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McAuley High School

631 Stevens Ave., Portland |

Graduation day: June 2, 2013
at Merrill Auditorium

Graduation information provided by the high school

    Top Ten and Honor Graduates

    Taylor R. Church is the daughter of Jeff and Renné Church of
    Windham. During her time at McAuley, Church served as Senior Class
    President and was a member of the National Honor Society, as well as
    the Drama Club and Varsity Swim Team (Captain). She was the
    recipient of the Princeton Book Award and was recognized as a both a
    National Merit Finalist and a U.S. Presidential Scholar. In the fall,
    Church will study Biomedical Engineering at Yale University.

    Salutatorian Elizabeth J.
    is the daughter of Chuck and Susan Gajewski of
    Biddeford. While at McAuley, Gajewski participated in the Social
    Action Club, served as both the Math Team and Swim Team Captain, and
    was a member of the National Honor Society. Gajewski, who received
    the Harvard Book Award, will study Business/Accounting at Assumption

    Caitlyn S.
    is the daughter of James and Spring Connolly of
    Scarborough. During her time at McAuley, Connolly was a member of
    the school’s Drama Club, Science Club and Photography Club, as well
    as the National Honor Society and Varsity Tennis Team. She was also
    the recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award and a participant in the
    Ethical Leadership Institute. Connolly will study Elementary
    Education at the University of Maine Farmington.

    Quincy E. Dean-Slobod is the
    daughter of John Slobod and Ruth Dean of South Portland. While at
    McAuley, Dean-Slobod served as a ballet apprentice at Portland Ballet
    and was active with singing, piano and guitar. She will study at
    Smith College in the fall.

    Audrey E. Thames is the
    daughter of Wesley and Karen Thames of Topsham. During her four
    years at McAuley, Thames was active with the Varsity Swim Team and
    served as Captain of the Math Team. In addition, Thames was a member
    of the National Honor Society, Social Action Club, and received the
    Elmira College Key Award. She will study Nursing at Elmira.

    Molly E. Mack is the
    daughter of Frank and Lucy Mack of Portland. At McAuley, Mack was a
    member of the school’s National Honor Society, Varsity Club
    (President) and Golf Team, and served as Captain of both the
    Basketball and Softball Teams. In addition, Mack was the recipient
    of the Holy Cross Book Award and the SMAA Leadership Award. She will
    continue her education in the fall, studying Nursing at Saint
    Joseph’s College of Maine.

    Kathleen T.
    is the daughter of John Profenno and Mary Rollo of South
    Portland. During her four years at McAuley, Profenno was a member of
    the Ambassadors Club, Social Action Club, the Varsity Lacrosse Team,
    and active with dance. She was also honored with the Saint Anselm
    College Book Award. In the fall, she will study Nursing at Saint
    Joseph’s College of Maine.

    Anna V. Richard is the
    daughter of Maurice and Diane Richard of Portland. As a McAuley
    student, Richard was a member of the Drama Club and served as Captain
    of the Robotics Team. Richard will major in Mechanical Engineering
    at Western New England University.

    Kaili G. Aloupis iis the
    daughter of Vance Aloupis of Bangor and Pamela Aloupis of Falmouth.
    While at McAuley, Aloupis was a member of the National Honor Society
    and French National Honor Society, as well as the Drama, Photography
    and Social Action Clubs. In addition, she was the recipient of the
    Sewanee University of the South Book Award. Aloupis will attend
    Sarah Lawrence College in the fall.

    Kathleen R.
    is the daughter of Bob and Anne Neault of Naples. As a
    McAuley student, Neault was a member of the National Honor Society,
    as well as the Drama Club (Co-President), Book Club and Mock Trial
    Team. Neault is joining the United States Army.

    Honor Awards
    Excellence Plaque awarded to

    Kaili G. Aloupis
    Taylor R. Church
    Caitlyn S. Connolly
    Quincy E.

    Elizabeth J. Gajewski
    Molly E.

    Kathleen R. Neault
    Kathleen T.

    Anna V. Richard
    Audrey E.

    Sister Isabel Flanagan Scholarship: Quincy E. Dean-Slobod
    Abraham and Fannie Levey Scholarship: Taylor R. Church
    McAuley Parents’ Club Scholarship: Felicia J. Bridges
    Christine Labrecque – Catherine McAuley High School 1981 – Memorial
    Scholarship: Molly M. Miller
    Kelley Marie Smith – Catherine
    McAuley High School 1983 – Memorial Scholarship: Molly E.

    Unity Lodge #3 Scholarship: Caitlyn S. Connolly
    The Janice M. Hutchinson Award: Delaney C. Regan
    Richard W. Tyler: Eliza T. Skidgel
    Mary J. O’Toole Memorial
    Scholarship: Mariah R. Mitchell-LaBrie
    Jane C. Wellehan
    Creative Leadership Scholarship: Elizabeth J. Gajewski
    Women’s Literary Union Scholarship: Kathleen T. Profenno

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2013 Graduates

+ Allana Agren
*+^ Kaili Grace Aloupis
+ Felicia Jean
+ Natalie Paige Brown
Emily Griffin Chandler
Claire Meiko Christian
**+ Taylor Renne´ Church
*+ Caitlyn
Spring Connolly
* Quincy Elizabeth Dean-Slobod
Cheyenne Lee
*+^ Elizabeth Jayne Gajewski
+ Colleen A.
Megan Elizabeth Goodridge
Elizabeth Danielle
Ashley Elizabeth Hussey
Xiaomei Li
*+ Molly
Elizabeth Mack
+ Hana H. Martinez
+ Molly M. Miller
Elizabeth Eleanore Mitchell
^ Mariah Rose Mitchell-LaBrie
Charlotte Grace Murphy
*+ Kathleen Rachael Neault
Lindsay M.
Samantha Grace Paglia
*+ Kathleen Tille Profenno
Margaret Profenno
+ Delaney Catherine Regan
* Anna Virginia
Caroline Elisabeth Roberts
Lucy J. Rudman
Taylor Skidgel
*+ Audrey Elizabeth Perry Thames
Emily Elizabeth
Rachel Ann Wallace
Juwan Yanga

Foreign Exchange Student, China * Jingyi Zhang

** National Merit Finalist Presidential Scholar * Honors
+ National Honor Society
^ French Honor Society

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