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


Graduation day: June 7, 2013
Graduation information provided by the high school


    Paul Mehlhorn, Principal of Marshwood High School, announces the Top Ten and Honor Graduates for the Class of 2013

    Valedictorian, Andrew Purgiel, , is the son of Andrew Purgiel of South Berwick and Mary Purgiel of Dover. Andrew’s older sister, Rachel, along with his neighbors played important roles in Andrew’s growth throughout his school years. Andrew is a four year participant on the Math team where he represents Marshwood in math competitions. He received both the Sophomore and Junior Math and Science awards. As a Sophomore, Andrew participated in the Statewide “TRIG STAR” competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and won the event at Marshwood. He played on the Marshwood Lacrosse team for all four high school years and played football his freshman year. Andrew was a member of student government his senior year. For the past year, Andrew has worked at a local food establishment. When Andrew has down time, he enjoys hanging out with his many close friends and occasionally joins them in their attempt to be a band. Andrew will be attending the University of Maine at Orono as an honor student in the Chemical Engineering program.

    Salutatorian, Robert Jones, is the son of Charlie and Michelle Jones of South Berwick. Robert is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He served on the student government and was a member of the ‘We the People” State Championship team. Robert is a Commended National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar. He was a member of the math team for four years, and served as captain his senior year. He had the team high score in the state math meet for the past two years and finished in the top thirty scorers for the state of Maine his senior year. He has also received multiple High Honor awards and the Aimee Schramm Book awards. During his four years at Marshwood, Robert earned 9 varsity letters in the sports of soccer, basketball and baseball. He was chosen as captain in soccer and baseball. He received the Pride Hustle Defense award in soccer and the coach’s award in basketball, along with multiple Scholar Athlete awards and SMAA All Academic awards. Robert has been a member of USA Mavericks AAU Baseball organization for 6 years. He often tutored high school students in math and science. He had the privilege of being a teammate and friend of Troy Pappas and playing baseball for years with Coach Guy Lajeunesse. Robert plans to attend Bates College in the fall to major in biological chemistry with a track in Pre-Med.

    Monique Lillis, is the daughter of Bart and Katia Lillis from Eliot, ME. Monique Lillis is President of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Tri-M NHS as well as Spanish National Honor Society. She has been a member of the chorus since 4th grade and has appeared in district and high school musicals since 7th grade, most recently as Nikki Diablo in Disco Inferno. Monique played field hockey since her freshman year, as well as Track, where she is a captain this year. Monique is also active in the community where she was an intern for the Eliot Energy Commission since her sophomore year, and in December became a voting member. During her high school career, Monique has received the Aimee Shramm Book award and multiple music awards. Outside of school Monique enjoys playing the piano, skiing, and dancing. In the fall Monique will be attending Bowdoin College, where she will be studying neuroscience.

    Benjamin Hebert is the son of Paul Hebert and Leslie McDonnell, of South Berwick,, Maine. He has been a member of the Seacoast Swimming Association since first grade, and joined the Marshwood High School Swim Team in his junior year. He placed eighth in the 500 freestyle at Class A Maine State Championships. He has also been a four year member of the Marshwood Math Team, becoming a captain in his senior year. He is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society. Ben is an AP Scholar and has consistently made the high honor roll. In his free time he enjoys playing video games and watching movies. He will be attending the University of Maine Honors College in the fall.

    Anna Byrne, is the daughter of John and Gayle Byrne, who live in South Berwick. Anna is a member of the Interact Club, the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society, yearbook club, and the Spanish National Honor Society. Since the fourth grade, Anna has been a cheerleader at Maine Stars Cheer Gym in Eliot. She has also been on the varsity competition cheering team since freshman year and the football cheering team since sophomore year. In the course of her high school career, Anna has been an officer for Interact Club, a senior captain for her cheering teams, a three-time SMAA All-Star team member, a member of the All-Academic team for cheering, and the recipient of the Most Improved award and the Coach’s award. In her free time, Anna enjoys tumbling and spending time with friends and family. She will be attending Union College in the fall as part of the Scholar’s Program and intends to major in neuroscience.

