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Class of 2020 Profiles #9

June 5, 2020

Don’t be left out! As long as we get submissions we will print profiles!  Send in your profile form today!!

Katie McGuirk

What are your post high school plans?   I will be attending Westfield State University and will major in early childhood education.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss most my friends and teachers who helped me throughout these last four years.

What was your favorite after school activity? I will definitely miss softball most.

 

 

 

Jennifer Nguyen

What are your post high school plans?  Going to Massasoit for 2 years

What will you miss most about high school?  Murph yelling at me for being late every day.

 What was your favorite class?  Chemistry

What was your favorite after school activity?  Sleep

What have you learned about yourself this year? I’ve learned that as long as I try my hardest that’s all that matters.

Any final thoughts? Time flies faster than you think.

 

 

Oliver Reera

What are your post high school plans?  I plan to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology and major in computer science.

What will you miss most about high school? Friend and teacher relationships.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?  Pep rallies, car parade, making tournament in men’s tennis

What was your favorite class? AP Physics/AP Computer Science Principles. I can’t choose. They were hard work but a lot of fun and very interesting subjects to me.

What was your favorite after school activity? Tennis and Environmental Club

What was your favorite lunch?  Buffalo mac and cheese

Any final thoughts? Congratulations to all seniors. We made this year our own, and I will never forget it.

 

Dhruvi Patel

What are your post high school plans? I will be studying in the health science major at UMass Boston.

What will you miss most about high school?  I will miss the RHS spirit. My teachers and friends have been super supportive and welcoming of me, and I’ll miss seeing them.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Pep rallies and direct studies in the library.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was Anatomy & Physiology with Ms. DiCanzio. She taught human anatomy in an incredibly exciting way. I loved her techniques of memorizing difficult names of the human body.

What was your favorite after school activity? Environmental Club and Yearbook Club.

What have you learned about yourself this year? I have learned that it’s important to stay positive because better days are always on their way.

Any final thoughts?  Thank you for the great memories!

 

Samantha Nachtman

What are your post high school plans?  I’m attending Salem State University to major in exercise science. After, I’ll be doing a masters program in athletic training.

What will you miss most about high school? I’ll miss the teachers and seeing people I love every day. 

What was your favorite class? Anatomy with Ms. DiCanzio.  It’s by far the most interesting class I’ve ever taken.

What was your favorite after school activity? Definitely doing track in the spring, but when I wasn’t doing that probably just going to the gym.

What was your favorite lunch?  Pasta bar

 

Jordan Cunningham

What are your post high school plans?  I will be attending Anna Maria College to major in music education with a minor in music performance.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss performances and rehearsals with the music department.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?  Regular runs to Chipotle Mexican Grill after school, getting cast in a play for the first time, attending HMC, and being accepted to AMDA.

What was your favorite class? Spanish III, IV and V with Ms. Shaughnessy; the class drove a motivation to learn a new culture.

What was your favorite after school activity? Theatre and Harvard Model Congress

What was your favorite lunch?  Buff chic dip

What have you learned about yourself this year? That working hard, keeping you head high, and taking the best steps will lead to outstanding success.

Any final thoughts? Thank you RHS for teaching me lessons in character, and the idea of leaving a community or place better than how you had found it.

Class of 2020 Profiles #8

June 1, 2020

It’s been so much fun getting to see so many of our classmates who are now graduates!  We wish everyone the best in the future and we hope to see you all on August 1 at Graduation.

 

Nicolle Gudiel Winter

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst to major in public health sciences.

What will you miss most about high school?  I will miss helping out with Mrs. Zalocha’s class and my chit chats with Ms. Medeiros the most. 

What was your favorite class?  My favorite class was French because I loved learning a new language and exploring the French culture.

What was your favorite after school activity? Tennis practice!

Any final thoughts?  Thank you.

 

Mia Comeau

What are your post high school plans? Attending school at Coastal Carolina University to major in marine biology

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss seeing people in the halls in different grades and all my favorite teachers.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will remember fall, the school spirit, sports games, and senior events.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was art class because whenever I was stressed out I would go to art and it would calm me down being able to draw.

