Monday, June 6, 2011
The Class of 2011 gives a fond farewell to the school at which they spent a long four years—five, if you count eighth grade.
On Friday night, Melrose High School's Class of 2011 graduated. Click through the photo gallery above for scenes from the graduation. (Any photo identifications/corrections can be emailed to email@example.com). Students from the MHS Class of 2011 (and their parents): Upload your own photos from graduation to this gallery. It's easy—just sign into your Melrose Patch account (or sign into Melrose Patch using your Facebook account) at melrose.patch.com/login. Click the "Add your photos & videos" link below the photos and follow the directions.
Snippets from students' speeches and songs during Friday's Melrose High School graduation ceremonies.
On Friday, Melrose High School's Class of 2011 marked their graduation with a mix of heartfelt and humorous speeches, and with song. Watch the video above for highlights from Friday's graduation.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The theme of triumph over adversity echoed throughout the personal and collective stories told by Melrose High School's graduating class at Friday night's ceremonies.
Editor's note: Check back on Monday for video highlights and more photos from Friday night's graduation ceremonies. Melrose High School's Class of 2011 hasn't always had it easy, as they reminded everyone on Friday night. They missed out on both a brand new middle school and brand new athletic fields by one year, as Benjamin Ouellette and Athena Ziavras both noted. They were the last class to "experience the leaking ceilings and obsolete chalkboards" of the old middle school, Valedictorian Ellen Cintolo said, while enduring milk carton crates as locker substitutes in the Franklin School for seventh grade, and then for eighth grade, given two hallways in the high school "and advised not to interact with the high school students." Those …
Friday, June 3, 2011
The graduating Melrose High School seniors both completed the inter-disciplinary program focused on increasing awareness and knowledge of foreign countries.
Know a student or group of students who should be recognized? Scroll down for instructions on submitting a nomination. Melrose Patch Whiz Kids of the Week The following was submitted by Catherine Ritz, French/Spanish Teacher at Melrose High School. Congratulations to Andrew Heath and Jake Curran for successfully completing the Global Education in Melrose (GEM) program! Andrew and Jake were awarded medals and certificates at the senior awards ceremony at Melrose High School on Monday, May 16, 2011. The GEM program is the culmination of their foreign language studies, but is also an inter-disciplinary program that asks students to cultivate global awareness and develop the skills to become global citizens. Andrew’s GEM project focused on …
Melrose High School graduation; yard sales and more to do this weekend.
Today is Friday, June 3 and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day. 1) Glorious. It should be sublime weather for tonight's graduation ceremonies (see Thing #2 below). Sunny with a high near 71. North wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. According to weather.com, at the start of the graduation ceremonies it should be about 68 degrees out. Tonight, mostly clear with a low around 52. North wind between 6 and 11 mph. Beautiful weekend ahead, too—sunny to partly sunny, with a high near 68 on Saturday and Sunday. (Forecast from the National Weather Service.) 2) The really important kind of freedom involves attention. And awareness. And discipline. And being able truly to care about other people, and to sacrifice for…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
MHS seniors graduating this Friday celebrated their prom on Tuesday night.
On Tuesday night, Melrose High School seniors danced the night away at the junior prom at the Hard Rock in Boston. Students from the MHS Class of 2011 (and their parents): Upload your own photos from the prom (or pre-prom) to this gallery. It's easy—just sign into your Melrose Patch account (or sign into Melrose Patch using your Facebook account) at melrose.patch.com/login. Click the "Add your photos & videos" link below the photos and follow the directions.