Friday, August 19, 2022

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Baccalaureate Masses and graduation exercises celebrated in the Diocese’s six high schools sent forth members of the Class of 2021 following a year like no other. We offer our congratulations and best wishes to each class of graduating seniors, whom we recognize below, along with a selection of photos from commencement ceremonies.

In remarks offered to the graduates, Bishop Ronald Gainer expressed his high esteem for their ability to meet and overcome the challenges they faced this past year.

“Those difficulties provided you with a good life lesson as you conclude your secondary education and prepare to take on new challenges in life – challenges that summon forth the best in us or that even make us want to give up, to collapse under the pressure,” he said. “That did not happen. Your school leaders and teachers and you would not let that happen. Instead, you grew through it all and the trials called forth the best in you.

“Your high school diploma is your passport to travel on in life, to take the next step in your education, in your life, in order to pursue the dream God has breathed into your hearts,” Bishop Gainer told the graduates. “Rely on the Holy Spirit to abide in you and guide you. Let the Holy Spirit fire every virtue in you. Pray that the Spirit will empower you to lead others to the Truth while you yourselves always remain in the Truth. Let the Holy Spirit be the source of your courage to do something great with your life.”

Learn about Catholic schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg at www.gocatholicschools.org.

(Photos from Bishop McDevitt, Delone Catholic, Trinity and York Catholic by Jen Reed and Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness. Photos from Lourdes Regional and Lancaster Catholic submitted from the schools.)

Bishop McDevitt High School

Aislinn Elizabeth Almond
Michael Timothy Astfalk
Gina Noelle Auerbeck
Andrew Eric Augustine
Bridget M. Austin
Julian Stephen Bakos
Giavanna Amalia Barone
Alexander James Barry
Hadley Moira Freeborn Beittel
Cole R. Brandenburg
Madison L. Brawley
Caydan Matthews Brixius
Robert William Brobson
Molly Mackenzie Burns
Brandon Raffaela Calla
Francesco M. Cangialosi
Alana Louise Carnicelli
Maya Elise Carter
Ruth Mae Castellano
Mira Irene Ceperich
Xuanwei Chen
Miguel Angel Chiu Estrada
Alicia Elizabeth Clemens
Taja Lael Colbert
Breyon Manuel Collins
Delia Rose Corbett
Lanell R. Corbett
Ava Maris Corradi
Rachel Ann Cross
Lilyanna Alise Cruz
Evan Richard Dale
Vanessa Marie Damone
Cynthia Davalos
Samuel Ray Deily
Megan K. DiAngelis
Joseph Donald Dinello
Darion Darell Drayton
Patin T. Drayton Brown
Alexis Cathryn Drenning
Dylan M. Duke
Kenyon A. Elliott
Maile Anne Farber
Hanna Emily Farzin
Grace Marie Fazzolari
Elizabeth Sara Fillman
Brigid Regina Fuller
Justin L. Gao
Seth Emmanuel Garbanzos
Monique Nillos Garbanzos
Marcos Garcia

Jacob Elijah Gebhard
Alexander J. Giorgione
John P. Gontis
Alexandra Laurelle Gray
Jack Joseph Guerrisi
Jett David Hallock
Nicholas Robert Hamilton
John Thomas Hanlon
Nyla Virinique Harteis
Patrick Anthony Hemingway
Samiya Lynne Henry
Rachel Emma Hitz
Omari Mekah Hopkins
Christopher Robert Hopstetter
Jiawei Hu
Garrett Michael Hughes
Gabriel Jacobo
Emily Rose Jenkins
D’vin Eduardo Johnson
Amanda Jones
Jonathan Paul Katzenmoyer
Miranda Lenze Keller
Alison Rachel Kenworthy
Nicholas Michael Krall
Victoria Rose Lang
June LaRegina
Symya A. Lawrence
Giovanni Biagio Lawrence
Tinyah Capree Layton
Olivia Phi Le
Madelyn Catherine Lehigh
Ava Kennedy Lemelle
Isabella Assunta Leone
Ian Michael Lozanoff
Jheny Lujan Ortega
Lauren K. Madeira
Skylar May Malesic
Marcus Randal Mancini
Johnathan Robert Manning
Trinity Marie Marshall
Matthew Mata
Eugene James McDaniel
Daniel P. McHale
Samantha Michell Medina Eras
Collin A. Mensch
Thomas Messing III
Jonathan Kevin Mitchell
Enzo P. Morrett
Mark Ryan Mosier
Diana Victoria MiHeir Mosten

