Northgate’s top graduates

The Northgate Class of 2019 received diplomas this week, with 72 students from Avalon and Bellevue graduating. At the very top of the Class of 2019 in terms of academic achievement were, pictured at right, Claire Ishiyama, salutatorian, Owen King, valedictorian, and Madalyn Abramowicz, valedictorian at A.W. Beattie Career Center.

Owen is the son of Christine and John King of Bellevue. He is headed to Temple University in the fall where he plans to study computer science.

Claire is the daughter of Dr. Shannon Smithey and Dr. Howard Ishiyama of Bellevue. She has chosen to attend Dickinson University to study history.

Madalyn is the daughter of Shana and Robert Abramowicz of Bellevue. Next fall will find her studying business marketing management at Penn State - Beaver Campus.

Photo by Connie Rankin for The Citizen