HONEOYE FALLS — The Honeoye Falls-Lima High School will celebrate graduation, Saturday, with a 2012 graduating class of 218 students.
The ceremony will begin with a performance from the High School Brass Ensemble, followed by a welcome from Principal David Roth. Valedictorian Ruth Steinke will give her address following the welcome.
Steinke has excelled as a naturally gifted student. She has taken the most difficult and demanding courses the school has had to offer and had the ability to master them all, according to the HFL high school awards night. She has an appetite for knowledge, which is fed through her competitive drive to push herself, and led to a perfect 800 on both the verbal and writing sections of the SATs.
Steinke is a natural born leader, becoming President of the HFL chapter of the National Honor Society this year. She is also active in volunteering, self-funding two mission trips to Morelia, Mexico to serve those in need in the area. She will attend Carleton College in the Fall.
Salutatorian Benjamin Zauski will give his address following Stainke’s.
Zauski has stood out, through his abilities as an athlete, musician, and as a student, according to the Awards Night presentation. He has participated in seven Advanced Placement courses at the school, as well as the newest college level course through Cambridge Pre-University: Global Perspectives. He also has a passion and natural gift for math. As a musician, Zauski has excelled at trumpet, acting as lead trumpet in both the wind ensemble and jazz band. An avid athlete, he has been the varsity soccer goalie and participated on the varsity basketball team. A natural with children, he was part of the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, and is also a life guard at the YMCA where he teaches swim lessons. In the Fall, Zauski will attend Bowling Green State University, to which he received their most competitive scholarship.Zauski address will be followed by a speech from Senior Class President Jake Barkin, and the High School Senior Chorus will perform a “Medley from Rent.”
The High School Brass Ensemble will finish the ceremony, following the presentation of the 218 diploma’s, with a song titled “Washington Post.”
The HFL graduation class of 2012 is:
Congratulations HFL class of 2012 from the Genesee Sun!