Rich East Holds 55th Commencement Exercises

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Joe and Eve Bona with their Grandpa, WWII and Pearl Harbor Veteran Charles Varner. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Rich Township High School, East Campus held its 55th Commencement Exercises Sunday, May 18th at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park. The class Valedictorian Lindsay Simon of Park Forest, IL will be attending New York University, New York, in the fall.

The Salutatorian, Jordan Marschke of Park Forest, IL, will be attending Yale University, Connecticut, in the fall. Both students received full academic scholarships. In addition, Lindsay received straight “As” during her entire high school career.

There were 240 graduates in the class. The class earned approximately $1 million in scholarship. Some of post graduates plans include: 58 students will attend Illinois State Universities, 73 students will attend out-of- State Universities or Colleges, 40 students will attend Community Colleges, and 4 students will be entering the Military.

The class had 11 National Honor Society members: Joseph Bona, Dominique Burton, Sarah Deitch, Mallory Hall, Nashawnda Holloway, Jordan Marschke, Joshua Martinez, Kyle McManaway, Jose Plancarte, Linsdsay Simon, and Corey Stutts.

Ten students qualified for Illinois State Scholars status: Joshua Cahill, Johnny Cheung, Sarah Deitch, Mallory Hall, Jordan Marschke, Joshua Martinez, Kyle McManaway, Jose Plancarte, Lindsay Simon, and Corey Stutts.

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Brian Lawson and Coach B. Reade (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

The class also had 32 PSAE Scholars, 40 graduate with a 3.5 or higher, and approximately 45 seniors took 3 or more Advanced Placement courses. Athletic stand-outs Brain Lawson (Football and Wrestling), Ijeoma Ibe (Track) and Jacina Sims (Track) received athletic scholarships to Northern Illinois University, IL and St. Xavier, University, IL respectively.

The following are the graduates of the class of 2008:

Christian Nicholas Adams, Olaide Janet Agunloye, Mario De Shaun Allen, Meghan Christina Allen, Jeff Javier Altman, Robert Charles Alvarado, Pedro Raphael Alvarez, Renauld Kennedy Amos, Elizabeth Augustine Andersen, Arvin Joseph Andrews, Delashay Rena Atkins, Ryan S. Baker, Brittney Mar’ Shae Ball, Tiara Shanae Banks, Janea D. Bankston, Shawn Lee Barnes, Rodney D. Bauseman, Henry Bentley, Nia Oni Beverly, Aaron Billingsley, Evelyn Aurora Bona, Joseph Albert Bona, Shaunmonique Ta Shaunna Bowling, Alex James Boyed, Latoya N. Brand, Zachary T. Brim, Glendolyn Rena’ Brinkley, Robert Brooks, Maurice Anthony Brown, Brandon Burns, Dominique LaFaye Burton.

Joshua Samuel Cahill, Meagan Elizabeth Calleros, Maria A. Carbajal, Samuel Eugene Carrell, William A. Carter, Christina M. Carver, Arion Lennet Catchings, Daniel Rashad Chandler, Kalvin Anthony Cheeks, Johnny Cheung, Gregory Anthony Clark, Samuel Colar, Jeffrey T. Collier, Ruben Robert Contreras, Malcolm Xavier Cook, Jonathan Leon Cooper, Tiana Cox, Michael Craig, Nadia Lashelle Crawley, Marcos R. Cuevas, Denita Lashurn Culbreath, Jurane Marcellus Culbreath, Louis Henry Danner, Diontay Robert Davis, Natasha Tashy Davis, Sarah Ann Deitch, Darius A. Dennard, Melisa Lyn Devlin, Marcus Dixon, Tyangela Raeshawn Dortch, Caitlin Jordan Douglas, Christa Lachell Dykes.

Barry Eugene Louis Earls, Tonyanica Latifah Elam, Quiana M. Ervin, Jarrell Columbus Ewing, Justin William Ewing, Tracey Faulkner, Monique Ferguson, Brandon Fleming, Auriel D. Foster, Jonathan Kristopher Foster, Rikita J. Franklin, Quinsetae Yantae Galloway, Tianna M. Galloway, Joshua Jacob Gant, Kristine Danielle Garcia, Jessica M. Gilbert-King, Lyndsie M. Gilmore, Amanda Lynn Gonzalez, Kiara Celeste Gray, Alonzo Tyrone Green, Celeste Asa Joy Green, Lamark Green, Markiel Green, Nichol Francesca Veronica Green, Jaron L. Griffin, Anntrinia Shalonta Gunby.

