Top of the Class
Katherine Daly, the daughter of Chris Daly and Laura Fournier, is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2009. Accepted at the University of Connecticut, the University of Rhode Island, and Colorado University, she has decided to attend the University of Maine at Orono where she will study chemical engineering. An active participant in the Traip Academy Dramatic Arts, Kat has been an actor and a member of the technical crew for four years. She has held leading parts, competed in regional performances, and managed tech groups backstage. As a member of the Heritage Club with a desire to experience a different culture, Kat traveled to Italy spending time in Venice, Florence, and Rome. Kat helped to establish the Gay Straight Alliance and in her role as president she has worked with others to plan educational and social events and provide support to members of the student body. Kat is member of the National Honor Society, serving as vice president during her senior year and helping to plan charitable events and fund raising activities. Kat has assisted at the Big Arts Community Recreation Center in Florida where she worked with toddlers and older children setting up craft activities, mentoring, and supervising children. Kat held a part time position as a junior counselor at New Heights where she helped to plan trips and chaperoned groups of children as they went mountain biking, sight seeing in Boston, roller skating, and surfing. . She assisted in rebuilding a historical/public barn in 2006, and most recently Kat has painted a 6 x 10 foot mural on the wall of Circle Subs in Kittery.
Hana Eaton, the daughter of Nancy Peschel and Robert Eaton, is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2009. Hana was accepted at the University of Maine at Orono, University of Maine at Amherst, Emmanuel College, and Stonehill College, where she has decided to attend. An active member of student council, Hana served as secretary during her junior year and president during her senior year. She also served as secretary of her class during her freshman and sophomore years. For four years Hana has served as the stage manager for Traip Academy Dramatic Arts. She has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years, an exchange student to Spain during her junior year, and a member of the Heritage Club traveling to Greece during her sophomore year. Working on the Ranger Yearbook, she was the copy editor during her sophomore year, the underclassmen editor during her junior year, and editor during her senior year. Athletically Hana has contributed to the Traip community by playing four years of varsity soccer, serving as captain her senior year, and participating in track and field, where she was named to the Western Maine Conference All-Academic Team. Hana has contributed to her community by working with children in the Kittery Recreation Youth Soccer League and at the Special Olympics. Hana was the recipient of the Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award.
Accepted at Mount Ida College, the University of New England, the University of New Haven, and the University of Maine at Orono, Chelsea Morrill, daughter of Sharon and Paul Morrill, will be attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science where she will study dental hygiene. Chelsea has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years, serving as secretary during her senior year. She played varsity basketball for two years and varsity field hockey for four years, receiving the Most Improved Player Award in her junior year. Since the age of three, Chelsea has studied dance and ballet. Chelsea has contributed to her community as a camp counselor for two summers, and she was a volunteer at the Fair Tide Thrift Store.
Zachary Eaton, the son of Nancy Peschel and Robert Eaton, has been recognized for academic honors, has served as a senior class officer and has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years. Active in sports, Zach played soccer for four years, served as captain during his senior year, received the Coach's Award, and was named as a member of the Western Maine All-Academic Team. He participated in track and field for four years, qualifying for the state championship each of those four years. For the past eleven years, he has been swimming for the Portsmouth Swim Team, serving as captain for three years. He is a lifeguard for the Portsmouth Recreation Department, and he volunteers at the Special Olympics for swimming and track and field, and at the First Congregational Church of Kittery Point. Zach plans to continue swimming at Clark University where he will study management. He was also accepted at Bentley University, St. Michael's College, the University of Maine at Orono, and the University of Massachusetts. Zach has served as an eighth grade mentor and was a recent recipient of the Western Maine Citizenship Award.
Jessica Abbott is the daughter of Pamela Edwards. She was accepted at Emmanuel College and the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Jessica was an actor with Traip Academy Dramatic Arts and is a member of the National Honor Society. She acted with Project Aware using improvisation to help students understand the negative affects of drug and alcohol use and abuse. She also was a volunteer in the Obama campaign. Jessica has a keen interest in creative writing and a passion for music, most especially guitar. She has decided to pursue her interest in music by playing in a band in Minneapolis. Jessica writes lyrics and music for herself and for her band and has a desire to continue her study of music or creative writing.
