QUINCY?! Leaders of Quincy High School’s Class of 2021 and city officials congratulated seniors on overcoming a year marred by the pandemic during a?graduation ceremony on Monday night.

“Your experience has been like no other, almost half of your high school career was spent under the shadow of a global healthcare pandemic. No other year has faced what each of you has,” said Quincy City Council President Nina Liang. “Look at your fellow classmates. They are the only ones who will really understand what your past has been like.”

The high school graduated 409 students during a ceremony at?Veterans Memorial Stadium with stands were packed with families and friends of the graduates.?

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Valedictorian Jack Nelson spoke about the need to be kind and work together, because we all share the same small planet, he said. Nelson also lauded his classmates for learning through the COVID-19 crisis.?

“Let’s face it ! never as a class had to show such resilience as ours, facing the last 15 months of our academic career in the midst of a global pandemic,” Nelson said.”Each one of us here has shown flexibility by adjusting to the challenges of remote learning and taking it all in stride. We have shown our ability to adapt, to change.”

Eileen Trnholm waves to her family in the stands after receiving her diploma at the Quincy High graduation at Veterans Stadium on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Class President?Nora Donovan said it was “miraculous we can celebrate in person.”

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Mulvey said the class had “overcome the unthinkable.”

“Despite one of the largest obstacles you are ever likely to experience during your lifetime, you have succeeded. And today commemorates that great success,” Mulvey said. “Having done this knowingly or unknowingly, you have prepared yourself for future adversity, and you now have skills to overcome challenges in the future.

Valedictorian: Jack Nelson

Salutatorian: Hannah Murphy

Class President:?Nora Donovan

Number of graduates:?409

Featured Quote:?”We’ve accomplished the impossible.” !?Nora Donovan, class president?

Walid ?Abousoukkar, Lezly?Acevedo, Mohamud Muse Adan , Kayla Marie Agcaoili, Jaffar Mohammed Ahmed, Caitlin Jade Ainsley, Mariejo Jessica Ayele Ajavon, Grace Patricia Akkara, Benjamin Robert Akkara, Zeinab Husain Alfetlawi, Mohammed Radhi Aljanabi, Eduarda ?Almeida De Souza Barbosa, Sara ?Amimer, Paola Sofia Arguedas-McClay, Daniel MacPherson Artinian, Charlie Rai Ashley, Dea ?Avdulla, Cheikh Abdou Khadre Mbacke ?Aw, Dylan William Bagley, Hassan ?Bah, Kevin Joseph Ballerino, Walter Grant Bardon, Reilly Maureen Barrett, Jack H. Barry, Erin ?Behari, Shayna Nicole Bellotti, Veronica Marie Bentley, Kelmer Alexandre ?Bernardino, Helga ?Boka, Priscilla Beth Bonica, Samantha Mary Bouchie, Darby Mary Boudreau, Allison Rachel Boyd, Catherine Danielle Brown, Alijah Nathan Brown, Cybelle ?Naomi Burgara Rodriguez, Jeffrey John Burke.

Chris Cakuli, Kayleigh Joanne Caldwell, Michael Luigi Capone, Kristina M. Carter, Victoria Jade Carvalho, Brendan Michael Cavin, John Michael Cawley Jr., Edson Centeio Fernandes ?Centeio Fernandes, Michael Greene Chambers-Holland, Dennis Michael Champagne, Mindy M. Chan, Sabrina ?Chan, Mario ?Chaparro Jr., Michelle Yi Mei Chen, Timothy ?Chen, Ryan Patrick Chetwynd, Sabrina ?Cheung, Benjamin Dean Chin, Jacky Yan Chiu, Kasey ?Chow, Renee Stephanie Clermont, Charles D. Codner, Narah Catherine Cohen, Emerald Deardra Coleman, Samantha Lydon Coletti, Giani Analeez Colon, Christopher Joseph Comlin, Robert Desmond Conboy Murphy, William Pirro Cook, Michael Joseph Coote, Sabrina Lopes Correia, Jacob Michael Couto.

Nguyen Hai Dao, Daniel Xavier Davis, Kylie Marie Davis, Marlana Joy Davis, Gabriel ?De Freitas Souza, Amanda ?de Paula, Hilkaren ?de Paula Mendes, Lucas ?De Souza Rodrigues, Brooke Elyssa Deady, Abigail Grace Deane, Brody Baker Degust, Bella Marie DelPrete, Olivia Rose DelPrete, Hannah Marie DeMore, David Brenton Paul Dennis, Devin Christopher Desmond, James Anthony Devarie, Grace Noelle Devine, Andrew Christopher Devlin, Joseph Loc Dinh, Thanh ?Do, James M. Doan, Dillon Henry Donahue, Courtney Elizabeth Dondero O’Brien, Nora Claire Donovan, Robert Francis Donovan, Vetty-Sara ?Dort, Tyler Joseph Downey, Collin Patrick Driscoll, Kylie Shaye Driscoll, Bryson Andrew Dunbar, Kaylan Bryn Dunlea, Kelsy Kim Duong, Michael David Duong, Tyson Le Duong, Natasha Michelle Durand Castrodad, Eileen Kane Durgin.

