Berwick Academy

Top of the Class

Zoë Adelman is the daughter of Todd and Kristin Adelman of Rollinsford, NH. She has attended Berwick Academy for twelve years and has been a consistent recipient of high honors. As a sophomore she won the Chemistry recognition award and was inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society. She has placed in the national Spanish exam the past two years. During her time at Berwick, Zoë started a mentoring program called "Girl Talk" which made connections between high school and middle school girls. In addition, she tutored children at a local elementary school. She played four years of JV basketball, earning the Coaches Award in her junior year, and MVP her senior year. Next year she will be attending the honors program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She plans to double major in Environmental Studies and Philosophy with a minor in Spanish. She looks forward to the amazing skiing and 300 days a year of sun.

Francesca LaFrance Cone, daughter of Signe LaFrance and Brian Cone of Cape Neddick, Maine, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior. She entered Berwick Academy as a freshman and has maintained Headmaster's honors or high honors every semester. She is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, inducted during her sophomore year, and has received Departmental Recognition awards in Spanish and math, in addition to the Dartmouth Book Award junior year. She was also a Commended Scholar in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. She has completed three AP courses in United States history, Spanish, and English as well as multiple honors classes.

Francesca has been a student government class representative for the past two years, recently helping coordinate the donation of food to the AMIGOS Program for children in Honduras. She is a captain of the dance company, CoBlue, and has participated in dance both at Berwick and at other dance schools since childhood. Her choreography has been featured in Berwick Academy's Winterfest the past two years as well as in Dance Rochester and in the Berwick Academy Spring Dance Recitals.

For her senior project, Francesca explored the practice of Yoga and Buddhism both on her own and through a studio. She will be attending Colby College in the fall and is planning on majoring in Spanish and Environmental Science as well as continuing her study of dance.

Francesca would like thank Berwick Academy and all the members of the community for providing her with a valuable, enjoyable high school experience that will serve as a strong foundation for future endeavors.

Patrick Durkin is the son of Michael and Janet Durkin of Exeter, NH. He came to Berwick in ninth grade. He will be attending Davidson College in North Carolina this fall, with a potential major in political science or economics. Patrick has made honors or high honors consistently throughout his high school career. He received a History Department Recognition Award in tenth grade and was MVP of JV Basketball his junior year. Patrick also played on the golf team each year of high school and worked on the school's literary magazine his junior and senior years. He scored Summa Cum Laude, Maxima Cum Laude, or Magna Cum Laude each year on the National Latin Exam. During his junior year, Patrick was inducted into the National Latin Honor Society. In tenth grade he scored Honorable Mention on the Level 1 National Spanish Exam. For his senior project, Patrick worked at Seacoast Science Center.

Margaret "Maggie" Edkins, daughter of Lauren and William Edkins of York, Maine, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior. She has been a student at Berwick Academy since sixth grade and is a member of the National Art and French Honor Societies, as well as the recipient of the Smith Book Award and Departmental Recognition Awards in art and English. She has maintained high honors throughout her Berwick career and has also recently been awarded two Gold Key awards and one American Vision award in the National Scholastic Art Competition.

Maggie co-founded The Vernacular, Berwick's upper school literary and arts magazine that is now in its fifth issue, during her sophomore year and has since served as its editor. She also founded a charity organization called "Project Spread the Word" that, with funding from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, now supports a similar literary magazine project at Scarborough Middle School in Scarborough, Maine. She has been a two-year yearbook editor, a student government representative, a member of the varsity lacrosse team, and a junior varsity basketball captain. Last summer, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design's pre-college program, where she studied architecture, design, and art history. Outside of school, Maggie has been awarded scholarships for drawing, painting, and pastel classes at the Wentworth Coolidge Institute of Art in Portsmouth, where she also volunteers as a teaching assistant for elementary drawing classes. For her senior project, she wrote and illustrated a children's book about the effects of climate change and also spent time working with some of Berwick's middle school art classes.

This fall, Maggie will attend the University of Pennsylvania, where she plans to study Fine Arts and Communications. She would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers for all of the opportunities and support they have given her.

Monique Gagne is the eldest daughter of Ms. Colleen Lawson, whom she lives with in North Hampton New Hampshire. She has two younger brothers, Dylan and James. Dylan is a recovered autistic and has taught Monique a lot throughout his life. She will be attending Smith College this fall. Monique began attending Berwick Academy freshman year. Before that she attended a Montessori School in Stratham, New Hampshire, called Cornerstone. At Berwick Academy she has remained on the honor roll throughout high school and remained on the high honor roll for the entirety of her sophomore year.

Monique is very involved in arts, as well as in academics. For the past two years she has spent a portion of her summer residing at a college or university which offered college accredited courses to high school students in the fine arts. Last year, part of her summer was spent at Boston University where she met people from all over the world and grew her talents as an artist. At the end of junior year she was invited to the Haystack program where she took a three-day intensive seminar on glass bead-making in Deer Isle, Maine. She also joined the trip that Berwick Academy offered to travel to Italy last summer.

