Sights and Sounds: North Farmington Class of 2012

The first class of North Farmington's second 50 years finishes up their high school career at Compuware Arena Sunday.

Sunday was a good day to be a Raider, as more than 300 seniors celebrated graduation with family and friends. Principal Joseph Greene, participating in his first North graduation, noted the Class of 2012 – the first to graduate during the school's second 50 years – has left an eduring legacy and set the bar high for classes that follow. 

Jacob Andrew Bur, Carly Lahaina Burke, Jonathan G. Deutsch, Guergana Vladimirova Dimitrova, Natalie Simone Imirzian, Benjamin Jacob Katz, Daye Kim, Anna Justine Munaco, Dhiraj Dilip Shivnani, Shruthi R. Subramaniam, Michelle Elizabeth Torby, Akanksha Ashok Vaishnav, Alisha Mahesh Vora, Eric Joseph Waldron, Isabella Hannele Wishnivetski, Alexander David Woods and Jessica C. Wu all received gold honor medallions for earning a 4.0 GPA. 

Class Song: "We Are Young" - FUN

Class Quote: "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." - Emerson

Class Flower: Tiger Lily

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Marty Makinen, Class of 1969, an economist who has spent his career on economics related to health systems in low-income countries around the world. 

Class Gift: A television screen that will be mounted in a central hall and used to broadcast school announcements. 

Class Officers: President-Erin Prim, Vice President-Corey Pinchoff, Secretary-Stephanie Korona, Treasurer-Daye Esther Kim, Sergeant at Arms-Brandon Grant, Historian-Kelsey Chapekis

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Correction: The list of graduates with 4.0 GPAs was incorrectly reported in the original version of this story. Information was taken from the graduation program, which listed grades as of the second trimester because final trimester grades were not available, according to the school's counseling office. 

Troy Riggs June 12, 2012 at 01:21 PM
This article has a lot of mistakes. There were only 17 kids who graduated with 4.0s. You should background check your articles with the NFHS counseling department before you publish articles about North.
Joni Hubred-Golden June 12, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Troy, we took our information directly from the program. The students listed all had three stars by their names, which from the key published, indicated they were graduating with the 4.0 GPA gold honor medallion. I will call North's counseling office to double check.
Joni Hubred-Golden June 12, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Troy, the counseling office gave us a corrected list. In the future, we'll get final information directly from them. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about the error.


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