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CONGRATULATIONS

LYNNFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS OF 2021

Lynnfield High School graduates toss their caps at the completion of commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 4 on the high school field.

Photos by Spenser Hasak and Julia Hopkins


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Lynnfield High School Valedictorian Anthony Zhang delivers his speech during commencement.

The Class of 2021 — pioneers and survivors

Anthony Zhang

Valedictorian

For most of us our journey

began here in kindergarten.

Now, 15 years later, we're gathered

together for the last time as

a class.

It seems like just yesterday

we entered the halls as freshmen.

I remember the upperclassmen

that time would fly

by. After having our junior year

cut short, this year was the first

time some of us couldn't wait to

get back to school.

I don't have any motivational

quotes or inspiring advice to

give. That's because everybody

this year knows what it means

to be resilient. We have survived

it all. As we sit here together

it is ironic how although

we each have a different background

and story and a different

future we're all here with the

same caps, gowns and the same

diplomas.

All of our journeys have

been unique but the symbol

of our accomplishments is the

same. That's the beauty of this.

Today is a celebration of both

community and uniqueness.

Whether your passions are in

the classroom or on the stage or

in this very field, you're all here

in one place, you're all pioneers.

That's why I have no advice

to give you've already done it

yourself. You've each survived

your own obstacles and despite

it all have forged your own

path. I have no advice because

everything you've achieved is

because of the decisions that

you have made. These decisions

have changed us and led

us to who we are today. Look

back to that first day of high

school and see how different

you turned out. We have learned

in every sense and for better or

worse could not always control

how we changed. It's easy for

us to look back at the past year

and be discouraged. However,

ahead of us lies life. And trust

me when I say this the relationships

we build along the way

are the real memories you will

have.

Before we walk across the

stage I ask you to look around.

Look around and see how different

you are. Look around

and see the people who have

changed you. Before we go

our separate ways, think about

how long ago that first day really

was. Think about how fast

things have gone by and realize

the next 13 years of our lives

will go by just as fast.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Wishing you the best of luck!

“Do all the other things, the ambitious things - travel, get rich,

get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes…

but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the

direction of kindness.” - George Saunders

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Hats off to the

Class of 2021

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Julia Colucci

Avery Comeau

Scott Considine

Madeline Cook

Haley Corkhum

Anthony Corrente

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Elizabeth Daly

Kimberly Daniels

Christopher DaSilva

Jake DeBenedictis

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Alexia DellaPorta

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Lynnfield High School

Class of 2021

Be bold, be courageous, be your best.

Let your Pioneers’ Pride shine through!

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Allison Dillon

Sarah Doherty

Kerry Donovan

Michael Dreher

Evan Falcione

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Joseph Fernandez

Allia Ferrante

Richard Floramo

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Jennifer Flynn

Jack Ford

Emma Galluci

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Congratulations to Vanessa Torosian

and the Entire Class of 2021

Wishing you a safe and healthy future

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Ella Gaudette

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Nadia Ghosheh

Ava Giannasca

Isabella Giordano

Kyara Glinski

Emily Goguen

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Taylor Guarracino

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Matthew Kane

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Angelo King

Grace Klonsky

Joseph LaFerla

Francesca LaMontagne

Kiran Lampert

Dario Leach

Paige Leuci

Alex Lin

Gianna LoNigro

April Luders

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Best Wishes for all of your future dreams!

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Grace Mealey

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Class of

2021!

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TO THE CLASS OF 2021

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Congratulations

Class of 2021

May all your

dreams come true

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Continued Success

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Lauren Mitchell

Andrew Moreschi

Madison Murphy

Molly Murphy

Olivia Murphy

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Lars Ruecker

Dominic Russo

Isabella Scala

Savannah Schuerhoff

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Chloe Shapleigh

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Class of 2021

Patrick D’Amico

Ethan Diranian

Joseph Gizmunt

Michael Maddison

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Andrew Vittiglio

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Jamil Khodr has his National Honor Society (NHS) sash adjusted by social studies teacher and

NHS co-advisor Liz LaMonica before the start of graduation.

