Swain School Graduates Class of 2012
Twenty-four eighth-graders graduated recently from The Swain School in Salisbury Township.
Jade Appel, Tyler Wilson and Tanner Shane of Macungie and Ashley Medina of Wescosville were among the 24 eighth-graders who graduated June 11 from The Swain School.
Two members of the class, Lara Thrapp of Bethlehem and Kevin Loughlin of Allentown addressed the gathering of family, friends, fellow students, faculty and staff. Swain alumnus Gabe Vidoni ’96 presented the commencement addresses.
Diplomas were presented by Head of School Todd Stansbery, Middle School Director Kyle Armstrong, and James Nallo, president of Swain’s Board of Trustees to:
Linda Cordero of Bethlehem
Sara Edgar of Coopersburg
Stephanie Falcone of Orefield
Kelsey Grube of Coopersburg
Justin Haller of New Tripoli
Leo Hochberg of Kutztown
Crosley Kudla-Williams of Catasaqua
Isabelle LeBoutillier of Fogelsville
Peter Lentine of Easton
Kevin Loughlin of Allentown
Olivia Morton of Center Valley
Anna Nehrbas of Barto
Shelby Nickerson of Bethlehem
Robert Rosenfeld of Allentown
Nathaniel Rudolph of Allentown
Alexandra Seybolt of Allentown
Nicholas Silvaggio of Center Valley
Alex Smith of Bethlehem
Lara Thrapp of Bethlehem
Bethany Trempel of Bethlehem
Five members of the class: Linda Cordero, Olivia Morton, Lara Thrapp, Nick Silvaggio and Tyler Wilson were honored as “lifers”: students who started in Swain’s program for three-year-olds and attended Swain through eighth grade.
Special awards also were given:
The Susan E. Clegg Memorial Award (given to the student who best represents the qualities of kindness and consideration for others and who exemplifies the spirit of harmony and unity in the Middle School: Shelby Nickerson
The Swain School Award (awarded each year to the student who best reflects the qualities of citizenship, scholarship and sportsmanship): Linda Cordero
The James Edgar Swain Memorial Award (awarded to the student who best represents the spirit of The Swain School in terms of honor, integrity and commitment to high ideals): Lara Thrapp
Head of School Society (awarded to those students who maintain an A- or better average for each marking period for grades 6-8): Jade Appel, Leo Hochberg, Olivia Morton
All Sport Award (given to any student who has played three sports for all four years of Middle School): Jade Appel, Linda Cordero, Crosley Kudla-Williams, Robert Rosenfeld, Lara Thrapp