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Catherine McAuley High School
631 Stevens Ave., Portland | www.mcauleyhs.org


Graduation day: June 2, 2013
at Merrill Auditorium

Graduation information provided by the high school


    Top Ten and Honor Graduates

    Valedictorian 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. Gajewski 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 College.

    Caitlyn S. Connolly 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. Profenno 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. Neault 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
    Academic Excellence Plaque awarded to

    Kaili G. Aloupis
    Taylor R. Church
    Caitlyn S. Connolly
    Quincy E. Dean-Slobod
    Elizabeth J. Gajewski
    Molly E. Mack
    Kathleen R. Neault
    Kathleen T. Profenno
    Anna V. Richard
    Audrey E. Thames

    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. Mack
    Unity Lodge #3 Scholarship: Caitlyn S. Connolly
    The Janice M. Hutchinson Award: Delaney C. Regan
    MELMAC 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 Bridges
+ Natalie Paige Brown
Emily Griffin Chandler
* Claire Meiko Christian
**+ Taylor Renne´ Church
*+ Caitlyn Spring Connolly
* Quincy Elizabeth Dean-Slobod
Cheyenne Lee Fitzgerald
*+^ Elizabeth Jayne Gajewski
+ Colleen A. Geaumont
Megan Elizabeth Goodridge
Elizabeth Danielle Houston
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. Owen
Samantha Grace Paglia
*+ Kathleen Tille Profenno
Lena Margaret Profenno
+ Delaney Catherine Regan
* Anna Virginia Richard
Caroline Elisabeth Roberts
Lucy J. Rudman
Eliza Taylor Skidgel
*+ Audrey Elizabeth Perry Thames
Emily Elizabeth Verhoeven
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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