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Thornton Academy
438 Main St., Saco |

Graduation day: June 2, 2013
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    Class of 2013 Summa Cum Laude Students

    Clayton Garrett Arundel
    Clayton Arundel is the son of Diane Moxcey and stepson of Darold Moxcey of Saco. Clayton was inducted into the National Honor Society in the spring of his junior year and elected into the Summa Cum Laude Society as a senior. Clayton has been involved in Classics Club, Anime Club, and Table Top Games Club. He has participated in the Feed The Hungry program and has volunteered at various Saco Spirit community events. Clayton plans to attend Gordon College in the fall where he will triple major in Secondary Education, Physics, and Math.

    Samantha Annette Paige Butler
    Samantha Butler is the daughter of Rebecca and Samuel Butler. Throughout her years at Thornton Academy, she has been heavily involved in the performing arts, participating in nine productions with the TA Players, performing and working behind the scenes with costume and makeup design. Samantha sang with Treble Choir for three years, and was a member of TA's Dance Company in her senior year. Samantha looks forward to attending Connecticut College, where she plans to study sociology and to continue her involvement in the arts.

    Adam Mayo Glynn
    Adam Glynn is the son of Paul and Catherine Glynn of Saco. Adam is the president of Thornton Academy's chapter of the National Honor Society, and the co-president of the Thornton Academy Players. He has performed in ten theatrical productions in high school, his favorites being CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, and Romeo & Juliet. He is also an avid singer, and has performed with the All-State choir every year in high school, and the All-Eastern choir in Hartford, CT this past April. Adam enjoys Shakespearean monologues, musical theater, and Hispanic literature. He will attend Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine next year and plans to major in Latin American Studies.

    Meaghan Marie Hamel
    Meaghan Hamel was a member of the National Honor Society and served as secretary and head of the Tutoring Committee. She was also a member of the Interact Club and Pink Ribbon Club. Meaghan was a captain of the Action Team for her junior and senior year and was awarded one of twenty scholarships in the nation for her volunteer efforts. She received a Presidential Scholarship from the University of New England, where she plans to earn her masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She is the daughter of Gary and Debra Hamel of Saco.

    Adilet Issayev
    Adilet Issayev is from Kazakhstan and joined Thornton Academy in the fall of 2011 as a junior. Adilet has served as a ‘prefect,’ assuming a higher level of responsibility and ensuring the dorm community is safe, clean, active, academically-focused and respectful of others. Adilet has volunteered actively to support the larger Saco community and balanced a strong academic schedule while playing a sport every season. He values and respects his education and will continue to take on the next challenge at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

    Karen Price Jacques, Valedictorian
    Karen Jacques is the daughter of Keith and Kathleen Jacques. Karen was named the Valedictorian of the Thornton Academy Class of 2013. She also received the MPA Principal’s Award. Karen played Varsity Field Hockey and Softball all four years of high school and was elected captain of both teams during her senior year. Karen earned a spot on the All-State Field Hockey Academic Team as well as the National Field Hockey Academic Team. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Pink Ribbon Club and Interact Club. She also is a captain of the Thornton Volunteers of America Action Team. Karen will attend Dartmouth College in the fall and plans to study pre-medicine.

    Hoang Anh Thi “Christine” Le
    Hoang Anh Thi (Christine) Le was born in the Ukraine, as the daughter of Thanh Le and Van Doan from Hanoi, Vietnam. Christine has an interest in foreign languages and likes travelling to experience different cultures. During her two years at Thornton Academy in the United States, Christine has completed four high school levels of French. Her extracurricular activities include: cheerleading, softball, volunteering and Math Team. She has also been the President of TA Amnesty International and is active with the Vietnamese American Association in Maine, which successfully organizes Vietnamese New Year in Maine every year. In the fall, Christine will attend the University of Maine on a full international student scholarship. She intends to major in Management with International Business concentration at the Maine School of Business.

    Jessica Lee
    Jessica Lee is the daughter of Rosemarie Maxson and David Lee of Buxton. In this past year she had the privilege of expanding her cultural understanding through an exchange program to Germany, fortifying her strength with the language and teaching her the importance of international relations. Because of this, Jess seeks a degree in linguistics at Cornell University and hopes to work on translation software and research dying languages. She cannot thank her supportive teachers at Thornton Academy enough for helping her through these four years and hope that the great opportunities to which she had access continue to help others.

