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Malden High School graduates 449 at its 2022 Commencement

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One of top academic classes ever will send over 85% to two- and four-year colleges, universities; below: complete list of 2022 graduates

  The only item on the agenda more perfect than the weather on Sunday was the multitude of smiles and happiness displayed by all in attendance at the commencement exercises for the Malden High School Class of 2022.

  MHS sent 449 graduates into the world as newly minted alumni on Sunday afternoon with this class – like the two before it – having withstood challenges faced by no other groups of students in history. Despite the challenges, the Class of 2022 has much to be proud of, particularly with its academic achievement, as nearly 85% of its members are headed to higher education, including four-year colleges and universities, two-year schools or trade schools.

  Malden High School Principal Chris Mastrangelo related that many of the graduates had achieved high honor status with their grade point averages (GPA) and once again had a high number of participants and achievers in the Advanced Placement (AP) program.

  Many Class of 2022 graduates were recipients of financial assistance with their higher learning, as over 100 members received a total of $118,000 in scholarships at the recent Senior Awards Night. On Sunday, the Malden High School Scholarship Corporation awarded 33 recipients $4,000 scholarships, a new high mark, as announced by Malden City Clerk Greg Lucey.

  Another highlight of the day’s event was when the Malden High School Choral Arts Society, under the direction of MHS educator Todd Cole, unveiled and sang a brand-new song, “Class of ’22,” which they composed in collaboration with Malden Mayor and School Committee Chairperson Gary Christenson. In a switch from previous years, Mayor Christenson deferred immediately to the presentation of the musical piece in lieu of prepared remarks, with the new song very well-received with much applause. The Malden High School Band, led by Erin Mazza, also performed well at the commencement.

  While the COVID-19 pandemic continues in its third year and has made its mark emphatically in the area of education, all of the speakers at the MHS commencement made it clear they were ready to celebrate the moment and embrace the future, rather than relive the past. Malden High School Principal Chris Mastrangelo relayed that message clearly when addressing the Class of 2022 and the hundreds of family and friends in attendance. “As I gathered my thoughts to put down into words, I found myself drifting in and out of ‘Pre Covid and Post Covid’ thoughts. I was caught on the same carousel that so many of us have been on for the past couple of years. ‘Pre’ and ‘Post,’” Mastrangelo said. “I took these two words that have been used so much and switched the narrative. I replaced Covid with MHS.

  “What is ahead of you now is another chapter in your life that is unknown. Post MHS – you will go in different directions, find new challenges, have self-discoveries, get lost, make new friends and, at times, feel unsafe. It turns out that your Pre and Post MHS are remarkably similar,” Mastrangelo continued. “What is different is…you. You have grown. You have conquered fears and felt incredible joy and deep sadness. You have prepared yourself for whatever comes now.”

  Class Orator Tony Giech highlighted how relationships have become so important in both the Class of 2022’s high school years and particularly amidst the challenges faced in the last four years.

  The top-ranked student in the Class of 2022, Valedictorian Jing Ren, praised her classmates for facing obstacles and encouraged them to continue the “resilience, determination and courage” they continue to show. “While I cannot stand up here and tell you how to succeed, I can stand up here and tell you that you should not let obstacles stop you from doing the very things you want to do,” Ren said. “Me standing up here is evidence that anybody can do anything. Every single one of us had unique trials and tribulations that we had to overcome in order to be here today.”

  “We had the resilience, determination and courage to advance in the face of adversity. With this in mind, I challenge all of you to continuously embrace those tremendous qualities as you start a new chapter in your life,” she added.

  “As much as others have influenced us, our connections also give us the power to influence others, too. Raise your hands – how many of you have had a bad day turn into a good day simply because someone complimented you? Or got you your favorite snack? Or just did something nice for you? I know I have,” said Giech, the third-ranked student in the Class of 2022, who is headed to Northeastern University in the fall. “That power to shape someone is a gift and it is one of the most beautiful things life has to offer.”

  Olivia Chan, the third-ranked student and Class Salutatorian, told her classmates that the most important person in their lives is the one they see when they look in the mirror. “Many of the people I know give themselves a hard time because they think that they could have done better. Our worst critics are often ourselves, and we can’t see all the good qualities that other people notice in us,” Chan said.

