Steubenville lists top 10 for Class of 2014

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville High School Class of 2014 will hold commencement exercises at 7 p.m. May 29 at Harding Stadium.

Valedictorian Adam Xavier Andresen is the son of Richard and Mary Ann Andresen. He will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. He is a four-year member of the drama club, Beta Club, jazz choir, Key Club, marching band, concert band, jazz band and University Scholars, along with serving as the statistician for the girls basketball team. He is a recipient of the Hugh O’ Brien Youth Leadership Award and the 2013 OMEA All-State Choir. He plans to attend the California University of Pennsylvania to major in meteorology.

Valedictorian Carmela Josephine Biasi is the daughter of Joe and Julie Biasi. She will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. She is a four-year member of University Scholars; marching band; concert band; jazz band, where she served as band president for one year; Beta Club and Key Club and the volleyball team. She was selected to play in the volleyball OVAC All-Star game. She is a four-year member of the softball team, where she was awarded district-second team honors. She was class president for the past four years and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society, a cappella choir, where she served as secretary for one year, and Spanish club. She is a one-year member of Y-teens and Nike Club. She plans to attend Duquesne University to major in pharmacology.

Valedictorian Brittany Nicole Bodo is the daughter of Anthony and Diana Bodo. She will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. She is a four-year member of the basketball team where she received the 2013 award for Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Scholarship Society Silver Certificate. She has been a University Scholar for four years. She is a four-year member of the volleyball team and received the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association for Academic Achievement GPA 4.00 for 2011-12 and 2012-13. She is a four-year member of the Key Club and the Beta Club, where she was a Beta Club Community Coordinator for one year. She is a four-year recipient of the academic letter and a four-year member of the band, where she received superior ratings for solo and ensemble. She is a three-year member of drama club, a cappella choir and softball. She is a two-year member of the International Thespians Society, National Honor Society, where she served as vice president for one year, and served as class vice president for two years. She plans to attend the University of Mount Union majoring in biology/pre-med.

Valedictorian Paul DeFrances is the son of Anthony and Melissa DeFrances. He will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. He is a recipient of the academic letter and is a member of the Key Club, National Honor Society, the baseball team and a youth group member. He plans to attend Ohio State University majoring in pre-med and accounting.

Valedictorian Alexandra Kilonsky is the daughter of Paul and Shirley Kilonsky. She will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. She is a four-year recipient of the academic letter and a four-year member of the Beta Club and drama club. She is a three-year member of the a cappella choir and a two-year member of the National Honor Society and mock trial, receiving the mock trial best attorney award. She also a member of the International Thespian Society and took part in Law Day. She plans to attend Gannon University majoring in pre-med.

Valedictorian Bryan Pierro is the son of Anthony and Gina Pierro. He will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. He is a four-year member of Key Club, where he has served as vice president, and University Scholars, the football team and baseball team. He is the recipient of several athletic awards; first team all-state (football), first team All-OVAC (football), first-team Eastern District (football), first- team Quad-County (football), second-team Eastern District (baseball) and first-team All-State Academic. He is a two-year recipient of the academic letter and a two-year member of the National Honor Society. He plans to attend either Kent State University or Otterbein University majoring in accounting or nursing.

Salutatorian Dominic DiCarlo is the son of Melanie and Gregory DiCarlo. He will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. He is a four-year member of Beta Club, Key Club, jazz choir and marching band, where he served as vice president for one year. He is also a four-year member of concert band, pep band, jazz band and drama club, as well as the swimming team, serving as team captain for three years, and the soccer team, serving as team captain for two years. He is a four-year recipient of the academic letter. He is a three-year member of the a cappella choir, tennis team, barbershop quartet, Spanish club, Thespians, serving as co-president for one year and the OVAC varsity band. He is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and a one-year member of the Mock Trial Committee. He is the recipient of the offensive MVP for soccer, three-time swimming district qualifier, highest point scorer for swimming, OMEA All-State Choir, two-time All-District 12 soccer honorable mention and District 12 soccer first and second teams. He plans to attend OSU to study civil engineering.

