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Sayonara, seniors: AHS '12 graduation summed up in memorable words

Balloons at AHS graduation, June 10, 20120.Commencement exercises at Arlington High School were held on a sunny Sunday, June 10, at Peirce Field. At left, seniors led by school leaders and a bagpiper, walk in. Balloons in the foreground are a reminder of the prank seniors pulled off this spring.

Words to live by ...

A highlight of the program were the addresses by students, faculty and administrators. YourArlington has requested the full text of all speeches.

Received are those by Nanci Ortwein, the faculty speaker; Mary Villano, the interim principal; Gabby Newell, the Student Council president; and Anna Blachman, an honors speaker.

Addresses that have not been received are those by James A. Jackson III, 2012 class president; and honors speaker Will Dexter Sullivan.

Who got awards, scholarships for 2012?

The school held its annual awards night on Thursday, June 7, and the following 327 students received sholarships and awards, in a list provided by the school's administration:

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COUNTY, ERICA AFL-CIO Labor History Exam Scholarship
CUNNINGHAM, MITCHELL AFL-CIO Labor History Exam Scholarship
KOSLOWSKY, LAUREN AFL-CIO Labor History Exam Scholarship
COUGHLIN, MEGAN AHS Early Childhood Scholarship
BROWN, ALEXA Amy Walsh Memorial Scholarship
CARNEY, KEVIN Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
CHAULAGAIN, SHRADHA Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
CHEN, ADAM Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
CRESPO, BRIDGET Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
GELAGAY, HEYAW Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
JAMGOCHIAN, JEFFREY Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
JANTZ, THOMAS Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
LEVERONE, THOMAS Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
MALLA, CHANDANI Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
MORRIS, CLARE Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
MOSES, JORDAWN Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
NEWMAN, DECLAN Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
PALMER, JAMES Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
PILLICH, THEO Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
ROBBINS, ETHAN Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
SAINI, RAMANVIR Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
SOTIROPOULOS, DEMETRI Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
SULLIVAN, SEAN Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
TARANTINO, NATALIE Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
TAYLOR, SAMUEL Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
TUFENKIAN, ANDRE Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
WAH, MATTHEW Ann Rosalie Pierce Scholarship
TARANTINO, NATALIE Anthony G. Raduazzo Memorial Scholarship
JIGARJIAN, DANIEL Arlington Boys Youth Lacrosse Club Scholarship 
PALMER,JAMES Arlington Boys Youth Lacrosse Club Scholarship 
MOSES, JORDAWN Arlington Center of the Arts
MURIE, SKYE Arlington Center of the Arts
DEMORE, TERESA Arlington Girls Lacrosse Club Scholarship
ROCHE, MARY Arlington Girls Lacrosse Club Scholarship
MURIE, SKYE Arlington Historical Society Scholarship
