Excellence, Honor, and Success
Students Recognized by Teachers and Staff
Everett High School (EHS) held its annual Excellence, Honor, and Success Awards Ceremony on April 26th inside the Crimson Cafe, giving teachers the opportunity to recognize students for the positive attributes they bring to class every day.
Fifteen students and three educators received awards in one of the following categories:
Excellence: Students who demonstrate excellence in academics or in another area such as art, music, athletics, community service, etc.
Honor: Students who uphold the core values of EPS and who demonstrate character, compassion, leadership, and/or service at EHS and in the community.
Success: Students who have exhibited a high degree of effort, growth, and/or resilience throughout the year.
Teachers nominated dozens of students for this year’s E-H-S awards, writing impassioned arguments on behalf of a wide range of students who possess an equally wide range of talents and traits. The selection committee had the difficult task of choosing 15 winners — three each from every grade, plus three “at-large”student winners and three educators.
Words such as kind, positive, enthusiastic, character, caring, and passionate were used to describe this year’s winners. Lunch was prepared and served by the Culinary Arts Department.
The E-H-S Awards program was launched in 2011, and returned from a two-year COVID hiatus in the spring of 2022.
“An awesome tradition, by any measure,” said Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani. “I would have loved to have had this opportunity when I was teaching. There is no end to things that can make a student a joy to have in class. This awards program captures that crucial aspect of our profession.”
EHS Vice Principal Stanley Chamblain read the nominations teachers submitted on behalf of the award recipients, and Vice Principal James Murphy handed out the certificates. Principal Dennis Lynch announced the winners from the staff category.
Excellence: Ricardo Prophete
Nominated by: Mr. Podbelski
Honor: Juliana Dias
Nominated by Ms. Dimare
Success: Kailyne Ospina
Nominated by Mr. Walsh
Excellence: Milena Antonio
Nominated by Mr. Bailey
Honor: Emmet Marte
Nominated by Ms. Cunningham
Success: Fredy Tejada Portillo
Nominated by Mr. Appleby
Excellence: Anthony Masucci
Nominated by Ms. Giordano
Honor: Moises Galdamez Perez
Nominated by Ms. Jackson
Success: Alissa Forestal
Nominated by Ms. Rainville
Excellence: Kathleen De Souza
Nominated by Mr. O’Brien
Honor: Stephane Telson
Nominated by Ms. McNiff, Ms. Bitterman, Ms. McQueeney, and Dr. Valle
Success: Renato Diniz
Nominated by Mr. Walsh and Ms. Abboud
Excellence: Gurkiran Kaur (Grade 11)
Nominated by Dr. Seiders
Honor: Laura Sanchez Cespedes (Grade 11)
Nominated by Ms. Devino
Success: Melanie Pineda Espana (Grade 12)
Nominated by Mr. McGowan
Excellence: Traci Murphy
Nominated by Ms Dinan and Ms. Kerrigan
Honor: Jamie Bavaro
Nominated by Ms. Pickowicz
Success: Stephanie Cheffro
Nominated by Ms. Tocci and Ms. Giordano