UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP - Tyler Davenport began his address by talking about all the things he and his fellow Cumberland Regional graduates would miss, now that high school is over.
No longer will this class have to wait in line only to miss out on nachos for lunch, the valedictorian said. Never again will they have to make the difficult decision between yoga and badminton during gym class. And as for taking classes in double-wide trailers, that too is a distant memory.
For the graduates of Cumberland Regional, Monday's ceremony was a celebration of the past - even the silly parts - and a hopeful look toward the future. Although his memories of school are fond ones, Davenport stressed to the graduates that it is important to look ahead.
"Graduation is not a time for focusing on what's behind us, but what's in front of us," he said. "We have countless doors of opportunity in front of us and the ability to open them all."
Davenport's speech elicited a standing ovation from his classmates. The 326-member graduating class is the school's largest in 20 years.
Although heavy downpours spotted the area late Monday afternoon, the sun broke through the clouds and stayed throughout the entire ceremony, allowing the procession to go on without any cuts to the program.
The graduation featured two versions of the national anthem, the singing of Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This" as the class song and the singing of the school song.
Salutatorian Miye Kathleen Jacques said the past four years may have been difficult for some students, but their teachers never gave up on them - the graduates owe it to all the people who have helped them along the way to go out and find success.
"In life," she said, "there is only one thing that will keep you from achieving everything: Yourself."
Class adviser Dena Brogen said the past four years were a challenge and a learning experience. But, she said, the Class of 2009 will make its mark on the world - all they have to do is continue working hard.
"Tomorrow," Brogen said, "dream new dreams."
The graduates are:
Christian A. Acevedo, Greta M. Anderson, Summer Amanda Anderson, Mary Rose Atkinson, Mariah Samon Bailey, Joshua R. Barbeck, Adam E. Barber, Courtney Anna Barbera, Katelyn Lou Bayzick, Natalie M. Beattie, Brittany Nickolle Bender, Ebony Chanele Bergen, Ciara Mariah Bermudez, Allison Ryan Blasingame, Matthew J. Blizzard, Breanna Boardley, Cassidy L. Bortle, Garrett Boss, Samuel D. Boss, Douglas J. Bowman Jr., Brittany A. Bozarth, Joantae N. Brown, Jamesha Pearl-Che' Bryant, Michel'le Janae Bryant, Michael R. Buchan, Jirmar R. Burden, Jasmine Shaquan Burrus, Jodi-Lynne Butcher, Jonathan Callaway Jr., Jason David Capo, Brandon M. Carella, Richard A. Castellini, Eric A. Cauley, William C. Cavallo, Francesca Chappius, Sharadan B. Chick, Ashley Rose Clark, Davon Ross Cochran, Judy L. Coleman, Moriah Concetta Collins, Betty D. Colson, Ivory Comer, Matthew Bud Cook, Timothy Cook, Laura M. Cooper, Glenn A Corbett, Miguel A. Corchado, Dowon Lorenza Cornwall, Staci L. Cornwell, Kerrianne Costantino, Megan Cross, Maria L. Cruz, Howard Lee Cuff, Dana Christine Darpino, Tyler S. Davenport, Chelsea Elizabeth Davis, Kevin Joseph Davis, Kristopher Harland Davis, Sean Cordrey Davis, Victoria Lynn Dayton, Drew E. DeLeonardis, Katherine M. Delgado, Joshua Paul DiDonato, Deshay T. Dickson, Ashton Lee Dixon, Jeffrey M. Downs, Caitlin E. DuBois, Cory D. DuBois, Kelsey Louise DuBois, Nikkiah A. DuBose, Alice Mae Durham, Darrin Stacey Durham, Jeffrey Durham, Samantha M. Eaddy-Walker, Cody J. Eldridge, Staci Susan Elia, Devyn A. Ellingsworth, Ashleigh Heather Elwell, Brandi Engle, Joseph A. Esposito, Danielle Annalee Evans, Kevin D. Evans, Maria K. Evans, Amberlene I. Faison, Jason L. Hadley Fentress, Eron L. Ferrer, Corey Michael Finley, Brooke Leigh Fisher, Charles Tyler Fisher, Joseph Harold Fogg IV, Noeleen Patricianne Foor, Christopher Nathaniel Ford, Donald A. Ford, Joseph Daniel Ford, Kaitlin Ann Ford, Nicole M. Forman, William G. Freitag Jr., Samuel Josef Friedman, Joshua Lee Garrison, Paige D. Garrison, Steven R. Garrison, Paul Michael Giacalone, Deena K. Glenning, Wilfredo Gomez III, Chrystal Briana Gould, Lauren S. Gould, Ryon L. Green, Stephanie Marie Griner, Jessica Leign Grossman, Brian K. Gutenkunst Jr., Jessica Haaf, Latisha Marie Hall, Joseph Allen Hamidy, Derek Marska Hankins, Holly Lee Hannan, Jayne Ella Hardwick, Warren Blake Harmon, Joseph