Buckeye Local announces graduating class of 2022

YORKVILLE — Buckeye Local High School’s Class of 2022 graduated on May 29 at World War II Memorial Stadium in Yorkville.

Co-valedictorian Cameron Isaiah Best is the son of Brian and Erin Best and older brother to Lindsey and Connor Best of Rayland. He is a member of the varsity golf and basketball teams as well as various clubs such as National Honors Society, Student Council, Merit Scholar, Chi-Phi Society, Highest Honors, and Academic Challenge. Cameron was awarded first Team OVAC, All Times Leader Team as well as played in the OVAC and District 5 All Star Basketball games.

Best is a member of the Meadowbrook Church of God in Rayland. He is heavily involved in Jefferson County 4-H, where he raises club calves and competitive show pigs. He is the 2021 Jefferson County Junior Fair king and president of the Free Spirits 4-H Club, where he has competed at the county, state and national levels. Cameron’s passion is agriculture, as he is the owner and operator of CB ShowCattle.

Upon graduation, he plans to attend Wheeling University in pursuit of a degree in physical therapy as well as to play on the Wheeling University golf team. He also plans on becoming an OVAC official as well as a basketball coach in the near future. H ewishes all of his classmates best of luck in their future endeavors.

Co-valedictorian Adrianna Nicole Blazeski is the daughter of Bob and Barb Blazeski of Harrisville. She has an older sister, Kassandra, and an older brother, Bryan.

Blazeski is very active in school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the foreign language club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the science club. She has been a four-year letterman in academics.

Athletically, she excelled on the Panther volleyball and basketball teams and was selected as one of the team captains her senior year.

Blazeski, a member of Harrisville Covenant Presbyterian Church, has also devoted a great deal of her time to her Shamrock 4-H Club, in which she volunteers as a 4-H camp counselor during the summer. She serves on the Harrison County Junior Fair Board in an advisory capacity. In addition, she works at one of the favorite ice cream vendors of her senior class, the Dairy Jean.

With a desire to help others, Blazeski plans to attend Ohio University Eastern in the fall to major in nursing. Her dream is to further her education and become a nurse practioner.

Highest Honors: Kaden Bednarek, daughter of Tabitha Bednarek; Haley Burgess, daughter of Dane and Carolyn Hoffman; Bailey Ebright, daughter of Bart and Rita Morrison and Chris Ebright; Kirsten Faulkner, daughter of Bobbi Faulkner and the late Travis Young; Hester Lambright, daughter of Jason and Willemyn Lambright; Brooklyn Lengyel, daughter of Jeffrey and Jeannette Lengyel; Ethan McHugh, son of Scott and Wendy McHugh; Brianna Merkel, daughter of Jason and Heather Merkel; Mariah Pelkey, daughter of Ted and Jenny Pelkey; Aivri Ruttencutter, daughter of Nicole Mayle and Jay Ruttencutter; Matthew Scott, son of Kevin and Jennifer Scott; Brooke Shaffer, daughter of Michael and Tonya Shaffer; Rylie White, daughter of Mary White and Eric and Amanda White.

Graduates include:

Jacob Allen Anderson

Kaydence Elizabeth Angel Zeke

James Argentine

Nicholas James Bado

Casey Joseph Bailey

Derrick James Bailey

Erik Von Bailey

Justin Michael Batson

Tessia Marie Jane Beach

Kaden Rhayne Bednarek

Cameron Isaiah Best

Adrianna Nicole Blazeski

Haley Nicole Burgess

Kaylee Lynn Carpenter

Shealynn Elizabeth Cesario

Erica Renee Chittenden

Demetria Christine Christian

Isabella Rosemary-Lynn D’Alessio

Hunter Scott Darrah

Luke Michael Darrah

Anthony Deitch

Jacob Alvin Dennison

Haylee Noelle Dockery

Raleigh Seth Doyle

Cassandra Renee Driscoll

Justin Christopher Driscoll

Anthony Donte Duke

Taryn Shay Dulkowski

Bailey Marie Ebright

Robert Michael Ellis

Carly Marie Englert

William Robert Evans

Nathan Daniel Farmer

Kirsten Lynn Faulkner

Kassidy Marie George

Faith Noel Gerner

Kylie Marie Gura

Shiann Rose Hanket

Alazia Grace Hayman

Collin Lee Henderson

Isabella Marie Hepburn

Trevor Graham Herbert

Jacob Allen Hojonski

Koby Ryan Hood

James Michael Hornyak III

Dustin John Jarvis

Joshua Lee Kerkuta

Dylan Alan Kernen

John Kolby Keyoski

Nicholas Reed Kinkus

Ayden Cole Krupinski

Mallory Ann Kujawa

Hester Lisanne Lambright

Xavier James Lascano

Kayleigh Ann Lashare

Brooklyn Elizabeth Lengyel

Jonathan Paul Leput

Seth Christopher Lewis

Colin Daniel Lucas

Hunter Alan McFadden

Ethan Scott McHugh

Katelynn Marie McWhorter

Brianna Nicole Merkel

Hayden Alexander James Mort Long

Haley Jazel Navarro

Logan Scott Neilly

Corey John Olinski

Mariah Jean Pelkey

Jacob Scott Phillis

Brooke McKenzie Potvin

Alexis Nicole Rager

Hannah Jane Reynolds

Hunter David Roush

Hunter Keith Ruckman

Aivri Nicole Ruttencutter

Matthew Ryan Scott

Brooke Michal Shaffer

Matelin Rae Sterling

Austin Lee Stewart

Zackary Scott Stokley

Link Russell Szafran

Jacob Russell Terrill

Jalynn Marie Travis

Allison Nicole Trekal

Travis Michael Turkal

Rylie Isabella White

Alexa Anne Williams

Joshua Cole Williams

Trenton Lee Wood

Maverick Paul


Shayla Lynn Zinn


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