  “Reconcile with your past self; forgive your past mistakes… Appreciate your current self; always strive to be better in the future, but do not discount who you are now and what you have achieved,” Chan said. “You are not a singular embarrassing or disappointing action; you are the result of all of your actions, forged from trials of fires and determination of steel.”

Following is a listing of the 449 Malden High School graduates:

Omar Asad Abdulla

Turiana Antoinette Abellard

Subayda Yousef Aden

Yan Christopher Adolphe

Ahmed Jamal Ahmed

Samiba Alakoum

Dayana Elizabeth Alny Gonzalez

Yasmine Ahmad Alayan

Nayalie Alcin

Ayman Yussuf Ali

Bianca Almeids De Mulgalbaes

Karina Alonso

Sarah Eleiris Alves Marques

Yasmine Elizabeth Amraoul

Mackenley Josh Anasthal

Jeremiah Andrews

Joshua Nicholas Angulo Gonzalez

Carlos Eduardo Aragon Aldana

Vanessa Rose Ardui

Syrah Arena

Angela Patricia Arevalo

Preistelle Aristil

Jordan Gabriel Arrusa Pereira

Divora Shishey Asfehu

Rose Darlene Auguste

Jevonte Wyatt Augustin

Micaela Victoria Avellan

Maria Leonor Ayala Cabrera

Omar Ayouch

Mahdi Azegza

Gabriel Victor Dias Barreto

Shawn Daniel Bartholomew

Eliezer Beato

Verlineca Mor’Wanna Bellange

Sarah Rose Benson

Leonardo Bermini Nicolie

Chyanne Saba Betts-Knight

Eyub Gasha Beyene

Tuering Durjee Bhutin

Antonia Germano Bilodeau

Eriken Betincourt Da Silva

Neissa Mihael Blass

Alex Malavensky Buisette

Reem Zeina Bounchra

Ayoub Bouchtout

Matthew Bozzi

Mackenzie Elizabeth Brennan

Gabriella Jean Brown

Liam Richardson Burne

Melissa Tiana Calixte

Lynne Maureen Campbell

Maria Olvieira Candido

Ivana Morais Cardoso

Natalia Carrillo

Alexandria Carter

Lucas Rodrigo Santos Carvalho

Kiley Maribel Castenada

Gilberto Caja Ayala

Alexandra Loretta Celona

Rena Aldina Cosma Centeio

Mariam Chahid

In Neng Chan

Olivia Winnie Chan

Katrina Marie Chang

Kingson Long Chen

Natalie Ying Chen

Sophia Shiu Xin Chen

Nevaeh K’Lani Cherilus

Kam Luu Cheng

Aman Chhetri

Madison Elizabeth Chiesa

Davit Chobanyan

Kalisang Choedon

Eduaord Olivier Jodassin Cine

Tatiana Nikky Clerge

Mario Cocuzzo

Benjamin Santiago Coelho

Stephen Coffin

Shai Filip Zalk Cohen

Mayhuukyuk Levada Conserve

Tatiana Cook

Everton Patrick Cordero Silva

Dillon Giovanni-Angel Correale

Celia De Fatima Correia Aguilar

Jade Christostomo Madrano

Christian Emiliano Crumbley

Kevin Antonio Cruz Mejia

Damien Isaib Cuevas

Lissette Marie Curran

Lucas Cassoni Da Cuhna

Dyllan Miranda Da Silva

Tamiria Da Silva Bazilio

Stephaney Da Silva Mederios

Maria Eduarda Da Silva Pereira

Sthanielly Da Silkva Rabelo

Herlens Dalcius

Ryan Dalencour

HoangTam Nhu Dang

Alexi Lee Dao

Juliana Maria Davidson

Kuique De Andrade-Gome Santos

Thussila Campos De Lima

Andre De Oliveira

Brianna Star De Oliveira

Jeferson De Oliveira Santos

Emily Rachel Oliveira Santos

Hannah Olivia Defreitas

Kayleen Elizabeth Denis

Justin Anthony Desimone

Vinicius Amaral Desouza

Jeremiah Dessources

Ezekiel Elia Dettering

Thsylion Guulartte Dias De Oliveria

Anthony Paul Diaz

Daniel Patrick Disessa

Sanchez D’Liana

Minh Thu Nguc Do

Nam Quoc Doan

Cynthia Tibizay Dominguez

Elizabeth Michele Dominguez

Theresa Joseph Dumond

Olivia Morgan Donahue

Ethan K Dong

Lovenskee Dorismond

Jayson Cabral Dos Reis

Erickah Douyon

Danny Tran Du

Armani Leonardo Dure

Sara Dzuferagic

Emad Emud Mohamed Elfeky

Jana Yehia Elshafey

Erica Escobar

Tomas Escobar

