Graduates – Class of 2017

Congratulations 2017 Holyoke Public Schools Graduates



We are extremely proud of these students who have worked extremely hard for this achievement.


Holyoke High School (HHS) seniors who have attended exit interviews with guidance counselors, report that they will be attending college at Syracuse, Wesleyan, Skidmore, Smith College, Mount Holyoke, Boston University, Clark University, Arizona State University, Hampshire College and many other fine private and public colleges and universities in Massachusetts and beyond!  Five percent of graduates will begin their service with the United States Armed Forces.


William J. Dean Technical High School (Dean) seniors share that they will be attending college next year have accepted at Westfield State, Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, Western New England University, Springfield College, Elms, Lincoln Tech, Golden State Baptist and Asnuntuck College.  Students graduating from Dean, in addition to receiving their high school diploma, receive a Certificate of Proficiency from their Chapter 74 Career and Technical program.  This certificate has opened the door to gainful employment and many students will be entering the workforce directly.  Other students have enlisted in the military to serve our country.


Congratulations to the class of 2017 valedictorians (Josephine Moriarty, HHS, and Neishaly Rivera, Dean) and salutatorians (Tamara Rivera, HHS, and, Adeline Skuse, Dean).