Tyler E. Billipp, Valedictorian, is the son of Peter and Karen Billipp of Eliot. Tyler is the President of Student Government and the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society. Over the past four years, Tyler has been involved in varsity soccer, skiing and tennis, participated on the math team, and been a member of the French National Honor Society. He enjoys skiing, surfing, reading, and biking in his spare time. Tyler has been the recipient of the Harvard Book Award, the Aimee Schramm Book award, and awards for achievement in French and Science. In the fall Tyler plans to study biology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Isabella Connelly, Salutatorian, is the daughter of Terry Connelly of Eliot, Maine and Ramona Connelly of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She attended St. Patrick's School in Portsmouth from kindergarten through eighth grade, and is currently involved in fencing at Seacoast Fencing Club in Rochester, New Hampshire. She is the President of Spanish National Honor Society, tutors students, and she spent last July with a host family in Spain. In the fall of 2008 she was an intern with the Obama campaign. She is a National Merit Finalist, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.. and Dirigo Girls State in Bangor, Maine. She received the Aimee Schramm Book Award, the Phi Beta Kappa Award, and departmental awards in English, Math, and French while at Marshwood. She plans to attend Tufts University and major in political science.
Marlena Alleva is the daughter of Barbara Levy and Rick Alleva and lives in South Berwick and Eliot. In school she plays clarinet in concert band and has been involved in jazz, pit and marching bands. Marlena is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Marlena has played on Marshwood's tennis team for four years. She also enjoys reading, playing piano, bike riding, and talking walks with her sister Rosie. She is a regular attendant at the local coffeehouses/open mic nights. She is considering a major in either Biology or English Literature and is interested in education. She was inspired by teaching elementary students in a summer reading program last summer. Marlena will continue playing music and is looking forward to study abroad opportunities during college. She wants to take art classes and continue writing in her spare time. Marlena plans to attend Centre College in Danville, Kentucky this fall.
Lindsey Gori is the daughter of Brian and Pam Gori of South Berwick. During her high school years she participated in varsity soccer, basketball and track. She was an SMAA First Team All Star for soccer, Foster's Dream Team Soccer All Star and was selected for the Maine McDonald's All State Academic Basketball Team and in her junior year selected to participate in the Cow Island Leadership Summit. Lindsey was class secretary for four years, vice president of the National Honor Society and a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. She has also participated in blood drives, has been a tutor for younger students and has enjoyed being a soccer referee and camp counselor. She is the recipient of the Clarkson Leadership Scholarship and TD Bank "Achieve the Dream" Scholarship. Additionally Lindsey received the Top Scholar Merit Award from the University of Maine, as well as the Edward and Grace Cutting Scholarship from the College of natural Sciences. Lindsey was accepted at Holy Cross, University of Vermont and the University of Maine Orono. She will attend the University of Maine Orono in the Honors College studying Biology.
Stephen Shea is the son of Stephen and Maria Shea and lives in South Berwick, Maine. He played trumpet in the marching band and concert band and has acted in many musicals. He was captain of the math Team, and the Historian for the National Honor Society. Stephen is very active in the Boy Scouts through community service and leadership and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Stephen is a Black Belt in Taekwondo. He also participated in Catholic Youth Ministry and was very active in his church. Stephen Shea will be attending the United States Air Force Academy and plans to study Aerospace Engineering.
Brittany Henley is from Eliot and is the daughter of Richard and Brenda Henley. Brittany played soccer and ran track all four years of her high school career. She was honored to be selected as a captain for both sports her senior year. As well as sports, Brittany was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society her junior and senior years of high school. Brittany also began and led a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group at Marshwood, attended a prayer group her senior year, and was a member of the Yearbook staff her senior year. Outside of school, Brittany attends Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire. She actively serves there and especially enjoys teaching Sunday school to young children every week. After graduating, Brittany will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with an undecided major. After the Academy, Brittany wants to serve her country aboard ships or pilot helicopters. Brittany also would like to teach math to middle or high school students in the future.
Logan Greenblatt is the son Peter and Lisa Greenblatt of South Berwick. As a student at Marshwood High School he served on the executive board of student government, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Interact Club, flute ensemble and math team. He has been on the cross country, alpine ski and tennis teams for four years, and was a captain of the cross country team his senior year. He was awarded the Algebra II and Chemistry award, and the Most Valuable Player and Spirit of Brixham Award on the ski and cross country team and was recognized as a member of the Southern Maine Athletic Association All Academic Team. Logan qualified and competed as a member of the Maine State Alpine Championship team this past winter and was selected for the SMAA All Conference Team. He has also attended the Maine Youth Leadership seminars and competed in the Timberman and Pumpkinman Triathlons. Next year he plans to attend Bates College and study biology.
Taygra Longstaff is the daughter of Shannon Darr and Stanley Longstaff and has grown up in Eliot. She has spent much of her school career participating in the school musicals, school vocal groups, and Indoor and Outdoor Track, as well as participating in music outside of school. She is president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and the current secretary of National Honor Society and has been recognized for her leadership abilities through positions of class president for two years, as well as Track captain since freshman year. She has also received multiple academic honors over the past four years including the Rensselaer Medal and the Williams College Book Award. In the autumn she will be attending the University of New Hampshire where she plans to study Environmental Engineering.
Ariel Kaplan is the daughter of Lisa and Michael Kaplan of South Berwick. She is captain of the field hockey team and a member of the tennis team, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Great Bay Coast Watch Water Sampling program. Outside of school Ariel enjoys playing on the Biddeford Lady Breakers ice hockey team and indoor field hockey at Seacoast United. She works as a camp counselor for the South Berwick Recreation Department and waitress at Frye's Leap Cafˇ. She received the biology award her junior year. Ariel will attend the University of Southern Maine where she will major in biochemistry and play field hockey. She aspires to be a high school science teacher and field hockey coach.
Michael Lee is the son of Paul and Patricia Lee. They live together, along with his younger brother Tim in Eliot, Maine. Mike has participated on the Marshwood soccer and ski teams and this year has participated in the school recycling club. In the winter months Mike and his family ski avidly, traveling to the mountains every weekend and free day that they have. During the summer Mike spends his time waiting for the snow to begin falling again. This winter season Mike will be attending the University of British Columbia in the city of Vancouver. There he will be majoring in Applied Biology a study of life and how man can better live with the biodiversity on this planet.
Additional Honor Graduates maintaining a four-year average of 93% or better include: Elizabeth Barker, Nicole Bellottie, Emily Bryant, Michelle Carr, Natasha Chabot, Amy Cole, Richard Cooney, Nicole Daugherty, Bryan Dumont, Megan Fontaine, Kathryn Gagnon, Robert Harper, Adam Hosack, Kelsey Hoyt, Johna Jones, Kristina Knight, Kathryn Marshall, George Woody Mott, Caroline Muise, William Tad Olsen, Hannah Perry, Rebecca Pike, Kacey-Sue Pope, Morgan Schoff, John Spezia, Nura Walters, Benjamin Weaver and Emily Weightman.
Amy Cole and Kelsey Hoyt
Career Technical Honor Awards
Amy Conway, Jason DiNola, Nicole Dunton, April Johnson, John Spezia
Performing Arts Awards
Zane Peterson and Nura Walters
Vocal Award - Kathleen Christie Award
Family and Consumer Science Award
Senior Athlete Awards
Ryan Hyson and Chelsea Watson
Tyler Billipp and Lindsey Gor
Permanent Art Collection
GraduatesKasey Marie Adrien