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E-Club Scholarship Dinner

Organization Awards Scholarships
to Crimson Tide Student Athletes

The E-Club held its annual Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, May 18th at Spinelli’s of Lynnfield. Thanks to Executive Director Carl Colson, President Michael LaCourt, Third Vice President Holly Garcia, and the entire E-Club team for planning and hosting the event and awarding scholarships to some of Everett High’s outstanding student athletes.  

Over the past 46 years, the E-Club has awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships. New to this year’s list of honors is the Reynaldi Audate Scholarship, named in memory of the late EHS coach and educator Reynaldi Audate (1986-2021). The inaugural winner of the scholarship was presented to Bentley-bound football player Giacobbe Ward. 

The complete list of scholarship recipients:

Theresa P. Giove Award (Outstanding Female Athlete)


Therese P. (Terry) Giove is a 1976 graduate of Everett High School. A four-sport athlete, she earned varsity letters in basketball, where she was co-captain her Senior Year, field hockey, softball, and tennis. A member of the National Honors Society, Giove was the second female chosen as an “E” Club Scholar-ship Recipient. She was also awarded the Woman’s Athletic Scholarship. She graduated, in 1980, from Bridgewater State, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Motor Development Therapy.  

Giove was the first female president of the “E” Club and first Chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee. She continues to be involved in sports as an instructor for disabled people, teaching them how to ski. She was recently part of the Medical Planning team for the Boston Marathon, showing her true Boston Strong colors.

Kayley Rossi ranks 58th in her class with a 4.5 GPA. Kayley is a four-year softball and basketball player and a two-time letter winner in field hockey. She captained the basketball and softball teams, earning GBL all-star honors on the basketball court. She is in the National Honor Society, coaches youth at the coaching softball, coaching Everett Recreation Center, and completed a medical internship at EHS. Kayley plans to study Health and Exercise Science in college.
Kayley was also presented with the Gildea Scholarship Award.

Lawrence Vozella Award (MVP Baseball)


Larry Vozella, a 1951 Everett High School graduate, was a three-year letterman in baseball. After serving in the Korean War, he continued his education at Salem State College and became an English teacher. Passionate about literature, he opened a bookstore in the hometown of Everett. At 14, Vozella assembled and coached the youthful Baldwin Aces Baseball Team and later coached the McKinnon Club. He later used organizational skills as Executive Director of the “E” Club when it was founded in 1972. He maintained this role until his passing in 2008. 

Alexander Velasco has been a four-year varsity player for the EHS baseball program. Alex has caught most Crimson Tide games over the past three seasons, exemplifying mental and physical toughness. He was named captain this year due to his leadership skills and constant drive to better himself and his teammates on and off the field. Alex will be attending the University of New England in the fall as a member of their baseball team, and we wish Alex nothing but the best in his future endeavors. 

James “Tank” Agnetta Award Outstanding Lineman


Jim “Tank” Agnetta was a three-year football starter at Everett High School from 1960-62, during which he served as Captain and an All-Scholastic on the 1962 State Championship Team. After graduating, Agnetta became a physical education instructor and coached football for more than three decades in Everett and Revere. Agnetta is one of two original “E” Club Charter Members, alongside Armando Leo. Agnetta currently serves as the “E” Club Treasurer.  

Nicholas Raymond boasts a 3.9 GPA and is a three-year varsity letter winner in football. His time spent playing on the football team has helped him create a second family and taught him how hard work and discipline can pay off. He served as a captain of the ‘22 Crimson Tide and was a three-year starter and helped EHS capture three consecutive Greater Boston League titles. Nick works part-time at FMC Ice Sports. He plans to study Marketing at Bentley University.
Nick was also presented with the Farnell Scholarship Award.

Maddy English Award MVP Girls Softball


Madeline “Maddy” English played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943-1950 for eight years. Maddy was the third basewoman for Racine Wisconsin Belles and stole fifty-five bases a year. She was inducted into the hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Before this she was a New England discus and sprinting champion. She was a teacher and guidance counsel at the Parlin Junior High School for twenty-seven years. In her honor the old Lewis School became the Madeline English School.  

