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HATS OFF<br />

TO THE<br />

CLASS<br />

OF <strong>2023</strong>


G2 JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Sahil Akhter: ‘Go forth with a sense of purpose’<br />

By Sahil Akhter<br />

Senior Class President<br />

Good evening,<br />

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished<br />

guests, esteemed faculty, proud parents,<br />

and of course, the graduating class of<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

A warm and heartfelt welcome to each<br />

and every one of you as we gather here<br />

today to celebrate an incredible milestone<br />

in our lives — the culmination of years<br />

of hard work, perseverance, and growth.<br />

It is my great honor to stand before you<br />

and deliver this speech, filled with pride,<br />

admiration, and a touch of nostalgia.<br />

As we look back on the past four years,<br />

we can’t help but feel a whirlwind of<br />

emotions — joy, excitement, anticipation,<br />

and perhaps a tinge of sadness at the<br />

thought of leaving behind the comfort of<br />

our high school days.<br />

First and foremost, I would like to give<br />

a round of applause to the foundation of<br />

LHS, our Principal Mr. Cleary. I speak<br />

on behalf of everyone here today, that<br />

we will miss you dearly, and your impact<br />

on this school has not gone unnoticed.As<br />

we gather here on this momentous day,<br />

looking back at our high school journey,<br />

it fills my heart with immense pride to<br />

say that our grade has truly excelled in<br />

every aspect. We not only achieved strong<br />

academic results on standardized tests and<br />

AP exams, but we also acted as leaders<br />

for the freshmen by serving as compass<br />

advisors, guiding them through the<br />

challenges of high school with kindness<br />

and support. We created memories that<br />

will forever remain etched in our hearts,<br />

from the senior prank, where we camped<br />

out on the field and watched the sunrise<br />

together, to the simple yet cherished<br />

moments of mask breaks, where we would<br />

all gather outside, sharing laughter and<br />

camaraderie. These moments brought us<br />

closer, fostering a sense of community<br />

that defined our LHS experience. Through<br />

our collective achievements and shared<br />

experiences, we have proven that our<br />

grade is not just academically exceptional,<br />

but also compassionate, resilient, and full<br />

of vibrant spirit.<br />

Our experience at LHS has not been<br />

perfect, but it was ours. Some people say<br />

high school is forgettable, but I think that<br />

couldn’t be further from the truth. The<br />

seemingly meaningless daily interactions<br />

will have an impact on us like we cannot<br />

even comprehend until it is already gone.<br />

The subtle anticipation you feel when<br />

walking into a class and seeing your<br />

friends smiling at you. The moments<br />

STAFF PHOTO | EMMA FRINGUELLI<br />

Senior Class President Sahil Akhter addresses the Class of <strong>2023</strong> at Friday’s <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School graduation.<br />

where your teacher is yelling at the class<br />

and you and your friend can’t help but<br />

look at each other and hold your laughter.<br />

The small greetings we all give when we<br />

pass each other in the halls. It’s all in the<br />

past now. Some of us are going off to<br />

college, some to the workforce, but we<br />

are all moving on to a new chapter in our<br />

lives.<br />

Up until this point we have done<br />

everything together. We have been in the<br />

same halls and walked together. We have<br />

sat at the same tables and eaten together.<br />

We have been given the same assignments<br />

and worked together. We have been in the<br />

same rooms and laughed together. Up until<br />

this point, we have all been living our own<br />

lives, but we have done it together. From<br />

when we were kids on the playground,<br />

scraping our knees on the pavement, to<br />

now, high school graduates all gathered<br />

here today to finally go our separate ways.<br />

I feel as though it is not right for me to<br />

make this speech without mentioning one<br />

special person. Let’s all take a moment of<br />

silence to remember our dear friend and<br />

classmate, Sonny Tropeano. [Silence] It<br />

is crazy to think that it has already been<br />

almost eight years since he passed, but<br />

not a day has gone by where I have not<br />

thought about him. I know he is looking<br />

down on all of us today with a smile on<br />

his face.<br />

You are the kids that I grew up with<br />

and nothing will ever change that. I hope<br />

the absolute best for all of you. I hope<br />

your futures hold endless possibilities and<br />

limitless success. As we embark on this<br />

new chapter, let us go forth with a sense of<br />

purpose, knowing that we have the power<br />

to shape our own destinies and make a<br />

difference in the world. Finally, thank you<br />

for granting me the privilege to call you<br />

all, my friends.<br />

Thank you for your time.<br />

Congratulations to the Class of <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

“<strong>Graduation</strong> is an exciting time. It marks both an ending<br />

and a beginning; warm memories from the past<br />

and BIG dreams for the future.”<br />

May all your dreams come true!<br />

Maria Salzillolo<br />

Vice President, Realtor®<br />

508.527.6910 | mrsreagent@gmail.com| SalzilloRealtyGroup.com


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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY<br />

STAFF PHOTOS BY EMMA FRINGUELLI<br />

Sofia Raffa gets a hug from a member of Sonny Tropeano’s family after receiving<br />

the Sonny Tropeano Memorial Scholarship at Thursday’s Awards ceremony.<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Rotary President Christine Travers congratulates Gavin Fair, one<br />

of two recipients with Sophia Calle of the annual Rotary Club of <strong>Lynnfield</strong><br />

scholarship awards.<br />

Aim for integrity,<br />

work for kindness,<br />

strive for greatness.<br />

Greatness is never an accident. We encourage you to set your sights beyond the average.<br />

