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Cheverus High School
267 Ocean Ave., Portland | www.cheverus.org


Graduation day: June 3, 2013
at Merrill Auditorium

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    Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    Valedictorian: Connor Maines
    Connor is the son of Grant and Susan Maines of Windham. He graduated Summa cum Laude and is a member of the National Honor Society. He was recognized at graduation with Academic Excellence Medals in Math and History. Connor is a member of the Chess Team, the Debate Team, and is co-captain of the Math Team. He is also a member of the Spanish Club and the National Forensics League. He received the Harvard Book Prize, a Rensselaer Medalist, and was recognized as the Undergraduate of the Year last fall. He will be attending Carnegie Mellon University in the fall.

    Salutatorian: Ian Lawson
    Ian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George and Polly Lawson of Gorham. He graduated Summa cum Laude and is a member of the National Honor Society. He was recognized at graduation with the United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence and with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. He received the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine Academic Achievement Award and the Yale Book Award last fall. Ian is a member of the Math Team, the Drama Society, the Sailing Team and plays bass in the Jazz Band. He is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and was recognized at graduation with Academic Excellence Medals in English, Spanish, and Music. He was voted the Outstanding Senior and All Around Student by his classmates. Ian will be attending the Webb Institute for Naval Architecture in the fall.

    Andrew Cloutier
    Andrew is the son of Mark and Anna Cloutier of Cape Elizabeth. He graduated Summa cum Laude and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is the recipient of the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Male Scholar Athlete. He is a member of the Home Team, Math Team, Golf Team, Basketball Team, and Baseball Team. Andrew is an accomplished pianist and a member of the Jazz Band. He received the Williams College Book Award in the fall. He will be attending Boston College in the fall.

    E Nicole Dadiego
    Nicole is the daughter of Michael and Sharon Dadiego of Westbrook. She graduated Summa cum Laude. Nicole is a member of the Recycling Club, the Key Club, and the Latin Club. She received the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award. She will attend Saint Michael’s College in the fall.

    Reed Fernandez
    Reed is the son of Mark Fernandez and Anne Devine of Portland. He graduated Summa cum Laude and is a member of the National Honor Society. He received the Kevin McDonald Scholarship and the Southern Maine Swim Officials Association Scholarship. He has served Cheverus as a member of the Admissions Team, a Junior Retreat Leader, and a Student Orientation Director. He is a member of the Key Club, the Haiti Solidarity Club, and the Student Council. He is also a member of the State Champion Swimming and Diving Team and the Tennis Team. He was the recipient of the St. Michael’s College Book Award last fall. He will attend Bowdoin College in the fall.

    Greta Niedermeyer
    Greta is the daughter of Thomas Niedermeyer and Linda Mulski of Buxton. She is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa cum Laude. She is a member of the Key Club, Student Government, Math Team, Cross Country Team, Swimming and Diving Team, and the Track Team. Greta was recognized at graduation with the Activities and Achievement Award and an Academic Excellence Award in Latin. She also received the National School Orchestra Award. She was awarded the Fairfield University Book Award last fall. She will be attending the University of Scranton in the fall.

    Margaret Olore
    Margaret is the daughter of Stephen and Laurie Olore of Scarborough. She is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa cum Laude. She is the recipient of the Amable A. Caron and Vivian Caron Scholarship. Margaret is a member of the Key Club, the Homefront Club, the Volleyball Team, and the manager of the Girls’ Basketball Team. She received the Mount St. Vincent College Book Award last fall. She will be attending Boston College in the fall.

    Mina Para
    Mina is the son of James and Flora Para of Gorham. He graduated Summa cum Laude and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of the Student Government, the Spanish Club, the Key Club, and the Lacrosse Team. He will be attending Princeton University in the fall.

    Emily Perry
    Emily is the daughter of George and Donna Perry of Portland. She is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa cum Laude. She is a member of the Cross Country Team, the Swimming and Diving Team, the Key Club, Homefront Club, and the Recycling Club. She received the Holy Cross Book Prize last fall and will be attending Holy Cross College in the fall.

    Greyson Potter
    Greyson is the son of Gary and Judy Potter of Saco. He is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa cum Laude. He has studied at the Harvard University Secondary School Program and the Jackson Lab Genomic Academy last summer. He is the recipient of the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award. He is a member of the Math, Debate, and Chess Teams, and the Latin Club. He will be attending Columbia University in the fall.

    Forrest Smith
    Forrest is the son of Mark and Jane Smith of Kennebunk. He is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa cum Laude. He is the recipient of the Robert S. and Elizabeth E. Nanovic Scholarship. He is a member of the Chess Team, the Math Team, and the Drama Society. He was the recipient of the Boston College Book Award last fall. He will be attending the University of Maine in the fall.