Congratulations and continued

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Capping off a year of challenges met

Lynnfield High School seniors Jeanne Carpenter, left, Madison Murphy, center, and Molly Murphy smile as they wait to collect their caps and gowns on June 1.

Lynnfield High School seniors collect their caps and gowns ahead of their graduation ceremony.

Lynnfield High School senior Kevin Blake collects his cap and

gown as he gets ready for graduation.

Congratulations and well done class of 2021!

Enjoy this accomplishment and wishing you continued success for the future.

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Getting ready for the big day

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Lynnfield High School seniors line up to collect their caps and gowns after rehearsing graduation.

Lynnfield High School Senior Class President Kiera Burns, left, and Student Council President

Ava O’Brien smile after collecting their caps and gowns for graduation on June 1.

Lynnfield High School Senior Dario Leach picks up his cap and

gown ahead of June 4 commencement.

Congratulations to

the Class of 2021

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams”

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Class of 2021 struts its stuff

From left, Charlie Kane, Charles Wainwright, Justin Tolley, Alejandro Lynch, Matthew Kane, and Anthony Corrente attend at Ipswitch Country Club.

From left, Amanda Martin, Mary Gray, Grace Mealey, Elizabeth Daly, Isabella Miranda, and Kim Daniels enjoyed their moment to shine at senior prom June 2.

We are very proud of

you and wish you well

with future pursuits

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Lynnfield Prom at Ipswitch Country Club

Seniors make their way from the dinner to the dance floor at Lynnfield High School Senior Prom.

From right, brothers Matthew Kane and Charlie Kane went the extra fashion mile for

Lynnfield High School Senior Prom held at Ipswich Country Club.

From right, Taylor Guarracino and Ava O’Brien pose on June

2 during Senior Prom at Ipswich Country Club.

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Fashion and fun ruled the night at prom

Seniors sit down for dinner at Lynnfield High School Senior

Prom at Ipswich Country Club.

From left, Jake Veer, Andrew Vitiglio, and Blake Veer attend Lynnfield High School Senior Prom

at Ipswich Country Club.

From left, Elise Nelson, Katherine Martinez, Shaliyah Thomas, and Veronica Nunez attend

Lynnfield High School Senior Prom at Ipswich Country Club.

From left, Elizabeth Daly, Kim Daniels, and Grace Mealey

dance at Lynnfield High School Senior Prom.

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In 2021, friendship and fun come first

Ava O’Brien, center, meets up with classmates at Lynnfield High School Senior Prom June 2.

From left, Bakari Mitchell and Kyara Glinski at the Lynnfield

High School Senior Prom at Ipswich Country Club.

Seniors take to the dance floor at Ipswich Country Club on June 2.

Congratulations to

the class of 2021

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Class of 2021 on the road to success

Lynnfield High School senior Kevin Blake takes part in the Parade of Destinations on May 22 celebrating where they are attending school next year.

Lynnfield High School senior Alyssa Campbell takes part in the Parade of Destinations on celebratesduring the Parade of Destinations.

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Congratulations and Best of Luck to the Class of 2021!

“Best wishes for a happy and healthy future”

CITY OF PEABODY EDWARD A. BETTENCOURT, JR., MAYOR

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Seniors enjoyed a celebratory salute

Lynnfield High School senior Kiran Lampert take part in the Parade of Destinations on May 22 celebrating where they are attending school next year.

Lynnfield High School senior Chris Dasilva, who will attend Merrimack College next year, waves

to people on the side of the road as he takes part in the Parade of Destinations.

Lynnfield High School senior Isabella Toscanini, who will attend

Bentley University next year, waves to people on the side of the

road as he takes part in the Parade of Destinations.

Lynnfield High School senior Mike Dreher waves a Suffolk University flag as he takes part in the Parade of Destinations that crisscrossed town on May 22.

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Destination: Success for the Class of 2021

Lynnfield High School senior Cynthia Flores-Cuvedo takes part in the Parade of Destinations on Saturday, celebrating where they are attending school next year.

Lynnfield High School senior Dylan Marano takes part in the Parade of Destinations that rolled through town on May 22.