What was your favorite after school activity?  Cheerleading

What was your favorite lunch?  Buffalo chicken dip

What have you learned about yourself this year? I have learned that change is good and it’s so important for people to help them focus on themselves and be the best person they can be.

 

Becca Keefe

What are your post high school plans? I’ll be attending Plymouth State University to major in criminal justice.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss seeing my friends in the halls and being able to joke around with them as we walk to our next class.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I’ll always remember every State’s win I’ve had and the feeling of all the hard work paying off.

What was your favorite class? My favorite classes have to be junior year English with Neal or stats my senior year with Hoff. Both of these teachers always came in with so much enthusiasm and energy and were ready to teach the class, and it made learning so much more enjoyable.

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activities were cheer practice, cheering at football games on Friday nights, hanging with friends, going to Marylou’s, and driving around with my friends.

What was your favorite lunch? Grilled cheese

What have you learned about yourself this year?  I’ve learned this year that everything happens for a reason and that your friends will always be there for you.

Any final thoughts? I want the underclassmen to know how fast the four years at RHS truly flies by and I want them to know to cherish every small moment. Also, I would like to thank the whole RHS staff for an unforgettable four years of high school. I’m going to miss walking the halls of RHS.

 

Michael Dutton

What are your post high school plans? To attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy to study marine transportation and play lacrosse.

What will you miss most about high school?  Seeing my friends every day

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Beating Norwell in football to be Undefeated SSL Champs.

What was your favorite class? Junior English with Bigsby

What was your favorite after school activity?  Football and lacrosse

What was your favorite lunch?  Chicken Caesar salad wrap

What have you learned about yourself this year? No matter the obstacle we will get through it.

Any final thoughts? Thank you RHS! Go Dogs!

 

Benjamin Hildreth

What are your post high school plans? I plan on taking a gap year to work.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss seeing my friends and my teachers every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will remember all the pep rallies and all the arts festivals.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class is cooking because I got to make a lot of yummy food.

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activity was robotics club.

 

Lydia McWilliams

What are your post high school plans? Attending the University of Massachusetts Boston and majoring in nutrition

What will you miss most about high school? Seeing all my friends in-between classes or before school. Bugging my favorite teachers, and sitting in my favorite window space before class in the early morning hours

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Sitting on the field or the bleachers during track meets, eating and sharing snacks with teammates and other teams. And yelling and singing with friends on our way to DQ after Mr. Rockland.

What was your favorite class? English class with Mr. Bigsby, sophomore and junior year. Bigsby makes such an open and honest environment where students can feel comfortable and don’t feel like they have to censor themselves. He also had so many creative and fun projects, individual and group. His class always made my friends and I excited for the end of the day, and not want to leave.

What was your favorite after school activity? First would be Images Magazine, surrounded by artists and friends. Wacky, but exactly as it should have been. Then track, while I sometimes wanted nothing more than to lie down or scream, my friends’ encouragement and equal exhaustion helped me push through. Track meets were my favorite, even if we left the losers.

What was your favorite lunch?  A newer addition, the Chicken Dippity. The chicken was better and crispier than the regular grill sandwich, and it came with waffle fries!

What have you learned about yourself this year? My procrastination didn’t get any better, even after 4 years :’). Also, I can understand and explain Shakespeare better than I could simply read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

Any final thoughts? Shout out to Mrs. Shaughnessy for listening to all my problems this year and last year, Mr. Bigsby for simply being Bigsby and checking in on my friends and me, Mrs. Hoffman for her positivity, Ms. Medeiros and Ms. Thompson for encouraging my interest in art, and JD for always being okay with me passing in late work.

Class of 2020 Profiles #7

May 29, 2020

On what would have been Graduation Night we are publishing our 7th set of profiles.  There are more to come, so it’s not too late to submit yours.   Congratulations Class of 2020!

 

Lauren Buker

What are your post high school plans?  I plan to attend Johnson and Wales University to major in hospitality management.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss the teachers and friendships I have made.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will remember my senior night for soccer and the school dances.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class is statistics with Mrs. Hoffman because she made learning fun.

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activities were soccer and track.

What was your favorite lunch?  Salad bar

What have you learned about yourself this year? I learned to cherish the special moments before they are over.

Any final thoughts? Thank you RHS for all of the memories!!

