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Kennebunk High School
89 Fletcher St., Kennebunk | www.rsu21.net/khs.shtml/


Graduation day: June 9, 2013
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    Top 10 Percent Seniors

    Joshua Behrens of Kennebunk, son of Jeff and Debbi Behrens, is a member of the Math Team, Robotics Team, Captains’ Club and NHS. He is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, an AP National Scholar, and Managing Editor of the Rampage. He is Captain of the Tennis Team and Ski team, is active at Sea Road Church, and serves monthly at the Bon Appetit community meal program. Josh plans to study Engineering at Virginia Tech.

    Calvin Beneck of Kennebunk, son of Mary Hunt and John Beneck, has been a 4-year member of the cross country, track and field, and math teams. He has also been a 2-year member of the NHS. He plans to study at the University of Chicago in the Class of 2017 and hopes for a career at the Federal Reserve afterwards.

    David Cavagnaro of Kennebunk is the son of Ben and Mary Cavagnaro. David served as captain of the KHS robotics team. He was also a member of Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Pit Orchestra. He participated in Model State Legislature, math team, and tennis team. David is a National Honor Society member and a National Merit Finalist, and he received the Yale Book Award. David will attend Dartmouth College to study mechanical engineering.

    Sophia Gaulkin of Kennebunk, daughter of Terri Ridlon and the late Zack Gaulkin, is the editor-in-chief of the Rampage newspaper and has been an intern at the Journal Tribune for two years. She is also the treasurer of Student Council and participated in Mock Trial, Model UN, Captains’ Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Ultimate Frisbee, and four theater productions. Sophie plans to attend Hamilton College in the fall.

    Colby Harrison of Kennebunk, son of Daniel and Lisa Harrison, has currently completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. He has had leadership roles in the KHS Interact Club and KHS Senate. He is most well-known for his participation in theater, as well as founding and running the KHS Varsity Improv Team. He has raised over $1,500 for the KHS Drama Department since the club’s beginning his sophomore year. Colby will attend Bates College in the fall.

    Samuel Hickson of Kennebunk, son of Ruth and Michael Hickson, has fulfilled the position of secretary for both National Honor Society and Political Affairs Club, as well as participated in Captains Club. His extracurricular achievements include playing doubles on the varsity tennis team for two consecutive years, participating in Model UN, attending multiple Choral District I Honors festivals, along with maintaining active participation in the theater department at KHS. Sam plans to attend Wheaton College in the fall of 2013.

    Katelyn Hirst of Kennebunkport, daughter of Wanda Daggett and Michael Hirst, is a member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in community service through the KHS Interact Club and school musicals. Over the past four years, she has won numerous awards in the Scholastic Art Competition. Katelyn received the Wellesley Book Award and the RIT Innovation & Creativity Award. She plans to attend Emmanuel College next year to pursue an education in English & literature and the fine arts.

    Matthew Inglis of Kennebunk, son of Jan Inglis, is the President of the Student Council, the Founder and President of FBLA, and an acolyte at Saint David's Episcopal Church. He is also a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team, Math Team, and Academic Competition Club at KHS. Additionally, Matthew was KHS's Ambassador at Maine Youth Leadership his sophomore year. He plans to attend Washington and Lee University in Virginia in the fall.

    Sabrina Kayser of Kennebunk, daughter of Steve Kayser and Manuela Lorenzi-Kayser, is KHS’s valedictorian. She is a four-year member of the cross country team and a captain, attended the Maine Model State program as the Senate Chair of Education, is a member of Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society and Captains’ Club, and is both a Harvard Book Award and Society of Women Engineers Award recipient. Sabrina plans to enroll in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

    Kimberlee Keithley lives in Kennebunk with her mother, Ann MacAusland. Her father is Kevin Keithley. She is KHS’s Salutatorian. She is a member of the Interact Club, plays Varsity tennis, and is a member of the robotics team and math team. She has participated in Model UN and Model State. Kimberlee plans to study Chemical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.