Sydney Carter is the daughter of Mary and Jon Carter. Syd was accepted at the University of New Hampshire, Bond University in Australia, the University of Delaware, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has decided to attend Florida International University to study hospitality management. Syd was a member of the student council for four years and the Key Club for one year. She lettered in field hockey four years and participated in both indoor and outdoor track for two years. An active community member, she has been a camp helper at youth field hockey camp; she is active in church events and received the Silver Award in Girl Scouts. Syd has been employed by Bob's Clam Hut for the past four years.
Mary Jo Cooper
Mary Jo Cooper is the daughter of Carol and James Cooper. A talented trombone player, Mary Jo has been a member of the band throughout her high school experience. She has been an avid bowler for thirteen years, and she competed in martial arts at DTS in Kittery. She enjoys writing and reading and worked as a library aid in the Traip Academy library. Mary Jo would like to travel around the world and has a desire to help others. She has decided to take some time off from her schooling until she decides what she would like to pursue.
Jordyn Cronen is the daughter of Tammy Harris and Jeramie Whipple. Accepted at the University of Maine at Orono, the University of Tampa, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Thomas College, Jordyn has decided to major in biology and minor in pre-med at the University of New Hampshire. A very active member of the Traip community, Jordyn has been a member of the student council for three years, serving as treasurer. She was elected class president during her freshman year and secretary of her class during her junior year. Jordyn is a member of the National Honor Society and served as chair of the prom committee. Playing varsity basketball for three years Jordyn received the Coach's Award and was named to the Western Maine Conference All-Academic Team and the Western Maine All-Conference First Team. Jordan has contributed over 100 hours to the Center for Wildlife where she has helped to rehabilitate injured wild animals. On the honor roll for four years at Traip Academy, she received the Principal's Award for Academic Excellence in four different subjects.
Charles Denault, the son of Cindy and Charles Denault, has been an active member of the Traip learning community throughout his high school experience. Participating for three years in indoor track and four years in outdoor track, Charles served as captain and was the recipient of an All-Academic Award. Charles has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Exchange Program, and Project Search at the University of New Hampshire. He has contributed to the community through the Iris Scan Program sponsored by the Kittery Police Department and volunteered with the Special Olympics. For the past three-and-a-half years, Charles has been an employee of the Bagel Caboose. An interest in flying has resulted in his working towards getting his private pilot's license. Espousing a career goal of dentistry, Charles has shadowed many dentists throughout the seacoast. Accepted at the University of Southern Maine and the University of New Hampshire, Charles has decided to attend UNH where he will undertake a pre-dental course of study.
Fascinated by how digital pictures are programmed, Anthony Muccio has decided to undertake the study of game development at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida where he will pursue his Bachelor's Degree. Using 3-dimensional graphing techniques and codes, he intends to help create games that will engulf the players in worlds that exist far beyond the limits of their imagination. Anthony, the son of Leisa and Frank Muccio, has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years and participated in the Art Club and Key Club for one year each. An active and proud participant of the Boy Scouts of America for the past ten years, Anthony is a member of Troop 307 from Kittery. He has not only taken advantage of the many camping and outdoor activities, but has thoroughly enjoyed the many community service events including the annual Seapoint Beach cleanup, placing flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day, selling Christmas trees for charity, collecting food for local food pantries, assisting in repair and renovation of local churches, and working on other projects which have helped his peers earn their Eagle Scout awards. Anthony enjoys spending time with his friends, seeing all of the new movies when they come out, and traveling around the United States with his family. He is planning a cross-country road trip with friends.
An active member of the Traip community, Heather Orr, daughter of Sharon Orr and Steven Orr, plans to attend Emmanuel College where she will pursue the study of sociology. Heather was also accepted at the University of Maine at Farmington. For two years Heather has been a member of the Diversity Club and the student council, serving as treasurer and vice president of the latter. In the athletic arena, Heather played varsity field hockey for four years, serving as captain during her junior and senior years. She received the Most Valuable Player Award during her senior year and was named to the Western Maine Conference Second Team her sophomore year and the First Team her senior year. Playing varsity girls' basketball for four years and serving as captain for her sophomore, junior, and senior years, Heather received the Coach's Award in her freshman year, the Most Valuable Player Award in her sophomore year, and was named to the Western Maine Conference Team during her sophomore year and received Honorable Mention for her senior year. A sports ambassador for People to People, Heather traveled to Austria to play basketball. Serving her community, Heather has been a coach and counselor for the Kittery Recreation Basketball program, served as a mentor at Shapleigh Middle School, was a counselor at a field hockey camp, and was a church camp counselor for two years.
