Ford II graduates celebrate family and home
Ford II graduates celebrate family and home
Posted on 06/01/2018
Student standing up showing off their diplomas

More than 500 Henry Ford II graduates celebrated earning a diploma from a place they view more as a school.

“Being a Ford Falcon means you are strong, dedicated and caring,” said principal Kenneth Cucchi, quoting a student essay from a scholarship application.   “When you walk through the front door, you know it’s going to be a good day, but most importantly, you know you are home.”

This year, 510 Ford II graduates earned their diplomas at the school’s 44th annual commencement ceremony, held this year at DTE Energy Music Theatre.

The experience here is something we will never forget, and serves only as a glimpse of the beauty the future holds,” said commencement speaker Lauren Troppens. “We will shine bright.”

Dr. Christine Johns remarked that this was the first graduating class to be born and lived their lives completely in the 21st century, noting the changes they have experienced in 18 short years.

“Through the lenses of experience, I hope you continue to marvel at this world and the endless possibilities that are before you,” she said.

President Gene Klida encouraged graduates to use the character they displayed in high school throughout their future.

“Follow your passions, be original, follow your convictions and most of all, be relentless in your pursuits,” she said.

In celebrating the graduates, Cucchi also noted their successes:

 

  • A composite score on the SAT of 1067- the second highest composite in Macomb County
  • 61% of the seniors took at least 1 AP class during final year at Ford II.
  • 30 valedictorians and two salutatorians,
  • 125 falcon scholars, maintaining a GPA of 3.67 or higher for seven straight semesters,
  • 55 AP scholars for having earned 3.67 GPA in 4 or more AP classes.
  • 39 students presidential scholars for earning at least a 1160 on the SAT and having a GPA of at least 3.5 or higher,
  • 156 members of the National Honor Society
  • 68 dual enrolled through Macomb Community College
  • 98 percent pursuing higher education.
  • More than 110 scholarships, which equates to over 1,000,000 dollars for their first year of college and more than $3 million over the life of their college career.

 

 

 

Graduates are:

Kayla Marie Agosta 47CL

Mohammed Al Najjar 4CL

Kyra Alyssa Albrecht

Alexandria Victoria Albritton

Lauren Nicole Allen

Michael Stephen Ameser

Cassidy Frances Andrusz CL

Angel Raad Asker 4CL

Brianna Renee Atkinson 4CL

Daitjuan Tyron Austin

Jonathan James Ayesh

Evan Saman Ayoub

Rami Baalbaki 47MCL

Aiden Zayne Babauta-Uribe

Savannah Rose Badalamente CL

Anastasia Dionna Baker 7

Jacob Michael Baker

Alexander Nazar-Fouad Bally

Mohammed Amer Bani Jameel

Michael Bayne Bankston

Noah Joseph Bankston

Abbigail McKenzie Barlow

Megan Marie Barney 1SCL

Joshua Michael Barr 14SCL

Michael Alexander Bartlett

Giulia Mari Bartolone 47

Kody Michael Beard 6

Chelsea Jeanette Bednarski

Lauren Mackenzie Belcher

Brandon Paul Bellomo

Hailei Wynter Benedict CL

Emma Theresa Berd

Tabitha Christine Besterci

Owen Sterling Bielicki

Trevor Lee Bilbrey

Kylie Emma Bilski 4CL

Alfonso Binett Jr.

Cassady Nicole Blackwell

Cassie Rose Bonham 6

Benjamin Frederik Borngesser 6

Kevin Dennis Boschman MCL

Lucas Daniel Bosek 7

Brianna Marie Boyd

Daniel Nickolas Bridges 4CL

Nolan Arthur Bridges 6

Kenan Brodlic CL

Mitchell Andrew Browe

Donavon Par-Ron Brown

Hannah Elise Brown 4MCL

Jared Michael Brown 46CL

Larissa Britney Brown

Makenna Marie Brown

Natalie Renae Buch 14MCL

Jake Michael Buchanan 12457 SCL

Brandon Anthony Buero 14CL

Aidan Brendan Bullock 7MCL

Madison Grae Bunch 4MCL

Dijana Bunda

Sydnie Alise Camacho

Nina Marie Candela 147SCL

Carlee Lynn Carless 6

Spencer Jeffrey Carson 4MCL

Ashley Ann Carter

Erica Lynn Carter

Ally Elizabeth Cavataio 1247SCL

Hunter David Chapman CL

Elijah Jacob Charron

Alek Michael Chauvin

Marcus Lee Cheeks, Jr.

