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I remember them then… Where are they now?
Max
Bentley University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Being with everyone one last time

Max is described as loyal, caring, and kind. He’ll miss being with his friends every day and all of the freedoms they earned at Melrose High School. Max played varsity lacrosse and basketball and was also a leader of the DECA chapter in Melrose. Max says he really enjoyed the curriculum at MHS, especially Personal Finance. His most memorable class was G Block Italian, his sophomore with his friends. Maxing is heading to Bentley University! He’s eager to study and learn more about his interest and will major in Finance with a Risk Assurance/Law minor; he’ll also be a member of Bentley’s investment group. He chose this path because he wants to succeed in life and help those around him succeed. Max felt Bentley was the perfect place to start setting himself up for the future! Max enjoys a good game of cards and is looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends. To incoming freshmen, Max says, “Be yourself and be kind and respectful to everyone. Small things like a ‘hello or how are you in the hallways’ go a very long way.” He thanks his Mom, Dad, Pony, Morgan, and Rory for all they have done and sacrificed for him. He also wants to thank Mrs.G, Ms.L, Mr.Celli, and all of his teachers for teaching him and showing him there is a lot more to life than school.

Morgan Kirby
Salve Regina University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Being able to hang out with my friends and classmates one last time

Morgan used her time at Melrose High School to be a leader and give back to the community. Morgan was Secretary of Student Government, a school committee representative, Head of Senior Prom, and a volunteer for the Special Olympics MA for almost 10 years. She will finish high school with nearly 400 hours of community service! Morgan also played Varsity Softball and said that she never left softball without a smile or laugh on her face! She credits Coach O” Neill for making softball so enjoyable and for teaching Morgan how to inspire and encourage other people, a big reason Morgan chose her own career path. Morgan will be attending Salve Regina University, where she will double major in Elementary Education and Special Education so she can encourage and inspire children. Morgan is excited to meet new people, make new friends and live in beautiful Newport! She’s also thinking about joining the student government. Morgan will miss going to school with her sibling and being with her friends, teachers, and classmates every day. Her advice to incoming freshmen is, “enjoy every minute because it goes by so fast, but your time at MHS can be absolutely amazing, and you will miss it when it’s over!” Morgan wants her Mom and Dad, Rory, Max, and Pony, to know they are the best family she could ask for! She thanks Mrs.G, Ms.L, Mrs.Ferranti, and her friends for all their help over the years and for all the fun times.

Serene
Brandeis University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Hanging out with friends and having a good time them

Serene’s hard work and involvement at Melrose High School has prepared her for Brandeis University, where she’ll be studying Biology on a pre-Dental track! In addition to being a student and an athlete, Serene was Vice President of the Spanish club, an intern at Harvard’s Grad School of Education, and a social media manager for the Mental Health Awareness Organization. Serene still made time to make fantastic memories with her MHS friends and teachers. Serene shared that one of her favorite teachers was Mrs. MacDonald. Mrs. McDonald really understood her students and was vocal about important societal issues like Women’s Rights. Serene knows she’ll miss her MHS friends and all of their fun, but she’s looking forward to bringing new friendships into her life. Serene is excited about dorm life and the new academic experiences ahead. She wants incoming freshmen to keep from getting discouraged if their first year of high school is more complicated than expected. She says to keep trying, and maintain your grades throughout high school, so senior year will be less stressful! Serene thanks Mrs. Macdonald, Ms Spooner, Senor Dagger-Cain, and Ms. Scott for making classes really educational and fun!

Keira
University of New Hampshire
Class of 2026

Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Being with my class one last time before the summer.Next stop for Kiera…The University of New Hampshire! Kiera is going to UNH to study in the College of Health and Human Services. She is looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying new experiences in a new place! Kiera is proud of her time as an MHS Varsity Cheerleader – GO MELROSE! Kiera shared a few of her favorites: Her favorite class was psychology, her favorite memory was Junior prom (we hope yesterday’s Senior Prom was just as memorable!), and her favorite lunch was pizza! What will Kiera miss most about MHS? Seeing and spending time with her friends every day! Kiera would like to thank her parents for supporting her throughout high school and thanks to her friends for helping to make high school much more fun!

Ella
Syracuse University
Class of 2026

Ella’s next stop is Syracuse University, where she plans to study Environmental Studies and Public Policy. Ella made the most of her time at Melrose High School! She was active in the yearbook club, environmental club, and student government. Ella also participated in DECA; her team placed top 10 in the state! She rounded out her senior year as captain of the basketball team. Ella has some great advice for incoming freshmen: JOIN DECA! Ella says that DECA is a life-changing experience. It helps build confidence in public speaking and the potential for business proposals. It brought together students of all grades that created lasting friendships and memories.

Jacqueline
Bentley University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Seeing everyone together again

Jacqueline has so many great memories from her time at Melrose High that it’s hard for her to choose a single favorite! One of her fondest memories is her time on DECA and going to the DECA Conference. Jacqueline also has great memories from the Debate Team, Business Club, and the MHS tennis team. Jacqueline loved her AP Government class with Ms. Couture and her English and Creative Writing classes with Mr. DeRosa. She says Mr. DeRosa genuinely cared about his students, always made sure she understood the material, and took time to improve her work. Jacqueline is looking forward to meeting new people who share similar interests and making new memories at Bentley College, where she will study Finance. Jacqueline says that she will miss her teachers and friends at Melrose High school and wants to thank her parents, her teachers, and friends for their support.

Elana
New York University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Senior slideshow and spending time with everyone

Elana says she was honored to have been performed at so many special events while at Melrose High School.   It brought her close to so many amazing members of the Melrose community, who she would not have known otherwise. Elana’s passion is Musical Theater, and she’s excited to be attending New York University in the fall to study what she loves! Though she’ll miss all the familiar faces at Melrose MHS and Ms. Gilette, who she says was “the best,” she is looking forward to a fresh start and living in New York City. Elana described her time at MHS as fun, memorable and fast. She wants incoming freshmen to always be themselves and constantly challenge themselves. Elana thanks her Melrose Drama family for always making her smile. She is forever grateful to all the creative teams and casts she’s worked with, giving her the memories of a lifetime.

Liam
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Playing with the animals

Liam was looking for a college where he could pursue his interest in Business studies and his passion for athletics. He found both at The University of Massachusetts Amherst! Liam plans to study Business and Economics at UMASS and is committed to playing varsity lacrosse – Go, Minutemen!! Liam’s interest in business studies was piqued in his favorite class with one of his favorite teachers! He loved taking Ms. L’s business class with his friends, and her teaching inspired him to continue his studies in college. While at Melrose, Liam was a stand-out athlete in Melrose High School and played football and lacrosse on championship teams! He’ll miss the friends he made in the classroom and on the field but knows he’ll be able to catch up with all his old friends when he comes home for school breaks and vacations. Liam is looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends at UMASS! He’s also looking forward to the award-winning UMASS dining experience, even though it doesn’t have his favorite MHS “Chicken bowl and mash potato!” Liam won’t miss the long cafeteria line on Chicken Bowl day. Liam summed up his high school experience as fun, long and exciting. He would like to thank all of his teachers who pushed him to be the best student he could be and his family for always supporting and helping him over the years.

Max
University of Massachusett at Amherst
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Seeing my friends all together again.

Max enjoyed his Melrose High business classes so much that he was inspired to study Business Management at the University of Massachusett’s Isenberg School of Business! He’s looking forward to exploring all of the course offerings and, eventually, turning his studies into a career. Max is ready for the independence of college and excited to use his time away from home to stretch his wings. During freshman year, Max plans on playing intramural sports. Once he gets a feel for college life, he may up his game and play club soccer! No surprise considering Max was a member of the MHS boys soccer team, played club soccer for Melrose United, and coached a U10 boys soccer team! Max was also a member of Melrose High School’s first DECA chapter, making it to States! Max says his time at MHS was quick, memorable, and rewarding. His favorite class at MHS was Business Management, and his favorite teacher was Ms. Longuemare. Favorite lunch served? Breakfast for Lunch! Max thanks his parents, sister, teammates, friends, and educators for their support along the way!

Tobey
University of Connecticut
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Hanging with my friends

Tobey is off to the University of Connecticut this fall! She’s interested in environmental science and ancient cultures and Is ready to learn more about both as she decides where she wants to dedicate her studies. Tobey is looking forward to the food at UCONN and enjoying the athletic experience and spirit on campus. While at Melrose High School, Toby was a four-year member of the Cross County team and led the team as Captain her senior year. Some of Tobey’s favorite memories were winning the league championship in Cross-Country – three out of four years! Her favorite classes were Mr. Haven’s Latin and Mythology classes and Mr. Wall’s AP classes and she received her Seal of Bi-Literacy in Latin. She’ll miss Mr. Merrill’s donut email and window-less classrooms. Tobey wants to thank her older sister, Selah “because she will get mad at me if I don’t mention her!”

Morgan
Boston University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Morgan hopes there is a cheese selection

Morgan will begin studying History at Boston University beginning the fall of 2022! He’ll continue to pursue his love of violin while at BU and plans on playing with the BU Orchestra. Morgan did everything there was to do, string-wise, at Melrose High School. He played violin in the high school orchestra, youth orchestra, quartet, and the Melrose Symphony Orchestra! Morgan also participated in the Model UN. Morgan had a good time at MHS, and his favorite class at MHS was German. He says that Frau Stepper is the “chef”! Speaking of chefs, Morgan’s favorite lunch was General Tso’s chicken. He thanks his parents, the orchestra, his incredible teachers Frau Stepper, Mr. Tucc, Mrs. Couture, Mr. Sawyer(s), and Mr. Scudder, who was always up for a game. He also wants to thank Mr. Miller and Mr. Barry, even though they don’t teach at MHS anymore. Morgan’s advice to incoming freshmen: learn to love triangular rooms! ”

Kate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Instittue
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Celebrating with friends!

Kate is looking forward to studying Architecture, meeting new people, and studying abroad during her time at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. If time allows, she’s also thinking about going out for the RPI Club or Varsity Track team. At Melrose High, Kate qualified for the Outdoor New Balance Nationals in Javelin! Kate also was the first female Eagle Scout in Melrose and helped start the composting pilot program in the cafeteria with a group of fellow classmates. Kate’s favorite high school memories include hiking Mount Monadnock with her friends, running 4×400 relays, and spending 4 years in Mrs. Giovanardi’s CAD classes. Mrs. G’s enthusiasm for teaching, constructive criticism, and kindness sparked Kate’s interest in Architecture and encouraged Kate to start the MHS Architecture Club. Kate will miss bus rides to track meets and marching band competitions where she and her friends would listen to music, work through their life stresses, and have amazing laughs! Kate wants her parents to know she is thankful they’ve encouraged her to keep pursuing what she’s passionate about. She also thanks her coachers and teachers for having confidence in my abilities and her friends, who “are the goofiest and hardest working people I know. ”

Grace
Northeastern University
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Hanging out with friends!

