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Monomoy Regional High School names Ad Lucem Award winners for 2017

Two senior students and two staff members have been named as the winners of the prestigious annual MRHS Ad Lucem Award. The names were announced at the MRHS graduation ceremony on June 4, 2017 in Harwich.

The award honors four members of the school community that best exemplify the spirit and culture of MRHS. Ad Lucem is Latin for “To the Light” and represents the ideals of service to others, integrity, respect, leadership and school spirit.  

The two student winners are seniors Jack Watson and Colleen Cronin. The support staff winner is Joanne Weekes, a special education teaching assistant. The faculty award was given to Angelina Chilaka, the long serving Health Teacher and Department Chair. Ms. Chilaka is retiring this year after many years of dedication and commitment to her students and the community. Both Ms. Chilaka and Ms. Weekes received a prolonged standing ovation after their names were announced.

The third annual Ad Lucem Award presentation was the culmination of a very competitive nomination and selection process that includes voting by members of the school community from both students and staff.

Monomoy Regional High School is a comprehensive school serving the towns of Harwich and Chatham with approximately 630 students in grades 8-12. Founded in 2014, and providing exceptional academic and co-curricular offerings in a state-of-the-art facility, it provides students a broad range of electives, foreign languages, and academic/extracurricular opportunities including a new Global Studies Program that prepares students for the 21st century world.