Jonathan Wallace Chereson 1467CL

Daniel Charles Chesney 147MCL

Jordan Philip Chinoski

JayQuan LeHardis Clark

Christopher Dante' Clater Hoffner

Mariah Alexandria Clater Hoffner

4MCLMercedes Nekole Clement

Joshua James Cole

Olivia Marie Constantino CL

Paris Fuji Valentino Cooper

Alexis Christine Coutilish 4MCL

George Peter Coutilish

Sydney Christine Coutilish 4

Hallie Loren Cross 14SCL

James William Cross

Quinton Riley Croud 6

Ashley Elizabeth Dadou

Aaron Scott Dailey CL

Guiseppe Walter D'Andrea III

Andrew Paul Daniels

Jake Edward Daubert 45MCL

Kamryn Marie Davis MCL

Sean Patrick Davis 7

Santino Pio De Benedetti

Kyle Kenneth DeCaussin

Martin Deda

Victoria Lauren Dedivanaj

Kyle Joseph DeFillipi

Justin Michael Delashmutt

Ryan Andrew Demick 47SCL

Seth Anthony Denha

Shaun Matthew Devault

Joseph Eagan DeVita

Morgan Paige DeVolder

Iylish Louella Devota

Robert James Dickens 5

Brian Vinh-Bao Diep

Jessica Ashley Digirolamo 47CL

Theresa Grace DiMaggio

Sheridan Trinity DiMichele 4MCL

Alexander Michael Dimitrieski

Adam Joseph Dobry 4SCL

Matthew Thomas Domke 4SCL

Cameron Sean Donahue

Emilia Donevski CL

Brenden Anthony Downs

Samantha Marie Driscoll 124SCL

Bryce William Dudal

Olivia Rose Duffy

Gazmend Duhanaj 1247SCL

Julianna Nicole Duncan 1247SCL

Bradley James Dunn

Sandra Lynn Dupre 4MCL

Valentina Dusaj

Sabina Dushi

Jacob Allen Earehart

Griffin David Ethridge

Mariam W Faraj

Alexis Marie Farr 4CL

Rachal Ann Farr 4SCL

Lenard Alan Farr Jr.

Bryan Kristopher Fick

Samantha Laurine Ashley Fish 127SCL

Alyssa Rose Fizia

Evan Francis Fleming

Charles Alfred Florence

Seth Scott Foreman

Maria Collette French 4CL

Clara Marie Fritz

Jesse Eric Frizzell CL

Quinn Tyler Frizzell

Margerita Frroku 4CL

Erika Lynn Fudold

Jason Gafencu 4CL

Donovan Darius Galloway

Guadalupe Rudolfo Garcia, Jr.