Reach further than you thought possible. We will always be the first to applaud.<br />

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GRADUATION CEREMONY<br />

STAFF PHOTOS BY EMMA FRINGUELLI<br />

Bianca Guarracino showed off her college plans with her Cornell themed cap.<br />

Cassie Giordano decorated her cap with Saint Anselm College colors.<br />

Chloe Anne Considine’s cap traces her journey from <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School to<br />

Coastal Carolina University.<br />

Ella Gizmut’s cap decorations referenced Merrimack College, volleyball, and<br />

nursing.<br />

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Congratulations<br />

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CONGRATULATIONS <strong>2023</strong> GRADUATES!<br />

Best Wishes for all of your future dreams!<br />

& COM PA N Y<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G5<br />

GRADUATION CEREMONY<br />

STAFF PHOTOS BY EMMA FRINGUELLI<br />

Students listen to the speakers at the Friday evening graduation at <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School.<br />

Principal Robert Cleary receives a special diploma<br />

as he enters retirement.<br />

Jake Steven Vinci shakes School Committee Chair Richard Sjoberg’s hand as he accepts his diploma.<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

Be bold, be courageous, be your best.<br />

Let your Pioneers’ Pride shine through!<br />

Massachusetts State House, Rm 124<br />

Boston, MA 02133<br />

617.722.2100 • Bradley.Jones@MAHouse.gov • repbradjones@comcast.net


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GRADUATION CEREMONY<br />

STAFF PHOTOS BY EMMA FRINGUELLI<br />

Friends and family congratuate the newest graduates of <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School on Friday.<br />

The aftermath of their cap toss at the Friday<br />

evening graduation from <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School.<br />

The <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School graduates move their tassles on the caps after recieving<br />

their diplomas on Friday night.<br />

Friends embrace after graduating from <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School on Friday evening.<br />

We deliver!<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G7<br />

SENIOR PROM<br />

PHOTOS BY KRISTINE MARENGI, RICH SJOBERG, AND DARREN DAMIANI<br />

Rich Sjoberg<br />

This group of students traveled to the prom in style on a party bus.<br />

Cam Marengi and Ava Zalvan share a smile at a pre-prom gathering.<br />

Everyone is all smiles and ready to go.<br />

From left, Adri Parisi, Drew Damiani, Yasmina Deangelis, Jack Calichman, Gabby Jacobs and<br />

Alex Gentile enjoy a pre-prom party.<br />

Congratulations<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

Wishing you joyful days and a rewarding future<br />

37 Tremont St. and 79 <strong>Lynnfield</strong> St.<br />

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<strong>2023</strong> GRADUATES<br />

* DENOTES NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY | + DENOTES MA SEAL OF BILITERACY<br />

Katherine Adamo*+<br />

Cole Adams<br />

Sahil Akhter*+<br />

Teanne Alfama Polanco*<br />

Nathan Alves<br />

Lauren Amico*<br />

Anthony Attubato<br />

Brian Ballaro<br />

Jake Ballaro<br />

Charles Beatrice*<br />

Avery Bird*<br />

Devin Bolger<br />

Nate Buklarewicz*<br />

Aidan Burns*<br />

Jack Calichman<br />

May all your accomplishments be Fruitful<br />

Congratulations Class of <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

Peabody, MA | 637 Lowell Street (Big Y Plaza)<br />

978-536-7010<br />

Lynn, MA | 919 <strong>Lynnfield</strong> Street (Goodwin Circle)<br />

781-593-1888<br />

Beverly, MA | 45 Enon Street<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G9<br />

Sophia Calle*+<br />

Jake Calvani<br />

Charles Capachietti<br />

Celia Carbone*<br />

Julia Carbone*<br />

Anthony Cassano<br />

Tucker Caswell<br />

Henry Caulfield<br />

Veronica Coletta<br />

Kevin Connolly*<br />

Chloe Considine<br />

Lucas Cook<br />

Courtney Cumming*<br />

Madison Daigle*+<br />

Drew Damiani<br />

Congratulations!<br />

Class of<br />

<strong>2023</strong>!<br />

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Congratulations<br />

and Continued<br />

success<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Peabody & <strong>Lynnfield</strong><br />

for over 30 years!<br />

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617-240-3606<br />

www.northshorehomeinfo.com<br />

515 Lowell Street, Peabody Ma.<br />

Congratulations!<br />

Class of<br />

<strong>2023</strong>!<br />

Ronna Tuttle<br />

978-821-0638<br />

ronnatuttle@comcast.net<br />

Kelly Hernandez<br />

978-479-1422<br />

Kelly@homesofma.com<br />

Congratulations!<br />

Class of<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

to the <strong>2023</strong><br />

Graduates!<br />

Bob Trodden<br />

978-821-5173<br />

bobtrodden@comcast.net<br />

Regina Paratore<br />

781-608-8040<br />

www.reginaparatore.com<br />

CONGRATULATIONS<br />

TO THE CLASS OF <strong>2023</strong><br />

BEST OF LUCK<br />

“Working Above<br />

& Beyond”<br />

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978-590-3628<br />

jeri.moffie@gmail.com<br />

Congratulations<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

May all your<br />

dreams come true<br />

Here’s To Your<br />

Continued Success<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

“Allow Me To<br />

Earn Your Business”<br />

Mitchell Rosenwald<br />

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Ayush DasGupta<br />

Grace Davie<br />

Sarah DeGennaro<br />

Ella Deirmendjian*<br />

Angelo DeLuca*<br />

Devin DeLuties<br />

Aran Dharma*<br />

Jack DiGangi<br />

Ella Doherty<br />

Daniel Dorman<br />

Ethan Downey<br />

Steven Dreher* Nolan Drislane<br />

Andrea Ellis Gavin Fair<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF <strong>2023</strong><br />

