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BG Holds Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022

Nashua, N.H. - Bishop Guertin High School held its 56th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 6, for the Class of 2022. Back inside the Roedel Field House for the first time in three years, Sunday’s ceremony was a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the 200 members of the graduating class through four noteworthy years.


In front of countless friends and families, the Class of 2022 completed their time as Bishop Guertin students and began the next chapter as members of the welcoming and far-reaching alumni base with the reminder of Mrs. Brodeur’s theme for the year that they will be ‘Cardinals Forever.’


Sam Dunlay of Lowell, Massachusetts — the son of Lauren and Robert Dunlay — served as this year’s valedictorian. Dunlay will continue his education after BG at Tufts University this fall. While reflecting on the eight guiding principles he felt BG gave him, he urged his classmates to consider what these values meant to them as they moved on, “Hopefully they will persist in our minds and hearts and we will build our lives around them, consciously or otherwise. But that's up to each of us individually, because each of us has free will to carve out his own untrodden path. In doing so, we will, I believe, lead better and more fulfilling lives because of our experiences here with each other.”


One of the values Dunlay touched upon in his speech was community. Class salutatorian Tamara Golosarsky of Nashua and the daughter of Nora Kirsch and Dr. Boris Golosarsky also discussed this concept in her speech to the friends and families of the Class of 2022. She asked that in the future her classmates take stock of the time and place they are at that moment, “Cherish the communities that you are a part of. Before you know it, they will be nudging you towards your next adventure, not only urging you to carry on the memories of the past in your heart, but also to make room for new ones in the future.” Golosarsky will take her own advice next year as she attends McGill University in Montreal. 


During their class ring ceremony as juniors last year, Principal Jason Strniste asked the Class of 2022 to be ‘the custodians of our culture.’ On Sunday, as they prepared to receive their diplomas and venture forth, he once again touched upon this idea, “The culture that came back this year started with your reaction to an uncertain situation, and that culture is the lasting legacy of your class. It’s got plenty of room to grow, but it started with your response. Given the opportunity, you took charge in a positive way. And the impact of that will outlive your class here at Bishop Guertin.”

Additionally, departmental and class awards were also presented to members of the Class of 2022:






Maeve Ryan



Emma van Wagner



Sam Dunlay

Physical Science


Sam Dunlay

Life Science


Tamara Golosarsky

Social Studies


Matthew Tataronis



Britney Sayegh



Madeline Roma



Abigail Linskey



Molly Arel



Thomas Bond

Computer Science


Christian Reynolds

Health and Fitness


Madelynn Bowen

AP Capstone


Maria Crivac


Class Awards


The Thomas Sullivan Memorial Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented to two seniors who are the commendable and enviable combination of outstanding scholars and fine athletes.  The Scholar-Athlete Awards are given in memory of Thomas Sullivan.  Mr. Ryan Brown, Director of Athletics, will present this year’s Thomas Sullivan Scholar Athlete Awards to: Ms. Madelynne Bowen and Ms. Rylee Bouvier.


The Larry Elliott Loyalty Award is given in loving memory of Larry Elliott, a friend and benefactor of the school. It is presented to a senior whose dedication and loyalty to Bishop Guertin cannot be adequately expressed in words. This senior is chosen by the faculty and staff and exemplifies dedication and loyalty through both curricular and co-curricular activities. This award includes a scholarship.  Mr. David Elliott, Class of 1977 and son of Larry Elliott, is here with us today to present the 2022 Larry Elliott Award to: Mr. Trent Wright.


The All-Guertin Award is presented in memory of Joseph P. Lebrecque. This award is the most prestigious award offered to a senior and is awarded to a student who enjoys the respect of the entire school community.  This senior is an outstanding student who is dedicated to learning, has participated in interscholastic activities, and has given service to the school and community.  The student is selected by the faculty and staff.  Presented with this award is the Stephen J. Boland ’86 Memorial Scholarship, granted in his memory.   We are proud to present the 2022 All-Guertin Award to Mr. Nicholas Dahl.

The faculty and staff of Bishop Guertin High School wish the Class of 2022 the best in all their future endeavors.