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Portland School Notebook: Catherine McAuley's top 10 seniors

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Portland School Notebook: Catherine McAuley's top 10 seniors

Catherine McAuley's top 10 seniors

Valedictorian Kathryn Elizabeth Liziewski is the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Liziewski. During her time at McAuley, Liziewski served as Student Council president and was a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the Mock Trial and varsity basketball teams. She was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award and the Frederick Douglass/Susan B. Anthony Award. In the fall, Liziewski will study biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Salutatorian Wendy Ho Doan is the daughter of Ha Doan and Dung Ho. While at McAuley, Doan participated in indoor track, served as class vice president and was a member of the National Honor Society. Doan, who received the College of the Holy Cross Book Award, the George Eastman Young Leaders Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, will study biology at Boston College.

Taxiarhia J. Arabatzis is the daughter of Fr. Basil and Paula Arabatzis. During her time at McAuley, Arabatzis was captain of the school’s cross-country team and also played indoor track and lacrosse. She also was a member of National Honor Society and Student Council. She was also the recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award and a participant in the Ethical Leadership Institute. Arabatzis will study biomedical engineering at Boston University.

Dakota Rose Murray is the daughter of Darryl and Debra Murray. While at McAuley, Murray served as Social Action Club president, Key Club vice president, and Robotics Team captain. In addition to receiving the Smith College Book Award and the Portland Rotary Club Service Award, Murray was a member of the National Honor Society. She will study engineering at Smith College in the fall.

Dannielle Lynn Allen is the daughter of Christopher Allen and Elizabeth Allen. During her four years at McAuley, Allen was active with field hockey, playing on the SMAA All-Star Second Team and receiving the SMAA Citizen Award. In addition, Allen was a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Club and served as secretary of the Student Council. She will study biochemistry at Roanoke College.

Rebecca Ann Kaiser is the daughter of Chris and Mary Ann Kaiser. At McAuley, Kaiser was a member of the school’s National Honor Society and Key Club and served as captain of both the cross-country and cheerleading teams. In addition, Kaiser was the recipient of the William’s College Book Award. She will continue her education in the fall, studying biology at the University of Maine.

Kathryn A. O’Donoghue is the daughter of Patrick and Stacey O’Donoghue. During her four years at McAuley, O’Donoghue was a member of the Ambassadors Club, played soccer and lacrosse, and was captain of the swim team. She also was honored with the 2011 UMaine Women in Engineering Award and the SMAA Athletic Summit Award. In the fall, O’Donoghue will study engineering at Villanova University.

Kira Faith Pilger is the daughter of Mike and Tara Turcotte. As a McAuley student, Pilger was a member of the Book Club, Drama Club (crew chief), Robotics Team and the National Honor Society. She also served as a volunteer with the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Pilger will attend University of Southern Maine in the fall.

Christina Lynn Murray is the daughter of Timothy and Carol Murray. While at McAuley, Murray was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of Drama Club and Social Action Club. In addition, she was the winner of The Telling Room's writing contest and a finalist in the Merriconeag poetry festival. Murray will attend Smith College in the fall.

Sadie Scout DiPierro is the daughter of Charles and Colleen DiPierro. As a McAuley student, DiPierro was an active Varsity Club and National Honor Society member, and served as captain of the basketball and lacrosse teams. In addition, she was honored with the SMAA Good Citizen Athlete Award and named a member of the SMAA Honorable Mention Lacrosse Team. DiPierro will study pharmacy at the University of New England.