Kristi Skane epitomizes determination and perseverance. She is a consistent fundamental player on the team and her humility, determination, skill, and leadership qualities never go unnoticed.  Due to the dedication to her team-mates and the respect towards her coaches, Kristi is deserving of this award. She was selected for this award not only for her hard work and personal improvement, but for her willingness to under-stand, learn, and the effort she put in to recognize her full potential.  

Kristi is always pleasant to be around, enthusiastic, and can always be seen with a smile.  She is very involved with the school community, serving as a student ambassador, SAL (student athlete leader), past member of the gender equity club, National Honor Society, and serves as the Vice President of the senior class. Since her freshman year, her coaches and team-mates have witnessed her becoming a stronger, faster, and more confident player. This year, she assumed pitching duties for the Crimson Tide and has been nothing short of dominating.

Lenox Putnam Award (MVP Basketball)


Lenox B. Putnam was the head basketball coach and physical education teacher for Everett High School for 37 years. Throughout his tenure, he led students to win 353 games.  During his high school career at Oxford High School, Lenox participated in basketball, baseball, and track while serving as class resident. He proceeded to become the Vice President and Co- Captain of his college baseball team at Springfield College.

In 1980, the Everett High School field house was names in Putnam’s honor. Putnam concluded his career in Maine, as a principal and coach at Monmouth Academy before he passed away in 1997. Steven Cordero was a 3-year starter and 2-year captain for the Boys Basketball team. Over the past two seasons of his career. Steven averaged 19.3ppg, 4.8rpg, and 2.8spg in his junior year.

As a senior, Steven averaged 17.2 points, 
 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.7 blocks per game. His effective and efficient play helped lead the Tide to a GBL Title in his Junior year and two MIAA State Tournament appearances.  His individual accomplishments include 2-time GBL All-Star, the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Award, invitation to the ISL vs MIAA All Star game, invitation to the Agganis All-Star game, and now the Lenox Putnam Award. Steven has maintained a GPA of 3.0 and has committed to continue his student-athletic career at Keene State College in the Fall. 

Maureen Stevens Ahearn Award MVP Girls Basketball


Maureen Stevens-Ahearn, a 1992 graduate of Everett High School, was an outstanding athlete in field hockey, basketball, and softball. She was named GBL All-Star for all three sports.   Ahern was recognized as an All-Scholastic from both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald in addition to being an “E” Club Scholarship recipient after scoring 1,577 points in her high school basketball career. After completing her degree, Ahern returned to Everett as a teacher at the Madeline English School. Today she coaches younger athletes throughout Everett.  

Tatiana is a senior and four-year member of the basketball program. She epitomizes resilience and strength. Throughout her career, she has bravely coped with health issues that prevented her from playing physically but never stopped her from being there for her teammates. She consistently showed up to games and practices to cheer her teammates on and help this team reach success. She is an all-star in the classroom, as she is in the Health Academy and is currently doing an internship at the hospital. 

Francis Merenda Award Outstanding Back


Fran Merenda was the starting halfback and second leading scorer on the 1945 State Championship Team. The team was invited to New York and Washington for their accomplishments. Merenda enlisted in the Navy’s Submarine Unit, played football, and boxed at the Great Lakes Navy Base. Upon completing his service, he pursued his degree at Northeastern University and worked at MIT’s Draper Lab. Merenda was secretary of the “E” Club for several years. Merenda was fondly remembered for watching all the football games at the goal posts, which he preferred over the 50- yard line.


Karmarri was a 4-year varsity letter winner and a 2-year starter at quarterback for the Crimson Tide. Karmarri accumulated an impressive 17-3 record as Everett’s signal caller. In 2022, Karmarri rushed for 888 yards and 10 touchdowns, while throwing for 750 yards, and 8 touchdowns. Karmarri was selected as GBL MVP and earned All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. 

Reynaldi Audate Scholarship 


Reynaldi was born in Brooklyn, NY to Reynold and Henriette (Pierre-Charles) Audate on May 3, 1986. A graduate of Everett High School (‘04) and Merrimack College (BS ‘08, MS ‘21) and beloved by many, “Coach Rizz” devoted his life to coaching the youth on and off the football eld. As a player he was on three Everett Crimson Tide State Championship teams and was on the coaching staff for their State Championships.

