Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Patch asked members of Harford Tech's class of 2011 about their future plans.
Harford Tech's seniors plan to put their unique education to good use. A pair of friends will attend York College hoping to become engineers while another member of the class of 2011 wants to plan the Super Bowl. Patch spoke with 11 graduates after Friday's ceremony.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The John Carroll School sent off Principal Barker along with 211 students in the class of 2011.
On a cloudy day at Gerry Gray Memorial Stadium at the John Carroll School, class of 2011 valedictorian Susan Lubejko invoked sunny imagery in her address to her fellow graduates. The Bel Air resident quoted Shel Silverstein’s “Shadow Race,” urging students to move forward despite the shadows that follow them everywhere. “I hope each of us looks towards our futures with our faces towards the sun,” Lubejko said. Lubejko’s valedictory address capped the speeches for the ceremony, which not only marked the end of the class of 2011’s time at John Carroll, but also Dr. Paul Barker’s tenure, which started in 2001. The principal accepted an offer to become president at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Barker spoke of three things—bonding, …
Patch asked members of John Carroll's Class of 2011 about their future plans.
Some John Carroll seniors want to be on Broadway, others teaching. Or perhaps even baking pastries in Colorado. The school's 44th commencement was Sunday, and the Patriots do not lack for ambition. Patch spoke with 12 graduates before Sunday's ceremony.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The heart of Harford County's only private high school will hold its 44th commencement late Sunday morning.
TIME: Baccalaureate Mass begins at 9 a.m. Graduation exercises begin at 11:30 a.m. PLACE: The John Carroll School. Baccalaureate Mass: gymnasium. Graduation: Gerry Gray Stadium. Rain location of graduation: Gymnasium. SEATING DETAILS: Tickets are needed for Baccalaureate Mass. Tickets only needed for graduation if it is held inside due to rain. GRADUATE INSTRUCTIONS: Students must meet in their designated classrooms on the first floor by 8:30 a.m. SPEAKER: Recipient of The Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award. Dr. Barbara Stauch-Flusher VALEDICTORIAN: Susan Lubejko SALUTATORIAN: Joseph Hoff CLASS PRESIDENT: Tyler Boyd CLASS SIZE: 211 CLASS NUMBER: 44th PARKING: Main parking lot. No overflow areas available. No shuttles. Once articles are…
Fallston's Class of 2011 graduated at Bel Air High School on Friday.
One thing is for certain: Fallston's seniors are proud of their community. Alumnus Joe Woods, now a Harford County councilman, told the Class of 2011 Friday night not to lose that pride. If the four student speakers are an indication of how the rest of the class feels, the community is in good hands. In addition to Woods, county attorney Robert McCord, state Delegate Richard Impallaria and Board of Education member Thomas Evans spoke during the ceremony that was likely Joseph Schmitz' last as Fallston principal. Seniors Allison Kight, Alyssa Dugent, Kaleigh O'Neill and Matthew Hamilton addressed their peers at the ceremony. Music in the video was sung by the Fallston High School Choir.
Fallston High School's 32nd commencement was held Friday at Bel Air High School.
Cougar Nation did not lack community pride at Friday’s graduation. “If you become the first astronaut to step on Mars, remember that Fallston provided you with that one small step,” said Matthew Hamilton, one of the student speakers at Fallston High School’s 32nd commencement. He and his classmates expressed gratefulness for the lessons they learned the last four years. Each senior may have traveled a different path, but the result was the same: they made it. Alyssa Dugent likened the journey to that of the main character in Finding Nemo, advising her peers to “just keep swimming.” Kaleigh O’Neill said high school was more like following the directions of a GPS with a bit of uncertainty and countless recalculating. She said Fallston …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Harford Tech graduated 235 students on Friday night.
From music to slam poetry to MC Hammer to advice on senior week, Harford Tech High School’s graduation had it all on Friday night. But underneath the excitement at the Amoss Center were a series of heartfelt messages from student and guest speakers, directed at the Class of 2011 and at parents. Both valedictorian Katelynn Deibel and class president Anna Spiropoulos spoke of the “unbreakable bonds” formed during their four years at Harford Tech, with Spiropoulos saying, “We are family through and through.” Deibel echoed these sentiments as well, saying, “We did it together, and no one can take that away,” but also focused on the future, of how the friends made and the skills learned at the school will help the graduates. Deibel told her …
Patch asked members of Fallston High School's Class of 2011 about their future plans.
Fallston High School seniors are keeping an open mind. The Class of 2011 is focused on families and college, but no word on specific jobs yet. Patch spoke with 11 seniors before Friday's commencement.
The principal was promoted to a Harford County Public Schools headquarters position last week.
When Joseph Schmitz was promoted from principal to Harford County executive director of High School Performance, the Fallston High School community had mixed emotions. Some sent Patch messages praising him, while others were sad to see him leave the school. Jennifer Darland, Class of 2009, shared photos of a T-shirt her class made for Schmitz two years ago. Here is her email: An SGA officer and senior at the time, Zack Crowley organized the t-shirt sale. Our senior class loved Mr. Schmitz's commitment and involvement with his students. He broke the typical stereotype of principal and became a role model for all students at FHS to become involved. He embraced every aspect of the high school experience, not just athletics and National Honor …
Harford County's only technical school holds its 33rd graduation Friday.
TIME: 5:30 p.m. DOORS OPEN: 4:15 p.m. DOORS CLOSE: 5:25 p.m. (Once the graduates are seated in the Amoss Center, the doors will reopen and the ushers will show the late-arriving guests to a seat.) PLACE: HTHS Amoss Center OVERFLOW SEATING: None indicated SEATING DETAILS: Tickets required. GRADUATE INSTRUCTIONS: The students are to meet in the HTHS cafeteria no later than 4:30 p.m. SPEAKERS: Various elected officials including Harford County Council President Billy Boniface VALEDICTORIAN: Katelynn Elizabeth Deibel CLASS SIZE: 235 CLASS NUMBER: 33rd PARKING: Drivers must have a HCPS graduation issued parking permit or handicapped tags to park on front school lot. Parking will be available on the two side lots and at Harford Community College…