Stevenson High School graduates
turn the page "in the book of your life"

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Members of the 2013 Stevenson High School class celebrated their graduation by focusing on their future.

"This ceremony is just putting the final period in the prologue that is the book of your life," said commencement speaker Nicholas Polakowski. "It is not even near the end of your book."

More than 600 Stevenson High School graduates earned their diplomas at ceremonies held Sunday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Noting that the graduates started kindergarten in the the year 2000, superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said the new UCS alumni members have "well represented the promise of a new millennium."

“Whatever your future path, know that you have the power to improve life for humankind,” she told graduates. “This young century is yours, Class of 2013."

Board of Education Vice President Gene Klida reminded graduates that their status as the “millennials” gives them the power to “shape your tomorrows more than any other generation in history."

“You need to find new and better ways of doing the things that have always been done,”  she said.

Senior Kellie VanMaele, who made the farewell address, told her classmates they can move to their future with confidence.

“We have already met and exceeded all of the expectations of us,” she said.

Accomplishments of the Stevenson Class of 2013 include:

  • 12 valedictorians and two salutatorians
  • 20 Advanced Placement Scholars
  • National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists
  • $4.7 million in scholarships
  • The second highest number of students who were part of the all-academic team for Macomb County
  • National recognition for Stevenson as one Newsweek's best high schools in the nation
  • State and national honors in such areas as robotics, journalism, and industry technology

Below is a short slide show of photos from the ceremony and a listing of 2013 Stevenson High School graduates.

 

 

 