Wishing you a safe and Healthy Future<br />

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• Convenience store offering drinks, snacks and other sundries<br />

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Congratulations to<br />

– Nolan Drislane – <strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School<br />

– Andrew DeRosa – St. John’s Prep.<br />

Best wishes on your future endeavors<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G11<br />

Ella Feury*<br />

Samuel Gazit<br />

Alexander Gentile*<br />

Isabella George<br />

Evyenia Georges*<br />

Trinity Gesamondo<br />

Genna Gioioso<br />

Cassie Giordano<br />

Ella Gizmunt*<br />

Chase Goldberg<br />

Coleen Golden<br />

Harrison Grasso* Maria Gravini*+ Hannah Gromko* Bianca Guarracino*<br />

Congratulations Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

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MARBLEHEAD<br />

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Giuliana Guarracino*<br />

Robert Higdon<br />

Khanhhoang-Julia Ho*<br />

Sihoc-Adam Ho*<br />

Ryan Hooper<br />

Ainsley Hurley<br />

Gabby Jacobs*<br />

Kevin Julian*<br />

Bryce Kay<br />

Rafik Khodr*+<br />

Owen Klee*<br />

Sumaedha Konduri* Marianne Lane* Carissa LoNigro* Fisher Luba*<br />

Congratulation to all the<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong> Graduates<br />

Best wishes from the Cohen and Kulevich families.<br />

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Congratulations Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

Best wishes for a safe and healthy future<br />

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Ellen Rubbico Crawford


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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G13<br />

Nicholas Lucich<br />

Kiera Mallett<br />

Camden Marengi*<br />

Robert Marley, III*<br />

Sophia Mazzone*<br />

Brandon McCarter<br />

Colin McCormick*<br />

Grace McKrell*<br />

John McKrell*<br />

Daniel McSweeney*<br />

Isabella Mendese*<br />

Domenic Micieli* Brady Mills Lucas Montesano Kyle Morais<br />

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Congratulations to all the Class of <strong>2023</strong> Graduates!<br />

Wishing you good health and happiness. Follow your dreams success<br />

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Julian Morales<br />

Payton Munion<br />

Christian Murphy<br />

Erin Murray*<br />

Jamil Ndansi<br />

Mia O'Brien<br />

Alyssa O'Keefe*<br />

Jordan O’Meara<br />

Damon O’Neil<br />

Margaret Ozanian<br />

Chloe Palumbo<br />

Emily Palumbo Jason Passatempo* Ella Pescione Charlotte Radulski<br />

Helen Clancy Bolino<br />

Award Winning Realtor<br />

Congratulations and<br />

continued success to the<br />

Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Congratulations to all the<br />

College Grads of the Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

Cherish fond memories from your past and dream<br />

exciting visions of your future<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G15<br />

Sofia Raffa*<br />

Nicholas Razzaboni<br />

Margaret Reardon<br />

Spencer Ripley<br />

Justin Rose<br />

Conor Ryan<br />

Munir Safwan*<br />

James Sharkey*<br />

Avi Shrivastava*<br />

Richard Sjoberg<br />

Julia Souto<br />

Emme Speicher* Abigail Spillane Lana Sutera Abigail Travers<br />

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Congratulations<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Graduates!<br />

Best wishes for a<br />

bright future!


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Jake Vinci<br />

Drew Von Jako* Ava Zalvan Sophia Faro* Moon Milne*<br />

Winnie Wang*<br />

Rita Seghair+ Aaron Olsen Ava Marotta Vincent Benvenuto*+<br />

Owen Santarella* Sophia Falzarano<br />

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Best Wishes to all the Graduates for a Happy and Healthy Future<br />

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Congratulations to<br />

the Senior Class of <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Wishing you all the best for the future and all<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G17<br />

TOP TEN<br />

SENIORS<br />

Katherine Adamo<br />

Vincent Benvenuto<br />

Courtney Cumming<br />

Madison Daigle<br />

Aran Dharma<br />

In alphabetical order<br />

Maria Gravini<br />

Khanhhoang-Julia Ho<br />

Rafik Khodr<br />

Sumaedha Konduri<br />

Grace McKrell<br />

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY<br />

Junior NHS Inductees hold up their hands as they recite the NHS Pledge read by Principal Robert Cleary.<br />

PHOTO | LYNNFIELD HIGH SCHOOL<br />

The <strong>Lynnfield</strong> Chapter of the National<br />

Honor Society held its annual induction<br />

ceremony on Thursday, April 6 at<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School.<br />

