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Berwick Academy
31 Academy Street, South Berwick |

Graduation day: June 8, 2013
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    Cum Laude seniors

    Sarah Brodeur of Eliot, Maine is the daughter of Catherine and David Brodeur. Sarah has attended Berwick Academy since ninth grade and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society this year. During her time at Berwick, Sarah has achieved high honors in all but one marking period during which she achieved honors. Sarah has pursued a rigorous course curriculum during her four years at Berwick, taking a total of 12 combined AP and honors courses. In addition to the Cum Laude Society, Sarah was inducted into the National French Honors Society last year.

    Sarah is an active member of the Berwick Community. Her club affiliations include, the Alliance, Berwick’s GSA; Math Team, in which she went to the state meet this year; and the Berwick Green Alliance. Her most notable contribution to Berwick Academy was her foundation of the Chemistry Club her junior year. This club aims to assist sophomores as they go through the rigor of chemistry for the first time. Sarah is also active in the realm of athletics. She has played field hockey from the team’s inception her freshman year, through its transition to a varsity program her junior year, through senior year when she was made captain. Sarah also played ice hockey all four years at Berwick Academy.For her senior project, Sarah is shadowing Dr. Noerdlinger, a local orthopedic surgeon.

    Sarah is very excited to be heading off to the University of Rochester in the fall where she will study biomedical engineering along a pre-med track. Sarah has very fond memories of her time at Berwick and wishes them the best of luck in the years to come.

    Bernard Clapp of South Berwick, Maine is the son of Caroline Clapp and William Clapp, both of whom have taught at Berwick Academy. Caroline previously taught European History, and William continues to teach mathematics to freshman and seniors in the Upper School. He has attended Berwick Academy for thirteen years, his first year being in Kindergarten. Throughout his high school career, he has received honors or high honors every academic term, and has endured numerous honors and Advanced Placement classes, including Advanced Placement United States History, French, Statistics, and English Literature. He has also spent a great deal of time completing his Advanced Placement Art portfolio in drawing, in addition to numerous academic commitments during the course of his senior year. He was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior.

    Bernard has competed as a member of the Varsity Boys Cross Country team for all four years of high school, finishing his junior and senior EIL races in under twenty minutes. He also served as the captain of the team during his senior year. As a sophomore, he received the Departmental Recognition Award for European History, and was inducted into the National French Honors Society. As a junior, he was the only student of his class to be inducted into the National Art Honor Society. Later that year, in addition to a Departmental Recognition Award for French, Bernard received the Timothy Kelliher Writing Prize, the winning prize of the junior essay competition. He has been a frequent performer in Woofstock concerts and Upper School coffeehouses, along with three years of performing for the A Capella group. For his musical commitments, he was inducted into the Tri-M Honors Society for Music in the fall of his senior year. Since the beginning of second grade, he has also taken private drum lessons with Jamie DeCato. Bernard has been a member of the Literary Magazine for the past four years.

    For his senior project, Bernard is recording an album of cover songs, in order to learn how to learn the piano and the electric bass. Part of this project is in collaboration with the renowned band The Peter Whelan Experience. He will attend Skidmore College next fall, where he plans to double-major in Studio Art and Music Theory.

    Blake P. Downey, son of John and Susan Downey of Eliot, Maine, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior. He has attended Berwick Academy since Kindergarten. He has been on the high honor and honor-roll every grading period, and has taken 9 AP and honors courses. He earned the Department Recognition Award for English in his freshman year, for language in his sophomore year and for science in his senior year. He was inducted into the National Latin Honor Society as a sophomore and was awarded Maxima Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam. He was recognized in his junior year as the Blue and White Award recipient, awarded for exceptional honor and integrity.

    Blake has been the President of the Class of 2013 for the past three years. He became the Senior Admissions Representative in 2012. He has been an active on-campus contributor as an Honor Committee alternate, a Lassiter Buddy pen-pal, a Big Buddy to the Lower School Kindergarteners, Prom Committee, and he played baritone saxophone in the concert band.

    Outside of school he is a recognizable presence during children’s circle at the First Congregational Church of Eliot, is a counselor at the Berwick Summer Sports Camp and he will return for a third summer to the Prescott Park Arts Festival, where he is also conducting his senior project; a focus on community volunteerism that includes the United Way K-Ready Kids initiative to provide backpacks and educational materials to seacoast area Kindergarteners.

