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CONGRATULATIONS

VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS OF 2021

Class of 2021 members toss their caps in the air at the conclusion of their commencement ceremony on June 5.

Photos by Spenser Hasak and Julia Hopkins


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Valedictorian Kira Shapiro delivers her address to graduates on June 5.

The year that redefined success

KIRA SHAPIRO

CLASS VALEDICTORIAN

Good morning friends, family,

teachers, administrators and

of course the graduating Class of

2021.

Before I begin this speech I

want to thank all of you for giving

me the opportunity to speak

in front of you today at such an

important occasion. I wanted to

talk about something that is most

likely on all of our minds today:

success.

Of course this word is going

to be talked about a lot today.

We're seniors about to graduate

high school and that is a huge

accomplishment itself. However

cliche as this might sound I want

to talk about the very definition

of the word success. When I was

little,this word had a very rigid

definition for me as I'm sure it

did for all of you as well. In order

to be quote on quote successful

you have to get the highest

grades possible, go to the best

school, make the most money,

marry at a reasonable age, have

kids and grow old, all while providing

for your family. At least

that's what society taught us.

I don't know how many of

us kept true to that definition,

however I know I did. For some

reason this was so ingrained in

my head that I didn't see another

way to be successful for

13 years of my life I have done

everything possible to be able to

stand in front of you today and

give this speech.

While I'm grateful for everything

I've accomplished and to

have the opportunity to stand

here in front of you today, this

despite popular belief did not

come naturally to me at all. In

order for me to reach my unreasonably

high goals I started to

put an extreme amount of pressure

on myself.

I put school above everything.

From dance to clubs to

my own health, school always

came first. Just as many of

you, the schedule to maintain

that success was ludicrous. In a

normal year we are expected to

go to school for six and a half

hours, stay after for a game, go

to practice or a club and then

come home later that night to do

all of our homework and studying

before getting five hours of

sleep just to do it all over again

the next day.

As much as hard work pays

off, living like this definitely

took a toll on my well being just

as it would anyone else's. As

GPAs and class ranks came out

in the beginning of junior year,

I had a sort of realization. This

obsession that I had always had

finally paid off when I saw that

Number One next to me in the

rank section. Or so I had thought.

This was supposed to be the

first step to me being successful

so really this should have been

my happiest moment. I know

it may be hard to believe but it

wasn't. I never understood why

until I heard this quote a little

while ago. It goes like this: "If

you're happy doing what you're

doing then nobody can tell you

you're not successful."

I know this probably sounds

a little bit rich coming from me

but it did come down to hearing

this quote to truly understand

where I went wrong. Through

my twisted definition of success

I had thought that if I lived up to

this impossible standard I would

finally be happy. Clearly that

was not the case. In fact it was

the exact opposite. Some immeasurable

standard of success

can never complete happiness.

I had to learn this the hard way.

All of our grades, GPAs, test

scores, they are quantifiable

amounts. They are standards

created by society just like the

definitions of success. Something

as abstract as happiness

and success cannot be created

by these numbers. It is happiness

itself that truly shows how

successful one is. I would have

never thought that just a simple

quote would change my outlook

on life but it has.

When we look back on this

graduation our class will be

made up of entirely different

people. Wherever your path will

take you, whether it's moving to

a different state or an entirely

new career choice than the one

you have planned now, I can

only hope this small moment in

time will have some impact on

you all. With the year we have

gone through this class has never

been more prepared for what is

to come. I can't wait to see where

our lives take us.

So to our future doctors, lawyers,

teachers or anything else

that the Class of 2021 will become,

if you take only one thing

from this speech focus on your

happiness because that is the

true way to success. I hope the

class will one day look back and

realize we have not only become

successful, but we are unconditionally

happy with our lives.

Thank you for listening to my

speech and congratulations to

the Class of 2021.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Wishing you the best of luck!

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

direction of kindness.” - George Saunders

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Class of 2021

Be bold, be courageous, be your best.

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Emma Geissler

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Riley Gill

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Elizabeth Hart

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Sarah Monsini

Kayla Moy

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Dado Nasso

Elaine Nguyen

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Class of 2021 members wait for the start of commencement at Veterans Memorial Field on Saturday, June 5.

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Fun in sun to end a year like no other

Senior Brandon Pszenny, left, pitches the ball to Cam Cuzzi as they enjoy the senior luau at

Veterans Memorial High School on May 25.

Emma Margossian plays cornhole during the senior luau.

Diána Karaj plays cornhole during the senior luau.

From left, Brodie Slate-Surrette, Matt Dalton, Aj Franklin, and Daniel Dunbar play Spike Ball

during the senior luau.

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Final fling of fun and games

From left, Jolene Murphy, Jenna Lombard, Kira Shapiro, Paulina Straticos, Sydney O’Donnell,

Emily Thomas, and Olivia Barrete soak up the sun during the senior luau.

Dereck Perez leaps into the air to catch a football as he enjoy

the senior luau with friends.

Nicholas Sablone plays cornhole during the senior luau.

Alex Denisco, left, Juan Tolentino, center, and Shay Palmer enjoy the senior luau.

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Class of 2021 hits the road

Seniors get ready to take part in the senior car parade on May 28 on the Veterans Memorial High School campus.

From left, Maggie Brennan, Alysa Cavanaugh, Olivia Lavalle. Brianna McGillicuddy, Hailey

Baker, and Elise Staunton pile into a convertible as they get ready to take part in the senior parade.

