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KP High School Top Students Announced

King Philip High School has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian from the Class of 2020.

“We are extremely proud of the entire King Philip Regional High School Class of 2020 for finishing their high school career while facing such adversity,” said King Philip Superintendent Paul Zinni. “All of our students have shown such resilience while completing their studies in these unprecedented times. We would especially like to highlight our Valedictorian Ainsley Bonin and Salutatorian Thomas Ciavattone for their impressive accolades and service to King Philip Regional High School.”

Class ranking is based on the graduates’ cumulative GPAs through the first semester of their senior year.

Ainsley Bonin was named Valedictorian of the King Philip Regional High School Class of 2020.Photo courtesy King Philip Regional School District)


Bonin is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math National Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society. Bonin has danced for 15 years for Edge Dance Academy, where she also volunteers as a demonstrator for younger classes and aids in recital production. Bonin has served as a peer mentor and teaches dance at the Foxboro and Franklin YMCA.

Bonin received the Wellesley College Book Award, as well as numerous awards for excellence throughout her time at KPHS, including excellence in English, French, and a distinction in math for statistics. Bonin also volunteers at the Plainville Fall Festival.

Thomas Ciavattone was named Salutatorian of the King Philip Regional High School Class of 2020. (Photo courtesy King Philip Regional School District)

Ciavattone is a member of the Debate Club, Model UN, and a member of the Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society, and History Honor Society. Ciavattone is also part of the Chess Club.

Ciavattone has received awards for excellence in mathematics and physics. He has also received a Letter of Commendation from National Merit Scholarship Program, the Bausch+Lomb Honorary Science Award, and the President’s Education Awards Program Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. He also was a top school scorer in the American Mathematics Competition 10 and was an honorable mention at UMass Model UN.

Outside of academics, Ciavattone spends time volunteering. Much of his volunteer work was served as a member of the Eco-Warriors club. He has volunteered with the Our Daily Bread food pantry, and at Saint Mary’s Church in Wrentham and Saint Martha’s Church in Plainville.

“I am so proud of Ainsley and Thomas for their dedication to their studies and extracurricular activities,” said KPHS Principal Lisa Mobley. “I know they both have bright futures ahead of them and am sure they will excel in their respective fields as they continue their studies. Both of them are such well-rounded, smart, and respectful individuals who will only continue to grow.”

Bonin will attend Colby College this fall, and plans to double major in economics and either psychology or math. Ciavattone will attend Northeastern University in the fall and will study physics.