    Zeb Tarasevich
    Zeb is the son of Matthew and Elizabeth Tarasevich of Portland. He is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa cum Laude. Zeb is a member of the Spanish Club, the Math Team, and the Cross Country Team. He will be taking a gap year next year.

    Class of 2013 Graduation

    Cheverus High School held its graduation ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium. Fr. William R. Campbell, S.J., President, Mr. John H. R. Mullen, Principal, Reverend Msgr. Michael J. Henchal, J.C.L., S.T. L., of Portland, and Mr. Mark K. Googins, Board of Trustees Chair, presented diplomas to 120 graduates. Special guest Fr. James Lafontaine, S.J., Superior of the Jesuits of Maine was also in attendance. Mistress of Ceremonies was Class President Cynthia Clark. Valedictorian Connor M. Maines, and Outstanding Senior and All-Around Student Ian M. Lawson addressed their classmates. Special guest speaker was Mr. James A. Ward, Cheverus High School, Class of 1963.

    Graduation Awards
    Valedictorian: Connor M. Maines, Salutatorian: Ian M. Lawson, Outstanding Senior and All Around Student: Ian M. Lawson, Loyalty and School Spirit: Michael F. Orne, Leadership: Gradeigh D. Cameron, Activities and Achievements: Greta M. Niedermeyer, St. Ignatius Award: Matthew J. Cushing, The Rev. Pedro Aruppe, S. J. Award/ J.S.E.A. Award: Zach J. Walker-Elders and Samantha A. SaVaun.

    The following students received ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN:
    English: Ian M. Lawson, Math: Connor M. Maines, Science: Maeve L. Bell, Social Studies: Connor M. Maines, Art: Adam T. Macaluso, French: Nicole M. Chambers, Spanish: Ian M. Lawson, Latin: Greta M. Niedermeyer, Music: Ian M. Lawson, Theology: Greta M. Niedermeyer, Computer Science: Gradeigh D. Cameron.

    Baccalaureate Awards

    Abraham S. and Fannie B. Levey Award: Lethicia Tshamala
    Adam Worth Sherlock Memorial Award: Michael Orne
    Amable A. Caron and Vivian Caron Scholarship: Margaret Olore
    Amable A. Caron and Vivian Caron Scholarship: Savin Mattozzi
    Baccalaureate Speaker: David Terwilliger
    Carrol M. Rines Sportsperson of the Year Award; Darby Rawcliffe
    Carrol M. Rines Sportsperson of the Year Award: Michael Orne
    Carrol M. Rines Sportsperson of the Year Award: Matthew Cushing
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Anne Slattery
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Kaitlynn Roy
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Victoria Nappi
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Kylie Libby
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award; Danielle Kane
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Brady Foshay
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Jackson McMann
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Liam Fitzpatrick
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Donald Goodrich
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Iain Whitis
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Daniel Peabody-Harrington
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: James Peabody-Harrington
    Cheverus Athletic Achievement Award: Andrew MacGillivray
    Cheverus High School Female Athlete of the Year Award: Anastasia Swallow
    Cheverus High School Male Athlete of the Year Award: Trebor Lawton
    DAR Good Citizen Award: Tessa Lindsley
    Elizabeth Gillis Ahern & Leonard F. Ahern Memorial Scholarship: Cynthia Clark
    Fr. Joseph Devlin, S.J. Award: Nathan Caso
    Kevin McDonald Scholarship: Mary Reed Fernandez
    Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Female Scholar/Athlete: Brooke Flaherty
    Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Male Scholar/Athlete: Andrew Cloutier
    Maine Principals' Association Award: Brooke Flaherty
    Maine Sports Hall of Fame: Darby Rawcliffe
    Maine Sports Hall of Fame: Michael Ryan Casale
    MELMAC Education Foundation Maine Principal's Scholarship: Adriano Paratore
    National Awards for Excellence in Music/Armstrong Jazz Award: Ian Lawson
    National Awards for Excellence in Music/Choral Award: Samantha SaVaun
    National Awards for Excellence in Music/Sousa Band Award: Brian Chiozzi
    National Awards for Excellence in Music/Strings: Greta Niedermeyer
    National Merit Scholarship Finalist: Ian Lawson
    National Merit Scholarship Finalist: Samantha SaVaun
    Pierre A. Harnois Outstanding Athlete: Brooke Flaherty
    Pierre A. Harnois Outstanding Athlete: Brent Green
    Portland Youth Football Scholarship: Michael Flaherty
    President's Award: Zijue Jessamine Huang
    Principal's Award: Michael Ryan Casale
    Rev. C. Martin O'Toole Scholarship: Maeve Bell
    Rev. Philip C. Welch, S.J. Award: Mikayla Mayberry
    Rev. Philip C. Welch, S.J. Award: Jaime Dulac
    Rev. Philip C. Welch, S.J. Award: Kelsey Dulac
    Rev. Philip C. Welch, S.J. Award: Andrew Ferrick
    Robert S. and Elizabeth E. Nanovic Scholarship: Forrest Smith
    Robert S. and Elizabeth E. Nanovic Scholarship: David Terwilliger
    Rotary Club of Portland Youth Service Award: Matthew Cushing
    Salutatorian: Ian Lawson
    Senior Class President: Cynthia Clark
    Southern Maine Swim Officials Association Scholarship: Nicole Chambers
    Southern Maine Swim Officials Association Scholarship: Reed Fernandez
    Southern Maine Swim Officials Association Scholarship: Trebor Lawton
    Southern Maine Swim Officials Association Scholarship: Samantha SaVaun
    Spanish Honor Society: Emily Rodrigue
    Spanish Honor Society: Connor Maines
    Spanish Honor Society: Chandler Dundas
    St. Francis Xavier, S.J. Campus Ministry Award: Gradeigh Cameron
    St. Francis Xavier, S.J. Campus Ministry Award: Tessa Lindsley
    United States Army Reserve National Female Scholar/Athlete: Emily Rodrigue
    United States Army Reserve National Male Scholar/Athlete: Matthew Cushing
    United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Laura Peabody-Harrington
    United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: James Campbell
    United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: Greyson Potter
    United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Nicole Dadiego
    United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence: Tessa Lindsley
    United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence: Ian Lawson
    Unity Lodge # 3: David Terwilliger
    University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship: Samuel Duddy
    Valedictorian: Connor Maines
    York County Council of Realtors Scholarship: Tanyalak Vattanasil

