New elementary school getting closer to completion

Rockland’s new elementary school which will be called The Phelps Elementary School in honor of two Rockland citizens, Ann and Richard Phelps, is nearing completion.  A “topping off” ceremony was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14. As part of the event, a beam was hoisted in place to show the conclusion of the current construction phase of the school building project.  

At the end of the ceremony the beam was lifted by a crane and put into place on the building.

 Below is a video of the ceremony that was held outside the construction area.  Have a look!!

Join The VERITAS staff!

Attention to all RHS students: grades 9-12.

The Veritas extracurricular club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 after school for anyone interested in joining the staff of the newspaper and /or website. 

All positions are available including news and feature reporters, sportswriters, editors and photographers.  

The meeting will be in Room 124 right after school.  If you can’t make the meeting see Mr. Murphy in the radio station. 

Principal Harrison’s September Newsletter

https://www.smore.com/7wycx-rhs-september-newsletter

Follow the above link to access Rockland High School Principal John Harrison’s September Newsletter which contains information and additional links to follow including:

Athletic Schedules

September and October important dates

The entire school calendar

Information about important deadlines from the guidance department

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Info about Back to School Night Sept. 15

the RHS Student Handbook

and much more!

 

Golf Team’s Schedule 2021

The golf team has a full schedule this year and it all begins in a week on Sept. 1 at the Rockland Golf Course against Carver.

Here’s the full Golf Team schedule which you can find with results throughout the season on arbitelive.com

Wed Sep 1  3:30 PM vs. Carver Middle/High SchoolRockland Golf Course

Tue Sep 7 3:30 PM vs. Quincy High School at Rockland Golf Course

Fri Sep 10 3:30 PM vs. Abington High School at Strawberry Valley Golf Course

Thu Sep 16  3:30 PM  at Cohasset High School. 

Mon Sep 20 3:30 PM vs. East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School at East Bridgewater

Wed Sep 22  3:30 PM vs. Norwell High School at Scituate Country Club

Thu Sep 23  3:30 PM vs. Mashpee Middle/High School at Rockland Golf Course

Mon Sep 27 4:00 PM vs. Carver Middle/High School at Carver Middle/HS
Village Links 

Wed Sep 29  3:30 PM vs. Abington High School at Rockland Golf Course

Thu Sep 30  3:30 PM vs. Middleborough High School at Rockland Golf Course

Mon Oct 4 3:30 PM vs. Cohasset High School. at Rockland Golf Course

Tue Oct 5 3:30 PM vs. East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School at Rockland Golf Course

Thu Oct 7  3:30 PM vs. Norwell High School at Rockland Golf Course

Tue Oct 12 3:30 PM at  Mashpee Middle/High School at Henry B. Burkland Elementary

Photo from a match last year.

Boys and Girls Cross Country 2021 Schedules

The cross country teams are opening up on September 9! You can access the latest schedules and results for all the RHS teams on arbiterlive.com.

CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

Fri Sep 10  4:00 PM vs. Abington High School at Hartsuff Park recreation

Tue Sep 14  4:00 PM at Norwell High School

Tue Sep 21 4:00 PM at East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School  East Bridgewater Church Street

Tue Sep 28  4:00 PM vs. Carver Middle/High School. at Hartsuff Park recreation

Tue Oct 5 4:00 PM vs. Randolph High School at Hartsuff Park recreation

Tue Oct 12  4:00 PM at Middleborough High School. at Nichols Middle School
NMS Baseball/ Multi-Purpose Grass Field 

Tue Oct 19   4:00 PM vs. Cohasset High School at Norwell High School?

Veritas file photo from last year.

Fall Sports Schedule 2021: Girls Soccer

The girls soccer teams are in their preseason preparations and will begin their regular season on September 8 at the Reed St. field. JV’s play at Esten Elementary School. Check the Arbiterlive website for specific locations and any changes to the schedule.

Shea MacDougall in the game with Middleboro last year.

Varsity Girls Soccer Schedule 2021

Weds Sep 8 4:00 PM vs. Holbrook HS. at Rockland High School

Mon Sep 13 4:00 PM at Cohasset High School 

Fri Sep 17  4:00 PM vs. Hull High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Tue Sep 21 4:00 PM at Mashpee Middle/High School

Thu Sep 23 4:00 PM vs. Carver Middle/High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Mon Sep 27  4:00 PM at West Bridgewater High School

Wed Sep 29 4:00 PM at Middleborough High School

Fri Oct 1 4:00 PM vs. East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Tue Oct 5  4:00 PM vs. Norwell High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Thu Oct 7  4:00 PM vs. Abington High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Fri Oct 15 4:00 PM. vs. Cohasset High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Tue Oct 19 4:00 PM at Hull High School, Hull HS 
Finlayson Field

Thu Oct 21 6:00 PM vs. Mashpee Middle/High School at Rockland-Reed St 

Mon Oct 25 4:00 PM at Holbrook High School

Wed Oct 27 4:00 PM at Carver Middle/High SchoolCarver Middle/HS 

Fri Oct 29 3:30 PM at West Bridgewater High School

Fall Sports Schedule 2021: Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team will open up its schedule on Sept. 8. On Aug. 27 they will scrimmage in Duxbury.

The JV team is looking for players and is opening up to 8th grade students who can register on the website: Rocklandschools.org and search for fall registration.

The boys look to build on the success of last year. The schedule below is from Arbiterlive.com. You can visit this site for updates and results as the season progresses.

The Dogs did very well last fall losing to Randolph in the finals of the playoffs. Above is Luis Araujo.

Boys Soccer Schedule from Arbiterlive.com

Date/Time

 

Opponent

Location

Result

League

 

Fri Aug 27 

10:00 AM

Duxbury High School

Duxbury HS 

Turf Field

 

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Wed Sep 8 

4:00 PM

Holbrook High School

Holbrook HS 

Turf

W

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Mon Sep 13 

4:00 PM

Cohasset High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Wed Sep 15 

4:00 PM

West Bridgewater High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Fri Sep 17 

4:00 PM

Hull High School

Hull HS 

Finlayson Field

 

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Tue Sep 21 

4:00 PM

Mashpee Middle/High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Thu Sep 23 

4:00 PM

Carver Middle/High School

Carver Middle/HS 

Turf Field

 

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Mon Sep 27 

4:00 PM

Randolph High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Wed Sep 29 

4:00 PM

Middleborough High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Fri Oct 1 

4:00 PM

East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School

East Bridgewater Jr-Sr HS 

Football Fld

 

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Tue Oct 5 

4:00 PM

Norwell High School

Norwell High School 

CCC

 

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Thu Oct 7 

4:00 PM

Abington High School

Abington High School 

Turf 1

 

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Fri Oct 15 

4:30 PM

Cohasset High School

Cohasset HS-Alumni Fld 

#1

 

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Tue Oct 19 

4:00 PM

Hull High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Thu Oct 21 

4:00 PM

Mashpee Middle/High School

Mashpee HS 

Lower Field

 

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Mon Oct 25 

4:00 PM

Holbrook High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Wed Oct 27 

4:00 PM

Carver Middle/High School

Rockland-Reed St 

Track

 

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Sat Oct 30 

12:00 PM

West Bridgewater High School

West Bridgewater 

WBMSHS Turf Field

 

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Fall Sports Schedule 2021: Football

Fall Sports Schedules according to Athletic Director Gary Graziano can be found at a new website: Arbiterlive.com

Below is the football schedule. Check the website for any changes that may be made throughout the season.

Junior Lucas Leander is ready for the fall football season. The Dogs will be playing strong opponents this year so get out and support the team! The weeks between Oct. 22 and Nov. 25 are the weeks of the playoffs which will be determined by win totals and strength of schedule. Good luck Dogs!
Date/Time OpponentLocationResultLeague 
Sat Aug 28 
10:00 AM
Pembroke High SchoolPembroke HS 
Turf Field
L
Fri Sept 3
5:00 pm


Fri Sep 10 
7:00 PM


@ Cohasset High School


Cumberland High School
Cohasset H.S.


Rockland Stadium 
Football Field
L


N
Fri Sep 17 
7:00 PM
Silver Lake Regional HSRockland Stadium 
Football Field
N
Fri Sep 24 
7:00 PM
Whitman-Hanson Reg High SchoolWhitman-Hanson RHS 
O’Brien Field
N
Fri Oct 1 
7:00 PM
Norwell High SchoolRockland Stadium 
Football Field
L
Fri Oct 8 
7:00 PM
Abington High SchoolFrolio School 
Memorial Field
L
Fri Oct 15 
7:00 PM
Middleborough High SchoolMiddleboro HS 
Stadium
L
Fri Oct 22 
7:00 PM
Saugus High SchoolSaugus Middle High School 
Stadium
L
Thu Nov 25 
10:00 AM
East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High SchoolRockland Stadium 

Fall Sports Schedule 2021: Volleyball

The fall sports schedule according to Athletic Director Gary Graziano can be found on a new website Arbiterlive.com.  Below is the volleyball schedule as it stands right now.  Check the website to see changes and results “live.”

Julia Elie against Norwell last year. The volleyball team is a veteran squad and will work hard as always to maintain their success.

Girls Varsity Volleyball Schedule for Fall 2021

Tue Sep 7  5:30 PMNotre Dame Academy–Hingham   at Rockland High School 

Thu Sep 9  5:30 PMHingham High School.  at Hingham HS 

Tue Sep 14  6:00 PMNotre Dame Academy–Hingham  at Hingham-Notre Dame 

Thu Sep 16 5:30 PMCardinal Spellman High School.  at Rockland High School 

Fri Sep 17 5:15 PMMashpee Middle/High School at Mashpee HS 

Mon Sep 20 6:00 PMRandolph High School at Rockland High School 

Wed Sep 22 6:00 PMCarver Middle/High School at Rockland High School 

Mon Sep 27  6:00 PMAbington High School at Rockland High School 

Wed Sep 29 5:15 PMEast Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School at East Bridgewater Jr-Sr HS 

Tue Oct 5 6:00 PMNorwell High School at Rockland High School 

Fri Oct 8 5:30 PMMiddleborough High School at Middleborough High School 

Tue Oct 12  5:15 PMQuincy High School at Quincy High School 

Wed Oct 13  6:00 PMMashpee Middle/High School at Rockland High School 

Fri Oct 15 5:30 PMRandolph High School at Randolph HS 

Mon Oct 18  5:30 PMCardinal Spellman High School at Rockland High School 

Wed Oct 20  5:15 PMCarver Middle/High School. at Carver Middle/HS 

Wed Oct 27  5:30 PMDuxbury High School at Rockland High School 

Fri Oct 29  6:00 PMHingham High School at Rockland High School 

Celebrating Spring Sports Senior Athletes

June 8, 2021

Teams honored their seniors last week.

Girls Lacrosse

From left: Kendra Peretzman, Greta Russon, Lauren Draicchio, Erin Gardner and Sarah Gormley

Hannah Rich, Mackenzie Tsiantoulas, Alana Murphy and Jessica Driscoll. photos courtesy of Mr. Graziano

Girls Tennis

Miku Yoshioka and Bridget Hughes. photo courtesy of Girls Tennis

Boys Lacrosse

Jendry Mejia, Nick Leander, Jimmy Tsiantoulas and Nick Earner. photo courtesy of Mr. Graziano

Softball

From left: Michaela Bruno, Macy Grass, Althea Olsen, and Alexxys MacDonald. photo courtesy of Chris Burnieka

Boys and Girls Track

Back row left to right: Russell Jones, David Ferraro, Nicholas Murphy, Evan Burke, Daniel Ramos, Zach Ofurum, Arthur Norton, Zachary Solomon, Joey Nguyen 

Bottom row left to right: Hannah Makarski, Meghan Hoblitzelle, Emily Marquis, Natalia Russo  photo courtesy of Mr. Grimmett

Baseball

From left top; Zachary Phripp, Cullen Rogers, Steve Tutkus. Bottom from left: Ryan Hindy, Ryan Dobay and Robert Ivil III. photos courtesy Mrs. Ivil

The Future Is in Their Hands

June 8, 2021

The Class of 2021 will be remembered for the way they navigated the ups and downs of their junior and senior years during the pandemic. Thankfully, Graduation, like their prom, was held with few or no restrictions.

Now as President Lauren Draicchio said at Graduation, “Together, tonight, Class of 2021, we are closing this book. But tomorrow, we will write a new one. One with endless possibilities. A blank slate.”

Good luck to the Graduates of the Class of 2021 as they look forward to these future plans!

Claudia Jean Abouzeid is planning to attend Massasoit Community College to major in psychology and then continue on to Bridgewater State University to complete her bachelor in psychology.