    Renée Jocelyn Lessard
    Renée Lessard is the daughter of Richard and Janice Lessard of Arundel. Renée is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the All-Academic Team, as well as a captain, for Cross Country. She is the co-president of Classics Club and the Copy Editor for the school's literary magazine, INK. Renée also enjoys a position as a Catholic Youth Leadership Team member, planning yearly events for youth across the state. She is attending the Honors Program at Susquehanna University this fall, with a focus in Communications.

    Connor Robert McCrum
    My academic talents and interests are math and science, which have been my favorite courses at TA. I was a two-year starter for the football team and a captain this year when we won the state championship. I was named to the all-conference team my junior and senior year as a defensive end, and the all-academic team my senior year. I was a member of the National Honor Society and enjoyed volunteering at local soup kitchens. I also enjoy fishing, golfing, and attending Bible Baptist Church. Next year I will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a major in mechanical engineering and a minor in business and I plan to play football.

    Raquel Patricia Miller
    Raquel Miller was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and adopted by her parents, Scott Miller and Amy Juneau. She is also the stepdaughter of alumna, Sharon Kelley. She was a part of the tutoring committee in Thornton’s 2013 Chapter of the National Honor Society. During the past four years of high school, she has participated in Field Hockey, Diving, and Lacrosse. Outside of school during her senior year, she worked as a barista at the Saco Starbucks. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Southern Maine to study English Literature and Spanish.

    Allyson Anne Milliard
    Allyson Milliard, daughter of Richard and Angelique Milliard of Saco, is a member of the National Honor Society and is the Secretary of the class of 2013. She has played three years of basketball and four years of lacrosse at TA, and avidly supports all other Thornton teams. For the past three years, she has volunteered time each week in Mrs. Cote’s fifth grade classroom at C.K. Burns School. Allyson works as a counselor for the Saco Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camp Program. Next year, Allyson will attend Tulane University in New Orleans to study International Relations and Pre-Law.

    Rachel SuDanDan Moody
    Rachel Moody, daughter of Julie and Robert Moody, was born in Suzhou, China and adopted at three months old by her loving parents. She was raised in Saco, Maine and has been active in her community and hardworking in the classroom since she can remember. Her sophomore year, she had the opportunity to return to China with Thornton's Cultural Connections class. Her senior year she was one of three TA girls swim team captains. She plans to attend the University of Miami, where she will explore many different academic programs, as well as a new culture.

    Quang Max Nguyen, Salutatorian
    Quang Phuoc Minh Nguyen is the son of Nguyen Minh Tuan and Phung Kim Dung of Hanoi Vietnam. Quang was named the 2013 salutatorian. He is an active member of the Thornton Academy Debate Team as a competitor in Lincoln-Douglas Debate Novice Division. He also serves as a literary editor for TA’s arts and literary magazine. He has worked as an AP Chemistry Lab Assistant, a literary translator and a volunteer at Sao Mai's center for Autistic Children in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is a member of Thornton Academy's Varsity Swimming team and is excited to attend Bates College.

    Stephanie Elizah-Jeanne Pare
    Stephanie will be attending the University of New England studying Mathematics and Art while on the pre-med track. At Thornton she was a member of the Math Team, National Honors Society, and Wind Ensemble. She was a state qualifier on the Varsity Swim Team for four years, she received the Captains award for three consecutive seasons, and in her Senior year received a YCSOA scholarship at Southwesterns, as well as recognition for MISL All-Academic Swim Team and SMAA All Academic Team. Her parents are Bradford and Heidi Pare both graduates of Thornton Academy class of 1990.

    Audrey Hannah Puleio
    Audrey Puleio, daughter of Robin and Mary Puleio, grew up in Saco. Audrey is a member of the National Honors Society and vice president of the class of 2013. Junior year, she had an internship through the Maine Space Grant Consortium at the University of Southern Maine where she studied aquatic ecosystems with a focus on alewives. All four years, Audrey ran cross country, was on the swim team, and played lacrosse. She was captain of the swim team her junior and senior year. While academics were a major part of Audrey’s high school experience, she is committed to volunteering and helping others in the community. Future plans include traveling the world and continuing in her love of yoga. Audrey is excited for the next adventure at Bates College where she plans on majoring in environmental studies or biochemistry.

