Local Students Receive Academic Achievements


School Committee Chairman Deborah Davis and Principal Carla Scuzzarella are pleased to announce the graduation of Marissa Pelosi from Northeast Metro Tech.

292 Graduates from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Breakheart Stadium.

Superintendent David DiBarri encouraged students to seek out leadership opportunities as they grow in their professional and personal lives — by pursuing management roles, joining their trade’s union or becoming a coach of their favorite sport.

“The United States is still the greatest country on earth but it is up to you and future generations to ensure that we continue to get better and better,” Superintendent DiBarri said. “Please remember that you will always be a member of the Northeast family. It is our hope that in the years to come that all of you will have some connection to Northeast.”

Salutatorian Raymond Borden, of Winthrop, spoke in rhymes about his time at Northeast, paying tribute to a fellow salutatorian, Dr. Seuss.

“You’re sad that you’re leaving, it’s a shame you have to go, but no more home work or classwork, how could you say no?” Borden said to his peers. “…You did it, and whether by stumble or stride, you’ll do what you have to to get by. The brain is not for getting A’s and B’s, but for seizing lifetime opportunities. That’s my knowledge I impart to you, and with my final rhyme, I bid thee adieu.”

Class President Rebecca Corbett, of Revere, thanked everyone — from students’ families, to their teachers and staff, to her classmates — for making the last four years at Northeast so successful.

“This is it — this is the beginning of what we want to make our future,” Corbett concluded. “Whether you are going to further your education, or work in your trade, I believe that each and every one of you will do great things and be great people. Keep taking care of each other like family, and as a reminder, this is not goodbye, it’s see you later.”


Residents graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology

The following local students have graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass.

* Rebaza Marco of Boston.

* Anthony Bruno of East Boston.

The school held its spring commencement on April 21, 2018.

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology stresses project-based,  hands-on learning, with an emphasis on cooperative education and careers,  community enrichment, and contributing to the economic vitality of the  Greater Boston region. The nationally ranked school is recognized as a  leader in engineering, technology, design and management.



Three East Boston residents have recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Spring semester.

Students recognized for this honor include: Ciara C. Jacques, Angela N. Rossi, Saori Takahashi.

Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as  well as a full course load as a full time student.


Residents Graduate from MGH Institute of Health Professions

The following students received a degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston:

* Amanda Elizabeth Sitren, who lives in Boston, received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree.

* Jenna Rose McCaffrey, who lives in Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

* Muriel Isabel Holman Schwinn, who lives in Boston, received a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

* Jenna L. Elkington, who lives in Boston, received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

* Kathleen Ashley Given, who lives in East Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

* Marissa Marie Stockstad, who lives in East Boston, received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree.

They were among the 583 students in the Class of 2018 who graduated from the Boston health sciences graduate school in May. The MGH Institute has educated more than 7,700 health care professionals since its 1977 founding.


Local Students named to

UMass Amherst Dean’s List

Below is a list of local students who were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the 2018 spring semester.

Matilda Ho

Yulia Santa

In order to qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a four-point scale.


Local students GRADUATE from Boston University

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,533 students in May 2018.

Receiving degrees were:

Sean F. Hopkins, Master of Business Administration in  Business Administration and Management;

Dale A. Tollman, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.


Avedian Earns master’s of science from Springfield College

Lara Avedian of East Boston, has earned a master’s of science degree in Physician Assistant from Springfield College for studies completed in 2018.

At the graduate commencement ceremony, 626 master’s degrees, three certificates of advanced graduate study, nine Doctor of Philosophy degrees, 33 Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees, and five Doctor of Psychology degrees were awarded. At the undergraduate commencement, 817 bachelor’s degrees were awarded for a two-day total of 1493 degrees.


Local Residents Named to Simmons College Dean’s List

Catalina Jean Kirk, East Boston resident was named to the 2018 spring semester dean’s list at Simmons College in Boston.

To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.

Rodriguez Graduates from Loyola University Maryland

Jonathan Rodriguez, of Boston, received a BBA degree in Business Administration at Loyola University Maryland’s 166th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University’s arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students from across the country.


Local residents graduate from UMass Lowell

The following local students were among the largest graduating class in UMass Lowell’s history.

* Ahmed Abbaker of East Boston, received a Master of Science in electrical engineering

* Lisa Ta of East Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

* John Tabares of East Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering

* Samuel Hui of East Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

* Esmeralda Mendez of East Boston., received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

* Julio Valencia of East Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory sciences.

* Amanda Banks of East Boston, received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.

* Tu Anh Huynh of East Boston., received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

* Carlos Ruiz of East Boston, received a master’s degree in business administration

The university held two Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell for the Class of 2018, 4,358 strong. The record number of graduates for the 11th consecutive year is the result of UMass Lowell’s 57 percent increase in enrollment since 2007 and climbing student success rates.



Peter Sweeney of East Boston graduated from Fairfield University on May 20, 2018.

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