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Kennebunk High School Class of 2016 announces top 10 percent Steven Anastas

Steven, son of Jeff and Valerie Anastas of Kennebunk, is a member of the National Honor Society and captain’s club. He participated in several sports, including golf team, track and field, baseball and ski team. Steven received a golf scholarship in 2015 from a local foundation. He is pursuing a STEM certificate. Steven is attending UNE in the fall, majoring in pre-pharmacy.

Stephanie Ayotte Stephanie, of Kennebunk, daughter of Adrian Ayotte and Melinda Ricker, is an AP Scholar, an RIT Medal Award recipient, and a Silver Key Award and Honorable Mention recipient in the Scholastic Arts competition. She is a member of National Honor Society and KHS’s Model State Youth in Government program. A three-year member of the varsity field hockey team, Stephanie also ran track for two years. Stephanie will attend University of Southern Maine, where she will major in environmental science with a double minor in art and in mathematics.

Sydney Campbell Sydney, of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Stephanie Seiders. She

stage managed the past five KHS musicals, and participated in mock trial, youth in government, captain’s club and student senate. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and is an AP Scholar, and received the Wellesley Book Award. She will attend Colby College in the fall, and plans to study government.

Amy Eckland Amy, of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Jean and Kevin Eckland and is the valedictorian of her class. Amy is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Finalist, a recipient of the Yale Book Award, and a member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in model state, math team and captain’s club. Riding is Amy’s passion. She has volunteered at the Joydale Morgan Farm and at Carlisle Academy throughout high school. Amy will be attending Northwestern University to study the biological sciences.

Olivia Ferrick Olivia, of Kennebunk, the daughter of Sean and Cathy Ferrick, was the recipient of the Brandeis University Book Award. She is a member of National Honor Society and a captain of the cross-country team. Olivia is a co-leader of the clubs peer helpers and girl talk, is a student council officer, and participated in Model State and Model UN. In the fall, she will attend College of the Holy Cross.

Ashley Kayser

Ashley, of Kennebunk, daughter of Manuela LorenziKayser and Steve Kayser, has been on the math, cross-country, and swim teams, and French club. An AP Scholar, she is a recipient of the Rensselaer Medal Award for math and science. Ashley will enter the University of Maine honors program, where she plans to major in environmental science.

Shae Kingston Shae, of Kennebunkport, is the daughter of Jeni and Steve Kingston. She is a member of the KHS chamber choir, captain’s club, National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Shae served on the Class of 2016 executive council for all four years of high school, and participated in numerous theater productions. She was the 2016 MPA Principal’s Award recipient, and will be attending Columbia University.

Kristen Koch Kristen, of Kennebunkport, is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Koch. Her involvement at Kennebunk High School over the past four years has included participation in varsity field hockey, varsity

lacrosse, Model State, National Honor Society, Peer Helpers and various other activities. She will be attending Elon University next year majoring in strategic communications and marketing. Kristen would like to congratulate her fellow graduates and wish them all the best in their future pursuits.

Joelle Krause Joelle, of Kennebunkport, daughter of Kathleen and Jonathan Krause, is a four-year member of the varsity soccer team and outdoor track and field team, serving as a captain of both teams in her senior year. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a STEM Certificate Scholar. and has received the Society of Women in Engineering Award. Joelle will be attending Clark University in the fall, majoring in business and management.

Marshall Lowery Marshall, of Arundel, is the daughter of Jamie and Leia Lowery. She was captain of the KHS and NYCY swim teams, participated in chamber choir, math team and captain’s club, and is in both National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She was also honored as a USA Swimming Academic All-American. Marshall is an AP Scholar, and will attend Bowdoin

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Lauren Ludwig Lauren, of Kennebunk, daughter of Phil and Joan Ludwig, has been involved with debate team and math team. She was selected and attended the Institute for Quantum Cryptography Program at University of Waterloo and Yale University’s Young Global Scholars Program for politics/law. She studied classical piano and played the flute in band. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Lauren will take a gap year before attending college to study biology/pre-med.

Mia Noble Mia, of Arundel, daughter of Kraig and Amy Noble, is a member of the National Honor Society, captain’s club and track. She participated in the Maine Irish Children’s Program, Model State, soccer and yearbook, and volunteered at the Bunker. She received the RIT Computing Medal Award. Mia plans to attend Elon University in North Carolina.

William O’Neil William, of Kennebunk, son of Jennifer and John O’Neil and brother of Lucy O’Neil, is the class

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 salutatorian. He is a four-year member of the ice hockey team, math team and wind ensemble. William was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award, AP State Scholar and AP National Scholar awards, as well as the Hobey Baker Character Award. William also is a member or the National Honor Society and TriM Music Honor Society. He will attend Tufts University to study biochemistry and environmental science.

Carlton Robie Carlton, of Kennebunk, is the son of Glenn Robie and Beth Simpson-Robie. He is an Interna-tional Bac-calaureate diploma student, a member of the National Honor Society, and an elected member of the Class of 2016 executive council. Carlton’s activities include peer helpers, student council, two KHS winter musical productions and marshal for the Class of 2015. A three-sport athlete for all four years, Carlton was one of the captains of the football team and a captain of the track team both junior and senior years. He particularly enjoyed being a partner on KHS’ first unified basketball team. His special recognitions include a Campbell Football All-Conference Super Award, a Western Maine Conference Citizenship award, and a Scholar Athlete award from the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation. Carlton cochaired the WGME School Spirit Challenge for the Good Shepherd Food Bank at KHS. He plans to study business administration and kinesiology/sports studies in the honors program at the University of New Hampshire.

Kyra Schwartzman Kyra, of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Joe and Edie Schwartzman. An Interna-tional Bac-calaureate Diploma candidate, three-time All-Conference player, US Lacrosse Academic

class of 2016 All American, SMAA and WMC Academic All Conference and Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award recipient, Kyra is a four-year starter and captain on the lacrosse and soccer teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, peer helpers, unified basketball team and the girl talk program. Kyra will attend Merrimack College to play lacrosse and participate in the honors program, majoring in athletic training.

Julia Towne Julia, of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Michelle and William Towne. She played varsity volleyball and softball, and was volleyball captain her senior year. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the captain’s club at KHS. Julia received the Smith Book Award during her junior year, and is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. She will attend the University of Maine and major in bioengineering with a focus toward biomedical engineering.

Isaac Vaccaro Isaac, son of Leslie Vaccaro and Kristin Clark, of Kennebunk, plans to attend the Honors College at University of Maine with a Flagship Scholarship. Isaac will be a math major, planning to continue

Kennebunk High School Class of 2016 Michael J. Adams, Eric A. Aiken, Issak B. Allaire-MacDonald, Courtney L. Ames, Steven R. Anastas, Jillian R. Antonelli, Logan V. Aromando, Jasmine-Lee K. Askew, Mark W. Auld Jr., Schuyler P. Aylward-Frank, Stephanie H. Ayotte, Alec T. Barry, Gavin A. Baumler, Ameliagh O. Beaudette, Boden T. Beveridge, Jacob H. Bickford, Travon L. Bradford, Emily J. Brown, Donald R. Bryant III, Riley L. BurrowsBrown, Jennifer D. Bush, Nicholas G. Buzzell, Collin N. Campbell, Sydney E. Campbell, Elizabeth A. Carroll, Harley J. Carruthers, Katherine C. G. Charlton, Ryan C. Chiasson, Meira G. Clark, Mikayla E. Cloutier, Malori P. Cole, Dana E. Comeau, Brendan H. Comegys, Erykah K. Condon, Donovan J. Connor, Joseph G. Corbett, Ryan M. Coughlan, Matthew A. Cressey, Rosemary C. Crimp, Anthony R. Dan II, Abigail D. Davis, Lucas R. Deely, Brianna M. Desmarais, Autumn N. Desrosiers, Lauren I. DeWittt, Philip A. Durrell, Amy E. Eckland, Mary R. Farmer, Olivia G. Ferrick, Acadia B. French, Patrick J. Gassman, Jonah G. Gauthier, Mackenzie K. Gordon, Miranda L. Gould, Patrick R. Grady, Brittany T. Guillemette, Christopher D. Hannon, Fiona L. Harms, Gabriella P. Harrison, Kendrick W. Holbrook, Madison L. Hornbeck, Noah B. Hyde, John R. Jarowicz, Matthew K. Jones, Chloe M. Kapantais, Ashley M. Kayser, Colleen G. Keegan, Conner X. M. Keithley, Shae C. Kingston, Kristen R. Koch, Zander M. D. Kosmala, Joelle A. Krause Gabrielle B. Krutuleski Isabella E. M. Kudas Jenna R. Kuun, Jesse J. Lacasse, Nathan C. LaPointe, Gabriella A. Lapone, Alexander R. Larrabee, Tam Huu Le, Max B. Lee, Darren M.

there until earning his master’s degree. He hopes to be greatly involved in the music community in Orono. While at KHS, Isaac was in the chamber choir, band and jazz band. He is a member of the student executive council, the National Honor Society and math team, and received the Williams College Book Award. Isaac competed in the two mile and pole vault for the track team and was captain of the cross-country team.



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The soon-to-be graduates of Kennebunk High School enter the school's stadium. BRAD SPIEGEL PHOTO

KHS grads enter next phase with pride By BRAD SPIEGEL Special to Journal Tribune KENNEBUNK — The theme for the 167 seniors who graduated from Kennebunk High School Sunday afternoon was that no matter what

is in store for them in the future, it will be much different than their past four years on Fletcher Street. Whether it is college, a trade or a gap year, the “bubble that is Kennebunk High School,” as val-

edictorian Amy Eckland dubbed it, will no longer protect them. But, as salutatorian William O’Neil pointed out, those who were seated at KHS Stadium during the blustery, sunny day will be wellprepared. “Our class is extremely diverse,” he said. “We have a unique perspective that will allow us to solve the complex problems (we will face).” O’Neil noted that the 141st graduating class will move on to a wide array of distinguished schools across the country, and that there are 11 International Baccalaureate candidates – the most in the school’s history. Eckland warned her peers that any accomplishments achieved up to this point will not matter in the next chapter in their lives – but also reminded them that they have

KHS Scholarships and Awards

Arundel Fire & Rescue Scholarship –Joseph Corbett; Arundel Masonic Lodge #76 AF & AM Scholarships – Sydney Campbell, Christopher Hannon, Marshall Lowery and Ezekiel Wilson; Belle Thompson Pelletier Scholarship – William O’Neil; Biddeford Savings Bank Scholarship – Alec Barry; Booth Chick Scholarship/Arundel Masonic Lodge #76 Scholarship – Alexander Larrabee; Catherine J. Davis Memorial Scholarship – Benjamin Nunan; Charles M. Nedeau Scholarship – Joseph Corbett; Christopher J. Hussey Memorial Scholarship – Rosemary Crimp; Col. Donald F. Perkins Memorial Scholarship – James Ross; Community Harvest Scholarships – Mackenzie Gordon and Monica Powers; David Alton Clark Memorial Scholarship – Isaac Vaccaro; David Shields, Sr. Good Citizen Awards – Schuyler Aylward-Frank, Jasmine Askew, Dana Comeau, Hunter Smith, Courtney Ames, Donald Bryant, Liam Nelligan and Evan Warren; The Dennis Bodwell-Consolidated School Window Tinting Now Available

Scholarship –Mackenzie Lewia; Donald & Theresa Wentworth Scholarships – Steven Anastas, Alec Barry, Travon Bradford, Sydney Campbell, Donovan Connor, Brianna Desmarais, Chloe Kapantais, Ashley Kayser, Colleen Keegan, Zander Kosmala, Jesse Lacasse, Shannon O’Toole, Kathryn Ross and Matthew Whalen; Early College for Maine Scholarships – Conner Keithley, Gabrielle Krutuleski, Haley Morais, Dakota Rynne; Esther B. Card Scholarship – Eric Aiken; Fredrick W. “Rick” Griffin Scholarship – Olivia Sandford; Friends of York Hospital Scholarship – Ryan Chiasson; Gail Lincoln Memorial Scholarship – Gabrielle White; Garrett Pillsbury Plumbing & Heating Scholarship – Cooper Mowry; Gordon Robinson Memorial Art Scholarship – Katherine Charlton; Gorham Savings Bank Scholarship – Patrick Grady; Hancock Lumber Company Scholarship – Ryan Chiasson; Jacob Gould Memorial Scholarship – Jasmine Askew; James Drown Memorial Scholarship – Benjamin Walker-Dubay; Jane Nelson Berdeen Scholarship – Nathan LaPointe,

Kyra Schwartzman, and Julia Towne; Jared Berube Memorial Scholarship – Joseph Corbett; Jessica Ann Wheeler Memorial Scholarship – Christopher Hannon; Joanne Wrba Memorial Nursing Scholarship – Erin Snow; Joseph T. and Marion E. Cole Scholarship – Jenna Kuun; June Little Record Scholarship – Olivia Ferrick; Kate Eaton Memorial Scholarship – James Ross; Katie A. Carboni Memorial Scholarship – Stephanie Ayotte; Kennebunk Community Scholarships – Issak Allaire-MacDonald, Shae Kingston, Charles Miller, Molly Parent, Ameliagh Beaudette, Kristen Koch, Emma Noble, Carly Sandler, Elizabeth Carroll, Joelle Krause, William O’Neil and Cara Small; Kennebunk High School Class of 1965 Scholarship – Tristan Sandoval; Kennebunk High School Class of 1966 Scholarship – Julia Towne and Isaac Vaccaro; Kennebunk High School Faculty Scholarship – Olivia Ferrick; Kennebunk High School Industrial Technology Education Program Scholarship – Jacob Bickford, Alexander Larrabee, Cooper Mowry and Benjamin Nunan;

been prepared to take on almost anything. “No matter where you go from here … I guarantee there will be something you are not prepared for,” she said. “But we all have accomplishments, whether we’ve been recognized or not.” Michael Laverriere, a guidance counselor at KHS who was chosen by the class to give the faculty address, asked the graduates to remember to be positive, respectful and kind. When they are faced with a life dilemma, they should think before acting, he added. “The one freedom in life you have control over is the freedom to choose how you respond,” he said. He ended by quoting Mahatma Gandhi: “Your life is your message.” Kennebunk High School Student Council Scholarship – Meira Clark; Kennebunk High School Visual & Performing Arts Scholarships – Rosemary Crimp, Lucas Deely, Shae Kingston and Benjamin Walker-Dubay; Kennebunk Portside Rotary Scholarships – Amy Eckland and Zachary MacKinnon; Kennebunk Rotary Scholarships – Eric Aiken, Ryan Chiasson, Olivia Ferrick, Benjamin Nunan, Logan Aromando, Donovan Connor, Patrick Grady, Carlton Robie, Stephanie Ayotte, Joseph Corbett, Mackenzie Lewia, Kyra Schwartzman, Jacob Bickford, Rosemary Crimp, Stephanie Macisso and Victoria Sweet; Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship – Amy Eckland; Kennebunk, Arundel & Kennebunkport Education Association Scholarship – Stephanie Sullivan; KennebunkKennebunkport Alumni Association Scholarships – Jacob Bickford, Noah Hyde, Sebastian Madore, Alexander Sullivan, Meira Clark, Mackenzie Lewia, Benjamin Nunan, Julia Towne, Autumn Desrosiers, Zachary MacKinnon, Olivia Sandford, Benjamin Walker-Dubay and Thomas Wildes; KennebunkKennebunkport-Arundel Chamber

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Biddeford High School Class of 2016

Dana Abdulhay, Hanna-Leigh Adams, Christopher Allen, Joseph Anders, Chelsea Audet, Elizabeth Audie, Alyssa Averill, Mariah Babine, Bryce Bedard, Christopher Bell, Justin Bennett, Georges Bigeni, Angela Bisson, Alyssa Blais, Kaylee Blanchard, Jacob Boissonnault, Cara Boisvert, Amber Boucher, Michael Boucher, Dillon Boutin, Haley Boutin, Cody Brackett, Autumn Brophy, Jade Burnham, Kyle Cabral, Alexa Cadorette, Madison Cantara, Michael Cantara, Spencer Cantara, Crystine Chaloult, Dylan Chaloult, Dominique Chantigny, Austin Chretien, Hayley Chute, Desiree Coleman, Abigail Cook, Kerry Crepeau, Brandon Day, Corey Day, Keith Day, Alexandra Demeule, Brandon Dion, Makayla Dion-Bernier, Walker Donovan, Clancy Doyle, Evan Dube, Blake Dubois, Emily Dubois, Samantha DuBois, Tabitha Dunton, Kirsten Durfee, Noah Dussault, Joshua Dutremble, Dwayne Dyer III, Andrew Escobedo, Elizabeth Felt, Peyton Foley, Kieyana FrancisJulian, David Gagnon, Nathanial Gagnon, Casandra Garnett, John Gilliam, Sarah Gilpatric, Cassidy Gonneville, Kaitlyn Gonneville, Skye Gosselin, Luke Gouldsbrough, Thomas Green, Mikayla Guay, Natalie Hatch, Zachary Heffernan, Breeana Hole, Andrew Howe, Sierra Howe, Melissa Huot, Tristan Huot, Phillip Huoth, Katrina Hussey, Peyton Janelle, Tyler Janelle, Dustin Johnson, Trevor Jordan, Shania Junkins, Alexander Keely, Takota Kespert, Kyle Kraus, Lamia LaFlamme, Devin Lambert, Taylor Lambert, Suzette Lamoureux, Christopher Lantagne, Jesse Lapierre, Vanessa LaRoche, Joshua Laverriere, Willium Laverriere, Alexis Lavigne, Joshua LeBlond, Kirsten Lebreux, Jessica Letellier, Ryan Linteau, Thomas Little, Brian Livermore, Jeremy Lugiano, Adrianna Lund, Eric Marcotte, Danielle Martin, Erin Martin, Frank Mason, Brianna McArthur, Camryn McKeown, Patrick Michaud, Xachariah Middleton, Alexander Millett, Jocelyn Moody, Kaytlin Morin, Johnathan Nadeau, Benjamin


Co-salutatorians Charlotte St. Louis (left) and Nicole St. Louis (right) stand with Valedictorian Kirsten Lebreux before Biddeford High School’s graduation.

