Moving on: Island graduates will be far, and near, in September

Moving on: Island graduates will be far, and near, in September

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School graduation ceremony, June 9, 2013

This is a time of great opportunity and challenge for many Martha’s Vineyard students, headed out into the world to study and work. Many will leave in the next few weeks for their first extended stay off-Island.

The Times put togather an interactive map showing where some of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School graduates are going this fall.

If you’re in the class of 2013, e-mail us at onisland@mvtimes.com and tell us where you are headed. We’ll put you on the map.

Click here to view in a larger map.

1. Raine Monast, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“This fall i’m getting a place in the San Francisco Bay area and working part-time at a restaurant while I experience the mainland life. I brought all the darkroom prints I made from photos of the Island. I’ll miss knowingmy place and where I explicitly belong. And also my miraculous toy poodle Sassy. And my crazy friend Alice.”

2. Victoria Sadowski, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Maine College of Art, Portland, MN

“From the Island, I’d take some incense from Glimpse of Tibet. I’ll miss my friends here on Martha’s Vineyard and certain chill spots.”

3. Erin Browne, 19

Vineyard Haven, MVPCS

“I am taking a year off to work. Hopefully during that time I will get a better idea of what I want to do. I deferred from Westfield State and I plan on enrolling in fall of 2014. I would be interested in studying early-childhood education. If that doesn’t pull through, I would love to travel somewhere if a job opportunity arises. California has always been on my list of places to live. I would take childhood photos with me as a souvenir. I will miss my family and friends the most as well as the beauty of the scenery on the Island.”

4. Michael Bizzarro, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“This summer I started my own business, and in the fall I’m moving to New York with my girlfriend. In Manhattan I will be a personal trainer and help people transform into a better and stronger version of themselves. If I could take a souvenir from Martha’s Vineyard, I would definitely bring a Black Dog shirt to rep all around Manhattan!”

5. Jenna Silvia, 17

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Franklin Pierce University, NH

“If I could take anything with me from the Island, it would be a jar of clay! If I’m going to miss anything it will be Mocha Mott’s coffee and late night cookie-in-a-pan trips to Sharkey’s. I am excited to move into college on my birthday, September 1st!”

6. Aoife Estes, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

“To remember the Vineyard, I’m taking my wampum pendant as a reminder of my roots. I will miss living amongst trees and being surrounded by ocean the most.”

7. Lucy Benedetto, 17

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Framingham State University, MA

“For a souvenir, I might take some photos from the Island. I will miss the comfort and security of living on the Island, as well as my dog Derby, and my friend Alice Greene!”

8. Jason Scott Millen, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

“In September I will be returning to the States from Berlin, Germany. I going to work my butt off at Stop and Shop. After that, I’m going to Ithaca College in NY and hopefully staying with my boyfriend Matthew in an apartment. I’ll be going to a cosmetology school hopefully sometime in the next year. As I leave, I will definitely take some sea glass or shells as souvenirs from the Island, because nothing else will remind me of what a great time I had going to the beach in the summer when I was a kid. I will miss seeing the water everyday, feeling the nice breeze on a hot summer day, and sitting by the water.”

9. Liam Weston, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Westfield State University, MA

“For a memory of the Island I will probably bring a record collection that I have. I’ll definitely miss my dog and my car, but I look forward to moving on with my life.”

10. Leah Casey, 17

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Becker College, Worcester, Mass

“In school I am primarily focusing on animal care. My souvenir would probably be a seed to plant a tree, a playlist of music, and stickers. I’ll miss the closeness of the community, the people, and the familiarity of the environment, as well how it differs from the rest of the world.”

11. Kyp Cooperrider, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

“In the fall, I’m going to pack all my Vineyard sports jackets as a souvenir. I’m going to miss my friends, family and the weather!”

12. Sarah Thompson, 16

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

“I will miss viewing the ocean every day on Martha’s Vineyard. I am taking all of the science books I have had for the past few years with me because I’ve read them in the environments I enjoyed on Martha’s Vineyard.”

