Destined For Maryland, Boston College, UConn, Syracuse, UNH, Bentley, And Villanova
By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman
Graduation ushers in a unique time in the lives of senior students—the time in which they are constantly asked what they are doing with the rest of their lives. At this point in the year most have developed a concrete answer to this question, which they repeat several times a day to the curious adults and peers in their lives.
There are doubtless many community members who are wondering what these bright Salem High graduates are doing with the rest of their lives, so this week we will be answering that pressing question, for a sampling of senior students.
Virginia Martinez will be going to Salem State University for her first two years of schooling, to “pursue a degree in criminal justice.” She then plans on transferring to her “dream school, Northeastern University to finish off [her] degree” and to accomplish her dream of becoming an FBI agent.
Anne Mohler will “be attending the University of Maryland College Park as a government and politics major and member of the ACES Cybersecurity Honors College.”
Caitlinn Rielly will be attending the University of Connecticut with a major in pre-journalism, and is “hoping to pursue a career within the media after college.”
Simon Baats will be studying economics at Boston College, so that he can go on to pursue a career as an investment banker.
Noah Sax will be “pursuing a higher education at Syracuse University to explore [his] passions in science and medicine that [he] discovered in high school.” He is also quick to add that he will “most importantly be gettin’ money.”
Alex Kapantis will be going to the University of New Hampshire, “to study physics!” She is uncertain of her intended career, but speculates about being a teacher.
Reshelle Venico will be attenting Bentley University in the fall, and once there will “be working towards obtaining [her] CPA and hopefully an additional degree in either finance or international business. On top of that [she] is also continuing [her] swim career by swimming for the Falcons Swim and Dive Team.” This is a division II athletics team, which she will no doubt become the star of.
Jacqueline Muise intends to “do a double major in graphic design and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.” She then intends to become a “graphic designer, animator, and comic book illustrator” as her eventual career. Those of us who have seen Jackie’s artwork have no doubt that she will be successful in her goals.
Hayley Jellison will be going to “Villanova University in the fall, as an undeclared major in the college of the arts and sciences.” She is extremely excited to be entering this new phase of her life!
Stephanie Adorno-Martinez will be attending the University of New Hampshire and
says that she is “on the journey to become Beyonce.” Her backup career however is to become a “cardiovascular perfusionist.”
Dejan Likaj is “going to pursue a degree in computer engineering at Umass Lowell.”
Tori Kako “will be attending Salem State in the fall to study marine biology. [She is] trying out for the field hockey team and hopefully going to be getting involved with student government.”
Riana Malik will be attending the University of New Hampshire this fall, and will be pursuing a “dual major in political science and international affairs.” She anticipates using this degree to do
Amina Babic will be attending the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she will “be a classical language major,” which she says “definitely isn’t the most popular major out there, but it’s something that I’m really passionate about and I know it’ll be something I’ll be really happy doing for the rest of my life.”
It is our hope that each and every senior finds something that they will wake up happy to do for the rest of their life. Salem High has prepared them for whatever career path they would like to follow.