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Congratulations, Class of 2022!
Judy Bass

(All photos by Reba Saldanha)

By Judy Bass

LEXINGTON – Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – The 121 graduates of the Minuteman High School Class of 2022 bid a spirited goodbye and looked forward with anticipation to the next phase of their lives at the Commencement ceremony on June 3 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. 



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Graduation began with Principal George Clement, who was master of ceremonies, asking all veterans in the audience to stand and be recognized. He also requested that senior Bradley Winters of Lexington, who will be joining the Air National Guard, to stand for recognition.

The Class of 2022 experienced the thrill of being in the new, state-of-the-art Minuteman building which opened in 2019. Then, just five months later, they abruptly transitioned to learning remotely when schools closed statewide for the rest of the academic year due to the pandemic.

“We got through it,” said valedictorian Trinity Choroszej, a Biotechnology major from Arlington, in her remarks, “and that’s all that matters.”

Pictured: Valedictorian Trinity Choroszej of Arlington and Henry Blackburn of Needham; both were Biotechnology majors. (Photo by Reba Saldanha)



While contending with it all, students kept their education on track, guided by dedicated Minuteman faculty and staff.

“Through the Biotechnology program, I have been able to act on my love for the sciences and start to learn what paths may lie ahead,” said Dylan Higgins of Acton, the Salutatorian. “My career technical education has allowed me to explore and start building my future for myself.”

 

Salutatorian Dylan Higgins of Acton, a Biotechnology major. (Photo by Reba Saldanha)


The occasion marked a significant milestone for Superintendent-Director Edward A. Bouquillon, who is retiring after 15 years as the leader of Minuteman. His tenure was distinguished by achievements such as the construction of the new Minuteman facility, and the school receiving National Blue Ribbon Award by the U.S. Department of Education in 2018.

After showing a video about the need for people to spend less time on social media and smartphones and more time living in the present moment, Dr. Bouquillon said in his remarks: “I want you to see what is always all around you. Really all around you, not filtered through screens and texts and others’ likes or emojis. I want you to look up, no – more to the point, I want you to constantly choose to look up. Engage with what’s around you, what may be uncomfortable, or embrace the unfamiliar.”

 

Superintendent-Director Edward A. Bouquillon. (Photo by Reba Saldanha)


Choroszej, the Valedictorian, and Higgins, the Salutatorian, are attending University of Massachusetts Boston and Tufts University, respectively. This year’s Minuteman graduates are also attending Arizona State University, Bentley University, Clemson University, Colorado State, Emerson College, Johnson & Wales, Merrimack College, Regis College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Texas A&M, Wheaton College, and numerous others, including various University of Massachusetts and state university campuses, along with community colleges and trade schools.

Many students are going directly into the workforce to pursue their career trade of study, with numerous graduates gaining apprenticeships in the electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and welding trades with local unions or contracting companies.

All Minuteman graduates – both college- and workforce-bound – receive at least one industry-recognized credential to demonstrate proficiency in their career technical areas to future employers; many obtain multiple credentials. Several students in the Environmental Science, Early Education and Teaching, Health Assisting, and Cosmetology programs are graduating with state licenses to begin working in their respective fields.

Below is a list of the names of the Minuteman High School Class of 2022 graduates categorized in alphabetical order by hometown, along with their career programs, awards and scholarships, and industry-recognized credentials.



ACTON

Joseph Aiello, Electrical Wiring, of Acton, will work as an electrical apprentice for Integrated Power Controls of Ipswich. Aiello received three industry-recognized credentials related to electrical wiring, including OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health.

Ian-McNeil Buck, Carpentry, of Acton, is pursuing post-secondary training at Heavy Construction Academy of Brentwood, N.H. Buck received the Outstanding Senior Portfolio Award, Carpentry Career Program Award, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and three industry-recognized credentials related to construction, including OSHA-10 Construction and Safety.