MORRIS, CLARE Arlington Association of School Secretaries
SAINI, RAMANVIR Arlington Association of School Secretaries
CARTAGENA, HILARY Arlington Education Association
STASKUNAS, SENECA Arlington Patrolmen's Betterment Association
THOMAS, CHRISTOPHER Arlington Rotary Club Scholarship
CHAPMAN, LINDSEY Arlington Soccer Club/Sam Oliver Memorial Scholarship
HIRSCH, SOPHIA Arlington Soccer Club/Sam Oliver Memorial Scholarship
LO, PETER Arlington Soccer Club/Sam Oliver Memorial Scholarship
MCINNIS, GRAHAM Arlington Soccer Club/Sam Oliver Memorial Scholarship
STREUVER, HANNAH Arlington Soccer Club/Sam Oliver Memorial Scholarship
WAH, MATTHEW Arlington Soccer Club/Sam Oliver Memorial Scholarship
COUNTY, ERICA Arlington Sons of Italy Scholarship
BINGHAM, LUCY Arlington Town Tennis Assoc. - Change of name - Dottie Maher Memorial Tennis
CARRIER, KATELYN Arlington Town Tennis Assoc. - Change of name - Dottie Maher Memorial Tennis
SCHMITT, EMMA Arlington Town Tennis Assoc. - Change of name - Dottie Maher Memorial Tennis
WAH, MATTHEW Arlington Town Tennis Assoc. - Change of name - Dottie Maher Memorial Tennis
HOURICAN, MEGAN Armstrong Family Scholarships
WILKE, RYAN Arthur  McAvoyJ. Touchdown Club Scholarship
SCHAEJBE, CASEY Bertagna Memorial Scholarship
SULLIVAN, SEAN Bertagna Memorial Scholarship
BRAZILE, CORDELIA Brackett PTO Scholarship
JARVIS, EDWARD Brackett PTO Scholarship
MURIE, SKYE Brescia, Catherine Memorial Scholarship
ATER, RACHEL Class of 1930
POUDYAL, DIWESH Class of 1955
ROCHE, MARY Class of 1960
MARTIN, MATTHEW Art Coughlin Holovak-Logan Memorial Scholarship
MOSES, JORDAWN Art Coughlin Holovak-Logan Memorial Scholarship
CADORETTE, CLAIRE David Crisafulli Memorial Scholarship
CALI, ABILGAIL Denis M. Fitzpatrick Scholarship
WINSLOW, ANDREW Donald A. Sandrelli Memorial Schoalrship
DAO, WINSON East Cambridge Savings Bank
WEINBERG, JULIA East Cambridge Savings Bank
JANTZ, THOMAS Ed Burns Scholar Athlete Scholarships
TARANTINO, NATALIE Ed Burns Scholar Athlete Scholarships
CARTAGENA, HILARY Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
CO, KENNY Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
CONNOLLY, SEAN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
FLECKENSTEIN, HANNAH Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
GRENIER, JACLYN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
KANE, COLLEEN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
KEARNEY, TED TK Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
KEARNEY, TIM TP Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
KEENAN, SARAH Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
MACCARN, GRIFFIN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
MCDERMOTT, MATTHEW Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
PETERS, ALEXANDER Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
PILLICH, THEO Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
POUDYAL, DIWESH Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
SARPARD, DALE Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
SCHAEJBE, CASEY Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
STIPPS, QUENTIN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
SULLIVAN, SEAN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
WILKE, RYAN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
HIRSCH, SOPHIA Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
