Berwick Academy

Cum Laude

Emerson Bilodeau, son of Daniel and Carole Bilodeau of Newmarket, NH, was inducted into the Cum Laude society as a senior. He entered Berwick Academy in sixth grade and has maintained high honors or honors throughout his seven-year academic career. Emerson has completed seven honors courses and three advanced placement courses. He received the Departmental Recognition award in science his junior year. Emerson was also inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society as a sophomore.

Emerson is a three-season athlete and has played twelve seasons of high school sports. He has been a member of the varsity basketball team for four years, varsity soccer for three -serving as a captain his senior year, and varsity baseball for two. He has also played JV lacrosse. Both the soccer and basketball teams captured NEPSAC championships during his athletic career. Emerson scored the winning overtime soccer goal as a sophomore and received the basketball coachÕs award as a senior.

In addition to Berwick commitments, Emerson has played for Seacoast United Soccer Club for eight years, played Babe Ruth baseball for two, played on the Seacoast Polo team for three, and has ridden competitively in several equestrian disciplines throughout New England for the past eleven years. He has won numerous year-end championships and trains his horse at Boulder Brook Stables in Lee.

Emerson has traveled as an ambassador with the organization People to People and has worked at Boulder Brook Stables year round for the past ten years. For his senior project Emerson volunteered at the NHSPCA in Stratham. Emerson has been accepted to Cornell University early decision and intends to study engineering and play varsity polo.


Briana Bouchard, daughter of Ken and Brenda Bouchard, of Madbury, NH, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior. She entered Berwick Academy in the first grade and has maintained high honors or honors throughout her academic career. She completed seven honors courses and four advanced placement courses during her time in the Upper School. Briana received two Departmental Recognition awards in English and science and was inducted into the French National Honor Society as a sophomore.

Briana is a three-season athlete, having played twelve seasons of sports during high school. She participated in eight seasons of varsity athletics and was co-captain of JV soccer and varsity lacrosse this year. She has been a member of the math team throughout high school and attended the Maine State Math Meet in her junior and senior years. She has been a member of the Yearbook Committee for three years and was co-editor her senior year. She was also a peer tutor in math in her senior year. Briana's artwork has been displayed at the Portland Museum of Art, as well as the Annual Barn Gallery Student Art Show, in Ogunquit, Maine. She is a frequent performer at BA Coffeehouses, local open mics, outdoor concerts, and this year's convocation ceremony, performing original and cover songs.

Briana has volunteered over 180 hours at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in Stratham, New Hampshire. She has also been employed at the Dunkin' Donuts, in Durham, New Hampshire, year round for the past four years. For her senior project, Briana coordinated Woofstock, Berwick Academy's outdoor concert.

She was accepted at Bates College, Boston College, Colby College, Connecticut College, University of New Hampshire Honors Program, and Wheaton College. She will be attending Tufts University's School of Engineering in the fall.


Philip Hahn was inducted to the Cum Laude Society this winter as a senior. Attending BA for four years, he has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Philip received the Department Recognition Award for Excellence in science and history his freshman year and the Brown University Book Award for writing his junior year. He was inducted to the National French Honor Society as a junior. Most recently, Phil was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He has served as a member of the student government for three years, and this year was elected to the Honor Committee.

Phil has been a member of the JV soccer team for four years, receiving the Coach's Award as a freshman and senior, and serving this year as the team's captain. He is also a member of the 2010 NEPSAC championship-winning varsity basketball team. In addition, Phil has actively participated in BA's music program, taking private lessons on saxophone and ukulele, and playing saxophone in Jazz Band for three years. He also plays the ocarina. For his senior project, he worked as a volunteer at Vaughn Woods and Fort McClary State Parks.

Phil has been accepted to Northwestern University and is on the waitlist at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where he will likely attend if accepted, making his final decision in the next few weeks. He plans to continue studying literature and writing and is considering a major in International Relations.


Jim Maddock, son of Jamie and Sue Maddock of South Berwick Maine, entered Berwick Academy as a kindergartener. In eighth grade he received the Cogswell Book Award for having the highest GPA in his class. Throughout high school he has taken six advanced placement courses, including first and second semester calculus, chemistry, physics B, English, and computer science. Furthermore, he was awarded the Computer Science Honor Medal his junior year, and was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

In addition to his academics, Jim has been a musician since the end of first grade when he began playing classical guitar. He has continued to take lessons throughout his time at Berwick, expanding his repertoire to include contemporary jazz and rock. Two of his bands have been featured in Berwick Academy's highly selective Winterfest concert. Jim frequently performs solo and with different bands at BA Coffeehouses, and he hopes to spend his senior project writing and recording music with a variety of his friends.