He was a determined and loving man that was so devoted to the people he served. Selflessness was one of his greatest attributes and he truly enjoyed helping everyone around him to succeed. His genuine wide, bright smile was contagious and he helped bring many young people to understand and love God, their families (at home and on the eld), and themselves. Through the game of football he taught so many young men how to love one another and how to embrace each other’s success. He never solely claimed responsibility for anyone’s achievements, but rather saw himself as a guide that purely wanted to help raise a community of young people to reach their truest potential. In addition to being a dedicated football coach, Reynaldi was a Physical Education Teacher for Everett Public Schools, a true adventurer and a tness enthusiast. Reynaldi spent his free time traveling, reading, training in mixed martial arts, and spending time with
his friends and family.
Giacobbe Ward ranks 228th in his class with a 3.38 GPA. He earned three Varsity letters playing on the Everett Crimson Tide Football Team. Giacobbe was named a Captain and a GBL All Star. He is a member of the Key Club and “E” Club. Outside of school, he enjoys spending his time fishing and works at a hotel. He plans to major in a facet of Business while attending Bentley University.

Manganaro Family Award Unsung Hero


The three Manganaro Brothers, Frank, John, and Paul played football at Everett High School during the 1950’s. Frank was the right tackle, John was a Captain and right end, while Paul was a captain and left tackle. Paul proceeded to play football at Boston University but passed away in an accident shortly after.  Manganaro Northeast (Drywall, Masonry, and Painting) have been proud contributors to the “E” Club for the past forty years. 

Vozella Scholarship Award


Kristi Skane ranks 22nd in her class with an astounding 4.6 GPA. She is a Student Ambassador, and has served on the Student Council, the Gender Equity Club, and the Astronomy Club. She has been a student coach for the Everett Girls Softball League putting in more than 150 hours. Kristi has won countless awards, from being in the National Honor Society to earning second-place honors in the Physics Category of the 2020 EHS Science Fair. She was a GBL All Star in 2022 and Softball Captain, all while working part-time at the Malden House of Pizza. 


Agnes Scholarship Award


Riley Avelar ranks 6th in her class with an impressive 4.77 GPA. She has seven varsity letters - earned by participating in Varsity Cheer and Varsity Lacrosse. She also is on the Junior Varsity Basketball and Softball teams. Riley was class President in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, a Student Representative for the Everett School Committee, and a Student Ambassador. She also was a member of the History Club, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Mock Trial Team, Astronomy Club, and An Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner Student Demonstrator. She plans to study political science in college and eventually pursue a career in politics. 


John F. Boy Scholarship Award


Samela DeSouza Drumond, daughter of Bruna Ferreria and Roberto Souza, ranks 73rd in her class with a 4.39 GPA. She has one sibling - Lidia DeSouza Drumond. She has three Varsity Letters from her time on the Girls Varsity Volleyball team, where she was also Captain her Senior Year. She is a member of the Key Club, SALs, Yearbook Committee, Wave Club and EYC. Samela currently works for Honey Dew Donuts.

Samela embodies the definition of student-athlete as she exemplifies the fortitude it takes to be a successful athlete, student, and employee. She also is a member of the choir at Stoneham Church, as well as a Student Ambassador for Everett High School. In her spare time, she has helped plan and organize a donation drive for a local shelter. Samela has applied to Bentley University, Brandeis University, Bryant University, Colby College, and Northeastern University to a list a few with plans to study Law post-baccalaureate.

Costin Scholarship Award


Julianna Edwards ranks 22nd in her class with a 4.67 GPA. She is daughter to Lisa Sullivan and John Edwards and sister to Giovanna and Nico Edwards. Julianna has six varsity letters—four in Field Hockey and two in Track and Field. She was named captain of the Field Hockey team her senior year and has coached Everett Girls Softball. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and Powerful Youngins Club.  

Julianna currently works for BJ’s Wholesale Club. She has applied to Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern, Tufts, John Hopkins, Colby College, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, and UMass Dartmouth. She plans to study Biology or Neuroscience on a pre-med pathway.


