Annual Belmont / Watertown Thanksgiving Day Football Game

Thursday Nov. 23,2017 @10:15AM

Watertown’s Victory Field

Tickets go on sale at the Belmont H.S. School Store beginning

Monday November 20, 2017

The School Store is located in the BHS Café.

Store Hours: Mon & Tue. 11am-1:15pm

 

No tickets will be sold on Wednesday Nov. 22nd

Pre Sale Ticket prices are as follows:

Student $5.00   Adults $7.00

Day of the Game All Tickets $10.00

 

 

BHS Quarter 1 Honor and High Honor Roll

HONOR ROLL Q1 GR 9:

Dylan Abate
 Nicholas Alves
 Alexander Athanasiou
 Antranig Atinizian
 Evan Bak
 Abigail Bare
 Stevon Baron
 Lars Bauerle
 Alexandre Benea
 Sibora Bollettino
 Igor Brandao
 Katherine Buckett
 Samantha Burge
 Neyla Cakmak
 Nicolas Cardenas
 Reid Carlson
 Erika Carneiro
 Berj Chekijian
 Linnea Chen
 Alyssa Cheung
 Yoo Min Choi
 Caleb Christensen
 Kyra Christofori
 Jordan Coppolo
 Jack Corderi
 Sophie Cormier
 Michael Coyne
 Christina Cunningham
 Margo Danahy
 Alexander Der-Kazaryan
 Alison Donahue
 Killian Dullaghan
 Chantal Dunn
 John Edwards
 Leya El-Chanati
 Linda Ellard
 Bennett Fici
 James Fitzpatrick
 Nathaniel Fox
 Nicholas Freeman
 Norman Fu
 Victoria Gale
 Lori Ganjian
 Esper Garschina-Bobrow
 Leah Gaziano
 Cassie Gilbert
 Zachary Gillette
 Mateo Gold
 Martin Gorman
 Thomas Grace
 Alicia Grassia
 Ashley Green
 Gentry Green
 Renee Haggerty
 Brigid Hannibal
 Wyatt Harris
 Audrey Hayes
 Dylan Hirai
 Elisabeth Hoerle
 Megan Horling
 Benjamin Hsu
 Samiyanur Islam
 Tariqul Islam
 Prest Jackson-Stephens
 Laura Jansen
 Woohyun Ji
 Olympia Kalavantis
 Alexandra Karellas
 Theodore Kargere
 Colin Kerns
 Awais Khan
 Bill Kilavatitu
 Benjamin Kim
 Natalie Kim
 Adam Kozelian
 Elizabeth Krmzian
 Hyeri Kwon
 Hyunyoung Lee
 Miro Leeb
 Elena Li
 Olivia Lichauco
 Abe Lipson
 Christopher Lynch
 William Mann
 Narek Maroyan
 Micaela Mazzoni
 Emma McDevitt
 Taylor Mcdonough
 Matthew McHugh
 Patrick McLaughlin
 Reed Meier
 Paola Mejia Guzman
 Noah Meyer-Herron
 Lilit Michaelian
 Allegra Mujica
 Michael Mulkern
 Ali Noorouzi
 Delaney O’Byrne
 Emma O’Donovan
 Angela O’Toole
 Ani Ourfalian
 Chloë Perez
 Yakov Perlov
 Barrett Pettine
 Katherine Piccin
 Nicolo Piga
 Hannah Podol
 Anastasia Polina
 Benjamin Prenderville
 Gavin Rohrer
 Eli Rostler
 Gwyneth Ruban
 Arimenta Russ
 Kathryn Saar
 Camille Sandage
 Katelyn Sawyer
 Amara Schlaug
 Lavanya Senthil
 Reese Shapazian
 Noah Shutts-Cartwright
 Aleksander Sobstyl
 Andrew Steinert
 Brett Stievater
 Alexander Stoyanov
 Kenneth Teng
 Joseph Thesmar
 Michael Travia
 Cooper Valentine
 Noah Vernick
 Adeline Wagner
 Jessica Wan
 Margaret Whittemore
 Bianca Windemuth
 Ian Wright
 Margot Wright
 Adam Yang
 Henry Yang
 James Yao-Smith
 Clark Zhang
 Angie Zhao

 

HONOR ROLL Q1 GR 10:

Mahmoud Abdel-salam
 Rafael Alejandre
 Ulric Alfred
 Joudi Alkourabi
 Alyssa Allen
 Joseph Altomare
 Asanti Andrews
 Molly Annus
 Avery Arno
 Daniel Artamonov
 Taysha Baez
 Arseniy Balkarov

