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SENIORS

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Mariana and Cypress 2017

Mariana (on right) is from Lawrence, MA. She is a member of the Wellesley High School (WHS) chapter of the National Honor Society and her passion is visual arts. During her years at WHS Mariana has traveled extensively, visiting Costa Rica with her Wellesley Girl Scout troop, and France with the WHS Arts program.   

Host Family: Debora & Peter White
Academic Advisor: Ilissa Povich

Cypress (on left) is originally from Georgia, but her family now lives in New York City. Cypress is our performer extraordinaire.  She has appeared in numerous Wellesley High School (WHS) productions as the lead, including her current role as Belle in Beauty & The Beast.  She is a member of the WHS a capella group “Renegades” and even did a stint as the WHS “Raiders” mascot.

Host Family:  Erin Reilly & Leigh Chinitz
Academic Advisor:  Mariann Youniss

JUNIORS

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Jada and Cassidy 2018

Jada (on left), who joins us from Hamilton, NJ, is an all-around superstar.  In addition to her very strong academics, Jada is a member of “keynotes” (a select choir), performs regularly in the in the many Wellesley High theater productions, participates in the Leadership Development Program, and is a member of the high school gymnastic team.

Host Family: Julia & Brett Miwa
Academic Advisor: Barbara McMahon

Cassidy (on right) hails from New York City. She is an academic powerhouse, always up for the challenge. She runs track in Winter and Spring, enjoys photography and photo club, spends many hours volunteering for Key Club and performs in the Song Sisters choral group.

Host Family: Beth & Charlie Dublin
Academic AdvisorSally McNamara

FRESHMEN

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Amabelle and Yasmine 2020

Amabelle (on left) grew up in West Warwick, RI and attended St. Rocco School where her inquisitiveness and determination stood out. She is an accomplished pianist and also enjoys singing and creative writing. We look forward to welcoming Amabelle to our Wellesley ABC family and the WHS Class of 2020!

Host Family: Nova & Peter Biro
Academic Advisor: Christine Peloquin

We welcome Yasmine (on right) who joins us from Brooklyn, NY. She attended Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter where her self-motivation and diligence were well recognized. Yasmine enjoys athletics, playing on her school’s basketball team and studying karate. She enjoys mentoring younger students and is looking forward to becoming part of our Wellesley ABC home and community!

Host Family: Chystal LaCouture & Scott Stedman
Academic Advisor: Linda Mooney

Photography graciously donated by Roger Pelissier Portrait Photography, Wellesley MA 

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