Utica High School 2019 grads celebrate family
Utica High School 2019 grads celebrate family
Posted on 06/09/2019
Utica graduates displaying the "U" with their handsBeing a Utica High School Chieftain means being part of a family.

“We’re a community, a family. This support system we’ve created among ourselves is one that we’ll remember forever,” senior speaker Madalyn Dishman said at the high school’s commencement. “The class of 2019 is not one to underestimate. I have faith that all of us will grow to be successful in anything we set our minds to. Because we were-- and always will be—Chieftains.”

The view of the nearly 400 UHS graduates as a family was also shared by Valedictorian Jillian Jezak.

“Throughout all the highs and lows, I was blessed to say I not only had friends there, but family,” Jezak said. “Utica gave me a second family that I couldn’t have found anywhere else and I hope you all found that too. Being at Utica allowed us to become part of a never-ending community.” 

Prinicpal Thomas Lietz noted the accomplishments of the UHS graduates:

Fifty-one valedictorians and three salutatorians 
More than 160 UCS Academic Scholars and more than 76 Advanced Placement Scholars
Twenty-one AVID Scholars
Three members of the Macomb All-Academic Team and one member of the All Academic Dream Team. 
More than 10,000 hours of service hours 
More than $6 million in scholarship offers
 
“Regardless of your path ahead, you will do great things because at Utica High we finish strong, and you’re just getting started,” Lietz told graduates.  

Dr. Christine Johns encouraged graduates to use the skills they developed over the past 13 years as they move through their future. 

“Chieftains, as you continue your path, stay curious. Stay committed to a lifetime of learning. Stay healthy, both in body, spirit and mind,” she said.  “Take care of yourselves, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your community.”

Board of Education President Robert Ross, a physics professor, told graduates about a recent survey of individuals over the an 80 year period that studied factors that lead to a happy life. Among the top responses – how you interact with others. 

“Relationships matter. Having a friend matters. Being a friend matters,” he said. “As Chieftains, you made a lot of friends in high school. You do control much of your destiny – embrace that and be happy and healthy.”

Valedictorian Brooke Hineman compared the path of the graduates to a quote from Apple Founder Steve Jobs, who spoke about how individuals can only connect the dots of their lives by looking at their history. 

“Every single one of you should be proud of the work we have put in to connect the dots that have created the picture of where we have found ourselves today,” she said. 