Nathaniel Christian Gardner

Leah Madison Garity 4MCL

Patrick Daniel Gartrelle

Tarryona Anganette Gavin

Anjelika Arturovna Gaziyan 4MCL

Brendan Alexander Gazley

Ajla Gegic

Alvin Mannil George

Caleb Mannil George 6MCL

Sherin Georgy 4

Jacob Anthony Gibson

Hunter Peyton Giddey 6

Devin Jon Giuliani

Lucian-Gheorghe Giza

Brendan Joseph Glaspie

Alexandra Sorina Gligorea

Alyssa Nicole Gonzales 4CL

Alexandra Marie Graham

Karly Nicole Graham

Christopher Edward Gray 4MCL

Logan Oliver Gregory

Glenn Bernhard Griesmann

Jack Michael Groder 6

Lauren Olivia Gronowicz

Sebastian Henryk Grupa

Jian Jwan Haddad

Emma Kate Haddon

Antonia Nashwan Hanna

Dylan Jeffrey Hanson 124SCL

Hana Marie Hardy CL

Micayla Catherine Harris 47CL

Noah Alexander Harrison

Jordan Jaye Hassar

Victor James Hawkins 6

Erin Cady Hebel 147SCL

Luke Anthony Heide 7

Noah Louis Heide

Ryan Christopher Henson 4MCL

Matthew Adward Hermz

Griffin Joseph Hernalsteen

Olivia Katherine Hernalsteen 4CL

Courtney Renae Hickmott 4MCL

Sydney Michele Hilgendorf

Selena Raifat Hindi 134SCL

Matthew Jacob Hirmiz

Alexander Mikhail Hoff 4MCL

Katherine Kay Marie Hohenstern

Catelyn Jane Hohfeldt

Payne Anders Hopman

Taylor Marie Hough

Kyle Henry Hudson

Shelby Paige Huntington

Wyatt Michael Hutchinson

Sandy Nhu Huynh 4MCL

Shaniya Mone' Hyman

Prince Charles Iroanya 4CL

Cassius Richard Alex Jackson

Azra Jakupovic 126SCL

Christopher Jallow

Erica Lynn Jamroz 4CL

Katarina Janeski MCL

Mary Margaret Jarboe

Elizabeth Ann Johnson

Graceann Emily Johnson

Garrett Brendan Johnston CL

Erica Renee Joslin 14MCL

John Connor Juretich 147SCL

Thomas Joseph Kaminski 46

William Seungwon Kang 12457 SCL

Joshua Scott Kasper

Dustin Joseph Kastruba

Hayden Christopher Kelley

Savannah Victoria Kessler

Matthew Christopher Kiel 6

Kailyn Amber Kinaya

Jarod Scott King

Katelynn Ariel King

Matthew Joseph King 4CL

Alysa Joy Kirn

Donald James Kleinhans II

Avery Elizabeth Kohler 147SCL

Darek Konopka 46CL

Raphaela Sophia Korotky

Lawrence Haitham Koryal

Laura Michelle Kozlowski

Madelyn Margaret Kozub

Kade Landon Kriewall CL

Hunter Anton Kruzmanowski

Max Christopher Kubik

Jonathan Timothy Kuhn

Josiah David Kuhn

Andrew Patrick Kunath 7

Samantha Caitlin Kupke

Amar Kurjakovic 1247SCL

Alexis Lynn Lada 6

GianLuca Ignazio LaFata

Alyssa Breanne LaFeir 1247SCL

Olivia Lynn Lage 147MCL

Jadon Michael LaGorio

Brennan William LaRocca

Joshua Michael Larson 45

Meredith Catherine Larson 1247SCL

Thomas Thanh-Huu Le

Maia Elizabeth Leach 7

Emily Elizabeth Leix 47MCL

Noah Aaron Leline 4CL

Anthony Michael Leone

Elizabeth Rose Lico 147SCL

Victoria Ann Lindley

Jamira Tajha Marsha Lindsey

Kristijan Ljuljdurovic

Melissa Louise Lovell 4SCL

Hannah Marie Lozovoj 4SCL

Alyssa Hope Luceus MCL

Emily May Luceus MCL

Hayley Dianne Luckhurst

Danny Merritt Lukowski

Kendall Denise Lusk 1347SCL

Heather Kay Luttenberger

Sarah Kaylyn Luttenberger

Marissa Nicole Luzi

Terrin Janardhan Machart

Stephanie Lynn Macioce 4MCL

Claire Virginia Maciolek 47MCL

Merna K Madloom

Nicole Magdalena Magda 4CL

Megan Ann Maglich 47MCL

Jaclynn Patricia Maine

Olivia Marie Maiuri 4MCL

Rosalia Mangiapane 4

Noel Monroe Manning

Jaclyn Marie Mannino 4SCL

Maxx John Mansour

Maria Reese Manuguerra

Nina Cathryn Manuguerra

Carlo Anthony Manzella 4CL

Tamara Marceta 24SCL

Jonathan Dylan Marks 4MCL

Jenna Nicole Marsac

Cassidy Elizabeth Marshall

Zachary Brian Martin

Jack Steven McAleer

Jacob Joseph McGilton

Grant Michael McKee 4MCL

Nikolai Andrew Menzel

Anthony David Merrelli 6

Bryan Matthew Michalek 12457 SCL

Holden Patrick Mikesell 46

Jonathan Michael Mikha

Brett Thomas Miller

Kayla Marie Miller 4CL

Megan Paige Mincel 47

Matthew Charles Minicuci

Natalia Alicia Miracle

Raven Lynn Miracle

Maksym Mishchanchuk

Laila Sharron Mitchell

Rodrick Rodale Mitchell Jr.

Lukas Daniel Mladenovski 7

Carlin Julia Moore 14SCL

Ricky Antoine Morgan, Jr.

