Lake Region Class of 2018 Top 10 Percent

These students represent the Lake Region High School Class of 2018 Top 10% academically. Their names are listed alphabetically, not by their academic standing:

Dominic Adams

Dominic Adams, Raymond

Parent(s): Elizabeth and Craig Adams

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Bushido Karate Dojo, National Honor Society and WorldQuest.

Community or volunteer efforts: Teaching karate at elementary schools.

What are you plans this fall? I’m going to Rochester Institute of Technology to study computing security. I chose this path because I love technology and I love puzzles and that's all security is.

Favorite class? WorldQuest is my favorite class because I have learned so much from it, from hard facts like when the Stuxnet worm was launched to soft skills like effectively presenting.

Favorite LRHS memory? Going to Washington, D.C. for WorldQuest.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? Actually, try to learn the material. Whether you are interested or not in the subject, you are being gifted something and it is rude not to accept it.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? No matter the differences, everyone can still manage to get along and communicate with each other.

Daria Bosworth

Daria Bosworth, Naples

Parent(s): Theodore (Todd) Bosworth II and Jennifer Bosworth

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: National Honor Society, varsity cheerleading (Winter)

Community or volunteer efforts: Naples Earth Day Cleanups, Lake Region Vocational Center’s Car Shows, National Honor Society projects.

What are you plans this fall? In the fall, I will be attending the University of Maine, where I will major in nursing. I chose nursing because for as long as I can remember, I have loved all things medical. Following this passion while also being able to help others is what made me want to become a nurse.

Favorite class? This year, my favorite class was art. I have always found that it is important to find a time during the day to do something relaxing. This class provided this time for me in a semester that was very busy and stressful. Additionally, art has always been my favorite hobby and I had the opportunity to explore that hobby further with many tools and resources at my disposal.

Favorite LRHS memory? My favorite memory of LRHS is taking the vocational class Health Occupations. In that class, we became Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs), and were given the opportunity to learn about other medical careers as well. I got to meet new people from two other districts (Sacopee Valley and Fryeburg Academy) and decided that nursing is the right career for me.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? Don’t procrastinate. I used to procrastinate much too often and it has only caused me stress and never ended well. Without procrastinating, I have had much better outcomes, both mentally and academically, as well as retaining more of the information I was learning.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? While at Lake Region High School, I learned so much about myself and life. One thing I learned is to not be afraid of failure. Failure is how you learn and grow. You can apply lessons you learn from mistakes to other things that happen in your life. You also learn perseverance, patience, persistence, and hard work. That, I have found, is more valuable than most other things I have learned in high school.

Hannah Chadwick

Hannah Chadwick, Sebago

Parent(s): David and Laurie Chadwick

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, Seaperch Robotics Club

Community or volunteer efforts: Track and field sports camps, Harvest Hills Animal Shelter

What are you plans this fall? I plan to attend the University of Southern Maine to major in biology and minor in environmental science. I will also be participating on the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. I decided to pursue this career because of a class I took junior and senior year. Science has always been my favorite subject.

Favorite class? My favorite class is my Natural Sciences class with Joseph Dorner. He was also my biology teacher. This class taught me that I love the outdoors and I love anything to do with protecting the environment.

Favorite LRHS memory? My favorite memories I will have is competing on the cross-country and track and field teams with my teammates and coaches.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? The academic advice I would give out is to never give up and try your best. If you believe you’re going to fail, you’re going to fail, however if you believe you’re going to succeed, you’re going to succeed.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? Finally, the biggest lesson I learned from my four years at LRHS is to expect the unexpected. Sometimes things are never going to go the way you want it to, or sometimes things are going to come out better than what you wanted. From here on out, I don’t know what’s going to happen. All I can do is expect the unexpected because anything can happen.

Tanner Crockett

Tanner Crockett, Sebago

Parent(s): Jill and Aaron Crockett

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Concert, Jazz and Pep Band, Chorus and Jazz Choir, Tennis, Student Council

Community or volunteer efforts: I play with the band for a lot of community events such as basketball games, Casco tree lighting and playing during Memorial Day parades.

