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The Class of 2017, Four Years Later!

The Class of 2017, Four Years Later!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on all they have accomplished since their graduation four years ago.

They’re earning fellowships, winning awards, competing in the Olympic trials, going to graduate school, receiving service awards, joining the Space Force, working for Tesla and Apple, fighting for equity, and just being themselves as they figure out the positive impact they will make on their communities! See stories below.

Class of 2017, good luck as you begin the next chapters of your lives!

We Want to Hear From You!

Class of 2017: be sure to keep your Raider Family updated on where you are and where you are going! Complete the Alumni Update Form to share your good news and to stay updated on the latest news from CCHS.

Alumni Update Form

Visit the Alumni Portal for resources and upcoming alumni events!


Class of 2017 News

Courtney Woronka '17 is suit

Courtney Woronka '17, Class Leader, MBA Candidate

As president of her class at Bentley University, Courtney Woronka '17 was a featured speaker at her commencement in Fenway Park in the spring (see photo at top of page). She is currently enrolled in Bentley's full-time MBA program while working as a graduate assistant at the Service–Learning and Civic Engagement Center. Read more about Courtney on the Bentley website, Making Everything from Nothing. Read the text of her commencement speech and watch highlights from her speech (beginning at the 45 second mark).


Adam Morris salutes after being commissioned in the US Space Force

2nd Lt. Adam Morris '17, US Space Force

This spring, Adam Morris '17 graduated from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Space Force, the first person from NH to be so commissioned. In above photo, Adam is saluting his brother, Benjamin Morris '19 (a cadet in the US Coast Guard Academy), after being commissioned. Click here to read, Guardian of the Galaxy: Meet the first Space Force officer from NH commissioned straight out of the academy (Manchester Ink Link). 


Junielly Vargas '17

Junielly Vargas '17, Feinstein Fellow, Newman Civic Fellow

Junielly Vargas '17 graduated from Providence College with degrees in psychology and in public and community service studies. She was recently featured on the Providence College Podcast. Click here to listen to Junielly Vargas ’21: Finding her Friar familyJunielly served as a Feinstein Fellow for 360 High School assisting first-generation students like herself with the college search process. She was also selected as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.


Drew Carbone swimming in the lane

Drew Carbone '17, Elite Swimmer, US Olympic Trials

Drew Carbone '17 graduated from Georgetown University this spring and will be pursuing a master's degree in Business Analytics in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. While captaining the varsity swim team at Georgetown, Drew qualified for the NCAA championship and the US Olympic Trials (only the second Hoya in history to do so). He is an 18-time All-Big East honoree and has been named the Big East Championships' Male Most Outstanding Swimmer three times. He owns seven Georgetown swimming records.


Molly Teece '17 with her 3-d printer

Molly Teece '17, Plastics Engineer, Chancellor's Award for Community Service

At her commencement from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (with a degree in Polymer/Plastics Engineering), Molly Teece '17 was presented with the Chancellor's Award for Community Service. During the pandemic, Molly led an effort to produce and provide 3-D printed PPE (personal protection equipment) to local hospitals. Read more in The Eagle-Tribune at UMass-Lowell grad from Methuen wins accolades for PPE printing. This summer, Molly is working full-time for Opt Industries, a 3D printing start up from MIT Media Labs before leaving for a one year, paid internship with Apple. Following her internship, she will return to the University of Massachusetts Lowell for a one-year master's degree program plastics engineering.


Andrew Veilleux '17 posing in suit

Andrew Veilleux '17, Co-Founder & Entrepreneur

A double major in business analytics and finance, Andrew Veilleux '17 graduated from Elon University this spring and begun his career at Deloitte as a Strategic Risk Analyst. During his time at Elon, Andrew co-founded and launched a lifestyle brand and apparel company called, "Good to See You." Read more from Elon at With ‘Good to See You’ brand, Elon students combine positive message with entrepreneurship.


Amanda Fay '17 kicking the soccer ball

Amanda Fay '17, Elite Collegiate Goalkeeper

After four years as the starting goalkeeper for the soccer team, Amanda Fay '17 graduated from Boston University with a degree in psychology. This fall, she'll be a graduate transfer to Indiana University, competing in the Big Ten. Read more from at Indiana women’s soccer signs Boston University transfer Amanda Fay.


Side by side headshots of

Brendan Kerr ’17 & Dylan Kerr ‘17,  Engineers & Competition Award Winners

Brendan Kerr '17 graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Statistics, double majoring in Data Science and Applied Statistics. He is an Associate Data Engineer at Fidelity Investments and graduated from Purdue University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Statistics, double majoring in Data Science and Applied Statistics.

Dylan Kerr '17 graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He is now a Mechanical Engineering Intern at Mercury Systems.

Brendan and Dylan were members of Purdue University team for the 2020 FAA Smart Airport Student Competition. The team’s project, “The Wheels-Up Solution,” won the competition in December of 2020 and received a $25,000 prize. Click here to read about the competition and their project.


