Grads go forth from Academy for Science and Design

Photo by LORETTA JACKSON There were no diplomas that were served upon silver platters to the graduating class of 2018 whose studies were mastered at the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua but the more than two dozen intellectual elite who were honored at the commencement, presented at Nashua Community College, on Friday, are headed to some of the country’s most highly esteemed colleges and universities, along with West Point Military Academy.
Photo by LORETTA JACKSON Graduating senior Benjamin Super, of Merrimack, a New Hampshire STEM Scholar and Highest Honors recipient is congratulated by Jennifer Cava, director at the Academy for Science and Design, who commended Super for his internship with Omron-Microscan, his contributions as a youth soccer coach for the Merrimack Youth Association and the National Merit Scholarship Program commendation that precedes his arrival at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Photo by LORETTA JACKSON Academy for Science and Design graduate Benjamin Frothingham, of Merrimack, founder and CEO of Stateris Systems LLC, a Presidential Scholar Nominee and a New Hampshire STEM Scholar who graduated with honors and a coach’s award for his work with the Varsity Rowing Team based at Hollis Brookline High School, speaks from the podium about the many contributions to the graduates’ success attributed by him to a multitude of ASD instructors during Friday’s graduation ceremony.
Photo by LORETTA JACKSON The senior class graduation at ASD, in Nashua, on Friday featured news of an appointment to West Point Military Academy made by Lt. Col. George Adamakos, left, a U.S. Army veteran, to graduating senior Vedin Fowler, of Weare, whose full scholarship to West Point, valued at around $400,000, stands testament to Fowler’s accomplishments as a Highest Honors recipient for the Academy for Science and Design, a New Hampshire STEM Scholar, winner of a Tefft Foundation Track & Field Award and commendations as the Captain of the Stark High School Varsity football team and of its track team.
Photo by LORETTA JACKSON Anthony Cavallaro, of Amherst, a 2018 graduate of Nashua’s Academy for Science and Design, reflects upon a speech he made from the podium at Friday’s graduation in which the Highest Honors graduate, New Hampshire STEM Scholar, Quantopian intern and National Merit Scholarship Program finalist noted that the rigorous academic curriculum at ASD that was blended with shared experiences and opportunities for intellectual expansion nurtured his passion to excel, a recipe for success that has secured for him a berth at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua’s commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2018 took place Friday.