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Graduation day: June 9, 2012
at Richmond High School
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Top 10 Seniors
Rebecca Sweem is the daughter of Michael and Janette Sweem. She is first in her class. While in high school her accomplishments include participation in the People to People Student Ambassador program, Youth Group, Cross Country, Jazz Band, Band, Key Club, Drama Club, and the Math Team. Recently she received the MPA Principal's award for academic excellence and citizenship at Richmond High School. Rebecca served as Class Secretary her freshman, sophomore, and junior years and was elected 2012 Class President her senior year. She was inducted into National Honor Society as a junior and is the current President. Rebecca is an accomplished pianist, and has studied piano for over 11 years. She utilizes her talent as a substitute pianist and choir accompanist at her church. When not at school she works as a barista at Starbucks where she enjoys providing excellent customer service to locals and people all around the world. When not working, Rebecca utilizes her spare time volunteering at Mid Coast Hospital where she has put in over 120 hours, or volunteering with her mother at the local Food Pantry. This fall, she will be attending Norwich University as a member of the Corps of Cadets, working towards a double major in Management and Accounting with concentrations in Leadership and Financial Economics. After college, she hopes to serve her country by either receiving a commissioning as an Intelligence Officer in the US Marine Corps, or working in the civil service. In her free time Rebecca loves to run and spend time with her family and friends, and play with her dog, Claire de Lune.
Fiona Sterling is the daughter to Darryl and Libby Sterling. She is the Salutatorian of her class. During her high school career, she has participated in Band, Madrigals, Drama Club, Key Club, Math Team, and Prom Committee. She was the Class President her freshman year, and was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year. She was a member of the yearbook staff her junior year, and became Editor her senior year. She was twice chosen for the District III Music Festival, and attended the YoUMA summer program for culinary arts. She was a delegate to Dirigo Girls' State, where she won 1st place for the Girls' State Essay. She traveled to Italy and Greece with People to People Student Ambassadors her freshman year, and recently traveled to Greece again through her school. Outside of school, she has been a competitive gymnast, and is a member of the Andy Valley School of Gymnastics girls' team. She was selected for the USAG Region VI Maine State Team during all four years of high school. Fiona is an active member of her church through choir and youth group. She volunteers at Maine General Medical Center, as well as the Richmond Food Pantry. Next fall, she plans to attend Hellenic College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she will study Management and Leadership, while minoring in History. In her free time, Fiona enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling around the world.
Lindsy Hoopingarner is the daughter of Jeff and Carol Hoopingarner. She is third in her class. In high school she participated in soccer, basketball, and softball. Lindsy served as vice-president of her class all four years. She was an active member of the National Honor Society. Next fall Lindsy is going to Thomas College to study business. When she is not playing sports she like to hang out with friends and family.
Graduating fourth in her class, Danica Hurley is the daughter of Brian and Clarissa Hurley. In high school she was a three-sport athlete, participating in soccer, basketball, and softball. Danica was inducted into the National Honors Society as a junior, and served as the secretary. She was also an active member of Richmond's Key Club her senior year, and student council for two years prior. This summer Danica will begin her journey at the University of Maine, where she will play soccer and study nursing. Her future plans consist of a big family and a career as a Registered Nurse. When not playing sports, Danica enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Katie Webster is the daughter of Rae Webster. She is fifth in her class. In high school she was a member of the two-time state championship soccer team. She was elected to Student Council her junior year and elected president of Student Council her senior year. During her junior year she was inducted into the National Honor Society and was elected treasurer her senior year. During her senior year she was also a member or Key Club and Math Team. In the fall Katie plans to attend the University of Maine for a double major of history and anthropology.
Brian Snedeker is the son of proud parents Sandy and Bill Snedeker. He has grown up in Richmond and is sixth in his class of 2012. Brian has participated in soccer, basketball and baseball all four years of high school and has been captain of these teams his senior year. Brian attended Boys State at Thomas College last summer and has enjoyed working for the Richmond Summer Recreation Program for the past five years. Next fall, Brian has been accepted to and plans to study Psychology at the University of Maine at Farmington. When not playing sports, Brian enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
Gordon Warner is the son of Cliff and Cheryl Warner. He is seventh in his class. In high school he participated in soccer and baseball. He was a member of pep band and marching band. During his senior year he joined drama club, inducted to Key club, and Gordon participated as an assistant soccer coach for micro soccer. Next fall Gordon plans to study at the University of West Alabama and has not declared a major. When not at school or playing sports, he spends time with family and friends.
Kristina Burch is the daughter to Sedric and Dorie Burch. She is eighth in her class. In high school she was on the prom committee, yearbook staff, and the math team. Kristina served as treasurer of her class senior year. She was also inducted into the National Honor Society her senior year. In the fall, she will attend Norfolk State University and will major in biology and pre-med. When not at school, Kristina enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Raychel Watts is the daughter of Carrie Moody and Terry Watts, she is ranked 9th in her class. She has volunteered at the Maine General Medical Center since 8th grade, and has been a manager for our baseball, soccer, and basketball teams. Raychel was selected the East/West Conference Manager of the Year for Basketball. She has severed as Class President during her sophomore and junior years and as the Class Secretary her senior year. She has served on the prom & yearbook committees and was an Athletic Director's assistant. Raychel also participated for 3 years in Richmond High School's Day of Caring. Outside of school she loves to travel and spending time with her family and friends. After graduation Raychel plans to attend Southern Maine Community College to become a Radiation Therapist.
Leandra Martin is the daughter to Anthony and Gayelynn Martin. She is tenth in her class. In high school she participated in soccer and softball. Next fall Leandra plans to study Physical Therapy at Husson University. When not playing sports she enjoys going racing, hanging out with friends and being with family.
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