Olivia Grace Murphy
Stewart E. Natkin
John N. Nguyen
Lily Delaney Ouly
Chloe Lynn Painter
Garrison Anglin Parthemore
Ariana Rose Páscoa
Naomi Pfau
Samantha Piekutowski
Leo Thomas Posavec
Lek Christian Powell
Talia J. Pugliese
Zachary E. Radzik
Christopher Ramirez
Samuel Taylor Robison
Jose Manuel Rodriguez
Kyleigh G. Roller
Christopher Manuel Rosa-Koslov
Joel Christian Rosado
Adrian E. Sanchez Nieves
Emma Reagan Schaedler
Sophia Elizabeth Seltzer
Isabella Francesca Serra
William Patrick Settle
Ryan Thomas Shaw
Jackson Louis Shields
Elizabeth Anna Shuman
Denise Elizabeth Skipper
Rodney Myles Slade-Bowers
Jason Leroy Slyman
Ava Rose Smith
Matthew Lee Snyder
Ricky Lee Stains III
Jack R. Stewart
Emma Carol Strawser
Kara Teresa Sullivan
Annie Thai
Alexander V. Thoi
Dedrick L. Tinker
Humberto G. Torres
Juan Carlos Valdez
Matthew Christopher Vargo
Javier Villa
Andy Ngoc Vu
Megan Kathryn Waning
Haley E. Watson
Benjamin Charles Yantis
Gwen Duffy Zimmerman

Delone Catholic High School

Kelsie B. Alexander
Owen Nicholas Alster
Olivia Grace Auffarth
Anna Maria Augustyniak
Spencer Thomas Becker
Cole Daniel Biesecker
Jacob Anthony Boccabella
Devin C. Boyd-Joseph
Nicholas Joseph Carpenter
Joshua Watson Carter
Grace Elizabeth Catlin
Shalee Rose Clabaugh
Kailee M. Crouch
Steven Patrick Cullen
Michael John DePasquale
Michael Patrick DePorter
Gabrielle Grace DiGregory
Thomas Anthony Dolce, Jr.
Jeanie Ellis
Laura Beth Fahnestock
Abbigail Lynn Fields
Zachary Andrew Fields
Evelyn Flake
Tyler Joseph Fritzges
Louella Frances Girroir
Gracie Rebekah Gray
Mark Francis Grenchik
Nikolas Guy Groft
Amanda Lee Hall
Shawn Patrick Harriett

Nathan Mathew Hart
Rebekah Anna Hernandez
Samuel John Hoerl
Andrew J. Immler
Cory David Heffner
Abigail Elizabeth Jarrett
Ruby Rae Keeney
Ryan A. King
Jessica Knight
Trenton Allen Kopp
Avery John Kuntz
Joseph Raymond Landsman
Ireland Jaymes Lawrence
Emily Lynn Malesky
Craigliam Harrison Marr
Ethan Cole Martin
Kassidy L. McDannell
Samuel Addison Meighan
Daniel Thomas Molloy
Ryan Joseph Murphy
Grace Christine Myers
Leanna Michael Myers
Tate Donald Neiderer
Summer L. Nelson
Julia Ann O’Brien
Michael Conor O’Brien
Hannah Michelle Poppek
Jada Elizabeth Reese
Ryderlee Dmitriy Reichart
Matthew William Rineman

Grace E. Roth
Madison Elizabeth Rollins
Luis Alfonso Rupp
Zoe Rebecca Sanchez
Laura Rose Scamardella
Maria Yolanda Scamardella
Wyatt Aloysius Schussler
Alayna Schwartz
Abigail Charmaine Sell
Audrey Catherine Sell
Gabrielle Elizabeth Smith
Harrison Kane Smith
Collin Wayne Snyder
Owen Paul Speakman
Austin Joseph Stiles
Landon Michael Strappazon
Lexie Marie Strausbaugh
Chase Anthony Stull
Isabella Elizabeth Sutphen
Natalie Megan Swingler
Sarah Elisabeth Swingler
Sarah Elizabeth Tinkler
Andreano Paul Tumminello
Eduardo Tomas Ugarte
Katelyn Elizabeth Vance
Lauren S. Watson
Ryan L. Wildasin
Michael Kenneth William Wilkes
Rylee Marie Zeak
Dylan James Zimmerman