Congratulations Utica High School Graduates

Tala Badawi Abdellatif CL
Dalia Abozaid
Olivia Paige Adams MCL
Siddhanth Adusumilli
Fade Adward
Hazim Al Banaa
Riyam Al-Naseri MCL 7 8
Alyssa Marie Ali MCL 4
Sandra W AlKateb MCL 4 7 8
Joseph William Allen
Sama Saif Alomar CL 4
Ali Rahman Alugaili
Elizabeth Antony SCL 1 4
Diocelina Antunez Benitez 7
James Francis Aquisto
John Issa Asmar Jr
Anna Katherine Auten
Samuel Basil Auten
Kendall Denise Avis MCL
Alban Avllazagaj MCL
Mary Ayar MCL
Shane Collin Baggett 6
Figo Amer Bahoo
Kathya Barbosa-Saucedo
Makenzee Jordyn Barthlow CL 4
Olivia Mary Bartold
Julia Marie Bartoy
Anthony Vittorio Basilisco
Abigail Tatiana Bellman
Lindsey Ann Berg CL 4
Sean Daniel Berg
Liam Gregory Betthauser
Hari Vipinchandra Bhagat MCL 4
Joan Altin Binishi MCL 1
Michael Alexander Blendl
Amara Anne Booker CL
Adam Borodzicz MCL 4
Sarah Virginia Boughner
Calliandra Anise Chunbin Bowman-Tomlinson 4
Adam Philip Breininger 6
Jillian Riley Burrows SCL 1 2 4 7
Kailey Shae Calomeni CL 4
Jacob Michael Camden-Niemyjski
MacKenzie Caleigh Shae Canada
Patrick Anthony Capo SCL 4
Marco Peter Caporuscio SCL 1
Breanna Marie Carlo
Alexa Monserrath Carrizalez CL
Ty James Cerget
Samuel Cervantes 8
Chad Joseph Cetnar 8
Wen Chen 6
Colette Victoria Childress
Isabella Josephine Chirco CL 4
Alexander Walter Chorazyczewski 6
Robert Dan Ciubotaru
Ryan Patrick Claeys CL
Lauren Renee' Clair MCL
Myra Kristian Ann Cloud
D'Angelo Joseph Cole
Nicole Rose-Marie Coleman 8
Christina Nicole Coletti
Marlan Jamez Collier Jr
Kayla Louise Colussi
Emma Marie Cosentino
Alina CatherineLouise Cousino CL 4
John Michael Cousins
Jalen Isiah Cruz
Stephanie Renee' Curnow CL 1
Christina Sophia D'Alessandro
Genna Lucia Daniels MCL 1
Erica Marie Daris MCL
Jeremiah James Davidson 6
Emma Jane Davis MCL 1 4
Hanna Nicole Deckert SCL 2
Megan Deshaj
Alexander Anthony DiCicco
Destiny Hannah Dickow
Brennan Christopher Dinnan 6
Madalyn Elizabeth Dishman SCL 1 2 4 7
Mary Disho MCL 4
Jake Lee Donovan
Alexander Paul Dotson
Cooper Allen Doucette CL 4
Nicholas Donald Drager 6
Macy Elaine Drinkall MCL 4
Cassidy Raye Dubyk SCL 1 7
Jaclyn Rose Duff SCL 1 2 4
Dezarae Ann Dunaway
Breonna Ziaire Dunbar
Raegen Saibel Durham
Joseph Dushi
Samuel Jay Duvall
Cayley Leah Ebeling SCL 1 2 4
William Michael David Edwards Jr
Erika Autumn Egnatoski
Julia Grace Emery MCL
Francesca Maria Enea SCL 1 2 4
Olive Helene Epee SCL 7
Lina Adnan Esho
Christopher Lee Esmont
Angelo Galang Espinosa SCL 1 2 7
Chase Michael Esterline
Dorothy Kirstine Evans
Ryan Michael Fair
Verena Atef Farouk SCL 1 2 4 7
Angelica Krestena Faysal
Keith Vincent Firestone
Ryan Michael Fitzpatrick CL 4
Maria Guadalupe Posadas Flores
Hailee Jade Fluent MCL 4
Christopher James Forkin
Sabrina Audrey Foskic
Zachary Leonard Foster
Collin Robert Fox CL 1
Hailey Marie Francis
Gavin Arthur Fromm SCL 4
Olivia Anne Fuhrman SCL 1 2 4
Zachary Denver Gallo SCL 1 2 4
Justin John Gamoura
Clayton James Gamrat
Christian Gegovic
Nicolette Gegovic
Bowen Christopher Geiger 8
Savannah Rae Gibson SCL 1 2 4
Rorry Poder Gilkinson SCL 2 7
Sophia Marie Gjonaj MCL
Jadon Gerard Goddard
Michael Thomas Gornicki SCL 1 4
Evan Robert Gray
Austin William Grifka SCL 1 2
Angjela Grishaj MCL 4
Antonyo Kincaid Grooms 8
Tom Gruda
Abigail Marie Grzywacz
Jonathan Michael Guerin SCL 1 2 7
Addison Elizabeth Guitar SCL 1 2 4 7
Abdulla Gul
Nasibullah Gul
Joseph Donald Haass
Michael Joseph Habbouche CL
Gregory Jackson Hadfield
Delaney Renee Hageman
Aaron Stephen Hagman
Jonathan Raed Hakim
