Story continues for Henry Ford II Class of 2017
Story continues for Henry Ford II Class of 2017
Posted on 06/10/2017
Graduates celebrating

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Members of the Henry Ford II High School Class of 2017 are starting their future with a blank page. 

“Seniors, today marks the end of a chapter of our lives. But our book, our story, is far from over,” said commencement speaker Alex Tan. 

In this book, Prinicpal Kenneth Cucchi encouraged the 469 graduates to write a positive story by following a set of principles related to integrity, taking initiative, responsibility and continuing to learn. 

“I encourage you to focus on what you have learned and accomplished in and outside of school,” he said. “Use this knowledge and experience to your advantage, as it will continue to help you live your best story,” he said. 

Cucchi outlined the success stories that the graduates have already been written by the graduates:
15 valedictorians and 3 salutatorians, 
92 Falcon Scholars for maintaining a GPA of 3.67 or higher for seven straight semesters, 
80 AP scholars having earned 3.67 GPA in 4 or more AP classes.  
80 students presidential scholars having earned at least a 1160 on the SAT and a GPA of at least 3.5 or higher, 
131 National Honor Society members
98% pursuing higher education, including Arizona State University, DePaul University, The University of Maryland and the University of Alabama.
More 100 scholarships worth more than $3.3 million.

Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns told graduates with the accelerated pace of change in their world and their record of success, Henry Ford II graduates will lead changes that today may seem beyond imagination. 

“Our society needs you more than ever to lead the changes that will make this world a better place,” Dr. Johns said. “That has been our dream for you from the moment you stepped into a UCS classroom.  It is time to go out there and make the impossible possible.”

Board of Education President Gene Klida noted graduates are entering the world “a time of great challenge but also great opportunity.”

She said: “The path into your future will have a perspective that is unique to you.”

