Falmouth High School

Top Seniors

Francesca D'Alfonso is the daughter of Francine D'Alfonso. She is an AP Scholar with Honor and a member of the National Honor Society. She has received academic achievement in Latin, French, English, biology and algebra. She has been a four-year varsity member of the cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track teams. Her senior year she served as captain of the cross-country and indoor track teams. Francesca has volunteered at the Children's Museum of Maine and participated in many other volunteer activities. She is a member of the Key Club, Outing Club and Video Yearbook. Francesca will attend Tufts University in the fall where she plans to major in chemical engineering.

Maria Darrow is the daughter of Mitchell and Fernanda Darrow. In high school her favorite activities have included participating in a cappella groups, ice hockey, vocal jazz, mock trial, theatre and Ultimate Frisbee. She has received recognition for academic achievement in history, English, and Spanish, and has twice been selected to the Maine All-State Choir. Next year she is planning on traveling to Salta, Argentina to get to know her extended family and explore Argentine folk music. In the fall of 2011 she will be attending Amherst College, where she plans on creating her own Romance Language major. She enjoys painting and biking.

Jameson Ford, the son of Randall and Judy Ford, is a member of the National Honor Society and received the St. Michael's Book Award, as well as recognition for academic achievement in psychology and Latin. He has been an active participant in The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School for four years, along with being a member of the Falmouth boys swimming and diving team for the past two seasons. He enjoys all aspects of the performing arts, including singing, dancing, acting and playing the flute; while he will not be pursing a major in the arts, he hopes to keep these passions alive as he moves into the next phase of his life. Jameson will be entering the University of Maine at Orono in the fall as a psychology major and a member of the Honors College.

Amanda Gallagher is the daughter of Tim and Sandy Gallagher of Falmouth. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was awarded the Princeton Book Award as a junior. She is a member of Cooperative Leadership and the Model United Nations team. Amanda has been a student tutor and has done volunteer work at Maine Medical Center. She received the 2009 Fall Sportsmanship Award and has participated in soccer, cross country, and has been a member of the tennis team for the last 4 years including the last two Falmouth state championships. She is a captain of the tennis team this year. Amanda's other interests include skiing and running. Amanda will attend the Connell School of Nursing this fall at Boston College.

Ryan Gao is the son of Alan Gao and Crystal Wang of Falmouth. He is the valedictorian of his class, has been recognized for achievement in mathematics, the sciences, English, and French and has received the Dartmouth Book Award. Ryan is treasurer of the National Honor Society, and was named National AP Scholar, State AP Scholar, and National Merit Scholarship Recipient. He actively participates in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track, as well as numerous performing arts groups. He plays clarinet in the school band and the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, sings with the school chorus, jazz choir, and two a cappella groups, and has performed with the theatre company all four years. Ryan also takes part in the math team, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial, the environmental action committee, and the Mast school newspaper. He volunteers at the high school's tutoring center as a peer tutor, and assists in coaching two middle school math teams. Ryan will attend Harvard College in the fall and plans to major in mathematics or biophysics.

Daniel Hanley
is the son of Sean and Wendy Hanley. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been recognized for academic achievement in history, math, French and English. He has served on the Class of 2010 executive board, and has been a mentor with Maine Adaptive, a program that teaches children with disabilities how to skate and play hockey. He is a four-year varsity player in both hockey and lacrosse, where he was named captain in both his junior and senior years. He has been a first team All-State selection in both hockey and lacrosse. He will attend Bowdoin College in the fall where he plans to continue to pursue his goals as a scholar athlete.

William Hayes is the son of Stephen Hayes and Carol McCarthy of Falmouth. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Commended Scholar, a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, and the recipient of the Harvard Book Award. He participates extensively in musical activities on the trumpet and piano, and has been a member of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, District II Honors Band, and All-State Band. He also enjoys being involved in many other activities, including editing the school newspaper, chairing the Model UN team, and being a member of the math team. Additionally, he is a member of the Nordic ski team, cross country team, and track team. He will attend Williams College next fall.

Corrie Legge is the daughter of Russell Legge and Rachel Cooney. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is a recipient of the Mount Holyoke Book Award. Corrie has also been recognized for academic achievement in multiple subjects including English, biology, and anatomy & physiology. Theatre has always been her passion, although she is involved in multiple extracurricular activities. She has not only been involved with The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School for the past four years, but has participated in multiple productions outside of school as well. For the past two years, Corrie has also been involved with the Falmouth Elementary and Falmouth Middle School theatre productions as an associate director. She has also found volunteer opportunities through other organizations including Girl Scouts and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This fall, she will be attending Brandeis University with an intended major in biology.