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BHS graduates define their own success

By ALAN BENNETT Staff Writer BIDDEFORD — No, it’s not Halloween. But on a cool Friday night, Waterhouse Field was a sea of black and orange as parents, current and former students and members of the public gathered Friday night to watch Biddeford High School graduate 181 seniors in the Class of 2016. “I’m most excited to share this last moment with our class. It’s our last memory together,” Charlotte St. Louis, co-salutatorian, said before marching onto the field with her sister, Nicole, who is also co-salutatorian. “I’m excited to see what everybody does in the future. I know some people are really going far and it’ll be interesting to see what everybody does with that,” Nicole St. Louis said. Senior Class President AnnaMarie Seiler welcomed the crowd by charging graduates to take chances and accept life’s challenges with strong will. “Know your fear, but don’t let it stop you,” Seiler said, as she admitted to her own nerves speaking in front of the crowd. “I’m afraid, you’re afraid, we’re all afraid, but that’s the point. Live anyway.” Living life to its fullest was a prominent Nelson, Carson Neumann, Alika Nicolas, David Norris, Connor Oliver, Elizabeth Oliver, Matthew Olson, Molly Palmer, Gatouch Pan, Olivia Paquette, Megan Pelletier, Nicholas Peloquin, Christopher Perkins, Nicholas Phillips, Benjamin J. Plante, Benjamin S. Plante, Joshua Poirier,

theme of this year’s graduation, as was a strong focus on personal success – the definition of which the speakers let graduates determine for themselves. “The only success we need is the success we define for ourselves,” said Student Council President Taylor Turgeon, addressing the crowd. Turgeon, who will be studying broadcast journalism at Elon University in the fall, also encouraged graduates to accept their failures. “Don’t dwell on your failures,” Turgeon said. “Grow from them.” Ruth Shaw, a science teacher at BHS, was selected by students as the commencement speaker, and offered words of encouragement for the graduates. Shaw spoke of overcoming adversity and remembering one’s roots, and shared fond memories from her time with the Class of 2016. “Remember high school. It’s the time you think you know it all but you don’t,” Shaw said, speaking to graduates about new beginnings. Shaw called on graduates to not take their friends and families for granted, and to always be kind, trustworthy and proud. “Will you like what you see when the reflection of your past looks back at you and your

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life’s legacy?” Shaw asked of the graduates. “You have to want to succeed, and be proud of who you are … you are the world’s gift. Share you with the world.” “Always stay true to yourself … do not let anyone define you,” Valedictorian Kirsten Lebreux said. “Embrace each opportunity with an eager, hopeful mind. Let yourselves lead a trail others will be proud to follow.” BHS Principal Jeremie Sirois closed the ceremony by saying the Class of 2016 has left its mark on the school and the city of Biddeford, and said the school is beginning to realize its full potential. “Coming to BHS was the greatest professional decision of my life. We may not get the accolades of others, but I believe we are well on our way,” Sirois said, also saying graduates should be proud of where they’re from. “I wish everyone the best of luck with whatever they’re doing,” Trevor Jordan, who will study mechanical engineering at the University of Maine next year, said of his classmates. “A lot of us worked really hard to get where we are right now.” — Staff Writer Alan Bennett can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 329 or

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Biddeford High School has 11 top scholars in Class of 2016 Kirsten Lebreux Kirsten, valedictorian of her class, summa cum Laude, is the daughter of Alan Lebreux and Karen Ruel of Biddeford. Kirsten received the 2016 MPA Principal’s Award and 2015 Princeton Book Award. During her four years at Biddeford High School, Kirsten served as student representative on the Biddeford School Committee, treasurer of student council, vice president of the Rotary Interact Club, member of National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, BHS Kickoff mentor and student member of the BHS Leadership NEASC committee. Kirsten was a four-year varsity athlete, participating in cheering, indoor track and softball, also earning recognition on SMAA AllAcademic teams, All-Conference

team, Coaches Awards and the Golden Tiger Award. She is a senior captain of her softball team, and a 2014 State and New England cheerleading champion. In the fall, Kirsten will be attending Bentley University, where she will major in accounting.

the University of New England Book Award in 2015. Throughout her years in school she was a dedicated dancer, dancing for nine years at Dance House Productions in Biddeford. In the fall, Charlotte will be attending University of New England, and she plans to study pharmacy.

Charlotte St. Louis

Nicole St. Louis

Charlotte, co-salutatorian of her class, summa cum laude, is the daughter of Jamie and Lisa St. Louis of Biddeford. She was involved in numerous activities throughout high school including National Honor Society, the Kickoff Freshmen Mentor program and Interact Club, of which she was president her senior year. She also spent many hours volunteering with the Heart of Biddeford during her early years of high school. She was the recipient of

Nicole, cosalutatorian of her class, summa cum laude, is the daughter of Jamie and Lisa St. Louis of Biddeford. Throughout her four years at Biddeford High School, she was involved in many activities including the Interact Club, and was also an active member of the National Honor Society. Along with these activities, she also participated in the mentoring program for incoming freshmen. During her earlier years of high school, she was a vol-

unteer for the Heart of Biddeford, and was also the recipient of the Bentley University Book Award. Outside of school, she participated in dance classes at Dance House Productions in Biddeford, where she danced for nine years. In the fall, she will be attending the University of New England to study pharmacy.

Jacob Boissonnault Jacob, magna cum laude, is the son of Gerard and Tina Boissonnault of Biddeford. During his four years at Biddeford High School, Jacob has participated in Model United Nations, National Honor Society, and cross-country and indoor, outdoor track. He was part of the 2015 Biddeford cross-country team that qualified for the state meet. In the fall, Jacob will be attending St. Joseph’s College of Maine, where

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he will major in chemistry and run cross-country, indoor and outdoor track.

Mikayla Guay Mikayla, cum laude, is the daughter of Darlene Gregoire and Dana Guay. Throughout her four years at BHS, Mikayla has participated in Student Council, Interact, National Technical Honor Society and dance. She was elected the president of both the National Honor Society and the Student Leadership Council. She was also named the DAR Good Citizen of BHS. In the fall, she will attend Suffolk University where she will study radiation therapy and oncology.

Peyton Janelle Peyton, magna cum laude, is the daughter of Robert and Cheryl Janelle of Biddeford. During her years at BHS, Peyton has served as the vice president of the student council and has been actively involved in the KO Mentoring Program, Interact, and National Honor Society, and served as a student representative for NEASC. Peyton was also selected to be a recipient of the 2016 SMAA Good Citizenship Award for BHS. She played varsity soccer all four years, and was named all conference. Peyton competed in varsity cheering for the Tigers claiming a regional, state and New England title in 2014. She also earned All Conference in cheering. Peyton played varsity lacrosse, ran indoor and outdoor track, and also played tennis throughout her years at BHS. She earned All Academic in all three sport seasons her senior year. An avid soccer player, Peyton played premiere level during her high school years, and earned

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 an NEP state title in 2015. This fall, Peyton will be attending the University of New England, where she will major in dental hygiene and play for the Nor’easters women’s soccer team.

Carson Neumann Carson, magna cum laude, is the son of Joan and Casey Neumann. Throughout his high school career, he has participated in many activities that connected him to Biddeford High School and the community surrounding it. He is the vice president of his class, as well as the secretary of Interact. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, freshman mentoring, and serves as a tutor for all subjects within the school. He is a three-sport athlete participating in football, indoor and outdoor track and field. During his senior seasons, he was the captain of the track team. In the fall, Carson will be attending the University of Maine, majoring in civil and environmental engineering.

Benjamin S. Plante Benjamin is the son of Steven and April Plante of Biddeford. During his years at Biddeford High School, Ben has been a runner and captain of the cross country and track teams. Ben participated in National Honor Society, Interact Club, and has taken several advanced placement courses. He has been awarded All Academic status and the Tiger Pride character award. He will be attending Saint Joseph’s College in the fall, and will be majoring in finance while continuing to run cross country and track.

AnnaMarie Seiler AnnaMarie is the daughter of Andrew and Kelly Seiler of Biddeford. During her four years at Biddeford High School,

class of 2016 AnnaMarie participated in student council, National Honor Society, year-round soccer, mentoring and tutoring, and was the president of her class. As the captain of her premiere soccer team, she also volunteered often at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland. She made the All-Academic team senior year for soccer, as well as all-conference honorable mention her sophomore year as the starting varsity goalkeeper. In the fall, AnnaMarie will be attending Mount Ida College, where she will major in psychology with a minor in education.

Taylor Turgeon Taylor, magna cum laude, is the daughter of Jeff and Tina Turgeon of Biddeford. During her time at Biddeford High School, she participated in varsity field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse for all four years, and was voted team captain for all three sports her senior year. She broke the BHS all-time assist record in field hockey, and now holds the record for all-time goals and all-time assists in lacrosse. Taylor was also a representative on student council her freshman and sophomore years, and was voted president-at-large as a junior and student body president as a senior. She was an editor of the yearbook, a staff writer for the school newspaper, a kickoff mentor for freshmen, a junior volunteer for Southern Maine Health Care and a National Honor Society

inductee. In the fall, Taylor will be attending Elon University to study communications.

Charlotte White Charlotte, magna cum laude, is the daughter of Jay and Brenda White of Biddeford. Throughout

her four years at Biddeford High School, Charlotte has participated in Interact, student council, National Honor Society, kickoff mentoring, field hockey, basketball and softball. She has maintained a GPA of 4.0 or higher over the course of her four years at BHS. In the fall, Charlotte will

major in pre-med at Penn State University, pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant.

BHS Scholarships and Awards

Aguiar Family Memorial Scholarship – Calvin Poissant; Al Brunelle Scholarship – Phoiphailin Young and Lucas Rhoy; American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship – Dana Abdulhay; AMVETS Post 1 Scholarship – Erin Martin and Taylor Turgeon; AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #1 Scholarship – Emily Dubois, Alyssa Blais, Elizabeth Audie, Madison Cantara and Abigail Cook; Angela Pelletier Memorial Scholarship – Charlotte White; BHS Trust Fund Burnham Brooks Crowley Scholarship – Joseph Anders; BHS Trust Fund Harold Yeaton Scholarship – Breeana Hole; BHS Trust Fund Maude Trott Trust Scholarship – Cara Boisvert; BHS Trust Fund Ralph Perreault Scholarship – Megan Pelletier and Hayley Chute; Biddeford Administrators Association Scholarship – Peyton Janelle and Mikayla Guay; Biddeford Athletic Association Scholarship – Alexander Millett and Jocelyn Moody; Biddeford Band Boosters Scholarship – Vanessa LaRoche and Hanna-Leigh Adams; Biddeford High School Alumni Scholarship – Lamia LaFlamme and Zachary Heffernan; Biddeford Music Boosters Scholarship – Preston Wood; Biddeford Police Association Scholarship – Alika Nicolas; Biddeford Pool Community/Joan Beaudry Scholarship – Makayla Dion-Bernier, Tabitha Dunton, Dominique Chantigny and Suzette Lamoureux; Biddeford Savings Bank Scholarship – Benjamin S. Plante; Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry Memorial – Dana Abdulhay and Dwayne Dyer; Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club Scholarship – Carson Neumann; Biddeford Teacher’s Association Scholarship – Makayla Dion-Bernier; Biddeford Youth Lacrosse/Howdy Marshall Memorial Scholarship – Luke Gouldsbrough and Camryn McKeown; Brent Machado Memorial Scholarship – Shayne Welch; Campbell Conference Football Scholarship – Joshua Dutremble; Charles M. Belisle MD Scholarship – Mikayla Guay; Charles Osbon Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Michael

Reissfelder; Class of 2014 Scholarship – Melissa Huot; Don Collard Scholarship – Jeremy Lugiano; Early College for ME Scholarship – Elizabeth Felt, Breeana Hole, Joshua Leblond, Madison Strom and Dana Abudlhay; Ellen R. Authier Scholarship – Andrew Howe; Francis Spencer Memorial Scholarship – Lily Williams; Gerald M. Belisle Scholarship – Katrina Hussey; Guy Boucher Memorial Scholarship – Alexander Keely, Jamie Santos; Hayes Family Memorial Scholarship – Willium Laverriere; Jeff Colasanti Memorial Scholarship – Jacob Boissonnault; Joel A. Potvin Memorial Scholarship – Morgan Potvin; John C. Duranceau Memorial Scholarship – Natalie Hatch; Joseph Meehan Memorial Scholarship – Alexander Millett; Kennebunk Savings Bank Scholarship – Charlotte St. Louis and Nicole St. Louis; Linda Hennebury Scholarship – Kirsten Lebreux; MELMAC Scholarship – Carson Neumann; Michael Hanna Memorial Scholarship – Erin Martin; Mike Landry Memorial Scholarship –Codie Ramos; Mitchell Scholarship – Taylor Turgeon; Morris Family Scholarship – Taylor Turgeon; Order OF AHEPA Chapter 252 Scholarship – Erin Martin; Peter Underwood Memorial Scholarship – Patrick Michaud; Rochelle V. Gagnon Scholarship – Kieyana Francis-Julian; Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Scholarship – Kirsten Lebreux; Saco Lodge #2 100F Scholarship – Owen Williams and Jessica Letellier; St. Louis Alumni Association Scholarship – Joshua Dutremble, Kirsten Lebreux, Lily Williams and Makayla Dion-Bernier; Tasha McLain Memorial Scholarship – Vanessa LaRoche; Thomas College Dirigo Scholarship – Walker Donovan; Thursday’s Club Scholarship – Charlotte White and Anna Marie Seiler; Tiger Pride Scholarship – Jocelyn Moody; Tom Winston Memorial Tri-City Scholarship – Jason Vadnais; York County Council of Realtors Scholarship – Kirsten Lebreux. Congrats to the Class of 2016!

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Massabesic High School announces top 10 percent of Class of 2016 Emily Wasina

Emily Wasina, the valedictorian of the Class of 2016, is the daughter of Richard and Kelly Wasina of Waterboro. She participated in cross country and outdoor track for four years during high school and was named captain of the outdoor track team her senior year. During her freshman and sophomore years, she was also a member of the indoor track team. Emily was selected All Conference for cross-country in her freshman, junior, and senior years and MVP for the last two. Emily is a member of the National Honor Society and the student athletic leadership council. She participated in concert band and volunteered for the Unified Basketball team and at Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports. Other awards include the EB White Award and the DAR Essay contest winner as a sophomore, the Princeton Book Award and Phi Beta Kappa Award her junior year. Her senior year, she was awarded the MPA Principals’ Award. Emily plans to attend the University of New England to pursue a degree in occupational therapy.

Nathan Baert Nathan Baert, salutatorian of the Class of 2016, is the son of Thomas and Deanna Baert of North Waterboro. He participated in basketball and football his first two years of high school and continued to play football through senior year when he was named team captain. Nathan was selected to the SMAA All Academic Team starting his sophomore year and was name Most Improved Player for football his junior year. He received the Defensive MVP Award, second Team All Conference Award and the Coach’s Award his senior year. Nathan participated in the Science Olympiad during his sophomore, junior and senior years and added math team and captains’ council

to his schedule as a senior. In the Science Olympiad, he placed fourth in geologic mapping and received a silver medal in hydrogeology. Nathan is currently working on his Eagle Project for Boy Scout Troop 320. He also has been a coach for a Waterboro Recreation basketball team and has volunteered at Camp Laughing Loon. Nathan’s other academic achievements include various Student of the Month awards, high honor roll for four years, and an AP Scholar Award. He will be attending the University of Maine with a dual major in civil engineering and business management.

Steele MuchemoreAllen Steele MuchemoreAllen, ranked third in the Class of 2016, and the class honor essayist, is the son of Samantha Muchemore-Allen and Scot Allen of West Newfield. During high school, Steele participated in the all academic gifted and talented program. He was also a member of the math team in his junior and senior years. Steele will attend the University of Maine and major in civil engineering.

