Berwick Academy’s Top Students

Suzanna Borg of Eliot, Maine is the daughter of Donna Bethke-Borg and Martin Borg. Suzanna has attended Berwick Academy since eighth grade and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society in her senior year. During her time at Berwick, Suzanna has been on the honor or high honor roll every trimester, and has taken a total of ten combined honors and Advanced Placement courses. Suzanna received the Departmental Recognition Award for English in her freshman year, and has been a member of the National Spanish Honors Society since her sophomore year. Suzanna has taken an active role in Berwick’s student government as a Class Representative her junior year, and then senior class president this past year. Suzanna was also a co-leader of the Big and Little Buddies program and worked in Berwick’s aftercare program. Suzanna has been a four-season varsity athlete for basketball and softball, and was the captain of her softball team her junior and senior years, earning the Coach’s Award her sophomore year. She was also a member of a number of clubs including yearbook, GSA, Prom Committee, and Outreach.  Suzanna will be attending Northeastern University this fall where she will be studying chemistry under a pre-med track. Suzanna is incredibly grateful to her teachers and friends at Berwick who have made her time here so memorable.

Liam Bristol of Eliot, Maine, is the son of Andrea and Tyler Bristol. He has attended Berwick since sixth grade and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society his senior year. Liam has been on the honor roll at least one marking period each year during his time at Berwick. Liam was inducted into the National Latin Honor Society in his sophomore year, and has won three Departmental Recognition Awards (for English, math, and the arts), as well as the Timothy Kelliher Writing Prize. He became a National Merit Finalist during his senior year.  Liam has been involved in many extracurricular activities at Berwick. He has appeared in six musicals and four plays at Berwick, with roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Charley’s Aunt, and Les Misérables. Liam has taken guitar lessons on campus since sixth grade and regularly performs at school and non-school functions. He was a three-year member of the Model United Nations team and the GSA, and a four-year member of the Foreign Film Club, a capella group, and literary magazine. Liam is also a two-year member of SWAT, the Student Wellness Advisory Team. Outside of school, Liam is a member of the Durham-based Great Bay Rowing, and completed his fifth season with that team this spring. He was elected as GBR’s boys’ varsity co-captain during the fall 2013 season, and won the team’s MVP award for that season. He is also co-captain of Berwick’s rowing team. Accepted to Boston University, Ithaca College, Skidmore College, and Wesleyan University, Liam will attend Wesleyan next fall. He hopes to primarily study film and writing, along with some psychology and neuroscience. For a truly great seven years at Berwick, he thanks his family, his friends, and the Berwick community.

Amy DiLorenzo of Greenland, NH is the daughter of Janice and Anthony DiLorenzo.  She has attended Berwick Academy since first grade. She has been on honors or high honors during each marking period and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society her senior year. Amy earned the Departmental Recognition Award for chemistry in her sophomore year and has been a member of the National Spanish Honors Society for the past three years. During her high school career Amy played a large role in Berwick Academy’s dance program. She trained at Berwick and Great Bay Academy of Dance for four years and choreographed many pieces for the Company Corps and Company Blue performances. This year as Student Director of Dance, she has helped produce Berwick’s dance production, Extension. Amy has also held the number one singles position on the varsity tennis team for the past two years and earned the role of captain this past year. At Berwick, Amy has also been involved with student government and serves as the leader of Big and Little Buddies, a club that allows the kindergarteners to interact with the seniors. Amy will be attending New York University next year, with a double major in economics and dance at the Tisch School of the Arts. For her senior project she is volunteering at an animal shelter and learning how to surf. Amy would like to thank her family, friends and Berwick for the opportunities and support they have provided for her.

Zach Flinkstrom of South Berwick, Maine is the son of Eric and Marcia Flinkstrom.  He has attended Berwick Academy since his freshman year. He was inducted into the Cum Laude Society and the National Spanish Honor Society in his junior year. Throughout his academic career at Berwick, Zach has attained high honors and received the RPI Medal Award and Dartmouth Book Award. Zach has been involved in student government since his sophomore year. This year as the Student Life Coordinator, he organized the school’s morning assemblies. He is also an active member of the Math Team. Zach has played for the soccer and lacrosse teams. This spring, he captained the boys varsity lacrosse team. In addition to these activities, Zach has also spent his winters volunteering with various local organizations through the school’s outreach program. For his senior project, Zach is volunteering at Baxter State Park, in northern Maine, with classmate Stephen Sherbahn to learn more about working in conservation. In the fall, Zach will be attending Northeastern University to study chemical engineering. He would like to thank all of his teachers, friends, and family for their continual support and for making his time at Berwick incredibly positive and meaningful.

