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Deering High School
370 Stevens Ave., Portland | deering.portlandschools.org


Graduation day: June 7, 2012
at Civic Center

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    Class of 2012 Top Ten

    Madeleine Ostwald, daughter of Ann and Joseph Ostwald of 28 Deepwood Drive, Portland, plans to attend Cornell University and major in Biology. Honors, awards, achievements: National Honor Society, High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, National Merit Scholar Recognition, Harvard University Book Award. University of Rochester Honorary Science Award, Ram Award for Nordic Skiing, Eco Maine's Eco-Excellence Citizen Award, Presidential Scholar Nominee, Craig Whiton Leadership Award, Cornell's Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar Activities: Soccer, Nordic Skiing, Lacrosse, Key Club, Future Teachers of America, Handbell Choir, Work at Children's Museum, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse, Intern at Portland Museum of Art, Water Quality Monitor at Friends of Casco Bay, Environmental Club, Varsity Cross Country, Math Team.

    Julia Kang, daughter of ShuMei Liu and James Rogers of 53 Lester Drive, Portland. plans to attend Tufts University. Honors, awards, achievements: National Honor Society, Yale University Book Award, High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, National Merit Commended Scholar, Presidential Scholar Nominee, District II All State Orchestra, All State Orchestra, Concertmaster of School Orchestra, 1st Varsity Letter for Lacrosse. Activities: Lacrosse, USM Youth Ensembles-PYSO, Violin, Key Club, Math Team, Senate, Soccer, School Orchestra, Handbells, Environmental Club, Cross Country.

    Noah Finberg, son of Amy Rolnick of 142 Curtis Road and Rick Finberg of Portland, plans to attend Bowdoin College. Honors, awards, achievements: High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, National Honor Society, Brown Book Award, Nationals in Extemporaneous Speech at the National Forensic League Speech & Debate Tournament, Nationals in Extemporaneous Speech at the Catholic Forensic League Speech & Debate Tournament Activities: Debate and Speech, National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis, Key Club, Academic Decathlon, Varsity Tennis.

    Christine Reynolds, daughter of Denise and Mark Reynolds of 55 Heather Road, Portland, plans to attend University of Maine in Orono and major in Biological Engineering. Honors, awards, achievements: High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, Dartmouth College Book Award, All-American Academic, Katie Dykes Memorial Award. Activities: Swim Team, Tennis Team, People to People Ambassador Program, Piano, Tri for a Cure, Key Club, Future Teachers of America.

    Olivia Wilkins, daughter of Phyllis and Timothy Wilkins 32 Porch Street, Portland, plans to attend Wheaton College and major in Biology/Health Sciences. Honors, awards, achievements: National Honor Society, High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, Pride Award on Soccer Team. Activities: School Senate, Key Club, Spanish Club, Community Service field trip with Spanish Club in junior year, Key Club, Soccer, Future Teachers of America, Outdoor Track, Chorus, Works at Park Danforth.

    Kathleen Donlan, daughter of Mary and Michael Donlan of 104 Continental Drive, Portland. plans to attend Wellesley College. Honors, awards, achievements: National Honor Society, High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, Wellesley College Book Award, National Merit Commended Scholar, Varsity letters for Track, Soccer and Lacrosse. Activities: Key Club, Future Teachers of America, Senate, Environmental Club, Soccer, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Lacrosse.

    Thomas Hart, son of Nancy and Bruce Hart of 12 Winding Way, Portland, plans to attend Bentley University and major in accounting/finance. Honors, awards, and achievements: High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, National Honor Society, Senate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Math and Science Award, Varsity letter for Indoor Track. Activities: Senate, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Assistant Indoor Track coach for Southern Maine Catholic Middle School, Senior Student Body President, President's Council.

    Veronica Mitchell, daughter of Susan and Robert Mitchell of 93 Candlewyck Terrace, Portland, plans to attend Colby College. Honors, awards, achievements: National Honor Society, High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, Smith College Book Award, Indoor Track "Most Valuable Junior" Award, Indoor Track "Most Valuable Senior Award", Indoor Track Most Points Award, Varsity Soccer Ram Award, Varsity Indoor Track Ram Award. Activities: Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Indoor Track, Handbells, Key Club

    Patrick Green, son of Marion Scholz of 32 Maplewood Street, Portland, plans to attend the University of New England and major in Physical Therapy. Honors, awards, achievements: High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, Williams College Book Award. Activities: Varsity Basketball.