The Stevenson High School Class of 2013

Samantha Samria Abbod
Raniah Lazghin Abdulmaseeh
Krystal Amani Abiaad
Neven Aboush
Uniaza Abrar
Hamna Ahmed
Narmeen Ahmed
Daniel Akm
George Alexander MCL
Kaylyn Athil Aleyas
Trevor Joseph Alfano
Melanie Alias
Chase Michael Allen 4
Dijla Najah Alsaigh
Jonathan Robert Amoe
Jessica Lauren Andersen CL
Michael Hugh Anderson 1 2 5 6 SCL
Paige Leigh Anderson
Alexandra Ren'ee Andre 1 2 5 6 SCL
Travis Lising Andres
Sarah Nichole Andrews MCL
Merna M. Antoon
Razi Antoon
Justin Michael Ariens
Kai Crawford Armstrong
Manizheh L. Aryan
Nida Ashraf 5 MCL
Ram Abdulkareem Askar
Reanna Asmaro
Merna F. Assi
AnnaMarie Misko Astafin
Jacob Daniel Astarita
Valentina Audisho
Fadi Wesam Azar
Michelle Azar 5 6 SCL
Ava Gabriella Bahnam
Romario Mehdi Bahri
Keerat Kaur Bal
Denis Balan CL
Joshua Michael Bammel
Jon Joseph Barr
Angela Rosalin Barretto CL
Jasmine Bashi
Ghaida Batarseh
Justin Michael Bates
Randy Batti
Trevon Marsae Bauch
Duran Joseph Bayagich
Matthew Richard Beaver
Aaron Ross Bednarz 4
Bradley P. Behlow
Elmond Bejtovic
Daniel John Beltramo
Michael Vincent Benoit
Refaela Beqi 3
Xhaneto Berisha
Matthew David Betto
Kacper Biernacki 3
Elissa Beth Billings
Pronob Biswas MCL
Jette Blokhuis CL
Adam Michael Bodeep MCL
Kiah Michael Bodin
Matthew John Bognar
Amaal Nicole Bonislawski 1 MCL
Maja Boseska CL
Alexis K. Brady
Justin Alexander Bray
Douglas Bretz 3
Zachary Marcus Brockway
Kyle David Brower
Austin Matthew Brown
Jonathan Edward Buckenhizer 2 MCL
Danielle Marie Buhlinger
Jessica Mary Buice 6 SCL
Valentina George Butrus 5 MCL
Shane Andrew Byrne
Sara Nicole Calleja
Deonte' Marquis Calloway
Jonathan Craig Calvert MCL
KristenFaye V. Caoagas
Alexandra Nicolle Card
Samantha Lauren Mary Carl
Amanda Lynn Carney
Bailey Morgan Carson-Selph
Brittany Jacqueline Carter
Aaron Jason Castillo
Dula Ceric
JaYit Chai CL
Shubhik Chakraborty
Alex Wai-Keung Chan
Michael Chan CL
Megan Leigh Chaney
Vladut Chertic 3
Arrielle Symone Childs
Wesley Chiu
Alontae Marcell Choice
Maranda Nicole Chorazyczewski
Monica Elizabeth Chores
Saline Elizabeth Choulagh
Sayma Chowdhury 3
Davellshia Mary Bernice Christian
Shane Vincent Ciccone
Alec Cimino 3
Maria Cinquegrani 1 5 6 SCL
Teresa Clark
Dylan Simon Clayton
Timothy Robert Cloutier
Amy Marie Coffin
Haris Cogo
Andre Collaku
Courtney Lynn Cooper
Allegra Brittany Corbin
Christina Marie Corso
Justin Michael Counts
Nickolas Adam Cousineau CL
Kaitlyn Taylor Cronk
Simeon Crosby
Alicia Darlene Curtis
Elizabeth Ann Custodio
Nicholas James Czernel
Stephanie Allyse Czyz
Jerin Anthony D'Silva
Megan Rebecca Dalmer
Jenna Lynn Daniel 4
Janon Molik Daniels
Robert Edward Dapoz
Anna Leah Darwich MCL
Katelyn Renee Davenport
Jordan Anthony David
Joseph Dave David
Leandro Dedndrejaj
Refik Dedovic
Violeta Dedvukaj
Emily Domenica DeMarti
Melissa Marie Dembowski
Robert Steven Dembowski
Andrea Christine Deneweth
Emily Denha
Dominic Denha
Zachary Michael DeRieu
Allyssa Taylor Derks
Allison Marie Desantis
Michael James Dickey 1 2 5 6 SCL
Vincent Anthony Difalco
Julia Rose DiMercurio
Katelyn Nicole Dodge
Danes Dojcinovic
Almado Doko 5 SCL
Matthew James Dolan 1 2 5 6 SCL
Shantel Michele Dukic
Ryan Mitchell Dunbar
Nicholas Paul Dunlap
Marissa Lauren Duplessis
Joseph Zef Dushaj
Emily Francis Duynslager
Ryan Mitchell Dykas 4
Amir Dzebic
Drakkar A. Eckhout
Storm Lee Edgin 4
Carol El-Sayah 4
Frankie John-Paul Elias
Nicholas James Emig
Jeremy Samuel Enochs
