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Marshwood High School
260 Dow Highway, South Berwick | www.msad35.net/mhs


Graduation day: June 10, 2012
Graduation information provided by the high school

    Top Ten and Honor Graduates


    Valedictorian, Michael Vittori, is the son of Nicole Insanally and Stefan Vittori of South Berwick. Michael is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He has played trumpet in Marshwood’s jazz, marching, and concert bands, as well as the UNH Youth Band. Since the age of six, Michael has studied piano, with various classical and jazz musicians and through the UNH Piano Extension Program. He has played on the Marshwood tennis team since freshman year, and in his senior year, Michael was a member of the Marshwood Math A-team. In the course of his high school career, Michael received the Louis Armstrong Award, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, multiple Aimee Schramm Book awards, and departmental awards for Spanish, Physics, Geometry, Concert Band, and Biology/Chemistry. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing the piano, skiing, biking, traveling, keeping up to date on scientific developments, and playing video games. Michael will be attending the University of Rhode Island as an honor student in the pharmacy program.



    Salutatorian, Catherine Pouliot, is the daughter of Elizabeth Werker and Gary Pouliot of South Berwick. Kate is the vice president of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and has served on the executive board of the school’s student government for the past two years. During her high school career, Kate was involved in the Latin Club, the Wellness Committee, and Sober Friends. She was also the stage manager of the musical “Aida”. Kate is a captain on the varsity track and field team and is also an avid horseback rider. In her senior year, she was a member of Marshwood’s “We the People” State Championship Team and the three-person team that won the “We the People” Unit Six National Award. Kate is an AP Scholar, the recipient of the York County Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, and a Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist. She is also a National Merit Scholar. Additionally, Kate won the Rensselaer Science Medal, the Clyde Russell Award, the Norman B. Sherwood Award, and departmental awards in English, Latin, and History. She works as a mentor and tutor for high school students in math, and she volunteers with the Dover Friendly Kitchen, the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program, and the South Berwick Hot Summer Nights Program. In her free time, Kate enjoys skiing, dressage, and playing soccer. She works at Old Navy in Kittery. In the fall, Kate will be attending the University of Maine in Orono with a major in Animal Science and a pre-veterinary concentration.


    Ian Ramsay is the son of Marianne and David Ramsay of South Berwick. He played varsity lacrosse, ran cross country, and is a four-year member of the math team. Ian recently competed in the national finals for “We The People,” a U.S. Constitution-based competition. During his Marshwood career, he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the school’s student government. In his free time, Ian likes to mountain bike, snowboard, and spend time in the wilderness. He will study biochemistry in college.


    Rebecca Dodier is the daughter of Beth and Jay Dodier of Eliot. In her years at Marshwood, Rebecca has been a member of the track team, student government, and Latin Club; and she is currently the secretary of the National Honor Society. Rebecca has received the Latin award and was selected as Marshwood’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership representative. She also was recognized with the senior class superlative of Best Dressed. Since eighth grade, Rebecca has worked year round at Market Basket , and she has engaged in many local community service activities, including car washes, soup kitchens, and church events. Additionally, Rebecca has committed herself to extended community service as a cat caretaker at the NHSPCA and a candy striper at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading, traveling, and hanging out with her friends. Rebecca will attend Northeastern University in the fall to major in International Business (Hong Kong).


    Aubrey Shea Folger is the daughter of Steven and Laurel Folger of South Berwick. Aubrey has played basketball since the second grade, and she played three years on the Marshwood varsity team. In her junior and senior years, Aubrey earned her team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player Award, and in her senior year she also received the Players’ Choice Award. Additionally, for her senior season, Aubrey was named to the following all-star teams: Southern Maine Athletic Association All-Defensive, SMAA 2nd Team, SMAA All-Academic, Maine McDonald’s All-Star, and Bangor Daily News All-Maine Girls Basketball Honorable Mention. Aubrey also played soccer as a freshman, track as a sophomore, and varsity tennis as a junior and senior. She is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. While at MHS, Aubrey participated in her school’s MASK (My Attitude Saves Kids) club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Aubrey is an active member of Eliot Baptist Church and participates in its youth group and bible study. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends and being outside. In the fall Aubrey is attending Lancaster Bible College with an undecided major.


    Rebecca Green is the daughter of Brenda and Jonathan Green of Eliot. Throughout her high school career, she has participated in marching band and jazz band. Rebecca is the treasurer of the National Honor Society. She was a member of Marshwood’s “We the People” State Championship Team and a member of the Biofuel Club. Outside of academics, Rebecca is an active participant in community outreach programs. Rebecca has worked at the Eliot Dunkin’ Donuts for three years. In the fall, Rebecca will attend the University of New England with a major in pre-medicine.


