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Hebron
Academy

339 Paris Road, Hebron | www.hebronacademy.org


Graduation day: May 25, 2013
at Hebron Academy

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    Highest Achieving Graduates

    Haley Elizabeth Bisson of Lewiston,
    ME

    Bisson was a High Honors scholar elected to Cum Laude Society
    as a senior. She was a member of the varsity soccer and softball teams
    and participated in the yearly all-school musical, Upper School Chorus
    and annual student-directed One-Act Plays. Bisson will attend Saint
    Michael’s College (Colchester, VT) this fall and is the daughter of Lisa
    and Michael Bisson of Lewiston, ME.

    Lillian Abbott
    Bourget of Hebron, ME

    Bourget was a Highest Honors scholar
    elected to Cum Laude Society as a senior. She was the recipient of The
    Lorimer Scholarship Prize, which “honors a young woman pursuing her
    education in theater,†and co-recipient of the Award for Excellence in
    Drama. Bourget parlayed her passion for the musical and performing arts
    into lead roles in Hebron’s all-school musicals Working (2012) and
    Cinderella (2013) and was a valued member of the Hebeegeebees, Hebron’s
    select student a capella ensemble, and Upper School Chorus, as well as
    a frequent soloist at school meetings and special assemblies. Known for
    her musicianship, Bourget played violin with the Upper School Orchestra
    and even played the ukulele on one occasion. She helped lead the
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student-Directed One Act Plays and
    was a member of the varsity soccer and softball teams. In softball, she
    scored the winning home run that helped Hebron clinch the Golden Ball
    Trophy in a victory over Kents Hill and earned All-League nods in 2012.
    Bourget will attend The University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) this
    fall. She is the daughter of Michelle and Scott Bourget of Hebron, ME.


    Bradley Raymond
    Geismar of Minot, ME

    Geismar was a Highest Honors scholar
    elected to Cum Laude Society as a junior. Geismar was the recipient of
    the Hebron Academy Cup, given to the member of the senior class “who,
    in the opinion of the faculty, represents the finest spirit of
    scholastic effort, who has in athletics and all school activities shown
    a high degree of excellence, and who has in personal relations with the
    school shown a commendable spirit of devotion, high ideals,
    friendliness, endeavor and responsibility.†He was a dorm proctor and
    member of the cross country, alpine skiing and junior varsity lacrosse
    teams as well as the school’s gay-straight ally group and drama
    production. In skiing, Geismar was named captain and Most Valuable
    Skier for the boys’ team, which placed 3rd in the MAISAD Championship
    and 4th out of fifteen schools at New Englands this past season. In
    2012 Geismar was recipient of the Compton Prize in Languages for
    “passion, persistence and accomplishment in the study of languages†and
    the Dartmouth Book Award, which recognizes a student “who combines
    academic excellence with outstanding accomplishment in another field.â€Â
    Geismar will attend Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) this fall. He is
    the son of Susan and John Geismar of Minot, ME

    Hannah Maguire Hearn
    of Auburn, ME

    Hearn was a High Honors scholar elected to Cum
    Laude Society as a senior. Hearn was the recipient of The Risman Honor
    Award, for her “diligence of academic accomplishment, determination in
    athletic endeavor and outstanding good character.†Hearn co-captained
    the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams; she was recipient of a
    Coach’s Award and earned All-League nods for her efforts in field
    hockey this past season and in lacrosse last year. She was also a dorm
    proctor and member of Green Key, Hebron’s tour guide group. In 2012
    Hearn was recipient of the Williams Book Award which recognizes a
    junior who has “demonstrated academic and intellectual leadership and
    who has contributed in a substantial fashion to the extracurricular
    life of the school.†Hearn will attend Colby College (Waterville, ME)
    this fall. She is the daughter of Heather and Joseph Hearn of Auburn,
    ME.

    Joshua Daniel Hews of
    Poland, ME

    Hews was a Highest Honors scholar elected to Cum
    Laude Society as a senior. He was the recipient of the Milton G.
    Wheeler Good Fellowship Award in recognition of his “highest standards
    of citizenship and integrity†and a dorm proctor. Hews was a valued
    member of the cross country and track teams and plans to pole vault at
    the collegiate level. Hews played percussion with Hebron’s jazz
    ensemble and participated in the school’s gay-straight ally group and
    student-directed One Act Plays. In 2012 he received the Middlebury Book
    Award which recognizes a member of the junior class who has excelled
    academically and has shown dedication to his or her community, a
    promise of leadership potential, and a commitment to the pursuit of a
    liberal education.†Hews will attend Colby College (Waterville, ME)
    this fall. He is the son of Deborah and Mark Hews of Poland, ME.