Shannon Ball

 Daniel Barmakian
 Elijah Barnes
 Eesha Bhagwat
 Benjamin Boyle
 Jon Brabo
 Charles Brodigan
 Leila Brooks
 Reilly Brown
 Elisabeth Cahoon
 Michael Cao
 Elizabeth Carey
 Isaac Carey
 Simona Casale
 Frank Castagno
 Aristoteli Chaniotakis
 Meredith Chasse
 Raymond Chen
 Melia Colt
 Tijana Cosic
 Matthew Crisafi
 Jenna Crowley
 Calvin Dahlberg
 Joseph DeStefano
 Nuritza Diarbakerly
 Anna Doherty
 Aidan Dowling
 Caroline Dustin
 Garrett Eagar
 Connor Estok
 Rebecca Evans
 Sandra Fakih
 Gabriella Federico
 Elise Ferreira
 Kyle Fowler
 Jelena Garcevic
 Julia Giatrelis
 Zachary Gibson
 Isabella Golden
 Claire Gore
 Catherine Graves
 Oliver Green
 Alice Guyumdzhyan
 Anthony Haddad
 Abigail Hafen
 Tyler Hafen
 Sohail Hajri
 Rowan Hart
 Armine Hicks
 Ryan Hoffman
 Zachary Hubbard
 Robert Jones
 Samantha Jorgenson
 Edouardson Joseph
 Adrine Kaligian
 Jack Kane
 Marina Karalis
 Georgia Kermond
 Mary Kilcoyne
 Sangyun Kim
 Alex Kozelian
 Jack Larussa
 Hyunjun Lee
 Isabelle Lefebvre
 Brianna Liu
 Hallie Liu
 Merial Lochhead
 Maya Logan
 Sarah Looney
 Elliot Loveluck
 Parker Lutz
 Kathryn Magno
 Daniel Manganelli
 Sara Manganelli
 Isabella Maserejian
 Isabel McAlindon
 Owen McCarthy
 Conneely Mullan
 Ava Mulrooney
 Eliza Murtaugh
 Charlotte Nilsen
 Ravenna Omran
 Aleen Ostayan
 Ana Oteri
 Ameera Parham
 Kripa Paudel
 Sara Pereda
 Jagger Polvino
 Lillian Powelstock
 Spencer Price
 Finbar Rhodes
 Justin Rocha
 Georgia Romneos
 Devin Ross
 Christian Rudder
 Emily Sabia
 Juliette Saint-Ourens
 Ryan Santoro
 Kiara Santos
 Elizabeth Sattler
 Migena Satyal
 Tyler Shapazian
 Rebecca Sokol
 Elijah Sseruwagi
 Andrew Steisel
 Chloe Sturgeon
 Benicio Taggart
 Lauren Tannyhill
 Cleo Theodoropulos
 Sophia Thompson
 Hampton Trout
 Victor Turkowski
 Alice Turner
 Annette Tzouvelis
 Coleen Valery
 Jennifer Vetrano
 Maxence Vigneras
 Sizhe Wang
 Hans Wendland
 Jane Wenzel
 Brett Westgate
 Dylan Workman
 Lucas Xenocostas
 Qiming Xiao
 Lydia Yoon
 Hongyi Zhang

 

HONOR ROLL Q1 GR 11:

Hadi Abdelghany
 Mohamed Abdel-salam
 Jason Ackerson
 Alexander Airapetian
 Mohamed Almusalamy
 Mari Alvarez-Fernandez
 Nabil Amira
 Cameron Anderson
 Katerina Angjeli
 Zoe Armstrong
 Thanos Arvanitis
 Jessica Auerbach
 Damien Autissier
 Rami Awad
 Leah Babroudi
 Gyeong Hoon Baeg
 Asstou Bance
 Maxwell Baskerville
 Anna Bauerle
 Wi Bazakas-Chamberlain
 Larissa Biette
 Elizabeth Biondo
 Arek Boynerian
 Mackenzie Brown
 Nicholas Brown
 Emily Buckley
 Patrick Burns
 Sophie Butte
 Brian Buys
 Eamon Caffrey
 Maxwell Campbell
 Julia Casey
 Marissa Cecca
 Yo-Lei Chen
 Zhengrong Chen
 Preston Cheung
 Hannah Chinoporos
 Andrew Choy
 Grace Christensen
 Elisey Chuprakov
 Caroline Cooper
 Max Copes Finke
 Brianna Coutts
 Janae Creech Moise
 Lauren Curtis
 Carolyn D’Angelo
 Justin Darling
 Baris Delibasi
 Phoebe Derba
 Dorothy Dignan
 Samantha Dignan
 Seamus Dullaghan
 Jared Edwards
 Zoe Elizee
 Katelyn Evans
 Gabriel Fernandez
 Nicholas Fiacco
 Andrew Finn
 Elizabeth Galli
 Andi Garner
 Avery Gartland
 Lindsay Gaziano
 Chloe Gilligan
 Jessica Giorgio

Arlo Gow

 Alexis Green
 Ian Grimaldi
 Natalia Guerra
 Samuel Haines
 Molly Hamilton
 Gabrielle Hanley
 John Herlihy
 Brendan Hill
 Hannah Hlotyak
 Lily Hoffman Strickler
 Ruiqi Huang

