2014 McAuley Basketball Highlights!

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McAuley Kudos!

Congratulations to the following McAuley students on their impressive, noteworthy accomplishments…

Carolyn Liziewski ’14 was honored April 5 as the recipient of McAuley’s Principal’s Award for her stellar academic achievement and citizenship.

Marisa Gochie ’15 earned second place honors in the Woman’s Literary Union essay contest on bullying in schools.  Siobhan Kenneally ’15 earned an honorable mention nod.  Both were recognized with a cash award for their writing talents.

Anna Dube ’15 recently captured first place in the Forbes Feis Irish Dance Compeition for her skill on the dance floor.  She will compete in the North American Nationals in July 2014 in Montreal.

Sophomores Danielle Guibord, Akech Allolding, Jennifer Devine, Mikayla Carney, Emily Norman and freshman, Meredith Wheeler, have been included among the twenty finalists in the Merriconeag Poetry Festival for their poetic originality and creativity. Each student will read her poem at a reception on May 4, where contest winners will be announced.

McAuley’s Varsity Basketball Team was honored by the city of Portland with a proclamation honoring them as State Champions. In addition, they traveled to the State House in Augusta, where their accomplishment was celebrated once again.

Allie Clement ’14, in addition to being named Miss Maine Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year, was recently lauded by the Portland Press Herald as its 2014 Player of the Year.  Senior, Olivia Smith, and junior, Victoria Lux, also made the Press Herald’s Top Ten list.

Joan Fasulo ’14 received the Rotary Club Youth Service Award on April 11 for her outstanding community service to the Ronald McDonald House.

Katherine Lake and Sophie Warren, both seniors, were honored by the SMAA with a Citizenship Award for their amazing contributions to the McAuley community…and beyond.

Viviane Kostin ’15 was accepted to the Breadloaf Young Writers’ Conference and will spend a weekend in May 2014 with other young writers under the tutelage of many celebrated authors and teachers of writing.

Marisa Gochie ’15, Sun Yool Park ’15, Maddie Walker-Elders ’15, Irene Baldenweck ’14, Rachael Dalton ’14, Bri Heisler ’14, Carolyn Liziewski ’14, Jill Ma ’14 and Emily Mazza ’14 attended the State Math Meet on Tuesday, April 8 in Bangor.  These students placed sixth out of twenty-two in Individual Rounds! 

The McAuley community is beaming with Lion pride!  Kudos to each of you, once again, for the many gifts and talents you share with us each day.


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The Dan Liziewski Memorial Spaghetti Supper – Join Us!

REMINDER - The Dan Liziewski Memorial Spaghetti Supper - Saturday, April 12th from 4:30 to 6:30pm…

Dan Liziewski was a passionate man.  Passionate about family, passionate about McAuley, and passionate about helping people.  When he wasn’t driving a 600-foot ship around the Atlantic Ocean, he was offering his assistance to McAuley. You could find Dan repairing things around McAuley, baking Math Meet refreshments, making chili for the Snack Shack and sprucing up the planters in the Mall.

One of the things Dan did that made a lot of people very happy was cook and serve his famous spaghetti sauce!

Dan lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on July 5th, 2013.  The Liziewski Family will honor him this year by donating all of the homemade spaghetti sauce for a benefit supper.  All proceeds will fund the McAuley Parent Network Scholarship Fund.  Since the inception of Dan’s Famous Spaghetti Supper in 2011, over $5,000 has been raised for scholarships. It is the hope of the Liziewski Family that this year’s profits will soar to a record high.


The Dan Liziewski Memorial Spaghetti Supper will be held Saturday, April 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 at McAuley.

Tickets are available in the Main Office, as well as at the door.  We encourage you to RSVP to Patti in the Main Office so we can get an idea of the number of people we will be feeding.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children (under 12).

This is the final Spaghetti Supper for the Liziewski Family, as Carolyn will be graduating in June.  Please come out Saturday, April 12th and support this important event.

For more information, or if you would like to help, please contact Sarah Liziewski at dsliz@maine.rr.com or call her at 657-2122.

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Register for McAuley Lacrosse Clinics!

Interested in lacrosse clinics for your daughter? Then join varsity coach, Jo-Ellen Rand, and CMHS players for three Sundays in April & May (April 6, 27 & May 4).

Girls in grades 3-5…8:30-10:00am
Girls in grades 6-8…10:30-Noon

Cost: $15/week or $40/three weeks

A student’s lacrosse experience doesn’t matter! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and drills, have fun and meet new friends!

FMI, or to register, contact Linda Freeman at linda.freeman@mcauleyhs.org.

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McAuley Students Discover Invasive Species


Students in JB Kavaliauskas’ Environmental Science classes recently discovered an invasive insect pest during their field work in Baxter Woods.  The classes were invited to participate in a survey by the Portland Forestry Department to determine if, in fact, the species existed in the nearby woods.  The students were trained by a professional from the Maine Forest Service on how to identify the pest in its winter stage of life.

The invasive species, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid — commonly known as HWA — has spread throughout the hemlock forests in the eastern United States from southern Maine to northern Georgia.  The entire range of eastern hemlocks are currently at risk.  The natural spread of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is primarily by wind, birds, small animals and domestic pets. 

McAuley students reported their findings to the Maine Forest Service and Portland’s Forestry Department, who applauded their discovery.  Plans to eradicate and contain the investigation are in the works and McAuley students will help implement the plan.  How quickly hemlocks die once infested is variable, but it generally ranges from 3-10 years or more. Students are hopeful that, because of their work, the old hemlock growth of Baxter Woods will be saved.

For Channel 13′s coverage of this impressive story, please click here.

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Jill Ma ’14 Receives Top Honors in Art Contest


Congratulations to McAuley’s Jill Ma ’14, who took first place in The Gallery Collection’s 7th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Contest.

In addition to capturing top honors out of nearly 13,000 participants, Jill garnered a $10,000 college scholarship for her continuing education, as well as a $1000 scholarship for McAuley High School.

Kudos to you, Jill, on this most deserving honor!

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Spring Open House – March 19 at 6:00 PM

Due to March 12th’s inclement weather, McAuley’s Spring Open House has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 19 at 6:00 PM.

Join us to learn more about our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and our financial aid and scholarship programs. Speak with students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and see the “McAuley Advantage” for yourself! 

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 797-3802 ext. 2042 or click here to register.

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Allie Clement ’14 Named Miss Maine Basketball!

Congratulations to Allie Clement ’14, 2014′s Miss Maine Basketball – an award recognizing her place as Maine’s top senior player.

For the Press Herald’s coverage of this impressive accomplishment, click here.

Kudos to you, Allie!

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McAuley Limelighters Present “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 & 5, as the McAuley Limelighters present their One-Act Competition Play, “Dancing at Lughnasa.” 

Synopsis: Michael Evans looks back on the summer of 1936, when the five Mundy sisters have a summer of whirlwind loves, family feuds and harvest dances.

Both performances begin at 7:00pm, and admission is a donation of your choosing.

Here’s to another amazing showcase of McAuley talent!


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McAuley Lions Capture Basketball Gold!

Congratulations to our Lady Lions, who captured their 4th straight Class A State Championship title on March 1 at the Cumberland County Civic Center, beating Oxford Hills 67-41.  

For the Press Herald’s  fantastic coverage of this memorable victory, please click here.

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