Fryeburg Academy Class of 2013 awards

Graduation Speaker Cailyn Ludwig of Center Conway, N.H. I’d like to begin by saying how honored I am that my class chose me to deliver this address, and by thanking all of you – the parents, family members, friends, peers, faculty, coaches, teachers, advisors, and mentors who have gotten myself and all of us to this moment. Thanks to your caring and efforts, in my 17 years of life I’ve learned a few important things that will help and serve as guides to us all along our unknowable journeys. That said, I have a tendency to be verbose when ardent, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet. First, I’d like to note that we’re all adults now. This is not meant to be rebellious or dismissive of authority; on the contrary, as the newest members of this grown-up world it remains imperative that we respect, learn from, and appreciate our elders and everything they have to offer us. However, what it does mean is that we are now responsible for ourselves. Our actions, our decisions will shape the paths our lives take. They will also be the physical manifestation of our values, our morals, and our integrity. I hope that upon reflecting at the end of any given day, you will be able to tell yourself honestly that the part you’ve played in this world has been an accurate representation of who you are, and that you’ve strived to make improvements.  In the words of Leo Tolstoy, “Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” This task is one completed with every passing second, in the most miniscule ways. The next thing I’ve learned is that every person you meet has the potential to influence who you are and who you become, but you get to decide how they do so. Your experiences – your lives – do not just happen to you. Rather, you are an active participant and you can choose how to process, get through, react to, and gain from it all. To paraphrase Bill Nye (yes, the science guy) every person you will ever meet knows something you do not, and has something to offer that you might grow from – it’s up to you to figure out what that is. My next piece to share is the importance of going after our pursuits wholeheartedly and taking ourselves seriously. We will only accomplish what we aim to if we truly give everything we've got. While it may be tempting to play aloof in the hopes of sparing ourselves disappointments or failures, it is also a surefire way to ensure against success. It is okay to care about something deeply and it is necessary to risk falling on your face for it. I guarantee that at no time in your life will you say, “I wish I had tried less.” Time and again, people allow the fear of failure to prevent them from trying, from finding fulfillment – and a life lived unfulfilled isn’t much of a life lived at all. In closing, I’d like to leave you all with the words of my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut, to remember through life or just through today: “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

Graduation Speaker Cailyn Ludwig of Center Conway, N.H.
I’d like to begin by saying how honored I am that my class chose me to deliver this address, and by thanking all of you – the parents, family members, friends, peers, faculty, coaches, teachers, advisors, and mentors who have gotten myself and all of us to this moment. Thanks to your caring and efforts, in my 17 years of life I’ve learned a few important things that will help and serve as guides to us all along our unknowable journeys. That said, I have a tendency to be verbose when ardent, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.
First, I’d like to note that we’re all adults now. This is not meant to be rebellious or dismissive of authority; on the contrary, as the newest members of this grown-up world it remains imperative that we respect, learn from, and appreciate our elders and everything they have to offer us. However, what it does mean is that we are now responsible for ourselves. Our actions, our decisions will shape the paths our lives take. They will also be the physical manifestation of our values, our morals, and our integrity. I hope that upon reflecting at the end of any given day, you will be able to tell yourself honestly that the part you’ve played in this world has been an accurate representation of who you are, and that you’ve strived to make improvements.
In the words of Leo Tolstoy, “Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” This task is one completed with every passing second, in the most miniscule ways.
The next thing I’ve learned is that every person you meet has the potential to influence who you are and who you become, but you get to decide how they do so. Your experiences – your lives – do not just happen to you. Rather, you are an active participant and you can choose how to process, get through, react to, and gain from it all. To paraphrase Bill Nye (yes, the science guy) every person you will ever meet knows something you do not, and has something to offer that you might grow from – it’s up to you to figure out what that is.
My next piece to share is the importance of going after our pursuits wholeheartedly and taking ourselves seriously. We will only accomplish what we aim to if we truly give everything we've got. While it may be tempting to play aloof in the hopes of sparing ourselves disappointments or failures, it is also a surefire way to ensure against success. It is okay to care about something deeply and it is necessary to risk falling on your face for it. I guarantee that at no time in your life will you say, “I wish I had tried less.” Time and again, people allow the fear of failure to prevent them from trying, from finding fulfillment – and a life lived unfulfilled isn’t much of a life lived at all.
In closing, I’d like to leave you all with the words of my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut, to remember through life or just through today: “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