Althaia Sharlize Alexander plans to go to the University of New Hampshire to major in her dream study of Life Sciences and Agriculture with Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Biology.

Jared Allen will be attending the Virginia Polytechnic Institute to major in nuclear engineering.

Thorn J. Annis will enter the workforce.

Stephen Araujo plans to enter the workforce.

Amanda Alves de Azevedo Amanda will move to Florida to study medicine.

Mackenzie Baker plans to attend Bridgewater State University to major in health science, one day hoping to become a physical therapist.

Fernando Cabrera Bamaca will attend Massasoit Community College in the fall.

Yggor Gabriel Batista hopes to realize his personal dreams.

Hayley Benson will be attending Coastal Carolina University where she plans on studying exercise science. She will also be a member of the Coastal Carolina Cheerleading team.

Nicholas Blonde will be going to EMT and paramedic school, to become a firefighter; he will work for his father’s construction company.

Jizia Jane Brandao plans to attend Massasoit Community College to major in nursing.

Michaela Ann Bruno plans to attend Westfield State University to major in Criminal Justice.

Evan Michael Burke  will attend the University of Rhode Island to major in Sports Media and Communication.

Devin Cavicchi plans to attend Bryant University to major in mathematics.

Nickollas Chaves Coelho plans to attend Massasoit Community College and then transfer to a four year university to major as a veterinarian.

Bryan Colarusso will be attending New England College and majoring in business and accounting.

Kyle C. Cordaro plans to attend Massasoit Community College and then transfer to a four year University to major in Finance.

Alexis R. DeFranc plans to attend Montserrat College of Art to major in illustration.

Julia Perez de Lima  plans to attend Bridgewater State University for two years and then transfer to a four year university to major in architecture.

Anny Gabrielly Dutra de Souza plans to attend Massasoit Community College to major in business administration careers-marketing.

James DiCarli plans to attend Westfield State University to major in movement science.

Anthony Marco DiNino plans to pursue a college education and career in animation.

Ryan  Dobay will enter the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he plans to major in business administration

Daniel Joseph Donahue is going to Bridgewater State University to major in business management.

Dillon Michael Doyle will continue his education and vocational training at Rockland High School.

Lauren Draicchio will be attending Curry College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing and continue her lacrosse career.

Jessica Driscoll plans to attend Flagler College to major in psychology.

Hissam Dubois plans to attend Stonehill College to major in Engineering.

Jonathan P. Dunphy will take a year off of school to work. 

Nicholas Earner Jr. has enlisted 4 years into the United States Airforce Special Operations as a Pararescueman.

Anna Ferrante plans to attend Bridgewater State University.

David J. Ferraro  is attending  Wentworth Institute of Technology and will  major in business management.

Pamella Oliveira Figueiredo is planning to go to Massasoit Community College to study business administration.

Hayden Ann Fiore plans to attend Massasoit Community College to major in nursing.

Katelyn Fitzgerald plans on attending Quincy College.

Emily Gaboriault plans to attend Bridgewater State University and then transfer to a four-year college to major in musical theater. She also hopes to one day make it all the way to Broadway.

Erin Gardner plans to attend Salem State University to major in nursing.

Gianna Gervasi will attend Plymouth State University to major in elementary education and in mathematics

Jaelyn Alyssa Glavin will be attending  Bridgewater State University to double major in elementary education and psychology.

Sarah Gormley plans to attend Merrimack College to major in business.

Macy Grass plans to attend Massasoit Community College to major in early childhood education and then transfer to a four year school.

Catherine Hailer is looking to go to a four year university to major in corporate law.

Tyler Harvey  will continue in the workforce and eventually become a firefighter or work in medical services.

Grace Henry plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Boston to major in nursing.

Kaylie N. Hess plans to attend Massasoit Community College and then transfer to a four year university to become a veterinarian or a doctor or a surgeon.

Haiden T. Hewlett plans on going into the workforce and is thankful for the teachers that got him here today.

Ryan David Hindy  plans to go to EMT school and then become a firefighter.

Meghan Hoblitzelle will attend Curry College to become a pediatric nurse.

Bridget Hughes will be  entering St. Anselm College to major in nursing; she also plans on playing tennis.

Robert Stephen Ivil III  will be going to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in explosive engineering.

Chloe Jones will attend the University of New England to major in nursing.

Russell  Jones  plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to major in computer science.

Ann  Kelley has been accepted to attend Northeastern University to major in health science.

Rebecca Killion plans to attend Montserrat College of Art to major in painting.

Meghan Kirby plans to attend Bridgewater State University to major in secondary education.

Nicholas Leander  will be entering the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to major in International Business and to play football.

Joseph Levangie plans to attend Massasoit Community College and then transfer to Bridgewater State University.

Alexxys MacDonald plans to attend UMASS Boston to major in mathematics.

Hannah Makarski will be attending Merrimack College to major in Health Sciences.

Emily Ann Marquis will be attending Bridgewater State University to double major in Special Education and Elementary Education.

Micaella Cristina Dias Martins plans to attend La Bluh Esthetics Institute.

Colin J. McKerrell plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Boston to major in engineering.

Thomas McSweeney plans to enter the workforce as a crane operator.

Jendry Mejia plans to join the workforce as a plumber.

Zachery Miller plans to attend University of Massachusetts Darmouth to major in computer engineering.

Calin Rose Monett will attend Coastal Carolina University to major in exercise science.

Jacob Thomas Moore plans to attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and major in pre-physical therapy.

Patrick Moriarty plans to attend the University of Rhode Island to major in business.

Anthony L. Morreale will be attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy to major in marine transportation and become a ship captain.

Tyler Michael Morrison plans to try and travel the world doing photography and graphic design.

Alana Shea Murphy plans to attend High Point University in North Carolina to major in interior design.

Nicholas Michael Murphy will attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy to major in Marine Biology.

Kelly James Mwangi is planning to join a four year college, hopefully at Texas University, to study criminal justice and minor in Culinary Arts.

Joseph Nguyen plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to major in electrical engineering.

Andrew James Norton plans to become a firefighter.

Arthur Edward Norton III  will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to major in business.

Brendan O’Brien plans to go into the carpenter’s union.

Nijaya Kaylese Oehlschlagel plans to attend Quincy Community College and then transfer to a four year university to major in accounting. 

Mariana O’Connor plans to go to Plymouth State University to major in Allied Health Sciences and minor in Spanish.

Zachary Ofurum will be going to Stonehill College to major in biochemistry while furthering his track and field career.

Althea Ruth Olsen will be attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in biology.

Jordan Ortiz plans to enlist in the United States Army while pursuing internet technology studies.

Debora Costa Paquiel plans to work as a paramedic.

Kendra Peretzman will be entering Fitchburg State University to play soccer and lacrosse and major in psychology.

Zackary Phripp plans to enter the workforce as a firefighter.

Jonah Pishkin will be going to Fitchburg State University where he will study filmmaking.

Nicholas Prado  will attend Massasoit Community College.

Tatum Rafferty  will attend Bridgewater State University to major in business while studying to get a real-estate license.

Daniel Alves Ramos will be attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell to major in electrical engineering.

Myavana Marae Reese wants to become a doctor. She is going to attend University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to major in Biology.

Giacomo C. Reis plans to attend New England College to major in business accounting.

Hannah Rich will be going to the University of Massachusetts Boston to major in nursing.

Natalina Richards plans to enlist in the United States Air Force.

William Robinson III plans to attend Bridgewater State University.

Matheus Rocha plans to enlist in the National Guard and eventually study law.

Vitor Martins Rodrigues will take a year off and will work, save money, and decide between working in international relations or as an ASL interpreter.

Cullen Rogers  plans to attend Harvard University and is undecided on a future major.

Natalia Roosa plans to attend Massasoit Community College and then transfer to a four year University to major in nursing.

Christian Rosario plans to attend community college and is undecided on his future plan.

Greta Russo plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in environmental science.

Gianna Bella Salvucci will enter Massasoit Community College to major in criminal justice.

Isabella  Seaton Bella plans to attend Southern New Hampshire University to major in criminal justice.

Alexander Sidahmed will be attending Massasoit Community College.

Isabella Smith plans to attend an EMS Training School to further her knowledge of emergency services and become a paramedic.

Nicholas Alan Soares  will attend Bridgewater State University to major in Biology.

Yani M. Soares plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Zachary Solomon plans to attend Brandeis University to major in Biochemistry.

Kaitlin Taft  will attend Beloit College in Wisconsin to major in Anthropology.

Scott M. Tavares  is going to attend culinary school. 

Victoria Taylor plans to attend Bridgewater State University.

Brady-Oreste Thacker plans to attend Quincy College for cybersecurity and enlist in the Air National Guard after high school graduation.

Allison Trainque plans to attend Salem State University to major in Biology.

James  Tsiantoulas  will attend Marist College to major in Sports Communications.

McKenzie Tsiantoulas will be attending Coastal Carolina University to major in Intelligence and National Security.

Stephen Tutkus Jr. enlisted in the United States Army and will report on June 22, 2021.

Hunter Fitzgerald Wardwell has chosen the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the Isenberg School of Management as a business management major.

Damon Welles  plans to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to major in civil engineering.

Jakob Edward Wells plans to attend Massasoit Community College in the fall.

Alison Michelle Whitman plans to attend Bridgewater State University to major in Communication Media and Film.

Derek Tyson Williams  plans to go to Quincy College to play basketball and major in sports training and then transfer to a four year university.

Terell James Wright will be attending  Massasoit Community College to major in theater technology.

Miku Yoshioka will be attending Suffolk University to major in biology and then transfer her junior year to a four year university to major in biology.

Silvio Cordero Zapata Jr. plans to further his education at Massasoit Community College studying business and then continue his endeavors as an entrepreneur.

Senior Athletic Awards June 2021

South Shore League Scholar Athletes – Cullen Rogers and Chloe Jones

Women’s Coaches Award (Female Student-Athlete) – Kendra Peretzman

Vicki Solari Award (Most Inspirational Female Athlete) – McKenzie Tsiantoulas

Senior Female Athlete – Sara Gormley

Marion Mansfield Donovan Award (Top female student athlete) – Hannah Rich

John Bell Award (Female who plays over and above abilities) – Hannah Makarski

John Bell Award (Male who plays over and above abilities) – Robert Ivil III

Peter J. Crowley Award (Top senior male athlete) – Joseph Nguyen

Joseph Dondero Award (Top male student- athlete) – Cullen Rogers

Louis Cifello Award (Most Inspirational male athlete) – Nicholas Leander and Patrick Moriarty

Dr. Joseph Dunn Award (Top student-football player) – Colin McKerrell

Warren Najarian Bulldog Pride Award (Female Athlete that never gives up) – Greta Russo

Warren Najarian Bulldog Pride Award (Male Athlete that never gives up) – Nicholas Blonde

John Delorey Award (Female Athlete who exemplifies sportsmanship) – Bridget Hughes

John Delorey Award (Male athlete who exemplifies sportsmanship) – Nicholas Soares and James Tsiantoulas

Charles E. Leverone Award (Top Male Athlete in Track / Cross Country) – Zachary Ofurum

Charles E. Leverone Award (Top Female Athlete in Track / Cross Country) – Meghan Hoblitzelle

Robert Ellis Award (Top Student Male Athlete / Basketball Player) – Hunter Wardwell

Silver Bowl (11 Varsity letters) – Nick Leander

Senior Profiles #5

June 4, 2021

As seniors prepare to receive their diplomas tonight we present our last set of senior profiles. Thank you to all who answered the Veritas’ staff questions and Good Luck to all members of the Senior Class.

We wil be publishing a list of senior awards and senior plans after Graduation!

Macy Grass

Macy Grass

What are your post high school plans?

I am going to take a gap year and then go to Massasoit to major in early childhood education and then transfer with the same major.

What will you miss most about high school?

My friends

What advice would you give to an underclassman?

High school isn’t everything, you don’t need to stress so much.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?

I will remember the football games and the basketball games before the pandemic.

What was your favorite class? Explain.

My favorite class was art. I liked it because I could do what ever I wanted for each assignment.

What was your favorite after school activity?

I only had softball after school but it was fun and I enjoyed my last year.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I learned that I can do things I didn’t know I could.

James Tsiantoulas

James Tsiantoulas

What are your post high school plans?

I’m going to major in Sports Communications at Marist College

What will you miss most about high school?

The friendships I made here

What advice would you give to an underclassman?

Just be you, don’t change yourself to fit someone else’s beliefs.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?

All the football games. Just playing in them were an awesome experience.