Emilio and Ruth Medugno Scholarship Award


Lamiah Wyzard, daughter to Aja Hill and Corey Wyzard, ranks 77th in her class with a 4.3GPA. She has two siblings – Khamari and Jaaziah Wyzard. Lamiah has six varsity letters between her time on the Soccer and Basketball teams. She is captain of the soccer team. She enjoys attending church, the Key Club, History Club, Wave Club and NAACP. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and a Student Ambassador for Everett High School. Lamiah has been the Jamboree Player of the Matcha and a 2023 PowderPuff Champion!


Pisacreta Scholarship Award


Nyla Crowder, daughter of Samantha Crowder, ranks 32nd in her class with a 4.67 GPA. She has two younger siblings, Dimir and Dyson Napier. She has seven varsity letters (three in Indoor track & Field, three in Outdoor Track & Field, and one in Football Cheer-leading). Nyla ranked 3rd in the 55m dash, 3rd in the 4x200m relay and 6th in the high jump at States! She is an Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Captain, as well as a GBL All Star. He time in sports has helped her with time management and determination to become a better student-athlete.

Nyla is a Student Ambassador, as well as a member of the National Honor Society and Hispanic National Honor Society. She has participated in the Wave Club, NAACP Student Council, and Everett Youth for Black Excellence. While busy with clubs, she has also found time to work at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Texas Roadhouse. She plans to major in Biology. Nyla will study Health Science at Howard University. 


Ross Scholarship Award


Samuel Desir-Mafouana ranks 28th in his class with a 4.63 GPA, and has earned 10 varsity letters earned through his time on the Cross Country Team, as well as Spring and Winter Track & Field. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Hispanic National Honor Society. Samuel has been named a GBL All Star for Cross Country twice and a GBL All Star for Track and Field once.|

Samuel is contemplating studying Health Sciences, Biology and/or Exercise Science. He has applied to a multitude of colleges and universities as follows: Northeastern University, Salem State University, Howard University, North Carolina Agri-cultural and Technical State University, Regis College, Stonehill College, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, Emmanuel College, Curry College, MCPHS, Boston College, and Boston University
In addition, the E-Club recognized every Coaches Award winner from every Crimson Tide varsity team: 

Girls Soccer: Jacquelin (Jackie) Machado
Jackie played a massive role in the success of the 2022 Crimson Tide. She was a first-year player who stepped up when the team needed her the most, playing goalkeeper after the starter suffered an injury. She remained in net for the rest of the season. Without her selfless act, our season could have been completely different. Throughout the entire season, Jackie kept honing her skill set in between the pipes, by doing so her confidence grew, along with the teams. Jackie is a great kid with a lot of potential, I know she is going to go on and do great things after high school.  

Boys Soccer: Tysenger Aclin
“Ty is one of the best players I have coached, not because of his talent but because of how humble he is,” says head coach Pedro Blas. “When I met him his freshman year, he was excited to play for Everett. For person-al reasons he didn’t play until he was a junior, but he always had interest in playing for the school.  Ty became a great leader throughout his Senior year. As he was used to being a leader through his talent and individual play. He became more vocal and demanding in a positive way towards his teammates. Ty committed to play for UMass Boston next season. I’m looking forward to seeing that leadership at the next level.” 

Field Hockey: Ella Hickey
Ella Hickey, a proud four-year member of the field hockey program, plans on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in forensic science at Flagler College. She will be graduating as a member of not only the Italian Honors Society but of the National Honor Society as well. 

Golf: David Saia
David is a tremendous overall athlete that excelled on the golf course. He had the tough task of matching up against the top golfer from opposing schools, and he posted an impressive four victories in individual matches. This was David’s first year for the team and he made an immediate impact. His coachability and willingness to improve is second to none. David has a 3.26 GPA and is planning on pursuing a career in radiology after graduation.  

Boys Ice Hockey: Jacob Cantone
Jacob had a great start to the season but was injured in a game versus Medford. He never missed a single practice and continued to scout and help his team in any way he could.  

Boys Track:  Jalen Jones
Jalen is a role model on and off the track. He is a one-year varsity track and field athlete and a first-year team captain who quickly established himself as one of the best sprinters on the team. He qualified for the Division I State Meet in long jump, and he is the reigning Greater Boston League (GBL) champion in the long jump, as well as a member of the Everett’s GBL-championship 4 x 2000 relay team. Jalen’s jump of 20’ 5½” is the second-best jump in school history. He finished 5th in the 55-meter dash in the GBL Championship Meet. Jalen is a vital member of his junior class and is also a member of the Football team.  