    Blake received the Berwick Bulldog Award for participating in twelve Upper School athletic seasons (eleven varsity teams), serving as senior captain in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Over four years these BA teams have had two undefeated league titles (soccer and baseball), have won New England Championships in basketball and baseball, had two NEPSAC Semi-Final appearances in soccer, and in total, earned 10 NEPSAC playoff berths. Blake received the Coach’s Award in soccer, and was named a Foster’s Dream Team honorable mention and EIL all-team honorable mention for both soccer and baseball.

    Blake will be attending Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he plans to focus his studies in the sciences and psychology. Blake would like to thank his classmates, coaches, and teachers for everything they brought to his BA experience, especially Mr. Saliba, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Mansfield, Mrs. Mehlhorn, and Mrs. McKinnon for their support and for teaching the importance of hard work, compassion, and perseverance.

    Jonah Goldblatt is the son of Drs. Warren and Pamela Schultze-Goldblatt of Dover, New Hampshire. Jonah has attended Berwick Academy since ninth grade and was inducted into the Cum Laude society his junior year. He has earned high honors every marking period while taking five Advanced Placement courses, and seven honors courses. He has received academic awards in Spanish and in English, and has been a part of the National Spanish Society since his junior year. Jonah was an active member of the Math Team while also placing nationally each year on the National Spanish Exam.

    Jonah has been a member of the Varsity Basketball and JV Lacrosse teams while at Berwick and was a captain for both teams his senior year. He cites his time on the Varsity Basketball team as some of his most valuable memories attending Berwick Academy. During his summers he volunteered at the Wentworth Douglass and Frisbie Hospitals and also attended Integrity Hoops Basketball training.

    For his senior project Jonah is working at the New England Ovis farm in Rollinsford, New Hampshire. He would like to thank all his family, friends, teachers, and coaches for all their support over the years. Jonah will be attending Boston College this fall as part of the pre-med program.

    Lily Caroline Hahn, daughter of Anne and Philip Hahn of South Berwick, Maine, has attended Berwick Academy since eighth grade. She has been on the high honor roll throughout her time at Berwick, and she is a National Merit Finalist. She received the Departmental Recognition Award in Chemistry, was the top scorer in Maine for the Chemistry Olympiad her junior year, and received the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award her junior year. Inducted into the National Latin Honors Society her sophomore year, Lily received Gold Summa Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam for her first three years of high school and Silver Maxima Cum Laude her senior year. Lily has played on the Varsity Basketball team and has danced at Berwick Academy as a member of Company Corps and Company Blue as well as occasionally taking ballet classes off the Hilltop. She has especially enjoyed being an editor for Yearbook, a peer tutor, and a Math Team member. Off campus she has enjoyed working as a library volunteer, a tutor for middle school students, and a camp counselor.

    For her senior project Lily is organizing and running Berwick Academy’s annual music festival, Woofstock, with her classmates Hannah Sattler and Kerry Eaton. Lily thanks her friends, family, and extended Berwick Academy family for being wonderful for the past four years. Accepted to Williams College and Yale University, Lily will be attending Yale next year, and she plans to explore many different courses of study before deciding on a major.

    George Henkel, son of Polly Henkel and the late Robert Henkel of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has attended Berwick Academy since the fifth grade. A National Merit Commended Scholar, George earned honors or high honors during each marking period and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society his senior year. He was inducted into the National Latin Honor Society his junior year and earned three Maxima Cum Laude awards and one Magna Cum Laude award on four National Latin Exams. George received science and history departmental recognition awards during his junior and senior years.

    Outside of academics, George has been an active participant in Berwick’s dramatic productions since Middle School. He recently played the lead role of Fancourt Babberly in Charlie’s Aunt. A member of the Berwick Academy Robotics Team, George helped the team win the Spirit Award in an FTC competition held in North Andover, Massachusetts. As a member of the Math Team, George participated in the Maine State Math Meet, where the team placed highly in its division. George was a peer tutor for math and co-head of the Recycling Committee. George was a proud member of the Berwick JV Baseball team since his freshman year, winning Most Improved Player in his sophomore year.

    For his senior project, George is recording an album with the renowned band known as the Peter Whelan Experience, of which he is a founding member. The PWE plans on recording four covers and one original song. George was accepted at Boston University, Cornell University, New York University, and Northwestern University. George will attend Cornell University, and plans to major in Computer Science. George would like to thank his family and friends for their help and support during his years at Berwick.

    Madison Keefe, the daughter of Katherine Keefe and Patrick Keefe, of Somersworth, New Hampshire has been attending Berwick Academy since Kindergarten. She was invited to join the Cum Laude Society during her junior year. She has received high honors for every grading period of her high school career. Maddy was an active chemistry tutor during her senior year. Maddy has earned the English Departmental Recognition Award and the Smith Book Award during her time at Berwick Academy. She was inducted into the French Honors Society during her sophomore year.