    Abigail Theresa
    Kinens of Houlton, ME

    Kinens was a High Honors scholar elected
    to Cum Laude Society as a senior. She was the recipient of the
    Tyler-Grandmaison Scholarship Prize, “given to a graduating senior from
    Maine who has overcome obstacles and who has made a positive
    contribution to the school community†and was co-recipient of the Reed
    Award for her devotion to Hebron Athletics. Kinens is a gifted
    photographer who earned Gold Key honors for her submissions to the
    nationally respected Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She was a key
    presence on her varsity soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse teams and was a
    member of Green Key, Hebron’s tour guide group. She also played violin
    with the Upper School Orchestra. Kinens will attend University of New
    England (Biddeford, ME) this fall and is the daughter of Lee Ann and
    Robert Kinens of Houlton, ME.

    Sydney Rose White
    Randall of New Gloucester, ME

    Randall was a Highest Honors
    scholar elected to Cum Laude Society as a junior. She was the recipient
    of the Bernat Memorial Award, a book to be awarded annually to a senior
    for further studies in the humanities, and of the Award for Academic
    Excellence in English. She was co-recipient of the Award for Excellence
    in Drama. Randall played a memorable Queen in Cinderella (2013) and had
    multiple roles in 2012’s Working, Hebron’s recent all-school musicals.
    She is a leader in the vocal arts as well as the performing arts,
    singing with the Hebeegeebees – Hebron’s select a capella ensemble –
    and the Upper School Chorus, and at numerous assemblies and school
    gatherings. Her talents extend to the athletic fields, where she was
    named Most Improved Player on the 2012 varsity girls’ soccer team and a
    member of the softball squad. Randall’s photography was recognized by
    the nationally respected Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this year.
    She was also a dorm proctor and member of GSTA-The Bridge, Hebron’s
    gay-straight ally group. In 2012 Randall was co-recipient of a Harvard
    Book Award in recognition of “excellence in scholarship and high
    character.†She will attend Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
    this fall. She is the daughter of Elizabeth and John Randall of New
    Gloucester, ME.

    Logan Allen Taylor of
    Skowhegan, ME

    Taylor was a Highest Honors scholar elected to
    Cum Laude Society as a senior. He was the recipient of Awards for
    Academic Excellence in History and in Religion & Ethics. Taylor joined
    Hebron Academy for a postgraduate year, making significant
    contributions to the life of the School through his participation in
    GSTA-The Bridge, Hebron’s gay-straight ally group. Taylor was also a
    member of the junior varsity boys’ soccer team and the yearbook staff.
    He will attend Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME) this fall.

    Taylor Ann Teixeira
    of Lewiston, ME

    Teixeira was a High Honors scholar elected to
    Cum Laude Society as a senior. She was the recipient of the Charles &
    Amy Dwyer Memorial Award as the outstanding scholar-athlete of the
    senior class. Co-captain of the varsity girls’ ice hockey team,
    Teixeira earned a Coach’s Award for her efforts on the ice and
    selflessness toward her teammates; she was also a member of the varsity
    girls’ soccer and lacrosse teams. Texeira will attend Saint Michael’s
    College (Colchester, VT) this fall and is the daughter of Kim and Ray
    Teixeira of Lewiston, ME.

    Kexin Wang of Ningbo,
    China

    Wang was a Highest Honors scholar elected to Cum Laude
    Society as a senior. She was the recipient of the Award for Excellence
    in Art, having been recognized with silver keys by the nationally
    respected Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this year for her drawings
    and painting. Wang played violin with the Upper School Orchestra and in
    2012 earned the Colby Book Award, “given to an outstanding member of
    the Junior Class who, through a combination of superior academic
    achievement, social conscience and service, is a promising example of
    how an educated person will contribute to the world community.†She
    contributed to the all-school musical production of Cinderella and the
    girls’ junior varsity soccer and tennis teams. Wang will attend
    Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) this fall. She is the daughter of
    Xuejun Wang and Haina Xu of Ningbo, China.

