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THE MET GRADUATION 2017
class of
Seventeen
TWENTY
TWENTY
“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.”!
William Butler Yeats
Thank you, students, parents and staff
for 21 years of commitment and
excellence. As you know, and now the
world sees, the success of our students
has made The Metropolitan Regional
Career and Technical Center (The Met)
one of the most innovative schools in
the world. The Met hosts hundreds of
visitors annually. We have been the
subject of newspaper and magazine
articles, and there are more than 100
schools around the globe that are based
on the Met model. Even President
Obama has said, “...we should follow
the example of places like The Met
School in Providence, Rhode Island.” !
We congratulate the Met Class of 2017
and we are so proud of what you have
accomplished. We wish you continued
success as you begin the next chapters
of your lives. !
Thank you, !
Keith Oliveira !
Chairman of The Board, The Met !
Dennis Littky !
Co-director and Co-founder !
Elliot Washor !
Co-founder !
Nancy Diaz Bain !
Co-director !
THEMETHIGHSCHOOL.ORG
TO THE MET
COMMUNITY…
Advisors work with
mentors, parents and
students to build a
personalized curriculum
around students’
interests, searching out
professionals in the
community to pursue
those interests in the real-
world. Once at a site,
students develop a
rigorous project that they
can work on with their
mentors and back at
school with their advisors.
These projects become
the foundation for the
student’s learning plan
and provide opportunities
for the student to explore
and master content,
skills, and reasoning.
HOW IT WORKS
Processional
National Anthem - Peyton Judge!
Welcome"
Co-Director Nancy Diaz Bain"
Co-Director and Co-Founder Dennis Littky!
Awarding of Diplomas - East Bay !
Awarding of Diplomas - Justice !
Student Performance - Emeline Easton!
Awarding of Diplomas - Liberty!
Student Speaker - David Tovar !
Awarding of Diplomas - Unity !
Awarding of Diplomas - Equality!
Special Guest Performance
Awarding of Diplomas - Peace !
The Met Class of 2017 Video Retrospective !
Presentation of the Metropolitan Regional
Career and Technical Center Class of 2017 !
Recessional
COMMENCEMENT
PROGRAM
Abigail Marilyn
Kennedy
Adrian Tifa
Adriana Tifa
Aileen Velez
Alaysia Sum
Alex McGovern
Alexa Shanice Suarez
Alexander Joseph
Costa
Alexia A
Jeffrey~Bustillo
Alexia Crotty
Alexis Cornwell
Alicia Rose Lewis
Alisia Marie Veglia
Alize Montesino
Amanda Jean Verduchi
Anabell Camino
Anaïka M. Isaac
Anavey E. Swanson
Angelica Feliz
Angelica Rivera
Ariana Alba
Ashley Dennese Arias
Ashley Vargas-Troche
Austin C. Belanger
Beling Todd
Bethany Ann Sanders
Brandon Adam Watson
Brianna Jasmine
Pierre-Louise
Brooke Allison Warner
Brooke Higgins
Bryan M. Ortiz
Camila Patron
Jaramillo
Carl D. Randolph
Catherine Cabral
Charlotte Magnolia
Crowninshield
Cheyanne Rene Pine
Christina Makayla
Saunders
Christopher J. Sosa
Connor Holmes
Crystal V. Martinez
Da'Zanique Celina
Harmon
Danelis A. Gonzalez
Daniel R. Aponte
Darnell Weeks
Destiny Elizabeth Anne
Barry
Destiny Janee Mary
Diniz
Destiny Quinones
Devin L. Prak
Devin Lee Greene
Dresden Ingegneri
E'siah Jamalia Viera
Elizabeth Alice Jweinat
Elizabeth Loida Harney
Elizabeth Paquin
Ellery Elizabeth-Anne
Malmgren
Elvin G. Esteban
Elysandra Nadine
Larlham
Emeline Easton
Herreid
Emily Ramos
Erica M. Sandoval
Esther Cepeda
Esther Garcia
Ethan Medeiros
Fabian Luna Batista
Floralba Parra
Francisco Delgado Jr.
