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Hannah Bardei, an Engineering student from Arlington, is the Class of 2021 Valedictorian for Minuteman High School.Hannah Bardei  Arlington, 2021 valedictorian.

Minuteman High School has announced the student recipients of annual scholarships and awards for the graduating Class of 2021.

The awards recognize outstanding student achievement and support both college and career pursuits. See a video of the award presentations at YouTube.com/minutemanhighschool.

Minuteman’s graduation ceremony will be held in-person at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium at 2 p.m. Friday, June 4. 

The Class of 2021 valedictorian is Hannah Bardei, an engineering student from Arlington. She is the senior class treasurer and member of the National Honor Society.

Bardei received the 2021 John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Science Academic Achievement Award, Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Nick’s Pick Award, Paul Alphen Science Award, and the Roger S. Eleftherakis Memorial Scholarship.

Bardei will attend the University of Virginia to study biology.The salutatorian is Devlin Ih, a Robotics student from Carlisle. Ih received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Alan J. McLaughlin STEM Scholarship, the Music Academic Achievement Award, the World Language Academic Achievement Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship.

Ih will attend Olin College of Engineering to study electrical and computer engineering. 

ARLINGTON honorees include:

Jillian Bearden, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.   

Amanda Birenbach, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Arlington Rotary Club Award, the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, and the Pauline Briggs Memorial Scholarship. She will attend Ithaca College. 

Owen Blake, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the Adams Scholarship. Blake will attend Middlesex Community College to study animation.

Jake Brosnan, a Culinary Arts student from Arlington, is the Senior Class Secretary and a member of the National Honor Society. Brosnan received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Francis Koppeis (Wayside Inn) Memorial Award, the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, and the John Hayward Memorial Scholarship. Brosnan will attend Northern Arizona University.

Lucy Coletta, an Electrical student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. Coletta will attend Clark University.

Eleanor Doyle, an Environmental Science student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Friends of Minuteman Award. Doyle will attend Salem State University to study marine biology.

Melanie Edgecomb, an Automotive Technology student from Arlington, received the Outstanding Senior Portfolio Award.   

Peter Eisenheim, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Arlington, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Felicia M. Delorenzo Scholarship, the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, and the Minuteman Alumni Association Scholarship. Eisenheim will attend Colorado College to study history and political science.

Isabel Figueiredo, an Environmental Science student from Arlington, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Beverly W. Lydiard Memorial Scholarship, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Figueiredo will attend Eckerd College to study environmental and animal studies.

Colleen Foley, a Culinary Arts student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Culinary Unsung Hero Award. Foley will attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to study radiology.

Marley Fortune, a Robotics student from Arlington, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Fortune has been accepted to Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Rhode Island School of Technology, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

Sawyer Freidman, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.   

Cameron Hamner, an Electrical student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Electrical Wiring Career Program Award.  

Jake Irons, an Electrical student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.  

Lucy Kitchenka, a Carpentry student from Arlington, the Senior Class President and member of the National Honor Society, was named Outstanding Vocational Technical Student of the Year. Kitchenka also received the Adams Scholarship, President’s Education Award for Outstanding Excellence, Carpentry Career Program Award, History & Social Studies Academic Achievement Award, Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, and the Minuteman Principal’s Award. Kitchenka will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to study construction management.

Sophia Krain, a Culinary Arts student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Minuteman Alumni Association Award, and the Bruce Flood Memorial Award. Krain will attend Salem State University to study marketing.

Eva Mabboux, an Environmental Science student from Arlington, is Senior Class Vice President of the Senior Class and a member of the National Honor Society. Mabboux received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Environmental Science Career Program Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Mabboux will attend University of Massachusetts Amherst to study biology.

Ethan Masters, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

Alexander Pallett, a Plumbing student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Plumbing Career Program Award, and the Renzo A. Ricciuiti Memorial Award. Pallett will attend Minuteman Technical Institute, the adult evening program for Minuteman, to continue studying plumbing.

Asher Pearlmutter-Bearson, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Pearlmutter-Bearson will attend Juniata College to study graphic design.

Stefan Phillips, a Robotics student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Felicia M. DeLorenzo Memorial Award, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Friends of Minuteman Award. Phillips will attend Drexel University to study accounting.

Trevor Spadafora, an Electrical student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the John N. Wood Scholarship, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. He will attend the University of Vermont to study business administration.

Elie Vail, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Arlington, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Bonnie J. Hilla Memorial Award, the English Academic Achievement Award, the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, the Minuteman Chapter of the National Honor Society Award, and the Minuteman Faculty Association Award/Elaine Karkos Memorial Scholarship. Vail will attend the University of Utah to study mechanical engineering.

Corbin Wall, a Culinary Arts student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Culinary Arts/Paul Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Wall will attend Bunker Hill Community College to study business.

Paradig Wallace, a Biotechnology student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.   

Jacob Woolf, a Programming and Web Development student from Arlington, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

 Minuteman Parent Association Scholarships

Jillian Bearden, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence, the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

Colleen Foley, a Culinary Arts student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, and the Culinary Unsung Hero Award. Foley will attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to study radiology.