    Bronze, Silver and Gold Prize for Academic Excellence

    A bronze prize certificate is awarded to those students who are the top student in one subject:
    Nicole Chambers: Functions & Trig
    Cynthia Clark: Architectural Design
    Maxwell Boucher: Architectural Design
    Elise Coleman: English IV
    Jamie Dulac: English IV
    Isabella Grasso: Politics & Law
    Jake Halpin: Digital Design
    Ian Lawson: AP Statistics
    Trebor Lawton: Pre-Calculus
    Jinwoo Daniel Lee: Spanish III
    Tessa Lindsley: Concert Band
    Eden Monsen: Digital Design
    Hayley Morin: Studio Art
    Warren Murray: Spanish IV
    Hannah Noonan: Algebra II
    Daniel Peabody-Harrington: History IV
    James Peabody-Harrington: History IV
    Emily Perry: Spanish IV Honors
    Abigail Reuscher: Theology IV
    Lauren Sansonetti: Physics
    Samantha SaVaun: Jazz/Chamber Choir
    Anastasia Swallow: Digital Design
    Ngoc Tran: Accelerated Beginning Band
    Zachary Walker-Elders: Theology IV
    Brendan Whalen: Physics

    A silver prize certificate is awarded to those students who are the top students in two subjects
    Andrew Cloutier: English IV Honors & Jazz Band
    Nicole Dadiego: Theology IV & Yearbook
    Nicolas Donatelli: Drawing & Painting & Music Production Technology
    Michael Lyons: Environmental Science & Intro to Music
    Mina Para: Pre-Calculus Honors & Theology IV
    Grayson Potter: AP Calculus BC & Physics Honors Darby Rawcliffe: English IV & History IV
    Emily Rodrigue: Drawing and Painting & Pre-Calculus
    Lethicia Tshamala: Algebra II & French IV
    Tanyalak Vattanasil: Intro to Art & Piano Lab

    A gold prize certificate is awarded to those students who are the top student in three or more subjects
    Kelsey Dulac: Digital Design, English IV & Functions & Trig
    Connor Maines: AP Economics, AP English Lit & Comp., AP European History, Linear Algebra, Physics Honors, Theology IV
    Greta Niedermeyer: AP Biology, Journalism, Latin IV Honors, Strings, Theology IV
    Margaret Olore: AP English Lit. & Comp., AP Environmental Science, American History Roots Music, & Pre-Calculus
    Hilmar Smith: Architecture Design, Physics, Functions & Trig, & Stained Glass
    Xintong Emily Zhao: AP Calculus AB, French II, Digital Design, Drawing & Painting