    Zihao David Wang
    I am David Wang and my Chinese name is Zihao Wang. I have lived and studied at Thornton Academy for two years. My interests are playing basketball, video games, and hanging out with my friends. I think that the summa cum laude award is due not only to my hard work, but also to all of the support that Thornton Academy, and my dorms parents and friends have provided to me. My parents are so proud of me, and I just want to say "Thank you!!" to them because it is my parents who provided me the chance to study in such an excellent school. Next year, I plan to attend the University of California, Irvine where I hope to prepare for becoming the CEO of a business. Onward!

    Emma Joan Waterhouse
    Emma Waterhouse is the daughter of Jerry and Samantha Waterhouse of Dayton. She is a member of the National Honors Society and Interact Club. Through NHS and Interact she has volunteered with Mary’s Walk, the soup kitchen, and many other school functions and local charity events. Throughout her four years she has also played softball and basketball where she made the All-Academic team her senior year. Emma plans on attending the University of New England in the fall where she will major in Biochemistry.

    Danni Zhao
    Danni Zhao is the daughter of Lanfen Yi and Zhongmin Zhao of Ningbo, China. She likes to paint and draw in her free time because she finds it relaxing. Danni plans to go to the University of California, Irvine next year to prepare for a career in the financial industry at first. She someday hopes to start her own business.