    Outside of academics, Maddy has been honored to serve as a co-captain of her dance group Company Blue, co-leader of the schools Gay Straight Alliance, and lighting designer and manager for the Tech Crew at Berwick Academy. She has been involved in every dance performance since her Kindergarten year. She was also involved in the school musical every year since she began fifth grade. Maddy has also been able to produce shows as well as perform in them. During her junior and senior year she helped produce A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Damn Yankees, Forward Motion, Les Misérables, and Driven to Move. She is especially proud of her position as Assistant Technical Director for the monstrous production of Les Mis.

    Off campus, Maddy has participated in a few dance competitions including the categories of hip-hop and contemporary. She is also proud to be a part of the program Big Brothers Big Sisters, and intends on becoming a Big Sister later in life.

    In the fall Maddy is headed off to D.C. and will be attending Georgetown University. She would like to thank the Berwick Academy community for all of the unique experiences the school has offered her.

    Jamie Meader is the son of Colleen and Stan Meader of South Berwick, Maine. Jamie has been at BA since sixth grade and has achieved high honors in each marking period since. He was inducted to the National Spanish Honor Society in his freshman year and the Cum Laude Society in his junior year; additionally, he is a National Merit Finalist. He has received departmental recognition in English and Spanish and was the recipient of Maine’s Princeton Book Award in his junior year.

    On campus he has been a member of Student Government since sophomore year, serving as Student Body President this year. He has also served as co-editor of The Vernacular, the Upper School’s literary magazine, and lead arts editor of the yearbook. He is a peer tutor, a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance, and an avid movie-goer in the Foreign Film Club. He is a four-year veteran of the JV Soccer team (captaining the squad this past fall) and a three-year performer in the musical theater program. His BA musical theater experience came during his sophomore year in Beauty and the Beast, continued in last year’s performance of Damn Yankees, and was capped off in style this winter with Les Misérables, in which he portrayed Victor Hugo’s classic protagonist, Jean Valjean. Jamie is also an active performer in the local music scene, singing and playing guitar, mandolin, and (a little) banjo.

    Jamie will be attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, next fall, where he plans to study English and ecology. He feels incredibly grateful to his teachers and friends at BA who have made his experience so memorable. He would especially like to thank his extraordinary mentors Mrs. Davie and Ms. Johnson for their support and all they’ve taught him over the years.

    Katherine “Jane” Merrow is the daughter of Robin and Lucas Merrow (class of ‘81) of Rollinsford, New Hampshire and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society her senior year. Jane came to Berwick in the fifth grade at age 10 and has maintained a consistently rigorous course curriculum, earning a place on either the Honor Roll or High Honor Roll since starting at Berwick. She has worked professionally and volunteered at local theatres including Hackmatack Playhouse, The Garrison Players, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, The Player’s Ring, and The Ogunquit Playhouse and has a number of film credits for local artistic and educational projects. She has been a member of The New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Senior Repertory Company under the tutelage of Genevieve Achiele since age 13. Jane is the founder and leader of Berwick’s first Drama Club, and Company Captain of Berwick’s Upper School Dance Companies. A member of the French Language Honor Society, Jane also received the Choral Departmental Recognition Award and the Harvard Book Prize for achievements outside the classroom. She was accepted at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Barnard College and Fordham University.

    Come fall, Jane will be studying acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

    Jane’s senior project is a portrait of her sisters, Sophia (class of ‘11) and Martha (class of ‘17). She’d like to thank her teachers, mentors, parents, sisters and friends for their support and love.

    Sarah Putnam is the daughter of Charles and Lucy Putnam of Rollinsford, New Hampshire. She was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior, and has attended Berwick Academy since sixth grade. She has made high honor roll every year at the Academy. She has also consistently received recognition for her performance on the National Latin Exam, earning such accolades as Summa Cum Laude. She was inducted into the National Latin Honors Society in her sophomore year. In addition to these honors, she received a departmental recognition award in math her freshman year.

    On the Hilltop, Sarah participated in many activities. She was a member of the Varsity Cross Country team for three of her four years. She was a member of the Math Team, and had the honor of travelling to the State Math Meet in Bangor, ME her senior year. She enjoyed her time as part of the Gay-Straight Alliance, Foreign Film Club, Symphonic Band, and A Cappella ensemble. Sarah loves theatre and was a part of the Upper School productions of The King and I, Beauty and the Beast, Damn Yankees, and Les Misérables. Additionally, Sarah has taken ballet classes off campus for the past thirteen years. She is a member of the First Parish Federated Church and their youth group in South Berwick, ME. She has spent a great deal of time doing community service, both through her church and other local organizations.