 

Tyler Gambon

What are your post high school plans? I plan to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute and major in civil engineering with an environmental concentration.

What will you miss most about high school?  Above all I will miss the extremely welcoming and supportive community at RHS. I would definitely not be where I am today without all of my friends and the many genuinely caring teachers and faculty members.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?  There are many simple memories that just made my high school experience feel more complete such as pep rallies, student government events and conferences, Envirothon competitions, and tennis bus rides. These memories and many more helped me feel truly at home at RHS. Probably my most unforgettable memory was when I had the opportunity to travel to Europe in 2019.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was either Bigsby’s English or Mac’s history class. Both classes were extremely laid back and an enjoyable way to begin the day. I felt like I managed to learn so much and both teachers without a doubt opened my eyes to the world and allowed me to see in a different light.

What was your favorite after school activity? Tennis, Environmental Club, Student Government Council

What was your favorite lunch?  Chicken tenders with mashed potatoes and gravy

What have you learned about yourself this year?  From truly understanding how to persevere and pursue goals to the very end to really getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things, this school year has been quite the year of self-discovery. Yet, the most important thing I have learned is that you genuinely need to take advantage of every opportunity you have because Andy Bernard is right, there is no way of knowing you are in the good old days until you have actually left them.

Any final thoughts? Thanks RHS for each and every one of the unforgettable memories! It truly has been a crazy ride and while it is certainly sad to leave, I cannot wait to see what comes next. To the underclassmen, you have probably heard this so many times before but high school truly does fly by and you never know when your journey will not go as planned. Cherish the memories and do all that you can to discover yourself and make the most of your time at RHS.

 

Dante Vasquez

What are your post high school plans? Next year I’ll be attending Framingham State and majoring in marketing. I will also be continuing football.

What will you miss most about high school? Friday night lights with the boys and Monday film sessions

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Beating Abington this year 34-13, pep rallies, game day for basketball and football, all my teachers and classmates, and American Conspiracies with Jojo.

What was your favorite class? History. I love learning about past events and how they shaped us

What was your favorite after school activity?  Football

What was your favorite lunch?  Chicken Caesar salad

What have you learned about yourself this year? Be different, standout, and always work your butt off.

Any final thoughts? Thank you to the community of Rockland, the staff at Rockland High School, coaches, friends, and many others for the non-stop support and love for the last four years! Thank you…none of this is possible without you guys believing in me.

 

Danting Zhu

What are your post high school plans?  The goal is going to college and majoring in actuarial science.

What will you miss most about high school? Friends and teachers

What was your favorite class? AP Statistics because Mrs. Hoffman is a wonderful teacher who helped me a lot and made the class so interesting.

What was your favorite after school activity? Swimming

What was your favorite lunch? Buffalo chicken dip

What have you learned about yourself this year? This year wasn’t a big change.

Any final thoughts? I am an adult now. Not a kid anymore. I hope I can go back to school to visit all my friends and faculty.

 

Lara Glennon

What are your post high school plans?  Attending Emerson College to major in media art production

What will you miss most about high school?  The teachers! Seeing my teachers made every class fun even if I didn’t love the subject.

What was your favorite class? This is so hard to choose because I had favorite subjects, but I also also had favorite teachers. I don’t love science and math but I loved having Casa, Hoff and Ms. DiCanzio. I loved APUSH with Mr. MacAllister and AP Seminar with Hoyo. Spanish with Mrs. Shaughnessy might be my favorite.

What was your favorite after school activity? Hosting a radio show on WRPS was my favorite. It was something I did every week for all four years of high school so it really became a significant part of my time at RHS. It’s something that not a lot of students do but it’s such an incredible opportunity.

What was your favorite lunch?  Macho Nacho!

What have you learned about yourself this year? My goal for this year was to just have fun and make the most of my last year of high school. With the year ending how it did I’m extra thankful that I was able to spend time with my friends after school and have fun in my classes. Academics have always been important to me so sometimes I felt like I was missing out on the social aspect of RHS, I wanted to turn that around and try to experience senior year to the fullest.

Any final thoughts? Thank you, RHS!

 

Haley Nee

What are your post high school plans? My post high school plans are to attend Massasoit Community College to take core classes and then transfer to Cape Cod Community College to major in Dental Hygiene.

