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Steel Valley Class of 2022

Dr. Lawrence A. Griffin
Senior Honors Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Steel Valley High School Dr. Lawrence A. Griffin Senior Honors Awards Ceremony was held at St. John’s Cathedral Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2022. This annual event is held for Steel Valley seniors who have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and have been selected to receive one of the many local scholarship awards. The seniors and their parents/guardians, school board members, administrators, teachers and scholarship presenters enjoyed an evening full of wonderful accolades. Senior Class President, Riley Furrick welcomed the attendees and Molly Krupa, filling in for Valedictorian Ben Novotny who was unable to attend, thanked the parents, teachers, administration, and most importantly, all of the sponsors for their generous scholarship donations.

Mr. Shawn McCallister, Steel Valley Activities/Athletic Director and one of the organizers of the event is extremely proud of the students and very thankful to all of the community members who take part in this amazing evening to help support the Steel Valley students. “I am truly humbled by the philanthropy of the scholarship sponsors. This year, our students were awarded over $275,000 through the generosity of the community business leaders, alumni, and a variety of other donors. We had an overwhelming amount of awards this year and we are grateful to all of the donors for their kindness. It was also great to have our teachers, administrators, and school board members take time out of their day to share in this memorable experience with our seniors. We are all so proud of the graduating class of 2022.”

Thank you to the following award sponsors and congratulations to all of the award recipients below.

Annual School Board Graduating Senior Award
    Benjamin Novotny

Joseph R. Havrilla Citizenship Award
      Lexi Wallace

Valedictorian Award
      Benjamin Novotny

Scholar/Athlete Award
      Justin Chau
       Molly Krupa

Tribute to Veterans Memorial Day Award
      Dacia Hruska

Roger “Butch” Pratt Memorial Award
      Dylan Karstetter
      Kelsey Salopek

Betty Hogg Memorial Award
     Abigail Tester

Homestead District Lions Club Award
     Benjamin Novotny
     Riley Furrick

Lions Club Community Award
     A'ja Morant

Homestead District Lions Scholarship Award
     Tyler Wellman

Drew Martin Memorial & Scholarship Fund
     Justin Chau
     Veronica Brocato

Vitalant Blood Donation Scholarship
      Kelsey Salopek
      Lexie Zuger

Charlton Award
       Madisyn Faux

Garden Club of Munhall Scholarship
       Riley Furrick

Green Funeral Home Essay Award
      Benjamin Novotny
       Sara Katanick
       Sydney McLaughlin
       Tyler Wellman

Steel Valley Rotary Club Award
       Riley Furrick

Jacquelyn Konop-Buckley Memorial Scholarship
       Kathryn Ligeros

Susan Satriano Memorial Scholarship
      Kathryn Ligeros

Carmen Marini Memorial Tuition Scholarship
       Benjamin Novotny

Carmen Marini Memorial Book Scholarship
        Lexie Zuger

Jack Kelly Memorial Scholarship
        Abigail Tester

Betty Davis Scholarship
        Madisyn Faux

Waterfront Scholarship
        Tyler Wellman

Randy Zirkle Memorial Scholarship
         Dakota Nicholson

Geri Palmieri Memorial Scholarship
         Veronica Brocato

Helen Laughran Memorial Nursing Scholarship
        Ocean Horvwalt

Bernard “Dan” Pishinsky Annual Math/Comp Sci Scholarhip
        Soraya Gibbs

John P. Merisko Scholarship
      Benjamin Novotny
      Emma Koval
       Sara Katanick
       Tyler Wellman

The Brierly Heights Women’s Club Scholarship
       Emaya Coleman
       Molly Krupa

The Mayor Bodnar & Jane D. Bodnar Memorial Scholarship
       Brooke Weber

Danyl Settles Scholarship
       Benjamin Novotny
       Emaya Coleman

Best of Batch Book Stipend
       Kathryn Ligeros
       Kelsey Salopek
       Veronica Brocato

Luke & Tina Getsy Scholarship
        Dacia Hruska

J. Lewis Shannon-Duquesne Scholarship Award
        Dacia Hruska

William V. Campbell-Duquesne Scholarship Award
        Kathryn Ligeros

Richard Bazzy’s Schultz Ford Scholarship Fund
        Benjamin Novotny
        Brooke Weber
​​​​​​​        Carson Cook
​​​​​​​        Chamarra Ford
​​​​​​​        Dacia Hruska
​​​​​​​        Dakota Nicholson
​​​​​​​        Dylan Huynh
​​​​​​​        Emma Koval
​​​​​​​        Kathryn Ligeros
​​​​​​​        Kelsey Salopek
​​​​​​​        Lexie Zuger
​​​​​​​        Madisyn Faux
        Riley Furrick
​​​​​​​        Sara Katanick
​​​​​​​        Soraya Gibbs
​​​​​​​        Sydney McLaughlin
​​​​​​​        Tyler Wellman
​​​​​​​        Veronica Brocato

