114 Diplomas, Endless Possibilities

With your support, 114 Scholars received their high school diplomas this spring with Steppingstone Advisors by their side.

We are so proud of what all Steppingstone Scholars have accomplished while in high school. As they embark on the next stage of their journey to college success, we look forward to supporting them during their undergraduate years and cheering them on as they continue to achieve remarkable things.


Just a few highlights from graduations across the city:

Makeda Daniel ’09 (Lexington High School)
was president of her graduating class and delivered a moving speech about embracing time, being fearless, and growing from failure. Makeda will attend Harvard College in the fall.

Sean Chanicka ’08 (Milton Academy) received the Henry Warder Carey ’39 Prize for Public Speaking and Oral Interpretation. The prize acknowledges his steady efforts, rigorous preparation, and concern for others. Sean will also attend Harvard College this fall.

Kianna Barbosa ’09 and D’Jonita Cottrell ’09 (Newton Country Day School) both received the Red Ribbon prize denoting an average of a B+ or above. D’Jonita graduated with Honor and received the Performing Arts Prize for four years of outstanding achievement in the discipline. Kianna will attend Boston College in the fall and D’Jonita will attend Colgate University.

Taylor Houston ’08 (The Winsor School) was president of her graduating class and will attend Northeastern University in the fall.