Brunswick High School held its graduation at 7 p.m. June 12 at Bowdoin College’s Watson Arena. Below are the students who earned the top 10 spots in the Class of 2015.

Ruth van KampenRUTH VAN KAMPEN, valedictorian, is the daughter of Corrie and Doug van Kampen, of Brunswick.
Ruth challenged herself with a rigorous course load that landed her into the National Honor Society. She has a passion for social justice and has volunteered many hours at the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. Her sense of commitment to empowering other‘s earned her the St Michael’s Book Award for Social Conscience and Service. Ruth was also a familiar face at Curtis Library volunteering many hours. A competent musician Ruth has been involved all four years in Wind Ensemble, Pep and Honors Band. Cross country, indoor and outdoor track have played major roles in shaping Ruth as both a person and athlete. She ran every season, accruing numerous awards and recognitions as a leader. She credits running with instilling in her the notion that “teamwork and empowerment of each other are very important not only in sports but also in life”. Ruth was honored with the Grace & George Crimmins Award and the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award. In addition to running, other interests Ruth has include knitting. Chosen as the 2015 Mitchell Scholar, Ruth will attend Bates College and intends to pursue a degree in history.

John MurphyJOHN MURPHY, salutation, is the son of John and Sheila Murphy.
He received the George Eastman Book Award and the St. Michael’s Book Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. Additionally, Jack has been a viable member of Band, Honors Chamber Choir and successfully auditioned for the District III Honors Festival. He has been a viable member of cross country, and indoor and outdoor track teams. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at the MCHPP summer lunch program, and at the Gathering Place in Brunswick. This summer Jack plans on attending a mission trip with his church to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Next year, he plans on taking a GAP year to do service work in Latin America. Then, he plans to attend a college and pursue a degree in chemistry.

Sarah JuddSARAH JUDD, is the daughter of Robert and Cristle Judd.
Sarah was inducted into the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She was named to the All State Choir for three years, is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and a Presidential Scholars Nominee. She also received the Modern Classical Languages Award and the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award. She was a member of the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band and the Bowdoin College Orchestra. She played lacrosse and ran indoor track and was a member of the ski club. Sarah was elected as senior class treasurer, co-president of the National Honor Society, and served as captain of the lacrosse and indoor track teams. Last summer, Sarah served as a research fellow for ten weeks at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, where she worked with other research fellows and with the scientists from Jackson Labs on DNA damage and repair. She has been involved with activities at her church and has been a summer counselor and swim instructor at the Bowdoin College Day camp. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, downhill and cross-country skiing as well as water skiing and hiking.
Sarah plans to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she will study bio-chemistry.

LAUREL MARGERUM, is the daughter of Liza Nelson and Mark Margerum, of Brunswick and ranks 4th in the senior class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society as well as the Latin Honors Society. Laurel has been active in the Outing Club, the Ski Club and swim team. Her volunteer work includes being the student liaison to Cathance River Education Alliance Board of Directors and volunteer counselor at CREA vacation camps. In her spare time, Laurel enjoys running, painting, rowing, biking, hiking, skiing and exploring the outdoors. Additionally, she teaches at horse riding camps and hopes to continue riding dressage in the future.
Laurel plans on attending Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where she will major in Architectural Studies.

Alexandra RingALEXANDRA RING, is the daughter of Christina and Geno Ring, of Brunswick.
Alexandra (Allie) can be best described as a “scholar” and leader, taking this school’s most demanding classes and earning nomination to last year’s Smith Book Award. She was a four year member of Interact Club earning her a Rotary Service Interact Award. Her volunteer efforts include Relay For Life, Bowl For Kid’s Sake, Habitat For Humanity, Camp Sunshine and the Independence Association. She was active in her church group, taking mission trips to New York and Philadelphia. Extracurricular activities include golf and swim team; ski club and a four year member in Wind Ensemble and pep bands. She is an inductee in the Tri-M Music, National and Spanish Honor Society’s. An accomplished clarinetist, Allie earned 1st chair at District 3 Honors Festival. She also was past recipient of the English Department and Davis Awards. By stepping out of her comfort zone and helping others through volunteerism, Allie hopes this is the spring board for a potential career in the Health Occupations/Medical field. She was attracted to Bowdoin College which has a strong “Common Good” commitment to community that matches her desire to pursue a “career in caring for others while challenging herself intellectually”.

Andrew KewANDREW KEW, is the son of David and Diane Kew.
He was inducted into the National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta National High School Math Honors Society, and was this year’s recipient of the Jack Depres Award. Andrew was a member of the soccer, indoor track and cross country teams as well as the math team and the robotics club. He volunteered at the Curtis Memorial Library’s annual book sale and at his church. He enjoys solving puzzles, playing chess and biking and loves to read especially science fiction and Popular Science magazine.
Andrew plans to attend Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will study bio-medical engineering.

