Class of 2017 Graduates from Holy Cross High School

Holy Cross Graduation - Valedictorian Meghan Healey

Class of 2017 Valedictorian: Meghan Ann Brigid Healey.

Holy Cross High School graduated 89 students on Friday, June 2, at Sette LaVerghetta Center at Marywood University with Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, as commencement speaker and honored guest.

A baccalaureate mass was held on Thursday, June 1, at Cathedral of St. Peter with Rev. Cyril D. Edwards as principal celebrant. Benjamin D. Tolerico is school principal.

Meghan Ann Brigid Healey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Healey, Scranton, was named valedictorian. Salutatorian was Hannah Ruth Gilhooley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gilhooley, Olyphant.

Meghan was a four-year member of the varsity cross country and varsity track teams and was named senior captain of both teams. She served as class vice president for four years; was a two member of the swim and basketball teams, a senior Student Council representation, treasurer of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Pro-Life Club, Environmental Club and Crusaders for Compassion.

Holy Cross Graduation - Salutatorian Hannah Gilhooley

Class of 2017 Salutatorian: Hannah Ruth Gilhooley

Hannah was a member and parliamentarian of the National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Environmental Club, Language Club, Habitat for Humanity, Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholar, and a four-year varsity softball team member. She will attend the University of Scranton majoring in biology in the  PreMed track.

Members of the 2017 Holy Cross graduating class were: Abigail Sarah Anderson, Caitlin Marie Andrews, Dean Michael Angeloni, Jeffrey Joseph Antosh, Joseph Aloysius Arbie, Kevan Joseph Bailey, Christopher Michael Baumher, Erica Evanne Berlot, Lianna Shania Bilbao, Grant Joseph Brogenski, Deidra Cali, Kaitlyn Ashley Cebular, Ryan Commodario, Abigail Rose Corrigan.

Also, Francesca Ann Creavey, Marguerite Josephine Cummings, Thomas Antonio Deredita, Brianna Leigh Dyson, Shayonna D. Escalera, Dustin Bernard Fagnani, Kelly Ann Farrell, Thaddeus James Farrell, Jacob Andrew Geda, Matthew Paul Genovese, Leah Mary Clare Georgiades, Hannah Ruth Gilhooley, Mary-Margaret Graff.

Also, Emilly Paige Griffiths, Cassandra Groncki, Abigail Guziewicz, James Arthur Hanna, Meghan Ann Brigid Healey, Robert J. Hernandez, Julianne Frances Hunt, John L. Iacobacci, Patrick Kane, Jeabog Kim, Mark Stephen Kobierecki II, Acacia Krenitsky, Morgan Rebecca Kriefski, Daviane J. Laforme, Deion Joseph Lewis, Mia Francesca Maiolatesi, Paul Joseph Marmo, Rose Martillotti.

Also, Colin Quinn McAndrew, Makayla Isabelle McClemens, Madelyn McGoff, Emily Ann McHale, Laurel Ann Mekilo, Joseph David Mies, Rachel Anne Moffitt, Timothy Jared Murphy, Celine Antoinette Nash, Matthew G. Nelson, Maria Rachel Noyes, Kaitlyn Christine O’Connor, Kateri Christine O’Connor, Christian A. Ogozaly, James Dougas Owens, Kella Ann Pacifico, Leah Pawluck, Grace Alyona Perechinsky, Shelby Anne Petrillo, Alyssa Lynn Pezzuti.

Also, Malachi Jordan Phillips, Miranda Piwowarski, KiSeong Kevin Ra, Michael Joseph Roberts, Amanda Ross, Bailey T. Simrell, Alana Bridget Siock, Ann Marie Siock, Noah James Sirannni, Jordan Joseph Symonies, Carly Ann Tomaine, John Barton Topalanchik, Lauren Kathleen Torre, James Michael Tressler, Tracey Ann Tyrrell, Nicholas Henry Urso.

Also, Giovanni Charlie Vega, Lauren Catherine Walker, Ashley Elizabeth Walsh, Matthew Ryan Warden, Madison Christine Ware, Jade Jiajing Wehner, Tazu-Ling Sunny Weng and Suming Wu.

 

 

Holy Cross Class of 2016 Commencement

Senior 16

Holy Cross High School will hold its 2016 commencement on Friday, June 3, at Sette LaVerghetta Center at Marywood University with 115 seniors graduating. Commencement speakers will include The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton; Benjamin D. Tolerico, Holy Cross principal, and Msgr. David L. Tressler, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools, superintendent of schools.

Honored guests will be Ms. Kathleen A. Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of schools; Mrs. Michele Long, assistance superintendent of schools, and Msgr. Thomas M. Muldowney, Vicar General, Diocese of Scranton.

