2017-06-23 / People

Top Seniors



Kaitlyn Anderson, of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Thomas Anderson and Andrea Scardino. She was the president of International Club and a co-leader of Interact Club. She went abroad with the Maine Irish Children’s Program and participated in Harvard University summer school’s pre-law program. She was a member of Model UN and Youth in Government for four years and participated in Peer Helpers and debate team. She is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and a Silver Key recipient in the scholastic arts competition. Kaitlyn will be part of the LEEP Scholars program at Clark University. Kaitlyn Anderson, of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Thomas Anderson and Andrea Scardino. She was the president of International Club and a co-leader of Interact Club. She went abroad with the Maine Irish Children’s Program and participated in Harvard University summer school’s pre-law program. She was a member of Model UN and Youth in Government for four years and participated in Peer Helpers and debate team. She is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and a Silver Key recipient in the scholastic arts competition. Kaitlyn will be part of the LEEP Scholars program at Clark University.

Eliza Bartlett of Kennebunkport, daughter of Jen and Bill Bartlett, is a member of National Honor Society, civil rights team, and chamber choir. She played girls’ basketball for three years, Unified basketball her senior year, and served on the class of 2017 executive council. She also volunteered as a Teen Trend Setter, reading with first-graders. Eliza will be attending the University of Florida in the fall and will study international business. Eliza Bartlett of Kennebunkport, daughter of Jen and Bill Bartlett, is a member of National Honor Society, civil rights team, and chamber choir. She played girls’ basketball for three years, Unified basketball her senior year, and served on the class of 2017 executive council. She also volunteered as a Teen Trend Setter, reading with first-graders. Eliza will be attending the University of Florida in the fall and will study international business.

Elizabeth Cain of Kennebunk is the daughter of Craig and Grace Cain. She has received the Williams Book Award, Hobey Baker Character Award, and was named to the Western Maine Conference all-academic team. She is co-president of National Honor Society, captain of the soccer team, and a three-sport athlete for four years. Elizabeth was elected to the class of 2017 executive council and has participated in wind ensemble throughout high school. She will attend Clark University to study wildlife and conservation biology. Elizabeth Cain of Kennebunk is the daughter of Craig and Grace Cain. She has received the Williams Book Award, Hobey Baker Character Award, and was named to the Western Maine Conference all-academic team. She is co-president of National Honor Society, captain of the soccer team, and a three-sport athlete for four years. Elizabeth was elected to the class of 2017 executive council and has participated in wind ensemble throughout high school. She will attend Clark University to study wildlife and conservation biology.

Caleb Eickmann of Kennebunk is the son of James and Elizabeth Eickmann and the valedictorian of his class. Caleb is the co-president of National Honor Society, a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and a recipient of the Yale Book Award. His activities have included jazz band, debate team, Model United Nations and mock trial. He will be studying biochemistry at Brown University in the fall. Caleb Eickmann of Kennebunk is the son of James and Elizabeth Eickmann and the valedictorian of his class. Caleb is the co-president of National Honor Society, a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and a recipient of the Yale Book Award. His activities have included jazz band, debate team, Model United Nations and mock trial. He will be studying biochemistry at Brown University in the fall.

Katherine Koch of Kennebunkport is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Koch. She is an IB Diploma student and member of National Honor Society. She plans on attending Providence College under the St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship and participate in the honors college, double majoring in business management and marketing. She has been on the field hockey and lacrosse teams for four years, and has made contributions to clubs such as school senate and student council. Katherine Koch of Kennebunkport is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Koch. She is an IB Diploma student and member of National Honor Society. She plans on attending Providence College under the St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship and participate in the honors college, double majoring in business management and marketing. She has been on the field hockey and lacrosse teams for four years, and has made contributions to clubs such as school senate and student council.
Madison Lux of Kennebunk is the daughter of James Lux and Shelly Jude. Along with being a member of National Honor Society and STEM Scholar, she was the recipient of the RIT Innovation and Creativity Award. Her athletic involvement at Kennebunk High School included participation in soccer, basketball, and track and field. She plans to study medical biology at the University of New England in the fall.Madison Lux of Kennebunk is the daughter of James Lux and Shelly Jude. Along with being a member of National Honor Society and STEM Scholar, she was the recipient of the RIT Innovation and Creativity Award. Her athletic involvement at Kennebunk High School included participation in soccer, basketball, and track and field. She plans to study medical biology at the University of New England in the fall.


