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PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Emmaus High School holds its commencement ceremony June 7 at Stabler Arena. See related story and additional photos on Page A11. PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Emmaus High School holds its commencement ceremony June 7 at Stabler Arena. See related story and additional photos on Page A11.
Jacob Baker, Claude Bradshaw and Patrick Camilli pause for a photo prior to commencement services June 7. Jacob Baker, Claude Bradshaw and Patrick Camilli pause for a photo prior to commencement services June 7.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Doing a selfie before the program are Paige Libowitz, Grace Linder and Laura Lievre. PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Doing a selfie before the program are Paige Libowitz, Grace Linder and Laura Lievre.
Brooke Cichocki is the third speaker during the commencement ceremony and president of the National Honor Society. Brooke Cichocki is the third speaker during the commencement ceremony and president of the National Honor Society.
Daniel Amankwatia is the class president and the first graduate to speak. Daniel Amankwatia is the class president and the first graduate to speak.
Daniel Intriago is the 2015 student representative the recipient of the induction to the 2015 Hall of Fame presented by Assistant Principal Mark Covelle. Daniel Intriago is the 2015 student representative the recipient of the induction to the 2015 Hall of Fame presented by Assistant Principal Mark Covelle.
Morgan Patterson speaks at graduation as the 2015 student representative. Morgan Patterson speaks at graduation as the 2015 student representative.
Brandon Acevedo-Pena is the fourth speaker at the Emmaus High School Commencement, speaking about the experience at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute. Brandon Acevedo-Pena is the fourth speaker at the Emmaus High School Commencement, speaking about the experience at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.
Emmaus High School Principal David Piperato introduces the speakers during the graduation ceremony June 7 at Stabler Arena. Emmaus High School Principal David Piperato introduces the speakers during the graduation ceremony June 7 at Stabler Arena.

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Commencement service recognizes 579 graduates

As Pomp and Circumstance played by the Emmaus High School Orchestra, the 579 Emmaus High School Class of 2015 students entered Stabler Arena for the graduation ceremony June 7.

The national anthem was played by the orchestra led by Conductor Connie Arnold and the Emmaus High School Alma Mater was sung by the high school chorale, led by Director Rita Cortez.

The Class of 1965 was introduced by Principal David Piperato.

Mark Covelle, assistant principal for the Class of 2015, introduced the Hall of Fame Inductee Daniel Intriago. Intriago is in the top one percent of the National Honor Society. Covelle said Intriago is musically inclined, genuine, inquisitive, mature, diplomatic and absolutely amazing according to his teachers. He will be attending University of Delaware in the fall.

Daniel Amankwatia, president of the Class of 2015, spoke about "Truths." His first "truth" told graduates, "you are ready for the future." The second truth was, "Nobody can reach greatness on their own." The third truth was, "You don't have to wait for greatness." Amankwatia concluded with "never wait to be great."

Morgan Patterson, spoke representing the class. "Motivation does not have to be an extreme event," Patterson said. "Change does not have to be super dramatic setting but change can be significant. "Write the great sequel with excitement and adventure."

Brooke Cichocki, president of the National Honor Society, spoke about the "720 days in Emmaus High School. We've grown from 18 inches to 70 some inches. We matured and learned to grow. Have courage to continue that," Cichocki said.

A Lehigh Career and Technical Institute student Brandon Acevedo-Penare presented the vo-tech career path perspective at graduation. "This was the best decision in my high school career… to choose vo-tech as a curriculum choice. There are many choices within this curriculum from the culinary field to cosmetics and auto technician. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Take the road less travelled. You can reach your dreams."

Daniel Intriago, the recipient of the induction to the 2015 Hall of Fame, spoke about his four important years in his career. "Don't say goodbye to high school, say see you later. It's more optimistic. Inspire everybody to make a change. We've come a long way but still have a long path in front of us. Our journey has only just begun."

Principal David Piperato presented the Class of 2015 to the board of directors and School Board President Alan Earnshaw declared the students graduated.