11 ACPS Students Receive Maryland High School Diplomas
On Thursday, July 12, 2012, eleven Allegany County Public School students and members of the graduating Class of 2012 received their Maryland high school diplomas during a summer commencement exercise held at the Board of Education’s central office.
Students and their families heard remarks from school board members Dr. Ed Root and Mrs. Laurie Marchini as well as the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Cox. All speakers delivered compelling messages to the graduates and reminded them to cherish their education and to be sure to thank the countless people who helped them along the way. Others ACPS administrators in attendance for the ceremony were Karen Bundy, Interim Chief Academic Officer; James Koon, principal at Eckhart Alternative School; Gene Morgan, principal at Mountain Ridge High School; Mike Calhoun, principal at Allegany High School; and Steve Lewis, principal at Fort Hill High School.
The students honored at the ceremony, not all of whom were able to attend, were as follows: (Allegany) Brenden Strietbeck, Cullen Taylor, Keiana Langan; (Fort Hill) Irene Gilmore, Jaron Watkins, Emily Longerbeam, Kaleb Miller, Bridget Hymiller; (Mountain Ridge) Sarah Shrout, Tricia O’Baker, Joshua Fitzgerald.
Pictured: Karen Bundy, James Koon, Gene Morgan, Brenden Strietbeck, Mike Calhoun, Emily Longerbeam, Sarah Shrout, Tricia O’Baker, David Cox, Laurie Marchini, Steve Lewis, Ed Root