Malden Catholic Celebrates 88th Commencement

On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Malden Catholic celebrated the 88th Commencement ceremony with 156 graduates from the Boys and Girls Divisions. The Class of 2023 commencement was held in the Doherty Gymnasium with more than 800 family members, faculty and staff in attendance. 

The ceremony started with an invocation by Malden Catholic Principal Jeffrey P. Smith ’95, P’24, ’26 and was followed with the MC Boys Division’s Valedictory Address by Aiden Balandan ’23 of Tewksbury. Balandan’s address commented on how MC helped students shape and carve out their own individual answer to the age-old question – who do you want to be? He encouraged fellow students to push forward, make mistakes and accomplish momentous achievements while holding on to the memories, values and the character imbued in all Malden Catholic Lancers.

The presentation of candidates by Malden Catholic Principal Jeffrey P. Smith ’95, P’24, ’26, Boys Division Leader Robert J. Bucchino ’71, P’10, Girls Division Leader Jeanne Lynch-Galvin P’16 and Dean of Students Gary M. Moela was followed by the conferral of diplomas by MC President John K. Thornburg. Nicole Uribe Lopez ’23 of Saugus then delivered the MC Girls Division’s Valedictory Address where she encouraged fellow graduates to stay true to themselves, just as they were taught at MC. She reminded others to follow their passion, strive for greatness and “go after what scares you” with a lightness of being because things will fall into place over time.  

Malden Catholic 2023 graduates will attend some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities including Harvard, Cornell University, Duke University, Tufts University, Notre Dame College, Northeastern University, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Bates College, Brandeis University, Johns Hopkins University and Fordham University, just to list a few.

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, Princeton, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Cornell, Brown, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Notre Dame, Northeastern, Boston College and College of the Holy Cross. 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. Malden Catholic curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal. 

The following Lynn student are among those who graduated:

Bernardo Sanchez 

Brianeliz Gomez 

Diego Ventura 

Katie Erazo 

Kimberly Nguyen 

Mikaela Surette 

Ryan Sweeney 

Rylan Scaglione

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