Sierra Arral Sierra Arral is the daughter of Tammy Macedo of Waterboro. She has been a member of the varsity soccer team and student council during high school. For her first two years, she participated in varsity cheerleading and math team, and her last two years, she was a member of the National Honor Society and was the RSU 57 School Board youth liaison, through which she attended the Maine School Management Association Conference. She has volunteered at the Alfred Apple Festival. Sierra attended the TEDx Conference her freshman year and has assisted with the MHS American Red Cross blood drive each year. She was the student council vice president her senior year, and her junior year, she was the class treasurer and par-

ticipated on the student advisory committee. Sierra played on the varsity lacrosse team her freshmen, sophomore, and junior years, and she received various academic awards for high honors and honors in multiple subjects with highestgrade awards in Spanish III, biology, AP biology, and AP government. Her athletic achievements include being named to the SMAA All Academic Team for varsity cheering, varsity soccer, and varsity lacrosse. She received an award for the National Women’s U.S. Lacrosse High School All Academic Team and was recognized as the Most Valuable Defensive Player her junior year. Sierra has been accepted at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, and will study marketing and economics.

Connor Bourassa Connor Bourassa is the son of Paul Bourassa of Franklin, Massachusetts, and Tracey Bourassa of Lyman. Connor was a member of the culture club for three years and became a member of the civil rights club his senior year. During junior year, Connor was a camp counselor for the Maine Environmental Summer Session for Youth at the University of Maine at Machias and represented Massabesic High School and the State of Maine at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, where he received an Award of Excellence. For four years, he was a volunteer during the summer at Joydale Morgan Farm and during his junior and senior years, he also worked at Shaw’s Supermarket. Connor maintained honor roll throughout high school. His awards include the College of the Atlantic Book award and The Society of the Torch and Laurel Award. Connor will be attending Unity College, and he plans to become a wildlife biologist.

Brandon Bowles Brandon Bowles is the son of Randall and Jennifer Bowles of

North Waterboro. During high school, he has been a member of the math team and has participated in lacrosse and wrestling. He will attend the University of Connecticut to study biochemistry.

Danielle Burbank Danielle Burbank is the daughter of Craig and Shelley Burbank of Limerick. In her freshmen year, Danielle was a member of GSTA and Amnesty International and then participated in NJROTC her sophomore and junior years. During her senior year, she was involved in student government as the class secretary and was part of the yearbook staff. Danielle plans to attend Flagler College in Florida.

Troy Cloutier Troy Cloutier is the son of Erik and Laurie Cloutier of Waterboro. He participated in cross-country and outdoor track all four years of high school and was a member of the indoor track team during his freshmen, sophomore, and senior years. His senior year, he also participated in the Science Olympiad. Troy was on high honor roll for four years and received an academic award in physical education his freshmen year and in English his junior year. He was awarded the Citizenship and Leadership Award his sophomore and junior years. As a sophomore and junior, he received the Coach’s Award for indoor track and was MVP-Honored Student Athlete his senior year. Troy’s future plans are to attend the University of Maine with a major in pre-medicine medical occupations.

Alecia Connolly Alecia Connolly is the daughter of Paul and Patricia

Connolly of Shapleigh. She has been a member of her church youth ministry during high school and was a member of the regional fine arts program for modern dance her freshmen year and for oil painting her sophomore year. As a junior and senior, she became a member of the Catholic Youth Leadership Team through her church and at school was inducted into the National Honor Society. She attended the Sanford Regional Technical Center for digital design. Alecia worked on the high school yearbook her senior year and maintained high honors throughout high school. Other awards include Student of the Month, National Technical Honor Society and the St. Thomas Book Award her junior year. Alecia volunteered at the Shapleigh Community Library and with the Toys for Tots campaign. Alecia plans to attend Mount Ida College in Massachusetts.

Richard Cote III Richard Cote III is the son of Richard Cote Jr. of Waterboro and Tina Cote of Saco. Richard was a varsity member of the crosscountry team and the outdoor and indoor track teams from freshmen through senior year. He earned honor roll grades throughout high school and was inducted into the National Honor Society his senior year. He will be attending Franklin Pierce University in the fall, and he plans to become a doctor of physical therapy. He plans to continue involvement in cross-country and track while in college.

Hannah Duffy Hannah Duffy is the daughter of Martin and Donna Duffy of Waterboro. During high school, through private lessons, she studied piano and violin. Her junior year, she became a member of the Portland Youth Junior Orchestra. As a senior she joined the Portland Youth

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 Symphony Orchestra. Also in the community, Hannah participated in Girl Scouts. She was a member of the lacrosse team, participated in indoor track, and was inducted into the National Honor Society. Hannah plans to attend Loyola University in Maryland.

Faith Hoyle Faith Hoyle is the daughter of Michael and Julie Hoyle of Alfred. She has been a member of the crosscountry team for three years and participated in indoor track for two years. During her sophomore year, Faith spent a semester attending school at the Coastal Studies for Girls program in Freeport. As a junior, Faith was inducted into the National Honor Society and attended Girls State. Faith has also been a member of the Massabesic Outing Club. She will be attending the University of Maine in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture, where she will major in marine science.

Zachary Huff Zachary is the son of Richard and Priscilla Huff of North Waterboro. He participated in outdoor and indoor track and in the indoor and outdoor soccer program. Zachary was named Student of the Month several times during high school, received the SMAA Athletic Award and maintained high honors each year. Zachary attends St. Matthews Church in Limerick, and in the fall he will attend the University of Southern Maine.

Aaron Leach Aaron Leach is the son of James and Valerie Leach of East Waterboro. Aaron was a member of the cross-country team for two years and participated in the Science Olympiad for three years,

class of 2016 earning two silver medals and one bronze medal. At the high school, Aaron participated in jazz band, pep band, and concert band, and in the community, he was a member of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. Through the regional fine arts program, Aaron participated in a jazz improvisation class. Aaron will major in music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, New York.

Justin Leach Justin Leach is the son of James and Valerie Leach of East Waterboro. He played trombone in the Maine All State Band his sophomore year and in the Maine All State Orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Saco River Jazz Ensemble his junior and senior years. Justin also participated in the Science Olympiad for the last three years of high school, and he received a bronze medal for “Dynamic Planet” his sophomore year and a silver medal for “Write it-Do it” his junior year. He was a Maine Boys State delegate his junior year. Justin plans to attend the University of New Hampshire.

Keilly Lynch Keilly Lynch is the daughter of Michael and Deborah Lynch of Lyman. She participated in soccer, indoor track, and lacrosse during high school. She was captain of the soccer team her senior year, received the Coach’s Award for indoor track her sophomore year, and was named as the Thoroughbred Champion in lacrosse her sophomore year and as the Most Improved Player her junior year. Keilly was also selected SMAA All Academic Team for the last three years in all three sports. She was a youth filly lacrosse coach for four years and maintained high honors throughout her high school career. Keilly was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society her last two years of high school. She placed first in the freshmen film festival her freshman year and her

junior year she was a New England Student Leadership Conference delegate and was treasurer for the captain’s council at the high school. In the fall, Keilly will attend the University of Maine Farmington, majoring in elementary education.

Roshelle Morrison Roshelle Morrison is the daughter of George and Rose Morrison of Limerick. She participated in varsity soccer and indoor track as a freshman. Roshelle continued with varsity indoor track and participated in varsity cross-country her sophomore through her senior years, and she was named to the All Conference Second Team for cross-country as a junior. She was a member of the Seacoast United Soccer Club for four years and became captain of the soccer team her senior year. Roshelle maintained high honors throughout high school and received academic awards in honors geometry, honors geographical science, honors precalculus, honors biology, health, creative graphic communications, and Spanish. She was also treasurer of the National Honor Society and was a member of the math team her junior and senior years, winning a math team award her junior year. Roshelle was selected SMAA All Academic Team for all sports during high school and was Most Improved Player for cross-country in her sophomore and junior years. She also received the Max Brooks Reading Award her sophomore year and the Regis College Book Award her junior year. Roshelle volunteered for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, at the Limerick Public Library, at various soccer clinics, at Mary’s Walk, at the Mustang 5K Road Race, and at numerous other events in southern Maine. She will attend Saint Anselm College in the fall. Rochelle will major in biochemistry in preparation for a career in pediatric oncology.

Jane Pettit Jane Pettit is the daughter of Jerry and Jennifer Pettit of Limerick. Jane participated in theater as both

an actor and a director during her time in high school. She joined the Science Olympiad her sophomore year and received a gold medal her junior year and a silver medal her senior year. Jane has been a member of the National Honor Society and president for the MHS civil rights team for two years. Her junior year, she was chosen for the Stonehill College Book Award, and her senior year, she was chosen for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Jane also placed first in the Lions Club Speak Out Contest her freshmen and sophomore years and moved to the state level competition her junior year. In the fall, she will attend the University of Maine at Fort Kent to study biology with a concentration in environmental studies.

Matthew Prokey Matthew Prokey is the son of Donald and Sally Prokey of East Waterboro. During his four years in high school, Matthew played for the golf and basketball teams. Maintaining high honors, he was selected for the All Academic Team and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He joined the student council his junior year and became student council treasurer his senior year. He will be attending the University of New England in the fall, enrolled in the physician’s assistant program.

Margaret Redman Margaret Redman is the daughter of Noell and Dawn Redman. As a sophomore, Margaret played field hockey and lacrosse, and for field hockey, she received the Hustle Award. She was selected for the All Academic Team for lacrosse her sophomore year and for field hockey her junior and senior years. Margaret was also named captain of the field hockey team and to the SMAA All Conference 2nd Team. She was named MVP her last two years of high school. Margaret was also the captain of the outdoor track team and was a Unified Basketball partner. Margaret’s junior year, she received


the Principal’s Character Award, and her senior year, the Julia Clukey Courage Award and the SMAA Citizenship Award. Her junior year, she was inducted into the National Honor Society, and she volunteered in the athletic director’s office during grades 11 and 12. During her junior year, she also volunteered at Alfred Elementary School and for the Alfred Parks and Recreation field hockey program. Margaret will continue her education at Maine Maritime Academy in the fall, majoring in marine transportation operations. She hopes to travel the world as captain of a cargo ship.

Ashley Russell Ashley Russell is the daughter of David and Jennifer Russell of Alfred. Ashley played soccer for her first three years of high school and then became a kindergarten soccer coach for Massabesic United Soccer Club her senior year. Ashley was also a member of both the indoor and outdoor track teams and was named captain for both teams her senior year. During high school, Ashley volunteered at Lakeside Community Church as a nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten assistant. Ashley assisted with the clothing drive for the Massabesic Closet her junior year and is a member of the National Honor Society. As a junior, she received the Massabesic Lions Club Youth Volunteer Award. Ashley would like to teach English in other countries and will pursue a degree in elementary education at the University of Maine.

Madison Russell Madison Russell is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Russell of Waterboro. While in high school, Madison participated in soccer for three years and varsity ice hockey and lacrosse for four years. With the lacrosse team, Madison was part of the Western Maine Class A championship team her freshmen year and the Class A state championship team her sophomore year, when she was awarded the Thoroughbred Award for her team. Junior year, she was • See Massabesic Top Ten Percent, Page 10


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awarded the Iron Horse Award for her efforts on the lacrosse field, and senior year, she was named team captain. For ice hockey, she was chosen for the Sportsmanship Award her sophomore year and was captain her senior year. Madison was SMAA All Academic Team for ice hockey and lacrosse every year of high school and for soccer her sophomore and junior years. She was a filly youth lacrosse coach for four years and was named to the U.S. Lacrosse All Academic Team for the last three. Madison’s role as class president began her sophomore year, and in her junior and senior years, she added student council to her activity list, assuming the role of student council co-secretary her senior year. She also participated in the math team, National Honor Society and culture club. Her other achievements include being a Maine Youth Leadership delegate and a SMAA Student Leadership Summit delegate her sophomore year and the New England Student Leadership Conference delegate her junior year, the same year she was awarded the Williams College Book award. Madison has also been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years and has volunteered at numerous locations in southern Maine. Madison will attend the University of Rhode Island; she plans to pursue a doctorate in pharmacy.

Erica Suttles Erica Suttles is the daughter of Chad Suttles of Lula, Georgia, and Jennifer Whatley of Alfred. Erica has been a member of the student council for four years and became co-secretary her senior year. She also held the position of secretary for the culture club her sophomore and junior years and is the senior class treasurer. She has performed in several theater productions. Erica joined the junior varsity volleyball team her senior year. As a freshman she was a member of the zero waste club, and her sophomore year, she participated in the community bottle and food drive planning committee. Erica volunteered with community organizations ranging from the local food pantry, to the Toys for Tots campaign and the American Red Cross. Erica maintained high honors and was given an academic award for her performance in Spanish, was named Student of the Month, and was inducted into the National Honor Society. Her junior year, she participated in the Massabesic Lion’s Club Speakout Contest, placing second. This year, Erica was crowned homecoming queen. In the fall, she will attend the University of Vermont.

Alexis Emma Abbott, Derrek Xavier Abbott, Kassandra M. Aboud, Devin R. Adams, David R. Alexander, Anthony J. Amabile, Daniel S. Amabile, Sierra Valentine Arral, Matthew Babb, Nathan Taylor Baert, Madison Bantz, Jordan A. Bartlett, Gregory Thomas Bereshny, Jacob D. Bergeron, Kendra Megan Bergeron, Weston K. Bergeron, Nathan Binette II, Hannah Rose Blair, Connor Joshua Bourassa, Katelyn A. Bourque, Brandon T. Bowles, Jacob E. Boyden, Riley Bradeen, Owen Francis Bradley, Jacob T. Braker, Katlyn L. Brown, Lauren Jessie Buhelt, Danielle Marie Burbank, Ryan Everrett Burke, Acadia Valente Byther, Riley Jakob Messer Caldwell, Erika K. Calvert, Gauge T. Cantara, Jack Cavanaugh, Tyler D. Charlton, Elizabeth H. Clock, Troy Richard Cloutier, Kyle Coburn-Grono, Kayla M. Colby, Alecia M. Connolly, Charity Christine Constantine, Emma G. Cost, Richard R. Cote III, Derek James Coulombe, Haleigh M. Couture, MacKenzie Jade Croteau, Alyssa Marie Crowell, Justin R. Crowley, Joshua Steven Daigle, Kailey M. Daigle, Samantha Danis, Adam Richard DeAngelis, Abigail Leigh-Ann DeRosie, Caitlin M. DeWitt, Joseph T. Diaz, Maquila Rita-Marie DiMastrantonio, Summer Chandress Dodge, Brianna A. Drew, Megan J. DuBois, Michelle J. DuBois, Jacob R. Duckworth, Elaine A. Dudley, Hannah Lee Duffy, Jillian Taylor Dunne, Christian Nevin DuPaul, Alexander Cody Dupaul, Maria Eduarda Halabi Dutra, Brandon Dyer, Mariah Kate Etheridge, Jessica May Faber, Morgan C. Farina, Zachary Tyler Faucher, Blake Venduro Foglio, Rachel Theresa

Ford, Caleb Noah Fuschillo, Julia Gallaher, Todd Jacob Gallant, Makayla Garcia, Matthew K. Garland, Taylor Marie Gauer, Thomas Gerry, Danielle Marie Gilbert, Michael A. Gimenez, Samantha Theresa Gonneville, Audrey M. Grant, Dennis Green, Justin Green, Devin Lee Greenlaw, Maxence Guenin, Catherine R. Guillerault, Sarah Annette Guimond, Ryan M. Gullikson, Andrea Rose Hamann, Caleb Scott Harriman, Melysa Leigh Haskell, Christopher S. Hill, Kyle Kenneth Hill, Makayla Hilton, Emily Ann Hodgkins, Matthew James Hodgkins,, Faith Arabella Hoyle, Arlene Elizabeth Huff, Zachary Thomas Huff, Allison Lee Irish, Zachary R. Ivancic, Cody B. Johnstone, Ashley Rose Jones, Sara R. Jordanhazy, Michael A. Kendrick, Kara J. Kenney, Liam Kenney, Morgan L. Labbe, Bailey John LaChapelle, Kendra Laflamme, Christopher Edwin Lancaster, Andrew J. Lanoix, Aaron Nicholas Leach, Justin M. Leach, Elizabeth Anne Leclerc, Jordan Mari Ledger, Calvin B. Lehman, Courtney Lee Lemieux, Jonathan Alexander Lessard, Kyle John Little, Theresa Long, Keilly F. Lynch, Alecia Marie MacLean, Rebecca Claire Malloy, Shane K. Mansfield, Austin Marhak, Erica Lynn Martin, Logan T. Martin, Taylor C. Martin, Phoebe Jean Masse, Robert E. Matthews, Thomas Joseph Mayo, Jr., Kaitlyn Anne McClain-Dunin, Hayden McCracken, Tiffany Joy McCutcheon, Zachary Michael McGrath, Anthony James Mercier, Cheyenne Merrifield, Kenneth Miller, Isabella F. Moody, Alyssa E. Morin, Kristen D. Morneau, Collin Morris, Roshelle Anne-Marie Morrison, Sebastiana Mosher, Steele

E. Muchemore-Allen, Kevin W. Nguyen, Ryan Richard Ernest Noel, Autumn Rachel Nostrom, Gilien Nutting, Neil A. O’Gane, Anya Marie Olsen, Zachary Cole Papapetrou, Lucas O. Paradis, Joseph John Parker, Brynn Elizabeth Allyasa Patenaude, Samuel Lucien Pawlowski, Sydney M. Pepin, Kaila Robin Perrault, Alyssa M. Perreault, Trenton Pettengill, Brittany Elizabeth Pettey, Jane Elizabeth Pettit, Carlos Antonio Philpotts, Alexis Marie Pittfield, Zackary Plante, Sovanmony Kenneth Po, Kristiana Lyn Poland, Benjamin Thomas Poulin, Alexis N. Prescott, Matthew Christopher Prokey, Sabrina Prout, Karina Elizabeth Raymond, Margaret Ann Redman, Dawson L. Renaud, Kyle M. Richard, Brooke M. Roberge, Jered J. Roberge, Alexis Rumney, Ashley Nicole Ammy Russell, Madison Elizabeth Russell, Garredd Alden Sanborn, John Derek Shirk, Addison Taylor Simpson, Rylie P. Smith, Tyus J. Sprague-Ripley, Branden S. St. Laurent, Abigail R. Staples, Taylor Mae Staudenmaier, Cailin Annie Steeves, Lindsay Stevens, Neva Marie Stevens, Cornelius Anthony Stewart, Jr., Erica Lee Suttles, Delia C. Sylvain, Nicole Sylvain, Sarah Elizabeth Szymczak, Hunter R. Tarbox, Andrew James Tibbetts, Joseph Cooper Towns, Hannah Nicole Vallee, Danielle Vigue, Shelby M. Walker, Faith E. Washburn, Emily Morgan Wasina, Hannah A. Waugh, Kelley May Wescott, Rachel Julia Westleigh, Kyle M. Weymouth, Caleb J. Whittemore, Erica O. Williams, Shalleigh Marie Williams, Cody K. Zimmerman, Neal Vara Zunser, Surafel T. Zunser.

