Wells High School

Top of the Class

Daniel Robert Kent Barra is the son of Richard R. and Laura R. Barra. Daniel has been accepted at three universities and one college. From his list of acceptances he has decided to attend the Honors College at the University of Maine at Orono majoring in Pre-Medicine. He plans to attend medical school at Tufts University. His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include football (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades), track (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th) for which he received the Most Improved Player Award, twice honored at the 'Breakfast of Champions,' Prom Fashion Show (11th and 12th), and recipient of book awards (9th, 10th, and 11th). He is also the recipient of the Yale Book Award.

Hope Kathryn Beisswanger is the daughter of Brad and Nancy Beisswanger. Hope has been accepted at two universities and three colleges and will attend Fairfield University to major in Nursing. Her major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School included playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse for all four years of high school. She was captain of the soccer and basketball teams in her senior year. She was captain of the lacrosse team in her junior and senior years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and Interact Club (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th) where she became treasurer in her senior year. She is the recipient of the St. Michael's Book Award, DAR Citizenship Award and Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award.

Eric W. Brown is the son of William and Dianna Brown. Eric has been accepted at one college and one university. He has decided to attend Daniel Webster College and major in Homeland Security. His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include being a member of the National Honor Society where he became Vice President and Light Board Operator providing lighting for school plays (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th). He was also awarded Student of the Trimester (9th and 10th). Eric has also volunteered his time at the Wells Reserve and has worked at Best Buy in Biddeford for two years.

Ryan William Brown is the son of William and Dianna Brown. Ryan was accepted to two colleges and one university. He has elected to attend Suffolk University to major in Sociology and Marketing. His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include being a member of the National Honor Society where he became President, recipient of academic awards in CP Algebra/Geometry (9th and 10th) , Spanish (10th, 11th and 12th), English (9th and 10th) and Physical Science I Chemistry. He was also a member of the Math Team and recipient of the Saint Michael's Book Award. In addition, he has volunteered for York County Shelter programs.

Molly Parker Burgess is the daughter of Carol and John Burgess. Molly has been accepted at four universities and one college. From this list she has decided to attend St. Anselm College to major in Biology. Her major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include basketball, captain of the lacrosse team, the Interact Club where she served as Vice President and Treasurer, Drum Major (12th grade), recipient of the JV Pride Award in basketball, JV Pride Award and Coach's Award for lacrosse, Western Maine Conference Citizenship award, book awards (9th and 10th) and First Place in the Literary Achievement Awards for 2009. Molly also noted that she received the Joshua Stevens Grand Marshall Award in fourth grade.

Matthew James DiBona is the son of David M. and Susan D. DiBona. Matthew is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2009. He has been accepted at two universities and three colleges. From these acceptances he has selected to attend Springfield College and major in Sports Management. His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include football, wrestling (Captain in senior year), track and field, and member of the National Honor Society. He has received the Maine Principal's Association Award, William Barry Sr. Award, Edward "Bull" Durham Award, Student of the Trimester (2nd in 2008), Most Improved Wrestler (2005), Warrior Pride Award for wrestling in 2008, recipient of numerous book awards (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th) and recognized for receiving high honors in every trimester.

Dalton Thomas Link is the son of Don and Tina Link. Dalton was accepted at five schools but will attend the University of Southern Maine where he plans to major in Journalism. His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include receiving the Warrior Pride Award for JV tennis, member of the National Honor Society where he became Secretary, member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Committee (NEASC), recipient of various book awards, and named student of the Trimester (1st 2008).

Kendra Janelle MacDonald is the daughter of Diane C. Griffin and Charles F. MacDonald III. Kendra is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2009. She has been accepted at three universities and has selected the University of Maine at Orono where she will study Animal Sciences with a focus on Pre-Veterinarian. Her major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include outdoor track team (9th and 10th), named MVP of the girls track team (9th), math team (11th), served as member of NEASC Committee (11th and 12th), member of the National Honor society (11th and 12th), recipient of Phi Beta Kappa of Maine Certificate of Achievement (11th), selected to attend 'Breakfast of Champions' (11th and 12th), recipient of numerous certificates of achievement in classes (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th), and recipient of numerous book awards (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th).

Brittany Michelle Tracy is the daughter of Lee P. Tracy and Edith M. Rooney. Brittany has been accepted at one university and three colleges. From that list she has selected Gordon College to major in Theatre Arts. Her major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School include Marching Band, Youth Advocacy Program, National Honors Society, the Wells Players, listed in the National Year Book as well as Chorus, and Concert Band. She teaches Sunday school and is a member of a youth group.

Sarah Michelle Valente is the daughter of Dawn Valente. Sarah has been accepted at four colleges and has selected to attend Bay Path College to major in Education. Her activities/awards while at WHS include member of the Interact Club, school volunteer at Wells Elementary School, AP Scholar and recipient of the St. Anselm's College Book Award.