    Sierra C. Kuun of Kennebunk is the daughter of Rosemary and Thomas Kuun. She is Captain of the Tennis Team and Cross Country Team. Sierra is involved in National Honor Society, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, Model State, Robotics Team, and Wind Ensemble. During the past three summers, Sierra has participated in the Junior Volunteer program at Southern Maine Medical Center. She received the Cornell Book Award and is an AP Scholar. Sierra plans to attend the University of Maine on the Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.

    Trevor Luck of Kennebunk, son and stepson of Lorraine Swenson and Boyd Swenson, has been an active member of the KHS community. Captaining the Track & Field team, he attained the title of State High Jump Champion in 2012. Co-founder of the Improv Club, he has also been Kennebunk’s proud “Bunky the Ram” since the fall of his Junior year. Trevor plans to study pre-medicine at Muhlenberg College as a Dana Scholar this Fall.

    Nicholas Manuel of Kennebunk, son of Mike and Cathy Manuel, has been a member of Captains’ Club, volunteered for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, and plays drums for the band Apex. He participated in baseball, served as a co-captain of the hockey team, and was named to the SMAA All-Academic Team for hockey for 3 seasons. Nick has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Endicott College where he will major in computer science.

    Kristen R. Metevier of Kennebunk is the daughter of Susan and Randy Metevier, is a member of the National Honor Society, Captains’ Club, French Club, and multiple service organizations to include volunteering at the Carlisle Academy whose mission is to deliver Equine Therapy to transform lives through horses. Kristen was Captain of the Varsity Soccer team (3 Yrs. V, 1 yr. JV), a member Varsity Track and Field (2 yrs.) where she was selected as most improved athlete, and received Scholar / Academic Athlete awards for four consecutive years. Kristen plans to attend the University of Maine in Orono, College of Economics.

    Cassandra J. Moreno, of Kennebunk, daughter of Chris and Laurie Moreno, is Captain of the Model UN team, Co-Captain of the Mock Trial team, Vice President of Student Council, and a member of the National Honor Society. She was awarded the top honor of Best Delegate at MIT’s 2012 Model UN Conference. Cassie has been very active in theatre at KHS, as well as at the Arundel Barn Playhouse. She plans to study theatre at Northeastern.

    Mackenzie Rowe of Kennebunk, daughter of Jeff and Cathy Rowe, is a member of National Honor Society, Captains’ Club, and Peer Helpers. Mackenzie participated in Model State Legislature, Mock Trial, and was Vice-President of the KHS Political Affairs Club. She was captain of the KHS alpine ski team and was a Scholar Athlete. Mackenzie was the student representative for the district-wide Prevention Activities Team, as well as the KHS Mentoring Committee. She received the Brandeis Book Award and is an IB student and AP scholar. Mackenzie plans to attend Quinnipiac University to study Political Science.

    Nathan Ruel of Kennebunk, son of Andrew and Dana Ruel, has been a member of the lacrosse team at KHS for four years and has also participated in soccer and the agility club. He volunteers for the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust maintaining mountain bike trails in the summer. He is also the bass player for Apex Band which performed at Senior Cabaret Night. Nathan will attend the University of Maine this Fall to study Civil Engineering.

    Matthew Christopher Upham of Kennebunk, son of Susan and Paul Upham, is a member of the KHS Interact Club, National Honor Society and the KHS Tennis Team. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since 3rd grade, and he is an Eagle Scout. Matthew has been on an International Service Trip to Guatemala with the KHS Interact Club, where he helped build a house and install water filtration systems. He is an AP Scholar and plans to study Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

    Carson Wagor of Kennebunkport, daughter of Peggy and David Wagor, is a member of the Executive Council, National Honor Society, Peer Helpers and is an IB scholar. Athletic activities have included both lacrosse and soccer. Carson will attend the University of Vermont with an undecided major on a pre-med track planning to continue her education in medical school after the completion of undergraduate school.