Grace will incorporate her passions for math, biology, and helping people in her studies at Northeastern University in the Honors Bio-Engineering program! She’s looking forward to making new friends, traveling abroad, and participating in the Northeastern Co-op program! It’s no surprise that Grace plans to continue her swimming career on the Northeastern club swimming team. While at Melrose, Grace was a 4-year member of the MHS Varsity swim team and led the team as captain her senior year. She’s been a 10-year member of the Malden Crocs swim team, a lifeguard, and a swim coach! On dry land, Grace gave back to the community with over 100 hours of volunteer work. She was a member of the National Honor Society, National Foreign Language Honor’s society, and co-president of the Italian Club. Grace’s favorite classes were AP Biology and Biotechnology. Grace had Ms. Scott for 3 years, and her hard work paid off when she became Ms. Scott’s lab assistant and intern. Grace qualified for States in swimming 3 times and, had it not been for covid, would likely have qualified 4 years in a row! One of Grace’s favorite MHS memories is playing card games during sub-blocks with her friends! Graces’ advice to incoming freshmen… avoid the buffalo chicken dip.

Rory Kirby
Boston College
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: I am most looking forward to hanging out with my friends

Rory is kind, optimistic, friendly, and excited for her next adventure at Boston College! She plans to study biology on a pre-med track, attend medical school, and become a doctor. Rory is excited about getting to BC and looking forward to meeting her roommates, taking new classes, and enjoying life in the city. Rory’s time at Melrose High has been fun, challenging, and exciting. One of her favorite memories is playing on the lacrosse team and scoring her first goal! Rory is a World Champion Irish step dancer and will be dancing with the BC Irish dance team! She is proud of all her step dancing accomplishments and for always trying her best in everything she did – in and out of Melrose High School! Rory’s advice to incoming freshmen: The best way of meeting new people and making great friends at MHS is to join as many different clubs and sports as possible. Rory will miss seeing her siblings every day at school. She thanks her Mom, Dad, Morgan, Max, Richard, and Buddy!

Sam
Hofstra University
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward to on Grad Night: Hanging with everybody one last time and hopefully seeing his favorite teachers again.

Sam’s pursuing what makes him happy, so he’s off to Hofstra University, where he can major in drama and musical theater to prepare himself for a career in the arts! Sam was drawn to Hofstra -and New York- for the fantastic learning and living opportunities in acting, music composition, performance, and sound engineering experience. Though high school can be a little discombobulating at times, Sam also described it as provocative and amusing! He wants incoming freshmen to know they should be who they are, nobody is better than you! Sam spent 8 years (including Middle School!) performing in the drama program and was president his senior year. He was also a member of Honors Chorus, Acapella, and ran cross country track.  Sam shared that Mr. Alpren does such a great job cultivating relationships with his students that his class becomes a comfortable place for students to share different ideas from different perspectives. Sam shouted out the cafeteria crew for their daily efforts, along with Mrs. Piper, Noel Steve, Brian, Eileen, Adam, Becca, Shawn, Alex, Tim, George, Joseph, and Kevin. He also thanks his Mom and Dad for helping shape him into the person he is today!

Emmett
Wesleyan University
Class of 2026

Next stop for Emmett is Wesleyan University! Emmet will be studying Economics and is looking forward to studying it because it is “a brilliant subject and understanding it is critical for healthy participation in any society.” He’s also looking forward to meeting new people and having the opportunity to explore other subjects that interest him. While at Wesleyan, Emmett plans on joining book clubs and discovering additional activities and clubs to can enjoy. Some of Emmett’s MHS highlights include his time on the Debate Team, participating in the Model UN, and all of the book clubs he joined over the years! Emmet also worked at Whittemore Hardware and Lisa’s Pizza. Emmet says the teacher who impacted him the most is Mr. Derosa who introduced him to many of Emmet’s favorite works of fiction and non-fiction. Emmet praised all of the teachers at Melrose High School but had a special shout-out for his G Block AP Physics teacher, Mr. Carbonneau! Emmet wants incoming freshmen to work hard and “make sure you do well academically!”

Zach
University of New England
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Having fun with his friends

Zach is headed to the University of New England where he plans to study business and is committed to play basketball! Though Zach will miss seeing his MHS friends and hanging out in the LC, he’s looking forward to meeting new people at UNE. While at MHS, Zach was involved in student government, on the state Championship DECA team, and went to Atlanta for DECA Internationals. Zach also played football, basketball, and baseball, capping off his MHS athletic career as captain of the basketball team and with Middlesex League All-Star honors! One of Zach’s favorite MHS memories is winning the Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium as a sophomore. Zach appreciates Coach Capaldo for always caring for – and believing in him. He tells incoming freshmen to have some fun; don’t take everything too seriously. Zach shouts out Coach Mo, Coach Capaldo, Coach Burns, Coach Avere, Ms. L, and Dee for their guidance over the years. He also thanks his parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles for their love and support.

Ally Maguire
Boston College
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Spending time with all of my friends and classmates and doing all the fun activities Grad Night has planned.

Ally is attending the business school at Boston College and plans to major in Finance; a great fit for her as she loves learning about money and business! While at B.C., Ally plans on going out for the club lacrosse team and joining the investment club. She is looking forward to meeting new people and having the opportunity to focus on classes and experiences that really interest her. Ally will miss seeing her friends every day but has lots of great memories of her time at MHS. She loved being part of sports and clubs, including the lacrosse, soccer, and DECA teams!  Traveling to Atlanta with her DECA partner and classmates was a great experience for Ally! As much as Ally loved playing sports, she loved attending MHS sports games as well, especially the football games! Ally says her time at MHS was unique, fast, and fun!! Her advice to incoming freshmen is to get involved in different clubs and activities with their friends. Ally thanks her Mom, Dad, and brothers Drew and Zach for their constant and continued support.

Bella
Endicott College
Class of 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Being with friends

Bella’s kind, caring and hardworking personality will serve her well at Endicott College where she will study elementary education. Bella loves helping and being around kids and wants to use her degree as a teacher. She is looking forward to all the new experiences ahead of her at Endicott, especially meeting new people. Bella will miss her classmates, friend, and teachers, especially Ms. Mirasolo. She says that Ms. Mirasolo had the most impact on her life because she taught her some very valuable life lessons she can take with her and was there for Bella during some difficult situations. Bella’s favorite class was her 9th grade English class with Mr. Manuli. Bella wants incoming freshmen to know they shouldn’t rush their high school experience and to enjoy every moment because it goes by so fast. Bella thanks her parents, sister, and all of her friends for their help and support during her high school experience.

Brady
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Class of 2026
Most Look Forward to on Grad Night: Spending one final night with his classmates and friends

Brady was looking for a college experience that balanced a great education with a competitive lacrosse program and is committed to Rensselaer to play lacrosse and plans on studying Business and Management! Brady is looking forward to meeting his teammates, classmates and making new friends. He’s excited to play lacrosse with kids from all over the country and having the opportunity to ski the mountains local to Troy, NY! One of Brady’s favorite memories from MHS was going to Boston for the DECA State Competition. He had a blast with his classmates at the hotel and also got to experience a taste of the real-life business world. Brady was also a member of Student Government and the Business Club. He played football and lacrosse and spent his summers working at Bellevue Golf Club! Brady will miss his classmates, walking the halls of Melrose High, and hanging out with friends in the LC. Brady has great things to say about Ms. Longuemare! He appreciates the personal connections she was able to make with all her students and her ability to make the class very exciting. Even though Brady took his own lunches to school, it was always a good day when Buffalo Chicken Dip was on the menu! Brady thanks his parents for always encouraging him to take pride in his grades, even though it was a battle at times; it really paid off!

Ashley
United States Air Force
Most Looking Forward to On Grad Night: Hanging out one last time with friends.

Ashley has always wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself and plans to enlist in the United States Air Force after graduation! Ashley looks forward to being part of a team in the Air Force, helping those in need, and finding a balance between the greater good in the world. Ashley says that being a black student in a predominantly white school had, in the past, made her feel shy around staff members and unaccepted by classmates. However, the unwavering support from her friends and the staff at MHS (especially Mr. Alperen!) encouraged her to be more engaged individually and academically. Ashley is proud that, as a new student, she challenged herself and joined the Debate Team and the school play, David Copperfield. She describes her decision to participate in the performance as one of her best decisions at MHS, next to crew work in Phantom of the Opera! Ashley also volunteered at the Council for Aging’s Snow Angel program and worked at Lisa’s Pizza. Ashley will miss her freshman friends and is grateful for the strong bonds she made in such a short time. Ashley wants her friend Ruby to know how much Ruby’s kindness and friendship meant to her – especially during Ashley’s first weeks at school. Ashley appreciates all her teachers, with a special shout-out to her counselor, Ms. Shackelford, who always understood Ashley. Ashley says she feels lucky to have gotten to know so many great people this school year!

Olivia
Endicott college
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward to On Grad Night: spending time with my class one final time before we all go off to college. Grad night looks like lots of fun and is something that everyone has been excited about in the past.

Olivia’s love for children and her parent’s background in education has inspired her to study childhood education at Endicott College. Olivia plans to concentrate some of her studies on American Sign Language and Deaf Studies … a passion of hers… and something she’s even tried to teach herself! While at Endicott, Olivia is thinking about joining the club lacrosse team or dance. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and studying something that really piques her interest. There’s lots of excitement ahead, but she will definitely miss seeing her friends during class or meeting up in the L.C. One of her favorite memories from high school is attending the Friday night football game. Olivia says it’s an excellent way for the entire school to come together, have some fun dressing up for theme games, and support their classmates. Though thinking about being away from her classmates makes Olivia a little sad, she’s already looking forward to reconnecting on holiday breaks and reunions! Olivia encourages incoming freshmen to savor every minute of high school and get involved in as much as they can – from dances and sports games to clubs and activities! Olivia thanks her Mom, Dad, and sister Sophia for their love and support in everything she does and for helping her become the person she is today.

Will
University of Vermont
Class of 2026
Most Look Forward to on Grad Night: Surprise him…he’s not sure what to expect!

