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Scarborough High grads, K-W, in top 10 percent of their class

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Scarborough High grads, K-W, in top 10 percent of their class

Cynthia P. Kurtz, daughter of Amelia I. Kurtz and Martin J. Jordan, is an active student and volunteer. She is captain of the Scarborough Academic Decathlon team, president of the Art Club, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and a National Merit finalist. Kurtz volunteers with several animal welfare organizations, including the Animal Refuge League, Mainely Rat Rescue, and Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills. She is also an active horseback rider, riding at Windy Meadows Farm, in Buxton. Her honors include multiple awards from Academic Decathlon competitions, including the third-highest score in the 2013 state competition, and a Phi Beta Kappa award. She will be attending Tulane University in the fall to study biology and classical literature in the honors program as a Presidential Scholar. She hopes to become a veterinarian.

Taylor LeBorgne is the daughter of Ron and Susan LeBorgne. She was vice president of Driving Force and a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Pink Ribbon Club, Model U.N., and Alzheimer’s Awareness Club. During all four years of high school she participated in the basketball and soccer programs, serving as a captain of the basketball team in her junior and senior year. Honors that LeBorgne has received include winning the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Young Leadership Book Award and being named to McDonald’s Basketball All-State Academic Team, soccer and basketball All-Academic Teams, SMAA Senior Basketball All-Stars, and Soccer All-Conference. LeBorgne will be attending the University of New England in the fall to become a physician’s assistant.

Meghan Lynch is the daughter of Heather and Michael Lynch. She served as the president of the  community service group Interact Club and was a member of National Honors Society. She participated in track and volleyball throughout all four years of high school, serving as co-captain of both teams her senior year. Honors that Lynch has received in high school include Rotary Student of the Quarter, All-State volleyball player, All-Academic athlete, and the Coach's Award for all three sports in which she participated. She will be attending Bates College in the fall.

Sorenda Muth is the daughter of Chuon Muth and Sophy Im and has had many accomplishments throughout her high school career. Muth has been a part of ECOS for three years and was the treasurer during her junior and senior years; she attended Key Club meetings and helped the Wentworth students after school as a part of Homework Club. She has been a part of the Scarborough High School Band for all four years of high school and has received multiple honors at the annual band awards nights. She received the Wells College Book Award and was named to the honor roll throughout four years of high school. Muth will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.

Marisa Jane O'Toole is the daughter of Richard O'Toole and Cynthia Ambrogne-O'Toole. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Alzheimer's Awareness Club, and Mock Trial Team. She also volunteered in the Functional Life Skills room and as a Community Services coach. Throughout high school she participated in school athletics, playing varsity softball team for four years and varsity basketball team for three years. She also was on the varsity cross-country team for two years. O'Toole has received honors for her academics and athletics, including the Smith College Book Award and French 4 Excellence Award, and has been a member of the SMAA All-Academic team for basketball as well as the All-Conference and All-Star teams for softball. She is also a recipient of the Scarborough Athletic Council Scholarship. O'Toole will be attending Bowdoin College in the fall to pursue a major in government and politics/law, as well as to play for the softball team.

James Kyle Parrott is the son of Gwen and Ken Simons. During all four years of high school he participated in Key Club, holding a position on the board of directors for one. He also enjoyed being a part of both Mock Trial Team and Model U.N., and playing for Scarborough’s varsity golf team for three years. Serving as captain his senior year, Parrot was a medalist in the 2012 Individual State Tournament. He plans to pursue his interest in economics in the Honors College at the University of Maryland in the fall.

Alison Pelczar, valedictorian, is the daughter of Paula and Tim Pelczar. Pelczar was a member of Interact Club, the National Honor Society and a National Merit finalist. She played field hockey and was a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams, serving as co-captain of the outdoor track team her senior year. Pelczar was a four-time gold medalist on the National Latin Exam, won the Rotary Ethics Speech Contest her junior year, and received a gold key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in her senior year. She will be attending Northwestern University in the fall.

Erick Pickett is the son of Paul and Angela Pickett. He studies both the classical and electric guitar, and he is also a member of the International Hot Rod Association. He will be attending the University of New England in the fall to study medical biology.

Damian Ramsdell is the son of Sherry and Ivan Ramsdell. He was a captain of the Mock Trial Team and a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Model U.N. During all four years of high school he participated in hockey, soccer, and baseball. Awards that Ramsdell received include the University of Rochester's Xerox Award for Excellence in Innovation and Information Technology and the Coach's Award for hockey. He was also the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Robert Philbrick Most Dedicated Baseball Player Award from the Libby-Mitchell Post. He was named to the All-Academic teams for both hockey and soccer. Throughout high school Ramsdell participated in volunteer work at the Maine Medical Center, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Preble Street Resource Center. He will be attending Bowdoin College in the fall.

Aaron Ravin is the son of Daniel and Nancy Ravin. He is a National Merit finalist, an AP Scholar with honor, and a member of the National Honor Society. He has been an active member of both the Natural Helpers and the Math Team since his sophomore year. He was also a founding member of the Maine Principals’ Association Student Advisory Council, acting as a student voice in the governing body of Maine athletics and activities. During his four years of high school he has participated in Model U.N., Key Club, baseball, and soccer. He will be attending Georgetown University.

Kyle Redegeld is the son of Marilyn and Douglass Redegeld. He was a member of Math Team and Key Club for four years and the Science Bowl Team for the past two years. He also competed in Academic Decathlon for two years. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He is the recipient of the Rensselaer Medal Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Redegeld will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall to study mechanical/electrical engineering.

Patrick Rogers is the son of Christopher and Katherine Rogers. He was a four-year member of the swim team, serving as captain in his senior year, and of Model U.N., serving as head delegate in both junior and senior years. He was on the Math Team and the Ultimate Frisbee Team and he is an E-rated fencer in Epee. Rogers is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a recipient of an SMSOA swimming scholarship and an SAC scholarship. He will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he will study engineering in the Honors College.

Jeff Sirocki is the son of Heather and Stephen Sirocki. He was a member of the Math Team and Science Bowl Team. He played tennis all four years of high school and participated in the soccer and cross-country programs. He served as captain of the tennis team his senior year. He has received the AP Scholar Award, Most Improved Player Award, S.M.A.A. All-Academic Award, and the GATES Mathematics Award. Sirocki will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.

Jack Sullivan is the son of Karen and Tom Sullivan. He has served four years as president of the class of 2013. He attended Dirigo Boys State as a delegate, and has also been a captain for the cross-country team. He received the St. Michael's Book Award his junior year. He is attending Bentley University next year to study business and film production.

Anthony Michael Verzoni is the son of Lisa and Angelo Verzoni. He participated in the football program as a freshman and sophomore and in the indoor and outdoor track-and-field programs as a junior and senior. He was also a member of the Key Club. Verzoni will be attending the University of Maine in the fall. He plans to major in mechanical engineering.

Katherine Wahrer is the daughter of Marty and Vickie Wahrer. She is the current president and creator of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Club, and is a member of the National Honor Society, the Pink Ribbon Club, ECOS, and Key Club. She participated in four years of soccer, three years of basketball, and four years of tennis, serving as captain of the tennis team in her senior year. Wahrer received the Coach's Award in soccer during her senior year, was named to the All-Conference team in tennis during her junior year, the All-Academic team in soccer during her senior year and the 2012 Class A State Championship soccer team. She also received a Top Fundraiser Award for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and was selected to participate in the M.Y.L. and R.Y.L.A. leadership programs. She will be attending Stonehill College in Massachusetts next fall, majoring in psychology.