Commencement exercises are slated for Friday, June 13, at 6 p.m. in the Traip Academy gymnasium. A ticket is required for admission.
The valedictorian for the Class of 2014 is Jocelyn Lorrey, daughter of John and Linda Lorrey. During her career at Traip Academy, Jocelyn has been very involved in student government and served as Student Council President during her senior year. She is also an active member of the school’s National Honor Society Chapter. Jocelyn has been a valuable member the of cross country running team and the indoor and outdoor track & field teams and earned multiple local, conference, state, and regional honors. Jocelyn is an accomplished pianist and French horn player and was selected for the District I Festival three years during her career at Traip Academy. Jocelyn was awarded the Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award this spring and was also the Rotary Student of the Month for January. She was named a National Merit Scholar Commended Student based on her performance on the PSAT. Jocelyn plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.
The 2014 salutatorian is Zenab Shaikh, daughter of Rafiq Shaikh and Nosheen Shaikh. While at Traip Academy, Zenab has been active with the National Honor Society and Project Search, a program offered by UNH that provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically-motivated high school students. She has also been active with Team Green, the school’s environment club. In the athletics arena, Zenab played field hockey for two years during her Traip Academy tenure. In the community, she has volunteered at York Hospital as a nurse assistant, at Traip Academy as a math tutor, and with the American Red Cross at local blood drives. Zenab has traveled frequently to Pakistan and Canada and values the experiences she has gained from it. She was named a Rotary Student of the Month in the fall. Zenab will study to be a physician’s assistant at the University of New England in the fall.
Ranked third among the Class of 2014 is Morgane Gaudissart, the daughter of Claire and Oliver Gaudissart. As a student at Traip Academy, Morgane has been active in the Student Council and the National Honor Society. She was a three-year member of the varsity soccer team and completed volunteer work at the Fair Tide Thrift Store in Kittery. A National Merit Scholar Commended Student, Morgane enjoys snowboarding and traveling and intends to study environmental engineering at UNH.
Mark Lambrecht, the son of Mark and Alicia Lambrecht, is ranked fourth among the Class of 2014 at Traip Academy. He is a member of the school’s National Honor Society and received the 2014 Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award for Traip Academy. Mark was also named Rotary Student of the Month for December. He has been especially active in athletics during his Traip Academy career. Mark is a four-year soccer player and was named to the conference All-Academic team. In the winter, Mark was a three-time member of the indoor track & field team, and he played varsity baseball for three seasons in the spring. His future plans include studying biochemistry at the University of Maine.
Ranked fifth in her class is Haley Turnbull, the daughter of Sue and Scott Turnbull. A highlight of Haley’s Traip Academy experience was traveling to Paris and London as a junior with the school’s Heritage Club. A member of the school’s NHS Chapter and a two-year representative to the Student Council, Haley completed volunteer work at York Hospital and at the Kittery Community Center. She was an All-Conference first-team selection all four years in varsity field hockey. In the fall, Haley will be attending Maine Maritime Academy to study international business and logistics.
Nicole McNally, the daughter of James McNally and Carol McNally, is a two-year member of the Traip Academy chapter of NHS. A major highlight of her high school experience includes two Experiential Classroom trips, one to the Channel Islands National Park in California and the other to the Adirondacks. Nicole has two passions — horseback riding and photography. She has created a small portrait business from this and has photographed babies, seniors, families, and even a wedding. Nicole intends to study chemistry in the fall at the University of Maine.
Ranked seventh among the Class of 2014 is Noah Greene, son of William and Theresa Greene. Noah was active with the Robo-Rangers, the school’s competitive robotics team, this year. He was also a member of the Traip Academy cross country running team and outdoor track & field team. Noah has achieved the Rank of Eagle Scout. He has been selected for a National Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship and will study at the University of Florida in the fall.
Joseph P. Lombardi, son of George and Carol Lombardi, is ranked 8th among his classmates. A two-year member of the National Honor Society, Joseph is a four-year member of the cross country running team. For three years, he mentored middle school students in an after-school rock band. As a senior, Joseph served as the President of the Class of 2014. He was also the student representative on the Kittery School Committee. Most notably, Joseph captained the school’s VEX robotics team which traveled this year to the World Championships in Anaheim, California. He is also a charter member and captain of the school’s FRC Robotics Team, the Robo-Rangers. A Rotary Student of the Month this year, Joseph intends to study robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.
Sean Evans is the son of Mark and Greta Evans and is ranked 9th in the Class of 2014. During his tenure at Traip Academy, Sean has been involved in cross country running, National Honor Society, and drama. He is also active in his church. He is a founding member of the school’s FRC Robotics Team, the Robo-Rangers. Sean was also on the VEX Robotics Team that traveled to Anaheim, California, this spring for the World Championships. He intends to study engineering in the fall at the University of Maine.
Ranked 10th in the Class of 2014 is Jonathan Davis, son of Kristin Davis and Robert Davis. Jonathan was a three-sport athlete during his senior year at Traip Academy. He played soccer, basketball, and baseball, and captained the varsity baseball team this year into post-season play. Jonathan has been a volunteer recreation basketball coach at the Kittery Community Center throughout high school, and he served as a little league baseball coach this spring. Outside the athletics arena, Jonathan has been involved with the school’s National Honor Society chapter, and as a junior, he participated in Project Search, a program offered by UNH that provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically-motivated high school students. He will study business in the fall at the University of New Hampshire.
The faculty and administration of Traip Academy are proud of the entire graduating Class of 2014, and they are especially proud of these 10 students who have worked very hard both in their school and their community during their high school careers.