Cheverus High School held its graduation on June 1 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. A total of 119 diplomas were awarded to seniors. The following students rose to the top 10 percent for the class of 2015.

View More: Dostie, valedictorian, is the daughter of Thomas Dostie of Raymond and Lynne Dostie of Yarmouth. She has been a member of the Spanish Club, Haiti Solidarity Club, the Student Life Committee, the math team, and the Key Club. She is also a dedicated athlete who has participated on the swim team, cross country team, and the indoor and outdoor track teams. Her junior summer she travelled to Guatemala as part of the Safe Passage mission trip. She is a member of the NHS and was recognized at an MPA Awards Banquet earlier in the spring. Kaitlyn will attend the University of Virginia next year.

Eva NiedermeyerEva Niedermeyer, salutatorian, is the daughter of Dr. Thomas Niedermeyer and Dr. Linda Mulski of Buxton. She is a three-sport athlete who has been a member of the soccer team, the swim team, and the outdoor track team. She has participated on the math team, the debate team, and the Key Club, and she plays the oboe in the school band and at various music festivals. A volunteer at her church and at the Ocean Avenue Elementary School, she is a member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Finalist. She will attend Georgetown University in the fall.

Haley BaumanHaley Bauman is the daughter of Robert Bauman, of Buxton; and Laurie Bauman, of Cape Elizabeth. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Haiti Solidarity Club, and she is an active member of the Girl Scouts of America. She is also a member of the softball team and a talented member of the Scarborough Dance Center Competition Team since age nine. She will attend the University of New England next year.

Josh BoyntonJoshua Boynton is the son of Aaron and Wendy Boynton of West Newfield. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the math team, recycling team and ski team. Josh plays saxophone for the Cheverus Jazz and Concert Band. He has volunteered for the March of Dimes and Heart Walk, as well as the Susan G. Komen bike ride and is an altar server at his local parish. Josh will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.

Georgia CasoGeorgia Caso is the daughter of Michael and Molly Caso of North Yarmouth. She has been a four year member of the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track teams, and has participated in the Key Club, the Haiti Solidarity Club, the Spanish Club and student council. She is also a Kairos leader and a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend the University of Rochester next year.


Joseph DeGrinneyJoseph DeGrinney is the son of Dr. Timothy and Susan DeGrinney of Scarborough. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the math and robotics teams and a four year member of the soccer team. Joseph is a committed volunteer who participated in the Safe Passage trip to Guatemala and is a dedicated member of the Boy Scouts earning his Eagle Scout designation earlier this year. He is a violinist with the Cheverus String Ensemble. Joseph will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

Shangwei Deng 1Shangwei (Kevin) Deng is the son of Yi Deng and Ping Li of China. He is president of the International Club, a member of the swim team, the Math Team, the Civil Rights Club and Model United Nations Club.  He has been an outstanding school volunteer and mentor to other students. Shangwei will attend Bates College next year.


Jake DixonJacob Dixon is the son of Jeffrey and Leslie Dixon of Falmouth. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been an outstanding member of the indoor and outdoor track teams for four years. He has also been a member of the soccer team. Jacob volunteers at Ruth’s Reusable Resources and at Partners for World Health. He will attend the University of Virginia in the fall.


Caroline GeorgeCaroline George is the daughter of John and Kathleen George of Limington. She is an accomplished violinist and trombone player. She has been a member of the Cheverus Equinox Jazz Combo, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, the Portland Youth Orchestra, this year as its concertmaster. She also served on the Key Club and the Model United Nations Club, and she has attended the Seeds of Peace Camp the last two summers. She volunteers as a ski instructor for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities and she plays lead trombone for the Saco River Jazz Ensemble that plays at Alzheimer and dementia clinics. She will attend Wellesley College next year.

