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I remember them then… Where are they now?
Courtney
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2024
Courtney tells us that the amazing teachers and administration are the reason that MHS is so special. She’ll miss seeing them, and all of her friends, as an integral part of her life over the past four years. Courtney has great memories of prom, field hockey, track, and the many sports games she’s attended as a fan. She’d like to give a special shout-out to the fabulous Mr. Noone and for his expertise in Economics and Global Leadership. She loved the French Exchange and her participation in GEM.  Courtney would like to thank Mr. DiBenedetto, Ms. Kane, Ms. Gillette, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Wagstaff, Mr. Parrillo, and the many great educators she’s know at MHS. She’s looking forward to studying psychology with an interest in international relations, and although she’ll miss her close friends and hanging out in the LC, she looks forward to new opportunities and furthering her educational passions. Courtney advises incoming high school students to embrace every day, treasure the opportunities and community that are MHS, work hard, and have fun!
Sofia-Marie
Suffolk University
Class 2024
Sofia-Marie would like to thank all of the teachers she had senior year and their help during the transition to at-home learning. She’ll miss both Ms. Melito and all of the great friends she’s made in high school and throughout her school career. Next year, Sofia-Marie looks forward to studying business administration and environmental science while really getting to know her favorite city of Boston. She’s excited to spend her sophomore year abroad in Madrid. Sofia-Marie’s favorite MHS memories are attending classes with friends, going to pep rallies, and experiencing the Junior Prom. She recommends that incoming freshmen be kind, reach for the stars, and know that the next four years could change the trajectory of your life.
Evan
Clarkson University
Class 2024
Evan encourages incoming freshmen to push themselves by taking the most challenging courses available and working hard to succeed in them. He also has specific advice for those hoping to pursue a career in engineering: join the robotics team! Evan plans to study mechanical engineering while exploring the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Although he’s excited to take this next big step in his life, he’ll miss the teachers he’s gotten to know over the years, including Mr. Tuccinardi, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Repucci, and Mr. Haven. Evan’s favorite memories of MHS include his participation in the jazz band and the robotics club, but more than anything, he’ll miss spending time in the company of good friends. He’s lucky enough to have experienced MHS trips to Rome, Washington DC, and Costa Rica with those friends and we are certain his memories will last a lifetime!
Olivia
Elon University
Class 2024
Olivia looks forward to a southern climate at Elon next year, and she’s excited to live independently and someday travel abroad. She’ll carry memories of her great times with friends hanging in the LC, attending junior prom, and cheering on the MHS football team on Friday nights and at Gillette during the Super Bowl. Olivia plans to study psychology and visual art in college, with the  hope of pursuing a higher degree in Art Therapy. Olivia would like to thank Ms. Melito and Ms. Paquette for their encouragement over her years at MHS. She’ll miss the great friends she’s made but promises to be back to visit. Her advice for incoming freshmen? Enjoy every day, as the years go too fast!
Millane
New York University
Class 2024
Community Day is a relatively new event at MHS, where kids and educators gather to learn and discover in different ways. Millane has wonderful memories of her community days and learning Latin dances, making pizza, and sharing thoughts and dreams.  She thanks Ms. Shackelford for her guidance with a smile, Mr. Malley, Mr. Savarino, and tennis coaches Jen and Deb. Although Millane focused on STEM at MHS, she looks forward to majoring in Liberal Studies and exploring different cultures while in NYC. She’s also excited to explore the concrete jungle and expand her horizons while at NYU. Millane will miss her best friends and advises incoming freshmen to be easy on themselves and recognize that each day is a new day to thrive and be kind!
Victor
Bridgewater State University
Class 2024