Stefan Iglesias

 Tess Jenkins
 Autumn Jetson
 Jackie Jiang
 Neiki Kardar
 Alexandra Keefe
 Hayley Koenigsberg
 Demitri Kokoros
 Morgan Krauss
 Victor Kruglov
 Jessica La Roche
 Marko Ladan
 Maura Laffey
 Ciara Lally
 Anderson Lawrence
 Flynn Leeb
 Jordan Lettiere
 Angela Li
 Samuel Lubarr
 Philip Lynch
 Brogan Madden
 Quinn Manion
 Dinara Mardanova
 Martin Marintchev
 Bella Martin
 Evelyn Martin
 Elizabeth Mason
 Aiyanna Mcghee
 Caroline McLaughlin
 Aryan Mehrotra
 Jorge Mejia Guzman
 Noah Merfeld
 Armen Michaelian
 Nathan Miller
 Steven Miller
 Calvin Mitchell
 Dijuan Moore
 Luke Moore-Frederick
 Brittany Moran
 Morgan Moroney
 Callie Morris
 Cryst Nayiga Magandazi
 Luisa November
 Justin O’Connell
 Kilian O’Connell
 Eamon O’Connor
 Peter O’Connor
 Daniel Orem
 Mitchell Pereira
 Anjali Ramakrishnan
 James Rhinelander
 Maximus Rittersdorf
 Francisco Rodriguez
 Alexander Rokosz
 Nathan Rose
 Nora Rushe
 Andrea Russi
 Samuel Sagherian
 Kate Sandage
 Philip Scali
 Cody Scarfo
 Lila Searls
 Sabhyata Sedhain
 Daniel Seraderian
 Rida Sharief
 Eric Shen
 Bradley Skolnick
 Fran Soljacic
 Benjamin Sseruwagi
 Timothy Starr
 Nareg Stepanian
 Amanda Su
 Sambridhi Subedi
 Ava Sullivan
 Perry Sullivan
 Michelle Sung
 Zachary Susskind
 Mariam Tadevosyan
 Kai Takayama
 Megan Tan
 Samuel Thompson
 Daniel Tolan
 Jenna Valerius
 Annie Veo
 Maya Vernick
 Gabriella Viale
 Lindsay Vuong
 Alexander Wilk
 Madelyn Wills
 Matthew Wu
 Samuel Yamin
 Daniel Yardemian
 Rickey Ye
 Kevin Zheng

 

HONOR ROLL Q1 GR 12:

Lucas Abeln
 Brian Alper
 Alexia Assimakopoulos
 Alix Balsan
 Annabel Banks
 Ritwik Bhat
 Olivia Bible
 James Boyle
 Julia Bozkurtian
 Lilikoi Bronson
 Aidan Cadogan
 Margaret Cameron
 John Carson
 Julie Choi
 Abu Chowdhury
 Trevor Collins
 Nicolas Coppolo
 Benjamin Crocker
 Dakarai Crowder
 Dennis Crowley
 Johnna Crowley
 Jake Cunningham
 Micaela Curtin
 Connor Dacey
 Kevin Dacey
 Sabina Dahal
 Abigail D’Angelo
 Eleanor Dash
 Adam Deese
 Lillian Devitt
 William Domeniconi
 Tomas Donoyan
 John Doyle
 Luc Durand
 Meredith Eagar
 Sophia Epstein
 Nathaniel Espelin
 Margaret Fahey
 Lydia Fick
 William Findlay
 Caitlin Fowler
 Autumn Galindo
 Sofija Garcevic
 Bridget Gardiner
 Anasia Goodwyn-Cora
 Nathaniel Green
 Tobias Green
 Kaela Hale
 Mia Handte-Reinecker
 Nicholas Hanify
 Bradley Harvey
 Alice Hashemi
 Erin Haverty
 Caleb Henman
 Margaret Higgins
 Yuriko Hishiya
 Luke Hopkins
 Liza Hote
 Bryan Huang
 Amelia Ickes
 Rachel Iler-Keniston
 James Jang
 William Joaquin
 Barbara Joseph
 Hannah Joseph
 Gayane Kaligian
 Andrew Karalis
 Olga Katayenko
 Armand Keikian
 Julia Kermond
 Anjali Khare
 Brian Kleckner
 Milan Knoor
 Olive Kozelian
 Wooseong Kwon
 Lauren LaFauci
 Allegra Lazzarotto
 Fengyi Lin
 Jackson Luce
 Taylor MacEwen
 Caroline Madden
 Isabelle Maniscalco
 Raffi Manjikian
 Kamila Mardanova
 Madeline Meskin
 Linnea Metelmann
 Neil Mhatre
 Mark Morash
 Alec Morin
 Brittany Muller
 Max Murphy
 Marc Muser
 Mel Nagashima
 Liana Nalbandian
 Massiel Nazario Montes
 Sebastian Newell
 Brandon Nichols
 Ryan Noone
 Arianagrace Nsereko
 Elliot O’Malley
 Jun Hyeok Park
 Elena Parsons
 Calvin Perkins
 Thomas Phillips
 Olivia Pierce
 Michael Pomer
 Meron Power
 Grace Ramey
 Calista Reagan
 Veronica Reyes
 Tyler Reynolds
 Mikayla Riselli
 Steven Rizzuto
 Jessica Rosenstein
 Joshua Ryan
 Alexa Sabatino
 Alison Sawyer
 Mohammad Sayeed
 Seokhyun Seo
 Jacob Shapiro
 Michael Shea
 Henry Sheehan
 Mahima Sindhu
 Luca Sivers
 Ajaria Smith
 Zachary Steward
 Tess Stromberg
 Jennifer Tan
 Kyle Tatten
 Jean-Michel Thompson
 Mary Tolan
 Joseph Viale
 Shira Vilvovsky
 Evan Wagner
 Zeyu Wang
 William Westermark
 Erin Wholey
 Marley Williams
 Evan Xu
 Calvin Yang
 Joseph Yoon
 Victoria Zarkadas