Erin Morris is the daughter of Neil and Linda Morris. She is an AP Scholar with Honor and a member of the National Honor Society. She participated in Falmouth High School's Big Buddy program her freshman and sophomore years, and volunteered for the American Diabetes Association "Tour de Cure" race committee. Erin's artwork was selected to participate in the Scholastic Art competition at Maine College of Art during her freshman year. She has been a member of the varsity indoor and outdoor track teams for four years and the varsity cross-country team for three years. As a senior, she served as captain of the cross-country and outdoor track teams. Erin will be attending Villanova University in the fall.

Chadwick Prichard is the son of Cathy and Lance Prichard of Falmouth. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction, National Coca-Cola Scholar, AXA Achievement Scholar, DAR Good Citizen, and recipient of the Western Maine Conference Good Citizen Award and the Connecticut College Book Award. He was captain of the Mock Trial team, President of the Emission Commission, which won a $40,000 National First Place Prize in the 2008-2009 Lexus Eco Challenge, and a founding member of the Northern New England championship team for the National Science Bowl. Chadwick has been featured on Discovery's "Planet Green" for founding the Anti Pollution Revolution CampaignȘ, which was named "Maine's newest educational resource" by Senator Olympia J. Snowe and for which he won the Falmouth Eco-Excellence award. He will attend The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania next fall.

Benjamin Snowdon is the son of Kenneth and Mary Snowdon. He is the salutatorian of his class, an AP Scholar with Honor, a National Merit Commended Student, and a member of the National Honor Society. Ben organized a project improving the Falmouth Food Pantry and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoys hiking, cross-country running, outdoor track, and cross-country skiing. He has received many awards, especially in the areas of math and science. Performing bioinformatics research at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory last summer piqued his interest in biology and spurred him on his career path. His wit has been tested as editor of the Faberian and his leadership has been tested as a captain of the cross-country team and the captain of the Science Olympiad team. He was a member of the Emission Commission, a first place Lexus Eco Challenge team, and recently competed in the Department of Energy National Science Bowl. Ben will attend Duke University and major in biomedical engineering.

Charles Swerdlow is the son of Robert and Victoria Swerdlow. He is an artist, a musician, a writer, a scholar, and an athlete. He was voted Most Artistic by his classmates, and works in a variety of traditional, digital and mixed media. He is a member of six choral groups, plays guitar and ukulele, and writes and records music. Additionally, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Fenway Park. He was a captain of the cross-country team and races year-round in varsity track and field and cross-country. As a racewalker, he has set five school records, has won four All-American awards and has competed for the U.S. Junior National Team. He is an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar Commended Student. He also won the 2009 Boston College Book Award. Charles will attend the Savannah College of Art & Design in the fall.

Fiona Vella is the daughter of John Vella and Deirdre Conroy-Vella. She is an AP Scholar, recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award, and a member of the National Honor Society. She has been recognized for academic achievement in English, French, history, government, and mathematics. Fiona participated in Mock Trial, becoming a captain her senior year, and the Civil Rights Team, becoming president her junior year. More recently, she joined the yearbook staff and also became a tutor. Fiona has passionately pursued vocal music throughout high school as a member of the school chorus, Jazz Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's Ensemble, and two student-led a cappella groups. She has also participated in various auditioned choirs including District II Chorus, All-State Chorus, and All-State Jazz Chorus. She was selected for the Eastern Division Mixed Chorus her junior year and the Eastern Division Jazz Choir her senior year. Fiona will attend Yale University in the fall where she plans to major in ethics and political science.

Kathryn Vogt, the daughter of John Vogt and Jane Makela, is the vice president of the National Honor Society, received the St. Michael's College Book Award, and has been recognized for academic achievement in English, French, and history. She is a three-year member of the girls' varsity soccer team and played for Maine Metro Football Club in the off-season. Along with soccer, Kathryn has been a part of Key Club and the Video Announcements crew. She has also been a Girl Scout for ten years. The bulk of her time, though, has been spent in the music and theatre departments. Kathryn has participated in Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz, as well as multiple a cappella groups. Her passion for singing was coupled with a love of performance and creativity in many theatre productions over the years. She will be attending Northwestern University next fall, and plans to study anthropology.

Bernard "Ben" Weigel, the son of Ben and Pat Weigel of Falmouth, is a member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar, and has been recognized for achievement in math, English, and history. He has participated in Adventure Leadership and Executive Board. As a senior, Ben served as captain of three teams: cross-country, alpine skiing, and sailing. He was selected to the Western Maine Conference Alpine Team in 2009 and 2010. This past winter, Ben was named to the Maine State Alpine Team. In addition to high school racing, Ben has spent his winters racing for the Gould Academy competition program. He was named Most Valuable Skipper on the 2009 Southern Maine High School Sailing Team. A sailing instructor at Portland Yacht Club, he is active on the local race circuit, competing in one-design and PHRF fleets around New England. Ben is a year around surfer. He will attend Tufts University in the fall.