Victor is not yet sure what he plans to study at Bridgewater, but he is excited to go and learn as much as possible while he is there. He thanks Mrs. Kane for her guidance during his high school journey and although he will miss specific MHS educators, he prefers not to name anyone else, feeling certain they know who they are. Victor was part of the Melrose High School State Title wrestling team and he is grateful to have had the winning experience with Coach Tremblay and Coach Gamble. Nick encourages incoming freshmen to disregard what other people think and instead discover what makes you happy!
Alexis
Salem State University
Class 2024
Alexis arrived at MHS in November of her senior year, only to have her spring semester cut short when school closed in March. Still, she has wonderful memories of the time she spent with her classmates, including sitting at the round table in the Learning Common with her friends, and attending math class with Ms. Van Blenis. Along with Ms. Van Blenis, Alexis would like to thank Ms. Gillette, Ms. Arrington and Ms. Shackelford for making her MHS experience such a great one.  Alexis plans to major in criminal justice and minor in social work at Salem State, where she looks forward to learning new things, meeting new people, but also spending time with one of her closest Melrose classmates.  Alexis encourages incoming MHS students to make the most of their time in high school and don’t stress about the little things. Good luck, Alexis!
Kylie
Merrimack College
Class 2024
Kylie reminds incoming freshmen not to take anything for granted in the four years they’ll spend at MHS. Treasure sports, dances, and even a Friday afternoon in the LC, because you never know when high school might abruptly end. Kylie suggests freshmen try something new; joining the cross country team her freshmen year was one of the best choices she’s made.  Along with cross country, Kylie will miss seeing all the people she’s gone to school with every year since elementary and all the friendly teachers she’s come to know along the way. She’ll carry with her the connections she’s made to so many different people in the tight knit community of Melrose. Kylie plans on majoring in elementary education in the Merrimack Honors College, with a minor in special education. She looks forward to meeting new people and trying new things, while experiencing new, amazing opportunities.  She’ll miss Ms. Membrino and her creative, happy approach to learning, and  Ms. Troy, who convinced her  to go on the Costa Rica trip, one of her favorite memories of the last four years!
Amarea
University of Oregon
Class 2024
Amarea looks forward to exploring Oregon with a hope to someday study abroad. She plans to study psychology and is considering a minor in creative writing. Amarea will miss the friends she’s made in Melrose, hanging out with them after final exams and going together to watch the MHS football team play at Gillette. She carries great memories of the Powder Puff game and cheering with friends and classmates at pep rallies and football games. Amarea would like to shout out Ms. Berman, Mr. Sawyer, and Ms. O’Sullivan for always looking out for her. She recommends that incoming freshmen make the most of high school because it goes by too fast!
Andrew
University of New Hampshire
Class 2024
After four stellar years of MHS hockey and lacrosse, you might be surprised to hear that another memory ranks just as high in Andrew’s MHS experiences: Melrose’s own Intergenerational Dance. Andrew was happy to spend the afternoon with his friends and teammates socializing and dancing with senior citizens. If it happens next year, Andrew, we’ll be inviting you back! Although he’ll miss the good friends he’s made in high school, he’s heard so much about the great experience of college and cannot wait to see it for himself. Andrew will study civil engineering at UNH, while participating in the ROTC program. He thanks Mr. Malley, Mr. Parrillo, and Mr. Merrill, along with all the teachers who’ve helped him prepare for his future. Come back and visit, Andrew!
Samantha
UMass Lowell
Class 2024
Samantha urges incoming freshmen to be kind, and perhaps that is the best advice we’ve heard so far. We do not think it will be hard to do,  in the welcoming environment that is MHS. Samantha’s favorite memories include attending Ms. Paquette’s English class junior year, celebrating with classmates during Spirit Week, and spending time in the LC with her friends. She’ll miss her everyday chats with Roger in the LC, along with her favorite educators: Ms. Pari, Ms. Membrino, Ms. Paquette, and Ms. Lord. Samantha will major in psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies as part of the UMass Lowell Honors College.  She’s looking forward to meeting new friends, getting involved in campus life, and attending UML hockey games, Go River Hawks!
Jenna
University of Vermont
Class 2024
Jenna’s track and cross country teams finished as league champions and Grad Night could not be prouder! Jenna will miss her teams, along with her math class, all of her great teachers, and, of course, hanging in the Learning Commons with her friends. Jenna plans to major in environmental engineering, and is considering a minor in French. She’s looking forward to exploring the city of Burlington and taking advantage of all that college has to offer. She’d like to thank Ms. Kane, Ms. Wagstaff, Mr. Anderson, and Ms. Lord for helping to make her high school experience such a great one. Jenna will carry wonderful MHS memories with her as she navigates life, including pep rallies, junior prom, the French exchange, and cheering on classmates during sporting events. Advice for incoming MHS students? Do what you love, be yourself, and have fun!
David
Northeastern University
Class 2024
David plans to spend his time as a Northeastern Husky studying computer science, while living on his own for the first time, meeting all sorts of new people, exploring all that college has to offer, and learning advanced topics in his chosen field of study. Like so many 2020 grads, David is quick to mention that the best part of MHS is the people he’s met. He’d like to thank Mr. Anderson, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Carbonneau, Mr. Bolduc, Mr. Wall, Mr. Scudder, Mrs. Ferranti for their solid commitment to his education. He hopes that the incoming freshmen class does not have to graduate during a pandemic. We’re with you on that one, David!
Selah
University of Virginia
Class 2024
Selah’s advice for incoming MHS freshmen is pretty specific: Take AP Research. Selah is not alone in her love of this class and her hope that others take advantage of it. She’d like to thank Mr. Scudder, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Wall, and Mr. Mainuli for their commitment to her success. Although she is undecided in her major, she looks forward to living on a big campus and taking advantage of all the freedom that will bring. Selah will miss eating Popcorn Chicken Bowl at lunch, going to Whole Foods with Mr. Scudder, playing Pico Fermi Bagel with Mr. Anderson and having fun at Junior Prom with all of her friends. The future looks bright, Selah!
Molly
University of Rochester
Class 2024
Molly plans to major in chemistry and is considering a minor in music. She’ll miss rehearsals and performances with the orchestra and band and was lucky enough to go to both Disney and Europe with the MHS music department. She’d like to thank Mr. Miller, Mr. Repucci, and her lesson teacher Mrs. Foulser for helping her with all things music, and also Mr. Parrillo for having the answers whenever she had college questions. Molly will miss classes with Mrs. Martin, Ms. Scott, Signora Pari, Mr. Stewart, and Mr. Daly. She will miss seeing her friends and siblings every day, and attending football games on Friday nights. Molly is excited to get involved in research and work in a real lab, while also studying music and perhaps performing with larger orchestras. If an incoming freshman asked, Molly would recommend getting to know teachers and guidance counselors because they are happy to offer great advice and are eager to help. MHS, Molly tells us, has so much to offer to students of varied interests!
Emily
Assumption College
Class 2024
One of Emily’s very best memories from her four years at MHS is the trip to Greece during her junior year. She also loved attending Friday night football under the lights with her many friends. Emily will miss all of her teachers, but would like to give a special mention to Mrs.McBride, Mr.Malley, and Ms.Scott. She’ll miss the welcoming environment at MHS and the recognition that she’d see her friends there every day. Although she’s looking forward to meeting new people at Assumption, where she’ll study Health Sciences, we hope Emily always remembers Melrose as her home sweet home!
Olivia
Seton Hall University
Class 2024
Olivia tells us that she’s met a bunch of incredible students and teachers at MHS, and has had amazing experiences, including getting an opportunity to explore Italy during the Italian exchange. She’ll carry with her the great relationships she’s made in Melrose, and will miss seeing friends, teachers, and family on a daily basis. She has great memories of being the president of the Trivia Club, and would like to thank Mr. Scudder and Mr. Cristiana for their leadership in it. She’d like to shout-out Mr. Stewart and Ms. Weider for being awesome teachers. At Seton Hall, Olivia will participate in the six year dual-degree physician assistant program, with a focus on dermatology. She looks forward to exploring a new area, including NYC, which is just 30 minutes from SHU. Olivia is excited to meet new friends, become more independent, and some day, travel the world!
Sabrina
University of Minnesota
Class 2024
Sabrina will miss eating popcorn chicken bowl for lunch. But that is not all! She has great memories of French club, football games, Friday morning trivia and track team. She’ll miss the great MHS community and seeing friends and teachers every day, especially Mr. Anderson’s math class. Along with Mr. Anderson, she’d like to thank Mr. Scudder, Mr. Cristiano, Ms. Melito, Madame Wagstaff, and Mr. Stewart for making her experience at MHS such a wonderful one. Sabrina plans to major in developmental psychology and minor in French. She’s excited to be a Golden Gopher, where she’ll make new friends, explore a new part of the country, and eventually study abroad. Sabrina encourages incoming MHS freshmen to take advantage of all MHS has to offer!
Clara
University of Connecticut
Class 2024
Clara’s shout-outs are to Mr. Alperen, and the encouragement he’s given her since freshman year, Mr. Daly, a favorite teacher, and Mr. Sawyer, who never failed to make her smile. Her memories of MHS include the French exchange and the Costa Rica trip with amazing friends, along with her involvement in the French club and the Women’s Empowerment club. Clara will miss spending time with her teammates on the softball field, hanging with friends in the LC and on the stands at football games, and the daily routine of Friday morning announcements. Although she is currently undecided, Clara plays to study abroad and immerse herself in clubs, activities and the many possibilities available in college. Her advice for incoming MHS freshmen? Be yourself, try new things, and know that there is kindness and acceptance everywhere. From the halls of MHS to the world around you, we are excited for you to take off, Clara!
Maisy
University of Vermont
Class 2024
It seems to us that Maisy followed the advice she’d like to give to incoming freshmen: make the most of high school because it goes too fast! She made the most of MHS with memories including the trip to Greece, junior prom, football games, pep rallies, and Relay for Life. Maisy will miss being with her friends, especially eating lunch outside, being together in the LC, and participating in the Stand Up for a Cause club with advisor Señor Malley. She’d like to thank Tinker, the amazing MHS therapy dog, Señor Malley and his Spanish class, Ms. Scott and her ability to make science interesting, Ms. Lord and her passion for the Melrose Veterans Memory Project, Ms. Troy, Mr. Parrillo, and Mr. Sawyer. Maisy plans to study biology (and eventually medicine in grad school), while meeting new and unique people, enjoying the Vermont ski slopes, hiking, studying abroad, and pursuing her many passions. The future looks bright, Maisy!

