Graduation 2012

Finishing the requirements for graduation at North Bennet Street School takes hard work, commitment and dedication. At the June 1, 2012 ceremony at Old North Church in Boston, family, friends and the extended school community celebrated the extraordinary achievements of the class of 2012. 

Karen M. Keane, Partner and CEO of Skinner, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers, was the graduation speaker. In her closing remarks she encouraged graduates to “Make it beautiful, make it good and be good at making it.” 

The event also included remarks by Charlie Kline, CF ’05, Chairman of the NBSS Board and Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, NBSS President, the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to Brent Hull, PC '03, by Denise Fenoglio, JM ’06 and the awarding of diplomas and remarks by Claire Fruitman, Provost.

The crowd erupted into applause at the end of the ceremony and then spilled out of the church into a gorgeous, warm sunny day to continue the celebration with friends and family.  


Program speakers

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez


Charles L. Kline

Chair of the Board of Directors

Brent Hull, PC ‘93

Distinguished Alumni Award
Award Presented by Denise Fenoglio, JM ‘06
President, Alumni Association

Guest Speaker

Karen M. Keane

Partner and CEO of Skinner, Inc.
Auctioneers and Appraisers
(Read Karen Keane's blog post about her speech.)

Claire Fruitman


Class of 2012

Preservation Carpentry

I. Zoe Ciolfi
Francis J. DiFrancesco
David F. Hansen
Nicholas Lemire
Jared Lodge
Joshua Lewis Miner
Elijah Joseph Rak
Adam D. Steeneck
Nicholas David Turner
Gary C. Uhring


Brian Beall
Toby F. Bloom
Emmanuel Boursiquot
Jeremy Hairr
Christopher M. Henning
George Converse Howland
Jonathan M. Lawrence
Daniel James Mahar
Marc C. Moyer
Rueben Sanon
Othmane Traiba


Heather Emelia Bain
Samuel Feinstein
Erin Fletcher
Nancy Virginia Fresella-Lee
Henry Hébert
Rebecca Lynne Koch
Anna Shepard
Erica Lael Winberry

Cabinet and Furniture Making

Charles L. Ambriano, Jr.
Christopher Jon Anderson
Megan Caine
Timothy Cranley
Gerard R. Currie
Jeremy S. Gallant
Philip Hadden Negley Lyon
Timothy McCann
Paul Anthony McNamara
John McSharry, Jr.
Juan Pablo Blanco Nieto
Jeffrey V. Pizzi
Benjamin Jack Prowell
Nicholas Rees
Timm Thomas Schleiff
Alex Kupris Taylor
Bradley G. Wolcott

Violin Making and Repair

G.D. Allison
Alan DiPesa
Jacob V. Mueller
Corey J. Swan
John F. Thorell
Megan Luz Yau

Jewelry Making and Repair

Jessica Karlinsky
Colleen E. Matthews
Sara Pancoast
Catherine Yvonne Rosano
Stephanie Paige Rossman


Michael E. Angeli
Isaac Breton
Mark A. Hoffman
Jesse Elizabeth Augusta Lane
David J. Leahy
David R. Marshall
Sean Owen McGowan
Philip McGrath
Gregory Souza
Richard E. Welch

Basic Piano Technology

Jeffrey Birnbaum
Paul T. Dickson
Pamela Ely
Jason Fronk
Brian Glenford Hubbell
Charles McLean Hudson
Thomas C. Keohane
Michael W. Mathwig
Tim Parker
Stephen T. Schlegel
Mika’ele C. Toia
Michael Turano
Keith Alan Ward
Hillary L. York
Jiaao Yu

Advanced Piano Technology

John Matthew Banks
Ng Ka Chun
Nowell Balan Gatica
Jennifer Ashley Holmes
Liao Liu
Scott Ness
Michael Wilson

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