Girls Tennis:  BrookeLynn Acevedo
BrookeLynn has been a driving force on the Girls Tennis Team the past two seasons. She quickly picked up the sport and has become one of singles players to watch in the GBL this season. She was also a member of the Girls Basketball team. She is currently third in her class. BrookeLynn is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, History Club, and the Helping at Work. She has been on the high honor roll all four years of EHS and has received the Harvard Book Award. She is planning to attend one of her top college choices next fall, Carnegie Mellon University to study computer science. She also plans on playing tennis in college as well!

Lacrosse: Sophia Sousa
Sophia works hard. She's committed to practice and games. She's a great teammate and a role model to the underclassmen learning the sport. Through the first six games, she scored 2 goals, had 2 assists, won over 15 ground ball battles, and forced numerous turnovers. She stepped up and played the Center position when needed and played hard through the entirety of every game. For a first-time lacrosse player, Sophia picked up the skill sets quickly and improved over time. She has modest leadership skills that will translate well into any of her future endeavors. Lastly, she helped establish the building blocks for the future of Everett Girls Lacrosse. Coach Korb and I are grateful for her commitment to the team, and she will truly be missed next year. 

Crew: Gurkiran Kaur
This year’s MVP is Gurkiran Kaur, a Junior at EHS. This year, Kiran has really stepped up and showed her commitment to the crew team. She helped with recruiting, attending all meetings and preseason activities. She even got to meet an Olympic Rower hosted by the “E” Club. Kiran is always early for practice, is a great communicator, and volunteers at rowing events such as Everett’s Earth Day. Kiran even tried out coxing for a day when we were in need.  Kiran is a member of the STEM Club, American Red Cross Club, and Key Club. She is also a Student Ambassador! Kiran was recently awarded the EHS excellence award Student-Athlete of the Week for rowing. Gurkiran is also a part of both STEM and Health Science pathway classes.

Boys Tennis: Shishir Pokhrel
Shishir Pokhrel was elected co-captain this year because of his elite dedication to the sport and the team. After starting his tennis career as a Junior, Shishir showed natural talent with-out any background in the sport. He spent his personal time in the off-season to take lessons to improve and become a dominant player in the GBL, winning matches against some of the top opponents in the league. Shishir became a true leader in his Senior season and a great role model to the younger athletes. Shishir boasts a 4.3 GPA and is attending Northeastern University to study Computer Science in the fall.

Boys Volleyball: Dimitar Dimitrov
A senior captain, Dimitar has been a two-year starter for the boys volleyball team and he can play any position on the court. He is the team’s most dependable server, and he leads by example with his poise on the court and his vocal support on display in every game and practice. 

Girls Volleyball: Vanessa Almonte
Vanessa played girls volleyball for four years and was the starting middle hitter for the varsity in her junior and senior years. A co-captain, she led the team in blocks, and she consistently provided a positive spark of energy on and off the court.

Wrestling: Maria Luiza Medeiros 
For the last two seasons Maria has been the pillar of girl’s wrestling for Everett. The lone female representing Everett as part of the Greater Boston League Wrestling Team, Maria is considered a pioneer for the sport of wrestling in the school and city. In the short history of the MIAA Girls’ State Championship, Maria has competed twice, and this year became the first female from Everett to win a match at this prestigious event.  Competing in the 113-pound weight class, Maria does not shy away from a chance at competition, ready to challenge both female and male opponents. She is at practice every day, working hard, learning from her successes and mistakes, and getting better every day. She does not stop wrestling when the season is over either. She recently competed in two USA Wrestling sponsored events, Olympic style competition, finishing in 1st in the Greco Roman division and 2nd Place in the Freestyle division. She understands the value in year-round preparation as she begins her quest for next year in hopes of ending her high school wrestling career as the first ever MIAA Girls State Champion from Everett.  

Cross Country:  Samuel Desir (profile above)

Girls Track: Nyla Crowder
(profile above)