Graduation exercises for Catherine McAuley High School were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29th at Merrill Auditorium. Most Reverend Richard J. Malone Th.D, Bishop of Portland conferred diplomas assisted by Sister Edward Mary Kelleher, R.S.M., who is celebrating her 25th year as school principal.

Mistress of ceremonies was class president, Christina Padavano. Introductory remarks were made by Andrea Janson, Salutatorian. The graduates performed several musical selections, including “One Moment in Time” by Hammond and Bettis, and the school Alma Mater by Joseph Milliken. Kelsey Sheehan, Valedictorian, will make concluding remarks.

Receiving honor awards for academic excellence at the ceremony were:

Kelsey E. Sheehan, Valedictorian

Andrea L. Janson, Salutatorian

Kelsey Sheehan is the daughter of Michael & Kathryn Sheehan of Scarborough.

Honors & Recognitions; Valedictorian, National Honor Society, Captain Lacrosse, Drama Club, Debate Team, French Club President, Class Treasurer, Medical Explorers Committee, Harvard Book Award, College of the Holy Cross Book Award, U of Rochester Humanities Award, Voice of Democracy Winner, National Merit Commendable Scholar, Presidential Scholar Candidate, Principal Chair District Honors Band.

Future Plans: Dartmouth College

Andrea Janson is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Janson of Kennebunk.

Honors & Recognitions: Salutatorian, National Honor Society, Captain Tennis, Key Club, Ambassadors, Spanish Club, Tennis SMAA All-Star, Dartmouth College Book Award, Smith College Book Award, United States Tennis Assoc., Bush/Cheney Campaign Internship.

Future Plans: Fairfield University

Theo Balcomb is the daughter of Scott Balcomb and Abigail Sanborn of Gorham.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, National Youth Leadership Conference, Junior Statesmen of America, Spanish Club, Drama Club, Class Secretary, All Festival Cast, Gold National Dance Award, St. Anselm College Book Award, Debate Team, Ambassadors Club.

Future Plans: Fordham College.

Katherine Berry is the daughter of William Berry & Wendy Cunningham of Bowdoinham.

Honors & Recognitions: French Club, Art Club Treasurer, School Newspaper, Drama Club Set Crew.

Future Plans: Gettysburg College

Chelsea Bunton is the daughter of Robert & Rebecca Bunton of Windham.

Honors & Recognitions: Key Club, Civil Rights Team Secretary, Spanish Club, PACS Team, St. Joseph’s College Book Award.

Future Plans: College of the Holy Cross

Alexandra Donovan is the daughter of Anthony & Julie Donovan of Portland.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, Captain Swim Team, Piano, St. Lawrence University Book Award, Service Award Campus Ministry, Maine House of Representatives Honorary Page, Student Council.

Future Plans: Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Kelly Ebrahim is the daughter of Kurt & Maria Ebrahim of Falmouth.

Honors & Recognitions: Spanish Club, Society of Women Engineers Excellence in Math & Science, LeMoyne College Book Award, Rensselaer University Award, National Youth Leadership Foundation, Captain Varsity Basketball.

Future Plans: University of Denver

Katherine Eddy is the daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth Eddy of So. Portland.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, Civil Rights Team Service Award, Ambassadors Club, Church Youth Group, Liturgical Dance Team, SMAA Honorable Mention Cross Country, Captain Cross Country, University of Miami Book Award,

Future Plans: Franciscan University

Jessie Erwin is the daughter of James & Eileen Erwin of Yarmouth.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, Ambassadors Club, Seeds of Peace, Tennis, Kodak Young Leaders Scholarship, Musica de Filia, Office of Congressman Michael Michaud Volunteer.

Future Plans: Fairfield University

Katelyn Hughes is the daughter of William & Lewanne Hughes of Gray.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, Key Club, Ambassadors Club, Varsity Basketball, St. Michael’s College Book Award, Equestrian, DAR Good Citizen Award, Rowanda Farm, Special Olympics Volunteer.

Future Plans: The College of St. Rose

Ashley Main is the daughter of James & Mary Main of Gray.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, Key Club, Drama-One Act Competition, Regis College Book Award, Congregational Church State Youth Council, AFS Intercultural Program, Outward Bound Australia, SYC Mission Fundraising, Mock Trial Team, Debate Team, Ambassadors Club

Future Plans: University of Delaware

Catherine Wagner is the daughter of Joseph & Mary Jane Wagner of Lyman.

Honors & Recognitions: National Honor Society, Drama Club Officer, Art Club, French Club Secretary, Student Council, Civil Rights Team President, Principal’s Leadership Award, Student Council Treasurer, National Youth Leadership Conference, Williams College Book Award, National Forensic League Maine, Dramatic Interpretation, Youth Leadership Award

Future Plans: Brandeis University

Theo Balcomb of GorhamKatherine Berry of Bowdoinham.Chelsea Bunton of Windham.Alexandra Donovan of Portland.Kelly Ebrahim of Falmouth.Katherine Eddy of South Portland.Jessie Erwin of Yarmouth.Katelyn Hughes of Gray.Andrea Janson of Kennebunk.Ashley Main of Gray.Kelsey Sheehan of Scarborough.Catherine Wagner of Lyman.

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