Miranda Zaki Essa
Simone Dominique Essix MCL
Mina Sami Farhood
Dritan Fejzulla
Kelsey Rachelle Ferrigno
Rachel Breann Finazzo
Jerod Alec Fisher
Samuel Floyd 3
Paul Henry Ford
Vincent James Forgione
Jennifer Forsythe 3
Kristen Ann Fortin
Daniel Joseph Francis
Joshua Earl Fretenborough
Kristiana Nicole Friedman
Darrin Bradley Futch
Jessica Gaines 3
Brianna Paige Gandini
Michael Andrew Gardner
Rhiannon Adelia Garza
Rajmonda Gashaj
Lucas Matthew Gelmini 5 MCL
Yousif Kais George
Andy Scott Georges
Yousif Faisal Ghazi
Amaanat Kaur Gill 1 5 SCL
Georgina Gjonaj
Hunter Stephan Glazewski
Nilsi Godo
Charriel Nadia Golson
Johnathan Roosevelt-Christopher Goodson
James Terrell Gordon Jr.
Samantha Samir Gorgis
Shane Joseph Grady
Cullen H. Gray
Justin Robert Gray
Evan Michael Greig
Johnathan David Griffin
Robert Lee Griffin
Brendan Colby Griffith
Rares Gruian 4 5 MCL
Damian Christopher Grzesiak
Jocelyn Elizabeth Guillot
Alyssa Lynn Gumola
Matthew Homer Gysel
Jacob Phillip Haas
Rita Nadim Habib
Andrew Nabil Halim
George Joseph Hallak
Lina Zaya Hana
May Kayla Hang
Matthew Hanna
Joanne Mazin Hanna Kachl
Jake Randall Hare 5 CL
Anna Marie Harrison 5 MCL
Markeya Latice Haygood
Mykeya Latia Haygood
Nicolette Rae Heier
Erica Nicole Henderson
Jennifer Ann Herman
Tom Hermez
John Daniel Hermiz
Klayvon Kliman Hermz
Lindsey Laura Hess
Stephen James Hill
Ryan Eugene Hines
Phu Thien Ho 1 5 6 SCL
Richhna Hoeung CL
Gabrielle Nicole Holevar 1 7 SCL
Christopher Douglas Holman
Jennifer Nicole Howell
Xhino Hoxha
James Anthony Hrynkiw
Alyssa Michelle Huntley
Benjamin Aziz Hupp
Steve Amir Hurmez
Vasko Iltchev Iliev CL
Alexandru Ilovan 3
Evan Anthony Imms
Priscilla Teresa Isaac
Fabian Isho 4
Janel Isreal
Saam Samir Issa
Christian C. Ivanovic
Luc Ivezic
Lydia Ann Jacob
Nina Marie Jacob 5 MCL
Jona Jakupi
Alexander Andrew Jakymowych
Heather Jalaba
Austin Anthony Jalou
Savannah Quay Jankow
Elizabeth Jankulovski 5 MCL
Jolene Suham Jarbo
Candis Mary Jarjis
Harkirat S. Jawanda 5 SCL
Miranda Jirgis
Deena Mary Jirjees
Naatalie Kristi Jona
Martin Juncaj
Alvin Waiel Kachi
Gina Shane Kaczanowski
Vatican Kagoga
Brandon Kaip 3
Jacalyn Nicole Kaiser
Nicholas Matthew Kalinin 4
Rebecca Ann Kallabat
Sani Kaltak CL
Delanie Salam Mikha Kanouna
Gresia Karafili
Samantha Katherine Karl
Marcel Mahir Kas-Mikha
Kevin Paul Kassab
Lisa Kassab 1 5 MCL
Sarah Nicole Kelley
Andrea Nicole Kelly
Brandon Lewis Kelly
Joanna Farouk Kenaya
Julia Elizabeth Keroles
Bonnie Therese Kesterson
Aaron Daniel Ketchum
Dominic Duraid Kilano
Anita Kljajic
Alec Jeffry Klott CL
Michael Gregory Knapp
Jessica Ann Kobryn
Rowaid Kocho
Sarah Koki
Christopher John Kolakowski
Alyssa Marie Kolanowski
Shelby Lynn Kosmalski
Dimitrios Kosmidis
Andrew Thomas Kotula
Brianna E. Kowalik
Jacob Frederick Krapf
Lauren Victoria Krywy 5 CL
Katelyn Marie Kulik
Nicole Ann Kuretich
Ian Michael Laffrey
Harrison Patrick Laizure
Jean Ashley Vedua Lava 1 SCL
Eric Duc Le MCL
Minh Wu Le 1 5 SCL
Christina Lee
Micah Richelle Lee
Oneisha Charnae Trinise Lee
Salvatore Leone 5 MCL
Michaela Marie Leslie
Patryk Emil Leszczynski
Dejvis Levanaku
Heather Holly Lewandowski
Robert Jacob Lezotte
Courtney Ann Lezuchowski
Tiffaney Mary Lezuchowski
Yingwen Li
Diana Liptakova
Yuping Liu 2 MCL
Kristina Ljucovic 1 5 6 SCL
Linda Marie Lleshaj 1 5 SCL
Victoria Rose Lloyd 5 CL
Ramen Louka
Jada Marie Love
Dunya Rabeea Luaibi
Bora Lucaj MCL
Felip Mikal Lucas
Maria Lulgjuraj
Melinda Truc-Mai Luu
