Class of 2020

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2020!

We are so very proud of you!


John Samuel Burns

Appalachian Bible College

John plans to work at Bliss Summit Bible Camp for the summer before heading the college.

His favorite part of attending Faith Heritage was participation in sports, especially the Indoor Track team.

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
We’re almost done. We’ve got this!

What gives you the most hope each day?
The end is near!

Other thoughts…
I appreciate all the work the teachers are doing so that we can finish the school year.


Julianna Rose Capone

Houghton College

Julianna plans to major in biology with an emphasis in environmental science.

Her favorite part of attending Faith Heritage School was time spent with friends: “little moments such as laughing in the halls, making guacamole in the student commons, and cheering each other on at sporting events.”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
I would like to say thank you. Thank you for the fun, for the positive environment we created, and for all of the memories. I will miss you all. (Please keep watching Pixar movies during lunch and listening to 80s music)

What gives you the most hope each day?
I have hope that God uses the most difficult and confusing of times to build things that are new and beautiful. I have hope that we will all be able to come together again, and that this will make us appreciate our experiences even more than before.


Jesse David DePalmo

Cedarville University

Jesse plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

His favorite part of high school was the opportunity to play sports such as basketball, soccer, indoor and outdoor track. “I made lots of memories and enjoyed having fun with my teammates.”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
We made it! It was tough but we pursued through it each and every day.

What gives you the most hope each day? 
Knowing that God will never leave me no matter the circumstance gives me hope each day.


Jeremiah David D’Imperio

 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jeremiah plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

My favorite part of high school was the Homecoming dances and prom where I was able to Spend time with my class. I also loved the memorable bus rides where we would sing and laugh together.

What would you like to say to your fellow seniors?
I want to thank all of them for everything over the years. Bringing me in in 9th grade and making me feel so welcomed. When I came to the school I never realized that the friends I was meeting would become my family. Love you guys. Good luck at college next year.

What gives you the most hope each day?
What keeps me going is the knowledge that God has a plan for my life and that I am exactly where he wants me to be. Although this year may have not turned out how we had all planed God has a reason for it.

 


Andrew Vincent Frederick

Oral Roberts University

Andrew plans to major in Electrical Engineering.

His favorite part of high school was “messing around after school and during sports practices. There’s a lot of good memories there.”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
Always keep your head up cause God’s got a plan for your life.

What gives you the most hope each day?
The fact that I’m never alone, there’s always someone that has my back or someone I can talk to that has gone through or going through something similar.

Other thoughts?
Shout out to my class and all the teachers and faculty, I wouldn’t be the same without y’all no matter how big or small of a role you played. It made a big difference, so thank you.


Christina Rose Gerasimovich

Le Moyne College

Christina plans to study nursing.

Her favorite part of high school was playing on the volleyball team.

 

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
I would wish them the best in all they do in their lives.

What gives you the most hope each day?
Knowing that I live for a loving God gives me the most hope each day.

 


Emily He

University of California, Davis

Emily’s favorite part of attending Faith Heritage was time enjoying friends and sports!!  She likes watching sports as well!

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
 Enjoy being a senior!!  Enjoy the year!

What gives you the most hope each day?
 Mrs. Lape and Miss Lee

Other thoughts?
I love my class and the teachers at FHS because they are always helping me when I ask.  I see their kindness toward me!!


Jared Ethan Henderson

Le Moyne College

Jared plans to major in Pre-Optometry.

His favorite part of high school was “being able to grow as a person with people who help and push me to strive to be the best I can be. And to do it will amazing friends making memories I will always remember.”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
I’m so thankful for every one of you. All of you have made me a better person. Pushing me to work hard in the classroom, in sports, and relationship with Christ. The memories of us enjoying and living in the moment, that being playing sports, class parties, last-minute projects, and test studying done the study hall before as a class, retreats, and Guacamole Thursdays, I will forever cherish them all. Stay strong and walk with Christ. Matt 6:33 and 2 Thessalonians 3:16

What gives you the most hope each day?
Seeing God work in my life for big things to small is always encouraging and a great reminder that he is always there. The verse that always helps me is 2 Thessalonians 3:16. It reminds me that God’s peace will always be with me, no matter what.


Frederick Barnes Jackson

Onondaga Community College

Frederick plans to major in Marketing and business.

His favorite part of high school was 11th grade.

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
good luck

What gives you the most hope each day?
I’m one day closer to accomplishing my goals


Antonio A Jones

 

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Annelise Victoria Kubecka

Eastern University

Annelise is considering majoring in Environmental Science.

Her favorite part of Faith Heritage was running Cross Country.  Also, prom was fun.

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
For a year called 2020, things aren’t clear at all.

What gives you the most hope each day?
I’m hoping the quarantine will be done soon.

Other thoughts?
Good Luck Juniors!


