PLYMOUTH, MA (August 11, 2020)—Sixty-seven students received their diplomas on Saturday, August 8th from Rising Tide Charter Public School (Rising Tide) during a commencement ceremony held on the school’s campus. Students and their families from thirteen different South Shore towns gathered to celebrate the students’ accomplishments.
Graduating senior, Julianne Parma, opened the ceremony with the singing of The National Anthem. The students were welcomed by Christopher Schelleng (Chairman, Board of Trustees), and opening remarks were made by Michael O’Keefe (Head of School). James Simons (Upper School Principal) introduced the class of 2020, and Jared Fredrickson (senior class speaker) gave the student address. Graduates were awarded their diplomas by their immediate family members who joined them on stage.
Two students were not in attendance for the ceremony since they entered the armed services. Each was honored with a private ceremony in June before they left for service.
The 2020 graduates by town are:
Buzzards Bay: Madisyn Burek
Carver: Daykota-Skye Pioppi
Duxbury: Calder Felty
Halifax: Jenna Boardman, Samantha Sawler
Kingston: Brendan Casey, Jenna Jernegan, Lauren Kelliher, Maryn Lally, Carson Parent
Lakeville: Trevor Boivin, Annamaria Poullas
Middleborough: Morgan Derby, Eden McNeil, Kashka Senat, Dante Sologaistoa,
Plymouth: Andrew Baier, Alyssa Barker, Colin Clancy, Madelyn Cobb, Armandea Connelly, Ina Dombrowski, Katie Ferrante, Liam Foley, Cameron Garvey, Luke Gindel, Emily Gouvia, Mary Haley, Emily Hamilton, Mercedes Herrera, Elizabeth Ingeme, Joshua Krueger, Madison Luongo, Owen Mackenzie, Josephine Hughes, Tyler O’Neil, Heli Parekh, Julianne Parma, Alexandra Phaneuf, Nina Quattromani, Madelyn Quinn, Victoria Rice, Isaac Ryan, Roan Ryan, Madeline Salamone, Sara Sampson, John Schelleng, Elaine Schofield, Lily Schultz, Jack Smerczynski, Benjamin Smith, Emily Snyder, Autumn Studley, Rory Sullivan, Justin Trimberger, James Walker, Stephen Whealan, Fiona Whitney, Zachary Winston
Sagamore: Carder Demarest
Sandwich: Brian Freedman
Taunton: Emma Walsh
Wareham: Jared Fredrickson, Alexander King, Scout McBride, Colin Morrison
Weymouth: Angelina Kelliher
For more detailed information about Rising Tide, please visit the website at www.risingtide.org.
Martha Popoloski, (781) 405-8328, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising Tide Charter Public School is an inclusive college preparatory public school serving grades 5-12, with high expectations for all students. Founded in 1998, the school provides a strong academic program rooted in the history of Plymouth, MA. Enrollment is open to all students regardless of academic achievement, special education needs, or proficiency in the English language. In its 20 years of operation, Rising Tide has developed a reputation as a school that holds high expectations for all students, where the teaching and learning environment helps students develop foundational skills and critical thinking. A small school with a structure of supportive relationships, Rising Tide is able to provide an environment that is physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe. In such a setting, students can develop a love of learning and high achievement, take creative and intellectual risks, build increasing personal and academic responsibility, and develop an understanding of themselves and others.