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Resilience a theme at MHS graduation 220 students received diplomas at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland at Massabesic's graduation.

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MHS Scholarships and Awards

Devin Adams – Donald J. Dutremble Memorial and Charles & Margaret Buck Memorial; Sierra Arral – Massabesic Lions Club in Memory of John & Beatrice Monteith, RSU 57 Board of Directors, Massabesic High School Student Council, RSU 57 Administrative Team; Nathan Baert – Massabesic Area Youth Football & Cheering, John F. Smith First Amendment Educational Trust; Weston Bergeron – Springvale Knights of Columbus/Springvale Social Club, Howard Constance Bennett Memorial; Connor Bourassa – Massabesic Lions Club Award in the Memory of Malcolm Roberts, RSU 57 Board of Directors; Acadia Byther, New Century Club, Mark Browne Coaches Scholarship, Nancy Collard; Jack Cavanaugh – Acton-Shapleigh Lions; Troy Cloutier – Sheila Ham Memorial; Alecia Connolly – Massabesic Lions Club Award in the Memory of Spero Therianos, Wilma Thyng Memorial, Amy P. Crediford Memorial, Marie Thyng-Goodrich Memorial, Roswell Abbott Family Memorial, Lloyd & Mildred Hooper & Jane Hilton Memorial; Richard Cote – Casey D. Irish, Thomas K. & Carol Benvie; Haleigh Couture – Waterboro Reporter; MacKenzie Croteau – Pine Tree Humane Society; Alyssa Crowell – Casey D. Irish, Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, Ethan Stone, Nina Mary Browne, York County Council of Realtors; Joshua Daigle – Donna S. Powers Memorial, Biddeford Savings Bank; Abigail DeRosie – Lyman-Dayton Lions Club; Hannah Duffy – Gorham Savings Bank, Nina Mary Brown; Jillian Dunne – Donald R. Vermette Memorial; Morgan Farina – Clifford & Bernard K. Holdsworth; Zachary Faucher – Altrusa Int’l Inc. of Sanford/Springvale; Michael Gimenez – Charles & Margaret Buck Memorial, Ethan Stone; Melysa Haskell – The Tyler/Grandmaison MELMAC; Faith Hoyle – Sanford Institution for Savings; Zachary Huff – Etta Collins Memorial; Aaron Leach – Terrance A. Hackett Memorial, David Roberts Memorial Music; Justin Leach – Order of the Eastern Star; Elizabeth Leclerc – Massabesic Lions Award in

Massabesic graduates take ‘ride like no other’

By ALAN BENNETT Staff Writer PORTLAND — The Cross Insurance Arena was packed with friends and family Thursday night, as 220 Massabesic Mustangs – adorned in green and white robes, silken stoles and medallions of various colors – received their diplomas from Massabesic High School. “No matter what your next plans are, you represent opportunity and potential for yourselves, your families, your state and ultimately your nation,” Massabesic High School Principal Christian Elkington said to the Class of 2016 as he welcomed the crowd. “Your education has given each of you multiple opportunities and hope to take advantage of. The staff of MHS believe in your hopes and dreams.” Students could be heard cheering from the halls of the arena before marching to their seats. Many were excited about leaving high school, but took the time to reflect on their years at MHS, saying their experience helped shaped them as they prepare to enter college, the armed forces or the job market. “It’s time, you know, to move on to the next stage of my life,” said Surafel Zunser, a graduating senior who in the fall will be attending Thomas College in Waterville for sports management. “You go on an adventure freshman year to senior year. It’s a big jump. You go through a lot of things you’ve never went through and senior year you realize how much you’ve done. It’s a ride like no other.” Zunser encouraged his classmates to keep moving forward – their class motto – and to not take backward steps as they begin their the Memory of Harry Johnson, Knights of Columbus Council 7078 Reverend Gerald Proulx Memorial, Massabesic High School National Honor Society; Theresa Long – Nancy R. Cortright Memorial; Keilly Lynch – Casey D. Irish, Lyman Elementary PTC, Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, Massabesic Education Association, Massabesic Athletic Boosters, York County Retired Teachers; Phoebe Masse, Kiwanis; Roshelle Morrison – Frances Tufts Memorial, Massabesic High School National Honor Society, Kasprzak Insurance Associates; Steele Muchemore-Allen – Ethan Stone;

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Students take selfies before Massabesic High School’s graduation recently.

journeys post-graduation. “If you keep moving forward, you can only get better,” Zunser said. But there will be challenges moving forward, cautioned Superintendent John Davis, who will be retiring at the end of this school year. “Life does not get easier,” Davis said. “Most people agree it gets harder and more challenging. But being harder does not mean worse. Your generation will have to confront all the issues my generation hasn’t addressed or hasn’t figured out how to address. I believe you are up to the challenge.” Those challenges lead to resilience. That was the theme of Thursday night’s graduation, echoed by two top scholars in the Class of 2016. “We’ve all had lows, whether it be a sports injury, a failed test or a failed relationship. These low points in our journey tell us we are

Autumn Nostrom, Casey D. Irish; Anya Olsen – Limerick Academy & High School; Joseph Parker – Massabesic High School Industrial Technology, Clifford & Bernard K. Holdsworth; Brynn Patenaude – New Century Club; Jane Pettit – Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, Little Ossipee Lake Association, John H. Carroll Memorial; Matthew Prokey – Howard Constance Bennett Memorial; Margaret Redman – American Legion Brown Emmons Post #134, Casey D. Irish, Joseph (Joey) Olszewski Memorial; Dawson Renaud – Massabesic Athletic Boosters; Alexis Rumney – Charles Hicks

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resilient,” Roshelle Morrison, who is graduating fourth in the class, said to the crowd. “We’ve been counting down the days and now we are here, all our paths our crossing one last time before we embark on our next journey.” Valedictorian Emily Wasina told her peers to always think positive, in addition to maintaining character and a strong work ethic. “Positive thinking allows you to see all the possibilities in your life. Choosing to make the best of any situation allows you to build resilience and build character,” Wasina said in her address to the audience. Wasina referenced her younger brother, who has suffered from Lyme disease since he was young and can no longer walk, as an example of someone who does not give up, encouraging her peers to follow his example. “He never gives up, no matter what challenges he faces,” Wasina said of her brother. “Oftentimes we can’t control what happens in life, so whatever you want in your life, have a positive attitude, work hard and maintain good character.” Principal Elkington wished graduates the best, saying their lives will be defined by their good actions and intentions. “You’re going to have naysayers who throughout your life will tell you you’re not good enough. In the end, you have to believe in yourself when others may not,” Elkington said. “Your path will be defined by your character and actions, defining itself more and more each and every day.” — Staff Writer Alan Bennett can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 329.

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Old Orchard Beach High School announces top scholars of 2016 Erik Miles Hogan

Erik, valedictorian of his class, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was president of the Class of 2016. He was vice president of the National Honor Society, and a two-year member. He was the only freshman to win Saco Bay Rotary Student of the Month award. Erik was recipient of the Dartmouth College Book award for most outstanding student and a member of Natural Helpers for two years. He was a five-time First Team All Conference athlete – one-time football, two-time basketball and two-time outdoor track. He was also a seven-time Journal Tribune First Team All Star – three-time Outdoor Track, two-time basketball and two-time football. Erik made the academic team in football and basketball and was a Western Maine Conference Senior All Star basketball game participant. Erik completed more than 70 registered hours of community service. He will be attending Springfield College to major in applied exercise science, where he will play basketball and outdoor track.

Josh Kennie Josh, the salutatorian of his class, is the son of John and Susan Kennie and older brother to Jacob Kennie. Josh received high and highest honors throughout high school, was vice president of the Class of 2016, and was an active member of student council. In his junior year, Josh was inducted into National Honor Society. In October, Josh was named Student of the Month by the Saco Biddeford Rotary Club. Josh plans to return to the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology to finish the electrical technology program and pursue a career in the electrical field.

Mariah I. Bouthiller Mariah Isabella is the daughter of Pierre Jean Paul Bouthiller. An

avid lover of both helping and learning, she has spent her high school years striving to gain as much knowledge as possible, while lending a hand to her peers whenever she could. Mariah was drum major with the marching band, an active member of National Honor Society, Natural Helpers and jazz choir, a volunteer at Loranger Middle School teaching music, and a full time worker outside of school. She plans to attend Minerva Schools in San Francisco to study computational and natural science, and she hopes to become an agricultural engineer.

Kiley Breitenfeld Kiley is the daughter of Tracy Albert and Dale Breitenfeld. She was born in Bartlett, New Hampshire, and moved to Old Orchard Beach for high school. As a freshman, Kiley took part in many activities, including Natural Helpers, Interact Club and softball. By junior year, she helped in the prom committee, was secretary of the student council, and was co-secretary in student government. Kiley was chosen to join the National Honor Society her junior year, and elected president her senior year. Kiley also went to vocational school, where she took part in the CNA/Health Assistant course, and was chosen as student of the month in February. Through that course work, Kiley decided she wanted to be a nurse, and will be majoring in nursing at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Kiley achieved honors all four years, and will be graduating sixth in her class.

Jenny Cobb Jenny is the daughter of Glenn and Peggy Cobb. She was on the field hockey team for four years, and was a captain her senior year. At school, she was a member of

Natural Helpers, Interact, International Club (where she recently traveled to Belize) and the facilities committee. She was also National Honor Society treasurer, student council vice president, and the treasurer of her class. She was enrolled in legal studies at the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, where she was also a member of the leadership council as the secretary and the National Technical Honors Society. In school, she earned high and highest honors throughout the semester, was a recipient of the Bowdoin Book award in 2015, and was on the Western Maine Conference First Team for field hockey. Post graduation, her plan is to attend Southern Maine Community College majoring in criminal justice with a minor in French or German. Jenny’s lifelong goal is to work with federal agencies, expanding her law enforcement career. Out of school, she enjoys working at Hid’n Pines Family Campground and being a part of the Saco Explorers. Jenny enjoys spending weekends with her uncle and grandmother. She has always loved and enjoyed helping people, no matter how small the task, which has helped her in making her decision to go into law enforcement.

Rebekka Joensen Rebekka, daughter of Jonhard and Debbie Joensen and younger sister of Steffan Joensen, was vice president of her class freshman, sophomore and junior year, a member of student council all four years and president her senior year. She was a member and secretary of the National Honors Society, participated in prom committee, Interact Club, Natural Helpers and Spanish club, and was on the soccer and softball teams. Rebekka will be attending Thomas College in the fall with a double major in English and international business.

Nick LaCourse

Nick was involved in class government for all four years, and was president for two. He was in drama club all four years as an actor, and was general manager during his senior year. Nick also played the alto saxophone for the three years he was in the marching band. He was a volunteer for the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, where he participated in more than 100 hours of community service. During his junior year, Nick received the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was also selected to be the student representative to the RSU 23 School Board his senior year. Nick will be attending the University of New Hampshire to major in political science and international affairs.

Zachary Maksut Zachary is the son of John and Mary Maksut and the brother of John Maksut II. Throughout high school, Zachary received high and highest honors. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. Junior year, he was selected as Student of the Month for the Saco Bay Rotary Club and the Biddeford Center of Technology. He played two years of basketball and baseball. In the fall, he plans to attend Southern Maine Community College for electrical engineering technology, and later continue his education at the University of Maine.

Sydney Pettey Sydney will be attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle, majoring in biology with a pre-med focus. Over the four years of high school,

she participated in Interact Club, drama vlub, where she was stage manager for her senior year, and National Honor Society, where she was historian for her senior year. During senior year, she took “Intro to Medical Science” at Biddeford Regional Center of Technology. At BRCOT, she was in the National Technical Honor Society and the student leadership council. Outside of school, she enjoys being with friends and family, helping out in the community and watching Netflix.

Cady Phalen Cady has participated in several activities throughout her high school career. She was an active member of her drama club for three years, including her run as technical manager in her senior year. Cady played one year of tennis, and mentored with eighth graders for a semester, as well as aiding in the middle school library. Next year, Cady will be attending the University of Maine at Farmington to pursue a degree in secondary English education.

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From small community sprouts big dreams OOB High graduates 57 students By TAMMY WELLS Senior Staff Writer OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Small school, big hearts, caring community. Many alluded to all three as 57 Old Orchard Beach High School seniors became graduates on a foggy, drizzly Sunday afternoon. Undercover at the Seaside Pavilion, student speakers spoke of how well they knew each other. They spoke of teachers about to retire, of those who helped them along the way, of parents and grandparents, and the bonds of friendship that tie them all together. With such a small class, it becomes a family, pointed out graduate Jenny Cobb, who introduced the speakers. Before the ceremonies, students gathered together to prepare – to straighten their caps, to decide which way the tassel was supposed to go, to pose for photos and hug and chat. They spoke of nerves and excitement and of their future plans. Brandon Saucier, whose family owns the Ocean Walk Hotel, plans to study hospitality management

at Southern Maine Community College to prepare him for his role in the family business. Grace Letze will study anthropology and sociology at the University of Maine in Farmington; O’Brian Gentley plans to study auto repair; Chenoa Ingham is undecided but drawn to dog grooming; Elizabeth Harlan will take up earth and environmental studies at Unity College. It’s a small school and in the country, Harlan pointed out. “I’m looking forward to it,” she said. Christian Card plans to study early childhood education at Biddeford Center of Technology. Nick Watkins, whose mother Ruth said she is the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate from OOB High, had this to say about graduating Sunday: “Happy.” The Old Orchard Beach High School Chorus sang “Star Spangled Banner.” The high school band played “Home” and “Opening Night on Broadway.” Principal John Suttie touched on a couple of themes, including decision making. “The decisions you make in the

Above: These Old Orchard Beach High School students walked into the Seaside Pavilion as seniors, and emerged as graduates. In all, 57 students earned diplomas. Left: Joseph Anderson shows Erik Hogan a photo on his cell phone – a future memory just before their graduation.

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next six years can affect your life for the next 50 years,” Suttie said. Nicholas LaCourse thanked family, faculty and friends for all they’d done to support the students. “Parents and friends, we love you. From all of us, to all of you, thank you,” he said. Mariah Bouthiller spoke of lessons learned – among them, to be kind to everyone, and that community is everything. “We are family here,” she said. Valedictorian Erik Hogan spoke of hard work, balancing academics and athletics, and being inspired by loved ones along the way. Hogan spoke of a special person in his life: his grandmother, Faith Hogan, who passed away a

few years ago. “She was the spark that ignited my ambitions,” he said. “She was my biggest fan.” Salutatorian Joshua Kennie urged his fellow graduates to set goals in life. And he also spoke about community.

“I am truly proud to say I went to a small school – especially our small school,” he said. — Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or twells@journaltribune. com.

