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County Vo-Tech Graduation, Somerset Resident Salutatorian

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of 161 students graduated Wednesday from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in 17 different vocational programs, ranging from automotive technology to the performing arts.

The Career and Technical Education Valedictorian for the class of 2017 is graphic communications student Daria Marini, of Bridgewater, and the Career and Technical Education Salutatorian is cosmetology student Kirsten Smith, of Somerset.

Valedictorians from the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences are Madalyn Arcurio, of Flemington; Stephanie Coppola, of Milford; Knushma Parekh, of Ringoes; and Emily Siniscalco, of Flemington. The salutatorian is Ruchi Patel, of Hillsborough.

Graduating this year are:

  • Aricelis Ahorrio, of Manville
  • Malak Akinlabi, of Franklin Park
  • Juan Amundsen, of Branchburg
  • Aishwarya Anand, of Somerset
  • Vlad Anisimov, of Bridgewater
  • Madalyn Arcurio, of Flemington
  • Hailey Baker, of Branchburg
  • Michael Bartkowiak, of Somerset
  • Raymond Bellaran, of Bridgewater
  • Robert Bender, of Hillsborough
  • Julianne Bianciella, of Raritan
  • Hailey Biz, of Basking Ridge
  • Brianna Bolt, of Hamilton
  • Gerard Booker, of Manville
  • Elizabeth Brown, of Raritan
  • William Brown, of Bridgewater
  • Adam Burnett, of Basking Ridge
  • Jennifer Calderon, of South Bound Brook
  • Huge Camacho, of Bound Brook
  • Rayden Canuel, of Raritan
  • Nicholas Carro, of Belle Mead
  • Marla Castillo, of Bound Brook
  • Thomas Caswell, of Manville
  • William Chiriboga, of Princeton
  • Timothy Cho, of Bridgewater
  • Emily Conlon, of Hillsborough
  • Stephanie Coppola, of Milford
  • Samuel Corn, of Ringoes
  • Rebecca Coviello, of Hillsborough
  • Ciani Crosby, of Bedminster
  • Derek Crosby, of Bridgewater
  • Ethan D’Alessandro, of Martinsville
  • Katherine Davis, of Skillman
  • Brian DeBias, of Branchburg
  • Kaitlyn Deo, of Martinsville
  • Emily DeSotelle, of Bridgewater
  • Veronica Dobranski, of Branchburg
  • Logan Dolci, of Hillsborough
  • Terrence Driscoll, of Bridgewater
  • Stephen Dutch, of Watchung
  • Kamiylah Eads-Lundy, of Somerset
  • Margaret Fairley, of Basking Ridge
  • Alexis Fasoli, of Raritan
  • Kristen Fernandez-Gonzalez, of South Bound Brook
  • Kendall Ferruggia, of Warren
  • Michelle Fishbeyn, of Ringoes
  • Ethan Fleming, of Bridgewater
  • Megan Flores, of Bound Brook
  • Barbara Follett, of Neshanic Station
  • Sarah Furman, of Flemington
  • Kaitlyn Gargirello, of Bridgewater
  • Salvatore Gargiulo, of Bridgewater
  • Meyer Gershater, of Bridgewater
  • William Glancey, of Green Brook
  • Shubhamkumar Gohil, of Hillsborough
  • Brandon Green, of Bound Brook
  • Layla Grier, of Bernardsville
  • Dylan Ham, of Bridgewater
  • Travis Hays, of Bound Brook
  • Emily Heathcote, of Branchburg
  • Benton Hellwig, of Bridgewater
  • Megan Hickson, of Branchburg
  • Skylar Holland, of Raritan
  • Carmen Huby, of Bridgewater
  • Ryan Ippolito, of Branchburg
  • Gabrielle Jacob, of North Plainfield