    Troy Pappas is the son of Mary and John Pappas of Eliot, He was the 2011 recipient of the Clarkson University High School Achievement Award. He is a member of Interact, Rotary International’s service club for young people, student government, National Honor Society. Troy was also a member of the school’s Math Team and helped Marshwood to a sixth place finish at States this year. From 2010-2012, Troy attended the Southern Maine Athletic Association All-Academic Team. While at MHS, Troy played four years of varsity baseball and was named a captain his junior and senior years. He made the SMAA all-defensive team 2011. Troy started at quarterback for three years on the school’s football team and was named a captain his senior year. Troy was recognized as the football team’s offensive MVP for 2010 and the team’s MVP for the 2011 season. Additionally, he has been selected to represent Marshwood in the Kora Shriner’s Lobster Bowl, Maine’s all-star football game. Troy played varsity basketball for two years and won the Coach’s Award his senior year. Outside of school, Troy has participated as a volunteer for the Friend’s Project and the Special Olympic Team Portsmouth Basketball organization. During the summer he works at Bob’s Clam Hut and part-time for Fernandes and Sons Landscaping. Troy will be attending Bates College in the fall, majoring in biochemistry and planning to attend medical school to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery. He will play football for the Bobcats.


    Casey Brown is the son of Nicholas and Alicen Brown of Eliot. While at Marshwood, he has been a member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society, and he has served on the executive board of student government. Additionally, Casey received the Clarkson University Leadership Award, earned a flying scholarship from the Experimental Aircraft Association, and was recognized as a member of the Southern Maine Athletic Association’s All-Academic Team. During his high school career, he has been a member of the soccer team, tennis team, and ski team. He was also selected to the SMAA All-Conference Ski Team. In his spare time, Casey volunteers as a counselor at a summer wilderness camp and works part-time at Papa Wheelies Bicycle Shop. He enjoys skiing, surfing, and biking. Since the sixth grade, he has been flying out of Hampton Airfield and pursuing a pilot’s license; he hopes to be licensed before leaving for Worcester Polytechnic Institute this fall. Casey plans to study mechanical and/or aerospace engineering and someday hopes to become involved in the private space industry.


    Hannah Dwelley, daughter of Christine and Neal Dwelley of South Berwick, has participated in both field hockey and lacrosse at Marshwood. She is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. Hannah is the secretary of Tri-M (Modern Music Masters), the musical honor society. Hannah has enjoyed spending her free time teaching Marshwood youngsters to play field hockey. She has participated in the high school musicals at MHS and has been a part of MASK (My Attitude Saves Kids), a group that encourages good choices in teens and youth in the school district. She was also in the Wellness group and Sober Friends her sophomore year.


    Additional Honor Graduates maintaining a four-year average of 92% or better include: Ryan Anderson, Natalia Bachelder, Kyle Bohunsky, Adam Bryant, Isabella Burke, Kayla Burke, Marcos Canel, Carly Dominguez, Sadie DuBois, Leanne Jenkins, Katelin Johnson, Caleb Jones, Timothy LaPointe, Megan Maguire, Bryan Rawski, Samantha Silver, Stephen Smith, Lucas Taylor, and Jackson Towle.



    The Top Ten and Honor Graduates of the class of 2012 would like to thank family, friends, teachers, and mentors who have made high school a memorable and engaging experience through their support.


    Board of Directors Book Awards

    Career Technical Timothy LaPointe
    English Stephen Smith
    Family and Consumer Science Rebecca Dodier
    Fine Arts Sarah Personeni
    Instrumental Kayla Burke
    Mathematics Ian Ramsay
    Social Studies Samantha Silver
    Science Catherine Pouliot
    Technology Emily Bosse
    World Languages Aubrey Folger
    Vocal Emily Foye

    Scholarships and Awards

    Rupert Baglivo Memorial Scholarship $150
    Ryan Grogan

    Brian Beckner Memorial Scholarship $300
    Cameron Raynes

    Darlene Boivin Memorial Scholarship $500
    Sarah Personeni

    Kathleen Christie Memorial Scholarship $150
    Kayla Burke

    Eliot American Legion Post #188 Scholarship $250
    Rebecca Green

    Eliot High School Alumni Scholarship $500
    Ryan Grogan

    Eliot High School – Class of 1962 $500 each
    William Blake and Ryan Grogan

    Eliot High School Memorial Scholarship $500
    William Blake
    Eliot Lions Club $250
    Carly Dominguez

    Richard Gagnon Memorial Scholarship $500
    Catherine Pouliot

    Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce $500
    Catherine Pouliot