Gabriel Adames
Gabrielle Lyne Guitard
Gia Kiana !
LaFrance-Jaiman
Grace Hannah
Brakenhoff
Graceanne Shepard
Hassan E. Price
Helen Rosales
Ionna Sellers
Jacob M. Aranda
Jada Maria Correia
Jahira Lavita Massey
Jailine Mendoza
Jailyn Crystal Guerra
Janil Almonte
Jaylen Nathaniel
Williams
Jazenia Penate
Jeffrey Moss
Jemere Renee
Pettaway
Jennifer Portorreal
Jessica Black
Joabel Amos Celestin
Joel F. Sanchez
John L. Garcia Moran
Jordan Alexander
Ortega
Jordan Goins
Jordyn Taye Dailey
Jose David Tovar
Joshua Batista
Joshua Wheeler
Julia E. Kremer
Julia Vinniti
Julianna Renae Wilson
July Marie Marquez
Guzman
Justin Spencer Osborn
Justyn Alexander
Medina
Kali R. Melone
Kat Kaiden Lawrence
Kathryn DiOrio
Katie Jackeline Barrios
Kayla Ann Veglia
Kaylin Paige Pimental
Keilani Makeila Caban
Keisy Ortega
Kelvin Armando Torres
Kevin Michael !
Hipolito Jr.
Kevin Veliz
Keyry Najera
Kivana Stowe
Kristen Wallace
Kyonna Michella Brown
McFarlane
La Diva Ross
Leigha Maree Fields
Lexie Marie Leal
Linda L. Ramirez
Morales
Lorenzo A. Veras
Luis Alexis Florentino
Luke D'Aluisio
Coykendall
Madisan Lynn Butler
Makayla S. Reese
Manuel R. Correia
Marcell Lorenzo
Monteiro
Marissa Ashley Souza
Massiel A. Decamps
Mateo Martinez
Megan Elizabeth
Lemieux
Megan Enosakhale
Ehiwe
Megan Rose Andrews
Megan St. Germain
Meghan Lynn Chester
Mei Mei Long
Melani Stephania
Aranda-Campos
Melanie Almonte
Mikal Madyun
Mitchell F. Sanders
Mitchell Robert
Cardone
Naffisatou K. Koulibaly
Naideja Danzot-Cabral
Nasaknak Nikki Sin
Natasha Oriel Cratch
Natel June Threats
Nicholas Vaillancourt
Nicolas Friend
Noah M Salem
O'Daazha Hazard
Odalyz Mercado-
Muñoz
Owen Angelo Cuseo
Patrick O'Hara
Paul Allen Chapman-
Alves
Peter Michael Ellis
Peyton R. Judge
Rachel A. Giampietro
Rafael A. Ferrer
Rashaad Harrison
Rodney Capellan
Rose Antoinette
Schumacher
Ruth Lear
Ryan Costa
Rylie Angelle Peeler
Sandra Xirum
Sara Lezcano
Savanh Carides
Savannah Champagne
Scout Alison Lyons
Sheslea Nunez
Sky Alexandria Dark
Sofia Lancia
Sophia Lee Schepici
Tarshawn Devine
Swepson
Tayler Rose Collette
Taylor Davies Gregory
Thomas "TJ" Kyle
Tiago R. Keita
Tianay M. Enos
Trae-Shawn Jodeci
Spear'Man
Ty Chanel Amos
Victoria Diane Gladys
Prince
Victoria Scarlett
Blanchard
Vincent Curry
Wells Charles Gregory
William Winslow
Tompkins
Yaneth Bojola
Yanine Castedo
Zaniyah Jamonie
Hundley
Zhane Evelyn Bailey
Zinia Andre DeSantos
Zoe Simone Goris
THE MET CLASS OF 2017
Processional
National Anthem - Peyton Judge!
Welcome"
Co-Director Nancy Diaz Bain"
Co-Director and Co-Founder Dennis Littky!
Awarding of Diplomas - East Bay !
Awarding of Diplomas - Justice !
