By Paulina Leskow, ’24
As the school year comes to an end, the Class of 2023 is preparing for the future. After four years of bells, cafeteria lunches, and spirit weeks, seniors are looking forward to the next phase of their lives.
Many seniors who replied to The Hawk survey plan to pursue majors in business. For marketing, Liam Joy will head to Endicott College; Bobby Delkouras, Noah Andrade and Daniel Tawa will study at Bentley University; and Luke Segalla will go to Westfield State. Aria Arabia will attend the Fashion Institute of Technology for fashion business management. Brian Bellerby, Holly Rossi, Maddie Poirier and Shane Coleman plan to major in business at UMass Amherst, while Alexa Rowe will head to Clemson, Max Aiello to the University of New Hampshire and Ethan Nosek to Merrimack. Jay Champagne will attend UMass Boston to explore the field, along with Owen Carolan, who will have a sports management concentration. Jake Peterson will study business and play basketball at Babson University, while Joe Curran will head to Union College for economics and football.
Noah Hofeman plans to pursue outdoor recreation business administration at the University of Maine-Farmington, while Ned McCann explores entrepreneurship at Siena. Colin DiTullio, Jack Douglas and David Quinlan are attending Bryant University for finance. Other finance majors include Charlie Carroll at the University of Maryland and Gabby Guy at UMass Amherst. Marketing majors include Amanda Tannuzzo at Flagler College, Ava Sullivan at Emmanuel College (with a minor in sociology), Devin Benjamin at UMass Amherst, Mary Elliott at Providence College and Merri DeCoste at Fairfield University. Matt Connerty will study finance and play football at Salve Regina. Sam Burke will study economics at Boston College, while Teddy McCrann will pursue economics and history at Villanova. Emma Hammett will attend Baylor for human resources management.
Several HHS grads will be entering the military. Liam Monahan will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, while John Ryan will join the Coast Guard and Jackson Snyder will head to the Navy. Others will head into the workforce, including Jay LaFreniere, Brodie Carroll and Henry Gorbey, who hope to become electricians, and Cam Barron, who plans to work in construction.
Many students will head to college for cience. Biology majors include Ava Toglia at Fairfield University, Caleb Lawrence at UConn, Colin Kilgoar at Boston College and Jack Sullivan at the College of Charleston. Sophia Marshall-Pelayo will be pre-med at the University of Alabama. Cassie Lopes will study chemistry at the University of Vermont and Kathryn Shields will study environmental and sustainability studies and chemistry at Northeastern. Ben Hickey will attend Bryant for biology and business while also playing football. Going pre-vet will be Jillian Fuller at UConn and Sophie Rathgeber at Rutgers. MaryKate Vermette will attend Coastal Carolina for marine science, while Meghan DeRice studies coastal environ- mental science at Flagler College.
Michael DeMayo will study math, physics, or engineering at Dartmouth College. Michael is among several HHS students who plan to enter fields of engineering. Ryan Freedman will attend the University of Central Florida to study mechanical engineering, as will AJ Leone at the University of Kentucky. Jimmy Godin is heading to the University of Rhode Island to explore the field.
Future nurses include Mary Carven, Rachel Reynolds and Sarah Long, who will head to Sacred Heart University; Ben Lines at Merrimack College; Lexi Rondeau at Quinnipiac; and Abbey Kinzel at Bridgewater State. Gianna Puzzangara will attend Quinnipiac for radiological sciences. Ashley Little will study exercise science at Salisbury University, while Mia Pongratz will pursue it – and soccer – at Virginia Commonwealth University. Health Sciences majors include Hayley Cabral at Providence and Peyton Noonan at Quinnipiac. Pat Jones will pursue a surgical tech program.
Several graduates plan to study psychology, including Abby Armstrong at Ole Miss, Brendan O’Neill at Quinnipiac, Annie Straut at Providence, Annika Corrick at Boston University, and Jake Faghan at UMass Amherst. Cullen Burke is heading to Fairfield University, where he also will play rugby.
Computer science is another popular major among HHS grads, with Caitlyn Jordan heading to Syracuse University, Alex Wood to Stonehill, Dan Nguyen to Carnegie Mellon, Gavin Swenson to Miami University, Joe Clasby to University of South Florida, and Joe Montoya to Wentworth.
Some students will explore their more creative sides. Hayden Daley will attend New York University, majoring in liberal studies and English. Harrison Brewster will attend Bridgewater State to study art and art history. Gina Mignosa will study fashion at Fordham. For film and video, Harper Seelye is going to Hampshire College while Makenzie Conward will head to MassArt. Emily Dillon will attend the Boston Conservatory at Berklee for trumpet performance.
A few students said they hoped to become teachers. Anna Mahoney will attend Westfield State for elementary education. Erin Shea will major in theater education at New York University, and Bree Cole will attend Stonehill College with a double major of secondary education and English.
Kaya Bianculli is going to Cardiff Metropolitan University in Cardiff, Wales, for media and communications. Other communication majors include Ellasyn Murphy at Clemson and Maeve Sullivan at Coastal Carolina. Morgan Ceurvels will study communication disorders at Sacred Heart.
Ryan Jones will study aviation flight technologies at Bowling Green University. To study criminal justice, Kylie Handrahan will head to Providence College and Seth Willoughby will go to UMass Dartmouth. Matt Arancio will attend the University of New Hampshire for homeland security. Sarah MacDonald will be politics/pre-law at Bryant.
Several seniors who replied to our survey are still undecided about what to pursue. It’s a good reminder that these years are a time of exploration. Whatever their plans, we wish all of the best for the Class of 2023.
Note: Due to our press deadline, this is not a complete list of seniors plans