Marlborough High’s class of 2019 gets advice along with diplomas


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Justin Bates and Nicole Galliac await the graduation ceremony together.

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2019 heard encouraging advice and praises from the administration, classmates and even a recent alum during its graduation ceremony June 9 at the John C. Colleary Field House.

Having previously worked in other positions for 14 years with Marlborough public schools, Principal Daniel Riley told the class of 2019 that he’s proud they’re his first graduates as principal. Superintendent Michael Bergeron urged the graduates to bet on themselves. School Committee Chair Mayor Arthur Vigeant advised, “Be yourself, try as hard as you can, and never ever give up.”

Class Valedictorian Morgan Raun named classmates who she considers good role models for her to follow. Salutatorian Carrie Sibole noted that while the graduates will be going in different directions, she’s confident they each can reach success.

A keynote speech was delivered by MHS 2017 alum Connor Walker, now attending Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, N.H. While playing a college football game this past fall, he suffered a spinal cord injury. Walker expressed gratitude to the community for supporting him through recovery. He ensured the graduates that they, too, can successfully overcome challenges.

Music was provided by the MHS A Cappella Choir under the direction of Shannon McNulty, and the MHS Wind Ensemble conducted by James Verdone.

Among the ceremony’s attendees were several MHS class of 1944 alumni, celebrating their 75th reunion.

photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

A graduate’s mortarboard proclaims, “The best is yet to come.”
Nathalie Espinal receives her diploma from School Committee Chair Mayor Arthur Vigeant.
Class Valedictorian Morgan Raun names classmates she considers role models.
Salutatorian Carrie Sibole notes confidence in her classmates’ successes.
Emma Coye and Julia Barnes take a selfie prior to the graduation ceremony.
Sam Johnson and Raymond Valente wear sunglasses while getting photographed.
Aniel Baj, Maria Luiza Oliveira and Leah Minnucci get photographed together.
Olivia Kamataris and Julia Barnes take a selfie prior to the graduation ceremony.
Francisco Fialho, Miguel Lopez and Daniel Pereira sing the national anthem.