Melrose Grad Night is attended by over 90% of the graduating seniors. The feedback we receive is extremely positive. We keep in touch with many Grad Night alum and are pleased to hear of their successes. Donate to Melrose Grad Night to ensure our graduates celebrate in style!
|I remember them then…||Where are they now?|
Saint Joseph’s University, Class 2022
Many will recognize Frantz as a stellar MHS athlete. On the soccer field and the basketball court, his talents are evident. He plans to take his love of the game to the next level, by studying Sports Management at St. Joseph’s in Pennsylvania. Although his MHS memories are wrapped up in his athletic pursuits, with a shout-out to Coach Kaz, he will miss hanging in the Learning Commons with his friends and classmates. He is looking forward to new experiences and new people in his post-MHS life, but before then, he plans to have a great time at Melrose Grad Night!
Saint Anselm, Class 2022
If Jack attacks his college career as competently as he plays Attack on the MHS Lacrosse Team, we are certain he will be a success. This student-athlete committed to play lax at St. A’s next year, and plans to work hard at school and sports. He’ll major in Business and Marketing and looks forward to meeting new people and learning new things. Jack thanks all of the MHS educators, but especially Mr. Santos and Mr. Sawyer for giving him the encouragement he needed to challenge himself. He looks forward to Melrose Grad Night and hanging out with his classmates.
Endicott College, Class 2022
Emily and her close group of friends will always have the bond of experiencing sporting events and pep rallies together. She’ll miss that most about MHS. Her four high school years have been filled with successes, including being a member of the National Honor Society and the captain of the Varsity Softball team. Her plan is to study marketing and psychology at Endicott and she is looking forward to a bright future! Emily is excited to spend one last night with her entire senior class before they set off to begin the next chapters of their lives.
As Michael moves on to the National Guard, he will carry with him memories of a teacher who pushed him to set personal goals and get out of his comfort zone. Mrs. Melito focused less on success and failure than she did on working hard to achieve Michael’s potential. She saw the best in his artwork and his character and believed in him and his future. Michael will miss Mrs. Melito but we at Melrose Grad Night are confident he’ll be back to visit and his favorite teacher will continue to keep tabs on his certain success.
Coastal Carolina, Class 2022
Olivia’s favorite high school memories include those from near and far. She’ll never forget cheering on the football team as they won the Super Bowl, but she also remembers fondly her trip to Spain with the foreign exchange program. Although she is undecided in her major, she looks forward to meeting new friends in the warmer southern climate. She will miss her English teacher, Mrs. Dobbins, who she could always count on for help, especially during the college application process. Olivia thanks Mrs. Dobbins for teaching her so much more than English. She looks forward to making final memories with her senior class at Melrose Grad Night!
Bridgewater State University, Class 2022
Next year, Shaylin plans to study Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Victomology. When she is not studying, she looks forward to new friends and new memories. She will always remember her trip to Spain in the MHS Exchange program and the great time she had with her classmates. Before she bids MHS farewell, she’d like to give a big shout out to those educators who helped her become who she is today. Mr. Merrill, Señor Malley, Mrs. Van Blenis, and Ms. Edsall can all take some credit in her success, not just academically, but in her personal growth in and out of the classroom. Shaylin looks forward to the grand finale of being an MHS student: Melrose Grad Night. We’re ready to celebrate you, Shaylin!
Centre College, Class 2022
Adonis will miss sprinting up and down the MHS hallways, trying to recruit people to join the Do the Right Thing Club. He’s obviously done many things right, as he was recently named a Posse Scholar and awarded a full scholarship to Centre College. Adonis plans to study environmental science at Centre, and looks forward to the warmer climate that Kentucky will provide. Adonis is a big proponent of the METCO program, and will remember fondly all of his friends in the program. He thanks Ms. Ward and Ms. Edsall for their commitment to his success. Melrose Grad Night is a mystery to Adonis and he looks forward to experiencing it and wishing his classmates the best in their future plans.
University of Tampa, Class 2022
Although Grace is undecided in her college studies, she is passionate about art and thanks Ms. Melito for sparking that passion. She’s excited to head back to the south, her former home, and meet new people and have new experiences in Tampa. She’ll miss her classmates and the fun they had together cheering on the football team as they won the Super Bowl. Before packing her bags, Grace looks forward to spending Melrose Grad Night with her classmates, having fun and celebrating each other and all of their successes at MHS!