Mimi MacKilligan of Kennebunk, daughter of Bill MacKilligan and Pam Burgess, is a member of National Honor Society, Interact Club, French Club, and the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award. She plans to major in economics and international studies at Trinity College in Hartford in the fall. Mimi would like to thank the KHS faculty and her former teacher, Hassina Taylor, for inspiring and supporting her over the past four years. Mimi MacKilligan of Kennebunk, daughter of Bill MacKilligan and Pam Burgess, is a member of National Honor Society, Interact Club, French Club, and the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award. She plans to major in economics and international studies at Trinity College in Hartford in the fall. Mimi would like to thank the KHS faculty and her former teacher, Hassina Taylor, for inspiring and supporting her over the past four years.
Timothy Moyer of Kennebunk, son of Jennifer and Thomas Moyer, is an IB Diploma candidate and AP Scholar. He received the Dartmouth Book Award, is a member of National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, and was selected for all-state and district jazz and concert bands, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, John Philip Sousa National Honor Band, KHS wind ensemble and jazz bands. He co-founded the Summer Jazz Camp for middle school students and jazz band, 207 Blues. He participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Model UN, and executive council. Tim will attend Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Wisconsin.Timothy Moyer of Kennebunk, son of Jennifer and Thomas Moyer, is an IB Diploma candidate and AP Scholar. He received the Dartmouth Book Award, is a member of National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, and was selected for all-state and district jazz and concert bands, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, John Philip Sousa National Honor Band, KHS wind ensemble and jazz bands. He co-founded the Summer Jazz Camp for middle school students and jazz band, 207 Blues. He participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Model UN, and executive council. Tim will attend Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Wisconsin.


Ivana Mulcahy is the daughter of Dr. Patrick and Andrea Mulcahy and is a resident of Kennebunk. She has participated in various plays and musicals with the performing arts program at KHS, creative writing club, the Chamber Choir and National Honor Society. Ivana has done volunteer work assisting music classes and theater programs at River Tree Arts. Ivana plans to attend Manhattan College this fall with the Presidential Scholarship. Ivana Mulcahy is the daughter of Dr. Patrick and Andrea Mulcahy and is a resident of Kennebunk. She has participated in various plays and musicals with the performing arts program at KHS, creative writing club, the Chamber Choir and National Honor Society. Ivana has done volunteer work assisting music classes and theater programs at River Tree Arts. Ivana plans to attend Manhattan College this fall with the Presidential Scholarship.

Renée Nichols of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Nina Christensen and Dana Nichols. Renée is the captain of the KHS and Northern York County YMCA swim teams. She participated in cross country, track and National Honor Society through her time at KHS. Renée is the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Medal, Spencer A. Trask Science Award, the 2017 Good Citizenship Award and is an AP Scholar. Renée will attend Boston College in the fall. Renée Nichols of Kennebunk, is the daughter of Nina Christensen and Dana Nichols. Renée is the captain of the KHS and Northern York County YMCA swim teams. She participated in cross country, track and National Honor Society through her time at KHS. Renée is the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Medal, Spencer A. Trask Science Award, the 2017 Good Citizenship Award and is an AP Scholar. Renée will attend Boston College in the fall.

Hannah Richelieu of Kennebunk, daughter of Alicia Richelieu, is a member of National Honor Society and Interact Club. She participated in several sports throughout high school, including soccer and track and field. Hannah is a recipient the Suffolk University book award. She will be attending Colby College in the fall, majoring in biology. She would like to thank Kennebunk Fire and Rescue for allowing her to intern with them over the past year. Hannah Richelieu of Kennebunk, daughter of Alicia Richelieu, is a member of National Honor Society and Interact Club. She participated in several sports throughout high school, including soccer and track and field. Hannah is a recipient the Suffolk University book award. She will be attending Colby College in the fall, majoring in biology. She would like to thank Kennebunk Fire and Rescue for allowing her to intern with them over the past year.