AWARDS

Athletic Excellence Award in Memory of Courtney DeWitt Codey Rich

AVX Tantalum Division Scholarship Mckenzie Burke

Fred Bayley All-Around Achievement Award Daniel Barra

Thomas Bengivengo, Jr. & Heather Chadbourne Bengivengo Memorial Scholarship Brittany Tracy

Charles I. Chadbourne Memorial Scholarship Kevin Banks

Billy's Chowderhouse Scholarship Caroline O'Connor

Dennis Nadeau Boy Scout Memorial Scholarship Erik Cady, Tyler McDermott

Terry Stillman Bradish P.E. Memorial Engineering Scholarship Nicholas Petersen

Millie C. Bucklin Memorial Scholarship Deanna Vigliotta

Jennifer A. Burgess Nursing Scholarship Hope Beisswanger

Marjorie F. Campbell Educational Trust Marcus Desveaux, Rebecca Schmidt

Sharon Charpentier Award Katherine McDonough

Class of 2009 Courtney DeWitt Scholarship Gina Spinelli

Courtney DeWitt Scholarship Meshach Gregg, Mia Stevens

Ruth Dunham Memorial Scholarship Ryan Brown, Sara Duplisea

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Sarah Quint

Matthew J. Flaherty Sportsmanship Trophy Joshua Mayo, Brooke Stevens

Matthew J. Flaherty & John J. Hanagan Scholarship Matthew DiBona, Samantha Wood

First Annual Wells High School Administration's Distinguished Student Award- Steven Atkins, John Christopher Tomaszewski, Brianna Worthington

Forbes Family Foundation Scholarship Ashley Colarossi, Kaleigh Kent

Margaret L. Grant Memorial Scholarship Hope Beisswanger

R. Lorraine Hall Memorial Scholarship Caroline O'Connor

The Happy Camper Scholarship Ashley DiTomasso

Jolly John Auto City Scholarship Joshua Mayo

Kennebunk Savings Bank Scholarship Meghan Peters

Laudholm Trust Scholarship Eric Brown

Ledgemere Transportation Inc. Scholarship Ashley Colarossi

MELMAC Richard Tyler Principals Scholarship Hope Beisswanger

Merrimack Valley Striders Memorial Scholarship Codey Rich

Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute Award Matthew Chick

Eric Moats Memorial Scholarship Morgan Vanasse

Moody Beach Association Community Scholarship Christopher Hebert

Edward A. Morse Vocational Scholarship Meshach Gregg

New England Dollars for Scholars A. Cressy Morrison Fund Scholarship Ryan Brown, Nicole Gabree, Brittany Tracy, Candy Wolterbeek

Ocean Bank Scholarship Dalton Link

Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Christopher Hebert

Ogunquit Rotary Club Achievement Award Christopher Hebert

Ogunquit Women's Club Citizenship Award Matthew Chick

David A. Page Memorial Scholarship Hope Beisswanger

Anne Filson Pike & Joanne Jacobsen St. Pierre Memorial Scholarship Brooke Stevens

Reny Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Business Education Benjamin Howard, Adam Howarth, Phillip Weston

Robert B. Roche Memorial Scholarship Russell Littlefield

Richard A. Ronco Memorial Scholarship Nicole Wright

Sanford Institution for Savings Scholarship Jennifer DiSciullo, Brittany Tracy

Senior Art Purchase Award TBA

Sevigney-Lyons Insurance Scholarship Sara Duplisea, Sarah Valente

Shaw's Distribution Center Scholarship Hayley Littlefield

Loretta D. Smith Memorial Scholarship Dalton Link

SOS Maine Robert Foley Community Service Scholarship Caroline O'Connor

Jeffrey S. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Brooke Stevens, Kendra MacDonald

Alice Gwendolyn Tufts Memorial Scholarship Ashley Colarossi

Varano's Italian Restaurant Scholarship Heather Millian

HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine Scholarship Hope Beisswanger

Althine & Willis Watson Scholarship Sarah Valente

United States Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award Shane Daly, Sarah Quint

University of Maine Top Scholar Award Daniel Barra, Kendra MacDonald

Wells Branch Extension Scholarship Jessica Walton

Wells Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Molly Burgess, Ashley DiTomasso

Wells Elementary School Educator's Scholarship Corrina Therrien

Wells Elks Dickie Nolette Memorial Scholarship Daniel Barra, Matthew Chick

Wells Grange #453 Patrons of Husbandry Scholarship Kimberley Tessier

Wells Regional Medical Urgent Care Services Scholarship Ashley DiTomasso

Wells Rotary Club Scholarship Molly Burgess, Sarah Quint

Wells High School Alumni Association Scholarship Kendra MacDonald

Wells High School Alumni Association LuAnn Jellison Memorial Scholarship Molly Burgess

Wells High School Athletic Boosters Scholarship Marcus Desveaux, Kaleigh Kent

Wells High School National Honor Society Scholarship Hope Beisswanger, Eric Brown, Ryan Brown, Amanda Chase, Kimberley Tessier

