Thornton Academy Postscripts Alumni Magazine Winter 2007 - Page 20

www.thorntonacademy.org the birth of a son, William, in August. He joins a sister, Lillian, 3. The family are living in Saco. Angie Presby and Aaron Hilton announced the birth of a daughter, Natalie, in July. They are living in Saco. Mitchell Wilson and his wife Heather welcomed a son, Liam, in July. The family lives in Kennebunk. Jennifer Paul graduated from the University of Maine/Farmington in May 2005 and is teaching fifth grade at Dayton Consolidated School. Matt Hayward graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine in May with a degree in communications. Jeremy Lowell earned a BS in business administration from Endicott College in May 2006. John Laliberte received a BS in hospitality administration from Boston University in May 2006. Brock Major married Meagan Ford ‘00 in August. They are living in Hollis Center. Meagan is an x-ray technician, and Brock works at Clair Ford. 2002 Adam Baillargeon is working for N’East Magazine in Portland as senior writer for the ski/ride industry and having a great time doing it! The quarterly is in its second year of publication and targets a young audience of skiers, snowboarders, surfers and skateboarders with great photography, profiles and cool layouts. Jessica Wade and David Sylvester announced the birth of a daughter, Cassidy, in November. Shaunna Paquette and Shawn Hodge also welcomed a daughter, Sierra, in August. Daughters arrived for other classmates as well. Donald Sajecki and his wife Casondra of Dayton announced the birth of a daughter, Julia, in May, and Nicole Mayer and Cory Gaumont ‘00 welcomed a daughter, Sydney, in July. Lindsay Girard married Adam McNaughton in June. Lindsay teachers high school math, and Adam is finishing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at University of Maine/Orono. Michael Peterson earned a degree from St. Lawrence University with a major in math and minor in religious studies. Katherine Michaud graduated magna cum laude from Elon University in May 2006 with a BA in international studies. Matt Haley graduated cum laude with a BS in business administration and management from Bucknell Univer- Old friends Joan Nason Francis, Dianne Rice Horton and Karlene Rice Osborne enjoyed the ‘66 Reunion. Photo by Bev Rouillard ‘66. sity. Nichol Penna earned a BA in biology from Colby College in May 2006, and Kelly Brennick graduated from the University of Maine. Dan Abboud graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology magna cum laude with a BS in construction management. Garon Mailman graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy in 2004 and has returned to Saco to set up his business, Heads Up Taxidermy. He has won several awards in a competition sponsored by Maine Association of Taxidermists. Casey Shea graduated from Seton Hall University in May 2006 magna cum laude with a BA in communication (specifically journalism) and a minor in English. “In August, I became a part-time national producer with the CBS Television Stations Digital Media Group in New York City,” wrote Casey in January. “I provide 16 local CBS station websites with national stories, slideshows, pictures, videos and live streams as well as troubleshooting problems on their specific sites. In December I was promoted to fulltime. I am living in northern New Jersey with my girlfriend who I met at Seton Hall.” 2003 Keil Martin, a senior at Saint Joseph’s College, was awarded the first annual Frank Fixaris Internship with the Portland Pirates hockey team during the first semester. He enjoyed the experience and hopes to do communications work for a baseball team when he graduates in May. Dennis Fairweather and Kelly McCafferty of Saco announced the birth of a daughter, Brianna, in August. Andrew Auble and Miah James of Scarborough welcomed the birth of a son, Andrew, in July. Nicole Boissonneault Schmidt and her husband Philip welcomed a son, Nathanael, in October. The family live in Dayton. Tracy Burgess Velazquez wrote recently to report that she married Javier Velazquez in June 2006. They are living in their new home in Denver, CO, where Tracy works as a leasing consultant for AMLI Residential. Sean Mayo is finishing the basketball season at Franklin Pierce College as a cocaptain with an impressive record. Shannon Stack graduated from Andover College last May with an associate degree in criminal justice, and is working toward her BS in elementary education at University of New England. 2004 Keith Burgie of the University of Maine/Orono was named Men’s America East Diving Performer of the Week in January, the second time he has taken home the honor Keep Us Up to Date! Send Your News & Address Changes! Use e-mail or regular mail...we’d love to hear from you! 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Katrina-Marie Descoteaux and Caleb Sayward of Arundel welcomed the birth of a daughter, Jean, in July. They are living in Arundel. Rebekah Smith and Jesse Morin ‘00 also announced the arrival of a daughter, Dakota, in December. They are living in Biddeford. Greg Scontras, a junior at Boston University, is spending the semester in Madrid. In the fall of 2006, classmates and friends organized a 50-mile memorial motorcycle ride in memory of Normand Audie, who died in an accident in September. 2005 Over the Christmas holiday, Megan Higgins spent a month in Nairobi, Kenya, teaching AIDS/HIV prevention strategies in local orphanages, schools and communities as a volunteer with the Global Volunteer Network. She estimates that of the 125 million adults in Kenya, nearly 10 percent of the women and 5 percent of men are known to have contracted the virus, but many more have not been tested. Megan is a sophomore at Wagner College in New York, studying biology and Spanish. She has already travelled to El Salvador as part of her community service, and volunteers in a Staten Island after-school program helping children from Mexico with homework and English. “I want to be a role model in the community for those who think that one person cannot make a difference,” she said in a recent interview. “Community service is more than just spending your time to help other people, it’s also the knowledge, growth of character and feeling of achievement that you gain.” 2006 Andrew Letellier will play hockey for the Merrimack College Warriors next year. He is currently in his third season with the Junior Pirates of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League.