Wolf Hahn’s photo first won a Gold Key at the Regional Level of the SMFA Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. It then moved up to the national level of judging and it was awarded a Gold Key at that level as well.
Hahn and his family attended the award ceremony in New York City at Carnegie Hall. THe MC was Nick Cannon and the featured speaker was fashion designer Zac Posen. His work was on display with the other Gold winners at the Pratt Gallery in Manhattan.
The class of 2016 hosted the annual dodgeball tournament for middle and high school. The class raised over $170 by selling snacks and charging for team involvement. Five teams in total competed, and the winning team, the Sisters, received a pizza party.
Junior Troy Ciarametaro gave a presentation on the physics of golf and how golf depends on many of the equations students learn about in physics. Since the seniors have graduated, the juniors left in the class have worked on independent projects.
On June 9th, teachers and students of the high school led a workshop which introduced the upcoming freshman to the high school. During this workshop, the class of 2018 learned both what to expect in high school and what will be expected of them.
On June 11th, the junior varsity and varsity girls’ lacrosse teams met in the auditorium of the high school to celebrate their seasons at the annual banquet. At the banquet, awards were given to both junior varsity and varsity players.
On Monday June 9th, Green Team Interns and Scholars held a Green Team Showcase. At the event Interns and Scholars presented their projects and their successes throughout the year. The showcase was a way for the Green Team to show the community what goes on inside the program.
The class of 2014 graduated on Friday June 6th at Hyland Field. The ceremony started with bag pipers and drummers, leading the procession of faculty and graduates onto the field. A group of senior girls sang the national anthem. Assistant Principal Paul Murphy, Principal Patricia Puglisi, and Superintendent Pamela Beaudoin all gave speeches to the class and audience.
Following the administrations speeches, class president Erik Rajunas spoke about his journey through high school and about his class. Then Madeline Dahlen spoke as the Salutatorian of the class. The last speech from the students of the class of 2014 was given by Valedictorian Lindsey Duff, who chose to write a letter to the world about her class.
The class speaker was English teacher Daniel Koughan, who spoke for the third time at graduation in the past five years. He gave the graduates pieces of advice gleaned from important works of literature. After the diplomas were awarded, the students flipped their tassels and were officially finished with school at MERSD.
FACULTYCreagan More Pipes and Drums
GRADUATES “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar
MERSD Band, Mr. Joseph Sokol, Director
NATIONAL ANTHEM Evanthia Boling, Sofia del Valle, Lindsey Duff,
Elizabeth Higgins, Molly McCoy, Hannah Parker, Alexandra Valenti, Elizabeth White