LeBlanc, ZoeZoë LeBlanc is the daughter of Norman and Laurie LeBlanc of Lyman. She has involved herself with the Cheverus community through her active participation in the Drama Society, Math Team, Academic Decathlon, Outing Club, Spanish Club, Model United Nations, and the Massabesic Leo’s Club, a volunteer organization. She is a scholar and member of the National Honor Society, and she will attend Tufts University next year.

MESERVEmargaret-YRBK COLOR--0066Margaret Meserve is the daughter of Paul and Patricia Meserve of Falmouth. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of the swim team, the Waynflete crew team, the Student Life Committee, the Key Club, Latin Club, and the Model United Nations Club. She has served as a retreat leader and extensively as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, Maine Medical Center and the Adaptive Dance Program. She is also a member of the National Latin Honor Society. She will attend The University of Notre Dame in the fall.

NielsenLouise Nielsen is the daughter of Drs. Gary and Cathie Nielsen of Sidney. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Key Club, the Math Team and is a founding member of the Robotics Team. She has actively participated on the sailing team, swim team, cross country and track teams. Louise’s social conscience is evident in her participation in Peace Jam and with her fundraising efforts for the American Lung Association in the Trek Across Maine bike ride. She will attend Franklin W. Olin College of engineering in the fall.

Cheverus High School’s Class of 2015

Madison Aldrich, R. Elliot Amberson, Lyndsey Anderson, Haley Bauman, Nolan Bell, Abigail Biegel, Christopher Billings, Joshua Boynton, Josie Bradshaw, Heather Bridge, George Budri, Dominique Caron, Joseph Casale, Georgia Caso, Camron Chea, Anthony Ciampi, Wilson Cianchette-Ball, Hope Correia, Katherine Corwin, Caleb Crocker, Gavin Curran, Mira D’Amato, Anthony Dean, Joseph DeGrinney IV, Shangwei Deng, Samuel Devine, Isabella Diamond, Jacob Dixon, Kaitlyn Dostie, Matthew Drouin, Benjamin Duddy, Elliot Engelman, Quintin Farr, Elizabeth Ferreira, David Fitzpatrick, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Sean Foley Owen Freeman, Gabriella Gaspardi, Matthew Gedaro, Frederic Gemmer, Caroline George, Justin Gervais, Abigail Goodrich, Kevin Hall II, Derek Hammond, Zachary Handley, James Hannigan, Drew Harris, Isaac Herman, Daniel Hinrichs, Laura Holman, Zordan Holman, Taylor Jackson, Zexuan Jia, Amanda Jimenez, Yifei Jin, Alexander Johnsey, Michael Jones, Courtney Kane, James Kane, Aston Kritzer, Liam LaFountain, Thomas Lawson, Zoë LeBlanc, Jean-Claude Lemieux Alexander Libby, Jillian Libby, Spencer Lindsley, Kelsey Masselli, Declan McGarrity, Jonathan Merritt, Margaret Meserve, Parker Montano, Patrick Mourmouras, Olivia Mull, Matthew Myers, Anna Niedermeyer, Eva Niedermeyer, Louise Nielsen, Nicholas Noyes, Elizabeth O’Brien, Daniel O’Brion, Matthew O’Leary, Milena Opielowski, Richard Penk, Benjamin Peterson, Cody Pierce, Nicole Pineau, Joseph Pirone, Carla Rein, Bryce Reinhard, Margaret Rigney, William Risigo, Carmen Rivera-Frain, Hayley Roche, Julia Rodrigues, Jacob Salter-Gurau, Megan Sawicki, Nicholas Schleh, Jacob Schott, Samantha Sessler, Kyle Severance, Casey Simpson, Elizabeth Sprague, Quinn Snyder, Bennett Sterrer, Matthew Sweret, Keegan Thomas, Cole Tracy, Harriett Train, Nicholas Turner, Austin Tyson, Gerald Wagner, Natalie Waite Marykate Walsh, Nicholas White, Tiancheng Xu and Taylor Yarn.

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