  • Mia Jaderlund, of Hillsborough
  • Chloe Jen, of Bridgewater
  • Khailah Johnson, of Somerset
  • Trevor Jones, of Belle Mead
  • Ricky Kelly, of North Plainfield
  • Jack Kinst, of Hillsborough
  • Emily Kopchains, Far Hills
  • Steven Kyle, of Branchburg
  • Sylvester LaBrunda, of Bedminster
  • Karyn LaCanna, of Neshanic Station
  • Brianna LaFace, of Warren
  • Tara Lardiere, of Branchburg
  • Dylan LaRue, of South Bound Brook
  • Jacob Lesser, of Bridgewater
  • Jaclyn Maese, of Basking Ridge
  • Kristen Marcinek, of Green Brook
  • Daria Marini, of Bridgewater
  • Andrew Martinez, of Bridgewater
  • Yessenia Martinez, of Bridgewater
  • Kayla McLaughlin, of South Bound Brook
  • Jack McManus, of Bridgewater
  • Priyanka Mehta, of Somerset
  • Steven Merrill, of North Plainfield
  • Christina Messner, of Hillsborough
  • Jacob Meyer, of Bridgewater
  • Victoria Moran, of Bridgewater
  • Harry Moreno Junco, of South Bound Brook
  • Jessica Moschette, of Flemington
  • Cassandra Mountney, of Raritan
  • Jostin Murillo, of Manville
  • Elaina Murnane, of Somerville
  • Tamia Muslim, of Plainfield
  • Samantha Neves, of Manville
  • Shawn O’Kane, of Bridgewater
  • Anamaria Onate, of South Bound Brook
  • Khusham Parekh, of Ringoes
  • David Parisi, of Bound Brook
  • Parth Patel, of Raritan
  • Ruchi Patel, of Hillsborough
  • Zachary Pawlikowski, of Bridgewater
  • Michael Pena, of Somerset
  • Liz Perez, of South Bound Brook
  • Michael Perez, of Bridgewater
  • Nicolette Peron, of Branchburg
  • Molly Piano, of Branchburg
  • Alok Pillai, of Hillsborough
  • Steven Pochick, of Green Brook
  • Satyakrishna Polavarapu, of Bridgewater
  • Sravanthi Polavarapu, of Bridgewater
  • Irene Rabinowitz, of Hillsborough
  • Andres Ramos, of North Plainfield
  • Madhavi Rana, of Neshanic Station
  • Marcelo Rios, of South Bound Brook
  • Amanda Rodriguez, of Somerville
  • Ashley Rodriguez, of Bound Brook
  • Jaclyn Romankow, of Gillette
  • Sydney Rutigliano, of Hillsborough
  • Gianna Sabo, of Hillsborough
  • Nicholas Sadlon, of Stirling
  • John Sala, of Belle Mead
  • Zairy Salas, of Somerset
  • Christopher Santos, of Branchburg
  • Michael Scillia, of Branchburg
  • Nicole Seyffart, of South Bound Brook
  • Palak Shah, of Hillsborough
  • Charles Sharkey, of Bridgewater
  • Meghan Sheasley, of Bridgewater
  • Varsha Shrinet, of South Bound Brook
  • Trevor Shu, of Somerset
  • Emily Siniscalco, of Flemington
  • Kirsten Smith, of Somerset
  • Nichole Sorge, of Milford
  • Jasmine Stanley, of Somerset
  • Erin Stewart, of Bridgewater
  • Ryan Stewart, of Franklin Park
  • Erika Stravalacci, of Hillsborough
  • Natasha Thurmond, of South Bound Brook
  • Bane Tindall, of Manville
  • Matthew Trucco, of Basking Ridge
  • Kimberly Vasquez, of North Plainfield
  • Shayne Vasquez, of Ringoes
  • Destynee Vegliante, of Hillsborough
  • Ciara Villanueva, of Bound Brook
  • Samantha Warchal, of Warren
  • Christopher Warren, of North Plainfield
  • Sydney Weber, of Bridgewater
  • Alyssa Wehrle, of Hillsborough
  • Ryan Zaborowski, of Bridgewater

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