Keystone Oaks School District News Article

Congratulations, KOHS Class of 2021!

The Keystone Oaks School District celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2021 during a commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. One hundred and thirty students received their high school diploma during the ceremony, which took place at Dormont Memorial Stadium. 


Keystone Oaks High School congratulates Class of 2021 Valedictorian Patrick Simmons and Salutatorian Ethan VonHedemann, who also served as the Senior Class President. 


The senior class received various awards and scholarships and were recognized at a Senior Recognition Event in early June. 


Department Awards

English Department Award - Dani Sakulsky

Foreign Language Department Award - Ethan VonHedemann

Family & Consumer Science Department Award - Sam Groesch

Math Department Award - Patrick Simmons

Music Department Award - Oliver Brooke

Business Department Award - Kristina Ramolt

Art Department Award - Lilly Baverso

Physical Education Department Awards - Maria Fratangelo and Jacob Slazinski

Science Department Award - Panari Patel

Social Studies Department Award - Molly Cicco

Technology Education Department Award - Jake Garda


Challenge Program Awards - 1st Semester

Academic Excellence - Molly Cicco

Academic Improvement - Rhiannon Carrozzi

Community Service - Alina Thapa

STEM Award - Ethan VonHedemann

Attendance - Samuel Groesch


Challenge Program Awards - 2nd Semester

Academic Excellence - Patrick Simmons

Academic Improvement - Jule Altman

Community Service - Taylor Brooks

STEM Award - Jake Garda

Attendance - Tyler Burkhart


Community Service Awards

Castle Shannon Borough - Alina Thapa

Dormont Borough - Ethan VonHedemann

Green Tree Borough - Max Zaborowski

Eagle Scout

Oliver Casadei

Harrison Fleming

Dan O’Brien


P.E.O. Scholarship
Taryn Hilty

Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit

Kyla Covato


National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Ethan VonHedemann


Indiana University of Pennsylvania Promising Scholars Award

Dmitri Woods


National Society of High School Scholars

Rhiannon Carrozzi


Keystone Oaks Spirit Scholarship

Maria Fratangelo


Presidential Educational Excellence Awards

Each year, Keystone Oaks recognizes students who have met the criteria for the Presidential Educational Excellence Silver Award - a GPA of 3.5 or above and an SAT score of 1200 or greater - as well as those who have met the criteria for the Presidential Educational Excellence Gold Award - a GPA of 4.0 or above and an SAT score of 1200 or greater. 


This year’s Presidential Educational Excellence Silver Award recipients are: 

Scarlett Burns

Jacob Cerneskie

Emma Finucan

Luke Grabowski

Ethan Kinyon

Elijah Melvin

Emma Serakowski

Michael Ventresca


This year’s Presidential Educational Excellence Gold Award recipients are: 

Jameson Bogdan

Austin Brannon

Molly Cicco

Sean Dobos

Maria Fratangelo

Jordan Geller

Sandra Milanovic

Panari Patel

Patrick Simmons

Sydney Stahl

Zachary Taylor

Ethan VonHedemann





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