Here is a look at the first day of winter sports tryouts/practices at Stoughton High! The girls basketball team, boys hockey team, and boys and girls indoor track and field teams are pictured here.
Here are some photos of the Stoughton High Marching Black Knights taking part in the Stoughton Veterans Day Parade.
Congratulations to Andrew Causey (1st place), Noah Schwenzfeier (2nd place), and Adam Raja (3rd place), all sophomores at Stoughton High School, for winning the VFW's Voice of Democracy audio essay contest at the local level this school year! High school students across the country enter this contest. This year, students were asked to record a 3-5 minute audio essay answering "What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?" At SHS, students in the Pre-AP US History class submitted entries. Stoughton American Legion Commander Michael Pazyra, representing the Stoughton VFW on behalf of Commander James Kelly, presented certificates and prizes to the local winners at SHS last week. The three winners from SHS are pictured here with Commander Pazyra, SHS Principal Julie Miller, SHS History Department Director Jaime Regan, and SHS Pre-AP US History teacher Melanie Ingrao.
Our MIAA Student Ambassadors, SHS seniors Jarred Daughtry, Morgan Groppi, and Bunmi Fabikun, pictured left to right, attended the 29th Annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit, held November 9, 2023 at Gillette Stadium.
Congratulations to Stoughton High senior Morgan Groppi for signing her letter of intent to play lacrosse at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire! Morgan served as a captain of the SHS girls lacrosse team last spring, earning team MVP and Hockomock League honorable mention recognition. She is also an accomplished field hockey player at SHS, serving as a captain of the team this fall season.
The Patriot Ledger recognized Stoughton High junior Devon Rossi Benson, a lineman on the SHS football team, as one of 40 "unsung heroes" on high school football teams across the South Shore this season. Devon, wearing his 76 jersey, is pictured here. From the Patriot Ledger: [Devon] has made an impact for the Black Knights on both sides of the ball. Coach Christopher Evans said he consistently faces double-teams, and even an occasional triple-team, in the trenches. "He goes hard, never makes an excuse and shows up ready to work," Evans said. "We've had to make some adjustments up front on the offensive line and he does whatever is asked of him."
We had a photo shoot with our SHS fall sports captains and here they are sporting their new captain's jackets. Looking sharp!
The Stoughton High Marching Black Knights performed for friends and family on September 9, 2023, with the band and color guard giving spectators a preview of this year’s show, titled “Dawn to Dusk”. Take a look at some photos from their performance here...
Stoughton High students were all smiles as they arrived for the first day of school!
Continuing a tradition now in its 29th year, five members of this year’s graduating class from Stoughton High were named "Golden Knights" - Tagh Swierzewski, Samyah Nicolas, Hannah Lambert, DeShunna Frazier, and Chrisler Charles (pictured left to right in the group photo). These students have "demonstrated outstanding qualities of character, leadership, and service to the school community." Each year members of the SHS staff are asked to nominate seniors who deserve recognition for their service and commitment, as well as for their exemplary personal qualities. This prestigious award is presented annually at the Class Night ceremony. (A special thank you to Stoughton Co-Operative Bank for underwriting the cost of the trophies and plaques.) Congratulations to all five honorees! Read more about each Golden Knight recipient here: https://www.facebook.com/stoughtonpublicschools/posts/723485653112531
Congratulations to the top 10 graduates from the Stoughton High Class of 2023: Ella Holden (Valedictorian), Murtaza Khalil (Salutatorian), Thu Pham, Isabella Rodrigues, Elaine McCarty, Andrea Khouzami, Sabrina Murphy Rodrigues, Thomas Laz, Pia Maalouf, and Victoria Rojas. The Top 10 is based on class rank, which is determined by grade point average. Learn more about each member of the Top 10 here: https://www.facebook.com/stoughtonpublicschools/posts/729335375860892
Tagh Swierzewski, Stoughton High Class of 2023, represented SHS at the 45th Shriners All-Star Football Classic at Bentley University in Waltham. Tagh was a captain of the SHS football team this past fall, earning Hockomock League All-Star honors. He recorded an interception on defense in the Shriners game, which features some of the top high school football seniors in the state. (Photo on the left is from Noontime Media)
Congratulations to Alex Huynh (pictured top left) for placing third in the long jump and to Will Tinkham (pictured bottom left) for placing 6th in the 110 meter hurdles at the New England Outdoor Track & Field Championship! And congrats to Simarah McPherson (pictured top right) for competing in shot put and Matt Singletary (pictured bottom right) for competing in the long jump and high jump at the New Balance Nationals!
We want to take a moment to recognize the Hockomock League All-Stars from the spring sports season at Stoughton High. Congratulations to these student-athletes for being honored as one of the top performers in the entire league in their respective sports!
Stoughton High seniors Katherine Giroux (pictured left) and Simarah McPherson (right) recently represented SHS at the MIAA Girls and Women in Sports Day held at Faneuil Hall in Boston! This event is held annually to celebrate the many opportunities girls and women have to compete in sports throughout Massachusetts and across the country. Katherine participates in field hockey and indoor/outdoor track & field and Simarah participates in cheerleading and indoor/outdoor track & field. Both are captains on the outdoor track & field team this spring.
Congratulations to the SHS boys track & field team for winning the MSTCA Division 3 Relay Meet! SHS came in first overall at the meet, winning the high jump, long jump, and shuttle hurdles events, coming in second in the 4x100, and placing sixth in the 4x200 and javelin.
Congratulations to Stoughton High senior Murtaza Khalil for receiving the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Certificate of Academic Excellence! Massachusetts school superintendents present this award annually to deserving students in school districts across the state. SPS Superintendent Dr. Thomas Raab presented Murtaza with his award during a recent School Committee meeting. Murtaza is a self-driven individual who is a positive contributing member of the SHS Class of 2023 and overall Stoughton Community. His academic achievement has placed him among the top in his class at SHS. Among his many academic achievements, he has made the honor roll each school year and has taken nine Advanced Placement classes, while earning the highest of grades in these classes. Murtaza is a student who continuously seeks out opportunities to learn that extend beyond our typical classroom and programming, as is evidenced by his participation in academic programs like the Northeastern Young Scholars Program and the US Biology Olympiad. Beyond academics, Murtaza participates in athletics and extracurricular activities, such as tennis (where he is a captain), soccer, The SHS Knight, and holds the role of Vice President in the Stoughton HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in Student Council and the SHS math team. After high school Murtaza plans to obtain a degree in biochemistry with some study of pharmacology and utilize his knowledge and skills to contribute to cancer research, with a focus on multidrug resistance. Murtaza is pictured here with Dr. Raab, SHS Principal Julie Miller, the School Committee, and his parents.