MCS Top Ten!

Maranacook Community High School has announced its top 10 seniors for the 2015-16 academic year.

Luca DeAngelis, of Readfield, is the son of Tara Wicks and Steve DeAngelis, is valedictorian. He enjoys nordic skiing and was a captain of his high school team. He is a two time individual nordic state champion and has represented Maine in many post-season ski festivals.

DeAngelis is a part of Student Council and Student Senate. He is head of the school Sustainability Committee and has been active in the school garden throughout high school. He also enjoys art, dance, and piano. Next year Luca plans to attend college where he can continue to compete as a nordic skier while studying government and law.

Mira Moreau, of Wayne, is the daughter of Leslie Latt and David Moreau. She is primarily occupied with music classes at Maranacook, playing bass clarinet in Concert Band, tenor saxophone in Jazz Band, and singing with the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. She was first chair bass clarinet in the District III Concert Band for two years and sang in the District III Mixed Choir for one. She will sing in the All-State Mixed Choir this May.

Moreau has performed in seven Maranacook theater productions, most notably “Grease” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” She participates in Model United Nations and is a member of Student Senate and the National Honor Society. Last summer, she took a six-week exchange trip to Paris and Vannes, France.

She has completed several leadership trips with Tanglewood 4-H Camp, including canoeing the Saint George River and hiking the Hundred-Mile Wilderness. She will work at Tanglewood as a camp counselor this summer. She plans to study film and theater in college and will continue making music.

Melissa Garand, of Manchester, is the daughter of Rick and Sally Garand. She is vice president of the National Honor Society.

Garand participated in alpine skiing, cross country, track and field, Student Senate and Model United Nations. She received the Dartmouth Book Award and was nominated and attended Maine Youth Leadership seminar. She has tutored students in math, AP world history and French.

Garand plans to attend the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine, majoring in biology with a minor in French.

Reid Lanpher is the son of Scott and Holly Lanpher, of Manchester. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. He participated in high school baseball, basketball and soccer.

Lanpher received the KVAC All-Academic Honors for soccer his senior year as well as the Dartmouth Alumni Club Book Award his junior year. He has received multiple awards for his excellence in academics. In addition to his high school co-curricular sports and achievements, he also races a super late model stock car and won the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championship for the State of Maine, the 2015 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Pro-Series Championship, and was awarded Driver of the Year for the track in 2015. He was also runner-up in the 2015 Oxford 250. He was awarded the UNOH Youth Achievement Award for the State of Maine in 2015.

Lanpher also has a passion for backcountry snowmobiling and volunteers his time grooming and maintaining trails with the local snowmobile club. Lanpher will also receive his Associate’s Degree from Thomas College this month.

Raegan Harrington, of Manchester, daughter of Janiece Hanning and Jeffery Hanning is fifth in her class. She has studied at the advanced placement and honors level classes her entire high school career, while also being a member of the National Honor Society her junior and senior year.

She has also volunteered for the Manchester Fire Department all four years, as well as been a member of Maranacook’s government body, Student Senate. She has received multiple awards throughout high school, including the Phi Betta Kappa award. After high school.

Harrington plans to attend UMaine, Orono, majoring in psychology.

Jaycee Greeley, of Readfield, has been an avid member of the cross-country, nordic skiing, and track teams all four years at Maranacook. Her adventures with the ski team have taken her to two J2 Ski Festivals in New Hampshire and Vermont where she skied as a member of the Maine Team.

She has dedicated much of her high school time to Student Senate and Council. She enjoys aiding the community and world around her.

Greeley plans to study international relations and women and gender studies at Smith College next year. In the future, she would like to work in the political realm or help women in need. On the off chance that she isn’t doing homework she can be found taking photos and touching up on her violin and clarinet skills.

John Parent is the son of Michael and Jennifer Parent, of Manchester. He has been a three-season athlete for all four years of high school, the captain of the Cross Country Running and Nordic Ski teams, and has played varsity lacrosse for four years. He also participates in concert band, where he has played the oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone and is currently playing the tenor saxophone. He has also enjoyed being a member of the jazz band, where he plays tenor saxophone.

Parent has been a member of the math team for three years and participated in the Model Un Conference for four years where he has been the recipient of multiple awards. As a two year captain of the debate team, he has attended nationals twice, and will attend a third time this spring in Sacramento and has debated at Princeton, Yale, and Lexington tournaments. In 2016, he and his debate partner won the state championship for public forum debate. A three year member of the student senate, John was elected to be the student body treasurer his senior year.

Additionally, he has been a part of a state championship nordic team his junior year, won KVACs twice with the lacrosse team and once as part of the cross country team, He is both an AP Scholar and a national merit commended scholar, and has received academic honors his entire high school career. Parent plans to study a physics related field at a university or college next fall.

Ireland Webb, of Wayne, daughter of David and Monica Webb, is a member of the National Honor Society. She participated in the German American Partnership Program and has hosted four German students. Ireland has traveled to Australia, Austria, Germany and Egypt. She plans to attend Thomas College in the fall to study criminal justice in hopes of attending the Federal Bureau of Intelligence Academy in the future.

Kyle Morand is the son of Rick and Dianne Morand, of Manchester. He earned nine varsity letters in football, lacrosse and alpine skiing. He was a Maine State All-Star at linebacker, as well as team captain his senior year and has been selected to play in the Shrine Lobster Bowl this July. He was also a KVAC lacrosse All-Star.

Morand is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, participated in Model United Nations, and traveled to Germany as an exchange student. He has interest in both neuroscience and brain-computer interfaces; he has not made a college commitment but is weighing Colby, Bowdoin, Trinity, UCLA, Colorado College, Middlebury, and Wesleyan, as well as several other colleges.

Natalie Harmon, daughter of Scott Harmon and Michelle Keating, of Fayette, has been involved in Student Senate, the Student Health Advisory Committee, Speech and Debate, Interactive Theatre, National Honor Society and Chorus. She plans to attend the University of Maine next fall where she’s interested in majoring in either geology or chemistry.