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Old Orchard Beach Class of 2016 Scholarships and Awards

Madison Belanger – Marjorie Saucier–Kerry Scholarship, Old Orchard Beach High School Alumni Fund; Mariah Bouthiller – Idle Sons of Rest Scholarship, Joshua Bolduc Memorial Scholarship, Minerva Scholarship, MELMAC Scholarship and Ralph Perreault Memorial Scholarship; Kiley Breitenfeld – Benjamin R. Grant Memorial Scholarship, Salve Regina Presidential Scholarship, Brandy Butterfield Memorial Scholarship, Old Orchard Beach Boosters Club Award and Ralph Perreault Memorial Scholarship; Clara Cassidy – Donald D. Roy/ Irving “Bud” Hertz Memorial Scholarship, Ola Blood Brownrigg Memorial Scholarship and Old Orchard Beach Fire Fighters Assoc. IAFF Local 2247 Award; Jennifer Cobb – Angelosante Family Memorial Scholarship, Early College for ME scholarship, C. Fayette Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 57 Award, Donald D. Roy/ Irving “Bud” Hertz Memorial Scholarship, Jerome A. LePelletier Memorial Scholarship, Knights of Columbus Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship Program, OOB Alumni Association in Memory of: Elaine Lewis Dupuis, Rick DiFusco Family Scholarship, Robert Gallant Memorial Scholarship and Sandy Seagull Scholarship; Samuel Custeau – OOB Alumni Association in Memory of: Harold Andrews, Campbell Conference Football Scholarship and Ralph Perreault Memorial Scholarship; Nathaniel Doody – David W. Jordan Scholarship Fund, Golf Scholarship, Old Orchard Beach High School Alumni Fund, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Scholarship and Tom Winston Memorial Scholarship; Peyton Feitz – Agnes V. Murphy Memorial Scholarship; Elizabeth Harlan – Atlantic Lodge – IOOF (International Order of Odd

Fellows) Scholarship, Unity Presidential Scholarship, Unity Grant and Mary Meehan Toti Scholarship; Vanessa Hebert – Susan Powers Memorial Scholarship; Zachary Hirst – John McSweeney Memorial Scholarship, Merit Scholarship from St. Joe’s and Sylvio LaCourse Memorial Scholarship; Erik Hogan – National Football Foundation Maine Chapter Grant, Biddeford/Saco Rotary Scholarship, Captain Christopher Cash Memorial Scholarship, Charles A. Greer Memorial Scholarship, Faith “Faye” Hogan Memorial Scholarship, Michael C. Porter Memorial Scholarship, Old Orchard Beach Boosters Club Award and OOB Alumni Association in Memory of: Margaret Geary Grandy; Brian Hurley – Armond “Blackie” Memorial Scholarship and Order of AHEPA Chapter 252; Rebekka Joensen – Order of AHEPA Chapter 252 Award, Frank Barlett Scholarship, Thomas College Grant, Dirigo Award, Summa Cum Laude Scholarship, Thomas College Visit Scholarship, Charles A. Loranger Memorial Scholarship, Old Orchard Beach Ocean Pier Golzbein Family Scholarship, Old Orchard Beach Oceana Student Council Scholarship and Savoy/Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund; Nicholas LaCourse – Charles A. Greer Memorial Scholarship, Directors Scholarship @ Univ. of New Hampshire, Michael G. Schoonjans Memorial Scholarship, OOB Alumni Association in Memory of: E. Emerson Cummings Scholarship and Savoy/Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund; Grace Letze – C. Fayette Staples American Legion Auxiliary Unit 57Award, Jay Bartner Scholarship and William R. Murphy, Jr. & Robert A. Murphy Memorial Scholarship; Zachary Maksut – Blow Vocational Scholarship, Downeast Construction Education Foundation, CTE Student

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Sanford High School announces top 10 of the Class of 2016 Matthew Webber

Matthew, the valedictorian of the Class of 2016, is the son of Steven and Gertraud Webber of Springvale. He was vice-president of his class. Webber plans to attend the University of Maine in Orono in September and major in chemical engineering. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He played soccer and baseball, had been on the swim team for much of his high school career, and was captain of the varsity soccer team. Webber was an assistant coach of Little League, a youth soccer referee and camp counselor, and is a member of the Key Club.

Rebecca Campbell Rebecca, the salutatorian of the Class of 2016, is the daughter of Stephen and Nancy Campbell of Sanford. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club, has been involved in cross country for the past three years, and was captain of the cross country team this year. Campbell has run track for all of her high school career, and has been involved in swimming as a senior. She was a member of the school’s civil rights team, volunteered with Sunday school at Curtis Lake Church, and danced with two local troupes. She plans to study biology at the University of Maine in Orono.

Shannon Alexis Lebel Shannon is the daughter of Stephen Lebel and Susan

Genest, and lives in Springvale. A member of the National Honor Society, she has also been involved with the Mock Trial group, Peer Helpers, Sportsman Club and Key Club during her high school career. Lebel has played field hockey and varsity lacrosse. She was involved with New England Hockeymates field hockey, with the Sister Wish group and a nanny to five children, and volunteered with Southern Maine Health Care. She plans to major in biology and minor in neuroscience with a pre-med track at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

Hannah Rossignol Hannah is the daughter of David and Anna Rossignol of Sanford. She is treasurer of the National Honor Society, has been involved with Key Club in various capacities during her high school years, was a member of the homecoming committee, sportsman’s club, prom committee, Mock Trial, and the Saco Jets baton twirling team and RSVP participant. She has volunteered with numerous organizations, including the Curtis Lake Church community spruce-up project in the church’s nursery at Waban, in blood drives, with Operation Tribute, the Salvation Army kettle drive and more. She plans to study occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire.

Amanda Jane Cole Amanda is the daughter of Paul and Jane Cole of Sanford. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society, and plans to study accounting at York County Community College in Wells. Cole has been a member of the concert band and art club, and was involved with graphic arts. She has had a dual enrollment with YCCC since her sophomore year. Cole was a volunteer with the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk.

Elizabeth J. Helmreich Elizabeth Jeannette is the daughter of Crystal and Alan Helmreich of Sanford. She plans to study political science with a view to pre-law at Wheaten College in Norton, Massachu-setts, where she will play varsity field hockey. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Helmreich played varsity field hockey and varsity lacrosse throughout high school, and was captain of both teams her senior year. She was captain of the Mock Trial team, and was involved with Peer Helpers and chorus. She has volunteered with the Sanford Springvale Youth Athletic Association field hockey program, Head Start and Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford.

Allison Marie L’Heureux Allison is the daughter of Steven and Anne L’Heureux, and lives in Springvale. She is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to study engineering at the University of Maine. She has been a captain of the varsity field hockey team, played basketball, was a member of the varsity swim team, played varsity track and field, and was a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association all academic squad. She was a member of the Maine Elite Field Hockey Club, and was a volunteer summer camp counselor.

Lauren Faye Thompson Lauren is the daughter of Dale and Deanna Thompson of Sanford. A member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, she plans to study biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was captain of the softball team, took part in Skills USA, and was a member of the Key Club, the Robotics Team, student council, the math team and more. Thompson was a cheerleader, played field hockey, took part in Sportsman’s Club, and was involved with the homecoming and prom committees.

Noah Patrick Scarpelli Colin Mark Patterson Noah is the son of John and Steva Scarpelli of Acton. A member of the National Honor Society, Scarpelli plans to study forensic science and chemistry at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. He played basketball and cross country, was class vice president during his freshman year, ran cross country, was a member of the student council, and was a member of the prom and homecoming committees. He played baseball throughout high school and was a member of the swim team. Scarpelli volunteered with Strategies for a Stronger Sanford for four years.

Colin is the son of Mark and Suzanne Patterson of Sanford. He plans to major in bioengineering at the University of Maine in Orono. He ran junior varsity cross country for three years, and varsity cross country his senior year as well as track and field his junior year. Patterson has been involved with Key Club for four years, and with editing its bulletin locally and within the New England and Bermuda district for a couple of years. He was involved with Odyssey of the Mind, the Skills USA Maine project and the related technical math competition, and earned a bronze medal in the competition as a senior and the Maine Statesman Award as a junior, among other awards.

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Sanford High School Class of 2016 Keagan Dante Allaire, Mariah Dawn Anderson, Brittney Elizabeth Armstrong, Mason D. Bacon, Cameron Joseph Bancroft, Cayla Joslyn Beaulieu, David E. Benner, Diagan Bernard, Matthew Logan Bernier, Tyler Michael Bertrand, Madison Bickford, Jeremy D. Bissonnette Jr., Aislin Michaela Bogan, Noah Eugene Boucher, Kristen Grace Bracken, Kyla Helen Bragg, Shawn P. Braley, Morgan Elise Bratcher, Zoe Jane Brewer, Abigail Brown, Brandon Stephen Brown, Kailee Ann Buckley, Hannah Burgess, Tylar R. Burgess, Joseph Louis Charles Burnham, Kayla Sophia Burns, Ronnie R. Butler, Robert David Cabana, Courtney Rebecca Camire, Rebecca Elizabeth Campbell, Danielle Rene Carter, Sara Michelle Champagne, Evan Richard Chapman, Xavier J. Chase, Isaac Chernin, Kendall Coburn, Amanda Jane Cole, Morgan S. Coleman, Kelsey Marie Conley, Mathew R. Coppola, Kobeigh Cote, Wil Robert Cote, Sarah Leannine Cronin, Dakota Curtis, Marcus Richard Daney,

Haley Rae Davis, Kathy Ann Davis, Korey Joseph Deboth, Chelsea Lee Desjardins, Brianna Mechelle M. Doyal, Brenna Faith Dube, Caitlin Dumont, Mitchell Jason Duncan, Danielle Taylor Dunham, Ryleigh Dyer, Tegann Marie Dyer, Brittany Rae Egan, Roger Scott Eckmann, Luke Evan Edgecomb, Lucas Patrick Faessler, Earl Dall, Doris Abigail Farley, Jade Rose Farrell, Nicklas B. Fitzgerald, Rowan John David Fitzgerald, Emily Rose Fromwiller, Frank Thomas Fromwiller, Alexus Wren Fulton, Dylan Gage-Brown, Jacob C. Gagnon, Alejandro Antonio Garcia, Jenna Lynn Garnsey, Makayla Marie Garvin, Steven Thomas Genereux, Pedro J. Gil Jr., Anthony Joseph Gilmore, Sarah Goldthwaite, Devin R. Gouin, Courtney H. Grant, Adam Anthony Griffin, Brinley Jannae Hall, John Patrick Hamel, Noah Edward Hanfelder, Grace Mary Hansen, Zachary William Clarence Hartley, Kelcie-Messiah Hasty, Sky Michelle Lee Hasty, Juana April Hayes, Colton John Hebert, Peter Mickelson Hegarty, Elizabeth

Jeanette Helmreich, Lindsey F. Herzig, Carolyn Marie Higgins, Jacob Thomas Hilton, Joshua Jacob Hilton, Samantha Rush Housman, Lindsey Marie Howes, Alana l. Hupe, Michael Robert Hurst, Valerie H. Huston, Kyle Jeremy Irving, Blaine Anthony Jack, Christopher Daggett Jillson, Katie Helena Johnson, Quentin I. Johnson, Isabelle Taylor Johnston, Jeanette Brooke Jones, Olivia Katherine Kallis, Zachary D. Kang, Ellis W. Ker, Amanda B. Kiernan, Nathaniel S. Kiesman, Dennis Andrew King, Averi Lee Klingensmith, Griffin S. Knapp, Jasmine Alyssa Knight, Mitchell Charles Knight, Alexandra Kruczek, Allison Marie L’heureux, Ryan Brett Larose, Tye Anthony Laviolette, Haris A. Layn, Shannon Alexis Lebel, Daniel Andrew Lederer, Riley J. Legere, Elijah H. Lemay, Skyla Jessica Lipert, Caleb J. Long, Faith Theresa Lord, Cody Erik Mahoney, Kenny Lewis Mahoney, Nicole Main, Matthew Maloney, Cassandra Meagan Mariano, Kayla J. Mccabe, Milton J. Mccabe, Madison l. Mcfarland, Kameron Orlando Mcgill, Madison Violet Mcmeekin, Shawn Russell

Sanford High School Scholarships and Awards

Acton-Shapleigh Lions Scholarship – Morgan Elizabeth Nickerson/ Betty and Bill Alexander Scholarship – Jeanette Brooke Jones, Carina Grace Ryan/Altrusa International Inc. – Ashlyn Plante, Morgan Elizabeth Nickerson/ American Legion Scholarship – Elizabeth Jeanette Helmreich/Annie E. Bailey Scholarship – Noah James Monto/Lucien P. Camire Memorial Scholarship – Anthony Evans Parent/Ryan Canney Scholarship Fund – Olivia Katherine Kallis/ Caron Engineering Future Engineer Scholarship – Uriah Noble/Ina Chalker Memorial Scholarship – Jesse James Scott/Mark Cousens Memorial (football) Scholarship – James M. Roche/Mark Cousens Memorial (wrestling) Scholarship – Steven Thomas Genereux/Digital Design Scholarship – Rowen John David Fitzgerald, Riley J. Legere, Colby Christopher D. Williams/Jamie Dumont Memorial Scholarship – Caitlin Dumont/ Dorothy Dunnells Scholarship – Noah Patrick Scarpelli/Duprez Family Memorial Scholarship – Alexandra Kruczek/Early College for Me Scholarship – Ashleigh Pinkham, Kelcie-Messiah Hasty, Kyle Scott Stimpson, Zachary D. Kang, Zoe Jane Brewer/

Eastern Star Scholarship of Ruth Chapter Springvale – Danielle Taylor Dunham/Ruth M. Emery Scholarship - Rebecca Elizabeth Campbell/Evonik Cyro Scholarship – Matthew S. Webber/Joseph and Lena Ferro Scholarship – Alexandra Kruczek/Edna Folsom Scholarship – Quinn Curtis Severs/James E. Mccambridge and Charlotte McCambridge Frank Mem. Scholarship – Shannon Alexis Lebel/Friends of York Hospital Scholarship – Hannah Marie Rossignol, Shannon Alexis Lebel/Janice Lee Fulmer Memorial Scholarship – Alexandra Kruczek/Thomas M. and Marion W. Goodall Memorial Scholarship – Elizabeth Jeanette Helmreich/ Blanche R. Goodwin Scholarship – Michelle Ouch/Harold S. Goodwin Scholarship – Colin Mark Patterson/Grahamtastic Connection Scholarship – Quinn Curtis Severs/Lucy Watson Hardy and Fred Hardy Memorial Scholarship – Amanda Jane Cole/Clifford and Bernard Holdsworth Scholarship – Noah Patrick Scarpelli, Jesse James Scott/Horatio Alger Association – Michelle Ouch/Kennebunk Savings Bank Scholarship – Sara Michelle Champagne/Kiwanis Club of Sanford Scholarship – Brenna Faith

Dube, Michelle Ouch, Cherlline Ouch. Peter Mickelson Hegarty/ Tim Leipold Memorial Scholarship – Makayla Marie Garvin/Emile and Ethel Trafton Levasseur Scholarship – Noah Patrick Scarpelli, Elizabeth Jeanette Helmreich/Leland M. Littlefield Scholarship – Katie Helena Johnson/William Maguire Mathematics Award Scholarship – Matthew S. Webber/Gerard Martel Memorial Scholarship – Kelsey Marie Conley/Rachel Camire Martin Memorial Scholarship – Taylor Lynn Tierney/ Margaret Maurais Memorial Scholarship – Kyla Helen Bragg, Katie Helena Johnson/Melmac Maine Education Foundation Scholarship – Michelle Ouch/ Senator George J. Mitchell scholarship – Shannon Alexis Lebel/Senator George J. Mitchell Promise Scholarship – Valerie H. Huston/Nasson College Alumni Association Scholarship – Rowen John David Fitzgerald/Nina A. Paganelli Memorial Scholarship – Allison Marie L’heureux, Matthew S. Webber/Dr. Muriel A. Poulin RN Nursing Education Fund Scholarship – Jordan Raine Savage Wilson/Florence Prescott Scholarship – Devin R. Gouin/Ithel E. Prescott Scholarship – Kyla

Merrifield, Kendall A. Mignacca, Kaleb S. Minica, Noah James Monto, Rylee Marie Munday, Lily E. Murley, Ciara Negron, Justin T. Neuville, Son Kim Nguyen, Cody J. Nichols, Olivia Kay Nicholson, Morgan Elizabeth Nickerson, Uriah Noble, Justyn Scott Nolan, Michael Thomas Norman, Ian T. O’Dowd, Payton Elisabeth Orino, Oscar Xavier Oso, Cherlline Ouch, Michelle Ouch, Christopher M. Paquette, Anthony Evans Parent, Sakira Celina Parker, Alicia Pato, Colin Mark Patterson, Jeremy M. Pelletier, Nathan B. Pelletier, Shane Michael Pelletier, Branden Michael Pender, Ryan J. Pepin, Andrew Perry, Sabrina Soleil Peters, Emily Rose Petersen, Scott Eric Pinette, Ashleigh Pinkham, Ashlyn Plante, Ryan l. Polley, Elizabeth Potter, Isabella Rose Powers, Amber Wright Provencher, Lydia Pulkinen, Matthew James Punsky, Joseph A. Putnam, Rebekah Lynne Randall, Michael Ernest Austin Ravesi, Andrew Rhine, Harley R. Rich, Michael J. Richardson, Dale Roberts, James M. Roche, Alexis Vaughn Rodriguez, Annmarie Rogers, Hannah Marie Rossignol,

Luke Michael Roy, Arianna Rose Rufus, Carina Grace Ryan, Travis Jacob Ryder, Korey Allen Sanborn, Candace Lynn Sapiel, Cory Donovan Sapiel, Rita M. Saucier, Anthony Michael Savarese, Noah Patrick Scarpelli, Jesse James Scott, Leigh-ann Murphy Searles, Makayla Marie Searles, Quinn Curtis Severs, Teyonya P. Shaw, Emerald Rose Simpson, Abbey Tyler Sirois, Caleb Joseph Sleeper, Kevin James Smith, Michaela C. Sprague, Seth Thomas Sprague, Dylan J. St. Pierre, Sarah Ann Sterling, Ryan A. Stevenson, Kyle Scott Stimpson, Valerie AnnMarie Summers, Lauren Faye Thompson, Joelle Ann Thyng, Taylor Lynn Tierney, Tucker J. Trask, Monica Trausch, Lisa My Tu, Felicia Turner, Kassadi Jade Valerio, Jonathon Robert Vance, Monic Vazquez, Dakota Robert Wakefield, Sadie Johanna Walker, Michaella Elyse Warren, Dyllan Michael Waterman, Rachel Janeen Watson, Matthew S. Webber, Ashley B. Weeks, Alexander Welch, Samuel James Whitten, Kaitlyn Alexandra Wilcox, Colby Christopher D. Williams, Jordan Raine Savage Wilson, Jeremiah Zackery Zoellner.

