Mayor Jon Mitchell Awards Top 10 NBHS Graduates in Annual “Mayor’s List” Ceremony

Mayor Jon Mitchell awarded the top 10 academically ranked seniors in New Bedford High School’s Class of 2022 today in the school’s auditorium.

Today’s ceremony was the 10th annual Mayor’s List Awards, in celebration of the students’ extraordinary academic achievements. The ceremony also was an opportunity to learn more about and celebrate the students’ high school activities, higher education destinations, potential fields of study, and career goals.

Valedictorian Phillip Tran, for example, was a member of the high school’s Science Olympiad team and the Mayor’s Youth Council. He’ll be attending in Brown University and plans to major in computer science. Salutatorian Tari Pereira was captain of the high school’s varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, and plans to major in kinesiology on a pre-med track at UMass Amherst.

“This is an outstanding group of students who exemplify dedication, drive, and talent,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “We’re very proud of them and all they’ve accomplished.”

The graduates and their higher education destinations are:

Valedictorian: Phillip Tran, Brown University

Salutatorian: Tari Pereira, UMass Amherst

3:                     Abigail Perry, Emmanuel College

4:                     Lillian Gray, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

5:                     Angel Cruz, UMass Amherst

6:                     Daija Nunes, UMass Dartmouth

7:                     Sydni Colson, Gordon College

8:                     Diego Serra, Emmanuel College

9:                     Dona Bonnie, Boston University

10:                   Saige Amaral, Bridgewater State University

New Bedford High School graduation is tonight at 7 p.m. at the school’s Walsh Field.

– June 10, 2022