    Micaela Waters, is the daughter of Cynthia and Steven Waters of Eliot, Maine. Micaela is a member of the Latin National Honor Society. Throughout high school, Micaela has danced at Brixham Danceworks, taking four years of tap and one year of modern dance. She has participated in Marshwood’s Math Team, Latin club, Art club, and Book club. During her senior year, Micaela also participated in the state and national “We The People The Citizens and the Constitution” competitions. In the course of her high school career, Micaela has received departmental awards in Algebra II, Conceptual Physics, Latin, English, and History, as well as multiple Aimee Schramm Book awards. In her free time, Micaela enjoys reading, dancing, volunteering at her church, and travelling, most recently to Costa Rica and Guatemala. Micaela will be attending the University of Maine in the fall as an honors student majoring in anthropology.

    Anna Lietz, is the daughter of Denise and David Lietz, of South Berwick and has attended the Marshwood schools since Pre K. She was the President of the Marshwood Interact Club her junior and senior year. In addition, she was one of the two editors-in-chiefs of the 2013 yearbook, The Reed. Anna is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. During her sophomore, junior, and senior years she was a very active member of the blood drive committee helping to organize multiple American Red Cross blood drives. She also participated as a writing center tutor in her junior year. Anna spent many hours volunteering in a Central Elementary School classroom both her freshman and junior years. Anna has received High Honors awards each academic year. This year she was also selected to be Marshwood High School’s Daughters of The American Revolution Good Citizen. With what’s left of her time, Anna enjoys spending time with friends as well as traveling, going to the beach, volunteering and sometimes even just relaxing. Next year she plans to attend Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, majoring in biology on a pre-medicine track.

    Lucas Howarth, is the son of Thomas and Tiffany Howarth of South Berwick. Lucas is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. Lucas has been a part of the Marshwood wrestling team since his freshman year. He was named Captain of the team in both his junior and senior years, and helped lead his team to two state titles during that span. Lucas was named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program due to his performance on PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. In the fall, Lucas will be attending the University of New Hampshire as an Honors Student in their Mathematics Program.

    Shane Odiorne, is the son of. Jean and Greg Odiorne, of Eliot, Maine. Shane is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society. He played for the varsity Marshwood Golf Team all four years, and was the captain for two years. For the 2012 Golf season, he was awarded the first position on the SMAA All-Conference Team. For a week during the summer of 2012, Shane attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. He likes to spend his free time playing golf, traveling, and playing video games. Shane will be attending the University of Maine in Orono this upcoming fall as an honors student to study Psychology.

    Emily Peele, daughter of Richard Peele and Susan McPherson who live in Eliot. Emily is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She is a four year member of the varsity competition cheerleading team and had the honor of being a captain this season. This past year her team placed second at the New England Championship. Additionally Emily has been involved in fall cheerleading, the Interact Club, Wellness Group, Blood Drive Committee, the peer tutoring program and was the class secretary her first two years of high school. During the summers before freshman and sophomore year she worked as a teen volunteer for Exeter Hospital. Emily has spent much of her time the past twelve years cheering competitively at Maine Stars and has traveled across the country winning championships in states such as Florida, Nevada and California. In her free time, Emily enjoys tumbling, reading, ushering and watching shows at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, babysitting, and making videos. Emily will be attending Union College where she plans to study biochemistry.

    Additional Honor Graduates maintaining a four-year average of 92% or better include: Bethany Ames, Allison Blunt, Garrett Brown, Hailey Bruno-Moulton, Adalia Cardoso, Kaitlyn Cedergren, John Constantine, Alyssa Curtis, Joseph Darcy, Jocelyn Desisto, James Driver, Alyssa Fogarty, Jillian Gori, Dakota Greenblatt, Kaitlyn Hebden, Thomas Howe, Corrin Hoyt, Kody Kaeppel, Deirdre LaSelva, Evan Leavitt, Emma Leisentritt, Leighton Magoon, Terence O’Brien, Hayden Pearson, Dylan Pomeroy, Kelsey Read, Matthew Scremin, Erica Sewell, Matthew Shea, Shanna Tofte and Madison Waterman.

