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

Graduation day: June 8, 2012
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    Top 10 Seniors

    Valedictorian - Selena Lorrey, the daughter of John and Linda Lorrey, is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2012. She will be continuing her education at Bowdoin College studying molecular biology. While at Traip, Selena lettered on the varsity soccer, basketball and outdoor track teams all four years of high school. She also found time to take part in Team Green, Student Government, National Honor Society, Drama Club and the Traip Academy Advocacy Group. Selena participated in laboratory experiences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and York Hospital.

    Salutatorian - Evan Leake, the son of Thomas and Jonel Leake, is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2012. Evan will be attending Bentley University in September. He is a natural leader and has particular interest in the social sciences. Evan has served as a class officer, student government officer and most recently represented the student body as President. He is very active in the Boy Scouts and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He also enjoys participating in drama, band, National Honor Society and the Heritage Club.

    Salutatorian - Alexis Ovington, the daughter of Robert and Sarah Ovington, will be attending the University of Maine where she will study mathematics and secondary education. As Salutatorian of the Class of 2012, Alexis participates in the Student Government, Project Search, National Honor Society and has been a member of the varsity softball team for four years. She has traveled to Italy and Greece with People to People and has volunteered her time at the Center for Wildlife.

    The daughter of Cal and Sabra Powers, Anna Powers will be pursuing her study of history at the University of Southern Maine in the fall. Anna served as the student member on the Kittery School Committee during the 2011-2012 school year. She is a very talented flute player and has played at numerous community events and was a member of the Traip Academy band. Anna enjoys playing field hockey and was recognized as the team's co-captain her senior year.

    Abigail Lawrence is the daughter of Tim and Vicki Lawrence. She was accepted at the University of Southern Maine, Rogers Williams, Chaplain College, St. Michael's College and ultimately decided on Clark University, where she will study the social sciences. She has volunteered her time as a student listener at Mitchell School, was an active member of the student government and participated on the varsity field hockey team. As a member of the field hockey team she was recognized as an All-State player and All-Academic recipient.

    The son of William and Terry Hartley, Alexander Hartley, will be attending Chaplain College in the fall. He plans on studying digital filmmaking. During Alex's four years at Traip Academy he participated in the Spanish Exchange program, National Honor Society and band. Athletically he has been actively involved in soccer, indoor and outdoor track. Alex has also served as a student listener and volunteered at the Southern Maine Olympics track meet.

    Matthew Curti, son of Michael and Caritha Curti will be attending the University of Maine at Orono in September. He will be focusing his attention in the field of biological engineering. Matthew has been an active member of the student government serving as Class President his freshmen and sophomore year and student government Vice President this past year. Graduating after three years of high school, he has also participated in the Traip Academy Dramatic Arts program and the National Honor Society.

    Erik Byrne is the son of Michael and Ingalill Byrne, who will be attending the University of Maine at Orono to study biological engineering. He has been a captain of the Traip Academy Robotics team, first trumpet as a member of the band, and played varsity football his freshmen and sophomore years. Most recently, Erik played the male lead in the musical "Godspell." He has also volunteered countless hours working in the community setting up playground equipment and cleaning up wooded areas for the youth of the community to enjoy.

    The daughter of Chris Daly and Laura Fournier, Danielle Daly will attend the University of Maine at Machias in the fall. Danielle will be furthering her education in the field of environmental recreation. At Traip, Danielle participated in Project Search and was a four year member of the Traip Academy Dramatic Arts team where she was an actress and tech assistant. In the community, she volunteered at New Heights and Mitchell School. Danielle also has a passion for fine arts and enjoys knitting and making jewelry out of recycled materials.

    The son of Chris and Lisa Noble, Michael Noble, will be attending the Honors College at the University of Maine, Orono in September. A gifted student, Michael has received numerous academic awards over the last four years. He has participated as a member of the Robo-Rangers, the Traip Robotics Team and the Traip Academy Band.

    Olivia Dow is the daughter of George and Julie Dow. She was accepted at Saint Michael's College, UNH, UMF, Stonehill College, Emmanual College and also Elmira College where she will be focusing her attention on psychology. Olivia has been an active member of her youth group, a student listener for Mitchell School students, and a member of numerous school organizations. Outside of school, Olivia has participated in competitive cheerleading for nine years as a member of Maine Stars Cheer gym. She is also part of Student 2 Student, a school group that helps transition military and new students into the Traip Academy community.

    Katherine Volpe, the daughter of Matthew and Michele Volpe will be attending Stonehill College in the fall. Katherine has traveled with the Heritage Club to Ireland, Costa Rica and Greece. She has been actively involved in the Art Club and the school newspaper "The Green Ranger." Katherine was the president of The National Honor Society and also served as her class President during her freshmen and sophomore years. In athletics, Katherine has participated in soccer, basketball and softball serving as team captain in all three sports her senior year.