Anna FerdinandANNA FERDINAND, is the daughter of William and Catherine Ferdinand.
Anna was inducted into the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She has been the Brunswick High School recipient of the Maine Principal’s Award, the Williams College Book Award and the Susan B. Anthony Humanities Award as well as the Rotary Service Interact Award. Anna has been involved in a number of activities both in and outside of school. She has been a member of the soccer, golf, lacrosse and swim teams; has been a member of the ski club and yearbook and served as a yearbook editor this year and was elected as Senior Class Vice President. Anna was involved with the Theater Project, Relay for Life, Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Stuff the Bus, Trek Across Maine and the Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival. In addition, Anna has been a member of her church’s Youth Leadership Council and a member of the church choir. The summer before her junior year Anna participated in a Spanish immersion program, living and studying in Madrid and Andalusia, Spain. She has worked at the YMCA Camp of Maine and currently works part-time at Wild Oats Bakery. In her spare time she likes to downhill and cross country ski, read, sail and play her clarinet.
Anna plans to attend Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, where she will study international business.

ANDREW BOBKER, is the son of Pamela and Daniel Bobker, of Brunswick.
Andrew has taken this school’s most demanding courses earning him last year’s Dartmouth Book Award and recognition as a semi-finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. All four years, Andrew has been a devoted member of the jazz band and Wind Ensemble and has earned induction into the Tri-M Honors Society. He was a participant in a summer music workshop at Oberlin College, and got the opportunity to be a local DJ on WBOR’s Bowdoin College radio station. His knowledge of not only current music is impressive but his musical history IQ is phenomenal with a taste that goes beyond his years. Andrew’s annual volunteer experiences includes the Curtis Library Book Sale. Other extracurricular activities include cross country (“we are really competing against ourselves, aren’t we?) and attaining his black belt in karate.
Andrew’s post-secondary plans include attending DePauw University with the intention of pursuing a double major in music and history.

Chloe TeboeCHLOE TEBOE, is the daughter of Brenda Mower-Teboe and Dana Teboe, of Brunswick.
Chloe is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She has been a member of the Honors Chamber Choir and successfully auditioned for District III, All-State Choir, All-State Jazz Choir, All-National Choir and All-Eastern Choir. Chloe combined her love for dance and music by being a member of BHS Players for four years, playing the lead role in this year’s musical production of “Legally Blonde.” Other interests include being a viable member of the Interact Club, as well as tennis and cheer leading. Outside of school, Chloe has been active in Girl Scouts and proudly earned her Silver Award as a freshman. During her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at the Maine State Music Theater and working at Thornton Oaks Senior Center and the Brunswick Rec Center’s summer camps. Additionally, she enjoys songwriting and recently completed her first singer-songwriter album.
She plans to major in broadcast journalism at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was awarded a Dean’s Merit Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement.

Brooke EscoeBROOKE ESCOE, is the daughter of Dr. Byron and Darlene Escoe.
Brooke was inducted into the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She was a member of the Wind Ensemble and served as section leader, was named to the District III Honors Band all through high school. She was a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams, and was captain of the cross country team. Brooke has also earned the Girl Scouts’ Silver Award. She volunteered at her church’s vacation bible school and their nursery room. She also studied classical piano for 13 years and also the flute. Brooke worked part-time for two years at the North Face Outlet in Freeport. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, skiing and traveling.
Brooke plans to attend Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, where she will be a pre-med major.

