St. John’s High School to hand out 51 diplomas Sunday
Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:00 AM
DELPHOS — St. John’s High School will hold its 98th commencement on Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and commencement at 3 p.m. in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium.
Speakers will be Valedictorians Nicholas Bockey, Madison Burgei and Kyle Pohlman; and Bishop’s Gold Cross recipients Eric Gerberick and Burgei.
Bockey is the son of Mark and Karen Bockey. He will attend Ohio Northern University to obtain his PharmD degree.
He was active in basketball, Mission Society, Liturgy Team, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Crespi Society and National Honor Society.
He also participated in Boy Scouts; was a Mass Server, Mass Greeter and Eucharistic Minister; volunteered at St. Rita’s Medical Center, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and works at Vanamatic Co.
Burgei is the daughter of Gerald and Jeana Burgei. She will attend the University of Dayton, majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in bioengineering.
She was active in Mission Society (president), Liturgy Team (chairman of the board), National Honor Society (secretary), Crespi Society, Through the Halls radio show announcer, is a St. John’s Student Ambassador, track and field and soccer.
She also participated as a Eucharistic Minister, Mass Greet, Habitat for Humanity, a tutor and enjoyed babysitting and was a dental office assistant.
Pohlman is the son of Russ and Laura Pohlman. He will attend the University of Akron College of Engineering on direct admittance to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
He was active in National Honor Society (vice president), Student Council (Sergeant at Arms), Blue Jay Student Ambassador, Crespi Society, baseball, football and concert band.
He also participated as a Eucharistic Minister and Mass Greeter; church festival volunteer; Buckeye Boys State delegate; soup kitchen, Community Christmas Project, Canal Clean-up Project and St. Rita’s Medical Center volunteer; was a 4-H member; and performed seasonal maintenance for the Delphos Parks and Rec. Dept.
Gerberick is the son of Mark and Patty Gerberick. He will attend the University of Dayton, majoring in biochemistry and intends to complete a DVM degree.
He was active in track, basketball, Scholastic Bowl, SADD, Crespi Society, marching band, pep band, concert band, National Honor Society and Through the Hall radio show director.
He also participated as a Mass server, lector and greeter; Eucharistic Minister; provides stable care for horses and lawn care for several people; and volunteers at the Allen County Humane Society.
The class colors are teal and jet black; class flower is the snapdragon; and the class motto is: One year, one class, one family.
The St. John’s High School class of 2014 includes, Stephanie Adams, Evan Benavidez, Justin Berelsman, Amanda Boberg, Nick Bockey, Cheyanne Bonifas, Samantha Bonifas, Paige Bradley, Alicia Buettner, Madison Burgei, Eric Clark, Brittney Claypool, Jake Csukker, Emilie Fischbach, Kylie Fritz, Eric Gerberick, Spencer Ginter, Aaron Hellman, TJ Hoersten, Tyler Jettinghoff, Megan Joseph, Morgan Jostpille, Bradley Klausing, Tyler Kline, Ryan Koester, Jessica Koverman, Madison Kreeger, Cody Looser, Paige Lucas, Luke MacLennan, Austin Martin, Andy May, Lyndsay Mohler, Gwen Neumeier, Page Perrine, Kyle Pohlman, Erica Saine, Kellen Schomaeker, Nathan Schroeder, Samantha Schwinnen, Mikhaila Scirocco, Elizabeth Shafer, Ryan Shumaker, Kaitlyn Slate, Brelyn Stepleton, Lindsey Warnecke, Quinn Wise, Jason Wittler, Ben Wrasman, Kaylie Youngpeter and Brooke Zuber.