Below is  a list of graduates 

Daniel Salam Abbo
Adeboye Saburi Adegbenro, Jr 5 CL
Joseph Steven Aesy
Maria Nicole Akery 1 5 6 SCL
Marcello Alcamo
Nesreen Akiel Almathrahi
Simon Farid Alnajjar
Ashley Grace Alsheskie 5
Jacob Lewis Amez
John James Phillips Anderson
Marissa Nicole Antwan 5 SCL
Brian Eduardo Araujo
Alexander Marvin Arcari 1 5 SCL
Audelon Ariku 1
Sydney Ann Auito
Kerestin Ayman-Samir Aziz 1 2 5 CL
Elizabeth Rose Babij
Merin Babu 1 5 CL
Sydney Ann Bacic
James Charles Baldwin CL
Jacob Vincent Barch 1
Ryan Jeffrey Barkley CL
Joshua Thomas Bartold
John Alexander Bass
Daniella Rose Battani
Michael Sean Bayer 3
Kimberly Ann Bean
Nathan Jack Beaudett
Kristen René Beaupré 5 8 MCL
Diana Idrees Hanna Bedari
Kaitlin Elizabeth Bedenko 5 MCL
Zachary Arnold Beller
Sanya Bency 5 CL
Noelle Rose Bennett
Justin Gordon Bennie 1 5 CL
Corinne Nicole Berezik
Sidar Sargon Bethyon
Natalie Marie Bielecki 1 5 MCL
Emily Christine Biga
Brian Paulus Bilan 1 5 CL
Abby Elizabeth Boettcher
Alexander John Bogan
Kaylee Marie Boschman
Patrick Rivan Artatez Bosi
John Wayne Bozich III MCL
Aliyah Bianca Bradley 8
Kiera Lynn Briney 5 8 CL
Matthew Allen Browe
Kameron Jordan Brown
Kristian Brucaj 1 5 MCL
Crystal Marie Brunett
Nathaniel John Buck
Austin James Burns
Alida Talal Butrus
Kenyatte Nabate Byron II 1 2 5 SCL
Ciara Rose Calhoun 5
Hunter Paul Callan
Kyle Anthony Callaway 1 2 5 MCL
Kevin Joseph Campbell
Kruze Michael Campbell
Rebecca Leigh Cannon
Ross Devlin Carrico 3
Justin Michael Ceglarek
Chloe Kanella Chatzis
Kendra Lynn Cheek
Roshan Cheriyan 1 5 MCL
Mirna Saad Cholagh
Julia Heather Cianferra 5 SCL
Lauren Elizabeth Cimino
Alem Cizmic 1 5 6 SCL
Kristen Marie Cole
Adrienne Ann Conigliaro 3 5 MCL
Shawna Mackenzee Converse
Alexandra Marie Cooper
Brendan Thomas Cooper
Amanda Renee Corbley
Dennis Cowins 5 MCL
Alexander Joseph Craik
Steven Wilson Craik
Alexander James Craven CL
Armin Crnolic
Maureen Erin Cronin 1 5 6 SCL
Brandon Philip Culbert
Brooke Nicole Culbert
Jessica Ann Dabish 1 SCL
Jessica Dallo
Shpresa Dallo
Ashley Kimberly Dalton
Kayla Dawn Daniel
Samer Fadhil Dawood
Christa A. Deban 1 5 MCL
Leonora Dedvukaj
Kristy Jenna Deel
Andrew Robert Deeter 5 MCL
Joshua Michael Delavan
Elena Maria DeMatteis 5 CL
Gabriel Michael Denski
Dominick Peter DeTomaso
Kieran Robert Jody DiFilippo
Gabriel Clayton Dionne
Mario Mark Djeljaj 5
Gabrielle Nicole Dobroczynski
Morgan Lyn Domzal 1 5 7 SCL
Brandon Joseph D'Onofrio
Nicholas Kole Drager 3
Kenny MacKnear Driscoll Jr
Shaynah Danielle Drohan
Lawrence Rafael Dubey
Matthew James Dubey 3 5 MCL
Erin Rebecca Duchene
Bailey Marie Duke
Kristina Dusaj
Emily Elizabeth Dutt
Donté Edward Dye
Michael Antonio Earehart
George Matthew Ebaugh 5
Tiffany Jihad Eid 1
John Carlton Ellis Jr 3
Patrick Joseph England 1
John James Engler 3
Matthew Richard Choe Evans 5 CL
Elizabeth Paige Fallon
Jenna Elizabeth Fallon
Javid Medhi Farokhnia
Aaron Edward Ferdinande 5 MCL
Domenico Antonino Ferrara
Jordyn Rose Fiantaco
Cameron Deborah Fisher 1 5 MCL
Cassidy Lynn Fitts
Antonio Michael Flores
Hayleena ElizaJean Flowers
Kedarius Jaquon Flowers
Hannah Marie Fotion
Ryan Michael Francis
Nicolo Alessandro Franzoni 1 5 MCL
Rachel Danielle Freeman 1 5 MCL
Zachary Hunter Friedrich
Laura Elizabeth Frisbie 1 5 SCL
Brandon Jeffrey Gagnon
DeAngelo Lerance Gaines
Ronald David Gaines Jr
Jannine Baraquio Gales 1 5 MCL
Jonathan Samuel Gall 5
Lauren Frances Gallick
Anna Therese Garcia 1 2 5 MCL
Cecilia Gisselle Garcia
Alana Marie Gentry
Anthony Lewis Ghandour
Jamil Maher Ghishan
Jugan K. Ghuman 5 MCL
Victoria Diane Giardina
Natalie Rose Gibson