Mary-Kate
University of Pittsburgh
Class 2024
Mary-Kate will miss her MHS family most of all, the friends she has made and the personal connections she’s formed with teachers and peers. She plans to study education and psychology in college, with the hopes of someday inspiring future generations of students as much as MHS educators have inspired her. Mary-Kate is going to miss Señor Malley, and his commitment to always being there for his students when they need him. She’d also like to shout out Ms. Mays, and her crazy, excited energy. Mary-Kate’s favorite memories revolve around her friends: seeing them cheer her on during sporting events and spending time with them in the LC every morning. Mary-Kate looks forward to college, making lifelong friends, exploring a new city, and learning more so that she can make the world a better and brighter place. With you, Mary-Kate, our future is in good hands!
Keelan
University of Vermont
Class 2024
Keelan tells us that she is happy and grateful to be part of the MHS community, where Melrose Pride is felt throughout the school by her classmates, her teachers, and everyone at MHS. She encourages incoming MHS freshmen to keep their eyes open to all of the possibilities offered at MHS, and to not fear trying something new. Keelan will miss Tinker, the MHS emotional support dog, and the snuggles he offers so readily. She’d like to thank all of her teachers for helping to shape who she is today. Keelan looks forward to who she will become, as she embraces a major in Health and Society in the UVM Liberal Arts Scholar Program, on the pre-med track with a minor in French. Keelan can’t wait to dive into her passions and discover an independence that will change her life for the better. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures, Keelan!
Rebecca
University of New England
Class 2024
Rebecca will continue her stellar softball career at UNE, as she focuses on the study of Exercise Science. She looks forward to becoming a Nor’easter and making new friends and new memories as she prepares for her future. She fondly remembers good times attending football games on Friday Nights under the Lights, going to proms, and playing on the MHS softball team. Rebecca will miss Mrs. McBride, Ms. Scott, and Mr. Wein, and we hope that she will come back to visit them often!
Emma
United States Coast Guard Academy
Class 2024
Emma will miss MHS, her classmates, and the many teammates she’s grown up with while playing soccer and hockey. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and embracing a type of responsibility so unlike anything she’s experienced before. Emma will study Marine and Environmental Science at the Coast Guard Academy, and we thank her for the commitment she’s made to serve our country. Emma will miss all of her coaches and would like to give a special shout-out to Mr. Stewart and Mr. Scudder. Although she’ll miss playing soccer and hockey, and  talking with friends in the LC before the beginning of the school day, we are certain that Emma has just begun a life long journey filled with many wonderful memories!
Ethan
University of Vermont
Class 2024
Ethan’s favorite MHS memories are wrapped up in the trips he’s been a part of, including traveling to Rome, Washington D.C., and Costa Rica. His trip to Costa Rica was part of the MHS environmental science program, and Ethan plans to study ecological agriculture in college. He looks forward to learning about his chosen field of study in great depth, in addition to being surrounded by many people who have similar interests. Ethan will miss Mr. Anderson, Mr. Tuccinardi, and Mr. Haven and thanks them for being great teachers. Best of luck, Ethan! We cannot wait to see you thrive.
Ahnika
Suffolk University
Class 2024
Ahnika will miss the comforting and welcoming community of MHS students and faculty and would like to thank all who worked so hard to maintain it. She’ll miss Ms. Melito and art class, Ms. Fogarty, and all of the friendly faces in the hallways of MHS. Ahnika plans to study Interior Architecture and looks forward to the many opportunities that college will provide. She is excited to start her studies in an area that has always been of interest to her. Ahnika would like to thank Ms. Hiti-Stearns for an amazing Senior English class and Mr. Parrillo for all the guidance and support he provided all four years of high school. We look forward to hearing about your many future successes, Ahnika!
Maggie
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Class 2024
Maggie’s tribute to Mr. Noone is so heartfelt and speaks to the tremendous impact he had on all of us students. She tells us that she will forever be grateful for his lasting impact and is sad that future MHS students will not hear his jokes and music playlist greeting them at the doors of his classroom. Along with Mr. Noone, she’d like to thank Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Malley, Mr. Wein (for his constant humor), Coach Mahoney, and Mr. Merrill. Maggie will miss her best friends, MAAV, Friday Night football games, and playing MHS soccer and basketball. Although she is currently undecided in her major, she looks forward to joining clubs, meeting people and someday studying abroad. Mr. Noone would be proud, Maggie!
Joe
University of Massachusetts Boston
Class 2024

Joe enjoyed hanging in the LC every day before school with his twin brother. He also has great memories of watching the Melrose High football team win two Super Bowls and seeing his classmates on a daily basis.  He’d like to thank Mr. D. for a great Video Production class and Mr. Santos and Ms. Pari for all of the guidance over the years. Joe is looking forward to meeting new people, exploring different majors, and going to school in Boston every day! Big things for your future, Joe!  
Mike
University of Massachusetts Boston
Class 2024

Mike will miss hanging in the LC, attending pep rallies, and going to MHS football games, especially the two Super Bowls. Although he is undecided in his area of study, he looks forward to attending school in Boston, meeting new people and learning about the city.  Mike will miss his Video Production class with Mr. D., and would like to thank him, Mr. Santos, and Signora Pari for a great four years of high school!
Janice
Tufts University
Class 2024
Janice’s list of teachers to thank is many: Mr. Malley, Mrs. Martin, Ms. Lord, Mr. Miller, Mr. Bolduc, and Mr. Mahoney. Based on her rigorous proposed track of study, we aren’t surprised. Janice plans to major in biopsychology and clinical psychology, possibly minoring in food systems and nutrition, in the Tufts pre-med program. Janice looks forward to being independent, making new friends and joining clubs while she settles in to life as a Jumbo. She’ll miss the daily smiles and laughs of her great MHS friends and will fondly remember the Disney trip and enjoying bagels at tennis matches. Great memories, Janice!
Nicole
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Class 2024