    Simon A. Wentworth of Kennebunk, son of Leslie Allen and Theron Wentworth, is a member of the National Honor Society, 4 year member of KHS Math Team, Wind Ensemble, KHS First Tech Robotics Team and Model UN. Simon is a JHU CTY scholar, and recently participated in Thinking Matters at USM. He has been a volunteer and teen advisor at Kennebunk Free Library and a KHS department aide in math and science. Academic honors include AP Scholar with Distinction and College of the Atlantic Book Award. Simon will be attending George Washington University’s Honors Program in the fall with plans to study Biology and Cancer Genetics.

    2013 Scholarships

    Albert W. Meserve Scholarship: Hannah Sirois
    Arena Tilton Scholarship: Hannah Snow
    Arundel Lodge #76 AF & AM Scholarship: Rose Bryant and Molly Hutchins
    The Bank of Maine Scholarship: Kimberlee Keithley
    Belle Thompson Pelletier Scholarship: Erin Bremser
    Biddeford Savings Bank Scholarship: Julia Powers
    Booth Chick Scholarship / Arundel Masonic Lodge #76: Cooper Beveridge
    Catherine J. Davis Memorial Scholarship: Sochardtra Kea
    Charles M. Nedeau Scholarship: Catherine Thibodeau
    Christopher J. Hussey Memorial Scholarship: Doria King
    Community Harvest Scholarship: Emily Ericson and Corey Kruszenski
    David Alton Clark Memorial Scholarship: Simon Wentworth
    David Shields, Sr. Good Citizen Award: Katherine Cotton, Corey Driscoll, Caitlin Falconer, Christopher Hynes, Kevin Ross, Kristofer Marchand, Robert Ylonen, Ian McLellan
    Donald and Theresa Wentworth Scholarship: William Bauld, Emma Ewy, Kristen Metevier, Grace Chlosta, Colby Harrison, Korey Pow, Tori Leonard
    Early College for Maine Scholarship: Kendra Buzzell, Christine Mitch, Brandi Shook, Kathryn Smith
    Esther B. Card Scholarship: Mackenzie Rowe
    French Club Scholarship: Trevor Luck
    Gail Lincoln Memorial Scholarship: Beniam Hollman
    Garrett Pillsbury Plumbing & Heating Scholarship: Sierra Kuun
    Gordon Robinson Memorial Art Scholarship: Cassandra Moreno
    Hancock Lumber Company Scholarship: Alyssa Michaud
    HomeHealth Visiting Nurses Scholarship: Ellie Wiewel
    James Drown Memorial Scholarship: Brian Amoroso
    Jane Nelson Berdeen Scholarship: Cassandra Moreno, Hannah Sirois, Trevor Luck
    Jared Berube Memorial Scholarship: Nathan Ruel
    Jessica Ann Wheeler Memorial Scholarship: Korey Pow
    Joanne Wrba Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Ellie Wiewel
    Joseph T. and Marion E. Cole Scholarship: Hannah Sirois
    June Little Record Scholarship: Joshua Behrens
    Katie A. Carboni Memorial Scholarship: Samantha Mitchell
    Kennebunk, Arundel and Kennebunkport Education Association Scholarship: Hannah Sirois
    Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce Scholarship: Heather Landry
    Olivia Hussey and John Burns
    Kennebunk High School Industrial Education Program Scholarship: Jedd Dill and Nathan Ruel
    Kennebunk High School Student Council Scholarship: Olivia Hussey
    Kennebunk High School Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship: Alyssa Michaud, Beniam Hollman
    Kennebunk Portside Rotary “Service Above Self” Scholarship: Corey Kruszenski
    Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship: Megan Gorton