Arta Gjokaj
John Luigi Gjokaj
Carley Marie Glugla 1
Leana Gojcevic
Carrington Hunter Haylee Goodin
Eevin Sami Gorgees
Madison Gloria Goss
Maria Rose Graessle 5 CL
Elijah Joshua Graham
Kaitlin Muriel Gratti 1 2 5 SCL
Julia Alison Griessel 5
Shane Joseph Griffin
Aleksander Franz Grishaj 1 5 MCL
Gerhard Grishaj
Brianna Lydia Gronowicz
Jaclyn Ann Hall
Dominic Joseph Hallak
David Bassam Hanna
Selena Hanna
Rylee Elizabeth Harland
Adrianna Monet' Harris
Emma Louise Harrison 1 5 SCL
Nathan Martin Hebel
Nuvia Yolanda Hernandez
Elise Kay Hloros
Anastasia Katarina Hoff 1 5 MCL
Elena Marie Hogrebe
Daniel Logan Holmes
Isabel Julia Holtan 1 5 6 SCL
Joseph Alex Hoover
Briana Faith Hudgens
Brett Owen Hull 5 CL
Fabio Osvaldo Iacovo
Alexander Frank Iafrate 5 CL
Nicholas James Iannuzzi 5 CL
Lauren Elizabeth Ivan 5
Aleksandar Walker Ivanovic CL
Jeovoni Zef Ivezaj
Juliana Ivezaj
William Earl Jackson
Solomon Varghese Jacob 5 CL
Jacob Todd Jenema
Thana Kiley Jiles
Alexis Marie Joiner
Keisha Danielle Jordan
Kyle Patrick Joslin 5 CL
Alyssa Marie Juncaj 1 5 SCL
Paska Juncaj 5 CL
Kylie Rae Juskevics
Kody Adam Kahael
Alexandra Heather Kaiser CL
Kevin Matthew Kalinowski
Emily Louise Karas 1 2 5 6 SCL
Haley Danielle Karas 5 CL
Tyler Mikha Kasmikha 8
Reanna Tyler Keller
Stacey Kathrine Kettlewell
Steven Roger Kettlewell
Jameel Fouad Khames
Carley Ann Kilgore 5 MCL
Gillian Alese Kirsch
Nicole Marie Kitsch 5
Evan Robert Klein CL
Hannah Sage Klein 5
Taylor Lauren Knowles
Katarzyna Malgorzata Kochaniewicz 1 5 MCL
Sarah Kola 1
Julia Konopka
Stephen Michael Konopka
Samantha Marie Kosmalski 5 CL
Rachel Marie Kosnik
Viktoria Verica Kosteski
Samuel Lewis Kowalski
Lucy Chappelle Kraemer
Tony Kraja
Allison Renee Kruemmer
Joshua Michael Kulwicki
Aleksander Kume
John Paul Kutschman 3
Trevor James LaBash
Clarysse Nikole Lake
Marisa Lala 1 5 MCL
Madison Alexus Lambert 5 MCL
Evan Andrew Leclerc
Cameron Shawn Lee 5
Nia Imani Lee
Rachel Yena Lee
Robert James Lent
Rosa Linda Leopardi 1 5
Scott Allan Lewis
Jennifer Elaine Ligorotis 5 CL
Kaylee Nicole Lorincz 5 CL
Julia Alessandra Lugo
Salena Grazia Lumetta 5 CL
Tyler Jacob Lyon
Cullen Michael MacGillivary
Kredyan K Madloom
Joseph Lee Maiuri
Lyndsey Marie Maiuri 1 5 CL
Anna Marie Maloczewski
Mario Joseph Malta
Ava Marie Mankiewicz 5 8 MCL
John David-Thomas Marden
Lirija Margiljaj CL
Steven Scott Marino
Majed Marooki
Darren James Martin
Jacob Lee Martin
Maxx William Martin 5 CL
Nikoleta Martini
Matthew Patrick Martus 5 8
Tessa Timbriel Maskeny 1 5 CL
Garrett Evan Mason
Bailey Lynn Matheny
Filip Matovski 1 5 6 SCL
Marvin Jameel Matti
Alexander Joseph Mayer 3 5
Garrett Chester McCauley CL
Abigail Quinn McConkey
Zacheriah Anthony McCrory
Thomas Benson McGlynn 1 CL
Xheni Mecaj
Samuel Paul Medley
Demetrius John Meffer Jr
Trevor Allen Meints
Justin Bashar Metti
McKenna Anne Meyer 1 5 MCL
Paul Joseph Michalski
Alexandra Skye Miller
Timothy James Miller
Brooke Caroline Mills 5 MCL
Lydia Raven Miner
Jasmine Diane Mitchell
Joshua Christian Mitchell 2
Luv Uday Modi
Matthew James Morgan
Lindsey Nicol Morris
Sydney Marie Morris
Saba Wisam Mudhafar
Benjamin William Murphy 3
Joceline Roger Naddaf
Joel John Naren 1 3 5 CL
Abraam Adel Fahim Nasseef
Kerolles Adel Fahim Nasseef
Michelle Catherine Neary
Haley Rae Newby
KimLynn Hong Nguyen 1 5
Vince Tri Nguyen 1 2 5 6 SCL
Vivian Thanhvan Nguyen 1 2 5 6 SCL
Hope Nicole Nichols
James Duane Nichols
Daniel Nikolenko
Olivia Lorraine Nowak 5 CL
Bryan Christopher Ocelnik
Madison Marlene Olson
Shyane Kathleen Onciu 8
Olivia Rose Orton
Justin Michael Ortyl 5 CL
Ethan Joseph Padgett