Will was active and involved all 4 years at Melrose High School. As a 4-year member of both the cross country and track teams, he led both as a senior captain and was named league All-Star in cross country!  If there was a band…Will was playing! A five-year member of the marching band, jazz band, concert band, and symphony orchestra, Will spent his junior and senior years as the Drum Line Section leader and loved performing at football games. Will describes playing at the games as some of the most exciting moments of high school – and we all know the games wouldn’t be as exciting without the band! Will is also an esteemed member of the National Honor Society. He is looking forward to enjoying Burlington, Vermont, and meeting new people while at UVM. He plans to keep up with his running and would love to throw a band together with friends. Fun facts about Will: He was late to the first day of school every year (sorry, Mr. Merrill!). Favorite lunch? Easy… Nachos! Will is going to miss his teammates, teachers, coaches, and friends. Will thanks his friends for making him laugh every day and his parents who have gone above and beyond to support him in everything he does.
Bailey
Endicott College
Business
Most Look Forward to on Grad Night: I’m looking forward to being with all my friends and classmates all night after graduation!

Bailey’s favorite class at MHS was Business Management with Ms. Longuemare. Bailey’s time in Ms. L’s class inspired her to pursue Business while attending Endicott college in the fall! Bailey is looking forward to making new friends, meeting new people, and all the new experiences that will prepare her for success in life. Speaking of success… Bailey is most proud of her time on the DECA team, which placed 1st in District and top 10 in the state. She also played volleyball and softball and found time to give back through community service and working at Brightview Senior Living! Bailey shared great memories of being at football and sports games with friends, cheering on her classmate, especially during “themed games” where they could go all out and have a lot of fun! Bailey will miss Nurse Suzy, who was always there to lend an ear and positively impact her life. Her advice to incoming freshman is “To really take it all in. It goes faster than you’d ever imagine, and you will miss it. Enjoy every moment, even those classes that you don’t like. You will miss it all.” Bailey thanks her Mom, Nancy, Tyler Kailyn, and Peyton for everything, especially all their support, and wants them all to know that she couldn’t have done it with them.
Justin
Roger Williams University
Class of 2026
Most Looking forward to on Grad Night: Playing all of the games

Justin is looking forward to meeting new people and living on his own at Roger Williams University, where he’ll be studying Construction Management and Engineering! Justin has so many great memories of his time at Melrose High School. His favorite memory is playing at Gillette Stadium with 2019 State Champion Super Bowl team! Justin went on to lead the 2021 Red Raider football team as a captain and was a member of the 2022 track team. With an already packed schedule, Justin found time to work at Pearl and volunteered his time at the junior police academy! Justin will miss good times with friends, and his MHS T.V class, where they had a blast working on cool projects and learning about editing video. Justin’s favorite lunch at MHS is General Gao’s chicken. Pro tip: it’s even better when the chicken is blackened! Justin would like to thank previous upperclassmen for always being there to help. He also wants to thank his teachers and coaches for pushing him to be the best he can be and his parents for their constant support.
Caroline
Roger Williams University
Class of 2026
Most Looking forward to on Grad Night: Spending time with my classmates and celebrating all of our accomplishments over the four years.Caroline is very excited to be attending Roger Williams in the fall, where she will be studying criminal justice/pre-med; Go Hawks! She is a hard worker and plans to push herself to be the best she can be while at Roger Williams. Caroline is looking forward to meeting new people, seeking out all the opportunities Roger Williams offers and learning more about her future career choices. She’ll miss bus rides to softball games, home football games at Fred Green Field, and Nurse Suzy. Caroline said she couldn’t have been any happier with the internship she did with Nurse Suzy and will miss seeing and talking to her every day. Caroline wants incoming freshmen to know that “the four years go by so fast so enjoy every minute. Get involved and don’t dwell on mistakes, strive to be the best version of yourself!” Caroline thanks her mom, dad, and brother for their encouragement, love, and support and has a special shout of thanks to Ms. Shackelford for all her encouragement and support.
Soren
Southeastern University
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward to on Grad Night: All of the fun things there!

Soren’s next life adventure takes her to Southeastern University! She was drawn to Southeastern’s Christ-centered environment and warm weather; being so close to Disney is a bonus. Working with children is a passion of Soren’s. She will be studying Elementary Education so that she can have a career helping children learn and grow when she graduates. Soren is looking forward to growing in faith, meeting new people, and living in a new place. Soren described her time at Melrose High as “interesting, fun and entertaining!” One of her favorite memories is the fun she had a Prom, and she will really miss Mr. Merrill’s emails. Soren’s faith is most important, and she shared that God has been a guiding light in her life. She is proud of her dedication and commitment to school, dance, and all of her accomplishments. Soren would like to thank God for giving her life and his blessings, including the strength to persevere in all situations. Soren thanks everyone in her life for their support over the past four years.
Camille
University of Massachusetts
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward to on Grad Night: Making one final memory with everyone that we can all share together.

Described as loyal, loving & artsy, Camille is headed to the University of Massachusetts to study vocal music education, a passion of hers since 6th grade! Camille loves kids and music and plans on using her degree to combine her love of both by becoming a music teacher! During Camille’s time at MHS, she was busy making the most of the performing arts. Camille ran an Acapella group, participated in a piano competition at Carnegie Hall, co-cast, co-choreographed, and was assistant director of a musical. She was also Junior and Senior District and All-State choir! Camille plans to continue participating in many of these same activities at UMASS! Camille says she will miss the arts program, her Chorus teacher (who she “loves to bits!”), her fun chorus class and drama. She had a blast performing in Phantom of the Opera 2022, something she wanted to do from a very young age and where she was able to connect with old friends and make great new memories. Camille’s advice to freshmen “Don’t take everything to seriously…enjoy your time at school as much as you can.” She thanks her parents, friends, and teachers for their love, support, and help over the last few years.
Dana
Merrimack College
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward to on Grad Night: Being with friends!

Dana has an eye for art – and organization – and plans on using both at Merrimack College in their Graphic Design studies! Dana loves looking at art on products and visualizing how to improve them. They plan on using their degree to help companies improve their graphic designs. Dana described their time at Melrose as fun, stressful and hilarious. They are proud to have managed the stress of high school and be graduating soon. Dana will miss all the funny emails Mr. Merrill sent, especially the donut email! And, speaking of food… Dana’s favorite MHS lunch was “for sure, General Gao’s Chicken.” Dana is looking forward to meeting new people at Merrimack and possibly joining the soccer club. We’re confident that Dana’s funny and charismatic personality will endear them to Merrimack, their professors, and their peers. Dana thanks all of the people involved in their life, saying, “they made me the person I am today and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them.” Dana was not fond of Physics, so their advice to incoming freshman: “Avoid physics!” Grad Night is so proud of you, Dana!

Holly
Stonehill University
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward To On Grad Night: Excited to celebrate graduation with her friends.

Holly describes herself as kind, silly, and weird, which is what Grad Night loves about her! She’ll be taking her fun-loving personality to Stonehill College in the fall, where she plans to major in Health Science and hopes to become an occupational therapist to help disabled people develop and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Holly is excited about learning new things, studying courses that interest her, and being herself in college. While at MHS, Holly participated in Color Guard and said her high school experience was “weird, fun and challenging!!” Holly is proud that she maintained an excellent grade point average through the challenges and her time commitment to Color Guard. Holly is thankful for Mrs. Mirasolo’s support and for always believing in Holly. Holly encourages incoming freshmen to “Be yourself at school don’t try to be someone you’re not. Even if you don’t have any friends when you are [yourself], it will happen, I promise!” Holly thanks all her teachers for being so supportive and has a special HUGE thank you for her best friend.

Kailey
St Anselm College
Class of 2026
Most Looking Forward To On Grad Night: Being able to spend time with my friends and participate in fun activities.

Kailey has taken full advantage of her time at Melrose High School! She is a member of the Environmental Club, Book Club, the Stand Up for a Cause Club, and the National Honor Society while playing for both the girls’ soccer and lacrosse teams! Kailey will be bringing her honest, kind, and imaginative ways to St. Anselm College this fall to study nursing. Kailey wants to have a career where she is helping others and plans to use her nursing degree to help take care of families at a children’s hospital. Kailey described her experience at MHS as interesting, unpredictable, and memorable. Her favorite MHS memories are the entirety of her high school lacrosse career, where she made wonderful friends and had an amazing time. Kailey will miss seeing her high school friends every day and spending time with her teammates. Still, she is looking forward to the independence of college and meeting new people! Kailey plans to participate in community service while at St. Anselms and would like to join the book club. Kailey thanks her Mom and Dad for all of their support and for encouraging her to be the best version of herself! To the incoming Freshman, Kailey says, “Choose electives that you enjoy. It will make the school day much more fun!”

Zoe
Tufts University
Class 2026
Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Having one last night to hang out with her friends.

Zoe plans on attending Tufts University’s School of Engineering this fall, where she’s excited to learn more about the real-world applications of Math! Last summer, she worked as an intern in the University of Tuft’s Math Department, engaged in a project that allowed her to grow as a student while working on complex linear algebra. Zoe’s really looking forward to choosing courses she is (and isn’t!) interested in taking at Tufts. While at Melrose, one of Zoe’s favorite classes was her AP Computer Science class for its problem-solving aspects. Zoe also used her problem-solving abilities at MHS when she helped found the Melrose High School Math Club – and helped them win the district this year! Zoe enjoys rock climbing and spent years climbing with the MetroRock-Everett Youth Climbing team. She plans to continue her athletic endeavors at Tufts with the Rock Climbing/Outing Club and participate in Theater. Zoe will miss her time at Melrose High and her friends. She’ll especially miss Tinker and the short walk to school. Zoe’s advice to incoming freshmen is “Pay attention to Google Classroom.”

Sean
Trinity College
Class 2026

Most looking forward to on Grad Night: Playing casino games (hopefully winning!) and eating lots of Grad Night food.Sean will be attending Trinity College in 2022! He is looking forward to meeting new people and taking advantage of all the unique learning opportunities at “The Coop.” Sean is particularly interested in business and financing, given his affinity for math. Though high school went by fast, he’s made tons of great memories while hanging out in the LC, going to football games, and winning a state championship in wrestling. It’s no surprise that Sean will be wrestling for the Bantams, considering his impressive MHS wrestling career: 4-year starter, 2-year wrestling captain, and 2020 D3 Wrestling state champion! Sean volunteers with the Middle School wrestling program and D12 Challenger League. He’ll miss all the laughs in Mr. D’s Video Production class, playing baseball, golf, and wrestling- and an occasional pick-up game of Spikeball in the wrestling room.  Sean is thankful to his friends and teammates for the memories and to his entire family for their support. He’s incredibly grateful to his Mom for always being there and his Dad for always getting him there.

Madigan
University of Alabama
Class 2026

Madigan heads to Tuscaloosa this fall to study Nursing at the University of Alabama. She takes excellent memories of her 4 years at MHS with her, especially hanging out with her friends in the LC and her friendship with Nurse Suzy. Madigan will miss the incredible sense of community she feels at MHS, her teachers, and friends but is excited about all the new adventures that lie ahead – especially game day at Bryant Denny Stadium. Roll Tide! Madigan wishes the Class of 2022 the best of luck in all their future endeavors and is excited to celebrate Grad Night with her friends in June; their final celebration together as a class. She is thankful for the love and support of her Mom, Dad, and sister Meaghan. Madigan offers up the following advice to the next year’s freshman class: Cherish all the memories at MHS… it goes by faster than you think!