Fryeburg Academy Class of 2013 Awards

 The Bill Sayles Award: Patrick Moody

The Oliver Award: Van Tuong Nguyen

Senator George J. Mitchell: Michelle Boucher

The Rachel M. Osgood Scholarship: Mahina Gardener

The Richard Denney Scholarship: Tyler Saunders

Susan Souther Page English Medal: Kiley Jolicoeur

Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize – History: Allie Gagnon

Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize – Math: Yueyi Sun

George Haley Prize: Logan Gerchman

Major Clayton Warren Pike and Margaret E. Pike Science Prize: Yueyi Sun

Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize — French: Shannon Friberg

The Priscilla Higgins Merrifield French Award: Catherine Gillette

Walter A. Robinson Classical Prize: Isaac Rader

The Fryeburg Academy Spanish Award: Kendra Fox, Kallie Moulton

Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize — Business: Jacob Thurston

Theodore P. Blaich Social Studies Award: Christina DiPietro

Andrew B. Welch Life Science Award: Christina DiPietro

John F. Weston Award: Jennifer Perry

Ralph M. Larrabee Award: Jamie Gullikson

The Lester W. Hammond Jr. Award: Kyle Barboza

Eleanor P. Andrews Award: Gefei Li

Philip G. Andrews, Jr. Award: Walker Day

Barbara Douglass Intercultural Ambassador Award: Van Tuong Nguyen, Norbu Samphel Sherpa

Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association Scholarship: Megan Cavanaugh, Jennifer Perry

The Priscilla MacGillivray Goff Award: Megan Cavanaugh

The LaCasce Award: Jamie Gullikson, Cailyn Ludwig

Dean’s Cup: Ting-wei Lee

Senior Esprit de Corps Award: Erfei Zhao

Ruth Shaw French Award: Jennifer Perry

The Graustein Awards: Bright Amoako, Kendra Fox

Robert S. Crabtree Service Award: Connor Sheehan

Erickson Award: Silas Eastman

The Gibson Memorial Medal - Michelle Boucher

The Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association Awards: Michelle Boucher, Conner Sheehan

Bretton Frost Memorial Award: Tyler Saunders

Marjoray “Dolly” LaCasce All-State Music Awards: Steven Flaherty, Allie Gagnon, Hunter Lyons

The Fryeburg Recreation Department’s Dick Cote Community Service Award: Kendra Fox

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award: Michelle Boucher

Grover Women’s Athletic Scholarship: Ellen Bacchiocchi

Reny’s Scholarship: Mahina Gardener

Constance Warren and Henry Warren Andrews Award: Paul Dostie

Dollars for Scholars of Mount Washington Valley Scholarship: Michelle Boucher, Walker Day, Christina DiPietro, Steven Flaherty, Kendra Fox, Jamie Gullikson, Laura Lewis, Kelsey Liljedahl, Rebecca Mann, Hannah Plowden, Ian Shea, Megan Vitters            

Chatham Historical Society: Silas Eastman, Michael Fournier, Jennifer Perry

The Charles G. Rutter Industrial Arts Award: Silas Eastman

Dorothy P. Ingraham Award: Samantha Sgroi

Charles E. and Blanche M. Fox Award: Silas Eastman

Stella Nickerson Gray Award: Allie Gagnon

Madeline A. Savard Medical Award: Michelle Boucher

The Stella N. and Lawrence M. Gray Award: Silas Eastman

The Class of 1950 Award: Michelle Boucher

John Fordyce Prize: Bright Amoako

The Cal and Sally Harnden Award: Michelle Boucher

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation Scholarships: Shannon Friberg, Alexis Delacruz, Steven Flaherty, Kelsey Liljedahl, Tyler Saunders, Dennis Skillings