Theater tech has also been a major part of Jim's life at Berwick. He began doing minor tech work at the end of his freshman year, which, by the end of sophomore year, had expanded to include design. His junior year he helped front a completely student-run crew during the faculty tech director's maternity leave, during which he designed lights for all of the major productions. This year he has continued to be a leader of the crew.

Jim ran varsity cross-country all four years at Berwick, was elected as team captain his final year, and was awarded the MVP award his junior and senior years. He also competitively cross-country skied with Gunstock Nordic Association his freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and was seeded tenth on the New Hampshire Eastern High School Championships team.

Next year Jim will attend the University of Washington in Seattle, where he plans to major in computer science. He also hopes to continue his involvement with music, theater, and athletics.


Dylan J. Martini, son of Josie White of Merrimac, Massachusetts and step-son of Glenn White of Newbury, Massachusetts, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society in his senior year at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine. Dylan transferred to Berwick Academy his junior year and made an immediate impact on the community. During his first year at Berwick he was a member of the varsity hockey team and varsity baseball team while taking two advanced placement courses, US History and Calculus AB. At the end of his junior year, he was elected as a class representative on the Student Government for the 2009-2010 school year.

As a senior, Dylan's contributions to the community continued. He took three advanced placement courses and one honors course this year. He volunteered as a tutor during the fall season at the Great Works School in South Berwick. Dylan was also chosen as one of the ten members of S.W.A.T (Student Wellness Advising Team). As a member of S.W.A.T, he is a role model and mentor for eight freshmen and has helped them transition into high school. Dylan won a Departmental Recognition Award in mathematics for his outstanding contributions in AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics. He was a member of the varsity hockey team and the varsity lacrosse team during his senior year. Dylan achieved Headmaster's List for both of his years at Berwick Academy.

Dylan received a Presidential Scholarship and Union Scholarship to attend Union College in Schenectady, New York in the fall. He intends to major in either economics or engineering. Dylan would like to personally thank the Berwick Academy faculty and athletic staff for their dedication and commitment in preparing him for his collegiate experience as a student, athlete, and well-rounded member of the community. He would also like wish his friends and classmates the best of luck in the future.


Skyler Evan Stern, son of Dr. Jeffrey and Dena Stern of Stratham, New Hampshire, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior. Entering Berwick Academy in the seventh grade, Skyler has maintained Headmaster's Honors or High Honors every semester. He was inducted into the Spanish Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society as a sophomore. Additionally, he has earned Departmental Recognition awards in English his freshman year, science his junior year, and language his senior year. He was the recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Award for Excellence in science during his junior year. Since grade nine, Skyler has enrolled in seven honors and four advanced placement courses.

Skyler is a two-season athlete, having now played eight seasons of varsity athletics. He has been a member of the varsity soccer team for three years, varsity basketball team for four years, and varsity golf team for one year. His senior year, he co-captained the varsity soccer team, was selected to the Eastern Independent League First Team, and was named a NEPSSA Senior All-Star. During Skyler's athletic career, both the soccer and basketball teams have captured NEPSAC championship titles, the first ever for the basketball program in Berwick's history.

Skyler has been playing the violin for thirteen years and has volunteered his talent to numerous charitable organizations including City Year, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Kittery Rotary Club. Recently, Skyler was the Concertmaster of the Maine District 1 Honors Orchestra, an orchestra he had been involved with since his freshman year. Additionally, he was a five-time Winterfest performer, Berwick's visual and performing arts show. Skyler is a founding member of Berwick's peer tutoring program, specializing in math and science. For his senior project, he volunteered at Touching Earth Farm, a community supported agriculture initiative in Kittery, ME, with classmate Ethan Hawes.

This fall, Skyler will attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he plans to major in chemical and biomolecular engineering. He would like to thank his family and everyone at Berwick who has supported him throughout the years.


Mollie Stolzer is the daughter of Brad and Martha Stolzer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was inducted into the Cum Laude Society her junior year. This fall, Mollie will attend Tufts University in Medford, MA. Mollie has been a member of the Berwick community since sixth grade, and has been on the honor or high honor roll each semester. Other academic accomplishments include being inducted into the National French Honor Society as a sophomore, receiving departmental recognition awards in French, math, and science, as well as receiving the Smith College Book Award her junior year.