Erin Marie Lyon 5 CL
Joshua Robert MacDonnell 4
Stephanie Terese Magliulo 5 CL
Zachary Thomas Maitland
Elijah Maksimovski
Sarah Ann Malaspina
Iva Najem Malyne
Amela Mandzukic
Michelle Barbara Manni
Paul Yousif Manni
Gasparino Marchese
Casey Nicole Marchwinski
Sandro Hilal Markus
Angelo Maroki
Giorgio Raad Maroki
Samantha S. Maroki
Danielle Leeanne Marshall
Eric Thomas Martin 5 CL
Daniel Thomas Matheny
Kevin Neal Matsui
Katryna Nicole Mattern
Evan James Matthews
Marciles Faris Matti
Rachel Bernice McCann
Austin McCool 3
Courtney Lynn McKeon 7 SCL
Nicholas Philip Mearnic
Jade Nicole Medina
Kayla Margaret Meerhaeghe
Ellen Mei 1 MCL
Zachary Lorenzo Melcher MCL
Chris Mene
Taylor Ann Mershman
Emily Faith Micielli
Daniel Joseph Miller
Brandon Keith Mills
Mark Allen Mills
Michael Justin Mills
Nicholas Terry Milot
Nimrat Minhas
Jaclynn Kathleen Miriani
Lindsey Ann Mitchell
Taylor Joanne Moceri
Phillip Daniel Moffat 4
Jacob Joseph Monterosso
Stephen Thomas Morawski 1 2 6 SCL
Quenten Omar Morgan Jr.
Melissa Grace Morris 1 MCL
Gaige William Morrow
Azhar Najah Mousa
Anisa Muhovic
Lauren Marie Mulligan 4 5 SCL
Lydia Christine Mullins
Teyah Mauree Murray
Austin H. Nafso
Samer Saad Najeeb
Sara Najjar Al Tinawi 3
Caroline Anne Nanni
Brandon Thomas Narodzonek 4 CL
Melanie Anna Ng MCL
Daniel Van Ngo
Dennis Huy Nguyen MCL
Quynh Tien Vuong Nguyen CL
Tina Thu-ha Nguyen
Alexandra Marie Nichols
Samantha Jane Niewolak
Peter Nika
Stephen Neil Norman II
Kacey William North
Meggan Catherine Nouman
Rose Ann Nowak
Marina Nuculaj
Marina K. Numan
Dakota Michael Nummer
Michael Paul O'Brien Jr.
Bridget Samantha O'Connor
Mackenzie Taylor O'Neil
Annemarie Louise Oleksik
David Mukhles Ori
Adel Peter Oro
Alexander Hans Ostrowski
Khearia Outlaw
Brooke Bailey Owens CL
Ally Margaret Parry
Kishan R. Patel
Neesirg Manish Patel 1 2 5 6 SCL
Sara K. Pavlik
Alissa Marie Payne
Christopher Joseph Petrelli
Jordan Jacob Petrimoulx
Joshua David Pettibone 2
Uyen C. Phan CL
Anisha Philip
Breauna Nicole Phillips
Zachary Allen Pilarowski
Stephan James Pilarski 1 5 MCL
Andrew Robert Pinnell
Daniella Amalia Piovesana
Francesca Ashley Piscitelli
Andrew Paul Piwonski
Nicholas James Polakowski 5 MCL
Cody Briana-Faith Pope
Marisa Elizabeth Powell
Matthew Richard Prybys 4
Clara Qarana
Tyler Blake Ramsey
Bailey Kathleen Ransome
Donnell Villarin Rappel
Andrew Ronald Rathka
Jacob Michael Rayis 5 MCL
Ryan David Rea
Luke Ryan Regan
Eric Michael Reichenbach 5 CL
Traevon Demetrius Rex
Carlton Emanuel Reynolds
Jacob William Riberas
Karl Michael Robertson
Athena Carissa Robinson
Cheyenne Sierra Rodriguez
Johnathon William Rodriguez
Amy Irene Rogers
Shelby Anna Roland 5 MCL
Mary Elizabeth Rumble
Miranda Elizabeth Rummell
Joshua Tyler Rumohr
Aaron Rush 3
Alyssa Paige Russo
Elvin Rustemi
Lauren Rutkowski 3
David James Ruyle
Jacob Jamel Saboo
Amena Afreen Safdar
Shelby Madeline Saier
Ryan Jacob Saigh
Sarah Saad Salem
Sydney Marie Salloum
Olivia Salmo
Riva Majed Salmo
Anthony Joseph Bashar Samona CL
Michael Thomas Sangster 5 MCL
Beata Anetta Sas
Collin Bradley Savage
Kurt Leo Schnell
Sarah Elizabeth Schriedel
Tanner Steven Schudlich 5 MCL
Timothy Michael Schultz
Michael Allan Schwalm 2 MCL
Felicia Nicole Scroy
Jake William Scully
Mario Joseph Secco
Joseph Martin Selita
Ava Elizabeth Selke
Leslie Suzanne Semaan
Mark Anthony Sgroi
Muhammad Faisal Shafique
Lukman Mohammed Shah
Angelo Romel Shamon MCL
Reta L. Shamon
Rosemary Shamoon
