OCHS Class of 2012 charged with making a difference

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Ocean City High School class of 2012 graduation Ocean City High School class of 2012 graduation OCEAN CITY — Although rain threatened, and the wind didn’t let up, that couldn’t hamper the spirits of the 336 graduates of the class of 2012, as they prepared to receive their diplomas Wednesday, June 13.

On the Ocean City High School football field, with their parents, friends and family cheering them on, each student, the boys in Raider red, the girls in white, was called to the podium to be congratulated by Principal Matthew Jamison, Vice Principals Christine Lentz, Thomas Campo and Susan Palmer, district officials and members of the Board of Education.

This year’s speakers hoped to inspire the students, giving them life advice and recalling the hard work they had put in all four years at OCHS.

During the ceremony, the students were addressed by Lentz, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and school board President Brenda Moiso.

Lentz also recognized the class of 1962, who graduated 50 years ago. A few members of the class were present for the ceremony and sat on the field with the students.

Kirsten Raab was selected to address her peers as graduation speaker.

“What happens at 211 degrees? Nothing,” she started. “What happens at 212 degrees? Water boils. It takes only one degree to make a difference: a difference that can alter the course of someone’s life or potentially change the world.”

Raab encouraged her classmates, and all those attended graduation, to make a difference.

“Today, we are gathered not only to celebrate our former accomplishments, but also to prepare for what lies ahead. Although this commencement signifies all of our achievements thus far, we must remember that our journey has just begun,” she said.

“Now that our future is becoming our present, we all have the opportunity to make that one-degree difference.

“We only have one life, and one opportunity to be remembered. It is my hope that when reflecting on our lives, we can all say that we have become people that we are proud of.”
Salutatorian Matthew Caulfield told his peers they have control of their future.

“There is a direct linearity between our choices and outcome, and we must embrace these choices with fervent commitment and enthusiasm. Without this conviction, we will never be happy with any decision we make, and without happiness, we will never achieve success,” he said.

Success, he said, is abstract and personal.

“Whatever it is, you should only pursue what you want to pursue. Because nothing else can demand the conviction it takes to achieve success,” Caulfield said. “It is no longer about choosing what song to sing along to in the car, or which fro-yo place to go to. It is about what you do and say; it is about the choices you make that will affect you and those around you. It is about finding your niche, finding things you actually want to do, to achieve, and developing the mature conviction to accomplish them.”

Valedictorian Sarah Ford charged her classmates to not simply be satisfied, but to strive for more.

“Yes, we should be proud of our accomplishments, but we should not shy away from accomplishing more,” she said. “Upon leaving here today, our new goal becomes combining the skills we have developed with the subjects we are passionate about.

“Whether we intend on pursuing a trade or education, or law or medicine, we must find our own role in bettering society. Instead of merely working to earn a living, we should work to benefit others.”

Ford said it is the duty of her classmates, as educated citizens, to make a contribution.

“For what is the point of acquiring so much knowledge if we are not going to use it in a constructive manner?” she asked. “I am not suggesting that we must always succeed, we will undoubtedly experience failure at some point. However, I am suggesting that we should all try.

“Congratulations to all of my fellow graduates and good luck in your future endeavors.”

As the ceremony came to an end, Class President Makeda Kerr led her classmates in the turning of the tassels, to signify that they were now graduates, and the tossing of the caps. 

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The following is a list of graduates:

+**Helena Christine Adams

Matthew Taylor Addicks

*Tara Rose Ahern

*Edward Penn Albright

Zachary Raymond Allard

Nicholas Alexander Alliano

Thomas Stanley Alvord

*Cooper Christian Anderson

William Robert Anderson

Louis Joseph Angelino, III

Gary Dean Atwell

Wyatt Irving Atwood

*Francesca Nicole Babore

*Jordan Hart Baker

Lauren Ann Bakley

Ryan Michael Barbera

Nicole Michele Barbieri

Rebecca Rose Barnett

Alyssa Suzanne Barr

Mariah Elizabeth Barr

+**Keely Maureen Barrett

Christopher Paul Baruffi

Robert Michael Batschelet

*Kathryn Louise Beatty

Spencer Maurice Belz

*Maxwell Reed Berardis

Andrew Joseph Berckman

*Melissa Catherine Berenato

*Rachel Elexa Berman

Benjamin Geron Bethea

+**Patrick Charles Birk

Adam Samuel Bocchicchio

Danielle Marie Bopf

*Matthew Edson Bosch

Abigail Preston Bowers

Samantha Ann Brady

Shannon Cassidy Brady

**Hannah Grace Breed

+**Derrick Longshore Brewer

+**Shaun Patterson Brewer

+**Caitlyn Elizabeth Brice

Kayla Marie Broschard

Gregory Edward Brown, Jr.

