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Marshwood High School in South Berwick, Maine, announces its Class of 2017 Top 10 Students. Top row, from left, Paige Singer, Valedictorian, Brian Austin, Salutatorian, Matthew John Caverly, Sophia Hollick and Cameron Scharff; Bottom row, from left, Lindsey Roberts, Skye Cote, Cameron Morin, Brookie Villinski and Sydney Page.
May 29, 2017
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Paul Mehlhorn, Principal of Marshwood High School, announces the Top Ten and Honor Graduates for the Class of 2017.
Valedictorian, Paige Singer, is the daughter of Scott and Patricia Singer and lives in Eliot. Paige is a National Merit Scholarship Winner, a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society, and President of Student Government. She has earned 11 varsity letters and been a captain for the soccer, lacrosse, and indoor track teams at Marshwood. Her 2015 lacrosse team won the first state championship for the program. Paige also ran on the indoor track team for three years, going to the New England Championships twice and earning the 4x800m relay state champion title. In the summer, Paige enjoys volunteering at youth sports camps and helping coach clinics. While at Marshwood, Paige has won an Aimee Schramm Book award and departmental awards in Latin and History. In her free time, Paige enjoys bad puns, hiking with her dog, and beach trips. This fall Paige will be attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and most likely will study political science and economics.
Salutatorian, Brian Austin, is the son of Jennifer and Brett Austin of South Berwick. Since 9th grade, he has played clarinet in the Marshwood High School concert band and been first chair since 11th grade; he also plays piano outside school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music honor society, and La Légion d’honneur. He also fences at Seacoast Fencing Club and is an E-rated épéeist. In his spare time, he likes to study languages/linguistics and to program. This year, his team won first place in the Maine App Challenge for their app that helps learner’s permit-holders track their driving prior to the road test. Next year, he will be studying computer science and possibly linguistics at Northeastern University as part of the university’s honors program.
Matthew John Caverly is the son of John and Renee Caverly of South Berwick. Matt is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Latin National Honor Society. He has been a four year member of the football and wrestling programs. Matt served as a captain of the 2017 State Championship Wrestling team. He was also a member of the baseball team his freshman year. Matt was a member of the inaugural Marshwood Quiz Bowl team.Throughout his high school career Matt received one first team and two second team All-SMAA awards in wrestling as well an Academic Award from the Campbell Conference in football. He also received the Scholar Athlete Award from the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. In his free time Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, eating and giving back to the community. Matthew will be attending Cornell University in the fall in the School of Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering.
Sophia Hollick is the daughter of Adam and Mylene Hollick and lives in South Berwick. Sophia is the founder and president of the Marshwood Science Club and was this year’s captain of the Marshwood Math Team. Science and math have always been Sophia’s preferred subjects. The first three years of her high school career have yielded the science award in Freshmen Science, Chemistry, and Biology. In the summer before her junior year, Sophia attended the Project SMART program with UNH. Since then, she has been working with Dr. Smith, researching interstellar particles picked up by the solar wind. Her first publication will be submitted to the scientific journal within the summer months. During her free time, Sophia enjoys playing guitar, keeping up with current events, playing with her dog, and gaming with her friends. This fall, Sophia will be further pursuing science at Rensselaer (RPI), specializing in physics.
Cameron Scharff is the son of Adam Scharff and Valora Brockway of South Berwick. Cameron is a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He played baseball and soccer from age four up through his sophomore year. In his junior year, he discovered a passion for running and switched over to cross country and indoor track. Cameron has participated in various extracurriculars in his time at Marshwood, including the Hawk Outdoor Leadership Development (HOLD) club and the Interact Club. He has been a four year member of student government, and served as one of the student representatives to the Board of Directors in his junior and senior year. He served as a class representative during his freshman and sophomore years as well. Cameron was a part of the 2017 We the People team that went to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Finals. During his time at Marshwood, Cameron has received the Amy Schramm Book Award, department awards in English and History, and various athletic awards. He was a captain on the cross country team during his senior season. After school, Cameron participated in the Hawk Buddies Mentoring and Teen Trendsetters Hawk Reading Buddies programs, working with elementary school children. In his free time, Cameron enjoys playing guitar, running, writing, reading, hiking and exploring nature, and learning all he can. Cameron will be attending Wesleyan University in the fall.