 

HIGH HONOR ROLL Q1 GRADE 9:

Selin Akay
 Louise Amer
 Rebecca Anderson
 Pierre Ayer
 Maulik Bairathi
 Anna Bastille
 Del Bonnin
 Mary-Clare Booth
 Thomas Boyle
 Shealagh Brams
 Laurel Brown
 Isabel Burger
 Marina Cataldo
 Victoria Chamberlain
 Owen Chan
 Maya Chandrakasan
 Alyssa Chen
 Jason Chen
 Katarina Chen
 Kevin Chen
 Maya Chen-Jones
 Michael Chumack
 Liam Cmok Kehoe
 Rebecca Combs
 Ainsley Conroy
 Charlotte Conroy
 Katarina Cosic
 Max Costa
 Julienne Crocker
 David Cui
 Gabriella De La Roca
 Roselyn Diaz
 Esme Dodge
 Nolan Duffy
 Timothy Evdokimov
 Kathleen Fahey
 Alexander Fick
 Samantha Fogel
 Adrian Gallagher
 Jonathan Gao
 Jacob Geiger
 Phoebe Gray
 Daliah Gurin
 Cameron Gurwell
 Morgan Haight
 Matilda Hamer
 Paloma Hanify
 Jack Hayes
 Harrison Hees
 Oliver Hees
 Isabel Hettenbach
 Camilla High
 Natalie Hill
 Ty Hoffmann
 Kai-Shin Hsu
 Jason Iler-keniston
 Lilah Isenberg
 Sei Young Jang
 David Jen
 Camden Johnson
 Sadie Kabrhel
 Katherine Kaiser
 Sophia Kalavantis
 Grace Kane
 Daniel Kang
 Najla Khan
 Tamheeda Khan
 Elliott Kim
 Christian Kokoros
 Alexandra Kolb
 Knar Krafian
 Edward Lee
 Mattea Legere
 Jona Lehmann
 Samantha Lim
 Grace Liu
 Alexandra Lloyd
 Alicia Lugovskoy
 Chelsea Mabbott
 Isabella Maldarelli
 Miles Mamigonian
 Loick Marion
 Colin Martin
 Emily McCarthy
 Brigham McMullin
 Archit Mehrotra
 Feronia Mei
 William Melanson
 Victoria Meringer
 Armand Meskin
 Tor Metelmann
 Elin Mica
 Elliot Miller
 Timothy Minicozzi
 Bennett Mohr
 Abigael Morin
 Divya Natarajan
 Rachel November
 Nare Parseghian
 Haixiang Peng
 Jessica Peng
 Kathryn Quinn
 Mateo Quka
 Hanna Racz-Kozuma
 Claire Rainey
 Olivia Reyes
 Natalie Roberts
 Samantha Rocci
 Daniel Ruperez
 Anton Seleznev
 Melina Seraderian
 Omar Sharief
 Nathan Sheffield
 Robert Sheng
 Kiwa Shinoda
 Erin Sullivan
 Jason Tang
 Raphael Thesmar
 Jenna Thomas
 Nina Todreas
 Katarina Westermark
 Kendall Whalen
 Colby Woo
 Howell Xia
 Felix Xu
 Alexander Yang
 Jason Yang
 George Yi
 Songrui You
 Jennifer Yu
 Karen Zhang
 Fu Zhao
 Henry Zuccarello

 

 

HIGH HONOR ROLL Q1 GRADE 10:

Idris Abercrombie
 Anita Allikmets
 Robert Annus
 Ilias Arredouani
 Julie Baghdady
 Nadia Baghdady
 Hama Bagherianlemraski
 Emanne Balaghi
 Renuka Balakrishnan
 Peter Battle
 Kayla Berne
 George Bikhazi
 Anna Biondo
 Matthew Brody
 Molly Calkins
 Maxwell Callanan
 Harlan Carere
 Ethan Carey
 Joseph Carey
 Melina Chen
 Kaelyn Clement
 Jonathan Colt
 Ziyong Cui
 Catherine Cunningham
 Anthony DeMarco
 Katherine Devitt
 Maximillian Dionne
 Gabriel DiTommaso
 Robert Dolan
 Justin Dong
 Sophia Falcone
 Leon Fan
 Joia Findeis
 Caroline Findlay
 Matthew Fiore
 Ani Ganjian
 Michael Giangregorio
 Katherine Guden
 Ilana Gut
 Mia Hallet
 William Hannah
 Joy He
 Honor Hickman
 Jacob Hovsepian
 Kevin Hsu
 Joseph Hurley
 Gilchrist Imboywa
 Haley Jackson
 Luke Jackson
 Allen Jang
 Ethan Jin
 Julia Kelso
 Aditi Khare
 Emily Kim
 Madeline Kitch
 Daniel Klingbeil
 Mindee Lai
 David Leigh
 Emily Lerch
 Victoria Lesser
 Neal Lonergan
 Cynthia Lu
 Rory Madden
 Sofia Magitteri
 Patel Mahserejian
 Sanya Malhotra
 Maya Manela
 Romi Manela
 Aidan Matrician
 Ida Mihok
 Ella Miller
 Rachel Miller
 Paul Muser
 Lila Newberry
 Maiah Newell
 Nikolas Nielsen
 Nicolas Noack
 Meaghan Noone
 Matt O’Connell-Vale
 Margaret O’Connor
 Sean Palmer
 Chloe Park
 Yujin Park
 Grace Patrone
 Hannah Pierce
 Elisabeth Pitts
 Michael Pizzuto
 Hanna Polyak
 Katherine Reynolds
 Valentine Reynolds
 Shira Roberts
 Kara Rowan
 Lily Sama
 Johannes Schnauber
 Ella Serrano-Wu
 Victoria Shaw
 Walter Shen
 Emmett Smith
 Molly Smith
 Heather Sorenson
 Cheyenne Stringfellow
 Camille Sundahl
 Emma Sutherland
 Ian Svetkey
 Ellie Tang
 William Thomas
 Manisha Tirunagaru
 Natalie Tolls
 Nena Trifunovic
 Soleil Tseng
 Anvitha Veeragandham
 Shankar Veludandi
 Allan Wang
 Calista Weissman
 Alek Westover
 Nina White
 Paige Whouley
 Samantha Widdison
 Aidan Wills
 John Wright
 Andrew Xu
 Abigail Yu
 Vanessa Yuzlek
 Olivia Zarkadas
 Olivia Zarzycki