A total of 115 students were recognized<br />

for upholding the four ideals of the<br />

National Honor Society — leadership,<br />

character, scholarship, and service.<br />

NHS senior<br />

members include:<br />

Katherine Adam<br />

Sahil Akhter<br />

Lauren Amico<br />

Charles Beatric<br />

Vincent Benvenut<br />

Avery Bird<br />

Nate Buklarewic<br />

Aidan Bums<br />

Sophia Call<br />

Celia Carbone<br />

Julia Carbone<br />

Kevin Connolly<br />

Courtney Cummin<br />

Madison Daigle<br />

Ella Deirmendjia<br />

Angelo DeLuca<br />

AranDharma<br />

Steven Dreher<br />

Sophia Faro<br />

Ella Feury<br />

Alexander Gentile<br />

Evyenia Georges<br />

Genna Gioioso<br />

Ella Gizmunt<br />

Harrison Grasso<br />

Maria Gravini<br />

Hannah Gromko<br />

Bianca Guarracino<br />

Giuliana Guarracino<br />

Julia Ho<br />

Adam Ho<br />

Gabrielle Jacobs<br />

Kevin Julian<br />

Rafik Khodr<br />

Owen Klee<br />

Sumaedha Konduri<br />

Marianne Lane<br />

Carissa LoNigro<br />

Fisher Luba<br />

Camden Marengi<br />

Robert Marley<br />

Sophia Mazzone<br />

Colin McCormick<br />

Grace McKrell<br />

Daniel McSwccney<br />

Isabella Mendese<br />

Domenic Micieli<br />

Erin Murray<br />

Alyssa O’Keefe<br />

Damon O’Neil<br />

Jason Passatempo<br />

Sofia Raffa<br />

Munir Safwan<br />

Owen Santarella<br />

James Sharkey<br />

Avi Shrivastava<br />

Emme Speicher<br />

Andrew von Jako<br />

Winnie Wang<br />

Ava Zalvan<br />

The junior class<br />

inductees are:<br />

Nina Alfe<br />

Niccolo Antidormi<br />

Alex Baldini<br />

Sophie Bergeron<br />

Keely Briggs<br />

Katie Buonopane<br />

Eva Cammarata<br />

Paul Capodilupo<br />

Maria Chambers<br />

Davius Chan<br />

Addison Connelly<br />

Anna Connolly<br />

Hannah Corkhum<br />

Madison Danese<br />

Ryan DeBenedictis<br />

Ava Delaney<br />

Lilyana DeLeo<br />

Kiera Doherty<br />

Dhimitri Dono<br />

Hannah Doyie<br />

Sophia Fiorentino<br />

Ava Gamache<br />

Samantha Geary<br />

Olivia Goguen<br />

Liam Gorman<br />

Max Halsey<br />

Janhavi Jogleka<br />

Russell Kasdon<br />

Maeve Kennedy<br />

Nicholas Kozakis<br />

Chloe Kustka<br />

Alexis Lambros<br />

Sumeet Lampert<br />

Slate LoPilato<br />

Brendan Manoogian<br />

Leticia Marafon<br />

Jake Martinho<br />

Madeline Mastrangelo<br />

Hailey Mihalchik<br />

Isabelle Moschella<br />

Owen Mullin<br />

Ryan Nguyen<br />

Alexa Petruccelli<br />

Joseph Raffa<br />

Kurt Rothermund<br />

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Olivia Scire<br />

Madelin Sieve<br />

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Brendan Sokop<br />

Alexandra Sykes<br />

David Tracy<br />

Viola Wertz<br />

Megan Woods<br />

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SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS<br />

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CLASS REPRESENTATIVES<br />

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SENIOR CLASS COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES<br />

Adelphi<br />

Anna Maria College<br />

Arizona State University<br />

Assumption University<br />

Bard College<br />

Boston College<br />

Brandeis University<br />

Bridgewater State<br />

University<br />

Bryant University<br />

Chaminade University of<br />

Honolulu<br />

Coastal Carolina<br />

University<br />

Colby-Sawyer<br />

College of Charleston<br />

Columbia College<br />

Connecticut College<br />

Curry College<br />

Dartmouth<br />

Dean College<br />

Drexel<br />

East Carolina University<br />

Elon<br />

Emmaneul<br />

Endicott College<br />

Fairfield University<br />

Fitchburg<br />

Florida Atlantic University<br />

Fordham<br />

Framingham State<br />

University<br />

Gordon College<br />

High Point<br />

James Madison University<br />

Johnson & Wales<br />

University<br />

Lasell<br />

Loyola Marymount<br />

Marist<br />

Mass. College of Pharmacy<br />

Massachusetts Maritime<br />

Academy<br />

Merrimack College<br />

Michigan State University<br />

New England College<br />

Northeastern<br />

Norwich University<br />

Oklahoma University<br />

Pace University<br />

Penn State<br />

Plymouth State<br />

Providence College<br />

Quinnipiac University<br />

Regis College<br />

RIT (Rochester Institute of<br />

Technology)<br />

Rivier University<br />

Roger Williams University<br />

Rutgers University<br />

Rutgers University (New<br />

Brunswick)<br />

Saint Anselm College<br />

Saint Michael’s College<br />

Salem State University<br />

Seton Hall College<br />

Simmons University<br />

Skidmore College<br />

Southwestern University<br />

St. John Fisher University<br />

St. John’s University<br />

Stonehill College<br />

Suffolk University<br />

Temple University<br />

U Miami<br />

UCLA<br />

UMass Amherst<br />

UMass Boston<br />

UMass Lowell<br />

UNH<br />

University of Arizona<br />

University of Delaware<br />

University of Michigan<br />

University of Rhode Island<br />

University of South<br />

Carolina<br />

University of Southern<br />

California<br />

University of Vermont<br />

University of Virginia<br />

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Wake Forest University<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G21<br />