Cam Fox, Design and Visual Communications, of Acton, will attend Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and was accepted to nine additional colleges or universities. Fox is a member of the National Honors Society and received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and the Art Achievement Award, along with four industry-recognized credentials: two for Adobe design, CareerSafe Cyber Safety, and OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.

Aaron Goldman, Design and Visual Communications, of Acton. Goldman is working full time in the hospitality industry. Goldman received three industry-recognized credentials: two for Adobe design and OSHA-10 general safety. He received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Friends of Minuteman Award.

Glenn Guenard, Electrical Wiring, of Acton. Guenard is working full time as a plumbing and heating apprentice for Brian’s Oil Services of Lunenburg. Guenard received three industry-recognized credentials related to construction, including OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and HILTI Tool Usage.

Dylan Higgins, Biotechnology, of Acton. Higgins was the Salutatorian for the Class of 2022 and will attend Tufts University to study biochemistry. Higgins is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Minuteman Spirit and Dedication Award, the Roger Eleftherakis Memorial Scholarship, the Principal’s Award, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and the English Academic Achievement Award, along with the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Hayden Jelinsky, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Acton. Jelinsky will attend University of Massachusetts Amherst and was accepted to four additional universities. Jelinsky received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, the Horticulture Career Program Award, and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, American Red Cross First Aid and AED.

Samir Kris, Engineering Technology, of Acton. Kris will attend Auburn University and was accepted to five additional colleges or universities. Kris is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Physical Education Achievement Award, along with the OSHA-10 General Industry Safety credential.

Courtney Lang, Early Education and Teaching, of Acton. Lang is working full-time for The Goddard School of Lexington. Lang received six industry-recognized credentials, including American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED; and Massachusetts Department of Early Education’s Preschool Teacher Certification, Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification, and Strong Start Training Certification.

Jordan McAuliffe, Early Education and Teaching, of Acton. McAuliffe received the OSHA-10 General Industry Safety credential.

Ojas Thakur, Automotive Technology, of Acton. Thakur will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell and was accepted to four additional colleges or universities. Thakur received seven industry-recognized credentials, including the general Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) recognition, ASE Electrical/Electronic Systems, and ASE Engine Performance.

Kendra Traywick, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, of Acton. Traywick received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, the Francis Koppeis/Wayside Inn Award, the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, ServSafe Food Handler, American Heart Association CPR and Heart Saver First Aid.

Andrew Zeng, Design and Visual Communications, of Acton. Zeng will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was accepted to two additional universities. He received three scholarships: the Deluca Family/Class of 2004 Scholarship, Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and Design and Visual Communications Career Program Award. Zeng received four industry-recognized credentials, including two related to use of Adobe for design, CareerSafe Cyber Safety, and the OSHA-10 General Industry Safety.



ARLINGTON

Samuel Albers, Plumbing and Heating, of Arlington. Albers will attend Arizona State University. Albers was accepted to two additional universities. He received the DCU and John and Abigail Adams Scholarships. Albers received four industry-recognized credentials, including OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.

Maxim Allor, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, of Arlington. Allor will attend Johnson & Wales University and was accepted to two additional universities. Allor received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and industry-recognized certifications in ServSafe Food Handler, OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and CPR for the Health Care Professional.

Brady Anderson, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, of Arlington. Anderson will work as a lineman apprentice for IBEW Local 104 of Mansfield. Anderson received the Bruce Flood Memorial Scholarship and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and CPR for the Health Care Professional.

Zoe Callahan, Early Education and Teaching, of Arlington. Callahan will attend Worcester State University and was accepted to seven additional colleges or universities. She is a member of the National Honor Society and received four scholarships: the Early Education Career Program Award, Nick’s Pick Award, Andrea Martocchia Memorial Scholarship, and the Digital Credit Union Scholarship. Callahan received six industry-recognized credentials, including American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED; and Massachusetts Department of Early Education’s Preschool Teacher Certification, Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification, and Strong Start Training Certification.

