Top St. John Central graduates named

St. John Central High School will hold its 2014 Commencement Exercises on Sunday May 18 at 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. 18 seniors will graduate.

Valedictorians of the class of 2014 are Brooke Elizabeth O’Connell, Lindsee Madison Perry and Abbey Marie Schlanz. The Salutatorian is Micaela Connors.

Brooke is the daughter of Bill and Tracey O’Connell of St.Clairsville and is a member of the Vineyard Church. Brooke will be attending West Virginia University in the fall majoring in Psychology. Her accomplishments include Public Relations Officer for the National Honor Society, and Vice President of the Senior Class. Brooke has been the recipient of the following awards: Dianne Ledder Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2014 St. John Central Valedictorian, Awarded diploma with honors and Summa cum laude. Her athletics includes member of the cheering squad freshmen and sophomore years; served as captain her junior year. Member of the track team her freshmen year.

Lindsee is the daughter of Wally Perry and Sheila Cattane, of Bellaire and is a member of the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church. Lindsee will be attending Belmont University in the fall majoring in Exercise Science. Her accomplishments includes a member of the National Honor Society, Secretary of the Spanish National Honor Society, President of the International Club, Freshman Class Representative, Sophomore Class Representative and Junior Class President. She has been the recipient of the following awards: Elizabeth Wetzel Noga Scholarship, Belmont University General Academic Merit, Belmont Grant, R.K. Horn Family Scholarship, DeLuca Volleyball Scholarship, 2014 St. John Central Valedictorian, awarded diploma with honors and Summa cum laude. Her athletics include Junior Year: District 12 Honorable Mention – Volleyball, Times Leader Athlete of the Week – Volleyball, First Team District 12 – Volleyball, All Times Leader Team – Volleyball and OVAC All-Conference Academic Award

Abbey is the daughter of Michael and Lisa Schlanz of Shadyside and is a member of Saint Anthony of Padua parish. Abbey will be attending Wheeling Jesuit University in the fall majoring in Chemistry Education. Her accomplishments includes being a member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Spanish National Honor Society, Treasurer of the Interact Club. She has been the recipient of the following awards: Dianne Ledder Scholarship, Wheeling Jesuit University Community Connection Grant, Wheeling Jesuit University High Honors Award, Wheeling Jesuit University Catholic High School Scholarship, Wheeling Jesuit 60th Anniversary Scholarship, Hearst Scholarship, Credit Union Scholarship, Free Masons Scholarship, 2014 St. John Central Valedictorian, Awarded diploma with honors and Summa cum laude. Abbey’s athletics includes being a member of the volleyball team where she lettered two years, a member of the cross country team where she lettered one year, a member of the track team and OVAC Honorable Mention Volleyball.

Micaela is the daughter of Robert and Patricia Connors of Bridgeport and is a member of Saint Mary’s parish in Martins Ferry. Micaela will be attending West Virginia University this fall as an Honors Scholar, majoring in Nursing Science. Micaela’s accomplishments include Vice President of the National Honor Society, President of the Spanish National Honor Society, Secretary of Student Council, Co-President of the Science Club, Vice President of the Interact Club, Treasurer of the International Club, Activities Coordinator of the International Club soph and junior year, Freshman Class Representative. She has been the recipient of the following awards: Dianne Ledder Scholarship, Garrison Public Service Scholarship, Wayne White & Bob Evans Scholarship, The Blue and Gold Academic Scholarship, 2014 St. John Central Salutatorian and Summa cum laude. Her athletics includes: three year member of the Pomerette Squad and participant of Follies, Cantata, cheer, and track.

St. John’s 2014 graduating class includes: Hannah Cathrine Absalom, Jonathan Mick Bossell, Kate Elaine Carpenter, Nicholas Angelo Cervelli, Micaela Connors, Frank Paul DePalma III, Aaron Michael Ebbert, David Michael Goclan, Garrett John Holubeck, Brooke Elizabeth O’Connell, Lindsee Madison Perry, Halli Madison Richards, Kaitlyn Nicole Santinoceto, Abbey Marie Schlanz, Trine Steinbakk-Olsen, Rachel Ann Voytecek, Zachary William White, Kyle Patrick Whorton.