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HAZLETON
AREA
HIGH
SCHOOL
601 GRADUATE IN FIRST COMMENCEMENT

By TANYA YACINA; Times Leader Student Reporter

Saturday, June 19, 1993     Page: 6A QUICK WORDS: HAZLETON AREA HIGH SCHOOL

HAZLETON -- In the hot and humid Harman Geist Stadium on Friday night, graduates, parents, friends and relatives eagerly anticipated the first commencement for Hazleton Area High School.
    With 601 seniors graduating in the class of 1993, one parent lamented about her daughter being near the end of the alphabet. "We could've come at 8 o'clock!"
    Despite everyone's expectation of a long commencement, the ceremony only lasted an hour and a half.
    Members of the first graduating class took their places in line, which wound all the way down the street outside of the stadium. Finally the seniors had reached the end of their long journey to graduation from high school.
    Class valedictorian Carla Generose welcomed her peers, their parents and her fellow graduates to their last time together as a group.
    "As we sit here this evening, each student has some significant memories passing through his or her thoughts," she said as she fondly reflected on her own memories. "The only direction and the only guidance that we carry with us is the result of everything that we have learned in the past 12 years."
    Generose is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Generose, of Hazleton. She will attend Villanova University, where she will major in economics in preparation for a career incorporate law.
    Salutatorian Tara Dixon made a special, heartfelt tribute to the parents. She congratulated them on the fine work they have done during the years and stressed that "we will never forget all that you have done to make us the special people that we are today."
    Dixon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dixon, of West Hazleton. She will attend the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she will major in marketing or finance.
    Mary Lee Glassberg, one of the top five students, said goodbye to all of her friends. She spoke of many good times shared between the graduates throughout their last year. "We did not simply complete the first year at HAHS; we completed it successfully," she said.
    Senior class president Heather Oster also addressed her peers. "HAHS is a melting pot of many different personalities, and I am proud to represent such a diverse group of individuals."
    Mike Sholtes and Melanie Gabriel offered the invocation and benediction.
    Principal Rocco Mussoline offered encouraging words to the class, "I will remember each of you in a special way ... you KNOW what I mean!"
    The long list of 601 graduates was then read, and the coveted diplomas were finally presented.
    Some parents and students cried while their children and friends took one of the first steps to adulthood. Others laughed, hardly believing that it was almost over.
    A cluster of white and crimson hats filled the air as the final graduate's name was called. A chapter in the members of the class of 1993's life had been ended, but their progress and achievements will continue.
    Tanya Yacina, 16, of McAdoo Heights, will be a senior at Hazleton Area High School next year. She is the assistant editor of the school newspaper, In the Cougar's Eye.
    The graduates are:
    Christopher Michael Abboud, M. Hassan Abudullah, Hussein Abdullah, Edwin M. Abreu, Erik Charles Ahiborn, Peter M. Ambruch, Allen P. Andrefski, Tina Marie Andrews, Paul J. Andruzzi, Amy Lee Angelo, Richard Girard Angelo, Christine S. Anthony, Brian David Applegate, James S. Arendash, Kathleen M. Babula, Kimberly Ann Babula, Robert Andrew Baneravage, Robin Marie Banja, Jason John Baran, Jeffrey David Baran, Milissa Baran, Vincent J. Baran, David W. Barasha, Michael John Barala, Jennifer Lee Barbotti, Jamie Barletta, John T. Barletta, Justin M. Barletta, Amanda Beth Barnhorst, Sarah Ann Barrett, Michelle L. Barrett, Denise M. Barron, Nicole Bartholomew, Daniel J. Basala, David John Basala, Keith Thomas Bast, Michael James Beckley, Karen Ann Marie Begia, John Peter Beishline, Christopher