Ryan Carta, Electrical Wiring, of Arlington. Carta will work as an electrical apprentice for SMD Electrical Contractors of Woburn. He received the Friends of Minuteman Award. Carta received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and HILTI Tool Usage.

Wyatt Caruso, Multimedia Engineering, of Arlington. Caruso will attend Middlesex Community College to study computer science and music. Caruso received the Music Achievement Award and two industry-recognized credentials: Adobe Digital Video and OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health.

Trinity Choroszej, Biotechnology, of Arlington. Choroszej was the Valedictorian for the Class of 2022 and will attend University of Massachusetts Boston; she was accepted to four additional colleges or universities. Choroszej is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Bonnie Hilla Scholarship, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship. She also received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, American Red Cross First Aid, and Red Cross AED.

Sophia DaSilva, Biotechnology, of Arlington. DaSilva will attend University of Maine Orono and was accepted to 12 additional colleges or universities. DaSilva is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Biotechnology Career Program Award, Arlington Rotary Club, John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Maria-Eduarda DaSilva, Early Education and Teaching, of Arlington. DaSilva will attend Massachusetts College of Art and was accepted to three additional colleges or universities. DaSilva received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and six industry-recognized credentials, including American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED; and Massachusetts Department of Early Education’s Preschool Teacher Certification, Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification, and Strong Start Training Certification.

Berkley J. DiBiase, Plumbing and Heating, of Arlington. DiBiase received industry-recognized credentials for OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Mass. Plumbing License Credit, and Hot Work Safety.

Dominic Frisoli, Plumbing and Heating, of Arlington. Frisoli will work as a plumber apprentice for Atlantic Heating and Air Conditioning of Brookline. Frisoli received four industry-recognized credentials, including OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.

Simon Goodwin, Advanced Manufacturing, of Arlington. Goodwin will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell; he was also accepted to Salem State University. Goodwin received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and NIMS Material Prep and Safety.

Theo Gredenius, Design and Visual Communications, of Arlington. Gredenius will attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and was accepted to two additional universities. Gredenius received the Friends of Minuteman Award and industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and CareerSafe Cyber Safety.

Koi Green, Programming and Web Development, of Arlington. Green is working full-time in the hospitality industry. Green received Programming and Web Development Career Program Award and the OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health certification.

Brandan Hunter, Electrical Wiring, of Arlington. Hunter is working as an electrical apprentice for the Local 103 electrical union of Dorchester. Hunter received two industry recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and HILTI Tool Usage.

Anis Iftikhar, Electrical Wiring, of Arlington. Iftikhar will attend University of Massachusetts Boston; he was also accepted to UMass Lowell. Iftikhar received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, HILTI Tool Usage, and American Red Cross CPR/AED.

Asnaan Iftikhar, Plumbing and Heating, of Arlington. Iftikhar will attend University of Massachusetts Boston. Iftikhar received four industry-recognized credentials, including Mass. Plumbing License Credit and Hot Work Safety.

Ryan Jones, Health Assisting, of Arlington. Jones will attend Regis College and was accepted to five additional colleges and universities. Jones received a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate along with six industry-recognized credentials, including CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery. Jones received the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, the Minuteman Alumni Award, and the Health Assisting Career Program Award.

Liam Masten, Carpentry, of Arlington. Masten is working as a carpenter apprentice for LaGrasso Carpentry of Billerica. Masten received two industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.

Tenzin Namsey, Multimedia Engineering, of Arlington. Namsey will attend Bunker Hill Community College to study visual design. Namsey received two industry-recognized credentials in Adobe Digital Video and OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health.

Tomas O’Connell, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Arlington. O’Connell is working part-time and received the OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Alexis Roberts, Plumbing and Heating, of Arlington. Roberts will attend Middlesex Community College. Roberts received the Friends of Minuteman Award and three industry-recognized certifications: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Plumbing License Credit, and Hot Work Safety.

