73 Portville Central School seniors graduate at annual commencement Saturday

Portville Central School Valedictorian Christine Pagett delivers her valedictory address Saturday at the annual Portville commencement.

PORTVILLE — Seventy-three Portville Central School seniors graduated Saturday at the school’s annual commencement exercises in the school auditorium.

After Senior Hannah Kloss gave the opening invocation, Student Council President Cameron Lott expressed his disbelief at the Class of 2019 growing up so fast.

“Although it was a long journey, it seems like just yesterday when I was absolutely terrified of the seniors my freshman year and I was begging Nathan Kloc to help me figure out how to unlock my locker on our first day of school,” Lott said.

In his address, Salutatorian James Daley, son of Charles and Jocelyn Daley, told fellow graduates, family, friends and school staff that the future “is the ultimate question on our minds. Where will we be? What will we accomplish? Who will we meet? The next step in our lives, whether it be college, the military, trade school, or going straight into the workforce only shows a sliver of what’s really in store for us.”

Valedictorian Christine Pagett, daughter of Julie and John Pagett, had some advice for her fellow graduates: “I hope you all find happiness and share that happiness with everyone around you, no matter who they are. Don’t give up, even though life is a little complicated.”

She added: “Don’t change who you are for anyone, because you are the person you are meant to be and that person is just right. Be kind to others, and remember that whether our words are mean or kind, they are powerful and long-lasting. We must use them wisely.”

Board of Education President Daniel Wenke and District Superintendent Thomas Simon presented diplomas to the seniors. Awards and scholarships were presented by High School Principal Larry Welty.

GRADUATES:

