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North Yarmouth Academy
148 Main St., Yarmouth | www2.nya.org


Graduation day: June 2, 2013
at North Yarmouth Academy

Graduation information provided by the high school


    Cum Laude Society Members

    Timothy James Daigler
    Son of Karen and David Daigler of Gorham. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar, High/Highest Honors – 4 years, Dr. Howard Rollin Ives Prize for Leadership (2010), Steve Morris Scholarship for academic and athletic achievement (4). National Spanish Exam, Honorable Mention (2011 and 2012), National Latin Exam, Cum Laude (2011 and 2012). Activities: Varsity Ice Hockey (3), Assistant Captain, JV Ice Hockey (1),Varsity Soccer (1), JV Soccer (1), Varsity Lacrosse (3), JV Lacrosse (1), New York State and Longfellow Young Writers Institutes (2), Literary Magazine, co-editor (2), Maine Adaptive Hockey – Student Director (2), Community Service (4).
    Future Plans: Westminster School – PG Year

    Aldis Gamble
    Son of Lisa and Ian Gamble of Yarmouth. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, High/Highest Honors – 4 years, Payson Bird Prize for Excellence in Composition (2010 and 2012), John H. Mitchell Prize for Leadership (2012), Robert O. Linscott Prize for Leadership (2011), Island School Cacique Award for Leadership (2011), National Spanish Exam – Honorable Mention (2010). Activities: Varsity Fencing (4), 3rd Place Northeast Division (2012), Varsity Indoor Track (4), Varsity Cross Country (4) – Class C State Champions 2011 and 2012, Varsity/Men’s Chorus (4), Judiciary Committee (3), Farm and Wilderness Foundation – Counselor (1), NYA Gay-Straight Alliance (3).
    Future Plans: Haverford College

    Shansan Gu
    Daughter of An Chen and Tianlu Gu of Beijing, China. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, Honors/High Honors – 2 years, National Latin Exam – Summa Cum Laude (2012), Honor Roll of Excellence in Mathematics (2011). Activities: Jazz Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Studio Band (4), Piano (4), Flute (4),Varsity Tennis (3), Varsity Volleyball (2), Maine Model UN (2), Math Team Member (3), Community Service (2), Chinese Calligraphy (4).
    Future Plans: Colby College

    Mallory Ianno
    Daughter of Kelly and Michael Ianno of Falmouth. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, Highest Honors – 4 years, Robert O. Linscott Prize for Leadership (2011), John H. Mitchell Prize for Leadership (2012), Robert O. Hall Prize for Chemistry (2012), National Spanish Exam – Honorable Mention (2010 and 2011). Activities: Varsity Basketball (4) - Captain (2), Varsity Soccer (4) - Captain (1), Varsity Softball (1) - Captain (1), Varsity Lacrosse (1), JV Lacrosse (1), Class President (2), Class Vice-President (2), Maine Audubon Educational Assistant (1), English and Geometry Tutor (2).
    Future Plans: Boston College

    Emma Laprise
    Daughter of Coleen and Ronald Laprise of Raymond. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Honor, High/Highest Honors – 4 years, National Spanish Exam Gold and 1st in State (2010 and 2011), Gold (2013), Silver and 1st in State (2012), Robert R. Martin Prize for Math (2012). Activities: Shawnee Peak Ski Resort – PSIA-certified Instructor/Administrator (4), Varsity Softball (3) – Captain, Varsity Soccer (4), Varsity Swim Team (4) – Captain, First Flute (4), Math Team (4), JV/Varsity Lacrosse (3), Community Service (4), Wohelo Camps – Counselor (2), Film/Photography (3).
    Future Plans: Bowdoin College

    Gianna Nappi
    Daughter of Sheila and Adam Nappi of Freeport. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, High/Highest Honors – 4 years, National Latin Exam Gold Summa Cum Laude (2010 and 2011), Silver Maxima Cum Laude (2012), Magna Cum Laude (2013). Activities: JV/Varsity Soccer (4) – Captain, Clarinet (4) – First Clarinet (2), Varsity Lacrosse (2), JV Lacrosse (2), Office Support at Bow Street Market (4), Maine Children’s Cancer Program (2), KIVA Club (3), Dance Committee (1), Recreational Skiing and Photography (4).
    Future Plans: Colby College

