Lawrence A. Bossong '19 has been named valedictorian of Cheverus High School’s Class of 2019 and will deliver an address at graduation today, Monday, June 3, 2019.
While at Cheverus, Bossong was a four-year member of the Key Club and served as vice president his junior year and president his senior year. As a member of the math team, he led the math team to two state championships in addition to earning a certificate for Superior Achievement in the New England Math League Contest and qualifying for the National Math Meet. Bossong was co-president of the Spanish Club his junior and senior years. A member of the outdoor track team, he was named Runner of the Year his junior year for his contribution to distance events. He was a member of the state championship swimming & diving team all four years. A member of the National Honor Society, Bossong was recognized with the Yale Book Award, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award, Undergraduate of the Year Award, Marine Corps League Good Citizenship Award, International Service Award, Governor’s Volunteer Award, and President’s Volunteer Gold Service Award. He was a commended National Merit Scholar as well as a semifinalist for the Coolidge Scholarship. Outside of school, Bossong is an accomplished pianist, violinist, singer-songwriter, and a member of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is a lector and eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Bossong is the son of Dr. Catalina Atienza and Dr. Lawrence Bossong of Cumberland Foreside. He will attend Princeton University.
Caroline Arpin ’19 and Richard Joyce ’19 have been named Outstanding Seniors from the Cheverus High School Class of 2019 and will deliver addresses at graduation today, Monday, June 3, 2019. The Outstanding Senior and All-Around Student Award, selected by the students, faculty, and staff, is given to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the spirit and ideals of a Cheverus student.
While at Cheverus, Caroline Arpin was a member of the Key Club and the National Honor Society, served as a Kairos retreat leader and was chosen as the Cheverus Centennial Gala student speaker. Arpin was recognized with the LeMoyne College Book Award and the Rensselaer Medal, was named a Burger King Scholar, and was awarded the Southwestern Maine Swim Officials Scholarship and the AXA Achievement Scholarship. Arpin was a four-year member of the swimming and diving team, earning the MVP award her freshman, junior, and senior years. She was named to the SMAA Swimming All-Star Team and served as captain her senior year. Outside of school, she has been an active volunteer in local elementary schools.
Arpin is the daughter of Matthew and the late Michelle Arpin of Scarborough. She will attend Loyola University Maryland.
While at Cheverus, Richard Joyce was a member of the Spanish Club, Homefront Club, and Key Club, served as a retreat leader and eucharistic minister, and was a member of the President’s Action Committee. Joyce was recognized with the Boston College Book Award, was named a Burger King Scholar, and was awarded the 2019 Amairault Scholarship. Joyce was a four-year member of the basketball team, received the Captain’s Award and served as captain his senior year. Joyce was a three-year member of the golf team and served as captain and received the Stag award his senior year. He was named to the SMAA All-Academic Team for the fall sports season. Joyce served as senior class president and was recognized as a Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram 2019 “10 Grads to Watch.” Outside of school, he has been an active volunteer at STRIVE, an organization that assists people with emotional and intellectual disabilities to live with dignity and respect as active members of our community.
Joyce is the son of Richard and Julie Joyce of Portland. He will attend Boston College Carroll School of Business.