Ethan Russell Hamm
Tristan Thomas Hammonds CL
Adriana Danielle Hannan MCL 4
Autumn Lee Harmon
Cayley Reece Madion Harris MCL 4
Kenneth Charles Hasenauer
Omar Ehab Hassan CL 4
Lillian Pearl Haydon-Richards 6
Dasia Louise Haynes
Emanuel Robert Hermiz
Madison Sophie Herrington SCL 1 4
Jordan Alexander Hester
Brooke Alizabeth Hineman SCL 1 2 4
Mariana A Hirmiz
Jeffrey Winfield Hitchcock SCL 1 4 5
John Hoang MCL 1
Eric Charles Hoefel MCL 1 4
Shane Michael Hollabaugh
Matthew Timothy Hoppe SCL 4 5
Hailey Rose Hough MCL 1 4
Jacob Timothy Hutson SCL 1 2 4
Phan Ngoc Long Huynh MCL
Aya Mustafa Qasim Ibraheem CL 1 4 7 8
Nadeen Ismael
Elizabeth Ann Ivezaj CL
Dylan Wayne Jaques
Jillian Lena Jezak SCL 1 2 4 7
Savannah Paige Jodway 6
Cassandra Jenna Johannes MCL
Jessica Carol Johnson 7
Gianna Alexis Jones 8
Rebecca Jiara Jones
Zoie Marie Jones SCL 1 2 4 5
Amanda Marie Jorgensen
Jacob Matthew Santa-Ana Joseph CL 4
Christine Kamanno
Brianna Nicole Karas MCL
Remoun Jalal Kattoula MCL 4
Mikaela Joan Katz
Damanjot Kaur
David Gerald Kavanagh SCL 1 2 4 5
Haley Stella Kelly MCL 4
Zoe Amanda Kelman
Angelina Rita Kesto MCL
Aaron Miller Keyes II
Kassidy Duraid Kilano SCL 1 3 4
Emily Lou Klee
Andrew Jonathan Kleehammer CL 4 5
Anthony Justin Kmita SCL 1 2 4 7
Tyler John Knight MCL
Mone' Tionne Knowles MCL 1 4
Nathan Allen Kobane
Lauren Ashley Korth
Nathan Alexander Kosanke SCL 1 2 4
Robert Frank Koteles III CL
Kyle William Krajewski SCL 2
Emily Ann Kramer
Emmalee Rose Kramer
David Krasnic
Ashley Tapaya Lagodzinski
Hunter Clayton Lane
Daniel Ronald Lang SCL 4
Emily Julia Laskowski
Kaitlin Rose LaVergne 8
Anthony An Le CL 6
Emily Elizabeth Lecea SCL 1 2 4 5
Mackenzie Rae Lema SCL 1 4
Blake Anthony Lenzing
Christopher Ljajcaj SCL 1 2 5
Valentina Ljucaj
Autumn Rae Ludwig
Robert Michael Madley
Mackenzie Erin Malone SCL 1 3 4
Ashton Logan Manchester CL 6
Austin Michael Mancini
Alessandra Marie Mangiapane
Sophia Marie Manzo
Clayton Harry Markert
Paulina Marki SCL 1 2 4 7
Brandon Khalid Markos
Thomas Joseph Marnon CL 4
Alyssa Thaer Maroof CL
Amanda Rae Marshall CL
Samantha Jeanne Maryanski
Seth Michael Maskell
Mackenzie Duane Matheson
Sandra Matias SCL
Mackenzie Katherine Matoski 8
Marko Matovski CL
Andrew Saad Mattia MCL
Caitlyn Marie Mauser SCL 1 2 4 6
John Henry Mayberry III CL
Danielle Ann Maynor
Jaquanda Janae Mays
Taylor Marie McAllister
Jonathan Josh McGee 8
Benjamin Scott McIntyre
Shawn Edward McLaughlin 6
Julia Samantha Meguid SCL 1 2 4 7
David Richard Mercure MCL 1 4
Rachel Michil
Lindsey Marie Michol MCL 4
Madeleine Louise Micinski CL 4
Noah Michael Mihal
Isabella Milicaj CL 4
Carter Jacob Miloian 6
Nicholas Gerald Mitchell SCL 3
Elizabeth Marie Mittag SCL 1 2 4 5
Nathan Anthony Montalbano 8
Emily Elisabeth Moore CL 6
Reanna Molly Moore
Jan Raul Morales Morala
Dani Mohanad Muneer
Yousif Andrew Murrani SCL 1
Michelle Marie Nabozny SCL 1 2 4
Shiv Miteshkumar Naik
Maria Eidde Najor
Alvin A Naman
Jessica Nayeli Navarrete
Stefan Ndoka
Chanel Kamal Nona MCL
McKenna Rae Nowak SCL
Kathleen Blair O'Connor SCL 1 2 4
Tyler Dillon O'Herron
Emilee Nicole Oberts SCL 2
Bono Jethro Castro Ogoy
David Samuel Olczak
Adrianna Maria Opoka SCL 4
Randy Hazem Oraha
Siomara Paloma Ornelas
Michela Palazzolo CL 4
Mason Patrick Palicke
Arianna Carolina Palushaj
Joseph Thomas Paquette SCL 1 4 5
Anjali R Patel SCL 1 2 4 7
Kenneth Martin Patrick
Natasha Pecaj
Elizabeth Grace Peplinski CL 4
Nolan Christopher Perras
Ethan John Pesola
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Peters MCL