Francesca
Merrimack College
Class 2025

Francesca plans to study Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education, while participating on the Figure Skating team. She has great memories of chilling in the LC, catching up, and having good laughs with friends. She will miss  Friday night football games and all of the sporting events she attended over the years. Francesca will miss seeing her friends everyday, attending Publishing with Mrs.Donovan, and going to early morning government meetings. Francesca would like to thank Ms.Donovan, for her continued support through these last four, and Brian, for always greeting everyone with a smile. Francesca advises underclassmen to join a team or club to get to know new people and make new friends!

Ella
University of New Hampshire
Class 2025

Ella would like to thank the Melrose Grad Night volunteers for putting on this amazing event for the senior class. You are more than welcome, Ella, and we are honored to do so. When Ella heads to UNH in the fall, she’ll study nursing in the college of Health and Human Services. She’s excited to become a Wildcat and make memories in this new chapter in her life — perhaps with a stint living abroad. She’ll miss Melrose and treasures all of the memories she’s made here, including playing sports and watching football games under the lights. Ella would like to thank Mr. Bolduc for his guidance and support through high school and all of the MHS staff, but especially Mrs. Weider, Ms. Audy, and Mr. Sawyer. Ella’s advice to incoming students is to surround yourself with good people who make you happy because that will be the best way to make the most of four wonderful years.

Tony
University of New Hampshire
Class 2025Tony will miss seeing his close friends every day, many of whom have been by his side since the days of Winthrop Elementary School. His favorite memories include being part of the Long Red Line of MHS football players, and he thanks Coach Morris for the fun and winning experience. In addition to football, Tony’s high school highlights include the French Exchange program and hanging out with his friends in and out of school. He’ll miss TV class and thanks Mr. D. for the years of filmmaking. Tony also thanks Ms. Audy and Madame Wagstaff for their commitment to his education. While studying business at UNH, Tony looks forward to meeting new friends and bettering himself, both professionally and academically. His advice to incoming students is direct: stay on top of school work and join a club or play a sport, because doing so may just introduce you to friends you’ll have for life.
Ethan
American University
Class 2025

Ethan fondly remembers the Harvard Model UN summit in Boston, and along with grabbing dinner with friends after Mock Trial, conversations in Philosophy and AP Gov, and hanging out with friends at Cedar Park and in the LC, the trip remains a highlight of high school. Ethan will continue to pursue his civic aspirations by studying political science, and perhaps combining another major in business or public relations. Ethan gives high praise to Mr. Ray, Mrs. Wagstaff, Mr. Parrillo, Mr. Noone, Mr. Alperen and Ms. Couture and thanks each for their commitment to his success while at MHS. Although he is looking forward to the many possibilities that college will bring, including new clubs and internship opportunities in Washington D.C., Ethan will miss his friends and teachers and the entire Melrose community. He encourages incoming students to try new things and make the most of the next four years. As Ethan heads to his next big adventure, of one thing he is certain: there is no place like MHS!

Sydney
Purdue University
Class 2025Sydney plans to major in engineering at Purdue, and although she isn’t sure of the specific discipline, she looks forward to exploring the options available, with an eye toward civil or industrial engineering. She is excited for the independence that college will bring, and plans to explore all of the clubs and activities that are available to her. Sydney will miss her friends, some of whom are still students at MHS, and the teammates who have become like family. She’ll carry favorite memories of hanging out with friends in the Learning Commons and playing field hockey and ice hockey and running track. Sydney would like to thank Ms. Ferranti, Señor Malley, Mr. Anderson, Ms. Melito and coaches Kane, Frank and Parker. Sydney encourages incoming students to believe the cliche: enjoy every moment as high school flies by!
Michael
UMass Lowell
Class 2025Michael was part of the 2020 State Champion MHS Wrestling team, and although this ranks pretty high on his list of memories, he also would like to shout-out his friends at the lunch table and the experience he had as part of the French exchange. He’ll also miss orchestra, French class, interesting discussions during classes and — our favorite — walking home from school on a nice day. Michael plans to study either business or environmental science at ULowell, and is looking forward to a future of learning and taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible. He’d like to thank Miss Mr. Miller, Mrs. Wagstaff, Mr. Ray and Ms. Audy for being awesome educators. Michael encourages incoming students to get involved in clubs, classes, sports, and extracurriculars and to encourage friends to do so as well!
Randi
Georgia Tech
Class 2025Randi’s favorite MHS memory is a specific one: singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” at the pep rally with Nick Dulling. She also has great memories of the French exchange program and going abroad with friends. Randi’s plans include studying aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech next year, and she is looking forward to meeting new friends and living in a diverse environment. Randi is most excited not to need winter clothes for a while and to explore the many food options in the south. Randi would like to thank Mr.Wall, Mr.Carbonneau, and Madame Wagstaff and Mr. Bolduc for their confidence in her during high school. Her advice for freshmen is also very specific: Avoid the cafeteria’s hamburger, and while you are doing so, always be open to making new friends.
Ella
Providence College
Class 2025Ella would like to remind incoming students to stay positive, work hard, and never give up on your dreams. Not bad advice for the four years of high school and beyond! Ella is excited to explore all of the amazing classes Providence College offers and she thinks the academics are just one facet of the many new experiences she’ll have when she becomes a Friar in the fall. Although Ella will miss seeing the familiar faces of peers and teachers, she looks forward to meeting new people and making new friendships. Besides attending MHS football games with friends, Ella has also enjoyed getting to know all of the great Melrose High teachers. A special shout-out goes to Mr. Wein, Mr. Carbonneau and Mrs. Willson for all of the encouragement and support.
Megan
St Anselm College
Class 2025Megan was part of the Middlesex League winning MHS Cheerleading team and is grateful for the memory. She thanks her coaches Meaghan and Julie for leading the team to success. Megan would also like to thank both Ms.Scott and Miss M, her dance teacher, for pushing her to be her best and making her high school experience amazing. Megan’s best high school take-aways are spending time with friends on the cheer team, at Melrose Dance Academy, and in the Learning Common. Megan is grateful to have led the MHS Dance Club and to be part of the Melrose Veterans Memory Project and Stand Up for A Cause Club. While cheering at Gillette and on Friday nights under the lights will always hold a special place in her heart, Megan is excited to meet new people and learn more about herself, while majoring in nursing and pursuing her passion in dance. She encourages MHS freshmen to get involved in a sport or extracurricular and make the most of every minute of high school.
Frank
Plymouth State University
Class 2025Frank will miss representing Melrose through athletics, and he’s got a sweet legacy of getting the job done. From winning the Super Bowl his junior year at MHS, to stellar moves as the varsity lacrosse goalie, Frank’s experience as an MHS athlete is a great one. When he wasn’t playing sports, Frank enjoyed spending time with his buddies, creating many best friends for life. Frank plans to major in business with a marketing focus at Plymouth State, while continuing his football career. He looks forward to this next chapter in his life and is excited to grow and learn. Frank would like to thank Coach Morris for being a role model over the years and guiding him in the right direction. (Although he didn’t mention it, we are confident Frank thanks Coach Paul Capaldo, too!). Frank’s advice for freshmen is to soak in the good times, create strong bonds in the community, and have fun!
Kaiya
University of Texas, Arlington
Class 2025Kaiya appreciates the potential that Señor Malley saw in her and the confidence Ms. Kane built during four years of track and friendship. Both educators helped Kaiya to be the best version of herself, and for that she is grateful. Kaiya’s favorite memories were created in the student section of football games, where the roar of the crowd helped the team to win again and again. She also has great memories of pep rallies and of going to the beach on the last day of school each year with her friends. Kaiya is going to miss her small town of Melrose and how nice it was simply to walk around on weekend nights, taking it all in. Kaiya also gives a special shout-out to Lincoln Elementary school, where she grew up and made most of her friends. As she heads to UT in the fall to study nursing, Kaiya’s looking forward to the blazing hot weather, making friends, and staying in dorms. She’s excited to explore Texas and do as much as she can in four years. Kaiya’s advice to incoming students is to enjoy high school, because before you know it, you’ll be graduating and heading off for your next adventure.
Meghan
University of Rhode Island
Class 2025Meghan encourages incoming MHS students to make new friendships and try new things. High school, Meghan tells us, is a great place to start discovering who you are. Meghan continues to discover her own interests and thanks Madame Riendeau for the opportunity to intern at MVMMS. She also thanks Mr. Santos and Ms. Mays for helping to make her high school experience such a good one. Meghan plans to major in PharmD, URI’s 0-6 year doctoral program. She also hopes to study abroad while in college Although Meghan looks forward to meeting new people, living on campus, and furthering her interests with elective classes, she’ll miss her MHS buddies and will treasure memories of the fun activities they experienced together.
Marissa
Tufts University
Class 2025
Marissa’s best MHS memories are all about cross country and track, and the fun that she had with her friends while competing. She especially remembers going to meets and time spent traveling on the bus. Although she’ll miss the close friends she’s made through running, she is looking forward to meeting new people and trying new things while studying Computer Science at Tufts University. Marissa thanks Ms. Kane, Coach Nicole, and Mr. Scudder for their support during Marissa’s high school career. She encourages freshmen to try new things and do as much as you can while at MHS, since it is over before you know it. 
Maddie
University of Vermont
Class 2025Maddie plans to study Business Administration at UVM, and is looking forward to meeting new friends and growing as a person. She’s going to miss the great environment at MHS and the friendships she’s made with teachers and classmates. Maddie would like to thank Mr. Scudder and Señor Malley and says she will miss them a ton. Her favorite memories of high school include watching football games, attending the Froshmore Dance, playing on the tennis team, participating in AP Seminar and walking to Whole Foods. She advises incoming students to be true to themselves while at MHS and have fun while you are there.
Ava
University of Connecticut
Class 2025Ava encourages incoming freshmen to push yourselves out of your comfort zone to make the most of high school. She says that you’ll treasure your best memories and learn and grow from tough experiences; either way the time flies! Ava has enjoyed hanging out with her friends, especially when they were dressing up for spirit week and themed football games. She’ll miss being part of the lacrosse team and going to tournaments and pasta parties. Ava would like to thank Coach Wein, who taught her to become a much stronger and intelligent version of herself by pushing hard on and off the field. Not only has Mr. Wein helped in Ava’s confidence, he has encouraged her tremendously over the years. Ava would also like to thank Mrs. Melito and Mrs. Ferranti for their guidance in classes and their ability to make subjects enjoyable. Ava plans to major in marketing at UConn and looks forward to broadening her interests, meeting people from all over the world, and living like a Husky!
Jack
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2025Jack looks forward to becoming the best version of himself, and believes UMass Amherst is the place to do it, with a wide range of clubs and activities and many opportunities to meet new friends. His memories of best times at MHS are the experiences he’s had with friends in and out of class. He’ll miss the every-day familiarity of attending high school in Melrose, knowing most of the people he sees daily and feeling comfortable in his surroundings. Although Jack has some ideas of possible areas of study, he is undecided for now. He’d like to thank Mr DiBenedetto, Coach Morris, Mr. Alperen, Mrs. Weider, Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Shackelford, and the many educators who played a big part in his life at MHS for the past four years. Jack encourages incoming freshmen not to wish time away and to make the most of every day spent at MHS!
Delia
University of Maine
Class 2025Delia plans to study psychology at U Maine and is excited to meet new friends and take on more independence. She’ll carry great memories of playing MHS softball and attending chorus. Delia feels blessed to have become close to the many friends she has met at MHS over the years and she’ll miss each of those friends when she packs up and heads out in September. Deila would like to thank Ms.Piper, Ms.Maguire, Mr.Keoseyan, and Dr.Hurley for their commitment to her education. Without them, MHS would not have been the great place she’ll get to remember. Her advice to incoming students is not to overthink or stress out about high school and makeconnections with teachers along the way!
Bella
Stonehill College
Class 2025Bella reminds underclassmen to have fun in high school because once it’s over, it’s over. She has taken her own advice these past four years and has great memories of her time at MHS. Some of Bella’s favorite memories include watching the football team win at Gillette and hanging out with her friends in the Learning Commons. Although she’s not yet decided on a major, Bella is interested in a degree in a Bachelor of Science program. Bella will miss her family next year, especially her sister. She will also miss going to Starbucks with her friends every day and spending time in downtown Melrose. Bella would like to thank Mr. D. for making his video production classes so fun. Although she’ll miss so much about Melrose, Bella can’t wait to start this next chapter in life!
Alli
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2025
Alli would like to thank all of her teachers at Melrose High School, MVMMS, and Winthrop School. With their excellence in teaching, they have inspired her to major in education in college next year. Alli will leave for Amherst in September with fond memories of cheering on the football team on Friday nights under the lights and in the fun of pep rallies over the years. Although she’ll miss her MHS friends, she looks forward to meeting new people in college next year. Alli advises incoming freshmen to try to enjoy every day at MHS because the time flies too fast!
Megan
Connecticut College
Class 2025
Megan’s advice for younger students is to enjoy the present and don’t worry too much about the future. Life, after all, is what happens when you’re busy making plans. Megan did just that while at MHS, and leaves some pretty amazing memories in the football stands where she cheered loudly with friends, on the local tracks where she ran hurdles and built friendships, at tables in the LC, chatting and laughing between classes, and in AP Seminar and Research, her favorite high school classes. Megan plans to major in psychology at Connecticut College, in the hopes of one day attaining a PhD with a focus on clinical work with kids and adolescents. Megan is excited to see what college has in store for her, while also missing the life long friendships she’s made in Melrose. She’d like to thank Ms. Kane for being a supportive track coach and amazing role model, Mr. Scudder and Mr. Stewart for being fantastic teachers, and Ms. Mooney and Mr. Parrillo for leading the Student Action Board and providing remarkable opportunities in highschool and in the greater Melrose community. The work she did with the Student Action Board and with MAAV have been tremendously impactful and Megan is confident she’ll carry lessons learned there throughout her life.
Abby
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Class 2025
Abby has great memories of filming a movie in support of a friend’s capstone project, having great conversations in her AP Government class, and winning the state relay for the MHS swim team. Although she is undecided in her field of study, she is interested in government, psychology, and neuroscience and is considering a major in one (or maybe all three!?).  Abby looks forward to joining clubs, meeting new people in a new state and, of course, attending UNC basketball games. Abby has loved the strong sense of community that permeates through Melrose and at MHS, and will miss seeing her friends around town and in classes. She’d like to thank the whole access team of Ms. Wilson, Ms. Fitzpatrick, Ms. Davidson, Ms. Chernisky, Ms. Olsen, Mr. Manfriedi, Ms. Pizzotti, Ms. Van Benis, and Ms. Couture for their commitment to her success. Abby encourages freshmen to take every opportunity to have fun with friends and learn in classes. Make the most of your high school experience!
Grace
Northeastern University
Class 2025

