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WHS class of 2012 graduates June 11
Two of the top four Warwick High School seniors will speak at commencement June 11.
They are Charlie Good, Korey Johnson, Justin Pennypacker and Natalie Weaver.
Graduation for the 357 seniors will be held Monday at Calvary Church in Manheim Township, starting at 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate will be held June 8, 6:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium.
"This is the first year that Warwick will be using the end of the fourth marking period grades to determine the valedictorian and salutatorian," said Lori Zimmerman, public relations director for the school district. "In the past, the results were determined at the end of the third marking period.
"We have four students who could potentially be the top two," she continued. "They will all be developing speeches, with only the top two actually delivering their speeches at graduation. The third and fourth place students will be notified this Friday (after baccalaureate) that they will not be delivering speeches. The actual valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced at the graduation ceremonies and will be unknown until that night."
Charlie is the son of Barbara and Marlin Good. He will speak on the theme "Dream Big." He is active in all facets of band, including qualifying for district, regional and all-state ensembles. He was the Science Fair Grand Champion in 10th grade. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA, he is a member of the National Honor Society, the German Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society.
He has performed community service, mostly of a technical nature, for The Mennonite Church USA Convention, Kairos School of Spiritual Formation and the United Way. He has been employed by Clair Global, Creek Haven Retreat and the PA Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians. Charlie will attend Eastern Mennonite University.
Korey is the son of Karen and Dan Johnson. He will speak on the theme "Never Give In." He is a member of the German Honor Society and National Honor Society, SAT Club and FBLA
He participated in the Jets Competition and played football, baseball and basketball during his high school career. Korey will attend Lebanon Valley College.
Justin is the son of Kori and Blaine Pennypacker. He will speak on the theme "Serving Others." He is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior Engineering Technical Society and served as Junior Class President.
He is a member of the Youth Advisory Council of Congressman Joe Pitts, the Knowledge Master Open Academic Competition Team and The Warwick Chess Team. Justin will attend Grove City College.
Natalie is the daughter of Shirley and Jay Weaver. She will speak on the theme "Community." She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society.
She is active in the concert choir and production companies and participated in Track and Field. She will attend Grove City College. More GRADUATION, page A18