13. Alice Greene, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“This fall I will not be taking part in traditional education. I am going to learn by jumping into life on the West Coast in San Francisco. Here I hope to more fullyfeel comfortable with my soul and inner mermaid. I will miss skinny-dipping in January on the beach, and hitch-hiking on State Road. Also, one of the true characters I got a hoot out of at the Regional was Mr. Daniel Sharkovitz, (Shark). This year I’ve definitely learned about what kinds of friends are wise to surround myself with, and what kinds are harmful.”

14. Erin Ukiah Sullivan, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVPCS

Taking a year to complete “Driftwood,” his bishoujo-style visual novel, a text-based dating stimulation game.

“I’ll also be going out to California to help out with a project there to create a gaming house. Then I’ll be visiting Digipen, an art school in Washington state, and hopefully going there next September. I will miss the landscape, location, and atmosphere the most.”

15. Nicole Parkhurst, 18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

“I will be studying photography at school in the fall. I will be bringing a little purple plastic dinosaur from my car to remember the Island by. I will miss sleeping on the beach.”

16. Zac Smalley, 18

Aquinnah, MVPCS

Attending the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

“I am excited to begin my semester in culinary arts. The Island will always be my home, it is where most of my ancestors originated. It is also what I call ‘home.’ If I could take anything it would be a vile of sifted clay from the cliffs. I will not miss anything. (My picture is of my great-great uncle Amos Smalley).”

17. Isabella Rose, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Howard University, Washington D.C.

“I will take my stunning Wampum bracelet made by Vern Welch. I will miss being able to go take a walk on the beach whenever I want!”

18. Rayne Bick,18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

“I will be majoring in neuroscience, so one day I can be involved in related research on the mind. I am excited to get involved with the Burlington music scene! The spot I will miss most on the Island is Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury.”

19. Samantha Abreu, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“In the fall I will be commuting for my first semester at Cape Cod Community College. This way I can keep working through the winter. In January I am transferring to UMass Amherst for the spring semester. What I am going to miss the most from the Island is my family, and just how relaxing it can be. On the Vineyard I am able to just chill.”

20. Trey Araujo, 18

Edgartown, MVPCS

“School’s just not my thing, no college for me yet. I don’t want to spend the money on college if I don’t know what I want to go for. I’m just working on the Island, as well as learning Options Investment on the side two days a week. It is a form of stock exchange that allows for higher gains and lower risk of loss. If I were to leave, I would miss seeing the people I know all the time.”

21. Maggie May Riseborough, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

“I am taking all my Vineyard sports sweatshirts to college. I will miss the beauty of the Island, as well as my friends!”

22. Dylan Brockmeyer, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

“At Trinity I will be studying philosophy. I would take my paddle board if I could, but I don’t think I would have room! I will miss my friends and my mom.”

23. Eric Perzanowski, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Ohio University, Athens, OH

“What I’ll miss most is home cooking, and my pets. If I could, I would take my bicycle with me!”

24. Ian Chickering, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVPCS

Attending Fitchburg State University, MA

“A souvenir I’d take with me would be a Flying Horses ring, ’cause why not? I’ll miss that Fitchburg isn’t the Vineyard–it’s a really skeevy mill town.”

25. Sivana Brown, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Lasell College, Newton, MA.

“I will be taking my M.V. shaped necklace with me to school as a keepsake of the Island. I will miss going to Mocha Mott’s after school to get my iced mocha!”

26. Julia DeAngelis, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

“This fall I will be in Litchfield, Connecticut continuing my work on an animation show reel for my portfolio. The thing I’m missing the most is being able to call one of my friends and hang out at the beach. For a memento, I took the inflatable banana I got from the Game Room when I spent a day at work with Brad Segel.”

27. Brandon Watkins, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Plymouth State University, NH

“In the fall I will be playing football at school. I’m not really bringing any souvenirs, and I’ll probably just miss being able to come home at night to a home cooked meal.”