Student Performance - Emeline Easton!
Awarding of Diplomas - Liberty!
Student Speaker - David Tovar !
Awarding of Diplomas - Unity !
Awarding of Diplomas - Equality!
Special Guest Performance
Awarding of Diplomas - Peace !
The Met Class of 2017 Video Retrospective !
Presentation of the Metropolitan Regional
Career and Technical Center Class of 2017 !
Recessional
COMMENCEMENT
PROGRAM
Abigail Marilyn
Kennedy
Adrian Tifa
Adriana Tifa
Aileen Velez
Alaysia Sum
Alex McGovern
Alexa Shanice Suarez
Alexander Joseph
Costa
Alexia A
Jeffrey~Bustillo
Alexia Crotty
Alexis Cornwell
Alicia Rose Lewis
Alisia Marie Veglia
Alize Montesino
Amanda Jean Verduchi
Anabell Camino
Anaïka M. Isaac
Anavey E. Swanson
Angelica Feliz
Angelica Rivera
Ariana Alba
Ashley Dennese Arias
Ashley Vargas-Troche
Austin C. Belanger
Beling Todd
Bethany Ann Sanders
Brandon Adam Watson
Brianna Jasmine
Pierre-Louise
Brooke Allison Warner
Brooke Higgins
Bryan M. Ortiz
Camila Patron
Jaramillo
Carl D. Randolph
Catherine Cabral
Charlotte Magnolia
Crowninshield
Cheyanne Rene Pine
Christina Makayla
Saunders
Christopher J. Sosa
Connor Holmes
Crystal V. Martinez
Da'Zanique Celina
Harmon
Danelis A. Gonzalez
Daniel R. Aponte
Darnell Weeks
Destiny Elizabeth Anne
Barry
Destiny Janee Mary
Diniz
Destiny Quinones
Devin L. Prak
Devin Lee Greene
Dresden Ingegneri
E'siah Jamalia Viera
Elizabeth Alice Jweinat
Elizabeth Loida Harney
Elizabeth Paquin
Ellery Elizabeth-Anne
Malmgren
Elvin G. Esteban
Elysandra Nadine
Larlham
Emeline Easton
Herreid
Emily Ramos
Erica M. Sandoval
Esther Cepeda
Esther Garcia
Ethan Medeiros
Fabian Luna Batista
Floralba Parra
Francisco Delgado Jr.
Gabriel Adames
Gabrielle Lyne Guitard
Gia Kiana !
LaFrance-Jaiman
Grace Hannah
Brakenhoff
Graceanne Shepard
Hassan E. Price
Helen Rosales
Ionna Sellers
Jacob M. Aranda
Jada Maria Correia
Jahira Lavita Massey
Jailine Mendoza
Jailyn Crystal Guerra
Janil Almonte
Jaylen Nathaniel
Williams
Jazenia Penate
Jeffrey Moss
Jemere Renee
Pettaway
Jennifer Portorreal
Jessica Black
Joabel Amos Celestin
Joel F. Sanchez
John L. Garcia Moran
Jordan Alexander
Ortega
Jordan Goins
Jordyn Taye Dailey
Jose David Tovar
Joshua Batista
Joshua Wheeler
Julia E. Kremer
Julia Vinniti
Julianna Renae Wilson
July Marie Marquez
Guzman
Justin Spencer Osborn
Justyn Alexander
Medina
Kali R. Melone
Kat Kaiden Lawrence
Kathryn DiOrio
Katie Jackeline Barrios
Kayla Ann Veglia
Kaylin Paige Pimental
Keilani Makeila Caban
Keisy Ortega
Kelvin Armando Torres
Kevin Michael !
Hipolito Jr.
