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Recent Falmouth High School graduate Krysia Lesniak was one of only three McDonald’s employees nationwide to receive a $5,000 McScholar of the Year scholarship award through the McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship Program.
Regional McDonald’s representatives and owner/operators George and Edie Lydick surprised Lesniak June 17 at the McDonald’s where she works in Falmouth at 227 Route 1 with her scholarship check.
Lesniak is the East Region winner, and received the award for her “outstanding employee contributions, scholastic achievements and community involvement.” She is a shift manager at McDonald’s and plans to attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall for its College of Pharmacy doctorate program.
Three recent Falmouth High School graduates received awards in the 12th annual Arrive Alive Creative Contest sponsored by the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. The contest asks students to come up with a creative message about the dangers of drinking and driving and/or distracted driving.
Anne Holland was selected as a second-place winner and Caroline Coxe and Devin Birks earned third place for their artwork that depicts the dangers teenagers face while driving. The Falmouth graduates were honored among the top 20 winners statewide at an awards ceremony held in late June.
The Arrive Alive Creative Contest is open to graduating high school seniors in Maine who may enter a creative project of their choice. First-place winners receive a new laptop, and second- and third-place winners receive new iPads.
Nicole Budri of Falmouth was sworn-in as a member of the Class of 2020 at the Coast Guard Academy on June 27. Budri is the daughter of Helen and Emil Dudri and granddaughter of Ruth and John Kazanzides of Falmouth.
Alexandra Elaine Day, of North Yarmouth, Bachelor of Science with distinction in electrical engineering
Jennifer R. Breau, of Freeport, majored in American studies and educational studies with a human development concentration
Megan E. Fortier, of Falmouth, majored in psychology and educational studies with a human development concentration
Hutchison C. Hurwitz, of Falmouth, majored in psychology with a neuroscience concentration
Morgan J. Larrabee, of Falmouth, majored in psychology
Christopher A. Leete, of Falmouth, majored in computer science
Camden J. Regan, of Cumberland, majored in economics with a concentration in financial markets
William P. Ryan, of Falmouth, majored in philosophy
Stefan B. Sandreuter, of North Yarmouth, majored in geology
Hannah E. Twombly, of Falmouth, majored in environmental policy
Xiangyu Zhao, of Falmouth, majored in global studies
Rachel Sands, of North Yarmouth, Bachelor of Science in biology
Keene State College
Michael Lamare, of Falmouth
Jade Bermudez, of Freeport, Bachelor of Science in psychology
Samuel Reed, of Cumberland, Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
St. Lawrence University
Mia S. Thomas, of Freeport, Bachelor of Science in chemistry
Kathryn E. Whittum, of Cumberland, Bachelor of Science in psychology/business.
University of Dayton
Matthew Packard, of Falmouth, Bachelor of Science in business administration
University of New Hampshire
Madison Piacentini, of Cumberland Foreside, Bachelor of Arts in business applications
Edith Aromando, of Cumberland, Bachelor of Science in math, summa cum laude
Emily Fisher, of Cumberland, Bachelor of Science in business administration
Amelia Burnes, of Falmouth, Bachelor of Science in health management and policy
Henry Briggs, of Falmouth, Bachelor of Science in sociology
Teagan Dunfey, of Falmouth, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering
Raleigh Goessling, of Yarmouth, Bachelor of Arts in communication
Samantha Andrews, of North Yarmouth, Bachelor of Science in equine therapeutic riding
University of San Diego
Benjamin Fowler, of Cumberland, Bachelor of Science in behavioral neuroscience, magna cum laude
University of the Sciences
Jason Tseng, of Falmouth, Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical and health care studies