28. Paige Donovan, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Bridgewater State University, MA

“I’ll miss seeing people I love every day!”

29. Alayna Hutchinson, 18

Aquinnah, MVRHS

Attending University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC

“For a souvenir I’ll be taking all my Vineyard paraphernalia, my sports jackets and sweatshirts! I will miss the beauty and community of the Island, as well as living by the sea! I will also miss my two cats, Mr. G and Fluffy, because they are my best friends in the whole wide world!”

30. Sam Valley, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending New York University, Manhattan, NY

“I’ll be taking a bunch of art from the Scottish Bakehouse, as well as my ukulele to remember the Island by. One thing I will remember about Martha’s Vineyard is the farms and the ocean!”

31. Sam Oslyn, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

“My souvenir from the Island is definitely going to be my Mocha Mott’s travel mug. I’m going to miss September, I won’t get to enjoy the nice weather after Labor Day!”

32. Ruth Oliveira, 17

Vineyard Haven, MVPCS

Attending Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

“To remember the Island I will be bringing my charter walking stick! I’m gonna miss the people around me the most.”

33. Cord Bailey, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“I am choosing to remain on Martha’s Vineyard this fall; I was born and raised here. I’ve hardly ever left the Island my whole childhood. I respect the Island and the natives who call it home, and I am proud to count myself among them. The natives need a voice and a leader now more than ever and I intend to step up to help my people!”

34. Julia Cooper, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

“As a souvenir from the Island, I’ll be taking a small container of sand with wampum and sea glass. I wish I could take one of Mr. Sharkovits’s swivel chairs with me too! What I’ll miss most is the Thai restaurant because it’s like my second home.”

35. Vincent Carlomagno, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

“I will be studying civil engineering at school. For a souvenir, I’ll be taking my travel soccer uniform. I am going to miss knowing almost everyone in the school, and the Island’s laid-back lifestyle, as well as beach days with good friends.”

36. Bella Bennet, 18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

“I also got into this special freshman program in London, so I’ll be there for the first semester studying at an international school! I will be taking a mug made by my friend who is a potter because my mom got it for me. It reminds me of home; I use it every day for tea! I’ll miss my parents, my dogs, and the pony that I learned to ride on the most, but I’m so excited to get out into the world!”

37. Gage Rancich, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

“If I could bring anything with me from Martha’s Vineyard, I would take my Minnesingers music if I still had it, and I’ll miss being able to go into town on any given day and see people I know.”

38. Ian Bardwell, 17

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“I will be taking a year off, going to Maine and then Boston, or perhaps Providence, RI. I feel like I have nothing left to keep me here, and nothing good comes from staying here too long. I’ll miss how gorgeous it is here and some people. I will work in the fall, probably painting, or maybe working on a fishing boat.”

39. Annabelle Hackney, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

“From the Island, I would bring a lifetime supply of Mocha Mott’s chai bombs. I will miss the ocean and my friends here!”

40. Olivia de Geofroy, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

“My souvenir from M.V. will be the memories from growing up here, the school experience, the people and the natural beauty. I will miss the essence of M.V. There really is no place like it, and therefore, no place like home.”

41. Brad Segel, 18

Attending New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

“I might just bring some video games and a couple of knives as a souvenir. As for what I’ll miss most, it will probably be the memory of going to the Rod & Gun club with my father.”

42. Kaelin Hartshorne Nelson, 18

Attending Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Entering sophomore year after completing the first year of college and last year high school simultaneously.

“What I’ll miss about Martha’s Vineyard is the sunrises and sunsets.”

43. James Ulyatt, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Bridgewater State University, MA

“For souvenirs, I’ll take a jar of seashells. The beaches are what I will miss the most.”

44. Jack O’Malley, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Grinnell College, IA

“For a keepsake, I’m taking my really nice frisbee with me to college that I found on the beach with my friend. I’m going to miss the ocean, it’s smell, and my family of course.”