    For her senior project Sarah is working with the Rollinsford Association for Culture and History to help them digitally format their extensive collection of historic photographs and documents for the Colonel Paul Wentworth House. Sarah is excited to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall and is hoping to major in mechanical or civil engineering. She was also accepted to the honors programs at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Rhode Island. Sarah would like to thank everyone who made her time at Berwick fulfilling and memorable.

    Christopher Richards, the son of David Richards and Julia Coleman of Stratham, New Hampshire, was inducted to the Cum Laude society his junior year. Chris has attended Berwick since his freshman year and has since earned a Departmental Recognition Award for the Arts during his first year, been inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society during his sophomore year, received the Dartmouth Book prize during his junior year, and remained on the high honor roll all four years at Berwick Academy. Chris also earned a top ten finish in the National Spanish Exam all four years of high school and earned a top ten finish on the Chemistry Olympiad during his junior year. Chris wrapped up his academic experience at Berwick Academy with an innovation project on concussions and their impact on student athletes.

    On campus, a large part of Chris’s focus has undoubtedly been on soccer. Throughout his career as a four-year starter on the Boy’s Varsity Soccer team, he has earned a two year captaincy, two All-League awards for the EIL, an invitation to play in the NEPSAC Senior All-Star Game, and a team MVP award his senior year. Off campus he continues to play for the club team Seacoast United and competes at the regional level. Chris also played JV baseball during his freshman year.

    Chris has served as an Admissions Tour Guide for three out of his four years, been a two-year member of the Student Wellness Advisory team, a two-year member of the Honor Committee, as well as a two-year class representative for Student Government.

    For his senior project, Chris is doing an internship with Dr. Heaton at Access Sports Medicine where he will be involved in observing patient consultations, medical examinations, and physical therapy. Chris’ future remains undecided as he weighs a decision between attending the College of William and Mary and enrolling for a postgraduate year. He would like to thank all of the people who have supported, encouraged, and pushed him to be his best throughout his four years at Berwick Academy.

    Hannah Sattler, daughter of Jo-Anne Fuller-Sattler and Lonn Sattler of Barrington, New Hampshire, entered Berwick Academy in the fifth grade, and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior. During her time at Berwick Academy, Hannah has taken five AP and six Honors courses, made the High Honor roll each year, received the Cogswell Award, the Yale Book Award, and the Departmental Recognition Awards for History, French, and Physics. She also placed 1st, 3rd (twice), and 4th in the State of Maine, as well as 10th (twice) nationally on the National French Exam, and was inducted into the National French Honors Society as a sophomore. As a junior, she placed in the top ten in the State of Maine on the Chemistry Olympiad. For the last four years Hannah has attended the Academy as a Berwick Scholar.

    Outside of the classroom, Hannah’s greatest passion is the Robotics Team which she has captained since her sophomore year, and was the captain of the 2nd Place Alliance at this year’s FIRST FTC MA qualifier. During her high school years, Hannah has been a member of the Math Team, a peer tutor, played varsity lacrosse, performed with Berwick Academy’s Dance and Theater Programs, played the flute and piccolo for band and jazz band, and sung with the a cappella group. Her artwork is on display both on campus and in the Seacoast community as a part of Berwick Academy’s traveling art exhibit.

    For her senior project, Hannah is working with classmates Lily Hahn and Kerry Eaton to produce Woofstock, Berwick Academy’s Annual Open-Air Music Festival.

    In the fall, Hannah will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study engineering. She would like to thank her friends, family, and teachers; the Robotics Team’s Mentor Mr. Douglas Knight, Madame Dana Clinton, and her advisors Mrs. Susan Mehlhorn and Ms. Lynn Wildnauer for their inspiration and support, as well as the Berwick Academy community and trustees for all of the life-changing opportunities and experiences attending Berwick Academy has made possible.

    Lydia Waldo, daughter of Matthew Waldo and Jane Sinsky of South Berwick, Maine has been a student at Berwick Academy since Kindergarten. She is a member of the Cum Laude Society, National French Honor Society, received the Departmental Award in French, and placed in the top 10 for the state of Maine in both the National French Contest and the Chemistry Olympiad. Lydia has achieved high honors all but one semester of her tenure on the Hilltop.