    Katherine Roche
    Daughter of Lynne and Chip Roche of Yarmouth. Honors/Awards: Cum Laude Society, Highest Honors – 4 years, Dr. Howard Rollin Ives Prize for Leadership (2010), Payson-Bird Prize for Excellence in Composition (2011), Rensselaer Medal Award for Math and Science (2011), Classics Prize (2012), National Latin Exam Gold Summa Cum Laude (2010 and 2011) Silver – Maxima Cum Laude (2012), Magna Cum Laude (2013). Activities: Theatre/Drama (4), Captain and Founder of NYA Robotics Team (3), Varsity Volleyball (4), Literary Magazine (3) – Senior Student Editor, Treble Chorus (4), Middle School Librarian (3), Yarmouth Public Library Aid (1), Search Engine Optimization Work (1).
    Future Plans: Wellesley College

    Senior Class Award Recipients

    Upper School Music Award: Grace W. Gilbert (North Yarmouth)
    Upper School Visual Arts Award: Oliver A. Silverson (Falmouth)
    RISD Book Award: Emma Kate Metsker (Yarmouth)
    Upper School Drama Award: Dainius J. Bukauskas (Peaks Island)
    Twelfth Grade Payson-Bird Prize: Katherine H. Roche (Yarmouth)
    Classics Prize: Gianna M. Nappi (Freeport)
    Donald A. Schulman Prize: Emma R. Laprise – Spanish (Raymond)
    Stanley Winship Hyde Prize: Edward Elliott (Yarmouth)
    Frederick H. Dole Prize for History: Aldis R. Gamble (Yarmouth)
    Kenneth B. Coombs Prize (for History): Mallory E. Ianno (Falmouth)
    Upper School Award for Mathematics: Aaron D. Guiseley (Raymond)
    Arthur B. Fels Prize for Mathematics: Emma R. Laprise (Raymond)
    Senior Science Award: Carly R. Lappas (Durham)
    Western Maine Conference Awards: Lillie X. Reder (Raymond), Oliver A. Silverson (Falmouth)
    Maine Principals' Association Award: Mallory E. Ianno (Falmouth)
    Yarmouth Lions Club Scholarship: Emma Kate Metsker (Yarmouth)
    MELMAC: Nyajal G. Ngoal (Portland)
    Theater Arts Awards: Grace W. Gilbert (North Yarmouth), Dainius J. Bukauskas (Peaks Island)
    Vincent B. Welch Award: Matthew D. Hawkins (Yarmouth)
    Arthur C. Hansen Award: Aldis R. Gamble (Yarmouth)
    Anne H. Johnson Prize: Shansan (Shanna) Gu (Freeport)
    Roger L. Williams Award: Lillie X. Reder (Raymond)
    George Bartol Merrill Prize: Elliot B. Wellenbach (West Bath)
    Bob Hawkes Prizes: Jennifer E. Brown (Freeport), Jeremiah S. Burns (Falmouth)
    Head of School Awards: Maura E. Anderson (Newcastle), Burke S. Paxton (Yarmouth), Aidan C. McLaughlin (Yarmouth), Benjamin E. Claytor (Falmouth)

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2013 graduates

Maura Eileen Anderson
Madeleine Rae Arsenault
Matthew Edward Benoit
Jennifer Ellen Brown
Dainius Jonas Bukauskas
Jeremiah Staniford Burns
Hongyu Cai
Benjamin Ellis Claytor
Bailey Velasco Clock
Timothy James Daigler
Edward Elliott
Thomas Woolls Fast
Aldis Richards Gamble
Grace Walker Gilbert
Shansan Gu
Aaron David Guiseley
Nathaniel Hassett
Matthew Deering Hawkins
Alexis Elena Heldenbrand
Mallory Elizabeth Ianno
Carly Rene Lappas
Emma Rose Laprise
Aidan Charles McLaughlin
Emma Katharin Metsker
Gianna Marie Nappi
Nyajal Geng Ngoal
Kai Ashton Nice
Burke Sweetsir Paxton
Lillie Xuhua Reder
Katherine Hamilton Roche
Jacob Ryan Scammon
Oliver Asher Silverson
Jeremy Forest Sylvain
Dean Anderson Walters
Ryan Scott Walters
Elliot B. Wellenbach
Shauna Marie Williams