Crystal Marie Brownell

Rachel Marie Burcaw

James Walter Burke

Jessica Lynn Caldwell

+**Leah Whitney Canderan

Michael Cardinale, Jr.

Ashly Rene Carpenter

+**Matthew Thomas Caulfield

Bradley Calvin Cesanek

Kimberly Ann Chattin

Tara Marie Clark

*Katherine Elizabeth Clarke

Tracey Elaine Clemmer

*Cody Paul Collins

Maggie Collins

Christopher Ryan Conroy

Alex John Costanzo

Amber Lynn Costello

Jenna Maria Costello

*Sean Alexander Creedon

Ryan Anthony Cresci

+**Elizabeth Rose Cruz

*Kirsty Ann Cruz

Francis Michael Cuomo

+**Ryan Patrick Daly

Bradley Thomas Davidson

+**Elizabeth Heather Davis

Kevin James Day

*Patricia Josephine DeFelice

Robert Joseph DeLuce

+**Joseph Samuel DelVescio

°+**Christopher Paul DeMichele

*Marc Andrew Demore

Brianna Jane Dennison

+**Timothy Robert DeRosa

Christopher Charles DeVaul

Joseph John Devine

+**Megan Alyssa Devlin

*Joseph Matthew DiMarco

Zachary John DiSante

John Raymond Doerr

+**Shannon Aileen Donlevie

Emily Ann Dooner

*Roisin Marie Dougherty

+**Abigail Nicole DuBruille

*Emily Mary Duggan

William John duHadway

Halle Hunter Duzy

*Brittany Leanne Ebert

+**Samantha Taylor Edgell

Ashley Elizabeth Eiler

**Margaret Caroline Emma

Jason Reid Errickson

+*Robert Maclean Evans

Alexis Nicole Fader

*Scott Matthew Fancher

Elizabeth Rose Farnan

*Blakely Raymond Faunce

Philip Lee Faunce

Sarah Kate Ferenz

Joseph Anthony Fichetola

Katelyn Anne Flash

*Kristin Lee Flukey

Alexis Leigh Foglio

+**Sarah Elizabeth Ford

Evan James Foulke

Tyler Michael Fox

Matthew Gabriel Franklin

Lauren Nicole Freas

Brittany Marie Fulmer

Kaylie Ruth Gallagher

*Erin Lindsay Garrison

*Kameron Alan Ghanavati

Marena Katherine Gibbs

+**Ryan William Gill

*Olivia Jane Gillespie

Emily Marie Gillian

+**Summer LeeAnn Ginn

Claudia Hennis Giordano

Sean Patrick Gleason

Sarah America Gonzalez

Brandon Thomas Gormley

+**Joseph William Graham

Patrick Rafael John Robert Grana

*Kylie Hope Green

Heather Frances Greller

+**Joy Abigail Griffith

Anthony Robert Grilli

+**Emily Morgan Haas

Kelly Ann Hansen

Connor Steven Hart

*Justin Lee Healey

+**Rachel Oakley Heist

*Briana Marie Henry

+**Carolyn Michelle Hoke

Sahrya Nicole Holder

Jessica Lynn Hollinger

*Dean Richard Howey

Sammy Hubbi

Jordan Perry Huber

Sahirah-Thema Na'imah Kenise Hughes

Robert William Hurless

Joshua Elmer Jackson

*Amanda Ruth Jamison

*Alexander Richard Jesperson

*Tristan Kurtis Johns

+**Erik Louis Johnson

Michael Saul Johnson

Colin Michael Kampmeyer

Matthew Donald Kelley

Keith Andrew Kemenosh

+*John Timothy Kernan

Makeda Yansan Kerr

*Kieran Donald Keyser

Mackenzie Bruce Kilroy

+**Andrew Garrett Kimball

*Marisa Lauren King

Anna Elizabeth Kirchhoff

+**Aaron Jonathan Klein

Thomas Anthony Klevinsky

Amanda Lynn Kohler

Lindsey Marie Kohler

*Collin John Koshland

Curt Conrad Kuemmerle

Kevin Andrew Kuperstein

Brett Christopher Lamour

Reilly Kiersten Larkin

*Patrick Joseph Larotonda

+**Hannah Kathryn Lavin

*Jaime Devon Lavis

+**Shannon Lynn Lawson

*Victoria Connor Lenhardt

Courtney Renee Lepping

+**Jason Thomas Lewis

Hong Yuan Li

Thomas Malcolm Libbey

+**Delanie Chesarae Libro

*Matthew Daniel Locotos

Joseph Vincent Lombardi

Michael Robert Long

Michael Nikita Lupton

*Daniel Anthony Maiatico

Charles Matthew Mangine

Jacob Andrew Mann

Jessica Lynn Manno

Josie Rose Manno

Julia Rae Manno

Mallory Quinn Martin

*Alexandra Rees Martino

*Nicholas Joseph Matousch

