Congratulations to the 350 members of the Bethel Park High School Class of 2019, who graduated on Saturday, June 8!
This year's Valedictorian was Will Coplan, who, in his remarks during Graduation, encouraged his classmates to "keep working hard and moving forward."
Salutatorian Jerry Varghese shared that "Hard work gets you to where you want to go" and called the great teachers at Bethel Park High School "the fuel that got you where you are."
Among this year's graduates, 103 graduated with Highest Honors (QPA higher than 4.00); 50 graduated with High Honors (QPA between 3.75 and 4.00) and 52 graduated with Honors (QPA between 3.50 and 3.749). Three graduates were National Merit Scholarship Commended Students, and fifty-seven of this year's graduates were members of the National Honor Society.
The Class of 2019's combined SAT score of 1,118 is 32 points higher than the State's Average and 51 points higher than the National Average.
Eighty-eight percent of this year's Class will continue their education at a four or two-year college; 7 percent will attend a trade school or apprenticeship and three percent will enter the workforce. Seven graduates will enter the military. They received their diplomas before the rest of their classmates in a special presentation coordinated by Command Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) and 1974 Bethel Park High School Graduate Victor Guerra.
Also speaking at this year's commencement were Bethel Park High School Principal Dr. Zeb Jansante and Superintendent Dr. Joseph W. Pasquerilla.
Dr. Jansante told the students that they were the only ones who should "decide who you will become" and encouraged them to "never give up."
Dr. Pasquerilla challenged the students to "make your mark on the world" and "always believe that what you want to achieve is possible."
Congratulations to the Bethel Park High School Class of 2019 and best wishes for a bright and successful future. We will miss you! Please click here
to see some photos from this year's Graduation, the 110th Commencement.
Please click on the links below to see the Class of 2019 Future Plans and the Scholarships received by this year's Graduates.