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2013 Graduates

Alysson Marie Acquaviva
Mark A. Altieri
Stephen Ange
Zachary Scott Archer
Clayton G. Arundel
Brooke Ashley Audie
Lindsey Marie Avery
Syed Banoori
Michele Lee Banville
Jonah Winfield Baumm
Kayla L. Bausha
Anthony John Beaulieu
Robert H. Begin
Moriah E. Ben-Ami
Christopher J. Benson
Lacey D. Berry
Bian, Qingqing
Garyanna E. Bishop
Brian Bogdahn
Katherine Laura Boldebook
Alyssa Mae Boothby
Alysha J. Boudreau
Tyler Boudreau Chambers
Amanda Jo Bourque
Emily Hazel Braxton
Paul Terrance Bresnahan
Chandler Alynn Breton
Brandon M. Briggs
Sean A. Buchanan
Samantha A. Butler
Catrina C. Camire
Taylor Lynn Canales
Jack A. Carter
Christopher T. Cassette
Kayla R. Chase
Tyler Russell Chasse
Xing Chen
Chen, Zijie
Chou, Nien-Chung
Eric G. Christensen
William Joseph Clough, Jr.
Justin P. Cloutier
Joshua B. Coffin
Arianna Elizabeth Susan Cogswell
Stephen Robert Comar
Charles Gregory Connellan
Aurora Rosalie Connolly
Amanda Frances Cook
BryceLynn Joy Cook
Amber M. Cote
Lauren E. Cote
Dylan M. Court
Kaitlyn Michelle Couture
Richard Allen Crowell II
Alicia A. Curtin
Joshua Ryan Cyr
Derek A. Dagenais
Lindsay Ann Dallaire
Demi Marie DeWitt
Garrett Nathan Doll
Malcolm L. Dopwell
Anna Marguerite Dowling
Brenden Leon Dugal
Garrett M. Dumont
Avery A. Dunn
Curtis Jonathan Dupuis
Eric Richard Duross
Morgan Leah Dutremble
Megan Marie Dyer
Chloe Elizabeth Eisenhaur
Adam Thomas Ek
Shanise M. Elliott
Seth Clifton Emmons
Kendra E. Ermold
Fan, Kai Leung
Takashi D. Fasulo
Jill Fallon Faucette
Feng, Zican
Gina Angelica Fici
Lauren Elizabeth Fogg
Aryn R. Foster
Jeffrey Ross Gelinas
Lois C. Gerena
Matthew D. Giard
Alyssa Taylor Gilbert
Kierstin M. Giunco
Adam M. Glynn
Jonathan R. Goulet
Michael James Granger
Eric Raymond Grant
Travis D. Grantham
Jessica Grass
James Arthur Grover III
Gu, Yuke
Natasha Marie Guay
Eric A. Gunther
Guo, Hongxu
Meaghan Marie Hamel
Connor Phillip Hannah
Elijah James Hanright
Maximillian R. Harper
Rebecca Marie Harris
Anthony M. Hewitt
Gregory Thomas Hite
Hayley Ann Hogan
Kayla D. Hopkins
Kassandra Nicole-Paige Horton
Erikah Kalene Houdlette
Mickella T. Howland
Brittany Rose Hudson
Mahammad Hummatov
Hannah Aabol Huntress
Edin Huric
Chad Ailin Ingalls
Joseph James Israelson
Adilet Issayev
Victor Ivanov
Cameron D. Jackman
Karen Price Jacques
Margo Jacques
Sarah E. Jolly
Samantha Lee Jubinsky
Alyse Danielle Kearns
Sydney Elizabeth Kelly
Nicholas Steven Kenney
Grant M. Kenning
Lee Su Kim
Adam Kimball
Thomas F. Kimball
Lyssa K. King
Elizabeth A. Kowash
McKenzie Judith Labbe
Delanie Marie Labonte
Dara Jayd Labrie
Brenna Laflamme
Joshua Alan Lagueux
Alexander Kimball Lambert
Jeremy Lee Lambert
Tori Jade Lands
Alexandra Shelby Lane
Nathan A. Lareau
Christina Lucille Laverriere
Ryan S. Lavigne
Hoang Anh Thi Le
Colin Thomas Leary
Sage Autumn LeBlanc
Andrew Lee
Jessica Kathryn Lee
Katrina Jean Leedberg
Michael Philip Lemieux
Joseph Kane Lemoine
Melissa R. Lennon
David Bradley LePauloue
Kyle R. Leskowsky
Renée Jocelyn Lessard
Stephanie Deborah Letellier
Gabriel Joseph Letourneau
Nicholas Patrick Levecque
Li, Zuotang
Liang, Haodong
Lin, Zhiping
Liu, Chenxinjia
Liu, Dong
Liu, Yiwen
Aaron Tobias Lockman
Zackary Lombard
Alexander John Lovely
Lu, Bohao
Ashley Joyce Lyons
Amanda Ma
Ma, Sin Ying
Allyssa E. MacCabe
Cheryl Lynn MacDonald
Christopher Mark Madden
Lisabeth Mae Madden
Mackenzie Jordyn Maguire
Ian M. Maksut
Christopher John Marcoux
Devin Alyssa Marsh
Tiara Marsh
Michael E. Marshall
Nicholas J. Martel
Amber Dawn Maurais
Alexandria Marie McCarthy
Alyssa K. McClellan
Connor R. McCrum