What are you plans this fall? I’m going to the University of New Hampshire, and I’m going to major in Spanish, to become a Spanish teacher, translator or interpreter. I chose this because I love teaching people things and I love language, I think the concept that people have different words to communicate the same ideas is pretty amazing.

Favorite class? My favorite class would either have to be band or Spanish. I like band because it’s filled with awesome, talented people and we do a lot of fun events. I like Spanish this year because it was a really small, intimate class and the teacher was one of the kindest, sweetest ladies I have ever known. She even went as far as to make coffee for us every Spanish class.

Favorite LRHS memory? My favorite LRHS memory would have to be the band trip to New York. I got to go to an Opera and a Broadway show and I got to hang out with my best friends the whole time.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? My key to academic success is probably to balance personal life and school. You want to have a lot of fun but you also want to get in all your work.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? To get involved, no matter what you do, arts, sports, clubs. It’s a great way to get to meet new people and have great friends.

Isabelle Davis-White

Isabelle Davis-White, Casco

Parent(s): Don White and Kelly Davis

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Soccer, lacrosse, indoor track, Math Team, National Honor Society, Astra and METS.

Community or volunteer efforts: Volunteering at Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, youth lacrosse practices, and various projects with Astra.

What are you plans this fall? Attending the University of Georgia

Favorite class? Painting 2 because I’ve always enjoyed art, and Ms. Metcalf taught me how to improve my paintings and use different techniques which have helped me become a better painter.

Favorite LRHS memory? Senior Awareness, Habitat for Humanity build day, college visits with METS, going to Ecuador sophomore year, field trips to Boston, Pumpkin Carving Day every year, and Project Grad.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? I think challenging myself helped a lot with being successful in high school. I always took the hardest classes (AP, Honors, college and high level math classes). By being in classes that I had to work hard in, I was motivated me to try my best.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? The biggest lesson I learned was to ask for help when I needed it. Teachers aren’t always going to make sure you understand everything, so asking them questions is very important! I think this lesson will help me a lot next year when I’m in college and my schoolwork is even more challenging.

Olivia Deschenes

Olivia Deschenes, Naples

Parent(s): Suzi and Rob Deschenes

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Field hockey, lacrosse, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Varsity Club, Student Cabinet

Community or volunteer efforts: Safe Passage Guatemala, Trunk or Treat, youth field hockey and lacrosse

What are you plans this fall? I will be attending Bentley University, where I will major in Global Studies. I think this field of study will be the perfect fit because I enjoy learning about current events and staying involved with the world around me.

Favorite class? My favorite class is English because I love that a single piece of writing can be interpreted in so many different ways.

Favorite LRHS memory? I have so many amazing memories that it’s hard for me to just choose one, but one of my favorites is Senior Awareness!

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? Find a good balance and don’t overwork yourself. Leave time to have fun!

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? The greatest lesson I learned is that change is inevitable. There is no way to escape it, so embrace it.

Lauren Jakobs

Lauren Jakobs, Naples

Parent(s): Lisa Ryan and Erik Jakobs

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Class President, Varsity Club president, Interact Club president, Math team, ASTRA Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Community or volunteer efforts: Service trip to the Dominican Republic (three times), Safe Passage trip to Guatemala, Community Kettle dinner in Bridgton, Holly Berry Craft Fair, Trunk-or-Treat, coaching youth sports

What are you plans this fall? I will be attending Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. I hope to major in Pre-Med and go on to medical school after my four years here. I am also playing lacrosse! I chose this path because during my service trips to the Dominican, I learned that I love helping people. I also love science, so the combination of the two led me to think of the medical field. Also, my mom has influenced me and has made me interested in the medical field.

