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Senior Awards Night

June 2, 2022

Senior Awards Night was held on Thursday evening, June 2, in the auditorium. The awards included scholarship recipients, athletic award winners and academic awards winners. A highlight of the night was the awarding of the Valedictorian Award to Monalisa Almeida and the Yearbook dedication to English teacher, Chad Bigsby.

Below are the recipients and some photos from the evening.


WOMAN’S COACHES AWARD –  Hannah Higgins and Jessica Esposito (Senior female student/athlete) 

 VICKI SOLARI AWARD –  Madison Smith (Most inspirational female athlete) 

SENIOR FEMALE ATHLETIC AWARD – Julia Elie  (Top senior female athlete) 

MARION MANSFIELD DONOVAN AWARD –  Julia Elie (Top female student/athlete) 

JOHN BELL BULLDOG AWARD – Jordan Stec and James Evers III (Male and Female who play over and above abilities

PETER J. CROWLEY AWARD – Brett Armstrong. (Top senior male athlete)

JOSEPH DONDERO AWARD – Conor Leavitt. (Top male student/athlete) 

LOUIS CIFELLO AWARD (Two)  Mateo Vasques and Jacob Higgins (Most inspirational male athlete) 

JOSEPH DUNN AWARD – Mark Dalton II (Top student/athlete football player) 

WARREN NAJARIAN BULLDOG PRIDE AWARD – Greta Willis and Peter Celestino (Male and Female athletes that never give up) 

MADELINE LANNIN-COTTON AWARD – Julia Elie. (Top Student Female Athlete/Basketball Player)

JOHN DELOREY AWARD – Madison Murphy, Adam Beatrice and Justin Cronin (Female and Male athletes that exemplify sportsmanship)  

CHARLES E. LEVERONE AWARD –  Kameron Christ and Maggie Flaherty (Top Male and Female Track athletes)

ROBERT ELLIS AWARD –  Ramzey Youssef. (Top Student Male Athlete/Basketball Player)

Recipients of “The Good Guy” Scholarship in memory of Jared Lewis Quirk

Patrick J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship – Conor Leavitt   1,500.00 

“The Good Guy” Scholarship in memory of Jared Lewis Quirk

Beatriz Lopes, Emma Krog, Olivia Campbell, Riley Taylor, Conor Leavitt, McKenzie Leavitt, Madison Murphy, Olivia Dalton

Robert J. and Christine J. Biggins Courage Award  –  Grace Meacham –$1,500.00

Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Scholarship – Adam Pollard – $1,000.00 

Andrew James Lawson Foundation Scholarship –  Madison Murphy – $1000.00

Krysta Doherty Memorial Scholarship –  Julia Lynch    

Skarbek/Bober Teacher Scholarship – Christa Pollard – $16,000.00

The Jimbo Award – Mark Dalton – $300.00 

Rockland/Hanson Rotary Community Service Award – Olivia Dalton, Maria Pala

The John Mahoney Memorial Award Scholarship  – Justin Crowley  $100.00  

The Edward Sokolowski Award –  Jenna Whitten  $100.00  

Reuben A. & Lizzie Grossman Foundation Award – Monalisa Almeida, Adam Pollard -$750.00  

Spellman Oratorical Winners – Ava LaBollita (first $1,200) ; Olivia Jones (second $1,000)  ; Kathleen Nee (third $700) ; Leah Leonard (fourth $500) ; Madison Smith (fifth $300) , Daniel O’Brien, Christa Pollard and Callie Gillan (sixth $100) 

Share the Spirit Award (S.H.A.R.E. – Selfless Helpers Assisting Rockland Everyday) – Madison Murphy  $300.00  

National Honor Society – Monalisa Almeida, Olivia Jones, Leah Leonard, Olivia Golemme, Mikayla Andre, Kaileigh Fulton, Callie Gillan, Julia Elie, Madison Smith, Het Patel, Kameron Christ, McKenzie Leavitt,Ava LaBollita, Carolyn Lage, Connor Leavitt, Kathleen Nee, Ngan Nguyen, Daniel O’Brien, Maria Pala, Charlie Succar, Ramzey Youssef

Military Acknowledgments Adam Pollard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Senior Academic Letters (Excellence In Education) – Hannah Higgins, Kaitlin Keefe, Jessica Esposito, Stephanie Alvarenga, Mikayla Andre, Adam Beatrice,  Kameron Christ, Victoria Crowley, Olivia Dalton                                                                                                                                                

Community Service Award – Monalisa Almeida

High Honors First Three Terms This Year – Monalisa Almeida, Jenna Whitten

Advanced Placement Scholars – 

AP ScholarsOlivia Jones, Ava LaBollita, Madison Smith   

AP Scholar with Honor Monalisa Almeida, Ramzey Youssef  

The Phoenix Award – Mark Gilmore 

The Ann E. Phelps Make a Difference Award –  Ngan Nguyen 

Seal of Biliteracy Awards – Yasmin DeSouza, Luis Araujo, Beatriz Lopes,  Kevin Matos Donorato Soares Campos

Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association Student Achievement  Principal’s Award – Callie Gillan 

 Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Academic Excellence Award –   Monalisa Almeida 

Valedictorian  –   Monalisa Almeida

Yearbook dedication – Jillian Mitchell to Chad Bigsby


Art presented by Mrs. Cheryl Thompson to James Killion, Ava Glushik

English presented by Mrs. Kendra Donovan to Leah Leonard, Daniel O’Brien

History/Social Science presented by Mr. Richard MacAllister to Charlie Succar, Olivia Golemme

Mathematics presented by Mr. Steve Casagrande toRamzey Youssef, Madison Smith

Music presented by Mr. John Piazza to Adam Pollard, Lily Meola-Afienko

Family Consumer Science presented by Mrs. Adrienne Donovan toMax Huggins, Abigail Spengler

Construction Technology  William Maynard-Pimental, Kathleen Nee

Physical Education Kameron Christ, Greta Willis

Science Olivia Golemme, Ngan Nguyen

World Language/Spanish   presented by Mrs. Melissa Shaughnessy to Leah Leonard, Kaileigh Fulton

World Language/French presented by Mrs. Julie Dore to Ava LaBollita, Jenna Whitten


Seniors Visit Elementary Schools and Middle School to Say Goodbye

June 2, 2022

Nicole Cedrone, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

On Thursday, June 2nd, the Seniors of RHS went around to some of their old schools to do their Senior walk-through and say hello to the new generation of students. Before they left, they had breakfast together and reminisced over all of the amazing memories that were captured in the yearbook. 

 Good luck Class of 2022, you all will do amazing things!!

Photos taken by Shannon Gustin, Veritas Feature Editor

Video taken by Hailey Christianson, Veritas Web Editor 

The Last Veritas of the Year

Here’s a pdf version of the last issue of the Veritas that came out on May 24. We will continue to cover the senior and underclassmen events during the month of June. You can still get a paper copy of the Veritas if you go to Room 124, the Journalism room.

Girls Basketball Team Goes for State Championship Tomorrow at 5:30

March 17, 2022

How many schools have two teams winning a State Championship in one year!

That could happen tomorrow night as the Girls Basketball Team hopes to equal the football team’s Super Bowl victory in December by winning the Division 3 crown tomorrow night at Lowell’s Tsongas Arena when they take on St. Mary’s of Lynn.  

The girls have had a great playoff run with three home victories (Cardinal Spellman, Bishop Stang, Dover-Sherborn) and Tuesday night’s Final Four win over Medway by a score of 48-22.  

Now in the State Finals they will play St. Mary’s Spartans.  Rockland is familiar with St. Mary’s as they played them in March, 2020 in the Eastern Mass Finals at TD Garden.  The Dogs were not on the winning end then, but this year everyone in Bulldog Nation will be rooting for the Bulldogs to capture their second Division 3  crown in girls basketball in 22 years.

The game is at 5:30 pm and tickets for this game can be purchased at the door or on-line.   Let’s support the girls. Navy is the color for the game, and loud will be the volume of the cheers from our student section!

Here’s the link to buy your tickets on-line.



Football All-Scholastics 2021



Despite missing three games (two to injury, one to rest), Coulstring ran for 968 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Div. 6 Super Bowl champs. … Ran 174 times for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. … South Shore League All-Star also played safety. … Intercepted two passes against Abington in the Div. 6 final. … “Couly is the epitome of how we run: downhill, shoulders parallel and always falling forward,” said Rockland coach Nick Liquori.



A versatile weapon for the Div. 6 Super Bowl champs. … Played running back, receiver and cornerback. .. Ran for 719 yards and six touchdowns while hauling in 34 catches for 565 yards and seven TDs. … His yards per carry (8.6) and yards per catch (16.6) show he’s a big-play threat. … Junior captain is a two-time South Shore League All-Star. … “Lucas is a threat as soon as he steps on field,” said Rockland coach Nick Liquori.



Junior is dominant on the offensive and defensive lines. … Helped Bulldogs rush for more than 2,600 yards and hold opponents to 12.3 points per game.

Honorable Mentions:

Brett Armstrong

Gabe Pinheiro

Veritas December Print Edition on Sale this week

The Veritas December print edition will be on sale beginning Weds. Dec. 15 during the lunch periods. Here’s the PDF if you want to download it.  


Here’s a sampling of the stories in this issue:

Football Super Bowl win: Interview with PJ Celestino

PUFFS: Drama Club’s first play in two years was a success.  Interview with Mr. Bergman, our new Drama Director.

Mr. Rockland candidates and interview with Skylar Hitchcock.

The Giving Tree: interview with Mrs. Kemp

Powder Puff Results: Who did you say won?

Winter Sports Previews and Fall Sports Wrap-ups

Pathways Page: our favorite page

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

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