Imaan Muhammad-Ali

Luis Omar Munoz Lopez 7

Allison Marie Muntz

John-Paul Patrick Murray

Max Sutherland Myers

Haya Najor

Aimee Shaji Nambiathusseril 4CL

Skylar Marie Nankervis

Michael Josif Nastovski

Alethea Cade Nemeth 7

Kayla Nicole Newton 4CL

Tyler Austin Nichols 4CL

Jacqueline Elizabeth Nicholson 4MCL

Eric Nick Nikaj

Ilina Dantcheva Nikolova MCL

John Michael Novak

Elizabeth Claire Sunman O'Connor

Alyssa Gayle Oehus

Kerissa Michele Oehus

Emily Antoinette Olekszyk

Zachary Nicholas Olevenick 4CL

Sofia Osorio-Martinez 1247SCL

Lea Rose Ott 4CL

Hayleigh Treysa Owen

Gabrielle Diane Palazzolo 4MCL

Philip Vincent Palazzolo

Tommaso Gabriele Palazzolo

Flora Zoja Palokaj 47MCL

Sydney Ellen Pankowski

Erin Grace Pasamba 4

Alexandra Louise Patterson 124SCL

Jacob Cole Patterson

Stevan Laszlo Patyi Jr. 57

Terrence Gordon Payne III

Casey James Paynter

Martin Perkowski

Michael Jonathan Piasecki

Anna Page Pickens

Julie Ann Piechocki 124SCL

Mira Francesca Pietrantonio

Veronica Allison Pilarski 124SCL

Nicole Alyse Pitingaro

Mario Sokol Pllumbi 7

Jacob Charles Pluger

Zachary Lee Pluger 7

Kyle Joseph Polega

Amanda Christine Pollock 12457 SCL

Lauren Madison Polly 4CL

Kyle Robert Poterek 1457MCL

Faith Pearl Powers 4MCL

Nicole Ann Powerski 124SCL

Makayla Mae Pratt 14MCL

Laurin Elizabeth-Joan Prebelich

Dillon Eric Premceski 147MCL

Paulina Pulawska

Victoria Grace Quenneville

Darline Rose Radamaker

Imroz Rai

Jordyn Rae Rasey 14MCL

James Gregory Rebar

Amanda Rose Reed 4MCL

Nathan Michael Reid

Nigel John Reid

Benjamin William Rice 4MCL

Ashley Marie Riddle

Ryenne Faith Ritchie 4MCL

Lauren Nicole Rizk 14MCL

Antonina Angela Rizzo 47SCL

Carlina Marie Rizzo 4MCL

Rachel ChaVonne Robinson 6

Ilanis Rodriguez Torres 7SCL

Nicholas Luke Roman

Kyle McCauley Roney

Gabriel Alexander Roof CL

Kacy Marie Rossi

Zachary Parker Rowe

Jordan Scott Rummell

Jessica George Sadek 147SCL

Jennifer Mae Sager 4CL

Travis Derek Salisbury 4MCL

Hailey Salima Salmo

Courtney De'Vaughn Sanders Jr

Idalia Rosalie Sauls 14CL

Trevor Joseph Savale 5

Julie Megan Sawicki

Dominic Patros Scaris

Charlie Suzanne Schabel

Breanna Marie Schloss

Crystal Marie Schultz 124SCL

Jared Lee Seder

Kaitlyn Marie Selleke 14MCL

Antonino Francesco Serra

Dillon Anthony Shamoun

Griffin Gene Sharp 4CL

Sarah Charlotte Shea 1247SCL

Mariam Setrak Shleimoun

Allison Katherine Shope

Shelby Rose Shovein 14CL

Parker Andrew Shukwit 7

Sebastian Lawrence Sibole CL

