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Area schools name valedictorians

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:14 p.m.

Editor's note: This article was modified Monday, June 7, 2004, to correct the spelling of Nicole E. Bielick's name.

The following students were named valedictorian and salutatorian of their graduating classes:

  • Belle Vernon Area High School: Valedictorian is Marie C. Jennewine; salutatorian is Jonathan C. Porter.

  • Burrell High School: Did not name a valedictorian. Class speakers are Joanna Lee McVey and Christina Angela Dastolfo.

  • Derry Area High School: Co-valedictorians are Mitch DePree and Jason McCullough.

  • Franklin Regional High School: Valedictorian is Shavitri Ananda Mahendiran; class speaker is Rashi Venkataraman.

  • Greater Latrobe High School: Valedictorian is Yusha Liu; salutatorian is Louis Steiner.

  • Greensburg Central Catholic High School: Did not name a valedictorian. Principal's Award winners with a 4.15 grade point average or higher are Alexander Miller, Bradley Miller, Katherine Pomerleau, Brandon Shutty, Jonathan Stem, Carlene Ulish and Jacqueline Wilhelmy.

  • Greensburg Salem High School: Did not name a valedictorian. Class speakers are Nichole E. Bielick, Stephen J. DeMatteo and Cara Spencer.

  • Hempfield Area High School: Top five graduates are Jennifer Gillett, Andrew Hamilton, Alexa Talamo, Jamie Wichrowski and Brian Wolfgang.

  • Jeannette High School: Valedictorians are Scott Bold, Ian Brown, Scott Empfield, Michael Salvatore and Katie Slaughter.

  • Kiski Area High School: Speakers are Adam Haag, Christopher Lucas and Lena Tobin.

  • Laurel Valley High School: Speaker is Erin Mack. Valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced Monday.

  • Ligonier Valley High School: The valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced Monday morning. Amanda Barnhart will deliver the commencement address.

  • Monessen High School: Co-valedictorians are Kathryn Margaret Fromcia and Zachary Mark Cerini; salutatorian is Derrick W. Helon.

  • Norwin High School: Valedictorian is Joseph Yurko; salutatorian is Jaclyn Megrey.

  • Penn-Trafford High School: Valedictorian is Daniel Pencoske; salutatorian is Megan Schultz.

  • Southmoreland Senior High School: Valedictorian is Jason A. Yoder; salutatorian is Nicholas Owen Huff.

  • Valley High School: Valedictorian is Jennifer Claassen; salutatorian is Matthew Yeamans.

  • Yough High School: Valedictorian is Steven Ellsworth; salutatorian is Sara Hager.

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