The daughter of Tim and Carolyn Roy, Olivia Roy was accepted at Simmons College, the University of Vermont, and Springfield College, where she has decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy. Olivia has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years, and for one year each, a member of the Heritage Club, the prom committee, and Team Green. Active in field hockey for all four years, Olivia received the Coach's Award, and was named to the Western Maine Conference All-Academic Team and the Western Maine Conference Second Team for field hockey. She also participated for four years in indoor track, where she served as captain and received the Most Improved Award, the Coach's Award, and was named to the Western Maine All-Academic Team as well as four years in outdoor track, where she received the Coach's Award. Olivia has served her community by helping with Special Olympics and working at middle school track meets. In preparation for her course of study at Springfield College, Olivia has spent seven months shadowing a licensed physical therapist at Kittery Physical Therapy.
The following scholarships and awards are presented by a variety of Kittery organizations to the members of the Class of 2009.
The Kittery Fire Association, James F. Melhorn Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to: Marc LaRue
A Scholarship in memory of Clayton Marston, long time Maintenance Supervisor of the Kittery School Department, in the amount of $500 is presented to: Marc LaRue
The Ronald A. Frizzle Kittery Point Fire Department Scholarship in the amount of $250 is presented to: Marc LaRue
This year's recipient of the Maria S. Barth Community Service Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, dependability, and quiet compassion for her class in the capacity of senior class treasurer and student council member. This years award goes to: Sima Patel
The Evelyn M. Frisbee Kittery Point Fire Department Scholarship in the amount of $250 is presented to: Diamond Vanlandingham
The Constance K. Samuels Scholarship is presented to: Diamond Vanlandingham
The Kittery Lions Club Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is presented to: Matthew Dickinson
A $500 Scholarship from the Kittery Rotary Club is presented to: Jordyn Cronen
The Marcia Abigail Ryder Graduate Scholarship of the Kittery Art Association in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to: Alexander Clyatt
The Traip Academy Golden Ranger athletic award is presented to those students who received 12 Varsity letters during their four years here at Traip Academy: Olivia Roy, Phoebe Borden, Leeann Reid
A $500 Vocational Scholarship from the Kittery Rotary Club is awarded to: Stephanie Fryman
The Women's Congregational Fellowship Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to: Tana-Sue Laughton
The following students have received an Early College for Maine Scholarship. (They will receive $500 credited to their college account each semester Ð up to $2,000 for a two year program or $1,000 for a one year program). : Kylene Beaulieu and Jonathan Conley
Jackson L. Cannell was the football coach at Traip Academy and Dartmouth College during the 1950's. There is probably at least one of his former players in the audience today. Each year, the Jackson L. Cannell Athletic Award is presented to the outstanding male athlete in the graduating class. This year we have two recipients: Zachary Eaton and Eric Modica
Norma "Sis" Morrow was a long time coach of basketball and softball at Traip at the same time as Jack Cannell. She retired in 1975 after a long and distinguished career at Traip. The Norma "Sis" Morrow Athletic Award is presented annually to the outstanding female athlete in the graduating class. This year's recipient is: Heather Orr
The Rebecca Kelso Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 ($500 for freshman year and $500 for her sophomore year in college) is awarded to: Heather Orr
The Daughters of American Revolution Award is given to an outstanding citizen of the senior class to: Heather Orr
The Robert T. Whitten Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $ 750 is awarded to: Heather Orr
The Pamela Hoyt Sanborn Scholarship of the Traip Academy Athletic Boosters Club in the amount of $500 is presented to: Heather Orr
The Pamela Hoyt Sanborn Scholarship of the Traip Academy Athletic Boosters Club in the amount of $500 is presented to: LeeAnn Reid
