Two Falmouth Students Graduate from Worcester Academy

More local students make us proud...

Worcester Academy held its 184th Commencement Exercises June 1 with 145 seniors graduating. Commencement speaker was longtime Worcester Academy arts faculty member Robert Thorn. Among the graduates were:

  • Cassie Dai of East Falmouth.
  • Matthew Schreiner of Falmouth.


Bucknell Award: Yuxin "Bella" Deng of Shanghai, China.

Class Of '35 Prize Trophy: Rachel Diodati of Mendon, MA.

Class Of 1890 All Around Athletic Prize: Christopher DelMastro of Wakefield, MA.

The Rev. Edward Merrill Dart '27 Award: Yuliya Borodavka of Kiev, Ukraine.

Sarah Duemmel '94 Memorial Award: Chineme Amechi of Lagos, Nigeria.

The David A. Echelman Award: Siyu "Victoria" Chen of Shanghai, China.

The Allan Glazer Memorial Award: Saeed Abdi of Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Marc D. Levine Lifer Award: Hannah Michelson of Worcester, MA.

William W. McAlpine Award: Sydney Kennedy of West Boylston, MA.

Neil W. Peters III Award: Nicholas Lennox of Uxbridge, MA.

Cole Porter '09 Visual & Performing Arts Award: Andrew Crowthers of N. Smithfield, RI.

HG Rader Grant: Daviana Perez of Worcester, MA.

Donald "Dee" Rowe Award: Samuel Thoreen of Worcester, MA.

George T. Sargisson Class '27 Award: Louis-Xavier Lachapelle of Granby, Quebec, Canada.

Richard Winters Drama Award: Regina Milkani of Worcester, MA.

Sigma Cup: Chineme Amechi of Lagos, Nigeria.


Worcester Academy is an independent co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates. Our urban setting, diverse community, and innovative curriculum provide each student with unique opportunities for self-discovery, academic achievement, and personal empowerment. Visit us at

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