Wells High School Student Activities Award Sara Duplisea

Wells High School Student Council Scholarship Jennifer DiSciullo, Sara Duplisea, Christopher Hebert, Heather Millian, Meghan Peters, Christine Sullivan

Wells High School Community Fund Drive Scholarship Hope Beisswanger, Eric Brown, Ryan Brown, Molly Burgess, Erik Cady, Anthony Creamer, Kaylee Daly, Shane Daly, Matthew DiBona, Christopher Hebert, Calina Hood, Ryan Jolley, Joshua Mayo, Kaitlyn O'Connell, Caroline O'Connor, Sarah Quint, Christine Sullivan, Sarah Valente

Wells-Ogunquit Teachers Association Scholarship Sarah Quint

York County Council of Realtors Scholarship Christopher Hebert

York County Federal Credit Union Scholarship Hayley Littlefield

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Graduates

Max Nicholas Araujo
Steven Anthony Atkins
Sky Marie Bagley
Amanda Jean Banks
Kevin Allan Banks, Jr.
Daniel Robert Kent Barra ++
Nicolas Esteban Becerra
Hope Kathryn Beisswanger ++
Anthony Thomas Bell
Kristen Nicole Bosselman
Mehmet Philip Michael Dean Bozdag
Sandra Jean Brackett
Eric W. Brown ++
Ryan William Brown ++
Molly Parker Burgess ++
McKenzie Ann Burke +
Erik Winn Cady
Cassandra Rose Casey
Benjamin Luke Chaplin
Amanda Lucille Chase ++
Matthew Timothy Chick +
Dylan Dewey Clason +
Ashley Elizabeth Colarossi
Anthony Joseph Creamer +
Kaylee Lynn Daly +
Shane Patrick Daly +
Kyle Prescott Dauteuil
Matthew James Demopoulos
Marcus Theodore Desveaux +
Kayla F. Denney +
Matthew James DiBona ++
Joshua David DiSalvo
Jennifer Lee DiSciullo ++
Ashley Marie DiTomasso +
Sara Marie Duplisea ++
Kathryn Rollins Eaton
Nicole Joanna Gabree
Lauren Elise Ganslow
Brandon Robert Goyette +
Nick Gredin ++
Meshach Marden Gregg
Emily Brooks Hayward +
Christopher Richard Hebert ++
Calina Pauline Hood ++
Benjamin Donald Howard ++
Adam William Howarth
Jessica Ann Hubbard
Matthew Paul Hubbard
Thomas Charles Hunter
Kyle Robert Jackson
Elisabeth J. Joakim
Ryan Michael Jolley
Kaleigh Elissa Kent ++
Jennifer Elizabeth LaRochelle
Gracie Rose Lavigne +
Yvonne Kathleen Leech
Kenney Li
Kaylin Bryanna Libbey +
Dalton Thomas Link ++
Hayley Beth Littlefield +
Katelyn Rose Littlefield
Russell David Littlefield
Kendra Janelle MacDonald ++
James Ryan Mannion
Ethan Thomas Masellas
Joshua Edward Mayo
Timothy Allan Mayo
Tyler Michael McDermott ++
Katherine Murray McDonough ++
Connor McKaig +
Heather Ashley Millian ++
Seth Edward Morse +
Shauna O'Neill Mullins
Amanda Joy Newman
Jessica Melissa Niles
Kaitlyn Meade O'Connell ++
Caroline Patricia O'Connor +
Zachary Logan Obermeier/Langill
Nicolette Jean Peach
Meghan Rose Peters
Nicholas Charles Petersen
Devyn Paige Poirier +
Molly Philbrick*
Lauren Ann Pollard
Kelsey Marie Quint ++
Sarah Elaine Quint ++
Codey James Rich
David R. Sahebjam
Rebecca Elizabeth Schmidt +
Devin James Schmitt
Max Donlon Sheing
Katrina Anne Shelley
Gina Marie Spinelli
Brooke Ann Stevens ++
Mia Rose Stevens
Stephen S. Stone
Christine Laura Sullivan +
Kimberley Janet Tessier ++
Amanda Joy Therrien
Corrina Constance Therrien +
Connor Reid Thomes ++
Crystal Marie Tinker +
John Christopher Michael Tomaszewski
Brittany Michelle Tracy ++
Zachary Dobre Trajanoski
Brian Michael Trefethen
Samantha Justine Tucker
Sarah Michelle Valente ++
Morgan Catherine Vanasse +
Patrice Elizabeth Vigeant
Deanna Jane Vigliotta +
Jessica Irene Walton
Phillip Andrew Weston
Alexandra Lynn Whitten
Andrew Nicholas Wiggin
Brandon Scott Williams
Candy Elizabeth Wolterbeek +
Samantha J. Wood +
Brianna Rae Worthington
Nicole Michelle Wright ++

++ Graduating with High Distinction

+ Graduating with Distinction

* Class of 2010 Graduating Early