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Gray-New Gloucester High School
31 Libby Hill Road, Gray |

Graduation day: June 9, 2012
at the Civic Center

Graduation information provided by the high school
BACK ROW (L-R): Elizabeth Pflugradt, Lydia Larson, Joseph Archambault, Alan Bennett, Emily Mills; MIDDLE ROW (L-R): Bethany Ray, Rachel Powell, Jasmine Harper, Emily Wislowski, Colbey Bowen; FRONT ROW (L-R): Grace Powell, Salutatorian and Arden Jordan, Valedictorian

    Top Ten % Seniors

    I have been in Destination Imagination Freshman year, Indoor and Outdoor Track both Sophomore and Junior Year, and Indoor Track and Math Team this year, and have also just recently competed in the Windstorm Challenge at the University of Maine. In the Fall, I will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Applied Networking and Systems Administration.

    I have been a dedicated member of many school activities, including the Gray - New Gloucester Patriot Players Drama Club, with a total of twelve shows over the course of four years. I have also been Class President and Secretary, a long-standing member of the Student Council, Civil Rights Team, Track & Field, National Honor Society, and the Community Service Club. When not at school, I work at Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, as a theater teacher and child caregiver. This has "dramatically" shaped my career path, as I will be attending the University of Maine at Orono, this coming fall, as a major in Theatre, with a focus in Theater Education and a minor in New Media Studies.

    I have been involved in many extracurricular activities, including Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Chorus, the National Honor Society, and the Community Service Club.I served as a captain of the football team during my Junior and Senior year, and I earned the Coach's Award my Senior year. As a first year member of the chorus, I made the distract festival. I have also received the Math Award, as well as a gold metal on the National Latin Exam. Next year I will be going to the University of New England, where I will enter a Medical Biology/Pre-Med program with aspiration to enter the doctorate program.

    Since I transferred to GNGHS in 10th grade, I have taken full advantage of the extracurricular activities the school has had to offer. I have participated as both an actress (winning a regional All-Cast Award) and a songwriter for the Patriot players, a District Festival member in chorus, a long-distance runner in Indoor and Outdoor track, as well as Cross-Country, and an active member of the National Honors Society. I am also extensively involved in community service, logging over 1,200 hours in high school. Next year I will be majoring in English and Spanish Secondary Education at the University of Southern Maine.

    ARDEN JORDAN, Valedictorian
    I have been involved in many clubs, teams and activities. I have been a member of the Community Service Club, Math Team, National Honors Society, Mock Trial, Track and Field and Student Council. I have also been a Class of 2012 student representative and treasurer. Most of importantly, however, I have been a member of the Patriot Players (the drama club) for four years and have acted in 13 productions. In the coming fall I will be attending Bennington College majoring in history and with a minor in the arts.

    I have really enjoyed my time at Gray-New Gloucester High School, spending time in a plethora of extracurricular activities including the Cross-Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track Teams, the school's Drama Club, the Community Service Club, NHS, my church's youth group, and the Math Team. I have received the YES Abroad scholarship from the U.S. State Department and will be spending my next school year in Ghana attending a local high school, volunteering, and staying with a host family. After my gap year, I will be attending Colby College to study International Relations and Global Development.

    I have been in the Patriot Players Drama Club since my freshman year with a total of eleven shows while also being a part of National Honors Society, Chorus, and Band. I work part time at Cole Farms as a waitress when I am not busy on the stage or in school. I will be attending the University of Southern Maine this fall as an English Education major.

    Over the years, I have been in an array of activities, including cross-country running, Nordic skiing, National Honor Society, and the Community Service Club. I have been on the state math meet both my junior and senior year. I will be attending the University of Maine in Orono next year, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

    GRACE POWELL, Salutatorian
    I have been involved in numerous extracurricular activities throughout my high school career. These have included the Patriot Players' Drama Club, the Community Service Club, the National Honor Society, Math Team, and Outdoor Track & Field. I was the Secretary of the National Honor Society during senior year, and I have received three drama awards: the Breakout Performance Award (2010), Best Actress in a Play (2011), and an All-Cast Award at the 2012 One-Act festival. Recently, my short film, "Ouija," was accepted to and premiered at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. This fall, I will be attending Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts as a Film Major.