The Bay Path Dean Scholarship in the amount of $11,000, the Bay Path Academic Grant for $750, the Bay Path General Grant for $1,100 and the Bay Path Carpe Diem Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is awarded to: Leeann Reid
The Clark University Merit Scholarship in the amount of $12,000 is awarded to: Zachary Eaton
The 2008 George J. Mitchell Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to: Kristopher Spinney
The William E. Dennett Scholarship in the amount of $400 is awarded to: Kristopher Spinney
The Kennebunk Savings Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to: Sarah Higgins
The University of Maine Top Scholar Scholarship Award in the amount of $ 7,200 per year is presented to: Kathryn Daly
The Marcia Abigail Ryder Graduate Scholarship of the Kittery Art Association in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to: Dylan Schwartz-Wallach
The J. F. Hill Grange Scholarship in the amount of $300 is awarded to: Dylan Schwartz-Wallach
The Traip Academy Key Club Scholarship in the amount of $500 is Presented to: Hana Eaton
The Geraldine F. Chase Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to : John Masury
The Marcia Abigail Ryder Graduate Scholarship of the Kittery Art Association in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to: Stephanie Auger
A $500 Scholarship from the Kittery Rotary Club presented to: Kevin Kuehl
The Keene State College Tuition Scholarship in the amount of $8,000 is awarded to: Kevin Kuehl
A $500 Scholarship from the Kittery Rotary Club presented to: Charles Denault
The Kittery Police Department Benevolent Association Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to: Stephanie Appleby
The Wells Moulton Mason Scholarship in the amount of $500 is presented to: Daniel Farren
The Jolly John Auto City Scholarship in the amount of $250 is awarded to: Jonathan Conley
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services Merit Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to: Chelsea Morrill
The Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $500 is presented to: Olivia Roy
The Leo Smith Award is given to an athlete who demonstrates scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. This year the award is presented to: Olivia Roy
The Kittery Lions Club Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is presented to: Joel Hysler
ME Principal Scholarship from MELMAC Education Foundation in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to: Jordan Holland
The Traip Academy Key Club Scholarship in the amount of $500 is presented to: Anthony Muccio
The St. Joseph's Scholarship over four years in the amount of $32,000 is awarded to: Tammy Budaj
The Emmanual College Academic Achievement Scholarship in the amount of $12,500 is awarded to : Alexander Clyatt
The Stonehill College Merit Scholarship in the amount of $12,000 is awarded to: Hana Eaton
Robert W. Traip Trust
TRAIP TRUSTEE AWARDS
Each year, the Trustees of the Robert W. Traip Trust present Awards and Scholarships to graduating seniors. In addition, the Trustees offer a significant number of grants-in-aid to all four schools in Kittery, Mitchell Primary, Frisbee Elementary, Shapleigh Middle, and Traip Academy.
140 years ago, in 1869, Robert W. Traip passed away, leaving in his will a sum of money to be dedicated to the education of the youth of Kittery. His homestead was sold to the town in 1903 and the first class graduated from the new Robert W. Traip Academy in 1906.
The scholarships presented at this time are dedicated to the memory of several benefactors of our school.
Each year, the Traip Trustees present watches to the following students who have demonstrated the qualities of scholarship, leadership, and service during their years at Traip.: Alexander Clyatt, Hana Eaton, Zachary Eaton, Sarah Higgins, Amy Lemieux and Heather Orr
The final watch is presented in memory of Dr. Paul Taylor, a long time president of the Traip Trustees and a tireless worker for our school. Dr. Taylor took particular interest in the student who worked hard, persevered under difficult circumstances, and set the proper example for classmates. The Dr. Paul Taylor Watch is presented each year to that student in the graduating class who has, through hard work and perseverance, gotten the most out of his/her education. This year's recipient is: Joel Hysler
The following scholarships totalling $ 52,500 are presented from the General Fund of the Robert W. Traip Trust.