Monique has balanced her time afterschool throughout high school with a steady job at a local clothing store and playing all twelve seasons of sports Ð with ice hockey her favorite - at Berwick Academy, earning herself a Bulldog Award. She was elected captain of both her soccer and softball teams.

Hannah Glover, daughter of Dr. Michael Glover and Carol Glover, lives in Durham, NH. She first came to Berwick Academy as a freshman, and was on the Headmaster's high honors or honor list every semester. During her time at Berwick she took AP courses in Chemistry, Calculus AB, and Spanish, as well as many honors classes. She has been a member of the National Spanish Honor Society since her sophomore year and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society her junior year. Freshman year she was awarded departmental recognition awards in both English and Spanish, and senior year she received an award for science. She was also awarded the Cogswell Award, which goes to the underclassman with the highest GPA, both sophomore and junior years. In addition to playing soccer and swimming for Berwick, she dove for Charles River Diving outside of school. Senior year she was voted co-captain of the swim team.

At the end of her junior year she spent two weeks in Guatemala with her classmates working at a small school, taking intensive Spanish classes, and exploring the local culture. During the summer she lifeguards and teaches swim lessons at the Durham Outdoor Pool. For her senior project she will be working in the garden at her house and learning how to grow mushrooms. Hannah was accepted at Muhlenberg College and Bowdoin College and she has chosen to attend Bowdoin. She is considering a major in chemistry. She would like to thank all of her teachers, coaches, friends, and family that have helped her through the years.

Julia Guimond, the daughter of Betsy Hippensteel and Maurice Guimond of Barrington, New Hampshire, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society this spring. She has been at Berwick since fourth grade, and has made honors every semester. She has been on the Math Team all four years of high school and also was a part of the Recycling and Outreach Committees. She has taken AP classes in chemistry, computer science, physics, and calculus.

In her spare time, Julia dives and plays the guitar and saxophone. She has been on the varsity swim team since eighth grade, and was the MVP her junior and senior years. She was named All-New England for four years. In addition to the Berwick swim team, Julia was also a part of Charles River Diving North, a club diving team in the Seacoast area.

In the fall, Julia will be attending Brown University, where she plans to study civil engineering. Julia is very excited to be a part of the Brown swimming and diving team next year, where she will compete on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. Julia would like to thank Berwick for nine years of wonderful education and the opportunities to pursue her passions.

Annie Harrington is the daughter of Robert and Jane Harrington of Newington, New Hampshire. She entered Berwick Academy in seventh grade. During her four years in the Upper School she played soccer and tennis at the varsity level. She was a captain of the soccer and tennis teams her senior year, and was named MVP of the tennis team. In the summer she played on a USTA tennis team, and recently won the Seacoast Tri-slam tennis tournament. She has been on the honor roll at Berwick for all 4 years. She was inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society her sophomore year, and since then has placed in the top 10 in the state for the National Spanish Exam. For her senior project she volunteered her time at Newington Elementary School working with the children. Anne will be attending Boston College in the fall.

Philip Ramunno, son of Dr. Lawrence Ramunno of Newington, New Hampshire, and Ms. Margaret Riforgiato of Conway, New Hampshire, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior. He entered Berwick Academy in sixth grade and has maintained high honors or honors throughout his seven-year academic career. Philip has now completed eight honors courses and seven Advanced Placement courses. He has received three department recognition awards: English freshman year, science sophomore year, and French his junior year. Philip was also inducted into the National French Honor society his sophomore year and received the Harvard Book Prize in his junior year.

Philip is a three-season athlete, having played twelve seasons of high school sports. He has been a member of the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams for three years, co-captaining the soccer team his senior year. Both the soccer and lacrosse teams captured NEPSAC champion status during Philip's athletic career. Philip was elected to the honor committee his junior year where he has served a two-year term. He has been a member of the math team and recycling committee during all four years of high school. This year, Philip was also a senior representative for Student Government as well as a member of the Little-Buddies and Lassiter-Buddies programs.

For his senior project, Philip worked with fellow classmate Peter Jenkinson to construct a videotaping tower for the Berwick athletic fields. This fall, Philip will attend Johns Hopkins University where he plans to study Biology and French.

Kathryn (Katy) Squicciarini is the daughter of Clare Moore of York, Maine, and John Squicciarini of Antioch, California. Katy entered Berwick Academy as a junior, in the fall of 2007 after relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to enrolling at Berwick Academy, Katy attended the Bentley School, in Lafayette, CA. In California, Katy achieved high honors while pursuing an AP/Honors curriculum. She also studied violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Bill Barbini formerly of the NY Philharmonic, theatre at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, sang with a choir that competed internationally, and performed with a chamber music group.

At Berwick Academy, Katy has achieved high honors, received a departmental recognition award in English, and was the recipient of the Brown University Book Award. Katy was inducted into the National French Honor Society, and earned first place in the state of Maine, on the National French Exam. Since arriving in Maine, Katy has studied violin performance at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA under Janet Packer. An avid writer, Katy was published in the literary magazines of both her high schools and last year, she wrote, directed, and acted in an original play about peer relations entitled Lord Browhigh Academy, which premiered in the spring of 2008. Katy has been an active participant in Berwick's theatre program, and this fall starred in the lead role in George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man."

