A goal-oriented Hammond High class now turns its thoughts to the future 1994 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS

June 01, 1994|By Lan Nguyen | Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer

A graduating class that teachers and administrators say was among Hammond High School's most polite and goal-oriented bid farewell to the school yesterday at a commencement ceremony that filled the University of Maryland Baltimore County's field house.

Parents, grandparents and friends cheered as the last of the 245 graduates received a diploma, a handshake and a yellow flower marking the end of four years at the school.

Throughout the ceremony, students reminisced about their high school careers and talked about the future

. Graduating seniors Paul Menard and Meg Garber recalled some of the world events that took place during the four years they spent in high school.

They cited the fall of the Soviet Union, the reunification of Germany and basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson's announcement that he was infected with the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome, an announcement that brought the disease "a little bit closer to home," Miss Garber recalled.

Guest speaker Al Sanders, a Channel 13 news anchor, told students always to dream.

"Just as you're about to reach it, expand your dreams" so that there will always be something to look forward to, he said.

Of the 245 graduating Hammond students, 64 percent are headed to four-year universities and colleges, 18 percent are going to community colleges, 11 percent will enter the world of work, and 2 percent will enter the military, business schools or technical schools. The rest of the students did not respond to the survey.

Among the graduates were:

* Keisha Jett, who will be going to the University of Florida in Gainesville on a full athletic scholarship. A track champion, she had four years of perfect attendance.

"When I went into Hammond High School, there was only one senior who had perfect attendance," she said. "That's something I wanted to see if I could do. I did it. I'm proud of myself."

* Stacy Louk, this year's Student Government Association president. "Our senior class is enthusiastic," she said. "A lot of the faculty tell us we're the best class that has ever entered Hammond. . . . We're all friends. It's a fun atmosphere."

* Mark Paskin, one of the school's three National Merit Finalists and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar. "The school's motto here is 'Where People Are Important,' " he said. "A lot of people make fun of the motto, and I do myself. But the teachers and administrators really do care."

1994 HAMMOND GRADUATES

Cortney Lynn Adams

Tracey Yvonne Alexander

Bryce Todd Armstrong

Ryan Tyler Armstrong

Matthew Locke Arnold

Neil LeRoux Arnold

Brandon Wesley Ayres

Sandra Marie Bathgate

Blake Jeffrey Barber

Pedro Barbosa, IV

Jonathan Alexander Behm

Merrill Dana Bender

Elizabeth Ann Bielefeld

Pamela Lynn Bishop

Kristina Lynn Borys

Michael Paul Boswell

David Edward Brewer

David Marcel Broach

David James Brooks

Traci Lynn Bumgarner

Danyette Quantia Burke

Rachelle Donne Butler

Stacy Cassandra Butler

Julia Nicole Calvert

Ata Damania Caillet

Sonya Jo Campbell

Jason Scott Cardinal

Marquita Leatrice Carpenter

Lisa Brady Carr

James Martin Carter

Elisa Diane Cashiola

Matthew Edward Cezar

Charles Hugh Chapman, Jr.

Eugene Won ChungAndrew William Clark

Aaron Marcus Cohen

Daa'iyah Suad Cooke

Christina Marie Cox

Jessica Lynn Cyran

Elizabeth May Bounds Davis

Steven Michael Davis

Christopher Michael Day

Colleen Ann Delaney

Ellen Hammond Denny

Sarah Ann Denton

Carly Samantha Derr

Brandi Lynn Dickman

Cristina Lyn Dispenza

Melissa Anne Dorsch

Amber Dawn Duckworth

Heather N. Easton-Sanders

Heather Christel Eitemiller

Melanie Ann Enslow

David Gregory Esmond, Jr.

Lori Michelle Esposito

Nathan Jamil Essey

Aurelio Samuel Evans

Katherine Ellen Evans

Karen Elizabeth Fink

Antwane Vashawn Foreman

Keir Janine Fowler

Kristine Noelle Fox-Diven

Giacomo Joel Franco

Mark Edward Frank

Brandi Frazier

Ana Cristina Friesema

Marie Elizabeth Garber

Jennifer Edith Gardner

Lisa Marie Gieszl

Deanna Novine Giddings

Charles Edward Givens, Jr.

Michael Shawn Glass

Rachel Michella Gleaton

Matthew Grason

Troy Bruce Green

Dylan Joshua Greene

Julie Lynn Greer

Jessica Beth Hadley

Shane Patrick Hall

Aron William Hansen

Amy Christine Hanson

James Elliott Harry

Jennifer Sharon Haskell

Michael Hunter Hawes

Aamer Mohammed Hayat

Rachel Haley Himmelheber

Jill Kristine Hoffhines

Charles Nigro Holmes

Angela Maria Honorio

Isaac Christopher Hoskins

Leigh Ann Hume

Isaac Earl Hunter

Bianca Kai Isaki

James Alfred Jackson, Jr.

Rachel Leigh Jaffe

Michele Lynn Jardina

Lakisha Chanee Jett

Janine Lynnette Johnson

Dominic Lionel Jones

Margaret Anne Jordan

Julie Mae Kaiser

Ross Alan Kaplan

Amit M. Kapoor

Nina Maria Karppi

Jonah Nathan Kaye

Christine Lynn Keane

Amy Elizabeth Keighley

Sonia Ellen Keiner

Matthew Thomas Kelly

James Martin Kennedy

Lisa Michelle Mandy Kilroy

Justin Ryan Kirchner

Kristina Jean Landin

Tara Danielle Langsner

Theresa Margaret LaPolla

Drew Erik Larsen

Justin Curtis Lavis

Brian David Law

Susan Marie Lebel

Shannon Marie Lee

Diane Marie Lehmuth

Regina Lyne Lewis

Stacy Ann Louk

Danielle Renee Lowery

Brian Jaranilla Lozare

Phatima Delilah Madison

Marci Katherine Malchak

Christina Marie Martucci

Sara Mazzorini

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