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BHR Students and Grads in the News

BHR Students and Grads in the News

We take immense pride in the accomplishments of our students and graduates.  This page is intended to highlight their achievements that make headlines.  When you read these articles, you will immediately recognize the incomparably high caliber of the young men and women who attend Blue Hills.

One of this school’s most distinguished graduates is Scott D. Tingle of Randolph, who is a member of the BHR Class of 1983. 

Mr. Tingle cherished a dream of becoming an astronaut, even back in the days when he walked the hallways of this school a generation ago.  He became a Commander in the US Navy, and in November 2011, he finished months of intensive training and became a NASA astronaut, thus joining an elite group of men and women who boldly explore the heavens. 

A true hero, leader, and patriot, Mr. Tingle’s adventurous spirit and implacable desire to serve his country set him apart.  We were honored to have him at Blue Hills to be the keynote speaker at Graduation in 2012.  His remarkable career proves that with a Blue Hills education, the sky is truly the limit.

Shown in photo from left to right are NASA astronaut Scott D. Tingle '83 of Randolph, former District School Committee member Mr. Bernard Baher of Avon, District School Committee member Mr. Aidan G. Maguire, Jr. '79 of Canton and former District School Committee member Mr. Joseph A. Pascarella '89 of Dedham.  Photo by Judy Bass.


BHR Cosmetology Grad Angela Federico Opens New Salon called Vanity in Canton, Hires Other BHR Grads

from Canton Patch


Grad Jessica Nieves Flies High in Her Career at Raytheon

from Canton Journal


Whiz Kid Sean Walsh from Braintree Patch


Whiz Kid Sean Piasecki from Canton Patch


Whiz Kid Dan Zaleski from Canton Patch


Whiz Kid Richard Connor from Canton Patch


Hockey Stars Nick and Josh Edwards of Avon from Holbrook Sun


Whiz Kid Joe LaRosee from Canton Patch


Whiz Kid Derek Ehrhardt from Braintree Patch


Whiz Kid Amanda Graham from Canton Patch


2011 Valedictorian Dan Zaleski becomes an Eagle Scout from Canton Patch


Scott D. Tingle ’83 of Randolph becomes an astronaut from Randolph Herald


Dave Rinaldi ’88 lives and works in Japan from the Canton Citizen


Whiz Kid Brandon Phillips ’12 from Canton Patch


Athlete of the Week Vincent Burton from Canton Patch (Sept. 17, 2011)


Athlete of the Week Isaiah Teixeira from Canton Patch (October 29, 2011)


Athlete of the Week David Neil from Canton Patch (Dec. 3, 2011)


Ari Polivy ’07 (Electronics) to Graduate from US Naval Academy in May 2012 and Become a Marine pilot from Canton Patch and the Canton Journal



Athlete of the Week Josh Edwards ’13 from Canton Patch (Feb. 4, 2012)


Student leader Carlos Alvarez ’12 from Randolph Herald (April 12, 2012)


Dan Zaleski, Valedictorian of the Class of 2011, is a Rising Star at Worcester Polytech


Jean Young ’06 is on the Beat of Success as a Police Officer in Rhode Island

Jean Young profile – edited

Doug Frye ’81 has the Blueprint for Success

Douglas M. Frye profile

Robert James ’14 Saves a Life with CPR

Robert James profile


Michael Glick ’13 Has Designs on Success from Randolph Herald (Dec. 4, 2012)


Josh Edwards ’13 Scores a Milestone in His Hockey Career at Blue Hills from the Patriot Ledger (Jan. 17, 2013)


Vincent Burton ’13 Class Act for Channel 7 (May 17, 2013)


Melisa Varitimos ’12 of Norwood Finds the Sweet Taste of Success Baking for Employees at Google Headquarters in California from Norwood Patch (July 11, 2013)


Trio of BHR Engineering students from the Class of 2013 wins bronze medal at National SkillsUSA competition from Randolph Herald (August 2, 2013)


Curry College Professor Michelle McMahon, a Blue Hills Grad, Prepares the Next Generation of Nurses from Milton Patch (August 7, 2013)


Army Captain Kevin Ryan of Randolph receives prestigious military intelligence award, article from Patriot Ledger (Jan. 3, 2014)


Patrick MacPherson joins family’s tradition of donating blood from Holbrook Sun (Jan. 10, 2014)


Meg Delaporta notches her 1,000th career point for Lady Warriors basketball team from Canton Citizen (Feb. 20, 2014)


Michael Riley '13 of Holbrook Makes Wishes Come True for Seriously Ill Children from Holbrook Sun (August 25, 2014)


Christopher Bartorelli ’15 of Randolph scores the goal of a lifetime, with a little help from his friends, from Randolph Herald (February 19, 2015)


Jennifer Rose Keany ’07 is the picture of success as a professional photographer, fromHolbrook Sun (July 29, 2015)


Senior QB Keith Reissfelder makes a return to the playing field after battling cancer from Boston Globe (Nov. 22, 2015)


Memento from Blue Hills headed to International Spce Station with BHR grad Scott Tingle from Canton Citizen (June 3, 2016)


Noah Simms '18 of Milton Uses His Musical Talent to Bring Solace and Joy to Senior Citizens from WHDH-TV (Channel 7) (Oct. 28, 29, 2016)


Margo Mallett Wrestles a Victory Over Illness from The Patriot Ledger, (Nov. 24, 2016)


Holbrook and Canton student inventors from Blue Hills look to pocket national title from Holbrook Sun (June 20, 2017)


Q and A with Erin Young, Holbrook student inventor competing at SkillsUSA Nationals from Holbrook Sun (June 21, 2017)


Blue Hills students receive Electrical Training Scholarships from IBEW Local 103 from Randolph Herald (June 27, 2017)


Blue Hills students in Metal Fab build a smoker from Holbrook Sun (June 27, 2017)