Senior Awards Night 2016
On Thursday, June 1, 2016 scholarship and academic achievement awards were given out to seniors in the Class of 2016 at a ceremony in the auditorium.
Beginning the evening, Chairman of the Rockland School Committee, Dan Biggins spoke to the class about the pride that the community of Rockland has in them and the pride that they should have in themselves for their accomplishments. Next, Superintendent of Schools, John Retchless congratulated the seniors and promised that he would have a longer speech at Graduation!
Next, senior Ryan Sugrue read the yearbook dedication to Mrs. Kathy Hoffman of the Math Department and presenting her with the Class of 2016 yearbook.
Later, Ryan was presented with the Valedictorian medal by Superintendent of Schools, Mr. John Retchless.
Captain Adam Reiber, Northeastern ROTC presented Matthew Kirslis with a four year ROTC scholarship.
The Quirk and Sullivan families presented scholarships to two seniors in memory of Jared Quirk and Patrick Sullivan who passed away last year. On behalf of the Sullivan Family, Dennis McPeck of the Class of 2015 presented Caitlin Yannizzi with the Patrick J. Sullivan Scholarship. Ryan Quirk presented the “Good Guy” Scholarship to Harrison Shields in honor of his brother Jared.
Bob and Dan Biggins next presented a scholarship in memory of Christine J. Biggins to Kyra Rose.
Joan Domigan-Wentz presented the George and Betty Domigan Memorial Scholarship to Shelise Dutcher
Jim Cahill presented the Jimbo award to Shane Darcy and Stephen Norris
Eileen Small of the Rockland/Hanson Rotary presented the Community Service Scholarship to Alexandria Carchedi and Caitlin Yannizzi
Following is a list of all the award recipients.
ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 2016 SENIOR BANQUET, Thursday, June 2, 2016
Military Awards: Ryan Hooper; Brian MacDonald; Taylor Schell; Gustavo Ribeiro – CORDS for graduation
Captain Adam Reiber, Northeastern ROTC – Matthew Kirslis
Patrick J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship – Caitlin Yannizzi – 1,000.
“The Good Guy” Scholarship in honor of Jared Lewis Quirk –Harrison Shields – $2,000.00
Christine J. Biggins Memorial Scholarship –– Kyra Rose – $1,500.00
George and Betty Domigan Memorial Scholarship – Shelise Dutcher – 1,000.00
The Jimbo Award – Shane Darcy and Stephen Norris – $250.00 each
Rockland/Hanson Rotary Community Service Scholarship – Alexandria Carchedi and Caitlin Yannizzi -$500.00 each
The John Mahoney Memorial Award Scholarship –-Shane Darcy – $100.00
The Edward Sokolowski Award – Lucy Boggs – $150.00
Peter Woodward American Studies Scholarship – Harrison Shields – $100.00
Reuben A. & Lizzie Grossman Foundation Award –$750.00 each Ryan Sugrue, Meghan Foster
Student Art Competitions –– Celia Rosa– Scholastic Art/Boston Globe Show – Gold Key and Silver Key – for Drawing; Syann Teixeira –Congressional Art Show –Second Place Computer Art and Second Parish Church Hingham Art Show – Honorable Mention Photography
Mr. Rockland Award –– Zachary Pransky – $250.00
RHS Journalism/Student Newspaper Awards – Haley Macray, Managing Editor of the Veritas; Michael Ivanoskos, Special Achievement Award as a writer for the Veritas On-Line
Spellman Oratorical Winners – Ashley Pezzella(first $1,200); Mark Ewell (second $1,000); Leah DeCecco (third $700); Bella Rindone (fourth $500); Brad Gasdia (fifth $300); Celia Rosa, Meghan Foster and Haley Macray (tied for sixth $100)
Senior Academic Letters (Excellence In Education) – Meghan Foster, Tamara Gibson, Sarah Kane, Harrison Shields
Community Service Awards – Ryan Sugrue, Haley Macray, Alexandria Carchedi, Ashley Pezzella
Excellence in Mathematics – Erika Wiley, Sarah Margolis, Ryan Sugrue, Fanting Zhou
Share the Spirit Award (S.H.A.R.E. – Selfless Helpers Assisting Rockland Everyday) – Angela Turner
Senior Academic Achievement Awards (plaques)
CLASS OF 2016
Art Celia Rosa and Caitlin Hedges
Family Consumer Science Ashley Arena
Health Raye LaPlante, Jr. and Caitlin Yannizzi
Music Mark Ewell and Sarah Hunter
Physical Education Harrison Shields and Brianna McConville
Pre-Engineering/Robotics Michael Rocha and Liam Maloney
Technical Education Jonathan Nguyen
World Language Michael Ivanoskos
Haley Macray – English, World Language
Alexandria Carchedi- English, History/Social Science
Fanting Zhou – History/Social Science, Mathematics, Science
Hao Xu – Mathematics, Science
OVERALL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Athletic Silver Bowl Winners for earning 10 or more letters – Shane Murray, Caroline Kilduff and Sarah Margolis