Jaelyn Rodriguez, Multimedia Engineering, of Arlington. Rodriguez will attend Middlesex Community College. Rodriguez received two industry-recognized credentials in Adobe Digital Video and OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health.

Eleanor Silvadurso, Health Assisting, of Arlington. Silvadurso will attend University of New Hampshire and was accepted to six additional colleges or universities. Silvadurso is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Ralph Hersey Award and Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate and six industry-recognized credentials, including CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery.

Jalen Smith, Health Assisting, of Arlington. Smith will attend Middlesex Community College to study in the radiology technician program. Smith received the Minuteman Parents Association, Digital Credit Union, and John and Abigail Adams scholarships, along with six industry-recognized credentials, including CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery.

Gavin Sparks, Advanced Manufacturing, of Arlington. Sparks will attend University of Maine Orono and was accepted to three additional universities. Sparks received the Minuteman Parents Association and Digital Credit Union scholarships, along with three industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, NIMS Material Prep and Safety, and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Milling.

Jerry Takang, Robotics and Automation, of Arlington. Takang will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell and was accepted to three additional colleges or universities. Takang received the Robotics and Automation Career Program Award and the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.



BEDFORD

Katerina Holbrook, Early Education and Teaching, of Bedford. Holbrook will attend Clemson University and was accepted to three additional colleges or universities. Holbrook is a member of the National Honor Society and was Minuteman’s 2022 nomination for the statewide Walter J. Markham Award. She received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and the History Academic Achievement Award, along with received six industry-recognized credentials, including three from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in early childhood teaching.



BELMONT

Michael Carracini, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Belmont. Carracini will attend University of Massachusetts Amherst to study turf grass management. Carracini received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, American Red Cross First Aid, and Red Cross CPR/AED.

Taien Gorman, Culinary Arts and Horticulture, of Belmont. Gorman received the Ryan Eaton Memorial Scholarship, Gourmet Club Award, and Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, ServSafe Food Handler, and American Heart Association CPR and Heart Saver First Aid.

Matthew Mancini, Health Assisting, of Belmont. Mancini received six industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, American Heart Association CPR and Heart Saver First Aid/AED and First Aid, CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery.

Daryin Medrano Jimenez, Design and Visual Communications, of Belmont. Jimenez will attend School of Fashion Design in Boston and working part-time as a graphic designer at a clothing apparel company. Jimenez received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and CareerSafe Cyber Safety.

Alex Muriel, Electrical Wiring, of Belmont. Muriel received the Digital Credit Union and Friends of Minuteman awards, along with three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, HILTI Tool Usage, and American Red Cross CPR/AED.

Patrick Murphy, Plumbing and Heating, of Belmont. Murphy is working as a plumber apprentice for Dan-Cel Plumbing of Woburn. Murphy received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Plumbing License Certificate, and Hot Work Safety.

John Sacca, Environmental Science, of Belmont. Sacca received four industry-recognized credentials, including OSHA-40 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standards Certification, OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.

Carine Valery, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, of Belmont. Valery will attend Johnson & Wales University. Valery received the Margaret Rosselli Memorial Scholarship, the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and American Heart Association CPR and Heart Saver First Aid.

William Oulton, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Belmont. Oulton will attend Berklee College of Music. Oulton received the Digital Credit Union, Jed Dowd, and Scott Pisano Memorial scholarships, along with three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED.

Brooke Vaughan, Health Assisting, of Belmont. Vaughan will attend Regis College and was accepted to two additional universities. Vaughan received a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate and seven industry-recognized credentials, including NHA Phlebotomy Certification, CMS Dementia Care, Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery, and OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.



BOLTON

James Murch, Design and Visual Communications, of Bolton. Murch received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and three industry-recognized credentials: one for graphic design using Adobe Illustrator, one for visual communication using Adobe Photoshop, and OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.


BOSTON

Tyrese Rho, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Boston. Rho will attend Bentley University. Rho was accepted to five additional colleges or universities. Rho received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED.