What will you miss most about high school? Seeing my friends every day and trying to find my car in the parking lot!

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Pep Rally senior year, chorus concerts

What was your favorite class?  Anatomy because we learned so much and it was so interesting!

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activity is dancing!!

What was your favorite lunch?  Macho Nacho 100%

What have you learned about yourself this year? I stopped caring what other people think of me!

Any final thoughts? I’m proud of everyone in this class and I hope you all do amazing things  🙂

 

Melyssa Almeida

What are your post high school plans? I plan on attending Harvard University to study neuroscience.

What will you miss most about high school? The teachers, my friends, and my morning convos with Ms. Cahill  🙂

What was your favorite class? AP Biology because Mrs. Armstrong is the best!

What was your favorite after school activity? Math team and going home

What have you learned about yourself this year? I learned to stop doubting myself.

Any final thoughts?  Thank you RHS!

Class of 2020 Profiles #6

May 27, 2020

We have had a great response to our profile survey with 45 seniors responding.  As long as we have responses we will keep publishing profiles in order to celebrate the Class of 2020 graduates who have gone through so much at the end of their senior year.

Zachary Harris

What are your post high school plans? Attend Nichols College in the fall to major in sports management.

What will you miss most about high school? I’ll miss coming to school and knowing that I’ll see the boys every day, and yeah, I’m going to miss my friends.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I remember the first time I played in a match in golf my sophomore year I played horrible, but it allowed me to grow. I also remember how competitive speed ball was.

What was your favorite class?  History with Mac because he made class interesting.

What was your favorite after school activity? Sports like golf, swim, lacrosse

What was your favorite lunch? Pizza dippers or macho nacho

What have you learned about yourself this year? How many balls you can lose on a golf course. No, I’m joking. If I had to say something I’d probably say that I learned to use the resources given to me, and also that I can set a goal and focus to strive toward that goal.

Any final thoughts? Change is good. In life we make big changes from transitioning from schools to making key life decisions. No matter what life throws at us nothing can change what happened here for us: the good times and even the bad, but the possibility to create new change is great.

 

Chase MacDonald

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending the University of New Hampshire.

What will you miss most about high school? The people who I would consider “school friends” because I will probably never see them after high school.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Senior year golf was fun and JV ball sophomore year was so fun.

What was your favorite class? Anatomy with Ms. DiCanzio because she was a great teacher and really chill.

What was your favorite after school activity? Golf and hanging out with friends.

What was your favorite lunch?  Spicy chicken wrap

What have you learned about yourself this year? I’ve learned that I am strong.

Any final thoughts? Goodbye RHS. Thank you for all the good and bad times.

 

Zachary Webb

What are your post high school plans? To attend UMASS Amherst to pursue a degree in astronomy

What will you miss most about high school?  Friends and teachers

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Arsenic and Old Lace, and Marcus is Walking

What was your favorite class? AP Physics. It was challenging in a good way, but after a while it mostly made sense.

What was your favorite after school activity? Astronomy club, cross country, environmental club

What was your favorite lunch? Breakfast for lunch

What have you learned about yourself this year? Sometimes I need time to just chill or hang out with friends; you get burnt out from doing too much all at once and it’s overwhelming at times.

Any final thoughts? Congrats to all the other seniors. We made it together, that’s all that counts.

 

Adam Dalton

What are your post high school plans? After graduating from high school, I plan to attend Bridgewater State University.

What will you miss most about high school? I’ll miss not seeing my closest friends every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? One event I’ll always remember is when I performed during the halftime show for the first time.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class would have to be band class. There I got to learn to play the trumpet, which is a passion I plan to further pursue in college.

What was your favorite after school activity? Two of my favorite school activities would have to be the band and the art club.

What was your favorite lunch?  My favorite lunch was a chicken patty sandwich.

What have you learned about yourself this year? This year I’ve learned to be more outgoing and social. Because of this I’ve made great friends.

 

Krystal LaFrance

What are your post high school plans? Continue in schooling for nursing and paramedics

What will you miss most about high school? Being able to spend quality times does create forever friendships.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will remember prom and the pep rallies the most. I will also miss being in class with my best friends who I have grown up with.

