WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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and committed friendship. "I could literally tell him anything," says Shania. "We became best friends," says Tiger. Being paired together as children watered down the gender barrier. "It really helped that we were so young," says Tiger. And they had to work through a few naysayers. "A lot of people thought it was strange," says Shania. "They would ask, 'why do you have a boy as a family friend?'" The relationship was cemented through the connection between Tiger's mother and Shania's parents. "Because our families got along so well, it meant we got to spend more time together," says Tiger. "Ms. Rhonda is like a second mother to me. I love her," says Shania. Now that they have cleared the hurdle of high school, the pair real- izes what a gift METCO was to their lives. "If it wasn't for METCO, I wouldn't have a sister," says Tiger. Shania hears this and nods in agree- ment, "I wouldn't have a brother." The Adults Antone McCatty and Alex Sarly "Antone and his family are some of my favorite people in the world," says Alex Sarly about his friend Antone McCatty. Antone and Alex 132 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 We Are Family Shania McIntosh (left) and Tiger Mar An tone McCatty (left) and Alex Sarly (right) with a friend in high school

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