Where are they now? Alumni notes from the class of 2010

Members of the Inly Middle School Class of 2010 graduated from high school this spring and have recently headed off to college. We were able to catch up with more than a few and are delighted to share some “hits and highlights” from their senior years. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors!

Abby Austin

Abby Austin wrapped up her senior year at Cambridge School of Weston with a Scholastic honorable mention award for her toothpick dress (hand made with 5,000 toothpicks).  Her Senior Capstone project was a music video for a fellow student. Over the summer, Abby had two great internships making films at thegrommet.com and creating graphic designs for litographs.com. She is now enrolled in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as a film major.

Fitz Brokaw
Fritz Brokaw

Fritz Brokaw graduated from Duxbury High School where he was goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team. He just spent his 10th summer at Camp Chewonki in Maine, and his second year as a junior counselor. Fritz is now at Worcester Polytechnic Institute planning to major in architectural engineering. He hopes to study Arabic and is interested in WPI’s overseas program in Morocco.

Isabella Calianos squeezed as much adventure as she could into her senior year at Hingham High School. The summer before, Bella travelled to Borneo for a month as a member of the Global Citizen’s Project that focuses on increasing global awareness of key world issues such as diversity and human rights. As captain of the HHS ski team, she led by example and created a fun cohesive team environment. On Saturdays, Bella rallied her friends to help tutor children with sickle cell anemia who were falling behind in their learning. She looks forward to her new adventure at St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

Rebecca Clifford (left) Laura Clifford (right)

Laura Clifford graduated from Scituate High School receiving a Sally Bailey Brown Scholarship, a CORSE Foundation Scholarship, and an Endicott College Presidential Academic Scholarship. Rebecca Clifford graduated from Scituate High School with a Carol Vollmer Scholarship, a Sally Bailey Brown Scholarship, and an Endicott College Presidential Academic Scholarship. During their senior year, Laura and her sister, Rebecca, were so grateful to be part of a second service trip to Guatemala this past April where they were able to help build four homes for families in desperate need there. Now they are at Endicott College in Beverly enjoying new experiences, making friends, and immersing themselves in college life.

Natalie Dickinson (right)

Natalie Dickinson attended Tabor Academy her first two years of high school, before transferring to Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. A four-year varsity softball player, she was named to the Patriot Ledger all-scholastic team her senior year. She graduated with high honors and was inducted into the National Honor Society for Spanish. While at NDA, she participated in a service immersion program in Costa Rica using her Spanish training. She has worked for the Connections Program at BayState Community Services for the past two summers with children 7–12 years of age who suffer from a variety of emotional problems. Natalie received a Presidential Merit Scholarship at Simmons College, where she is studying for her masters in social work.

Victoria Hunt
Victoria Hunt

Victoria Hunt graduated from Notre Dame Academy having received the Academic Excellence award in English, as well as a Choral Award, Campus Ministry Discipleship Award, and Acting Award. Victoria was in the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honors Society, National Thespian Society, and the National Honors Music Society. During her senior year, Victoria was able to pursue her love of theatre and participate not only in NDA’s production of Les Miserables, but also in The Inly Player’s production of Peter Pan. She’s super excited for Northeastern University and what it is going to bring into her life!

Julian Jackson
Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson graduated cum laude from The Newman School in Boston where he received his International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. During his senior year, Julian was captain of the baseball team and established/organized a flag football team for the school. He is currently attending the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.

Selim Kattan (second from right)
Selim Kattan (second from right)

Selim Kattan graduated from International Programs School Al-Khobar (IPS), a high-ranked school in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Throughout his high school years he attended Model UN and was part of the Student Council. Selim achieved honor roll for academic achievement and excellence every term during his junior and senior years. Selim is currently attending Northeastern University, where he is part of the NU.in program, and is doing a study abroad in Dublin for his first semester. Selim is planning to double major in finance and economics and minor in psychology. Beyond that, Selim hopes to pursue a law degree.

Phoebe Knox and Ben
Phoebe Knox and Ben Phillips

Phoebe Knox graduated from Dublin School in New Hampshire with awards in Spanish and Photography. Phoebe’s independent study photography work was featured in the Senior Art Show. During her senior year, Phoebe was a cross-country runner, a Nordic skier, and a varsity rower and helped lead her crew team to national competition in June. She was co-captain of both the Nordic and Crew teams and was named Dublin’s Spring Female Athlete of the Year. Phoebe is attending Simmons College in Boston and is thrilled to be rowing on the Charles River with the varsity crew team there.

Jenna McKenney graduated from Notre Dame Academy and is attending Harvard University. At Notre Dame, she graduated salutatorian and was president of the Julienda Chapter of the National Honor Society.

Michaela Morris
Michaela Morris

Michaela Morris graduated from Duxbury High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and she swam on the Duxbury High School Team for four years and made State Championships each year. Michaela also swam for Kingfish Swimming Team. She is excited about her future at Simmons College and she looks forward to swimming with the “Sharks.”

Ben Phillips graduated with academic honors from Dublin School in New Hampshire. He received recognition for lacrosse and basketball and was named Male Athlete of the Year. Ben was a school proctor in his senior year and continued as a mentor in the Big Brother program. He is attending Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Thomas Powell

Thomas Powell graduated from Norwell High School having studied all honors and AP classes. He was inducted into the Spanish Honor Society and played varsity lacrosse his junior and senior years making the South Sectional semi-final play-offs his senior year. Thomas now attends Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire as a business major. He is looking forward to playing varsity lacrosse for the Division II Saint Anselm’s Hawks.

Nick Vercollone graduated from Proctor Academy (NH) and is attending Suffolk University.

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