• June 7, 2023

    USCHS celebrates the Class of 2023

    GraduationUpper St. Clair High School awarded diplomas to the 333 members of the school’s Class of 2023 during commencement ceremonies on Thursday, June 8, 2023, in the high school’s stadium.

    Student Council President Maura Joyce kicked-off the event with an inspirational message and Senior Class President Marina Gzikowski delivered the student welcome. Student speakers included Ashvita Saxena, Jasmine Dietiker and Ansh Goyal.

    Within his remarks, Dr. Timothy Wagner, principal, highlighted the many achievements of the Class of 2023 and encouraged the new graduates to follow their passions.

    “You are a group of students who have demonstrated exceptional academic, athletic, and artistic achievement – and also were the first class to take American Civic Engagement, completing Capstone Projects, and to speak ‘live’ with an astronaut on the International Space Station,” he said. “As we have watched you learn and grow over the past four years, I can say with resolve that you are a class that is hopeful. And, just as you’ve done many times before, I encourage you to forge a course in life that is inspired by what excites you, what satisfies you, and what strengthens you.”

    Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, reflected on the many changes in the world since the Class of 2023 began kindergarten in 2010 and encouraged students to embrace the challenges ahead.

    “The world needs your leadership now more than ever,” he said. “Do not shy away from the challenges that lie ahead; instead, see them as opportunities to grow, learn, and shape a better future for all.”

    Twenty-three students earned the honor of valedictorian, including Delaney Kathryn Andrejcik, Aashna Banerjee, Jasmine Francine Dietiker, Lily Catherine Gessel, Ansh Goyal, Morgan Elizabeth Huzjak, Cassidy Mae Jordan, Julia Laura Kania, Ava Mercedes Keating, Raniya Kethavath, Rebecca Grace Lang, Jenna Frances Mantel, Phillip Theodore Markovitz, Carter Patrick McClintock-Comeaux, Anna Jean McElligott, Quinton B. Miller, Mariah Marie Rainier, Maanasa Saayi Reddy, Sarah Elizabeth Robert, Ashvita Saxena, Lauren Elizabeth Starr, Cole Alexander Super and Benjamin George Wasson.

    The Class of 2023 includes 15 International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates, including Mariam Abdel-Messih, Vanessa Maryanne Benonis, Nitin Chandran, Jasmine Francine Dietiker, Markella Magdalena Jahn, Raniya Kethavath, Eunchae Kim, Jason Lu, Patrick Marcel Pinchinat, Srinidhi Rukmani Rajaganapathy, Tyler Davis Riemer, Ashvita Saxena, Elisa Marie Tucker, Andrew Yanzhe Xu and Daniel Bradley Young

    View the 2023 Commencement program