Nathaniel Goldblatt of Dover, New Hampshire is the son of Dr. Warren Goldblatt and Dr. Pamela Schultze-Goldblatt. He has attended Berwick Academy since eighth grade and has earned high honors in every marking period during high school. He was inducted into the Cum Laude society in his junior year, as well as the National Spanish Honor Society. Nathaniel won the Departmental Recognition Award for chemistry sophomore year and the Bausch & Lomb University of Rochester Award.  At the end of his junior year, he was awarded the Cogswell Medal for the highest GPA in his class. During his junior year, he tied for the top score in the state of Maine on the Chemistry Olympiad. Outside the classroom, Nathaniel is a member of the Math Team and went to the Maine State Math Meet in his junior and senior years and the New England Regional Math Meet in his junior year. Nathaniel is also a member of the Peer Tutor program at Berwick, a National Merit Finalist, and a Presidential Scholar candidate.  Nathaniel played on the varsity basketball team and is a captain for the boys’ junior varsity lacrosse. Over the summer, he has volunteered at both Frisbie Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, in addition to participating in the Integrity Hoops program for basketball players.  Nathaniel is working at the New England Ovis farm in Rollinsford, NH for his senior project. He will be heading to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania next year where he will participate in the pre-med program. Nathaniel would like to thank his friends, family, teachers and coaches for their encouragement and support in the past years.


Noah Landis of South Berwick, Maine is the son of Nina Maurer and Scott Landis. Noah has attended Berwick Academy for twelve years and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior. He is a National Merit finalist, as well as a member of both the National French and Latin honor societies. He has earned several awards on national exams in both languages, as well as a language Departmental Recognition Award his freshman year. As a junior, Noah received the Berwick award for his record of service to the school community. Beyond the classroom, Noah is a devoted classical pianist. Noah has studied classical piano for thirteen years, currently with Paul Dykstra of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has performed widely, receiving honors in the Crescendo International, Granite State, and Kenneth A. Darrell Memorial competitions. He achieved First Class Honors with Distinction in the Royal Conservatory (Canada) Grade 10 examination, and has coached young piano students at the Rye Summer Piano Intensive in Rye, New Hampshire. He is currently a member of the New England Conservatory’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band in Boston. Through a scholarship from the Young Organist Collaborative, Noah studied pipe organ for two years and plays at church services throughout the Seacoast. He recently provided an innovative jazz accompaniment for internationally acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye as part of a reading during her residency at Berwick. He has also been Assistant Music Director for the school’s most recent two musicals, Guys & Dolls and Les Misérables.  Noah will attend Northwestern University in the fall, where he hopes to grow his musical experience as well as explore new horizons in the fields of languages and computer science.

Ian James MacFarlane of York, Maine is the son of John and Leigh Ann MacFarlane.  He began his education at Berwick in sixth grade, and has been on the high honor roll every term since then.  He is a National Merit Finalist and a Presidential Scholar Candidate, and was awarded the Departmental Honors in chemistry and the Yale Book Prize. He was inducted into the Cum Laude Society and the National Latin Honor Society, earning Summa Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam freshman through senior year.  Ian has been an active member of the Honor Committee junior and senior year, a member of the Math Team, Drama Club, and performed in the productions of Les Misérables and Guys and Dolls. He has played on the varsity tennis team, participated in the peer-tutoring program, and been a member of the Foreign Film Club.  Ian is also a pianist, he has played piano under the direction of Gail Haskell for many years. Ian is composing and recording an album with Liam Bristol for his senior project.  He will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall and plans to study physics, nuclear science, or mathematics.  Ian wants to thank his friends and family as well as the many teachers at Berwick who have helped him over the years for all their support.

Khali Maden, daughter of Keith and Joanne Maden of Dover, New Hampshire, has attended Berwick Academy since her freshman year. Khali was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior and has received Departmental Recognition Awards in language and mathematics.  She is a member of the French Language Honor Society and has been ranked 12th twice, 8th, and 6th on the National French Contest in the state of Maine over the last four years. Khali has been an active member of many extracurricular groups on campus. She has enjoyed participating in the Gay-Straight Alliance, writing for the literary magazine, singing in the a capella group, being an editor of the yearbook, tutoring her fellow students, and guiding freshmen and others as a Student Wellness Advisory Team leader. Khali has also performed in the Upper School musical each year and has been the captain of the girls’ golf team for the last two years. Outside of Berwick, Khali has participated in numerous community service projects, including two service trips to McDowell County, West Virginia. During her trips, Khali was able to learn about the area and worked on a house that belongs to a family living in poverty. For her senior project Khali is working on focusing the mind through meditation, horseback riding, yoga, and archery.  Khali is looking forward to attending Clark University in the fall. She intends to major in psychology with a concentration in peace studies. Khali wishes to thank her family, teachers, classmates, and friends for creating wonderful memories at Berwick and for making her the person she is today.