    The Top Ten and Honor Graduates of the class of 2013 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 Ineliz Rijo
    English John (Jack) Constantine
    Family and Consumer Science Kendra Threeton
    Fine Arts Jocelyn DeSisto
    Instrumental Miranda Sansoucie
    Mathematics Robert Jones
    Social Studies Madison Waterman
    Science Erica Sewell
    Technology Lucas Howarth
    World Languages Madison Waterman
    Vocal Bethany Ames

    Scholarships and Awards

    AHEPA Family/St. Nicholas Scholarship TBD Katie Leahy
    Brian Beckner Memorial Scholarship $300 Brian Johnson
    Darlene Boivin Memorial Scholarship $500 Jocelyn DeSisto
    Kathleen Christie Memorial Scholarship $150 Miranda Sansoucie
    Dover Emblem Club – Kay Tuttle Scholarship Award $500 Kaitlin McKeel
    Eliot American Legion Post #188 Scholarship $250 Lucas Howarth
    Eliot Fire Department – Pete & Verna Staples Scholarship TBD Jamie Austin
    Eliot High School Alumni Scholarship $1,000 Matthew Scremin
    Eliot Lions Club $250 Thomas Howe
    Richard Gagnon Memorial Scholarship $500 Thomas Howe
    John F. Hill Grange - Eliot, ME $300 Kaitlyn Cedergren
    Kennebunk Savings Bank Scholarship $1,000 Kaitlyn Cedergren
    Theodore Libby Memorial Scholarship $500 Benjamin Hebert
    Sandy MacDonald Memorial Scholarship $500 Sarai Blake
    William G. Mayo Memorial Scholarship Fund Kelsey Read
    MHS Field Hockey Boosters $250 each Hailey Bruno-Moulton and Kaitlin Carr
    MHS Lacrosse Boosters $250 each Kaitlyn Hebden and Matthew Scremin
    MHS Music Boosters $500 each Sydney Porter and Miranda Sansoucie
    MHS Ski Team Boosters $200 Dakota Greenblatt
    Nancy Oliver-Gruen Memorial Scholarship $500 Leighton Magoon
    National Alliance on Mental Illness - York Branch $1,500 Meghan Lewis
    Rollinsford-South Berwick Lions Scholarship $300 Miranda Sansoucie
    Piscataqua Savings Bank, Portsmouth, NH $1,500 Anna Lietz
    Quamphegan Education Association $1,000 Kristin O’Connor
    Linwood Saddler Memorial Scholarship $200 each Nicole Harvey and Logan Paulin
    Seacoast Artist Association $200 Jocelyn DeSisto
    Tiffany Smith Memorial Scholarship $500 Meghan Lewis
    South Berwick - Eliot Rotary Troy Pappas Scholarship $3,000 each John Constantine and Monique Lillis
    South Berwick - Eliot Rotary - 2013 Interact Club Award $2,000 Anna Byrne
    Nancy Spaulding Memorial $500 Kaitlin McKeel
    Bruce W. Staples Scholarship $500 each Matthew Brenner and Hayden Pearson
    Jeremy Trepp Memorial Scholarship $2,000 Justin Hockney - $1,000 Alli Schoff and Thomas Howe - $500 each
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship $1,000 Robert Jones
    York County Elder Abuse Task Force Scholarship $500 Leighton Magoon
    Elwyn Zamarchi Memorial Scholarship $100 Kendra Dugmore

    STATE/NATIONAL AWARDS
    Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship $5,000 Meghan Lewis
    Early College for Maine $2,000 each Seth Brophy, Mark Dunivin, Clarensa Parinding, Logan Paulin, Eric Pratt, Erin Shanahan
    2013 Maine Metal Products Association Scholarship $250 Brian Johnson
    The Tyler/Grandmaison MELMAC Scholarship $1,500 Kyle Markham
    2013 Mitchell Institute Scholarship $6,000 Monique Lillis
    Have graduation information or photos you'd like to submit? Email to graduation@pressherald.com


2013 graduates

Top Ten Students
*+Anna Byrne
*+Benjamin R. Hebert
*+Lucas Howarth
*+Robert John Jones
*+Anna Lietz
*^+Monique Lillis
+Shane Odiorne
*+Emily Mcpherson Peele
+Andrew Patrick Purgiel
+Micaela Lynn Waters


