2012-05-24 / Local & State

Forbes Road To Hold Graduation May 25


Colby Bryan Shaffer Colby Bryan Shaffer Forbes Road will grant diplomas to 36 seniors during its 53rd annual commencement exercises Friday, May 25.

The next step in their journeys for this typically small class includes three branches of the military: Air Force, Army and Navy. Many will also be furthering their education at colleges and universities, including Penn State Mont Alto, Allegany College of Maryland, Bob Jones University, Tuner School, Shippensburg University, Alvernia University, Altoona Beauty School, Wilson College, Duquesne University, Penn College of Technology, California University of Pennsylvania, Hagerstown Community College, and Harrisburg Area Community College.

From this pool of remarkable seniors, the valedictorian for the Forbes Road Class of 2012 is Colby Bryan Shaffer from Wells Tannery. Colby is the son of Penny and Daniel Shaffer. He is the treasurer for the National Honor Society and president of the building trades class. He plans to further his education at Shippensburg University, majoring in engineering. In his spare time, he likes to lift weights and play guitar.


Nichole Ann Stoey Nichole Ann Stoey Nichole Ann Stoey is the salutatorian for the Forbes Road Class of 2012. She is the daughter of Sam and Mary Stoey of Waterfall. Nichole is the president of the National Honor Society and is a member of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU), and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She is an active member of Dublin Mills Community Church. Nichole will continue her education at Bob Jones University with a focus on social work.

Class officers include President Emily Paige Karczewski; Secretary Erin Lynn McQuait; Treasurer Chelsea Nicole Deshong and homeroom representatives Jessica Lee Gearhart and Lauryn Rebekah King.

The Class of 2012 chose blue and gold as its class colors. Their class song is “So Far Away” and the class hymn is “Holy, Holy, Holy.” The daisy was selected as the class flower, and the class motto is “My life is like a stroll on the beach ... as near to the edge as I can go” by Henry David Thoreau.

Baccalaureate services will be held in the Forbes Road High School auditorium on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m., hosted by the Dublin Mills Community Church. The speaker for the service will be Pastor Sam Stoey.

Commencement ceremonies will follow on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium. The keynote speaker for the evening is social studies teacher Scott Bollman. The program will be conducted by high school Principal Christina Ramsey and acting superintendent, Mark Loucks.

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