Mariana Shango
Ziad Joseph Shaya
Veronica Shin 3
Christopher Tarik Shmeka
Felicia Michele Shrake
Pritpal Singh Sidhu
Eric David Silos
Emily Simmons 3
Ashley Kaur Singh 5 MCL
Jasnoor Singh 3
Mansimran K. Singh
Munjot Kaur Singh
Navdeep Singh CL
Navtej Singh
Prabhjot Kaur Singh
Robert Paul Sinishtaj
Farrah Marina Sitto CL
Michelle M. Sitto
Rachel M. Sklenar 5
Kaitlin Francise Sloan
Gordon Smilnak 3
Emily Elizabeth Smith SCL
Jacob Orazio Snider
Ali Khalil Sobh
Alyssa Victoria Somero
Mary Elizabeth Sonntag
Jeremy Soroka
Luke T. Sorro
Marcellus Jovan Spinks
Mary Margaret Stangis 2 5 CL
Javelle Lamonte' Stanley
Lara Amer Steafo
Spencer Ricardo Steinwascher
Mary Stephan
Sean Georgis Stephan
Paige Elizabeth Stephens
Sierra Michele Strong
Sanjeet Subramanian 3
Bianca Marie Sulaka
Kevin Wayne Sulky
Manwela Sulyman
Melissa Supukovic
Kyle James-Stephen Sutherland
Danielle Rose Swantek
Linda Susan Swinyer
Zunerah Syed 3
Joy Annamarie Syfax
Tyler John Sykes
Alec James Szadek
Ewa Szewczuk
Evan James Szymaszek
Troy Anthony Taormina 4
Wilver Tappo
Samir Tawfik
Vaska Tchardakova 3
Arlene Koshy Tharakan
Andrew William Thiede CL
Rhea Merin Thomas 5 CL
Shala S. Thomas
Robert-Stephon Arron Thompson
Jeramey Trent Thurmand
Selvana George Toma
Randee Kamal Tomka
Allen R. Toubia
Jonna Lynn Trainor
Anthony Joseph Trandell
Jana Sofia Gumban Tremucha CL
Jan Pauline Sumayo Trespeces MCL
Isaac Trevino
Hardik Vipulkumar Tripathi
Tyler Alexander Troszak
Jeffrey Richard Tunesi
Dustin Wood Tupy
Kayla Marie Turner
Kymmia Ranesha Turner
Anton Michael Ulic
Lucas Patrick Van Daele
Phillip Joseph Van Gorder
Kellie Christine Van Maele 5 MCL
Sandra Lynnette Van Slambrouck
Dominic Michael Vecellio
Lindsey Marie Vernier
Jennifer Joy Verslype
Rachel Elizabeth Vibbard
Nicole Danielle Vitale
Angela Onoria Vitella
Amenda Vuktilaj
Christina Vuktilaj
Nita Vulaj
Taylor Loraine Waites
Mitchell Robert Waldorf
Carnell Daevon Walker
Rachel Megan Wall
Kyle Alexander Walsh
Amanda Rose Waple
Cody Justin Wardrop 5 MCL
Ashley Latres Ware
Jessica Nicole Warminski 5 MCL
Drake William Washburn
Dominic Richard Washchuk
Justin Marshall Watson
Ratchanon Wattanakijrungroj MCL
Travis Christian Waye
Brainard Magic Weathers
Patrick Floyd Webster
Lucas Weingartz 3
Amanda Christine Wellbaum
Samantha Grace Westergaard
Angelique Carina White
Amber Dawn Wichers
Ryan Joseph Wietchy 5 CL
Dejia Sade-Ewalanie Williams
Felicia DeLynn Williams
Meagan Elizabeth Williams 1 5 6 SCL
Lauryn Mackenzie Winn
Joshua Joseph Wolenski
Mitchell Louise Wolfcale
Lydia Marie Wright 5 MCL
Paul Steven Wrubel MCL
Alan Wu CL
Garvin Wu
Revan Yalda
Samar Saad Yalda
Nathan Amir Yaldo
Nicholas Yang
Kenneth Yen
Kodee Elaine Yokes
Samer Riyadh Yono
Chalene Youhana
Sarah Katherine Young 5 SCL
Sara P. Yousef
Rever Yousif
Romario Yousif
Gabrielle Sheree Zacny
Janice Mahdi Zakar
Raymond Robert Zamiska
Andrea Tomasine Zara 5 CL
Rodica Zdragatu
Julian Faleh Zetouna
Aaron Daniel Zink 5
Megan Jenny Zoelling 5
Jake Thomas Zryd 2 CL
Troy Zuccaro 3

 

Legend:
1 UCS Advanced Placement Scholar
2 Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology
3 Utica Academy for International Studies
4 Utica Center for Science and Industry
5 National Honor Society
6 Valedictorian
7 Salutatorian

Summa Cum Laude – SCL
(Graduating with Highest Honors)
GPA 3.9 & Above

Magna Cum Laude – MCL
(Graduating with High Honors)
GPA 3.7 - 3.89

Cum Laude – CL
(Graduating with Honors)
GPA 3.5 - 3.69