 

 

HIGH HONOR ROLL Q1 GRADE 11:

Eleanor Amer
 Yasmine Aoua
 Merrill Barnes
 Drew Bates
 Alyssa Bodmer
 Rafael Burger
 Julia Cantor
 Laurel Carpenter
 Jackson Carter
 Olivia Cella
 Olivia Colman
 Emily Dexter
 Deniz Dutton
 Kseniya Dzhala
 Brit Ellis
 Ella Gagnon
 Christopher Giron
 Joshua Grassia
 Anna Guo
 Amanda Hanley
 Kelsey Hanley
 Nathalie Hansen
 Jin Young Hwang
 Tae Min Jang
 Kevin Jen
 Nicoletta Kalavantis
 Mia Kaldenbaugh
 Benjamin Kargere
 Virginie Kargere
 Srinidhi Kaushik
 Vassilios Kaxiras
 Brandon Kim
 Isabelle Kim
 Jin Hoon Kim
 Joseph LaFauci
 Gabriella Landaeta
 Vivian Li
 Fengkai Lin
 Sofia Litchev
 Jane Mahon
 Carla Maier
 Jacob Makar-Limanov
 Clare Martin
 Lefaith Massaquoi
 Grace Matheson
 Johanna Matulonis
 Dylan McLaughlin
 Matthew Miller
 Abigail Mohr
 Viola Monovich
 Madeline Mulkern
 Camden Murphy
 Jennifer Muson
 Hyeong Nam
 Lucky Namugenyi
 Francis Pacini
 Alexander Park
 Alyssa Poulsen
 Hana Power
 Audrey Quinn
 Eliana Roberts
 Madelynn Rodriguez
 Sophia Shen
 Darian Tavana
 Harold Thidemann
 Mayura Thomas
 Chloe Tingos
 Simon Todreas
 Joshua Wan
 Cassandra Wang
 Kejia Wang
 Naina Woker
 Amy Wu
 David Yan
 Sai Yeon Yoon
 Christian Yu Cheung
 Lara Zeng
 Emily Zhang
 Haoran Zhang
 Isabelle Zheng
 Tiancheng Zheng

 

 

HIGH HONOR ROLL Q1 GRADE 12:

Leena Abdelghany
 Joshua Alasso
 Tamara Allakhverdova
 Carey Allard
 Anelise Allen
 Naomi Arsenault
 Lou Lou Baghdady
 Timothy Bailey
 Eliza Barmakian
 Samuel Bastille
 David Belorian
 Jason Berger
 Kiera Booth
 Laurent Brabo
 Luna Bradley-Hurley
 Emma Brodigan
 Benjamin Brody
 Haley Brown
 Henry Brown
 Jennifer Call
 Camilla Carere
 Nina Cavanagh
 Eric Chao
 Albert Chen
 Anson Chen
 Jessica Chen
 Elana Chen-Jones
 Brandon Chicz
 Taras Chicz
 Carly Christofori
 Bryan Collins
 Jaelyn Creech Moise
 Miriam Cubstead
 Jami Cunningham
 Julia Cunningham
 Grace Curtis
 Anna Dalby
 Caroline Daskalakis
 Stephanie Delva
 Austin Deng
 Leen Diab
 Jack Doherty
 Emily-Claire Duffy
 Thor Elfarsson
 Nina Ellard
 Will Ellet
 Nayun Eom
 Eliza Filler
 George Fitzgerald
 Aidan Fox
 Sebastian Freeze
 Teresa Frick
 Mary Galstian
 Courtney Gray
 Olivia Hardy
 Caleb Harris
 Seneca Hart
 Eva Hill
 Serena Hu
 Allison Hughes
 Shodai Inose
 Jeremy Jackson
 Navya Jain
 Won Young Jang
 Kevin Ji
 Eliza Jones
 Edgar Kazarian
 Brendan Kiely
 James Kitch
 Mizuki Kobayashi
 Anoush Krafian
 Anton Kutsman
 Rachel Laing
 Seungil Lee
 Sophie Lefebvre
 Jacob Lenef
 Kate Lester
 Katherine Libenson
 Jason Lim
 Ryan Lim
 Fenghua Lin
 Ashley Liu
 Zhijia Liu
 Emily Logan
 Julia Logan
 John Lonergan
 Erin Looney
 Owen Loveluck
 Christine MacLeod
 Katherine Manganelli
 Natalie Marcus-Bauer
 Julia Martin
 Natalie Marusiak
 Gabrielle Mazzoni
 Ainslee McMullin
 Alyssa Merhy
 Matthew Messer
 Brian Miller
 Sofia Noorouzi
 Ryuichi Ohhata
 Nairi Ostayan
 Lizeth Parra Arroyo
 Kailee Pellicane
 James Pollock
 Max Pounanov
 Greta Propp
 Jackson Pullman
 Connor Quinn
 Kylie Rhone
 Niklas Roberts
 Jeffrey Robichaux
 Samuel Rogers
 Jiayi Ruan
 Eric Saidnawey
 Rebecca Salame
 Michael Samuelian
 Emma Sass
 Sofia Schlozman
 Rebecca Schwartz
 Max Serrano-Wu
 Alexandra Shapazian
 Siddhanta Shrestha
 Isha Singh
 Daniel Sokol
 Erika Sorenson
 Norman Staub
 Sarah Street
 Richard Sullivan
 Georgia Sundahl
 Xiaoran Tang
 Kostas Tingos
 Nanako Tokuo
 Sebastian Tolls
 John Travia
 Zachary Tseng
 Bruce Westgate
 Barbara Wetter
 Yongzhe Yu
 Mateus Zarzycki
 Jiajia Zhang
 Mirilla Zhu