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Lynnfield High School Senior Class President Kiera Burns delivers her speech during commencement ceremonies on June 4.

Class of 2021 defined resilience

Kiera Burns

Class President

As I stand here today reflecting

on these past four years

and questioning how it went by

so fast, I remember seeing my

school email for the first time

when they added the "21" to the

end of our names and thinking

how far away 2021 seemed.

It's crazy to think but our futures

are now and they are uncertain.

You are not able to see what

lies ahead. Like pulling into the

high school parking lot in the

morning when the sun is rising

and there's a solid 10 seconds

where we can't see anything but

we just keep driving and hope

for the best.

Our futures are like those 10

seconds where we have no idea

what is in front of us but we just

keep going and don't stop. Some

of us may slow down a bit but

others just go full speed ahead.

No matter what speed we

choose to go we are all in the

same position; blind to what

comes next. But just because

we can't see what ahead, there's

no reason to stop going. In the

wise words of Phillip Phillps,

the singer songwriter who wrote

"Home" our elementary school

moving-on song, "As we roll

down this unfamiliar road and

although this wave is stringing

us along just know you're not

alone because I'm gonna make

this place your home."

We sang this song loud and

proud as we were taking in our

last few months of elementary

school. Excited but uncertain for

middle school and wondering if

it would be anything like Disney

Channel.

But that is the same excitement

and uncertainty we stand

her with today taking an even

bigger step into this unfamiliar

road. But this is a huge step that

we won't take alone. Today we

are surrounded by not only our

families and teachers but the

other 171 people in our class

who we have spent the majority

of our lives up until this point.

We may not be together like this

for now on but we will never be

alone. We are a part of something

bigger.

We are the Class of 2021 the

class who graduated and made

post grad plans despite a pandemic.

The class that was resilient.

But through that all the

people that we are now are just

a fraction of the people we are

yet to be.

As we leave here today reflecting

on every decision we

have made, every trend we participated

in — hashtag Until Tomorrow

or Free Seth — we start

to question our quote on quote

legacy. What did we achieve and

what part of it will be left behind

here in the halls of Lynnfield

High?

We often think of a legacy as

something huge we must leave

behind in order to show we matter

or to prove we were there. But

for most of us our legacies won't

be anything huge. Our legacies

will reflect the kind of people

we are and how just one single

action could have had an impact

on someone we don't even know

about. After we leave here today,

one or a few bad grades, making

the varsity team, getting the lead

in the play or club, being popular,

even being class president

these things no longer define us.

We are ready to begin the

next phase of our lives and

COVID-19 reopening plans.

After today we take all the

memories and lessons we have

gathered today and the past four

years and move forward and get

ready for a new beginning. Before

we do I want to thank the

teacher and faculty who have

been such a huge support system

for us.

I also want to thank Mr. Bates

and Mr. Cleary for not only listening

to my endless ideas but

helping me make some of them

a reality. I think we're all very

lucky to have you as our assistant

principal and principal. Always

having a presence in the

school and making each student

feel important as well as supporting

all of our extracurricular

activities.

And a huge thank you to all

of the parents, grandparents, siblings,

aunts, uncles, friends and

all of our supporters for being

here today and the past 18 years

of our lives.

Thank you for your unconditional

support and shaping us

into the people we are today as

well as doing everything in your

power to make our senior year as

special as possible.

Finally I would like to thank

my own parents for letting me

get a parking spot this year after

making me walk to school

for three years. I know how you

always talk about but back in

my day where you had to walk

a mile to school but back in my

day I went to school during a

pandemic.

Lynnfield High School Class

of 2021: This is it. We did it.

Congrats. I would like to leave

with a quote from Mark Twain.

"20 years from now you will

be more disappointed by the

things you didn't do than by the

ones you did do. So throw off

the bowlines. Sail away from

the safe harbor. Catch the trade

winds in your sails. Explore.

Dream. Discover."

You made it,

grads. That’s

no small feat.

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Class of 2021 moments and memories

Lynnfield High School graduates decorated their caps for the commencement ceremony on June 4 on the High School field.

Lynnfield High School graduates take the field to start their commencement ceremony.

