Scituate will graduate nearly 200 high school students tonight, saying goodbye to a class that has been scholarly and kind, school officials said.
Ceremonies at the Varsity Football Field at Scituate High School begin at 6 p.m., and Principal Donna Nuzzo-Mueller said she is excited to watch the class grow to bigger and loftier things.
Among the accomplishments are two students who received full rides to college, one to the University of Chicago, and the other to Center College in Kentucky.
“You don’t always have classes with students that get a four-year ride, and we have two this year,” Mueller said.
It’s merely one of the things that speak to the scholarly nature of the class.
“It is a very academic class, they have done exceptionally well in their academic achievements,” Mueller said. “They are also a very positive, kind, outgoing group of kids.”
The size of the National Honor Society is also one of the biggest the school has had in a long time. But it isn’t just how many students the honor society has had, but what they have done.
According to Mueller, NHS members tutors kids in the community, as well as their peers.
“It speaks to their scholarship,” Mueller said. “They really are excellent students.”
Additionally, the class has received upwards of $120,000 in scholarships.
One of the most impressive students, Mueller said, is without question Valedictorian Kelly O’Keefe, who will attend Georgetown in the fall.
“Kelley is an exemplary model of a scholar. However, she also is a leader, she is outgoing, gregarious, she’s a student that all the students know, like, and respect. And she probably garners that because she gives that, she is respectful to everyone, friendly, kind,” Mueller said.
Although she has many talents outside of school, and has been very active in student government, O’Keefe’s main accomplishments is in her academics. A model student in History and in English, Mueller said O’Keefe just does everything well.
Scituate’s graduation ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Students must arrive by 4:45 p.m. at the High School.