Dr. Charles Ivon McNall fought in WWI, he was born in 1896 and died in 1969, he is buried in the Orchard Grove Cemetery. The Dr. C.I. McNall Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for 4 years is awarded to: Charles Denault
Richard DesJardins was a Traip graduate. Mr. DesJardins was an engineer and he died on the Thresher. The Richard Desjardins & Robert TraipTrustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Kathryn Daly
Ms. Grace Treadwell had a summer home on Pepperrell Rd., in Kittery Point and resided in Boston. The Grace Treadwell Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each per year for four (4) years is awarded each to: Chelsea Morrill
George Boulter was the Treasurer of the town and was in the coal business. Mr. Raymond Hobbs was the Vice President of the class of 1915. Ms. Pauline Morrison was a friend of the school. The Boulter, Hobbs & Morrison Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Nathan Hippern
The Constitutional Aid Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded each to: Kevin Kuehl
The Edward E. Shapleigh Jr. & Robert Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Jordan Davidson-Cronen
Mr. Gerald Plummer was a Traip graduate. The Gerald Plummer & Robert Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Tana-Sue Laughton
Ms. Bertha Mugridge was a Traip graduate and the Mitchell School Principal. The Bertha Mugridge & Robert W. Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Heather Orr
The Dr. Paul Taylor & Robert W. Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Autumn Eidell
Ms. Mildred Gerry was the Treasurer for the Trustees, organist of the Second Congregational Church and Assistant Manager of the Community Trust Bank. The Mildred Gerry Trustee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 each is awarded to: Leeann Reid and Olivia Roy
The General Thomas Jenkins English Book Award in the amount of $250 for four years is awarded to: Jessica Abbott
The Harry W. Cook Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Tammy Budaj
The Franklin Wilson & Jethro H. Swett Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Alexander Belliveau
The Arline Mehring Lemont & Robert W. Traip Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Amy Lemieux
The Lester A and Dorothy M. Avery Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded to: Hana Eaton and Anthony Muccio
The David Daniel Frisbee Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Brennen Connor
The Jacob C. Bedard Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to: Eric Modica
Graduates and Future Plans
Jessica Abbott * Emmanuel College
Brittany Adrien Bay State College
Alexandra Amsden Arizona State Univ.
Stephanie Appleby Univ. of MA, Boston
Stephanie Auger New England Art Inst.
Brandi Barrett US Air Force
Kylene Beaulieu York County Comm. Coll.
Alex Belliveau Green Mountain College
Phoebe Borden Univ. of So. ME
Tammy Budaj St. Joseph's College ME
Sydney Carter Florida Intern. Univ.
Jennifer Clark Int'l Acad. Design & Tech.
Alexander Clyatt * Emmanuel College
Jonathan Conley York Co. Comm. Coll.
Brennen Connor Univ. of ME, Orono
Mary Jo Cooper
Zane Czop California State Univ.
Kathryn Daly * Univ. of ME, Orono
Jordyn Davidson-Cronen Univ. of NH
Charles Denault * Univ. of NH
Matthew Dickinson So. ME Comm. College
Brandon Dion Univ. of ME, Farmington
Gary Donaldson US Army
Hana Eaton * Stonehill College
Zachary Eaton * Clark University
Autumn Eidell So. ME Comm. Coll.
Daniel Farren Univ. of So. ME
Stephanie Fryman * So. ME Comm. Coll.
Dakota George New England Art Inst.
Patrick Guptill York Co. Comm. Coll.
Britney Hardy York Co. Comm. Coll.
Sarah Higgins * Univ. of ME, Farmington
Nathan Hippern Champlain College
Jordan Holland So. ME Comm. Coll.
Joel Hysler York Co. Comm. Coll.
Kevin Kuehl Keene State College
Dustin LaClair Nichols College
Marc LaRue Lake Region Comm. Coll.
Tana-Sue Laughton St. John's Univ.
Amy Lemieux Univ. of ME, Farmington
John Masury Univ. of Vermont
Eric Modica Husson Univ.
Chelsea Morrill * MA Coll. Of Pharmacy
Anthony Muccio Full Sail Univ.
Matthew Nay So. ME Comm. Coll.
Heather Orr * Emmanuel College
Sima Patel SDM Med. Coll., India
Christopher Purser York Co. Comm. Coll.
Leeann Reid Bay Path College
Olivia Roy * Springfield College
Dylan Schwartz-Wallach Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Juan Silver US Air Force
Kristopher Spinney Univ. of So. ME
Briana Stephens College (undecided)
Sheldon Stroheker York Co. Comm. Coll.
Sophia Sullivan Univ. of So. ME
Diamond Vanlandingham Great Bay Comm. Coll.
Cramer Veilleux Arizona State Univ.
Matthew Williamson Emmanuel College
Cyle Ziegler NH Nat'l Guard* National Honor Society