What was your favorite class?  My independent studies because it allowed me to create whatever artwork I could imagine.

What was your favorite after school activity? Participating in track

What was your favorite lunch? 2nd lunch because it allowed me to have a break during the longest class.

What have you learned about yourself this year?  How I am able to push through and persevere no matter what I may be dealing with.

Any final thoughts?  The memories from Rockland High School will forever stay with me. This school gave me a huge opportunity to grow and succeed. The teachers and staff I am most thankful for. Developing relationships and feeling comfortable in school has made my high school experience amazing.

 

Taylor Anzivino

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending Massasoit Community College.

What will you miss most about high school? All the teachers and friends I’ve known for years, being able to see everyone every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Football and tournament games, pep rallies, playing at the TD Garden.

What was your favorite class? Anatomy was probably my favorite class because I found learning about the body very interesting and Ms. DiCanzio made it even more fun!

What was your favorite after school activity? I enjoyed having soccer and basketball practice everyday!

What was your favorite lunch?  My favorite lunch was burger bar.

What have you learned about yourself this year? To enjoy what you’re doing, and to make the most out of everything I did.

Any final thoughts?  Enjoy your time at RHS. It goes by in the blink of an eye. Also, get involved in everything you can.

 

Erin Connors

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science majoring in public health my first year, and then I’m planning on changing to occupational therapy.

What will you miss most about high school? The memories I made with Pathways and friends.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?  I will remember our first unified pep rally and how close everyone was. I will remember all the dances and all the fun pep rallies, and the cold football nights.

What was your favorite class?  Unified PE because it was my passion and it made me so happy to be at school.

What was your favorite after school activity? I liked going home and relaxing or working out.

What was your favorite lunch? Breakfast

What have you learned about yourself this year? That you can’t take the little things for granted and you need to be open to everything.

Any final thoughts?  Rockland High was the best and taught me the most valuable lessons, thanks to the great encouraging staff!

 

Class of 2020 Profiles #5

May 26, 2020

Here we go with our fifth set of profiles of seniors.  Keep the responses coming in and we will keep posting profiles!

Nathalia Hernandez

What are your post high school plans? I plan to attend Keene State College to major in criminal justice.

What will you miss most about high school? All the teachers; they have helped me so much.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will remember prom the most because it was honestly the best time.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was junior year English. I felt I was able to express myself more. Also Mr. Bigsby is the best.

 

What was your favorite lunch? Buffalo chicken salad with Feta cheese.

What have you learned about yourself this year? That I actually will miss high school, mostly for the people.

Any final thoughts? I spent $590 on my prom dress and if I can’t wear it I will cry.

 

Ashley Gallagher

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending the University of New England with a major in medical biology. There I will be entering an 8 year medical program to receive my doctorate in osteopathic medicine.

What will you miss most about high school?  My friends, the teachers I was close with, and the traditions I had with some of the people there.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?  Pep rallies, having fun in classes with my friends on certain days, the holidays, and all the moments I had with my favorite teachers.

What was your favorite class?  My favorite classes were with Mrs. Shaughnessy, Mr. Bigsby, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Armstrong, Ms. DiCanzio, and Casa because they made learning fun

What have you learned about yourself this year? That when I put my mind to it, I can work hard to achieve things I am proud of.

 

Juliana Smith

What are your post high school plans? Attend Massasoit for one year and then transfer to a four year school.

What will you miss most about high school?  Seeing all my friends every day

What was your favorite class?  English class last year with Mr. Neal. It opened my eyes about others and I saw different points of views.

What was your favorite after school activity?  Cheerleading

What was your favorite lunch?  Pasta bar! 

Any final thoughts? Everything went by extremely quick. Do not take anything for granted.

 

Brooke Kimball

What are your post high school plans? After high school I’m going to Curry College in Milton, MA to study forensic science

What will you miss most about high school? Talking to my friends at lunch, or at gym

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? The pep rally this year where we all dressed as aliens.

What was your favorite class? Anatomy. Ms. DiCanzio is really good at teaching and I just thought it was a really fun class.

What was your favorite after school activity?   I didn’t do too many sports or clubs, but I enjoyed the time after school with my friends.

