2018-06-08 / Community News

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Top Ten Percent Class of 2018 – Scarborough High School

Sebastian Doiron (V) is the son of Jacqueline and Roger Doiron. Sebastian was the vice president of the National Honor Society. During his high school years, he participated in soccer, cross country, track and ultimate frisbee, serving as captain of the ultimate frisbee team. Honors and awards that Sebastian has received in high school include the Yale Book Award, SMAA boys soccer all-academic team, outstanding student in U.S. history and foreign languages and Maine Medical Center’s Bettsanne Holmes Leadership Award. Sebastian will be attending Colby College in the fall.

Anna Chase (S) is the daughter of Scott and Marcia Chase. Anna’s honors include National Merit Scholarship finalist,

SHS salutatorian, College Board AP Scholar Award, Wellesley College Book Award, English Department Most Outstanding Student Award, Fine Arts Most Outstanding Student Award, Social Studies Most Outstanding Student Award, and National Honor Society. Throughout high school Anna was cellist with the Portland Youth Junior/Senior Orchestras and Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, Journalist/ Editor for Metal Temple Review, director of set design for One Act Plays, art teacher at CASA Assisted Living Facility, volunteer at the Animal Refuge League and school-year employee at local businesses. Anna received a Presidential Merit Scholarship from Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York), where she was accepted in the Honors Program with plans to major in behavioral sciences and in digital media.

Eric Huber is the son of Lisa Huber and Kevin Huber. Eric was a member of the National Honor Society, serving as president his senior year. For three years, he was on the Academic Decathlon team and went to the national competition in 2017. Eric was also a member of the math team for three years and was a member of ECOS. He received a Junior Book Award from Rochester Institute of Technology and was an AP Scholar with Distinction. Eric will be attending Connecticut College in the fall.

Kade Woolverton, son of Kara and Jim Woolverton, is attending WPI in the fall to study civil engineering. He hopes to pursue a career in renewable energy following his time as a college student. During his time at Scarborough High School, Kade played four years of soccer and was involved in Model United Nations and the National Honor Society. He served over 300 hours of community service, the vast majority of which involved working with children.

Aidan Flaherty Cohen is the son of Ellen Flaherty and Mark Cohen. Aidan is a member of the National Honor Society, Natural Helpers and was the president of his class during his freshman and sophomore years. He was a United States Senate page during the fall semester of his junior year and attended the Senate Page School in Washington D.C., where he received awards for Outstanding Citizenship and Achievement in Mathematics. He was a member of the tennis team during his sophomore, junior and senior years. Aidan will be attending Bowdoin College in the fall and plans to major in government and legal studies.

Andrew Cusson is the son of Sara and Andrew Cusson. Andrew was a member of the National Honor Society and Model United Nations and volunteered as a member of the Wentworth reading team. During all four years of high school he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team, winning the state championship as a sophomore and serving as co-captain his senior year. Andrew received the St. Michael’s Book Award his junior year and was named to the SMAA All-Academic team his senior year. Andrew will be attending Northeastern University in the fall, where he plans to study civil engineering.

Hannah Griffin is the daughter of Helen and Justin Griffin. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Environmental Club and Key Club. She volunteered at the Wentworth reading team and summer reading program. Hannah was a varsity member of the swimming, track and cross country teams, earning All-State academics and was the 2018 Forecaster Winter Athlete of the Year for swimming. In her junior year, she was awarded the Smith College Book Award. Hannah will be attending Colby College in the fall.

Anna Fitzpatrick is the daughter of Pat and Alison Fitzpatrick. She was the president of Interact Club, a member of National Honor Society, Boys to Men, The Buddy System and was a volunteer at Maine Medical Center. She contributed over 450 hours of service throughout high school. Anna participated in the swim team. She received the Presidential Service Award, Brandeis Book Award, Rotary Youth and Leadership Award and the Fine Arts Award. She is a standardized patient at the Hannaford Center for Safety and Innovation and was dual enrolled at the University of Southern Maine her senior year. Anna will be double majoring in mathematics and society, technology, and policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.

Samantha Carriero is the daughter of John and SuAnn Carriero. Sam was involved in Interact Club, student tutoring and a member of the National Honor Society at SHS. During all four years of high school she participated in the field hockey and softball programs, serving as co-captain of the field hockey her senior year. Sam received the Dartmouth Book Award and various outstanding achievement awards in science, math and language across her time at SHS. Sam is a passionate snowboarder and has volunteered as ski patrol at Sugarloaf Mountain for the past four years. Samantha will be attending Georgetown University in the fall.

Katelyn Jutras is the daughter of James and Kimberly Jutras. She has been a member of Interact Club as well as holding officer positions in both Key Club (Webmaster & Bulletin editor) and National Honor Society (treasurer). Katelyn received the Most Outstanding Junior English Award and the Saint Michael’s Book Award for Academic Excellence with a Social Conscience. She had the honor of being selected to attend HOBY as well as Kiwanis International’s Breakthrough Program in Miami. She was a member of the field hockey, indoor track and outdoor track teams. Additionally, she has been an active volunteer in the community including being a junior docent at the Victoria Mansion. Katelyn will be taking a gap year before attending the University of Dayton.

Ivy DiBiase is the daughter of Nicholas and Nicole DiBiase. Ivy was a member of Interact Club and the National Honor Society. During all four years of high school she participated in volleyball, ice hockey and softball, serving as co-captain of the state championship volleyball team her senior year. Ivy received the Mount Holyoke Junior Book Award, was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Latin and was selected for the all-academic teams in each of her sports. Ivy will be attending Boston College in the fall where she plans to major in biology.

