Class of 2014: Old Orchard Beach High School Top Seniors

Kayley Allen, daughter of Jane and John Allen, is the last of her three siblings to graduate from Old Orchard Beach High School.  She’s been a four year member of her school’s Jazz Choir, and is currently a co-president of the school’s Interact Club.  She was inducted into the National Honor Society in her Junior year, and is currently the treasurer of it this year, along with being a co-editor for the schools Oceana Yearbook. Kayley will be attending Endicott College in the fall to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.

Joe Bourgault, son of Michael and Janice Bourgault, was third in his class. He was a member of the football team his senior year. Joe was a class officer for three years switching from treasurer to secretary after his sophomore year. Mr. Bourgault will attend college in the fall after graduation.

Elissa Chard is the daughter of Thomas and Elise Chard and older sister of Emilie Chard. She has received Honors for every quarter since freshman year, and has maintained a 93 average throughout her high school career. She has played field hockey for Old Orchard Beach High School her freshman, sophomore, and junior year, being put on varsity her freshman year. She was elected captain of the team for the 2013 season. She was awarded the Dartmouth Alumni Award in the Spring of 2013 along with Student of the Month in the current school year, which are only a few among many other awards that she has received. She has been involved in the Interact Club for the past four years and has gotten most of her community service from her membership. She has also been a part of the National Honor Society, Yearbook committee, Prom committee, and National Helpers Club. She loves helping out the community and does so whenever she gets the chance. Elissa will be attending SMCC in the Fall of 2014 for Graphic Design.

Sabryna Deshaies, daughter of Paula and Daniel Deshaies, is an active student within her community. She holds positions in a variety of organizations including the Treasurer of student council, Vice President of the class of 2014, and a member of the interact club, jazz choir, student mentor, and a member of the group which successfully pushed smoke free beaches resolution in the town of Old Orchard Beach. Sabryna shows her competitive and driven side with her commitment to the performing arts as she is concluding her sixteenth year of dance at Steppin’ Out Dance Centre as a student and a dance instructor. This fall Sabryna would be attending Endicott College majoring in business management and minoring in dance in hopes of someday opening her own dance studio.

Shania Evangelista, daughter of Rhonda and Enecieto Evangelista, is active not only in her school activities but in her community.  Inducted into the National Honor Society during her junior year, she was elected as President of their chapter for her senior year.  Other positions she holds include the Treasurer for the class of 2014, and a member of the interact club.  Music plays a big role in her life, as she was the lead trumpet player for the Old Orchard Beach High School Marching band, jazz band, and concert band, while also taking part in the jazz choir.  Shania further shows her passion for the performing arts as she completes her fifteenth year at Steppin’ Out Dance Centre, as a student and an instructor.  This fall, she will be attending the College of Engineering at the University of Maine in Orono, to pursue Chemical Engineering with a focus in renewable energies.

Kaitlyn Gagnon, daughter of Eric and Beth Gagnon.  Kaitlyn has been active in Marching Band, Jazz band, Jazz choir, Tennis, Interact Club, French Club, Prom Committee, and Year Book Committee.  She also take an American Sign Language class at Biddeford Library.  Next year she will be studying psychology at Eastern Nazarene College.

Mykala Elizabeth Geaumont is the daughter of Karen and Ronald Geaumont and is graduating fourth in the class. Mykala is a member of the National Honor Society, a co-president of the Interact Club, a member of the yearbook staff and a member of Natural Helpers. She received the Bowdoin Book Award and the Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award. Mykala played field hockey for three years as well as softball for two. This year she was one of the three captains for softball. For Mykala’s future plans she will be joining the U.S. Army.

Sarah Jenkins, daughter of Michael and CJ, will be graduating Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. She will be a third generation OOBHS alumna, as her grandparents graduated in 1954 and her parents in 1981. Over the years she has been an active member of the Interact Club, Student Council, Spanish Club, Prom Committee, Yearbook staff, and she was Class President all four years. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in the fall of 2013 for her academic achievements, leadership, and service to the community. Also in the spring of 2014, Sarah received the Western Maine Conference Citizenship award. She has also participated in many varsity and club sports including Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Ski Club, Tennis, Volleyball, and Field Hockey (receiving the Captain’s Award). In addition to her academic excellence, and extensive involvement in extracurricular, she has proved her selflessness by clocking over 90 hours of community service. In the fall she will be attending the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in Elementary Education with intensions of returning to teach in her hometown. Sarah is a hardworking, dedicated, and driven individual.

Peter Paolucci: I am 18 years old and I have accomplished a number of things regards to computer hardware and software. I have successfully built my own personal desktop PC that is capable of high amounts of processing power. I have also gaining experience on computer programming and how to write software meant for things like web pages and specific computer functions. I have also been a part of the Old Orchard Beach Drama Club, mainly doing the technical work behind a few productions. What I plan to do is to attend the University of Southern Maine to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and try to make a name for myself in the video game industry as a programmer.

Amanda Palkovic is the oldest daughter of Laura and Gregory Palkovic and is graduating seventh in the class of 2014 from Old Orchard Beach High School. Amanda was involved in activities like Prom Committee and Natural Helpers. She was co-president of the Interact Club, and co-editor of the Yearbook. Her senior year, she received the Coaches Award in varsity basketball and was one of three captains of the varsity softball team. Her junior year she was chosen as Saco Bay Rotary’s student of the month and was inducted into the National Honors Society her senior year. Amanda will be attending the University of New Hampshire this fall, majoring in psychology.


Members of the Class of 2014

Kayley Allen
Amanda Anderson
Joseph Bourgault
Jason Brown
Elissa Chard
Jamie Crowley
Kelsey Custeau
Joshua Davis
Dominic DePeter
Sabryna Deshaies
Brynn Devou
Antonia Dobnikar
Carissa Erickson
Shania Evangelista
Kim Foster
Julia Fregeau
Kaitlyn Gagnon
Mykala Geaumont
Joseph Gildard
Brendan Harlan
Chase Hartley
Sarah Jenkins
Brendan Kaliher
Chandler Leask
Connor Leask
Matthew Mabry
Shawn Martel
Quinn McLaughlin
Kristy Merriman
Raymond Mullen
Amanda Palkovic
Peter Paolucci
Hannah Parks
Skylar Partee
Alexandra Pettey
Jonathan Raisen
Ahmad Rasa
Allyssa Reny
Jasmine Salamacha
Tyler Scott
Zachary Seamans
Natalie Smith
Kendel Tatsak
Ignacio Valencia
Gage Vance
Blake Warren

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