What was your favorite class? Explain.

Any history class I had. I was a huge history nerd.

What was your favorite after school activity?

Football

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I learned that it doesn’t matter what people think of you, you just have to live life to the fullest.

Any final thoughts?

Just enjoy your time in High School. It’s true when people say it goes by quickly.

Billy Robinson

What do you plan on doing after high school?
I plan to go to college at Bridgewater State University, however I’m undecided on what to study yet.

What was your favorite part of high school?
My favorite part was getting to meet so many great people and friends.

Did you play any sports?
Yes. I participated in cross country, wrestling, and track.

How would you say you did academically?
I think I was academically successful.

Are you overall going to miss high school?
I’ll miss certain aspects, even if there are some parts I’m eager to leave behind.

Chloe Jones

Chloe Jones

What was your favorite class?

My favorite class was either English with Mr. Bigsby, math with Mr. Casagrande, or Unified Gym because all of the people and teachers in those classes made that time spent in the classroom so memorable. 

What was your least favorite thing about high school?

My least favorite thing about high school was waking up early in the morning and having homework.

What was your favorite thing about high school?

My favorite thing about high school was the class and school activities like pep rally, football games, and homecoming. 

What do you plan on doing after high school?

After high school I plan to attend the University of New England where I will study nursing in homes of becoming a labor and delivery nurse one day. I also plan to play on their division III women’s soccer team. 

What will you miss most about high school?

The thing I will miss most about high school is seeing everyone I grew up with in school who I do not necessarily hang out with outside of school. 

Lauren Draicchio

Lauren Draicchio is the President of our Senior Class and has done a great job leading the class through these crazy times. After high school she will be attending Curry College to major in nursing.

Lauren answered a few questions for us.

What was your favorite class?

My favorite class was calculus with Mr. Casagrande.

What will you miss the most at RHS?

I will most miss fan sections at basketball games and the feeling of being a part of a family.

What have you learned about yourself throughout high school?

Through high school I have learned that it’s important to put everything you have into all you do, and to take pride in your accomplishments!

Congratulations to everyone in the Class of 2021!

Senior Profiles #4

These are the last of the profiles we have right now. Seniors who would still like to be included should go to the questionnaire, fill it out and download your senior picture.

Alexxys MacDonald

Alexxys MacDonald

What are your post high school plans? 

I plan to attend UMass Boston to major in mathematics

What will you miss most about high school?

The friends I made

What was your favorite class?

Math with Casa because there is never a dull moment in that class 

What was your favorite after school activity?

Softball 

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

You don’t have to get perfect grades and be perfect. Your best is all you can give; don’t let people try to push for what’s not there. 

What was your favorite lunch?

Macho nachos

What have you learned about yourself this year?

That I can survive high school in a pandemic, so I can pretty much face whatever comes my way 

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Debora Paquiel

Debora Paquiel

What are your post high school plans? 

Paramedic college and win the Red Cross. 

What will you miss most about high school?

Meeting my friends every day

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Pep rallies

What was your favorite class? 

Biology and chemistry because I love these classes

What was your favorite lunch?

Nachos

What have you learned about yourself this year?

That I can do whatever I want.  I can do this.

Any final thoughts?

Over the years, I have managed to overcome my fears to reach the finish line.

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Matheus Rocha

Matheus Rocha

What are your post high school plans?

Currency exchange

What will you miss most about high school?

The drama

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Gym class was the best

What was your favorite class? 

Gym and history

What was your favorite after school activity?

My favorite activity was resting my mind after school

What was your favorite lunch?

Curry and rice

What have you learned about yourself this year?

Those who are happy will be hated 

Any final thoughts?

I wish high school was more engaging and more about everyone in each grade working together to help each other pass the years and not feel outcast for not being exactly like others. I wish people in school were more about helping the next generation of people who will move the world in a few years instead of putting them down.

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Mackenzie Baker

What are your post high school plans? 

I plan to attend Bridgewater State University for pre-physical therapy and one day hope to become a physical therapist. 

What will you miss most about high school?

The thing I will miss most about high school is always seeing familiar faces and having fun every day that I come into school. 

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

The most memorable thing I would have to say is prom and getting to meet new people. 

What was your favorite class? 

My favorite class was Ms. Hoffman’s statistics class because I never felt like I was going to fail and she is a very sweet teacher. 

What was your favorite lunch?

My favorite lunch was the pizza bar and crunchy french fries. 

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I have learned that sometimes you should just step outside of the box and enjoy every day. 

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Tyler Morrison

Tyler Morrison

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Just be yourself, don’t let what other people do define what you want to be and who you are.

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Vitor Rodrigues

Vitor Rodrigues

What are your post high school plans? 

Work

What will you miss most about high school?

My friends

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

The games

What was your favorite class? 

History II. I had a great teacher.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Never give up.

What was your favorite lunch?

Nuggets

What have you learned about yourself this year?

Perseverance.

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Hayley Benson

Hayley Benson

What are your post high school plans? 

Attending Coastal Carolina to study exercise science 

What will you miss most about high school?

I’ll miss being with everyone that I grew up with and definitely the sports.

What special moments, events will you remember?

Homecomings, pep rallies, football games, prom and the cheer team!

What was your favorite after school activity?

Cheerleading

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Enjoy these four years!

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I learned that nothing is impossible!

Any final thoughts?

I can’t believe how fast these four years went by, but I am grateful to have spent them at RHS!

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Allison Trainque

What are your post high school plans? 

I plan to attend Salem State University and major in biology.

What will you miss most about high school?

The amount of extra help

What was your favorite class?

My favorite class was biology. 

What was your favorite lunch?

Pasta bar

What was your favorite after school activity?

I liked playing soccer for the girls high school team. 

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I have learned that I will always miss high school but I am ready to start my next chapter in my life. 

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Damon Welles

Damon Welles

What are your post high school plans? 

I will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to major in civil engineering.

What will you miss most about high school?

Getting to see my friends every day

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Even if you think high school is overrated, you’ll have different thoughts come time to graduate.

What special moments, events will you remember?

I will remember being guided by the track captains in my freshman year; it really helped me to stick with the sport and feel motivated.

What was your favorite class?

Bigsby’s English class sophomore year. I loved how relaxed the environment was. It almost felt more like a friendly gathering than like school, but we were still learning.

What was your favorite after school activity?

Track

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I’ve learned that I enjoy being social with people.

Any final thoughts?

I just want to emphasize my advice for underclassmen, cherish every moment.

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Natalia Roosa

What are your post high school plans? 

I will be attending Massasoit for two years and transfer to pursue my dreams of nursing. 

What will you miss most about high school?

Sports

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

My cheer competitions and my track meets 

What was your favorite class?

Gym

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Cheer and track

What have you learned about yourself this year?

Whatever you put your mind to you can succeed.

Profiles #3

Here is anothHer set of profiles to celebrate the Class of 2021!

Emily Marquis

Emily Marquis

What are your post high school plans? 

I plan to attend Bridgewater State University to double major in special education and elementary education  

What will you miss most about high school?

The atmosphere

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Pep rally, walking with my friends in the hallways, the sports 

What was your favorite class?

Mac’s class; he was always happy

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Practice with my friends

What have you learned about yourself this year?

That we are stronger than we think

Any final thoughts?

I will definitely miss high school

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Althea Olsen

Althea Olsen

What are your post high school plans? 

I will be attending UMass Amherst to major in biology.

What will you miss most about high school?

I will miss seeing my friends every day.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Do as much as you can in high school! Time flies by, so experience the most and do not be afraid to try new things, even if they are out of your comfort zone. 

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

I will remember the first day of freshman year, NHS induction ceremony, and the last day of high school. 

What was your favorite class?

My favorite class was AP Biology with Mrs. Armstrong. We did so many cool labs and this class is basically the reason I am majoring in biology. 

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Writing for the Veritas and participating in Varsity sports

What have you learned about yourself this year?

This year, I have learned how flexible I am, and how I can persevere through pretty much anything

Any final thoughts?

Thank you RHS for an amazing 4 years! 

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Hunter Wardwell

Hunter Wardwell

What are your post high school plans? 

Attending UMass Amherst as a business management major at the Isenberg School of Business. 

What will you miss most about high school?

My friends

Favorite Lunch?

Chicken sandwich

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

The sporting events

What was your favorite class?

Calculus with Casa because he is the best teacher. 

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Playing football and basketball

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Allison Whitman

Allison Whitman

What are your post high school plans? 

Going to a four year college to major in media and film

What will you miss most about high school?

The food

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Homecoming 2018 and Powderpuff 2019

What was your favorite class?

History because I enjoyed learning about the history of our country and the world 

What was your favorite lunch?

Grilled cheese with tomato soup and tater tots 

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I don’t need to be part of a large friendship group or be with the popular kids 

Any final thoughts?

High school is just a fraction of my life 

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Lina Richards

What are your post high school plans? 

Joining the Air Force

What will you miss most about high school?

I will miss skipping school.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Creating a bond with my favorite teacher, Ms. Tabares

What was your favorite class?

Science because I had Ms. DiCanzio 3 out of 4 of the years

What was your favorite lunch?

Macho Nacho

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Working or napping

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I’m going to miss high school and not being an adult. 

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Zachary Ofurum

Zachary Ofurum

What are your post high school plans? 

I plan on attending Stonehill College to major in Biochemistry while also continuing my track and dield career.

What will you miss most about high school?

The sports and the friends.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Our junior year pep rally, prom and graduation. 

What was your favorite class?

I liked geometry class. 

What was your favorite lunch?

Macho nacho

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

After school sports.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

To stay patient and get it done early 

Any final thoughts?

I will miss high school

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Pamella Oliveira Figueiredo

Pamella Oliveira Figueiredo

What are your post high school plans? 

Going to Massasoit Community College.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Seeing my friends everyday.

What was your favorite class?

English

What was your favorite lunch?

Pasta/pizza

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.  Taking a nap.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I am strong.

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Anthony Morreale

Anthony Morreale

What are your post high school plans? 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy to study marine transportation and become a ship captain!

What will you miss most about high school?

Gym class

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Selected as an all-star for golf

What was your favorite class?

Math

What was your favorite lunch?

Nachos

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.  

Working out.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

If I push myself I can accomplish anything. 

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Turn in all your assignments 

Any final thoughts?

Gonna miss RHS 😦 Loved it here!

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We have more profiles to publish tomorrow! If you want to add yours fill out the questionnaire.

Veritas May 2021 is Here!

The Veritas Staff is dedicating this last issue of the year to the Senior Class of 2021. On these pages you will find senior profiles and the news that has been happening at RHS. The Veritas will continue to cover the news of the remainder of the year in our on-line posts!

Enjoy our May 2021 Senior Issue!

Senior Profiles

May 24, 2021

It’s been a tough year for students and especially for the seniors who have had to do without so many of the activities they had been looking forward to as part of their senior year.

But this week they will be kicking off their senior activities and we at the Veritas want to get the celebration of the Class of 2021 started now.

We are going to profile as many seniors as respond to our questionnaire that we sent to all seniors. We will let them tell you in their own words what the last four years have meant to them and how they view the years ahead.

We will publish Q and A profiles each day (about 5 or more at a time) until we have completed the class, so keep checking back to see your favorite seniors from the RHS Class of 2021!

Cullen Rogers

What are your post high school plans?

Attend Harvard University; I have yet to decide on a major.

What will you miss most about high school?

Sports

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Skip a day of school to do something fun once in a while. You won’t remember that day of school later in life. We live on a giant floating rock. In the end, who cares!!

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

I didn’t have many. I only had two real years of high school. The pep rallies got ruined because I guess it’s hazing if we boo the underclassmen. The sports games were fun though. 

What was your favorite class? 

AP Physics with Mr. Robin

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Football

What have you learned about yourself this year?

That I can do anything if I put my mind to it

Grace Henry

What are your post high school plans? 

I’m going to UMass Boston to major in nursing.

What will you miss most about high school?

Some good people and some nice teachers

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Homecomings, pep rallies, and funny lunch moments are always good

What was your favorite class?

Geometry freshman year was great I loved my class and it was always a happy class 

What was your favorite after school activity? 

Lacrosse

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I get along really well with a lot of people in my grade that I hadn’t hung out with in the other years.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Push through!

Alexis DeFranc

What are your post high school plans? 

I plan to attend Montserrat College of Art and major in illustration as well as animation.

What will you miss most about high school?

Mostly my friends and the teachers I liked.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

All the pep rallies, Freedom Trail walk in Boston , Graduation (of course).

What was your favorite class?