Favorite class? My favorite class was probably Marine Biology because we were able to dissect animals and learn about such a wide variety of them. My teacher did an excellent job at giving us enough work to learn but not an excessive amount. We also had different methods of learning, such as presentations, packets, and movies.

Favorite LRHS memory? My favorite LRHS memory is making it to the State Championship in basketball. I had never won Western Maine’s or any championship my whole high school career, so it was awesome to be able to do it my senior year. Though we lost, it was still a memory I will have forever. I hope to make it back to the State Championship in lacrosse this year!

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? I would advise classmates to take personal responsibility to challenge themselves. My school did not challenge me that much, but I was able to challenge myself by taking various college courses online and by taking the hardest classes possible. In order to grow as a student and to grow as a member of society, you must expose yourself to different ideas to be successful.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? The biggest lesson I learned at LRHS is to make the best of what you have. Whether you aren’t in the class you wanted, or are playing the best team in the state, give it your all with what you have. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes because that is how you grow. Don’t dread the new grading system, learn how to work with it and push yourself as a student. Be open to new ideas and work hard no matter what!

Benjamin Johnson

Benjamin Johnson, Bridgton

Parent(s): Julie and Barry Johnson

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: National Honor Society, Varsity Club, Student Cabinet, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field

Community or volunteer efforts: Fundraising

What are you plans this fall? I decided to go to the University of Maine for Mechanical Engineering because I went to a summer camp at UMaine called Consider Engineering and fell in love with mechanical engineering.

Favorite class? Honors Contemporary World because I hated the class yet still always was able to have a smile on my face during it.

Favorite LRHS memory? Winning Winter Carnival three times in a row and Homecoming twice, Senior Week.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? Always just make sure to do your work and try your hardest, it will always pay off in the long run.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? The stress from procrastination is not worth the little “free” time it gives you.

Dorothy Moyse

Dorothy Moyse, Bridgton

Parent(s): Suzanne

Plans this fall: University of Maine

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Hailey Parsons, Naples

Parent(s): Travis and Erika Parsons

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Field hockey, lacrosse, Interact Club, Varsity Club, National Honor Society, METS

Community or volunteer efforts: Interact Club sponsored events, coaching youth sports programs, Trunk-or-Treat

Hailey Parsons

What are you plans this fall? I am attending Clark University in the fall. I am joining the field hockey team there, as well as planning on being involved with their new women’s lacrosse program in the spring of 2020. I am going into college with an undecided major in hopes of keeping my options open.

Favorite class? My favorite class this past year was Humanities. I really enjoyed the topics of discussion, as well as having the freedom to branch off and learn about things of my choosing, not just what was a part of the lesson plan.

Favorite LRHS memory? My favorite memories throughout my time at LRHS were winning Homecoming and Winter Carnival, multiple times, with my class.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? I would encourage underclassmen not to limit themselves and to get as involved in the school and the community as possible. Even though it gets overwhelming, there is almost always time to balance extracurriculars with academics.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? The biggest lesson I learned from my high school years is that time goes by quicker than we think. Always make time for class trips, football games, Homecoming, etc. The four years truly do fly by, so cherish the time you have in your hometown while you still have it.

Aisley Sturk

Aisley Sturk, Casco

Parent(s): Joshua and Asako Sturk

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: Soccer, basketball, lacrosse, Interact, ASTRA

Community or volunteer efforts: Can We Project

What are you plans this fall? Attending Bowdoin College to study government and legal studies because I see government as one of the most direct ways to change people’s lives.

Favorite class? Humanities. It makes it possible to see how everything is connected in this world.

Favorite LRHS memory? Pulling an April Fools prank sophomore year on our Humanities teachers.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? Don’t just try to get through the school day, but really enjoy learning the things you are being taught.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? Get to know as many people as possible, even if it only means knowing their name, to gain a wider perspective of the people that make up our society.

Kiessa Treadwell

Kiessa Treadwell, Casco

Parent(s): Dawn and Thomas Pickles

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: National Honor Society, ASTRA Club, Art Club and Varsity Club.