Vito Alessandro Palazzolo
Olivia Stuart Parra
Julia Isabelle Peltier 3 MCL
Michael Dewayne Penney Jr
Blake Finlay Perkins
Joshua Alexander Peters
Elisabeth Christine Pettibone 1 2 5 6 SCL
Ashley Rose Pitingaro 5 CL
Adrian Maria Pledl 5 SCL
Gabriella Polisena
Glenn Raymond Powell
Ike Poxson MCL
Noah Farid Putris 1 5 MCL
Asia Cierra Pye 1
Alyssa Cierra Quatrine
Sharon Rajumon
Michael Joseph Ray
Anthony James Recchia
Christopher Charles Richards
Gabriela Ristoski
Lotus Akiryn Ritchison
Andrew Joseph Ritonja 5 CL
Anthony Joseph Rizzo
Katelyn Nicole Roberts
Savannah Marie Roberts
Asha Nicole Rogers 1 5 CL
Emily Morgan Rolf CL
Amanda Marie Rose
Kurt Charles Rosenthal
Eric Robert Ross
Alexander DeForest Rowe 1 MCL
Zachary Andrew Sadowski 3 5 CL
Allison Marie Saigh 1 5 MCL
Jacob Joseph Sajewski
Daniel Jacob Salar 5 6 8 SCL
Sayf Mohanad Saleem 1 5 MCL
Ben Samson 5
Samir Zaidoun Samuel
Lisette Nayeli Sanchez Gomez
Joseph Alexander Sanna 1 2 MCL
Benjamin Joseph Saponaro
Shane Angelo Saracino 5 CL
Trevor H Sarhan 1 5 MCL
Brooke Marie Sasinowski 3
Graciela Anne-Rose Schleich
Hannah Elaine Schmittler
Justin Daniel Schroeder
Madison Elizabeth Schulz 1 3 CL
Donald James Schuster 5 CL
Carly Ann Schwarz 1 5 MCL
Christopher Joseph Seman 8 CL
Desiree Kelly Sepulveda
Matthew Michael Salim Sesi
Taylor Marie Setterington
Alexandra Lynn Sheppard 1
Vincent Shishja
Yousif Shleimoun
Tanaz Sidhu 5 8 CL
Elizabeth Michelle Simon
Sara Marie Sinawi
Brendin Louis Sisco
Amanda Marie Skelton
Olha Pavlivna Skochelyas
Brandon Jacob Smith 3
Enrico Giovanni Smith
Julia Amber Smith 5
Napoleon Jevon Smith
Prencice Taishia Smith
Preston Cameron Smith 1 3
Preston Tyler Smith
Nikki Tyler Sorgi 1 5 6 SCL
Salena Jean Speagle 1 5 SCL
Adam Lawrence Speaks 1 5 MCL
Christian Paul Stack 1 3 5 MCL
Sawyer Diana Steelman 1 5 CL
Cecilia Madeline Steinwascher 5 MCL
Polina Stoppa 1 5 7 SCL
Samantha Corinne Strait
Logan Daniel Strohm 5 SCL
Nicole Carol Ann Strozeski 5 CL
Alynne Marie Suida 1 5 CL
Daniel Christian Sumindan 1 2 6 SCL
Allison Rose Sweet
Alex Jefferson Garduque Tan 1 2 5 MCL
Maxwell Michael Thomas
Peyton Lee Thomas 1 5 CL
Shelby Dawn Thomas 1 5 6 SCL
Ellaree Carolyn Thomson
Jorgi Tili
Andrew Joseph Touma 2 5
Alexander John Towianski 1 3 MCL
Linh Vy Tran SCL
Andrew James Tucci
Jonathan Tyler Unkel 1 5 SCL
Franklin Thomas Van Hove 1 2 5 SCL
Sara Elizabeth VanRosenberg 5
Katlyn Adron Vargas
Hannah Grace Vasquez 5 MCL
Matthew Jacob Alonzo Vedua 1 2 5 6 SCL
Cameron Shanan Veenstra
Meagan Ardis VerVaecke 5 MCL
Giuseppe Felice Viviano 2
Teodora Vlad - Cristian 5 7 SCL
Nhi Tran Uyen Vu SCL
John Joseph Vulaj 1 5 6 SCL
Nicholas Angelo Vultaggio
Zachary David Waldorf 5 MCL
Bryan Michael Walker
Cameron Ray Walker 1 5 MCL
Courtney Jean-Renee Walker
Brandon William Walsh 5 MCL
Shelby Taylor Washburn CL
Miranda Rita Watha
Sydney Leigh Watros
Griffin James Watson
Chelsea Ana Watterworth 1 5 SCL
Princess Grace Wells
Gustav Fletcher Westerlund 1 5 MCL
Evan James Wink
Joshua Allen Winkler
Robert Josef Wist 1 5
Camryn Marie Witt MCL
Joseph Stanley Wolenski
Brooke Marie Wolfe
Lorraine Clare Woodworth
Damian Wywrocki
Kayla Lynne Yonkos
Ema-Lee Lynn Young
Frank Allan Young
Krista Marie Zahron 5
Matthew Joseph Zawalski
Megan Ann Zawalski
Ermin Zeherovic
Rebecca Lyn Zombo
Dryden Clay Zurawski 2 MCL

1 UCS Advanced Placement Scholar
2 Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology
3 Utica Center for Science and Industry
4 Utica Academy for International Studies
5 National Honor Society (Gold Stoll)
6 Valedictorian
7 Salutatorian
8 Early College of Macomb
9 Seal of Global Language