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Biddeford High School
20 Maplewood Ave., Biddeford | www.biddschools.org/bhs


Graduation day: June 10, 2012
Graduation information provided by the high school


    Top Scholars

    Benjamin Cote, Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, is the son of Marc and Carla Cote. In his four years at Biddeford High School, Ben has been an active member of the Rotary Interact Club, the Natural Helpers, and is the president of the National Honor Society. He was instrumental in initiating the Biddeford Mill tours, which have raised nearly $4,000 for local causes this year. Ben was a member of the varsity golf team for four years, and ran indoor track for two years. As a junior, he received a National Merit Commendation for his scores on the PSAT, and as a senior received both the MPA Principal's Award and the SMAA Citizenship Award for Biddeford High School. Ben will be attending Stonehill College in the fall to study Biology and French.

    Robert (Bobby) C. Cote, Salutatorian, Summa Cum Laude, is the son of Charles and Lisa Cote of Biddeford. During his four years of high school, he was a member of National Honor Society, varsity basketball and varsity baseball. Bobby received the 2012 SMAA Player of the Year award in basketball, leading the league in scoring at 22.5 points per game. He will attend the University of Maine as a member of the Honors College to study chemical engineering.

    Adrienne M. Bowie, Magna Cum Laude, is the daughter of Christine Bowie of Biddeford. She has participated in National Honor Society, Natural Helpers, Regional Fine Arts Vocal Study, Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Math Team, and One Acts Theatre Competition where she achieved the distinction of All Festival Cast and was a Commended National Merit Scholar. She also participated in the high school's musical her Junior and Senior years and received leading roles in both. She will attend the University of New England to study Animal Behavior and Biology.

    Victoria Eon, Magna Cum Laude, is the daughter of John and Martine Eon of Biddeford. During her four years at BHS, Victoria has participated in Interact, Natural Helpers, served as the Vice President of National Honor Society, and Senior Captain of the Girls' Ice Hockey team. She participated in Regional Fine Arts for creative writing, and won a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Arts and Writing competition for Maine. She was instrumental in organizing NHS tours of the Pepperell, as well as co-wrote and performed a play, Générations, for this year's Franco-American festival La Fête de Printemps. In addition, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors and youth liaison for the Biddeford Mills Museum. In the fall, Victoria will be attending McGill University where she will study biological sciences and continue celebrating Franco-American culture.

    Heather R. Fecteau, Magna Cum Laude, is the daughter of Cheryl and Mike Fecteau of Biddeford. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Heather was the recipient of the University of New England book award. She has been involved in Interact and Habitat for Humanity. Heather played four years of field hockey, basketball, and softball, lettering freshman year in field hockey and softball, and sophomore year in basketball. Heather received SMAA First Team and Most Valuable Player awards for softball during her sophomore year. She was awarded the Tiger Pride award for all three sports during her four years at BHS. She was chosen captain for her field hockey and basketball team her senior year, and also chosen her junior and senior year for the softball team. Heather will attend Western New England University, where she will major in pharmacy and hopes to continue to play softball.

    Zach Jacques, Magna Cum Laude, is the son of Kevin and Aline Jacques of Biddeford. During his four years at BHS, Zach has participated in National Honor Society, Interact, Indoor Track, Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Zach was the captain of his football and track team his senior year. Zach is also the Treasurer of the National Honor Society. In the fall, Zach will be attending the United States Air Force academy where he will major in Aeronautical Engineering and strives to become a Fighter Pilot in the United States Air Force when he graduates.

    Matthew McGuirk, Magna Cum Laude, is the son of Victoria and Peter McGuirk of Biddeford. During his four years at BHS, Matt has participated in Interact, National Honor Society, and Natural Helpers. Matt played Golf, Soccer, Hockey, and Baseball. He is one of only 8 student athletes who has earned the prestigious Golden Tiger Award for participating in three sports all four years of his high school career. In the fall, Matt will be attending the University of Maine where he will study Civil Engineering.

    Sean O'Neil, Magna Cum Laude, is the son of James and Renee O'Neil of Biddeford. Sean is a member of the National Honor Society and the Outing Club, and serves on the school board as a student representative. In the fall, Sean will be attending the University of Maine in Orono, where he will be majoring in New Media.

    Alyson Roy, Magna Cum Laude, is the daughter of David and Lynn Roy of Biddeford. During her four years at Biddeford High School, Alyson was a member of Student Council and Interact Club, serving as Vice President for both organizations her senior year. She was also a member of Natural Helpers, and inducted into National Honors society as a junior. Alyson participated in soccer, basketball, and tennis all four years, receiving the Golden Tiger Award for this accomplishment. She also served as captain of each team her senior year. In the fall, Alyson will be attending the University of New Hampshire where she will major in Occupational Therapy.

    Asia Steele, Magna Cum Laude. Asia has been an active member of Natural Helpers, the Interact Club, Student Council and National Honors Society. Asia balances her roles as Secretary of Interact and Secretary of Student Council efficiently while still maintaining her 5.5 GPA. Her involvement in the National Honors Society is centered on community service, which is one of Asia's passions. She spends much of her time focused on reviving the Biddeford Mills through voluntarily guiding historical tours. Asia also finds time to tutor an Iraqi immigrant who is a current student at SMCC. Pursuing her passion, Asia will be attending Wheelock College in the fall where she will double major in Social Work and Special Education, as well as minor in Understanding Autism.

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