PARADE OF DESTINATIONS<br />

Heading out on the parade route is Chloe Considine.<br />

PHOTOS | JOE BROWN<br />

With the help of her brother Tyler Katie Adams finishes the decorations for<br />

her car. She will study nursing at Boston College.<br />

From left, LHS seniors Kiera Mallett, Cassie Giordano, Maggie Ozanian, Izzy Mendese, Trinity Gesamondo and Chloe Considine. (Gesamondo is going to SUNY<br />

Buffalo)<br />

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PARADE OF DESTINATIONS<br />

LHS seniors are all smiles for graduation day.<br />

PHOTOS | JOE BROWN<br />

Best friends Celia Carbone is heading to Salem State, Sarah Degennaro, has<br />

committed to Rivier University, and Grace Davie is going to Norwich University.<br />

LHS senior Celai Carbone will be heading to Salem State to play volleyball<br />

and study biology.<br />

Congratulations and Best of Luck to the Class of <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

“Best wishes for a happy and healthy future”<br />

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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

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JUNE 8, <strong>2023</strong> G23<br />

PARADE OF DESTINATIONS<br />

Kids and parents await the start of the parade.<br />

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Charolette Radulski adds a “23” to the back of the pickup truck before the parade begins. She is off to Westchester University to study nutrition.<br />

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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS<br />

Bill Faria Memorial Scholarship: Spencer<br />

Ripley<br />

Bob Ayasse Music Award: Kyle Morais<br />

Centre Club Scholarship: Charles Beatrice,<br />

Gavin Fair<br />

Donald and Barbara Gray Memorial<br />

Scholarship: Katherine Adamo, Courtney<br />

Cumming, Madison Daigle, Aran<br />

Dharma, Maria Gravini, Sihoc-Adam<br />

Ho, Khanhhoang-Julia Ho, Rafik Khodr,<br />

Carissa LoNigro, Grace McKrell<br />

Jessica L. Fraumeni Scholarship<br />

Foundation Fund: Hannah Gromko, Abigail<br />

Travers<br />

Frontero Education Scholarship: Angelo<br />

DeLuca, Giuliana Guarracino, Jason<br />

Passatempo<br />

Healthy Living Scholarship: Lucas Cook,<br />

Evyenia Georges<br />

The Jim Iacono Memorial Scholarship<br />

Fund: Margaret Ozanian<br />

John M. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Evyenia Georges<br />

Louis Bertolami Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Charles Beatrice<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Art Guild: Marjorie Gershaw<br />

Scholar Award: Ella Feury<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Art Guild: Karen Rae Simpson<br />

Duggan Award: Abigail Spillane<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Rotary Scholarship: Sophia<br />

Calle, Gavin Fair<br />

LYSP Sportsmanship Scholarship:<br />

Margaret Ozanian, Sofia Raffa<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Youth Soccer Scholarship: Brian<br />

Ballaro, Vincent Benvenuto, Alexander<br />

Gentile, Margaret Ozanian<br />

State of MA Elks Foundation: “Most<br />

Valuable: Vincent Benvenuto, Sofia Raffa<br />

The Mr. Boulay Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Grace McKrell, Domenic Micieli<br />

Michael J Agganis Scholarship and<br />

Agganis Foundation President’s<br />

Scholarship: Celia Carbone<br />

Michael V. Dalton Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Devin DeLuties, Jack DiGangi, Gavin Fair,<br />

Ryan Hooper, Spencer Ripley<br />

Michael Motzkin Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Camden Marengi<br />

O’D’s True Pioneer Scholarship: Vincent<br />

Benvenuto, Sophia Calle<br />

Philip S. Wilson Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Alexander Gentile<br />

Pioneer Pride Scholarship: Ava Zalvan<br />

Reid R. Sacco Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Kevin Connolly, Gavin Fair<br />

Selectman John F. Donegan Memorial<br />

Scholarship: Genna Gioioso<br />

Society of Women Engineers Certificates<br />

of Merit: Highest Honors Madison Daigle,<br />

Highest Honors Maria Gravini, High<br />

Honors Marianne Lane<br />

Sonny Tropeano Memorial Scholarship:<br />

Sofia Raffa<br />

Student Council Scholarships: Angelo<br />

DeLuca, Genna Gioioso<br />

Superintendent’s Award: Madison Daigle<br />

Wakefield Adult Mentoring Program<br />

Scholarship: Sophia Faro<br />

Wakefield Cooperative Bank Scholarship:<br />

Sumaedha Konduri, Sofia Raffa<br />

Walter & Elizabeth Kuestenmacher<br />

Scholarship: Vincent Benvenuto, Sophia<br />

Calle<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Athletic Association Awards:<br />

Angelo DeLuca, Devin DeLuties,<br />

Alexander Gentile, Chase Goldberg,<br />

Camden Marengi, James Sharkey<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Baseball Boosters Scholarship:<br />

Daniel Dorman, Alexander Gentile<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> Villager Trophy for Outstanding<br />