Hannah Grace Piasecki SCL 1 2
Benjamin Ryan Pick 8
Grace Mary Christian Pielack SCL 1 2
Andrea Pjetri CL 1
Miranda Rosemary Pokorski
Vladimir Popadic MCL
James Roy Poronto SCL
Vanessa Poules
Alivia Rose Powell 8
Jonathan Michael Powrozek CL 4
Andrew Grant Pupava
Araiza Julissa Ramirez CL
Zachary James Ramsey
Isabel Rose Elizabeth Redmond SCL 1 2
Mckenzie Marie Remeselnik MCL 4
Evan Michael Remy
Quinn Thomas Rennell SCL 1 2 4 7
Cristelo Junior Resendez III
Alexa Jaide Reynolds CL 4
Countess-Lorraine Aaunalisse Richardson MCL
Noah Michael Ries MCL 1 7
Alec Aaron Ritzrow MCL
Colleen Lucia Roberts SCL 1 2 4 7
Nicholas Stuart Roberts 5
Mackenzie Lee Robertson SCL 1 2 4
Patrick Jon Roginski MCL
Aleena Rose Rooney MCL 1
Nicholas Robert Rorison
Savannah Marie Rue
Shannon Nicole Rumble
Jacob Stanislaw Rumin MCL
Vincenzo Antonio Russo SCL
Madison Lee Rutan MCL
Anthony Roque Salazar SCL 4 9
Travis Anthony Sammut
McKenzie Kaeleigh Sanchez 8
Nina Maria Sanchez
Mark David Sanders
Alison Frances-Grace Sanville
Matthew Joseph Saputo
Olivia Grace Scandalis CL 4
Ethan John Schuerman
Sienna Eve Schulz SCL 1 2 4
Tyler Austin Seib
Nikolas Randall Selk CL 4
Aram Sameer Shabo
Anas Shakir
Joseph Patrick Shearer
Benjamin Kenneth Sheridan
Natalie Nicole Shruga
Allison Marie Sich
Michael Isaak Simopoulos SCL 1 2 4
Tej Singh SCL 1 2 4
Victor Singh
Camren Joseph Siwicki
Aidan Richard Skomial MCL 1 4
Ethan Robert Skomial SCL 1 4
Andrew Thomas Slanec
Jennifer Kathleen Snider MCL 4
Souzan George Solaka MCL 4
Hannah Ruth Sopko
Sean Gabriele Galicia Soriano MCL 4 6
Joseph Theodore-Ritter Spagnuolo
Chloe Christene Spaulding
Elisabeth Diana Spencer
Brooklyn Marie Sral
Devan Marie Stefanovich MCL 4
Aubrey Danielle Stellman SCL 1 2 4 5
Te'ya Be'yonce Stewart
Brandon Ian Still
Brian Ronald Stolicki
Kane Alexander Stone
Angelina Louise Suchoski CL
Dylan Robert-McComb Surant 8
Cayla Marie Taylor MCL
Isabellel Teasel SCL 1 2 4
Aleen Firas Thabit
Rhea Ann Thomas 5
Matthew William Tipton CL
John Martin Tisch SCL 1 2 4 7
Aleah Noel Todd
Elizabeth Lisa Toma
Jordan Bassem Toma CL
Sara Toma
Giulia Alexis Tordi SCL 4
Kayla Ann Townsend
Annalise Borowski Trenkamp MCL 4
Stephen James Van Belois CL
Aaron Huynh Van MCL 1 7
Alondra Lizbeth Vargas-Nunez
Paola Vargas-Nunez
Stephanie Nicole Vassilev SCL 1 2
Noah Robert Vick
Alaina Rosalie Vitale CL 4
Roberto Faro Vitale SCL 1 2 4
Benjamin Robert Wagner
Kimberly Carol Wagner
Cameron Thomas Walters CL 4 8
Veronica Lee Walters SCL 1 2 4
Gokhlayeh Coshawn Walton Jr
Fallon Victoria Ward 8
Jenna Rose Ware
Ian James Wasilewski MCL 4
Nicole Dolores West MCL 7
Jack Samuel Wexler
Samantha Ann Whited 8
Haley Starr Whitehead
Yazmine Dessa Wilson
Emily Elizabeth Winkler
Samual Blair Wolfe
Hailey Madison Wright MCL 1
Keera Rose Wyckhuys
Tyler William Wysocki SCL 1 2 4
Eddie Janan Yago SCL 1 4 6
Alexis Adriana Yanez
Antonyo Z Yonan MCL 8
Malne Hazim Yakoob Yono
Marcus Suhail Younan MCL
Michael Thomas Young SCL 2 4
Francis Hanna Yousif
Mathew Yousif
Rafil Yousif SCL 1 2
Robin Jessica Zack CL
Aubrey Jean Zahlmann 7
Angelo Joseph Zeolla MCL
Sara Zivkovic
Anthony John Lawrence Zona

Summa Cum Laude – SCL
GPA 3.9 & Above
Magna Cum Laude – MCL
GPA 3.7 - 3.89
Cum Laude – CL
GPA 3.5 - 3.69

1 UCS Advanced Placement Scholar
2 Valedictorian
3 Salutatorian
4 National Honor Society
5 Utica Center for Mathematics,
Science and Technology
6 Utica Center for Science and Industry
7 UCS Seal of Global Language
8 AVID Scholar
9 Advance Placement Capstone Diploma Candidate