Mid-Coast School Notebook: June 9

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Brunswick High School
Class of 2010 Top 10

Valedictorian: Dillon Schafer, son of Scott and Susan Schafer.

Activities and Awards: University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Award, National Honors Society president, Spanish Honor Society, school wellness team student representative, Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Hospital volunteer, scuba diving, snowboarding, surfing and water skiing. A true passion for science, he has joined two Earthwatch expeditions to collect data on crocodiles and leatherback turtles.

Future plans: Washington University, veterinary medicine.

Salutatorian: Johanna Thompson Westra, daughter of Beth Thompson and Len Westra.

Activities and Awards: Women in Engineering Award, National Merit Scholar, National and Spanish Honor societies, first chair clarinet in the Maine District III band, 2010 Maine All State Festival Band, Tri-M Music Honors Society president, yearbook editor. In her spare time she has taught acting classes at the Theater Project and joined a mission trip to El Salvador.

Future plans: Brown University, neuroscience.

Samuel Turner, son of James and Marjory Turner.

Activities and Awards: Math team co-captain, Pejepscot Historical Society volunteer, National Honor Society,  Latin Honor Society. He is also a licensed ham radio operator and volunteers for local parades and other community events.

Future plans: Bowdoin College.

Justin Rosner, son of Earl and Gail Rosner.

Activities and Awards: National and Latin Honor societies, Williams Book Award, Cornell Book Award, MPA Principals’ Award, varsity soccer team two-year captain, NSCAA All New England soccer team two years, 2009 KVAC Player of the Year, Boy’s Seacoast United Maine Soccer volunteer coach.

Future plans: Dartmouth College.

William Geoghegan III,  son of the late William Geoghegan II and Abbie Brown.

Activities and Awards: Cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams captain, National and Latin Honor societies, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Presidential Scholar Finalist, Phi Beta Kappa book award, class officer, Coastal Humane Society and Curtis Memorial Library volunteer. He also ran 20 miles in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life last year.

Future plans: Dartmouth College, computer science or economics.

Ripley Swan, son of Ben and Emily Swan.

Activities and Awards: National, Latin and Spanish Honor societies, St. Joseph’s Book Award. A passion for filmmaking, he made a promotional video for the public library and was a 2009 winner in the Maine Student Film Festival.

Future plans: Tufts University, engineering. Deferring for one year to travel and work.

Michael McGlinchey, son of Laurie McGlinchey.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society president, French Honor Society, Brown University Book Award, two-time recipient of the Davis Award for best school citizen, cross country team, Brunswick Loggerheads, Ultimate Frisbee team, MCHPP Food Bank, Food Pantry and Habitat for Humanity volunteer.  

Future plans: Bowdoin College, health sciences.

Mark Richter
, son of Mallory Richter.

Activities and Awards: George Eastman Young leader’s Award, National Honor Society secretary, Spanish Honor Society, ninth grade orientation program mentor, DARE program volunteer, second grade soccer team coach. He has also been involved with the high school’s arboretum project.  

Future plans: Bowdoin College, chemistry.

Daniel Pavitt, son of Mark and Michelle Pavitt.

Activities and Awards: JV basketball, JV tennis, Ultimate Frisbee team, National Merit finalist. Also, as a member of the National Honor Society, he coordinated tutorial services for all high school students and notified parents directly of the service.  

Future plans: Tufts University, science and math.

Conor Kelly, son of Tom Kelly and Kathleen O’Connor.

Activities and Awards: National, Latin and Spanish Honor societies, English and Spanish departments awards,  school newspaper, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, soccer, ice hockey and baseball teams, American Legion baseball, Habitat for Humanity and Brunswick Junior High School’s ice hockey program volunteer.  He also participated in a 10-day service trip to the Dominican Republic through his church, where he volunteers for the church newsletter and the church folk group.
Future plans: Boston College or the University of Notre Dame.

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