    Students receiving the President's Educations Award have worked hard and maintained an impressive standard of excellence by graduating with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
    Maeve Bell
    Nathan Caso
    Nicole Chambers
    Andrew Cloutier
    Matthew Cushing
    Nicole Dadiego
    Spencer Desrochers
    Samuel Duddy
    Reed Fernandez
    Brook Flaherty
    Ian Lawson
    Connor Maines
    Greta Niedermeyer
    Margaret Olore
    Mina Para
    Emily Perry
    Greyson Potter
    Darby Rawcliffe
    Abigail Reuscher
    Emily Rodrigue
    Kaitlyn Sanborn
    Lauren Sansonetti
    Samantha SaVaun
    Paige Severance
    Forrest Smith
    Zeb Tarasevich
    Tanyalak Vattanasi
    l Zachary Walker-Elders
    Xintong Zhao


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2013 graduates
Avni Crittenden Alonzo-Young
Matthew Tapec Atienza
Maeve Lea Bell ***+
Kaleb Alan Bourassa**+
Leah Marie-Anderson Brown
Gradeigh Dorian Cameron*+
James Matthew Campbell*
Michael Ryan Casale**+
Nathan Martin Caso***+
Nicole Marie Chambers***+
Brian Francis Chiozzi*+
Payne Thompson Ciampi*
Cynthia Elizabeth Clark *+
Andrew Martin Cloutier ***+
Elise Love Coleman**+
Matthew John Cushing***+
Nicole Jean Dadiego***
Marielle Marguerite Dalvet*
Kevin Seamas Day*+
Josh Taylor Demers
Spencer Marc Desrochers***
Anna Elizabeth DiLisio *
Conley Anne Dion
Justin Nicolas Donatelli**
Jake Martin Doughty
Parker Joel T. Doyon
Samuel Foster Duddy***
Jamie Rose Dulac**+
Kelsey Lynn Dulac**+
Chandler William Dundas*+
Guthrie Bernhard Dyer
Reed Francis Fernandez ***+
Katherine Frances Ferreira
Andrew Ryan Ferrick*
Erin Frances Fitzpatrick **+
Liam James Fitzpatrick*+
Brooke Irene Flaherty***+
Michael J. Flaherty**+
Brady William Foshay
Donald Alexander Goodrich*
Michael David John Gordon*+
Isabella Fosdick Grasso *+
Brent Alan Green*
Dion G. Grega*
Jake Thomas Halpin
Drew Patrick Harmon
Mitchell Alexander Holman*
Casey Noreen Honan*+
Zijue Jessamine Huang*
Danielle Murray Kane**+
Zachary Scott Kenney*
Robert Bradley Kritzer**+
Ian Mackenzie Lawson***+
Trebor Richardson Lawton**+
Jinwoo Daniel Lee*+
Kylie Elizabeth Libby*+
Tessa Regina Lindsley* +
Natasha Kasmera Locke*+
Michaella Ann Lynch*+
Michael Millington Lyons*+
Adam Thomas Macaluso
Andrew Lachlan MacGillivray*+
Madeline Grace Machado
Connor Mitchell Maines***+
Savin Massimo Mattozzi
Mikayla Paige Mayberry*+
Cameron James McLain*
Jackson Mackenzie McMann
Jacob Lydon Michaud
Eden Allegra Monsen*
Hayley Jayne Morin
Warren Webb Murray*
Victoria Elizabeth Nappi*
Anders Robert Nelson
Greta Maria Niedermeyer***+
Spencer Matthew Noel
Hannah Mae Noonan*
Margaret Bailey Olore***+
Michael Frederick Orne *+
Mina James Para***+
Adriano Thomas Paratore
Daniel Joseph Peabody-Harrington*+
James Michael Peabody-Harrington*+
Laura Kathleen Peabody-Harrington*+
Emily Dawn Perry***+
Connor Robert Pothier**+
Greyson Katzel Potter***+
Darby Kimball Rawcliffe***+
Brian Robert Reardon
Abigail Yellen Reuscher***+
Lucas John Richio
Emily Therese Rodrigue***+
Andrew Charles Rose
Kaitlynn Megan Roy**+
Jason Michael Rubinoff*
Kaitlyn Jean Sanborn***
Lauren Anne Sansonetti ***+
Samantha Atienza SaVaun***+
Paige Allyn Severance***+
Anne Catherine Marie Slattery**+
Tyler Jake Small*
Forrest Whitehouse Smith***+
Hilmar Coy Smith
Hayden Doc Stokes*
Patrick Joseph Sullivan*
Anastasia Ray Swallow**+
Zeb Tarasevich***+
David Peter Terwilliger II*
Chandler Craig Todd
Ngoc Pham Nhu Tran*
Lethicia Ngalula Tshamala*
Tanyalak Vattanasil***+
Christian Timothy Verreault
Zachary J. Walker-Elders***+
Jim Watson, Jr.
Brendan Joseph Whalen
Iain Blaine Whitis
Tracey Ellen Whitmore**
Xintong Zhao***+
Jinyang Zheng


*** Summa cum Laude
** Magna cum Laud
* cum Laud
+ National Honor Society

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