Ella Rumpf of Kennebunk is the daughter of John and Erin Rumpf. She is a recipient of the Brandeis University Book Award. Throughout high school, Ella has participated in Model UN and spent time volunteering in her community for the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation and the Louis T. Graves Memorial Library, among others. Ella will be attending Connecticut College in the fall to study environmental science. Ella Rumpf of Kennebunk is the daughter of John and Erin Rumpf. She is a recipient of the Brandeis University Book Award. Throughout high school, Ella has participated in Model UN and spent time volunteering in her community for the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation and the Louis T. Graves Memorial Library, among others. Ella will be attending Connecticut College in the fall to study environmental science.

Kyle Ryan of Kennebunkport is the son of Joseph and Tracy Ryan. He is the salutatorian of his class and is a co-founder of the International Youth Neuroscience Association. Throughout his time at KHS, he has participated in Interact, Mock Trial and Model UN, among other activities. He is a member of National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honors Society. He is a National Merit Scholar and was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award. Kyle serves as a student representative to the RSU 21 Board of Directors and on his class executive council. He is excited to study neuroscience at Duke University and is grateful to do so as a part of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Kyle would like to congratulate his fellow graduates and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Kyle Ryan of Kennebunkport is the son of Joseph and Tracy Ryan. He is the salutatorian of his class and is a co-founder of the International Youth Neuroscience Association. Throughout his time at KHS, he has participated in Interact, Mock Trial and Model UN, among other activities. He is a member of National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honors Society. He is a National Merit Scholar and was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award. Kyle serves as a student representative to the RSU 21 Board of Directors and on his class executive council. He is excited to study neuroscience at Duke University and is grateful to do so as a part of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Kyle would like to congratulate his fellow graduates and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Chloe Smith of Kennebunk is the daughter of Cyndi and Chris Smith. She is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and RIT Computing Medal Award recipient. A three-sport athlete for all four years, Chloe was a captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams her senior year. She participated in Model UN, French Club and Interact Club. She was very active in community service including holding a district-wide food drive. In the fall, Chloe will attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C., studying biomedical engineering/pre-med. Chloe Smith of Kennebunk is the daughter of Cyndi and Chris Smith. She is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and RIT Computing Medal Award recipient. A three-sport athlete for all four years, Chloe was a captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams her senior year. She participated in Model UN, French Club and Interact Club. She was very active in community service including holding a district-wide food drive. In the fall, Chloe will attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C., studying biomedical engineering/pre-med.

Brenden Whitten of Kennebunk, son of Dennis and Kim Whitten, was a recipient of the RIT Innovation and Creativity Award. He is also a member of National Honor Society and student council. Brenden was captain of the soccer, hockey and lacrosse team, as well as being a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist. This past year he received first team all-conference for soccer and third team all-state for hockey. Next year he will attend Roger Williams University where he will major in finance. Brenden Whitten of Kennebunk, son of Dennis and Kim Whitten, was a recipient of the RIT Innovation and Creativity Award. He is also a member of National Honor Society and student council. Brenden was captain of the soccer, hockey and lacrosse team, as well as being a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist. This past year he received first team all-conference for soccer and third team all-state for hockey. Next year he will attend Roger Williams University where he will major in finance.

Samantha Witkus of Kennebunk is the daughter of Jamie Witkus. She is a member of the National Technical Honors Society and works at Southern Maine Health Center and Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She is grateful to have earned her CNA certification through Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and for her participation in varsity volleyball. Samantha will attend Simmons College in the fall for nursing with a goal of working as a nurse practitioner in the future. Samantha Witkus of Kennebunk is the daughter of Jamie Witkus. She is a member of the National Technical Honors Society and works at Southern Maine Health Center and Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She is grateful to have earned her CNA certification through Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and for her participation in varsity volleyball. Samantha will attend Simmons College in the fall for nursing with a goal of working as a nurse practitioner in the future.

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