Steven Robinson – Valedictorian – of Naples, son of Karin Kelly and William Robinson

Steven received the Good Kid Award, the Molly Ockett Daughters of the American Revolution Award, the Lions Club Student of the Month Award and the St. Joseph’s Book Award as well as the University of Connecticut Presidential Scholarship. He was also the recipient of the following awards: Excellence in Mathematics, the Eugene Whitney Science Award, the Richard Feynman Physics Award, Academic Excellence in AP Anatomy & Physiology and Excellence in Social Studies.

An active member of Lake Region’s athletic community, Steven played football, basketball and baseball for the Lakers. He was also a member of the National Honor Society, the AFS Club and the Marine Animal Lifeline. Steven aspires to one day become a doctor and will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall.

Samantha Allen – Salutatorian – of Bridgton, daughter of Phillip and Jill Allen and Lisa Chase

Samantha received the Maine Principal’s Association Principal’s Award and the Excellence in English Award. She was an active member of the Spanish Club, AFS Club, Varsity Club and National Honor Society. She has been involved in Laker athletics all four years playing for the basketball and soccer teams. Sam was an All State Team selection in basketball and received WMC All Conference honors in both basketball and soccer. She participated in the WMC Senior All-Star game.

She was selected to the McDonald’s Academic All-State team and received the Bob Butler Award and the Mike Direnzo Award. She was also a member of the Bruce Glaicer’s Channel 6 Varsity Club and a Miss Maine Basketball finalist. She was a Rotary Club Citizen of the Month. Sam is very involved in her community and can be found volunteering at Bridge Crossing in Bridgton, helping the Boosters Club or refereeing rec basketball games.

Sam is a gifted artist and enjoys drawing in her spare time. Samantha will attend Southern New Hampshire University where she will pursue her dream to become an English teacher. She received the Best Buy Scholarship and SNHU academic and athletic scholarships.

Miles Bartlett – Honor Essayist – of Casco, son of Clifton and Johanna Bartlett

Miles has been an involved member of the Lake Region Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track teams for the past four years. He is a four-time State Champion in cross country running, the mile and 2 mile (twice). He was 13th in New England in cross country running and was selected to the Maine Sunday Telegram All State Teams for cross country running and track and field. He also was selected to the All State and WMC All Conference Teams of both sports. He received the All-State Cross Country Most Valuable Player Award and the All-State Indoor Track Award.

When not running, Miles found time to read with elementary school students and participate in the National Honor Society. Miles plans to attend the University of Maine in Orono to study physical therapy. He hopes to one day open his own business. He received both an athletic and academic scholarship to the University of Maine.

Peter Bretton – Honor Essayist – of Bridgton, son of Gary and Wendy Bretton

Peter participated in Lake Region football for the last four years as well as weightlifting. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Latin Award. In his spare time, Peter enjoys getting himself pumped up for an intense football game or simply sitting down to a quiet book. He received an academic athlete award, a weightlifting award and several varsity letters. Peter also received the top scholar award and the Presidential Scholarship from the University of Maine. Peter will attend Emmanuel College in the fall where he will study business.

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Ashlea Allen – of Naples, daughter of Ryan and Maria Allen

Along with serving as class secretary, Ashlea was a member of National Honor Society, Natural Helpers, Varsity Club and was a member of the Prom Committee. She received the Cornell Book Award for Biology and the Smith Book Award for English. She was a member of the tennis and field hockey teams.

Ashlea contributes her time to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter and to the Casco Alliance Church’s food pantry. She enjoys four-wheeling, camping and anything to do with the outdoors. She plans to attend Saint Michael’s College in Vermont to study biology. She is the recipient of a Saint Michael’s Scholarship.

Emily Coye – of Naples, daughter of Karen and David Coye

Emily was a Rotary Club Citizen of the Month, received a Good Kid Award and has won numerous awards for excellence in athletics. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She also participated in softball and Nordic skiing. Emily was a member of Community Connections and volunteered at Songo Locks Elementary School.

Her community activities include helping with roadside clean-up in Bridgton, working on a Habitat for Humanity house and being involved in the Community Resource Council. Emily enjoys lobstering, going to the beach and playing sports. She will attend the University of Maine in Farmington and major in elementary education.