    Joshua Coleman, the son of Beth Buzzell and Ryan Coleman, will be attending Norwich University in September. Josh plans on continuing his education in the field of electrical engineering. He has participated as a member of the Robo-Rangers, the schools Robotics Team and served as its team captain. For the last seven years, Josh has been involved in Boy Scouts of America, and has held numerous leadership roles as part of that organization.

    Awards and Scholarships The Kittery Fire Chief James F. Melhorn Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250 and the Leo Smith Award which is given to an athlete who demonstrates scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship in the amount of $500 is presented to:
    John LaMarca

    The Kittery Fire Association Scholarship in the amount of $250 is presented to:
    Shannon McCrillis

    The Ronald A. Frizzle Kittery Point Fire Department Scholarship in the amount of $250, the Maine Community College System Early College for ME in the amount of $500 each semester for 2 years, the Kittery Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $500, and the ME Principal Scholarship from MELMAC Education Foundation in the amount of $1,500 is presented to:
    Casey Guptill

    The Kittery Lions Club Scholarship in the amount of $1000 and the William E. Dennett Scholarship in the amount of $400 is presented to:
    Kathleen Philbrick

    The Kittery Recycling Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Evan Leake

    A Scholarship in memory of Clayton Marston, long time Maintenance Supervisor of the Kittery School Department in the amount of $435 and the Kittery Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $500 is presented to:
    Danielle Daly

    The Evelyn M. Frisbee Kittery Point Fire Department Scholarship in the amount of $250, and the Kittery Lions Club Scholarship in the amount $1,000 is presented to:
    Ryleigh Foye

    The Key Club Scholarship in the amount of $150, the Team Green Scholarship in the amount of $150, the Kiwanis Club of the Seacoast Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, the Kittery Recycling Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the Maria S. Barth Community Service Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, dependability, and quiet compassion for her class is presented to:
    Sasha Antequera

    The Outstanding Academic Performance Merit Scholarship and the Piscataqua Savings Bank Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is presented to:
    Michael Noble

    The York County Barak M. Shibles and Beaver Dam Grange Educational Fund in the amount of $300, the Kittery Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $500, and the York Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is presented to:
    Caitlynn Pitts

    The Women's Congregational Fellowship Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Matthew Clifford

    Jackson L. Cannell was the football coach at Traip Academy and Dartmouth College during the 1950's. There is probably at least one of his former players in the audience today. Each year, the Jackson L. Cannell Athletic Award is presented to the outstanding male athlete in the graduating class. This year recipient is:
    Matthew Clifford

    Norma "Sis" Morrow was a long time coach of basketball and softball at Traip at the same time as Jack Cannell. She retired in 1975 after a long and distinguished career at Traip. The Norma "Sis" Morrow Athletic Award is presented annually to the outstanding female athlete in the graduating class. This year's recipient is:
    Selena Lorrey

    The Pamela Hoyt Sanborn Scholarship of the Traip Academy Athletic Boosters Club in the amount of $1,000, the York Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship in the amount of $3,000, the Kittery Recycling Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, the 2012 George J. Mitchell Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for four years, the Team Green Scholarship in the amount of $100 and the Daughters of American Revolution Award is given to an outstanding citizen of the senior class is presented to:
    Selena Lorrey

    The Outstanding Academic Performance Merit Scholarship and the Kittery Teachers Association Scholarship in the amount of $400 is presented to:
    Alexis Ovington

    The Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Shea Morrill

    The Pamela Hoyt Sanborn Scholarship of the Traip Academy Athletic Boosters Club in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Katherine Volpe

    The Kennebunk Savings Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Caitlin Carey

    The Rebecca Kelso Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, the Alpha Delta Kappa in the amount of $500 and the Team Green Scholarship in the amount of $100 is presented to:
    Abigail Lawrence

    The William E. Dennett Scholarship in the amount of $400 is presented to:
    Kathleen Philbrick

    The Team Green Scholarship in the amount of $100 is presented to:
    Hannah Pelletier

    The NAMI York Scholarship for 2012 in the amount of $1,000, the Kittery Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $500, and the Kittery Recycling Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Olivia Dow

    The Robert T. Whitten Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750 is presented to:
    Jessica Bormann

    The Team Green Scholarship in the amount of $150, the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the Kittery Recycling Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Natasha Mutch

    The Outstanding Academic Performance Merit Scholarship and the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Alexander Hartley

    The Outstanding Academic Performance Merit Scholarship is presented to:
    Joshua Coleman

    The Kittery Police Department Benevolent Association Scholarship in the amount of $500 is presented to:
    Katherine WIlloughby

    The Maine Community College System Early College for ME in the amount of $500 each semester for 2 years is presented to:
    Timothy Appleby

    The Kittery Recycling Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to:
    Michael McCluskey

    The Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $500 is presented to:
    Abigail McClure

    The Constance K. Samuels Scholarship in memory of Constance K. Samuels in the amount of $250 is presented to:
    William Weaver

    The Outstanding Academic Performance Merit Scholarship is presented to:
    Erik Byrne

    Sherri Frisbee-Marr
    Robert W. Traip Trust
    TRAIP TRUSTEE AWARDS
    Each year, the Trustees of the Robert W. Traip Trust present Awards and Scholarships to graduating seniors. In addition, the Trustees offer a significant number of grants-in-aid to all four schools in Kittery, Mitchell Primary, Frisbee Elementary, Shapleigh Middle, and Traip Academy.
    140 years ago, in 1869, Robert W. Traip passed away, leaving in his will a sum of money to be dedicated to the education of the youth of Kittery. His homestead was sold to the town in 1903 and the first class graduated from the new Robert W. Traip Academy in 1906. The scholarships presented at this time are dedicated to the memory of several benefactors of our school.
    Each year, the Traip Trustees present watches to students who have demonstrated the qualities of scholarship, leadership, and service during their years at Traip.