45. Ella Mahoney, 18

Aquinnah, MVRHS

“To remember Martha’s Vineyard, I’ll take pictures of everything! I’ll miss the beach, the quiet, and the stars.”

46. Cece DeGregorio, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

“If I could bring a souvenir I would probably take a Mocha Mott’s travel mug, a loaf of Morning Glory zucchini bread or, better yet, anything delicious from Morning Glory, along with a month’s supply of Tisberry froyo. I would also take a photo of my beautiful family! I’ll miss knowing everyone that I see. A huge transition for me will be attending a really big university. I’ll also miss my closest friend Kassidy Bettencourt and my wonderful family!”

47. Joe Uva, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“This fall, I decided to stay on Martha’s Vineyard to pursue my dream to serve in the United States Coast Guard, like my father did for 20 years. I am currently working at the Edgartown Boathouse.”

48. Clara Mae Maynard, 18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Brown University, Providence, RI

“For my reminder of Martha’s Vineyard, I will take pictures of my horse and my family. I will treasure awards cups that I’ve won from horse shows. I’ll miss my friends and the trouble we get into.”

49. Katy Smith,18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Simmons College, Boston, MA

“I’m bringing with me a plank from the Texaco gas dock with ‘Menemsha’ inscribed into it by my boss, Marshall Carroll. I will miss the fall season from September to November because of the Island’s natural beauty, awesome weather, and the lack of summer people.”

50. Hannah Moore, 18

Attending Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing and Arts, NY

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“I will be pursuing primarily fine arts at college. I will miss my family the most when I leave the Island in the fall, as well as my dog Rosco. I’ll bring a big box of letters; I love writing people and receiving them. It’s a comfort. I’m excited to start this new part of my life, but I am sad for the things I will have to let go…everything is changing and it will never be the way it was. Who knows what will come, what will I encounter?”

51. Tayla Kuehne, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Lasell College, Newton, MA

“This fall I will be taking my hockey jersey with me for a reminder of the Vineyard. I’ll miss the salt air the most from the Island!”

52. Jacob Oliver, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

“A souvenir I would bring would probably be a picture of my family in front of my house. Something I will definitely miss is the love and care of my classmates of 2013 and my family.”

53. Alec Tattersall, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Bridgewater State University, MA

“I will be studying accounting and finance. I’m also playing football there. For a memory of Martha’s Vineyard, I am bringing my game ball from the Nantucket game. I’m going to miss my family and my girlfriend Mariah.”

Victoria Sadowski, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Maine College of Art, Portland, MN

“From the Island, I’d take some incense from Glimpse of Tibet. I’ll miss my friends here on Martha’s Vineyard and certain chill spots.”

Erin Browne, 19

Vineyard Haven, MVPCS

“I am taking a year off to work. Hopefully during that time I will get a better idea of what I want to do. I deferred from Westfield State and I plan on enrolling in fall of 2014. I would be interested in studying early-childhood education. If that doesn’t pull through, I would love to travel somewhere if a job opportunity arises. California has always been on my list of places to live. I would take childhood photos with me as a souvenir. I will miss my family and friends the most as well as the beauty of the scenery on the Island.”

Michael Bizzarro, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“This summer I started my own business, and in the fall I’m moving to New York with my girlfriend. In Manhattan I will be a personal trainer and help people transform into a better and stronger version of themselves. If I could take a souvenir from Martha’s Vineyard, I would definitely bring a Black Dog shirt to rep all around Manhattan!”

Alice Greene, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“This fall I will not be taking part in traditional education. I am going to learn by observing the world on the west coast, in San Francisco. Here I hope to more fully feel comfortable with my soul and inner mermaid. I will miss skinny-dipping in January on the beach, and hitch-hiking on State Road. This year I’ve definitely learned about what kinds of friends are wise to surround myself with, and what kinds are harmful.”