Lindsey Roberts is the daughter of Randy and Joanne Roberts and lives in Eliot. She is a member of both the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society and has participated in student government all four years. She has been a member of the soccer, basketball, lacrosse, track, and cross country teams during her high school career, serving as a captain for the track team her senior year. Lindsey has also received a departmental award in math and an Aimee Schramm Book award. During her free time Lindsey enjoys traveling, running, skiing, being active, and spending time with friends. In the fall, Lindsey will be attending the University of Vermont in the biomedical engineering program.
Skye Cote is the daughter of Heather Cote and resides in Eliot. Skye is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and is the treasurer of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society. She received the departmental World Language Award her junior year. She has played the flute in concert band since the sixth grade. She enjoys giving back to the community, and has served as both the vice president and president of Recycling Club. Skye has also volunteered at the NHSPCA and serves as the secretary of Interact Club. She has been a member of the Girls Who Code Club since its founding at Marshwood her sophomore year. Outside of school she enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, and traveling. Skye will be attending the University of Redlands in the fall to study international relations and Spanish.
Cameron Morin is the son of Michelle Morin of Eliot and Jeffrey Morin of Sanford. Cam was the secretary for the class of 2017 all four years of high school. In the course of his high school career, Cam received the departmental award for family consumer sciences and made high honors every quarter. In his free time, Cam enjoys participating in activities through his church such as youth group, Bible studies, helping out at children’s church, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering at Summer Bible Camp. He loves spending time with friends, going on drives, and serving others through missions trips with his youth group and leading a group of youth to serve at a local soup kitchen. Cam will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA as an honor student with a major in biomedical sciences and a minor in psychology.
Brooke Villinski, the daughter of Mark and Jacquelyn Villinski, lives in South Berwick. Brooke has been active in Marshwood’s Interact Club and served as the club’s Treasurer in her senior year. Brooke is also a member of the Piscataqua Chapter of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the Girls Who Code Club. She played soccer all four years and earned the Coach’s Award her sophomore year and the All Conference Academic team her senior year. She also enjoyed running both Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field as a sprinter in the winter and spring seasons. She is in the process of learning how to ski, enjoys hiking and swimming in the summers, and loves to travel. Brooke is excited to be attending the Illinois Institute of Technology this fall, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Sydney Page is the daughter of Amanda and Todd Page and lives in Eliot. Sydney played on both the soccer team and the softball team during her freshman and sophomore years of high school, and played volleyball and tennis for her junior and senior years. She was a captain of the volleyball team her senior year. Sydney has been a part of the yearbook staff since her sophomore year, becoming an editor her junior year and continuing that role as a senior. She was a member of the French club during her freshman to junior years of school, also becoming a member of the French Honor Society her sophomore and junior years. Sydney was part of both the Hawk Buddy and the Reading Buddy mentoring programs at Eliot Elementary School during her senior year as well. She received a letter of commendation for her performance on the PSAT during her junior year of high school, and has maintained high honors throughout her high school career. During her free time, Sydney enjoys skiing and travelling, along with other outdoor activities. She will be attending the University of Rhode Island as an honors student and will be majoring in Animal Science on a pre-veterinary track.
Additional Honor Graduates maintaining a four-year average of 92 percent or better include: Luciana Albers, Max Berman, Lyle Carlson, Inga Carlton, Mya Cartmill, Margaret Childress, Maria Christian, Christian Ciampa, Hyatt Cook, Amelia D’Anci, Samuel Davis, Riley Dinsmore-Patch, John Doherty, Lucas Doyle, Molly Ferguson, Hannah Fife, Shannon Giblin, Jennifer Gray, Lewis Guy, Aine Hawthorne, Chloe Hepburn, Henry Herbold, Zoe Janetos, Emily Kaye, Bridget LaSelva, Samuel Leathe, Gracie Lodge-McIntire, Emma MacDonald, Sarah MacDonald, Iara Manchester, Catrina Marr, Ethan Martin, Mary McColley, Jacob McKenney, Justin Nelson, Reilly Nichols, Lowell Pence, Nathaniel Poole, Matthew Pritchett, Egann Roberge, Meghan Sandler, Marissa Sewell, Grayson St. Pierre, Abigail Steinhauer, Taylor Tarr, Olivia Tsamparlis, Isabelle Ury, Olivia Varner, Alyssa Waters.
The Top Ten and Honor Graduates of the class of 2017 would like to thank family, friends, teachers, and mentors who have made high school a memorable and engaging experience through their support.