Elizabeth Negussie Eshetu

Redemalina Etienne

Redmina Etienne

Myliena Fulcao Martins

Howard Fan

Priscilla Maureen Fannon

Malachi Clarence Farmer

Johnnathan De Matos Ferraz

Marco Vinicius Ferreira Siqueira De Su

Diouly Feviline

Tsrek Achraf Eghani

Courtney Rose Fitzgerald

Thomas Sean Fitzpatrick

Mateus Cross Flaherty

Jesus Adelberto Flores

Donald Earl Ford

Cody Malcom Foubert

Ester Haldassa Freitas

Junhao Fu

Jose David Galdamez Martinez

Jelani Ashaun Garrett

Regina Garza Ramirez

Riwaj Gautam

Jessica Sharon Gavin

Adam Geray

Daniel Germano

Moreira Martins Gabril Reda Germay

Higor Oliveira Gervasio

Fatima Adbul Ghaffar

Tony Cuong Giech

Mayada Salaheiden Giba

Myrvline Gillies

Noah Allan Gillis

Rafael Gomes Dos Santos

Lianny Luz Gomes

Bezaleel Amado Gonzalez

Brandon Alexander Joshua Greider

Junyi Guan

Gabriella Guardado

Sabrina Gutierrez

Brandon Tyler Gutierrez Tuno

Maleena Haq

Luella Harding

Audul Haseeb

Rauf Abdirisaq Hassan

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Ethan Michael Heon

Hana Tesfaye Heyi

David Christian Higeura Milonopoulos

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James Warren Holland

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Joie Huang

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Julia Tran Huynh

Zachary Samir Idnibarek-Tenorio

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Maroane Jaayfer

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Christelle Jean

Freddly Jean

Whitney Ann Gaelle Jean Baptiste

Rose Nerlie Jean Charles

Anjer Jean-Baptiste

Matthew James Jeannetti

Cyril Aleksandr Jeremie

Xandra Shannell Jobson

Demitry Johnson

Aidan Ryan Jordan

Alain Joseph

Kenia France Joseph

Moesha Kaitlyn Joseph

Ronald Oswaldo Juarez

John Brian Keane

Audrey Rose Keating

Cameron Lee Fitzpatrick

Catherine Wambui Kinuthie

Sophia Dahlia Kouhall

Lucas Eduardo Krauss

Alyaun Min Kwong

Myo Thant Kyaw

Dush Ryan Laguerre

Massimiliano Lam

NyendakSangmo Lama

Raynecha Nayamo Larochelle

Sendie Larose

Stephanie Nelly Larrieux

Chelsea Law

Walter Bladimir Lazo Artica

Linda Le

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Roxane Georvanne Freddy Leon

Heroldson Lerois

Lyden Ajani Lewis

Junjie Li

Lydia Li

Sandra Li

Yauhau Li

Yuan Li

Imani Jasmine Ligon-Chambers

Jacqueline Lin

Vincent Lin

Ina Liu

Christina Louis

Paccini Alexandro Nilbud Louis

Pierreline Louis

Kevi Lu

Jasmine Jabara Luc

Souza Costa Lucas

Gary Luu

Angela Marzelle Luxama

Jennifer Carolina Machado

Zion Esknder Maffe

Maryem Mahhou

Lauren Elizabeth Mallett

Emily Marchet

Kenley Mardy

Timothy Marroquin Cruz

Sauly Alexa Martinez Diaz

Natalia Taylor Matos

Robert Mutzkin

Lillyana Nichole Mayo

David Ellijah Mccollin

Nikolas Kurtis Mcguffie

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Moniwue Huang Mei

Jaime Alexander Mejia Musto

Allison Pamela Melendez Araujo

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Kevin Ricardo Merino Burgos

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Nhi Le Yen Nguyen

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Ronaldo Tran Nguyen

Tivian Quyen Nguyen

Sammi Nie

Guy Nommi

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Melanie Cristal Olmeda

Jason Ong

Samuel Antonio Ortega

Liam Joseph O’Toole

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Jiale Pang

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