Northern School Notebook: Falmouth High School's Top 10 percent

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Toby Aicher is the son of Peter Aicher and Belinda Osier. He is an active member of the Falmouth Service Club, Environmental Action Committee and Student Council. Toby is a captain of the Falmouth Debate Team and a varsity athlete on the Falmouth indoor and outdoor track teams. He has also been named an AP scholar with Honor, and recognized for his efforts in Model U.N., biology, and math. Toby
will be attending Middlebury College and plans to major in biochemistry.

Harrison Van der Kloot is the son of Tom and Cathy Van der Kloot of Falmouth. He is a member of the National Honor Society, received the Bates Book Award, and recognized as an AP Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar. He is a four-year member of FIRST robotics mechanical and spirit teams. He played baritone saxophone in the concert band and Jazz ensemble, played tennis and ultimate frisbee, and is an active member of the math team and “Nothing”, the Falmouth Improv Comedy Troupe. Harry is an active Ronald McDonald House volunteer. Harry is planning to attend Haverford College in the fall and major in biology.

Benjamin Shapiro is the son of Barbara Carlin and Ira Shapiro. He likes to eat pizza, and to hang out with his friends and his dog, Ruby. He is an entrepreneur and an inventor, of sorts, and has his hand in numerous businesses. He has dabbled in the corporate world, but only at the level of a crew member of McDonalds. He aspires for more. Benjamin plans to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall and major in physics.

William Robinson is the son of Bill and Lissa Robinson. Will is a member of the National Honor Society, the recipient of the Harvard Book Award, and he has been recognized for high achievement in Math, English and French. Will has been a varsity member of the Nordic ski, cross country, indoor track, and tennis teams and participated on student council and the executive board. He volunteers at
the high school’s tutoring center as a peer tutor and with the Maine Medical Center Junior Volunteer program. Will plans to attend the University of Vermont in the fall, where he will be a member of the Honors College majoring in biology, and minoring in music.

Reid Pryzant is the son of Rodger and Eydie Pryzant. He was a sister city delegate to Shinigawa, Japan, 2011 Stanford Reischauer Scholar, and Princeton High School Diplomat. Reid has been recognized for biology, innovation & creativity, environmental stewardship, English, and creative writing. He was a member of the National Honor Society and named an AP scholar. He was accepted to Middlebury’s
New England Young Writer’s Conference for his poetry and is an editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. A hurdler and jumper on the track team, he was a captain his senior year, three time state champion, seven time conference champion, school record holder, winter 2011 Forecaster most outstanding male athlete, and 2012 WMC male field events MVP. Reid plays trombone for the band and the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. Reid is a member of the Environmental Action Committee and is a licensed beekeeper. He will attend Williams College in the fall.

Conor McGrory is the son of Lori and Brian McGrory. He is a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, Xerox Award for Innovation and Dartmouth College Book Award recipient. He has been recognized for achievement in mathematics, chemistry and poetry. Conor is a four year varsity member and co-captain of the state champion cross-country team, and is also a varsity member of the Nordic ski and track teams. He is an Eagle Scout, member of FIRST Robotics Team 172, pit-band
bassist for FHS theater and was named to the All-State Jazz Ensemble. Conor enjoys writing music and performing bass and keyboards with his rock band, Phantom Companion, and jazz band, the Quarter Dozen. Conor will attend Princeton University in the fall and plans to major in mathematics.

Lee Martin Larson IV is the son of Lee and Analiese Larson. He is a National Merit Finalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, and has been recognized for excellence in mathematics, history, and english. Lee is the vice president of the student council and active in the theater company and school choral ensembles. In addition, he is a captain of the varsity debate team, a National Tournament qualifier in Public Forum debate and was awarded the Arthur N. Rupe scholarship for academic achievement. He enjoys running and playing French horn, piano, and singing with his band. Lee received the Nancy Susan Reynolds scholarship to study at Wake Forest University next fall, where he will major in business enterprise and management.

Analise Kump is the daughter of Robert and Kimberly Kump. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the recipient of the Colby College Book Award for Outstanding Academic & Personal Achievement, and has been on the High Honor Roll every semester throughout her four years of high school. The summer following her junior year, Analise represented Falmouth High School at Maine
Dirigo Girls State. She is active in the Environmental Action Committee, Key Club, French Club, and a member of the 2011 Maine State Championship Debate team. Analise has played on the Varsity Tennis Team for four years and has been named a Western Maine State Conference First Team Tennis All-Star every year. In addition, she was named the “Forecaster” Spring Female Athlete of the Year in 2010. She also volunteers as a tennis clinic assistant for various clinics such as the USTA Regional Training Centers. Analise will be attending Stonehill College in the fall in their Moreau Honors Program and plans to major in political science/liberal arts. She will also be playing for the women’s tennis team.

Aaron Kane is the son of Emily and David Kane. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and has been recognized for excellence and achievement in mathematics, English, and history, as well as being a National Merit Commended Scholar. He has served as mentor for the Falmouth Middle School FIRST Lego League team for three years, and has been an active member of the high school FIRST robotics team for four years. Aaron enjoys academics, language, reading, and hobby modeling. He will attend the Honors College at the University of Vermont where he plans to major in Asian studies and Japanese.

Sarah Hemphill is the daughter of Caleb and Rebecca Hemphill. She has been recognized for achievement in math and science, is a member of the National Honor Society, and was named a National Merit Commended Scholar and a Presidential Scholar Nominee. Sarah spent the fall of her junior year at Chewonki Semester School. She is a four year member of the Nordic ski and soccer teams and was captain of the soccer team her senior year. She is the editor of the yearbook, is a
member of the Environmental Action Committee, the Service Club, and the Decision Awareness Group of Students (DAGS). She has spent time volunteering at the Biodiversity Research Institute, Maine Medical Center, and Reiche Elementary School. Sarah will attend Middlebury College in the fall where she plans to study biology and environmental science.

