Valedictorians Honored at Fenway Park; Three Jamaica Plain Residents Named Valedictorian

Thirty-three Boston Public School valedictorians were honored at the annual Valedictorians Luncheon at Fenway Park by Mayor Michelle Wu, the Boston School Committee, and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. Students were accompanied by their headmasters and families on May 31. This was the first in-person luncheon since 2019. This year three Jamaica Plain students were valedictorians:

Ivanna Mercado is the valedictorian for English High School and will attend UMass-Boston

Worknesh Bekele is the valedictorian of Fenway High School and will attend Northeastern University

Hazel McLaughlin is the valedictorian of Muriel S. Snowden International School at Copley and will attend Boston University

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Jamaica Plain Students Receive St. Sebastian’s School Honor Roll

St. Sebastian's School is proud to announce the Honor Roll recipients for the Third Quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. Recipients of these academic awards fall into three categories: High Honors, maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors with Distinction, maintains a B or above in all subjects; and Honors, maintains a B- or above in all subjects. The following students are from Jamaica Plain:
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 11, High Honors
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 9, High Honors
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 9, Honors with Distinction

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Local Students Earn St. Sebastian’s Honor Roll

St. Sebastian's School is proud to announce the Honor Roll recipients for the Second Quarter and First Semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Recipients of these academic awards fall into three categories: High Honors, maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors with Distinction, maintains a B or above in all subjects; and Honors, maintains a B- or above in all subjects. The following students are from Jamaica Plain:
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 9, High Honors
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 11, High Honors
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 9, Honors

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Iron Workers Union Distributes School Supply Donations to Boston Teachers and Families

It's no secret that many teachers spend their own money on supplies to help students succeed. With that in mind, Iron Workers Local 7 recently donated supplies to hundreds of Boston teachers and families. Iron Workers Local 7 NEXT Committee host its 2nd Annual Mid-Year School Supply Drive on Feb. 26 to replenish school supplies for Boston students and teachers. Hundreds of Local 7 families and Boston area students and teachers stopped by the union hall in South Boston to pick up new supplies.

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