Emma Wilberg has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years, is an AP Scholar with Honor and has received awards in Latin, English and Social Studies. As a freshman she won the annual Falmouth Rotarian award in conjunction with the Freshman Executive Board for outstanding community service. She is the current president of Student Council, of which she has been a member for the past four years. She is editor of this year's yearbook and a two year member of the Civil Rights team. Also a member of the varsity volleyball team for three years, this past fall she was captain on the state runner-up volleyball team, for which she won the Falmouth Forecaster Fall Female Athlete of the Year. She was also selected for the First Team All State, First Team All Academic, and Senior All-Star teams. She is a captain and member of a two-time state champion varsity tennis team. She will attend Skidmore College in the fall and plans to major in psychology.

Alyssa Yeung is the daughter of Kwok and Rosita Yeung. She is president of the National Honor Society and was a senior captain of the Falmouth varsity volleyball team. In her junior and senior years, she was selected to be on the first team Maine All-State volleyball team. She was a founder of the Science Olympiad and the Science Bowl teams at Falmouth High School. She was also a founding member of Model United Nations and the debate teams for the school. She has been recognized for her achievement in math, science and Spanish. She has volunteered at multiple sponsored volleyball events and was member of the Falmouth Safe Passage service team that went to Guatemala in the spring of 2009. In the fall she will attend Indiana University where she plans to major in biotechnology.


Amber Aaskov
Jacquelyn Aaskov
Grace Alexander
Jillian Alvarez
Perri Arens
Michael Ascanio
Jacob Audet
Neil Axelsen
Grace Baker
Jacob Bartley
Reilly Bayer
Mitchell Beaulieu
Samuel Bennett
Keren Bitan
Kirsten Bjork
Braden Bohrmann
Samuel Bonsey
Lauren Boucher
Victoria Bridges
Rachel Brown
Margaret Bruen
Cassaundra Buhelt
Benjamin Burnes
Cody Cabana
Thomas Caswell
Caroline Clement
Julien Clement
Jason Cooney
Nancy Cooper
Charles Cott
Matthew Coughlin
Hayley Couper
Levi Cyr
Eric D'Agostino
Francesca D'Alfonso
Sarah Dalzell
Maria Darrow
Alison Derhagopian
John DeSimone
Dylan Scott DiBiase
Eric Dighton
Lucy Dilworth
Thomas Doherty
Shannon Donovan
Kelsey Duchesne
Alexander Dunn
Foster Dyck
Tyler Evers
Josiah Feigleson
Taylor Fenderson
Nicole Foley
Jameson Ford
Amanda Gallagher
Ryan Gao
Michael Gardner
Sarah Girouard
Joshua Grassman
Jonathan Greenwood
Adam Hallett
Christine Hammontree
Samantha Hancock
Daniel Hanley
William Hayes
Katelin Hedman
Eric Hemphill
Amber Hess
Casey Hilfrank
Jessica Hoch
Matthew Hoffman-Johnson
Sophie Holbrook
Carson Hooper
Samuel Horning
John Hunter
Lewis Hyland
Sarah Hyland
Matthew Ionta
Kalen Margaret Jabar
Samuel Jaffe
Christian Janelle
Julia Jordan
Michael Kane
Annalise Tora Keeler
Destiny Kennie
Hayeon Kim
Maura LaBrecque
Megan Lamare
Hillary Lawrence
Bryce Leary
Corrie Legge
Ashley Levesque
Jessica Levesque
Adelle Lewis
Charles Linthicum
Will Linthicum
Kyle Lucas
Bradley MacDonald
Kellen MacDonald
Kyle MacDonald
Spencer Mackin
Adrianne Madden
Stefano Mancini
Jennifer Marr
Catherine Martin
Nicole Mathieu
Rachel Mazerolle
Kathleen McCarthy
Sean McGrady
Samuel Mercer
Carter Milliken
Corey Morganstern
Brandon Morrill
Erin Morris
Russell Moulton
Lauren Mucci
Timothy Nash
Sarah Nee
John Neuts
Bryan Nutt
Dixon Pike
Nicholas Polko
Chadwick Prichard
Meredith Quirk
Jahrel Registe
Dylan Riddle
John Roberts
Edward Rogers
Ryan Rogers
Madeline Rudman
Seth Russell
Adrienne Sanford
Jacqueline Scott
Kathryn Seelen
Luke Seitz
Michael Serunian
Stephen Severn
Cameron Sheehan
Sindhu Singh
Emma Sipperly
Lee Skillin
Carolyn Smyth
Benjamin Snowdon
Craig Squier
Douglas Staples
Karita Stevens
Christopher Stitson
Mae Strout
Charles Swerdlow
Scott Talbot
Nolan Tapley
Allison Tietjen
Hannah Trieu
Bruce Tuttle
Sarah Uminski
Fiona Vella
Chase Vicenzi
Heather Villacci
Kathryn Vogt
Stephen Webel
Jonathan Webster
Bernard Weigel
Emily Whitmore
Emma Wilberg
Alexandra Wilkerson
Adam Winn
Courtney Wood
Alyssa Yeung
San You