Catherine Hebson is the daughter of Margaret and Charles Hebson. She has been recognized for excellence in math, history, english, and Spanish, is a member of the National Honor Society, received the Smith College Book Award, was named a Presidential Scholar Nominee, and was chosen for the Maine Youth Leadership Conference. Catherine is editor of the school newspaper and captain of the field hockey, Nordic, and outdoor track teams. She also participated in the Service Club, Natural Helpers, Outing Club, set design for the Theatre Company and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and at OceanView. Catherine is attending Brown University in the fall and will major in civil engineering.

Kyle Grigel is the son of Garry and Lindy Grigel. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar, and a member of the National Honor Society. He is treasurer of the Executive Board, tutors inside and outside of school, and has performed stage hypnosis shows to benefit both Safe Passage and the Class of 2012. During the school year he competes in cross-country, Nordic skiing, and outdoor track. Kyle is an avid
debater, and has won a number of nationally renowned tournaments including the Harvard Invitational, the Harvard Round Robin, the John Eddie Holiday Classic, the Sunvitational, and the Tim Averill Invitational. The National Forensic League has recognized him as an Academic All-American with Outstanding Distinction. This summer he is coaching at the Harvard Debate Council’s Public Forum Workshops. Kyle will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall and plans to major in political science.

Timothy Follo is the son of Tim and Mary Follo. He is the salutatorian of his class and has been given honors for science, math, and history. Since his junior year he has been an editor of the school newspaper “The Mast”. Tim has also been a member of the cross country, Nordic skiing, and outdoor track teams throughout high school. In his free time, Tim volunteers, dabbles in art and music (guitar), and wins games of RISK. Tim will attend Yale University in the fall and plans to major in computer
science and economics.

Laney Evers is the daughter of Jim and Cathy Evers. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Falmouth Service Club, an AP Scholar with Honor, and recipient of the George Eastman Young Leaders Award and Rotary Club Student Humanitarian Award. She was just named one of twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes across the country by Foot Locker and DoSomething.Org. Laney is co-founder and President of the board of a non-profit organization, The Taylor Memorial Fund, which has raised $38,000 for children affected by domestic violence across Maine. She is a senior all-star and co-captain of the varsity volleyball team and senior all-star and tri-captain of the varsity basketball team. She enjoys spending her time outdoors and volunteering at Camp Sunshine and Ronald McDonald House. Laney plans to attend Duke University in the fall majoring in biology.

Evan Eklund is the son of Wayne and Ginny Eklund. He is an active member of the Service Club where he served as treasurer and is the current president. He was part of a service team to Safe Passage in Guatemala and was a volunteer at Maine Medical Center. As co-chair of Model U. N., Evan received several awards. He attended Dirigo Boys State and was chosen for the James Boyle scholarship. He
belongs to the National Honor Society and was distinguished as a Good Citizen by the local chapter of the DAR. He received the Princeton Book Award, was recognized for achievement in history and is an AP Scholar. Evan belongs to the school newspaper, outing club, and was Captain of the track team. He served as a representative to the School Board, enjoys recycling with the Environmental Action Committee and volunteering for local causes. Evan will attend Bowdoin College to study economics,
with the hope of one day ruling the world.

Sean Connolly is the son of Patrick J. Connolly and Suzanne Delcamp-Connolly. He is the valedictorian of his class, as well as the recipient of the National Honor Society and the St. Michael’s College book awards. He is a member of the National Honor Society, has been designated as an AP Scholar with Honor, and has been recognized for achievement in history and math. Sean is a member of the
FHS Debate Team, where he earned state tiles in Public Forum debate and competed successfully in regional and national tournaments. He also participated in the FHS Model U.N. program, and was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate at Model U. N. Dartmouth. He has served on the school executive board, student council, and is the vice president of the FHS service club. He has also been a member of the sailing team. Sean is a regular volunteer at OceanView at Falmouth and the high school tutoring center, and is tutoring an immigrant in preparation for the U.S. Citizenship exam. He is a pending Eagle Scout candidate. His project involves the clean up and restoration of a Revolutionary War era cemetery. Sean is interested in sailing, hiking, skiing, biking and canoeing, and plans to paddle the Allagash River this summer. Sean will attend Dartmouth College, where he plans to study government.

Hannah Brown is the daughter of Philip and Cheryl Brown. She is a member of the National Honor Society, recipient of the Wellesley College Book Award, and has been recognized for her achievements in English, science, and math. Hannah has participated in many of the drawing and painting classes offered through the Falmouth High School art department and was selected to attend a printmaking
workshop during the Student Craft Institute at the Haystack Art Institute on Deer Isle. She is also an involved member of her church youth program and has worked as a volunteer there and in other local organizations. She has been on multiple service trips during her summers to New Orleans, Mexico, and northern Maine where she and other students have worked in the communities there. Hannah will be attending Cedarville University in the fall where she plans to study psychology.

Jane Yoon is the daughter of Jeong Kyo and Sun Young Yoon. She is the recipient of the Princeton Book Award of Maine, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Award. Jane has been named an AP Scholar, a National Merit Commended Scholar, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a four-year member of the Falmouth High School service club and swim team, as well as the Seals Swimming Club. In addition to the high school’s concert band and choir, Jane has played the flute for the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has been a volunteer at Mercy Hospital, the Maine Audubon Society, and is a teacher at the Korean Language School of Maine. Jane will attend Northwestern University this fall.

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