Brunswick High School’s Class of 2015

Robert Raymond Alexander, Devin James Allard, Sydney Lee Anderson, Jesse T. Arford, Andrew Logan Arnold, Joanna Marie Arsenault, Fynn Ajani Arthur, Emaleigh Jayne Aschbrenner, Jessica Dean Asper, Adele J. Bailey, Rebecca Anne Bailey, Alexander Paul Bandouveres, Christopher T. Barter, Joshua B. Bashant, Shawn R. Bayrd, Jacob N. Beaulieu, Scott Archer Bernier, Cameron C. Berry, Andrew David Bobker, Angelica Francine Joy Boyle, Lindsey Morgan Bradstreet, Ginger S. Brimstein, Matthew David Brooks, Patrick Redmond Brown, Matthew John Burrows II, Madison Cecilia Burt, Cade P. Bussell, Erin Butts, Rosalita C. Capoldo, Julia Grace Champagne, Natalie M. Champagne, Courtney Elise Clark, Jordan Beth Coffin, Jennifer Marie Comeau, Keegan S. Compeau, Charlotte Elizabeth Cooney, Jacob Evan Cost, Pearson Gustave Cost, Hannah Marie Cox, Ryan Edward Croatti, Timothy Stephen Custer, Cody E. Cyr, Alicia C. Davis, John Mackenzie Igor DeForest, Vincent Denardo II, Hayley M. DeNardo-Davis, Grace Thu Phuong Doehring, Breana M. Doherty, Caleb J. H. Donaldson, Zoe J. Donovan, Sarah J. Dorval, Wenxin Du, Shannah Kylie Duffy, Erin Rochelle Duguay, Olivia Aldea Kathryn Dumont, Hunter Dvorak, Stephen Eno, Brooke Domenick Escoe, Simon Vincent Estabrook, Cole Wyler Faulkner, Michela Fedeli, Anna Louise Ferdinand, Joshua C. Fernandes, Michael J. Finch, Benjamin Edward Flanagan, Donald Philip Fortin, Ariana M. Franklin, Shelby Lynn Fraser, Drew Jordan Gallant, Jade C. Garrett, Owen Andrew Ginty, Ethan M. Glass, Cameron J. Glover, Tristan Graves, Cassandra M. Gray, Julia Lillian Grocholl, Hannah Marie Guernelli, Molly Jane Guerrette, Rachel Ann Guindon, Adrian Hagenbuch, Molly Anna Hamm, Riley Andrew Happs, Trevor Hatke, Samuel T. Hensley, Annastacia Marie Herschel, Devin Ryan Hewson, Keighley Higgins, Tyler Thomas Hillis, Ashley Howe, Jacob Thomas Hunter, Marion N. R. Jochmans, Jordan M. Johnson, Sarah Grace Judd, Andrew John Kapocius, Emma Katz, Bryan Kemberling, Andrew P. Kew, Phoebe Viola Keyes, Anna Louise Kinee, Richard H. Klatt, Mitchell Kleege, Devon Klockow, Hayden Knight, Andrew Leigh Knowles, Eric John Kousky, Kristine Marie Lajoie, Elena Corrinne Latti, Bradford Lenox Leaman, Christopher R. Leeman, Brianna Raine Leonard, Garrett Raynald LeRoy, Robert Nicholas Lewis, Cody K. Libby, Laurentz Fernandes Locke, Charlie James Lowell, Joseph T. Lurf, NancyMae Madarasz, Kyle Christopher Maillet, Steven Manson, Alexander James Marc-Aurele, Laurel Grace Margerum, Henry Wight Martinson, Fiona M. Mason, Moses E. Mathis, Jacey Ryan Mathy, Joshua L. Mays, Zoe A. McCrary, Jacob Austin McGowan, Emma Lee McKearney, Isabelle Louise Rancourt McKenna, Anna Grace McMillan, Alec Sebastian McPherson, Zachary B. Meggison, Alessio R. Mencarelli, Samantha Kayleigh Merrill, Taylor Ann Messerman, Rachel Suzanne Monegue, Samantha Jean Moore, Jacob T. Morin, Ross S. Munn, John Michael Murphy, Avery Murphy-Anderson, Evan Alexander Murray, Olivia Madison Muschell, Nicholas O’Brien Naculich, Lancelot S. M. Naipier-Kane, Erin Sachiko Nakamura, Rocco Raffaele Nappi, Marian Renee Newby, Samuel E. Nichols, Gloria Nixon, Eva Nora-Couot, Nicholas Robert Osborne, Jared Curtis Parent, John Parker VI, Sarah Ashlyn Payne, Taran Payne, Jr., Piper Jarrett Quattropani, Anne Michelle Queally, Michaela Reil, Soliloquy Rhodes, Mila Lynn Rice, Lakotah Sky Richardson, Julia Abbott Rider, Tristin L. Ridlon, Alexandra Glidden Ring, Mollie Shea Roane, Shelby L. Roberts, Faith Anne Robshaw, Drey J. Rochette, Ezra Anthony Rogers, Holly Rutherford, Juliet Stephanie Saldaña Baines, Amy Sargent, Emily D. Sargent, Erin Megan Savoy, Kassidy Lynn Scarponi, Ian Phillip Schlosser, Alexis Schneiderat, Miricle Scott-Dennis, Alanna Melian Sehestedt, Andrew James Settle, Alan R. Smat, Courtney Lynne Smith, Dylan Smith, Mitchell Paul Smith, Oliver E. Smith, Sarah Tiffani Smith, Savannah Lynne Smith, Skylar M. Somerville, Justina N. Spaulding, Nathan Joseph Sprague, Matthew E. St. Pierre, Christopher Noel Staples, Jr., Molly Renee Steinman, McKinley Hale Stinson, Madeline H. Stoll, Tyler John Sullivan, Christopher David Tanner, Chloe Teboe, Mikaelyn Kimberley Teel, Alexander Lawrence Temple, Nicholas J. Thibeault, Dylan Daniel Thiboutot, Kyla Michelle Tibbetts, Trent Levi Trombley, Troy A. Trembley, Cyndle Anna Turcotte, Noora Maria Aleksiina Utrianen, Darren Robert Valle, Ruth Ann van Kampen, Zachary John Van Der Werf, Kenan I. Van Vranken, Kody Allen Vaughan, Jeffrey J. Ward, Jr., Kievone E. Washington, Breanna C. Wiggins, Kyle Woodruff, Areyanna Yslava, Qian Yu and Emily Lynn Yuodsnukis.

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