By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2014 followed the lead of last year's seniors and announced their superlatives in the fall instead of the spring, so that photos could get published in the yearbook. That schedule is expected to continue, according to class advisor Paula Ryder.
“The kids have known each other for a long time, so they already know who they'se going to vote for in the fall,” she said.
As one of several activities during Spirit Week, the students gathered Oct. 15 in the school cafeteria for the annual Seniors Superlatives and Pizza Night. Teachers unsealed envelopes, revealing the voting results in 23 categories for girls and boys. A sash was placed on each superlative recipient and photos captured the moment for the yearbook.
Named Class Inseparables among the boys were Chris Cappola and Bryan Tambeau, who have been best friends since meeting in pre-school. They'se each considering a career in athletic management.
For the girls, the Class Inseparables were Shannon Barlow and Colleen Anderson, who was unable to attend because she was in Florida.
“I texted Colleen and told her I's wearing both of our sashes,” Barlow said.
The title Most Class Spirit among the girls went to Julie Cory, who recently suffered a knee injury while playing soccer.
“I can's play soccer now,” she said, “but I still go to every single school event and show my class spirit.”
The boy recognized for the Most Class Spirit was Chris Gadd, who thinks his classmates appreciated his apparel for Class Color Day.
“Our class color is white,” he noted. “My dad has a white suit that you's wear while removing asbestos. I kept adding stuff like a white top hat and white glasses. Everything was white.”
Proclaimed the classmates with the Most Intriguing Wardrobe were Ronnie Hutton and Steve Oram, both of whom shop for vintage clothing at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Hudson. After accepting the sash while wearing Hawaiian-print garb, Oram explained that he recently changed his style.
“I used to dress normally; now I dress uniquely,” he said. “I wanted to do it so that my future children will look at my yearbook and think I's cool.”
Winning the title of Class Couple were Carli Sherman and Avery Bonina, who have been together for three years. Neither was surprised by the announcement.
Chosen the girl Most Likely to Succeed was Laura Syers. Excelling in math and science, she aspires to be an engineer.
“I's excited,” she said. “It's cool to be recognized by your peers.”
Voted the boy Most Likely to Succeed was Ben Shepherd, who was that evening's deejay.
“I love learning about a spectrum of all different things,” he said. “I always try to gain knowledge from hardships and when things go wrong. It's great to learn from past experience.”
Picked as Most Outgoing were Trish DaSilva and Juan Ramon, both of whom encourage students to step outside of their comfort zone.
“High school is such a short amount of time, so we should be sure to make the best of it,” Ramon added.
Ryder credited the class officers for the well-organized event.
“I have four great class officers, who are on top of everything and they made sure everything got done,” she said.
Selected as Most Popular were Kelsey Hanahan, class president; and Ryan King, class secretary. Named the Cutest in Every Way was Maggie Vaccaro, class vice president. Chelsea Trombetta is serving as class treasurer.
Class of 2014 Senior Superlatives:
Most Talkative: Alexa Malliac and Sean White
Most Class Spirit: Julie Cory and Chris Gadd
Most Outgoing: Trish DaSilva and Juan Ramon
Most Popular: Kelsey Hanahan and Ryan King
Best Looking: Layla Soares and Joe Gilchrist
Best Personality: Jayna Dixon and Kevin Prewitt
Nicest Smile: Steph Rego and Jameson Flynn
Most Intriguing Wardrobe: Ronnie Hutton and Steve Oram
Most Musical: Jillian Goellner and Brian Strangle
Class Inseparables: Colleen Anderson & Shannon Barlow / Chris Cappola & Bryan Tambeau
Most Athletic: Justine Butler and Matt Thall
Funniest: Olivia Sevaes and Will Knox
Class Couple: Carli Sherman and Avery Bonina
Best Laugh: Tiara Titus and Herberto Cauldron
Teacher Tormentor: Anna Vellante and Aaron Clark
Cutest in Every Way: Maggie Vaccaro and Coen Greenlaw
Most Gullible: Julia Valianti and Nick Macina
Nicest Hair: Jess Silva and Arturo Vincentelli
Best Actor/Actress: Alana Paul and Zach Noel
Most Artistic: Julia Gioux and Matt Schovitz
Nicest Eyes: Christina Kotsiras and Anthony White
Most Likely to Succeed: Laura Syers and Ben Shepherd
Favorite Teachers: Courtney Wheeler and Patrick Kiley