Jenna Silvia, 17

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Franklin Pierce University, NH

“If I could take anything with me from the Island, it would be a jar of clay! If I’m going to miss anything it will be Mocha Mott’s coffee and late night cookie-in-a-pan trips to Sharkey’s. I am excited to move into college on my birthday, September 1st!”

Aoife Estes, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

“To remember the Vineyard, I’m taking my wampum pendant as a reminder of my roots. I will miss living amongst trees and being surrounded by ocean the most.”

Lucy Benedetto, 17

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Framingham State University, MA

“For a souvenir, I might take some photos from the Island. I will miss the comfort and security of living on the Island, as well as my dog Derby, and my friend Alice Greene!”

Jason Scott Millen, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

“In September I will be returning to the States from Berlin, Germany. I going to work my butt off at Stop and Shop. After that, I’m going to Ithaca College in NY and hopefully staying with my boyfriend Matthew in an apartment. I’ll be going to a cosmetology school hopefully sometime in the next year. As I leave, I will definitely take some sea glass or shells as souvenirs from the Island, because nothing else will remind me of what a great time I had going to the beach in the summer when I was a kid. I will miss seeing the water everyday, feeling the nice breeze on a hot summer day, and sitting by the water.”

Liam Weston, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Westfield State University, MA

“For a memory of the Island I will probably bring a record collection that I have. I’ll definitely miss my dog and my car, but I look forward to moving on with my life.”

Leah Casey, 17

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Becker College, Worcester, Mass

“In school I am primarily focusing on animal care. My souvenir would probably be a seed to plant a tree, a playlist of music, and stickers. I’ll miss the closeness of the community, the people, and the familiarity of the environment, as well how it differs from the rest of the world.”

Kyp Cooperrider, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

“In the fall, I’m going to pack all my Vineyard sports jackets as a souvenir. I’m going to miss my friends, family and the weather!”

Sarah Thompson, 16

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

“I will miss viewing the ocean every day on Martha’s Vineyard. I am taking all of the science books I have had for the past few years with me because I’ve read them in the environments I enjoyed on Martha’s Vineyard.”

Rayne Bick,18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

“I will be majoring in neuroscience, so one day I can be involved in related research on the mind. I am excited to get involved with the Burlington music scene! The spot I will miss most on the Island is Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury.”

Erin Ukiah Sullivan, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVPCS

Taking a year to complete “Driftwood,” his bishoujo-style visual novel, a text-based dating stimulation game.

“I’ll also be going out to California to help out with a project there to create a gaming house. Then I’ll be visiting Digipen, an art school in Washington state, and hopefully going there next September. I will miss the landscape, location, and atmosphere the most.”

Nicole Parkhurst, 18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

“I will be studying photography at school in the fall. I will be bringing a little purple plastic dinosaur from my car to remember the Island by. I will miss sleeping on the beach.”

Zac Smalley, 18

Aquinnah, MVPCS

Attending the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

“I am excited to begin my semester in culinary arts. The Island will always be my home, it is where most of my ancestors originated. It is also what I call ‘home.’ If I could take anything it would be a vile of sifted clay from the cliffs. I will not miss anything. (My picture is of my great-great uncle Amos Smalley).”

Isabella Rose, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Howard University, Washington D.C.

“I will take my stunning Wampum bracelet made by Vern Welch. I will miss being able to go take a walk on the beach whenever I want!”

Samantha Abreu, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“In the fall I will be commuting for my first semester at Cape Cod Community College. This way I can keep working through the winter. In January I am transferring to UMass Amherst for the spring semester. What I am going to miss the most from the Island is my family, and just how relaxing it can be. On the Vineyard I am able to just chill.”

Trey Araujo, 18

Edgartown, MVPCS

“School’s just not my thing, no college for me yet. I don’t want to spend the money on college if I don’t know what I want to go for. I’m just working on the Island, as well as learning Options Investment on the side two days a week. It is a form of stock exchange that allows for higher gains and lower risk of loss. If I were to leave, I would miss seeing the people I know all the time.”