Fordham University, Class 2022
Hannah is looking forward to living in New York City, exploring her passions in business and fashion at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. Hannah has loved her four years at MHS, especially participating on the tennis and field hockey teams and during her exchange to Spain. While Hannah is ready to enter this next exciting phase of her life, she will miss MHS students and educators, especially Mr. Tannetta, who has watched her grow as a student and an individual. Our wish for Hannah is she finds a NYC equivalent to her favorite Turner’s Seafood…but we know that is an impossibility! Hannah looks forward to One Big Night with her classmates.
University of Alabama, Class 2022
Brenna has so many great MHS memories, it is difficult to choose! She will never forget the Red Raiders football team winning the 2017 Super Bowl. She’ll remain a football fan, we are sure, when she heads to ‘Bama in the fall. Brenna is undecided in her major, but her passion lies in the art industry. She will miss cheering on the MHS sports teams with her classmates and sitting in the student section at games. Brenna will remember all of her teachers fondly, but especially her role model in Ms. Melito, from whom she has learned not just art, but life lessons. Brenna looks forward to celebrating graduation with her classmates at Melrose Grad Night! We cannot wait to see you there, Brenna!
Northeastern University, Class 2022
Lauren’s favorite MHS memory is traveling in Germany during her sophomore year. Through the German American Partnership Program, she explored Berlin, Luebeck, and Luneburg. How does she top that? By studying Accounting, Economics, and Finance next year, right here in her favorite city of Boston. Lauren will miss Mexico Lindo and her incredible classmates, whom she looks forward to celebrating with at Melrose Grad Night. Lauren is eternally thankful to Mr. Noone, Ms. Troy, Frau Stepper, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Sawyer for teaching and supporting her throughout her high school career.
Fairfield University, Class 2022
Sam’s prowess in the pool started at a young age and continued at MHS with many record-breaking moments. Sam will continue to swim at Fairfield, where she plans to focus on sprint freestyle. When not in the pool, Sam’s academic accomplishments promise to serve her well at Fairfield’s Dolan School of Business. Sam looks forward to making new friends and seeing new places, but she’ll carry in her heart many MHS memories, friends, and the Melrose community. A special shout-out to Mr. Noone and Mr. Sawyer, who Sam credits for preparing her for what we believe will be an exciting and successful future. Before then, Sam cannot wait to play with the baby animals at Melrose Grad Night. They will be waiting for you, Sam!
|Class of 2017|
Ithaca College, Class 2021
Bridget plans to study journalism at Ithaca College. She has wonderful memories at MHS on stage and behind the scenes as part of the many MHS Drama Productions. Bridget will miss her Drama Club family dearly. When not performing for the wider Melrose community, Bridget enjoyed writing for the MHS Imprint. In fact, this is where her love for journalism was first sparked. Bridget looks forward to celebrating with the class of 2017 at Melrose Grad Night and wishing all of her friends well!
Saint Anselm College, Class 2021
Molly plans to study nursing at St A’s. She looks forward to many new experiences next year and hopes that college offers incredible opportunities for her. Molly has loved her four years at MHS and on the swim team. She has great memories of past and present teammates and is preparing to miss them terribly. She has heard from past graduates of the cuddly and cute animals at Melrose Grad Night and hopes they make an appearance again this year.
Quinnipiac University, Class 2021
Erin has loved her four years at MHS, but is ready to venture out and meet new people. She plans to study Occupational Therapy while in college and looks forward to new adventures. She is ready to move beyond that often asked question: Who are you, Erin or Molly? Erin cannot wait to spend Grad Night with all of her friends, exploring the many food selections (Will there be a Grilled Cheese Truck? You’ll have to wait and see, Erin!).
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Class 2021
As the oldest of three brothers, Justin has been managing a whole lot of boy business for a lifetime. It seems only fitting that he’ll continue his education at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Although he looks forward to this new stage in his life, he will never forget one particular high school highlight: qualifying for the state tournament on the MHS Golf Team in his junior year. Justin will fondly remember his golf teammates, and looks forward to celebrating with his MHS classmates all night long.