What was your favorite lunch? Popcorn chicken bar

What have you learned about yourself this year? That if I try my hardest I can excel and get good grades

 

Erin Kearns

What are your post high school plans? I plan to attend Massasoit Community College for 2 years and transfer to Bridgewater State to major in special education.

What will you miss most about high school?  I’ll miss seeing my friends and teachers every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I’ll remember the pep rallies, prom, powderpuff and my teams.

What was your favorite class?  My favorite class was Unified Gym. I loved getting to know all the Pathways kids and making some great friends through the class.

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activities were soccer, track and Bulldog Buddies.

What have you learned about yourself this year? I’ve learned not to take things for granted and that it’s crazy how fast things can change.

Any final thoughts? Thank you RHS for a great 4 years!

 

Makayla Berardi

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending Bridgewater State University, majoring in elementary education

What will you miss most about high school?  Dog Depot

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Prom, homecoming, and pep rallies

What was your favorite class? Cooking

What was your favorite after school activity?  Art club

What was your favorite lunch? Burger bar

 

Class of 2020 Profiles #4

May 25, 2020

This is Day #4 of our Senior Profiles. There will be a fifth day of profiles tomorrow and you still can be part of it! Send your responses and photos to rhsveritas@rocklandschools.org. Also, don’t forget about Wednesday’s Senior Parade!

Jad Bendarkawi

What are your post high school plans? I plan on attending Princeton University to study electrical engineering with a concentration in robotics.

What will you miss most about high school? I’m going to miss the people. My friends and teachers have always been compassionate and supportive of me and I’ll definitely miss that sense of community.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Swim meets and pasta parties, Envirothon competitions, WRPS 88.3 with Lara, Molly, and Jad, the lab and my fellow lab assistants, and of course, Virtual High School ❤

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was being a research lab assistant. I will never forget the experiences I’ve shared with my fellow lab assistants (Lizzie, Hannah, and Caroline). From counting the dead rats in the closet to taking down and assorting chemicals that I can’t pronounce I have learned and seen so many new things this year. Thank you science department for your patience and support 🙂

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activities were environmental club, swim, and teaching a coding class at Memorial Park.

What was your favorite lunch? Chicken Dippity

What have you learned about yourself this year? I’ve learned to appreciate everything in my life both big and small. This year we missed a lot of our senior memories but I’m glad I can look back on my time at RHS with joy and pride.

Any final thoughts? Thanks RHS for an awesome 4 years!

 

Victoria Churchill

What are your post high school plans?  Quincy College for natural science.. working at Shaws in Hanover part-time.

What will you miss most about high school? All my friends

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? All the pep rallies and the fun events that went on

What was your favorite class? Anatomy and physiology because we learned so much and it was entertaining as well.

What was your favorite after school activity? Hanging out with friends

What was your favorite lunch?  Macho nacho

What have you learned about yourself this year? That I am an independent person

 

Maddie Gear

What are your post high school plans? I will study business administration at UMass Lowell.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss seeing my friends, traveling with the Travel Club, playing lacrosse, and Student Government.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Prom, MASC, and being an MC for Mr. Rockland

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was Spanish because I found it interesting and class was always enjoyable.

What was your favorite after school activity? Student Government, Images, and lacrosse

What was your favorite lunch? Chicken patty

Any final thoughts? Thanks RHS for a great four years 🙂

 

Pierre Comeau

Pierre Comeau

What are your post high school plans? I applied for the Local 103 Electrical Union. I hopefully will have an interview this summer and start classes in the fall to become an apprentice.

What will you miss most about high school? Seeing all my friends every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? All my athletic accomplishments in track and basketball throughout high school. Also the parties and hanging out with all my friends over the last 8 years.

What was your favorite class?  Junior year English class with Mr. Neal because his class really opened my eyes about society and gave me a clearer vision about life in general.

What was your favorite after school activity? Basketball

What was your favorite lunch?  Chicken tenders with mashed potatoes and gravy

What have you learned about yourself this year? If I really apply myself and try my hardest I can accomplish anything in life.

Any final thoughts? Crazy how fast life flies by.