?Elijah James Eady, Jorden Isaiah Edge, Ruiping ?Fang, Kevin Patrick Feeney, Ray Daniel Mortel Feliciano, Kirsten Rebecca Fennelly, Jeferson Goncalves Fernandes, Aldo Alfredo Fernandes, Jacob Ryan Ferrullo, Khailea Aliyana Figueroa, Akai Benicio Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Lynn Fitzpatrick, Kylee Marie Flemming, Yaritza ?Flores, Colleen Barbara Flynn, Ashton-Enzo ?Foley, Matthew Edward James Foley, Gabriella Anne Franceschini, Daniel Terrell Francis, Vinicius Augusto Francisco Ribeiro, Matthew David-Cakucin Francoeur, Gianna Lorraine Freeman, Olivia Diane Furber, Dana ?Mark Gagne, Salvatore Guillermo Garcia, Bridget Mary Gardiner, Eldrick William Gardiner, Gianna Elizabeth Gatturna, Rushaun Anthony Gaynor, Juliana Yan Gee, Marsha Stephie Germain, Ryleigh Grace Gilmartin, Kevin James Gomez, Ivanna ?Gomez Cueva, Jacob Martin Gordon, Xavier Elijah Gordon, Benjamin T. Graney, Luke Charles Gratch, Ashley Rose Grehan, Yavia Gabriel Guerra, Ilkim ?Gumus, Brian James Gutro, Albert Alexander Guzm│n Aguasviva.

Houda?Haiti, Sara F. Hamdi, Isabella Esther Hanley, Basra A. Hassan, Gent Aleks Haviari, Joseph Michael Healy, Nathalie ?Heligoland Rosas, Julian ?Amoya Henriques, Emilia Astillero Henry, India Yolanda Herbin, William Lee Hibbard, Victoria ?Hill, Kyla Catherine Ho, Lan Ngoc Hoa, Susan Rose Hoare, Davy Stephon Holiday II, Oceana ?Huang, Steven Y. Huang, Sunny C. Huang, Mia Marie Hurley, Samuel Copeland Hurley, Thuy Ngoc Huynh, Thuan Minh Huynh, Isabelle T. Ibrahim, Robert James Jaehnig, Noela ?Janka, Ashley Dorothy Johnson, Quadeer ?Jones, Darian Lee Jordan, Delana Anne Jordan, Arqile ?Jorgji, Aaradhana ?Joshi, Tenpa ?Jouchmans, Brianna Emma Joyce, Rupsan ?K.C., Andrew Jacob Kabilian, Jacquelyn Marie Kane, Supriti ?Karki, Luciano Joseph Keka, Aisling Rose Kelly, Matthew Connor Kelly, Ethyn Christopher Kerr, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Yusra Khaled Kmail, Madison Rose Kubera.

Rachel ?Anne Lafferty, Colby Vo Lai, Parishkrit ?Lamichhane, Ryan James Laroche, Jose Maria Gabriel Loreto Las, Ryen Daniel Lawton, Ngoc Van Anh ?Le, Thi Cam Nhung ?Le, Ngai Kan ?Lee, Shawn ?Lee, Jaelynn Annissa Leggett, Matthew Thomas Leonard, Fengyu ?Li, Jenny ?Li, Limei ?Li, Ryan ?Li, Annie Aifong Liang, Trevor S. Libert Jr., Tina ?Lin, Simon ?Lin, Raymond ?Liu, Antonia Lee Logan, Amanda Kathryn Lohnes, Isabella Claire Lombardi, Dyllan Dior Lopes, Ruper Dinel Lopez, Joshua Anthony Lorusso, Zachary W. Luggelle, Wing ?Lun, Alyssa Renee Luzinski, Danny ?Ly, Uy Minh ?Ly, Emma Paige Lyons.

Shannon Rose MacKay, Patricia Ann Macleod, Megan Sarah MacNeil, Hannah Susan MacPhail-Palisi, Julianna Paige MacPherson, Hannah Roberta Mahn, Daniel James Mahoney, Kristen Amber Mahoney, Christopher Martin Maldonado, Mounir John Price Maloof, Maria Luiza Malpera Rosa, Nikita ?Mamedov, Rene ?Marquez, Angel L. Marquis, Maxberly?Martinez, Diva Dos Anjos?Martins Borges, Hailey Rose Maslauskas, Mohammad Qasim Masood, Kevin Keishon Mateo Diggs, Shane Patrick Matranga, Vanessa Michelle Mazzini, Megan Marie McCarthy, Ryan Brandt McCarthy, Zachary ?McDonough, Julia Christine McGillicuddy, Molly Jane McGillivray, Rachel Taylor McKenna, Kevin Souza Medeiros, Lauren Catherine Medeiros, Amy ?Melchin, Odalys Michelle Melo, Stephanya Daniela Gomes Mendes, Joseph Stephen Mesa Velez, Kalia J. Metcalf, Madison Storm Miller, Alessia Maria Mochi, Anthony John Morabito, Robert Joseph Morgan, Ciro Leao Moura, Alec Maxwell Munro, Manuel Edgardo Murillo Wong, Hannah Elizabeth Murphy, Kailey Jade Murphy, Shannen Elizabeth Murphy, Donovan Francis Murray, Martin Edward Muscato Jr., Niamh Eva Mwafulirwa.