I’d say Conversations in World Literature with Mr. Neal because I enjoy reading here and there and he is one of my favorite teachers. His classroom felt welcoming and  I could talk to him easily with any problems.  

What was your favorite after school activity? 

I never really did any clubs but I would say to come home and call my friends & play video games with them or just work on art in my free time.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

To just be me and not something everyone else wants me to be, I’m my own person & that is not something someone can change. As well as to take pride in what I do, even if people don’t agree or accept it 

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Do not skip deadlines or push off your homework, those are important if you are planing to attend college. 

Any final thoughts?

To the teachers I’ve had, thank you for making my high school years fun and intriguing. Thank you for guiding me along the way these past four years during the ups and downs. I will miss you all when I leave, but I shall never forget the memories of being in your classroom or all the things you have taught me. Thank you for everything. 

Miku Yoshioka

What are your post high school plans?

I plan to major in biology at Suffolk University with a pre-med route for my first two years, in hopes to save enough money to apply to NYU my junior year, to finish my bachelors there.

What will you miss most about high school?

Being able to see the friends I grew up around everyday, going to college is meeting new people like a fresh start!

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

If there’s a club you want to try, go for it!! Literally 4 years of high school goes by so quick, that you want every chance to get, to try and do everything. Be confident in yourself as well, high school is scary at times, but just think of it as somewhere you’re preparing for the real world like college, where everyone is unpredictable and new just like you. Try not to stress too much, enjoy the little things too!! Go to homecoming, prom, football games, class trips, etc!

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

In my junior year we held our first unified pep rally, and that was something I’m so happy to be a part of planning, seeing bulldog Buddies’ smiles and the entire school come together was incredible! I think every year Project Pumpkin is my favorite event to help out, and I’m proud to say Rockland has always gotten so much positive feedback. It is an event where community members can bring their children to safely trick or treat in a school as well as fundraising canned goods for the Rockland Food Pantry!

What was your favorite class?

My favorite has got to be Mr. Bigsby’s Sophomore English class. I find his teaching style really made me enjoy English more as well as improving my weaknesses like writing. Though there are times it’ll be a little too crazy, like cutting up quizzes, he made me want to stay and genuinely learn more about reading. 

What was your favorite after school activity? 

I have to say swimming has to be one of my favorites, from the bus rides home blasting 2000’s music and eating pizza even being defeated, the team bonding I had with some of them for 4 years, really encouraged me to try hard and stay on the team. I thank Coach Julie and everyone for encouraging me and pushing me to my limits!

What have you learned about yourself this year?

That I really miss school in person a lot.  I thought I would enjoy it a lot more, but I feel isolated from socializing with people, which really brought me pretty low emotionally, but I learned ways to interact with people, and I’m happy to say I’m playing tennis, which makes me feel a lot better.

Gianna Gervasi

What are your post high school plans? 

Attending Plymouth State University in hopes of becoming a math teacher.

What will you miss most about high school?

Cheerleading and the teachers!

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Every cheerleading state championship my team went to!

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Hard work definitely pays off!!!

What was your favorite class?

Math was always my favorite class to go to and be in because of the teachers I have had.  

What was your favorite after school activity? Cheerleading

What have you learned about yourself this year?

That I’m the type of person who doesn’t give up. When I really wanted to the most, I kept going. 

Any final thoughts?

I will miss RHS so much!!!

McKenzie Tsiantoulas

What are your post high school plans? 

I will be attending Coastal Carolina University and I will be majoring in Intelligence and National Security.

What will you miss most about high school?

The teachers I made connections with and sports.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Do not goof around your freshman year because you want to start on a good note. I messed around my freshman year and it caused me to have a lower GPA than I should have. Also don’t take things too seriously because nothing matters in high school.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Graduation, pep rallies, sporting events, and the school shutting down.

What was your favorite class? 

My junior year in Ms. Tabares’s class. That is by far the most entertaining class I have ever been a part of and always will be.

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Soccer and lacrosse

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I learned that I am very good at time management and I can be really smart if I want to be because I ended up raising my GPA every term so that is nice to know.

Any final thoughts?

I say that I won’t miss high school but honestly, Rockland High allowed me to shape myself into someone I never knew I could be. I’ve become very independent and it has taught me to shut out anything toxic that will bring me down. I am proud to call myself a Rockland Bulldog forever and always. Go Dogs!

Zachary Solomon

What are your post high school plans? 

I will be attending Brandeis University to major in Biochemistry 

What will you miss most about high school?

I will miss all my friends

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Some advice I would give to an underclassmen is to not underestimate the workload that teachers will give you. 

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

Some special moments I will remember are all my sports meets and all the ceremonies I attended. 

What was your favorite class?

 My favorite class was band because it was a great way to start off my day and helped me make lots of friends. 

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

My favorite after school activities were my sports cross country, swim, and track. 

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I have learned from this year that I dislike sitting in front of a computer all day. 

Hannah Markarski

What are your post high school plans? 

I will be attending Merrimack College next year with a major in Human Development and Human Services.

What will you miss most about high school?

The thing I will miss most about high school will probably be playing and attending sports. I loved the atmosphere and it was always a good time.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

I would tell the underclassmen to just enjoy high school, especially considering how my senior year went, it is super important to have a good time. Time really goes by fast and I know everyone always says this but it’s because it’s true.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Include as many as you’d like.

I will never forget my track team this year. They are the most optimistic group of people I’ve ever participated in sports with and we all bonded so well even though we just met.

What was your favorite class?

My favorite class at RHS was probably AP Language because I like writing and that was a class that challenged my abilities and that I did well in too. 

What was your favorite after school activity? If you can’t choose one, list as many as you’d like.

Any sport that I was playing at the time whether it was soccer, basketballl or track.

What have you learned about yourself this year?

I learned how many people actually look up to me and how great of a leader I can be.

Stay tuned for our next set of profiles tomorrow.

Spring 2021 Top Dogs

Congratulations to the eight RHS class of 2021 spring Top Dogs! The eight seniors were honored on Thursday, May 13 at 2PM, and were treated with ice cream and a t-shirt. Below are the Top Dogs as well as their biographies.

Nicholas Leander

Nicholas Leander is recognized as a hardworking student who has excelled athletically on our varsity football, hockey, and lacrosse teams. Nick also works part-time at the UPS Store in Rockland and volunteers with the town’s youth sports program. Nick plans to attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy to major in International Business and to play football.

McKenzie Tsiantoulas

McKenzie is an honor roll student who is a varsity soccer and lacrosse player. McKenzie works as a customer service representative and Manager/Assistant Store Supervisor at Domino’s Pizza in Rockland. She volunteers as a Rockland Youth Boys Lacrosse Coach and Youth Soccer Coach. McKenzie plans to attend Coastal Carolina University to major in Intelligence and National Security.

Robert Ivil, III

Robert is a National Honor Society Student who is also a three-sport varsity athlete, competing on the cross country, swim, and baseball teams. He is a renaissance student, also performing in the Concert and Marching Band. An Eagle Scout, Robert has given a tremendous amount of his time back to the community. Robert plans to attend the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in explosive engineering.

Nicholas Earner

Nick has excelled academically and athletically, helping to compete on the varsity football and lacrosse teams. Nick is also a member of our Daring Discussions program where he has helped the school community engage in conversations surrounding equity and inclusion. Nick assists with snow removal for community members during snowstorms. He will enlist in the US Air Force.

Emily Gaboriault

Emily is a senior who has been active in the school’s choral and theater programs. Emily played Miss Hannigan in Annie, Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins. Emily has won first place in the 16-17-year-old division for singing at the Access Broadway Competition. She also takes vocal and theater classes at the Capachione Performing Arts School. Emily has been active in our Student Government Council, serving as vice president this year. Emily plans to attend Bridgewater State University and then transfer to a four-year college to major in musical theater. She also hopes to one day make it all the way to Broadway.

Patrick Moriarty

Patrick has excelled inside the classroom and as a two-sport varsity athlete at RHS, competing on the varsity football and basketball teams. A two-year varsity captain, Patrick has helped guide the Bulldogs to back to a 2019 South Shore League Basketball Championship. Patrick plans to attend the University of Rhode Island to major in business.

Cullen Rogers

Cullen is a high-achieving academic student and is the President of the National Honor Society. A three-sport varsity athlete, Cullen has competed on the football, basketball, and baseball teams, serving leadership roles within each team. Cullen works part-time as a busser for Black Rock Country Club and as a customer service representative for Domino’s Pizza. He volunteers for ALS One and as a freshman mentor. Cullen plans to attend Harvard University and is undecided on a future major.

Joseph Nguyen

Joey excels academically and as an athlete. This year, he was a four-sport varsity athlete competing on the varsity golf, track and field, basketball, and football teams. He had a phenomenal football season as the leading running back. He also volunteers as a mentor. He works part-time as a busboy for Dalat Restaurant. Joey plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to major in electrical engineering.

Thank you to Mrs. White, Dr. Harrison, and Mrs. O’Brien for the ceremony and ice cream provided, and congratulations again to the Top dogs!

Final Contestant For Mr. Rockland

The final Mr. Rockland contestant is Joey Nguyen. Joey’s extracurriculars at RHS include track and field, golf, football, and basketball. He has also been a freshman mentor since his junior year. In his free time he enjoys playing volleyball. After RHS, Joey plans to attend UMass Lowell to major in electrical engineering.

Congratulations to Joey and to all six contestants who will now be voted on by seniors to see who will be our next Mr. Rockland!

Mr. Rockland Contestant #5 Is Announced

May 7, 2021

Terell Wright is the fifth nominee for Mr. Rockland!

Terell likes to work out in his free time and hang out with his friends on the weekends. This year Terell enjoyed playing on the RHS football team for the first time in his high school career.

Terrell has been a part of many RHS events in the auditorium as he works behind the scenes doing sound and lighting. In fact, he plans to attend Massasoit Community College where he will major in Theatre Technology.

His favorite food is pepperoni pizza! Congratulations Terell!!

Contestant #4 for Mr. Rockland

May 6, 2021

The Student Government Council today introduced the fourth contestant for Mr. Rockland, James Tsiantoulas! Jimmy has been involved in the football, lacrosse, and golf teams here at RHS. He has been on our Veritas staff since the beginning of his senior year and has been named the sports editor for the paper and the website. He has also helped out with community service projects such as Project Pumpkin in the past.

Jimmy’s favorite things to do include playing video games, golfing, and hanging out with friends. His future plans post RHS are to attend Marist College and study Sports Communications.

Congratulations Jimmy!

Mr. Rockland Contestant 3

On Wednesday May 5, 2021, Student Government introduced the third Mr. Rockland contestant, Damon Welles!

Damon has run cross country and track throughout his high school career. He also competes in the javelin and the discus and he loves running outside of school. He plans to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to pursue a career in civil engineering.

Congratulations to Damon, a Mr. Rockland nominee!

Seniors and staff will vote for Mr. Rockland as soon as all the nominees have been announced!

Mr. Rockland Contestants

The Student Government Council is announcing the contestants for Mr. Rockland. Each day this week one contestant will be introduced.

As most know, in the past Mr. Rockland was chosen by a group of judges after a very entertaining talent and question and answer show. This year of course is different.

This year seniors and staff nominated RHS seniors who they believe to be good representatives of Bulldog values. The nominated students are well rounded, academically motivated, role models for their peers and overall “a great fit for the title of Mr. Rockland!” When all the candidates have been introduced, seniors and staff will get a form so they can vote for Mr. Rockland.

On Monday Contestant #1 was introduced: Cullen Rogers.

Cullen is a captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He is also president of the National Honor Society. Cullen also participates in daring discussions and freshman mentoring. He enjoys working out, playing golf, and hanging out with friends. Cullen has been accepted to Harvard University to study neuroscience or biochemistry. 

Congratulations Cullen!!

On Tuesday, Contestant #2 was introduced: Hunter Wardwell.

Hunter has been involved in Rockland High School varsity basketball and football since his sophomore year. For multiple years he was recognized as an all scholastic for basketball and multiple year league all star for football. In his free time he likes to lift weights and spend time with his brothers. After high school Hunter plans on attending UMass Amherst at the Isenberg School of Business as a business management major.

Congratulations Hunter!

Check back tomorrow for Contestant #3.

Celebrating Seniors

RHS celebrated their senior athletes and performers on Friday, April 9 with flowers and balloons and even better, two big wins!

First to be recognized on Friday afternoon were the senior girls on the volleyball team, Mayavana Reese and Jessica Driscoll. The girls have been part of a highly successful volleyball team which picked up where it left off back in the 2019 season when they went all the way to the state finals. This year the girls proceeded to go undefeated during the regular season and won the South Shore League title. They will begin the league playoffs tomorrow (Wednesday) in the semifinals at home against Abington at 4pm.

