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Graduation day: June 10, 2012
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Top 10 Seniors
Adam Nye is the son of Cynthia and John Nye. He played soccer throughout high school and was co-captain of the team his senior year. Adam also participated in basketball and hockey, was lead trumpet in the jazz band, and is a member of the 4×800 relay team (track and field) that currently holds the school record. He was a member of National Honor Society, Natural Helpers, and the Interact Club, three clubs dedicated to community service. In his junior year, Adam was given the History Student of the Year Award and the Brown Book Award. He will attend Boston University in the fall, and plans to major in Biology.
Benjamin Pinette is the son of Linda Maloy, Class of ’73, and Lawrence Pinette. He is the vice-president of his graduating class and a loyal member of student council. Some of his other activities include: National Honor Society, Interact Club, soccer, Yearbook Committee, International Club and his favorite, intramural volleyball. He received the Phi Beta Kappa award his junior year for his excellence in academics. Ben enjoys writing, listening to and discovering new music, spending time with his friends and family and watching movies. He will be attending Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and studying journalism. Ben would like to thank everyone that has helped him on his journey, especially his grandparents, Nana and Papa, and his sister, Emily, who will carry on the Pinette legacy next year as a senior at Old Orchard Beach High School. He also has three delightful cats: Pumpkin, Pickle, and Midnight.
Christopher Bortz, a graduate of Old Orchard Beach High School, will be attending University of New Hampshire this fall. He plans on majoring in Environmental Conservation: Environmental Sciences, and loves to spend his time in the outdoors. While trying to keep busy, he played Soccer for the OOBHS’s team, became president of the National Honor Society, and remained a member of the Interact Club. Some of his favorite hobbies are snowboarding, longboarding, surfing, as well as photography.
Cody Castle Stack, the son of Victoria Castle and Jimmy Stack, was fourth in the class of 2012. Cody was President of his class junior and senior year, Vice President his sophomore year, and Secretary his freshman year. He was a class representative on student council for all four years. He was also a member of National Honor Society and was the treasurer his senior year. Cody was a member of yearbook committee, interact club, and natural helpers. Cody played soccer, basketball, and baseball all four years. He was captain of the soccer team his senior year and earned varsity in basketball and baseball as well. Cody played club ice hockey until his junior year and plans to continue playing in college. He received the Bowdoin Book Award his junior year, and also achieved high honors for every quarter during high school. Cody is attending Bowdoin College in the fall and plans to major in Economics.
Zachary Gagnon participates in many extra curricular activities. Mostly focusing on Music. He is part of the marching band, Jazz band, concert band, Jazz combo, , Jazz choir, and Chorus.. He is a part of the National Honor Society and plays baseball in the spring. After high school Zach will be attending the University of Southern Maine with a major in Music Education with hopes to become a teacher after college.
Cole Hamilton is the son of Jennifer and LaRay Hamilton. He played three high school sports: Soccer, basketball, and track. He earned his varsity level in all three and was appointed co-captain during his sophomore and junior year for soccer and a tri-captain during his senior year of basketball where his team reached the western maine class C finals. He also participated in soccer clubs out of school, winning The Needham Invitational Tournament with Maine Metro and a State Championship with Odyssey. Cole was an avid member of many school clubs and groups including, Interact Club, Natural Helpers and Yearbook Committee, while also being inducted into the National Honor Society for his senior year. This September, he plans on attending the University of Orono to study Chemical Engineering.
Daniel Bonneau is the son of David and Nancy Bonneau. Daniel was an active member of the Interact Club his senior year, and also served as the Vice President for the National Honor Society. He dedicated many hours to peer tutoring and mentoring a middle school student. Daniel also participated in baseball throughout his time in high school, playing varsity all four years. Daniel received the 2012 Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award for Outstanding Seniors. He will be attending Stonehill College this upcoming fall where we will double-major in Criminology and Business Administration with plans to attend graduate school after completion of his undergraduate.
Michael Rague, known, as Mikey by his classmates, is the son of Mike Rague and Cheryl Rague. Mikey has received many honors throughout his four years at the high school including being a National Honor Society member. Sports have always been his passion and have shown with the three sports he played every year. In his senior year he was named the captain of both the golf team and basketball. He also placed 6th in the state for class C in golf. Mikey is very active in his community in school and out of school. He was a member of Natural Helpers, a peer awareness group, and also did mentoring at Loranger Middle School. He has attended multiple leadership conferences, including the Hugh O’Brien Youth summit, and plans to bring the skills he learned with him. Mikey is going to attend Emmanuel College in the fall where he will focus on the math and sciences and also play golf.
Rebecca Wittman has been an honors student throughout her high school career. A member of NHS, she splits her free time between homework, mentoring at the middle school, and tutoring, both for her peers and a seventh grader. She has been a track athlete since freshman year and has earned a varsity letter every year. She will be pursuing history at the University of Maine at Orono in the fall.
Zoe Lafrance-Armstrong is the daughter of Manon Lafrance and Gordon Armstrong. She was a class officer throughout high school, serving as President her freshman and sophomore years, Secretary her junior year, and Treasurer her senior year. Zoe was also an active member of the student council for three years, and was elected Treasurer her senior year. She was inducted into the school’s branch of the National Honor Society in the fall. Zoe played Varsity Field Hockey for four years; she was the top scorer her junior and senior years and was chosen for the All-Conference team this past year. She also ran Track & Field for four seasons, and served as Captain in both sports her senior year. Zoe remained active in the Youth Ministry in Good Shepherd Parish throughout high school. She plans to attend Concordia University in Montreal, QC in the fall with a major in accountancy.
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