Kiaora Motson, daughter of Peter and Starr Motson of Kittery Point, Maine, has attended Berwick since her freshman year. She received the Science Departmental Recognition Award for her work in physics as a freshman, and again her senior year for her work in AP physics. She also received the Art Departmental Recognition Award in her junior year. Kiaora was inducted into the Cum Laude Society, the National Spanish Honor Society as a junior, and the National Art Honor Society as a senior. For her extracurricular activities, Kiaora plays and studies guitar and is a member of Berwick’s Green Alliance and Gay Straight Alliance clubs. She has also spent the last three winters working on the sets for the winter musicals, and hopes to continue her behind-the-scenes work in theater. For her senior project, Kiaora is planting her own vegetable garden at home while also volunteering at local farms and gardens. Kiaora will be attending Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon after taking a gap year that will include travel, service, study, work and play.

Cora Elizabeth Ordway, daughter of Jonathan Ordway and Ling Wong of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, has attended Berwick Academy since sixth grade. In her sophomore year she was inducted into the National French Honor Society.  She received the Harvard Book Prize and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior.  She has taken a total of thirteen honors and AP courses and has been on the high honor roll throughout her time at Berwick. Cora has played on the varsity soccer, varsity lacrosse, and JV basketball teams since freshman year, and was a captain of all three during her senior year.  She has won MVP, Coach’s, and All-League awards during her twelve seasons.  Cora has enjoyed being a member of the student government, the literary magazine, and the yearbook for all four years, and is honored to have had the opportunity to be the student body president, the editor of the literary magazine, and the editor of the yearbook as a senior.  She has also competed at the Maine State Math Meet each year, and has been a peer tutor and a tour guide during her time at Berwick.  Off campus, she has been taking violin lessons since second grade and performs a few times a year. For her senior project, Cora is volunteering with her cousin and classmate, Samuel Salvati ‘14, at their old elementary school.  She will be attending Brown University in the fall and exploring different areas of study before deciding on a major.  She would like to thank her coaches, teachers, and advisors for all of their support over the years.

Chloe Rebecca Schmir is the daughter of Maurice Schmir and Sylvia Warner of Eliot, Maine. Chloe has been attending Berwick Academy since eighth grade and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society her junior year. During her four years in the Upper School, she has earned honors and high honors and taken ten AP and honors courses. She has earned numerous awards including the Smith Book Award, two Gold Summa Cum Laude Latin awards, and two Departmental Recognition Awards in history and French. She was also inducted into the National French Honor Society. Outside of classroom, Chloe has been a part of the JV girls’ tennis team for her entire Upper School career. This past year, she was part of the ensemble of the musical Guys and Dolls. She is also a member of a diverse range of clubs on campus including peer tutoring, the Math Team, the Vernacular, and the LGBT. Outside of school, Chloe works at the Daily Scoop scooping ice cream. In the summers, she babysits, pet sits, and volunteers at her local library.
For her senior project, Chloe is helping Upper School Director Ms. Esten design her new course: the Anatomy of the Modern Mind. Chloe was accepted into Boston University, University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, and Bates College. In the fall, she will be matriculating into UNH’s Honors Program where she plans to dual major in neuroscience and business administration. She would like to thank all her teachers, coaches, and family for all their support and enthusiasm during her Berwick Academy career.


Sophia Urquhart, daughter of Dr. Peter and Mrs. Emily Urquhart of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has attended Berwick Academy for five years. She was inducted into the Cum Laude society her senior year and has been on the honor or high honor roll every trimester of Upper School, completing five honors and four AP courses. During her sophomore year she received the Departmental Recognition Award for French and was inducted into the National French Honor Society, and for the past three years she has placed 6th or 7th in the state for the National French Contest. She was also awarded the Brown Book Award in her junior year. Sophia has participated in three Winterfest concerts, taken violin and guitar lessons through Berwick, and held leading roles in four Upper School musicals, including Cosette in Les Misérables and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls. She has also been a member of the girls’ cross-country team for three years, serving as co-captain her senior year.  Off-campus, Sophia has pursued music through private voice instruction, and has played guitar and sung in numerous concerts created by her teacher and mentor, Mr. Harding. For her senior project she is coordinating and organizing the Woofstock music festival at Berwick, as a continuation of her work co-managing the Upper School coffeehouses this year. Sophia is very excited to be heading off to Barnard College in the fall to study a variety of subjects including music theory and performance, French, Italian, and English. She would like to thank her friends and parents for their support, as well as the extraordinary teachers and mentors who have helped her enormously. She would especially like to thank Madame Clinton, Mr. Harding, Mr. Fletcher, Mrs. Hoyt, Mrs. Wildnauer, and Mrs. Newton.