Community or volunteer efforts: I have completed over 200 hours of community service throughout high school.  I have participated in events and fundraisers like book drives, bake sales, car washes, Earth Day cleanups, cheer clinics, church events, face painting at Easter egg hunts, and so on.  I volunteer most regularly at the Opportunity Alliance’s Young Parent Program in Portland.

What are you plans this fall? I plan to attend University of Maine at Farmington in the fall to study Psychology. I hope to become and marriage and family therapist. Many people find me approachable and come to me for advice or even just to talk. I would love to actually be trained in this field so that I can give more professional and helpful advice toward each person that comes to me.

Favorite class? My favorite class has to be either my psychology class or my art classes because I find art to be relaxing and there was never a topic I didn’t find interesting in my psychology class.

Favorite LRHS memory? I don’t have just one favorite memory. This year has been amazing for so many reasons. Two of my favorite memories were: Senior Awareness hike because that was when I really bonded with my class. The other would be joining the cheerleading squad because that made me step out of my comfort zone to try something new and I made so many wonderful friends.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? My key to academic success is keeping a positive mindset. Instead of complaining about what I have to do or why I have to do it, I just get it done and do it well. There is something to learn from everything.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS?  If you give everything your best shot then you’ll never have to settle for anything less than the best because your future is what you make of it.

Chandler True

Chandler True, Naples

Parent(s): Paul and Billie Jean True

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: ASTRA, National Honor Society, Class Secretary, basketball, soccer (captain)

Community or volunteer efforts: Habitat for Humanity, soccer and basketball rec play day volunteer, LR basketball camps, volunteered at Sebastian Thrift Store in Madison, Holly Berry Fair

What are you plans this fall? I will be attending Methodist University in North Carolina to continue playing basketball, and major in Exercise Science. I am studying this to possibly become a chiropractor in the future. I am very passionate about health and wellness!

Favorite class? This year, I enjoyed the class, Global Awareness. I enjoyed learning about other cultures and events that are occurring around the world.

Favorite LRHS memory? Playing basketball, and winning the Class B Southern Maine Championship!!

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? The key to academic success is to care about your education and not take it for granted. Always put in the effort in order to learn the most and remember how much it will benefit you in the future.

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS?  The biggest lesson I learned is that four years goes by super fast, so always be kind to make the most friends possible, get involved and appreciate each day at LRHS.

Brianna Warren

Brianna Warren, Casco

Parent(s): J.R. and Melissa Warren

Clubs, organizations, sports teams you belong to: CenterStage Project Dance, National Honor Society, ASTRA Leaders in Service Club

Community or volunteer efforts: Assisting in dance classes

What are you plans this fall? I am going to the University of Hartford to major in health sciences/pre-med and minor in dance. I eventually want to be a doctor for dancers. I have a lot of doctors in my family and have always been interested in how the body works, as well as helping people. I also am very passionate about dance and this was a career where I could include everything I love.

Favorite class? AP English Language and Composition junior year with Ms. Kantro. I actually don’t really like English, but this was definitely the class I learned and grew the most in. I also love Ms. Kantro.

Favorite LRHS memory? Senior Awareness. Hiking 11 miles was kind of rough, not going to lie, but overall it was one of the most memorable and best memories of high school.

What advice would you give to classmates regarding what you found to be a key to your academic success? Use challenges as opportunities to grow and learn how to manage time (still working on this myself).

Finally, what was the biggest lesson you learned during your four years at LRHS? It is impossible to be good at everything. I am someone who is 1. Very competitive and 2. A perfectionist. This leads to me believing I need to be the best at everything and it is often hard for me to accept my own weaknesses. High school made me realize these weaknesses and forced me to face them and accept that my strengths are there for a reason. Going into the future, I will face even more challenges that will bring out my weaknesses. Instead of getting frustrated at myself for not being good at everything, I know to focus more on strengthening the weaknesses.

 

 

 

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