 

A Lesson on Gratitude

Tis the season of gratitude and thanksgiving, and the video below had me thinking about what it means to be grateful.

Have you ever heard the saying, “You started at third base but you thought you hit a home run?” The idea is that sure you are successful, you hit a home run, but it was due to the advantages you had as much as it was due to the way you hit the ball. After all, you started at third base.

The video below illustrates the idea of social and economic advantage and how these advantages can impact chances for future success. It’s undeniable that certain starting points in life can create greater opportunities for success.

I think this video could be a great launching point for discussions with students. There is plenty to think about and even to critique. It’s powerful, but there are plenty of opportunities for critical thinking.

So who should be grateful in this video? Some might say the kids with the most advantages. They have more to start with than the others after all. It’s statistically true that people with those advantages tend to be more successful on average than those who do not.

But here’s the thing about gratitude, it should not be dependent only on havingmore or even having enough. Gratitude is a state of mind that is available to all of us all of the time.

After all, if you aren’t grateful for what you have now, what makes you think you would be grateful if you had more? Unless you make a choice to be grateful in all things, how will it ever be enough?

It’s very difficult to adopt this mindset in our consumer driven culture. Even in the video, the end goal is a $100 bill. We are constantly reminded of what we don’t have. But life is not about racing past someone else to win. It’s not about having the most money or toys.

Life has far more to offer than economic success. Some of the poorest people in the world live the most meaningful, happiest lives. They are finding joy in life in spite of having very little material wealth. Every day presents its blessings or burdens. We choose our focus.

Everyone has challenges in life and everyone has opportunities. Sure, some have more challenges and some have less, but everyone has the opportunity to choose two things: thoughts and actions. 

Will you choose to focus on your blessings or your burdens? Will you choose actions that lead to blessings or ones that lead to burdens?

Stephen Covey wrote, “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

Ultimately, I believe this is true. We can rise above circumstances, eventually. It may not happen as fast as we’d like. There are many stories of people who have risen above, people who are overcomers. There are people who have overcome terrible hardships and horrific circumstances, even abuse and neglect. If it is true for some, why can’t it be true for all?

For all the problems we have in this country, there are still incredible opportunities, even if the deck is stacked against some more than others. Are there inequities? Absolutely. Should we be satisfied with a system that works against some? Absolutely not. But there are also tremendous opportunities for those who choose to rise above.

We need to help all students learn to be grateful even in the midst of challenges. Why? The research is clear (Harvard Health):

Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

Gratitude is an empowering state of mind. It helps us realize that we have blessings in our life. It also helps us offer blessings into the lives of others.

There may be difficulties and disparities in our world. There always have been injustices and as long a human being are running this planet, that will probably continue to be true.

I would summarize my response to the video I shared with two questions:

1. Who will you lift up?
2. What will you rise above?

Who will you lift up? You have gifts to give. You can be hope and help to someone else. You can lift up someone who might need a helping hand.

What will you rise above? There will be challenges. There will be obstacles. But you have everything you need to be great. Just keep moving in the direction of your dreams.

-David Geurin

The Belmont High School Building Project Community Input Survey

The Belmont High School Building Project Community Input Survey is online and we want to hear from you!  Share your opinions on the Belmont High School Building Project by filling out the BHSBC Survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9HGnLrZjtZUdhX4CJjpWPEiiR3wCmu0lxZb-AXJEm4l_8gA/viewform.

We have received surveys from more than 1,200 community members, but we still want to hear from you! Please take five minutes to complete the SURVEY before November 30th.

You can also sign up for email updates and learn more about the project, including timelines, videos, meeting schedules, presentations, and more, at www.belmonthighschoolproject.org.