Helen Bragg/Robert Dan Prescott Memorial Scholarship – Sara Michelle Champagne/Principal Achievement Award Scholarship – Shane Michael Pelletier/Principal Scholarship Fund Scholarship – Aislin Michaela Bogan, Hannah Burgess, Tylar R. Burgess, Xavier J. Chase, Kendall Coburn, Mathew R. Coppola, Danielle Taylor Dunham, Tegann Marie Dyer, Doris Abigail Farley, Rowen John David Fitzgerald, Jacob C. Gagnon, Juana April Hayes, Peter Mickelson Hegarty, Lindsey F. Herzig, Valerie H. Huston, Christopher Daggett Jillson, Quentin I. Johnson, Jeanette Brooke Jones, Olivia Katherine Kallis, Amanda B. Kiernan, Shannon Alexis Lebel, Cassandra Meagan Mariano, Madison l. Mcfarland, Noah James Monto, Payton Elisabeth Orino, Shane Michael Pelletier, Ashlyn Plante, Isabella Rose Powers, James M. Roche, Arianna Rose Rufus, Jesse James Scott, Quinn Curtis Severs, Seth Thomas Sprague, Michaela C. Sprague, Valerie Ann-Marie Summers, Lauren Faye Thompson, Taylor Lynn Tierney, Michaella Elyse Warren, Rachel Janeen Watson/Project Graduation (Class of 1984) Scholarship – Cherlline Ouch/Stephen G. Ricker Memorial Scholarship – Hannah Burgess/James A. Roberts Memorial Scholarship

– Emily Rose Petersen/Marolyn P. Roberts Memorial Scholarship – Isabelle Taylor Johnston/Dr. H. Danforth Ross Scholarship – Frank Thomas Fromwiller/Edith L. Ross Scholarshp – Valerie H. Huston/Louis and Lorraine Ruel Memorial Scholarship – Courtney Rebecca Camire/Sanford Dairy Queen Scholarship – Lindsey Marie Howes/Sanford Elks George Milne Community Service Scholarship – Hannah Marie Rossignol/Sanford Federation of Teachers Scholarship – Katie Helena Johnson/Sanford High School Alumni Association Scholarship – Kelsey Marie Conley/Sanford High School Alumni Association Thomas J. Kane Memorial Scholarship – Sara Michelle Champagne/ Sanford High School Class of 1942 Scholarship – Courtney Rebecca Camire/Sanford High School Class of 1945 Scholarship – Morgan A. Coleman/Sanford High School Class of 1950 Scholarship – Jesse James Scott/Sanford High School Faculty and Staff Scholarship – Elizabeth Jeanette Helmreich, Sara Michelle Champagne, Allison Marie L’heureux, Hannah Burgess, Jacob Thomas Hilton/Sanford High School Key Club Scholarship – Hannah Marie Rossignol, Michelle Ouch, Cherlline Ouch/Sanford High School National Honor • See Sanford Scholarships, Page 17

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Society Scholarship – Michelle Ouch/Sanford High School Student Council Scholarship – Brenna Faith Dube/Sanford Institution for Savings Scholarship – Cherlline Ouch, Lauren Faye Thompson/Sanford Lions Club Scholarship – Rylee Marie Munday, Mitchell Jason Duncan/Sanford Mainers Scholarship – Michaela C. Sprague/Sanford Red and White Foundation Scholarship – Jeanette Brooke Jones, Matthew S. Webber/Sanford Regional Technical Center Scholarship – Kendall Coburn/Sanford School Administrators Association Scholarship – Hannah Marie Rossignol/Sanford Springvale Art Scholarship – Lindsey F. Herzig/Sanford Springvale Call Fire Department Scholarship – Payton Elisabeth Orino, Makayla Marie Garvin, Katie Helena Johnson/Sanford Springvale Fish and Game Protective Association Scholarship – Olivia Katherine Kallis/Sanford Spingvale Music Boosters Association Scholarship – Sara Michelle Champagne, Arianna Rose Rufus/Sanford Springvale Rotary Scholarship – Allison Marie L’heureux, Amanda Jane Cole, Kyla Helen Bragg/Sanford Springvale Soccer Association’s Christine Soule Memorial Scholarship – Madison l. Mcfarland, Mitchell Jason Duncan/ Skills USA Scholarship – Riley J. Legere/Sgt. James H. Smith Scholarship – Cherlline Ouch/Julia M. Smith Scholarship – Noah Patrick Scarpelli/Springvale Knights of Columbus Scholarship – Kyla Helen Bragg, Mitchell Jason Duncan, Danielle Taylor Dunham, Quentin I. Johnson, Payton Elisabeth Orino, Rachel Janeen Watson/Norman Stansfield Music Scholarship – Arianna Rose Rufus/ Annmarie Therrien Memorial Art Scholarship – Riley J. Legere/ United Technologies Corporation Scholarship – Devin R. Gouin, Lauren Faye Thompson/Vernon S. Walker Memorial Scholarship – Makayla Marie Garvin/Donald & Theresa Wentworth Scholarship – Allison Marie L’heureux, Michaella Elyse Warren, Jeanette Brooke Jones, Michaela C. Sprague, Quentin I. Johnson, Valerie H. Huston, Makayla Marie Garvin, Mitchell Jason Duncan, Kelsey Marie Conley, Morgan A. Coleman, Kendall Coburn, Shane Michael Pelletier/George Willard Memorial Scholarship – Grace Mary Hansen/York Hospital in Wells Scholarship – Mathew R. Coppola.

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Sanford High School marks graduation

By TAMMY WELLS Senior Staff Writer SANFORD — Graduates dressed in red and white gowns milled around Sanford Veterans’ Memorial Gymnasium and the field at Cobb Stadium Friday evening, hugging, posing for photos, taking selfies, and reviewing memories – and making more. Around 240 Sanford High school seniors marked the end of their high school careers and the beginning of new adventures at commencement, held inside the gym amid the early threat of rain. Outside, before Sanford High School Band’s rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance” drew them inside, graduates chatted with friends and family, happy and excited to be ready for the world. “It's a good day,” said Zachary Kang, who is off to the University of Southern Maine in the fall and is exploring three majors, exercise science, physical therapy and occupational therapy. “I am very proud of everyone, and I will miss them,” he said. “It’s bittersweet,” said graduate Hannah Rossignol of graduation, who plans to study occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire. “I’m excited,” said Lindsay Howes, who plans to attend cosmetology school. Courtney Grant plans to attend York County Community College in the fall, but her major is undecided – right now, she plans to continue doing what she enjoys best – showing her American saddlebred horse, Gina. Olivia Nicholson and Candace Sapiel both chose the U.S. Army – Nicholson is off for basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, at the end of July, while Sapiel departs for basic a month later. Nicholson said she went for

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Sanford High School graduating senior Zachary Kang of the Class of 2016 expresses his elation just before commencement. early training and liked the camaraderie. Sapiel comes from a long line of those who have served in the military. She said she hopes to be based in Japan one day. “I will miss everybody,” said Dyllan Waterman – a sentiment echoed by many. It was a hopes and dreams evening - with some advice and laughter thrown in for good measure. Salutatorian Rebecca Campbell reflected on childhood desire to always be older. “We were always desperate to grow up, to go to that first dance, to get our driver’s license,” she said. She urged her fellow graduates to appreciate the present and to enjoy memories. “Let us live with a child’s perspective, always ready to try new things,” Campbell said. Valedictorian Matthew Webber told his fellow graduates not to be afraid to fail.

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Alex Cameron Arnold of Saco is the son of Debbie and Glen Arnold. Alex will attend Bentley University. He is undecided about a major but, has his sights set on the business field.

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Allison Cannon of Saco is the daughter of John and Wendy Cannon. She will attend Stonehill College.

Emma Louise Clark Emma Louise Clark of Saco is the daughter of Joyce Leary Clark and Edward Clark. The summer after graduation, she will spend three weeks in Cusco Peru participating in a language immersion program and volunteering in local villages. In the fall she will attend Mount Holyoke College.

Jacob Tucker Bennert of Saco is the son of Alex and Huck Bennert. He will attend Tufts University next fall.

Lauren Bishop Lauren Bishop of Saco is the daughter of Lynn and Stephen Bishop. She will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst for natural sciences.

Jill Courchene Jill Courchene of Dayton is the daughter of John and Bethany Courchene. Jill is graduating a year early, and will seek out employment opportunities.

Dung Tien “Jay” Dang of Vietnam is the son of Anh Yen Le and Tien Thin Dang. Jay will attend Washington and Jefferson College next year.

Linh Khanh Do Linh Khanh Do of Vietnam is the daughter of Nhung Pham and Ha Do. Linh will attend Beloit College to major in international relations and chemistry.

Tristan Falardeau Tristan Falardeau of Saco is the son of Marc and Lisa Falardeau. Tristan will attend Bowdoin College, and will most likely major in neuroscience.

Abigail Kathryn French Abigail Kathryn French of Saco is the daughter of Ann Yankura and Kevin French. Abigail will attend the University of Southern Maine, and will possibly major in tourism and hospitality.

Matthew William Hall Matthew William Hall of Saco is the son of Dianne Hall. Matthew will attend Virginia Tech to study aerospace engineering, and plans on earning an advanced degree. He will also continue studying Spanish, and hopes to teach abroad.

Alanna Joy Haslam Alanna Joy Haslam of Saco is the daughter of Laura HoltHaslam and John Haslam. Alanna will attend Bowdoin College to pursue applied mathematics.

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Connor Hayward of Saco is the son of Bruce and Paula Hayward. He will attend Boston College’s Carroll School of Management next year.

Ashley Rose Howe Ashley Rose Howe of Saco is the daughter of Stephen and Cheryl Howe.

Ashley will attend Connecticut College to major in computer science and continue her basketball career.

Taylor Erin Lamarre Taylor Erin Lamarre of Saco is the daughter of Wayne Lamarre and Christina O’Neal. Taylor is the valedictorian of the Class of 2016. She will attend the University of Vermont to major in biology in the premedical track.

Thy Vu Minh Le Thy Vu Minh Le of Vietnam is the daughter of Viet Tien Le and Minh Tri Vu Thi. She will attend Ithaca College with an exploratory major.

Yana Levushevska Yana Levushev-ska of Ukraine is the daughter of Igor Suprunenko and Zhanna Levushevska. She will attend Bentley University in the fall.

Vojtech Machytka Vojtech Machytka of the Czech Republic is the son of Evzen Machytka and Gabriela Machytkova. He will attend Boston College to major in economics within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Brooke Nadeau Brooke Nadeau of Saco is the daughter of Denise and

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 Peter Nadeau. Brooke will attend George Washington University to major in international economics or international relations within the Elliott School of International Affairs. She was invited into the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program and will be a member of the globalization business and economics cohort.

Minh Anh “Minah” Nguyen Minh Anh “Min-ah” Nguyen of Vietnam is the daughter of Giang Thu Do and Anh Tuan Nguyen. Minah will attend Bowdoin College.

My Anh “Amy” Nguyen My Anh “Amy” Nguyen of Vietnam is the daughter of Nhu Anh “Annie” Pham and Quang Vinh Nguyen. Amy will attend Brandeis University to major in biochemistry and minor in economics and vocal music. She also hopes to organize cultural events that connect society and scientific events that develop a love for science in others.

Jessica Drew Patterson Jessica Drew Patterson of Saco is the daughter of John Patterson and Nancy Patterson. Jessica will major in nursing at Saint Joseph’s College next year, and will work as a CNA at the Gorham House.

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Tong “Flora” Pu Tong “Flora” Pu of China is the daughter of Xiaoqing Zhu and Jian Pu. She will attend the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mingxia “Victoria” Qian Mingxia “Victoria” Qian of China is the daughter of Yan Wang and Hongfa Qian. She will attend Pennsylvania State University or Ohio State University to major in business.

Emily McAdam Richards Emily McAdam Richards of Saco is the daughter of Heather Richards, Jonathan Richards and Brooke Richards (stepmother). Emily will major in biology with a health concentration and international affairs, with a minor in chemistry. She also plans on studying abroad in college.

Abby Elizabeth Runnells

Elizabeth Runnells. Abby will attend the United States Naval Academy to major in either systems engineering or pre-med.

Kenneth Lodel Seneres Kenneth Lodel A. Seneres of Saco is the son of Jennifer Seneres and Lodel Seneres. Kenneth will attend college at the University of Maine in Orono to major in computer engineering.

Mai Thi Ha “Jessie” Tran Mai Thi Ha “Jessie” Tran of Vietnam is the daughter of Ngoc Minh Tran and Ha Thi Thu Le. She will attend Emory University to major in biochemistry/chemistry.

Jiacheng “Jerry” Wang Jiacheng “Jerry” Wang of China is the son of Qing Han and Yujiang Wang. He will attend Brandeis University in the fall.

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Erin Maeve Acheson, Kelsey Marie Adams, Olivia Barbara Aliberti, Polad Aliyev,Chase Xavier Allen, Jessica Leslie Amadon, Tara Anderberg, Lincoln Nicole Anderson, Stephanie Marcelina Arbaiza, Alex Arnold, Isabel Rae Auprey, Kylemore Elisabeth Austin, Elijah Ayotte, Sterling Ace Bailey, Michaela Marie Barbaria, Mitchell Andrew Bechard, Casey Belanger, Ryan N. Belanger, Simon Whelan Belliveau, Jacob Tucker Bennert, Jacob Shawn Bergeron, Rebecca Anne Beveridge, Briyana Noelle Beyea, Lauren Bishop, Stephen D. Bishop, Kaylee A. Blake, Megan Renee Blanchette, Brandon Robert Bodnar, Analaide Boissonneault, Savannah Caryn Bouchard, Bethney M.C. Bouffard, David Jordan Bouffard, April Lynn Boyd, Jamie F. Boynton Jr., Desiree Yvette Bracamonte, Ash Brooks, Tiffany Amber Brown, Jacob Alexander Bullens, William A. Burnham, Kaylee Hope Burns, Jacob Robert Buttarazzi, Ashley Campbell, Barrett E. Campbell, Hayden L. Campbell, Allison M. Cannon, Kailin Carrier, Joshua T. Cash, Matthew Cassette, Habin Cha, Anika Chamberlain, Julia Diane Chasse, Junlin Chen, Chen, Weiting Chen, Raymond Scott Cheplic, Melinda Chhoeun, Cosmina N. Ciolan, Nicklas Claesson, Emma Louise Clark, Brooke Lynne Clough, Angelica B. Cloutier, Justin CampbellCloutier, Cassidy Cochrane, Savanna Elizabeth Coffin, Tucker Speirs Cole, Andrew Hunter Mansfield Coleman, Jill Courchene, Allison Rose Cox, Gabrielle E. Croteau, Tiffini Amber Lee Currier, Ryver Daigle, Dung Tien Dang, Kelsey L. Daniels, Noah Danis, Alexis Lorie

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de Guzman, Patricia de Guzman Mata, Patricia de la Hoz Mendez, Rachel Manuela Dell’Erba, Joseph R. Demers, Lyric Elizabeth DeSimone, Lauren Christine Dickson, Linh Khanh Do, Jackson Dohse, Riley E. Donovan, Colby James Doran, Jacob Dostal, Qiyuan Dou, Zachary Doucette, Samantha E. Dow, Xiaoyi Duan, Katherine Marie Dube, Tasha J. Dube, Lexus Dugal-Flaherty, Ebony P. Dukes, Ethan Dupuis, Samantha Mae Eaton, Garrett Lee Eisenhower, Mackenzie Joy Eldon, Andrew Elkinson, Briaunna Sheena Elliott, Owen Randall Elliott, Scotty Joseph Ethier, Anthony Martin Evans, Tristan Falardeau, Robert Warren Faucher, Avalon Gregoire Rachel Fedder, Shane M. Flaherty, Riley Patrick Flynn, Jacob Foley, Zachary Kenneth Foss, Shannon Fralley, Henrikus F. Freeman, Abigail Kathryn French, Giorgio Gagliardo, Kayla Marie Gagne, Cameron A. Gagnon, Jenny Frances Gallant, Kelly Gallant, Alicia Alexis Garcia, Kylie Maeve Garrett, Skyler Marie Gaudette, Bryson Connor Geary, Yuji Geng, Aubrey Elizabeth Gillis, Andrea Kessler Gómez, Dylan D. Gooch, Charlotte E. E. Gorman, Andrew J. Goulden, Makayla Rose Goulet, Haley Gray, Trevor Grenier, Julianna Grondin, Gabriella L. Guay, Isis Guignard, Saday Guliyev, Hao Guo, Jarod Lee Gurecki, Steven A. Guy, Jacob Hale, Kyle Hall, Matthew William Hall, Michael Hall, Zachary P. Ham, Allison K. Hanright, Tyler J. Hansen, Cody Harris, Emilie R. Harris, Corey Hart, Catherine A. Harvey, Madison Jane Haskell, Mitchell Thomas Haskell, Jessica Haskova, Alanna Joy Haslam, Connor A. Hayward, Yiqin He, Skylar Libby