Kevin Veliz
Keyry Najera
Kivana Stowe
Kristen Wallace
Kyonna Michella Brown
McFarlane
La Diva Ross
Leigha Maree Fields
Lexie Marie Leal
Linda L. Ramirez
Morales
Lorenzo A. Veras
Luis Alexis Florentino
Luke D'Aluisio
Coykendall
Madisan Lynn Butler
Makayla S. Reese
Manuel R. Correia
Marcell Lorenzo
Monteiro
Marissa Ashley Souza
Massiel A. Decamps
Mateo Martinez
Megan Elizabeth
Lemieux
Megan Enosakhale
Ehiwe
Megan Rose Andrews
Megan St. Germain
Meghan Lynn Chester
Mei Mei Long
Melani Stephania
Aranda-Campos
Melanie Almonte
Makayla G. Corrigan
Mikal Madyun
Mitchell F. Sanders
Mitchell Robert
Cardone
Naffisatou K. Koulibaly
Naideja Danzot-Cabral
Nasaknak Nikki Sin
Natasha Oriel Cratch
Natel June Threats
Nicholas Vaillancourt
Nicolas Friend
Noah M Salem
O'Daazha Hazard
Odalyz Mercado-
Muñoz
Owen Angelo Cuseo
Patrick O'Hara
Paul Allen Chapman-
Alves
Peter Michael Ellis
Peyton R. Judge
Rachel A. Giampietro
Rafael A. Ferrer
Rashaad Harrison
Rodney Capellan
Rose Antoinette
Schumacher
Ruth Lear
Ryan Costa
Rylie Angelle Peeler
Sandra Xirum
Sara Lezcano
Savanh Carides
Savannah Champagne
Scout Alison Lyons
Sheslea Nunez
Sky Alexandria Dark
Sofia Lancia
Sophia Lee Schepici
Tarshawn Devine
Swepson
Tayler Rose Collette
Taylor Davies Gregory
Thomas "TJ" Kyle
Tiago R. Keita
Tianay M. Enos
Trae-Shawn Jodeci
Spear'Man
Ty Chanel Amos
Victoria Diane Gladys
Prince
Victoria Scarlett
Blanchard
Vincent Curry
Violet Anderson
Wells Charles Gregory
William Winslow
Tompkins
Yaneth Bojola
Yanine Castedo
Zaniyah Jamonie
Hundley
Zhane Evelyn Bailey
Zinia Andre DeSantos
Zoe Simone Goris
THE MET CLASS OF 2017
The Met believes that the deepest learning and
strongest motivation result from authentic
experiences. Experiences in the real world
motivate profound learning for several reasons.!
First, the work has real consequences that
matter to an audience beyond the student and
teacher.! Second, the resources for learning are
limitless when students are not confined to one
building and a pre-determined set of materials.!
Third, the student develops personal
relationships with experts in the area of his or
her interest.
Advisors work with mentors, parents and
students to build a personalized curriculum
around the students’ interests, searching out
professionals in the community to pursue those
interests in the real-world.! Once at a site,
students develop a rigorous project that they
can work on with their mentor and back at
school with their advisor.! These projects
become the foundation for the student’s
learning plan and provide opportunities for the
student to explore and master content, skills,
and reasoning.
The Met!is more than the community in Rhode
Island; it is the flagship school of Big Picture
Learning, a model for 80 schools across the
country. It is the leader in school reform and is
consistently identified by a sweeping range of
education leaders as one of the most effective
models in the country.
The Met
is proud to be a
Big Picture Learning
School
Your child is graduating,
how about you?
Imagine a Met-like program designed for working adults.
If you started a degree program, but didn’t nish,
this program is for you.
On May 20, 2015, The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
voted unanimously to accept College Unbound’s proposal for establish-
ment as a degree-completion college in the state, designed to serve the
more than 110,000 RI adults who began but did not complete bachelors
degrees.
For more information, contact Jill VanLeesten, Director of Recruitment:
info@collegeunbound.org
401-305-0392
Ask for the date of our next Open House.
Rethink Higher Education
At College Unbound, we t you.
For more information, contact Tara Hagopian
info@collegeunbound.org
401-752-2640
For more information, contact Tara Hagopian
info@collegeunbound.org
401-752-2640
SOURCE: INFOWORKS.RIDE.RI.GOV
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4-YEAR GRADUATION RATE
THE MET 2016-2017 DATA SNAPSHOT
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45
67.5
90
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Met Statewide
HOW USEFUL DO YOU THINK SCHOOL
WILL BE TO YOU IN THE FUTURE?