Maggie May Riseborough, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

“I am taking all my Vineyard sports sweatshirts to college. I will miss the beauty of the Island, as well as my friends!”

Dylan Brockmeyer, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

“At Trinity I will be studying philosophy. I would take my paddle board if I could, but I don’t think I would have room! I will miss my friends and my mom.”

Eric Perzanowski, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Ohio University, Athens, OH

“What I’ll miss most is home cooking, and my pets. If I could, I would take my bicycle with me!”

Ian Chickering, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVPCS

Attending Fitchburg State University, MA

“A souvenir I’d take with me would be a Flying Horses ring, ’cause why not? I’ll miss that Fitchburg isn’t the Vineyard–it’s a really skeevy mill town.”

Sivana Brown, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Lasell College, Newton, MA.

“I will be taking my M.V. shaped necklace with me to school as a keepsake of the Island. I will miss going to Mocha Mott’s after school to get my iced mocha!”

Julia DeAngelis, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

“This fall I will be in Litchfield, Connecticut continuing my work on an animation show reel for my portfolio. The thing I’m missing the most is being able to call one of my friends and hang out at the beach. For a memento, I took the inflatable banana I got from the Game Room when I spent a day at work with Brad Segel.”

Tayla Kuehne, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Lasell College, Newton, MA

“This fall I will be taking my hockey jersey with me for a reminder of the Vineyard. I’ll miss the salt air the most from the Island!”

Paige Donovan, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Bridgewater State University, MA

“I’ll miss seeing people I love every day!”

Alayna Hutchinson, 18

Aquinnah, MVRHS

Attending University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC

“For a souvenir I’ll be taking all my Vineyard paraphernalia, my sports jackets and sweatshirts! I will miss the beauty and community of the Island, as well as living by the sea! I will also miss my two cats, Mr. G and Fluffy, because they are my best friends in the whole wide world!”

Sam Valley, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending New York University, Manhattan, NY

“I’ll be taking a bunch of art from the Scottish Bakehouse, as well as my ukulele to remember the Island by. One thing I will remember about Martha’s Vineyard is the farms and the ocean!”

Sam Oslyn, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

“My souvenir from the Island is definitely going to be my Mocha Mott’s travel mug. I’m going to miss September, I won’t get to enjoy the nice weather after Labor Day!”

Ruth Oliveira, 17

Vineyard Haven, MVPCS

Attending Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

“To remember the Island I will be bringing my charter walking stick! I’m gonna miss the people around me the most.”

Cord Bailey, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“I am choosing to remain on Martha’s Vineyard this fall; I was born and raised here. I’ve hardly ever left the Island my whole childhood. I respect the Island and the natives who call it home, and I am proud to count myself among them. The natives need a voice and a leader now more than ever and I intend to step up to help my people!”

Julia Cooper, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

“As a souvenir from the Island, I’ll be taking a small container of sand with wampum and sea glass. I wish I could take one of Mr. Sharkovits’s swivel chairs with me too! What I’ll miss most is the Thai restaurant because it’s like my second home.”

Vincent Carlomagno, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

“I will be studying civil engineering at school. For a souvenir, I’ll be taking my travel soccer uniform. I am going to miss knowing almost everyone in the school, and the Island’s laid-back lifestyle, as well as beach days with good friends.”

Bella Bennet, 18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

“I also got into this special freshman program in London, so I’ll be there for the first semester studying at an international school! I will be taking a mug made by my friend who is a potter because my mom got it for me. It reminds me of home; I use it every day for tea! I’ll miss my parents, my dogs, and the pony that I learned to ride on the most, but I’m so excited to get out into the world!”

Gage Rancich, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

“If I could bring anything with me from Martha’s Vineyard, I would take my Minnesingers music if I still had it, and I’ll miss being able to go into town on any given day and see people I know.”