    1) A Traip Trustee Watch Award is presented to: Alexis Ovington
    2) A Traip Trustee Watch Award is presented to: Michael McCluskey
    6) The final watch is presented in memory of Dr. Paul Taylor, a long time president of the Traip Trustees and a tireless worker for our school. Dr. Taylor took particular interest in the student who worked hard, persevered under difficult circumstances, and set the proper example for classmates. The Dr. Paul Taylor Watch is presented each year to that student in the graduating class who has, through hard work and perseverance, gotten the most out of his/her education. This year's recipient is:
    Nicholas Maloney

    The following scholarships totalling $ are presented from the General Fund of the Robert W. Traip Trust.
    Dr. Charles Ivon McNall fought in WWI, he was born in 1896 and died in 1969, he is buried in the Orchard Grove Cemetery. The Dr. C.I. McNall Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for 4 years is awarded to:
    Joshua Coleman

    Richard DesJardins was a Traip graduate. Mr. DesJardins was an engineer and he died on the Thresher. The Richard Desjardins & Robert TraipTrustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Matthew Curti

    Ms. Grace Treadwell had a summer home on Pepperrell Rd., in Kittery Point and resided in Boston. The Grace Treadwell Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each per year for four (4) years is awarded each to:
    Danielle Daly & Alexander Hartley

    The Arline Mehring Lemont & Robert W. Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Alexis Ovington

    George Boulter was the Treasurer of the town and was in the coal business. Mr. Raymond Hobbs was the Vice President of the class of 1915. Ms. Pauline Morrison was a friend of the school. The Boulter, Hobbs & Morrison Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Natasha Mutch

    The Constitutional Aid Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Evan Leake

    The Edward E. Shapleigh Jr. & Robert Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Shannon McCrillis

    The Jethro H. Swett Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Michael McCluskey

    Mr. Gerald Plummer was a Traip graduate. The Gerald Plummer & Robert Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Shea Morrill

    Ms. Bertha Mugridge was a Traip graduate and the Mitchell School Principal. The Bertha Mugridge & Robert W. Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Selena Lorrey

    The Dr. Paul E. Taylor & Robert W. Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Kathleen Philbrick

    Ms. Mildred Gerry was the Treasurer for the Trustees, organist of the Second Congregational Church and Assistant Manager of the Community Trust Bank. The Mildred Gerry Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 each is awarded to:
    Melissa Hawkes & Troy Henvit

    The General Thomas Lincoln Jenkins English Book Award in the amount of $250 for four years is awarded to:
    Sasha Antequera

    The Franklin Wilson & Jethro H. Swett Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Mary Lambrecht

    The Lester A and Dorothy M. Avery Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded to:
    Erik Byrne & Anna Powers

    The David Daniel Frisbee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Elsie Drummond

    The Jacob C. Bedard Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    John LaMarca

    The Traip Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to:
    Abigail Lawrence, Olivia Dow, Katherine Volpe

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2012 graduates

Haylie Alessi
Altana Altangerel
Sasha Antequera
Timothy Appleby
Jennica Barry
Jessica Bormann
Brandon Budaj
Erik Byrne *
Ege Can
Caitlin Carey
Matthew Clifford
Joshua Coleman *
Matthew Curti *
Nathan Dacy
Danielle Daly *
Robert Denault
Olivia Dow *
Elsie Drummond *
Nicolas Dulac
Shea Emerson
Ryleigh Foye
Namu-Ujin Ganzorig
Alan Garcia
Casey Guptill
Alexander Hartley *
Melissa Hawkes *
Troy Henvit *
Caleb Kilgore
John LaMarca *
Mary Lambrecht *
Abigail Lawrence *
Evan Leake *
Dieshai Lewis
Marcello Loiola
Selena Lorrey *
Nicholas Maloney
Abigail McClure
Michael McCluskey *
Logan McColl
Shannon McCrillis
Shea Morrill
Natasha Mutch
Tyler Nay
Michael Noble
Patrick Norton
Alexis Ovington *
Mitchell Patten
Hannah Pelletier
Kathleen Philbrick
Caitlynn Pitts
Anna Powers *
Corey Powers
Nathanael Ross
Jesus Santiago
Matthew Shunk
Tyler Smith
Francesco Sofo
Elizabeth Spinney
Slaid Taylor
Katherine Volpe
Randee Warner
William Weaver
Katherine Willoughby
Christopher Winson

* National Honor Society