Scholar-Athletes: Madison Daigle,<br />

Alexander Gentile<br />

Michael Maney Scholarship: Margaret<br />

Ozanian<br />

The National Interscholastic Athletic<br />

Administrators Association Scholarship:<br />

Sofia Raffa<br />

PLNR Hockey Scholarship: Avery Bird,<br />

Chloe Considine, Hannah Gromko<br />

William Rodan Scholarship: James Sharkey<br />

<strong>Lynnfield</strong> High School Athletes of the Year:<br />

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Peabody City Council<br />

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ACADEMIC AWARDS<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy: Katherine<br />

Adamo<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy: Sahil Akhter<br />

Jazz/Rock Band: Charles Beatrice<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy: Vincent<br />

Benvenuto<br />

Spanish 5 Honors: Jack Calichman<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy with<br />

Distinction, Physics CP, Race and<br />

Identity: Sophia Calle<br />

Public Speaking, Spanish 5 CP:<br />

Celia Carbone<br />

Physical Education, Precalculus CP:<br />

Kevin Connolly<br />

Economics CP: Lucas Cook<br />

AP Physics, MA Seal of Biliteracy:<br />

Madison Daigle<br />

AP Calculus, AP Spanish: Angelo<br />

DeLuca<br />

Self Discovery through Philosophy<br />

and Film: Aran Dharma<br />

Life Skills Achievement: Ella<br />

Doherty<br />

Introduction to Psychology CP:<br />

Nolan Drislane<br />

AP French, Painting: Ella Feury<br />

Pioneer Band: Evyenia Georges<br />

Physical Education: Genna Gioioso<br />

Concert Choir: Christopher Gonzalez<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy with<br />

Distinction: Maria Gravini<br />

AP Photography: Hannah Gromko<br />

Italian 4 CP: Giuliana Guarracino<br />

Jazz/Rock Band: Sihoc-Adam Ho<br />

AP Economics: Kevin Julian<br />

Business & Personal Law: Bryce<br />

Kay<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy: Rafik Khodr<br />

AP Literature and Composition,<br />

Musical: Sumaedha Konduri<br />

Personal Financial Management,<br />

Physics Honors: Marianne Lane<br />

AP Psychology: Carissa LoNigro<br />

AP Computer Science A: Fisher<br />

Luba<br />

Student Helpdesk: Colin McCormick<br />

AP European History, Environmental<br />

Science and Sustainability CP:<br />

Daniel McSweeney<br />

War Through a Literary Lens:<br />

Domenic Micieli<br />

Chamber Singers: Kyle Morais<br />

Social Impact: Jamil Ndansi<br />

Advanced Latin 2: Chloe Palumbo<br />

Concert Choir: Spencer Ripley<br />

AP Statistics, Sports in Literature:<br />

Owen Santarella<br />

MA Seal of Biliteracy with<br />

Distinction: Rita Seghair<br />

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Media Art, Topics in Functions,<br />