BURLINGTON

Andrew Wood, Electrical Wiring, of Burlington. Wood is working as an electrical apprentice for Dionne Electric of Blackstone. Wood received four scholarships: Digital Credit Union, Paul M. Stone Memorial, Minuteman Alumni, and Craig King Memorial, along with industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and HILTI Tool Usage.


CHELMSFORD

Alex Tarr, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Chelmsford. Tarr will attend Middlesex Community College and received an industry-recognized credential in OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health.
 



CONCORD

Jillian Geraghty, Cosmetology, of Concord. Geraghty is working full-time as a hairdresser for European Flair Salon in Concord. Geraghty received the Cosmetology Career Program Award, Friends of Minuteman Award, Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and three industry-recognized credentials: Cosmetology License, SP/2 Safety Certification, OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.

Layla Lubin, Health Assisting, of Concord. Lubin will attend Curry College and was accepted to 11 additional colleges and universities. Lubin received her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate and is working part-time as a nursing assistant at Brookhaven assisted living facility in Lexington. Lubin is a member of the National Honor Society and received the John Hayward Memorial Scholarship, Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, and the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with six industry-recognized credentials, including CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery.

Drew Mara, Multimedia Engineering, of Concord. Mara will attend University of Rhode Island. Mara was accepted to two additional universities and received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Adobe Digital Video.

Grace McNiff, Health Assisting, of Concord. McNiff will attend Merrimack College and was accepted to eight additional colleges or universities. McNiff is working part-time as a nursing assistant at the Brookhaven assisted living facility in Lexington. McNiff is a member of the National Honors Society and received the Middlesex Savings Bank and Digital Credit Union scholarships, along with six industry-recognized credentials, including CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery.

Tucker Moriarty, Multimedia Engineering, of Concord. Moriarty received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Adobe Digital Video.

Jordan Newbold, Advanced Manufacturing, of Concord. Newbold received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and NIMS Material Prep and Safety.

Aidan Parker, Plumbing and Heating, of Concord. Parker is working as a plumber apprentice for Flannery Plumbing and Heating of Boxborough. Parker received three industry-recognized credentials: Plumbing License Credit, OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Hot Work Safety.

Stuart Strong, Carpentry, of Concord. Strong will attend Colorado State University and was accepted to four additional colleges or universities. Strong received the Chris Traganos Memorial Scholarship and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Hot Work Safety.

Alton Winkler, Electrical Wiring, of Concord. Winkler will attend Montana State University and was accepted to four additional colleges or universities. He received the Scotty Enwright Memorial, Sandra Lambrinos Memorial, and Digital Credit Union scholarships, and the Nick’s Pick and Electrical Career Program awards. Winkler received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Hot Work Safety, and American Red Cross CPR/AED.


EVERETT

Gavin Kane, Carpentry, of Everett. Kane received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.

Cole Savage, Electrical Wiring, of Everett. Savage will attend Salem State University. Savage was accepted to five additional colleges or universities. Savage received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and HILTI Tool Usage.


HARVARD

Cooper Boynton, Multimedia Engineering, of Harvard. Boynton received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Adobe Digital Video.
 



LANCASTER

Adam Bates, Carpentry, of Lancaster. Bates received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.

Sarah Buchieri, Engineering Technology, of Lancaster. Buchieri will attend Rochester Institute of Technology and was accepted to three additional colleges or universities. Buchieri received the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential and the Alan J. McLaughlin and Digital Credit Union scholarships.

Carter Gruca, Environmental Science, of Lancaster. Gruca is working full-time for the Fitchburg Water Department as a Secondary Treatment Operator. Gruca received the Environmental Science Career Program Award and five industry-recognized credentials: Massachusetts Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator License, Mass. Grade II Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, Mass. Department of Environmental Protection Wastewater Operator Certification, OSHA-40 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standards Certification, OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.

