‘Pomp and Circumstance’ set for over 400 graduates this year; big days ‘cap’ busy week for Seniors
This Sunday, June 4 Malden High School will recognize the 409 members of the Class of 2023 with its 179th annual Commencement Exercises. Graduates, family and friends will gather at Macdonald Stadium (15 Pearl St.) for the 2:00 p.m. ceremony with much “pomp” and lots of “circumstance” as Malden High’s newest alumni-to-be are welcomed into the ranks of graduates.
Out of all the traditions that were altered, reduced or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, successful efforts were made to retain and maintain the MHS graduation ceremony in the past several years. This year’s class missed parts of its freshman year and sophomore years of in-person learning. The past two years there have been no restrictions on Graduation Day and this year will be the same, with no restrictions on attendance.
This year’s MHS Class of 2023 has a vibrant collection of successful and talented students with success in many areas, including academics, social activism, athletics and the arts.
“This Class … has truly been successful despite the many challenges and obstacles it has faced,” said sixth-year Malden High School Principal Chris Mastrangelo.
This year’s class speakers include some remarkable students, with #1-ranked Class of 2023 senior Ryan Li serving as Valedictorian. Allison Yu is the #2-ranked MHS Class of 2023 senior and will deliver the Salutatorian address. The Class Orator – the #3-ranked student in the Class of 2023 – is Edmond Chen.
Parking is limited in the neighborhood around Macdonald Stadium, and those attending are urged to arrive early and also to consider alternative means of transportation, such as public transportation, as the stadium is located directly adjacent to the Malden Center MBTA Orange Line Station, which is also a public bus hub.
There is a rain date, Monday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m., should the need arise.