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By Ben Peierce<br />

Weekly News Staff<br />

PEABODY — A crowd gathered on<br />

Bishop Fenwick High School’s Donaldson<br />

Field to celebrate the class of <strong>2023</strong> on May<br />

25. A full section of reserved family seats was<br />

followed by rows of extended-family members<br />

and tailgaters in the parking lot to honor the<br />

122 graduates. President Thomas Nunan Jr.<br />

led a commencement ceremony that included<br />

words from students, staff, and alumni.<br />

Class President Chloe Swartz took the<br />

podium first to discuss her peers’ resilience<br />

during the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

“When the pandemic struck in the<br />

concluding months of our freshman year, we<br />

began to realize our time inside Fenwick was<br />

Good evening. On behalf of my<br />

fellow classmates, thank you all<br />

for coming to celebrate this great<br />

achievement in the lives of the<br />

Fenwick class of <strong>2023</strong>. After four<br />

long and tiring years, we have made<br />

it to the finish line. Tonight we are<br />

joined by friends, family, teachers,<br />

and administrators, all of whom<br />

play an important role in our lives.<br />

I think I can speak for everyone<br />

when saying that we could not have<br />

gotten this far without each and<br />

every one of those people. While<br />

it’s true that graduating is a personal<br />

accomplishment, it is important to<br />

recognize those who have helped us<br />

along the way and made an impact<br />

on our lives.<br />

When I reflect on those who<br />

have had an influence on me, the<br />

list is never-ending. The first people<br />

that come to mind are family. Our<br />

families are the ones who are there<br />

with us throughout all of life’s ups<br />

and downs. Personally, my family<br />

has had such a great and positive<br />

influence on every stage of my life<br />

so far. My mom, my dad, my sister<br />

Samantha, and the rest of my family<br />

are the reasons that I am the person<br />

that I am today. To you guys, I want<br />

to say a well-deserved thank you<br />

from the bottom of my heart for all<br />

the support you have given me.<br />

But family isn’t just found in<br />

a biological sense. Family can be<br />

found anywhere, for example, in<br />

friends. My friends are one of the<br />

most important parts of my life. My<br />

friends in school are my reason to<br />

be happy every time I step into the<br />

building, and they provide muchneeded<br />

help with class assignments.<br />

Shout out to Leo Schroeder for<br />

putting up with me on FaceTime<br />

night after night! Additionally, I<br />

have a few friends who I’ve known<br />

almost all my life that have been<br />

such a positive influence year after<br />

year. Even my friends from my<br />

job at Market Basket have found<br />

a way to be involved in my life.<br />

Friends have always been a source<br />

of inspiration (or other words) in my<br />

life, and for that, they deserve an<br />

equal thank you.<br />

Along with family and friends,<br />

as Ms. Marquez always says, the<br />

collective community at our school<br />

makes up a “Fenwick Family”. This<br />

family starts with my classmates.<br />

Through the study sessions,<br />

group projects, class discussions,<br />

FaceTime calls, free periods, and<br />

collective panic (love the phrase<br />

“collective panic”!), I have seen just<br />

how close the students at Fenwick<br />

are. Each year I felt closer to my<br />

classmates, and the friendships we<br />

have forged through these four years<br />

are irreplaceable. The students at<br />

Fenwick truly are the greatest.<br />

The students make up just<br />

one part of the Fenwick Family,<br />

however. In addition to the students,<br />

Fenwick has some of the best<br />

teachers in the world. Each teacher<br />

that I had truly cares about what<br />

they do and has taught me so much,<br />

not only about the subject matter<br />

but also about how to be a better<br />

person. Mrs. Velonis and Mr. Sousa<br />

were two teachers who helped<br />

me so much in adjusting to high<br />

school during my freshman year.<br />

Ms. O’Dea was always a source<br />

of positive energy whether I had<br />

her for class or homeroom, and she<br />

made math so much fun. My two<br />

years with Delo in chemistry were<br />

filled with some of my favorite<br />

experiences at Fenwick. Father B<br />

and Mr. Canniff successfully opened<br />

my eyes to faith. Lastly, all three of<br />

my Spanish teachers, Mrs. Sheehan,<br />

Ms. Mahoney, and Dr. Cormier<br />

improved my skills far greater than<br />

I ever thought was possible. If I had<br />

more time, I could say something<br />

positive about every single teacher<br />

that I have had over these four years,<br />

but those are just a few. The faculty<br />

at Fenwick, just like the student<br />

body, is truly amazing. When I<br />

reflect on all the amazing times<br />

I’ve had with my classmates and<br />

teachers, I can truly see the essence<br />

of what we call the “Fenwick<br />

Family.” I have been happy to call<br />

Fenwick my home for the past four<br />

years.<br />

I know this is a high school<br />

graduation, but it is also necessary<br />

to highlight the other aspects of<br />

our lives that make us who we<br />

are. School is very important, but<br />

it can’t be our only focus if we<br />

want to have a well-rounded life.<br />

The activities we do and the new<br />

things we try outside of school are<br />

equally important. For example,<br />

I have found happiness in things<br />

like friends, work, and basketball,<br />

among many others. Each person<br />

has a different set of things other<br />

than school that make them unique<br />

and happy.<br />

One fun thing that I plan on<br />

doing after graduation is taking<br />

a trip to Japan, so it is fitting to<br />

give you a quote from a Japanese<br />

writer who said this, “Preoccupied<br />

with a single leaf, you won’t see<br />

the tree. Preoccupied with a single<br />

tree, you’ll miss the entire forest.”<br />

While I’m sure this has many<br />

interpretations, I have always seen<br />

it as a call to not focus on just<br />

one thing, and to find happiness<br />

in everything that’s around you.<br />

We can often be preoccupied with<br />

things like school or work, but in<br />

doing so we miss out on so many<br />

other things. It is very important<br />

to consider this as we head off to<br />

college. I’m certain each of you will<br />

find success in whatever you do, but<br />

remember not to be bogged down by<br />

just one thing. You can find so much<br />

more happiness if you look for other<br />

sources of joy in life like hobbies,<br />

sports, friends, and all sorts of other<br />

things.<br />

It has been such a pleasure to<br />

have been at Fenwick for high<br />

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Bishop Fenwick Salutatorian<br />

Bishop Fenwick graduates 122<br />

being taken away,” said Swartz. “Although<br />

challenging, the situation did not bring our<br />

class down… Each and every person here is<br />

stronger than when they first came through the<br />

doors.”<br />

Then, Fenwick Alumni Board President<br />

Scott Wentzell urged the graduates to stay<br />

close to their alma mater. He ended his speech<br />

with a quote from “The Golden Girls.”<br />

“The bottom line is, in life, sometimes<br />

good things happen, and sometimes bad things<br />

happen. But honey, if you don’t take a chance,<br />

nothing happens,” Wentzell said.<br />

After the “Golden Girls” theme<br />

continued with the Fenwick Concert Choir’s<br />

performance of “Thank You For Being A<br />

Friend,” Salutatorian Andrew Cahill stepped<br />

up to expand on what friendship has meant to<br />

him during his high-school experience.<br />

“My friends are one of the most important<br />

parts of my life, and my friends in school are<br />

the reason to be happy every time I step into<br />

the building,” said Cahill.<br />

Cahill went on to discuss how the<br />

“Fenwick family” will be a part of his life<br />

forever.<br />

The crowd later heard from Valedictorian<br />

Aoife DeClercq, who talked about some of the<br />

physical possessions that will forever remind<br />

her of her time at Fenwick.<br />

“A picture from a photo booth at a dance<br />

freshman year, a varsity letter, a lei from a<br />

charity walk I did with the tennis team, and a<br />

ticket to Spain,” DeClercq recalled. “We have<br />

left our mark on Fenwick, and Fenwick has<br />

left its mark on us.”<br />

Each student then took to the stage oneby-one<br />

to receive their diplomas, but they<br />

also were given something else. As a Fenwick<br />

tradition, every graduate takes a sunflower to<br />

honor Saint Julie Billiart, the founder of the<br />

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.<br />

“Saint Julie encouraged her Sisters to<br />

be always turned toward the good God, just<br />

as the sunflower turns toward the sun,” the<br />

commencement brochure explained.<br />

After a final word from Nunan, the seniors<br />

gathered in a circle and joyfully threw their<br />

caps.<br />

Afterward, newly-minted graduate Allen<br />

Karabina gave a recap of his early high-school<br />

experience.<br />

“Within two months of going here I made a<br />

group of friends… the Fenwick family means<br />

a lot, its been a really good four years here,”<br />

Karabina said.<br />

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Bishop Fenwick Salutatorian Andrew Cahill addresses seniors<br />

