June 10, 2022
USCHS graduates 324
The 324 members of the Upper St. Clair High School Class of 2022 were awarded their diplomas during commencement ceremonies on Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the high school’s stadium.
Senior Class President Kathleen Gianni kicked-off the ceremony with an inspirational message and Student Council President RJ Shontz delivered the student welcome. Student speakers included Shivani Jajoo, Andrew Miller and Eva Rankin.
Within his remarks, Dr. Timothy Wagner, principal, recognized the tenacity of the graduating class as they experienced school differently in each of their four years due to the pandemic.
“Your flexibility and resilience are admirable, and it is the development of these qualities that will position you well for anything you encounter in the years ahead,” he said. “A lot has happened in our world over the past four years, but, class of 2022, you are not what happened to you – you have embraced each opportunity and chosen who you have become. May you find this same strength, truth and resolve in the next steps of your lives.”
In his remarks, Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, outlined how this class of graduates and their actions align with the district’s values – unity, success and character.
“While these words are emblazoned throughout Upper St. Clair, they are personified by the actions of the Class of 2022,” Dr. Rozzo said. “While your next adventure may take you far from Upper St. Clair, my hope is that unity, success and character stay with you always.”
Twenty students earned the honor of valedictorians including William Andrew Bacdayan, Bridget Catherine Boal, Phoebe Mei-Yin Chen, Sophie Chuang-Yin Chen, Alyana Sara Childs, Shivani A. Jajoo, Maggie Farrell Lowden, Eden Ma, Molly Catherine Maher, Luka Misic, Kaelyn Grace Moran, Ethan Neal, Dev K. Patel, Victoria Ann Pete, Serena Fair Ploeger, Julia Eve Roeschenthaler, Sujay Shah, Nikhil Evan Shetty, Madeleine Joy Wetzel and Andrew H. White.
The Class of 2022 includes 11 International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates including Evan Barker, Kaitlyn Campagna, Rachel Fibbi, Shivani Jajoo, Sarina Krishnaswamy, Maggie Lowden, Saundra Munsick, Rhea Punjabi, Eva Rankin, Sambhav Saggi and Vidhur Senthil.