2nd. annual Alger reading challenge

The second annual Lois Alger reading challenge awards were presented to Milan Village School students. Lois Alger was a freelance writer and reporter/photographer for the Berlin Reporter and The Berlin Daily Sun. Alger loved to garden, horses and reading. As librarian at the Milan Public Library, she worked to improve the library and to encourage reading. Bob Chapman and Lois's family and friends created the Alger Reading Challenge and donated prizes in her memory to promote the love of reading. In addition, all Milan Village School students received a T-shirt, to remind them to read every day. From left: front row: Adeline Barkdull, Shaleah Clark, Maximus Leeman, Anna Remillard, Paige Pouliot, Maxwell Moore, Calvi Cochran and Abie Roberge; and back row: Ethan Lopez, Simon Stephenson, Jaiden Laflamme, Ms. Morin, Alexa Goulet, Lacey Johnson and Julia Bynum.

 

 

Berlin High School Honors and High Honors

BHS honors 2017Berlin High School honors 2017, first row, left, Calvin Ruediger, Samuel Essig, Baileigh Hoyt and Mariah Ramsay. In the second row, Noah Wyatt, Tiffiney Poirier, Breanna Roy-Demers and Stacy Gendron. Missing from the photo, Christopher Auger. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO).

 

BHS High Honors 2017Berlin High School High Honors 2017, first row, left, Brianne Morneau, Shaeleigh Valliere, Matthew Landry, Isaac Balderrama, Renee Morrissette, Robyn Parker and Regan Boucher. In the second row, Julie Downs, Emily Theriault, Rylie Binette, Allison Gallagher, Audrey Coulombe, Samantha Mercier and Myra Arsenault. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO).

Gorham students earn Gold Tassel

GORHAM — Each year seniors are recognized for their academic achievement during their high school career by earning a “gold tassel” to wear at graduation. Seniors who have earned an overall weighted GPA of 90 or above cumulatively at the end of the third quarter and receive no grade lower than an 85 (weighted grade) on fourth quarter progress reports of that graduating year will be considered “gold tassel potential recipients.” In addition, potential recipients will have a disciplinary record that is free from major transgressions especially those involving academic dishonesty, and will have a school attendance record that is free from excessive unexcused absences or tardies. The following students have achieved this honor while participating in the following extracurricular activities:

Hailee Arsenault

Hailee will be attending White Mountains Community College in the liberal studies program. Her plans are then to attend N.H. Technical Institute in Concord for Dental Hygiene. She is the daughter of David and Jamie Arsenault of Gorham. Hailee’s senior year extracurricular activities include: community service day, homecoming, part-time employment.

Kyle Berwick

Kyle will be attending the University of Maine-Orono in the electrical engineering program. He is the son of Shanon and Michelle Berwick of Gorham. Kyle’s senior year extracurricular activities include: baseball - captain, chess club, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, soccer – captain, winter carnival, part-time employment.

Autumn Brown

Autumn is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2017 and will be attending Brigham Young University in the business management program. She is the daughter of Dr. Charles and Angela Brown of Randolph. Autumn’s senior year extracurricular activities include: cabaret, community service day, homecoming, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, winter carnival, yearbook.

Hunter Desilets

Hunter will be attending Florida Southern College in the chemistry program. He is the son of Kelly Dussault of Gorham and Brian Desilets of Gorham. Hunter’s senior year extracurricular activities include: baseball - captain, basketball, community service day, golf - captain, homecoming, Inspire Group, Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, New England Math League, winter carnival.

Maggie Evans

Maggie will be attending St. Lawrence University with an undeclared major. She is the daughter of Kevin and Julie Evans of Milan. Maggie’s senior year extracurricular activities include: homecoming, winter carnival, soccer.

Lauren Gralenski

Lauren will be attending Southern New Hampshire University in the business program. She is the daughter of Doug and Pam Gralenski of Shelburne. Lauren’s senior year extracurricular activities include: basketball – captain, cabaret, class officer – treasurer, community service day, F.B.L.A. – officer, homecoming, Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society – president, soccer – captain, softball – captain, student council – vice president, winter carnival, part-time employment.

Jacquelyn Hallisey

Jacqui will be attending the University of Southern Maine in the biology program. She is the daughter of Tim and Brenda Hallisey of Gorham. Jacqui’s senior year extracurricular activities include: class officer – vice president, community service day, F.B.L.A., Humanitarian Group, homecoming, ice hockey, Inspire Group, Life of a Husky, Y.L.T.A., National Honor Society, soccer, softball – captain, student council, winter carnival, part-time employment.

Natalie Harmon

Natalie will be attending McGill University in the nursing program. She is the daughter of Tim and Heather Harmon of Gorham. Natalie’s senior year extracurricular activities include: alpine skiing – captain, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Inspire Group, Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, soccer, softball – captain, winter carnival, part-time employment.

Bronson Leclerc

Bronson will be attending Champlain College in the networking and cybersecurity program. He is the son of Mark and Lynn Leclerc of Gorham. Bronson’s senior year extracurricular activities include: alpine skiing, - captain, class officer – president, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, soccer, student council – president, winter carnival, part-time employment.

