Marlborough High grads get advice, praises and diplomas


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Maria Jaramillo Cardona gets her diploma from School Committee Chair Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2018 graduates heard words of wisdom, compliments and lots of memories on their way to getting diplomas June 10 at the field house.

Principal Charles Caliri cited examples of how the graduating classmates asked the right questions, then worked toward accomplishing results. Superintendent Maureen Greulich congratulated graduates on their academic achievements. School Committee Chair Mayor Arthur Vigeant discussed establishing and maintaining commitments to ensure success.

Class President Devin Raun spoke about the school’s sense of community and his pride in becoming a MHS graduate. Class Vice President Cassandra Arsenault reminisced about significant experiences with her classmates. Salutatorian Heidi DiPersio encouraged her classmates to summon the courage to reach out to strangers. Valedictorian Rachel Curley noted the importance of having an honest relationship with oneself.

The national anthem was performed by the MHS A Cappella Choir under the direction of Diana Galeano, subbing for Shannon McNulty while she’s on maternity leave. Music was also provided by the MHS Wind Ensemble conducted by Gary Piazza, who is retiring after working a 34-year career as a music educator, 28 of which were at MHS.

photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

(l to r) Ryan Bumpus, Samuel Gelais and Kirstin LaCroix get their photo taken by a classmate.
Diovana Godoi poses for a photograph with fun graduation-theme props in the cafeteria before the ceremony.
Gathered in the cafeteria are (l to r) Jullya Farias, Leticia Farias, Sharon Fernandes, Katelyn Silva, Lorena Farias, Mariana Faria and Brittany Jakubiak.
Amanda Garcia de Lima and Isabelle Furbino take a selfie in the cafeteria.
Class Vice President Cassandra Arsenault reminisces with her classmates.
Class President Devin Raun speaks about the school’s sense of community.
Emily Mague and Katrina Lambert of the A Cappella Choir sing the national anthem.
Salutatorian Heidi DiPersio encourages her classmates to reach out to strangers.
Gary Piazza conducts the Marlborough High School Wind Ensemble.