Thank you for your input on this important project!

Questions: BHS-BC@belmont-ma.gov

Boston Globe Article-Students Vaping

Dear BHS Parents and Guardians,

In addition to the letter I sent to faculty, staff, students, parents, and guardians about the recent trend of vaping, there is an informative video and article in the Boston Globe. Please take 5 minutes to review. You will learn how students are disguising vaping pens, what they look like and the health risks. Also, please take the time to speak with your student about making healthy choices. Our kids are our most important investment.

Regards,

Mr. Dan Richards

Principal

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/15/where-teenagers-are-high-school-bathrooms-vaping/IJ6xYWWlOTKqsUGTTlw4UO/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos1

 

 

 

Dear BHS Parents and Guardians,

With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes and vaporizers (both of which are commonly referred to as ‘vapes’), I thought it might be helpful to share some information with you and enlist your help to make sure students are not bringing them into Belmont High School. We have seen an increase in students possessing these items this year, and it is clear from conversations with other school leaders that neighboring districts – and those across the country – are experiencing the same increase.

Vapes are being heavily marketed to two groups. The first is to those looking to quit smoking cigarettes and the sales pitch is that vaporizing is healthier than smoking. There is minimal scientific evidence for this (largely because they are still new enough that long-term studies have not been done) and what is getting inhaled plays a significant role in how accurate that could be. But the ‘healthy’ benefits are a big part of the pitch.

The other group the companies are marketing to is adolescents and, while they are playing up the ‘healthy’ aspects, the real pitch here comes down to being ‘cool’. This effort to get young users early is made all the easier by vapes’ convenience and ability to be used quickly and without detection, with very little residual odor (it is usually a little sweet and not like cigarettes or marijuana). As you can see from some of the images below, vapes come in a wide range of designs, all of which easily fit into a pocket or bag. Some versions are designed to avoid notice by looking like other common items, such as inhalers, computer pen drives, and even small gaming systems. A quick Google image search using the words “vaping/vaping devices” will provide additional pictures if you would like to investigate further.

The liquid being vaporized and inhaled is usually referred to as the ‘juice’ and comes in small containers and in a very wide array of flavors. Some are simply flavored liquid. Many, though, have nicotine and other addictive elements to them. The juice is also easily – and often – infused with THC, the key chemical in marijuana.

The result of this ease of access is that students across the country are being encouraged to take part in behavior that is unhealthy, illegal, and, specifically, against the rules at BHS. This reality, mixed with a culture that is becoming increasingly tolerant of marijuana use in general, also means our students have greater access to ways of getting high that are difficult to detect, while having fewer concerns about the detrimental impact of marijuana use on their still-developing brains. It’s not a good combination.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your student(s) about the dangers of vaping and the problems that can occur from it. Honest and straightforward discussions about issues such as these can have a very significant impact on their choices. In the conversation, it may be helpful to remind students that being in possession of tobacco or nicotine, tobacco/nicotine products, and paraphernalia are against school rules and are listed in the BHS handbook. We will be reminding our students of the concerns over these choices and the potential consequences and would appreciate your reiteration of those points as well. I also appreciate your attentiveness to items your student may have on their possession that look like vapes or the related aspects.

For your information, I addressed this topic with all students during class assemblies at the beginning of the school year. These conversations are ongoing  with our students in order to remind them to make positive choices, health implications and avoid consequences. I would appreciate your reiteration of those points and your attentiveness to items your student may have on his/her possession that look like vapes or related aspects.

I do want to stress that Belmont High School is a safe place where the vast, vast majority of our students make great choices each and every day. My interest in reaching out to all of you is to help steer our students away from the draw of vapes’ easy access, use, and misuse. I appreciate your partnership to keep our students making healthy, safe and smart choices.

Thank you,

 

Mr. Richards

Principal

 

Vaping Trend for Students

November 15, 2017

Dear BHS Parents and Guardians,

With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes and vaporizers (both of which are commonly referred to as ‘vapes’), I thought it might be helpful to share some information with you and enlist your help to make sure students are not bringing them into Belmont High School. We have seen an increase in students possessing these items this year, and it is clear from conversations with other school leaders that neighboring districts – and those across the country – are experiencing the same increase.

Vapes are being heavily marketed to two groups. The first is for those looking to quit smoking cigarettes and the sales pitch is that vaporizing is healthier than smoking. There is minimal scientific evidence for this (largely because they are still new enough that long-term studies have not been done) and what is getting inhaled plays a significant role in how accurate that could be. But the ‘healthy’ benefits are a big part of the pitch.

The other group the companies are marketing to is adolescents and, while they are playing up the ‘healthy’ aspects, the real pitch here comes down to being ‘cool’. This effort to get young users early is made all the easier by vapes’ convenience and ability to be used quickly and without detection, with very little residual odor (it is usually a little sweet and not like cigarettes or marijuana). As you can see from some of the images below, vapes come in a wide range of designs, all of which easily fit into a pocket or bag. Some versions are designed to avoid notice by looking like other common items, such as inhalers, computer pen drives, and even small gaming systems. A quick Google image search using the words “vaping/vaping devices” will provide additional pictures if you would like to investigate further.

