Grandparent Day Photo Gallery

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You’re Invited – Homecoming 2015!

Our annual Homecoming celebration is almost here!  Join us from September 28 – October 3 for an action-packed week of Hollywood Through the Decades!

Homecoming Week of Events 2015

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Remembering Eric Jorgensen…

The Catherine McAuley High School community is deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Boothbay Harbor and at the untimely loss of beloved teacher, Eric Jorgensen.  He will be remembered as a committed, inspiring and dynamic educator, who touched the lives of students, faculty and staff both inside and outside of the classroom.  We pray for his family and our school community during this most difficult time.  

Please join us as we remember and honor Mr. Jorgensen at McAuley’s community memorial service on Wednesday, July 15 at 6pm in the CMHS Auditorium.  

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McAuley Voted Best Private School in Maine!

McAuley is #1! Catherine McAuley High School was recently voted the Best Private School in Maine in “Down East” Magazine’s annual poll of reader and editor favorites, featured in the July 2015 issue. Thousands of “Down East” readers voted January through April for their statewide selections while editors went through a rigorous selection process of their own. McAuley was chosen as top in its category!

The annual “Best of Maine” readers’ awards provide “Down East” readers the opportunity to recognize their favorite Maine people, places and things around the state. Based solely on popular vote, the readers’ choice winners represent the best of Maine as identified by those who know Maine the best: the state’s residents and repeat visitors. Equally invested in the state’s culture, editors choose their own favorites to receive recognition each year.

Kathleen Fleury, “Down East” editor-in-chief, spoke of the selection process, saying, “Our readers love Maine for many different reasons, and the Readers’ Choice awards encourage them to show their support for the people and places that make the state so great. The selection process is one that everyone puts a lot of time and thought into – so it’s a true honor to be selected.”  

“Based on popular vote, we are thrilled that others recognize what we have always believed – that McAuley, the state’s only all-girls high school, is #1, shared Head of School Kathryn Woodson Barr.  “Here’s to the students, faculty, staff, alumnae and McAuley community who truly are the BEST!”


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Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Graduation exercises for Catherine McAuley High School were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 31 at Merrill Auditorium. Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., Bishop of Portland Diocese, conferred diplomas, assisted by Kathryn Woodson Barr, Head of School.

Mistress of Ceremonies was Class President, Electra M. Bals. Tracy Tutt Bennett, a Class of 2000 graduate, served as the guest speaker. The graduates performed several musical selections, including “America the Beautiful” by Bates and Ward, “One Moment in Time” by Hammond and Bettis, and the “McAuley School Song” by Santo Donatelli. Siobhan K. Kenneally, Salutatorian, shared introductory remarks, and Viviane C. Kostin, Valedictorian, made concluding remarks.

Valedictorian Viviane C. Kostin is the daughter of Mark and Katharine Kostin of Yarmouth. During her time at McAuley, Kostin served as Class Vice-President for three years and participated in Student Council and the Ambassadors Club. She was a member of the National Honor Society, recognized as both an AP Scholar and a National Merit Finalist and was active with horseback riding, piano and her church youth group. She was the recipient of the DAR Good Citizenship Award, the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Young Leader Award and the Princeton Book Award. In the fall, Kostin will attend Barnard College.

V. Kostin

Salutatorian Siobhan K. Kenneally is the daughter of James and Mary Esther Otts Kenneally of Kennebunkport. While at McAuley, Kenneally participated in Key Club (Secretary), Yearbook (Business Editor), Varsity Tennis and Poetry Out Loud. She was an AP Scholar, a member of the National Honor and French National Honor Societies, as well as the recipient of the Dartmouth College Book Award. Kenneally will study English at Simmons College in the fall.

S. Keanneally

SunYool Park is the daughter of Minsung Park and Youngsil Kim of South Korea. During her time at McAuley, Park was a member of the School’s Varsity Field Hockey Team, International Club (President) and Key Club (Vice-President), as well as the National Honor Society. Park, who was also named to the Field Hockey All-Academic Team, will study Science at Oberlin College.