On Friday night the football team had their unofficial homecoming as they played their first Fall 2 season game in Rockland Veterans Memorial Stadium.

They, like the volleyball team, had to wait a long time to get back on the field.. They too are undefeated so far in all their games this spring and looked to keep it that way. After the senior members of the band, the senior cheerleaders and the seniors on the football team were recognized, the football team went out and won 49-0 against Randolph. They kept their undefeated season (5-0) going. Due to power ranking placement Rockland will not play in the SSL title game but they will look to remain undefeated in their last two games, the first this Thursday night at 5:30 against Mashpee at home.

Congratulations to all the seniors, the teams and their coaches!

Below is a list of seniors recognized on Friday night. Thanks to Jeanine Reardon and Dr. Harrison for the pictures!

Band and Chorus Seniors: Emily Gaboriault, Robert Ivil, Billy Robinson and Zachary Solomon

Cheerleading Seniors: Natalia Roosa, Gianna Gervasi, Meghan Kirby, Hayley Benson, Katie Fitzgerald and Calin Monett

Football Seniors: Ryan Hindy, Hunter Wardwell, Jacob Moore, Patrick Moriarty, Jimmy Tsiantoulas, Tom McSweeney, Cullen Rogers, Jendry Mejia, Nick Soares, Zachary Ofurum, Nick Leander, Nick Earner, Terell Wright, Colin McKerrell and Joe Nguyen.


The March 2021 Veritas is Here!

What has been happening at RHS? The Veritas Staff has put together news and commentary from students and staff at RHS. The Veritas will continue to look for important stories and interesting ideas from the halls and classrooms of our high school. Contact us with anything you would like us to report on!

Enjoy our March 2021 issue!

Winter Sports Wrap Up

James Tsiantoulas, Sports Editor

Feb. 27, 2021

Senior co-captain Patrick Moriarty was named Sullivan Division Player of the Year!

With the end of another fantastic sports season, the school as a whole is making its way into the newest set of sports. However, that should not overshadow the great seasons each winter sports team had this year. From boys and girls basketball, to hockey, let’s reflect on each team’s success and look forward to how these teams bounce back next year.

The boys varsity basketball team had a great finish to their season. The team went 6 and 1 behind their senior captains Hunter Wardwell, and Patrick Moriarty, who was also SSL Sullivan Division player of the year. Their season, although cut short two weeks due to close contact tracing, was still a major success for the program. “Yea the masks definitely had a set back on our season and on our conditioning but luckily enough each and everyday we came ready to work and improve not only our game but our conditioning. At times we didn’t feel like a team at times because not being able to go into the locker room or the new rules but we fought through some adversity and made the best out of a season.” Senior captain Hunter Wardwell had high praise for the team through the adversity of the season.

They won their quarterfinal game against East Bridgewater after three weeks of no action, showing they still had it in them. However, their semifinal game against Abington ended in defeat, ending their season.

This is nothing to be ashamed of, as the Bulldogs had an amazing season and look to bounce back next winter season. The seniors leaving the program this year are Patrick Moriarty, Hunter Wardwell, Derrick Williams, Joey Nguyen, Cullen Rogers, Zach Ofurum, Bryan Colarusso, Jack Reis, and Evan Burke. 

Coach Fred Damon was honored as the Coach of the Year in the Sullivan Division.  

 

Julia Elie had a big game against East Bridgewater in the playoffs.

The girls varsity team also had a great season, going 9 and 4 in total. They lost in the semifinal as well, to Norwell, but that does not overshadow the great season they had. Junior captain Julia Elie said about the season, “It definitely took some getting used to, with the no fans and all the protocols but we were all just grateful to actually have a season and be able to play, considering most teams either got shut down or had their season canceled.

Freshman Maggie Elie, Julia’s sister, had a good year taking over as the team’s point guard for her sister Caroline who graduated last year. Also playing well were sophomore Sydney Blaney, starting for the second year, and sharp-shooting sophomore Charlie Kelleher. Sophomore Emma Cameron rounded out the starting line-up and sophomore Maddie Hermenau was a force off the bench. 

The team led by their All-Stars Julia Elie, Charlie Kelleher, and Maggie Elie had a fantastic season, and are poised  to have another successful year with the same roster coming back next year.  There were no seniors on the roster this year, but Julia Elie, Maddie Murphy, Jordan Stec and Carolayne Lage will provide the team with senior leadership next year.

 

Nick Blonde with his mother and father after the final game in which he scored his 100th point.

Finally, the boy varsity hockey team had a great finish to their season. The team led by their senior captains Nick Blonde, Zack Phripp, Thomas Mcsweeney and Nick Leander, finished their season with 6 wins,  5 losses and one tie.  

They got  a win against Abington, 5-3 in their last game in which senior captain Nick Blonde scored his 100th High School point with 2 seconds left on the clock.

The team was not able to compete in the SSL tournament at the end of the year however, as the team was on a 2 week hiatus due to COVID-19 protocols. However, overall this was a great season and the team looks to bounce back and compete next year. Senior captain Nick Leander said, “It went pretty good I thought. We didn’t get shut down till the end of our season due to COVID. Even though we weren’t able to compete for a league championship we still got to come back for a final 2 games to end of our season which was good to finish at .500. It was difficult sometimes cause you could never know when you could be playing due to other team could shut down that day or day before, but it was great having the opportunity to play.”

The seniors leaving the program are Nick Blonde, Zack Phripp, Thomas McSweeney, Nick Leander, and Ryan Hindy. In addition, Nick Blonde, Nick Leander, Thomas McSweeney, Jake Higgins and Sean Geary all made the SSL All-Star team.

RHS Top Dogs 2021

Althea Olsen, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

Erin Gardner, Jessica Driscoll, Claudia Abouzeid and Lauren Draicchio with their Top Dog Awards!

Jessica Driscoll

Jessica was selected to travel to Guatemala on a service based trip where she would give dozens of Mayan indigenous people sustainable access to clean drinking water and teach health and hygiene workshops in indigenous communities. Jessica did not let the cancellation hinder her. She was the driving force behind organizing the gift wrapping efforts for the 2nd Annual Giving Tree! Jess came to school during her senior privilege time to wrap books and brought a bright and positive energy with her! Jessica is also a two sport athlete competing on the volleyball and lacrosse teams.  She is an incredibly kind-hearted and genuine young woman and I know that her future holds big things!

Erin Gardner

Erin was selected to travel to Guatemala on a service based trip where she would give dozens of Mayan indigenous people sustainable access to clean drinking water and teach health and hygiene workshops. Erin asked how she could contribute in addition to donating a book to the 2nd Annual Giving Tree. She came to school during her senior privilege time to wrap books! Erin has such a positive way of changing the world in which she lives and I’m sure her future will be impactful! Erin is a member of Student Government Council and competes on the lacrosse team. She also works at Southwood Nursing Home.

Claudia Abouzeid

Claudia Abouzeid is a senior who will be graduating in three years. Committed to her studies, Claudia knew early in her high school career she wanted to graduate early and then attend college to continue her studies. Claudia’s compassion and societal awareness is indicative of her depth as a person. She is enthusiastic and passionate about social justice. She is a kind, dedicated student, and her commitment to greater equality and fighting injustice makes me proud to have her as a student. She plans to study psychology.

Lauren Draicchio

Lauren Draicchio is a four year player of varsity  lacrosse and also serves as the team captain.   She has served as an executive and general  member of the student council, a freshman mentor as well as class president.  Lauren is a youth cheerleading junior coach and a youth basketball referee.  She plans to attend a four year college and major in nursing with hopes of becoming a Beyond Borders nurse, traveling to provide healthcare to less fortunate children and communities. Lauren was selected to travel to Guatemala on a service based trip where she would give dozens of Mayan indigenous people sustainable access to clean drinking water and teach health and hygiene workshops in indigenous communities. As soon as the second year of the Giving Tree book drive was announced, Lauren jumped at the opportunity to get involved and spread holiday cheer. Lauren came to school during her senior privilege time to wrap books. Lauren is a shining star and we know she will continue to impact her community during her next chapter!

Thank you Dr. Harrison, Ms. Kemp, and Ms. O’Brien for coordinating the event and the rewards given, and congratulations again to the RHS Top Dogs 2021.

Virtual Pep Rally Scheduled For Tomorrow, Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m.

Rockland High School students filled the stands at last year’s outdoor rally that was held in October.

Feb. 9, 2021

Ngan Nguyen, Veritas Staff

  • Jonah Pishkin, Veritas Staff,  also contributed to this report

To raise a bit of school spirit, Rockland High School’s Student Government Council  is hosting a Virtual Pep Rally on Friday, February 12 at 1:15 PM. Even though this is not our traditional homecoming pep rally in October, it will still be fun and spiritually uplifting for everyone. 

 The pep rally will be from 1:15-1:35 PM. Here is the link to watch the rally:

Students in Cohort A will be watching the event in their E block class and Cohort B students will be asked to participate from home through a webinar link. 

To prepare for this pep rally, it’s encouraged that students should wear their class shirt or color to show spirit and pride for their grade.  

There will be time for sports and other school groups’ ‘honorable mentions’,  an announcement of Miss Rockland, as well as drama and band recognitions. Games are also planned for students to participate in during the rally. Some of the games include a backpack quest and two truths and one lie.

Cohort A, make sure to have your Chromebook with you, and Cohort B, the link will be sent through your school email, so be on the lookout for it.

There are varying opinions on the subject of having a virtual pep rally.

Of those interviewed most agreed that making the event virtual was justified, in order to keep students and others safe. Senior Alexis DeFranc explained why making the event virtual, while sad, was the best idea for the event. Saying that she thought it was justified, she responded, “Yes, because it will keep everyone safe and make sure nobody gets sick or be in close contact with those who may have the virus.”

Senior Billy Robinson thinks that the rally even though it is virtual is a great opportunity, considering the tremendous amount of stress taken out of a school day. In his words, “I think pep rallies are good because they are fun, and a good break from the stress of school, bringing the classes together.”

In the wake of the event going virtual, senior Lauren Draicchio also responded to the matter, and how others may feel about the idea. “I know some people may not be as excited about the idea of having a virtual pep rally; however, I believe to even be able to have the opportunity to come together in the slightest way is amazing. It may sway from what a typical pep rally would look like but it’s something to look forward to, and to me that’s exciting.”

Lauren concluded, “During times like these it’s important to stay positive and be grateful for what we can do and the memories we can make.”

With the upcoming February Vacation, it should also be a good way to get students excited about having a week off from school next week!

Here again is the link for the virtual rally.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88438719096?pwd=NUxDU29hcnpHK1dTdHpQazU2T2llUT09

 

Boys’ Basketball Team Down But Not Out

Derek Williams against Cohasset this year.

James Tsiantoulas, Veritas Sports Editor

Feb. 5, 2021

The varsity boys’ basketball team as of this past weekend has been shut down with six members of their team testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The rest of the team, who have tested negative, are still responsibly quarantining as they wait to be cleared to get back out on the court. This is a huge blow for the team as practices and games have been suspended for two weeks. 

The boys’ team which began its season on Jan. 8 started out their year red hot, winning their first five games and looking like nothing could stop them.  But no one expected this shutdown to happen. These positive cases have no correlation to the JV boys team shutdown in January as the team was quarantined for the appropriate amount of time.

It is believed this was due to a player from an opposing varsity team testing positive after a game.  With this information all the players, coaches and staff were tested and are now quarantining for two weeks.

The team is  not allowed to practice until Feb. 11, and then they will have a South Shore League playoff game on either Sunday or Monday, Feb. 14 or 15.  In the playoffs the boys will be looking to secure another South Shore League title.

Despite this difficulty, this is a team of tough competitors, and they will not let adversity push them down. “The long break in our season is a little bit of a setback but it’s an obstacle we have to get over in order to win the league when we do get back,” said senior Joey Nguyen who has high hopes for the team once they are good to come back.

Principal Harrison in a letter to the community expressed his pride in the school’s handling of this situation, limiting the spread and not putting any other students in jeopardy.  He said, “Thanks to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and families, I do believe this outbreak involving the boy’s varsity basketball team has been contained.  I continue to remain confident in our protocols and believe our learning environment within our classrooms is safe.” 

Hopefully when the team is cleared for basketball activities once again, they won’t miss a beat and will get right to work. 

RHS Top Dogs 2021

Top Dogs from Cohort B were recognized on Thursday Feb. 4. From left: Hannah Makarski, Zachary Solomon, Althea Olsen, Greta Russo, Anthony DiNino and Colin McKerrell. Not in picture: Hunter Wardwell. Cohort A Top Dogs will be recognized next week.