The liquid being vaporized and inhaled is usually referred to as the ‘juice’ and comes in small containers and in a very wide array of flavors. Some are simply flavored liquid. Many, though, have nicotine and other addictive elements to them. The juice is also easily – and often – infused with THC, the key chemical in marijuana.

The result of this ease of access is that students across the country are being encouraged to take part in behavior that is unhealthy, illegal, and, specifically, against the rules at BHS. This reality, mixed with a culture that is becoming increasingly tolerant of marijuana use in general, also means our students have greater access to ways of getting high that are difficult to detect while having fewer concerns about the detrimental impact of marijuana use on their still-developing brains. It’s not a good combination.

I strongly encourage you to talk with your student(s) about the dangers of vaping and the problems that can occur from it. Honest and straightforward discussions about issues such as these can have a very significant impact on their choices. In the conversation, it may be helpful to remind students that being in possession of tobacco or nicotine, tobacco/nicotine products, and paraphernalia are against school rules and are listed in the BHS handbook. We will be reminding our students of the concerns over these choices and the potential consequences and would appreciate your reiteration of those points as well. I also appreciate your attentiveness to items your student may have on their possession that look like vapes or the related aspects.

 

For your information, I addressed this topic with all students during class assemblies at the beginning of the school year. These conversations are ongoing with our students in order to remind them to make positive choices, health implications and avoid consequences. I would appreciate your reiteration of those points and your attentiveness to items your student may have in his/her possession that look like vapes or related aspects.

I do want to stress that Belmont High School is a safe place where the vast, vast majority of our students make great choices each and every day. My interest in reaching out to all of you is to help steer our students away from the draw of vapes’ easy access, use, and misuse. I appreciate your partnership to keep our students making healthy, safe and smart choices.

Thank you,

 

Mr. Richards

Principal

 

Peter and The Starcatcher Review by Elisabeth Pitts

The PAC’s Peter and the Starcatcher is a Success in Spite of a Malfunctioning Mustache.

by Elisabeth Pitts

The fall play, presented by Belmont High School’s Performing Arts Company, had a successful run of three shows last week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Headlined by seniors Raffi Manjikian and Miriam Cubstead and supported by the phenomenally talented cast and crew, the performance drew standing ovations from parents and classmates night after night.

Peter and the Starcatcher is one of the many different versions of the origin story of Peter Pan, and Manjikian played the character in question. His impassioned and believable performance as the boy who never wants to grow up was complemented by Cubstead’s powerful rendition of Molly Aster, a girl who sadly realizes that growing up is inevitable for her. The two of them had excellent chemistry onstage, and the tentative romance that grew between them as the play progressed was one that had many audience members greatly invested and rooting for a happy ending for the pair.

Another memorable coupling was of Molly’s nanny Mrs. Bumbrake, played by senior Becca Schwartz, and Alf, a sailor with a surprisingly passable Scottish accent, played by senior Sebastian Newell. Their comedic timing was well-executed and dramatic without being overbearing.

Of course, this review would be incomplete without the mention of Black Stache and his sidekick Smee, played by seniors Evan Wagner and Gayane Kaligian, respectively. Kaligian’s execution of several subtle but memorable jokes was one of the many highlights of the evening, and Wagner’s take on Black Stache was the most consistent and entertaining comedic relief in the entire show. It should also be noted that when presented with the issue of a fake mustache that refused to stay on throughout the course of a monologue, Wagner behaved very professionally and remained stoic in the face of a hairy situation.

Seniors James Boyle and Shira Vilvovsky were intimidating in the roles of Captain Bill Slank and Grempkin. Another notable performance includes junior Abby Mohr’s take on the leader of the Mollusks, a formidable man named Hawking Clam with a Russian, Italian, Spanish, and possibly Greek accent. Sophomore Nikolas Nielsen made an impression in the role of Hawking Clam’s son Fighting Prawn, who is probably the show’s most tragic character, as his father completely disregards him and passes his rule onto Peter Pan. Juniors Sri Kaushik and Sammy Haines shone as Ted and Prentiss, Peter’s fellow orphans and OG Lost Boys. The unsung star of the show would have to be Ruth Christensen, who was delightful in the roles of Cat/Bird and whose flawlessly executed acrobatic feats rivaled those of her castmates.

Anna Moss, Eliza Jones, Chris Fournier, Lilikoi Bronson, Norman Staub, and Sam Bastille outdid themselves behind the scenes, supported by the multi-talented crew, with a vast, dynamic set, multiple-use props, and very effective, immersive lighting choices. The enormous crocodile puppet, affectionately called Mr. Grin, was especially impressive. Costumes, which were designed and created under the direction of Lila West, Sonya Epstein, and Lucy Guzman were beautiful and added a magical touch to the already extraordinarily directed and produced show. Most memorably, excellent set, costume, and lighting teamed up together to produce a scene in the mysteriously lit Golden Grotto, in which sophomore Jane Wenzel, in the role of the Teacher Mermaid, appeared towering over her castmates while seated on top of a rocky ledge, wearing a cascading, glittering mermaid tail.

None of this would have been possible without Ezra Flam, director of the show and all-around wonderful human being. He has been endlessly supportive and admiring of the students’ abilities as performers and crew members, from the beginning of the casting process in June to the very last show this past Saturday. Congratulations cast and crew of Peter and the Starcatcher!