Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 11, 2013

Eight earn diplomas from Groton Academy


The Andover Townsman

---- — Eight students from Andover graduated from Lawrence Academy during the Groton school’s 220th commencement exercises.

Inez Bouzon, a high honors students, and was inducted into the school’s chapter of the national Cum Laude Society as a junior. She played varsity hockey and was on the Spartans 2011–2012 team that competed in the NEPSAC championship finals. She also played soccer and lacrosse. The daughter of Robert Bouzon and Caroline DeGroot, both of Andover, she will attend the University of Vermont.

Sarah Casey, an honors student for several terms, She performed with the school’s various vocal groups and presented a recital of her most recent work her senior year. She played varsity volleyball for three years, participated in the dance program and was a staff member for the student literary magazine, Consortium. The daughter of Anne and William Casey of Andover, she will attend Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

Hannah Cunningham, an honor and high honor student, played volleyball, lacrosse and tennis, and participated in the school’s dance program. Her poetry and articles were published in the Spectrum newspaper and the Consortium. She received her diploma from her mother, Dale Cunningham of Andover, who works as Lawrence Academy’s assistant director of communications. She will attend the University of Rochester in New York.

Brian Finn, an honor and high honor student, was a member of the school’s Model U.N. Club. He played football for four years and was on the 2009 team that went undefeated in the Independent School League and earned the NEPSAC championship title. He also skied for two seasons and played baseball. The son of Mary and Paul Finn of Andover, he will attend Boston College.

Madelaine Gray, an honors student, played varsity volleyball and was team MVP this year. She was also a captain of her junior varsity tennis team. A member of the student Association for Black and Latino Encouragement, she participated in the 2010 NAIS People of Color and Student Diversity Conferences in San Diego. The daughter of Deborah and Charles Gray of Andover, she will attend the University of San Diego.

Emma Keefe, an honor student, was recognized this spring with The Thompson English Prize for outstanding achievement. She sang with the a cappella group, On Air!, and took part in theater and dance productions. She played varsity lacrosse. field hockey and hockey and also ran cross-country this past fall. The daughter of Julie and John Keefe of Andover, she will attend Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania.

Gregory Stern, an honor and high honor student, was a member of the school’s Model U.N. Club and wrote for the Spectrum. He pplayed golf, tennis, track, basketball, soccer and yoga. This spring, he was involved in a variety of service projects in Hawaii, which included helping with a reforestation program in Volcanoes National Park. The son of Linda and Fred Stern of Andover, he will attend the University of Delaware.

Jillian Thero, an honor and high honor student, served as a class representative to the student government and was a peer counselor her senior year. She was active in the theater, sang with the LA Singers and participated in the dance program and played several seasons of lacrosse and soccer. The daughter of Andrea Carlin of Andover and John Thero of Mystic, Conn., she will attend Villanova University in Pennsylvania.