    John F. Hill Grange – Eliot, ME $300
    Rebecca Green

    Kennebunk Savings Bank Scholarship $1,000
    Melinda Sutton

    Theodore Libby Memorial Scholarship $500
    Casey Brown

    Sandy MacDonald Memorial Scholarship $500
    Tess Limoggio

    MHS Field Hockey Boosters $250 each
    Natalia Bachelder and Melinda Sutton

    MHS Music Boosters $500 each
    Isabella Burke and Kayla Burke

    MHS Ski Team Boosters – Alan Johnson Memorial Scholarship $200
    Ryan Anderson

    Nancy Oliver-Gruen Memorial Scholarship $500
    Isabella Burke

    National Alliance on Mental Illness – York Branch $1,500
    Sean Smeltzer

    Piscataqua Savings Bank, Portsmouth, NH $1,500
    Rebecca Dodier

    Quamphegan Education Association $1,000
    Hattie Stiles

    Linwood Saddler Memorial Scholarship $200 each
    Mikala Dickson and Corey Wright

    Seacoast Art Scholarship $250 and $200
    Samuel Morrison – $250 and Sarah Personeni – $200

    Tiffany Smith Memorial Scholarship $500
    Trenor Colby

    South Berwick – Eliot Rotary Academic Scholarship $1,500 each
    Catherine Pouliot and Troy Pappas

    South Berwick – Eliot Rotary Vocational Scholarship $1,000
    Katelin Johnson

    Nancy Spaulding Memorial $500
    Samuel Morrison

    Bruce W. Staples Scholarship $500 each
    William Blake, Rebecca Green and Troy Pappas

    Jeremy Trepp Memorial Scholarship $1,000
    Nicole Chappell

    Visiting Nurse Service – Nursing Scholarship $100
    Carly Dominguez

    Weathervane Seafoods Scholarship $500
    Kayla Rackley

    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship $1,000
    Ian Ramsay

    York Hospital Auxiliary and York Hospital Physician Group
    Scholarship $1,000
    Troy Pappas

    State/National Awards

    Clyde Russell Scholarship $7,500
    Catherine Pouliot

    Early College for Maine $1,000 each
    Cassidy Banville, Daniel Dunne, Zachary Hutchins and Amber Poitras

    Grand Masonic Lodge of Maine $1,500
    Tatum Schladenhauffen

    Maine Band Directors Association – Alfred Yesye Memorial Scholarship $500
    Kayle Burke

    The Tyler/Grandmaison MELMAC Scholarship $1,500
    Kiana Needham

    2012 Mitchell Institute Scholarship $6,000
    Catherine Pouliot

    Norman B. Sherwood Scholarship – Osgood Lodge #48, I.O.O.F $500
    Catherine Pouliot

    WCSH Teens Who Care Scholarship $2,000
    Adam Bryant

    College Granted Awards/Scholarships

    Ashly Bennington
    Guilford College Achievement Award $10,000
    Guilford General Scholarship $4,000
    Casey Brown
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Award $10,300
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholarship $3,600
    Isabella Burke
    Berklee College of Music Scholarship $12,000
    Trenor Colby
    Quaker Leadership Scholars Program – Guilford College $2,000
    Rebecca Dodier
    Northeastern University – Excellence Scholarship $12,000
    Tess Limoggio
    Queens University Music Scholarship $3,000
    Queens University Merit Scholarship $9,000
    Lindsay Nadeau
    University of New England Merit Award $7,000
    Catherine Pouliot
    National Merit – The University of Maine Scholarship $1,000/Year
    Value $4,000
    Ian Ramsay
    University of Maine Merit Scholarship $8,000/Year
    Value $32,000
    Tatum Schladenhauffen
    Lasell College Presidential Scholarship $10,000
    Lasell College Achievement Award $4,600
    Hattie Stiles
    Wagner College Presidential Scholarship $18,000
    Melinda Sutton
    Regis College Scholarship $2,000/Year
    Value $8,000

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2012 graduates

Top Ten Students
*+Casey T. Brown

*+Rebecca Anne Dodier

^+Hannah Pauline Dwelley

+Aubrey Shea Folger

*+Rebecca Lee Green

*+Toni M. Kaplan

*+Troy Johnathan James Pappas

*+Catherine Werker Pouliot

*+Ian Alexander Ramsay

*+Michael Ray Vittori

Kyle Elaine Amerigian

+Ryan Nels Anderson

Aaron O. Ares

Joseph Ernest Audette, Jr.

^*+Natalia Bachelder.