Elliott Joseph Allen
^+Bethany Nicole Ames
Joab M Aubert
Jamie Blaise Austin
^Kathrine A Baillargeon
Shauna McKayla Beckert
William Bellottie
Jordan Tasher Birkbeck
Sarai Blake
*^+Allison Jean Blunt
Jared P Bouchard
Melissa C Bowie
Matthew Harland Brenner
Seth Patrick Brophy
+Garrett Brown
*+Hailey D Bruno-Moulton
+Adalia Caitlin Cardoso
Kaitlin Marie Carr
Heather Lynn Carver
Sheldon A.M Castro
*+Kaitlyn Cecile Cedergren
Robyn Dorothy Chadwick
Nathanael Isaiah Chamblee
Ian Issac Child
+John Thomas Constantine
Anthony Peterson Cota
Collin D Crilley
Samantha E Crosman
*+Alyssa N Curtis
Ethan Mark Curtis
+Joseph John Darcy
Tyler James-Gordon Davidson
Cameron William Davis
+Jocelyn DeSisto
Zachary E Draper
*+James Edward Driver
Tyler Jeremy Druart
Kendra A. Dugmore
◊Mark R. Dunivin
Cody A. Dutra
Charles C. Dwyer
Derek Anthony Earley
Samantha Helen Emerson
Kristina Margaret Emmons
Hannah H. Ferguson
Chase Emilee Fisher
Kaitlyn Brianna Fletcher
*+Alyssa Marie Fogarty
Thomas C. Fontaine
*Cody J Furbish
Andre Ghirin
John Gilbert
Dominique V Giniusz
*+Jillian Gori
Gabrielle Paige Gosselin
*^+Dakota James Greenblatt
James Grinnell
*Adam J Guy
Austin F Hale
Emily Nicole Hall
Kendra Halle
Dylan Richard Hamm
Heather E Hanson
Haley Hartman
Nicole E Harvey
+Kaitlyn Hebden
Justin J Hockney
^Kate Rose Hourihan
+Thomas Howe
+Corrin Hoyt
Robert Hundley
Abigail Sarah Hyson
Nicholas Patrick Janes
Christina M Janousek
Michelle Jenkins
Jack Allyn Jennings
Brian Peter Johnson
Jesilynn Dunning Jones
◊Luke Vernon Joy
Amelia Elizabeth Jule
◊~+Kody Alee Kaeppel
Skye D Knowles
Conor Martin LaSelva
*+Deirdre A LaSelva
Katie Frances Leahy
+Evan Nelson Leavitt
+Emma Eileen Leisentritt
Meghan M Lewis
Daniel Lizotte
Jacob A Long
*^+Leighton Gates Magoon
Kyle James Markham
Maxwell Richard McCoomb
Kaitlin M. McKeel
Alex Timothy McLean
John Hobart McPherson
Samuel Farrell Mitchell
Kyril V. Motuz
Reginald Patrick Muchemore
Sean M Nebbia
Robert Timothy Nichols
Kyle Patrick O'Brien
+Terence William O'Brien
Kristen Mariah O'Connor
Daniel Steven Olsen
Clarensa Parinding
Logan I. Paulin
*+Hayden Michael Annelli Pearson
+Dylan John Pomeroy
^Sydney Lynn Porter
Eric Thomas Pratt
*+Kelsey Anne Read
Michael William Remick
~Ineliz Marie Rijo
Jordan C. Roberge
Tyler James Robillard
Joelle Kimberly Rogers
Alexis Denise Ross
Kathryn Heather Rotini
Myles Blue Rousselle
^Miranda Margret Sansoucie
Benjamin J. Savage
Alli Marie Schoff
+Matthew Lawrence Scremin
+Erica Joy Sewell
Erin Elizabeth Shanahan
Julia D Shannon
*+Matthew William Shea
Richard Raymond Small
Connor McKinley Smith
Trevor Wilson Smith
Chivaun Nikole Snyder
Colton Sparks
Ashley Irene St. Pierre
Devin R. St. Pierre
Amber Caitlin Stacy
Deion A Stewart
Andrew Kyle Tarr
Jordan Micayla Taylor
John Talbot Thacher
Hannah Aurora Thistle
Patrick Ryan Thompson
Kendra Elizabeth Threeton
~+Shanna Marie Tofte
Ryan Curtis Tuano
Celeste Belen Vega Torres
Daniel Timothy Veino
Hannah M. Volger
Alexander Walden
*+Madison Lynne Waterman
Hannah Rose Waters
Zachary N. Wengert
Christopher James Whitmore
Janay Shayla Wright
Jonathan David Yarian
Gage M. Zickefoose

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