Grace will head to Greece in the fall  to spend her first semester abroad as part of Northeastern’s N.U.in Program,  a unique first-semester experience for a select group of applicants. She’s excited to learn about a new culture while connecting with her classmates and studying business management. Grace’s favorite MHS memories include attending football games with friends and spending time with her tennis and volleyball teammates on and off the court. Grace would like to thank Mrs. Giovanardi for making CAD class fun. Her advice to incoming students is to get involved with the MHS and wider Melrose community. High school may be just beginning, but it goes faster than you think! 
Alyssa
Catholic University of America
Class 2025

Alyssa’s got a wide range of interests and her favorite memories reflect that. She fondly remembers winning the league for winter track, performing in Mamma Mia, winning the Powder Puff game junior year, cheering on the football team to a 2019 Super Bowl win, and hanging with her friends in the Learning Commons. Although she’s excited to run track while majoring in nursing at Catholic U, she’ll miss her friends and the underclassmen at MHS, along with her teachers and coaches. Alyssa will also miss walking the halls and playing on the fields of her old alma mater. Alyssa would like to thank Ms. Kane for her stellar coaching over the past four years, Mr. Sawyer for being an awesome teacher, and Linda, who monitors the LC,  for all of the help. Alyssa’s advice for incoming students is to savor every moment at MHS and make sure the memories you make are ones you’ll treasure. 
Thomas
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Class 2025

You might recognize Thomas as the marching band drum major, and it is not surprising that achieving this esteemed position is one of his favorite memories. His trip to Disney with the orchestra is also way up there in his high school highlights, along with hanging with his friends. Thomas will miss those friends who are still students at MHS; he looks forward to meeting new people in college. Thomas plans to study criminal justice, with an emphasis on homeland security, and is excited to learn and study a focused topic. Thomas will miss Mr. Miller and Mr. Repucci and thanks them for their commitment to him over the past four years. His advice to incoming students is to treat freshmen year as a trial run. Try as many new things as you can. Decide what you like and what you don’t like and use that to start off the next year. With advice like that, Thomas, you are sure to be a success! 
Lucia
Fordham University
Class 2025
Lucia emphasizes that incoming MHS students shouldn’t be too hard on themselves that first year; high school gets easier with time. She has great memories of MHS over the years, seeing her friends in the Learning Commons before school start and also participating in AP Lab. Lucia will miss all of the great MHS educators, but Mr. Scudder, Ms. Couture, Mr. Wall, Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Stewart, and Mrs. Ferranti hold a special place in her heart. Lucia plans to major in environmental studies and political science at Fordham, and although she’s not ready to say goodbye to her friends, she’s eager to live in New York City and discover everything the next four years will bring.  
Andrew
Coastal Carolina University
Class 2025


Andrew’s high school highlight reel includes winning a football state championship, but just as high on his list is the time spent hanging out with his friends. He’ll miss Melrose and the supportive and welcoming community that has been home for the past 15 years. Andrew plans to study marine science in college, and is interested specifically in marine animals and ecosystems. He looks forward to being a Chanticleer and sees his choice to head south as a new chapter in his life, filled with new friends and personal growth. Andrew would like to thank the MHS football coaching staff for their support and guidance, and all of the teachers who he’s gotten to know over the past four years. He encourages freshmen not to take high school for granted and to enjoy every moment with family and friends. 
Jocelyn
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Class 2025
Jocelyn will remember the adventures she had with her friends while at MHS, in addition to winning the league in soccer for the first time ever. She also has great memories of  pep rallies and cheering in the student section at football games. She plans to study exercise science on the physical therapy track and looks forward to real-life experiences in the medical field of her choosing.  Although she’ll miss Ms. Hubbard, Ms, Van Blenis, Ms. Giddings and Mr. Wall, along with her family and friends, Jocelyn is certain there are more adventures in her future. She encourages incoming freshmen to live in the moment as often as possible, get involved and have no regrets. 
Madeleine
Pace University
Class 2025

Madeleine is unsure of her area of study, and with a wide variety of interests, who can blame her? She is considering fashion, journalism, communications, and social work, and we are confident she’ll figure out how to combine her varied passions for a unique college experience. Madeleine will miss the laughs she had in classes with friends and treasures the memory of MHS community day with a grade-wide lunch, the entire class eating together.  Madeleine looks forward to experiencing NYC and the freedom that college will offer, but she promises to be back to visit the amazing teachers she’s had, especially Ms. Weider and Ms. Lord. Her advice for underclassmen? Take it one day at a time and live every day to the fullest!
Lillian
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2025

Lillian tells younger students to  enjoy high school; try to have fun every day while you are here. She’s loved all of the teachers she’s had while at MHS and thanks them all for their support. Lillian looks forward to studying psychology while at UMass Amherst with a particular interest in developmental psychology research. She’s also excited to have a roommate and live close to the many friends she plans to make. Lillian will miss her Melrose friends and the fun classes she’s taken while at MHS. She loved captains’ practice for cross country and looked forward to sharing her passion for running with her teammates. We hope you keep running, Lillian, and sharing the fun!  
Lila
Sacred Heart University
Class 2025

Lila remembers packing a lunch table with as many friends as could fit, and hanging out in the Learning Commons every morning. Although these memories seem commonplace, she misses them so much more now, as they weren’t possible during senior year. Lila will miss her best friends and the amazing teachers at MHS, especially Frau Stepper, and Ms. Lord. Lila feels blessed to have grown so close to these educators over the four years of high school. While studying Communications Disorders, Lila cannot wait to meet new people and have new adventures at Sacred Heart (here’s hoping there will be packed lunch tables in her future!). 
Michael
University of Massachusetts,  Lowell
Class 2025

Michael would like to thank Mr. Carbonneau for filling his class with the perfect balance of learning and humor and for creating a comfortable class environment. As he takes off to UMass Lowell, Michael is excited to meet new people, while studying accounting in the Manning School of Business. He’ll miss all of the friendly faces at Melrose High, and the time he spent attending sporting events with friends.  Michael’s time at MHS went by in the blink of an eye, and he hopes that those high schoolers just starting out will take the time to enjoy the next four years, because before you know it, you are graduating! 
Brooke
University of Tennessee
Class 2025
Brooke presented at a Marine Science Conference in Boston and this is one of her favorite memories of MHS; other events high on her list are earning first place at the Middlesex League cheerleading competition this year and cheerleading at Gillette during the 2019 and 2017 Super Bowls. Brooke’s been involved in many clubs and sports while at MHS and plans to do the same when she attends University of Tennessee in the fall. Although she is undecided as to her major, she is excited to attend interesting classes, meet new people and attend football games. Brook would like to thank Mr. Santos and Ms. Van Blenis for their kindness during the past four years. She encourages incoming freshmen to get involved in things you enjoy to make the most of your time at MHS! 
Christian
Marist College
Class 2025