Feb. 4, 2021

Congratulations to the seniors who are Top Dogs for the Class of 2021! On Thursday, February 4, 2021 seniors from Cohort B  were announced as Top Dogs, and rewarded with chocolate, a t-shirt, and a framed picture. Below are the biographies of the 2021 Top Dog recipients from Cohort B.

Greta Russo:

Greta Russo is a member of the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. She is also a student council executive board member as well as the president of the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils. She has partnered with volunteer work with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts and is a member of the National Honor Society. Greta plans to attend a four-year college majoring in either pre-med or environmental policy.

Hannah Makarski:

Hannah is a three-sport athlete who has participated in soccer, track, and basketball. She is a mentor of the Bulldog Buddy program, a freshman mentor as well as working in our unified gym classes. Hannah also volunteers her time with the Special Ed program in our preschool program. She plans to attend Merrimack College, major in health science, and become a respiratory therapist.

Althea Olsen:

Althea is the National Honor Society Secretary who has been the recipient of achievement awards such as the Science award and English award. She attended the Boston Leadership Institute for Surgical Research. She contributes positively to RHS by writing for the school newspaper, serving as a Freshman Mentor, and competing on the softball and swim teams. She gives back to the community by volunteering. She most recently organized a Magic School for neighbors with young children when the district shifted to fully remote.

Anthony DiNino:

Anthony DiNino has excelled as a student in the Pathways Program. He has connected with his peers within the program and has been an exceptional fundraiser for the Pathways Organization. He has excelled with customer service, working as a highly personable employee at the Dog Depot. He has also been an active participant in the Unified Sports Program, especially as one of the top performers on the soccer and basketball teams. Anthony brings a positive attitude, relentless work ethic, and cares greatly about other people and Rockland High School.

Zachary Solomon:

Zach is a National Honor Society student who has been actively involved in the Concert Band. He is a three-time recipient of the Music Achievement Award. He participated on the cross country team and swim team. Zach has shown an interest as a curious member of the astronomy club as well. Most impressive, Zach is an Eagle Scout. He completed a project this fall in which he cleaned out a messy closet filled with random marching music and built a shelving unit that matches pre-existing cabinets to store the marching music. The second part of his project was building a rolling cart that can store flipbooks for marching band and parade music, so students can easily store their music and keep it organized so it does not get lost. The final part of the project was emptying a storage unit that contained drama props, furniture, clothes, and equipment so he could build a big shelving unit.

Hunter Wardwell:

Hunter is a senior who has contributed significantly to the school’s athletic programs. He is a model student-athlete as he also takes his academics very seriously as an honors student. Hunter is a two sport varsity athlete competing on football and basketball teams. He is a captain, demonstrating exceptional leadership to younger teammates. In his free time, he volunteers as a Rockland Youth Football Coach.

Colin McKerrell:

Colin is an exceptional honor roll student who has been recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor. Athletically, Colin has participated in the wrestling and football teams. As a football player, Colin has been a leader on the team as a captain. Colin works part-time at Dairy Queen in Hanover as a food preparer.

The following seniors will be recognized next week and we will highlight their accomplishments at that time. Jessica Driscoll, Erin Gardner, Lauren Draicchio and Claudia Abouzeid.

Thank you Dr. Harrison, Ms. Kemp, and Ms. O’Brien for coordinating the event and the rewards given, and congratulations again to the RHS Top Dogs 2021.

 

Miss Rockland 2021

Althea Olsen, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2021

Congratulations to Hannah Makarski for winning Miss Rockland Class of 2021! The ceremony announcing this year’s Miss Rockland was held in the auditorium today and was streamed live at 9:15 am.  Parents attended and students could watch in their classrooms via a Google Meet link.

Below is Hannah’s biography.

Hannah is a three sport athlete who  has participated in soccer, track and basketball.  She is a mentor for the Bulldog Buddy program, a freshman mentor as well as working in our unified gym classes. Hannah also volunteers her time with our Special Ed program and our preschool program. She plans to attend Merrimack College, major in health science and become a Respiratory Therapist.

Congratulations to all of the nominees for Miss Rockland 2021 for your outstanding achievements and recognition! Below are the biographies of the nominees.

Greta Russo is a member of the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. She is also a student council executive board member as well as the president of the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils. She has partnered volunteer work with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts and is a member of the National Honor Society. Greta plans to attend a four year college majoring in either pre-med or environmental policy.
Hannah Rich is a member of the varsity girls soccer team, serving as captain her senior year as well as the girls varsity lacrosse team, serving as captain her junior and senior years. She volunteers with the Freshman mentoring program and is a member of the National Honor Society. Hannah plans to attend a four year college and obtain her nursing degree and hopes to continue her education with a Masters of Nursing or as a Physicians Assistant. She aspires to become a pediatric nurse.
Miku Yoshioka is a member of the RHS swim and tennis teams and has held the position of class secretary, student council secretary and serves this year as the student council president. She also participated in the drama production of Marcus is Walking. She has participated in SEMASC and MASC through student government and has volunteered with Special Olympics, Walk for Hunger, Old Colony Center for Health and Rehabilitation and the Breast Cancer Walk. She also volunteers her free time at Mathnasium as a center directors assistant.  Miku plans to attend a four year college and major in Neurobiology and intends to become a physician.  

Gianna Gervasi has participated for four years with Rockland High School’s award winning State and New England State Championship Cheerleading team.  She has also been involved with student government and participated in Project Pumpkin as well as Unified Sports.  Gianna is a teacher and volunteer at Fashion Focus teaching young girls proper etiquette and confidence in themselves.  She plans to attend a four year university, major in math and education to pursue her goal as a secondary level Math teacher.

Lauren Draicchio is a four year player of varsity  lacrosse and also serves as the team captain.   She has served as an executive and general  member of the student council, a freshman mentor as well as class president.  Lauren is a youth cheerleading junior coach and a youth basketball referee.  She plans to attend a four year college and major in nursing with hopes of becoming a Beyond Borders nurse, traveling to provide healthcare to less fortunate children and communities.

Nominees and Miss Rockland are voted on by their Class of 2021 peers, based on their activities and contributions to the school and community of Rockland.

Once again, congratulations to all nominees and winner Hannah Makarski. Thank you Ms. White and Dr. Harrison for delivering the ceremony, and thank you Ms. Dunn for coordinating this event, and allowing it to happen.

Photos from today’s event are below.  Thank you Ms. Medeiros!

Here’s the Youtube video of the Miss Rockland ceremony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uezk8laNKf0

 

 

Winter Sports Update

Rockland’s Derek Williams against Cohasset. photo from Twitter

James Tsiantoulas, Sports Editor 

Winter sports are underway as of now and there have been some bright spots for the teams. Even though COVID is still around we have been slowly getting back to a sense of normalcy surrounding sports. Fans may not be allowed but the teams are learning to play their game without all of the noise. 

The boys varsity basketball team has come out to a hot start on the year, winning their first 4 games of the season, as they had just played Cohasset High School on January 20th. The team was set to start the year off against Cohasset, but COVID tracing at Cohasset High postponed the game and Middleborough was played instead. This did not affect the team as they managed to win their first game and used the momentum to carry them forward. The team was set to play Middleborough once again on Friday January 22nd, but due to close contact tracing in Middleborough High the game was postponed. This team is looking red hot and are willing to go toe to toe with anyone. 

They made it five wins on Jan. 27 with a 65-49 win against Mashpee at home.

In addition, the boys J.V. basketball team has not been able to get any action recently due to COVID. This will not deter them from their season however as they are competitors and are hungry to get back out on the court as soon as possible. 

The girls varsity basketball team played Cohasset on January 20th as well, winning their third game of the year. The team had lost their first game of the year to Norwell and stayed close the second meeting with them. They were hard fought games. The team managed to bounce back and win 2 straight, beating both Notre Dame Academy and East Bridgewater at home. Last Friday they lost to Middleboro to even out their record at 3 wins and 3 losses.

On Tuesday, January 26, the girls traveled to Mashpee and defeated them 43-32 to get their fourth win.  The JV girls also won, their first win of the year, at Mashpee.

The hockey team is also doing well with a record of 3-3-0.  Their game on Saturday night, Jan. 23 was a 3-0 win against Cardinal Spellman, their second win against the Cardinals.  

On Tuesday Jan. 27 the team had a rematch with Norwell and even though this was a home game the result was the same, their second loss to the Clippers.  That evened their record at 3 wins and 3 losses.

Although COVID has made this year somewhat difficult, it has not deterred the athletes whatsoever. The boys and girls teams are out to great starts and are looking to finish out their years even stronger.

Basketball home games can be seen on WRPS live and hockey at the Rockland link is on Facebook live. Away games are also available.  Check Twitter for streaming links and updated schedules.

 

 

 

Winter Sports Teams Start Their Seasons

January 12, 2021

updated January 13, 2021

The winter sports season finally got underway on Friday, Jan. 8 when the girls basketball team and the boys basketball team played their opening games.

The girls traveled to Norwell for their first contest. Norwell came away with the win as the young Rockland team struggled to score. After only being down by 2 points with 4 minutes left, Norwell went on to capitalize on Rockland’s turnovers and came away with a 47-34 victory. The Lady Dogs will look for revenge on Friday, Jan. 15 when Norwell will travel to Rockland.

Junior captain Julia Elie

Meanwhile the girls got their first win of the season on Monday night over Notre Dame Academy by a score of 50-34. Rockland was led by junior captain, Julia Elie who had 29 points and 13 rebounds. Elie had 21 of those 29 points in the second half as the Lady Dogs pulled away in a game in which they led by 3 at halftime. Emma Cameron, Maggie Elie, Charlie Kelliher, Carol Lage, Sydney Blaney and Maddie Hermaneau played well for the girls.

The girls had another home game against East Bridgewater on Tuesday, January 12. Led by Charlie Kelleher’s 4 3 pointers in the first half, the girls went on to defeat EB 44 to 27. Julia Elie led with 13 pts, followed by Kelleher’s 12.

Patrick Moriarty, Senior captain

The boys basketball team also opened up their season on January 8 beating Middleboro 49-39. Leading the way was senior Patrick Moriarty who had 18 points.

This article appeared in the Enterprise.

On Tuesday, January 12, the boys got their second SSL win defeating EB 48 to 34. Senior Derek Williams had 15 pts followed by Patrick Moriarty with 14 pts. Their next scheduled game will be Friday night at Norwell.

Dogs’ hockey team

The hockey team began their season on Sunday night at the Rockland Rink by defeating East Bridgewater 6-3. They were led by sophomore Joey Salamone’s 3 goals and 1 assist, and sophomore Logan Murphy’s 2 goals. Sophomore Sean Geary had 1 goal and 1 assist and senior Nick Blonde had 2 assists. Senior Thomas McSweeney had 15 saves for the Dogs.

Check this article about the team.

 

Games and schedules often change so go to Twitter or Facebook to see updates for the hockey team and for the basketball teams. Basketball home games will be live streamed on WRPS.  Links for away game live streams will be announced and usually published on Twitter as well.

 

Spirit Week will continue on Jan. 4 for Cohort B

Spirit Week for Cohort B will be this coming week: Jan. 4-8.

Greta Willis, Veritas Staff

Spirit Week is one of the many fun traditions students look forward to each year. But, as the already complicated school year continued in December, it fell under the “postponed” category. 

Originally,  this event was supposed to be split into two separate weeks for each cohort. Cohort A’s Spirit Week was able to happen last week.  Unfortunately for Cohort B, their week was the same week the high school had to switch back to full remote.

Now that the school has announced going back to hybrid mode, Cohort B will be back in school on Jan. 4 and will be able to participate in Spirit Week in the coming week.

Miku Yoshioka, a senior and member of SGC, shared her experience in bringing Spirit Week to life during this unprecedented time.

“Just like any other year, Spirit Week has always been hectic, from what days we wanted, to the participation of our student body.”

She added, “This year it was hard, due to the council having to be flexible with the pandemic. We made it so both cohorts are able to show their school spirit.”

Freshman Joey Gallagher commented on the freshmen class’ first high school experience. “I liked the groutfit day because it was nice to wear something comfortable. In the future I would like to see a sports or jersey day.”

Seniors from left to right: Gianna Gervasi, Meghan Hoblitzelle, Jaelyn Glavin, and Katelyn Fitzgerald showed their class colors during Cohort A’s Spirit Week. photo by Lauren Draicchio

Despite the setbacks, junior Gabriella Gambon was excited to show her spirit amidst the chaos. “I overall liked the Spirit Week days this year even though I didn’t participate in all of them. I feel that a lot of people enjoyed comfy day including myself. My favorite day of the week had to definitely be decades day. I don’t think a lot of people participated, but I personally liked it.”