    On and off the Hilltop Lydia has been actively involved in athletics. At Berwick, Lydia ran Varsity Cross Country all four years, captaining the team to a 3rd place finish at NEPSTAs and awarded MVP during her senior year. Lydia was also a member of the Varsity Swimming and JV Lacrosse teams throughout high school and was awarded the Coach’s Award during both her freshman and sophomore years, for both teams. As a senior, Lydia was part of the 2nd place 200 IM relay and 3rd place 200 freestyle relay teams in the EIL, and 2nd place 200 freestyle relay team at NEPSSAs. Off campus, Lydia figure skates for the Ice Skating Club of Exeter and is a recipient of the Graduating Seniors Award at the silver level given by the United States Figure Skating Association.

    Throughout high school, Lydia has been actively involved in the Berwick Green Alliance, Earth Day Committee, GSA, and the Big and Little Buddies program on and off campus.

    Lydia will be part of the Feb Program at Middlebury College next year and plans to double major in environmental science and chemistry and minor in French language while continuing to skate. She thanks her friends, family, teachers, and coaches on and off campus for giving her the opportunity to reach her potential as a student-athlete, and the Berwick community for becoming her second family during the last thirteen years.

    Caitlyn Winders is the daughter of Jeffery and Ruth Anne Winders of Rochester, New Hampshire. She entered Berwick Academy in ninth grade. Caitlyn achieved high honors during all semesters of her academic career at Berwick. She was inducted into the Cum Laude society in her junior year. She has received several departmental recognition awards in history and science. Caitlyn was inducted into the National French Honors Society her junior year.

    While at Berwick, she played varsity soccer and varsity basketball for all four of her high school years and captained the basketball team during her senior season. Caitlyn has been an active participant in community service throughout her time at Berwick, leading the Outreach/Community Service club her senior year and helping to coordinate major annual school events, like Relay 4 Life and the Red Cross Blood Drive. Caitlyn also presided over the Model United Nations club her senior year after being a member for her sophomore and junior years. In addition, she worked as a leader of the Peer Tutoring Organization, which is a group of students that tutors their peers in particularly challenging subjects. Caitlyn has consistently worked as a volunteer at the Woodman Park School in Dover and through Berwick’s Lassiter Program.

    Caitlyn is shadowing a car mechanic in Somersworth, NH for her senior project. She plans to attend Emory University in the fall and receive an undergraduate degree in chemistry before attending veterinary school.

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2013 graduates

Connor Eli Barrett
Gabrielle Rebecca Blackman
Brendan Joseph Boyle
Brendan James Bradley
Sarah Elizabeth Brodeur
Camden Kingsbury Carter
Anthony Daniel Chartrand
Bernard Knowles Clapp
Oliver Kilburn Collins
Catherine Chase Connors
Tristan Alexei Dardani
James Scott Cassani Davis
Nolan Douglas Dow
Blake Porter Downey
Kerry Nelson Eaton
Beatrice Elizabeth Gassner
Carly Anne Gill
Jonah Samuel Goldblatt
Alexander Nicholas Grammenos
Jonathan James Grassie
Alexandria Nicole Gurrisi
Lily Caroline Hahn
Breandán James Haley
Rachel Elizabeth Hawes
Kelsey Rose Hayden
Eliza Ingraham Davie Hazen
George Weyland Henkel
Samuel Haley Hereford
Rachel Hana Ikegami
Alexander Michael Joscelyn
Harriet Rose Kauffman
Madison Sue Keefe
Richard Parker Kramer
Jamieson Mary Lapoint
Molly Lambert Lapointe
Ryan Daniel Leonard
Maximilian Thomas Linemayr
Samantha Loveland Lowell
Neil William Maietta
Sandy Georgette Mait
Jonathan Patrick Malloy
Emma Christina Marsh
Katherine Anne Marsh
Conor McFarland
Jamison Michael Bernard Meader
Katherine Jane Merrow
Jesse Ryan Morse
Max Harry Motew
Hannah Moses Murray
Benjamin James Muthig
Thomas Dave Nason
Laura Kathleen Noerdlinger
Katharine Lawler Peter
Nathalie Johnston Peter
Nathan Dean Potter
Sarah Frances Putnam
Amy Legere Rawn
William Channing Reis
Christopher Allen Richards
Chase Forbes Rosa
Rebecca Molly Ruben
Hannah Elizabeth Sattler
Miranda Kay Schweisberg
Erica Lynn van Dissel
Lydia Rose Waldo
Andrew Frederick Waterhouse
Isabel Meryl Werman
Peter Armstrong Whelan III
Caitlyn Joyce Winders
Alexandra Rolande Wood
Anna Elizabeth MacDonnell Wright