Twenty students who are the top graduates of Medway’s Class of 2023 were recognized as Tri-County Regional Chamber Annual Honor Scholars. (Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools)
MEDWAY — Principal John Murray is pleased to share that the top 10% of Medway’s Class of 2023 graduates have been recognized by the Tri-County Regional Chamber.
The Tri-County Regional Chamber Annual Honor Scholars Program celebrates the academic achievements of graduating seniors ranked in the top 10% of their class from 11 local high schools.
The students were recognized for this achievement with a special breakfast at school earlier this month.
“We are so proud of these graduates for their hard work and achievements during their time as Medway High School students, and we are excited to see what their futures bring,” Principal Murray said. “We would also like to thank the Tri-County Regional Chamber for its recognition of these students.”
Medway High School’s honorees, in alphabetical order, are:
Isabelle will attend UMass Amherst to study math and secondary education. Her advice for younger students is to try everything, noting that it will help them find something they like and helps make the high school experience.
Gabrielle will attend American University to study psychology. Her advice for younger students is to communicate with teachers and be honest about their needs.
Reagan plans to attend Boston College to study Applied Psychology. Her favorite high school memory is going to playoff games, especially basketball.
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Noah will attend the University of Maryland to study computer science. His favorite memories from high school are from Friday night football games and being part of the team.
Julia will attend Northeastern University to study political science and international affairs. Her favorite high school memory is attending the Best Buddies Prom. Best Buddies is an international nonprofit that provides opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Julia plans to attend UMass Amherst to study psychology. Her favorite activity in high school was being a part of the Women in STEM organization and the community it provides.
Luke will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study data science, and will also play baseball. He played quarterback for the Medway Mustangs and his favorite memory from high school is Friday football games.
Kathryn will attend the University of Pittsburgh to study neuroscience on the pre-med track. Her favorite high school memory was going on the Disney World trip with the band.
Jaeda will attend the College of the Holy Cross to study neuroscience. Her favorite high school memory was her AP Environmental Science course with teacher David Perry.
Mia will attend the University of Pittsburgh to study nursing. Her favorite memories from high school are playing sports and going to games. She participated in lacrosse, volleyball and indoor track.
Mary plans to attend Boston College in the Carroll School of Management. Her favorite memory from high school is participating in athletics and traveling to playoff games.
Nora plans to attend Boston University for theatre design and production, and will also be a student in the Honors College. Her advice for younger students is to be yourself, do what you want to do, and wear the funky pants! She notes, if you try to fit in, you won’t be happy.
Zhiwen will attend Boston University to study mechanical engineering. He is also considering a path to a Master’s in Business Administration or other graduate school program. His advice for younger students is to get involved in anything and if you don’t find something right away, you will. He says you will find people with the same passions and you can learn a lot in four years from them and others around you.
Sydney plans to attend Simmons University and complete the 3+1 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Arts in Public Policy program. Her advice to younger students is to take AP classes that you’re interested in — it’s more difficult to do well in them if you don’t care about the content.
Haley will attend the University of Virginia to study human biology. Her favorite memory is playing ice hockey, and her advice to younger students is also to play ice hockey!
Kelly plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to study philosophy, political science and economics. Her favorite memory from high school is her AP Language and Composition class because she liked the class and her teacher.
Destiny will attend Yale University and plans to study neuroscience and African American Studies. She is also considering pre-med. Her advice for younger students is to advocate for yourself. She says it can be easy for people from marginalized backgrounds to feel like their voice doesn’t matter, but their voices matter and their perspective matters.
Meredith will attend UMass Dartmouth’s College of Arts & Sciences. Her favorite high school memory was playing Urleen in the school’s production of “Footloose.”
Arni will attend UMass Amherst to study biomedical engineering and pre-med. Her advice for students is to not be afraid to try new things because they may be surprised.
Charlie will attend Boston College to study math. His advice for younger students is to stay on top of things. He notes the importance of having a to-do list, which helped encourage him to get things done.
As part of their recognition, Principal Murray provided each student with a certificate. The Tri-County Regional Chamber will also provide each student with Keepsake Booklets listing their names and schools, congratulatory messages from friends, family, businesses, and faculty, and other messages of support and inspiration. They will also receive a certificate from the Chamber, and citations from State Senators and State Representatives.