Nicole would like to shout-out the Noone Memorial kickball game as one of her favorite MHS memories. She misses Mr. Noone and is grateful for his impact on her MHS experience.  Nicole will miss seeing her MHS friends everyday, playing volleyball with her teammates, attending proms, and cheering Friday night football games. She plans to study business at the UMass Isenberg School of Management and looks forward to exploring the world of business at college, meeting new people, and hopefully study abroad. In addition to Mr. Noone, Nicole will miss Mr. Wein, Ms. Couture, and Mr. Sawyer, Coach Celli, Coach Schmitt, and Coach O’Neill. Mr. Noone would be so proud, Nicole.
Lizzie
University of New Hampshire
Class 2024
Lizzie will study musical theater in college, and will miss starting each day at MHS playing her violin in orchestra. She also has fond memories of the MHS musicals and participating in the French exchange. The tight knit MHS community, and the even tighter MHS drama club, has been an important part of the past four years for her. In college, Lizzie looks forward to meeting new people, taking interesting classes, and exploring the beauty of New Hampshire. Not a day goes by that Lizzie doesn’t miss the fabulous Mr. Noone, and she promises to come back to visit Ms. Wagstaff, Mr. Stewart, and Ms. Maguire as well.
Nicole
Boston College
Class 2024

Nicole hopes to become a doctor and will start on that path by studying neuroscience at Boston College. She’d like to thank Mrs. Weider, Linda, Rodger, and her wonderful gymnastics coach, Dave Montani for all of the support over the past four years at MHS. Nicole will carry great memories along with her including spring track bus rides, the Powderpuff games, hockey games, and cheering on the football team on Friday nights under the lights. Although she’ll miss her friends and hanging out in the LC, Nicole looks forward to tailgates, meeting new people, and someday studying abroad. We are excited for your future, Nicole!
Katie
Roger Williams University
Class 2024

Katie will miss walking through the Learning Commons and talking to whichever teachers and students happen to be there, especially Mr. Santos, who was always available for a chat. She plans to study Environmental Science at Roger Williams, with a dual minor in photography and sustainability. The MHS EnviSci trip to Costa Rica, the German exchange, and freshmen history with Mr. Pennachio are some of Katie’s best high school memories. In addition to Mr. Santos and Mr. Pennachio, Katie would like to thank Ms.Gillette, Frau Stepper, and Ms.Mac for their impact on her life. She looks forward to making new friends and being on the college sailing team!
Chloe
University of Washington
Class 2024
Chloe is excited to explore Seattle and meet new people, as she begins her next chapter as part of Washington’s Husky Nation. She’d like to thank  Mr. Stewart, Ms. Naslas, Ms. Scott, Mr. Anderson, and Ms. Piper for guiding her through her four years at MHS and for the many memories that will continue to inspire her. One of the highlights of Chloe’s high school career was the Environmental Science trip to Costa Rica, but she’ll also remember Chorus, the Prom and cheering on her classmates at football games and during pep rallies. Chloe will double major in biology and English, on the University of Washington pre-med track. We are excited to hear what comes next, Chloe! 
Nathaly
Suffolk University
Class 2024
Nathaly credits Mr. Noone for introducing her, through his Global Leadership class, to a career in political science and for motivating her to pursue it as her major at Suffolk. She’d also like to thank Ms. Couture, Mr. Daly, Mr. Miller and Mr. Alperen for shaping her as an individual and guiding her through these four years of life. Nathaly is looking forward to attending college right in the heart of Boston, going on internships, and meeting new friends. Her favorite memories took place in orchestra class especially during MICCA competitions and BSO field trips. Nathaly will miss ramen lunches with Ms. Couture and Orchestra. MHS will miss you, too, Nathaly!
Nora
University of Connecticut
Class 2024
Nora has lots of favorite MHS memories but the ones she’ll remember most are those made in the LC laughing and fooling around with her friends in between classes. She’ll miss the track team and the feeling of having a second family of teammates. Nora plans to study in the Allied Health Sciences Program at UConn with the hope of eventually becoming a physical therapist. She looks forward to meeting new people and fulfilling her dream of studying abroad. She’d like to thank all of her teachers at MHS, but especially Ms. Kane. We hope you come back to visit, Nora!
Bridget
College of the Holy Cross
Class 2024
Bridget’s favorite MHS memories are the Greece trip with her best friends and attending the prom. She plans to study both business and accounting at Holy Cross and is excited to spend the next four years at her dream school. She’ll miss her environmental science teacher and club advisor Ms. Troy and Coach Turner, “the best softball coach in the game.” Bridget has great memories of hanging with friends in the LC before school every day. Holy Cross is lucky to have you, Bridget!
Katie
Merrimack College
Class 2024
Katie would like to give a special shout out to Tinker, the MHS emotional support dog. In addition, she’d like to thank Mr. Malley, Ms. Dagger Cain, Ms. D, and Mr Bolduc. Katie will miss the swim team and Coach Deb Deacon, in addition to the many friends she’s made at MHS. She has great memories of the Spanish exchange program and watching football games with her friends. She looks forward to new experiences in the Nursing program at Merrimack. Katie, we are thankful for your decision to enter a career that gives back!
Abby
Regis College
Class 2024
Abby moved to Melrose from Kentucky at the start of her freshman year at MHS.  She’s enjoyed making friends, playing softball, and getting to know her teachers. She’ll especially miss Mr. Malley, Ms. Edsall, Ms. Gillette, and Ms. Piper. Abby will study Dental Hygiene at Regis, and is  looking forward to continuing her softball career in college, and meeting new friends along the way. Melrose will miss you, Abby!
Emma
Clemson University
Class 2024
