Cape Elizabeth High School
Class of 2010 Top Ten Percent

Emily Claire Attwood, daughter of Karen Kurkjian and John Attwood.

Activities and awards: National Honor Society, 2009 CEHS Commitment to Excellence Award, Connecticut College Book Award, New England Junior Olympic Nordic Ski Team, MVP All-State Skiing, WMC All-Academic Team, Varsity Track, Cross Country and Nordic Ski Teams, Co-Captain of Cross Country and Nordic Ski Teams senior year, piano in Jazz Band, clarinet in Wind Symphony, Operation Smile, Senior to Senior Community Service,

Future plans: Middlebury College.

Devon Bottomley, daughter of Pete and Marlene Bottomley.

Activities and awards: Outstanding Achievement in English Award, Summa Cum Laude Award 2007 National Latin Exam, Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education, Girls State Delegate, AP Scholar with Honor Award, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award for Outstanding Commitment to Social Justice and Dedication to Continuing their Unfinished Life’s Work, Columbia University Book Award, National Honor Society, Maroon Medal Society, National Merit Commended Scholar, Coach’s Award for Varsity Basketball, Varsity Basketball Senior Year Captain, Varsity Basketball All-Academic Award, Outdoor Track, Dance, Freshman Class Secretary, Student Advisory Council Freshman Year, Math Team, Science Team, Environmental Club, Outing Club, Volunteer Club, Central Africa Vision, Yearbook Freshman and Sophomore Years, Mentor and Tutor.

Future plans: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Elizabeth Lena Briggs, daughter of Laura and Wyman Briggs.

Activities and awards: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Scholar, First Place Extemporaneous Speaking in Maine State Speech Championships, Catholic Forensic League National Speech Championship, Extemporaneous Speaking, Middlebury Book Award, CEHS History Award, CEHS English Award, MVP and Coach’s Award CEHS Sailing Team, Mock Trial Team Captain, Sailing Team Captain, Executive Committee Member of World Affairs Council, Model United Nations, Philanthropist, National Honor Society, Speech Team, Alpine Ski Team, Service Trip to Guatemala with Safe Passage.

Future plans: Study and work in Quito, Ecuador this fall, prior to attending Middlebury College.

Peter Brigham, son of Thomas and Patricia Brigham.

Activities and awards: National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar, Brown University Book Award, National French Exam 2009 Bronze Medalist, National Honor Society, Maroon Medal Society, Model UN Delegate awards at Harvard, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and USM; WMC All Conference Cross Country Team 2008, 2009, WMC All Academic Cross Country, Track Teams; Boys State Delegate, Awards for Excellence in French, English, and History, Student Government President, Varsity Cross Country & Track Teams Captain, World Affairs Council Executive Council Member, Model UN, volunteer work as ESL tutor in Portland Public Schools, peer tutor, youth mentor.

Future plans: Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Jay Cushing, son of Brad and Debbie Cushing.

Activities and awards: Presidential Scholar nominee, National Merit Commended Scholar, Maine Principal’s Award, Harvard Book Award, Bausch & Lomb Science Award, Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Math Student, Jazz Band, National Honor Society, World Affairs Council, Math Team, Science Team, peer tutoring, Eagle Scout, Martial Arts.

Future plans: University of Chicago, physics and philosophy.

Gabrielle Donahue, daughter of Patty Morris and John Donahue.

Activities and awards: Citizenship Award, School Spirit Award, George Eastman Young Leaders Award, English Award, AP Scholar Award, Wesleyan Book Award, Maine Girls State, 1st Team All-Conference in Basketball, 2nd Team All-Conference in Softball, Softball Team Captain, Basketball Team Captain, Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star Team, MVP Basketball Team 2008-2010, National History Day State Winner in Group Performance, Field Hockey, Class Vice-President, National Honor Society Secretary, Math Team, Glee Club, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Student Advisory Council, Emancipation Network, youth volunteer field hockey coach, youth basketball coach, Cape Elizabeth Lasting Leaders, Senior-to-Senior.

Future plans: Colby College, government and pre-med.

Graham Findlay, son of Jim and Vivian Findlay.

Activities and awards: Yale Alumni Association Book Award, AP Scholar with Honor, National Merit Scholarship Program, Presidential Scholar nominee, Nordic Skiing, Track, Cycling, Model United Nations, World Affairs Council, Science Team.

