North Yarmouth Academy
Class of 2009
Cum Laude Society

Haley Bennett

Daughter of Sandy and Peter Bennett of Cumberland.

Honors, Awards and Activities: Cum Laude Society, National Merit Scholar and Scholarship Recipient, AP Scholar with Distinction, Presidential Scholar Finalist, Robert R. Martin Prize for Mathematics, Payson-Bird Prize for English , Upper School Music Award, Upper School Mathematics Award, National French Exam (first in state, seventh in nation), ACDA National Honors Choir, MENC All-Eastern Honors Choir, All-State Honors Choir, District II Honors Choir, Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir and Treble Choir, Varsity Singers, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Steel Drum Band, Varsity Volleyball, Western Maine Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team, Maine Volleyball Coaches Association Academic All-State First Team, Winter Drama (dance captain/asst. choreographer), Spring Drama, Varsity Track, Yearbook/Student Life Editor, Make-A-Wish (event chair), Kiva Club, Student Council, Student Ambassador, Professional Theater (Maine State Music Theatre, Good Theater), Community Theater (Portland Players, Lyric Theater, Children’s Theater of Maine), ballet, tap, jazz, and piano.

Future Plans: Harvard University

Rachel Darby


Daughter of Corinn and Randy Darby of Yarmouth.

Honors, Awards and Activities:  Cum Laude Society, National Spanish Exam Silver (2 years), Donald A. Schulman ’63 Spanish Award UNE Team 3, varsity lacrosse (captain), varsity soccer (state champions), varsity ice hockey (state champions), Safe Passage volunteer, AP Scholar, MCU Soccer, Maine Lax Futures, NYA Treble Chorus, NYA Costa Rica Service Program.

Future Plans:  Scribbs College.

Sam Gray

Son of Laurie Hasty and Benson Gray of Falmouth.

Honors: Cum Laude Society.


Future Plans: Harvey Mudd College

Caroline Howes

Daughter of Sarah Bloy and David Howes of Brunswick.

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Cum Laude Society, Spanish Silver Medal (2 years), Gold Medal, first in state, Coaches Award-Varsity Track, Spanish Exchange Student Program, Acadia Institute of Oceanography, Marine Research volunteer, Mt. Desert Institute Biological Labs volunteer, varsity volleyball, varsity track and field, winter drama.

Future Plans: Duke University.

Hillary Keach


Daughter of Peggy and Bob Keach of Falmouth.

Honors, Awards and Activities: Cum Laude Society, Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award, John H. Mitchell Prize, AP Scholar Award, Robert O. Linscott Prize, girls varsity basketball (2-year captain), Girls Varsity Basketball Coaches’ Award, Girls Varsity Basketball MVP, Western Maine Conference Basketball All-Star Honorable Mention, Western Maine Conference All-Academic Team (varsity basketball, varsity soccer), varsity soccer, Premier Soccer-Maine Coast United SC, junior varsity/varsity tennis, Girls Junior Varsity Tennis Coaches’ Award, elected Judiciary Committee Member (4 years), Make-A-Wish Committee member (event leader grade 12), Senior Class Gift Committee (co-chair), appointed Student Drug and Alcohol Prevention Committee, treble chorus, mixed chorus, Steel Drum Band, Environmental Club, Drama Shorts, Senior Class Graduation Speaker Committee, Prom Committee, Social Service Committee, summer volunteer with The Center for Grieving Children and Maine Medical Center.

Future Plans: Colby College.

Beatrice Maidman

Daughter of Jackie and Patrick Maidman of Cumberland.

Honors: Cum Laude Society.


Future Plans: University of Rochester.

Cayla Marvil

Daughter of Becky and Josh Marvil of Yarmouth.

Honors: Cum Laude Society, Spanish Silver Medal (2 years), Payson Bird English Award, AP Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for over 200 hours of community service, varsity soccer (3 year state champions), varsity tennis (1 year state champions),
co-leader of the Environmental Club, Kiva Club.

Future Plans: Middlebury College.

Christopher Meixell


Son of Carolyn and Him Meixell of Westport.

Honors: Cum Laude Society,

Future Plans: Rhodes College

Kate Sharp

Daughter of Susie and Bob Sharp of Harpswell.

Honors, Awards and Activities: Cum Laude Society, ninth grade citizenship award, tenth grade biology award, Maine State Music Theatre Stage volunteer, volleyball (captain), Prime-time Parents Coaches award, NYA Drama.

Future Plans: McGill University.




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