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


Graduation day: June 10, 2012
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    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