    Kennebunk York Masonic Lodge #22 Scholarship: Payson Bridgham and Michael Carruth
    Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Athletic Boosters Student Athlete Scholarships: Carinn Burns, Heather Landry, Michael Ottman, Joshua Pepin
    Kennebunkport Consolidated School P.T.A. Scholarship: Zachary Pyle
    Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival Scholarship: Kaitlyn Hirst
    Kennebunkport Health Council Health Professions Scholarship: Molly Hutchins, Samantha Mitchell, Ellie Wiewel
    Kenneth R. Grant Memorial Scholarship: Connor Curran
    Kristen E. Krippendorf Memorial Scholarship: Stephanie Langley
    Madonna Chapter #44 Order of the Eastern Star: Cassandra Moreno
    Mary Tanner Memorial Scholarshi: Doria King
    Morton & Betty Joyce Environmental Student Scholarship: Branden Reynolds
    Mothers’ Club of Kennebunk Lower Village Scholarship: Erin Brown and Emma Ewy
    Nancy M. Falcone Scholarship: Doria King and Benjamin Cherry
    National Technical Honor Society: Sochardtra Kea, Brian Kearsley, Samantha Mitchell
    Patty Bragdon Memorial Scholarship: David Cavagnaro
    People’s United Bank Scholarship in memory of Robert P. Wentworth: Aron Bayreuther
    Phoebe Woodman Henry Memorial Scholarship: Jace Valls
    Richard Allen Folsom Scholarship: Molly Hutchins
    Richard A. Underwood Memorial Scholarship: Calvin Beneck
    River Tree Arts Scholarship: Sabrina Kayser
    Shirley D’Angelo Memorial Scholarship: Doria King
    Spencer A. Trask Memorial Scholarship: Ella Mallory
    Tina Ambrose Memorial Scholarship: Megan Nash
    MELMAC Scholarship: Sarah Thomson
    Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship: Catarina Michaud
    Washington Hose Company Scholarship: Connor Curran
    Webber-Lefebvre American Legion Scholarship: Michael Carruth
    West Kennebunk Fire Company Scholarship: Mackenzie Rowe and James L’Heureux
    West Kennebunk Fire Company in memory of Mark Lank Scholarship: Connor Curran
    William Carroll Memorial Scholarship: Sabrina Kayser
    William Ward Memorial Scholarship: Connor Curran
    York Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Trevor Luck
    York Hospital Wells Urgent Care Scholarship: Dylan Haroldsen
    2013 Mitchell Scholarship awarded by the Senator George Mitchell Research Institute: Sierra Kuun
    Kennebunk Community Scholarships: Gillian Aldridge, Avery Barros, Aron Bayreuther, Joshua Behrens, Calvin Beneck, Benjamin Cherry, Shelby Cook, Katherine Cotton, Elizabeth Craig, Mathew Cyr, Caitlin Falconer, Sophia Gaulkin, Samuel Hickson, Christopher Hynes, Matthew Inglis, Grace Jandro, Sabrina Kayser, Kimberlee Keithley, Sierra Kuun, Henry Lapham, Jakob Leslie, Nicholas Manuel, Erin McCluskey, Kathleen O’Toole, Zachary Pyle, Maya Schulert, William Spofford, Amelia Temm, William Towne, Jace Valls, Melanie Wadleigh, Carson Wagor, Kayla Withrow
    Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Alumni Association Scholarships: Nicholas Bath Rose Bryant Michael Carruth Jedd Dill Gregory Hyde Trevor Luck Ella Mallory Joshua Pepin Hannah Sirois William Spofford Catherine Thibodeau Sarah Thomson Samantha Truman Simon Wentworth
    Kennebunk Rotary Scholarships: Emily Ericson Victoria Hill Sochardtra Kea Brian Kearsley Corey Kruszenski Samantha Mitchell Julia Powers Sarah Thomson Matthew Upham Jace Valls