Mr. Richard Bazzy Astounded
11 Steel Valley Seniors

Steel Valley High School alumnus and the President and Owner of Shultz Ford, Mr. Richard Bazzy astounded 11 Steel Valley seniors by awarding each a $5,000 scholarship in 2021. What could he do for an encore? At last evening's Senior Honor Awards Ceremony, he amazed 18 Class of 2022 students by presenting each with a $5,000 scholarship. Mr. Bazzy is a truly caring individual who has been very generous to our students over the past two years by donating $145,000 to offset their educational costs. We are extremely proud to call him a friend of Steel Valley. "Yee Haw Mr. Bazzy; we appreciate you," said Shawn McCallister, Steel Valley Athletic/Activities Director.

Steel Valley Class of 2022
Senior Class Officers

From left to right:  Dacia Hruska (Vice-President), Abigail Tester (Secretary), Riley Furrick (President), Alyse Phares (co-Treasurer), Brooke Weber (co-Treasurer)

Class of 2022
Snow Tubing on the Slopes of Hidden Valley
 

Senior Announcements
Class of 2022

Dr. Lawrence A. Griffin Senior
Honors Awards Ceremony
  May 5
SV Prom  

May 6

6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Stratigos Banquet Centre

Commencement   June 1, 2022

 

Senior Snow Tubing Trip

With some extra precautions in place and cooperation from Mother Nature providing a beautiful, sunny day, the Steel Valley Senior Class got a chance to enjoy some time together making memories on the snow tubing slopes of Hidden Valley on February 24. The senior class sponsor, Mrs. Beth McCallister was unsure if this annual senior day trip would be able to take place this year because of COVID19 restrictions. “Hidden Valley had not been holding weekday outings this season but because we have such a good relationship with them, they thankfully agreed to open up for our students for a private event. Our seniors were very cooperative when we asked them to sit only one per seat on the bus ride and to keep their masks on. It was so nice to hear them laughing and enjoying themselves!”, said McCallister. “I truly appreciate the administration for approving our request to take the seniors on this trip and for the chaperones, Ms. Dolton, Ms. Besh, and Mr. McCallister, who help out tremendously each year”.

SNOW TUBING VIDEO

Congratulations to the 2020 Steel Valley Senior Class Officers

Left to right:  Vice President Frank Guzzi, President John Tomasic, Secretary: Nicholas Harhai, Treasurer Taylor Yothers

Picture courtesy of PrimeTime Shots.

Senior Announcements

Dr. Lawrence A. Griffin Senior
Honors Awards Ceremony
  Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Commencement   Friday, June 4, 2021

 

Dr. Lawrence A. Griffin
Senior Honors Awards Ceremony 2021

The Dr. Lawrence A. Griffin Senior Honors Awards Ceremony was held at the SteelValley High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This annual event is held for Steel Valley seniors who have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and/or have been selected to receive one of the many local scholarship awards. The seniors and their parents/guardians, school board members, administrators, teachers and scholarship presenters enjoyed an afternoon full of wonderful accolades. Senior Class Valedictorian, Jacob Tinta and Senior Class President, Lydia Alexandroff thanked the parents, teachers, administration, and most importantly, all of the presenters for their generous scholarship donations. Mr. Shawn McCallister, Steel Valley Activities/Athletic Director and the event coordinator is extremely proud of the students and very thankful to all of the community members who take part in this wonderful event to help support the Steel Valley students. “Our students were awarded over $100,000 in scholarships through the generosity of the community business leaders and other amazing scholarship donors. It was also great to have our teachers, administrators, and school board members take time out their day to share in this memorable experience with our seniors. We are truly all so proud of this graduating class

Senior Breakfast

The Class of 2021 spent the morning before their graduation day enjoying the company of each other with a catered breakfast, frozen drinks, and great raffle prizes before rehearsing for their commencement ceremony.

Senior Class Sponsor, Mrs. Beth McCallister, said, "the parent committee did a great job with fundraising and many local businesses generously helped to make this a memorable event for the seniors. We are so thankful for everyone who made this possible."

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