    Throughout my high school experience, I have been in many various extracurricular activities including Drama Club, the National Honor Society, Outdoor Track and Field, Student Council, Community Service Club, Math Team, Yearbook Club, and the Mock Trial Team. I have also been the Class Treasurer for the past two years. My personal favorite activity was the Drama Club, with my favorite role being Liesl Von Trapp from when we did The Sound of Music for our musical this past year. I plan on attending Emerson College in the Fall with a major in Film.

    Throughout high school I have been in many extracurricular activities including National Honors Society, Community Service Club, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, and Field Hockey. I was the captain on my Field Hockey team during my senior year. This fall I will be attending Word of Life Bible Institute in New York studying Bible.

    I have been in many extracurricular activities including the National Honor Society, Math Team, and Volunteering at the Maine Wildlife Park. I was the captain of the Math Team my senior year. Next year, I will major in Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

    2012 Scholarship Recipients

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit #86 Sierra Clark
    American Legion Gray Post #86 Scholarship Catherine Sanville
    American Legion Gray Post #86 Boys State Scholarship Jacob Malloy, Samuel Miklovich Charles F. Barker Memorial Scholarship Nicholas Gallant, Leandra Grant, Emily Mills, Rebecca Morgan, Julie Scott
    The Bartlett and May Scholarship Kimberlyn Beaudoin
    Chief Jon E. Barton Scholarship Roman Latno
    James Bonney Memorial Scholarship Leandra Grant
    John S. and Marjoria R. Cunningham Scholarship Joseph Archambault
    Danylle Jade Doyle Memorial Scholarship Joanna Densmore
    Fiddleheads Center for the Arts Alan Bennett, Blaine Cornish, Jasmine Harper, Jacob Malloy, Grace Powell, Rachel Powell, Taylor Wilbur
    Frances Field Manchester Scholarship Samantha Davol
    James Finney Memorial Scholarship Allyson Kirby, Marissa Pelletier
    Russell L. Foss Scholarship Margaret Chaplin
    Lee Foster Memorial Music Scholarship Taylor Wilbur
    Fraternal Order of Eagles 4131 Stephanie Foss
    Byron R. Gouzie Memorial Scholarship Blaine Cornish
    Gray Snowolves Snowmobile Club Scholarship Jeremy Skilling
    Gray-New Gloucester High School Community Service Club Tyler Bailey, Kimberlyn Beaudoin, Blaine Cornish
    Gray-New Gloucester Development Corporation Tyler Lavoie
    Gray-New Gloucester Lions Club Scholarship Leandra Grant, Amanda Peterson
    Gray-New Gloucester Optimist Club Leandra Grant, Jasmine Harper
    Gray-New Gloucester Teachers Association Scholarship Sierra Clark, Jasmine Harper Lorna E. Hall Scholarship Jeremy Skilling Hancock Lumber Scholarship Adam Hall
    Mary Higgins Scholarship Colbey Bowen, Michaela Despins, Nicholas Hennemann, Arden Jordan, Katherine Morency, Julie Scott
    Michael James Huff Memorial Scholarship Jeremy-McGrath Holmquist
    Hannaford Drivers Michael Huff Scholarship Kyrie Ovady
    Jeremy Hutchings UMaine Bookstore Award Alan Bennett, Margaret Chaplin
    Brother Theodore E. Johnson Scholarship Michaela Despins
    Joshua K. Libby Athletic Scholarship Samantha Davol, Dalton Myers The Liberty Family Foundation Scholarship Alan Bennett, Leandra Grant, Jasmine Harper, Kathleen Hutchinson, Arden Jordan, Jacob Malloy, Amanda Peterson, Grace Powell, Rachel Powell, Emily Wislowski
    John M. Lowe Scholarship Kathleen Hutchinson, Daniel Marshall
    Lunn-Hunnewell Amvets #6 Ladies Auxiliary Felicia Bell, Parker Dunn
    Lunn-Hunnewell Post #6 Bragdon Memorial Scholarship Leandra Grant, Amanda Peterson
    Kevin MacDonald Leadership Scholarship Jacob Malloy, Emily Mills
    Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation Bethany Ray
    Maine Principals' Association Award Kathleen Hutchinson
    Mechanic Savings Bank Banking on the Future Scholarship Meghan Nickerson
    MELMAC Richard W. Tyler Principals' Scholarship Donovan Hodges
    Mitchell Scholarship Lydia Larson
    Audrey Mooney Scholarship Colbey Bowen
    Patriot Parents Scholarship Alan Bennett, Ian Martell
    Patriot Soccer Club Michaela Despins, Leandra Grant, Ian Martell, Craig Moreau
    Mildred Pollard Award Stephanie Foss
    Richard F. Prince Memorial Scholarship Lydia Larson
    Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club Scholarship Sierra Clark, Leandra Grant
    Shannon B. Ronan Scholarship Donovan Hodges, Elizabeth Pflugradt
    Dr. Kenneth Russell Scholarship Emily Sawyer
    Adam Worth Sherlock Memorial Award Margaret Chaplin
    Shirley Skilling Memorial Scholarship Stephanie Foss
    Frederic E. Skillings Scholarships Joshua Bagdon, Aaron Boulos, Margaret Chaplin, Samantha Davol, Nicholas Gallant, Alex Gaskell, Donovan Hodges, Tyler Lavoie, Kelli McLaughlin, Samuel Miklovich, Emily Mills, Craig Moreau, Rebecca Morgan, Kyrie Ovady, Elizabeth Pflugradt, Savannah Spaulding, Taylor Wilbur, Joshua Woodcock
    Sarah Jane Skillings Awards Jacob Bergeron, Kathleen Hutchinson
    Herbert and Phyllis Snow Memorial Award Haley Seliga
    Sons of American Legion, Squadron No. 86 Scholarship Evan Baggs
    The Leonora Whitney Sweetser Award Grace Powell, Rachel Powell, Emily Wislowski
    The Nancy Vachon Drama Scholarship Alan Bennett
    Vietnam Memorial Scholarship Michael DePalmer
    Western Maine Conference Awards Margaret Chaplin, Ryan Davala
    Dorothy M. Wood Horticulture Scholarship Joshua Bagdon

