Deering High School

Class of 2011 Top 10 Students

Valedictorian: Siena Butterfield, daughter of Michelle and Lou Butterfield.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society; National Merit Scholarship finalist; academic letter; Brown Book Award; Big Brothers & Big Sisters volunteer; peer mediator; Student Senate; “Ramblings,” school newspaper editor-in-chief; Afghan Scholars Initiative; tennis.

Future Plans: Tufts or Yale University, archaeology major.

Salutatorian: Grace Kiffney, daughter of Mary and Gustin Kiffney.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society; Yale Book Award; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Student Craft Institute; Outdoor Club vice president; Spanish Club; Future Teachers of America; Your Space intern at Portland Museum of Art; Art Club; orchestra; theater technician for Deering Players; soccer; lacrosse.

Future Plans: University of Maine.

Sarah Varney, daughter of Norman and Gretel Varney.

Activities and Awards: All-Academic Team, field hockey; academic letter; National Honor Society; Harvard Book Award; field hockey junior varsity team captain; volunteer teacher’s assistant; band; jazz band; handbells; chorus; math team captain; tennis; field hockey; Spanish club; theater technician for Deering Players.

Future Plans: University of Massachusetts Amherst, psychology and Italian studies major.

Madeline Burns, daughter of Cynthia Loebenstein and Thomas Burns.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society; All-Academic Team, lacrosse and soccer; national debate competition, third alternate; Outward Bound Leadership scholarship; Cornell Book Award; Rotary Youth Leadership Award; debate club; art club; outdoor club, drama; lacrosse; soccer; indoor track; Teens to Trails advisor board; math team; Future Teachers of America; volunteer at Burbank Library; attended ethical leadership seminar; Afghan Scholars Initiative; Your Space intern at the Portland Museum of Art.

Future Plans: Cornell University, architecture major.

Maria Smith-Lachman, daughter of Kiya Smith and Denis Lachman.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society; tennis team captain; Wellesley Book Award;  Student Senate; violin teacher; English tutor; Big Brothers & Big Sisters volunteer; peer mediator; Afghan Scholars Initiative; cyber-bullying seminar leader; volunteer leader for Quaker meeting.

Future Plans: Wellesley College, bio-medicine major.

Amanda Masse, daughter of Kris and Tim Masse.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society; The Forecaster Female Athlete of the Year, 2010; SMAA Athlete of the Year, 2010; soccer; indoor track; outdoor track; Unity Project; Key Club, Student Senate; Unity Project.

Future Plans: Johns Hopkins University, neuroscience major and Spanish minor.

Charlie Dupee, son of Linda Mercier.

Activities and Awards: Varsity soccer captain; National Honors Society; All-Conference, soccer; Deering Soccer Offensive MVP; All-Star, soccer; Dartmouth Book Award; Deering Athlete of the Year, 2009; drama club; indoor track; Maine Coast United Premier soccer; Anatomy of Leadership; TOP soccer.

Future Plans: Colby College.

Logan Roche, son of Dennis and Diane Roche.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society; SMAA All-Academic, soccer; SMAA All-Academic, Nordic skiing; academic letter; Nordic ski team captain; Craig Whiton Leadership Award; varsity letter, soccer and Nordic skiing; outdoor track; Student Senate; Key Club.

Future Plans: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, chemical engineering major.

Anna Chandler, daughter Vola Gropzka and Chris Chandler.

Activities and Awards: Cross-country team captain; lacrosse team captain; National Honors Society; SMAA Student Athlete; Williams Book Award; sophomore class president; drama stage manager; alpine ski team; Relay for Life; theater technician for Deering Players; chorus; environmental club.

Future Plans: Johns Hopkins University, environmental engineering major.

Ethan Mack, son of Frank and Lucy Mack.

Activities and Awards: Academic letter; mock trial team co-captain; student debate tournament, second place; chess club president; math team; debate team; cyber-security team.

Future Plans: Boston College, political science major.

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