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Photos from Class of 2019 graduating from Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 July 2019 at 2:56 pm

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MEDINA – Benjamin Zakes, the final Medina student to receive his diploma during Friday’s commencement, takes a selfie with his classmates.

There were 114 students who graduated with the Class of 2019.

Cody Leno gives the commencement address. (Courtesy of Erin Mufford)

Mr. Michael Cavanagh, the high school principal, is at right. He also addressed the students and urged them to let their conscience be their guide and show compassion for others.

“Have a big heart, root for the underdog, volunteer, stand up for what you believe in, and fight for those who are not strong enough to fight for themselves,” Cavanagh said.

These happy graduates include Madison Williams, Marguerite Brakenbury, Cora Mykayla Payne and Guin Schalck. (Courtesy of Colleen Brakenbury)

Jonathan Pietrafesa delivers his salutatorian address on Friday. (Courtesy of Erin Mufford)

Kelly Uderitz – These five graduates from Fruit Avenue grew up together and all graduated with high honors. They include Meadow Washak, Emma Baldwin, Kali Schrader, Dan Squire and Alyssa Blount. “Awesome job fruit loops!!!” (Courtesy of Kelly Uderitz)

Shelby Martin and Devin VerCruysse are cousins who started kindergarten together with the same teacher, played lacrosse together, and graduated together. (Courtesy of Sara Frasier)

Private Ryenn Oliver, a Marine, graduated from basic training on May 31. (Courtesy of Trena Oliver)

The tennis team crew includes Andrew Houseman, Valedictorian Kody Leno, Salutatorian Jonathan Pietrafesa, Benjamin Zakes and Ray Paull. (Courtesy of Jessica Leno)

The daisy chain is a tradition dating back to 1922. The daisy chain is made by the top 16 ranked girls and top 2 boys in the junior class. They include Grace Cook, Jada Draper, Micaela Erway, Mary Flores, Bobby Geiger, Elle Gross, Alexis Jones, Lacey Kenward, Lily Kiebala, Margaret Klotzbach, Jordan Lugo, Jenna Moore, Chloe Nashwenter, Nathan Sherman, Miya Troidl, Layna Viloria, Ashley Woodrow and Miranda Zelazny.

The Class of 2019 is on stage in the high school auditorium. (Courtesy of Dave Viterna)

Alissa Blount with Kaela Grosslinger behind her are happy to have their diplomas at commencement. (Courtesy of Shannon Blount)

These two friends, Ashton Laird and Marguerite Brakenbury, graduated together on Friday. (Courtesy of Colleen Brakenbury)

This group includes, from left: Makenzi Wynn, Heidi Hofmeister and Maci Wynn. (Courtesy of Bianca Cruz)

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