Emma’s fondest memory is the MHS trip to Costa Rica earlier this year. She’ll miss the Friday Night Lights watching football, bus rides to sports games and photography class with Ms. Membrino. Although she looks forward to making many more memories in college, she’ll miss her volleyball and lacrosse teammates, as well as coaches Celli and Galusi. The Clemson Tigers will be ready for your roar, Emma!
Alana
Yale University
Class 2024
Alana is the president of the class of 2020 and has helped to guide the seniors through this extended time off from school. She has done so with clarity and smiles and we appreciate that. She’d like to thank everyone at MHS but especially her student gov’t advisors Mrs. Dobbins, Mr. Keoseyan & Mr. Malley and Mr. Alperen and the entire history department. She has wonderful memories of Mr. Noone during her four years at MHS. Alana looks forward to studying Public Health, meeting new people and taking amazing classes in college, and eating lots of New Haven pizza. Big things are ahead for you, Alana!
Thomas
Bentley University
Class 2024
Thomas was lucky enough to participate in the Mario Kart Competition at this year’s MHS pep rally. Although it was nerve wracking to play in front of an audience, it was good fun and something he’ll remember for a lifetime. He’d like to thank Mr. Santos, one of the most genuine, kind, and considerate people he’s met and Mrs. Stepper, for her kind and helpful role as an educator and a chaperone during the G.A.P.P. exchange to Germany. Thomas will study marketing and looks forward to meeting new people at Bentley and making the most of his four years there. He has enjoyed the close knit and welcoming MHS community and looks foward to coming back to visit.
Kat
Bentley University
Class 2024
Kat is proud to have created impactful service projects through the National Honor Society and has fond memories of color guard and winter guard, both the practices and the bus rides home from marching band competitions. She’d like to thank  her color guard coach, Leanne Hogan, for the the many years of support and Mrs. Couture for being such an excellent role model. Kat would like to give a special shout out to Mr. Noone, for his unwavering support in her dream to attend Bentley. Kat looks forward to studying finance and to meeting new people. We can’t wait to hear what is next for you, Kat!
Emma
Ohio Wesleyan University
Class 2024
Emma will miss field hockey, her friends, and the MHS teachers who made MHS such a wonderful experience. She’d like to thank Frau Stepper, Ms. Couture, and Ms. Van Blenis for their commitment to her success. Emma will study history and education at Ohio Wesleyan, with the plan to become a history teacher (maybe even one at MHS!). Emma is excited to attend the same college from which her mom graduated and she plans to spend her time making new memories and learning new things.  Make wonderful new memories, Emma!
Alessia
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Class 2024
Alessia would like to thank Frau Stepper, Mr. Scudder, and Mr. Cochran, for the impact they’ve had on her over the course of her MHS career. She’s looking forward to studying Music Performance at ULowell, along with meeting new people and living in a new environment. Although Alessia has many fond memories of her four years of high school, including proms,  the GAPP Exchange, and fun times with friends on the swim team, she tells us that beyond any one experience, she will miss the people the most. The people, she says, are what makes MHS special.  We agree with you, Alessia, and are grateful for the amazing class of 2020!
Kaitlyn
University of South Florida
Class 2024
Kaitlyn will miss Liberty Bell (they’ll miss you, too, Kaitlyn), her friends, teachers, and her job at Winthrop School Education Stations. She’s excited, however, to meet new friends and explore campus in the beautiful Florida sunshine. While on her next big adventure, she’ll carry fond memories of Pep Rallies and Proms, and cheering on her classmates at football and hockey games. She’d like to thank Mr. Scudder and Ms. Scott, with a special shout out to Nurse Suzy. Kaitlyn looks forward to studying Communication Sciences and Disorders in Speech with the USF Bulls. But before then, she looks forward to celebrating graduation with her friends and classmates. We look forward to celebrating you, Kaitlyn!
Ciara
UMass Amherst
Class 2024
Ciara plans to study Communications in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass and she looks forward to meeting new friends and someday studying abroad. She’d like to thank Mr. Mahoney, Denise Valdez, and Ms. Kane for their fabulous coaching abilities, and Mr. Malley for his teaching and student government advising. Ciara will miss soccer, gymnastics, and track. She’ll remember the Greece trip, student gov’t, NHS, proms, and Friday Night Football, but mostly she’ll miss hanging with friends and spending time with family.  It warms our heart that Ciara is shouting out a big thank you to Melrose Grad Night volunteers before she’s even attended the event. This speaks to the community commitment to keeping our seniors safe and the excitement that each feels when anticipating the event. We will not let you down, Ciara!
Katie
Bentley University
Class 2024
Katie will miss Friday Night lights, marching band competitions, and seeing amazing friends and teachers every day. She’d like to thank Mr. Repucci for his guidance as the director of the marching band, and Madame Wagstaff for a great time learning French. Her winter guard coaches, Leanne and Andrea Hogan, hold a special place in her MHS memories. Katie looks forward to attending Bentley basketball and hockey games and meeting new friends, while studying accounting. Before leaving the Raiders for the Falcons, Katie can’t wait to spend one long night celebrating four wonderful years!
Grace
Drew University
Class 2024
Grace is excited to go to college close to New York, but will carry warm thoughts of Melrose along with her. Her memories of crazy track and softball bus rides, Friday Night football games, Power Puff and Pep Rallies defined a wonderful MHS experience. She plans to study psychology in college and is considering a minor in Spanish, in part because of the amazing experience she had with Señor Malley and Ms. Dagger Cain on the Spanish exchange. Grace will miss eating lunch outside with her friends and hanging in the LC. She looks forward to celebrating graduation and petting the famous  Grad Night barnyard animals!
Ashley
Boston College
Class 2024