 

Kerin Dalton

What are your post high school plans? Attending Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia to major in the humanities

What will you miss most about high school? Being so close to all of my friends

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Pep rallies, football games and Mr. Rockland

What was your favorite class? AP Lang and AP Lit because I enjoyed our in depth class discussions. I also made some of my best memories in these classes with my peers.

What was your favorite after school activity? Rehearsals and practices were always the best because it gave me more time to spend with my friends and it gave us something to talk about other than school.

What was your favorite lunch? The chicken sandwich with waffle fries

What have you learned about yourself this year? Consistency is the key to success and everything happens for a reason.

Any final thoughts? I’m going to bigger places, but I’ll never forget where I came from. I’ll always be a Bulldog at heart and will never forget everything RHS gave me

 

Megan Uong

What are your post  high school plans?  I am attending UMass Boston in hopes to pursue a career in the health science field.

What will you miss most about high school?  I will miss seeing all my friends and teachers every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will always remember prom, every pep rally, and the sports games.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class would have to be Anatomy with DiCanzio because she made it very interesting and exciting to learn about the human body.

What was your favorite after school activity?  My favorite after school activities were the volleyball and tennis practices, as well as the sports games.

What was your favorite lunch? Buff chick dip

What have you learned about yourself this year?  I learned that things can come when you least expect it and how to prepare myself for them. I also learned that you can’t always hold onto your past.

Any final thoughts? High school does go by quicker than you think, so enjoy every second of it with your friends and classes. Thank you RHS for the great memories!

 

Jake Benson

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending Coastal Carolina University to major in business.

What will you miss most about high school? I’ll miss playing sports and seeing my friends every day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember?  I’ll definitely remember the last day of total chaos before we got the official announcement about schools closing.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class would have to be science with Mr. Murphy. He was a great teacher.

What was your favorite after school activity? Football, basketball, lacrosse

What was your favorite lunch? The chicken dippity with waffle fries

What have you learned about yourself this year? That life kind of punches you in the stomach sometimes.

 

Joey Messier

What are your post high school plans? I plan to go to New England Institute of Technology to study robotics engineering.

What will you miss most about high school? Spending time with my friends. And the senior events I had to miss and the feeling of accomplishment while watching the countdown reach its final day.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Pep rallies and just spending time with friends in the mornings.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was probably Neal’s or Bigsby’s English classes because I had the most fun in both classes and I could feel like myself in them.

What was your favorite after school activity? IMAGES, robotics club, track and soccer

What was your favorite lunch? Burger bar

What have you learned about yourself this year?  It’s ok to ask for help; you don’t have to do everything alone.

Any final thoughts? I wish we weren’t in quarantine. But don’t take anything for granted, the last four years flew by.

 

Hannah Murphy

What are your post high school plans? I plan to study business at a four year university.

What will you miss most about high school? Friends and sports

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? TD Garden, States at Worcester, Unified Gym

What was your favorite class?  Unified Gym. Mrs Folsom trusted me which allowed me to really become a great leader.

What was your favorite after school activity? Basketball and volleyball

What was your favorite lunch? Popcorn chicken bar

What have you learned about yourself this year? I can become a leader at certain times; friendliness can become a game changer when having people look up to you.

Any final thoughts? Seniors should have had more privileges.

Class of 2020 Profiles #3

May 23, 2020

Here’s another set of senior profiles.  There’s still time to get your profile submitted. We would like to get everyone to participate!!

If you have tried to submit a profile on the form but could not, or it said you needed permission, you can email us at rhsveritas@rocklandschools.org and submit your answers directly based on the questions below.

 

Rachel Spano

What are your post high school plans? Work force

What will you miss most about high school? The fun moments and the teachers

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Prom, pep rally, football games

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was English junior year with Mr.Bigsby. He is a great teacher and very funny! He was a good teacher to learn from.

What was your favorite after school activity?  I’m not really sure. But I liked the idea of having extra help if you needed it in a class.

What was your favorite lunch? Burger bar

What have you learned about yourself this year? That in order to succeed you have to try to get where you want to be.

Any final thoughts? High school is a fun learning experience and I will miss it!

 

Jadzia Quackenbush

What are your post  high school plans? Attend Massasoit and then transfer to Bridgewater

What will you miss most about high school?  Telling people that aren’t percussionists to not touch the equipment.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Parades, football games, and band camp

What was your favorite class? Art because at least I’m allowed to draw in class.