Rachel M. Taylor is the daughter of Austin and Mary Taylor of Portland. While at McAuley, Taylor served as Class President for three years, as well as Captain of both the Indoor Track and Varsity Lacrosse Teams. In addition to receiving the Syracuse University Book Award, Taylor was the recipient of the SMAA Citizenship Award and a member of the National Honor Society. She will study Journalism at the University of Missouri (Columbia) in the fall.

Mary E. Furlong is the daughter of Patrick and Katrina Furlong of Old Orchard Beach. During her time at McAuley, Furlong was active with the School’s Varsity Basketball and Tennis Teams and acted as Varsity Club President. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the SMAA All-Academic Team and the Maine McDonald’s All-Academic Team. She will major in Pre-Med at Stonehill College in the fall.

M. Furlong

Isabel T. Terracciano is the daughter of Carmine Terracciano and Kerrie Dowdy of Portland. At McAuley, Terracciano was a member of the School’s French National Honor Society, Drama Club, Book Club and Math Team. She volunteered her time at Hall School and worked with students through the theater/arts group, A Company of Girls.  She will continue her education in the fall at Barnard College.

I. Terracciano

Madeleine B. Walker-Elders is the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Walker-Elders of Lisbon Falls. During her four years at McAuley, Walker-Elders participated in ballet and the Girl Scouts, as well as the School’s Math Team and Book Club. In addition, she was honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award and was a member of both the National and French National Honor Societies. In the fall, Walker-Elders will study Environmental Engineering at Drexel University.

M. Walker-Elders

Alexandria R. Dow is the daughter of Karen Dyar and Amy Brocher of Hiram. As a McAuley student, Dow was a member of the National Honor Society, the Drama Club (Head Costumer) and One-Acts Team (Assistant Director, Stage Manager and Costumer), as well as Co-President of Chorus. She received the Elmira College Key Award and will study Psychology there in the fall.

A. Dow

Lydia B. MacDonald is the daughter of Ian and Lori MacDonald of Yarmouth. While at McAuley, MacDonald was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, Ambassadors Club and Campus Ministry. She received the Spanish Award for Excellence, along with the Phi Beta Kappa Award.  MacDonald, who tutors regularly and directs a children’s theater group, will study Elementary Education at the University of Maine (Farmington).

L. MacDonald

Anna E. Dubé is the daughter of Peter Dubé, Sr. and Joan Dubé of Windham. As a McAuley student, Dubé was active with Campus Ministry (Social Justice Chair), Cross Country (Co-Captain) and Irish Step Dancing through the Stillson School of Irish Dance (Open Champion Dancer).  In addition, Dubé was a National Honor Society and SMAA All-Academic Team member and active as a Eucharistic Minister and youth ministry volunteer through her church. Dubé will be a Nursing major at Saint Anselm College in the fall.

A. Dube



Megan Diane Bailey
*+ Electra Meridian Maquoit Bals
*+ Elise L. Baribault-Lee
+^ Safia Muktar Bashir
Christel N. Batshiondo
Celeste Bouthot
*+ Sharon Chikuta
Ashley Mae Connelly
Olivia Florence Dalphonse
*+ Greta L. DiPierro
*+ Brianna Noelle Doerfler
*+ Alexandria R. Dow
*+ Anna Elizabeth Dubé
*+ Mary Eileen Furlong
*+ Marisa Jayne Gochie
+^ Katherine Johanna Hodgdon
Monica Glen Hutcherson
+ Jillian N. Jacobson
Natalie E. Juris
Sarah Elizabeth Kaiser
*+^ Siobhan Kailee Kenneally
*+^ Viviane Christine Kostin
*+ Lydia Baker MacDonald
Drew K. Martinez
+ Keyly Martinez
*+^ Kathryn Mary McBrady
Rebecca Minh-Chau Davis McNamara
Mikayla M. Moran
*+ Deborah Richard Mrema
 + Kathleen Claire O’Brien
*+^ SunYool Park
Elizabeth Ainsley Possiel
* Devri Nicole Ramsey
Hawraa Fakher Rikan
Emily Elizabeth Rogan
Avery Camilla Roma
*+ Amanda Denise Spink
Allison Michelle Tardif
Ayla M. Sheehan-Tartre
*+^ Rachel McKee Taylor
*  ^ Isabel Terracciano
Jennifer Somers Walker
*+^ Madeleine Belle Walker-Elders
* Adele Werner
Taylor Rose Whaley