Isabel Indresano '17 working at a sound board and monitor

Isabel Indresano '17, News Producer, WMTW/ Portland Maine

This spring, Isabel Indresano '17 graduated from Emerson College with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a Minor in Marketing Communications.  She was inducted into the prestigious Purple Key Leadership Society for demonstrating exceptional leadership, service, and academic ranking. Shortly after graduation, she accepted a position as a News Producer at WMTW/ Portland Maine. 


Headshot of Sam DiFiore '17

Sam DiFiore '17, Wall Fellow

This spring, Sam DiFiore '17 graduated from Coastal Carolina University as a member of the Wall Fellows Program. Sam played an active role in the Coastal Carolina football recruitment program as a recruiting and data analysis intern. Sam is an analyst at Avenel Financial Group and Co/Investor Club. Sam was a featured speaker at the 2022 Wall Fellows Induction Ceremony. See video below in which he shares some of the lessons he has learned.



Bryanna Matias '17 at UMass

Bryanna Matias '17, Speaker, UMass Biology Department Senior Celebration

Bryanna Matias '17 graduated this spring from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with degrees in biology and public health. She was selected as a speaker by the Biology Department. Watch below!

Biology Student Speaker: Bryanna Matias


Additional Updates from the Class of 2017...

Daniel DeRosa '17 graduated from Norwich University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force on May 1st.

Olivia Dulong '17 graduated from Suffolk University, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. She will be starting her career with the Boston Red Sox as an Official Audio Technician/DJ.

Sally Hayes '17 graduated a semester early from Georgetown University and works for Beacon Global Strategies, LLC which works in international policy and cybersecurity.  

Caitlin Klauer '17 who won national titles in synchronized swimming as an All-American student-athlete at Stanford University. Click here to read more.

Hayley Licata '17 graduated from Bentley University class of 2021 with her master’s degree in finance and will be working with Bank of America wealth management.

Emily Licciardi '17, a digital media major in the Endicott College class of 2021, has landed several desirable internships as she pursues her dream career in the entertainment industry. She has gained valuable experiences at WHDH Boston and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Click here to read more.

Nicholas McInnis '17 is a Business Development Representative for Athena Health. 

Raymond Morton '17 graduated from Mass. Maritime Academy as a Merchant Mariner. He will be working for the Military Sealift Command. He was also commissioned into the US Navy Reserves.

Emma Olsen '17 will be starting a job as a nurse on the hematology floor of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL this summer.

Grace Quaratiello '17 graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with degrees Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Business Analytics. She is currently a software engineering intern at Tesla.

Devin Sullivan '17 graduated from Harvard University this spring with a degree in astrophysics.


Congratulations and good luck to all members of the Class of 2017 - we can't wait to see what you accomplish next!


Welcome Home banner in front of Memorial Gymnsium

Upcoming Alumni Events

Class of 2017, we hope to see you soon!

Be sure to save the date for...

Raider Homecoming: Friday, Oct. 7 (Columbus Day Weekend)!

Raider football players pose with Pat the Patriot

Raider Homecoming Barbecue & Football Game

Join us for the Homecoming Football Game & Barbecue, including Pre-Game Festivities beginning at 5:30 PM, and a 7:00 PM kick-off.

  • Friday, October 7 (Columbus Day Weekend)
  • Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • No RSVP Required.

We hope to see you there. Go, Raiders!

The Coach O'Sullivan Alumni Race & Walk: Nov. 24!

Four alumni running in the annual Coach O. race.

The Coach Peter V. O'Sullivan '67 Memorial Alumni Race & Walk

On the day before Thanksgiving, please join us and many other alumni and friends of CCHS in running or walking the 5k around the Reservoir!

Following the walk, there will be post-race pizza served in Baroni Hall.

In true X-C spirit, the run will happen, rain (snow) or shine!

  • Wednesday, November 24
  • Locker rooms open at 11:30 AM
  • Race begins at 12:30 PM
  • Location: Lawrence Reservoir at Tower Hill
  • Register online or by mail by Nov. 18

Registration is donation optional. All proceeds benefit the Peter O'Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Alumni Update Form

Class of 2017: be sure to keep your Raider Family updated on where you are and where you are going! Complete the Alumni Update Form to share your good news and to stay updated on the latest news from CCHS.

Visit the Alumni Portal for resources and upcoming alumni events!


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Virtual Tour

Explore the Central Catholic campus through a 360 degree Virtual Tour!

Be sure to click on the Raider Photo Reels (white photo icons) placed in many of the campus locations.


A Look Back...


Your Graduation in 23 Seconds


Your Yearbook Signing Party Photo Album from Nov. 2017


The 2016 Soccer State Championship Alma Mater


The 2017 Catwalk4Cancer Time-Lapse


Boys Ice Hockey on #BruinsAcademy


Scenes from the 2016 Winter Band Concert

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