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DO YOU WORRY ABOUT VIOLENCE
AT YOUR SCHOOL?
FUTURE FOCUS
OF MET STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED
TO COLLEGE
98%
76%
OF MET STUDENTS ATTEND !
COLLEGE/POST SECONDARY
PROGRAM
POST-MET PLANS
In 2017, Met graduates were accepted to colleges and programs across the country. These include:"
Academy of Art University!
American Academy of "
Dramatic Arts!
American International College!
American University!
Anna Maria College!
Arcadia College!
Assumption College!
Bay Path University!
Becker College!
Belmont University!
Benjamin Franklin Institute "
of Technology!
Berklee College of Music!
Brandeis University!
Bridgewater State University!
Bristol Community College!
Broward College!
Brown University!
Bryant University!
California College of the Arts!
California Lutheran University!
Calvin College!
Castleton State College!
Champlain College!
City Year!
Clark Atlanta University!
Columbia College Chicago!
Community College of "
Rhode Island!
Curry College!
Dean College!
Eckerd College!
El Paso Community College!
Elms College!
Emerson College!
Emmanuel College!
Fashion Institute "
of Technology!
George Fox University!
Gettysburg College !
Hampshire College!
Hofstra University!
Howard University!
Ithaca College!
Job Corps!
Johnson & Wales University!
Kansas State University!
Lasell College!
Le Moyne College!
Lesley University!
Lincoln Technical Institute!
Long Island University-Global!
Loyola Marymount University!
Lyndon State College!
Maine College of Art!
Manhattan College!
Manhattanville College!
Marymount Manhattan "
College!
Massachusetts College of Art
and Design!
Merrimack College!
Mitchell College!
Morgan State University!
Mount Holyoke College!
Mount Ida College!
Motoring Technical Training
Institute !
New England Institute of
Technology!
Newbury College!
Northeast Maritime Institute!
Otis College of Art and Design!
Pace University!
Paul Mitchell!
Penn Foster College!
Plymouth State University!
Providence College!
Quinnipiac University!
Rhode Island College!
Rhode Island School "
of Design!
Rice University!
Rochester Community &
Technical College!
Roger Williams University!
Sacred Heart University!
Saint Anselm College!
Saint Joseph University!
Salem College!
Salve Regina University!
Santa Monica College!
Sarah Lawrence College!
Seton Hall University!
Simmons College!
Southeastern University!
Southern Connecticut State
University!
Southern New Hampshire
University!
Spelman College!
Springfield College!
St. Bonaventure University!
St. John’s University!
St. Thomas Aquinas College !
Stonehill College!
SUNY Canton!
SUNY Delhi!
SUNY Potsdam!
Sweet Briar College!
Syracuse University!
Temple University!
The College of Saint Rose!
The New School!
Union College!
United States Marines Corps!
Universal Technical Institute!
University of Colorado!
University of Denver!
University of Hartford!
University of Hawaii!
University of Maine-Orono!
University of Maine"
-Presque Isle!
University of Maine"
-Farmington!
University of Maryland-
Baltimore County!
University of Massachusetts-
Dartmouth!
University of New England!
University of New Hampshire!
University of New Haven!
University of North Carolina-
Wilmington!
University of Rhode Island!
University of San Diego!
University of Southern Maine!
University of Texas-El Paso!
University of Valley Forge!
University of Vermont!
Warren Wilson College!
Wentworth Institute of
Technology!
West Virginia University!
Western New England
University!
Wheaton College (MA)!
Wheelock College!
Wichita State University!
Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Met Alumni Scholarship Fund has been established to
assist Met students bridge the gap that sometimes stands in
the way of being able to attend college. We ask that you
consider a small donation to the fund that could help a
graduating Met senior pay for books, supplies, transportation,
or other needs that arise.
You can send your donation to: !
The Met Alumni Scholarship Fund !
325 Public Street, Providence, RI 02905