+*Max Zane Matthews

Matthew Christian Mayo

Heather Ashley Mazzeo

Katherine Nichole McCallum

*Jaime Sarah McClennen

Matthew Tyler McCoy

**Grace Anne McDermott

Jade Elisabeth McGinnis

+**Jessica Frances McGlynn

*MacKenzie Katherine McGuckin

John Patrick McKernan

*David Paul McKinley

Ryan Nolan McNesby

**Sarah Blanche Meloy

Colton Kenneth Mentzer

Robert Douglas Merryman

*Robyn Teresa Merz

Jose Miguel Mexquititla-Torres

Andrew Cole Meyers

Seth Aden Miller

Anthony William Millevoi

Aaron Marvin Morrell

*Carling Shea Mott

*Cynthia Lynn Mulholland

Ryan Patrick Murphy

*Zackery Warren Murphy

*Daniel Robert Murray

Ashley Lauren Nardiello

+**Nicolette Anne Naticchione

+**Sara Bethany Nichols

+**Morgan Elizabeth Noble

Kayla Marie Noll

+**Megan Elizabeth Norton

Lilly Ngairi O'Brien

Gabrielle Emmy O'Connell

+**Christopher James Olandt

Jessica Christine O'Neal

Tyler Jay Onesty

*Caroline Anne O'Rourke

Gabrielle Julia Panza

*Alexandra Jose Papazacharis

Javonn Keith Parrish

Kushal Vinit Patel

Taylor Lee Patton

°+**Ryan Nicholas Pearce

Noah ZviDov Peled

Peter Joseph Pennello

Stephen Joseph Perri, Jr.

Andrew Gaetano Petrella

Michael Anthony Pettit

Megan Teresa Piotrowski

Dominique Pittaluga

*Aida Pleho

Katherine De Ette Pollock

Frank Caesar Primavera

*Cory Mackenzie Raab

+**Kirsten Leddy Raab

+**Kylie Dorothy Raab

*Nicholas William Redmond

Jenna Rose Remaley

Miranda Jade Rinier

**Haley Elise Robinson

*Samantha Lauren Robinson

Cellina Marie Rodriguez

Laura Elizabeth Rogalsky

Kirk James Rohrer

*Rada Anamaria Rosu

Jillian Rose Rutledge

Andrew Sean Santiago

Ryan Faustino Santiago

Michael Anthony Saunders

*Codie Joelle Schneck

Stephen Schuler

*Karli Kristina Scott

+**Victoria Anne Scully

Jake Nicholas Seymour

Kelli Marie Sforza

Evan Patrick Sheridan

Ryan Edward Shiffler

Sarah Elizabeth Shone

°*Zachary Dillon Shutz

Brandon Lee Silva

*Brooke Elizabeth Singer

*Stephen Paul Skiscim

Rachel Mary Slaughter

*Madeline Marie Smock

*Savannah Amy Snow

Michael John Snyder

Molly Rose Snyder

Adam John Somers

**Summer Leigh Speigel

Jacob Michael Spiegel

Kaitlyn Marie Spry

Amelia Mary Steelman

Jason Taylor Stephens

*Jocelyn Marie Stephens

**Alisha Cara Stever

+**Ian Gordon Stewart

Shawn Anthony Stewart

Mecca Luv Stockley

Lee Marjorie Styer

+**Garrett Duane Terwilliger

Mikala Rain Thomas

*Marissa Anne Tibbitts

+**Mia Lynn Tomkins

Travis John Tomlin

Nicholas Edward Tozer

Andrew Nicolo Trofa

*Alexandra Helen Trout

Ian Christopher Trout

Amanda Ann Turner

Christopher Allen Turner

Joseph Paul Tyrrell

+**Ann Mecca Unsworth

Jessica Ann VanDerPool

*Lindsay Jane Vetter

Ryan Mark Walsh

Justin Michael Warner

+**Katelyn Marie Washart

Alexander Webber

+**Benjamin Robert Weisberg

Andrew Kenneth Weiss

Zachary Tyler West

Brendan Michael Westog

Trevor Wayne Whelan

+**Andrew Franklin Wiggins

Allison Kimberley Wigglesworth

*Lindsay Elizabeth Wilkins

Ian Michael Graham Williamson

+*Kelly Robin Williamson

*Moira Elizabeth Sobon Wilson

Whitney Brielle Wilson-Johnson

+**Maria Frances Winte

Joshua Aaron Wise

Valerie Michelle Woodland

Michael John Wowkanech

Michael James Wray, Jr.

William Edward Wright

Jared Tucker Yank

Joshua Skyler Yarger

+**Megan Brenner Young

*Steven John Zellers

Nicholas Lazaro Zulla

**Highest Honors – Gold

*Honors – Silver

+Honor Society

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