Ashley is excited to spend her post-MHS years as a Boston College Eagle, where she’ll study accounting. She’ll miss her art class and the final two years with Ms. Melito. Ashley’s greatest high school memories are those made on the cross country team, where Mr. Tuccinardi and Ms. Kane made the experience such a great one.  Ashley is looking forward to spending Grad Night with her friends from cross country and with her entire grade, where they’ll celebrate 2020 one last time together!
Kathleen
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Class 2024
Kathleen’s favorite memories are hanging with her best friends in the LC before the start of the school day. They’d listen  to music and just have fun. Kathleen is considering studying communications and marketing in college, but she is undecided for the time being. Although she’ll miss the routine of high school and seeing her friends, she’s looking forward to meeting new people and figuring out a career. Kathleen will miss Ms. Melito, Mr. Malley, Ms. McLean, Ms. Dobbins, and Suzy (the nurse) when she leaves MHS. She’s looking forward to graduating and celebrating at Grad Night!
Hunter
Brown University
Class 2024
Of all the memories Hunter has of MHS, winning a team state title in wrestling tops the list. He’ll miss his wrestling brothers and coaches, and would like to thank all of them, but especially Nick Gamble and Larry Trembly, for their hard work and determination. Hunter looks forward to wrestling at Brown, and also meeting new faces and having new experiences and challenges. Although Hunter is not yet decided on his plan of study, we are certain he will face his college career with the strength and conviction that led to four successful years at MHS. Hunter can’t wait to celebrate at Grad Night, with the people who made his academic journey such a great one.
Katie
University of New Hampshire
Class 2024
You might know her as a world-class athlete, but to us, she’s simply Katie. Katie plans to study health and exercise science at UNH, while enjoying meeting new people and having new experiences. She’ll miss playing sports at MHS, hanging out with friends, attending hockey games and football under the Friday night lights. Katie would like to thank her soccer coach, Rob Mahoney, her lacrosse coach, Matt Galusi, and her gymnastics coach (and preschool teacher), Denise Valdez. Katie looks forward to spending One Big Night with the senior class, celebrating four years of memories made. We look forward to celebrating your 2020 class, too, Katie, whatever it takes!
Sara
UMass Amherst
Class 2024
Sara will miss Melrose and all of the great friends she’s made over the years. She will carry many memories with her, including the exchange trip to Spain, football games and proms, working on the yearbook and playing field hockey. She’s sad to leave her three younger sisters and her family, but looks forward to studying psychology next year, meeting new people, becoming independent and eventually studying abroad. Sara would like to give a shout-out to all of her teachers, especially Mr. Malley, Ms. Audy, Ms. Donovan and Ms. Kane. She’s thankful for the volunteers who are preparing for Grad Night and looks forward to spending an activity-filled evening with her friends!
Jessica
Endicott College
Class 2024
Jess has always enjoyed caring for people and when she pairs that with her love of science, nursing just seems like a natural fit. She excited to major in Nursing at Endicott, to meet new people, learn new things, and spend at least a little time at the beach! Jess will miss her friends at MHS and organizing events for student government. She’s thankful for both her cheerleading and lacrosse coaches, for the impact they’ve had on her while a student. Jess would also like to thank Ms. Scott and Ms. Martin for encouraging her love of science. Jess, we see big things for you in the coming years, but until then, please celebrate as our guest at our One Big Night of celebrating you and your classmates!
Daniel
Merrimack College
Class 2024
Daniel has enjoyed his four years at MHS and will miss all of his teachers. He thanks them for the help they gave him along the way. A special shout out goes to Mr. Parrillo. Daniel plans to study mathematics and sports management at Merrimack and looks forward to meeting new people and venturing out on his own. He’ll treasure memories of playing on the MHS Freshmen basketball team and watching the MHS football team win two Super Bowl rings. Daniel has heard stories of the fun to be had at Grad Night and we promise not to disappoint!
Todd
Dartmouth College
Class 2024
Todd couldn’t choose just one educator to thank for making his MHS experience such a good one. He thanks all of  the wonderful teachers he got to know, including Mr. Scudder, Mr. Daly, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Malley. Todd plans to study Economics and Biology at Dartmouth, with the hopes of conducting research at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Todd will miss his role as a Student Government Class Rep and working with a great group of individuals planning events for the class. He looks forward to meeting new friends, participating in Dartmouth clubs, but before that, he wants to meet the Grad Night farm animals!
Emma
Syracuse University
Class 2024
Emma looks forward to football games, traveling abroad and meeting new people when she ventures to college in the fall. We’re confident she’ll rely on the travel skills she developed while on the MHS trip to Greece last year, where she was happy to spend time with an amazing group of students and teachers. Her plan to study architecture was prompted by her strong relationship with Ms. Melito, who she’ll miss, along with Mr. Daly and the MHS Pep Rallies. Emma would like to also thank Ms. Ferranti and her many dance teachers at NSDA. We can’t wait to meet you at Grad Night, Emma, and introduce you to a few friendly farm animals!
Nellie
St. Anselm
Class 2024
Nellie is looking forward to studying nursing at St. A’s next year, so it makes sense that she’d like to thank Ms. Scott for encouraging a love of biology and anatomy. She’d also like to give a shout out to Mrs. Couture and her government and politics class. Nellie will treasure memories of Mr. Noone and all she learned from him. Although she’ll will miss chorus and the wonderful time she had in Melrose Drama’s production of Mamma Mia, Nellie is ready for new challenges and can’t wait to meet new people. We have a feeling they’ll be happy to meet you, too, Nellie, but before that, be our guest at Melrose Grad Night!
Brendan
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2024
Brendan’s been an athletic standout over his years at MHS, and he plans to continue his sports career playing lacrosse for UMass Amherst. He’ll fondly remember two Super Bowls, pep rallies, and Spirit Spike. He’ll miss spending lots of time with good friends on Fred Green field. Brendan would like to thank his football and lacrosse coaches for all he’s learned along the way. He plans to study economics at UMass and looks forward to branching out, meeting new friends, and having new experiences. But first, he looks forward to One Big Night with classmates before the summer begins.
Olivia
Penn State University
Class 2024
Olivia will miss Student Government and the Wednesday morning meetings where, as VP of the class, she’s collaborated with a unique group of people. She’s grateful for Mr. Santos’ smiling face in the hallways and Mrs. Couture’s US Government and Politics class. Penn State will offer Olivia new opportunities to get involved on campus and new people to meet. She looks forward to the football games and studying journalism at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, where she’ll minor in political science. Before then, however, she looks forward to Grad Night, especially meeting the baby animals!
Andrew
Chapman University
Class 2024
Andrew looks forward to the beautiful California weather, meeting new friends, and learning new things. He plans to major in Political Science, with the intent of eventually heading to law school. Andrew thanks Ms. Edsall and Mr. Noone, for always making time to talk, and for teaching him not just about history and economics, but about life. Andrew has heard about the great fun that is Grad Night, and looks forward to experiencing it himself, and to winning at the poker table. Good luck, Andrew!
Abby
Fairfield University
Class 2024
Abby stands firmly on the line between high school and college. She’ll miss the fabulous five best friends she’s had since sixth grade, but she’s also excited for a new beginning as a Fairfield Stag. She thanks all her MHS teachers, but gives a special shout out to Ms. Couture and Ms. Troy who have both helped her to grow as a student and an individual. Abby plans to study psychology next year, but her long range goal is to be an elementary school teacher. She’s looking forward to celebrating with her classmates at Melrose Grad Night, where together with that tight knit crew, she’ll reminisce about Mamma Mia, Disney with the chorus, and this year’s big win at Gillette.  We can’t wait to host you, Abby!