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2013 graduates

Gillian P. Aldridge
James E. Allen Jr.
Brian C. Amoroso
Avery L. Barros
Nicholas J. Bath
William J. Bauld
Aron L. Bayreuther
Joshua F. Behrens
Calvin J. Beneck
Cooper D. Beveridge
Emily M. Boyd
Erin A. Bremser
Payson C. Bridgham
Erin M. Brown
Rose R. Bryant
Alec P. Buchina
Carinn R. Burns
John R. Burns
Jacqueline E. Burt
Lucas D. Butterfield
Kendra A. Buzzell
Christopher J. Campbell
Samantha R. Carey
Michael J. Carruth
David B. Cavagnaro
Benjamin D. Cherry
Grace L. Chlosta
Cody J. Cofferen
Pruitt A. Colon
Shelby J. Cook
Katherine A. Cotton
Sarah E. Couture
Elizabeth M. Craig
Connor J. Curran
Mathew P. Cyr
Sophia R. deGregoris
Tia E. DeStefano
Jedd B. Dill
Matthew R. Doe
Corey P. Driscoll
William R. Dumas
Emily K. Ericson
Emma A. Ewy
Caitlin E. Falconer
Evan N. Fecko
Ashley A. Fraser
Connor J. Fuller
Sophia R. Gaulkin
Megan M. Gorton
Harrison D. Graham
Parker H. Graham
Sarah K. Griffiths
Kaeleigh K. Guay
Heather E. Ham
Noelani S. Hansen
Madison R. Hanson
Dylan J. Haroldsen
Colby D. Harrison
Samuel M. Hickson
Austin T. Higgins
Victoria P. Hill
Katelyn M. Hirst
Cody R. Hogue
Beniam C. Hollman
Olivia R. Hussey
Molly R. Hutchins
Vanessa L. Hutchins
Maxwell E. Hutchins
Gregory R. Hyde
Christopher J. Hynes
Matthew S. Inglis
Grace L. Jandro
Alexander J. Jarvis
Sabrina Y. Kayser
Sochardtra E. Kea
Brian C. Kearsley
Kimberlee C. Keithley
Maxim M. Kendall
Doria D. King
Corey D. Kruszenski
Sierra C. Kuun
Heather A. Landry
Seneca B. Landry
Stephanie M. Langley
Joshua M. Lape
Henry M. Lapham
Joshua R. Leavitt
Kaitlin D. LeBlanc
Abigail V. LeBrun
Margaret G. LeBrun
Tori L. Leonard
Jakob R. Leslie
James R. L'Heureux
Victoria A. Lounsbury
Trevor G. Luck
Cameron A. MacKinnon
Marianne T. Macolini
Ella R. Mallory
Nicholas C. Manuel
Kristofer M. P. Marchand
Joshua P. Marquis
Payson D. Martin
Erin E. McCluskey
Ian M. McLellan
Max J. McNally
Kristen R. Metevier
Alyssa J. Michaud
Catarina C. Michaud
Christine R. Mitch
Samantha K. Mitchell
Cassandra J. Moreno
Jacob K. Morin
Leah E. Mosher
Megan J. Nash
Chelsea A. Nelson
Kathleen E. O'Toole
Michael F. Ottman
Grace A. Patterson
Joshua C. Pepin
Dwight L. Philbrick
Korey L. Pow
Julia M. Powers
Jacob D. Prevatt
Zachary S. Pyle
John E. Ratoff
Branden R. Reynolds
Danielle L. Richard
Dylan N. Robinson
Kevin G. Ross
Kathryn M. Rothrock
Mackenzie C. Rowe
Nathan A. Ruel
Claire E. Safford
Maya E. Schulert
Alexandra C. Sessler
Makayla J. Sheets
Brandi L. Shook
Hannah E. Sirois
Kathryn J. Smith
Matthew W. Smith
Hannah R. Snow
Olivia A.M. Snyder
William A. Spofford
Max G. Springer
Elizabeth A. Stockbridge
Amelia M. Temm
Catherine A. Thibodeau
Sarah M. Thomson
William E. Towne
Samantha M. Truman
Olivia R. Tryon-Nadeau
Matthew C. Upham
Jace P. Valls
Melanie R. Wadleigh
Carson M. Wagor
Mary Elizabeth B. Warlick
Simon A. Wentworth
Ellie M. Wiewel
Alissa A. Wigglesworth
Devin J. Williamson
Tiara A. Wills
Kaitlyn M. Wilson
Kara A. Wilson
Kelsie N. Wilson
Kayla B. Withrow
Robert G. Ylonen, Jr.