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Spotswood High School Celebrates Class Of 2018

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018 on the last day of school in the district. In front of family, friends and the Spotswood High School faculty and staff in the school's gymnasium, Spotswood High School seniors ended one chapter of their lives and began another.

Adi Zacks was the valedictorian for the Class of 2018 and Thomas Newton was the salutatorian. Zacks was also treasurer for the senior class while Allison Gardner was the president. Christopher Mathew was the senior class vice-president and David Addesso was the secretary.

Numerous members of the graduating class were honored with awards for their contributions for their time as a Charger. Recipients included:

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  • Fred Rago - Nursing Award
  • Courtney Potter and Brandon Rubin - "Continue to be a Hero"
  • Daniel Pinnella - Joseph Granata Scholarship
  • Thomas Lynch - Armed Forces Pride
  • Alex Hartman - Joseph Bove Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Matthew Catanazi - PBA Criminal Justice Award
  • Erin Malin - PBA Community Service Award
  • Jarrett Schneider - Sgt. Jim Hansen Award
  • Erin Malin - Kathleen and James J. Boylan Memorial Award
  • John Tobia - Hinal Patel Memorial Award
  • Thomas Newton - Lois Mitchell for Love of Country Award
  • Erin Malin - Sgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Bojana Misovic - Spc. Michael Gonzalez Scholarship Award
  • Brittany Modica - Michael S. Kissling Memorial Scholarship
  • John Tobia - SEA Scholarship
  • Rachel Corson and Emily Ievolella - Outstanding Service to Yearbook Award
  • Jesse Sliker, Maria Wornowicz, Thomas Paccione and Stephen Egry – Woodmere Crescent Park Community Service Award
  • Christopher Mathew, Amanda Mausser and John Tobia – PTA Scholarship Award
  • Naomi Martinez – Erna Miller Achievement Award
  • Melanie Eckert and Xavier Silveria – Foreign Language Award
  • Emily Sullivan – Creative Writing Award
  • Ashley Murphy – Special Achievement Award
  • Allison Gardner – Student Representative to the Board
  • Rebecca Peck-Garcia and Caitlin Smith – Central Office Community Service Scholarship
  • Erin Malin and Devin Ryan – Tony Vaz Commitment to Education Excellence Scholarship
  • Camryn Andrulewich – Future Educator Award
  • Matthew Amador – Jeffrey Szatkowski Forever #7 Friendship Award
  • Michaela Robinson and Justin Dekovics – Follow in my Footsteps Scholarship Award in Memory of Nicole Surace
  • David Addesso – Special Act of Kindness Award in Memory of Nicole Surace and Jeffrey Szatkowski
  • Allsion Garner – Linda R. Greenstein 14th District Legislative Award
  • Sarah Marotta and Thomas Newton – Milltown Democratic Organization Award
  • Christopher Mathew – Mr. Chris Slavicek Mayor’s Award
  • Brandon Rubin – Spotswood Republican Award
  • Allison Gardner – SWM Sustainability Award
  • Gina Ridgway – Excellence in Business Award
  • Megan Clarke, Michaela Robinson, Amanda Mausser, Kimberly Loureiro and Jayme Herman – Outstanding DECA Award
  • Allison Gardner and Kyle Dougert – SHS Community Service Award
  • Erin Malin – Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Matthew Evanego – Social Services Award
  • David Addesso – Jennifer “Cheere” Chirico Scholarship
  • Matthew Chludzinski – Achievement in English Award
  • Adi Zacks, Devin Ryan and Sean Wesen – Excellence in Acting Award
  • Daniel Pinnella – Excellence in Theatrical Leadership Award
  • Devin Ryan – Teri Shook Memorial Award
  • David Addesso – Excellence in Fine Arts Award
  • Alexa Csizmar – Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts
  • Anna Gabriel and Kimberly Wright – Kids Create Leadership Award
  • Sarah Marotta and Vincent Guardiola – Spotswood Athletic Department Male and Female Athletes of the Year
  • Michael Izzo – Stanley Osofsky Memorial Award
  • Nicholas Vincelli – John Buchko Memorial Award
  • Matthew Chludzinski – NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award
  • Nicolette Maselli and Matthew Evanego – GMC Senior Scholar Athlete Award
  • Sarah Marotta and Derek Buhl – GMC Sportsmanship Award
  • Courtney Potter – Herff Jones/Spotswood High School Student Athlete Award
  • Alexander D’Amico, Adi Zacks, Donald Schaffer, Richard Karczewski and Faith Nandor, Jonathan Vizzi, Kimberly Mikic and Robert Peabody – School Counseling Scholarships
  • Allison Gardner and Christopher Mathew – Student Council Achievement Award
  • Solomon Tyson – Gill Geada Band Service Award
  • Solomon Tyson, Jeanne Parrilla and Thomas Newton – Outstanding Musicianship Award
  • Stephen Gardner – Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
  • Devin Ryan – John Philip Sousa Award
  • Sean Wesen and Matthew Chludzinski – Pep Band Award
  • Thomas Newton – Outstanding Achievement in Math
  • Marin Bohinski – Outstanding Achievement in Science
  • Matthew Evanego – Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science
  • Thomas Newton – Social Studies Award
  • Matthew Chludzinski, Matthew Evanego and Brittany Modica – Outstanding Attendance Award
  • Krystal VanWageninge and Krista VanWageninge – William Marin McDonald Award
  • David Addesso – Community Service Award
  • Courtney Potter – Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Community Service Award
  • Christopher Mathew – Leadership Award
  • Liana Yanchuck – Leadership Award
  • Sarah Marotta and Ian DeBoer – Citizenship Award
  • Thomas Newton – Outstanding Student Award
  • Emily Sullivan, Adi Zacks, Thomas Newton, Matthew Chludzinski, Marcela Adiao, Sarah Marotta, John Tobia, Stephen Gardner, Marin Bohinski, Brandon Rubin, Alyse Messeroll, Matthew Evanego, Michael Stanaway, Allison Gardner and Kimberly Loureiro – Spotswood Scholars
  • Alan Burt – Lijwanti Bhasin Scholarship
  • Griffin Figueroa – Most Improved Student Award

