On June 12, 2022, the Emmaus High School Class of 2022 walked across the stage at the PPL Center to receive their diplomas. This graduation ceremony at the PPL Center is always the highlight of the EHS academic year. It was the perfect day for our teachers, administrators, and families to join the graduates in celebrating the successful completion of high school. For these young adults, this ceremony represents a defining moment in their lives.
The Emmaus High School Orchestra performed during the processional with Pomp and Circumstance and the National Anthem. The Emmaus High School Chorale performed the Emmaus High School Alma Mater and Dr. Kate Kieres, Principal of Emmaus High School, welcomed the crowd and introduced the members of the Class of 1972. Twelfth grade principal, Greg Annoni, then introduced this year’s Dr. Herman Corradetti Academic Hall of Fame Award inductee, Olivia Pinnoci-Wrightsman. Olivia was honored for exemplifying scholarship, leadership, service, and volunteerism throughout her time at Emmaus High School.
Olivia is ranked in the top 5% in her class. In the area of scholarship, this year’s award winner has excelled academically, carrying an overall Grade Point Average of 4.32 and taking over 9 AP courses in a 3 year window.
Olivia has also been involved in the following:
No Place for Hate
National Honor Society-President
Gay Straight Alliance
EPSD DEI Committee
Students Organizing against Racism-Co-Founder/President
Olivia will be majoring in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.
The graduation ceremony continued with student representatives taking the stage. Class of 2022 President, Jenna McGinnis; President of the National Honor Society, Olivia Pinnoci-Wrightsman; LCTI Representative, Jack Freemont; and Class of 2022 Representatives, Sydne Clarke captivated their audience with speeches about the events and memories of the past decade that have shaped them into who they are today. After all of the graduates were announced, School Board President, Dr. Joshua Levinson, declared the Class of 2022 graduated. We wish the Class of 2022 the best of luck and a lifetime of happiness!