Lancaster Catholic High School

Savana Natanelly Albert
Isabella Joan Altimare
Mary Elizabeth Amidon
Robert Vincent Anater
Frederick Lee Arnold
Joseph Henry Aten
Nicholas John Aten
Devin Robert Atkinson
Joshua Nathaniel Beck
Yingqian Bi
Daniel Joseph Biondolillo
Elizabeth Claire Bomberger
Rebecca Ann Bourne
India Ailee Bradley
Abigail Ann Breznak
Laura Lily Brislin
Lauren Anne Brommer
Camille Burgos
Taylor Cammauf
Colin Hohenadel Campbell
Curtis Larry Cannon
Christopher Dustin Carl
Ella Ruth Cassidy
Catherine Faith Citsay
Sean Thomas Connor
Ross David Conway
Cyannie Coronado
Luis Anthony Correa
Joanne Marybeth Cybulski
Peijie Dai
Camden Elise Davies
Cecilia Caroline Deel
Andrew Payne Dellen
Elisabeth Nikole Detz
Yodalis Diaz
Nicholas Evan DiBattista
Rebecca Jane Donnelly
Daniel David Duchesneau
Lee Bush Duong
Miles Patrick Durrett
Arden Curry Dvorchak
Lakota Skye Eckman
Caroline Rose Erb
Juliana Marie Essis
Carly Jane Fairchild
Jacob Thomas Fertal
Allison Blakely Francis
Lea Maureen Fritz
Katrina Nicole Gerovasilis
Gavin Andrew Geyer

Ryan Patrick Graczyk
Seth Richard Hackman
Sydney Barrett Haiges
Erin Marie Haldeman
Lyla Suzanne Hall
Ian Gregory Hauber
Ryan Benjamin Hoover
Emma Noelle Hornick
Kathryn Blayne Horst
Samuel Joseph Huhn
Patrick Keating Hyrb
Christopher Michael Johnson
John Paul Jones Jr.
Marian Joseph
Gabrielle Sophia Kambouroglos
Emma Lillian Lu Kirchner
Gabriel Ryan Knafelc
Natalie Elizabeth Knox
Michael Thomas Korenkiewicz
Barbara Sue Lapp
Aspen Sue Leed
Xavier Miles LeFevre
Madison Marie Lewis
Rachel Elizabeth Linkey
Linbohao Liu
Amanda Marie Philomena Livingston
Allison Claire Loney
Emily Noelle Loney
Coleby Branko Lopatic
Ashton Jonathan Lopez
Joseph Charles Lucks III
Allison Morgan Mansfield
Bryant Maria
Cannon Jude Maumus
Raina Mirage McAnally
William Andrew McCormac
Aarin Elizabeth McMahon
Brendan Raymond McNamara
Aiden Peter McShea
Cody Arthur McSherry
Jacob Kent Mercer
Erin Elizabeth Mohr
Delia Suzanne Molina
Victoria Quinn Morrall
Noel Murrieta
Daniel Robert Myers
Delaney Madison Nadu
Morgan Mae Ney
Matthew Adam Oleskowitz
Brenna Grace O’Neill

Marah Olivia Pawlowicz
Daica Marie Perez
Hannah Rose Postlethwait
Robert Richard Reisinger, Jr.
Quinn Daniels Richardson
Sheridan Kate Riva
Domingo Junior Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
Nevin Michael Roman
Dylan Richard Saez
Joshua Vincent Schmitt
Gabriella Renee Schreck
Isaac Francis Schwartz
Erica Lorin Scott
Mason Alexander Scott
Sarah Marie Scott
Elyse Marie Shank
Hoyong Shim
Kaitlin Anna Smith
Joshua Michael Stahovich
Zachary Evan Stauffer
Aidan Joseph Stehman
Joseph Lawrence Stengel
Lizbeth Anna Chun Stephan
Alexa Marie Strosser
Christian Russell Thompson
Mateo Andres Tirone
Phuong Ngoc Nam Tran
Kyler Kristopher Tronsberg
Kaylinda Marie Vazquez
Ashley Vera-Castillo
Yaming Wang
Zhiyang Wang
Luke Michael Weaver
Madeline Claire Weaver
Sophia Lee Wentz
Jaxon Jay Weyforth
Elizabeth Careyann Riley Winters
Jillian Martina Wnek
Morgan Alexis Wolpert
Olivia Michele Wolpert
Kristen Elizabeth Woratyla
Junyang Yan
Xinyuan Yan
Benjamin Edward Young
Lin Zhao
Madeline Rose Zukus
Elizabeth Ruth Zwally

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School

Alessandra M. Albert
Ashley Alexandra Albert
Nathan Anthony Catino
Meryl Jude Czeponis
Nicholas Joseph deManincor
Katelyn Marie Deitz
Caroline Marie Feese
Christopher R. Feudale
Michael Anthony Gresh

Peyton E. Kehler
Anne Elizabeth Metrocavage
Katie Inez Miller
Morgan Munson
Hoang Van Nguyen
Olivia T. Nguyen
Alana Jane Oakley
Hunter Dallas Reed
Kaitlyn Nicole Sandri

Robert Lawrence Scalia
Todd J. Scheuermann
Myra Anne Seidel
Emily Marie Shaffer
Emma Rae Shimko
Sarah Irene Strouse
Gavin John Yoder

