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Gorham residents Erin Arey, Katelyn Gendron, Nina Greenwood, Abigail Longstaff, William Reidy, Alex Smith, and Katherine-Helene Sullivan graduated from Cheverus High School on June 5 at Merrill Auditorium.

Arey, daughter of Maureen and Sean Arey, was the recipient of the Elizabeth Gillis Ahearn & Leonard F. Ahern Memorial Fund Scholarship. She was selected to serve as the Baccalaureate Speaker. She will attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Gendron, daughter of Jessica Dascanio and William Gendron, was the winner of the 2017 Lila Grace Sullivan Amirault Scholarship (Silver Award) for excellence in Latin IV H and Theology, and the John J. Flaherty Prize in Classics. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, was the captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams, and her relay team qualified to compete in the national championship. She will attend Northeastern University.

Greenwood, daughter of Brian and Susan Greewood, was the Class A diver of the year. She will attend Wheaton College.

Longstaff, daughter of Christopher and E. Hona Longstaff, was the recipient of the Adam Worth Sherlock Memorial Award and the Southern Maine Swim Officials Association Scholarship. She was captain of the swim team and is the school record holder in the 50 free and 100 fly, Southwestern champion in 100 backstroke, and was elected to the all-state team all four years and honored as the MVP for southwestern championship meet. She will attend American University.

Reidy, son of William Reidy and Gina Breggia-Reidy, will attend Roanoke College.

Smith, son of Ronald and Laura Smith, will attend Thomas College.

Sullivan, daughter of Michael and Anatoli Sullivan, won the Silver Award for academic excellence in Concert Band and Latin III. She was selected to perform the French horn in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, selected for All National Honors Symphonic Orchestra, and was a recipient of The Catholic University of America Book Award. She will attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Maine Connection Academy

Gorham resident Kaylee LaChance (photo not available) graduated from Maine Connections Academy (MCA), Maine’s first tuition-free virtual charter school for students in grades 7-12, on June 8 at an in-person commencement ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center to honor its third class of graduating seniors. LaChance was honored with the Early College for ME scholarship.

Waynflete School

Gorham residents Eleanor (Ellie) Chidsey and Elsie Parrot graduated from Waynflete School on June 9 at Merrill Auditorium. Chidsey, daughter of David Chidsey and Rachael Brown, will attend Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Parrot, daughter of Steven Parrot and Nancy Martz, will attend the College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Photo credits Coffee Pond Productions

Photo credit Leah Haraden Photography (for Erin Arey)