Caitlyn Malia

Caitlyn will be attending St. Lawrence University in the biology program. She is the daughter of Mark and Heather Malia of Gorham. Caitlyn’s senior year extracurricular activities include: basketball, cabaret, class officer – secretary, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, New England Math League, peer tutoring, soccer, softball, student council, winter carnival, part-time employment.

Jana Oelofse

Jana will be attending Southern N.H. University in the sports management program. She is the daughter of Emmie Oelofse and the late Johan Oelofse. Jana’s senior year extracurricular activities include: basketball, class officer – representative, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Inspire Group, Life of a Husky, Y.L.T.A., soccer, softball, student council – secretary, winter carnival.

Chelsea Pike

Chelsea is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2017 and will be attending Dartmouth College in the biology program. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Kelly Pike of Gorham. Chelsea’s senior year extracurricular activities include: community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, New England Math League, softball, winter carnival.

Samuel Sjostrom

Sam will be attending the University of Southern Maine in the business/finance program. He is the son of Kris and Linda Sjostrom of Shelburne. Sam’s senior year extracurricular activities include: alpine skiing, baseball, class officer – representative, community service day, F.B.L.A., Life of a Husky, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, soccer, student council.

Felicia Voisine

Felicia will be attending Colby-Sawyer College in the athletic training program. She is the daughter of Maranda Demers of Gorham and Jonathan Voisine of Merrimack. Felicia’s senior year extracurricular activities include: basketball, booster club representative, class officer – representative, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, Life of a Husky, peer tutoring, soccer, softball, student council, winter carnival.

Emily York

Emily will be attending the University of Southern Maine in the health science program. She is the daughter of Burke and Diane York of Gorham. Emily’s senior year extracurricular activities include: alpine skiing, community service day, F.B.L.A., homecoming, inspire group, Life of a Husky, Y.L.T.A., National Honor Society, soccer, winter carnival, part-time employment.

GHS Gold Tassel 2017Back row, from the left, Caitlyn Malia, Natalie Harmon, Maggie Evans, Jana Oelofse, Lauren Gralenski, Felicia Voisine and Emily York. Middle row, Hailee Arsenault, Jacqui Hallisey, Bronson Leclerc, Kyle Berwick, Sam Sjostrom and Hunter Desilets. Front row, Chelsea Pike, valedictorian and Autumn Brown, salutatorian. (COURTESY PHOTO)

 

Berlin High School high honor and honor students

Valedictorian: Myra Arsenault: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Myra is the daughter of Roland and Lynda Arsenault.

Salutatorian: Audrey Coulombe: Will be attending the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Audrey is the daughter of Reggie and Carla Coulombe.

High Honors

Isaac Balderrama: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Isaac is the son of Michelle Meader and Yair Balderrama.

Rylie Binette: Will be attending the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine. Rylie is the daughter of Steven and Penny Binette.

Regan Boucher: Will be attending White Mountains Community College in Berlin, New Hampshire. Regan is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Boucher.

Julie Downs: Will be attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New HampshireJulie is the daughter of Shannon and Scott Lavertue and the late Michael Downs.

Allison Gallagher: Will be attending the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. Allison is the daughter of Thomas and Ruth Gallagher.

Matthew Landry: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Matthew is the son of Ryan and Janice Landry.

Samantha Mercier: Will be attending Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Samantha is the daughter of Rick and Kristi Mercier.

Brianne Morneau: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Brianne is the daughter of Renney and Louise Morneau.

Renee Morrissette: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Renee is the daughter of David and Loretta Morrissette.

Robyn Parker: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Robyn is the daughter of Thomas and Karen Parker.

Emily Theriault: Will be attending the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. Emily is the daughter of Kerry and Courtney Theriault.

Shaeleigh Valliere: Will be attending the University of New England in BiddefordMaine. Shaeleigh is the daughter of Khristine Boucher and Scott Valliere.

Honors

Christopher Auger: Will be attending Full Sail University in Winterpark, Florida. Christopher is the son of Mark and Heather Linteau.

 

Samuel Essig: Will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Samuel is the son of James and Nicole Essig.

Stacy Gendron: Will be attending White Mountains Community College in Berlin, New Hampshire. Stacy is the daughter of Dana and Lynn Gendron.

Baileigh Hoyt: Will be attending Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Baileigh is the daughter of Erica Hoyt and Anthony Jackson.

Tiffiney Poirier: Will be attending White Mountains Community College in Berlin, New Hampshire. Tiffiney is the daughter of Jason and Jamie Poirier.

Mariah Ramsay: Will be attending Plymouth State University of Plymouth, New Hampshire. Mariah is the daughter of Shannon St. Onge and Michael Ramsey of Milan.

Breanna Roy-Demers: Will be attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Breanna is the daughter of Corey and Lindsay Demers of Berlin, New Hampshire.

Calvin Ruediger: Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Calvin is the son of DrArthur and Elizabeth Ruediger.

Noah Wyatt: Will be attending White Mountains Community College in Berlin, New Hampshire. Noah is the son of Lucie Wyatt and James Wyatt