Katy has actively supported her community by assisting the Frannie Peabody Center at fundraising events, doing beach clean-ups, and mentoring a younger student through the Lassiter Buddy Program. She also serves on the Recycling Committee, participated in the Maine District Honors Music Festival, was a member of the Film Club, and is co-captain of the JV lacrosse team. Katy works in the summers at The Goldenrod, in York Beach.

Kim Warnick is the daughter of David and Christine Warnick of Rochester, NH. Kim entered Berwick Academy in the ninth grade and will be attending Harvard University as an undeclared major. She was also accepted at Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, Northeastern University, and University of Vermont. She was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior and the National French Honor Society as a sophomore. Kim has earned departmental recognition awards in history, French, and English, as well as the Cogswell Award for overall academic excellence and the University of Rochester Book Award. While at Berwick, Kim has been involved with Math Team, Honor Committee, the literary magazine, soccer, basketball, student government, and campus recycling. She was captain of her soccer team, voted MVP, named to the EIL all-star team, and was part of Foster's Daily Democrat's Dream Team. She was also captain of basketball, received the Coach's award, and was named Honorable Mention for the EIL all-star team. For a senior project, Kim shadowed in the pharmacy at Concord Hospital.

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Graduates and
College Matriculations

Zoë Adelman - Univ. of Colorado - Boulder
Rachel Bailey - Gettysburg
Cam Cain - Junior Hockey, will attend Providence College in 2010
Frankie Cone - Colby
Aryn Coon -Univ. of New Hampshire
Helen Cornwell - Montana State Univ.
Patrick Durkin -Davidson
Maggie Edkins -Univ. of Pennsylvania
Sarah Fechner - Univ. of New Hampshire
Ethan Fishbaugh - Univ. of New Hampshire
Monique Gagne - Smith
Greg Galvin - Univ. of New Hampshire
Hannah Glover -Bowdoin
Ashley Grenier - Univ. of Southern Maine
Julia Guimond - Brown
Wes Hampson - Xavier
Duncan Hansen - Univ. of New Hampshire
Sam Hardy - Univ. of New Hampshire
Anne Harrington - Boston College
Kate Harrington -Coastal Carolina University
Aaron Harris - Western New England
Tom Hay - Year off, will attend Bentley College in 2010
Elizah Hulseman - Univ. of Edinburgh
Douglas Jansheden - Univ. of Maryland - Baltimore County
Peter Jenkinson - Univ. of New England
Jordan Kilkelley - Suffolk
Maddie Kinzly - Univ. of Vermont
Dan Kleinmann - Fordham
Grant Kokernak - Connecticut College
Alyssa Lamond - Lake Forest
Kyle Lanzit - Union
Ashley Leonard -Denison
Clare Lloyd Owen - Roanoke
Emily Lorei - Boston University
Chase Martin - Univ. of Vermont
Kolbie McCabe - Univ. of New Hampshire
Ryan McCann - PG Year at PEA
Alyssa Morse - George Washington University
Niall Motson - Univ. of Vermont
Ashley Mullaney - Univ. of New Hampshire
David Pazzani - Rennselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Clara Penati - Tulane
Phil Ramunno - Johns Hopkins
Allana Sanborn - Colby
Emma Siegel - Univ. of San Francisco
Tyler Snover - Colorado College
Sophie Southworth - College of Charleston
Katy Squicciarini - Univ. of St. Andrews - Scotland
Lizzie Stokes - Year off
Matt Tucceri - Junior Hockey, will attend Merrimack College in 2010
Adina Wagner - Ithaca
Kim Warnick - Boston College
Kelsey White - Univ. of Massachusetts - Lowell
Peter Wituszynski - Rennselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Evan Young - Dalhousie


Stalwart Awards
Zoe Adelman, Grant Kokernak, and Allana Sanborn

Honor Awards (Medals)
Applied Music:  Dan Kleinmann
Art:  Maggie Edkins
Biology:  Grant Kokernak
Dance:  Emily Lorei
English:  Maggie Edkins
French:  Kim Warnick
History:  Ryan McCann
Latin:  Kolbie McCabe
Math:  Sam Hardy
Music:  Peter Wituszynski
Physics:  Sam Hardy
Spanish:  Zoe Adelman

Tri-M Music Honor Society Award:  Dan Kleinmann and Peter Wituszynski
Perkins Prize:  Frankie Cone
Class of 1915 Award:  Hannah Glover
Douglas Darrah Hollis Memorial Award:  Dan Kleinmann
Head of School Award:  Alysa Morse and Kim Warnick
Parson Thompson Awards:  Ashley Leonard and David Pazzani
The Hilltop Awards, Seniors:  Aaron Harris and Allana Sanborn
Marie Donahue Award:  Phil Ramunno and Katy Squicciarini
Jane Andres Poetry Prize:  Maggie Edkins
Senior Buddy Award:  (chosen by the Kindergarten teachers) Helen Cornwell