CAMPBELL, EVAN Edward A. Bailey Scholarships
COUGHLIN, MEGAN Ellen E.  Sweeney Scholarship
BROWN, ALEXA Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
CASSIDY, THOMAS Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
CHOETSO, TENZIN Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
COUTSOUKIS, CHRISTOPHER Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
CUNNINGHAM, JILLIAN Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
DUFFY, MICHELLE Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
FRESCO, NICHOLAS Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
FRIEDMAN, CLARA Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
GHOFRANI, JOSHUA Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
GONZALEZ, ALEXANDRIA Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
HIREGOWDARA, SIDDARTH Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
HOWE-LUBOWICH, HANNAH Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
KANE, COLLEEN Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
LEE, JEREMY Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
MAHIN, MICHAEL Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
MILLER, JACKSON Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
MURIE, SKYE Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
PALMER,JAMES Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
STASKUNAS, SENECA Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
TANG, BRENDAN Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
TAYLOR, SAMUEL Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
TIGHE, GREGORY Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
WILKE, ERIK Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
WINSLOW, ANDREW Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
BEVERLY, HALLE Felicia M. DeLorenzo Scholarship
MCLELLAN, MARISSA Betty Fiorenza Memorial Scholarship
NEE, SAMANTHA GSA Book Award
COUTSOUKIS, CHRISTOPHER Harry Haroutunian Scholarship
HOURICAN, MEGAN Harry Jean Memorial Scholarships
LO, PETER Harry Jean Memorial Scholarships
FITZGERALD, DANIEL Henry Ottoson Memorial Scholarship
MITRI, SARAH Henry Ottoson Memorial Scholarship
FRIEDMAN, CLARA Ida Robbins Scholarships
SULLIVAN, WILL Ida Robbins Scholarships
DEMORE, TERESA James F. Leverone Memorial Scholarships
JACKSON, JAMES James F. Leverone Memorial Scholarships
STASKUNAS, SENECA Jane Austin Award
CAMPBELL, EVAN Joan Flannagan
LINOV, SHAYNA Joan Flannagan
MCDONALD, AMY Joan Gallagher Scholarship Award
FRESCO, NICHOLAS John L. Asinari Memorial Scholarship
KELLY, LAUREN John L. Asinari Memorial Scholarship
NUGENT, EMILY John L. Asinari Memorial Scholarship
VILLABOS ORTIZ, WILMER John L. Asinari Memorial Scholarship
BINGHAM, LUCY John L. Asinari Memorial Scholarship
PALMER, JAMES Joseph E. Palmer  Memorial Scholarship
PERRON, CAMERON Joseph Keating Memorial Scholarship
CLARKE, MICHAEL Karl Kaprelian Memorial Scholarship
HUEBER, GRACE Kathleen Crawley Memorial Scholarship
ATER, RACHEL Kevin J. Fitzgerald Scholarship - Camb. Savings Charitable Found.
HIREGOWDARA, SIDDARTH Kevin J. Fitzgerald Scholarship - Camb. Savings Charitable Found.
STASKUNAS, SENECA Kevin J. Fitzgerald Scholarship - Camb. Savings Charitable Found.
HOURICAN, MEGAN Lions Club Health Care Profession Scholarship
CARTAGENA, HILARY Marie Biciocchi Memorial Scholarship
CROWLEY, MATTHEW Marilyn Flaherty Scholarship
