Published May 31, 2019

MELROSE — About 250 members of the Melrose High Class of 2019 graduate Friday from Fred Green Memorial Field.

The annual commencement exercise begins at 6 p.m.

As relatives look on, the Class of 2019 will come onto the field as the Melrose High Band plays “Pomp and Circumstance.” Kelsey Rowe and George Taranowski will serve as masters of ceremonies.

Lucy Fleming will sing the National Anthem.

Supt. of Schools Cyndy Taymore will deliver the ceremony’s opening remarks.

Cian Murphy will give the class’ welcoming address and School Committee Chairman Edward O’Connell will also speak.

Nicola Tysall is the class valedictorian, and will deliver her speech.

Honor graduates will wear gold tassels in recognition of outstanding scholarship. They have attained honor roll status six out of the eight possible times during the 11th and 12th grades.

Platinum tassels will be worn by the top 10 students with the highest four-year grade point average.

Shadae Robinson will deliver the METCO address.

The Melrose High School Honors Chorus will perform “The Climb,” arranged by Mark Brymer; “A Million Dreams, arranged by Mac Huff, and “Growing Up,” written and arranged by Samantha Zysk as a tribute to the graduating class.

Melrose High Principal Jason Merrill will speak, and Morgan Cronin, Matthew Rocha and Nour Troumi will give the farewell address.

Jason Merrill then will preside over the presentation of diplomas. Honored presenters as selected by individual students will also be on hand.

The ceremony will end with “Fairest of the Fair,” performed by the Melrose High School Band.

Class Marshals Anthony DiBenedetto and Brittany Martin will lead the Class of 2019 off Fred Green Field, and onto the next step of life’s journey.