What was your favorite after school activity? Art club and astronomy club.

What was your favorite lunch? Spicy chicken

 

Rachel Wojcik

What are your post  high school plans? I am going to take a gap year, and then go to Massasoit for radiologic technology.

What will you miss most about high school? Definitely the routine, and the feeling of accomplishment for good work, plus seeing my friends, as well as the potato puffs and nachos!

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? The moment Ms. Delaney told me I was going to move on to senior year.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class had to be chemistry with Mr. Murphy plainly because I like the way he runs his class, by letting us work more independently.

What was your favorite after school activity? Going home and taking a nap!

What was your favorite lunch?  My every day pepperoni pizza and potato puffs with carrots or nachos when it was nacho day.

What have you learned about yourself this year? I am capable of more than I think. I just need to push myself.

Any final thoughts? Thank you RHS!

 

Jameson McCardell

What are your post  high school plans? Attending Wheaton College in Norton, MA, majoring in physics and astronomy

What will you miss most about high school? My friends and the community

What was your favorite class? Spanish IV Honors because Mrs. Shaughnessy is fantastic

What have you learned about yourself this year? That I can often accomplish more than I think I can

Any final thoughts? Good luck to everyone! Even if I never spoke to you, know that I believe in you.

 

Emily Bugbee

What are your post  high school plans? College with a criminal justice major

What will you miss most about high school? The memories and the fun times

What was your favorite class? Art or Spanish

What was your favorite after school activity? Just hanging with friends

What was your favorite lunch?  Spicy chicken sandwich

 

Bryce Taylor

What are your post high school plans? I will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY. I will be studying in the School of Film and Animation.

What will you miss most about high school? Cliche but true, I will miss my friends and teachers most.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? Rockland High School really knows how to celebrate our school with their pep rallies.

What was your favorite class? My favorite class was art. I used every opportunity I could to improve. I was very lucky to have Ms. Medeiros and Ms. Thompson teaching me over the years.

What was your favorite after school activity? Surprise! Art Club. It was fun and filled with great people.

What was your favorite lunch? Ummm, usually skipped lunch but they do have great nachos.

What have you learned about yourself this year? I have learned to be more confident in myself and appreciate my work.

Any final thoughts? Best of Luck to Rockland’s Class of 2020!

 

Crystal Arena

What are your post high school plans? My plan is to go straight into the workforce and hopefully take some part time classes at Massasoit specifically to get my prerequisites done.

What will you miss most about high school? The planned meet-ups with good friends during passing time, even though they were for all of 3 minutes.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? One special day I love was when the senior count-down got into the 50s. It was like a weird turning point; everyone was like, “Oh my gosh in 50 more days we will be out of here, nooo.” But we were and are so excited for new adventures.

What was your favorite class? Probably my math class with Mr. Anzalone. Even though I wasn’t the best at math and I didn’t have many friends in that class, we had a heck of a good time.

What was your favorite after school activity? It didn’t necessarily have to do with school but I loved hanging out at that tiny church across the street with my friends every Wednesday. Looking forward to those days got me through a LOT of harsh weeks of both middle school and high school.

What was your favorite lunch? Macho nacho, obviously!

What have you learned about yourself this year? That I need to rely on my friends a bit more while they are here. I need to get over my shyness and text them cause after all this, we will get busy with our own lives.

Any final thoughts?  While I’m angry and frustrated with how this year went, I’m still proud of us.

 

Sarah McLellan

What are your post high school plans? I plan to attend Bridgewater State University to major in secondary education and history.

What will you miss most about high school? I will miss being able to see my friends each day during and after school.

What special moments, events etc. will you remember? I will remember every cross country meet and practice with my team and friends, track, and all the little but fun moments.

What was your favorite class? APUSH because it made me love history and Mac always found a way to make it interesting and fun.

What was your favorite after school activity? My favorite after school activities were cross country and track.

What have you learned about yourself this year? I have learned that I can always turn things around for myself as long as I put in the effort.

Any final thoughts? Underclassmen, enjoy high school while you can and never take anything for granted. You never realize how much fun something is until it’s over.

 

 

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