    Kexiang Xu of
    Hangzhou, China

    Xu was a Highest Honors scholar elected to Cum
    Laude Society as a junior. He was the recipient of the Awards for
    Excellence in Science and in Mathematics as well as the Outdoor
    Leadership Prize. Xu was a participant of Hebron’s Outdoor Education
    program and a high scorer for Hebron’s Class D Championship Math Team,
    the number one squad statewide for small schools eight years running.
    He came in 22nd out of 380 seniors at this year’s Maine State Meet in
    April. In 2012 Xu was co-recipient of a Harvard Book Award in
    recognition of “excellence in scholarship and high character†and
    recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Award for his
    achievements in mathematics and science. Xu will attend University of
    Washington (Seattle, WA) this fall. He is the son of Jie Shen and
    Hechun Xu of Hangzhou, China.

    Jian Zhou of Beijing,
    China

    Zhou was a High Honors scholar elected to Cum Laude
    Society as a senior. He was the highest achieving member of Hebron’s
    Class D Championship Math Team, the number one squad statewide for
    small schools eight years running. Zhou finished the year first in the
    state of Maine and was the highest scoring student in the regular
    season among schools participating in Hebron’s league. Zhou is one of
    just three students who will represent Hebron Academy at the national
    math meet at Pennsylvania State University later this year. In 2012
    Zhou was the recipient of the Dr. Louis Friedman Mathematics Prize; he
    was a dorm proctor and member of the Outdoor Education and after-school
    art programs. He will attend Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) this
    fall and is the son of Lihua Liu and Bangyou Zhou of Beijing, China.


    Senior Class Awards
    ALL-SCHOOL AWARDS

    The HEBRON ACADEMY CUP is given to that member of the Senior Class who
    in the opinion of the faculty represents the finest spirit of scholastic
    effort, who has in athletic competition shown a high degree of
    excellence, and who has in personal relations with the school shown a
    commendable spirit of devotion, high ideals, friendliness, endeavor and
    responsibility which qualities Hebron Academy holds in the highest
    esteem. In 2013, the Hebron Cup is awarded to Bradley Raymond
    Geismar
    .

    The RISMAN HONOR AWARD is given by George Broudy of the class of 1929 to
    honor his Hebron roommate, Edward R. Risman of the Class of 1930, to
    distinguish a member of the Senior Class whose diligence of academic
    accomplishment, determination in athletic endeavor and outstanding good
    character merited recognition. In 2013 awarded to Hannah Maguire
    Hearn
    .

    The PHEMISTER AWARD is a book from the funds given in memory of David
    Kent Phemister II, President of the Class of 1962, by his friends and
    classmates to honor a Senior who has shown outstanding leadership and
    responsibility. In 2013 awarded to Ju Hee Kim.

    The MILTON G. WHEELER GOOD FELLOWSHIP AWARD is given by George Broudy of
    the Class of 1929 to honor Milton G. Wheeler of the Class of 1927 in
    order to recognize a member of the Senior Class for highest standards of
    citizenship and integrity. In 2013 awarded to Joshua Daniel
    Hews
    .

    The ERNEST SHERMAN AWARD is presented in memory of “Jack” Sherman, for
    many years chef-steward of Hebron Academy, to a member of the Hebron
    Academy community who best exhibits dedication to Hebron Academy and
    personal concern for fellow students and the community. In 2012 awarded
    to Elijah Dickson Moreshead.

    The EDWARD TATE II GREEN KEY AWARD is a book to be given in the name of
    Edward Henry Tate II of the Class of 1957 to honor a member of the
    Senior Class for his/her marked qualities of humanity. In 2013 awarded
    to Ryan Timothy Hallice.

    The LEYDEN AWARD honors a senior who has grown as a person and as a
    student, who has overcome obstacles and whose concern for others and for
    the Hebron community exemplifies the care and contributions of the
    Leyden family for more than thirty years. In 2013 awarded to Haley
    Avon Grimmer
    .

    The SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE is given for outstanding excellence in
    general scholarship for the Class of 2013. Awarded to Kexiang
    Xu
    .