Christian has been a force on both the MHS baseball and soccer teams, but memories he made during Rec Basketball, with a team of funny, energetic friends, rank just as high as his success on varsity fields. Along with sports, Christian has great memories of a fun weekend in Boston with Model UN, and hanging out with friends and taking classes in the Learning Commons. Christian is enrolled in the Business School at Marist and plans to study Economics, while exploring Poughkeepsie NY and the quick train ride to NYC. He also hopes to play on the club baseball team and join other clubs and intramural sports teams. Christian would like to thank Coach Searles, Coach Serino, Frau Stepper, Mr. Parrillo, Mr. Merrill and all of his great teachers. He advises underclassmen to set goals during freshman year because time flies and you are wise to set yourself up for success. 
Julia
Northeastern University
Class 2025

Julia is a member of the esteemed MHS Do Good Club, and together with her clubmates, has made a significant impact by spreading kindness in Melrose. She recognizes the strong bond in our community, and has been grateful for the many friendly faces on the streets of Melrose and in the halls and Learning Commons at MHS. She’ll miss great conversations with classmates and teachers alike. She’d like to thank Señor Malley, Mr. Scudder, Ms. Scott, Señora Dagger Cain, Ms. Kane, and, of course, Tinker, the MHS therapy dog. Julia’s favorite memories include the Spanish exchange, the Costa Rica trip, and also spending time with friends in the LC during AP Research and free periods. Although Julia is entering college without a declared major, she is excited to experience the options available in the Explore Program. Julia is looking forward to studying abroad, engaging in research, meeting new people, all while deciding on the field of study she’ll be most passionate about.  She hopes that incoming MHS students won’t be afraid to take chances and try new things because you never know what an amazing experience you could have!
DJ
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2025

DJ will miss his close-knit crew of friends when he heads to Amherst in the fall, but not nearly as much as he’ll miss Liberty Bell, Chipotle, and the 99 for the great meals and the great deals. He’s undecided in his field of study, but does plan to take full advantage of the endless eating opportunities in the highly ranked UMass dining halls. When he’s not eating, DJ is looking forward to meeting new friends and taking advantage of the many opportunities college has to offer. He’d like to thank Coach Morris, Coach Capaldo, and the entire coaching staff for four amazing years of football, including the 2019 Super Bowl win. DJ also thanks Mr. Merrill and Mr. Corrigan for their guidance over the years and Mr. Carbonneau and
Señor Malley for making learning fun. DJ encourages incoming MHS students to soak it all in, stick with your friends, and play sports or find activities that you enjoy. 
Thomas
University of Connecticut
Class 2025

Thomas looks forward to being a UConn Husky and experiencing all that college has to offer. Although he’ll enter college with an undeclared major, he looks forward to exploring options in the STEM field, perhaps combining business and engineering. He would like to thank Ms. Audy, Ms. Longuemare, Coach Allison and Coach Tuccinardi for their commitment to his success while at MHS. He will miss them and all of the memories he made, both in the classroom and on the field. Thomas will be back to reminisce with friends about the good times hanging in the Learning Commons, training during indoor track, and attending football games on Friday nights. Thomas encourages underclassmen to enjoy and appreciate the times you spend with friends and teachers and to make the most of your time at MHS. 
Leighton
Fairfield University
Class 2025

Leighton has known many of his classmates since preschool and will be sad to leave them behind. He is excited, however, to live in a completely new place and plans to make many new friends and memories while studying nursing at Fairfield University. Leighton’s best memories of MHS include helping Mr. DiBenedetto to record livestream events; his favorites include Soccer Night, Brawl in the Hall, and the 2020 graduation. Leighton would like to thank Mr. D. for the opportunity to be so involved in video production and also Mr. Parrillo for his guidance over the years. Leighton encourages freshmen to join sports teams and clubs. He wishes he got involved in extracurricular activities earlier in his high school career, as so many of his best memories stem from those experiences. 
Michaela
Providence College
Class 2025

Michaela tells us she is grateful for the opportunity she had to get involved in the Melrose community, local government, and with the #melrosekind initiative. Michaela embraced Melrose Random Act of Kindness Day and rallied her friends and classmates to celebrate the day with kindness. Michaela will miss spending time in the LC with her AP Seminar and Research Class; doing so introduced her to some best friends. At Providence, she plans to major in Health Policy and Management, with the hopes of studying epidemiology. Michalea’s favorite memories are wrapped up in her experiences at Winthrop Elementary, MVMMS, and MHS. She will not forget the long days spent at the Common with friends and exploring the shops and restaurants on Main Street. She’s looking forward to similar exploration in Providence as part of the Friar Family. Michaela will miss Ms. Weider, Ms. Pari, and Mr. Scudder. She encourages underclassmen to be brave, not perfect.  You’re all that, Michaela, and kind, too. 
Jack
University of Connecticut
Class 2025

Jack is looking forward to joining clubs and living abroad sometime over the next four years, while studying finance and German at UConn. He encourages MHS freshmen to get involved in clubs while in high school. Doing so, he says, will introduce you to friends you might not have known otherwise. Jack followed his own advice while at MHS, as one of the founding members of the Melrose Unified Basketball program. The team, which features inclusion and teamwork, is one of Jack’s fondest memories of high school. Along with Team Unified, Jack will miss going to Mexico Lindo with friends and playing on the Varsity basketball and track teams. He’d like to thank Frau Stepper, Mr. Manfredi, and Mr. Scudder for their commitment to his success. He’d also like to give a shout-out to the time spent with friends in Mr. Haven’s 9th grade Latin class, Mr. Tanetta’s 10th grade US History class, Mrs. Steppers German class. The Huskies await, Jack! 
Emily
Curry College
Class 2025

Emily is excited to see her dream of being a teacher become a reality as she studies Early Childhood Education at Curry College. She’d like to thank Mrs. Wilson for providing both encouragement and stability over the years and for her commitment to educational excellence. Emily would also like to thank her hockey coach, Coach Frank, who has known Emily for many years and has taught her valuable life lessons. Emily plans to manage the women’s hockey team at Curry, and looks forward to this new experience and the many friendships she plans to form. Her favorite memories made while at MHS include pasta parties, bus rides to hockey and softball games, and experiencing the Super Bowl win at Gillette. She’ll miss going to the Learning Commons with friends and Friday Nights under the lights. Emily would like to tell incoming students to treasure every moment. One minute you walk through the doors as a freshman, the next you are picking up your cap and gown, so have fun! 
Paige
Merrimack College
Class 2025

Paige encourages underclassmen to trust their instincts when making choices at MHS. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, but also make time for fun during high school. The fun she had in Mr. D.’s video production class features high in her list of memories, and laughing and enjoying time with her friends does, too. Paige would like to thank Mr. D. for making learning fun over the past four years, Mr. Parrillo for his guidance, and all of her teachers and faculty for their support. Paige is enrolled in the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Merrimack and is excited for the opportunity to learn about Homeland Security and attend in-person classes. Although senior year at MHS was not what she expected, she’s grateful for her great friends and the memories she’s made. 
Kelsey
University of New Hampshire
Class 2025

Kelsey’s favorite MHS memory is Senior Skip Day, which was more important this year than ever. When she thinks back to her years at MHS, hanging out with her friends features most prominently. Kelsey plans to study English in college and looks forward to hanging out with new friends and becoming independent. Kelsey gives a huge shout-out to Ms. Gillette, who she says is a wonderful teacher and a significant reason that her high school experience was such a good one. Kelsey encourages freshmen to get involved not just at MHS but in the community of Melrose, and to embrace all that our fine city has to offer! 
Ella
Sacred Heart University
Class 2025

Ella thanks the teachers and coaches who helped to form the person she is today, not just at MHS, but throughout her time in Melrose Public Schools. She’d like to shout-out Ms. Pizzotti Mr. Wein, Ms. Kane, Ms. Hubbard, Ms. Audy, and Mr. Malley. Although she is looking forward to experiencing life outside of Melrose, she will carry wonderful memories of her time here, including winning the Powder Puff game as a junior, winning league championships for lacrosse and track, being involved in student government and student council, cheering on the football team with friends, and hanging in the Learning Commons between classes. Ella plans to study psychology and looks forward to playing club lacrosse while at college. She encourages underclassmen not to wish away the high school years and to get as involved as possible. 
Maeve
Auburn University
Class 2025

Maeve has had a blast playing lacrosse and running indoor track over the past four years at MHS, and the experience ranks high in her favorite memories. Winning the Powder Puff game as a junior, and going to Spain as an exchange student during her sophomore year are equally memorable MHS events. When she leaves for Alabama in the fall, she’ll carry the warmth of seeing her parents, siblings, and cousins in the hallways of MHS. In that vein, she’d like to give a huge shout-out to her favorite educators (and favorite parents): Mr. and Mrs. Fogarty. She’d also like to thank Senora Dagger-Cain, Mr. Steward, Ms. Scott, and Coach G. Maeve plans to study on the physical therapy track, with a second major in kinesiology. She advises incoming freshmen not to wait for validation from others, and to stay true to themselves. 
Catherine
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Class 2025

