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PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDThe Emmaus High School Class of 2018 participated in the commencement ceremony June 10 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem. ABOVE: Emmaus High School honor students lead the procession into Stabler Arena for the commencement ceremony. PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDThe Emmaus High School Class of 2018 participated in the commencement ceremony June 10 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem. ABOVE: Emmaus High School honor students lead the procession into Stabler Arena for the commencement ceremony.
After the processional, all rise for the singing of the national anthem. After the processional, all rise for the singing of the national anthem.
Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres welcomes family and friends of the graduates as well as members of the Class of 1968. Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres welcomes family and friends of the graduates as well as members of the Class of 1968.
A presentation is made to Dr. Herman Corradetti’s widow, Dolores “Dolly” Corradetti in honor of Dr. Corradetti’s contributions to Emmaus High School. Also honored is Sandhya Sriram, the newest Hall of Fame inductee. Standing for a photo are, left to right: Emmaus High School Assistant Principal Tabitha Rodriguez, Sandhya Sriram, Dolly Corradetti and Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres. A presentation is made to Dr. Herman Corradetti’s widow, Dolores “Dolly” Corradetti in honor of Dr. Corradetti’s contributions to Emmaus High School. Also honored is Sandhya Sriram, the newest Hall of Fame inductee. Standing for a photo are, left to right: Emmaus High School Assistant Principal Tabitha Rodriguez, Sandhya Sriram, Dolly Corradetti and Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres.
Students receive last minute instructions before the Emmaus High School commencement ceremony. Students receive last minute instructions before the Emmaus High School commencement ceremony.
Class president Joel Sanchez is the first student speaker. Class president Joel Sanchez is the first student speaker.
National Honor Society President Michael Brennan gives a speech to graduates, friends and family members. National Honor Society President Michael Brennan gives a speech to graduates, friends and family members.
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute students Rachael Miller and Kayley Fry talk about their experiences at LCTI and plans for the future. Lehigh Career and Technical Institute students Rachael Miller and Kayley Fry talk about their experiences at LCTI and plans for the future.
John Sigafoos is the last student to speak during the commencement ceremony June 10. John Sigafoos is the last student to speak during the commencement ceremony June 10.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDMembers of the Emmaus High School Class of 2018 receive their diplomas during the graduation ceremony June 10 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem. PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDMembers of the Emmaus High School Class of 2018 receive their diplomas during the graduation ceremony June 10 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem.

East penn school district

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in School

Emmaus High School holds 128th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School held its 128th commencement ceremony June 10 at Stabler Arena, honoring the 659 graduates.

This year’s graduation remembered and honored Dr. Herman Corradetti, a past principal of the high school. In his memory, the Hall of Fame will be renamed the Dr. Herman Corradetti Hall of Fame.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductee is Sandhya Sriram. Sriram has scholastic achievements as well as volunteerism and athleticism. She was described as personable and self-confident.

Dr. Kate Kieres, principal of EHS, welcomed friends and family to the graduation, welcomed members of the Class of 1968 and presented members of the Class of 2018.

The first student speaker was the president of the class, Joel Sanchez who thanked his parents for being part of the journey.

Sanchez said each and everyone has the chance to change the world. He also said not to blame others for not accomplishing your goals.

Michael Brennan, president of National Honor Society, spoke about challenging yourself. “If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to do your best, do it together.” Brennan thanked his parents and siblings. He also thanked friends and EHS staff for pushing the students to do their best.

Kayley Fry and Rachael Miller, representing Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, talked about being different, being an outsider in their speech. The pair suggested students look for other options. “We all don’t fit into a cookie cutter form.”

Both Fry and Miller were enrolled in the health care program at LCTI with skills acquired to be able to secure a job in health care.

John Sigafoos won the speech competition and talked about hope. “What hope? There are terrible things happening from being an orphan to being homeless.” Sigafoos suggested there is hope and a change in attitude is the answer. He suggested volunteering and said compassion makes this generation very generous. Sigafoos said there is also much diversity. “This is not a time of closure but a time of opportunity,” Sigafoos said.

Connie Arnold conducted the EHS Orchestra in “Pomp and Circumstance” and the EHS Chorale led “The Star Spangled Banner.” Rita Cortez, director, led the EHS Chorale in singing the Alma Mater.

Alan Earnshaw, president of the East Penn School Board of Directors, declared the students graduated.