She also said, “Character day was my least favorite day because I just didn’t want to dress up as a character. That’s just not my thing. I really wanted to do camouflage day, but sadly I don’t own any camouflage patterned clothing.” 

She concluded, “Class color day is always a classic and I love to see everyone with their class shirts, having school spirit!”

It has been difficult when every day is almost unpredictable, but the students at RHS have been working hard while maintaining a positive attitude through it all. 

Below are some photos courtesy of Lauren Draicchio and Twitter photos from Cohort A.

2020: The Year in Review

Dec. 31, 2020

The year 2020 is one that most would like to forget. However at RHS, pre-pandemic, there were several memorable moments, and even after the school’s shutdown in March, administrators and students worked to make the best possible experiences happen for students, and especially for the Class of 2020.

In the school year that began in September, 2020,  students, while longing for better days, have also worked hard to make the most of a difficult situation.

So, here’s the Veritas’ annual “Year in Review” for this year.

January 28, 2020    Mat Bruzzese takes first place in Poetry Out Loud

Senior Mat Bruzzese was the winner of the annual Poetry Out Loud contest sponsored by the English Dept.

Senior Mat Bruzzese came in first in the 2020 Poetry Out Loud Contest held on Jan. 27 in the lecture hall.

January 31, 2020.    Mrs. Ellis Retires

Mrs. Jane Ellis  retired in January after 32 years as the principal’s secretary at RHS.  Mrs. Susan O’Brien assumed her duties.

Left to right: Principal John Harrison, Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. O’Brien prepare for Mrs. Ellis’ retirement.

February 11, 2020. Students Recognized for Academic Accomplishments. Forty RHS students were recognized on Tuesday, Feb. 11 with a special luncheon, catered by Chipotle, in the media center. The luncheon was in recognition of the students’ achieving high honor grades in term 1, term 2 or in both terms.

Freshman Petr Quinn receives his high honor certificate from Principal John Harrison and Asst. Principal Ms. Paulding.

March 8, 2020. Girls Basketball Team defeats Archbishop Williams, then play at Boston Garden 

The girls basketball team advanced to the state semifinals by defeating Archbishop Williams on Friday night, March 6, by a score of 53-37.  That game gave them the Division 3 So. Sectional title. Next, the girls , for only the second time in 20 years, played in the Division 3 State Semifinals on Weds. March 11 at TD Garden in Boston at 2 p.m.  They lost to St. Mary’s of Lynn in the last game any team would play because of the pandemic shutdown of all activities on March 12.  This would also be the last athletic event at RHS supported by student fans in the year 2020.

April 26, 2020. Lara Glennon wins annual Spellman Oratorical Contest

Rockland High School English Department Coordinator, Carol Cahill has announced the winner of the 2020 Spellman Oratorical Contest: Lara Glennon.  Tyler Gambon placed 2nd in the contest, while Sarah McLellan and Ashley Gallagher tied for third place.  Kerin Dalton and Neleh Dunn rounded out the contestants who taped their performances at home and submitted them to judges.

May 27, 2020. Senior Parade Held on Last Day of Classes for Class of 2020

The annual senior parade was held on May 27.  These photos from the Patriot Ledger capture the excitement of seniors on their last day of classes at RHS.

July 30, 2020 National Honor Society Induction

On July 30, 2020 at 7PM, Rockland High School inducted five seniors and ten juniors into the National Honor Society. Twenty five current senior members were also present at the ceremony, along with friends, family, and multiple staff members to support new and old members of the Society.

August 1, 2020.   Class of 2020 Graduation

Two months after their originally scheduled ceremony, Rockland High School’s Class of 2020 finally had its Graduation.  On August 1, a beautiful Saturday night, 149 members of the Senior Class paraded into Veterans Memorial Stadium, ready to finally say their goodbyes to this year and to their high school careers.

 

Sept. 2020.  School Year Begins.

The 2020-2021 began a little later than usual but hopes were high that all the precautions in place would lead to a safe and effective learning environment.

October 2020. Student Gov’t Goes Forward for 2020-2021 School Year 

Student Government elected its officers during its second meeting of the year.

 

November 2020. Fall sports teams adapt and excel

The boys and girls soccer teams, boys and girls cross country teams and the golf team were all able to compete this fall with abbreviated but successful seasons.

The girls cross country team.

December, 2020. Theatre Dept. performs Monologues and Band performs for the Holidays

Finding creative ways to perform their crafts, the Theatre Dept. put together a production called A Medley of Monologues and the RHS Band performed “Let It Snow” virtually.

Keep the faith RHS! Better days are ahead!

‘Tis the Season

December 21, 2020

Each year at this time the Rockland High School Band presents its annual Holiday Concert in our auditorium. While social distancing and the pandemic would not allow that to happen this year, the RHS Concert Band students found a way to bring us some holiday spirit with this virtual recording of “Let It Snow” in their video: “Tis the Season.”

These are our Concert Band students: Hugo DaSilva, Mia Gomes, Robert Ivil, Emma Krog, Kathleen Nee, Adam Pollard, Conor Quackenbush, William Robinson and Zachary Solomon.  John Piazza, RHS Band Director explained that the video was created by the students. He said, “The class recorded and filmed their parts.” Mr. Piazza then mixed and edited their performances.  The rendered product was sent to WRPS’ Dave Cable-Murphy who posted the final video on YouTube.

And here is their performance!

The December Edition of the Veritas Is Here

Dec. 21, 2020

This is the first page of our December edition of the Veritas for the 2020-2021 year.  Our regular print edition will not be distributed in school at this time.

Journalism students, along with senior editor Althea Olsen have worked hard through the ever changing schedule and academic environment to produce this paper.  Here is the entire paper: December Veritas

Happy Holidays!

 

December Veritas

“A Medley of Monologues” Presented by Theatre Department

Dec. 2, 2020

-from Rocklandschools.org post

Although this year looks a little different, there is one thing we can all agree upon – The Show Must Go On, or at least according to the Rockland High School Theatre Department.

This fall, Joanne White and Julia DiCanzio, directors of the RHS Drama team  came up with an idea to put together a production with the Drama Club students. Ms. White explained, “We needed to figure out a safe, manageable way to put together a production that still allowed students to be creative. We wanted to make it as supportive as possible for them with everything going on.”

Students had the option to choose or write their very own monologue. It took about three weeks to put together with virtual rehearsals, virtual meetings and recordings.   Christopher Burnieika of WRPS helped record it.

The final product is called “A Medley of Monologues.”   (Video link here)

Performers included:

Alex Anzivino as the Smoldering Spencer from “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Elias Carbone performing The Circle of Life from “The Lion King”

Anthony DiNino wrote and performed a personal monologue – “The Multiplication Train”

Dillon Doyle crushed it as Buddy the Elf from the hit movie “Elf”

Callie Gillan performed a dramatic monologue from “True Crime”

McKenna Maher nailed it with her performance from “Pretty”

Fiona Overstreet performed a comedic monologue from “The First Dear Evan Hansen Letter”

Ben Pattison had us all laughing as Louis from “Hot Dogs”

Jonah Pishkin wrote and performed an inspirational monologue called “Fear, Chaos, Pain”

Luci Pumphrey presented a dramatic performance as Linda from “Pay Attention”

Cailin Sullivan closed the show with her dynamite performance as Lyndsey McElroy from the comedy show, “Two and a Half-Men.”

The students took the new challenge head-on and recorded an outstanding performance of “A Medley of Monologues.” Enjoy!

A Medley of Monologues

Directors Ms. White and Ms. DiCanzio

Get ready for Spirit Week

 

Student Government Council has announced that next week will begin a celebration of Spirit Week. The week of Dec. 7 – 11 will be for Cohort A and the following week, Dec. 14-18, will be for Cohort B. Principal Harrison is encouraging all, including faculty and staff to participate.

The first day will be Comfy Day/Groutfit* Day.  Check back to see photos of each day!

(*Groutfit means wearing outfits that are all gray in color!)

 

Bulldog Apparel Store Now Open

December 3, 2020

The Student Government Council at RHS has announced the opening of their on-line Bulldog apparel store.

Junior Maria Pala who is the SGC member overseeing the store answered some questions from the Veritas. “I was put in charge of the project, but I was working closely with our advisor, Mrs. Bartoloni, and I had a lot of help from my committee members with choosing designs.”

She also explained,”The money will go towards the SGC so we can host more school wide events in the future.  Our store is only online and the deadline for orders is December 11th.”

Orders will be delivered after Christmas.  Here is the link for the store: Bulldog Apparel Store

If you have any questions, contact Maria at mpala2022@rocklandschools.org

Fall Sports Teams Wrap Up Their Seasons

Nov. 25, 2020

James Tsiantoulas, Veritas Staff

With the fall sports season officially all wrapped up, we take a look back at all of the teams who gave it their all this year

The 2020 Girls Soccer Team

Girls soccer led by captains Kendra Peretzman, Chloe Jones, Allison Trainque, and Hannah Rich had a great year. They finished their season with two crushing losses to Middleborough in the tournament but that does not affect their heart and drive.

Peretzman commented on the team. “The team struggled a bit since we had our first tournament game right after the two week quarantine which meant we went in with having not played as a team for two weeks. This definitely showed in the first game. However, we played the same team in our second game and greatly improved. We went from a 5-0 loss to a 1-0 loss.”

The seniors leaving the program are Mckenzie Tsiantoulas, Hannah Rich, Hannah Makarski, Chloe Jones, Devin Cavicchi, Allison Trainque, and Greta Russo and Kendra herself.

Boys soccer led by their captains Nick Blonde and Andrew Norton had a great year as well. They finished their season after losing in the SSL championship with their heads held high.

Norton had some high praise for his team. “I thought that this was a great team this year, out of my four years playing for Coach Kimball it was one of the best teams. Absolutely I wish we could get a season redo, it would have been nice having a full season.”

The team finished their year on an incredibly high note and look to repeat their success next year. The seniors leaving the program are Nick Blonde, Andrew Norton, Daniel Donahue, Fernando Alexander, Renan Souza, and Yggor Batista. 

Boys Cross Country Seniors

In addition, the boys and girls cross country teams finished out their season with a few more meets. Captains Arthur Norton, Jimmy DiCarli, and Billy Robinson finished out their season with three wins.

Norton had some words about his team’s season. “We got 4th in our all league meet and ended up beating Abington in our final meet.” They looked to notch another win during the season but that was cut short for them.

Girls Cross Country team

Also, the girls cross country team led by captains Sarah Gormley and Maggie Flaherty finished the season with four wins. They had a fantastic season and look to improve next year. The seniors leaving the program are Arthur Norton, Jared Allen, Damon Welles, Jimmy DiCarli, Billy Robinson, Robert Ivil, Nick Earner, Zach Solomon, and Sarah Gormley.

Finally, golf had wrapped their season up during those sudden two weeks of in person stoppage in the school. The team did not participate in the SSL tournament, but the seniors gave it their all during the season. The team led by athletes from every grade finished with two wins on the year. The seniors leaving the program are Cullen Rogers, Joey Nguyen, Hunter Wardwell, Ryan Dobay, Anthony Morreale, Emily Marquis, Zach Phripp, and myself.

With the teams participating in these tournaments and extended seasons, it really shows that sports right now are in good hands. Check back for news about the upcoming winter season which is now scheduled to begin on Dec. 14.

New Hybrid Schedule Begins Nov. 9 at RHS

Nov. 6, 2020

Below are the times and breakdowns of the Hybrid Schedule that begins on Nov. 9.

Cohort A will be in person the week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13.

Cohort B will be in person the following week Nov. 16 – 20.

When each cohort is in its remote week they will have their synchronous classes two days a week.

See the images below.  Click on the images to see a larger view of each.

Here’s the breakdown that indicate which classes will meet remotely on Monday / Wednesday and Tuesday / Thursday.

 

Veritas: November 2020

Nov. 2, 2020

This is the first page of our first edition of the Veritas for the 2020-2021 year.  Our regular print edition will not be distributed in school at this time.

Journalism students, along with senior editors, Althea Olsen and Emily Gaboriault, have worked hard through the ever changing schedule and academic environment to produce this paper.  Click on the page to see the entire paper.

Enjoy!

 

Reactions to Sports Changes 2020-2021

Joey Nguyen tees off at Rockland Golf Course on Oct. 1.        Twitter photo: Coach Brian Smith.