HAGGERTY ZOE

2016 Valedictorian Zoe Haggerty

A Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton, with Rev. Cyril D. Edwards as principal celebrant and homilist.

Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 is Zoe Haggerty, daughter of David and Rebecca Haggerty, South Abington Township, who will major in biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Scranton.

At Holy Cross, she has been president of the National Honor Society, and a member of Crusaders for Compassion, Modern Foreign Languages Club, PJAS, Pro Life/Mission Club, Scholastic Bowl, cross country team and track and field team.

Salutatorian is Samuel Collura III, son of Sam and Maria Collura of Carbondale. He will major in petroleum and natural gas engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. At Holy Cross, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Modern Foreign Languages Club, Pro-Life/Mission Club, Scholastic Bowl, and basketball team.

COLLURA SAM

2016 Salutatorian Samuel Collura

Members of the 2016 Holy Cross graduating class include: Alyssa Marie Alfano, Kayla Marie Rose Angelo, Alexandria Jane Arbie, James John Backus, Melissa M. Berardelli, Abigail Elizabeth Bloom, Aaron Jeffrey Bogdanski, Bridget Lynn Boginski, Dominique Bonavoglia, Nikolaos Michael Boniello, Alexandria Borgia, Richard James Boyle, Christine Maria Brannon, Emily Sharon Burden.

Devon Catherine Carey, David Michael Carter, Molly Anne Cerep, Matthew Phillip Cicco, Sean Francis Collins, Samuel Peter Collura III, Casey Michael Connolly, Antonia Rose Corma, Alexandra Nicole Covaleski, Isabelle Crotti, Gabriella Sunni Day, Jacqueline P. Dende, Reilly Marie Dugan, Claire Elena Duncan, Felicia Elizabeth Dzielak, Emily Margaret Faith, Emily Anne Fisher, Ryan R. Fisher, Alyssa Marie Flannery, Lauren Ashley Franklin and Kathleen Brady Fricke.

Gabrielle Rose Geldhof, Andrew Evan Gownley, Lexie Ann Green, Mackenzie Anne Greenfield, Edward Peter Gregorowicz, Jocelyn Nicole Griffin, Julie Marie Haefele, Zoe Rose Haggerty, Sierra Elizabeth Hembury, Alexis Lynn Holeve, Taylor Zdislava Karkut, Kayle Marie Kincel, Kevin C. Kizis, Olivia Yvonne Klein, Ashley E. Kneier, Erin Elizabeth Kranick, Emily Rose Kuchwara and Courtney Elizabeth Kuschke.

William Edward Legg, Noah J. Leopard, Karl James Lewis, Moriah Lukasik, Eric Joseph Macarski, Thomas Vincent Malone, Angelo Mancinelli, Cierra Christina Marino, Matthew James Marsh, Edward J. Carlacci Mazaleski, Rachel Angelica Mazur, Courtney Ann McDonnell, Shannon Marie McDonough, Jake H. McGovern, Sierra McKenzie McPhillips, Joshua Thomas Blaise Megliola, Rachel Mariea Merritt, Joshua Paul Mesaris, Dylan Richard John Michalek, Brooke Miller, Brendan M. Mizok, John Jeffrey Montefour, Luke Gerald Monteleone, Cindy Vazquez Morales, Nina Marie Mucciolo, and Robert Joseph Murphy Jr.

Matthew R. Nealon, Gannon Joseph Richards Palmiter, Patrick John Pastore, Patrick John Pastore, Emily Grace Pettinato, Abigail Elizabeth Phillips, Michael J. Pope III, Allie Elizabeth Rainey, Justin David Daniel Reed, Caitanne Mary Robinson, Emily Nichole Robinson, Michael Liam Rogers, Karalyn Ann Rook, Laurel Ann Schuster, Monica Seamon, Monica Rose Shaffern, Alex John Shattin, Austin Thomas Shattin, Alyssa Marie Sheehan-Fazio, Tze Chi Shiang, Nathan Robert Skrutski.

Jeffrey Robert Smicherko, Brian Gregory Sokol, Timothy James Sokolowski, Sarah E. Sporko, Joshua S. Strony, Andrei Y. Svistunov, Sarah Rachel Tanana, Isabelle Madeline Tokash, William Trainor, Nicholas John Vaccaro, Robert Charles Warner III, Larissa Webster, Thomas R. Williams, Chad Stephen Yurkovic, and Zachary John Zaluski.

