Holy Cross High School will hold its 2016 commencement on Friday, June 3, at Sette LaVerghetta Center at Marywood University with 115 seniors graduating. Commencement speakers will include The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton; Benjamin D. Tolerico, Holy Cross principal, and Msgr. David L. Tressler, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools, superintendent of schools.
Honored guests will be Ms. Kathleen A. Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of schools; Mrs. Michele Long, assistance superintendent of schools, and Msgr. Thomas M. Muldowney, Vicar General, Diocese of Scranton.
A Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton, with Rev. Cyril D. Edwards as principal celebrant and homilist.
Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 is Zoe Haggerty, daughter of David and Rebecca Haggerty, South Abington Township, who will major in biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Scranton.
At Holy Cross, she has been president of the National Honor Society, and a member of Crusaders for Compassion, Modern Foreign Languages Club, PJAS, Pro Life/Mission Club, Scholastic Bowl, cross country team and track and field team.
Salutatorian is Samuel Collura III, son of Sam and Maria Collura of Carbondale. He will major in petroleum and natural gas engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. At Holy Cross, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Modern Foreign Languages Club, Pro-Life/Mission Club, Scholastic Bowl, and basketball team.
Members of the 2016 Holy Cross graduating class include: Alyssa Marie Alfano, Kayla Marie Rose Angelo, Alexandria Jane Arbie, James John Backus, Melissa M. Berardelli, Abigail Elizabeth Bloom, Aaron Jeffrey Bogdanski, Bridget Lynn Boginski, Dominique Bonavoglia, Nikolaos Michael Boniello, Alexandria Borgia, Richard James Boyle, Christine Maria Brannon, Emily Sharon Burden.
Devon Catherine Carey, David Michael Carter, Molly Anne Cerep, Matthew Phillip Cicco, Sean Francis Collins, Samuel Peter Collura III, Casey Michael Connolly, Antonia Rose Corma, Alexandra Nicole Covaleski, Isabelle Crotti, Gabriella Sunni Day, Jacqueline P. Dende, Reilly Marie Dugan, Claire Elena Duncan, Felicia Elizabeth Dzielak, Emily Margaret Faith, Emily Anne Fisher, Ryan R. Fisher, Alyssa Marie Flannery, Lauren Ashley Franklin and Kathleen Brady Fricke.
Gabrielle Rose Geldhof, Andrew Evan Gownley, Lexie Ann Green, Mackenzie Anne Greenfield, Edward Peter Gregorowicz, Jocelyn Nicole Griffin, Julie Marie Haefele, Zoe Rose Haggerty, Sierra Elizabeth Hembury, Alexis Lynn Holeve, Taylor Zdislava Karkut, Kayle Marie Kincel, Kevin C. Kizis, Olivia Yvonne Klein, Ashley E. Kneier, Erin Elizabeth Kranick, Emily Rose Kuchwara and Courtney Elizabeth Kuschke.
William Edward Legg, Noah J. Leopard, Karl James Lewis, Moriah Lukasik, Eric Joseph Macarski, Thomas Vincent Malone, Angelo Mancinelli, Cierra Christina Marino, Matthew James Marsh, Edward J. Carlacci Mazaleski, Rachel Angelica Mazur, Courtney Ann McDonnell, Shannon Marie McDonough, Jake H. McGovern, Sierra McKenzie McPhillips, Joshua Thomas Blaise Megliola, Rachel Mariea Merritt, Joshua Paul Mesaris, Dylan Richard John Michalek, Brooke Miller, Brendan M. Mizok, John Jeffrey Montefour, Luke Gerald Monteleone, Cindy Vazquez Morales, Nina Marie Mucciolo, and Robert Joseph Murphy Jr.
Matthew R. Nealon, Gannon Joseph Richards Palmiter, Patrick John Pastore, Patrick John Pastore, Emily Grace Pettinato, Abigail Elizabeth Phillips, Michael J. Pope III, Allie Elizabeth Rainey, Justin David Daniel Reed, Caitanne Mary Robinson, Emily Nichole Robinson, Michael Liam Rogers, Karalyn Ann Rook, Laurel Ann Schuster, Monica Seamon, Monica Rose Shaffern, Alex John Shattin, Austin Thomas Shattin, Alyssa Marie Sheehan-Fazio, Tze Chi Shiang, Nathan Robert Skrutski.
Jeffrey Robert Smicherko, Brian Gregory Sokol, Timothy James Sokolowski, Sarah E. Sporko, Joshua S. Strony, Andrei Y. Svistunov, Sarah Rachel Tanana, Isabelle Madeline Tokash, William Trainor, Nicholas John Vaccaro, Robert Charles Warner III, Larissa Webster, Thomas R. Williams, Chad Stephen Yurkovic, and Zachary John Zaluski.