    Jesse Butler, son of Michelle and Jesse Butler of 7 Grace Street Place, Portland, plans to attend Bates College. Honors, awards, achievements: High Honors in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, Ernie Harmon Award for Basketball, Varsity Tennis Letter, University of Maine Book Award, Seeded 8th in Western Maine High School Tennis Singles Tournament, Ram Award for Tennis, Sportsmanship Summit at Cheverus. Activities: Cross Country, Basketball, Varsity Tennis, Indoor Track, Math Team, Key Club, Senate, Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society.

    Deering High School Scholarships Abdirahman, ZamZam: College Club
    Adams, Victoria: Lee Adams
    Ali, Abdifatah: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Portland
    Ali, Abdifatah: Ernie Harmon Scholarship Award
    Amabile, Jonathan: DHS Boys Basketball Parents' Club
    Archibald, Crystal: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Portland
    Archibald, Crystal: Herbert "Skip" Charles Scholarship
    Arris, Dominic: Herbert "Skip" Charles Scholarship
    Asbury, Alexander: Portland Rotary Club
    Ater, Garang: John E. Stevens Memorial Scholarship
    Barinwa, Francis: DHS Boys Soccer Boosters
    Barinwa, Francis: Janice M. Hutchinson Award
    Baughman, Molly: Deering Players Award
    Blinsinger, Lauren: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Brandt, Katherine: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Brandt, Katherine: S. Charles and Maurice H. Weisberg Memorial Scholarship
    Butler, Jesse: Katherine O'Brien Scholarship
    Butler, Jesse: Louis S. Black Memorial Scholarship
    Butler, Jesse: Mitchell Institute Scholarship
    Butler, Jesse: Moore Middle School
    Butler, Jesse: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Butler, Jesse: US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete
    Chapman, Benjamin: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Chapola, Maggie: Dwight Parker Award
    Chu, David: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Technology Award
    Chu, David: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Cole, Emily: Casco Bay Sunrise Rotary Club
    Cole, Emily: DHS Girls' Basketball Boosters Scholarship
    Curit-Kurasz, Jordan: Deering GSTA Scholarship
    Curit-Kurasz, Jordan: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Curit-Kurasz, Jordan: US Marines Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
    Darling, Connor: DHS Football Boosters Club
    Darling, Connor: Dwight Parker Award
    Darling, Connor: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Dean, Thomas: Dwight Parker Award
    Dean, Thomas: Neal S. Manley Scholarship
    Dean, Thomas: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Densmore, Maura: DHS Girls' Basketball Boosters Scholarship
    Devlin, Timothy: Arthur Robert P. Couri Memorial Scholarship Award
    Devlin, Timothy: David Beale Scholarship
    Devlin, Timothy: DHS Boys Soccer Boosters
    Devlin, Timothy: Dwight Parker Award
    Devlin, Timothy: Key Club Service Award
    DiBiase, Nicholas: DHS Baseball Boosters Scholarship
    DiBiase, Nicholas: President's Educational Achievement Award
    DiRocco, Alex: Harriet Kaplan Award
    Doman, Steven: Kevin Ryan Memorial Scholarship
    Donlan, Kathleen: Climate Change Activist Award
    Donlan, Kathleen: Moore Middle School
    Donlan, Kathleen: National Merit Commended Scholarship Award
    Donlan, Kathleen: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Donlan, Kathleen: Stephen B. Jacobson Memorial Scholarship
    Elowitch, Rebecca: Dwight Parker Award
    Finberg, Noah: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Finberg, Noah: Tony Germaine Memorial Scholarship
    Finberg, Noah: US Marines Scholastic Excellence Award
    Flaherty, Matthew: Sam Aceto Memorial Scholarship
    Flaherty, Matthew: US Marines Distinguished Athletic Award
    Foster, Kelsey: Reny's Charitable Foundation
    Gilson, Katryna: Bernard Troubh Prize
    Gilson, Katryna: DHS Girls' Basketball Boosters Scholarship
    Giroux, Tyler: Aspirations Fund
    Giroux, Tyler: Dancing in the Rain Scholarship in memory of Erika Miller
    Giroux, Tyler: Deering Players Award
    Giroux, Tyler: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Goldberg, Samuel: Dwight Parker Award
    Goldberg, Samuel: Ellen Stoddard Award