102 Holy Cross Students Become 2015 Alumni

A total of 102 students celebrated their graduation from Holy Cross High School in Dunmore during a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29, at Marywood University’s Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony followed the class’s Baccalaureate Mass held by Rev. Brian J.T. Clarke on Thursday May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton.

The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, the Bishop of Scranton, Benjamin D. Tolerico, principal of Holy Cross High School, Msgr. David L. Tressler, diocesan secretary for Catholic Schools and Superintendent of Schools, and Kathleen Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Scranton, attended the ceremony as speakers and/or honored guests.

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Holy Cross Graduation_Riley Orr

Riley Orr received the title of the Holy Cross 2015 Valedictorian. (Courtesy: Holy Cross High School)

2015 Valedictorian: Riley Erin Orr, Scranton

Parents: Beth and the late Michael Orr

Plans: Attend West Chester University Honors College, major in Nutrition

Clubs/Activities: Emerald Isle Step Dancers, Pro-Life /Mission Club President, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Environmental Club, book club, Crusaders for Compassion, Senior Class Secretary, Student Council Representative

Holy Cross Graduation_Ann Basting

Ann Basting received the title of the Holy Cross 2015 Salutatorian. (Courtesy: Holy Cross High School)

2015 Salutatorian: Ann Victoria Lokelani Basting, Moosic

Parents: Dr. Greg and Kelly Basting

Plans: Attend Pennsylvania State University Park, major in Biology

Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society President, Service Club President, Student Council Representative, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Track and Field Captain

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The Graduates:

Michael Sean Joseph Alunni, Daniella Amendola, Taylor Marie Augustyn, Ann Victoria Lokelani Basting, James Leonard Ikaika Basting, Bethany Rose Bateman, Maria Frances Batyko, Allison Ann Bauman, Tyler Mark Belcastro, Emily Catherine Bloskey, Jacob Anthony Joseph Brown, David Arthur Burge, Jordan R. Cebular, Ping-Chen Chen, Kylie Sloane Chichura, Joseph Robert Cottone, Johnathan Paul DelRosso, Julia DeMarco, Austin Thomas Dembesky, Lindsey Dippre, Morgan Leigh Ditchey, Alexandra Ditchkus, Dustin Duverge, William Edward Enkulenko, Isabella Marie Fanucci, Kailee Elizabeth Farrell, Barry Mitchell Fick II, Megan Fisher, James Gerrity, Kali Marie Gianacopoulos, Gabrielle Giordano, Olivia Ann Golay, Marissa Rosalie Grecco, Shawn Patrick Greenwood, Andrew J. Gregorowicz, Jr., Sarah Paige Griffiths, Lilyanna Claire Guziewicz, Scott D. Howard, Liam Michael Jones, Theresa Maria Kearns, Olivia Marie Kosin, Kimberly Marie Kowalski, Timothy J. Krupski, Brenden John Leese, Lauren Nicole Leppo, Lauren Nicole Lomberto, Kaelin Elizabeth Lynott, Drew Robert Magda, Christopher Paul Manno, Maria Christina Manzano, Haley Marie Marcinkevich, Thomas John Marino III, Ian Joseph Martin, Brianna Marie Mazzaccaro, Aidan McAndrew, Ryan Christopher McDonald, Maggie Lynn McDonough, Maura Jayne McDonough, Joseph Michael Mekilo, Stephanie Theresa Merli, Melissa Rose Milbut, Jacob Christopher Mineo, Emmanuel Vincent Morales Vazquez, Juliana Francine Muta, Joseph Mark Francis Neyman, Elizabeth Colleen O’Connor, Shelby Shea Ohotnicky, Riley Erin Orr, Ryan Matthew Osborne, Gina Marie Pettinato, Daniel Anthony Piazza, Robert Joseph Piccoletti, Jr. , Amanda Lynne Pienkowski, Ruoxin “Christina” Qi, Margaret Mary Rainey, Harrison Patrick Rapp, Quinn Vincent Robelle, Alexander Ferro Rowella, Joseph James Rutledge, Sarah Angelina Scavo, Vito Thomas Scocozzo IV, Leo Anthony Sebastianelli III, Jack Oliver Shean, Chelsea Lee Skrepenak, Mitchell Allan Spall, Masen D. Suhadolnik, Jonathan Tyler Symonies, Christian Tomaino, Amanda L. Tomlinson, Robert James Torre, Matthew Paul Valvano, Gelsey Vega, Nicholas Joseph Vinansky, Alyssa Ann Wallo, Adam FitzGerald Walsh, Matthew Ryan Walsh , Thomas John Ware, Jr., James Daniel Wetter, Richard Francis Williams, Jeremy Edward Yzeik, Angela Nicole Zaccone, Austin Albert Joseph Zehel