Nelia E. McKenney
Evan Mitchell Meiler
Trevor Merritt-Young
Kelsey Katrina Metayer
Nicholas J. Metayer
Raquel Patricia Miller
Allyson Anne Milliard
Tori Ashley Monagle
Abigail Rae Mondor
Mariah Lynn Mondor
Joshua J. Monk
Stefani L. Monroe
Rachel S. Moody
Danielle Amber Morin
Katy E. Morin
Aaron Scott Morneau
Nathan Kalani Morris
Austin Paul Morrow
Hayleigh Marissa Morrow
Dylan S. Morse
Dylan P. Morton
Brian Christopher Moskowitz
Connor Alexander Mowatt
Meghan Eileen Murphy
Cody John Nadeau
Maria Michelle Napoleone
Vanessa A. Nason
Rachel Liese Nault
Miranda Lynn Nemitz
Ngai, Fung
Quang Phuoc Minh Nguyen
Quyen Thao Nguyen
Brady Curtis Nolette
Spencer O. Norris
Arianna Alise Northrop
Cooper John O'Brien
Courtney Lauren O'Brien
Eric Bladen Oellers
Marina Oliveira
Meagan C. Orr
Chad P. Ouellette
Kyeana A. Page
Nicholas Henry Papsadora
Jessica Maxine Paquette
Stephanie Elizah-Jeanne Paré
Eric Onil Patoine
Caleb H. Paul
Melissa A. Paul
Alec Mikel Pelletier
Bianca Pelletier
Ian Vincent Pelletier
Katie Marie Peters
Lucas M. Petrin
Kellsea Jordan Phillips
Nicholas Phillips
Taylor Eve Picard
Charlotte Field Pierce
Katelyn Marie Pierson
Kendall Louise Pike
Llewellyn Jesse Clark Pinkerton
Chantelle Jennifer Rose Plante
Ethan G. Pollock
Alexander Gerard Porell-Cote
Jonathan Prak
Dustin A. Pratt
Cameron John Prescott
Lindsey Nicole Proctor
Mariah Leeann Profenno
Audrey Hannah Puleio
Jennalee E. Putnam
Ran, Xuzhe
Abby Elizabeth Reed
Ryan N. Reese
Matthew Thomas Remillard
Gabrielle B. Renna
Nicole A. Reynolds
Emily Kristine Richard
Samantha Ann Richard
Rebecca Rios
John R. Rizeakos
Michael A. Rizeakos
Brandi Elizabeth Roberge
Ian M. Roderick
Justin Ryan Ross
Ethan Thomas Roubo
Delanie Marie Rouleau
Jesse Anne Rowe
Ethan B. Rush
Shelby Lynn Russell
Alexis Catherine Russo
Todd Andrew Sachs
Nicholas J. Santos
Alexander Vadimovich Savelyev
Alexey Vadimovich Savelyev
Jakob Leroy Sawyer
Sierra Nicole Scammon
Samantha Leigh Schildroth
Hannah Emily Jean Scully
Delaney Marie Seavey
Justin Kyle Sexton
Rebecca Anne Shannon
Hannah B. Sheehan
Cody Thomas Sherer
Michaela Ashley Shuffleburg
Evan Benjamin Silber
Matthew Sean Simonds
Aaron Benjamin Sinclair
Delcine Lucienne Sirois
Frederique Ana Sirois
Abbey Jean Siulinski
Song, Ziming
Amanda Southworth
Shane A. Springer
Ashley Ellen St. Amand
Matthew R. St.Onge-Daley
Madeline M. Stalnik
Zachary T. Stephens
David Thomas Stone
Kassidi Elizabeth Irene Strickland
Brandon Corey Sughrue
Kathryn Emma Sullivan
Sun, Bo
Sze, Cho Shing
Sze, Hing Shing
Henry Thai Ta
Laura Jane Talbot
Dakota Daniel Tarbox
Damion Jordan Taylor
Sadhira J. Taylor-Nsenga
Sebastian X. Theriault
Justin D. Tougas
Ryan Nelson Townsend
Cheyenne L. Tracy
Forrest Joel Tripp
Alex Anthony Tsomides
Lyle Rosaire Turgeon
Rose Catherine Underkofler
Jeremy Thomas Vallee
Daniel Steven VanClief
Joshua A. Vance
Marie Caroline Vermund
Katherine Grace von Salza Brown
Patrick Walker
Alexandra Jane Wallner
Liam H. Walls-Ott
Leah Marie Walsh
Thomas J. Walsh III
Tyler J. Walsh
Wang, Yichen
Wang, Zihao
Emma J. Waterhouse
Stefanee L. Webb
Mickaela J. Weidman-Melanson
Alexis Darlene West
Spencer R. West
Morgan Lynn Wiggan
Cameron Robert Wilson
Joanne Claire Wing
Shayne Robert Winslow
Hayden Arthur Donald Woodbrey
Jacob Todd Woodman
Seth Woodsum
Kayla Marie Woodward
Kalina Nichole Wormwood
Joshua Cleve Worster
Jacob Daniel Wyman
Xu, Wenchao
Yam, Haron Kai Him
Yang, Qingyu
Ebonie Roshawn Young
Yuan, Weisi
Yuen, Tsz Tai
Alexander T. Zafirson
Zhang, Xuehao
Zhang, Yundi
Zhang, Yuxiang
Zhao, Danni
Zhao, Mengfei
Zhao, Yuxuan
Nathan G. Zinck
Ryan Good Speed Zinck
Jared T. Zuke