Ethan Masters, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. 

Asher Pearlmutter-Bearson, a Design and Visual Communications student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Pearlmutter-Bearson will attend Juniata College to study graphic design.

Stefan Phillips, a Robotics student from Arlington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Felicia M. DeLorenzo Memorial Award, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, the Minuteman Parents Association Scholarship, and the Friends of Minuteman Award. Phillips will attend Drexel University to study accounting.

ACTON

Julia Champoux, an Environmental Science student from Acton, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Champoux is taking a gap year and plans to obtain a job in the drinking water industry.

Samuel Cluett, a Robotics student from Acton, received the Friends of Minuteman Award.  

Mark Denaro, a Plumbing student from Acton, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Scotty Enwright Memorial Award. Denaro will being working as a plumber apprentice.

BELMONT

Sarah Goodsell, a Design and Visual Communications student from Belmont, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and the Art Academic Achievement Award. Goodsell will attend Maine College of Art.

Martin Gorman, an Automotive Technology student from Belmont, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Bruce Flood Memorial Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Gorman will attend the New England Institute of Technology to study plumbing/HVAC.

Liberty Jacobs, an Early Education and Teaching student from Belmont, received the Adams Scholarship, and the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Jacobs plans to attend Middlesex Community College.

Maya Moran, a Cosmetology student from Belmont, received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Cosmetology Career Program Award.  

Dwight Reed, a Biotechnology student from Belmont, received the Adams Scholarship. Reed will attend Middlesex Community College to study biology.

BOLTON

Caspian Barrett, an Early Education and Teaching student from Bolton, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Barrett will attend Framingham State University to study early childhood education.

Teagan O’Connor, an Early Education and Teaching student from Bolton, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

Kyle Kotlarz, a Biotechnology student from Bolton, received the Adams Scholarship.  

BOXBOROUGH

Nina Michnovez, an Automotive Technology student from Boxborough, received the Adams Scholarship. She will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to study welding.  

BROOKLINE

Henry Price, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Brookline, received the Adams Scholarship and the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Price will work in his trade with Razor Tool Inc. of Woburn. 

BURLINGTON

Mario Devincentis, a Programming and Web Development student from Burlington, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Programming and Web Development Career Program Award. He will attend the University Massachusetts Lowell to study computer science.

CARLISLE

Alex Ostrowski, a Design and Visual Communications student from Carlisle, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Friends of Minuteman Award. Ostrowski will attend Middlesex Community College to study graphic design.

DOVER

Isabel “Alaska” Watson, a Design and Visual Communications student from Dover, received the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Watson will attend Belmont University to study entertainment business.

LANCASTER

Ariana Calder, a Design and Visual Communications student from Lancaster, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Design and Visual Communications Program Award, the Lexington Rotary Club Scholarship, and the Richard Trzepacz Graphic Arts Award. Calder will attend Champlain College to study graphic design and visual communication.

Nathan Doherty, a Metal Fabrication and Welding student from Lancaster, received the Metal Fabrication and Welding Career Program Award and the Dick Ham Memorial Award. Doherty will attend Fitchburg State University to study engineering technology with a concentration in architecture.

Damien Fox, a Health Assisting student from Lancaster, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

Luciano Garreffi, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Lancaster, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. He has enlisted with the U.S. Military.

Jeffrey Newton, a Design and Visual Communications student from Lancaster, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Edward A. Lillis Memorial Award.  

Mia Novak, an Automotive Technology student from Lancaster, received the Adams Scholarship. Novak will begin working a trade apprenticeship.

Erik Thacker, a Carpentry student from Lancaster, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Thacker will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to study construction management.

Luke Thacker, a Carpentry student from Lancaster, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Chris Traganos Memorial Scholarship, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Senior Spirit and Dedication Award.   

Marko Veiner, a Culinary Arts student from Lancaster, received the Gourmet Club Award.  

LEXINGTON

Zachary Campbell, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Lexington, received the Adams Scholarship.  

Nicholas Casey, an Early Education and Teaching student from Lexington, received the Adams Scholarship. He was accepted to six colleges and universities; he will attend University of New Hampshire to study business.

Luca Gentile, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Lexington, received the President’s Education Award for Academic Achievement. Gentile will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology to study industrial design and computer networking.

Muntadar Hasan, an Automotive Technology student from Lexington, received the Automotive Technology Career Program Award. Hasan will attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to study aviation maintenance.

Kaira Mathis, a Biotechnology student from Lexington, received the Adams Scholarship and the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Mathis will attend Mount Holyoke College to study history.

Roman Martis, an Environmental Science student from Lexington, received the Digital Federal Credit Union Ward. Martis will attend Southern New Hampshire University to study environmental science.

Shane O’Connell, a Plumbing student from Lexington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. O’Connell will attend night school to continue studying plumbing.

Leo Pettersen, an Environmental Science student from Lexington, received the Adams Scholarship. Pettersen will attend University of Massachusetts Boston to study environmental science.