Lillian Johnson, Early Education and Teaching, of Lancaster. Johnson will attend Fitchburg State University and was accepted to three additional universities. Johnson received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and six industry-recognized credentials, including American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED; and Massachusetts Department of Early Education’s Preschool Teacher Certification, Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification, and Strong Start Training Certification.

Jocelyn Reed, Multimedia Engineering, of Lancaster. Reed will attend Framingham State University; she was accepted into one additional university. Reed received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Adobe Digital Video.

Nicholas Soukaras, Metal Fabrication and Welding, of Lancaster. Soukaras is working as a welder apprentice for The Hub Foundation of Chelmsford. Soukaras received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and industry recognized credentials in OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.

Robert Zaikis, Metal Fabrication and Welding, of Lancaster. Zaikis received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Hot Work Safety.
 


LEXINGTON

Nicholas Abreu, Engineering Technology, of Lexington. Abreu will attend the University of Rhode Island and was accepted to five additional universities. Abreu received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Hannah Cataldo, Advanced Manufacturing, of Lexington. Cataldo received one industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health.

Kyle Gaudet, Metal Fabrication and Welding, of Lexington. Gaudet is working as a welder for the Woburn Department of Public Works. Gaudet received industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Hot Work Safety.

Samuel Huntington, Multimedia Engineering, of Lexington. Huntington will attend Emerson College and was accepted to two additional institutions. Huntington received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Adobe Digital Video.

Erica Larson, Biotechnology, of Lexington. Larson will attend Texas A & M University: Corpus Christi and was accepted to two additional universities. Larson received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid.

Lillian Mela, Health Assisting, of Lexington. Mela will attend Simmons University and was accepted to three additional colleges or universities. Mela is working part-time for Beth Israel Hospital as a phlebotomy technician. Mela received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and seven industry-recognized credentials, including Certified NHA Phlebotomy, Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Mastery, CMS Dementia Care, and American Heart Association First Aid.

Taranvir Pabla, Plumbing and Heating, of Lexington. Pabla is working as a plumber apprentice for Chevron Plumbing of Burlington. Pabla received the Friends of Minuteman Award, John Rezendez Memorial Award, Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and the Lexington Rotary Club Scholarship, alond with three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Plumbing License Credit, and Hot Work Safety.

Bryan Pereira, Environmental Science, of Lexington. Pereira is working full-time for Triumvirate Environmental of Somerville as a material handler. Pereira received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-40 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certificate, American Red Cross First Aid, and CPR/AED.

Gary Silva, Electrical Wiring, of Lexington. Silva is working an apprenticeship as a heavy machine mechanic and operator for Marquis Tree Service of Billerica. Silva received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and HILTI Tool Usage.

Matthew Sweeney, Environmental Science, of Lexington. Sweeney is working at a summer camp. Sweeney received the Friends of Minuteman Award and seven industry-recognized credentials, including Massachusetts Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator License, Mass. Grade II Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, Mass. Department of Environmental Protection Wastewater Operator Certification, and OSHA-40 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standards Certification.

Ella Taibi, Metal Fabrication and Welding, of Lexington. Taibi is working for the Hayden Recreation Center in Lexington. Taibi received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Hot Work Safety, and American Welding Society Welding Certificate.

Bradley Winters, Advanced Manufacturing, of Lexington. Winters will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell and was accepted to five additional universities. Winters will also work in the Aerospace Propulsion division of the Air National Guard. He received the Lexington Rotary Club Scholarship, Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and the Advanced Manufacturing Career Program Award, along with two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and NIMS Material Prep and Safety.

Samuel Zachary, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, of Lexington. Zachary will attend the Aspire College Internship Program and continue to work in food service for the Brookhaven assisted living facility in Lexington. Zachary is a member of the National Honor Society and received six awards, including the Ryan Eaton Memorial Scholarship, World Languages Academic Achievement Award, and the Beverly Lydiard Memorial Scholarship. He also received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, ServSafe Food Handler, and American Heart Association CPR and Heart Saver First Aid.
 


