Each year we honor the 4 high schools that either reside in or primarily serve the Malden Community. Here is to this year's graduates.
Malden High School
The Malden High School Class of 2018 graduated on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in a ceremony at Macdonald Stadium. Principal Chris Mastrangelo officiated at the ceremony where 442 students celebrated their milestone. Mayor Gary Christenson, Superintendent John Oteri, State Representative Steve Ultrino, School Committee members and other elected officials attended to congratulate the graduates and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Malden Catholic celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19th in the Doherty Gymnasium at Malden Catholic. Valedictorian Connor Bond will attend Harvard University in the fall where he will major in economics. Salutatorian Ryan Donnelly will attend the College of the Holy Cross where he will begin working toward medical school.
152 diplomas were conferred on members of the Class of 2018 by Headmaster Thomas J. Doherty III. Two honorary diplomas were also conferred on Bro. Daniel Cremin, C.F.X., and Bro. Thomas Puccio, C.F.X., Ed.D, two Xaverian Brothers with over seventy-five years of combined service to Malden Catholic. Members of the Malden Catholic class of 2018 received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $20 million.
98% of Malden Catholic graduates in the Class of 2018 will go on to attend four-year colleges, with the remaining students entering trade school or military service. Below are just some of the colleges MC Class of 2018 graduates will be attending in the fall: Harvard University, Cornell University, The University of Chicago, The University of Notre Dame, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, The College of the Holy Cross, University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Lowell), New York University, Northeastern University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
Eighty-nine students graduated from the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School on Friday, June 8. Each and every student will be attending college in the fall, 86 will be attending a four year school and three will attend a two year school. The members of the class will attend 43 different colleges and universities including 15 out-of-state colleges ranging from the University of Maine to the University of San Diego. Many of the graduates were recipients of the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship and will be attending Massachusetts state schools including 7 graduates who are attending UMass Amherst and 8 graduates who are headed to UMass Lowell. The Class of 2018 fared exceptionally well on the MCAS exams with Advanced and Proficient scores of 100% on the ELA exam and 96% and 92 % on the Math and Science portions of the exam. The graduating class includes 32 students from Malden, including the Valedictorian, Omar Alani, who will be majoring in Pre-med/Biomed Engineering at Brown University next year.
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical High School
On June 1, 2018, 292 students graduated from Northeast Metro Tech. Thirty (30) members of the Class of 2018 were from the city of Malden, and of the thirty, five (5) earned Adams Scholarships from the State of Massachusetts. Nearly 60% of the class is going on to two or four years colleges/universities, and close to 40% have secured full-time employment in their field or are enlisting in the military service