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Royal Academy
15 Shaker Road, Gray |

Graduation day: June 6, 2012
at First Parish Congregational Church, Yarmouth
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    Graduation 2012

    Twenty-six students graduated from Royal Academy of Gray on June 8th in an evening ceremony at First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth. Alana Saunders led seniors in the presentation of roses to their parents, Bryan Gagnon gave the invocation, and Alyssa Gadway read from the Bible. Tamami Okano spoke to fellow seniors on the topic of Looking Forward and presented class acknowledgements to parents, family, and friends on behalf of the Class of 2012. Royal Academy Director Shirley Minster presented the remarks and charge to the graduates. As is customary at every graduation, teachers Mrs. Sally Szostak and Mrs. Minster spoke about each student in her group. Then the parents were called forward to present the diploma to their son or daughter, signifying the important role of parents in the educational program of their children. Matthew Notaro led the students in the changing of the tassel and Develan Abbot gave the benediction.

    President's Award for Educational Excellence
    Develan Abbott
    Alyssa Gadway
    Bryan Gagnon
    Roxanne Gauchman
    Jonah Martineau
    Matthew Notaro
    Tamami Okano
    Joseph Osmond
    Danielle Roy
    Amanda Rusell
    Alana Saunders
    Kana Suzuki

    President's Award for Educational Achievement
    Rianne Johnson
    Jonathan Murray
    Madison Struble

    Develan Abbott: Merit Scholarship, Saint Joseph's College of Maine; Success Grant, Franklin Pierce University
    Alyssa Gadway: 4-year Academic Scholarship, Houghton College
    Mikayla Lowell: Capilo Institute
    Jonathan Murray: Chargers Scholarship; Federal Pell Grant; Colby-Sawyer College Grant; Federal SEOG Grant
    Matthew Notaro: Distinguished Scholar, Presidential Achievement Scholar, Maine Maritime Academy
    Tamami Okano: Milleret Scholarship, Assumption College; Jonas Clark Scholarship, Clark University
    Jared Rice: Maine State Inspection Technician
    Alana Saunders: Heart of Biddeford 'Let's Talk Trash' Winner

    College Acceptances and Field of Study
    Note: The first institute named is the student's chosen college of attendance.
    Develan Abbott: Saint Joseph's College of Maine, ME for History/English Literature; Franklin Pierce University, NH
    Roxanne Gauchman: Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, NY for Fashion Design
    Alyssa Gadway: Houghton College, NY for Equestrian Studies
    Rianne Johnson: Southern Maine Community College, ME for Social Work
    Mikayla Lowell: Capilo Institute of Skin, Hair & Nails, ME
    Jonah Martineau: York County Community College, ME
    Jonathan Murray: Colby-Sawyer College, NH for Graphic Design; Newbury College, MA
    Justin Murray: Massasoit College, MA
    Matthew Notaro: Maine Maritime Academy, ME for Marine Systems Engineering/Coast Guard License/Naval Architecture; Florida Institute of Technology, FL; Maritime College, SUNY, NY; Norwich University, VT; University of Maine Orono, ME
    Tamami Okano: Worcester State University, MA for Psychology; Assumption College, MA; Clark University, MA
    Joseph Osmond: Maine Maritime Academy, ME
    Jared Rice: White Mountains Community College, NH for Automotive Technology; Universal Technical Institute, MA
    Alana Saunders: York County Community College, ME for Graphic Design
    Kana Suzuki: Rochester Institute of Technology, NY for Cinematography/Film Production

    Business/Entrepreneurial/Military Pursuits:
    Timothy Bartlett: Music
    Bryan Gagnon: Workforce
    Matthew Huff: Military
    Luke Lebel: Missions Work
    Danielle Roy: Workforce
    Jennifer Rubinstein: Workforce
    Amanda Russell: Workforce, College
    Madison Struble: Mission Work; Freelance Illustrations

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2012 graduates

Alfred: Luke Lebel Auburn: Brittany Haskell Berwick: Matthew Notaro Bethel: Jared Rice Danforth: Mikayla Lowell Gorham: Timothy Bartlett, Danielle Roy Gray: Shane Granger, Jennifer Rubinstein, Amanda Russell Harrison: Alyssa Gadway Lisbon: Joseph Osmond Saco: Jonah Martineau, Alana Saunders Sanford: Bryan Gagnon South Portland: Ian MacPhee Standish: Rianne Johnson West Paris: Develan Abbott Westbrook: Jonathan Murray Massachusetts: Justin Murray, Tamami Okano, Kana Suzuki New Hampshire: Madison Struble New York: Roxanne Gauchman Texas: Jarvis Richard Vermont: Matthew Huff