It is with utmost pleasure and school pride that I introduce Lincoln Academy’s finest students to you. These student leaders have been nominated for their commitment to excellence, their passion for our school, and their diligent dependability. They befriend and onboard new international students when they arrive on campus, are our tour guides for visitors, and respond to Frequently Asked Questions. Do feel free to reach out to them directly via email to get their take on what they adore about Lincoln Academy” ~ Lu-Shien Tan, Director of Admissions

The LA Ambassadors

Aowyn Burbank '23

Aowyn Burbank '23

lives in Jefferson and has been on the ambassador team for one year. She played Fantine in Lincoln Academy’s beautiful production of Les Miserables this fall, and cares for a bevy of horses at her farm. Aowyn is a talented student, a generous volunteer and is an experienced tour guide. When she leaves LA, she hopes to study law. Reach Aowyn at burbankas@lincolnacademy.org.

Emma Abbott '24

Emma Abbott '24

Emma lives in the dorm with their family and has grown up surrounded by international students. They are the manager of the LA field hockey team, an excellent baker, and they enjoy helping international students immerse in American culture and English language. After LA Emma hopes to major in Psychology. They can be reached at abbottem@lincolnacademy.org.

Izzy Petersen '23

Izzy Petersen '23

Izzy has competed on the Cross Country and Math Teams and she played on the State Champion girls tennis team in 2022.  Izzy is also a member of the Lincolnaires choir and is a writer for The Talon newspaper. Her future interests include data analytics or statistics.

Izzy can be reached at petersenij@lincolnacademy.org.

Cooper Swartzentruber '23

Cooper Swartzentruber '23

Cooper is an all-state and all-national alto saxophone player who plays in the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands. During the summer, he plays gigs with “The Big Deal Jazz Band”. After high school he hopes to go on to study music performance and eventually play and teach music professionally. Cooper gives a great tour of the music department. Reach Cooper at swartzentrubercc@lincolnacademy.org.

Sophia Scott '25

Sophia Scott '25

Sophia loves to introduce new students to the Lincoln Academy campus. In addition to Ambassadors, Sophia has been a long time theater actress, performing as Eponine in Les Miserables, and Laurey in Oklahoma! Sophia is also a skilled videographer and editor, having edited more than one of our ambassador videos. Sophia can be reached at scottss25@lincolnacademy.org.

Joseph Krawic '23

Joseph Krawic '23

Joe joined Ambassadors in order to interact with other students and help new students feel included. Joseph sings in the Lincolnaires and science is his favorite subject. “I love music and spending time with family and friends”. Joe can be reached at krawicjr@lincolnacademy.org.

Alicia Flis '23

Alicia Flis '23

Alicia is involved in theater, Climate Action Club, International Club, Outing Club and is a member of the Cross Country and Track teams. After school and on weekends she works at Schooner Cove as a dietary aid. Alicia loves plants and hermit crabs, and after LA she plans to study zoology and marine biology in college. Reach Alicia at flisan@lincolnacademy.org.

Lily Swanberg '24

Lily Swanberg '24

serves on the LA Student Council, plays on the tennis team, and skis competitively in the winter. During the summers, she works at a summer camp doing the honorable work of herding small children every day! After graduation she hopes to travel, and has enjoyed getting to know the international students at LA. Lily can be reached at swanbergl@lincolnacademy.org

Ralph Zoorob '23

Ralph Zoorob '23

serves on the LA Student Council, plays on the boys varsity soccer team, and lives in the dorm. Originally from Lebanon, Ralph joined the residential life community and loves participating in many of the fun traditions at Lincoln, like Homecoming and Winter Carnival. After graduation, Ralph plans to attend college in the US. He can be reached at zoorobr@lincolnacademy.org.

Ally Poole '24

Ally Poole '24

Ally’s favorite spot on campus is the turf field, especially during Homecoming soccer games! Ally competes with the JV and Varsity Girl’s Soccer teams and on the Varsity Basketball team in the winter. Ally has been an Ambassador for three years now, and in addition to giving thorough tours, in a wonderful videographer. Reach Ally at pooleam@lincolnacademy.org.

Z Zimmerman '25

Z Zimmerman '25

Z is an artist who works as easily with paints and markers as she does with clay and theater sets. A competitive swimmer, Z is a part of the Lincoln Academy swim team.

Before and after practice, she can be found hanging out and studying with friends in the dormitory. Z can be reached at zimmermanls25@lincolnacademy.org.

Mara Abbott '23

Mara Abbott '23

Mara has participated in Cross Country and Track, UNIFIED basketball, outdoor club and climate action club. This year, she has enjoyed being a part of the sailing club. “I’ve always liked the environment that LA offers and all the people there have been super welcoming and fun to be around”. Reach Mara at abbottmj@lincolnacademy.org.

Testimonials

Liam Card, Class of 2023

I became a member of the LA community early on, and joined the Cross Country team, Climate Action Club, 4:00 Jazz Combo, and the Outing Club. My experiences helped to connect me with my fellow students and teachers. 

My favorite class to date has been World History with Mr. O’Mahoney. He taught me to dig deeper and seek a broader perspective than what was readily apparent. We spent the year learning about interdependency and long term outcomes based on the decisions we made. The class was very challenging, yet I found it fun and rewarding.  

Being an Ambassador provides me with the opportunity to meet other students considering attending Lincoln Academy and form lasting bonds with students who are already here. Reach Liam at cardlr@lincolnacademy.org.

Olivia Nixon, Class of 2023

I have attended Lincoln Academy since my freshman year. My family relocated to Maine last year and I chose to attend Lincoln Academy over any other high school because of the wide variety of classes, clubs, sports, and activities. Its long standing history and tradition as well as the preparation of its students for college is also appealing to me. I believe that Lincoln Academy’s outreach and community involvement is second to none.

As a freshman, I competed on LA’s Indoor Track team and also attended all ski trips with the Outing Club. My favorite sport is tennis and I also enjoy running and skiing. As a sophomore, I plan to join the cross country team and continue with the sports I love. Last year, I was a member of the Y-Teen Leaders and Outing Club. I hope to participate in MUN and Unified for Lincoln Academy this coming year, as well.

Being an LA student has many benefits and advantages. Attending school at Lincoln Academy is like having a second family. The faculty and students are not only mentors but friends who truly care about helping you achieve your goals. Community Meetings, Homecoming, and Winter Carnival are just a few of the many examples that show how Lincoln Academy embraces its “family”.

This year I hope to be as involved as possible in the LA community considering the complications of the world, while also getting to know more of my fellow peers at Lincoln Academy.

Olivia can be reached at nixonor@lincolnacademy.org

Fun Videos from the LA Ambassadors