Lynnfied High School seniors turn their tassles and officially become graduates.

Lynnfield High School graduate Michael Dreher throws his

hands up in the air after receiving his diploma.

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Seniors all smiles as they celebrate success

Lynnfield High School graduate Izzy Giordano smiles as she receives her diploma from School

Committee Chairperson Richard Sjoberg on June 4.

Lynnfield High School graduate Bakari Mitchell walks off the

stage with his diploma in hand.

Lynnfield High School graduate Alexia DellaPorta looks back at the crowd during commencement on June 4 at the high school.

Congratulations To

The Class of 2021!

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On their way on a special day

Lynnfield High School graduates take the field to start their commencement ceremonyon June 4.

Lynnfield High School graduate Madison Angelo made it across

the stage and received her diploma despite a broken shoe.

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class of 2021 !

Good Luck in your

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Your future is BRIGHT

Lynnfield High School graduates Yvonne Chen, center, and Lindsay Nardone, right, picked a

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Fenwick honors Class of 2021

PEABODY — The 145

members of the Bishop Fenwick

Class of 2021 are from more

than 30 communities spanning

the Greater Boston area as well

as foreign students.

Seniors are required to choose

and execute a service project as

a graduation requirement. As a

result, the class has given well

more than 6,000 hours in community

service this year.

The Senior Class Gift was

the creation of a service award

in memory of Mr. John Meehan,

Director of Facilities at Fenwick

and previously at St. Mary of

the Annunciation. Mr. Meehan

died this spring and was a much

loved and long-time member of

the Fenwick Community. The

award will be given each year

at graduation to a member of the

Fenwick community.

The class includes 34 members

(more than 23 percent)

who committed to play a sport

in college 17 members of the

class have parents and/or grandparents

who also graduated

from Fenwick Valedictorian is

Meghan Cabral of Stoneham

who will be attending Boston

College in the Fall Salutatorian

is Samantha Cahill of Peabody

who will be attending Northeastern

in the fall.

Class Officers are:

Elani Gikas of Peabody, Student

Activities Council President

Alexa Bettencourt of Peabody,

Senior Class President

Colby Browne of Peabody, Senior

Class Vice President

Alexandra Pignone of Stoneham,

Student Activities Council

Secretary

Ryan O'Connor of Melrose,

Student Activities Council Treasurer

THE ST. JULIE

BILLIART AWARD

Alexandra Pignone of Stoneham

THE O'ROURKE

SERVICE AWARD

Tess Nally of Salem

THE HOWARD T. McCOR-

MACK AWARD

Ryan O'Connor of Melrose

SR. MARY

LOUISE BURNS, SND

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Lily Brown of Salem

SR. MARGARET

MELVILLE, SND AWARD

Swetha Saravanakumar of Peabody

ALBERT C. PLANTE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Emma Rotondo of Winthrop

LESLEY ANN OLIVER

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Shannon Corcoran of Beverly

CHRISTINE O'DONNELL

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Colby Browne of Peabody

JAMES BRADY MEMORIAL

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Jake Connolly of Salem

HELEN GAIESKI

MEMORIAL

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Emily DelBene of Peabody

BISHOP FENWICK STU-

DENT COUNCIL SCHOL-

ARSHIP

Elani Gikas of Peabody

DONALDSON AWARD

Daniel Richard of Peabody

ROSS KETCHOPULOS

MEMORIAL SCHOLAR-

SHIP AWARD

Breanna Benoit of Salem

NOTRE DAME AWARD

Mia Tsaparlis

STUDENT

ATHLETE AWARD

Jimmy Espinal of Salem, Veronica

Tache of Middleton

Best Athletes:

Tucker Destino of Gloucester

and Paige Littlehale of Melrose

ATHLETIC

INTEGRITY AWARD

Aidan Dwyer of Peabody &

Brynn Bertucci of Beverly

ST. GENESIUS

AWARD FOR DRAMA

Erica Dellisola of Peabody

NATIONAL SCHOOL

CHORAL AWARD

Brianna Harding of Salem

RECOGNITION FOR

HIGH SCORER ON THE

MATH TEAM

Alexa Bettencourt of Peabody

SCHOLASTIC

ART AWARDS

Hanna Johnson of Peabody, Serena

McCarthy of Topsfield, and

Charles O'Hare of Salem

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA

BAND AWARD

Johnathan Rutkowski of Salem

ACADEMIC

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Theology Emma Rotondo of

Winthrop

English Meghan Cabral of

Stoneham

Math Meghan Cabral of Stoneham

Science Meghan Cabral of

Stoneham

Foreign Language Ryan Stolarz

of Marblehead

Social Studies Grace Wagner of

Melrose

Fine Arts Samantha Summa of

Chelsea

Bishop Fenwick awards diplomas to 145 graduates

By Steve Krause

PEABODY — Bishop Fenwick

High School conferred 145

diplomas during its 59th graduation

ceremony Thursday night at

Donaldson Field on May 27.

New to the ceremony this year

was the John J. Meehan Service

Award, which was given to a person

on campus for distinguished

service. In the future, that award

will be voted upon by the student

body. This year, however, the

award was given by acclamation to

school nurse Jennifer Faragi.

Meehan, who died suddenly

this spring, was the director of facilities

at Fenwick and previously

worked at St. Mary of the Annunciation

in Danvers.

Principal Cecilia Marquez presented

the Bishop Benedict Joseph

Fenwick Award to a male and female

student who, in the eyes of

the administration and faculty, best

exemplified the ideals on which the

school was built. This year's winners

were Jenna Barbara Durkin

and Matthew Joseph Juneau.

The COVID-19 pandemic and

its effects were much on the minds

of the graduates Thursday night,

from the greetings by Class President

Alexa Morgan Bettencourt to

Salutatorian Samantha Jane Cahill

to Valedictorian Meghan Leigh

Cabral.

"It's especially nice to see so

many smiles as the world slowly

returns to normal,” Bettencourt

said. “We went through something

no other graduating class has gone

through.”

Bettencourt also thanked the

faculty and the administration for

"making students feel like coming

to school every day was more than

just going to class."

"We made it through a global

pandemic together," said Cahill,

who will attend Northeastern in the

fall, "and we persevered. We did

not quit."

Cahill also talked about her

theology teacher at Fenwick, who

said, "you are all unique individuals

and your own masterpieces."

That was true, she said.

"We have grown into what

we're meant to be, and we will

continue to grow into what we're

meant to be."

Cabral also touched on the pandemic,

but also talked about relationships

and connections among

people.

"We have endured the storms

of some of the most unfathomable

events," Cabral said. "We've yelled

at each other through plexiglass dividers,

and looked at each other on

computer screens."

But, the Boston College-bound

student said, despite the hardships

of remote learning and other

COVID-19 protocols, she also talked

about her own self-discovery, as

expressed in one of the essays she

wrote when she was applying for

college.

We all, she said, "see ourselves

as the sun. Our friends and family

orbit around us … we are the centers

of our own solar systems.

"I'm sure we all have our own

internal challenges, and internal

demons," she said. "But you are

not the only stars in the universe.

Everyone is their own sun, hissing

with hurt and glowing with accomplishment.

"We have changed each other's

lives," she said.

Seniors were required to choose

and execute a service project as a

graduation requirement. As a result,

the class has contributed more

than 6,000 hours in community

service this year.

Steve Krause can be reached at

skrause@itemlive.com.

Intelligence plus character - that is the goal

of true education. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congratulations Fenwick Class of 2021!


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Isabella Scolaro

Natalia Scolaro

Francesca Wythe

Bishop Fenwick conferred diplomas on 145 seniors

Thursday, May 27 at Donaldson Field. Speakers remarked

on the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic

brought to their senior year.

COURTESY PHOTO | BISHOP FENWICK

Bishop Fenwick seniors toss their graduation caps in the air to celebrate the successful completion of their high school career.

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COURTESY PHOTO | ST. JOHN’S PREP

Members of the Class of 2021 face the flag during the national anthem prior to the 111th St. John’s Preparatory School commencement at Cronin Memorial

Stadium on the school’s campus on May 22.