Mollie has danced and performed both in the Berwick Academy dance program as a member of Company Blue, as well as outside of school with Portsmouth School of Ballet throughout high school. As a senior she found great joy in her role as co-captain of Company Blue, and will take a lot from this creative experience. Mollie has also been an editor for The Vernacular, the Upper School Literary Magazine, and has published her own writing in the magazine during her time at Berwick. She has been involved in the Lassiter Buddy Program, volunteering as a camp counselor last summer, and traveling to Kentucky this summer with a group of Berwick students to provide a summer camp for the middle school students there. For her senior project, Mollie volunteered at Families First in Portsmouth.

Mollie would like to thank all of her teachers and classmates, especially her advisor Mr. Smith; without their support her education and high school experience would not have been as enjoyable or even possible.


Jamie Wilson, daughter of Shaun and Jenny Wilson of Newfields, New Hampshire was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a senior. She entered Berwick Academy as a junior, and has maintained high honors or honors every semester. She received a departmental recognition award in math and the Dartmouth Book Award junior year. Jamie also won the Timothy Kelliher Writing Contest her junior year and was inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society her senior year.

Jamie played JV soccer and JV tennis her junior year and co-captained the JV field hockey team and the JV basketball team her senior year. Jamie is also a member of the yearbook staff and the Lassiter Buddy Program. She founded a Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Berwick her senior year and placed first in business calculations at the Maine State FBLA Conference. Through FBLA, Jamie volunteered at a local thrift store and designed a web site for a nonprofit in Dover. She also enjoyed taking art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

This fall, Jamie will be in the honors program at Miami University in Ohio.


Sam Winters, son of Tim and Marie Winters of Dover, NH, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society as a junior. Sam entered Berwick Academy after completing his freshman year at Dover High School and has maintained high honors for every term of his academic career. He has completed advanced placement classes in the areas of calculus, chemistry, physics, and English, and has also taken several honors classes.

As a sophomore, he received two departmental recognition awards for history and math. Sam was inducted into the National Latin Honor Society and received the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal in his junior year. Following both his sophomore and junior years, Sam was recognized with the Cogswell Award which is given to the underclassman with the highest GPA. He has been recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar and as one of three young men to be named as Presidential Scholar Semi Finalists from New Hampshire. Sam has been a member of the math team for three years, attending the Maine State Math Meet each year, and the New England Math Meet this spring. His junior year, he participated in the National Chemistry Olympiad and was awarded the Chemistry Prize as the top chemistry student. He has served as a class representative and was elected as Student Body President for his senior year.

While at Berwick Academy, Sam has been a member of the recycling committee as well as the Lassiter Buddy Program. For his senior project, Sam worked with elementary school students in the special education program in Wells, Maine. He also volunteered his time in a first grade classroom at Woodman Park School in Dover, NH with his former first grade teacher.

Sam is a year-round competitive swimmer. He swims for both Seacoast Swimming Association and the Berwick team. At Berwick Academy, he received the Coach's Award his first year. During his senior year he was named captain and also received the Most Valuable Swimmer award. This spring, Sam also played JV lacrosse. He works year round as a lifeguard at The Works in Somersworth, NH and also enjoys volunteering at the Special Olympics swim venues.

Sam has been accepted at Carnegie Mellon University, Tufts University, Bowdoin College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He will attend Dartmouth College in the fall, plans on majoring in engineering, and will swim for the Division 1 "Big Green."


Graduates

Ari Andrews Efsthathiou
Chris Atwood
Zach Balomenos
Melissa Beckett
Emerson Bilodeau
Briana Bouchard
Katie Brodeur
Anya Burzynski
Kate Cavanaugh
Reilly Cavanaugh
Abby Mae Chase
Dan Davis
Ben DelPrete
Christian Dicker
Rose Elkins
Becca Fetters
Jo Fletcher
Jack French
Ashley Gray
Mike Grenier
Phil Hahn
Oliver Hammond
Ethan Hawes
Mike Henry
Chelsea Johnson
Aaron Kalter
Adam Kane
Hannah Katz- Barfield
Sarah Koallick
Ezra Kopf
Derek Lavigne
Jim Maddock
Jibran Malek
Dylan Martini
Kurtis McCabe
Tyler McFarland
Annie McGuigan
Nick Michaud
Shaun Millerick
Kevin Mills
Hannah Moran
Claire Pazzani
Katie Robb
Rob Roy
Jim Sherbahn
Cam Springer
Stephanie Staples
Skyler Stern
Mollie Stolzer
Maggie Sutherland
John Tackeff
Elena Tinios
Molly Towey
Lee Tsairis
Hannah Unger
Kristen van Dissel
Chelsea Vanderlinde
Olivia Waterhouse
Catie Wheeler
Tell White
Jamie Wilson
Sam Winters
Olivia Zeff