Louis Savarino, an Environmental Science student from Lexington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

Erin Terrett, a Biotechnology student from Lexington, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, and the Biotechnology Career Program Award. Terrett will attend Colorado University Boulder to study biochemistry on a pre-med track.

Jackson Thomas, a Robotics student from Lexington, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, Ryan Eaton Memorial Award, and Nick’s Picks Award.  

LINCOLN

Michael Harris, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Lincoln, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.   

Aidan Nunez-Doherty, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Lincoln, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Nunez-Doherty will attend Fitchburg State University. 

Molly Raghaven, a Carpentry student from Lincoln, received the Jed Dowd Memorial Award and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

MIDDLETON

Brenna Bell, a Culinary Arts student from Middleton, received the Gourmet Club Award. Bell will attend Utah State University to study physical therapy and sports medicine.

NEEDHAM

Cameron Hebert, a Plumbing student from Needham, received the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

Drew Humberstone, a Horticulture student from Needham, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Excellence, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Scott Pisano Memorial Award, the Middlesex Savings Bank Scholarship. He will attend the University of Northwest Ohio to study high-performance technology.

Matthew McIntyre, a Plumbing student from Needham, received the Adams Scholarship and the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. McIntyre will continue working for Doug Anderson Plumbing and Heating and attend night school.

STOW

Angela Amico, a Design and Visual Communications student from Stow, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Friends of Minuteman Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Amico will attend Southern New Hampshire University to study graphic design.

Markis Gaela, an Engineering Technology student from Stow, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Engineering Career Program Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. Gaela will attend Lakehead University Thunder Bay. 

Gabriel Herbertz, a Robotics student from Stow, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. He will attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Julie Lavin, a Plumbing student from Stow, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Friends of Minuteman Award.  

SUDBURY

Colin Mitchell, an Engineering Technology student from Sudbury, received the Adams Scholarship. Mitchell will attend Northeastern University. 

WATERTOWN

Zoha Bibi, a Health Assisting student from Watertown, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Friends of Minuteman Award. Bibi will attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to study dental hygiene.

Samuel Cerqueira, a Horticulture student from Watertown, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Sandra Lambrinos Memorial Scholarship, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, the Ralph Hersey Memorial Award, the Horticulture Career Program Award, and the Andrea Martocchia Memorial Scholarship. Cerqueira will attend Plymouth State University to study environmental science.

Dayane Coutinho, a Plumbing student from Watertown, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Friends of Minuteman Award.  

Maria DeFreitas, an Early Education and Teaching student from Watertown, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Andrea Martocchia Memorial Scholarship. DeFreitas will attend Lesley University to study political science.

Izadora Karla Goncalves, a Health Assisting student from Watertown, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Friends of Minuteman Award, and the Health Assisting Career Program Award.  

Caitlin MacVeigh, a Design and Visual Communications student from Watertown, received the Digital Federal Credit Union Award and the Minuteman Alumni Association Award.  

Andrea Martocchia, a Plumbing student from Watertown, who passed away in 2020, will posthumously receive the Physical Education Department Award. The award recognizes an outstanding senior who has distinguished themselves in physical education.

Autumn Sivits-Camara, an Early Education and Teaching student from Watertown, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Cambridge Savings Bank/Kevin J. Fitzgerald Award, and the Early Education and Teaching Career Program Award. Sivits-Camara will attend Post University to study early childhood education and continue working at The Goddard School of Lexington.

Gabriel Tulipano, a Programming and Web Development student from Watertown, received the Digital Federal Credit Union Award and Friends of Minuteman Award. 

Nicholas Vick, a Plumbing student from Watertown, received the John F. Rezendes Memorial Award.

WALTHAM

Arianna DiGiacomo, a Cosmetology student from Waltham, received the Digital Federal Credit Union Award. DiGiacomo will attend Bridgewater State University to study early childhood education.

WAYLAND

 Day Kolz, an Early Education and Teaching student from Wayland, is a member of the National Honor Society and was Minuteman’s selection for the Walter J. Markham Award. Kolz received the Adams Scholarship, President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators Award, and the Ryan Eaton Memorial Award. Kolz will attend Boston College to study transformative educational students and early elementary education.

Morgan Calverley, a Design and Visual Communications student from Wayland, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Minuteman Players Drama Club Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Calverley will attend Wheaton College.

WILMINGTON

Ryan Garrant, an Environmental Science student from Wilmington, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Friends of Minuteman Award, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Garrant will attend University of New England to study marine biology.

WINCHESTER

Peter Loschen, a Robotics student from Winchester, received the Adams Scholarship, the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, the Digital Federal Credit Union Award, and the Deluca Family/Class of 2004 Scholarship. Loschen will attend Clarkson University to study computer engineering.

Kyliegh Cabral, a Biotechnology student from Winchester, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, the Lexington Rotary Club Award, the Dr. Ronald J. Fitzgerald Scholarship, and the Digital Federal Credit Union Award.  

WOBURN

Scott Romano, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Woburn, received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Romano will attend Brigham Young University Idaho to study political science and mechanical engineering. He also enlisted in the U.S. Army.

This news announcement was published Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Providing the information is Dan O’Brien, who works for Minuteman. 

 
 

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