    Goldberg, Samuel: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Green, Patrick: George E. Poulos Memorial
    Green, Patrick: Moore Middle School
    Gridley, Sierra: Daughters of the American Revolution
    Guiod, Seth: Portland Eagle's Club
    Gullbrand, James: Class of 2012 President's Council Award
    Gullbrand, James: Dwight Parker Award
    Gullbrand, James: John E. Ham Jr. Award
    Gullbrand, James: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Hanifi, Emad: Trice Scholarship Award
    Hart, Thomas: DHS Student Body President Recognition Award
    Hart, Thomas: Merv Kilgore Award
    Hart, Thomas: Portland Administrators' Association
    Hart, Thomas: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Hebert, Michael: Harry E. Cummings
    Hebert, Michael: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Henderson, Kaitlin: Deering Players Award
    Henderson, Kaitlin: Roger Calderwood Award
    Henderson, Kaitlin: US Marines Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
    Heng, Kristina: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Heng, Kristina: Portland Rotary Club
    Hogan, Joseph: US Navy Award for Math and Science
    Hume, Joshua: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Hunt, Jamie: Louis S. Black Memorial Scholarship
    Hunt, Jamie: National Honor Society
    Hunt, Jamie: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Hutchins, Georgia: DHS Alumni and Friends
    Hutchins, Georgia: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Huynh, Jacqueline: Longfellow Elementary Future Teachers
    Huynh, Jacqueline: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Huynh, Jacqueline: Samantha Merrill Literary Scholarship Award
    Huynh, Peter: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Hymoff, Aaron: Carleton L. Wiggin Scholarship
    Hymoff, Aaron: Elizabeth Ring Award
    Hymoff, Aaron: Maine Principals' Award
    Hymoff, Aaron: Philip Chadbourne Memorial Scholarship
    Kang, Julia: Deering Orchestra Award
    Kang, Julia: Legislature Certificate of Achievement
    Kang, Julia: Maine Masonic Scholarship
    Kang, Julia: National Merit Commended Scholarship Award
    Kang, Julia: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Kang, Julia: US Air Force Math Science Award
    Kennedy, Amber: DHS Girls' Basketball Boosters Scholarship
    Kennedy, Amber: Dwight Parker Award
    Khuu, Raymond: John R. Babine Memorial Scholarship
    Khuu, Raymond: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Kim, Christine: President's Educational Achievement Award
    London, Cal: Dwight Parker Award
    Loring, Delaney: Aspirations Fund
    Loring, Delaney: Moore Middle School
    Ma, Wei: Frances Hueston Award
    Ma, Wei: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Ma, Wei: Rotary Youth Service Award
    Ma, Wei: Unity Lodge #3
    Markocic, Mladen: MELMAC Maine Principal's Scholarship
    Marley, Spenser: Mary Townsend Memorial Scholarship
    Mason, Nicole: Diane Coyne Award
    Mason, Nicole: Raina Jensen Memorial Scholarship
    Massey, Christopher: Portland Music Boosters
    McGorrill, Courtney: Amethyst Scholarship Award
    McGorrill, Courtney: Deering High School Service Award
    McGorrill, Courtney: National Merit Commended Scholarship Award
    McGorrill, Courtney: President's Educational Excellence Award
    McGorrill, Courtney: Rhonda Farnham Studios Award
    Miller, Anthony: Dwight Parker Award
    Miller, Samantha: Deering GSTA Scholarship
    Mitchell, Veronica: Louis S. Tripaldi Award
    Mitchell, Veronica: Merv Kilgore Award
    Mitchell, Veronica: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Muca Anastasia: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Murphy, Ryan: Deering Players Award
    Nguyen, Jacot: Outstanding Achievement in Art
    Nguyen, Linh: Kate Robinson Memorial Scholarship
    Nguyen, Linh: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Nguyen, Linh: Reny's Charitable Foundation
    Nitz, Bailey: Trice Scholarship Award
    Nye, Alexandra: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Ochan Rebecca: Dancing in the Rain Scholarship in memory of Erika Miller
    Ochan, Rebecca: Deering Players Award
    Ochan, Rebecca: Reny's Charitable Foundation
    Olsen, Thomas: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Ong, Cynthia: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Arthur S. and Iris G. McFee Scholarship
