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Northern School Notebook: Freeport's top graduating seniors

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Northern School Notebook: Freeport's top graduating seniors

Freeport High School 2012 summa cum laude students graduating with distinction:

Gabriel Currier

Parents: Laura Kargul and David Currier. Currier was a member of the Math Team. He was captain of the ultimate firsbee team and played piano. Awards: National Merit Commended Scholar. Gabriel will attend Pomona College.

Sarah Henle Pier

Parents: Stephanie Paine and John Pier. Pier was a member of Model U.N, Freeport Drama, and National Honor Society. He also was captain of Mock Trial and played ultimate frisbee. Activities included Student Government (vice president), alpine skiing, Westcustago Youth Chorale, and directing musical theater at Freeport Middle School. Awards: National Merit Finalist, Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth Book Award, Honors in math, English and global studies, 3rd Place Rotary Speech Competition. Sarah will attend Williams College.

Joshua Richard Weirich

Parents: Jane and Richard Weirich. Weirich was a member of the Math Team, a Seeds of Independence mentor, freshman mentor and member of National Honor Society. Activities included varsity soccer, varsity basketball, and varsity baseball. Awards: WMC Citizenship Award, National Honesty Award, Varsity Baseball Coaches Award, Varsity Basketball Sportsmanship Award, and Varsity Basketball Outstanding Player Award. Josh will be attendingattend Johns Hopkins University.

Freeport High School 2012 summa cum laude students:

Charles Dakota Baker

Parents: Randall Baker. Baker was president of Student Council and a member of Academic World Quest. Activities included outdoor track and cross-country. Awards: 10th and 11th Grade Math Award, Governor’s Young Writer of the Year Award and the Yale Book Award. Charlie will attend Yale University.

Samuel Bennett

Parents: Kate Bergquist and Wayne Bennett. Bennett was a member of the National Honor Society and Gay-Straight Alliance. Activities included The Clarion and one-act plays. Awards: High Honors all four quarters, Highest Achievement Award in Latin I, II, III, American Spirit Award in American Studies, Excellence in American Studies English 11 Award, Middlebury College Book Award, Highest Achievement Award in English 9 and President’s Volunteer Service Award. Samuel will attend the University of Maine at Farmington.

Jennifer Robin Breau

Parents: Amy and Dave Breau. Breau was a member of the National Honor Society, class president and a FHS mentor. Activities included: field hockey and clarinet. Awards: Varsity Field Hockey Pride and Character Award, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, Bates Book Award, Solomon H. Plummer Citizenship Award, American Spirit Citizenship Award, American Studies Humanitarian Award, Gilbert Jenkins Social Studies Award and Excellence in English Award. Jenny will attend Colby College.

Christopher Alan Collins

Parents: Susan and Malcolm Collins. Collins was a member of Seacoast United Soccer Club, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, band, jazz band, chamber choir and men’s ensemble. Activities included: soccer, trumpet, piano, singing, alpine skiing and Cordic skiing. Awards: 2nd Place Skimeister. Chris will attend Eckerd College.

Caitlin Amberlee Keniston

Parents: Brenda and Dan Keniston. Keniston was a member of the National Honor Society, Model U.N., Math Team and Interact Club. Activities included concert band, honors wind ensemble, fall school musical (pit band member), one-act competition, Seeds of Independence mentoring, freshman mentoring and working as hostess and banquet server at the Harraseeket Inn. Caitlin will attend Gordon College.

Jared Robert Knighton

Parents: Nicky and Brian Knighton. Activities included varsity baseball and varsity football. Awards: Eagle Scout Award, Football Cambell All-Conference Honorable Mention. Jared will attend Brigham Young University.

Abigail Marie Latulippe

Parents: Janice and David Latulippe. Latulippe was a member of the Drama Club and National Honor Society. Activities included drama, including a stint as technical crew for “Guys and Dolls,” assistant to student director of a middle school play, alpine race team, Soccer Maine Adaptive Sports and recreation alpine race team. Awards: Pride and Character Award, Athletic Excellence Award, JV Soccer Scholar Athlete Award (High Honors), Athletic and Academic Excellence Award from the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Abby will attend Rochester Institute of Technology.

Angus Moore Macdonald

Parents: Elizabeth Moore and Arnold Macdonald. Macdonald was president of National Honor Society, treasurer of Student Council and member of RSVP. Activities included participating in the productions of “Guys and Dolls" and “Carnival of Curiosity,” and jazz band. Awards: Maine One-Act Festival Regional Champions, with a special commendation for student writing and directing on the regional and state level. The cast also collectively won the Ensemble Award on the regional Level. Angus will attend Wesleyan University.

Abigail Warner Mahoney

Parents: Cindy and Scott Mahoney. Mahoney was president of Earth Club, and member of National Honor Society, Mentor Program, Youth Advocacy Program and Interact Club. Activities included captaining the field hockey and Nordic ski teams, outdoor track, chamber choir and women’s ensemble, Musica de Filia and Model U.N. Awards: Art History Award, Colby Book Award, National Merit Scholarship. Abby will attend Bowdoin College.

Hallie M. Ojala-Barrett

Parents: Emily Ojala and Peter Barrett. Ojala-Barrett was a member of the Interact Club, Earth Club and the National Honor Society. Activities included Math Team, Model U.N., Nordic skiing, concert band and Coast Youth Orchestra. Awards: Academic Achievement in Honors Algebra I, Creative Writing Award and Latin Award.

Laura Ramage

Parents: Laura and Ray Ramage. Ramage was a member of Seeds of Independence, National Honor Society and the Mentor Program. Activities included chorus, softball, Nordic skiing, photography and studio art. Awards: MVP Award for Softball, Character Award and 1st and 3rd place in the Maine State Photography Show. Laura will attend Susquehanna University.

Claire Wininger Stenzel

Parents: Kathleen Wininger and Jeffrey Stenzel. Stenzel was a member of the Student Tech Team, Science Olympiad and National Honor Society. Activities included Model U.N., Mock Trial, volunteering at Mid Coast Hospital, horseback riding, job shadowing an anesthesiologist and podiatrist. Awards: Bausch and Lomb Science Award from the University of Rochester, Computing Medal Award from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Wellesley College Book Award, 3rd place award in Epidemiology for Science Olympiad, Citizenship Award, Honorable Mention in U.N. Development Program and notice in Model U.N. Newspaper. Claire will attend the University of Rochester.

Brandon Williams

Parents: Bonnie and Daniel Williams. Brandon was a member of Gay-Straight Alliance, Interact Club, Reduce Sexism and Violence Program and Language Club. Activities included particiaption in the productions of “Guys and Dolls” and “Carnival of Curiosity,” chorus, Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, National Federation of Music Clubs, Festival Audition piano solo, private piano lessons, concert band, Wescustago Youth Chorale, Student Board member and Rippleffect-Youth Leadership Summit. Awards: National Federation of Music Clubs, Festival Audition Gold Cup Award. Brandon will attend Wheaton College.