Monday, May 18, 2020

Congrats, grads!

Congratulations 2020 Seniors!

Hear more from our seniors about themselves, their biggest accomplishments, and their favorite memories at Save the Harbor. We are so proud of all they have done and all they are going to do.

Aleena Mangham

Hi!!! My name is Aleena Mangham and I’m from Allston, Massachusetts. I have been working with Save the Harbor for two years going on three this year. I will be graduating from Boston Latin School  and attending Howard University to study Criminology and hopefully add a minor in Political Science, on a pre-law track. I am hoping to get work study in college but for the summer I am happy to be returning to Save the Harbor! 

My proudest accomplishment from high school has to be bringing my GPA up by getting honor roll at the end of my junior year and in my senior year. 

My favorite Save The Harbor memory so far was when there was a terrible thunderstorm and my friends and I got stuck at the office and took the commuter rail to our next destination which was only a short walk away! It really allowed me to bond with my friends and have a memory to laugh about. If I were a Marine Animal I would be a dolphin because they’re super friendly and talkative, like me!

Qalid Hassan

Hey guys! My name is Qalid Hassan. I've been working with Save The Harbor for the past three summers and have created such memorable moments with my team. I am graduating from Boston Latin School, class of 2020 (we hate you corona). 

Despite the uneventful ending to the hardest four years of my life, I will be continuing my studies at the Isenberg School of Management at Umass Amherst. I am majoring in business, not declared in a specific field yet, but Isenberg was the branch to get into. I will continue to work for Save the Harbor in the summertime and saving up to get a car.  My proudest accomplishment from my time in high school is becoming a member of the BLS basketball team.I used to struggle with school, time management, and my overall well being, until my brother introduced me to basketball at age 16. From then, we won a DCL championship, and got into the second round of the state tournament two years in a row. Another memory is just making it to the end with such unforgettable people that I  will value for the rest of my life. 

My favorite memory at Save the Harbor is my first fishing derby. I was fishing on a really nice boat with a small, lively group of young men. We were making the best out of our day, relaxing with each other, fishing, and getting to know the captain. If I was a marine animal I would definitely be a sea turtle because although they can be big and maybe scary, they are calm and kind creatures that care for the well being of others.

Aidan Haney 

My name is Aidan Haney and I’m from Holbrook, Massachusetts. I am graduating from Holbrook Middle High School this spring, and starting at UMass Dartmouth in the fall. In high school I was most proud of becoming MVP of my high school’s cross country team, after putting in a ton of hard work during the season.

This summer will be my second at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, after working at Black’s Creek in Quincy and the Curley Community Center in Southie with my team last year. My favorite memory from last summer is from staff day when we traveled out to Lovell’s Island for a morning filled with island exploration and staff bonding. 

My coworkers and I were walking along the beach on the far side of the island, when we came across a bunch of whale bones. This was one of the discoveries that lead me to study whales for my senior project at school. If I were a marine animal I would have to choose the Orca whale because they are a top predator and I wouldn’t have to be worried about being predated on. I am excited to once again work at Save the Harbor this summer to be able to discover more about the Boston Harbor and get to spend time with my coworkers.

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