Amber Kiricoples, left, Skylar Girard, center, and Hailey

Baker fire off a confetti cannon as they take part in the senior

car parade.

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Seniors on a roll to success

Amber Kiricoples, left, Skylar Girard, center, and Hailey Baker wave to teachers on a walk

bridge during the senior car parade on May 28.

Brianna Clary, left, and Julia Paulino decorate a car before

the start of the parade.

Jack O’Hara, left, and Cam Cuzzi get ready to take part in

the senior parade.

Hailey Baker, Amber Kiricoples, and Skylar Girard get ready to celebrate during the senior parade.

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the class of 2021

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Tanners pride drives senior car parade

Isabella Catinazzo signs the windshield of Cam Cuzzi’s car before the start of the senior parade.

Stephanie Guglielmo waves to classmates.

A Peabody High School senior puts his “bulls up” as he takes

part in the senior car parade around the school.

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Congratulations and Best of Luck to the Class of 2021!

“Best wishes for a happy and healthy future”

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Kicking back for fun on senior movie night

From left, Tristain Ell, Brady Carpenter, Drew Lucas, Hailee Lomasney, Paulina Straticos, Sydney O’Donnell, Kayla Bonfanti, Jordyn Collins, and Amber

Kiricoples attend the Peabody Senior Movie Night on June 3.

From left front, Sadai Headley-Mawasi, Dado Nasso, Lexi Mello, Maria Chouinard, Karina Medrano, and Samar Kanaan are ready for fun and a show.

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Senior celebrated June 3 with movie night

Seniors gather together for the Peabody High Senior Movie

Night on the high school grounds.

From left, Zoe Cassidy, Carly Calnan, and Arlene Davila attend the Peabody High Senior Movie Night.

Seniors gather together for the Peabody High Senior Movie Night held at the high school.

Kevin Houlden of Champions BBQ and Pizza makes fresh

slices for the seniors at the Peabody high Senior Movie Night.

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Veterans Memorial High School Class Essayist Olivia Barrette delivers her speech to graduates.

We are lucky to be here today

Olivia Barrete

Class essayist

It is an honor today to welcome

you all to our commencement

ceremony. I never thought

this day would come so soon.

Time really does fly. It feels like

just yesterday that I was walking

into this school as a freshman,

getting lost trying to find my

way to AP bio.

I would like to take a moment

to thank all of our friends, family

and teachers for the unwavering

support and guidance they

have provided us for the last four

years. Without them today truly

would not be possible. I would

also like to give a special thanks

to my mom for all of her sacrifices,

hard work and support

throughout this journey with me.

She truly is my inspiration and

my hero.

I want to start off by saying

that I know this is not the senior

year that we had hoped for. Senior

year is something that you

look forward to for the majority

of your teenage years leading up

to it. This was supposed to be the

best year of high school, maybe

for some of us even the best year

of our lives.

Instead our senior year was

plagued with remote learning,

cancellations of events and mask

wearing. That being said, we are

extremely lucky to be here today

having a graduation with our

loved ones present. Something

that was unforeseen a year ago.

Although we lost a lot this past

year I personally believe that we

learned an extremely valuable

lesson that we would have never

learned otherwise. That lesson is

never taking things for granted

and living your life to the fullest.

Now I'm sure you've probably

heard it said a million times before

but nothing has put that into

perspective for us like this pandemic

has.

This past year I learned a lot

about myself. But more importantly,

I learned how valuable

some aspects of life truly are.

Things like blasting music in

the car with my friends during

a late night drive, holding my

baby cousin, hugging my family

members, saying hello to my

teachers in the hallways.

I took all of these things for

granted when in reality these

were some of the most valuable

moments in my life. I just didn;t

realize it until they were taken

away from me. People grow

up believing that money, social

status and popularity are what is

most important. This past year

has taught me that none of these

things really matter. What matters

most are the little things.

The moments we share with

the people we love that we will

never forget. I think we spend so

much time believing that certain

things are important, we forget

that it's our relationships with

others that bring us the most joy.

Moments that got us here today

with our own personal goals and

challenges in mind. But all roads

led to the same place.

We are graduating as the

Class of 2021; a class that will

go down in history. Similarly,

when we leave here today

we will likely all take different

paths in life. Some of us will go

to college, some of us will join

the workforce and some will

go to the military. But what we

will all carry with us long after

graduation is over is the resilience

and perseverance that we

displayed during this very challenging

year.

So my final message for you

all here today is do what makes

you happy as soon as you can,

for as long as you can. Because

you never know what the future

holds and you never know when

a curveball is going to be thrown

your way. The rest of our lives

are going to fly by even faster

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Samantha Cahill

Mary-Kate Connell

Maxwell Corson

Georgia Davis

Emily Delbene

Erica Dellisola

Caitlin Desmond

Jenna Durkin

Aidan Dwyer

Scott Emerson

Alessandra Fabbo

Shariel Joy Fielder

Isabella Forte

Alessandra Franzese

Ryan Fritz

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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 SCHOLAR-

SHIP

Shannon Corcoran of Beverly

CHRISTINE O'DONNELL

MEMORIAL SCHOLAR-

SHIP

Colby Browne of Peabody

JAMES BRADY MEMORI-

AL 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.

Congratulations to

the Class of 2021

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams”

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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.

"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.

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com.

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