Kaitlyn Wurzer of Lee, New Hampshire is the daughter of Brent and Susan Wurzer. Kaitlyn has attended Berwick Academy since ninth grade and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior. Throughout her time at Berwick, Kaitlyn has received honors or high honors every academic term, and has placed consistently in the National French Contest placing fourth in the state of Maine this year. In addition to the Cum Laude Society, Kaitlyn was inducted into the National French Honor Society her sophomore year and received the Departmental Recognition Awards in both French and history during her junior year. Outside of the classroom, Kaitlyn enjoyed being a member of the Math Team, the Peer Tutoring program, Prom Committee and a big buddy to the Lower School kindergarteners. She has also enjoyed her time as a volunteer coach at the Dover Ice Arena in the Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs. Kaitlyn has played varsity soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse for all four years during her time at Berwick, serving as a captain for the ice hockey and lacrosse teams during both her junior and senior years and for soccer during her senior year. Kaitlyn has received team MVP awards for all three sports, multiple Eastern Independent League All-League awards, and was runner-up for the Eastern Independent league MVP in both lacrosse and ice hockey. Finishing her time at Berwick this spring, she was invited to the New England Preparatory School Women’s Lacrosse Association All-Star game. For her senior project, Kaitlyn is shadowing Dr. Tim Fallon, a local veterinarian. Accepted to Trinity College, Hobart, and William Smith College, the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College, Kaitlyn will be attending St. Michael’s College in the fall where she plans to explore different studies in the sciences and continue playing ice hockey and lacrosse. Kaitlyn would like to thank her family, friends, teachers, and coaches for all of their unwavering help and support throughout her four years at Berwick Academy.

The Class of 2014

Connell Francis Joseph Altschiller
Laura Olivia Alvarez
Georgia Elizabeth Barlow
Suzanna Borg
Gabrielle Lee Boualavanh
Liam Tyler Bristol
Julia Reopel Burke
Matthew Robert Butcher
Kathleen Mariétte Chauvin
Allison Kathryn Clark
Anna Elizabeth Cronin
Allison Marie  Dawe
Amy Cynthia Di Lorenzo
Dexter Westley Doucet
Joshua Thomas Dupont
Gabriel Matheus Cunha-Evensen
Dante Agnolo Fabbricatore
Freeman William Fletcher
Zachary Owen Flinkstrom
Skyler Logan Gailing
Alexandra Gassner
Colin Burns Gaynor
Nathaniel Goldblatt
Samuel Arthur Haines
Andrew Kenneth Hawkins
Jenna Margaret Hayden
Page Catherine Holmes
Alexander Thomas Hopkins
James Juster Horne
Brian Thomas Horner
Lucas Joseph Kaplan
Alex Benjamin Katz
Julia Loring Kokernak
Aimee Elaine Klandrud
Noah Norem Landis
Keegan Matthew Landry
Emile Lebel
MacKenzie Shaw Levy
Naomi Lewis
Ian MacFarlane
Khali Isabelle Maden
Melanie Brooke Mait
Samantha Katherine Marden
Natalie Brooke Marin
Keegan Patrick McCabe
Phebe TenBroeck Miner
William Richard Moore
Jacob Michael Morrisette
Kiaora  Coggeshall Motson
Kevin Thomas O’Day
Cora Elizabeth Ordway
Daniel  Joseph  Perreault
William Lightner Landis Platt
Olivia Denyse Richter
Samuel Thomas Salvati
Trevor Burke Schaepe
Chloe Rebecca Schmir
Hannah Elizabeth Seekins
Stephen Richard Sherbahn
Rebecca Ruth Siegel
Elizabeth Oldfield Spearman
Holly Rose St. Jean
Dominique Dumornee St. Pierre
Torieana Alexis St. Pierre
Katie Lynn Stedman
Samantha Ruth Sullivan
Sabrina Galen Tay
John Erland Teschek
Elias Richard Thayer
Cameron Ross Toohey
Benson Rankin Tuthill
Sophia  Francine Urquhart
Gabrielle Rebecca Wiggin
Erik Johnson Wisniewski
Colby Caroline Wood
Kaitlyn Wurzer
Seth Jeremiah Wyskiel
Andrea Carolyn Zannos


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