Dillon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2023
Dillon’s taking his sense of style to Amherst in the fall, where he plans to study Biology on the PreMed track. After an amazing trip to Greece with MHS, he looks forward to doing more of the same in college, with a semester abroad. He’ll miss his Melrose friends and family and all of his favorite fast food joints. He’d like to give a shout out to Ms. Dobbins, who helped him through his entire college search process. Dillon’s fondest MHS memories include playing on the baseball team, cheering on the football team, and hanging out with his friends. His classmates will remember him as the host of this year’s Pep Rally. We look forward to hosting you, Dillon, for one big fabulous farewell at Melrose Grad Night!
Reid
Merrimack College
Class 2023
Reid thanks Coach Morris and Coach James and all of the football and lacrosse coaches he’s worked with over the past four years. He’ll miss playing sports for MHS and the friends he’s made on and off the field. He will fondly remember all of the events that he participated in while a Melrose High student and looks forward to the final event of Melrose Grad Night, spending one long night together with his classmates. Reid plans to study Criminal Justice at Merrimack and is excited to meet new people while continuing to stay in touch with the many friends he’s made at MHS.
Jenna
Boston College
Class 2023
Jenna will miss the sense of community and compassionate teachers in Melrose High, especially Mr. Daly and Mrs. Melito, who taught her so much over the four years she’s known them. She is excited to travel and meet new people and hopes to spend some of her time in college studying abroad. Jenna has fond memories of the lacrosse team and student government. She’s looking forward to double majoring in Economics and Political Science. Jenna plans to spend Grad Night celebrating with her friends and reminiscing about the many wonderful times they had together as students at MHS. We can’t wait to celebrate you, Jenna!
Russell
University of Connecticut
Class 2023
Russell plans to study engineering and Spanish at UConn next year. He looks forward to being a Husky, meeting new friends, trying new things, and taking on added responsibility. His favorite memories include hanging out in the Learning Commons and having fun with his friends, most of whom have been by his side since Kindergarten. He had a great time on the Spanish Exchange and more recently, on the MHS trip to Greece. Russell would like to thank Ms. Giovanardi for all he learned in CAD class. He’ll miss all of Melrose, but mostly Liberty Bell. He looks forward to Grad Night and finally getting to meet the pigs in the petting zoo!
Molly
Jacksonville University
Class 2023
Molly had the best four years cheering on the football team and hanging out with her friends, driving around town. She plans to study nursing in college and looks forward to meeting people from new places with different backgrounds. Although she’ll miss Melrose, she’s excited to experience independence and growth in a new environment. Molly will miss her friends and family and thanks her many teachers who’ve helped along the way. She looks forward to spending one long night with the entire class of 2019 at Melrose Grad Night!
Jack
Boston University
Class 2023
Jack is eager to experience college in a city, well, the city, really. At BU this fall, he plans to double major in Electrical Engineering and Physics, while spending his free time on the golf course. His favorite MHS memory is winning the Varsity Golf championship. He’ll miss playing on the team and hanging out with his friends in the MHS Learning Commons. Jack would like to thank Dr. Hurley and coach Rick McDermod for their support during his four years at MHS. Jack looks forward to new experiences and new people, but before he leaves MHS, he can’t wait to check out Melrose Grad Night!
Adam
UMass Lowell
Class 2023
Adam learned early something that takes many a lifetime. Shortly after pitching a one-hitter his freshman year, an injury ended his baseball career. Rather than wallow in self-pity, he spun it positive by ramping up his interest in physical therapy. Adam plans to major in Exercise Science and then go on to a masters in PT. He’d like to thank Ms. Mirasolo for everything from college essay help to providing breakfasts many mornings. He’d also like to thank Coach Mirasolo for teaching him work ethic and determination and helping him to become the young man he is today. We think the world is lucky to have you in it, Adam!
Jacqueline
Ohio State
Class 2023
It is no surprise that Jacqueline plans to study Sports Management in college. Her favorite memories are wrapped around sporting events at MHS. From playing field hockey, to watching football games, to cheering loud and strong during Spirit Week, Jackie is “all in” when it comes to pride in MHS. Although she is excited to meet new people and explore new places, her heart will remain in Melrose. She’d like to give a shout out to Mr. Merrill and Ms. Weider for their support along the way. Jacqueline looks forward to One Big Night celebrating with friends, and we cannot wait to greet her!
Will
Roger Williams
Class 2023
Will has made so many great memories at MHS, it is hard to choose his favorites. Although the student/faculty basketball game and the Spirit Spike are at the top of the list, Will fondly remembers winning the golf league championship his senior year and cheering the football team on to a Super Bowl win in his junior year. Will would like to thank Ms. Audy and Mr. Jackson, both of whom were instrumental in his successful high school career. He’ll miss being part of the MHS community, but looks forward to meeting new friends and having new experiences at Roger Williams. Until then, Will, Grad Night awaits!
Maeve
Providence College
Class 2023
Maeve is excited to study business at Providence College in the fall. She’ll spend her final spring of senior year on the courts, as the captain of Varsity tennis. Maeve has great memories of both tennis and field hockey. She’ll miss cheering on the Red Raiders but will be back for homecoming, we hope. Maeve would like to thank her teachers, her friends, and the entire Melrose community for a wonderful first 18 years. Now on to the next!
Jay
Sacred Heart
Class 2023
Jay plans to study hospitality in college and if his four years at MHS are any indication, he’ll be a huge success. From leading the charge as captain of Varsity Basketball to playing a key role in Varsity Golf, Jay is pretty good at getting people to stop and pay attention. He’ll miss the great friends he’s made at MHS and spending so much time together. Although he’s excited to make new memories at Sacred Heart, the past four years have set the bar for outstanding friendships and experiences to come. Jay looks forward to Grad Night and the summer, as he plans to add to his treasure of memories to store for years to come. We promise One Big Hospitable Night, Jay!
Brooke
Worcester State
Class 2023
Though small is stature, Brooke is big in so many things MHS. From winning the D3 state 4 x 100 relay to being an integral part of both the MHS Gymnastics and Track team, Brooke succeeds in a big way! She looks forward to running on the WSU Track and Field team, where she will fondly remember her many MHS athletic team bus rides and the great friends she’s made through track and gymnastics. Brooke plans to study Communication Sciences & Disorders in the hopes of becoming a speech and language pathologist. Until then, we look forward to celebrating Brooke and her buddies for their last MHS Grad Night Hurrah!
Liam
Endicott College
Class 2023
You might recognize Liam as the captain of Varsity Hockey and Varsity Baseball, but we are happy to report that his participation in the Spirit Spike tops the list of MHS highlights. Together with his close knit crew, Liam has spent the past four years making memories to last a lifetime. From cheering on the MHS football team to participating in a highly competitive fantasy football league, sports play a big role in everything Liam does. He looks forward to continuing his stellar baseball career as a catcher at Endicott College, where he’ll major in Sports Management. Liam would like to thank Coach Mirasolo for believing in him and pushing him to achieve his goals. We see a future full of successes, Liam!
Mackenzie
UMass Lowell College of Nursing
Class 2023
Mackenzie feels blessed to share field hockey with her best friends. This and attending sporting events are her favorite MHS memories. When she attends UMass Lowell in the fall, she’ll study nursing and looks forward to attending school events with the new friends she’ll meet there. The UMass Nursing program will help her learn how to think critically and to someday care for clients of all ages in a variety of settings. Mackenzie will miss life as a Red Raider but will treasure her memories for many years to come. We promise you one more wonderful memory Mackenzie, at Melrose Grad Night, where you can reminisce with your besties all night long!
Anna
Northeastern University
Class 2023