Justin Michael Hall, Mallory Mae Hall, Terrance Martez Hall, Mickietha Claudette Hampton, Monique Shantay Hardy, Raquel T. Harris, Christopher R. Harrison, Ramesha Janay Hart, Jivini D. Hayes, Cezar Hernandez, Felix Hernandez, Esther Elizabeth Hibbs, Lloyd M. Hinton, Jamie Ann Hobbs, Tiffany Nicole Hobbs, Kayla Janae Hodges, Kiara Monique Holbrook, Nashawnda Nasha Holloway, Shawnda Holloway, Joshua T. Holt, Brittany Michelle Hopkins, Macala Laverne Marlene Hudson, Brian J. Hyles, Stephanie Ijeoma Ibe, Jerome Cortez Ingram, Esther J. Inyang.

Lamont Levell Jackson, Kandace Denise Jamison, Andre Khiry Johnson, Edward Deandre Johnson, Kaliah Amy Johnson, DeJuan LaVelle Jones, Joseph P. Jones, Vincent Maurice Jones, LaDonna Jordan, Daniel Timothy Kapost, Kenice Marie King, Christopher Logan Klaser, Katelyn Marie Koehler, Heather T. Koons, Kevin Martin Kurnat, Brian Adam Lawson, Denzel R. Lee, Ian T. Little, Brittany Lauren Luckett, Gabrielle Tess Lyons, Kevin Alexander Manson, Jordan Lynsee Marschke, Adam Donald Martinez, Joshua Eric Martinez, Edward Scott Matthews, Aja Marie Mayfield, Brittany Mona McCloudy, Ernest William McCrea, Joann McDonald, Ronald Wayne McDowell, Jonathan Elliot McEwen, D’Andre McGhee, Marissa Simone McGill, Michael D’Angelo Mc Intyre Jr., Kyle Mc Manaway, Jonetta Theresa Mc Phearson, Otis Miles, Tameka L. Mitchell, Don Carlos Munson.

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Class Valedictorian Lindsay Simon (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Tatiana Nailer, Ryan Christopher Nash, Antonio Lenard Nelson, Charita Elise Nobles, Sarah O’Neill, Joshua Olivan, Olajuwon Orenuga, Brandon Christopher Orr, Stephanie Ann Otterson, Elizabeth Dawn Pahr, Erinn B. Paige, Keisha M. Parker, Sasha Lajetta Payne, Robert Pemble-Garza, Shaun Perkins, Erica Danielle Pharr, Corey Jake Pickens, Jose Plancarte, Sparkle Danielle Pollard, Edwin R. Posey, Lynn Caroline Quattrocki, Anthony Michael Quick, Anton I. Reaves, Alexandrea Symone Reed, Tasyana Shanae Reed, Shannon Rice, Andres Rios, Lavall Roberts, Dondee Patrick Robinson, Lyttia Christina Roseman, Oluyemi O. Rotibi, Cecil Royster, Danielle Susie Ruffin, Ashley Sharnae Russell.

Selton Sampson, Christopher Santiago, Eugenio Santiago, Xavier Scott, Alfonso Lee Shaw, Dante Devon Sherrod, Kristin Tenea Short, Brittany Shy, Ryan Joseph Siegert, Lindsay Hope Simon, Ashligh Simpson, Stephen Terrell Simpson, Jacina Sims, Keyanna D. Smith, Dina Sparkman, Emily Lue Stephenson, Thomas Jason Stevenson, Corey Arthur Stutts, Porcsha Dominique Talley, Joel N. Tatum, Christopher Thomas, Keala A. Thomas, Lamar C. Tucker, Brittany Darshall Turner, Stephanie V. Turner, Tierra D. Turner, Simone Lynette Tyms.

Royce Lovell Vaughn, Morgan Brittany Wakeford, Lupe Latrice Ward, Asia Marie Washington, Myocia S. Washington, Benisha Demetria Watkins, Bianca Shantell Watkins, Eric D. Watkins, Laresse Michelle Wells, Caitlyn Rae West, Carlos Duane White, Cashmira Marie White, Sonya White, Adriana J. Williams, Anethia Lavine Williams, Ebony Malika Williams, Gemae Shantel Williams, Halston Taylor Williams, Kamille Willingham, Marsalis Willis, Sonya Delaine Willis, Sarah Ashley Wondrasek, Kayla N. Woods, Drew Kenneth Yarborough, Ashley N. Young, Erich Robert Zett.