Elon University Class 2021
As an Honors Fellow, Griffin plans to spend his time at Elon majoring in Public Health and Policy. This should come as no surprise to those who know him, as he is a committed runner who can be seen hitting the mean street of Melrose at daybreak and sunset. Griffin is a valued member of the Cross Country team and has, individually and with his teammates, elevated the status of running at MHS. Not only is he devoted to this healthy pleasure, but his passion for public policy was born in his high school participation in the esteemed Model UN program. Griffin will miss the camaraderie of his classmates, and looks forward to wishing them well at Melrose Grad Night!
Tufts University Class 2021
Not too far from home next year, Maya hopes to continue to pursue her interests of history, political science, and theater. Throughout high school, Maya could be found in the auditorium, stage-managing/assistant directing the award-winning competition plays and in the school musical. Maya is excited to perform in Thoroughly Modern Millie in May 2017. Maya has also been an active member of the school newspaper and, in her senior year, is an editor. Although she will be sad to leave behind the Melrose High community, Maya is excited to experience the fun of being a graduate at Grad Night.
Nichols College 2021
Although never at a loss for words, Nick’s actions speak even more loudly. He is staunchly committed to his school, his friends, football, and important causes. His fondest high school memory (besides being part of the Long Red Line) is as captain of his Relay for Life team. His fundraising efforts helped to make the event a success, and each dollar raised for cancer research was worth the time he invested. Nick plans to major in business at Nichols and will play football for the Bison. He looks forward to celebrating graduation with his MHS friends at Melrose Grad Night!
Harvard University 2021
Rachel is the 2017 class president, but she’s so much more than that. At a recent PTO meeting, she encouraged parents of underclassmen to focus on passion rather than getting too wrapped up in GPA. Rachel is a committed member of Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) and various charitable organizations in and around Melrose. She sings in the MHS chorus and is a captain of the MHS Cross Country Team. Her favorite MHS memory was performing Les Mis and seeing all the students and faculty in the crowd. Rachel plans to study International Relations over the next four years. We are confident we’ll be proud to some day say we knew her when. And what better way to celebrate her success than with One Big Night?
Stonehill College 2021
Cross Country and Track fans know Sean as a top runner on the MHS team. Sean was one of the fabulous four who recently set a state record in the long distance medley and logged the 10th best time in the country. So you won’t be surprised to hear that Sean plans to keep on running at Stonehill in the fall. Although Sean has yet to declare a plan of study, we are confident he will work as hard academically as he does on the trails. Sean looks forward to this next big step in his life and cannot wait to celebrate his four years at MHS at Melrose Grad Night with the class of 2017.
Keene State University 2021
As a left handed attacker on the MHS lacrosse team, Corbin is currently the leading goal scorer for the Red Raiders. Corbin is excited to play lax and study at Keene, where he loves the campus and the proximity to Melrose. Before then, he looks forward to his last season at MHS as captain of the team. He hopes to see MHS lacrosse have a great season and possibly go all the way. When lacrosse is over, Corbin will be happy to reminisce about the highlights, as he joins his friends for the final sendoff at Melrose Grad Night!
Tufts University 2021
The class of 2017 will forever remember one great high school love affair: the one between every MHS football fan and a certain running back. This football powerhouse will be missed when Fred Green field stands without him next year. The good news is Tufts is close enough for devoted fans to catch a game or two when Mike suits up as a college player. Mike will miss playing football and hanging with friends during his four years of high school and looks forward to spending an entire night with the senior class at Melrose Grad Night.
Rivier University 2021
If you think you recognize the name, know this: Cat is an MHS volleyball and basketball all star. She has committed to play on the volleyball team at Rivier and looks forward to a successful college career. When not on the courts, you’ll find her nose in the books, as she prepares to better the world with her Criminal Justice degree. Cat has been looking forward to Grad Night since she was a freshman, but not nearly as much as we’ve been looking forward to hosting her!
Bates College 2021
Pat plans to continue the outstanding football and academic career that he started at MHS. When he’s not protecting the offense on the line, he’ll be figuring out a way to combine his many academic and philanthropic interests for a successful future. But there is plenty of time for that. Come this June, we hope to snap a few pics of Pat snuggling the barnyard animals at Melrose Grad Night. Stay Instagram ready!