Anna is most proud of GirlCode, the club that she created with a friend to encourage other girls to become interested in computer science and STEM careers and education. Anna plans to take her passion to the next level with a major in Computer Science at Northeastern. She’ll fondly remember pep rallies, the lacrosse team, junior prom, and MHS musicals (look for her in Mama Mia this spring!). Anna gives special thanks to Mr. Wein for pushing her to do her best and to Mr. Anderson for helping her succeed. We look forward to celebrating Anna and all the girls who code at Melrose Grad Night! 
Stephen
United States Army

Stevie believes in paying it forward. He is grateful for the life his country has afforded him and plans to serve the United States in the best way he can. Because of the deep respect he holds for several important people in his life, he plans to follow the path they took. Stevie looks forward to traveling the world, meeting people from all walks of life, and being exposed to other cultures. He’ll miss his brothers in wrestling, and truly believes the bonds and friendships he’s formed from the sport are beyond words. He’d like to thank Brian McPhee, Mr. Carbonneau, Coach Tremblay and the entire Melrose Wrestling coaching staff. Before he heads off into the world, Stevie looks forward to spending one more night with the great people he’s had the privilege to meet along his academic journey.
Sam
Keene State,
Class 2023

Sam recognizes the value of a true friend and she will miss those friendships she’s made in Melrose over the years. She’s also grateful for the positive impact Mr. Alperen has had on her high school experience. She thanks him for sticking by her. Sam plans to study psychology at Keene State, in the hopes of becoming a clinical psychologist someday. In addition to her studies, she looks forward to the freedom and responsibility that college will provide. She’s looking forward to Grad Night although right now she has no idea exactly what it will entail. Don’t worry, Sam, we promise to keep you and your friends smiling and celebrating together All Night Long!
Sam
Syracuse University,
Class 2023

If you’ve been to one of the many MHS events where you’ve heard what appears to be a professional singer belting out the Star Spangled Banner, well, then you know Sam. When she’s not making beautiful music, she’s arranging it or directing the MHS A Cappella group. She’ll be taking her talents to Syracuse, where she plans to combine her love of the perfect melody and her passion for more technical fields, with a major in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in something musical. Although Sam will miss her friends, she’s eager to meet new schoolmates and cheer on The Big Orange football and basketball teams. Sam will be sad to bid farewell to Ms. Van Blenis, Ms. Piper and her awesome lacrosse coaches, but before then, she looks forward to an exciting and sentimental, song-worthy Melrose Grad Night!
Mairead
Campbell College,
Class 2023

Mairead is proud to represent Melrose in athletics and academics and will miss wearing her Melrose jersey and competing with her teammates. We are confident she’ll bring that hometown love all the way to North Carolina, where she plans to study nursing or biochem next fall. Memories of bus rides with teammates, proms, dances, and pep rallies will keep her heart at home, even as she travels to warmer climes. Mairead thanks her field hockey coaches, Parker and Parsons, and hockey coaches, Frank, Benji, and Nick, who pushed her to excel and made working hard fun. We look forward to celebrating you and your entire class, Mairead, as Melrose Pride will be strong at Grad Night!
Julia
Vassar College,
Class 2023

Julia will miss goofing around with her friends. This is not the first thought that comes to mind when you hear of an acceptance to Vassar College, but without a love of fun, is any achievement worthwhile? She’ll miss her friends, and although she wishes them every success in the future, she knows that the bonds she made at MHS will be hard to replicate. Julia would like to thank Mr Malley for tolerating her shenanigans, Mr Stewart and Ms Hiti-Stearns for encouraging her writing, and a special shout out to Joanne, the Lunch Lady, for being a kind face every day. Julia plans to major in psychology, and is considering a minor in theater, but before her successful future arrives, she’s sure to spend One Big Night with her friends, laughing and reminiscing and having fun!
Lily
Roger Williams University,
Class 2023

Was Lily born with a ball in her hand? Perhaps. She’s definitely been bouncing, kicking, or throwing one for as long as we can remember. Lily plans to keep working on her phenomenal athletic talent as a member of the Roger Williams Lacrosse team. When she’s not shooting ball to goal, she’ll be studying business and making new memories with new teammates. Lily would like to thank Mrs. Giddings, for teaching much more than math skills, and Coach Matt Galusi, who remains steadfast in his belief in her. She’ll miss her twin sister Abby, who has stuck by her through good times and bad. Lily looks forward to Melrose Grad Night and being together as a class before setting off to the future. Good luck, Lily!
Lizzie
Sacred Heart University,
Class 2023

It is only fitting that our first 2019 feature is Lizzie, the daughter of the Melrose Grad Night Grand Poobah. Lizzie has enjoyed her four years at MHS, especially the 2017 Super Bowl, her Field Hockey team, and the Senior Halloween Dance. She’ll miss hanging out in the LC during AP Lab, getting to know kids she wouldn’t have met otherwise. Lizzie thanks her coaches Parker, Parsons, Frates and Sewyck for believing in her and recognizing that fun is an essential part of any team. Lizzie plans to study Nursing at SHU, where we are confident she’ll continue to spread her kindness to everyone she meets. Lizzie tells us that she  looks forward to the the baby animals of Grad Night, but we know that hanging out with the Grand Poobah will be what she remembers the most!
Adrianna
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class 2022

Adrianna will miss her teachers at MHS, who she describes as the funniest, friendliest, and most intelligent people she’s met. We’ve gotta guess that those same educators feel pretty strongly about Adrianna, too. In particular, Adrianna thanks Ms. Melito, her art teacher, for always being there for her, helping her develop as an artist and as a person. Adrianna will remember the junior prom, where she danced the night away, and the Learning Commons, where she perfected her UNO skills. At Wentworth, she’ll major in Industrial Design and hopes to study abroad. We believe, however, that her heart will remain in Melrose. Best of luck, Adrianna!
Frantz
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!

Jack
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.
Emily
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.
 Michael
National Guard
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.
Olivia
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!
 Shaylin
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!
 Adonis
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. 
 Grace
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!
   Hannah
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.
Brenna
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!
Lauren
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.
Sam
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
Bridget
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!
Molly
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.
Erin
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!).
Justin
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.
Griffin
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!
Maya
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.
Nick
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!
Rachel
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?
Sean
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.
Corbin
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!
Mike
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.
Cat
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!
  Patrick
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!
  Olivia
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
Aly
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!
will_brincheiro2 Will
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.
  Meagan
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.
Aevary
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.
jay_tyler Jay
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.
cam Cam
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.
tom Tom
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.
charlie Charlie
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.
Meaghan
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.
Samantha
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.
Evan
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
Susan
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!
claire Claire
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!
kaitlin Kaitlyn
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!
bovu5308 Melissa
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.
keith Keith
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.
caitlin Caitlin
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!
andrew Andrew
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.
olivia Olivia
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!
Kaitlin
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
alicia Alicia
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.
Emma
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.
Alyssa
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.