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R.W. Traip Academy
12 Williams Ave., Kittery | www.rwtraip.kittery.k12.me.us

Graduation day: June 14, 2013
Graduation information provided by the high school


    Top 10 Seniors

    The valedictorian for the Class of 2013 is Eileen Macomber, daughter of Edward Macomber and Virginia Smith. During her career at Traip Academy, Eileen has been active in music, leadership, and athletics. She is an alto saxophone player, vice president of the senior class, and president of the National Honor Society. This year, she participated in Project Search, a program offered by the University of New Hampshire that provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students. Eileen is a three-sport athlete at Traip Academy where she was active in soccer, basketball, and track & field. During her senior year, she captained the soccer and basketball teams. Eileen’s outreach work has involved the youth group at St. George’s Episcopal Church and the Kittery Recreation Department. In addition, she has done international volunteer work in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. Eileen was the 2013 Maine Principals’ Association Principals Award winner for Traip Academy. She plans to major in biology at Wellesley College.

    The 2013 salutatorian is Jessica Batchelder, the daughter of David Batchelder and Melissa Paly. While at Traip Academy, Jessica has been active in student government and National Honor Society, serving as the chapter vice president during her senior year. This year, she participated in Project Search, a program offered by the University of New Hampshire that provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students. Jessica has also been the student representative on the Kittery School Committee. In the athletics arena, Jess has been a four-year member of the school’s soccer and track & field teams, and served as the soccer and track team captain her senior year. For the past nine years, she has been an alpine ski racer with the Franconia Ski Club at Cannon Mountain. In her spare time, Jessica mentors elementary school students. In the fall, she will study environmental science at Colby College.

    Ranked third among the Class of 2013 is Evan Pereira, son of Scott and Colleen Pereira. Evan has been an active and outstanding school citizen during his Traip Academy tenure. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the 2013 Ranger Log, Traip Academy’s annual yearbook, while playing varsity soccer, basketball, and baseball. He captained the soccer team during his senior year. Evan was also a member of the school’s chapter of NHS, served as class treasurer for three years, and was a student voice on the Traip Academy Re-design Committee. This year, Evan participated in Project Search, a program offered by the University of New Hampshire that provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students. In his spare time, Evan has been active with the Kittery Recreation Department as a coach and official for soccer and basketball. He has also volunteered at his church, St. Raphael’s Parish, and with the Portsmouth area Special Olympics. Evan was the 2013 Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award winner for Traip Academy. He will study environmental engineering in the fall at Worchester Polytechnic Institute.

    Addison R. Humiston, the son of Cheryl and Michael Humiston, is ranked fourth among the Class of 2013. Ralph has been an avid soccer and track & field athlete during his Traip Academy tenure. He was the only senior to receive the coveted Golden Ranger Award for earning a varsity letter during all twelve athletic seasons. Ralph has also been active with the Student-2-Student and the school’s National Honor Society. He had a principal role in Pippin, the fall musical at Traip Academy, and he was named to the All-Festival Cast at the MPA Regional Drama Festival. In his spare time, Ralph has done volunteer work with New Hampshire Special Olympics and Kittery Travel Soccer as a scorekeeper and assistant coach. He is also a lifeguard with Ogunquit Lifeguard Services. Ralph intends to study bioethics and Italian at Dickinson College in the fall.

    Ranked fifth among the Class of 2013 is Anais Dersimonian, the daughter of Harout Dersimonian and Jackie Abramian. Anais enjoys the visual and performing arts and was part of Traip Academy’s competition play cast at the MPA Regional Drama Festival. This year, she participated in Project Search, a program offered by the University of New Hampshire that provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students. Anais has also been involved in the local chapter of National Honor Society, and she has played field hockey for the school all four years, making the All-State Academic team in 2012. She will study psychology in the fall at Clark University.

    Emily Bolton is ranked sixth among the Class of 2013. She is the daughter of Dorothy and Gregory Bolton. Emily has been active in both softball and field hockey at Traip Academy. She captained both teams during her senior year. A two-year member of the National Honor Society, Emily has also been active in student government and KEY Club. She was an editor this year for the Ranger Log, the school’s annual yearbook. In spite of her busy academic and co-curricular schedule, Emily has also held two jobs during her junior and senior years. She will study health sciences at the University of Southern Maine in the fall.

    Ranked seventh among his classmates at Traip Academy is Brandon Metevier, the son of Lori and Marty Metevier. Brandon has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years. During the spring of his senior year, Brandon traveled to London and Paris with the school’s Heritage Club. He has also been active in the athletics arena, lettering in soccer, indoor track, and baseball. During his senior season, Brandon captained the varsity soccer team and garnered several awards including the Harold Charlton Memorial Soccer Award. In his spare time, Brandon is a soccer official for the local travel soccer league. He intends to study communications at Curry College in the fall.

    Ranked eighth for the Class of 2013 at Traip Academy is Hayley McClure, the daughter of Becky Burube and granddaughter of Ellen McClure. Hayley is a member of Traip Academy’s National Honor Society. While Attending Marshwood High School, she was involved in both the Art Club and French Club, and she has previously been involved in KEY Club and Student-2-Student. Hayley has two part-time jobs while attending Traip Academy full time. She will study psychology at Clark University this fall.

    Nicholas Foye, son of James and Jennifer Foye, is ranked ninth among the Class of 2013. Nick has been actively involved in student government during his career at Traip Academy and served as class president during his junior and senior years. He is also a three-year member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter. In the athletics arena, Nick has played basketball and baseball all four years of his Traip Academy career. He will attend Curry College in the fall and major in communications.

    Ranked tenth in the Class of 2013 at Traip Academy is Alexis D’Amour, the daughter of Vivian and William D’Amour. During her senior year, Alexis traveled to Europe with the school’s Heritage Club. She has been a two-year member of the National Honor Society and served as chapter secretary during her senior year. She also played soccer for two years and earned her varsity letter. Alexis has done extensive volunteer work at Blue Ocean Society in Portsmouth, NH. She will study marine sciences at the University of Tampa in the fall.

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