Wake Forest University 2021
With a major in marketing and focus on fashion, we are confident Olivia will take North Carolina by storm. Although she’ll be sad to say farewell to her Melrose pals, she looks forward to representing the great North East at Wake Forest in the fall. She’s as excited about Grad Night as she is about graduating and looks forward to spending One Big Night with her classmates!
|Class of 2016|
St. Anselm 2020
Although Aly is currently undeclared, she is considering her options in elementary education and psychology. Despite meeting incredible people at St As and loving her classes, this stand-out athlete still misses playing basketball and softball with her teammates at MHS. She looks forward to summer back in Melrose, where she waits tables at Bellevue Country Club. Aly’s memories of Grad Night are wonderful, even better than the senior prom!
University of Connecticut 2020
Will loves being a Husky! At his new school, he’s gotten involved in many activities including his first skydiving jump. As a former MHS football player, he’s quite the star on the intramural flag football team. Although his major is undeclared, he matriculates in the UConn Honors College, where he continues to challenge himself academically. His favorite Melrose Grad Night activity was the casino.
Phillips Exeter Academy 2017/ McGill University 2021
Meagan has enjoyed her post-graduate year at PEA, playing on the varsity volleyball team as a middle hitter. She plans to study biology at McGill with her sights on a future in the medical field. Meagan had a lot of fun at Melrose Grad Night and loved the variety of prizes that people donated.
Bentley University 2020
Aevary remembers having a great last night of fun with her fellow classmates at Melrose Grad Night! She especially enjoyed playing bingo and casino games while enjoying all the great food and drinks provided. Aevary and many of her friends won some great prizes including gift cards and a flat screen T. V. She’s now continuing her education studying business at Bentley, only a short drive away from Melrose.
Tufts University 2020
Jay remembers Grad Night as the last guaranteed fun night with his senior class. He’s happy to still be close to home, attending college in Medford. He plays on the Tufts football team, where he continues to be the outstanding Running Back many remember from the winning MHS football team. Between football and academics, Jay is learning to manage his time wisely.
St Anselm 2020
Cam is happy to be close enough to home to keep an eye on his two younger sisters. He keeps in touch with his Melrose friends and tried to catch a few of the MHS football games in the fall. He is a declared Criminal Justice major and looks forward to learning more about the program. Cam was happy to participate in Melrose Grad Night and has great memories of the last night spent as a high school senior.
Babson College 2020
Tom began Marine Corp training 48 hours after MHS graduation where he was awarded the “Chesty” Puller Recruit Company Honor Graduate Award, for demonstrating the highest potential for future leadership and responsibility in the 600 person company. Tom attends Babson College, where he hopes to combine his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit to achieve his career goals. Tom remembers the many ways to win prizes at Melrose Grad Night, a highlight of his graduation.
University Massachusetts, Amherst 2020
Charlie won 40 dollars in the Money Grab Booth at Melrose Grad Night, his favorite part of the evening. He continues his pursuit of the almighty dollar as a student in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass. Charlie is happy to be just far enough away from Melrose to miss it, and when he does, he hops on a bus and heads home. When he is not buried in his college studies, you can find him hanging out with friends having fun.
Endicott College 2020
Meaghan is not just cheerleading for the football and basketball teams at Endicott, she is also majoring in Exercise Science. As an MHS Honors graduate, she is positioned well for all sorts of success. Meaghan loved Grad Night and most definitely enjoyed the casino tables. She loved being with all of her classmates one more time before they all ventured off to college.
Bryant University Class of 2020
Sam remembers the “best last night of high school” at Melrose Grad Night. Her favorite was hanging out with new furry friends in the petting zoo where she got to hold bunnies and pigs. She even got a picture booth picture with Jack Sparrow. She loves coming back home every so often and continues to stay active playing on the Women’s Rugby Team, Go Bulldogs! Melrose Grad Night was a great way for Sam to remember her last times in Melrose as she continues her business studies in Rhode Island.
UMass Amherst Class of 2020
At Grad Night, Evan loved learning the casino games and betting with “someone else’s money.” He had a great time hanging out with his friends and reminiscing about the past four years. Evan attends UMass Amherst and is a Operations and Information Management major in the Isenberg School. He decided to major in business after a great MHS experience in Mr. Corrigan’s Economics class.
|Class of 2015|
Bunker Hill Community College, Regis College
Susan’s path from MHS graduate to Diagnostic Medical Sonography major at Regis College was not always an easy one. She struggled to find direction and passion in a career choice. After two years of hard work at Bunker Hill, she is excited to begin at Regis. Susan’s advice for current graduates: “Never give up. There’s always a chance to make tomorrow a better day.” Susan, we look forward to you making the world a better place!
