School: West York Area High School

Number of graduates: 194

Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. Friday at the West York Area High School stadium

Weather: Supt. Emilie Lonardi, in her opening remarks, called it a "perfect West York evening."

Speaker: High school Principal Janet May

Valedictorian: Kevin Chambers

Salutatorian: Bethany Richardson

What the superintendent said: Lonardi highlighted the "certainty of uncertainty" in her speech. She called graduation a "unique moment" and reminded the students that 16,000 hours of schooling and 2,000 cafeteria lunches brought them to graduation.

Funniest speech: Richardson spoke about when she first entered high school and "being able to chew gum without getting lunchtime detention." She said that in preparing her speech she even looked at nursery rhymes for ideas.

What the valedictorian said: "This is only the beginning of something larger," Chambers said. He spoke about the "relationships and memories that will last a lifetime."

Singer reference: May mentioned the singer, Adele, who she said wrote and recorded songs "instead of wallowing in sorrow" about a break-up. She continued to recount various ways the Class of 2012 had shown school spirit.

How parents felt: "My mom is a nervous wreck. My dad is quiet but just sad I'm growing up," said Julia Hlavacik as she pointed to a picture of herself in a pre-graduation slideshow.

What students are looking forward to: Hlavacik wasn't sure what Saturday would bring, but was looking forward to graduation parties. She said she will miss marching band and band camp the most.

Ana Santos said she was looking forward to when her mom would return from the Dominican Republic. She wasn't able to make it for graduation.

West York Area High School Class of 2012

Brianna Adamcik, Kenneth Anderson, William Arbogast, Isabella Armold, Bryan Bailey, Jeffrey Bailey, Caelan Barshinger, Morgan Bateman, Davey Baum, Michael Bell, Briana Beverly, Alfredo Bonet, Jesse Bortner, Zachary Bos, Courtney Bostdorf, Caleb Bowers, Dustin Boyer, Karli Breeden, Evan Brickner, Kadin Brown, Kiyanna Brown, Llyssa Browning, Moriah Burke, Uriah Burke, Donnise Burrell, Luke Cable, Jeffrey Carter Jr., Kristi Carter, Tabitha Carter, Allison Cassidy, Bradley Caudill, Kevin Chambers, Forrest Cherry, Najmin Chowdhury, Travis Chronister, Trevor Chronister, John Ciechoski, Cody Combs, Amber Cone, Caroline Copeland, Joel Copenheaver, Rebekka Cuadro, Brianna Dadich, Courtney Davis, Gabriela De Los Santos, Austin Decker, Ryan Dellinger, Toni Dellinger, Andrew Denoncourt, Sean Deveney, Cheyenne Diehl, Cory Dillinger, Matthew Doyle, Louie Ann Esmeralda, Stephanie Euler, Abbey Evans, Evan Farrell, David Fillman, Hillary Fleck, Zachery Fogelman, Austin Forry, Klayton Garman, Lauren Gay, Logan Gemmill, Maegan Gingerich, Brock Gladfelter, Gabriel Gladfelter, Joshua Godfrey, Jessica Gomez-Alicea, Bradlee Gorrera, Darren Gross, Andrew Groupe, Jonathon Gunderman, Kimberly Gunderman, Courtney Handy, Megan Hanlon, Kerri Hartnett, Hunter Heath, Rebecca Heltzel, Brianna Henderson, Ryan Henson, Kaden Hepler, Julia Hlavacik, Emily Hoffman, Benjamin Holbert, Benjamin Holland, Mikayla Hopkins, Jordan Jacobs, Anastazia Johnson, Ashly Jones, Ellen Kane, Brianna Kashner, Emily Ketterman, Barbara Kicklighter, Daryl Kinard, Kayla Kinard, Marcus Kinard, Bryce King, Elizabeth King, Tori Klinedinst, Rebekah Landis, Katelyn Lauer, Tyrea Lee, Brandon Lehman, Brandon Leonard, Shanna Lepley, Ivy Linebaugh, Hannah Lingenfelter, Abbie Lookingbill, Ryan Lucas, Christa Luckenbach, Amanda Luckenbaugh, Sarah Mackie, Daniel Malerich, Joshua Malerich, Olivia Manges, Joseph Mann, Nicholas Mann, Benjamin McGuire, Beonckia McManus, Christopher Meyer, Devin Miele, Alisha Miller, Cory Miller, Holly Miller, Lynsey Miller, Taylor Minnich, Camryn Moss, Alexander Moyer, Joshua Myers, Katelyn Myers, Kendra Myers, McKenzie Myers, Tessa Myers, Marlin Myrvold, Mitchell Nelson, Ornella Ngounou, Samantha Noethiger, Christopher Nuzum, Katelyn Ort, Jessica Parker, Ian Paules, Allyson Pflaum, Alake Phillips, Benjamin Purtell, Nathan Raffensberger, Ryan Randolph, Corey Reever, Anthony Renda, Bethany Richardson, Emilee Richardson, Kierstin Richter, Nancy Rivera, Victor Rodriguez, Rebecca Romeo, Allison Rudacille, Michael Rusonis, Joseph Sacripont III, Alejandro Sanchez, Ana Santos Batista, Breanna Schlemmer, Codey Schultz, Megan Seiffert, Tessa Sheaffer, Kayla Shipley, Sean Sibol, Emily Sides, Khristina Sinclair, Shawn Snyder, Jenna Sollberger, Shakera Solomon, Samantha Sprigle, Jeremy Stauffer, Kyle Stauffer, Alissa Steele, Bradley Strathmeyer, Darion Swartz, Matthew Tallman, Robert Tanner, Ashley Thomas, Vincent Thomas, Jerrin Toomey, Tyler Townsend, Joseph Trovato Jr., Tea' Tusing, Justin Updegraff, Angelica Valdovinos, John Wallen Jr., Kyle Weaver, Matthew Weible, Jade Williams, Ryan Word, Darienne Zimmerman and Michael Zimmerman.