Malden Catholic High School Celebrates 85th Commencement

On Saturday, August 1, Malden Catholic High School celebrated the 85th Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020. Following all guidelines established by the state and national health organizations, Malden Catholic hosted a live graduation on the Brother Gilbert Stadium with over 400 graduates, family members, faculty and staff in attendance. 

Of the 97 Malden Catholic graduates, 80 families were present and socially distanced on the football field. The ceremony started with a prayer and warm welcome by Brother Thomas Puccio, the Boys Division Principal. Ciro Carbone of Everett, MC salutatorian, then delivered an address and commented on the highlights of his four-year journey of growth and his classmates’ milestone accomplishments as a result of the outstanding education at Malden Catholic.  

After the conferral of diplomas by Headmaster John Thornburg, Brother Puccio and Assistant Principals, Jeffrey Smith ’95 and Robert Bucchino ’71 valedictorian, Michael Sekenski, presented a moving speech regarding endurance and resiliency in a COVID-19 world. The following awards were also presented to the following 2020 graduates: Ty Blumberg, Jose Ordonez, Gavin Sadler, James Guinee and Jake Morrow. 

Malden Catholic is proud to announce the following featured scholarship winners:  Edward Shaughnessy Scholarship: Michael Sekenski; Breed Bayrd Scholarship: Max Gallagher, Jake Hall, Cedric Henry, and Sean Noonan; Piccolo Scholarship: Cameron Abbott and Felipe Barria; James F. Donovan ’37 Memorial Scholarship Fund: Ty Blumberg, Brenden Brown, Jake Morrow, Gavin Sadler, and Ryan Saint Fort. In total, the Class of 2020 received college scholarships with a four-year value of over $16 million.

Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities including Harvard, Georgetown, Brown, Cornell, Tufts, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Amherst College. Foundational to student success is Malden Catholic’s codivisional model which offers the best of both worlds, single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. Malden Catholic is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with electives such as Robotics and Engineering Design. Malden Catholic curriculum is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles, success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal.

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