Harry G. True Memorial Scholarship: Jordan Parker

Brian (BJ) Day Award: Rebecca Mann

Colin Hurd Memorial Award: Jacob Thurston

Maine Principals’ Association Principal’s Award: Michelle Boucher

The John Freeman Memorial Award: Christina DiPietro

The MELMAC Education Scholarship: Steven Flaherty

Virginia Lee Nixon Award: Christina DiPietro

Wallace Blake Scholarship: Logan Gerchman

Nancy Brooks Heath Nursing Award: Hannah Plowden

The Frank Petillo Memorial Fine Arts Award: Allie Gagnon

The Drama Award: Lake Phillips, Ashanah Tripp

New England Science Teachers Award: Michelle Boucher

Vincent Manoriti Memorial Book Award: Michelle Boucher

Raiders Booster Plaques for Outstanding Athletic Performance: Christina DiPietro, Silas Eastman

Fryeburg Academy Soccer Award: Paul Dostie

Paul “Skip” McBride Memorial Award: Madeline Pearson, Jacob Thurston

Joseph R. Austin Football Award: Kyle Bonner

Clifford L. Gray Baseball Award: Tyler Hill

Eldon W. Heartz Track Award: Jamie Gullikson

Harry G. True Basketball Award: Tyler Saunders

Susan Harnden Fox Wrestling Award: Jacob Thurston

Jay Boschert Memorial Award: Tyler Saunders

Katelyn Dagan Scholarship: Jennifer Sundgren

Fryeburg Lions Club Scholarship: Kelsey Liljedahl, Courtney McGrath

Fryeburg Fish and Game Association Scholarship: Walker Day, Jacob Thurston

Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club: Cody Smith

The Frank W. Shaw Post #137 American Legion Award: Jacob Thurston

Alumni Association Book Awards: Kyle Barboza, Kallie Moulton, Jennifer Perry, Cody Smith, Carla Tripp

The Denmark Lions Scholarships: Megan Cavanaugh, Logan Gerchman, Jamie Gullikson, Michael LeGoff, Tyler LeGoff

Campbell Conference Football Award: Kyle Bonner

The Lovell Lions Scholarships, The Malcolm Wilson Memorial Scholarship to Ashanah Tripp; David Mason Recreational Scholarship to Ellen Bacchiocchi; Chester Adams Memorial Scholarship to Kallie Moulton; Winfield Adams Memorial Scholarship to  Patrick Moody

David G. Fox Memorial Scholarship: Walker Day, Kallie Moulton, Samantha Sgroi

Fryeburg Area Rotary Scholarship: Michelle Boucher, Kendra Fox, Logan Gerchman, Jennifer Perry, Connor Sheehan

Raiders Booster Club Book Award: Kyle Barboza, Michelle Boucher, Walker Day, Silas Eastman, Kendra Fox, Logan Gerchman, Jamie Gullikson, Haley Kollander, Kelsey Liljedahl, Jennifer Perry, Hannah Plowden, Connor Sheehan, Jacob Thurston, Carla Tripp

The Pingree-Trumbull Scholarship: Mahina Gardener

Poland Spring Good Science Scholarships: Sasha Azel, Kendra Fox, Jamie Gullikson, Kelsey Liljedahl, Ian Shea

The Knights of Pythias Award: Tyler Saunders

Joan Irish Award: Sasha Azel

Marion Rodgerson Scholarship: Megan Vitters

The Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award: Christina DiPietro, Silas Eastman

Settlers’ Green Outlet Village Scholarship: Hannah Plowden

Oxford County Education Association Retired Educational Award: Megan Cavanaugh

Stephen E. Smith Memorial Scholarship: Tyler Hill

Girl Scout Gold Award: Jennifer Perry

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