick Patterson, Jordyn Lynn Pavelitz, Kyle Jordan Piskorik, Mark James Pointek, Jason David Poor. Row 9: Rebecca Rose Prociak, Rose Marie Randazza, Marissa Lynn Rogers, Isabella Helena Romani, Emily Joell Romanowski, Catherine Ann Rose, James M. Rushton, Haley Rose Sartin, Kassandra Mary Schinski , Courtney Marie Scovish, Anthony Albert Serino III, Nicole Marie Shorts. Row 10: Nicholas Skrzysowski, Lauren Slavoski, Alexa René Smith, Austin Jeffrey Smith, Katarina May Solovey, Abigail F. Spencer, Samantha Rose Stashik, Brianna Marie Stilp, Connor Patrick Stone, Erica Raine Stuccio, Abigail Elizabeth Stucker, Dylan Sullivan Swithers, Connor Daniel Thole. Row 11: Kacey Marie Thomas, Sarah Kathryn Thomas, Gabrielle Rose Tomasura, Giana Carmella Tondora, Michela R. Torbik, Isabelle Grace Updike, Liam Joseph Vender, Alexander Thomas Wampole, Leeann Wasiakowski, Michael Joseph Waugh, Riley Williams, Thomas Patrick Williams, Jr. Row 12: Ryan L. Wolsieffer, Mikayla Therese Worlinsky, Amanda Louise Wozinski, Carissa Monica Wozinski, John Matthew Wychock, Robert Walter Zbierski III. Lauren Tyne Higgs –In Memoriam. Absent: Philip Salvatore Giuliano, Richard Clark Huey IV.

Holy Redeemer High School held its ninth annual commencement exercises for the 143 members of the Class of 2016 on Wednesday, June 1 at the F. M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. A Baccalaureate Mass was held the previous night at St. Nicholas Church.

Salutatorian Alexis Davison welcomed graduates and guests, and Valedictorian Angela Malinovitch gave the farewell address. The Most Reverend Joseph Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, conferred diplomas to the graduates, who were presented by Principal Anita Sirak, Dean of Students/Chaplain Father Joseph Elston and Vice Principal for Academics Jack Rubano.

Remarks were given by Monsignor David Tressler, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools, as well as Bishop Bambera.

The national anthem was sung by senior Roisin Burke, and the Alma Mater by senior Catherine Rose.

Class officers for the Class of 2016 are Gabriella Tomasura, president; Angela Malinovitch, vice president; Liam Vender, secretary; and Olivia Greer, treasurer.

The Class of 2016 merited over $17,000,000 in scholarships, and 97 percent of the class will matriculate to universities and colleges. Three percent will enter military service or post-secondary training. The class also earned average SAT scores that were higher than local, state, and national averages. Seniors donated over 6000 hours of community service this year alone, and were members of athletic teams that won numerous conference and district titles, as well as state playoff appearances. Students also earned many awards in science, math, history, foreign language, art, music, speech and debate and other competitions throughout the year.