Rachel Paradis is the daughter of Judy Savage and Gilles Paradis. She was a part of Interact Club, NHS and RSVP. During her four years at SHS, Rachel also played field hockey and was a captain her senior year. She was awarded first team for the SMAA and received the Academic All-State Award. Rachel also received the Williams College Book Award her junior year. She will be continue to play field hockey at Bates College in the fall.

Laura Powell is the daughter of Michelle and Glenn Powell. Laura was a student council representative for the senior class and a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. During all four years of high school she participated in the softball and indoor track programs, along with playing volleyball and running cross country in the fall. Her senior year she served as a co-captain of both the indoor track and softball teams. Honors and/or awards that Laura received in high school include the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, all-academic team, fall 2017, winter 2017-18 and spring 2018 and four state championships, including two for indoor track, one for volleyball and one for softball. Laura will be attending Colby College in the fall, where she will study biochemistry and play softball.

Haley Koukos is the daughter of George and Darlene Koukos. Haley was the Middle School Liaison for the Interact Club and a member of the National Honor Society, Model UN and Key Club. During all four years of high school she participated in the soccer and lacrosse programs. Honors and awards that Haley has received in high school include Society of Women Engineers Award, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, SMAA All-Academic team: Girls soccer and lacrosse and Coaches Award: Girls lacrosse. Haley will be attending Trinity College in the fall.

Luke Thatcher is the son of Tammy and Brendon Thatcher. He was a member of the Science Bowl, One Act Play Stage Crew, National Honor Society and the SHS Swim Team. Luke earned his Eagle Scout rank through Boy Scout Troop 39 after restoring Larrabee Cemetery in Scarborough. He received the Cornell University Junior Book Award and awards for Outstanding Achievement in AP Chemistry, AP Physics and AP Spanish. Luke was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist and he was one of the state of Maine recipients of the AXA Achievement Scholarship. He will be attending Vassar College to study physics and mathematics.

Miguel Suarez-Rodriguez is the son of Carlos Suarez and Marisel Rodriguez. Miguel was the treasurer of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance and participated in math team since junior year. Miguel was a finalist in the Maine App Challenge his junior and senior year. He received the RIT Computing Medal and Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics. Outside of school, he programs video games and writes music. Miguel will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.

Abraham “Abe” Jordan is the son of Christine and Jeff Jordan. Abe is proud of his academic achievements. He has participated as a bass/baritone vocalist in the musical groups Oak Hill Players, Select Chorus and Jazz Chorus, as the first oboist in the Wind Ensemble and as a speaker in the Speech & Debate Team and One Act Play. Awards and achievements include silver and bronze medals for the National Latin Exam, award for Most Improved in Latin and the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology. He will pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer engineering alongside a minor in physics at UMaine in the fall.

Sylvia Rathmell is the daughter of Mark and Karina Rathmell. Sylvia played flute all four years in the band: Chamber concerts, Pep Band, holiday concerts, parade and graduation. She was a content editor of the Scarborough Gazette newspaper and a member of the National Honor Society. Sylvia was involved with the Environmental Club of Scarborough (ECOS), math team, speech & debate team and was on the field hockey team in her sophomore year. She was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award, French Most Improved Award and Highest Achievement in AP French Award. Throughout high school, Sylvia has helped French-speaking asylum-seekers learn English in an ESL class. She has arranged and performed piano medleys in yearly recitals. Sylvia spent 10 months creating a white dress covered with flowers (completely made of duct tape), which she wore to prom. In the fall, Sylvia plans to study engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Sarah Brown is the daughter of Jim and Hilary Brown. Sarah was a member of Key Club, Interact Club, Seeds of Peace and National Honor Society. Throughout all four years of high school she was a part of the competition dance team at Scarborough Dance Center. Sarah will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.

Faith Winslow is the daughter of Frank and Nicole Winslow. Faith is a member of the National Honor Society and Scarborough High School Wind Ensemble. She played volleyball all four years of high school, was part of the 2017 Class A state championship team and was recognized as a member of the volleyball All-Academic All-State first team. She received the Rochester Institute of Technology Book Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award in both freshman English and senior physics. Faith will be attending Bryant University in the fall to study business.

Ibrahim Chand is the son of Abida and Irfan Chand. He was a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the speech & debate team and help found the Robotics Club. He participated on the math and science bowl teams and volunteered at Maine Medical Center. He received the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Book Award and placed first at the 2017 Debate State Championships in House Congressional Debate and placed third in 2018 in Senate. Ibrahim will be attending Boston University in the fall.

Reagan Oliver is the daughter of Peter and Melissa Oliver. Reagan participated in Oak Hill Players all four years and the One Act Play for three years. She served as the secretary for the Red Storm Gazette and was a member of the math team for two years. Honors and awards received by Reagan include Highest Achieving Sophomore in Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology Book Award and Outstanding Achievement by a Senior in Social Studies. Reagan will be attending Bentley University in the fall.

Natalie Simonton is the daughter of Juliann and Jeffry Simonton. Natalie has been a part of Interact Club for three years and math team for two years. She has played volleyball all four years of high school, was co-captain her senior year and won 2015 and 2017 Class A state champions with her volleyball team. She has been on high honor and honor roll all four years of high school. Natalie will be attending Colby College this fall and will continue to play volleyball there.

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