Hebert, Bailey Dean Herrick, Micah Roland Hersom, Richard Dale Hettling, Connor J. Hevey, Alison Heyland, Joshua Shaw Hill, Madison C. Hillman, Bao Gia Hoang, Ashlee Christine Hodgkin, Rachel Elizabeth Hopkins, John L. Hothersall, Michael J. Howard, Ashley R. Howe, Austin HunterMelanson,Khanh Nguyen Phuong Huynh, Peter Hyde, Napat Intarachumnum, Fatima Saad Jabor, Noah Jacques, Yuhao Ji, Benjamin N. Jones, Mackenzie Taylor Jurgen, Paul J. Jurgiewich, Gregory S. Kalagias, Miras Karazhigitov, Charles B. Katz, Edwin Kayumba, Madison M. Kelly, Nadine Casandra Keohan, Lily Rebecca Khalifa, Ethan Kimball, Jeff Kimball, Joshua A. Kimball, Laurel Kirby, Daniel Dominic Klimovich, Magdaléna Kotrcóvá, Samuel Stephenson Kouba, Andrea Kucharová, Victoria Cynthia Kyle, Shawna Ann Lachance, Taylor LaChance, Taylor Erin Lamarre, Benjamin Tyler Lambert, Samantha Ashly Lambert, Arianna Hope Lavoie, Paige Laurena Lawlor, Thy Vu Minh Le, Zyanna M. League, Abigail Margaret LeBlanc, Eden Belle LeBlanc, Kathleen Mary LeBlanc, Tatum LeClair, Caleb Ledoux, Maizie Elizabeth Lee, Conner Lehigh, Eric Lemay, Joshua D. LePauloue, Jack Joseph Leskowsky, Noah Scott Letellier, Shawna Rae Letellier, Yana Levushevska, Mikayla Lewey, Jacob Lewis, Shuyu Li, Jiabo Liang, Olivia Ann Libby, Josh Lord, Kathryn Elaine Lord, Abigail Ruth Lovejoy, Benjamin David Lovejoy, Wenyi Coral Lu, Mackenzie Lyons, Yuying Lyu, Xiao Ma, Vojtech Machytka, Devin Lawrence Mahoney, Marti Ann Mahoney, Natasha Maietta, Daniel T.

Marsh, Courtney Rose Martin, Kayla Danielle Martin, Justin M. Masteller, Ashton E. Maurice, Peighton Elizabeth McClellan, Austin Bradford McCrum, Matthew A. McCulloch, Tanner McFarren, Emma McGahey, Ryan McIntyre, Katelyn V. McKenzie, Anna Leigh Mehlinger, Quhui Miao, Gabriella Leigh Miller, Devin J . Miniutti, Miranda Allison Mitton, Dalton Moore, Owen M. Morgan, Paige Elizabeth Morin, William D. Morris, Daria L. Morton, David Moses, Kelly Munyuza, Brooke Elizabeth Nadeau, Jenna Napoleone, Alexis Nason, Minh Anh Nguyen, My Anh Nguyen, Hanh Minh Nguyen, Tai Duc Nguyen, Robert Grant Nicholson, Dejan Nikolic, Madison Norris, Sarah Kayleigh O’Brien, Abigail Elicia Ouellette, Anthony S. Palamountain, Bethany Mackenzie Paré, Forest R. Parenteau, Christian de Villiers Park, Nil Patel, Isaac Christopher Patry, Jessica Drew Patterson, Nicole Ann Patterson, Jacob Richard Parker Paulette, Katelyn Marie Pearson, Jeremiah Hans U. Peñaflorida, Samuel Penley, James B. Perkins, Katherine Perry, Dung Phan, Taylor Simon Phillips, Logan R. Picard, Sarah C. Picard, Grace Ruth Pickering, Joshua A. Pickus, Matthew Pipes, Kathryne Lavell Plumlee, Casey A. Poirier, Janelle Pamplona Poitras, Libby L. Pomerleau, Brandon Jeffrey Poulin, Lance M. Poulin, Devin Prejean, Katie Laura Prior, Pu, Marinna Anne Purcell, Jennifer Joyous Pydych, Mingxia Qian, Youjia Qian, Riley Peter Rand, Jeremy Rapazzo, William M. Rees V, Victoria Mae Renell, Mani Elizabeth Reynolds, Rachel Renée Richard, Emily McAdam Richards, Camille Athena Ridge,


Hashilla Adani Rivai, Nicholas G. Rizeakos, Derek A. Roberge, Cody N. Roberts, Shelby M. Ross, Jacob Roy, Devan S. Ruel, Gregory Ruff, Abby E. Runnells, Evan Russell, Itzel Villalvazo Salinas, Nana Asigri Samare, Claudia Marie Sánchez-Beato Johnson, Kelsie Samantha Sawyer, Paige Karolyn Sawyer, Thomas J. Sawyer, Zackary John Sawyer, Anouk Schmidt, Viktor Schwarz, Kenneth Lodel A. Seneres, Jinjing Shen, Longcheng Shen, Ann-Yong Shibles, Jiawen Shou, Victoria Shuffleburg, Kevin Rodolfo Sifuentes, Faith Sinclair, Erin Shaye Smith, Garrett Bryce Smith, Miranda Snow, Aja Sobus, Alexander Ryan Sparks, Preslie Madison Sparks, Shania St. Onge, Jack Stalnik, Nikita Stepura, Abigail Ivy Stevens-Roberts, Mingze Sun, Kaila Nicole Swan, Trevor Tanski, Angela Mae Taylor, Thomas Jordan Teague, Jack Spencer James Tilley, Anh Hien Tran, Mai Thi Ha Tran, Walsh P. Troiani-Gagner, Sara A. Tsomides, Cameron A. Twombly, Stefano Vanotti, Jacob P. Verreault, Jared M. Waddington, Lindsey Walker, Lindsay T. Walls-Ott, Jiacheng Wang, Justin Washington, Jared R. Waterhouse, Jonathan Wells, Emilee Rose Wermenchuk, Caylie Alexis Westerhold, Ethan Wiggan, Jermaine Monte Williams, William Emory Wilson, Dayton Quincy Wintle, Corey A. Wormwood, Abigail F. Worster, Oliver Alexander Woznica-Coulombe, Moni Wu, Anna Wyman, Gan Xiong, Tianni Xu, Xunkai Yang, Yanyu Yang, Annakah Lee Young, Jingyi Yuan, Megan Sarah Yudaken, Derya Yurtsever, Zecheng Zhou, Tianxiao Zhu and Yuhong Zhu.

Thornton Academy 2016 Scholarships and Awards

Gracienne Dussault Scholarship - Kelsey Adams; Thornton Dance Scholarship Olivia Aliberti; Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Scholarship - Alex Arnold; Lt. Rene Goupil Scholarship, Charlie Snow Law Enforcement and Education Scholarship - Rebecca Beveridge; TonieSaucier-Pennell-Guay Scholarship - Briyana Beyea; Saco Bay Rotary Scholarship - Lauren Bishop; The American Legion Owen-Davis Post 96 Scholarshp - Steven Bishop; Charlie Snow Law Enforcement

and Education Scholarship, Robbie Foundation Award Scholarship - Kaylee Blake; Eustis P. Morgan Scholarship Fund - Analaide Boissonneault; Nasse Family Scholarship - Kaylee Burns; Doris Bacheller Scholarship and York County Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Allison Cannon; Reny Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Robert W. Moody Scholarship, Biddeford Regional Center of Technology Scholarship - Kailin Carrier; Evelene M. Carver Scholarship, Larry Cote Memorial

Scholarship - Julia Chasse; Evelyn N. Morse Scholarship - Emma Clark; Biddeford-Saco Bay Rotary Club Scholarship - Brooke Clough; Early College for ME Scholarship Savanna Coffin; Ashley Ouellette Memorial Scholarship - Andrew Coleman; John S. Locke Scholarship - Rachel Dell’Erba; Early College for ME Scholarship - Joseph Demers; Leah Moses Fund - Lauren Dickson; St. Louis Alumni Scholarship - Riley Donovan; Charles Snow Saco Bay Rotary Scholarship, Saco Masonic Lodge #9

FSAM Scholarship - Samantha Dow; Roger Hilton Huntress Memorial Scholarship Fund, Cheryl D’Amico Scholarship Katherine Dube; Yvonne Cote Scholarship Fund - Tasha Dube; John S. Locke Scholarship, Tyler; Grandmaison MELMAC Scholarship, John Gelinas Memorial Scholarship - Ebony Dukes; John S. Locke Scholarship - Samantha Eaton; Thornton Academy Athletic Boosters Outstanding Athlete Scholarship - Owen Elliott; • See Scholarships, Page 21

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• Scholarships, From Page 20

St. Louis Alumni Scholarship Briaunna Elliott; American Legion Owen-Davis Post 96 Scholarship - Anthony Evans; Harry P. Garland II Scholarship, Silver Bowl, National Merit Scholarship Award, The Mitchell Scholarship - Tristan Falardeau; Norman J. Audie Scholarship Fund - Avalon Fedder; Lew Weston Hockey Scholarship - Zachary Foss; Andrew Boucher Memorial Scholarship - Henrikus Freeman; Anne Chozick Weinstein Scholarship - Abigail French; John S. Locke Scholarship - Dylan Gooch, Makayla Goulet; Malcolm D. Graffam Scholarship Award, Dayton Community Scholarship, Major League Baseball Trust - Julianna Grondin; Lowell and Ethelinda Innes Scholarship Fund, Biddeford-Saco Bay Rotary Club Scholarship - Matthew Hall; Connor Chretien Memorial Scholarship, Chantigy Family Scholarship - Emilie Harris; Mary Alma Stearns Fund, The Laurence S. Garland Scholarship, Robert L. Bowie Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship Award - Alanna Haslam; John S. Locke Scholarship - Richard Hettling; Paul Mondor Guidance Award - Alison Heyland; Saco Lodge #2. Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Maine Scholarship Fund - Rachel Hopkins; Vern and Barbara Clement Memorial Scholarship - Michael Howard; Charles Snow Saco Bay Rotary Scholarship, Captain Christopher Scott Cash Memorial Scholarship - Ashley Howe; John Carroll Duranceau Scholarship Gregory Kalagias; John S. Locke Scholarship - Madison Kelly; Mel Gay Memorial Scholarship - Lily Khalifa; Early College for ME Scholarship - Daniel Klimovich; John S. Locke Scholarship - Samuel Kouba; John S. Locke Scholarship - Shawna Lachance; Alton M. Seavey Scholarship Fund, John P. Deering Scholarship, John S. Locke Scholarship - Taylor Lamarre; Edmour D. Cote Scholarship Fund - Samantha Lambert; Thornton Academy Athletic Boosters Jeddy Newman Award - Benjamin Lambert; The Reny Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Gerard Chantigny Scholarship - Zyanna League; Biddeford Savings Bank Scholarship, Clarence L. Percy Scholarship Fund, Dayton Community Scholarship - Eden LeBlanc; Henry L. Lavallee Scholarship, Captain Christopher Scott Cash Memorial Scholarship

Students at Thornton Academy in Saco walk across campus to the graduation ceremony at Linnell Gymnasium Sunday. A few carried umbrellas to combat the drizzling rain. LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune

King to TA grads: The greatest failure is not taking risks By LIZ GOTTHELF Staff Writer SACO — U.S. Sen. Angus King told Thornton Academy graduating seniors not to be afraid to make mistakes. King addressed the 391 graduates – the biggest class in the school’s history – Sunday afternoon at Linnell Gymnasium, where graduation was held due to rainy weather. King later went on stage again to shake every graduating senior’s hand after they received their diploma. King told the students to take more risks. “Reach further than you think you can, take that extra step,” he said. “If you’re not making mistakes, that means you’re not trying hard enough.” The independent senator told students he didn’t want them to look back at their lives later and regret not trying something. King told students to treat every job as the most important and do the best they can. He told students they were building a resume with every job. He described how his son, a week after graduating high school, went to work for Michael Dukakis’ campaign office and distinguished himself by making copies, coming in early, staying late, and doing whatever he was asked. Upon graduating from college, - Abigail LeBlanc; Support for Campus Life and Student Achievement Award, Captain Christopher Scott Cash Memorial Scholarship - Kathleen LeBlanc; Charles Snow Saco Bay Rotary Scholarship - Tatum LeClair; John S. Locke Scholarship - Olivia Libby; Charles M. Nadeau Kennebunport Fire Department Scholardship - Jack Leskowsky; Charles Snow Saco Bay Rotary Scholarship Kathryn Lord; Early College for ME Scholarship - Joshua Lord; American Legion Owen-Davis Post 96 Scholarship - Mack Lyons; Thornton Dance Scholarship Vojtech Machytka; John S. Locke Scholarship - Courtney Martin; Lionel L. Cote Scholarship Fund -Kayla Martin; Thornton Academy Facilities Management Scholarship - Devin Miniutti; Mary McCarthy Scholarship - Brooke Nadeau; Eva Louise Martin Fund, Major

he received a call from someone in President Bill Clinton’s office who had worked with him four years earlier, landing him a job in the White House. Two years later, he became the personal assistant to the president’s chief of staff. “All because he was a great Xeroxer,” said King. King also told students to always carry an extra $20 because they’ll never know when they might need it, and to never type something in cyberspace that they wouldn’t want their grandmother to read on the front page of a newspaper. Valedictorian Taylor Lamarre said that while genetically, everyone is 99.5 percent alike, everyone has their unique qualities. She told the rest of the graduating class to use their unique qualities to make positive change. Class Speaker Abby Runnells told fellow graduates to always take time to celebrate their victories and to remember the ones they have shared together that have helped shape their lives and make them the people they are. History teacher and faculty speaker Eric Marston told students that changing the world was not all about eliminating diseases and discovering ways to combat climate change,

League Baseball Trust Scholarship - Alexis Nason; John S. Locke Scholarship - Sarah O’Brien; Ernest A. and Laura E. Ekengren Memorial Scholarship, Denise Chantigny Scholarship, The Maine Water Company Scholarship Abigail Ouellette; Connor Chretien Memorial Scholarship - Christian Park; Lowell and Ethelinda Innes Scholarship Fund, Biddeford-Saco Bay Rotary Club Scholarship, Gorham House Scholarship - Jessica Patterson; Nancy Earle Stacey Scholarship - Nicole Patterson; Weston K. Pierson Memorial Scholarship - Jeremiah Penaflorida; James A. and Patricia Jortberg Memorial Scholarship - Sarah Picard; Thornton Academy Athletic Boosters Jeddy Newman Award - GracePickering; Cleaves Scholarship, Reny Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Tom Winston Memorial Golf

but also about smaller scale acts like those of his mother, who was a role model as a teacher and a children’s choir director. He told students to focus their energy on being the best they can be every day. Marston told students to find their passion and to work in a career they love, as work takes up so much of everyone’s lives. “Do not settle. Keep searching for what it is that drives you,” he said. Marston talked about his wife Nancy’s battle against breast cancer and how her persistence led her to become a stronger person. “Facing adversity like cancer is very humbling,” he said. “It forces you to reprioritize and to appreciate what is truly important in life.” Marston talked about his wife’s optimism and how it has inspired others. “Her positivity is a lifestyle. She chooses to be happy regardless of the circumstances,” he said. He likened her to a solar-powered dancing flower. “Except her happy dance never stops. The sun is always shining on her,” he said. “Confront your challenges with a positive attitude and keep right on dancing.” — Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325.

