Kate Dario
For Eric Reubens, the path to becoming valedictorian paradoxically began once he started focusing less on his grades.
Regional High School
Kate Dario
Alone and together, the regional high school class of 2021 persevered. Graduation is Sunday at the school baseball diamond, with a public parade set for Saturday morning along State Beach.
Regional High School
Kate Dario
When the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School class of 2021 processed onto the varsity baseball infield, families clapped, cheered and rang cowbells, nearly drowning out Pomp and Circumstance.
Regional High School
Maia Coleman
The Martha’s Vineyard regional high school district committee voted Monday to apply for a sixth time to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) grant program.
Regional High School


A funny thing happened on the way to the state tournament this past week for the regional high school boys’ tennis team.

In the most bizarre of circumstances, the boys were forced to play the girls’ team from East Bridgewater in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament because of a little-known provision in the rules regarding mixed-gender teams.

In one of the more exciting high school games in recent memory, the girls’ varsity lacrosse team scored two goals in the final two minutes to win yesterday’s quarterfinal game of the MIAA Division II South tournament by a final score of 13-12.

With the win, the fifth-seeded Vineyarders (14-4-1) advance to a semifinals game against eighth-seeded Duxbury (14-4-1). The game will be held on the Island Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the regional high school main athletic field.

Ten smiling students will appear in the Gazette next week as the top-ranking academic performers in the 2008 graduating class of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, following a decision by high school principal Margaret (Peg) Regan to continue a longstanding tradition.

When students show up at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School next September, some will go to sea.

For the first time, the school is offering maritime courses. Students will be able to enroll in elective classes that teach boat handling, navigation and even knot-tying.

The newly created maritime studies program at the high school is a collaborative effort between a number of different organizations.


The game of lacrosse was the clear focus of the sporting world on the Vineyard this past week as both the boys’ and girls’ high school varsity teams hosted games in the opening round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.

Although the regular spring sports season for high school athletics is inching to a close, several teams will be starting a second season this week when they play in the opening round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.