Boston College 2019
Claire is currently a sophomore studying economics and international studies at Boston College. She enjoys keeping busy on campus with classes, an on-campus job, and different clubs, but also loves to find new places in Boston to explore with friends. When thinking back on MGN, Claire’s favorite memories are taking pictures in the photo booth and winning Red Sox tickets from one of the raffle prizes!
Regis College 2019
Kaitlyn is currently studying communications at Regis College. Although the transition from high school to college was not always easy, she now considers Regis here “home away from home” and has made some incredible friends. She is one of the Managers of the Regis Women’s Basketball team and a member of the Regis Glee club. She remembers Grad Night as a great time to spend with the class of 2015 and wishes this year’s graduates well!
University of New Hampshire 2019/2020 (Masters)
Melissa’s second year at UNH is even better than her first. She is studying Occupational Therapy in the hopes of someday working to develop the skills of special needs children or in the Neonatal Unit of a hospital. Melissa recently joined the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and looks forward to many adventures with her new sisters. When Melissa thinks back to Grad Night, she remembers a memorable last night with her graduating class, and of course the baby pigs in the petting zoo.
Boston University 2019
Keith loved getting his groove on at Grad Night and who can blame him? With so many things to do over the course of the evening, it was hard to choose a favorite. Since graduating from MHS, Keith has continued to grow and thrive as a local Boston college kid. He has enjoyed getting to know the city and staying in touch with his Melrose friends.
Loyola University 2019
Caitlin is studying biology at Loyola University in Maryland. Although she is far from home, she keeps in touch with her friends from Melrose and MHS. She has great memories of high school and her work at Education Stations and the Melrose YMCA. She says about Grad Night that pulling an all-nighter was the greatest form of bonding on that last day of high school. The animals, she says, were pretty amazing, too!
Salem State 2019
When asked about Melrose Grad Night, Andrew says it was a great night with all my friends and it was good to have a final shindig with the class of 2015! He has moved on to study music at Salem State University and continues to achieve success there. Working at The Guitar Center and Boston Art & Framing keep him busy when he’s not hanging out with friends.
Merrimack College 2019
Olivia is enjoying her second year at Merrimack where she has made lots of friends while staying in touch with her Melrose crew. She has many great memories from her years at MHS and misses her favorite teachers and staff. Her feeling about Melrose Grad Night was that it was the perfect grand finale to her years in high school!
University of New England 2019
Kaitlin’s mom is the Melrose Grad Night founder. Enough said. Of course, like any good child, Kaitlin is proving that she can be at least as successful as the old lady. She is majoring in Applied Exercise Science with her sights set on Physical Therapy. She spends her limited free time as an outfielder on U of NE’s softball team and at an enviable work-study position at Forum Hockey Rink. Her favorite Grad Night memory? Well, it was probably not taking pictures in the Photo Booth with Madam President, but hey, maybe it was.
|Class of 2014|
James Madison University 2018
Alicia remembers getting stuck on the Velcro Wall at Grad Night and still watches the videos with friends. She loved the money machine, too, which might be an indication why she decided to become an Accounting major. (Yes, MGN will take the credit for that). Alicia interned at an accounting firm in Wellesley the summer after her sophomore year and plans to work there again during junior year winter break. Alicia recently spent a semester in Belgium through the College of Business, where she traveled to ten different countries! Oh the places those MHS grads will go.
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario 2019
Emma’s first year at Queen’s was a big one, as a member of the swim team, she was part of a record setting 4 x 100 relay. She is studying politics with a minor in economics. Emma is considering the possibility of studying abroad next year. She remembers Grad Night as a lot of fun. She didn’t know what to expect but the fun activities kept her occupied pretty much all night.
Fairfield University 2018
Alyssa was instrumental in planning the first ever Melrose Grad Night. Her insight to the MHS student body and commitment to make Grad Night a success is a big reason why we are where we are today. Alyssa continues to make us proud as she studies nursing and works as a patient care associate at Mass General Hospital. We are happy to say we knew her when.