Malden Catholic High School Celebrates 87th Commencement

Class of ’22 Reading Graduates Andrew Gagnon Daniel Hackett

Malden, MA — Malden Catholic High School celebrated the 87th Commencement ceremony which was the school’s first codivisional graduation including both the Boys and Girls Divisions. The Class of 2022 graduation was held live on the Brother Gilbert Stadium with 194 MC graduates and over 800 family members, faculty and staff in attendance.  

The ceremony started with an invocation by MC Principal, Rose Maria Redman, and was followed by a presentation by MC’s Girls Division valedictorian, Lily Baglio of Peabody. Baglio’s address commented on the great success that has resulted from the school’s unique codivisional model and how the administration had remained present to hear and fulfill as many ideas and aspirations as possible over the past four years. She also shared a letter written to her two siblings, Brooke and Luke, who will be joining MC’s Class of 2026 with tips regarding how to appreciate the lessons gleaned both inside and outside of the classroom and the school’s strong 90-year legacy. 

After the presentation of candidates by Malden Catholic Principal Rose Maria Redman and Boys Division Leader, Robert J. Bucchino ’71, Girls Division Leader, Jeffrey P. Smith ’95 P’24 and Assistant Principal of Student Life, James J. Grocki, MC President John K. Thornburg was followed by the conferral of diplomas and a presentation by Charles Dilman of Melrose, Malden Catholic Boys Division valedictorian. Dilman’s speech commented tremendous value of MC’s academic programs and spirit of connection he experienced over the past four years. According to Dilman, he is exceptionally well prepared to take on the world and its future challenges based on the education received at Malden Catholic during a period of unprecedented change. 

The ceremony also included the following 2022 awards: Emma Pohl of ArlingtonXaverian Scholar Award, Andrew Nguyen of BillericaPerfect Attendance Award, Andrew Blake of CharlestownPerfect Attendance Award, Daniel Rodriguez of East BostonSTEM Award, Vincent Carbone of EverettXaverian Scholar Award, Luca Morelli of EverettXaverian Scholar Award, Social Studies Department Award, Jonathan Beauvoir of EverettPerfect Attendance Award, Christopher Machado of EverettPerfect Attendance Award, Evelyn Maradiaga of EverettPerfect Attendance Award, Art Department Award, Matthew Kendall of LowellPerfect Attendance Award, Brooke Langis of LynnXaverian Scholar Award, Science Department Award: Physics, Angie Mejia of LynnXaverian Scholar Award, World Language Department Award: Spanish, Nicholas Julian of Lynnfield Gerard F. Doherty, 1946, Loyalty and Friendship Award, Evan Keleti of MaldenXaverian Scholar Award, World Language Department Award: Spanish, Technology Department Award, Chi Nguyen Hai Vu off MaldenXaverian Scholar Award, Brandon Wong of MaldenXaverian Scholar Award, Perfect Attendance Award, World Language Department Award: Latin, Sandra Aranha of MaldenPerfect Attendance Award, Neil Harrington of Malden Perfect Attendance Award, Michael MacCuish of MaldenPerforming Arts Award, Art Department Award, Kylie Bragg of MaldenScience Department Award: Biology, Olivia Gowrie of Medford Loyalty and Service Award, Xaverian Scholar Award, Francesca Callahan of MedfordXaverian Scholar Award, Karina Rahman of MedfordXaverian Scholar Award, Pauline Turk of MedfordScience Department Award: Chemistry, Charles Dilman of MelroseXaverian Award, Valedictorian Award, Perfect Attendance Award, World Language Department Award: Spanish, Mathematics Department Award, Science Department Award: Chemistry, Samuel Sanzone of MelroseLoyalty and Service Award, Xaverian Scholar Award, Perfect Attendance Award, Theology Department Award, Eavan Flood of MelroseXaverian Scholar Award, Perfect Attendance Award, Duy Thuc Trinh of MelroseXaverian Scholar Award, Science Department Award: Biology, Matthew Tarpey of MelrosePerfect Attendance Award, Zeyu Xiao of MelroseScience Department Award: Physics, Lily Baglio of PeabodyGerard F. Doherty, 1946, Loyalty and Friendship Award, Valedictorian Award, English Department Award, Mathematics Department Award, Daniel Bousquet of PeabodyPerfect Attendance Award, Anthony Felder Jr. of QuincyPhysical Education Award


Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities including Harvard, Georgetown, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Tufts, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Amherst College. Foundational to student success is Malden Catholic’s codivisional model which offers the best of both worlds, single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. Malden Catholic is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with electives such as Robotics and Engineering Design. Malden Catholic curriculum is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles, success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal.

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