Top 10 student Casey Gentile is the daughter of John and Michele Gentile. She will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. She is a three-year academic letter recipient. She is a four-year band member and Key Club and Beta Club member. She is a four-year member of the softball team, receiving second-team Eastern District girls softball honors, and a four-year member of the soccer team, receiving honorable mention honors. She plans to attend the West Virginia University and major in chemistry.

Top 10 student Christopher Starliper is the son of David and Martha Starliper. He will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. He is a four-year member of the Key Club, choral choir, University Scholars and the football team, receiving his varsity letter. He is the recipient of the first-team Eastern District Football honors and an OVAC football participant. He is a three-year member of a cappella choir and church choir. He is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and youth group and is a one-year member of the wrestling team, concert choir and drama club. He is the recipient of the academic letter. He plans to attend KSU to major in psychology.

Top 10 student Alyssa McIntyre is the daughter of Michael and Mitzi McIntyre. She will graduate in the University Scholars Program with an Ohio Honors Diploma. She is a four-year recipient of the academic letter and principal’s list. She is also a four-year member of the Key Club, Y Teens Club and cheerleading squad, receiving her varsity letter. She is a two-year member of the University Scholars, National Honor Society and the NAACP Youth Council. She is a one-year member of the Youth Leadership (KEYS) and Nike Club, serving as treasurer. She participated in the Ohio Business Week and Close-Up. She plans to attend Ohio University to major in African-American Studies.

Other members of the class are Elayna Andres, James Anderson, Albert Alston III, Mytia Barker, Casey Blair, Khaliq Bougard, Logan Bowman, John Boyle, Daian Brooks, Bryan Brown, David Brown Jr., Robert Brown, Corey Burns, Kynia Byrom, Nathaniel Carroll Jr., Amanda Carter, Zachary Chase, Shaborn Chiles, Kathleen Ching, Michaela Ciaramitaro, Perrier Coleman, Ty-Niguah Colbert, Jensen Cook, Justin Corsi, Precious Cox, Malaysia Crawford, Margaret Cutler, Savonn Dangerfield, Raylee Davis, Jacob DeFrank, Michael Diaz, Jazmin Dokes, Ty’ree Drones, John-Paul Duff, Nadia Edwards, Born Elder, Lucy Falls, Michael Fields, Dennis Filippi, Matthew Firm, Sha’Qun Fordham, Jenna Goffoli, Arin Goldsmith, Loren Gray, Theresa Hancock, Teneil Harris, Robert Hayden, TiUnna Hayes, Donald Heilman, Renee Henry, Brandon Herring-Hill, Shaolin Hicks, Kayla Henry, Renee Henry, Ala’Sha Huff, Tyler Ingram, Colten Jenkins, Michael Jett, Felisha Jobe, Lazaun Jobe, Jaytez Johnson, Lyric Johnson, William Jones, Seth Kenefick, Chelsie Kindsvatter, Camron King, Kaylynn King, Marquese King, Damien Kinney, Shantel Lancaster, Ja’Quan Lavender, Brittany Lazasz, Joshua Lemasters, Le’Anna Lessard, Garon Lytle, Sarah Mamula, Farrah Marcino, Jessyca Martin, Charles Massie III, Emily Masloski, Jesse Matthew, Katelyn Miller, Tylan Mitchell, Somaria Moore, T’arrah Mullins, Kai McClurg, Tiffany McGraw, Joseph Nodianos, Joshua Ogden, Shania Ovalle, Christian Payne, Anna Perrino, Allen Proger, Dillon Ribar, Michael Rosaschi, Amanda Roscoe, Cody Saltsman, Frank Sciarra, Tina Shaffer, Christopher Smith, Anthony Smith, Aliah Stinson, Adam Sterling, Brooke Sutherland, Abigail Taylor, Kaleel Thompson, Latera Thompson, Chicote Thompson, Ashley Thorn, Iesha Tillman, Zaire Tillman, William Utzler, Tanner Westlake, Ashlee White, Isabella White, Jaylin Williams, Dominique Wilson, LaShawna Wilson, Desiree White, Deyzha Yates, Chandler Youngkin, Alicia Ziarko, Alexandra Zimish.