South Portland High School Top 10

2035

Ava Desjardins

Daughter of Thomas and Beth Spizuoco Desjardins

Honors/Awards: Valedictorian, 2015 Dartmouth College Book Award, Maine Scholastic Art Award, National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Maine Science Bowl, Ronald McDonald House Teen Ambassador, Maine Youth Leadership Alliance member

Activities: Spanish Club, Spanish Club treasurer, Interact, Interact vice president, Future Business Leaders of America, school musical

Future Plans: Northeastern University

Sarah Glidden

Daughter of Jeff and Maryann Glidden

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National Wolrd Language Honor Society, Smith College Book Award, Dirigo Girls State Delegate, Math Team

Activities: History Club, Color Guard, Jazz Combo, French Club, tennis team, school musical, Student Senate president.

Future Plans: Smith College

Drew Abramson

Son of David and Lynn Abramson

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National World Language Society, Dirigo Boys State Delegate, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award, St. Michael’s College Book Award, Fred Friese Award for Outstanding Student Athlete

Activities: Baseball team, basketball team, Interact, Future Business Leaders of America, Spanish Club, “Guys & Pies”

Future Plans: Bentley College

Josephine DiPhilippo

Daughter of Ed and Kathy DiPhilippo

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Tri M Music Honorary Society, Wellesley College Book Award, 1st place Pine Tree Competition, 2nd place Young Artist Piano Competition; 3rd place Bangor Symphony Concerto Competition; 4th place International Stars at Tenerife Competition, Honorable Mention LISMA Foundation International Music Competition, Kotzschmar Scholarship.

Activities: French Club, Book Club, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music without Borders Piano Festival

Future Plans: University of Southern Maine

Victoria Holt

Daughter of Deane and Janet Holt

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National Honor Society vice president, National World Language Honor Society, Tri M Music Honorary Society, Cornell University Book Award

Activities: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Winter Guard, French Club, History Club, Student Senate, Student Council, tennis team. She’s a member of NHS (VP), National World Language Honor Society, and Tri M Music Honorary Society. Victoria was the 2015 recipient of the Cornell University Book Award.

Future Plans: Boston University

Madeline Hasson

Daughter of Chris and Lynne Hasson

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Bates College Book Award, All-State Field Hockey, All-Academic Field Hockey, All-State Basketball, All-Academic Basketball, Ms. Maine Basketball Finalist, First Team All-Conference Lacrosse

Activities: Spanish Club, History Club, Interact, field hockey team, lacross team, basketball team

Future Plans: Bowdoin College

Mollie Fornwalt

Daughter of Scott Fornwalt and Lisa Falconieri

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Bowdoin College Book Award

Activities: History Club, Dream Factory Club, tennis team

Future Plans: Arizona State University

Andrew Farm

Son of Brian Farm and Bethany Woodworth

Honors/Awards: Harvard Book Award, National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Tri M Music Honorary Society, All-State Music Festival, Honorable Mention in Bagaduce Young Composers’ Competition

Activities: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Drama Club, Math Team, Environmental Club, Photography Club, Ultimate Frisbee, theater

Future Plans: Tufts University

Jordan McDuffie

Son of Steve and Lisa McDuffie

Honors/Awards: Salutatorian, National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Yale University Book Award

Activities: Spanish Club, Interact, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Business Leaders of America president,

Future Plans: Dartmouth University

Leah Berry-Sandelin

Daughter of Fred and Susan Berry-Sandelin

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Tri M Music Honorary Society, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Williams College Book Award, AP Scholar Award

Activities: Color Guard, Civil Rights Team, tennis team captain, swim team, Wind Ensemble, school musical

She was Captain of the Tennis Team and a member of the Swim Team, and played trumpet in Wind Ensemble and as a pit member for the musical production. Leah is a member of NHS as well as the National World Language Honor Society and Tri M Music Honorary Society. She is a past recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), the 2015 Williams College Book Award, and AP Scholar Award.

Future Plans: Bard College as a Biology major.