Alumni Association provides scholarships to 150th Dartmouth High graduating class

May 31, 2022

Nearly two dozen Dartmouth High students will get a head start on their college education thanks to the Dartmouth High School Alumni Association.

On Sunday, May 29 the association continued its pandemic-era tradition of awarding scholarships outdoors.

The scholarships given this year totaled $31,500, split between 21 students of the high school’s 150th graduating class. The students will graduate at the high school on Sunday, June 5.

“In ‘21 we had 22 and in ‘22 we have 21,” Association president Enid Silva said with a laugh. “If you’re a numbers person, that might be interesting.”

All scholarships given were collected either through fundraisers over the past year, donations from alumni, or through memorial funds and endowments.

“Because of this we’re able to give this amount,” she said.

Among the recipients were twin brothers Joshua and Benjamin Moniz. The two will be studying at Stonehill College, something their mother Andrea said she was grateful for since it would only involve one drop-off.

Of course, she said, there’s a lot of emotions she’s dealing with as her boys begin their adult lives.

“Eighteen years [with them] isn’t long enough,” she said. “They’re ready, I’m not.”

At Stonehill, Joshua intends to study computer engineering and Benjamin plans to major in special education.

Kathleen Lamothe, who was awarded the Class of 1993 memorial scholarship, will major in elementary and special education when she attends Bridgewater State University in the fall.

The soon-to-be-graduate participated in unified sports and was recently part of a student-teaching practicum at Quinn School where she worked primarily with kindergarteners.

“There’s a lot of redirecting and keeping them focused since they want to talk with their friends,” she said of the experience. “It took some time to get them to adjust, but it was worth it.”

Emma Tetrault, who was awarded the Class of 1964’s 9th memorial scholarship, will attend George Washington University in D.C. where she plans to major in psychology.

She said the nation’s capital is one of her favorite places in the world, so George Washington was a no-brainer when she got her acceptance.

“D.C. is the perfect city for me,” Tetrault said.

Other alumni association scholarship recipients include:

Mary Pinheiro Memorial: Ryan Cleveland, attending UMass, Dartmouth; Brian Edwards attending UMass Boston; Ella Mercer, attending the Massachusetts College of Art & Design; Karley Richard attending UMass Boston; and Abigail Simmons, attending Bridgewater State University.

Janet (Carlson) Gill Memorial (Class of 1947): Lauren Camaro Novo, attending Emmanuel College; Christian Rezendes, attending Bridgewater State University.

Robert Gill Memorial (Class of 1948): Oliver Taradash, attending Bridgewater State University

Donald Bonneau Honorary (Class of 1947): Dylan Rezendes, attending Framingham State University.

Ernest C. Frias Memorial (Class of 1946): Keegan Humason, attending the University of New Hampshire.

Marie R. Frias Memorial: Gabrielle Arruda, attending the University of Connecticut.

Warren M. Barclay Memorial (Class of 1970): Evan Garcia, attending College of the Holy Cross.

Thelma (Wordell) McHugh Memorial (Class of 1925): Kathryn Lancaster, attending Hofstra University.

Lillian Amaral Memorial (Class of 1943): Molly Rioux, attending Simmons College.

Doris (Davies) Davenport Memorial (Class of 1940): Macklenzie Belo attending UMass, Dartmouth.

Natalie (Rodil) Miranda Memorial (Class of 1946): Katherine Quinn, attending College of the Holy Cross.

Grace (Gifford) Brook Memorial (Class of 1954): Shanti Goncalves, attending Howard University.