Zachary Michael Simms

Ryan Patrick Simpson 47SCL

Frank Jordon Skvarce

Suzana Smakaj

Alonda Kianna Tanice Smith 4CL

Quintin Michael Smith

Trevor Jeremy Smith

Frank Alan Smith Jr

Jaden Andrew Soules

Torrel Maurice Sparks

Madelyn Kate Spring 47CL

Austin Luke Stanczyk 47MCL

Annabella Lynn Steiniger

Alejandro Tomas Steinwascher 4CL

Aliza Hope Steixner 47SCL

Blake Elliott Steixner

Kendall Danielle Strohm 4SCL

Sean Robert Strother 6

Eduard Sufaj

Ivana Sukalo

Kasandra Sulillari

Servet Sulillari

Alexa Gina Sweet 24SCL

Nicole Ann Szorik 4CL

Brandon Michael Tague

Bradley Lawrence Terris

Brady Robert Territo

William Richard Tharrett

Sydney Victoria Thibault

Jalen Franklin Thomas

Jordan Monet Thomas

Justin Thomas 7

Jonathan Michael Thomason

Gabrielle Mackenzie Timm 1247SCL

Haley Michelle Tiseo 1247SCL

Rachel Ann Torz

Lauren Elizabeth Troppens 12457 SCL

Owen Michael Tucci CL

Joseph James Uher

Lauren Cecilia Upper 4CL

Joshua Thomas Urquhart 12SCL

Abi John Varghese 4MCL

Jonah Lee Varney 124SCL

Thomas Bency Vengachuvattil 4

Madisyn Rae Vick 45MCL

Donavon Joseph Vitale

Natalie Joyce Vollmar

Thuthuy Vu 4MCL

Nikol Vulaj

Mark Vushaj

Benjamin Matthew Walker 6CL

Nichole Lynn Wallace 4SCL

Daniel Francis Waller 46MCL

Andrew Zachary Wallner 5

Joseph Bernard Walny

Ciara Nicole Walsh 4MCL

Cameron Michael Walton

Garret John Wardwell CL

Mackenzie Joy Warner

Meghan Jhane Warner

Austin Scott Washeleski 46CL

Christina Mary Watha

Kellie Marie Antoinque Weldon

Evan Joseph Werbrouck 7

Shannon Elizabeth Wicklund 124SCL

Caitlyn Alexis Widener

Amanda Marie Wienckowski 147MCL

Antonina Susan Wilk

Devin Daniel Willis

Paige Marie Willis 467CL

Shekinah Glori Ann Wilson

Matthew Kyle Wiseman 4MCL

Hope Renee Wojciechowski 4CL

Darren Randall Wood

Rachel Hannah Wroblewski 7SCL

Brianna Elizabeth Wrubel

Simon Ray Yasso

Claudia Yousif

Kyle Joseph Yousif

LinChen Yu 124SCL

Zachary Michael Yurconis

Aylin Majid Zahrah

Marseel Majid Zahrah

Christopher Victor Zahron 4MCL

Kiersten Rachel Zaremba 4MCL

Kaitlynn Rose Zdybel 4MCL

Amar Zeric

Aria Paige Zerla

Melissa Lee Zielinski

Vitina Mary Zimmer

Yula Zaki Zora

Zachary Robert Zupan

 

1 UCS Advanced Placement Scholar

2 Valedictorian

3 Salutatorian

4 National Honor Society (Gold Stoll)

5 Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology

6 Utica Center for Science and Industry

7 Seal of Global Language

8 Utica Academy for International Studies