More than a decade of scholastic work and memories will culminate for students, parents and teachers when Pickerington High School North holds commencement ceremonies this weekend.

Correction

Because of reporter error, incorrect information was included in the May 28 edition of ThisWeek Pickerington about one of Pickerington High School North's top graduates. Matthew Gordon plans to attend The Ohio State University, not the University of Toledo.


More than a decade of scholastic work and memories will culminate for students, parents and teachers when Pickerington High School North holds commencement ceremonies this weekend.

The ceremony to recognize North's class of 2009 will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at World Harvest Church, 4595 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. It will be part of festivities to honor the 100th graduating class from what now is the Pickerington Local School District.

School and district officials also will use the occasion to recognize PHS North seniors who earned the top 10 best cumulative grade point averages.

Those students are:

Lisa Brady, daughter of Steve and Karen Brady, will attend Wilmington University and major in mathematics.

Charles Combs, son of Charlie and Kathi Combs, will attend The Ohio State University and major in music education.

Camille Everhart, daughter of Constance Everhart, will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and study aeronautics and astronautics.

Paul Filipelli, son of Bruce and Kathy Filippelli, will attend Ohio State and major in political science.

Heather Gloss, daughter of Eugene and Barbara Gloss, will attend Ohio Northern University and plans to study either biochemistry or chemistry.

Matthew Gordon, son of Scott and Terri Gordon, will attend the University of Toledo and major in psychology.

Aimee Logsdon, daughter of Chris and Debbie Logsdon, will attend Bowling Green State University and major in early childhood education.

Geoffrey Malott, son of Stephen and Rose Malott, will attend Bowling Green State University and major in statistics.

Julie Vest, daughter of Charles and Kathy Vest, will attend James Madison University and study English and speech pathology.

In addition to recognizing the top 10 students and each graduating senior at North, the ceremony will reflect on Pickerington's first graduating class a century ago.

Construction of Violet Township High School began in February 1907. According to PLSD officials, the building had six rooms and housed grades one through 12.

The VTHS class of 1909, the first to graduate from the new facility, had a class of four students.

In 1940, VTHS became Pickerington High School.

"This community has such a rich and significant history," said PLSD Superintendent Karen Mantia. "We will continue to build upon the successes of our past educators, by setting the vision for our future graduates."