Ian Bardwell, 17

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“I will be taking a year off, going to Maine and then Boston, or perhaps Providence, RI. I feel like I have nothing left to keep me here, and nothing good comes from staying here too long. I’ll miss how gorgeous it is here and some people. I will work in the fall, probably painting, or maybe working on a fishing boat.”

Jacob Oliver, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

“A souvenir I would bring would probably be a picture of my family in front of my house. Something I will definitely miss is the love and care of my classmates of 2013 and my family.”

Annabelle Hackney, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

“From the Island, I would bring a lifetime supply of Mocha Mott’s chai bombs. I will miss the ocean and my friends here!”

Olivia de Geofroy, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

Attending Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

“My souvenir from M.V. will be the memories from growing up here, the school experience, the people and the natural beauty. I will miss the essence of M.V. There really is no place like it, and therefore, no place like home.”

Brad Segel, 18

Attending New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

“I might just bring some video games and a couple of knives as a souvenir. As for what I’ll miss most, it will probably be the memory of going to the Rod & Gun club with my father.”

Kaelin Hartshorne Nelson, 18

Attending Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Entering sophomore year after completing the first year of college and last year high school simultaneously.

“What I’ll miss about Martha’s Vineyard is the sunrises and sunsets.”

James Ulyatt, 18

Edgartown, MVRHS

Attending Bridgewater State University, MA

“For souvenirs, I’ll take a jar of seashells. The beaches are what I will miss the most.”

Alec Tattersall, 18

Vineyard Haven, MVRHS

Attending Bridgewater State University, MA

“I will be studying accounting and finance. I’m also playing football there. For a memory of Martha’s Vineyard, I am bringing my game ball from the Nantucket game. I’m going to miss my family and my girlfriend Mariah.”

Ella Mahoney, 18

Aquinnah, MVRHS

“To remember Martha’s Vineyard, I’ll take pictures of everything! I’ll miss the beach, the quiet, and the stars.”

Cece DeGregorio, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

“If I could bring a souvenir I would probably take a Mocha Mott’s travel mug, a loaf of Morning Glory zucchini bread or, better yet, anything delicious from Morning Glory, along with a month’s supply of Tisberry froyo. I would also take a photo of my beautiful family! I’ll miss knowing everyone that I see. A huge transition for me will be attending a really big university. I’ll also miss my closest friend Kassidy Bettencourt and my wonderful family!”

Joe Uva, 18

West Tisbury, MVRHS

“This fall, I decided to stay on Martha’s Vineyard to pursue my dream to serve in the United States Coast Guard, like my father did for 20 years. I am currently working at the Edgartown Boathouse.”

Clara Mae Maynard, 18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Brown University, Providence, RI

“For my reminder of Martha’s Vineyard, I will take pictures of my horse and my family. I will treasure awards cups that I’ve won from horse shows. I’ll miss my friends and the trouble we get into.”

Katy Smith,18

Chilmark, MVRHS

Attending Simmons College, Boston, MA

“I’m bringing with me a plank from the Texaco gas dock with ‘Menemsha’ inscribed into it by my boss, Marshall Carroll. I will miss the fall season from September to November because of the Island’s natural beauty, awesome weather, and the lack of summer people.”

Hannah Moore, 18

Attending Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing and Arts, NY

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

“I will be pursuing primarily fine arts at college. I will miss my family the most when I leave the Island in the fall, as well as my dog Rosco. I’ll bring a big box of letters; I love writing people and receiving them. It’s a comfort. I’m excited to start this new part of my life, but I am sad for the things I will have to let go…everything is changing and it will never be the way it was. Who knows what will come, what will I encounter?”

Brandon Watkins, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Plymouth State University, NH

“In the fall I will be playing football at school. I’m not really bringing any souvenirs, and I’ll probably just miss being able to come home at night to a home cooked meal.”

Jack O’Malley, 18

Oak Bluffs, MVRHS

Attending Grinnell College, IA

“For a keepsake, I’m taking my really nice frisbee with me to college that I found on the beach with my friend. I’m going to miss the ocean, it’s smell, and my family of course.”

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