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2012 Graduates

Joseph Archambault
Joshua Bagdon
Evan Baggs
Kristen Bailey
Tyler Bailey
Kimberlyn Beaudoin
Felicia Bell
Alan Bennett
Jacob Bergeron
Joselle Blais Elizabeth Blenk Andie Bolduc Aaron Boulos Colbey Bowen Rayna Campbell Margaret Chaplin Amber Collins Blaine Cornish Brandon Correia Evan Coulombe Katrina Cruz Melissa Cyr Dakota Dahms Ryan Davala Samantha Davol Angelika Demers JoAnna Densmore Michael DePalmer Michaela Despins Parker Dunn Katherine Elkanich Justin Ellis Malcolm Emmons Shannon Espeaignette Keshia Falabella Stephanie Foss Dylan Fowler Nicholas Gallant Alex Gaskell Shane Granger Leandra Grant Jonathan Greenleaf Aaron Grondin Adam Hall Courtney Hall Jasmine Harper Adam Healy Nicholas Hennemann Travis Hicks Donovan Hodges Vean Hotham Kathleen Hutchinson Benjamin Johnson Hannah Johnson Arden Jordan Benjamin Jordan Nicholas Jordan Ali Karim Austen Keenan Allyson Kirby Susan Kirkland Lydia Larson Roman Latno Tyler Lavoie Joseph Leighton Timothy Lerette Taylor Levasseur Richard Lowe Robin Madore Alexis Magee Jacob Malloy Daniel Marshall Joseph Marshall Ian Martell Connor McAtee Jeremy McGrath-Holmquist Kelli McLaughlin Trevor Michaud Samuel Miklovich Rachel Millett Emily Mills Evan Moran Craig Moreau Katherine Morency Rebecca Morgan Dalton Myers Timothy Myers Meghan Nickerson Myles Nipper Amanda Norton David Osgood Kyrie Ovady Alexandria Pease Marissa Pelletier Amanda Peterson Elizabeth Pflugradt Thomas Pierson Grace Powell Rachel Powell Sarah Radley Bethany Ray Jordan Rice Connor Rickards Ethan Ridge Ashley Riley Patrick Robinson Jordan Rouillard John Roy Catherine Sanville Julie Scott Haley Seliga Corey Sherman Jeremy Skilling Natasha Smith Taylor Smith Savannah Spaulding Desiree Steeves Mitchell Stephens Randall Stephens Jacob Sullivan Matthew Taplin Brittany Tripp Jasmine Turner Timothy Vokey Diana Voliakova Gregory Watson David Whitney Taylor Wilbur Emily Wislowski Joshua Woodcock Justin Wormwood Kara Young Jared Zimmerman