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Climate Change Activist Award
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Legislature Certificate of Achievement
    Ostwald, Madeleine: National Merit Commended Scholarship Award
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Outstanding Academic Achievement in English
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Mathematics
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Science - Christine Wagner Award
    Ostwald, Madeleine: Pi Cone Math Team Award
    Ostwald, Madeleine: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Pardi, Regina: Class of 2012 President's Council Award
    Pardi, Regina: Levey Foundation Award
    Pardi, Regin:a President's Educational Achievement Award
    Perry, Sean: Gorham Savings Bank
    Perry, Sean: Pi Cone Math Team Award
    Perry, Sean: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Presby, Caley: Angelique Abraham Memorial Scholarship Award
    Presby, Caley: DHS Girls' Basketball Boosters Scholarship
    Presby, Caley: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Publicover, Hannah: Deering Orchestra Award
    Publicover, Hannah: Deering Players Award
    Quang, Michelle: Lincoln Middle School Parent Teacher Friend Organization
    Quang, Michelle: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Ramonas, Ella: John E. Stevens Memorial Scholarship
    Ramonas, Ella: Lucy Bogdanovich
    Reina, Angela: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Reynolds, Christine: John J. McCann Memorial Scholarship
    Reynolds, Christine: Katherine O'Brien Recognition
    Reynolds, Christine: Katie Dykes Memorial Fund
    Reynolds, Christine: Outstanding Academic Achievement in French
    Reynolds, Christine: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Reynolds, Christine: US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete
    Rickett, Karl: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Social Studies
    Rickett, Karl: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Rickett, Karl: Zerner Student Athlete Scholarship
    Russell, Bridget: Deering GSTA Scholarship
    Russell, Bridget: Deering Players Award
    Russell, Bridget: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Sen, Sereyhot: Dwight Parker Award
    Seng, Vernessa: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Sivovlos, Alexis: Dwight Parker Award
    Sivovlos, Alexis: Gene McClure Award
    Sivovlos, Alexis: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Sivovlos, Alexis: US Marines Distinguished Athletic Award
    Sneider, Lindsey: DHS Girls' Soccer Boosters Club
    Sneider, Lindsey: Dwight Parker Award
    Solodar-Wincele, Ariana: Bath Savings Award
    Solodar-Wincele, Ariana: Outstanding Dedication in Spanish
    Solodar-Wincele, Ariana: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Solodar-Wincele, Ariana: Spanish Dedication Award
    Sottery, Paulina: National Honor Society
    Spizuoco, Rocco: Mary R. Bennett Memorial Scholarship
    Sprague, Calvin: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Stilphen: Portland Education Association
    Stilphen, Alexander: Portland Youth Football League Award
    Swenton, Timothy: Fred Harlow Memorial Award
    Tasarz, Mateusz: National Merit Semifinalist
    Toliver, Cassandra: Philip H. Chapman Memorial Scholarship
    Turner, Gabriel: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Turner, Gabriel: Scott Fisher Memorial Scholarship
    Tuttle, Michell: Maine Maritime Academy Ernald Goodwin Scholarhip
    Tuttle, Mitchell: Maine Maritime Academy Ernald Goodwin Scholarship
    Vincent, Josephine: Altrusa's Mary Styles Book Award
    Walp, Joseph: President's Educational Excellence Award
    Wilkins, Olivia: Gladys L. Tilton Award
    Wilkins, Olivia: Mary Bogh
    Wilkins, Olivia: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Spanish Award
    Wilkins, Olivia: US Marines Scholastic Excellence Award
    Willing, Adrian: DHS Boys Soccer Boosters
    Worthing, Cara: Deering Players Award
    Worthing, Cara: President's Educational Achievement Award
    Yassin, Bilan: Clarence MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
    Yekah, Esther: Jane McCormack Scholarship

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