Trinity High School

Taylor Nicole Arhondakis
Elijah Christian Mark Beard
Liam Matthew Beckett
Wyatt James Bender
Zane Colley-Allen Bennage
Justin Thomas Bodle
Samantha Marie Bohl
Natalie Wilson Borne
Matthew John Bowman
Spencer Michael Britt
Gracie Annette Britten
Patrick Henry Caffrey
Aaron Justin Cartwright
Aidan Braddock Casey
Rena Mary Charles
Holland Elizabeth Chavey
Thomas Joseph Cloak
Michael Charles Coleman
Lucy Elizabeth Cooper-Silvis
Ryan Gregory Crowell
Declan Thomas Cudahy
Sean Michael Cudahy
Jordyn Rose Davis
Maria Angeline DeFrancesco
Josef Ettore Domby
Jocelyn Tanner Dorsey
Grace Naomi Duggan
John Paul Dye
Macklin Steven Flake
Patrick David Giordano
Matthew Kelly Glinski
Drew Christopher Godfrey
Abigail Elizabeth Good
Evan Robert Gorka

Ava Marie Green
Logan Thomas Groff
Trey Matthew Guyer
Thomas Aidan Hallahan
Benjamin Thomas Hare
Paul Henry Hayes
Olilia Ann Idrovo
Victoria Lynn Johnson
Benedek Thomas Johnston
Matthew Lazarus Jones
Natalie Elizabeth Koranda
Dylan Zachary Kuntz
Terry Bernard Lawson, Jr.
Carter John Lazarus
Thomas Le
Elizabeth Rose Levin
Natalie Jean Levine
Sean Kendrick Maddigan
Olivia Ann Maddux
Benjamin Dominick Garrison Malay
Alyssa Marie Matzoni
Campbell Marie May
Donald Eugene McAuliffe III
Jaylin Marie McHugh-Moore
Julianne Patricia Miekley
Hanah Jin Miller
Kendall Rose Myers
Makoa Joseph Allen Niebel
Micah Samuel O’Neal-Sloane
Gloria Kathleen O’Neil
Cecilia Truc Pham
Theresa Trinh Pham
Anthony Patrick Powell
Aubrey Grace Quagliani

Margaret Mary Reagan
Ryan Joseph Reinhardt
Joshua Paul Rogers
Sophie Ann Rojas
Caitlyn Anastasia Rovito
Nicole Elizabeth Ruda
Sophia Elizabeth Sak
Hanna Nadine Salus
Nicholas Ryan Schiffer
Zachary James Serafin
Ansh Nikul Shah
Paul Robert Shook
Gianna Sophia Silvetti
Addy Louise Sitlinger
Eden Catherine Skreppen
Andrew John Snerr
Anne Marie Spila
AnnaMarie Inez Starvaggi
Ava Grace Stevenson
Abdullah Swati
Veronica Briana Trejo
Melanie Weiqin Uroda
Vanessa Tran Wacker
Joshua James Walker
Nyreke Rashad Wall
Jack Henry Warner
Payton Alexander Warner
Adam Joseph Warren
Lelia Elizabeth Webb
Macy Elizabeth Will
Luke Andrew Wyland
Isabella Jolie Zarkin

York Catholic High School

Quinn Anderson
Sofia Antolick
Dominic Blanchard
Preston Boeckel
Gina Bolli
Julianna Bona
Gavin Bonner
Wesley Bonner
Ireland Brennan
Keely Brennan
Samantha Bulik
Kaitlin Carl
Brett Catone
Anthony Catterall
Sophia DeBolt
Matthew Doyle
Anthony Ehrbar
Scott Fisher
Andrea Forry
Matthew Gick
Jaelyn Goulbourne
Victor Emilio Gurany
Jiwoo Ha
Anna Hale
Grace Hatchard
Grace Keesey

Mason Kovach
Adam Lake
Ethan Lang
Laura Laux
Hope Leavy-Gaskins
Megan Lehr
Zachary Lehr
Ying Li
Ella Linthicum
Dominic Marinelli,
John Marinelli
Macallan Mattheu
Sean McKeague
Michael McKnight
Samantha Mullen
Molly Nattans
Lena Ndasi
Natalie Neiman
Kaitlan Noll
Ashlyn O’Neill
Corinne Oswald
Ryan Perch
Nicholas Phillips
Kelleigh Pollock
Adam Ranieri
Joseph Rizzuto

Christian Saidel
Riley Santiago
Bernadette Schintz
Abigail Shaffer
Ryan Shanko
Theodore Skehan
Caroline Smith
Colin Smith
Mason Spearing
Shannon Staples
Dylan Staub
Anna Stich
Luisa Stout
Isabella Strand
Luke Strayer
Jonathan Stromberg
Shannon Toomey
Madeline Walker
Evan Webster
Alexis Weigard
Brennan Witman
De’kzeon Wyche
Jonathan Yinger
Joseph Zelis

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