Hall-Dale High School has announced its summa cum laude graduates for the class of 2022. Listed in alphabetical order, the first eight (top from from left) are Camden Adams, Katie Allen, Max Byron and Devlin Geisler. Bottom from left are Andrew Guiou, Iris Ireland, Kai Lucas and Kiely MacDonald.

FARMINGDALE — Hall-Dale High School has announced its top summa cum laude graduates for the class of 2022, listed in alphabetical order.

Camden Adams Submitted photo

Camden Adams is a son of Darcee Betit and Benjamin Adams of Farmingdale. After excelling on the soccer field, he turned his talents to the stage. He has been a constant in Broadway Disney during his tenure at Hall-Dale and played the lead as Shakespeare in “Something Rotten” and as Danny Zuko in “Grease.” He is a member of the National Honor Society, along with the concert band and chorus, and modern band. Adams plans to attend Plymouth State University.

Katie Allen Jennifer Bechard photo

Katie Allen, daughter of Pam and Curt Allen of Hallowell, has been involved in the National Honor Society and the tennis team. She is a member of the senior dance society at Vicki’s School of Dance. Allen, the valedictorian, plans to attend Cedarville University to study business.

Max Byron Jennifer Bechard photo

Max Byron, son of Kelly and Amos Byron of Farmingdale, was the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute medal, received academic excellence awards in the core content areas, and was a Mountain Valley Conference Academic All-Star. A three-season varsity athlete, he was selected to the MVC and McDonald’s All-Star teams for basketball and Second team in both soccer and baseball. Byron was a captain in all the sports he played, was treasurer of the National Honor Society, and a member of student government. Byron plans to attend Bentley College to study finance.

Devlin Geisler Submitted photo

Devlin Geisler, daughter of Heather Geisler of Farmingdale, has been the co-leader of the Environmental Club, the Civil Rights team and the National Honor Society, and has been active throughout her years as a Girl Scout and serving on its Board of Directors. In 2021, she was selected as a delegate at the United Nations Commission on the status of women. Geisler plans to attend Clark University to study sociology.

Andrew Guiou Submitted photo

Andrew Guiou, son of Kendra Guiou of Farmingdale and the late Aaron Guiou, was a soccer captain both his junior and senior years. He played premier soccer and played in Italy as part of his club team. He has also been a member of the track and field team as well as a partner in Unified Basketball. Guiou was named to the MVC All-Academic Team, and to the Class C All-Star team both his junior and senior year. He was the St. Michael’s Book Award recipient and was active in both Key Club and the National Honor Society. Guiou plans to attend St. Joseph’s College.


Iris Ireland Submitted photo

Iris Ireland is daughter of Andrea Abrell and Troy Ireland of Hallowell. She played both soccer and basketball. A stalwart in softball, she decided to leave the game and create a new path. As a captain she also helped lead the Bulldogs to a state championship in basketball. That new pathway led to a state championship in javelin, while also breaking a school record that had withstood 30 years of competition. She was National Honor Society president, Key Club vice president, and a member of student government. Ireland plans to attend Bates College to study English.

Kai Lucas Submitted photo

Kai Lucas, son of Sarah and Ben Lucas of Hallowell, earned an excellence in math citation as well as one in Spanish. He was a dominant force on the pitch and the diamond as he captained both teams and was selected to the MVC 1st team, All Academic Team, and was selected for the coaches’ award. When not playing for school, he plays on the Central Maine United Soccer Club and helps out the Unified basketball team. He was a member of student government, National Honor Society and the Key Club. Lucas plans to attend Bentley College to study finance.

Kiely MacDonald Submitted photo

Kiely MacDonald, a daughter of Amy and Ryan MacDonald of Hallowell and Readfield, has been a regular in all theater and musical productions. She has taken on the likes of being a Pink Lady in “Grease,” to being Chippette in “Beauty and the Beast.” Her vocals were a constant in Broadway Disney, and her mural resides in the library. She has also been active as a member of the Key Club, Civil Rights team, the swim team, and as historian with the National Honor Society. MacDonald plans to attend Clark University.

Hall-Dale High School summa cum laude graduates for 2022. Top from left are Meagan Michaud, Renee Molesworth, Moira O’Connor, Lily Platt and Ella Schaab. Bottom from left are Emma Soule, Michaela Temple, Samantha Thornton, Tanley Tibbetts and Alexandra Young.


Meagan Michaud Submitted photo

Meagan Michaud, daughter of Jennifer and Scott Michaud of Chelsea, has been an active member of the Jobs for Maine Graduates program, helping the Hall-Dale team win multiple categories of awards over the past two years. For her efforts in shaping Hall-Dale’s JMG over the years she was elected to the leadership board and won the JMG presentation award. Michaud is also a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society. In her spare time she donates her efforts to helping out at the animal refuge shelter. Michaud plans to attend Thomas College to study forensic science.

