Smallest class in 10 years leaves Bourne
Class of 1996
By Paul Gately, Standard-Times correspondent
Jun. 9, 1996
BOURNE -- The 105 graduates of the Class of 1996 at Bourne High School marched out of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy gym yesterday afternoon, smiling broadly and filled with hopes and dreams while trying to keep in step with the "War March of the Priests."
The class, the smallest in a decade, includes two National Merit Scholarship winners -- Joseph Busnengo of Buzzards Bay and Andreas Arch of North Sagamore.
Mr. Busnengo, class valedictorian, secured $23,150 in scholarship assistance. He will attend Williams College, which afforded him a four-year scholarship and additional money for three years of graduate studies.
Mr. Arch, who intends to study filmmaking, will be at Emerson College in Boston.
The class invited retired guidance counselor John McHugh of Sandwich to the ceremony. He retired after 35 years as a secondary educator in January.
"There are lots of good students in this class," Mr. McHugh said. "They will do well. A lot of these kids are workers ... they'll go far."
Principal John Grondin urged the graduates "not to accept mediocrity'' in their work and studies.
Salutatorian Terri Moore recalled her grandmother's high school valedictory address of 70 years ago. The human values of two generations have endured, she said. "Laugh often," she urged her classmates. "Love much. Live life as an aspiration."
The Bourne High School Sportsman of the Year is Michael Moriarty; 1996 Sportswoman is Jessica Cox.
Class President Karen Jensen led the gathering in the pledge to the flag, while Kelly Cardalino delivered the class ode.
Frederick Howe, School Committee chairman, said the graduates represent the college Class of 2000 and "will be the leaders of the next millenium."
"This is the year you made it ... the biggest day of your lives -- so far," he said. "Don't get behind in your studies. There is no time in college to get behind ... big advice."
The class was awarded $298,625 in scholarship assistance -- $61,875 from local businesses and groups.
Top scholarship winners include Amy Anderson ($15,280), who will attend Roger Williams University in Rhode Island; Timothy Cook ($7,900), who will attend the University of North Carolina; Keith Ellis ($10,400), who will attend Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire; Michael Lake ($16,500), who will attend Ithaca (N.Y.) College; Kristie Loftus ($13,050), who will attend Villanova University in Philadelphia; Terri Moore ($17,050), who will attend Bentley College; Peter Mularski ($11,000), who will attend UMass Amherst; Shane Raymond ($14,500), who will attend the University of Miami; Jesup Szatkowski ($16,450), who will attend Washington and Lee University in Virginia; and Elizabeth Ward ($8,000), who will attend Merrimack College.
The following area students graduated from Bourne High School yesterday.
Laurie A. Amos, Amy C. Anderson*, Erik Anderson, Kyle W. Anderson, Andreas E. Arch, Adam Bailey, Whitney J. Bailey, Bryan Banks, Sarah L. Barlow, Rebecca M. Bays, Peter Bixby, Jason S. Blais, Darby D. Blakeman, Jessica E. Bliss, Kristen M. Bourque, Shaun M. Brummerloh, Joseph J. Busnengo*, Heather Campinha, Kelly A. Cardalino, Diana E. Chamorro, Kristin M. Champoux*, Ehrin H. Clegg, Ariel S. Cobuzio, Cindi E. Collins, Jennifer L. Conlon, Timothy R. Cook*, Gregory G. Courtois, Jessica M. Cox, Crystal A. Cruz, David J. Cunningham, Jamie L. Cutler, Erica L. Darling, Erica A. M. Dixon, Christina A. Elliott, Keith W. Ellis Jr., Ivan Ferguson, Helena A. Fine, Amanda C. Fraser, Kirsten L. Giroux, Jennifer L. Goodwin, Laura J. Goulart, Alison E. Gould*, Danielle A. Greene, Geralyn L. Guerrini, Melanie B. Hansen, Melissa J. Harris, Wayne A. Heath, Corey F. Irving, Karen Jensen*, Shawn M. Keating, Kelly J. Kenna, Michael A. Koleshis, Michael W. Lake*, Timothy D. LePenven Jr., Jennifer M. Lofiego, Kristie M. Loftus*, Paul T. Maguire, Philip A. Mailloux, Cleve Marcey, Laureen E. McCann, Terri L. Moore*, Michael D. Moriarty, Robert A. Mortensen II, Peter J. Mularski*, Andrea M. Nivling*, Timothy J. O'Neil, Susan M. Philbrick, Charles C. Pierce, Ryan C. Pierce, Rachel L. Pouler, David M. Quintal, Karalee A. Quintal, Brent C. Raymond, Shane W. Raymond, Nicole M. Reardon, Sandra M. Rhodes, Christina Risio, Todd M. Robbins, Michael Rodrick, Patrick A. Ross, Janine M. Rouse, Frank L. Sanchez, Kerri A. Sanford, Jennifer D. Schlegel, Kevin J. Shaw, Jennifer L. Smith, Jennifer M. Smith, Michael S. Sooy, Lisa J. Sorenti, James H. Spencer, Susan B. Stevens, Amy Stowe, Sarah A. Swain*, Michelle A. Sweeney, Jesup C. Szatkowski*, Victoria E. Thurlby, Jeffrey M. Tirrell, Howard B. Travis IV, Elizabeth M. Ward, Elizabeth A. Wentworth, Jodi L. Westcoat, Joseph M. White, Oberon K. York, James J. Zukowski and Heidi L. Zwirner.* National Honor Society members
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