LINCOLN

Christian Lafrance, Metal Fabrication and Welding, of Lincoln. Lafrance is working as a welder apprentice for The Hub Foundation of Chelmsford. Lafrance received the Metal Fabrication and Welding Career Program Award along with four industry-recognized credentials, including American Welding Society Welder Certificate, Hot Work Safety, and 4G Stick Certification.


NEEDHAM

Henry Blackburn, Biotechnology, of Needham. Blackburn will attend Rochester Institute of Technology. Blackburn is a member of the National Honor Society and received Science and Math Academic Achievement awards, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Danieliz Calderon, Culinary Arts, of Needham. Calderon will attend Mass Bay Community College. She received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship along with two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and American Heart Association CPR.

Matthew Gately, Automotive Technology, of Needham. Gately received the Automotive Technology Career Program Award along with four industry-recognized credentials, including the Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Auto Service Technology Certification, SP/2 Safety, and AC Delco.

Evan Long, Electrical Wiring, of Needham. Long is working as an electrical apprentice for the IBEW Local 103 electrical union in Dorchester. Long is a member of the National Honors Society; he received the Dick Ham Memorial Scholarship and the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and HILTI Tool Usage.


NEWTON

Daniel Chandler, Advanced Manufacturing, of Newton. Chandler will attend New England Institute of Technology to study cyber security. Chandler was accepted to one additional university and received the Minuteman Parents Association and Digital Credit Union scholarships. He also received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and NIMS Material Prep and Safety.

Harrison Hathaway, Plumbing and Heating, of Newton. Hathaway is working as a plumber apprentice for Hathaway Plumbing of Newton. Hathaway received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Plumbing License Credit, and Hot Work Safety.

Mattie Hoffer, Design and Visual Communications, of Newton. Hoffer will attend Bunker Hill Community College. Hoffer received the Edward Lillis Memorial Award, the Friends of Minuteman Award, and four industry-recognized credentials, including CareerSafe Cyber Safety, Adobe Design, and Adobe Photoshop Visual Communication.

Marlena Spataro, Cosmetology, of Newton. Spataro works full-time as an associate at the La Beautique salon of Newton. Spataro received the Friends of Minuteman Award and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, SP/2 Safety, and Massachusetts Cosmetologist License.


SHIRLEY

Maliha Khan, Multimedia Engineering, of Shirley. Khan is working as a production assistant for Cabin 3 Media of Lexington. Khan received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and two industry-recognized certifications: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Adobe Digital Video.

 

 

STOW

Haris Ansari, Engineering Technology, of Stow. Ansari will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell. Ansari received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, the Physical Education Achievement Award, and the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Charles Cantin, Multimedia Engineering, of Stow. Cantin received the Multimedia Engineering Career Program Award and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Adobe Digital Video.

Samantha Kerr, Biotechnology, of Stow. Kerr will attend Wheaton College and was accepted to four additional universities. Kerr is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Pauline Briggs Memorial Scholarship, the Minuteman Alumni Award, the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. She received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid.

Ethan Matta, Automotive Technology, of Stow. Matta is working full-time as an auto technician at the Tesla dealership in Dedham. Matta received the Bruce Flood Memorial Scholarship, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and five industry-recognized credentials, including Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Repair, ASE Auto Service Technology, and AC Delco.

Kole Murawski, Multimedia Engineering, of Stow. Murawski will attend Middlesex Community College. Murawski received the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship and industry-recognized credentials in Adobe Digital Video and OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health.

Emily Scarpati, Health Assisting, of Stow. Scarpati will attend Fitchburg State University and was accepted to three additional colleges or universities. Scarpati received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and five industry-recognized credentials, including OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, CMS Dementia Care, ACS Stop the Bleed, and American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED.

Lea Torres, Cosmetology, of Stow. Torres received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and SP/2 Safety.

Erica Vogel, Horticulture and Plant Science, of Stow. Vogel will study botany with Herbal Academy of Bedford and is working for the Lexington Garden Club. Vogel received three industry-recognized certifications: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED.