Scholarship, Altrusa International Club of Greater Biddeford-Saco Scholarship, Justin Chenette Spirit of Service Scholarship, The American Legion OwenDavis Post 96 Scholarship - Janelle Poitras; Charles Mistos Scholarship, Ruth Young Taylor Scholarship, Saco Masonic Lodge #9 FSAM Scholarship, Thornton Academy Athletic Boosters Outstanding Athlete Scholarship, St. Louis Alumni Scholarship, Saco Bay Rotary Scholarship Libby Pomerleau; John S. Locke Scholarship - Mani Reynolds; John P. Deering Scholarship, John S. Locke Scholarship, Order of AHEPA Chapter 252 Scholarship, Hannaford Charitable Foundation Scholarship - Emily Richards; John S. Locke Scholarship - Camille Ridge; John S. Locke Scholarship - Shelby Ross; Support for Campus Life and Student Achievement

Award - Gregory Ruff ; Henry and Ellen Hinman Scholarship - Paige Sawyer; Saco Lodge #2. Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Maine Scholarship Fund - Kenneth Seneres; John S. Locke Scholarship - Ann-yong Shibles; Agnes M. Cunningham Scholarship - Victoria Shuffleburg; Mary McCarthy Scholarship Kevin Sifuentes; Vivian Foy Stacey Scholarship - Aja Sobus; John S. Locke Scholarship - Abigail Steven-Roberts; MSEA-SEIU 1989 Area II Community College Scholarship - Sara Tsomides; John S. Locke Scholarship Jared Waterhouse; DEM Corps Scholarship - Emilee Wermenchuk; Wendell B. Lund Scholarship - Corey Wormwood; National Merit Scholarship finalist Tristan Falardeau; National Merit Scholarship finalist - Alanna Haslam.


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WHS announces Class of 2016 top 10 honors students

Tamar Eva Cimenian

Tamar, Class of 2016 salutatorian, is the daughter of Sonny and Irma Cimenian. Tamar plans to attend Colby College in the fall to major in creative writing. She has been an active member of the WHS math team and writing club, as well as concert, jazz, and marching bands and chorus. She has participated in fall and spring plays, the Girls in STEM Club, and the winter guard team. Tamar also volunteers regularly in the community. She is a National Honor Society member and an AP Scholar.

William Jack Hahn III William, the son of William and Penny Hahn, plans to attend the University of Southern Maine – Honors College to study history and secondary education. Jack has been a member of the math team, the Wells Street Journal (school newspaper), the outdoor track and field team, and the tennis team. He received the Conservation Committee Art Award for two consecutive years. Outside of WHS, Jack participates in Kenpo Karate, and has attained his green/ brown stripe belt. He also volunteers at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.

Devyn Rae Harding Devyn, daughter of Zachary and Tina Harding, plans to attend

Colby College in Waterville with a double major in English and Spanish language and literature in hopes of becoming an English or Spanish teacher. While at Wells High School, Devyn has participated in fall and winter cheerleading, and volleyball. She has been a participant in the annual Cheers from the Heart fundraiser event, and received the team award in cheerleading.

Elise McCormack-Kuhman Elise, daughter of Virginia McCormack of Wells and David Kuhman of Manchester, New Hampshire, will be attending Massachu-setts Institute of Technology in the fall with plans to study mechanical engineering. While at WHS, she has participated in the Girls in STEM Club, the National Honor Society and the math team. She is also a member of the girls soccer team, indoor and outdoor track and field teams, basketball team, and softball team.

Anna Lynn Libby Anna, daughter of David and Karen Libby of Wells, plans to major in molecular biology at Colby College this fall. She has been a member

and captain of the color guard and winter guard teams at Wells High School. Anna is a National Merit Commended Scholar and was an officer in the National Honor Society. She has participated in several fall plays and spring musicals, and is on the track and field team. Outside of WHS, Anna enjoys Irish step dancing,and has participated in the 2014 and 2015 Macy’s Great American Marching Band in New York City.

Kate Marie Macolini Kate, daughter of John and Melissa Macolini of Wells, is the Class of 2016 valedictorian. Kate is president the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar with Honors and a National Merit Finalist. She is a member of the WHS math team and the political affairs club, and is involved with the Wells Street Journal (school newspaper). Kate is also secretary of her class. She is a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, the cross country team, and the marching and concert bands. Kate is planning to major in chemical or mechanical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono – Honors College, where she hopes to be involved in renewable energy research and design.

Seamus Patrick McDonough Seamus, son of Ed and Pamela McDonough of

Wells, will be attending Princeton University in the fall and plans to study economics. While at Wells High School, Seamus attended the United States Senate Page School in Washington, D.C. He is a Presidential Scholar semifinalist, a National Merit “Commended Scholar,” and AP Scholar with Distinction, and has earned high honors all trimesters during high school. Seamus is a member of the WHS golf team, which ranked 6th in the Western Maine Conference. He attended Boys State where he was elected governor. He was also a delegate to the American Legion Boys Nation.

Julia Kathleen Nixon Julia, daughter of Ellen and Eric Nixon of Wells, will be attending the University of Maine at Orono – Honor’s College and plans to major in biology/ pre-medicine. Julia was the recipient of the 2015 St. Anselm’s Book Award and is vice-president of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the concert and marching bands, indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and the math team.

Adrienne Theresa Perron Adrienne, daughter of Kacie and Wayne Perron, plans to attend

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the University of New Hampshire to study journalism. She is a National Honor Society officer, editor-in-chief for the Wells Street Journal (school newspaper), and member of the concert and jazz bands. She has had lead roles in numerous fall and spring musicals. Outside of WHS, she takes ballet (pointe) tap and jazz dance and took part in the Macy’s Great American Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2014 and 2015.

Zachary Thomas Villemaire Zachary, son of Rick and Christal Villemaire, plans to attend Regent University in the fall to study business. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the WHS soccer team and has been a high honors recipient each trimester. Outside of Wells High School, Zachary actively participates in the Eliot Baptist Church Youth Group and has actively volunteered at the House of Hope Soup Kitchen.

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Wells High School Class of 2016 Melinda Allen, Talia Auen, Michael Ayotte, Timothy Barnard, Tyler Bartlett, Madyson Batchelder, Courtney Beals, Charles Bell, Casey Bernhardt, Amber Booth, Michael Bourgeois, Nicole Box, Mark Brewster Jr., Jeffery Bridges, Thomas Bucacci, Nicholas Buonanno, Aubrey Chabot, Justin Chace, Nicholas Chandler, Reid Bunker Chase, Tamar Cimenian, Tanya Cimenian, Jonathan Clarrage, Dymond Conley, Cody Cousins, Nicholas Cousins , Kailey Cronin, John DeAngelis Jr., Joseph DeFelice, William Dileo, Kyle Draper, Michael Driscoll, Jacob Dunbar, Rose Fanning, Rio Fitch, Anna Furness, Clarisse Goncalves, Ashley Green, William Hahn III, Cameron Hall, Devyn Harding, Logan Harrington, Samuel Hazlett, Matthew Healey , Katielynn Hendry, Leo Heptig, Caleb Heyland, Connor Heyland, Timothy Hobbs, Olivia Holdsworth, Allyson Howard, Emma Huber-Young, Alayna Iriana, Kalcey Jackson, Dustin Jones, Kent Kellar, Caitlin LaChance, Jacob Lareau, Kelly Leger, Angela Leone, Anna Libby, Patricia Licardo , Connor Littlefield, Mikaela Littlefield, Alexander Lumenello, Kate Macolini , Charles Mahar IV, Matthew Marrero, Christian Martin, Matthew McAllister, Elise McCormack-Kuhman, Seamus McDonough, Tereika McEachron, Samantha Metzler, Julia Michie, Emily Mott, Madeleine Moulison, Conner Muchemore, Lindsey Myers, Chad Newcomb, Julia Nixon, Alexandra Norton, David Osterday, Nicholas Parrott, Noah Pease, Adrienne Perron, Gabrielle Peters, Gabrielle Powell, Shawn Ramsey, Mitchell Reese, Caterina Richmond, James Roberts, Samuel Sayward, Hatim Sharaf, Isabelle Smith, Emily Steinacher, Michele Stivaletta, Aaron Stone, Scot Surprenant, Matthew Swanick, Peyton Sweatt, Elizabeth Theriault, Justin Villemaire, Zachary Villemaire, Brandon White, Tyler Whitten, Nickolas Wood, Harrison Woodman, Hollis Woodward and Nicholas Wuerthner.

Wind doesn't mar the happiness of Wells High School graduates Sunday as they prepare for their next journey in life.


‘Embrace life with open arms’ For Wells High graduates, answer is blowin’ in the wind

By MARISSA HEFFERNAN Special to Journal Tribune WELLS — At Warrior Memorial Field Sunday afternoon, caps were flying long before the end of Wells High School’s 113th commencement ceremony. While the day was sunny, a strong wind blew caps off heads and twisted the red and white gowns around the patiently waiting, soon-to-be-graduates’ legs. Principal Eileen Sheehy joked, “Now my job is to stand here and hold the podium down” as she began the ceremony. Sheehy’s speech focused on community support and service. She noted that the Class of 2016 – about 110 in all – had raised over $100,000 for various charities, including Wounded Warriors, American Heart Association and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Salutatorian Tamar Cimenian continued with the humor, telling her classmates that “everything is pointless – school, relation-

ships, work, all of it – unless you choose to make it meaningful.” Cimenian said that what made her class special was that “we find our dreams, those ephemeral flashes of activity that make us think, ‘I could die happy doing this,’ and we pursue them.” She asked her classmates to “embrace life with open arms, and taste and savor all that it has to offer.” Class valedictorian Kate Macolini followed that theme. “Instead of continuously plotting every mundane detail of what will surely be a grand adventure, I ask you instead to, at least for this week, appreciate each day as it comes,” she said. Macolini focused her speech on memories made. “I cannot know what your Wells High School is, but here’s a bit of mine,” she said. Graduating senior Tyler Whitten said the hardest part of graduation was getting

dressed. “Today, probably the most stressful part was getting the robe on and making sure you didn’t forget anything,” said Whitten. “Once you get this robe on, you’re done – you just have to grab the certificate and walk away.” Nick Cousins had a slightly different view of commencement, calling it “kind of nervewracking.” “It’s crazy that today’s the day we’re done with this,” Cousins said. The two friends will both be attending Thomas College in the fall – Whitten for criminal justice; Cousins for criminal justice and forensic psychology. Although the day was windy, graduating senior Lindsey Myers was happy to be graduating outside and not in a crowded, hot building. For Myers, who finished her schooling online, the hardest part of high school was the “people, grades – everything.”


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Wells Scholarship Winners

Fred Bayley All-Around Achievement Award – Harrison Woodman; Thomas Bengivengo Jr. and Heather Chadbourne Bengivengo Memorial Scholarship – Nicholas Parrott; Billy’s Chowder House Scholarship – Nicholas Chandler; Terry Stillman Bradish P.E. Memorial Engineering Scholarship – Scot Surprenant; Millie C. Bucklin Memorial Scholarship – Connor Littlefield and Harrison Woodman; Marjorie

F. Campbell Educational Trust Scholarship – Allyson Howard; Campbell Football Conference Scholarship – Jacob Lareau; Charles I. Chadbourne Memorial Scholarship – Cody Cousins; Jerry Cluff Memorial Scholarship – Jacob Lareau; Courtney DeWitt Scholarship – Kent Kellar; Jeffery William Dickerson Scholarship – Elizabeth Theriault; Nancy Doty Tufts Memorial Scholarship – Tanya Cimenian; Ruth Dunham Memorial Scholarship – Seamus

McDonough and Adrienne Perron; Bull D. II Edward Durham Scholarship – Angela Leone; Matthew J. Flaherty and John J. Hanagan Scholarship – Tereika McEachron and Tyler Whitten; Matthew J. Flaherty Sportsmanship Trophy – Kent Kellar; Friends of York Hospital Scholarship – Kelly Leger and Hollis Woodward; Margaret L. Grant Memorial Scholarship – Kelly Leger; R. Lorraine Hall Memorial Scholarship

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Jacob Boissonneault - Biddeford High School

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Amber Boucher - Biddeford High School

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Jacob Boyden - Massabesic High School

Daneyele Blake

Andrea Hamann - Massabesic High School

Danielle Emmons

Katrina Hussey - Biddeford High School

Derek Roberge

Suzette Lamoureux - Biddeford High School

Emily Richards

Jesse Lapierre - Biddeford High School

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Danielle Martin - Biddeford High School

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Benjamin S. Plante - Biddeford High School

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Michael Reissfelder - Biddeford High School

Nate Peasley

Charlotte St. Louis - Biddeford High School

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Nicole St. Louis - Biddeford High School

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Mikayla Frazier - University of Farmington

Samantha Lambert

Natasha Sevey - University of New England

Rebekka Joensen

Morgan Potvin - Biddeford High School

James Willmott

Benjamin Plante - Biddeford High School

Steven Guy

Carson Newman - Biddeford High School

Benjamin Lambert

Forest Parenteau - Thorton Academy

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 – Samuel Sayward; Hidden Cove Brewery Scholarship – Olivia Holdsworth; Kennebunk Savings Bank Scholarship – Emily Mott; Dorothy I. Lamothe Music Scholarship – Talia Auen, Tamar Cimenian, Tanya Cimenian and Anna Libby; Ledgemere Transportation, Inc. Scholarship – Conner Muchemore; Maine Principal’s Association Principal’s Award – Seamus McDonough; Eric Moats Memorial Scholarship – Michele Stivaletta and Justin Villemaire; Moody Beach Association Community Scholarship – Julia Nixon; Edward A. Morse Vocational Scholarship – Conner Muchemore; Myles Henry Award – Kate Macolini; Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce Scholarship – Connor Heyland, Jacob Lareau, Tereika McEachron and Elizabeth Theriault; David A. Page Memorial Scholarship – Charles Bell; Michael Pauk Scholarship – Ashely Green; Anne Filson Pike and Joanne Jacobsen St. Pierre Memorial Scholarship – Isabelle Smith; Garrett Pillsbury Plumbing and Heating Scholarship – Scot Suprenant; Reny Charitable Foundation Scholarship – Casey Bernhardt, Aubrey Chabot and Devyn Harding; Robert B. Roche Memorial Scholarship – Rose Fanning; Richard A. Ronco Memorial Scholarship – Nicholas Buonanno, Connor Littlefield, Tereika McEachron and Harrison Woodman; Rotary Club of Ogunquit: The Norm Wilkinson Scholarship – Hollis Woodward; Rotary Club of Wells Scholarship – Tyler Bartlett, Madyson Batchelder, Cody Cousins, Kelly Leger, Kate Macolini, Christian Martin, Noah Pease, Adrienne Perron, Gabrielle Peters and Gabrielle Powell; Sanford Institution for Savings Scholarship – Timothy Barnard and Nicholas Wuerthner; Stacey and Bruce Savoy Scholarship – Timothy Barnard, Mark Brewster Jr., Nicole Box, Jacob Lareau and Justin Villemarie; Senator George J. Mitchell Institute Scholarship – Devyn Harding; Senior Art Purchase Award – Angela Leone; SevigneyLyons Insurance Scholarship – Matthew McAllister and Nicholas Wuerthner; Shaw’s Distribution Center Scholarship – Talia Auen; Loretta D. Smith Memorial Scholarship – Connor Littlefield; SOS Maine Robert Foley Community Service Scholarship – Anna Furness; Angela

Stone-McCarthy Scholarship – Alexander Lumenello; David F. Talevi Foundation “Happy Camper” Scholarship – Julia Michie; Jeffery S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship – Timothy Barnard and Tyler Bartlett; Mary R. Tietje Memorial Scholarship – Kelly Leger; Donato J. Tramuto Foundation Scholarship – Aubrey Chabot; Alice Gwendolyn Tufts Memorial Scholarship – Mark Brewster Jr., Connor Littlefield and Tereika McEachron; Tyler/Grandmaison MELMAC Education Foundation Scholarship – Kent Kellar; Varano’s Italian Restaurant Scholarship – Gabrielle Peters; Althine and Willis Watson Scholarship – Nicholas Parrott; Samuel C. Wax Scholarship – Amber Booth and Logan Harrington; Wells Branch Extension Scholarship – Connor Heyland; Wells Chamber of Commerce Scholarship – Kelly Leger and Mikaela Littlefield; Wells Elementary School Educator’s Scholarship – Kate Macolini; Wells Elementary School PTSA Scholarship – Elizabeth Theriault; Wells Grange #453 Patrons of Husbandry Scholarship – Nicole Box; Wells High School Alumni Association Adams Family Scholarship – Hatim Sharaf; Wells High School Alumni Association Brandi MacDonald Art Scholarship – Elise McCormack-Kuhman; Wells High School Alumni Association Scholarship – Kent Kellar, Samuel Sayward and Nicholas Wuerthner; Wells High School Athletic Boosters Scholarship – Madeleine Moulison and Shawn Ramsey; Wells High School Community Fund Drive Scholarship – Talia Auen, Tyler Bartlett, Charles Bell, Amber Booth, Nicole Box, Nicholas Buonanno, Aubrey Chabot, Nicholas Chandler, Cody Cousins, Nicholas Cousins, Devyn Harding, Jacob Lareau, Anna Libby, Noah Pease, Adrienne Perron, Isabelle Smith, Scot Surprenant, Zachary Villemaire and Nicholas Wuerthner; Wells High School National Honor Society Scholarship – Charles Bell, Kate Macolini and Julia Nixon; Wells High School Student Council Scholarship – Anna Furness and Isabelle Smith; WellsOgunquit Teacher’s Association Scholarship – Alayna Iriana; Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award – Kent Kellar and Jacob Lareau; York County Council of Realtors Scholarship – Julia Nixon; York Hospital in Wells Scholarship – Gabrielle Peters.

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