Catherine plans to study in the nursing program at UMass Lowell and looks forward to meeting new people and having new experiences. Although she will miss hanging out with  friends in the Learning Commons and the tremendous fun she had as a member of the field hockey team, Catherine is eager for this next big life step. Catherine would like to thank Mrs. Stepper, for her excellence in teaching German, and her commitment to Catherine’s education over the years. Her advice to underclassmen is to stick with your friends, and have as much fun as you can, as high school flies by! 
Ansel
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Class 2025
Ansel gives a big shout-out to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence and the Student Action Board. Proud of accomplishments and  grateful for the impact each organization has made, Ansel ranks being part of MAAV, and also playing Miss Scarlet in “Clue,” as top memories of MHS. Ansel looks forward to living in a different environment, meeting new people, and engaging in a completely new community. Ansel will study Communications and Graphic Design and is excited for a fresh start and the opportunity to reach new levels of excellence. Big thanks go out to Ms. Hiti-Stearns, who has helped Ansel grow as a performer, as well as Mr. Alperen, who encouraged free thought, and Mr. Parrillo, who guided Ansel’s work with the Student Action Board. Ansel encourages incoming MHS students to stay true to themselves, value self-expression, and strive to make a positive impact on others.
Katherine
Rivier University
Class 2025
Katherine encourages underclassmen to view high school as a learning experience. Try not to take it too seriously, but keep up with your grades and put in the extra effort when needed. She’ll miss her amazing teachers at MHS, especially Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Chernisky, who  helped and supported Katherine’s education since the beginning of high school. She’d also like to thank Mrs. Melito for the positive influence she provided over the past four years. Katherine has great memories of the volleyball team and felt that her teammates became like a second family. She plans to double major in pre-veterinary science and business, with a minor in environmental science. Katherine cannot wait to immerse herself in the interesting classes that college will provide, and she looks forward to growing and exploring the world around her.
Cecelia
University of Vermont
Class 2025
Cecelia will miss Ms. Kane, her teacher and coach for all four years at MHS. It is connections like these that make MHS such a supportive environment and Cecelia will miss the community connections in the classroom, in the hallways, and on the Cross Country and Track teams. Her favorite memories are hanging with friends in the Learning Commons, running track and cross country, and cheering the football team on Friday nights with friends. Cecelia will major in environmental studies at UVM and is excited to meet people with common interests and learn while surrounded by the beauty of Vermont. She plans to get involved in many aspects of the student body and study in a field she is passionate about. Cecelia encourages MHS underclassmen to focus on what makes you happy, as that is the best way to achieve sought-after goals!
Nick
Assumption University
Class 2025
One of Nick’s favorite memories of MHS is General Gao’s chicken day so isn’t surprising that Petrone’s, Alfredo’s, and Garniss  Market rank high in the things he’ll miss most about Melrose. Second to food, Nick would like to shout out the many good Melrosians he knows and loves. He fondly remembers hanging with the boys,  cross country meets, chorus concerts, and student government. Nick plans to run track at Assumption while studying Occupational Therapy, in the hopes of pursing a masters or a doctorate in the field. Nick  looks forward to stepping out of his comfort zone in the many ways that college provides; he cannot wait to attend Assumption, which he labels the perfect school in which to flourish and thrive. Nick would like to thank Ms. Piper, Mr Ray, Mr Scudder, Coach Allison, and Ms. Audy for their commitment to his education over his years at MHS.  His best advice to underclassmen? Don’t be afraid to reach out to older students. The ones he’s met have been kind and supportive and he is confident others will agree. Take off, Nick….your future awaits!
Camille
Boston University
Class 2025
You might know Camille through her work with Reach Leadership at Melrose High School, a branch of the Family Reach Foundation. Through Reach, Camille has been instrumental in raising funds for families impacted by cancer. Camille’s affiliation with the group was a highlight of her time at MHS, but she also has wonderful memories of English classes and rehearsing for The Magic Garden. Camille’s looking forward to living on BU’s beautiful urban campus, meeting students and faculty, maybe minoring in theatre, attending teaching practicums and (fingers crossed) studying in London in 2022.  Camille would like to thank Mr. Tucc, Ms. Paquette, Ms. Mac,  Ms. Gillette, Ms. Hubbard, Ms. Maguire, and Ms. Piper. The outstanding MHS educators have inspired Camille to study Youth Justice and Mental Health at BU, in the hopes of someday becoming a special education teacher. Camille encourages younger students not to stress about post-high school plans. She promises they’ll figure it out with time, experience, and the support of friends and the close knit Melrose and MHS community.
Ryan
Ithaca College
Class 2025
Ryan will miss hanging with his close-knit group of friends when he heads to Ithaca to study Sports Communication in the fall. Although he’s looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new places, he’ll remain committed to those he’s met on the Long Red Line.  Ryan’s got great memories of hanging in the locker room before football, basketball, and lacrosse games. He’s excited to play his last high school lacrosse season at MHS, before taking his talent to upstate New York. He will never forget the roar of the crowd under the lights on Friday nights and looking up to see his friends supporting him. Ryan would like to thank Mrs. Van Blenis, Mrs. Giddings, Coach Mo, Coach Burns, and Coach James. He encourages incoming freshmen to live life at MHS with no regrets. We look forward to hearing of your success, Ryan!
Haley
Villanova
Class 2025
Haley’s got a lot of plans and it is easy to get excited just hearing about them. She will major in communication with a focus on pre-law. Beyond that she’s considering majoring or minoring in cognitive science, political science, or international business, each of which would contribute to her passion to affect human rights, immigration rights, and environmental causes. Oh, and there’s also a possibility she’ll head to the Peace Corps! Haley’s excited to explore the clubs and activities of Villanova, while embracing all Philadelphia has to offer. (But don’t worry, she promises to never root against New England teams. Like ever.) Haley’s favorite memory is the Spanish Exchange, but she’ll also miss Friday Night lights, spirit week, student gov’t, and the wonderful friends she’s made over the years. Haley would like to thank Dr. Hurley, Mrs. Van Blenis, Mr. Stewart, Señor Malley, Ms. Couture, Mrs. Duncan, Mr. Bolduc, Tinker, and Melrose Grad Night. (You are very welcome, Haley!).
Lucy
George Mason University
Class 2025
Although Lucy moved to Melrose in her sophomore year, she felt welcomed into the culture and tradition of MHS. She says her fondest memory is bittersweet — her first day of school when she was lost with no idea where to go. She is grateful for having learned the building and received guidance from some amazing people along the way. Lucy plans to study elementary education at George Mason and looks forward to a career working with kids. (We are certain she will draw from her own experiences and be a great teacher!) Lucy will miss the swim team and her teammates. She will treasure the memories she’s made with this group of girls who have become like family. Lucy will miss Coach Meegan, who stepped in as the swim coach during a complicated season and quickly became her go-to guy. Lucy encourages incoming students to live in the moment, don’t overthink or give in to self doubt. High school, she says, can be lots of fun!
Meghan
Clark University
Class 2025
Meghan will continue her stellar lacrosse career at Clark University, where she plans to major in Economics. She thanks her lacrosse and basketball teams for all of the fantastic memories and thanks her family, friends, and teachers for the unwavering support over the years. Meghan will miss Mr. Scudder, Mr. Wien, Coach Galusi, Coach Hirschfeld, and Coach Ashley, along with everyone she’s gotten to know at MHS. In her heart, Meghan will carry memories from the Spanish exchange trip, and magical moments on the lacrosse field and basketball court. She encourages freshmen to take every possible opportunity at school events and in school activities. Don’t worry about the little things or a bad test grade, because if you are motivated, you’ll make it! Great advice, Meghan!
Sydney
Bunker Hill Community College
Class 2025
Sydney plans to focus on Hotel and Restaurant Management at Bunker Hill and looks forward to meeting new people, making friends, and achieving success in this new chapter in his life. He’ll miss of all the teachers at MHS, especially Ms. Pari, Ms. O’Sullivan, Mr. Hill, Mr. Stuart, and Ms. Giddings. Sydney has great memories of Tinker the therapy dog and thanks Mr. Bolduc for being such an excellent influence in his life. Sydney believes that the MHS administration has taught all of the students the true meaning of community and he is grateful to have been a part of it. His advice for incoming freshmen is to remember that regardless of how complicated a situation may seem, do not let anyone tell you that you cannot accomplish your goals. Challenge yourself, love every day, and stick to what is important to you.
Emily
University of Vermont
Class 2025
Emily is in tune with both the little things and the big thing in life. One of her fondest memories is stopping by the LC to check in with her friends at MHS. Small moments like this, she says, made her day. Another great experience was the French exchange, where she traveled with her best friends and had the opportunity to experience new people and cultures. Although Emily has not yet declared a major, she’s excited to study environmentalism and art at UVM. She’s looking forward to the independence and opportunities that college will offer, and is grateful for the strong foundation that her teachers, especially Ms. Melito, have provided. Emily gives a huge shout-out to Ms. Kane, who learned how to throw a shot put so she could teach the technique to the team. Emily’s advice for freshmen? Find a good balance between hard work, dedication, and spending time with friends and family. We have not doubt that Emily’s got a solid life before her.
Christina
Salem State University
Class 2025
We’ve received some amazing advice from MHS seniors over the years, but Christina’s ranks at the top: Not everyone is living on the same page as you, so don’t feel down and discouraged if others are ahead. What a wonderful perspective on this (and every) stage of life! Christina would like to thank Mr. DiBennedetto for the huge impact he’s had on her life over the years. He’s helped her to work hard and encouraged her to get outside of her comfort zone. Christina would also like to thank the softball coaches she’s had for pushing her to succeed. Her favorite memories are the endless laughter on the bus to and from softball games and the videos she’s made in Mr. D.’s class. She looks forward to sharing them one day with her future kids.  Christina will study criminal justice at Salem State and looks forward to new friends, new memories, and achieving her dreams. She’ll miss the amazing friends she’s made at MHS but can’t wait to get started with this next exciting chapter.
Julia
University of St. Joseph
Class 2025
Julia plans to study nursing at St. Joe’s, with a focus on psychiatry. While at college, she is looking forward to meeting new people, making new memories, and jumpstarting her way to a successful career. Although she’s excited for this next chapter of life, she’ll miss hanging out with her Melrose friends, and has wonderful memories of laughs in the Learning Commons and cheering under the lights at football games. Along with the many smiling faces in the hallways of MHS, Julia will miss Ms. Melito, and thanks her for being one of the very best teachers ever. Julia would like to thank all of her teachers, Coach Meegan, and the guidance counselors who work hard to ensure student success. She hopes that this year’s freshmen enjoy the many moments, because time flies when you’re living them!
Julian
Syracuse University
Class 2025
Julian encourages freshmen to stick by friends and passions, as they are the key to a great four years. He oughta know, as Julian has done just that as a student at MHS. So many of his favorite memories include making movies — films in French class and the trailer for Molassacre (the Boston Molasses Disaster) in his History through Film class. Julian will study film at Syracuse and plans to make additional memories worthy of recording. He looks forward to learning more about the art of film and hopes to launch a filmmaking career after college.  Julian will miss seeing the familiar faces he’s gotten to know over the last 12 years. . He’ll especially miss Ms. Piper, loved his freshmen year trip to Disney with chorus, and is sad he couldn’t participate in a senior year chorus. Best of luck in this next chapter, Julian!
CoCo
Northeastern University
Class 2025