                                      National Merit Scholar Finalist: Viviane C. Kostin

* Honors  
   + National Honor Society   
^ French National Honor Society


SCHOLARSHIP  AWARDS:                   

Women’s Literary Union Scholarship – Marisa J. Gochie

Abraham and Fannie Levey Scholarship – Anna E. Dubé

McAuley Parents’ Club Scholarship – Brianna N. Doerfler & Katherine J. Hodgdon

Christine Labrecque – Catherine McAuley High School 1981 – Memorial Scholarship – Kathryn M. McBrady

Kelley Marie Smith – Catherine McAuley High School 1983 – Memorial Scholarship – Amanda D. Spink

Lila Grace Sullivan Amirault Scholarship – Keyly Martinez

Unity Lodge #3 Scholarship – Avery C. Roma                 

The Janice M. Hutchinson Award – Emily E. Rogan         

MELMAC Richard W. Tyler – Elise L. Baribault-Lee

Mary J. O’Toole Memorial Scholarship – Drew K. Martinez

Jane C. Wellehan Creative Leadership Scholarship – Kathleen C. O’Brien

Herrick, M. Cote, M. Herrick Scholarship – Alexandria R. Dow

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McAuley Announces Top Ten Graduates

Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 2.10.15 PMCongratulations to McAuley’s Top Ten graduates of the Class of 2015!  

Pictured left to right: Siobhan Kenneally (Salutatorian), Sun Yool Park (3), Isabel Terracciano (6), Mary Furlong (5), Alexandria Dow (8), Madeleine Walker-Elders (7), Rachel Taylor (4), Lydia MacDonald (9) and Anna Dube (10). Missing from the photo is Valedictorian Viviane Kostin, who was unavailable due to her study abroad in France.

Join the McAuley community as we congratulate and celebrate the amazing achievements of all of our graduates on Sunday, May 31 at 2pm at Merrill Auditorium.

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Board of Trustees Campus Update

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Run for Hope – Register Here!

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Catherine McAuley will be hosting the ninth annual James & Maxine Pouravelis Scholarship Fund Race/Run. The fund was established in December 2006 in memory of two devoted and vibrant members of the Catherine McAuley community. Jim and Maxine lived each day with an unending and unwavering spirit of hope and optimism.  Although they embodied this hope through their generous contributions to countless communities, they had a special affection for the McAuley community that nurtured their two daughters and provided them with a superb educational and spiritual foundation.

In life, Jim and Maxine cheered loudly, danced often, and loved immensely. They passed away within two months of each other in the summer of 2006. Even in sickness, with a powerful faith and steadfast love of family and friends, they remained sure and firm in their hope. The James and Maxine Pouravelis Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to young women seeking an education at Catherine McAuley High School, an education Jim and Maxine saw as essential to the intellectual, athletic, and spiritual development of young women. Through the hope that is nurtured by a McAuley education, this scholarship will continue to keep their hope in new beginnings alive.

For additional race information, and to register, click here.


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“Traditions” Auction – Register Here!

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Join us on April 11, 2015 at our annual “Traditions” Auction.  Enjoy an unforgettable evening, and pay tribute to Joseph Kilmartin, Sister Edward Mary and Candace Anderson-Ek’s 100 years of outstanding service, love, compassion and encouragement to our community.  

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Quarter Two Honor Roll

Congratulations to the McAuley students who achieved honor roll status for Quarter Two! 

Please click here to view the comprehensive list.

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