    The REGIS A. LEPAGE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE is given by Lepage Bakeries of
    Auburn, Maine in honor of Regis A. Lepage, a generous supporter of
    post-Secondary study for young people in the belief that strength comes
    through education. The prize is awarded to a student at Hebron Academy
    from the surrounding area. Awarded in 2013 to Jeffrey Ray
    Turcotte
    .

    The TYLER / GRANDSMAISON SCHOLARSHIP, supporting early success in
    college is underwritten by the MELMAC Foundation and is given to a
    graduating senior from the State of Maine who has overcome obstacles and
    has made a positive contribution to the school community and
    extra-curricular activities, has demonstrated a commitment to public
    service and has the potential to make a difference in the world. Awarded
    in 2013 to Abigail Theresa Kinens.

    The BERNAT MEMORIAL AWARD is a book given by the parents of Emile Robert
    Bernat of the Class of 1960 to be awarded annually to a Senior for
    further studies in the humanities. The 2013 recipient is Sydney Rose
    White Randall
    .

    The LORIMER SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE is given in memory of Louise Pinkham
    Lorimer, descendant of William Barrows, innovative woman of theater and
    film, advocate for the environment, and devoted summer resident of the
    Hebron community. The prize honors a young woman pursuing her education
    in theater or environmental sciences. In 2013, awarded to Lillian
    Abbott Bourget
    .

    The AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DRAMA distinguishes a student whose
    attainment in Hebron’s theatrical productions has merited recognition.
    Awarded this year to Lillian Abbott Bourget and Sydney Rose White
    Randall.
    .

    The OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP PRIZE is presented to a graduating student who
    exhibits kindness to others, self-respect and self-sufficiency, the
    ability to make and execute difficult decisions, and a profound concern
    for the natural environment. This year the recipient is Kexiang
    Xu
    .

    The YEARBOOK AWARD is awarded to a member of the Spectator to
    acknowledge dedication to assignments, willingness to serve, and
    commitment to producing a unique yearbook. This year the recipient is
    Kathryn Mary Couture.

    ATHLETIC AWARDS

    The CHARLES AND AMY DWYER MEMORIAL AWARD honors the memory of Charles C.
    and Amy W. Dwyer who were members of the Hebron Academy community for
    more than half a century; he as a student, teacher, coach, and she as
    tutor, counselor and librarian. The prize is awarded to an outstanding
    scholar-athlete, and this year the 2013 recipient is Taylor Ann
    Teixeira
    .

    The ATHLETIC AWARD is given for superior performance in the field of
    athletics, for outstanding cooperation, leadership and fair play. In
    2013 awarded to Matthew Francis Bouchard.

    The BESSIE FENN AWARD is given for superior performance in the field of
    athletics, outstanding cooperation, leadership and fair play. In 2013
    awarded to Haley Avon Grimmer.

    The REED AWARDS are given to an outstanding young man and woman in
    recognition of fine spirit, improvement in skill, devotion to athletic
    teams, and an unselfish determination to contribute to Hebron’s athletic
    success. In 2012, the recipients are Patrick Francis Shelley and
    Abigail Theresa Kinens
    .

    AWARDS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
    ART Kexin
    Wang

    ENGLISH Sydney Rose White Randall
    HISTORY Logan Seth Allen Taylor
    MATHEMATICS Kexiang Xu
    MUSIC Ju
    Hee Kim

    RELIGION & ETHICS Logan Seth Allen
    Taylor

    SCIENCES Kexiang Xu

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2013 graduates

Chad Ambrose Carr
Manchulenko
Jerome Ayodele Marinho
Olivia Tai Gao McFadzen
Elijah Dickson Moreshead
A’Nyce Munroe
Shayne Michael Opre
Yi Shi Pan
Won Seok Park
Bryan Nicholas Parsons
Sydney Rose
White Randall*
Ryan Peter Ratsep
Raymond Isaiah Rawls
William Stephen Savino
Patrick Francis Shelley
Mark Cameron
Shirley
Bradford Chapman Spurr
Daidyn Kovington Stewart
Ethan J. Studley
Logan Allen Seth Taylor*
Taylor Ann
Teixeira*
Thiago Renato Motta Tose
Jeffrey Ray Turcotte
Jordan L. Tyler
Kexin Wang*
Daniel David Warner
Emily
Elizabeth Wyman
Kexiang Xu*
Chenmo Zhang
Xiaoyu Zhang
Jian Zhou*
Yue Zhou

*Cum Laude Society


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