Praising Island Community, Class of 2014 Celebrates Graduation

Friends, family and the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School class of 2014 filled the Trinity Park Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Sunday afternoon. Per tradition for the graduates, the boys wore purple caps and gowns and the girls wore white.

Caps, Gowns and Open Road of the Future

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School class of 2014 showed promise four years ago as freshmen, their teachers said. At class night Friday they will be recognized for their achievements when more than $1 million is awarded in student scholarships, a first in school history.

Valedictorian Is Top of the Class but Down to Earth

Valedictorian Sarah Ortlip-Sommers was editor of the school newspaper and took more AP classes in a year than most take in four. She calls her violin an extension of herself and credits her parents Michele Ortlip and Josh Summers for her achievements.

Charter School Graduates Look to the Future With Open Hearts

Families and students gathered beneath a whimsically-decorated tent Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School graduation. “Trust your heart,” Fawn Pelletier, a 13-year student of the school told her four fellow graduates.

Charting Their Own Distinct Path

On Thursday afternoon, 10 days before graduation, the small class from the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School gathered at the Polly Hill Arboretum for lunch in the garden.

Charter School Reaches Milestone: First Graduation for Honored Four

Charter School Reaches Milestone: First Graduation for Honored Four

By JOSHUA SABATINI

Every school graduation is important. But the graduation taking place this Saturday, June 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School is in a class of its own.

Charter Graduates Praise Their School

This past Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School held its seventh high school graduation. Seven students graduated in the year 2007.

"We were going to do it on July seventh," said Sam Berlow, president of the school's board of trustees, "but we decided that was too much."

Hats Off to the Class of 2012

It often begins with tears, the dropping off of a young child at preschool. In the classroom it is the little boy or girl whose tears flow. Later, in the car, it is mom or even dad who cries, the strongest of souls moved to mush at this new beginning. The end, high school graduation, is so far away at that moment as to seem impossible. But as every parent knows, it all goes by so fast.