136 Albion High School seniors became alumni Friday night as the Class of 2022 was recognized at the 144th annual commencement ceremony.
Family and friends packed Spierdowis Field to honor this year’s senior class in the closing event of the 2021-2022 school year.
Valedictorian Leah Kania spoke about how students have always been asked what they want to be when they grow up, but they should instead focus on the type of people they want to be. Class President and Salutatorian Carson Bader mentioned the pandemic in his speech and how life and school is just like his passion, hockey: Many times you’ll struggle to learn but you have to take the hits and get right back up.
Superintendent Mickey Edwards quoted movie legend Rocky Balboa in his address, telling the graduating class, “Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
Board of Education President Linda Weller was the final speaker, ending her speech with a quote from her favorite character, Winnie the Pooh. Weller concluded, “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Principal Jennifer Ashbery presented the students to Superintendent Edwards and the Board of Education and called each to the stage to receive their diploma. Graduating in the class of 2022 are as follows:
Dayne Paul Aina, Alicia Jeanette Allen, Jacob Jahrad Ashby, Carson Scott Bader, James Michael Ernest Beach, Katelyn Elizabeth Beach, Valentina Beato Herrera, Faith Carlynn Bennett, Mason Alexander Bennett, Olivia Rose Bieber, Sawyer Jackson Braley, Lauren Elisabeth Brooks, Elisa Maria Bropst, Abigail Lynn Brown, Brandon Raymond Brown, Jeffrey Baran Brown, Arazelies Jean Burton-Rivera, Kayli Marie-Lynn Callard, Collin Joseph Capurso, Autumn Rain Collazo Fitzwater, Hannah Elizabeth Coolbaugh, Luqman Aquil Cornick, Nicolina Annadea Creasey, Angel Javier Cruz Cruz, Zoe Elizabeth Cusson, Jason Timothy Dash Jr., Demi Kkitta Doward, Cassidy Anne Downey, Breanna Lynn Drake, Abigael Eliza Drew, Shakarion Ah’ries Drisdom, Robert Vincent Dysard, Auden Bronson Eck, Taj Maleak-Coger Edgtion, Simon John Ellison, Grace Olivia Lynn Elschker, Ann Margaret Faery, Alissa Elaine Farnsworth, Ethan Ryan Ferchen, Jacob Charles Foote, Rowan Collier Ford, Bryce Stanley Froman, Samuel William Fry, Tyler Kristopher Gibson, Ashley Rafaela Gomez Roblero, Emily Graham, Dominick Dimitri Green, Orion Emery Groth, Kara Ann Hackenberg, Alexander James Hafner, Ellwood James Hafner, Brieonna Renee Haines, Kemony Oswald Hamilton, Kenzi Sanora Hapeman, Emily Suzanne Harling, Exzavier Yasir Hasan-Rosier, Riley Chase Hollenback, Caleb Avery Hyde, Elizabeth Alexandra Inman, Damon-I Lamar Johnson, Jabari Nashawn Johnson, Samantha Jean Johnson, Makiya Trinity Jones, Leah Nicole Kania, Aaron Junior Keffer, Giovanni Malike Keihl, Adrian Robert Kingdollar, Russell Lynn Kingdollar III, James Eric Klatt, Alyson Louise Knaak, Kyle Domenico Kuehne, Tyler John Leary, Brendan John LeBaron, Ricky Lee Lilly Jr., Charley Ann London, Jack Antonio Ludwick, Giavonnia Angel Lugo, Deven Conor Marchu, Joshua Bradley Martin, Allison Lynn Mathes, Lillian Grace Mathes, Osvaldo Alejandro Matos, Declan Raymond McCue, Paris Kay McCugh, Lia Aiko McCulley-Pardun, Myleigh Jayde Miller, Olivia Grace Draper Miller, Amilcar Morales-Aguilar Jr., Diana Del Carmen Moreno, Lance Thomas Moyer, Sydney Alexandra Mulka, Ryan Alexis Olles, DaeLonte Manuel Ortiz, Kylee Ann Otero, Hannah Isabella Papponetti, Tru Elizabeth Perry, Christopher Daquan Porter, Jordan David Postle, Ashton Paul Preston, Tanner Michael Preston, Leah Kate Pritchard, Skyler Marie Pugsley, Loran Rene Reid, Jahmeek Ali Riley, Reuben Thomas Rivers, Gabriella Anne Rodriguez, Belen Coraima Rosario Soto, Abigail Ruth Scanlan, Zane Mathias Schreier, Aurora M. Serafin, Layliana Monet Shine, Andrew Riley Slack, Aidan Derek Smith, Michael Collins Smith, Paris Nicole Smith, Presley Adam Smith, Brian Christian Spall, Blake Charles Stornelli, April Alana Summers, Charlotte Rose Symons, Madison Mia Taylor, Joseph Herman Toman, Emily Elizabeth Trapiss, Tyree James Travis, Jovany Trejo, Emma Reese Tucker, Arianna Desree Tyler, Colleen Sofia Usselman, Kyle Edward Van Ameron, Michael Nacir Walker, Kyle Scott Williams, Cade Matthew Wolcott, Annaleec May Wright, Lily Margaret Zambito.