during the graduation ceremony.<br />

school, and these 4 years have been<br />

times of serious positive influences<br />

and changes in my life. I truly<br />

mean it when I say that I will miss<br />

Fenwick after we are gone and<br />

look back on it with many fond<br />

memories. My one final thanks is<br />

to the entire class of <strong>2023</strong> for being<br />

such an amazing and fun (maybe<br />

find a better word instead of “fun”<br />

here) group of people. I couldn’t<br />

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By Ryan Vermette<br />

Weekly News Staff<br />

Newly minted prep eagles soar<br />

DANVERS — On May 20, 272<br />

diplomas were conferred as St. John’s<br />

Prep held its commencement ceremony for<br />

the class of <strong>2023</strong> at Ryken Field.<br />

The threat of rain didn’t put a damper<br />

on the school’s 113th commencement.<br />

Graduates Thomas Healey of Peabody<br />

and Leyad Zavriyev of Swampscott came<br />

together for a joint speech at the beginning<br />

of the ceremony, where they reflected on<br />

their favorite memories over the last four<br />

years. The speech also heavily focused<br />

on the impact the pandemic had on the<br />

class of ’23, as it began halfway through<br />

their freshman year. Zavriyev said he<br />

was grateful for the challenges and new<br />

perspectives that St. John’s Prep provided.<br />

“Without St. John’s, I would not<br />

have had so many opportunities to be so<br />

healthily challenged and engaged by my<br />

friends with vastly different political and<br />

religious views,” Zavriyev said.<br />

At the end of their speech, Healey<br />

advised the class to take chances, and<br />

enjoy the process in doing so.<br />

“To the class of <strong>2023</strong>, be bold, take<br />

risks and have fun,” Healey said. “To our<br />

peers, families, faculty and staff, know<br />

that we love you and appreciate you all<br />

immensely.”<br />

This fall, Healey will be attending<br />

UMass Amherst, while Zavriyev will<br />

study at Brown University.<br />

The two were chosen as class speakers<br />

by Jonathan R. Rodriguez, of Lawrence,<br />

who was the class valedictorian.<br />

Rodriguez’s mother immigrated from<br />

the Dominican Republic, and his father<br />

migrated from Puerto Rico, according to a<br />

press release from the Prep.<br />

In his speech, Rodriguez focused on<br />

the importance of family and how his<br />

fellow graduates should not only develop<br />

their own legacy, but preserve and<br />

continue their families’ legacies.<br />

“We must choose to live for things<br />

that will outlive us,” Rodiguez said. “My<br />

family has taught me not only with their<br />

words, but also with their sacrifices that,<br />

whether I succeed or fail spectacularly,<br />

this moment is not the end.”<br />

He continued by asking how the Class<br />

of ’23 will prepare themselves for the<br />

future.<br />

“Following their footsteps, I must learn<br />

to live not only for my own future, but for<br />

Prep graduates let loose after receiving their diplomas.<br />

the future of my family as well,” he said.<br />

“We have gathered here today to celebrate<br />

our past and to face each of our futures.<br />

How will you choose to shape yours?”<br />

Class Salutatorian Jackson Belanger<br />

introduced student-selected keynote<br />

speaker Bill Britton. Britton is a retiring<br />

social-studies teacher who served in the<br />

Vietnam War as a Marine Corps tank<br />

commander, and gave remarks to the<br />

graduating class inspired by his military<br />

service and experience.<br />

“You go forward from this sacred<br />

ground into a world where you will<br />

be tested, but you go with distinct<br />

advantages” said Britton. “You are armed,<br />

not with the weapons of war, but with<br />

principles that can guide you in moments<br />

of moral jeopardy.”<br />

His speech continued by focusing<br />

on how the graduates will face new<br />

challenges and learn from them.<br />

“You will make mistakes. Own up<br />

to them. You will choose wrong paths.<br />

Change directions,” Britton said. “Pay<br />

the price to put yourself on a path to<br />

happiness, because your joy will be<br />

compelling, and you will have the<br />

opportunity to make the world a better<br />

place for all with whom you come in<br />

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contact.”<br />

Of the 272 graduates, 53 percent are<br />

members of the National Honor Society<br />

and 11 were National Merit Scholarcommended<br />

students. Rodriguez and<br />

Zavriyev, along with Matthew A.P. Dunn<br />

of Danvers and Brian T. Nguyen of<br />

Melrose, were NMS Finalists.<br />

Thirty students were legacy graduates<br />

this year, meaning their fathers,<br />

grandfathers or great-grandfathers<br />

attended the Prep.<br />

Additionally, 38 Eagles signed national<br />

letters of intent to continue their athletic<br />

careers at the collegiate level.<br />

The world needs<br />

more Pioneers.<br />

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