Elisabeth De Wael – AFS student from Belgium – hosted in Casco, host daughter of Michelle and Keith Brenner

Elisabeth is visiting from Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. She was involved in the AFS International Exchange Program. She plans to leave Lake Region her Belgian accent, hoping it would give some people the taste for languages and different cultures. Cultural exchanges are a great way of becoming more respectful of differences and she believes it can truly help students to be aware of other cultures and appreciate them, especially with all the conflicts going on in this world. She received the senior award in cheering and participated in dance, tennis, theater, drama club, Show Choir and cheerleading. She was a member of the Spanish Club and enjoys acting, singing, dancing and playing tennis. She plans to attend a school of performing arts in Belgium.

Miles Gervais – of Bridgton, son of Larry and Karen Gervais

Miles played soccer and tennis and participated in drama, chorus and show choir. He was involved in every play and musical at LRHS over his four years. Outside of school he participates in the Lake Region Community Theater and is a member of the St. Joseph’s Church Choir. Miles enjoys guitar, singing and playing soccer in his free time. His future plans are to become a doctor. He will begin his education at the University of Maine, Orono. Miles is the recipient of the St. Joseph’s Women Guild Scholarship.

Sarah Hale – of Naples, daughter of Laurie and Roger Hale

Sarah participated in both indoor and outdoor track for Lake Region and often volunteered at the summer track and field camp for elementary students. She is a State Champion in the 55-meter dash and was an All State and Western Maine Conference All Conference selection. Sarah was a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend the University of Southern Maine in Gorham and plans to study to become an athletic/personal trainer.

Julia Handspicker – of Bridgton, daughter of Anne & Frank Polak & Jared Handspicker

Julia was involved in every musical activity at LRHS while still managing to stay on top of her game in the classroom. She received the Excellence in Spanish Award. Julia had a leading role in every play and musical and participated in band, jazz band, Show Choir, District band, District chorus and All State band and orchestra. She was a member of National Honor Society and Community Connections where she volunteered in a 2nd grade mentorship program. Julia belonged to the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and participated in the Youth Leader Core and Christian Youth Conference.

Julia also volunteered to sing the National Anthem at many home athletic events. She is a talented musician with a beautiful voice. Julia will attend the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and study for her degree in music. She plans to pursue her life long dream to teach music and play in a professional symphony and to find time for a family. In her limited idle time, Julia enjoys skiing, singing with family and composing. She received the Chancellor’s Award Music Scholarship, Outstanding Band & Chorus Student Awards and Rotary Citizen of the Month Award.

Kyle Holden – of Bridgton, son of William and Pamela Holden

Kyle was involved in Student Council and Varsity Club and participated in golf and basketball. He was a WMC All Conference selection in golf. Kyle was a good school and community citizen throughout his school career. He enjoys golfing, fishing and guitar strumming. Kyle plans to attend Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Chelsea Hunt – of Naples, daughter of Bruce and Barbara Hunt

Chelsea was Vice President of Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the softball team. She was selected to be a Rotary Club Citizen of the Month. She was a member of Community Connections and received the senior award for her volunteer efforts. Her community involvement included Habitat for Humanity, youth softball and volunteering at Secret Acres Stable. She enjoys horseback riding and has earned several equestrian ribbons in dressage competitions. She plans to attend the University of Maine at Farmington where she will study to become an elementary school teacher.

Tanya Ross – of Bridgton, daughter of Teresa Baker and Glynn Ross

Tanya was an active member of the senior class. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, Varsity Club, Math Team, Future Business Leaders of America and Vice President of her class. She also participated on the field hockey and tennis teams. Tanya’s community volunteer activities included: Rotary Interact with Bridge Water Crossing, Gifts of Giving, Portland Soup Kitchen and missionary work in the Dominican Republic.

She was rewarded with many awards throughout her high school career including: Excellence in Spanish I, High Average in USH, Effort and Achievement in Math & Physical Science, Most Improved Student of 04-05 and Perfect Attendance. Tanya enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with her friends when she is not working. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina in Beaufort, South Carolina.

William Rust – of Sebago, son of Bruce and Valerie Rust

William was captain of the Tennis Team at Lake Region. He received a Perfect Attendance Award. He enjoys computer science and plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono and pursue his options.


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