James Tsiantoulas, Veritas Staff

Oct. 9, 2020

2020 has been a rough year for the students of R.H.S. As the virus continues to sweep through the nation more and more changes have affected students in schools, one big change being linked to athletics. 

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) which governs high school athletics voted to issue an extra sports season (Fall 2) to allow some fall sports to compete later in the year. Football, volleyball and fall cheerleading are now scheduled to play in February after the winter season and before the spring sports season.  

Hunter Wardwell practices his putting at Ridder Country Club on Oct. 6. Twitter photo courtesy Ms. Lombardi

The sports that have been given the green light to compete right now are golf, soccer, and cross country. There are multiple students who are taking their talents to those sports.Fall sports athletes began practices at RHS on Sept. 25.

RHS Athletic Director Gary Graziano feels it is important to get some form of team sports going, I think it will be difficult but I also think it’s essential for us to get the kids back to some sort of normalcy and get them on the field exercising..  I think the kids will respond well!”  

Senior football captain Cullen Rogers, says, “I am planning on participating in golf,” and the season has gotten underway. Cullen has been doing his best in his new role as well as the other students who have decided to take on a new opportunity.

Football Coach Nick Liquori commented on the move of three sports to February. “It is certainly different, but more of a necessary evil, to be able to get as many student athletes participating/competing and give the feel of a ‘normal”

There are some concerns with the virus still active across the state and the U.S.

Mr. Liquori shared his insight. “Obviously, not being in the medical field, I don’t want to speak if it is safe or not, but I feel that if the data shows that other states are able to play HS sports, why not in our state?  As long as the athletes and parents feel safe allowing them to compete.  If we can do it safely and smart…why not?”

Mr. Graziano elaborated further. “I am concerned with the season and the possibility of it (the virus) spreading, but I also trust the people guiding us to play and follow the guidelines in place and feel safe.”

With administration doing everything to prevent the spread, students could be faced with possible consequences if they violate the rules. Mr. Liquori said, “One thing for certain that I think everyone is in agreement with is the safety of the student/athletes.  I feel everyone involved needs to be as diligent and disciplined to the rules, so that no one team or person or school for that matter is having to deal w/consequences that could result in missed games and/or seasons.”

Finally, some students are alarmed with all of these changes that it could be difficult to focus both in the classroom and on the field.  Rogers gave his opinion on the matter, saying, I think we need sports right now. Being focused in the classroom and on the field will be a struggle at first, but I know we can all do it.” 

With school finally going back into session and students getting used to the new systems put in place, sports add another thing they will need to adjust to.

Hopefully students realize this is a serious issue and they all do what they are told. Fighting this virus is going to take everyone and one false move might spell disaster. 

Only time will tell.

The golf team have played two matches so far. The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams open their seasons today (Friday, Oct. 9) against Cohasset. The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will play Cohasset tomorrow morning (Saturday, Oct. 10) at Cohasset.

Student Government’s New Big 5!

Emily Gaboriault (Queen of Hearts) and Miku Yoshioka at Project Pumpkin last year. They will lead SGC this year as two leaders of the Big 5. Veritas file photo

On Wednesday September 30th, the RHS Student Government Council elected their new Big 5!

President: Senior, Miku Yoshioka

Vice President: Senior, Emily Gaboriault

Secretary: Junior, Gabriella Gambon

Treasurer: Junior, Maddie Smith

Publicity coordinator: Junior, Carolayne Lage

Treasurer, Maddie Smith says, “It’s nice to be one of the leaders of STUCO now. I can have more of a say in the events and can help to make the school an even better place!”

Vice President, Emily Gaboriault says,”This has been a goal of mine since freshman year and to finally be able to say I am on Big 5 is a dream come true!”

Student government advisor, Mrs. Bartoloni, states, “This year’s elected board members and Big Five are all very driven young ladies who are looking to find creative ways to make this untraditional year the best one yet.”

These Bigs 5 ladies plan to lead student government during these difficult times to ensure that this year is full of fun, safe, and inclusive activities the whole school and community can enjoy.

 

 

2020-2021 School Year Begins With Safety Measures in Place

The school year has begun for RHS students.

 

Althea Olsen, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

Sept. 13, 2020

Although 2020 has been far from the social norm, the Rockland School district has worked diligently to deliver a safe plan for students to begin the school year. 

Even though the first day of school will be through the screen, Dr. Harrison believes remote learning will allow RHS students to “develop unique and advanced skills” due to these ongoing challenges they are facing. 

As far as the challenges of this new learning experience, Dr. Harrison advises, “We need you (students) to ask questions.” He added,”Students should “lean on and rely on their teachers” for help. Despite the different scheduling and academic approach, Harrison says that staff members “are not just ready, but excited.” 

In order to limit the number of students inside the building, RHS has divided students into cohorts (groups of students) A or B. Emails were sent to students with their assigned cohort. If a student is uncertain of their cohort, they can check online at Aspen X2, or call the RHS guidance office. 

Cohort A was the first to enter the building for orientation on Thursday, September 10 from 8-11:20 am, and cohort B was second on Friday, September 11 from 8-11:20 am. During orientation, students met their teachers for the school year, and were given a glimpse of the safety precautions put in place for when in school learning occurs.

While at orientation, students were excited to be in the building, despite the new changes. When asked about scheduling, some agreed they understood the new arrangements, while some were confused.

When it comes to safety, Dr. Harrison outlined four important safety rules everyone in the building should follow. In order of importance, his list is the following: 

  1. Wear a mask that covers both the nose and the mouth. 
  2. Sanitize always. Dr. Harrison expressed the RHS hand sanitizer as the “best around”. 
  3. If one is not feeling well, do not attend school. They will be given work to do remotely. 
  4. Remain socially distant (6 feet). Dr. Harrison knows this is the hardest one to follow, but he promises students will be able to feel as if they are socializing even with the precautions put in place. 

 

From a student’s perspective, the new way of learning is definitely a challenging change at times. Not being able to walk with friends in the hallway or socialize at the end of class is the biggest challenge for most.

Every student from RHS, regardless of their cohort, will begin remote learning together on Monday, September 14 and will continue until Wednesday, September 23. During this two week period, they will follow the schedule below. This schedule ONLY applies for the two weeks of combined cohort remote learning.

8:15-8:50 AM A Block
9:00-9:35 AM B Block
9:45-10:20 AM C Block
10:30-11:05 AM D Block
11:15-11:50 AM E Block
12:00-12:50 PM Lunch
12:50-1:25 PM F Block 
1:35-2:35 PM Office Hours

During office hours, students can schedule to seek extra help for their classes, or spend extra time with teachers. Dr. Harrison said that the new way of learning “is confusing,” but explains we should “rely on our teachers and make sure to ask questions.” Guidance will also be available to meet with students on a virtual basis. Academic and emotional support will be available for students no matter the circumstances. After school academic support will continue to be provided from 2:45 to 4:15 pm. It is still being decided if it will be remote or in person support. 

Beginning on September 28, the hybrid model will begin. Cohort A will begin in person learning, and cohort B will learn remote. Starting on the week of October 5, cohort B will begin in person learning, and cohort A will be remote. The two cohorts will switch every week from in person and remote learning. 

During the week of September 28, cohort A will follow the regular RHS scheduling for IN PERSON learning.

During the week of September 28, cohort B will have the following schedule for REMOTE learning:

Periods Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
8:15-9:15 English (no class) English English English Math
9:25-10:20 Math Math (no class) Math History History
10:30-11:25 (no class) History History World language (no class) World language
11:35-12:25 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:35-1:30 World language World language Science Science Science (no class)
1:40-2:35 Science Student homework Student homework Student homework Student homework Student homework

On October 5, the two cohorts will switch learning methods and follow the scheduling that correlates with their way of learning for that week.

Seniors’ College Plans

August 23, 2020

Class of 2020 graduates are now beginning to head off to college. So here is a list of their destinations.  We wish everyone good luck and hope they have a great freshman year whether they are attending classes in person or remotely.

Jake Adams -Massasoit Community College

Melyssa Almeida – Harvard

Jonathas Amaral-Numeriano- Salem State University

Kirsten Andrews – Massasoit Community College

Taylor Anzivino – Massasoit Community College

Taylor Anzivino at the senior parade back in May.

Crystal Arena – Massasoit Community College

Eric Barber – Bridgewater State University

Stephanie Beatrice – Regis College

Keiland Beckford -Quincy College

Zachary Belcher – Nichols College

Sean Belmonte -U Mass Amherst

Jad Bendarkawi – Princeton University

Jakob Benson – Coastal Carolina University

Makayla Berardi – Bridgewater State University

Molly Boggs – U Mass Boston

Robert Bono – Massasoit Community College

Taina Bruno – Quincy College

Mathew Bruzzese – U Mass Amherst

Kathryn Buckley – Worcester State University

Emily Bugbee – Massasoit Community College

Lauren Buker – Johnson & Wales University

Hannah Murphy at the senior parade in May.

Riley Cadogan – Massasoit Community College

Nicholas Cedrone – Bentley University

Victoria Churchill – Quincy College

Maria Ciano – Regis College

Samuel Coleran – Massasoit Community College

Mia Comeau – Coastal Carolina University

Erin Connors – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Jordan Cunningham – Anna Maria College

Adam Dalton – Bridgewater State University

Kerin Dalton – Saint Joseph’s University

Jordan Delorey – Bridgewater State University

Jessica DeMarco – Saint Anselm College

David derKinderen – Westfield State University

Paige Donnelly – Bridgewater State University

Jillian Dorney – U Mass Amherst

Jonathan Dorney – Massasoit Community College

Jacob Dunham – Bridgewater State University

Neleh Dunn – U Mass Dartmouth

Michael Dutton – Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Caroline Elie – Roger Williams University

Cynthia Elliott Massachusetts – College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Arianna Esposito – Champlain College

Hailey Estabrooks – Massasoit Community College

Andrew Evans – U Mass Boston

Chase MacDonald at the parade in May.

 

Elyse Finerty – Westfield State University

Ava Fiore –  Merrimack College

Liam Flaherty – Bridgewater State College

Ashley Gallagher – University of New England

Tyler Gambon – Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Madeline Gear – U Mass Lowell

Lara Glennon – Emerson College

Matthew Griffin – Clemson University

Nicolle Guidiel Winter – U Mass Amherst

Jaylen Haltiwanger – New England Institute of Technology

Jacob Harris – Ursinus College

Melanie Harris – Roger Williams University

Zachary Harris – Nichols College

Frank Hawe III – Plymouth State University

Natalia Hernandez – Keene State College

Kylie Houde – Southern New Hampshire University

Steven Hoye – Bridgewater State University

Oliva Janis – Salem State University

Tyler Johnson – Northeastern University

Erin Kearns – Massasoit Community College

Rebecca Keefe – Plymouth State University

Brooke Kimball – Curry College

Grace LaPlante – Salem State University

Emma Lauria   – Regis College

Kyle Lenihan – Bridgewater State University

Chase MacDonald – University of New Hampshire

Kayla Mantell – Massasoit Community College

Jameson McCardell – Wheaton College

Elizabeth McGaffigan – U Mass Amherst

Kathryn McGuirk – Westfield State University

Sarah McLellan – Bridgewater State University

Lydia McWilliams – U Mass Boston

Joseph Messier – New England Institute of Technology

Olivia Milso – Massasoit Community College

Hallie Molineaux – Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy

Maryn Monett – Plymouth State University

Sabrina Morgan – Stonehill College

Hannah Murphy – University of Maine

Joseph Murray – Wentworth Institute of Technology

Samantha Nachtman – Salem State University

Keely Naughton – Suffolk University

Haley Nee – Massasoit Community College

Jennifer Nguyen – Massasoit Community College

Steven Nguyen – Massasoit Community College

Dhruvi Patel – U Mass Boston

Alyssa Patten – John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Philip Pattison – Bridgewater State University

Selena Peguero-Martinez – Massasoit Community College

Jordan Pierce – Curry College

Dakota Pike – Coastal Carolina University

Oliver Reera – Wentworth Institute of TechnologyO

Owen Shea – Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Juliana Smith – Massasoit Community College

Lucas Sprague – U Mass Lowell

Michaela Sugrue – Bridgewater State University

Bryce Taylor – Rochester institute of Technology

Megan Uong – U Mass Boston

Dante Vasquez – Framingham State College

Zachary Webb – U Mass Amherst

Jacob Willis – Texas Christian University

Hannah Wyllie – Colby College

Julia Yeadon – U Mass Lowell

Danting Zhu – Assumption University

 

Let us know if you have any updates or additions to the list by emailing rhsveritas@rocklandschools.org

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