It is with utmost pleasure and school pride that I introduce Lincoln Academy’s finest students to you. These student leaders have been nominated by our faculty 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

Aria Tan, ’20 at Glidden Point Oyster Farm

Aria Tan, Class of 2020

I have been at Lincoln Academy for two years . 

I have been involved in Volleyball club, Climate Action club, yearbook, the Residential Life Community, freshman mentors, and Ambassadors, and particularly enjoyed meeting new people through various clubs and organizations.

I am most proud of my summer before my senior year, spent working long labor-intensive hours on a local oyster farm called Glidden Point Oyster Farm. I love how friendly the students and staff are at Lincoln Academy. Something you really should know about Lincoln Academy is that there are tons of opportunities to explore and people who want to help you achieve what you want. 

Before I graduate, I hope to be able to excite more students about school and connect more with my community.  Reach Aria at tana@lincolnacademy.org.

Ella Villeneuve, Class of 2021 

I am a junior at Lincoln Academy and this will be my 3rd year with the school.  

In addition to being an Ambassador, I am involved in Outing Club, Climate Action Club, Varsity Girls Lacrosse and Cross Country, and Special Olympics.  Outside of school I am a competitive equestrian and also love to ski in the winter. I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family in the Maine outdoors!  

The thing I love most about Lincoln Academy is the way the school encourages individual growth and our welcoming community and staff.  People leave here a better version of themselves. 

 I hope to leave Lincoln having made a positive impact and as a Junior and Senior to be a good role model for new students. 

Reach Ella at villeneuveem@lincolnacademy.org

Ella Villeneuve, ’21 Equestrian and outdoor enthusiast

Misha Curtis

Misha Curtis, ’21 at work at the Shuck Station

Misha Curtis, Class of 2021

I have been at Lincoln Academy since my sophomore year. 

I have been involved in the Civil Rights Team, a Summer Aquaculture Internship, and played soccer the last year. I have particularly enjoyed learning about Maine’s history and culture, as well as meeting all of the amazing people here. I am most proud of the amazing friend group I’ve acquired since my moving to Maine. 

I love the accepting culture of Lincoln Academy, and think something important to know about Lincoln Academy, is that the teachers and staff are truly dedicated – even more so if you show a similar dedication. 

Before I graduate, I hope to be able to get to get to know everyone at Lincoln, do a great job academically, and have some fun while doing it.

Reach Misha at curtisms@lincolnacademy.org.

Zak Bhe, Class of 2020

I have been at Lincoln Academy since 2016 (Freshman year). 

I have been involved in Library Team and Swim Team, and have particularly enjoyed doing an internship at Bigelow Labs to learn more about what they do and what it’s like to be a scientist working both in the field and in the lab. I am most proud of a capstone project that I’m currently doing independently for my senior year. 

I love the community here at Lincoln Academy and something you should know about Lincoln Academy is that never be afraid to ask for help or ask questions, no matter how dumb you think it may be. Before I graduate I hope to be able to break a swim record.

Reach Zak at bheze@lincolnacademy.org

Zak Bhe, ’20 with his sister

Grace Canny, ’20 at Red Canyon, Lander Wyoming

Grace Canny, Class of 2020

I have been at Lincoln Academy since my freshman year, and I have lived in the Damariscotta-Newcastle area for twelve years. 

I have been involved in a couple of different extracurriculars at Lincoln Academy, but my favorites have been tennis, lacrosse, Model United Nations, Ambassadors, and Debate team. I am extremely proud of our debate team winning the state championship last year. One thing I love about Lincoln Academy is the friendly competitive spirit. One of my favorite times of the school year is Winter Carnival. It’s a whole week of games and contests that displays the healthy competition between each grade and the sportsmanship of our students. 

Something you should know about Lincoln Academy is that we have some of the most caring staff members who will welcome you, but also challenge you. Before I graduate I would like to help the Debate team win the state championship again!

Reach Grace at cannyga@lincolnacademy.org

Pounpanah Tiger Cumming, Class of 2020

I have been at Lincoln Academy since 2016. I have been involved in athletics and concert band, and particularly enjoyed my macroeconomics course last year. 