Jessica Grace Loch

Le Moyne College

Jessica plans to major in Psychology in the Direct Entry Occupational Therapy program.

Favorite part of High School?
The bus rides to and from anything created so many memories and videos. Stealing each other’s phones and spamming pictures. All of the memes. The crazy sports games and really anything track. The missions trip to the DR. We made so many memories together and had so much fun.

What would you say to fellow seniors?
We made it guys! We pushed through all the procrastination and tears but we did it. Life is going to be hard sometimes but just keep looking ahead because with God’s help you will make it. 

What gives you the most hope each day?
The support from the teachers is such a blessing to have, but just looking forward to seeing your friends every day is something to cherish. It might be taken away from you suddenly so never take them for granted. 

Other thoughts?
Shoutout to Mr. Auwarter for dealing with our AP Bio class and juniors, if you take all of the hard classes it’s going to be hard but make memories with your class and be an example to the younger grades.

 

 

 


 

John Scott Manchester

Cortland College

John plans to major in Physical Education

His favorite part of high school was spending time with his teammates.

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
Congratulations everyone! 

What gives you the most hope each day?
Seeing the results of hard work.

Other thoughts?
Thank you to the teachers who put in the extra effort for their students.

 

 

 

 

 


Ilario Vincent Marcoccia

Onondaga Community College

Ilario plans to major in Criminal Justice.

His favorite part of high school was being a part of the Cross Country team.

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
What homework do we have?

What gives you the most hope each day?
Formula 1 and 80’s music


Rylie Rebecca Meier

Houghton College

Rylie plans to pursue a dual majoring in Psychology and criminal justice.

“I loved all of my years at FHS so much, but my favorite parts were everything in cross country and all the school spirit this past winter sports season.  But my friends were the best, they made everything amazing.”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
I want to say that you all are the best, thank you for getting into the spirit of senior year.  Thank you for making the most out of everything with me.  You all will be in my heart forever and thank you for making High school such a fun and unforgettable experience.

What gives you the most hope each day?
Knowing that God knows what’s best for me and he is above everything that is happening.  He is completely in control.  Also that I am going to see my friends at some point in summer, it’s going to be great.

Other thoughts?
I felt like I lived a cliché high school movie and I am so so grateful for everything Faith Heritage has done.  I love you all.


Miranda Marie Smith

 

 

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Victoria Anne Spencer

University of Albany

Victoria hopes to pursue a career in forensic psychology.

Her favorite parts of high school include the retreats to Rock Mountain Bible Camp and English class with Mrs. Awad. “She always seemed to care about what we were going through and told us the best stories with the best advice. She really got us to actually think deeply.”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
I really hope that everyone is able to discover themselves and live their best lives in college and beyond.

What gives you the most hope each day?
My friends give me hope because they won’t let me give up, they keep me going.


Allison Claire Vargo

Le Moyne College

Allison received the Dean’s Scholarship from Le Moyne College and will be attending as a direct entry into their Occupational Therapy Program.

Her favorite part of her FHS experience has been all the sporting events! “crazy cheering and intense moments during soccer, basketball, and volleyball games. Bundling up outside in the cold and rain or in the gym eating nachos. Everyone hanging out over at Broadway or in the AC has created so many memories!”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
I would say thank you to my fellow seniors for teaching me in every area of my life. Some of you are calm, quiet, and teach me patience; some are academically driven and teach me ways to be structured and look at work from many perspectives; the class clowns teach me to let loose and laugh at silly things, and ones who have deep conversations with me have taught and connected with me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and I am grateful for all of them.

What gives you the most hope each day?
What gives me hope day today is having seen God move and work in my life all throughout high school. I have gone through extremely tough times and he has given me strength through it all. He has also given me people who are truly with me through it all.

Other thoughts?
I have enjoyed being the worship leader for the past two years.   I had a cool opportunity along with Jared to lead worship at Hendrick’s Chapel on the campus of SU! I am extremely grateful to have been part of the musical with my fellow seniors-playing the role of Sharpay! I would also like to say I am very excited to have had a successful volleyball season as Captain and outside hitter-I made All-League First Team as well as All-Section III Class D First Team, ending this season with 148 kills.


Kathryn Elizabeth Watkins

Syracuse University

Kathryn plans to major in Graphic Design.

“My favorite part of high school was getting to tell Mr. Jackson I had passed the AP exam that he had helped me prepare for and the excitement he had!”

What would you say to your fellow seniors?
Well, we made it this far, and have gone through some fun challenges, don’t drop out because it’s hard. I mean come on, we graduated during a pandemic. Oh, and don’t forget to keep smiling.

What gives you the most hope each day?

Knowing that God loves me and has a plan; my parents’ diligence in providing for my siblings and me; and good morning texts from my amazing boyfriend.

Other thoughts?
Imma Shark. Let’s just leave it at that 🙂