Scituate High announces Class of 2019’s top 11

Scituate High announces Class of 2019’s top 11

Scituate High School Class of 2019's top 11, top row from left, Valedictorian Max Pierce, Salutatorian Justin Andreozzi, Lyndsey Cairn, Katie Grenon and Daniel Costello. Bottom row, from left, Sydney Austin, Valerie Zammarelli, Lauren Malouin, Michael Reynolds, Aidan Nolan and Logan Yena.

SCITUATE – With graduation earlier than ever this year on May 31, Scituate’s highest-performing seniors are ready to begin the next chapter of their lives.

Due to a tie for eighth place in the student rankings, this year Scituate is honoring its top 11 students from the Class of 2019. In order, the students are Max Pierce, Justin Andreozzi, Lyndsey Cairone, Katie Grenon, Daniel Costello, Sydney Austin, Valerie Zammarelli, Lauren Malouin (8), Michael Reynolds (8), Aidan Nolan, and Logan Yena.

After years of dedication and commitment to education, the top 11 students reflected on their time at Scituate High School.

Valedictorian Max Pierce, 18, son of Jennifer and Larry Pierce, is set to attend Wheaton College to study physics and astronomy. The captain of the basketball, baseball and soccer teams, he earned the All-Division awards in basketball, soccer, and baseball, and was MVP of Division 2 North for baseball.

Pierce also earned the Wheaton Presidential Scholarship and a Rensselaer Medal. When asked what motivated him to excel, he said, “I hold myself to the highest possible expectations, and also am motivated by providing for my current and future family.”
Pierce said he will remember the friendships he has made, his successes and sports, and the funny moments with friends from his time at SHS.

Salutatorian Justin Andreozzi, 18, son of James and Christine Andreozzi, is studying chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut in the fall. He said his parents and family motivated him to succeed, and he’s always been personally motivated as well.

Andreozzi is the lead percussionist in concert and jazz band, and a member of the drum ensemble. He earned the National Honor Society, serving as an officer. He also received the Red Sox Spirit of Service Scholarship, the St. Michael’s College Book Award, and the Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History.
He said he has fond memories of the school, his friends and teachers.

Lyndsey Cairone, 17, daughter of Gina and Dean Cairone, is attending the University of Rhode Island to study pharmacy after graduation. She said her parents, future career, and life after high school motivated her to excel.

Cairone earned all-tournament and all academics on the soccer team, and the Providence Water Leadership Award.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, the soccer captain, and participated in Unity Basketball and the Unity Club.

Katie Grenon, 18, daughter of Gail and Michael Grenon, will study chemical engineering at URI. She received the Society of Women Engineers Award.

Grenon is the captain of the girl’s volleyball team, and her volleyball team earned second-team all division.

She said she has the drive to achieve the most success she can attain, and attributes her success in high school to her best friends and her favorite teacher, Dr. McCarthy.

“I will remember being a part of an amazing, close-knit class,” Grenon said.

Daniel Costello, 18, son of Kathleen and Peter Costello, will attend American University for the honors program in international relations.

While at SHS, Costello was the president of the National Honor Society, the junior class president, and played soccer. He received the Rhode Island Secretary of State Civic Leadership Award.

Costello said he attributes his success to his teachers and friends, and was motivated in school by the local level of competition and future success.

Sydney Austin, 18, daughter of Monica and David Austin, is attending Salve Regina to study studio art and biology in the fall.

While at SHS, she was a member of the HOSA Club, the Art Club, muay thai and did extensive volunteer work. She received an honorable mention from Jack Reed, won the McCauley scholarship, and took home the Yale Book Award for intellectual promise and personal character.

“I always look for a challenge to overcome and new things to try. I take challenging classes because I am surrounded by people who want the same as I do and they are supportive,” Austin said.

Valerie Zammarelli, 17, daughter of Mary Ann Gallo and Thomas Zammarelli, will attend the University of Connecticut to study pathobiology after graduation.

As SHS, Zammarelli was the lacrosse captain, played basketball and was a member of the HOSA Club and National Honor Society.

She said she will remember her friends and teachers from SHS, and all the support she received from them and her family. She said her parents, future family and people she will help in the medical field motivated her to excel.

Lauren Malouin, 17, daughter of Michelle and Joseph Malouin, will study biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology at Quinnipiac University.

She said her parents, younger sister, Rep. John Lombardi, her closest friends and her school counselor contributed to her success at SHS. While there, she earned the Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award, a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives, and awards from the National and Rhode Island Honor Society.

“SHS has come to feel like a family rather than just a school,” Malouin said.

Michael Reynolds, 18, son of Chris and Joey Reynolds, is planning to attend URI to study mechanical engineering in the fall.

While at SHS, for wrestling he earned all-state honors three times, and all-district and all-county twice. He also played football. He said he will remember “the grind” of SHS, and received motivation from himself, his friends and his coaches.

Aidan Nolan, 18, son of Karen and Sean Nolan, will attend Bryant University to study finance.

He is the senior class secretary and was the junior class vice president as well as the vice president of the Chess Club. He participated in unified basketball, the boy’s volleyball team and the Rhode Island and National Honor Societies.

“I will always remember how much effort the teachers at Scituate High School put into their work to help their students succeed,” Nolan said.

Logan Yena, 17, son of Lisa and John Yena, is attending URI and is considering studying business or neuroscience.

The captain of the volleyball team and senior class president, Yena also played unified basketball and track. He said his brother and sister, parents, teachers and school counselor contributed to his success at SHS. He said wanting to meet his family’s expectations and said self-gratification and a desire for grades and a high class rank also motivated him.

Yena said what he’ll most remember are the “long nights of knowing that I had a lot of work to do, but also knowing that I would somehow make it by.”

Graduation is Friday, May 31, at the North Scituate Gazebo, 606 West Greenville Road, at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early to allow for parking.