Renee Molesworth Robert A. Miele photo

Renee Molesworth, daughter of Michelle Jolicouer and Adam Molesworth of Farmingdale, captained the swim team and was a constant in placing in meets. She excelled in the butterfly and as part of the 200 freestyle relay team. Molesworth also excelled in art. Her passion for the arts was exemplified through the variety of art courses she had over her span in high school. Molesworth plans to attend Clark University.


Moira O’Connor Submitted photo

Moira O’Connor, daughter of Aimee and William O’Connor of Hallowell, has been in both band and jazz choir throughout her years at Hall-Dale and has been selected for both District III and All-State honors. O’Connor has been in the spotlight for the last couple of years as the lead in school musicals. She concluded her high school career as Sandy in “Grease,” the musical. She has been a constant singing the National Anthem at sporting events and has sung in the Broadway Disney productions.

A pinnacle of her musical career was penning her own song and singing it at graduation. She was also vice president of both the National Honor Society and student senate. She was selected as an Academic All Star for Field Hockey, MVC honorable mention for tennis and captained her team to a state championship, and contributed to Hall-Dale copping a state championship in basketball. O’Connor plans to attend Manhattan School of Music to study musical theater.

Lily Platt Callie Brann Photography

Lily Platt, a daughter of Sarah and Josh Platt of Hallowell, earned excellence awards in both AP biology and chemistry. She has been on the All-Academic Team in soccer, basketball and softball. She captained the soccer team to a MVC Championship, a state championship in basketball, and two state titles in softball. Her hitting and fielding earned her First Team All Conference in softball while her prowess on the pitch gained her an All-Conference Honorable Mention. She is a volunteer coach for middle school softball. Platt plans to continue both her education and softball career at Wheaton College, where she plans to study psychology.

Ella Schaab Submitted photo

Ella Schaab, daughter of Laura Lewis and Sam Schaab, has been class president for a few years, and treasurer of both the National Honor Society and Key Club. As president she has helped her class orchestrate Winter Carnival and has provided a lot of feedback to staff and students alike. Along with being selected the Wellesley Book Award winner, Schaab was chosen as the recipient of the Principal’s Award from the MPA. Athletically, she captained the tennis team to a state championship and soccer to a MVC championship. Schaab plans to attend Connecticut College to study environmental policy.

Emma Soule Submitted photo

Emma Soule, daughter of Megan Bowdoin and Tim Soule of Farmingdale, earned summa cum laude every semester during her high school career. She earned MVC Academic All-Star honors in her two varsity sports. Soule was field captain for both her junior and senior years and captained the softball team to back to back state titles. She also supports other students through the clubs she is involved in, National Honor Society, Key Club, and student government and through the tutoring she does at an after-school program in another town. Soule plans to  attend Simmons College to study pre-law.

Michaela Temple Submitted photo

Michaela Temple, daughter of Kathryn Temple of Chelsea, was the recipient of academic excellence awards in English and the St. Michael’s Book Award. She has been a member of Key Club and was a contributor to Hall-Dale’s JMG success at state competitions. Temple plans to attend University of Maine Farmington to study secondary education, with a focus on English.

Samantha Thornton Submitted photo

Samantha Thornton, daughter of Kim Chatman and Bill Thornton of Chelsea, has served on Key Club, the National Honor Society and the leadership board of JMG. She was awarded the JMG Presentation Award. She captained the soccer team to a MVC Championship and the softball team to back-to-back state championships, including a walk-off, game-winning hit in the regional finals. She also took a lead role in organizing the Special Olympics as Hall-Dale was a host site. Thornton plans to attend the University of Maine Augusta.

Tanley Tibbetts Submitted photo

Tanley Tibbetts is a daughter of Amanda Bealieu and Josh Tibbetts of Chelsea. A member of the softball team, Tibbetts was a catalyst for the Bulldogs repeating as state champions. She has participated in student government, National Honor Society, was the student representative to the school board and served on the Future Search Committee. She has been recognized for excellence in U.S. studies, Spanish and chemistry, and was the recipient of the St. Lawrence Book Award. She volunteers at the Cohen Center and assists middle school softball. Tibbetts, the salutatorian, plans to attend St. Lawrence University, spending her first semester abroad in England and will attend Oxford University to study psychology.

Alexandra Young Jennifer Bechard photo

Alexandra Young, daughter of Melanie and David Young of Hallowell, is a Certified Nursing Assistant. To stay in shape for tennis she ran cross country and received the most improved award. She helped the tennis team win back-to-back MVC titles and a state championship her junior year. Young plans to attend Husson University to study nursing.

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