Katelyn W. Baker

Cassidy Lynne Banville

Jake S. Barisano

Nathan A. Barrett

Alexandria E. Bartlett

Hannah Bean

Emily Jane Beaudette

Eric Beckert

*Asly C. Bennington

Lisette Janel Bishop

William Blake

*+Kyle Davis Bohunsky

Emily Carol Bosse

Sirena Sophia Boucouvalas

Johanna Rose Brown

*Adam James Bryant

Darryl R. Bullay

*+Isabella Marie Burke

^*+Kayla Catherine Burke

+Marcos Canel

?Nicole Marie Chappell

Stephanie Kym Cheever

Trenor Donchian Colby

David Crehan

Nathan David Cronauer

Matthew Alan Crosby

Jacob Merrill Crosby

Gabriel Fox Dawber

Eleanor Marie Delcourt

Nicholas C. Deveau

Mikala Noe?l Dickson

*+Carlita Leigh Dominguez

+Sadie Marie DuBois

Daniel Tobias Dunne

Ashley R. Eastman

Danielle Elizabeth Estes

Lucas P. Fernandes

Remington Festervan

Aaron M. Fletcher

Nicholas Forsyth

Emily Foye

Madison O. Gilbert

Kierstin A. Glidden

Jaimie A. Goodwin

Stephanie Michelle Goodwin

Janessa E. Grant

Jeffrey Gardner Graunke

^Ryan Gerald Grogan

Bradley Douglas Hackney

Jeffrey Hatheway

Kyle Scott Hichens

Madeline Rose Hixon

Leanna Lynne Hundley

Zachary T. Hutchins

+Leanne Michelle Jenkins

Derek Johnson

+Katelin A. Johnson

Lola Cayenne Johnson

Joshua Johnston

+Caleb Taylor Jones

Jenavive D. Jones

Jesse Josepeit

Ashley Marie Karr

Kenneth T. Kuzman

Nicole Elaine Lachance

Savannah Louise Landis

?~+Timothy J. LaPointe

Brandon Lebel

Mitchell Leman

Tess M. Limoggio

Mikalah Rose Little

Wen Lin

Ian Logan

Jenica M.E. Lord

Lance T. Lord

Shelby Lynn MacPherson

?Savannah Rain Magruder

^+Megan Christa Maguire

Rachel Main

Joshua Bruce Markham

Clara Elizabeth Marshall

Haley Lewis McCandlish

Ryan McCormick

Ryan Austin McKenney

Jacob A. Melvin

^Rachelle Nichole Mendola

Lainey Caroline Minotti

Jorden Elisabeth Mitchell

Samuel Morrison

Jonathan Mulcahey

Lindsay Marie Nadeau

Kiana Nadine Needham

Devan R. Nelson

Shannon Mai O’Brien

Daniel R. O’Connor

Nicole O’Neil

Jared Ouellette

Doug Patschke

Christopher Payne

Casey J. Pennell

^Alexandria M. Pergerson

Sarah P. Personeni

Amanda Robyn Pettibone

^Jessica Pickford

Elizabeth Kathryn Ann Pike

Amber Rose Poitras

Tyler G. Pratt

Garret Pray

Kayla Belle Rackley

+Bryan Richard Rawski

~Cameron P. Raynes

Cody R. Reeves

Katie Richards

Nicholas J. Ricker

Abigail Marie Romano

Jasmine Ross

Abigail May Rovnak

Margaret G. Sanborn

Tatum Annette Schladenhauffen

Austin Schneider

Ryder Zoll Schumacher

Ty Scott Shanholtz

*+Samantha Silver

Aaron M. Slover

Alex Franklin Slover

Sean P. Smeltzer

+Stephen J. Smith

Taylor Marie Soloniewicz

April Marie St. Pierre

Ryan Stacy

Tyler A. Stevens

Kelsey Elizabeth Stewart

Hattie Elizabeth Stiles

Melinda Ladonna Sutton

Cole S. Tackett

Nathan F. Taff

+Lucas F. Taylor

Mark A. Taylor, Jr.

Kaitlin M. Thomas

Ryan W. Tobey

*+Jackson Billings Towle

Linden Indigo Towle

Lina b. Tullgren

Colin Reed Tutelian

Jacquelyn Nicole Tworkowski

Alexander N. VanHorn

Alana Ann Vasapoli

Jack Henry Verrill

Alvaro Luis Villagra

Niklaas C. Walters

Nicole Wheeler

Brianna Marie White

Ashley Elizabeth Whyte

Elizabeth Jane Williams-Hughes

Michael John Woodman

Corey Wright

Samuel R. Yarian

~Career Technical Honors
? National Technical Honor Society
+Honor Graduate
*National Honor Society
^Tri-M


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