Future plans: Dartmouth College, cognitive/molecular neuroscience.

Katherine Daly Lavallee, daughter of Jean and Steven Lavallee.

Activities and awards: National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, Williams College Book Award, National Honor Society Executive Committee, Maroon Medal Society Award, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, People on the Hill Award, Academic Excellence Awards in English, Spanish, Digital Design and Physical Education, Academic All-Conference for soccer and track, MVP and 12th Player Award for soccer, Varsity Lacrosse Captain, Eco-Excellence Award, Environmental Club President, Natural Helpers, varsity soccer, varsity lacrosse, indoor track, Cape Coalition, Volunteer Club, Book Talk, Youth Ministry, Senior-to-Senior Program, Hope for Haiti, Glee Club.

Future plans: Boston College.

John Menz, son of John and Elizabeth Menz.

Activities and awards: Good Samaritan Citizenship Award, AP Statistics Award, Honors Chemistry Award, Dartmouth Book Award, Environmental Club, National Honor Society, Science Team, Nordic Ski Team, math and science tutor, Maine Audubon, Track Team, Soil Science Association, Big Sur Ornithology Lab and worked at Casco Bay Safe Lawns and Landscapes and New Elm Farm.

Future plans: Rhodes College, pre-med, environmental science, Spanish.

Sam Naseef, son of Paul and Regal (Lisa) Naseef.

Activities and awards: National Honor Society, Chemistry and Spanish Awards, WPI Presidential Scholarship, Rensselaer Medal Award for outstanding achievement in Math and Science, Cornell Book Award, North Shore Science League 1st Place overall, 1st Place Windmill Event, 1st Place Remote Sensing, 3rd Place Experimental Design; Science Team Captain, Pi-Cone South, Math Team, South Portland Robotic Team, Riot Crew, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Camp, worked at Shaw’s, youth mentor, NASA MERITS Summer Internship at AEC Engineering in Freeport, LEAD America Robotics & Engineering Conference at Franklin Olin College.

Future plans: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, robotics/mechanical engineering.

William Kenneth Pierce, son of Kenneth and Kathleen Pierce.

Activities and awards: 2010 Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award, 2009 Boston College Book Award; AP Scholar with Honor, Maroon Medal Member, High Honors and Honors student, National Honor Society, Excellence Awards in Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Spanish V, Physics, and Computer Applications; Summa Cum Laude 2007 National Latin I Exam, Magna Cum Laude 2009 Latin II Exam, Varsity Golf Captain, Varsity Basketball Captain, Varsity Baseball Captain, 2009 All-Conference Golf Team, 2009 All-Academic Golf Team, 2010 All-Academic Basketball Team, 2009 Honorable Mention All-Conference Baseball Team, Good Sportsmanship Golf Award, 2-time JV Basketball Captain, Math Team, Student Advisory Council Class Treasurer, Science Team, Natural Helpers, Founder of CEHS Chapter of Hope Village Orphanage in Haiti, Golf Team, Basketball Team, Baseball Team, Volunteer Tutor in Math, Science, and Spanish; Volunteer Umpire and Clinic Coach for Little League Baseball, Youth Basketball Coach, soup kitchen volunteer.

Future plans: McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Madeleine Rose Spagnola, daughter of Joe and Susan Spagnola.

Activities and awards: Wellesley College Book Award, National Honor Society, US Lacrosse Academic All-American, High Honor and Honor Roll, Academic Award for Excellence in English, Summa Cum Laude National Latin Exam, Lacrosse Captain, Most Outstanding Freshman Swimmer Award, Lacrosse Defensive MVP, Lacrosse Western Maine All-Conference Team, Swimming, Reiche School volunteer, Pond Cove Kindergarten volunteer and mentor, Tanzanian Children’s Fund volunteer, Youth Lacrosse coach, Special Olympics volunteer, piano, founded Camp Heatherstone.

Future plans: University of Richmond.

Colleen Thibeault, daughter of Alan and Kate Thibeault.

Activities and awards: High Honor and Honor Roll, National French Exam, Sylvan Learning Center Essay Contest Winner, National Latin Exam, Phi Beta Kappa Award, Visual Arts Award, soccer, indoor track, dance, Book Club, Volunteer Club, National Honor Society.

Future plans: Villanova University.

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