I am most proud of my striking good looks and irresistible charm. I love the music and social studies departments at Lincoln Academy. 

Something you really should really know about Lincoln Academy is that it is located in the amazing small town of Newcastle, Maine, where everybody knows each other and are super friendly. 

Before I graduate, I hope to be able to be part of this year production of Guys and Dolls.

Tiger can be reached at cummingpt@lincolnacademy.org

Tiger Cumming, ’20 with his snowman!

Caitlin Cass, ’21 & State Tennis Champion

Caitlin Cass, Class of 2021

I have been at Lincoln Academy since my freshman year.

I have been involved in Freshman Mentors, Outing club, Wind Ensemble, student government, Cross Country, and Varsity Girls Tennis, and particularly enjoyed the sports programs here at Lincoln.  Outside of school, I love volunteering in the local Y tennis programs and spending time with my friends. 

I am most proud of our girls tennis team winning the state championship the past two years. I love the diversity of Lincoln Academy, and I think it really enhances the high school experience. Something you really should really know about Lincoln Academy is that the teachers truly care about who you become as a student and a person. 

Before I graduate, I hope to be able to become fluent in Spanish. Reach Caitlin at cassce@lincolnacademy.org

William Sherrill, Class of 2022

I have been at Lincoln Academy since 2018. I have been involved in student government, Model United Nations, outing club and particularly enjoyed jazz band. 

I love everything about Lincoln Academy. I am most proud of my participation in cross country, indoor track, and baseball. 

Something you really should really know about Lincoln Academy is that the students are very accepting and the faculty are always willing to help. Before I graduate, I hope to be able to make friends from around the world.

Reach Will at sherrillwr@lincolnacademy.org

Will Sherrill, ’22 after a successful Cross Country meet.

Ellie Mathews, ’20 Class President & Aspiring Journalist

Ellie Mathews, Class of 2020

Hello! I’ve been at Lincoln Academy since my freshman year in 2016, and I’m excited to enter into my final year here as a senior. 

In addition to being an Ambassador, I am also involved in activities such as Freshman Mentors, Peer Tutors, Sigma Sigma Chi, Lincolnaires, Wind Ensemble, Varsity Girls Basketball, Soccer, and Lacrosse. I’m also a part of Student Government as Class President, and I hold a particular interest in English and writing. Outside of school, you can find me rock climbing at Kieve (where I work in the summer), studying, reading, bopping to some good music, taking photos, or spending time with my friends and family. 

Lincoln Academy is a place where I can pursue what I love and still challenge myself in courses outside of my comfort zone. It’s a school that can accommodate anyone, and emphasizes the importance of diversity, and acceptance. LA is such a tight-knit community, and I really enjoy seeing a friendly face most everywhere I go. The teachers here want you to succeed and push you to do so at the highest level– a trait I’m sure I will appreciate when I eventually have to venture outside the  LA community.

Before I graduate, I hope to make some new friends, and write some articles for the Lincoln County News, or for the Lincoln Academy Newspaper, Aerie. Hopefully I’ll meet you all soon!! Reach Ellie at mathewsem@lincolnacademy.org

Scott Petersen, Class of 2021

In my two years at Lincoln Academy, I’ve participated in the International Club, Alpha Sigma Gamma, the Debate Club, and Ambassadors. I’ve also been on both the Tennis and Cross Country teams, acted in numerous theater shows, and performed with the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, three different Jazz Bands, and, soon, our audition only choir Lincolnaires. If I’m not still at school, you can probably find me with my friends in town or at home playing guitar.

For the past two summers and during several vacations, I’ve worked in a full-time custodial position at Lincoln Academy. For many more years, I’ve also volunteered as an Educator at the local watershed association Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. In this time, I learned that Lincoln Academy is a place that myself and many others can call home.

With a little less than two years left in my time in high school, I hope to continue participating in my favorite subjects and extracurriculars, specifically those of debate, Spanish, music, and theater and to meet new students from all around the globe.

Scott can be reached at petersenhs@lincolnacademy.org

Scott Petersen, ’21 at Homecoming celebrations