Corinne has so many wonderful memories of MHS, she had to email us twice! Between going to football games, prom and spending time with classmates, being together with her team on long lacrosse bus rides and carpools, and exploring new ideas in AP research, Corinne has made the most of her high school experience. She’d like to give a special shout out to the Learning Commons because of her fond memories of junior year and seeing it filled with friends, a place simply to be together. Corinne is planning to study criminal justice and psychology on a pre-law track. She looks forward to the unique research opportunities available at Northeaster, including an abroad co-op program. Corinne will miss her teachers, coaches, and guidance counselors and thanks them for the encouragement along the way. Come back and visit, Corinne!
Isabelle
University of Maine, Farmington
Class 2025
Isabelle believes in making a plan and sticking to it.  She advises incoming freshmen to do the same, because goal setting  makes achievements more attainable and enjoyable. We love this advice and because Isabelle plans to study elementary education, we are confident she’ll someday pass it on to her students. Isabelle has fond memories of APUSH (AP U.S. History) and English classes and the energy that her peers brought to the classroom. She recognizes the value in the close-knit community that is Melrose and will miss the amazing MHS teachers and staff that have helped her along the way.  High on her list of teachers is Ms. Melito, who has been her art teacher since freshman year. She’d also like to thank Señora Dagger-Cain for infusing fun in learning. Isabelle is looking forward to this next chapter in her life and we can’t wait to hear about her every success!
Leah
University of New Hampshire
Class 2025
Leah is grateful for many years of friendship with students she’s known since kindergarten. She’ll miss seeing them in the hallways, at football games, and at so many fun MHS events. Leah has fond memories of Powder Puff football and hanging out in the Learning Commons. She plans to study business at UNH with a minor in nutrition and hopes to study abroad during her time in college. The people she’ll meet and experiences she anticipates make her eager for this next step in her life. Leah would like to thank all of the teachers, coaches, and guidance counselors who helped her along the way. Her shout-out to freshmen is to make the most of high school because it really does fly!
Jack
Amherst College
Class 2025
Jack is a believer in the small stuff. Rather than the big successes and milestones that mark a high school career, Jack’s treasured memories include running into good friends in the hallways of MHS and having interesting conversations with educators. He encourages incoming freshmen to focus on the little moments while at MHS. Rather than worrying about the test next week or that essay due Friday, just try to be present in the moment and enjoy all high school has to offer. Jack will miss Mr. Miller, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Wall and appreciates the impact they had on him. He’d also like to shout out  Coach Serino for important lessons in soccer and life. At Amherst, Jack looks forward to studying subjects that are of interest to him and plans to major in some combination of Economics, Math, and English.  Jack will stay in touch with the incredible friends he’s made over the years, while greeting his future with eyes wide open, excited to begin.
Caroline
College of the Holy Cross
Class 2025
Caroline has great memories of the trip she took to Disney with MHS chorus when she was a freshman and she encourages this year’s freshmen class to enjoy every moment at MHS. She’d like to thank Mr. Malley, Ms. Audy, and Coach Kelly O’Neill for their encouragement during high school. Caroline will miss volleyball and softball games, watching Friday night football, but mostly seeing friendly faces in the hallway, hanging out in the LC, and the proximity of her family. She plans to spend the next four years meeting new people and creating new memories while pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in business, ethics, and society. Come back and visit, Caroline!
Paige
Smith College
Class 2025
Paige has learned a lot in four years, and  although she recognizes that grades are important, she also believes there are many ways to grow as an individual. She encourages incoming students to join clubs, play sports, hang out with friends, and try new things. Paige is looking to do just that at Smith College; she looks forward to spending time figuring out this next big step in her life. She’ll play on the lacrosse team and hopes to integrate her love of German into her post-MHS plans. Paige would like to thank Frau Stepper and all of the educators at MHS. She’ll miss her friends and treasures the memories of long bus rides to lacrosse games and hanging out in the Learning Common. We are certain Paige will make new memories in the next four years and embrace all that college has to offer!
Andrea
Clark University
Class 2025
Andrea is excited to join the Clark Cougars as a member of the soccer team. With a major in Environmental Science and a concentration in Earth Systems and Meteorology, we are sure she’ll be a standout beyond the soccer field. Andrea thanks her soccer coaches, Mr. Mahoney and Mrs. Duncan, as well as Mr. Malley, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Anderson. She encourages incoming freshmen to reach out to upperclassmen for guidance and to get involved in all that MHS, and the city of Melrose, has to offer, including the outstanding clubs and activities. Andrea will miss seeing her friends and family every day and enjoying the unique shops and restaurants that populate the store fronts on Main Street. She can’t wait to join the supportive Clark community and continue to grow and thrive. We cannot wait to celebrate you at Melrose Grad Night, Andrea!
AJ
Bentley University
Class 2025
AJ has a list of best memories from his time at MHS and we aren’t at all surprised. From every snap of the winning 2019 Super Bowl to hanging out with his friends for life, AJ has embraced his high school experience. He looks forward to his final three seasons of high school sports and is grateful that his football career will not end with graduation. Next year, he’ll proudly represent the Bentley Falcons and hopes to see at least a few of his MHS buddies in the stands. When he’s not winning on the field, he looks forward to studying business while learning to live on his own and meet new people. He’d like to thank Mr. D, Mrs. Giddings, Ms. Maguire, Coach Morris, Coach Kent, Coach Capaldo, and Coach Burns and the entire community of Melrose for leading with kindness. AJ encourages freshmen not to blink while at MHS because every single second counts! Good luck, AJ…spread those falcon wings and fly.
Dan
University of Virginia
Class 2025
When Dan was a freshman, a member of the senior class told him to treasure his high school years because the time flies. He is here to tell the current freshmen that the sage advice is true, the years are over too quickly, and every moment should be embraced. Dan embraced fun times in Plymouth with his friends, interesting studies in AP seminar and research, and cheering the football team to victory at the Super Bowl his junior year. Dan will miss Petrones pizza but plans to move on to Virginia-style pizza (which, we are certain, will not hold a candle to Petrones). He’ll miss all of the good Melrosians who’ve made an impact on his life, especially Mr. Scudder and Mrs. Edsall, who helped him grow as a person. Dan plans to study political science and constitutional law while at UVA. Enjoy every moment, Dan, because those four years move at the speed of light, too!
Meagan
St Anselm College
Class 2025
Meagan has always known that she’s wanted to help people, making nursing a natural fit for her career aspirations. She has gravitated toward the sciences since middle school, and likes to be on her feet in a hands-on role. Meagan encourages incoming freshmen to ask for assistance when struggling because, at MHS, help is never far away. Meagan would like to thank Señor Malley for his support over the four years of high school; she’ll fondly remember his Spanish class. Meagan will miss seeing her friends every day and being close to her family. Her favorite memories include passing around a guitar in the Learning Common, with each student playing a different song. She’ll never forget the adventure of performing in “Mama Mia!” sophomore year and she looks forward to the many new experiences she’ll have in college. Meagan’s excited to meet new people and begin her journey in nursing, relying on the firm foundation that is MHS.
Matt
Union College
Class 2025
Despite the pandemic-plagued start to Matt’s senior year, he’ll miss MHS and advises freshmen to enjoy every moment, as high school flies by. Matt plans to study economics at Union, while playing on the lacrosse team and exploring the city of Schenectady. He’ll miss his hometown of Melrose and the kindness of both the community and the school staff. He’d like to thank Mrs. Van Blenis, Mrs. Ferranti, Mr. Malley, Mrs. Thomas, Coach Morris and Coach James for their commitment to his success. His best memories of MHS are good times and laughter with friends in the LC, pep rallies and Rec ball in the gym, and the roar of the crowd and camaraderie of teammates playing football and lax on Fred Green field. 
Brooke
University of Vermont
Class 2024
Brooke encourages incoming freshmen to embrace every second at MHS. Whether it is sitting with your friends in the LC, learning in your favorite classroom, or walking to the knoll, your high school experience will go by too fast. Perhaps Brooke best describes what we hope for the class of 2020: a new found love of the moment. Brooke’s memories include field hockey, the French exchange and French class with Mrs. Wagstaff and Mr. Ray. She also loved attending junior prom, watching her friends compete in sports, participating in MVMP with Ms. Lord, and having freshman seminar with Mr. McLaughlin. She’ll miss Ms. Scott’s jokes, the dark room, her amazing teachers and closest friends. Brooke looks forward to majoring in nursing with a minor in studio art and a focus in photography. When she’s not studying, she’ll be taking in the beauty of Vermont and exploring Burlington. Along with the teachers mentioned above, Brooke gives a special shout out to her field hockey coaches Parker, Frates, Grogan and Parsons, her photography teacher Ms. Membrino, and Mr. Parrillo.
Shane
San Diego State University
Class 2024
Shane plans to study Criminal Justice as an SDSU Aztec come fall. He’ll miss all of the Melrose teachers he got to know over his four years, but gives special shout-outs to Ms. Ferranti, Ms. Kane, and Mr. Santos. His favorite high school memories include watching football games and running track at MHS. He encourages incoming freshmen to be proactive and not wait until the day before to complete your school and homework. Shane looks forward to the San Diego sunshine and plans to take advantage of the warm weather and the ocean. We’ll be thinking of you during the New England snow storms, Shane!
Sophia
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Class 2024
Sophia has acquired a new passion, and although she had planned to study on the pre-med track with a focus on military medicine, the recent course of events has changed her mind. She tells us that the Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a desire to advance the colored community. She plans to do so with a concentration in Public Health, Legal Studies, and Afro-American Studies. Sophia remembers laughing so hard at MHS that people could hear her down the hallway. She’ll treasure these good memories and the many relationships she’s made in high school. She thanks the teachers for being even more friendly than they are professional and encouraging student/teacher bonds to flourish. Sophia will miss laughing and practicing with Kelly O’Neill, in addition to seeing Ms. Scott, Mr. Daly, Mrs. Weider, Mrs. Teixiera, Ms. Ward, Linda and Suzy every day. We think they’ll miss you, too, Sophia!
Sydney
University of New Hampshire
Class 2024
Sydney’s advice for incoming freshmen is simple: walk on the RIGHT side of hallways and staircases, to keep the traffic flowing smoothly. With advice like that, it should come as no surprise that Sydney plans to become an engineer, the environmental variety. She looks forward to UNH and meeting new people and learning new things. She’ll miss the great sense of community at MHS, and will fondly remember the roar of the crowd when the MHS football team won the Super Bowl (twice). Sydney would like to thank all of her teachers for an excellent four years, but gives special shout-outs to those who made a major impact including Madame Wagstaff, Ms. Audy, Mrs. G. and Mrs. Naslas. Good luck, Sydney!
Dagny
Colorado State University
Class 2024
Dagny plans to become a veterinarian, starting with an undergraduate major in biology. When she’s not studying, she looks forward to exploring Fort Collins and attending activities hosted by Colorado State. She is excited for football games and skiing in the winter. She’ll miss the amazing people she’s met at Melrose High, especially the fun she had in AP Seminar and Research. Those teachers who feature first in Dagny’s memories include Mr. Scudder, Ms. Scott, Madame Wagstaff, and Ms. Membrino. She’d like to thank each of them for making her four high school years so enjoyable. Although Dagny will miss the Melrose community, her friends and teachers, she encourages incoming freshmen to try to keep the stress level low and enjoy each day spent at MHS.
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 senior 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.