Congratulations to the Class of 2016


Every year, Cumberland High School produces hundreds of skilled, adventurous, amazingly talented, and intelligent graduates. Some are headed out into the workforce, some are joining the military, and some are headed to college or technical school. Every one is unique and special.

High school life in Cumberland is not just about good grades, great athletic achievements, or artistic accomplishments. It’s also about epitomizing what we at CHS call “Clipper Pride Rising”: Demonstrating leadership when no one else is watching and making quiet contributions toward classmates. And sometimes, it’s just about the way students go about their day, in their own way, every day for the past four years. In short, it’s about Academic Achievement, Respect, Responsibility, and Success.

Every member of the Class of 2016 has a story to tell about their last four years, advice to give incoming freshmen, a shout out to give to a teacher who inspired them, and a plan for future success in life. Here are a few such stories from our graduates.

The Class of 2016 has collectively earned nearly $4 million in scholarships and grants.

The Class of 2016:

89% plan on attending a college or university, or a career, technical, or trade school
8% plan on serving in the military
3% plan seeking full-time employment

Meet Our Super Seniors


Josh Brodeur

Elementary School: Community School
College: University of Rhode Island
Major: Biomedical Engineering
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Virginia Cafferky

Elementary School: Community School
College: University of Rochester
Major: Biomedical Engineering
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Salvatore Ciolino

Elementary School: Community School
College: United States Naval Academy
Major: Aeronautical Engineering
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Michael Coppolino

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill Elementary
College: Brown University
Major: Engineering or Applied Mathematics
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Kate Corneau

Elementary School: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy
College: Rhode Island College
Major: Early Childhood Education
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Karin Dion

Elementary School: Garvin Memorial Elementary School
College: Wheaton College
Major: Computer Science
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Oliver Doyle

Elementary School: Ashton Elementary
College: CCRI for a year or two, Stonehill to finish degree
Major: Graphic Design and Marketing
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Andrew Duncan

Elementary School: Community School
College: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major: Mechanical Engineering
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Rachel Goodreau

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill Elementary School
College: Villanova University
Major: Biology and Pre-Medicine
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Kayleigh LaPre

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill Elementary
College: URI
Major: Cell and Molecular Bio/Pre-med
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Sean Laverty

Elementary School: Community School
College: Dartmouth College
Major: Economics
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Brandon McMillen

Elementary School: Ashton Elementary School
College: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Major: Physics
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Jessica Paolo

Elementary School: Hope Highlands Elementary in Cranston, Rhode Island
College: Savannah College of Art and Design
Major: Animation
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Gianna Rousseau

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill Elementary School
College: Assumption College
Major: Mechanical Engineering
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Gabrielle Salmon

Elementary School: Garvin Elementary
College: The University of Kansas
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Xavier Sanger

Elementary School: Saylesville Elementary
College: Rhode Island College
Major: Biology/Music Theory
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Erik Schlicht

Elementary School: Community School
College: University of Rhode Island
Major: Theatre
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Meaghan Scullin

Elementary School: Garvin Elementary and Community
College: Quinnipiac University
Major: Physical Therapy with a minor in Spanish
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Amanda Sheppard

Elementary School: Community School
College: Flagler College
Major: International Studies
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Jae Sichel

Elementary School: Community School
College: Mount Holyoke College
Major: Undecided
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Michaela Simanski

Elementary School: Ashton Elementary School 
College: Rhode Island College
Major: Teaching/ Special Education
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Sydney Tilton

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill School
College: University of Rhode Island
Major: Nursing
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Christine Tilton

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill School
College: University of Rhode Island
Major: Nursing
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Jacklyn Xavier

Elementary School: B.F. Norton Elementary School
College: Rhode Island College
Major: Business Management & Marketing
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Kelsey Yakey

Elementary School: Ashton Elementary
College: CCRI
Major: Undecided
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 Where they’re going


Albright College
Allegheny College
Anna Maria College
Arcadia University
Assumption College
Babson College
Becker College
Belmont University
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Brown University
Bryant University
Case Western Reserve University
Castleton University
Champlain College
Clemson University
Colby-Sawyer College
College of Saint Rose
College of William and Mary
Community College of Rhode Island
Contemporary Dance School Hamburg
Cornish College of the Arts
Creighton University
CSU Sacramento State
Curry College
Daniel Webster College
Dartmouth College
Dean College
Drexel University
Eastern Nazarene College
Elms College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Euphoria Institute of Beauty and Arts
Fairfield University
Fisher College
Flagler College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Framingham State University
Franklin Pierce University
Hofstra University
Indiana University
Iona College
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University of Providence
Johnson & Wales University of Miami
Keene State College
La Salle University
Lasell College
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Lincoln Tech
Maine College of Art
Maine Maritime Academy
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Merrimack College
Moulton College
Mount Ida College
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
New York University
Newbury College
Nichols College
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern College
Ohio State

Old Dominion University
Penn State
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rivier University
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Michael’s College
Salve Regina University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Siena College
Simmons College
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St. Johns University
Stetson University
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
SUNY Stony Brook
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tiffin University
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
Trinity Laban Conservatory for Music and Dance (London, England)
Union College
University of California San Diego
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maine
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Darthmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of Southern Maine
University of Tampa
Univeristy of Texas Austin
University of the Sciences
University of Vermont
US Air Force Academy
US Coast Guard Academy
US Naval Academy
Utica College
Villanova University
Vrije University
Washington College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State
Wheaton College
Wheelock College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
Xavier University
York College of Pennsylvania

The Class of 2016 has gained admission to nearly
150 post secondary education programs.