DUDDY, ELLEN Mary Lou Serra Sheehan Scholarship
JAMGOCHIAN, JEFFREY Mary Nolan Memorial Scholarship
BUSIEK, EMMA Mt. Auburn Hospital Nursing Scholarship
KANE, COLLEEN Nicholas Iacuzio Memorial Scholarships
REEDY, DAVID Nicholas Iacuzio Memorial Scholarships
TANG, BRENDAN Nicholas Iacuzio Memorial Scholarships
TIGHE, GREGORY Nicholas Iacuzio Memorial Scholarships
STASKUNAS, SENECA Our Local Hero
KAMBIL, TINA PAPA
ALLEN, MILES Pasquale Tassone Scholarship
ROCHE, MARY Peirce Sch/Steve Conroy
COLONNESE, HANNAH Performing Arts Parent Assn Scholarships
ATER, RACHEL Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee
PALMER, JAMES Revell, Pauline Mem Scholarship  
NEWELL, GABRIELA Sharon Boyle Memorial Scholarship
FOGARTY, HUNTER St. Agnes  ParishScholarship
KANE, COLLEEN Symmes Arlington Hospital Nurses Alumni
COUGHLIN, MEGAN Thelma Sonnichsen Scholarships
CASEY, EMILY Thelma Sonnichsen Scholarships
PETERSON, LAUREN Thelma Sonnichsen Scholarships
CLARKE, MICHAEL Theresa A. Dooley Scholarships
CURRAN, KATELYN Theresa A. Dooley Scholarships
THOMAS, CHRISTOPHER Thompson AHS Community Service
GONZALEZ, ALEXANDRIA Thompson AHS Guidance Department Scholarship
CO, KENNY Thompson Bridge Builders
ALLEN, MILES Thompson Bronze
ARRUDA, DAVID Thompson Bronze
BINGHAM, LUCY Thompson Bronze
BIRKERTS, LIAM Thompson Bronze
BLACK, SIMONE Thompson Bronze
BUSIEK, EMMA Thompson Bronze
CALI, ABILGAIL Thompson Bronze
CASSIDY, THOMAS Thompson Bronze
CHICOJAY Moore, KATRINA Thompson Bronze
CHOETSO, TENZIN Thompson Bronze
CLARKE, MICHAEL Thompson Bronze
CO, KENNY Thompson Bronze
COLONNESE, HANNAH Thompson Bronze
CRESPO, BRIDGET Thompson Bronze
DUDDY, ELLEN Thompson Bronze
DUFFY, MICHELLE Thompson Bronze
HOWE-LUBOWICH, HANNAH Thompson Bronze
HUEBER, GRACE Thompson Bronze
KANE, COLLEEN Thompson Bronze
KEENAN, SARAH Thompson Bronze
LAHEY, CAROLINE Thompson Bronze
LEE, JEREMY Thompson Bronze
LINOV, SHAYNA Thompson Bronze
LO, PETER Thompson Bronze
MORTON, ARIEL Thompson Bronze
NASS, JEREMY Thompson Bronze
NEWMAN, DECLAN Thompson Bronze
NICHOLS, BRIANNA Thompson Bronze
PALMER, JAMES Thompson Bronze
REISS, EMILY Thompson Bronze
ROGERS, NICOLE Thompson Bronze
STASKUNAS, SENECA Thompson Bronze
TARANTINO, NATALIE Thompson Bronze
TIGHE, GREGORY Thompson Bronze
WEINBERG, JULIA Thompson Bronze
WILKE, ERIK Thompson Bronze
WINSLOW, ANDREW Thompson Bronze
FITZGERALD, DANIEL Thompson Effort
FLECKENSTEIN, HANNAH Thompson Effort
HIRSCH, SOPHIA Thompson Effort
JEAN, ROSE-LAURE Thompson Effort
MAHAT, SAMIR Thompson Effort
MARTIN, SAVANNAH Thompson Effort
SHVARTS, EMILY Thompson Effort
THAPA, SAKUSHAL Thompson Effort
TONKIN, ELIZABETH Thompson Effort
BEVERLY, HALLE Thompson Gold
BLACHMAN, ANNA Thompson Gold
COUNTY, ERICA Thompson Gold
FRIEDMAN, CLARA Thompson Gold
GHOFRANI, JOSHUA Thompson Gold
HIREGOWDARA, SIDDARTH Thompson Gold
KAMBIL, TINA Thompson Gold
KIRBY, LINNEA Thompson Gold
POOR, KATHARINE Thompson Gold
SALOCKS, RYAN Thompson Gold
TONKIN, ELIZABETH Thompson Gold
ABBOTT, AMANDA Thompson Participation
AHERN, SAMANTHA Thompson Participation
BARRETT, PATRICK Thompson Participation
BIALACH, OLIVIA Thompson Participation
BOONSTRA, JACKSON Thompson Participation
BOYLE, DYLAN Thompson Participation
CARNEY, KEVIN Thompson Participation
CASEY, EMILY Thompson Participation
CHAPMAN, LINDSEY Thompson Participation
CONNOLLY, SEAN Thompson Participation
