LEE, Maine — Lee Academy Headmaster Bruce Lindberg recently announced the honor parts for the Class of 2011. Commencement exercises were held Saturday, June 4, at the Howard P. Mallett Gymnasium.
Aubrie Kasserman, daughter of David and Dawn Kasserman of Bella Vista, Ark., was the class valedictorian. She will attend the New York School of Visual Arts, majoring in illustration.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and served as the class vice president. Her artwork has been selected for recognition in Julia’s Gallery, as well as for its traveling art show.
Chen-Wei Chiu, son of Nei-Chung Chiu and Chen Yen Fung of Da-an District in Taipei, Taiwan, was named the class salutatorian. He will attend the University of California-Berkeley, majoring in biochemistry, with eventual plans to become a dentist.
He has been an active member of the National Honor Society, student council, community service and Envirothon Club. He played varsity tennis for two years and was named the captain during his junior year. He captained the Math Team and maintained highest honors for his academic performance.
Robert Hickey, son of Jack and Denise Hickey of Springfield, was named the first honor essayist for his class. He will attend Rutgers University to study biology.
Laufton Longo, son of Ilidia Ascano-Longo of Springfield, was named the second honor essayist for his class. He plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in pre-med.
Xing Yan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dehua Yan of Nantong, Jiangsu, China, was named the third honor essayist for his class. He will attend the University of Rochester in New York as a finance major.