Posted by Christina Jedra June 21, 2013 02:41 PM
The following was submitted by the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School:
Seventy-seven students graduated from the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School on Friday, June 14th. The Commencement Ceremony was held at the school’s new facility on Eastern Avenue. Ninety-two percent of the graduates will be enrolling in a four year college in the fall. Forty of the graduates were awarded the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship which entitles them to attend any state college or university tuition free.
The program began when Mystic Valley’s Assistant Director for Grades 9-12, George Benzie, spoke briefly to the graduates and then introduced Salutatorian, Robert DeSantis, and Valedictorian, Sophie Carroll. State Representative Russell Holmes, one of the lead co-sponsors of the pending legislation aimed at abolishing cap on charter school enrollment delivered the Commencement Address.
After the Commencement Address, awards were presented to students who excelled in various academic subjects. The winners were: Overall General Excellence: Sophie Carroll; General Excellence, Next in Merit Robert DeSantis; Art: Ann Kurian; English: Siobhan Glynn; Science: Marco Hanna; Latin: Violet Sullivan; Spanish: Robert DeSantis; History: Francine Alexandre; Math: Marc Toomajian and the Outstanding Effort Award was won by Nicole Anderson. The graduates were then awarded their diplomas. As they left the stage each graduate was given a copy of the United States Constitution and George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour.
Following the awarding of the diplomas, Mystic Valley’s Executive Director, Martin Trice delivered the Director’s Charge and congratulated the graduates on their accomplishment. Mystic Valley’s band played throughout the ceremony to the delight of those in attendance.
The graduates are going to a wide variety of colleges: Bentley University, Boston College, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Bunker Hill Community College, Catholic University, Centre College, Connecticut College, Elon University, Framingham State University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Merrimack College, Murray State University, Nichols College, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Regis College, Roger Williams University, Saint Joseph's College-Maine, Saint Michael’s College, Salem State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Suffolk University, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Massachusetts, Boston, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, University of New Hampshire, University of New Haven, University of Vermont, Trinity College, Westfield State University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The members of the Mystic Valley Class of 2013 are: Yosof Abuhasan, Tanzeem Alam, Francine Alexandre, Amro Ali, Nicole Anderson, Alexander Baires, Vanessa Barrientos, Tyler Bonvie, Dino Bulic, Tyler Burnett, Sophie Carroll, Dominique Charles, Elvent Chenh Tu, Domenic Ciampa, Alexander Coughlin, Jordan Cram, Dean Cunio, Robert DeSantis, Stephen DiBenedetto, Daniel DiFusco, Michelle Doherty, Tomas Drahos, Gabriella Elmoussaoui, Erik Feeley, Siobhan Glynn, Tiffany Gomez, Alexander Green, Marco Hanna, Kyle Hanson, Ryan Hazel, Kevin Hazelton, Giuseppe Iacovene, Hernica Jean-Charles, Khalil Kaba, Amanda Kerner, Erin Kinnon, Ann Kurian, Jacqueline Lane, Ronald Lewis, Victor Liang, Elioukenda Limose, Ashley Mathieu, Rachel McGovern, Kathryn McPherson, Brandon Mei, Kayla Mei, Brianna Merchant, Emily Moran, Patrick Moran, Marvin Morisset, Gabrielle Munafo, Stephen O’Brien, Stephanie Patricio, Ashley Pefine, Lorena Pereira, Hari Perisic, Joanna Petras, Brandon Phung, Calvin Phung, Larry Porzio, Lionwoodsy Prosper, Ashley Prudent, Nycia Puryear, Nicholas Russo, Janessa Saimbert, Amanda Stone, Jordan Sullivan, Violet Sullivan, Ronald Chun Tam, Peter Tamagna, Yvonne Thoi, Marc Toomajian, Rachel Tortora, Anthony Valdez, Sai Bhargav Yarram, Brian Yee and Jackie Yu.