The graduating class for 2018 from Spotswood High School included: David Bryan Addesso, Marcela Alessandra Adiao,* Matthew D. Amador, Camryn Rose Andrulewich, Nina Aprile, Cassandra Archer, Gianna Asciolla, Joey M. Bartusek, Raymond Baureko, Alexander Bedi, Michelle Gabrielle Benigno, Marin Veronica Bohinski, Derek J. Buhl, Alan Burt, Nathaniel William Carone, Matthew Ryan Catananzi, Matthew John Chludzinski*, Megan Cia, Megan Elizabeth Clarke*, Alex Cohen, Thomas Conahan, Joshua Daniel Correa, Rachel Elzabeth Corson, Alexa Rac Csizmar, Emily Anne Curnal, Alexander F D'Amico*, Rachel M. D'Armiento, Justin Dalrymple, Dana Marie Dantoni*, Jan Patrick DeBoer, Justin Dekovics*, Kyle Daniel Dougert, Kaitlin M. Dwyer*, Mark C. Ebube, Melanic Nicolc Eckert, Stephen Anthony Egry, Yousef Elhalaka, Matthew Evanego, Chance J. Fee, Scott Fifficla, Griffin M. Figueroa, Justin Dominick Fiorello, Anna Gabriel, Maria M. Gallegos, Payal Gami, Norberto N. Garcia, Allison Courtney Gardner*, Stephen James Gardner*, Jacob Gerstein, Sara Michelle Gibbs, Katic Griggs, Vincent M. Guardiola*, Danny Nagy, Ramzy Hanna, Alex John Hartman, Jack W. Henry, Jayme Ilana Herman, Emily levolella, Nicole Marie Iwanski, Michael Izzo, Brandon Michael Jernce, Trevor J. Jozefowicz*, Anthony Miguel Juarez, Michael K. Kaczmarski, Richard Karczewski, Samuel Koniuszewski, Ashleigh Kwityn, Marina Grace Lawrence, Michael Steven LeRoy, Elizabeth Grace LoBiondo, Vincent LoCastro, Valerie Lorincz, Kimberly E. Loureiro*, Daniel J. Lumsden, Thomas Alan Lynch, Erin Marie Malins, Sarah Grace Marotta*, Alex Marques, Naomi L. Martinez, Nicolette Rose Maselli, Vincent Michael Maselli, Christopher P. Mathew*, Amanda Noelle Mausser*, Joseph F. Mazzella, Dylan Joseph McCoy*, Gabriella Erika Meola, Beca Mesluiky, Alyse Marie Messeroll, Kimberly Milzic, Benjamin Tobias Milburn, Joseph Patrick Minnihan, Bojana Misovic, Brittany Ann Modica, Brianna Ryan Mulcahy*, Ashley Maric Murphy*, Robert Muscarella, Bavely Nalzhla, Faith Ann Nandor, Thomas Payne Newton, Abdulla Nieskens, Shea Obado, Alexander Olmo, Andrew Oross, Zamora Osarieme Osahon, Thomas Joseph Pacciono, Amy E. Panico, Jeanne Elizabeth Parrilla*, Nisil Patel, Robert Daniel Peabody*, Rebecca W. Peck-Garcia, Tyler Anthony Pepe, John Anthony Pfeifer, Daniel James Pinnella, Courtney Donna Potter*, Katelynn Elizabeth Poulson, Joseph C. Ptak, Fred P. Rago Jr., Meriham Ramadan, Jonathan Matthew Ramirez, Chloe Rence Rampersad, Gina H. Ridgway*, Michaela Colby Robinson, Emily Marie Rocha*, Justin Rochford, Justin Rodriguez, Chloe Lyn Rosofsky, Brandon Rubin, Abraan Rubio, Devin Ryan*, Faizan Saboor, Evan C. Santana, Isabella C. Santiago, Rawcd J. Sayah, Jarrett Schneider, Dylan Seel, Giancarlo Semilia, Donald Raymond Shaffer*, Xavier Silveira, Jesse Sliker, Alexander James Smith, Caitlin Smith*, Daniel P. Smith, Andrew Snyder, Joseph Sorrentino, Jesse Lee Sowell, Nichole M. Spina, Michael Alexander Stanaway, Emily Bridget Sullivan*, Amanda Szajko, Brandon S. Taboris, Matthew P. Tarrant, Dominic Tesoriero, John Michail Tobia*, Solomon Kingsley, Tyson Krista, Jade Van Wageninge, Krystal Ann Van Wageninge, Megan Vaughn-Haupt, Edgardo Velasco III, Nicholas R. Vincelli, Jonathan Vincent Vizzi*, Kayla Claire Wathen*, Sean Joseph Wesen, Maria Wornowicz, Kimberly Rose Wright, Liana Corin Mala Yanchuck* and  Adi Zacks*.

A * after a student’s name means the person what a member of the National Honor Society.

June 20 was the last day of school for the Spotswood School District for students and staff.

 

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