L. Bellington, Christopher L. Bellington, Christopher Benko, Jason M. Benyo Alison H. Berger,Tara L. Berger, Angela M. Bergstresser, Joseph W. Berlanda, Joseph W. Berlanda, Harry D. Berlitz, Kami J. Bernstein, Anthony J. Biacco, Melissa A. Biacco, Kimberly A. Bielen, Eric C. Bixler, Dawn M. Blass, Scott Boehmier, Todd Bogansky, James Bognet, Keith D. Bolish, Amy A. Book, Tara Boretski, Rachel Boris, Jadranka, Boskovic, Valerie L. Bott, Andrew M. Boyle, John M. Boyle, Victoria A. Bradley, Ronann G. Brobst, Kimberly Ann Brogan, Tiffany A. Broskoski, Tania Marie Broton, Jeffrey N. Brugger, Amy Bruno, Shelly Lynn Brutosky, Kimberly Ann Bruzgulis, Thomas Lee Bryington, Megan Bullano, Jessica Burckhardt, LeeAnn Burkhardt, Tanya Mary Bzdil, Joel Christopher Calarco, Danille Elizabeth Capece, Rachel Lynn Carey, Christine M. Carter, Scott Casagrande, John P. Casella, Mickey Joe Castrine, Tammy Melissa Catrone, Thomas R. Cauley, Thomas E. Charters, Marc Anthony Cherasaro, John C. Cherko, John S. Chioffe, Monika Chrabaszcz, Jennifer Lynn Chulock, Brenda Lee Ciotola, Kendra Lea Ciotola, Jennifer L. Clark, Joann M. Clatch, Lynn D. Connors, Stacey Lee Contini, Daniel A. Cooper, Samuel M. Correll, John L. Costabile, Leticia Covarrubias, Amy Lynne Coxe, Joell Coxe, Donovan J. Cramer, Jason H. Croman, Beverly Jean Culp, Joseph A. Curcio, Christopher Cusatis, Matthew Christopher Cusatis, Renee Carole Czutno, Michael M. James D'Angelo, John James Dacostino, Ian S. Daley, Jacqueline Darrow, Paul D. Davidovich, Eric L. Davies, Shawn S. Dawson, Jennifer Lynn DeFrancisco, Michael A. DeFrancisco Jr., Robert L. DeFuso, Michelle A. DeLeonardis, Tad L. DeLong, Anthony DeLucca, Diane Jane DeMara, Lori Ann N. DeMatt, Jennifer Anne Demko, Ronald J. Deritis, Kenneth Louis DeVito, Simona DiVita, Christine Marie DiPasquale, James Matthew Dixon, Tara Elizabeth Dixon, Danielle Marie Donadi, Danielle Denise Doney, Mary Jo Michelle Donlin, Peter Matthew Dougherty, Melissa L. Dowling, James Doyle, Annmarie Drasher, Jeffrey J. Drumheller, Christy E. Drummond, Nicole M. Drubick, Robert E. Durant, Nicole M. Eidleman, Jason M. Eisenhower, Justin R. Elyard, Christopher R. Embert, Billy J. Engel, Myron Ervin, Danielle E. Esposito, Christopher Michael Evancho, James Evancho, Jennifer R. Evans, Juliann Joy Ewer, Laura K. Fairchild, Scott R. Fallon, George Fedor, Brian T. Fedorko, David A. Fehr, Tara M. Felegie, Michael J. Fellin, Sarah Jo Ferdinand, Kristen Ference, Kristina M. Fetchen, John E. Fetterman, Joel D. Finkel, Bradley D. Fisher Jr., Jenna Lee Fisher, LuAnn FIsher, Ruth Arlene Fisher, Brian M. Flumefreddo, Thomas E. Floyd, Matthew H. Folk, Karla L. Foose, Allison S. Forbes, Matthew Scott Ford, Anthony Paul Formica, Dina Ann Fornataro, Michael J. Friendy, David Frye, Ingrid Alison Frye, Melanie Anne Gabriel, Lia Marie Gaizick, Joseph J. Galada, Gary P. Gallagher, Molly E. Gallagher, Pamela J. Gallagher, Christopher R. Gallagher, Joseph Michael Garbacik, Michael Gaudiano, Kelly Lynn Gavinski, Stacy A. Gelgot, Jadeen Rose Gendimenico, Carla Maria Generose, Gary Lawrence Generose, Christian Getz, Kelly Susan Gill, Shawn P. Gilette, Mary Lee Glassberg, Michael Gogick, Mark D. Good, Larenzina Marie Gorski, Jeremy Gottstein, Era M. Gould, Sharon Marie Graaf, Joseph T. Graves Jr., Kyle Thomas Graybush, Vincent T. Grego, Anthony Gregory, Helen Loretta Gross, Christopher P. Grovich, Jeffrey C. Guido, Heather Lee Gulas, Scott Gunshore, Michael J. Halye, Kirstie T. Hansen, Kevin L. Haraschak, Jason K. Harman, Brian B. Hart, Tracy Ann Hartranft, Jennifer Elizabeth Hedesh, Amber Lynn Heffner, Ronald K. Heller, Jason J. Herron, Christopher L. High, Jodi Beth Hildebrand, Frances M. Hill, Matthew J. Hoffman, Shane Hoffman, Paula J. Hoilko, Shane Joseph Holmes, Tanya M. Honicker, Donna Jean Hons, Margaret H. Hopeck, Robert D. Horensky, Maria C. Horga, Thomas Horinko, Jamie Horwath, Eric Houser, Robert W. Houtsch, Matthew J. Hresko, Angila M. Hunt, Brian Hutchison, Allison C. Hvizda, James Jacobs, Jeanne C. Jacobs, Michael Jennings, Dawn Marie Jeziorski, Robert Johnson, Vicki Johnson, Jennifer Ann Jordan, Tara L. 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