CORNELLA, EMMA Thompson Participation
COSTA, DEREK Thompson Participation
CROWLEY, MATTHEW Thompson Participation
CUNNINGHAM, JILLIAN Thompson Participation
CUNNINGHAM, MITCHELL Thompson Participation
D'ANGELO, LUCAS Thompson Participation
DAO, WINSON Thompson Participation
DAWIT, HELEN Thompson Participation
DECAMP, WILLIAM Thompson Participation
DEMORE, TERESA Thompson Participation
DENATALE, PHAEDRA Thompson Participation
DOBRUSHKIN, MAXWELL Thompson Participation
DURANCEAU, NATALIE Thompson Participation
HUANG, TONY Thompson Participation
KAMBIL, TINA Thompson Participation
LEE, JEREMY Thompson Participation
MAHIN, MICHAEL Thompson Participation
MARTIN, SAVANNAH Thompson Participation
MCINNIS, GRAHAM Thompson Participation
MYJER, ISABELLE Thompson Participation
NASS, JEREMY Thompson Participation
NEE, SAMANTHA Thompson Participation
NORMAN, TAYLOR Thompson Participation
PALMER, KATELYN Thompson Participation
PARSEGHIAN, ANI Thompson Participation
PEOPLES, KELSEY Thompson Participation
PRETZMAN, JAMES  Thompson Participation
REID, JAMIE Thompson Participation
REILLY, MICHELLE Thompson Participation
RICHARDSON, DEREK Thompson Participation
SARPARD, DALE Thompson Participation
SCHMITT, EMMA Thompson Participation
SPARGO, ERICA Thompson Participation
STREUVER, HANNAH Thompson Participation
SYED, FARAZ Thompson Participation
TANG, BRENDAN Thompson Participation
TIGHE, GREGORY Thompson Participation
TONKIN, ELIZABETH Thompson Participation
WEINBERG, JULIA Thompson Participation
WINSLOW, ANDREW Thompson Participation
YOSHIDA, AYUMI Thompson Participation
ZHOU, PHILIP Thompson Participation
TRAVASSOS, ALEXANDER Thompson Participation 
AWAD, HELENA Thompson Silver
BRAZILE, CORDELIA Thompson Silver
CHEN, ADAM Thompson Silver
COUGHLIN, MEGAN Thompson Silver
DUARTE, CHRISTOPHER Thompson Silver
ECKHAUS, ANA Thompson Silver
HOPEMAN, MORGAN Thompson Silver
JANTZ, THOMAS Thompson Silver
JARVIS, EDWARD Thompson Silver
JIGARJIAN, DANIEL Thompson Silver
MACCARN, GRIFFIN Thompson Silver
MAHIN, MICHAEL Thompson Silver
MILLER, JACKSON Thompson Silver
NEWELL, GABRIELA Thompson Silver
REEDY, DAVID Thompson Silver
TANG, BRENDAN Thompson Silver
ZHOU, PHILIP Thompson Silver
AHERN, SAMANTHA Thompson Spirit
BROGAN, ERICA Thompson Spirit
CADORETTE, CLAIRE Thompson Spirit
CARRIER, KATELYN Thompson Spirit
CASSIDY, THOMAS Thompson Spirit
CENTER, MARISSA Thompson Spirit
CHAULAGAIN, SHRADHA Thompson Spirit
CHIOCCARIELLO, HALEY Thompson Spirit
CHOETSO, TENZIN Thompson Spirit
CURRAN, KATELYN Thompson Spirit
FLECKENSTEIN, HANNAH Thompson Spirit
FROSTBROPHY, LYDIA Thompson Spirit
GRADWOHL, LUCAS Thompson Spirit
GRENIER, JACLYN Thompson Spirit
GRIFFIN, STEPHANIE Thompson Spirit
KOSLOWSKY, LAUREN Thompson Spirit
SUVAJIAN, GREGORY Thompson Spirit
THOMAS, CHRISTOPHER Thompson Spirit
WILKE, ERIK Thompson Spirit
ZHOU, PHILIP Thompson Spirit
DEELY, BRITTANY Thompson Spirit 
HALLING, ERIN Thompson Spirit 
BRANSFORD, ELIZABETH Tower Mothers Club Scholarship
HOURICAN, MEGAN Tower Mothers Club Scholarship
MOISAND, ALEXIS Virginia Leonard Memorial Scholarship
TARANTINO, NATALIE Vito Sammarco Memorial Scholarship
MURIE, SKYE Write with Grace Memorial Scholarship
POOR, KATHARINE Zonta Club Scholarship

This story was first published Friday, June 8, 2012, and updated June 10, 12 and 15.

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