St. John’s Prep graduates 258

at 111th Commencement

By Anne Marie Tobin

DANVERS — St. John’s

Preparatory School held its

111th Commencement exercises

Saturday, May 22.

Headmaster Edward P. Hardiman,

Ph.D. conferred diplomas

upon 258 graduates during an

outdoor, socially-distanced ceremony

held on Cronin Memorial

Stadium's Glatz Field.

“There are no appropriate

words that could aptly capture

what each person in this stadium

has experienced since 2:45

pm on March 12 of 2020 (due

to the Commonwealth’s state of

emergency declaration),” said

Dr. Hardiman, adding that the

class was the first since 1948 to

include students who started as

seventh graders.

“It would be foolhardy to

attempt to summarize this experience

given that each of you

has endured this public health

crisis in different ways, with different

challenges and different

outcomes," Dr. Hardiman said.

“While you each have different

gifts, talents and experiences,

you have made connections,

built bridges and overcome obstacles,

and you’ve done it beyond

just the last 435 days.

COURTESY PHOTO | ST. JOHN’S PREP

Lynnfield’s Ethan Diranian raises his arm in triumph after receiving

his St. John’s Prep diploma Saturday as a member of

the star-crossed but resurgent Class of 2021.

"It’s been an honor and a privilege

to learn with you and from

you throughout your time here.

Keep building, keep dreaming,

keep adapting, keep learning and

always remember that you never

walk alone. We are always with

you.”

Michael Maddison of Lynnfield

was the class valedictorian.

In his address, Maddison

urged his classmates “to have

the courage to be yourself.”

He reflected on his belief that

all new graduates need to open

their hearts and their minds.

“Who we all are is a mysterious

mixture of the passions we

choose and the identities we are

born with,” said Maddison, who

graduated St. John’s with a 4.73

GPA and will attend Dartmouth

College.

“In my experience, many passions

… are generally accepted.

Identities are a bit trickier, since

some identities are less accepted

than others. We are multifaceted,

but we are also completely in

love with the things that make

up our personalities. I leave you

all with this: Make use of (life’s)

moments — big and small —

with everyone. Our diversity is a

gift. Inclusivity is how we celebrate

it.”

Fifty-two percent of the graduates

were members of the National

Honor Society, while nine

earned commendation as National

Merit Scholars. A remarkable

37 Eagles student athletes

signed national letters of intent

to continue their sports careers

in college.

This year’s seniors represented

44 cities and towns across the

Commonwealth, including as far

south as Brighton, as far west

as Westford, and as far north as

Newburyport. There were seven

international students.

Family was a prominent

theme, as there were 28 legacy

graduates and many others with

familial connections.

“My son, Jack, graduated

here in 2017, my son, Thomas,

received his diploma today, and

my nephew will graduate next

year,” said Brenda Ligh of Peabody.

“This has been a tremendously

difficult time for so many

more people than just those

in this school community, but

having an opportunity to come

together and share in these graduates’

experience as they close

one chapter and begin another

is something that I think we all

cherish, especially because there

was no guarantee an in-person

graduation would ever happen.”

Marblehead's Sean Heffernan

and Lynnfield's Andrew Vittiglio

received Loyalty and Service

awards during a virtual Senior

Awards ceremony held earlier

this month. Salem's Noah Thomas

received the Paul “Buster”

DiVincenzo ‘50 Athletic Director's

Award. Peabody's Nicholas

Fursey received the Sean Lynch

'85 Scholarship Award, while

Maddison received a Stephen J.

Kiely ’68 Scholarship Award.

The top 5 percent of the senior

class in academic performance

(in addition to Maddison)

included Nolan Adam of

Marblehead and Mark Zolott of

Swampscott. At Friday's Baccalaureate

Liturgy, Adam was recognized

with a Campus Ministry

Award.

St. John’s Prep will hold a

limited-admission eighth-grade

promotion ceremony for the

Class of 2025 on June 3. The

event will serve to recognize the

class’s 113 students’ resilience,

leadership and focus throughout

this school year as well as

honor individual and collective

achievements.

Anne Marie Tobin can be

reached at atobin@itemlive.

com.

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