A. Harmon, Nikiya Marie Harris, Travis Joseph Harris, Harold S. Hatch Jr., Katherine Marie Havens, Kristin N. Hayes, Rose Ann Marie Hayes, Anthony Haynes, Gabrielle Michelle Heimbach, Bryan P. Henderson, Anallely Hernandez, Kelby Elizabeth Hitchner, Alana P. Homan, Amy Marie Homan, Isiah Joel Howell, Jennifer Hoy, Maria G. Hoyos, Kyle W. Irons, Aaron Jacobs, Miye Kathleen Jacques, Rachel Madeline Johnson, Solomon Emmanuel Johnson, Ameena Kamika Jones, Malik Shabazz Jones, Jenna Marie Karcher, Kenneth E. Kernan, Seth E. Key, Christopher Thomas Kiessling, Burl Robert Kimble III, Chelsea Anita Klein, Robert William Klenk, LaRa'e Chanelle Knight, Terri Nicole Knight, Gina Anne Krawiec, Amanda Lynn Krevetski, Rebecca Lynn Krupa, Barry Dennis Anthony Larro, Kaitlyn Lathberry, Julian Anthony Leano, Andrew Ledden, Jordan Scott Lewis, Jaclyn Nicole Liedike, Katherine Irene Loew, Alysia Marie Long, Deannah Victoria Lopez, Shaquanna Shanae' Love, Taquanna Shanea Love, Suraj Jayson Malhan, Mathew Jacob Manetas, Amber Christian Marcus, Gabriela Matias-Garcia, Alexa C. Matlock, Kristen Amy Maurer, Catherine Lynn May, Devan Brooke McAllister, Jennie R. McClain, Nicole McClintock, Jasmin Kashmere McClough, Darryl S. McCoy, Shalonn L. McCoy, Vinchel Lapree McKoy, Courtney E. McLaughlin, Paige Nicole McMahon, Thomas Christopher McMillan, Joseph Salvatore McPherson, Nathaniel A. Meade, Joel I. Melendez, Gage H. A. Mick, Kayelyn Brittanie Miller, Arielle Marie Minch, Amanda Lynn Mitchell, Ryan N. Mitchell, Tre'shawn Mitchell, Amanda Kay Moncrief, Brandon Lee Moore, Thomas Edward Moore, Victoria Moorhouse, John M. Morris, Alysha N. Mosley, Sean Tyler Mourning, Mozykus, Crystal N., Kirsten Nicole Mullins, Tiffany Amber Muntz, Alaina Marie Murphy, Bruce Edward Murphy III, Jenna Marie Nardelli, Amanda Lynn Newsome, Derrick R. Nickle, Joel Hagemu Ono, Jimmie Jay Ore II, Adolfo Omar Ortiz, Amanda M. Overstreet, Charles A. Owens, Efisio Pala, Courtney Morgan Pastirko, James Joseph Patitucci, Sean J. Pedrick, Julisa Monique Pender, Joseph F. Peterson III, Kristina Marie Peterson, Anthony John Petrunis, Joshua Aubry Piccioni, Andrew M. Pierce, Jason Michael Pierce, Marlon Leon Pierce, Micah I. Pierce, Stephanie Pierce, James E. Pierce-Johnson, Devon Dominick Pizzo, Bradley Thomas Plummer, Kenneth A. Prince, Brenda Puentes, Taylor Rochelle Purdy, Philip S. Quick IV, Elizabeth A Quigley, Jerote Michael Ragsdale, Jared Vincent Randazzo, Laura Marie Randazzo, Matthew Salvatore Randazzo, Dominique Daquan Raymond, Paul M. Regalbuto Jr., Gerard Jack Reilly Jr., Adam Kent Ridgway, Anthony Thomas Ridgway, Jonathon Michael Riley, Candice Nashae Rios, Christa Rica Rios, Jeffrey Ritter, Camille Shanice Robbins, Brandi M. Robinson, Caitlin Mackenzie Rodgers, Kayla Marie Rodriguez, Karen Alexandra Rogers, Jonathan S. Roldan, Morgan Rollins, Rachel M. Rose, Gerald Reuben Roundtree III, Desiree' Patrice' Rucker, Matthew V. Rutter, David Saul, Katilyn Pearl Sawyer, Nicole Lynn Sayres, Andrew Schweitzer III, Nicholas Bryan Scull, Jessica Lyn Scythes, Melissa Ann Seel, Amber M. Segers, Matthew L. Sernaque, Jesse David Settrella, Joseph Robert Shea, Berlin Shelton, Michael Kyle Shipman, Lauren Nicole Shrader, Tyler Scott Shumate, Maxim Skornyakov, Gable Jarman-Freas Smith, Melissa Lynn Smith, Robert Lee Smith Jr., Steven R. Smith, Vashti Shemai Smith, Wade M. Smith Jr., Wayne Smith, Lewis Earl Snow Jr., Joseph J. Sorantino, Ashley Nichole Soto, Denise Shamay Spence, Kirsten Bri'anna Stafford, Brianna Stahlberger, Johnnie Stidham, Myriah Lynne Still, Shakeria M. Still, Alexandria Marie Stoffels, Avery Elizabeth Strait, Reid Oliver Strait, Zachary Ryan Strang, Katelynn Rebecca Street, Michael Anthony Szekely, Derek Mitchell Tarpine, Jonathan Michael Taylor, Richard Allen Terry Jr., Keyaira Lynn Thomas, Steven R. Thurston, Emily Ann Tiptjew, Victoria Michelle Tkaczynski, Jack D. Tyler IV, Meg Annette VanderVeer, Bradley William VanPelt, Chanell Denise Veney, Rommel Matthew Ventocilla, Anthony M. Vivona, Fallon Paige Waechter, Katelyn Walsh, Sarah Alyse Warren, Christina Marie Welden, Ashleigh Kathleen Wells, Courtney Lynn West, Megan Renea West, Brandon Jay White, Jesse R. White, Brian Allen Whitesell, Jacob D. Williams, Michael Howard Williams, Roger Owen Williams Jr. , Stacie'-Dawn Williams, Danielle Leigh Williamson, Jonathan H. Winrow, Michael Wayne Wolbert Jr., Travis Wolbert, Amber-Danielle Worley, Linda D. Young.
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