Natalie Michelle Babb, Julie Renee Beard, Hunter Langdon Beaver, McKaylin Isabelle Beaver, Bradley Edward Beemer, Devon James Bender, Pattie M. Best, Leesa Rae Blinn, Corey Allen Bremiller, Indiana M. Brundage, Ericka Lynn Carlson, Destiny Marie Carro, Hannah Elizabeth Mary Cole, Sydney Marie Colligan, Rynae Lyn Cox, Mackenzie Lynn Crowner, James Phillip Daley, Cheyenne Elizabeth Davenport, Derek Martin Dean, Brooke Rebecca Decker, Hunter Lea DeYoe, Hunter R. Faulkner, Dalton Bryant Fitzgerald-Nuffer, Dylan Tyler Fox, Dustin Robert Frederick, Logan Manon Funden, Michael Davis Ganoung, Colton Michael Gibbons, Leigha Marie Haberly, William Thomas Hall IV, Dawson Michael James Havers, Kyla Elisebeth Heary, Conner Davis Hill, Deryck Alain Johnson, Zane Kachelmeyer, Arik Michael Kavanagh, Sierra Noelle Keim, Loralei Adrianna Kenyon, Nathan Lloyd Kloc, Hannah Elizabeth Kloss, Jade Mercedes Laurich, Jordan Santana Lippert, Dominic William Lockwood, Jacob Michael Losinger, Cameron Mario Lott, Kira May Martin, Jarett Bradley Mathes, Nicolas Martin Eugene McRae, Bethany Ann Miller, Elizabeth Marie Miller, Bryn Bly Milne, Brandon Tyler Murray, Zaine Thomas O’Brien, Christine Abigail Pagett, Anderson Eli Phillips, Noah James Pullins, Matthew Jacob Reisman, Cameron David Richards, Annabelle Grace Roberts, Charity Joslyn Roulo, Meagan Kristina Ruggles, Henry William Lloyd Schauer, Addison Lee Scutt Jr., Tanor James Shaw, Anthony Hayes Smith, Hailey Marissa Stout, Sydney Blinn Stringer, Alexis Lucille Studley, Maggie Christine Waugh, Carley Danielle Williams, Rileigh Anne Witherell, Kayla Michelle Wright and Michael Burdette Youngs.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • Natalie Michelle Babb — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award.
  • Julie Renee Beard — Lyman Baker Memorial Scholarship.
  • McKaylin Isabelle Beaver — Portville College Scholarship.
  • Bradley Edward Beemer — Vivian Marsh Memorial Scholarship.
  • Devon James Bender — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award.
  • Pattie M. Best — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award.
  • Indiana M. Brundage — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award, Eva M. Taggerty Memorial Scholarship, Bob and Barbara McCord and Jack Karl Scholarship.
  • Ericka Lynn Carlson — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship.
  • Destiny Marie Carro — William E. Wheeler Memorial Trust Fund Award.
  • Hannah Elizabeth Mary Cole — Portville Faculty Association Excellence in Education Award, Art & Antique Committee Scholarship, Laura Jopling Scholarship, Dawne Evans Joseph Scholarship Memorial Award.
  • Sydney Marie Colligan — Art & Antique Committee Scholarship, Michele Foss Bartholomew “Good Person” Scholarship, Dave Waugh Memorial Scholarship, Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship, Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship.
  • Rynae Lyn Cox — Harold E. Moulton Scholarship.
  • Mackenzie Lynn Crowner — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship.
  • James Phillip Daley — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Art & Antique Committee Scholarship, Robert “Dean” Travis Memorial Scholarship, Indeck Energy Scholarship, New York State Board of Regents Scholarship, Portville College Scholarship.
  • Cheyenne Elizabeth Davenport — William E. Wheeler Memorial Trust Fund Award, Amaranth Verna Harbeck Memorial Scholarship.
  • Derek Martin Dean — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship.
  • Hunter Lea DeYoe — Portville College Scholarships.
  • Dylan Tyler Fox — Jamestown Community College Manufacturing Technology Institute Scholarship, Arnold McHone Sr. Manufacturing Scholarship.
  • Logan Manon Funden — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Kinney Hose Excellence in Vo-Tech Scholarship, Summer Hill Memorial Scholarship.
  • Leigha Marie Haberly — Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship, Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship.
  • Arik Michael Kavanagh — Dave Waugh Memorial Scholarship.
  • Sierra Noelle Keim — Vivian Marsh Memorial Scholarship, Amaranth Verna Harbeck Memorial Scholarship.
  • Loralei Adrianna Kenyon — Portville College Scholarship.
  • Nathan Lloyd Kloc — Kinney Hose Scholarship, Laura Jopling Scholarship, Portville Sports Boosters Exceptional Athlete Award, Chuck Bretzin Jr. Scholarship, Tim Bushnell Memorial Scholarship, Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship, Adam Elliott Memorial Scholarship.
  • Hannah Elizabeth Kloss — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Laura Jopling Scholarship, New York State Board of Regents Scholarship, Portville College Scholarship.
  • Jade Mercedes Laurich — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship.
  • Dominic William Lockwood — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award.
  • Cameron Mario Lott — Friar Fund Award, Art & Antique Committee Scholarship, American Red Cross Scholarship, Franklinville Aristocrats Scholarship Award, Portville College Scholarship, Ben and Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship.
  • Bryn Bly Milne — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Vivian Marsh Memorial Scholarship, Art & Antique Committee Scholarship, Portville Sports Boosters Exceptional Athlete Award, Mike Murphy Foundation Scholarship.
  • Christine Abigail Pagett — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Art & Antique Committee Scholarship, Laura Jopling Scholarship, Anderson Family Scholarship, New York State Board of Regents Scholarship, Portville College Scholarship, John J. Murphy Family Scholarship.
  • Anderson Eli Phillips — Vivian Marsh Memorial Scholarship.
  • Matthew Jacob Reisman — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award, Jamestown Community College Manufacturing Technology Institute Scholarship.
  • Cameron David Richards.
  • Annabelle Grace Roberts — Long Family Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award.
  • Henry William Lloyd Schauer — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Long Family
  • Ty Hoagland Perseverance Award, Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship.
  • Anthony Smith — Burt Scholarship.
  • Hailey Marissa Stout — Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship.
  • Sydney Blinn Stringer — Vivian Marsh Memorial Scholarship.
  • Maggie Christine, Waugh — Portville Faculty Association Excellence in Education Award, Dr. Louise Merrick Memorial Scholarship, Michele Foss Bartholomew “Good Person” Scholarship, Chuck Bretzin Jr. Scholarship, Portville Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Carley Danielle Williams — Mike McGreevy Memorial Scholarship, Bernice Pierson Memorial Scholarship, Portville College Scholarship, Summer Hill Memorial Scholarship, Signe H. Johnson Scholarship.
  • Kayla Wright — William E. Wheeler Memorial Trust Fund, Portville College Scholarship.

(Contact reporter Rick Miller at rmiller@olean timesherald.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RMillerOTH)

(Contact reporter Rick Miller at rmiller@oleantimesherald.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RMillerOTH)

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