WAKEFIELD

Ben Crisley, Multimedia Engineering, of Wakefield. Crisley will attend Emerson College and was accepted into two additional universities. Crisley received two industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and Adobe Digital Video.


WALTHAM

Thomas Maloney, Robotics and Automation, of Waltham. Maloney is working full-time for a hardware retailer. Maloney received the Robotics and Automation Career Program Award and the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Trevor Simon, Plumbing and Heating, of Waltham. Simon is working as a plumber apprentice for SDH Plumbing and Heating of Waltham. Simon was named Minuteman’s Vocational Technical Student of the Year and honored by the Mass. Association of Vocational Administrators. He received the Plumbing and Heating Career Program Award and the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with three industry-recognized credentials: Plumbing License Credit, OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and American Red Cross CPR/AED.


WATERTOWN

Adrian Alvarez, Programming and Web Development, of Watertown. Alvarez will attend Framingham State University and was accepted into two additional institutions. Alvarez received the Friends of Minuteman Award and the OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Marwa Alwaz, Biotechnology, of Watertown. Alwaz will attend University of Massachusetts Boston and was accepted into three additional universities. Alwaz is a member of the National Honor Society, and received the Dr. Ronald Fitzgerald Scholarship, Minuteman Faculty/Elaine Karos Memorial Award, Friends of Minuteman Award, and Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with industry-recognized credentials in OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED.

Pedro Barbosa, Engineering Technology, of Watertown. Barbosa will attend University of Arizona and was accepted into three additional universities. Barbosa received the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.

Shehla Bibi, Health Assisting, of Watertown. Bibi will attend University of Massachusetts Boston. Bibi received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and five industry-recognized credentials, including American Heart Association First Aid, OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, CMS Dementia Care, and ACS Stop the Bleed Certification.

David Doyle, Advanced Manufacturing, of Watertown. Doyle will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell and was accepted into three additional universities. Doyle received two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health and NIMS Material Prep and Safety.

Harrison Johnson, Electrical Wiring, of Watertown. Johnson is working as an electrical apprentice for Florence Electric of Canton, N.H. Johnson received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health and HILTI Tool Usage.

Dominic Moon, Plumbing and Heating, of Watertown. Moon is working as a plumber apprentice for Akian Plumbing of Watertown. Moon received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Plumbing License Credit Certification, and Hot Work Safety.



WAYLAND

Julia Trentini, Electrical Wiring, of Wayland. Trentini will attend Freedom Trail Real Estate School. Trentini received the Friends of Minuteman Award and three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, American Red Cross CPR/AED, and HILTI Tool Usage.

Egan Wong, Environmental Science, of Wayland. Wong received four industry-recognized credentials, including OSHA-40 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED.


WESTON

Colin Lenhardt, Culinary Arts, of Weston. Lenhardt will attend The Culinary Institute of America. Lenhardt received the Culinary Arts Career Program Award and the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, along with two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 General Safety and Health, and ServSafe Food Handler.

Carter Calzini, Metal Fabrication and Welding, of Weston. Calzini is working as a welder apprentice for Phoenix Electric of Canton. Calzini received three industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, Hot Work Safety, and American Heart Association CPR and Heart Saver First Aid.


WINCHESTER

Daria Michelson, Carpentry, of Winchester. Michelson will work as a carpenter apprentice through the Carpenter’s International Training Fund in Dorchester. Michelson received the Digital Credit Union Scholarship and two industry-recognized credentials: OSHA-10 Construction Safety and Health, and Hot Work Safety.


WOBURN

Charles Perry, Engineering Technology, of Woburn. Perry will attend University of Massachusetts Lowell and was accepted to six additional universities. Perry is a member of the National Honor Society and received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, the Digital Credit Union Scholarship, and the Engineering Technology Career Program Award, along with the OSHA-10 General Safety and Health industry-recognized credential.