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Steven Larkin

Our valedictorian is a National Merit Finalist and scholarship winner, and is a member of the National Honor Society, chess team, robotics, and debate team, through which helped to train and mentor middle school debaters. Larkin participates in the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams, was a state championship qualifier, awarded the Stag award, and honored as the outdoor track runner of the year in 2017. A member of the Academic Decathlon team, Larkin was awarded six medals and was honored with the prestigious Ron Moody award recognizing the top individual scorer in the state. A leading member of the state championship-winning math team, he earned a Certificates of Merit as a high scorer in the New England Mathematics League. An accomplished pianist, he was a member of the award-winning Cheverus Jazz combo. Larkin earned the Summa Cum Laude distinction for the National Latin Exam, The Yale Book Award, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute medal. Also committed to serving the greater community, he has volunteered at The Loon Echo Trust and for the Scarborough Lions Club. He will attend the University of Notre Dame.


The class salutatorian is a dedicated scholar and active school citizen. Hussey was member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Art for Others and Studio Art Clubs, and Drama Society. A leader of Stag Fiction Literary Magazine, she served as a founding member and as an editor. She served as co-president of the Cheverus French Club.  Hussey has been a member of 4-H program for 13 years and has hosted educational clinics in her home and serves on the board of directors of the Southern Maine Dairy Goat Association; she participated in the American Dairy Goat Association’s National Convention. She has volunteered at a small animal veterinary clinic throughout high school and participated in 40 hours of farm calls with a large animal veterinarian. Other service experiences include volunteering at local food pantries and cleaning up nature trails. Hussey was the recipient of Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Scholarship and Service, Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine Academic Achievement Award, and the Undergraduate of the Year Award. She will attend Saint Anselm College

Schuyler Black

A National Merit Semi-finalist and recipient of The Harvard Book Prize, Black was an active member of the Math Team, Latin Club, and Drama Society A slalom and giant slalom competitor for the Ski Team, Black was a consistent top finisher in SMAA conference and in the state. He also participated on the Wayneflete Rowing Team.  A volunteer at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen, Black will attend New York University.


Janice Booth

An active and accomplished member of the Cheverus community, Booth participated in Model UN, the Student Life Committee, Homefront Club and Key Club and served as the president of the French Club. As a member of The Drama Society she was on the One-Act team that earned first place at regionals with a performance of The Dark Tower. She is passionate about writing and served as an editor of the Stag Fiction magazine. Committed to social justice, she participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC and has volunteered at Ruth’s Reusable Resources and the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center. As an Admissions ambassador, she provided tours and met with prospective students and families. She plans to continue her education at another Jesuit institution, the University of San Francisco.


Brooke Dawson

A member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and co-president of the Latin Club, Dawson served as a volunteer at St. Peter’s Church, Ruth’s Reusable Resources and Catholic Charities of Maine. Co-recipient of The John J. Flaherty Prize in Classics, she earned the Maxima Cum Laude distinction on the National Latin Exam. Active in campus ministry, she participated in Kairos and served as a freshman retreat leader. An outstanding leader on the Cheverus basketball team and in AAU basketball, she served as team captain and was recognized as an all-star. Dawson also competed on the Cheverus softball team. She participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC, and served as a Teen Ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House of Maine. Recipient of the Dartmouth College Book Award and the Rev. C. Martin O'Toole Scholarship, she will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Katelyn Gendron

A captain of the Class A state championship Cheverus track team and president of the Latin Club, Gendron was a member of the National Honor Society, National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society, and the Key Club. She has volunteered at the Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Portland, and, since seventh grade, she has spent time each summer visiting the elderly residents of the Barron Center in Portland. Gendron was the co-recipient of the The John J. Flaherty Prize in Classics , The Williams College Book Award, and the 2017 Lila Grace Sullivan Amirault Scholarship by the Catholic Foundation. She will attend Northeastern University.


Ana Guggenheim

An AP Scholar and member of the Cheverus National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society, Guggenheim served as the Cheverus Latin Club President Triumvirate who earned Cum Laude honors on the National Latin Exam abd was a four-year member of the Key Club. An accomplished violinist, she has been under the instruction of Mr. Ronald Lantz of the Portland String Quartet since the age of three and was involved in the Portland Youth String Ensembles and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. A member of the Cheverus soccer team and sailing team, she volunteered at SailMaine in Portland as an apprentice to their summer sailing program. Guggenheim participated in the Maine Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program and volunteered as a laboratory assistant to Dr. Michael Burman in the neuroscience lab at the University of New England.  Guggenheim will continue her education at another Jesuit institution, the College of the Holy Cross.


Angela Haith

An active and committed member of the Cheverus community, Haith was in the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, Key Club, Drama Society, Art Club, and was a founder of the Snow Club. Haith served as an editor for the Stag Fiction Literary Magazine and also participated on the Lacrosse and Sailing teams. She volunteered in her hometown at the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center and was the recipient of the Holy Cross Book Prize. Haith will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Liz Jerome

A member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club and the Key Club, Jerome has been a member of the Swim Team, the Cheverus Volleyball team, the Maine Juniors Volleyball Club and the Cheverus Outdoor Track team. She volunteered at various worthy causes including  Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Ruth’s Reusable Resources,  St. Peter’s Christmas Fair, and the annual Cheverus Turkey drive and served as a volunteer coach for  the middle school track team. A participant the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Social Justice in Washington, DC, she  worked tirelessly to create handmade bracelets for an Etsy store that donated 100% of the profits to help subsidize the student participation. A National Merit Program commended student, Jerome earned the Boston College Book Award and the Rotary Club of Portland Youth Service Award. She will attend Davidson College

Mo Kilani

A versatile and engaged contributor to the Cheverus community, Kilani was a member of the  Spanish Club, Model UN and played varsity tennis. Kilani has played the alto saxophone for seven years and performed with the Cheverus jazz band. He received a scholarship from CIEE to attend a cultural exchange program and spent a month living and studying in Valparaiso, Chile. Active in the Kairos retreat program and campus ministry, he was selected to be a Kairos retreat leader  and attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC. Kilani served as a camp counselor at Chewonki and is a frequent volunteer with the Salvation Army. He will attend Bowdoin College.

Kaylin Malmquist

An active member of the Key Club, Malmquist’s vast volunteer experience includes serving at her local soup kitchen, clean up at Portland Trails, the Alzheimer’s Walk, and Mercy Hospital window painting. She also travelled to and studied in Jakarta where she gathered and sorted waste from around the city and taught underprivileged youth the skills of basketball in a club she co-created. A member of the National Honors Society and a tour guide for admissions, she competed on the soccer team and the basketball team, earning recognition with the Stag award, Captain's award and Coach’s award. Malmquist was active in the campus ministry program and served as a freshman retreat and a Kairos leader. She was the recipient of the Springfield College Book Award. Passionate about environmental sustainability and yoga, she will continue her education at another outstanding Jesuit school, Loyola University -- Maryland.

Jesse Rodrigues

National Merit Program commended scholar, Rodrigues is also an accomplished actor in the Cheverus Drama Society. He has played the lead role in many productions as well as being a member of the stage crew. He was recognized as All-Festival Cast on the regional and state level. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Outing Club. He has volunteered his time at Gary’s House, a medical treatment center through Mercy Hospital. He enjoys writing short fiction and poetry and was named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year. Rodrigues was selected to serve as the student speaker at the Pedro Arrupe Service Project assembly and earned The St. Thomas University Book Award and Cash Prize. He will attend Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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