CUMBERLAND — At Greely High School, the following seniors finish the academic year as the top 10 students in the Class of 2015, according to the school.
Meagan Currie, daughter of Douglas and Carolyn Currie, served as president of the National Honor Society chapter, co-president of the French National Honor Society chapter and leader of the Greely Science Research Team. She won first place overall in the 2012 Maine State Science Fair, second place in 2013 and second in her category at the 2015 science fair. A co-captain and varsity member of the girls’ swim team, Currie also ran varsity cross country during her freshman and sophomore years. Outside of school, she has been a member of the Seacoast Swim Club and a swim instructor and lifeguard with the Town of Cumberland’s recreation department. After taking a gap year, she plans to attend Swarthmore College.
Cameron Dehais, son of Renita and William Dehais, performed as part of the jazz band, jazz combo, drama club and Madrigal Singers. He was named to the All-State and District II jazz band and the All-State and District II chorus. A member of the Spanish National Honor Society, Dehais was the winner of the St. Lawrence University Book Award. Outside of school, he has participated in the hand-bell choir and youth group at his church, served as a volunteer summer camp counselor at Pilgrim Lodge and was a member of the Maine Seacoast Mission. He plans to attend St. Lawrence University, majoring in music and mathematics.
Jessica T. Hoffman, daughter of Ellen Hoffman and Peter Del Bianco, was selected as an AP Scholar with Honor, a semifinalist in the Presidential Scholar competition and the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, and was named to the Maine Youth Court. Hoffman also was active in the drama club, band and jazz band, and participated in the District II Music Festival for four years. She also played for four years on both the tennis and ski teams, captaining both teams during her senior year. She plans to attend Tufts University.
Ben Jagolinzer, son of Bruce and Karen Jagolinzer, was named an AP Scholar with Honor, a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition and the recipient of the Williams College Book Award. A member of the Spanish National Honor Society, he was awarded a silver medal in the National Spanish Examination for three years. He captained the math team as a senior, as well as the tennis team during his junior and senior years. He also played on the baseball team and was a member of the soccer team for four years. Outside of school, Jagolinzer has worked as a shift leader at Dairy Queen in Freeport. He plans to attend Kenyon College.
Mia Lambert, daughter of Carol and Tim Lambert, was a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship competition, and a recipient of the Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship. She also was a Gold Key recipient and nominee for the American Voices Award in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She participated in the Spanish National Honor Society, of which she served as chapter secretary during her senior year. Lambert played both soccer and tennis at the varsity level for three years, captaining the tennis team as a senior and being named to the All-Academic Western Class B soccer team. She also ran indoor track for a year. Outside of school, she has worked part-time for OceanView retirement community in Falmouth. She plans to attend Tufts University.
Caitlyn Lasorsa finished among the top 10 California students in the National French Contest. She played varsity tennis and swam as a member of the varsity swim team. In California, she served as captain of the Woodside Horse Park polo team, and won the Sportsmanship Award at the 2014 Pacific Coast Arena League Tournament. Lasorsa plans to attend the University of Southern California or California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Anna Peaslee, daughter of Deborah Anderson and Patrick Peaslee, is the class valedictorian. She was named recipient of the Wellesley Book Award, and participated in both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She also was a member of the Global Awareness Club. Outside of school, she has tutored middle-school students, taught children at her church and worked as a cashier at Hannaford supermarkets. Peaslee plans to attend the University of New Hampshire.
Mary Elizabeth Potts, daughter of David and Kimberly Potts, is the class salutatorian and received the Harvard Book Award. She participated in the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society, of which she also served as chapter president. For four years, she has ranked among the top five Maine students in the National French Contest. Potts also served as editor-in-chief of The Inkwell, and was a member of the indoor track team. She plans to attend Northeastern University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Zach Theriault, son of Carmen and Rich Theriault, was a student member of the School Administrative District 51 School Board, a Dirigo Boys State representative and a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He received an honorable mention in the National Spanish Examination, as well as an Innovative Engineering Award from the National Society of Engineers and the Rochester Institute of Technology Junior Computing Medal. Theriault has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and at Maine Medical Center. He earned a varsity letter in football, and has captained the Cumberland Ultimate Frisbee Team. He plans to attend the University of Maine, majoring in chemical engineering.
Connor C. Wyman, son of Lorraine and Shawn Wyman, was a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition and the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal. He was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and the Athletic Advisory Committee, and served for two years as a student member of the Foundation 51 grant committee. For four years, Wyman competed as a member of both the indoor track and lacrosse teams, and captained the indoor track team as a junior and a senior. He also ran cross country for a year. He plans to attend the University of Richmond.