Mikel?Necka, Jack Michael Nelson, Yin Lok Ng, Huy Minh Nguyen, Mark ?Nguyen, Wayne ?Nguyen, Celine Nguyen, Cindy ?Nguyen, Isabella Nhu Nguyen, Sylvia Kim Nguyen, Thuan ?Duc Nguyen, Vera Phuong Nguyen, Henry Weng Nim, David Greer Noble, Erin Kathleen O’Callaghan, Grace Lauren O’Handley, Conor Rudolf Ollmann, Samantha Rose O’Neil, Obiora Bunie Onochie, Leticia Godoy Paiva, Lihao Pan, Nashari Nicola Parker, Lamarr J. L. Parker-Smith, Sarah Jean Patacchiola, Cassandra Vanessa Patch, Vasil ?Pavli, Andrew Robert Peterson, Kaci Megan Pettigrew-Lynch, Ryan P. Phelan, Daniel Thomas Pick, Fa?lla ?Pierre, Destiny ?Pina, Ilis ?Proko, Samuel Addison Purchase, Caitlin Alejandra Quezada, Sorcha Margaret Quinn.

Kimberly Vannesa Ram┴rez L┏pez, Joyce Amorim Ramos, Delinette Marie Ramos, Rafaela Alexandra ?Rebelo Figueiredo Soares, Jaida Letitia Reid-Jackson, D’Vani ?Daniel Reyes, Ysadora ?Ribeiro Pio Dos Santos, Mariangeliz ?Rivera, Amarion Traveel Robinson, Joharis Chaneylis Rohena Quinones, Jamie ?Romain, Anthony Domenic Rooney, Tristi C. ?Roosa, Anthony ?Rosario Jorge, Alyssa Jiaying Ruan, Alyssa Marie Ryan, Kaylin Marie Ryan, Joseph Michael Saccoach, Walter ?Saez, Emily Nicole Salvucci, Joselle Alexandra Samson, Jasmine Marie Santos Fragoso, Jack Robert Schaaf, Owen ?Schaaf, Zoe Elisabeth Luzia Scott, Matthew ?Anthony ?Selter, Keven Lucio ?Sequeira Centeio Lopes, Katherine Anne Shaughnessy, Haoyuan ?Shi, Clyde ?Shtino, Colby Giovanni Simone, Ryleigh Devin Smith, Christian ?Smith, Hailey Kathleen Smith, Joshua William Smith, Jonathan Silva Soares, Starlyn Javier Soto Gonzalez, Rayan ?Souza De Moraes, Matheus ?Henrique Souza Duarte, Isaiah ?Steinberg Johnson, Harrison Simon Stengel, Cindy Ann Su, Emily Gabriela Suarez, Nyjahnae ?Suarez, Kaylie Anna Sullivan, Lingkai ?Sun.

Haiwen Tan, Shirley ?Tang, Johnny Kong Tang, Ryan D. Tapper, Maurice Chanson Taylor, Susanne Kristine Tedeschi, Mayra ?Lucete Centeio Teixeira, Jefferson ?Tian, Campbell Francis Tierney, Abigail Corina Toland, Elijah Debarros Tolentino, Kevin Oliver Toler, Danielle Morgan Toomer, Andrew ?Tran, Justin ?Tran, Pandush ?Trebicka, Eileen Kelly Trenholm, Diana ?Truong, Jennifer ?Truong, Standy ?Truong, Nelson Ka-Kit Tsang, Hsiu Chu Tsao, Eduard Mariyanov Tsvetanov, Dayana Nahomi Ukraine, Lilian Tuyet Uong, Naibieris Nayaris Uribe, Mayci Josmailys Valdez Ramirez, Hanna Marcela Valenzuela, Jose Armando Villalon Martinez, Kenny ?Vo, Jason ?Vo, Tiffany ?Vu, James Lawrence Ward Jr., Anna ?Weng, Ariel Takayla Williams, Sean Stephen Williams, Michelle ?Wu, Abby Rose Yanovitch, Kaan ?Yavuz, Jonathan Peter Young, Ashley Mary Young, Lok ?Yiu Yu, Jacob Robert Zarges, Christina Shea Zero, Dong Pei ?Zhang, Cecily ?Zhao, Xuefeng ?Zhao, Marsha ?Zheng, Yuyang ?Zheng, Steven ?Zheng, Ivy ?Zhou, Jessica Lauren Zisk, Alvis ?Zou.

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