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Seven to be inducted in Fryeburg Academy Hall of Excellence

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy will induct seven new members into the 2013 Hall of Excellence at a ceremony to be held this September. The six alumni and one contributor are Joanna Kinsman '03, Amanda Keaten Wine '89, Cheryl Turner Schneider '84, Louise Perry '65, Peter Hastings '53, William "Buck" Jordan '53, and Paul McGuire (contributor).

Joanna Kinsman, Class of 2003

Kinsman graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 2003 as one of the most decorated athletes in the Academy's history. She earned a total of 12 varsity letters for cross country running (four), Nordic skiing (four) and track (four). She served as captain of girls' cross country and Nordic ski teams during her senior year.

Kinsman won seven individual state titles during her four years at the Academy. As a sophomore she won the individual 2001 State Cross Country Running title and was a member of FA's Class B State Championship Cross Country team in 2002.

A gifted Nordic skier, she dominated both the classic and skate competition, winning the individual classic and skate Class B State titles her sophomore, junior and senior years. Kinsman won the 2001 Maine State J2 Nordic Ski Championship, the 2003 Eastern High School Nordic Championship and was recognized as the 2003 Maine Sunday Telegram MVP Nordic Skier of the Year as well as the 2003 Lewiston Sun Journal Nordic Skier of the Year.

As a senior, Kinsman was named a member of the Bruce Glasier Varsity Club (Channel 6 News), recognizing outstanding athletic and academic achievement. She was a member of the 2003 US/Russian Exchange Nordic Team and a member of the 2003 New England Junior Olympic Team. Upon graduating from Fryeburg, Kinsman received the Fryeburg Academy Career Athletic Achievement Award.

In 2007, Kinsman completed four years at University of New Hampshire having studied Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award and was a member of the UNH Nordic Ski Team for all four years, qualifying and competing in the NCAA championships in Steamboat Springs her junior year. She served as captain of the UNH Women's Nordic Team both her junior and senior years.

After school Kinsman moved to Boston where she worked as an event planner and personal trainer. Then the FA grad took off for San Diego for several years working as an executive assistant in internet marketing. She networked her way into a virtual assistant position, working as an independent contractor and traveling all over the U.S. as well as Australia, London, and the Caribbean on business. Following this, she briefly returned to Maine to help a start-up venture in Portland, before moving back to the West Coast to launch her own company.

Kinsman has since founded a high-end swimwear line called Miss Kinsman, based in Los Angeles. She resides in Marina Del Rey, California designing bikinis and working on other business ventures of which she promises to keep us updated on.

Amanda Keaten Wine, Class of 1989

Keaten recorded an incredible athletic career during her four years at Fryeburg Academy earning 12 varsity letters; four in soccer, four in basketball and four in softball. She was named to the Western Maine Conference All-Star Soccer team her sophomore, junior and senior years. Keaten was named as her team's MVP in 1989 in softball and basketball and earned All-Conference 2nd Team honors in basketball following the 1989 season. During her senior basketball season, she reached the 1,000 point scoring mark.

Keaten was inducted into the National Honor Society in 1987 and earned the DAR Good Citizenship Award as well as the Harry G. True Basketball Award in 1989.

After graduation, she played basketball at the University of Southern Maine in 1989-90 before joining the U.S. Army where she continued with soccer, softball and basketball earning All-Star honors.

While in the Army she served as a Communication Specialist during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1996 she played for a New Hampshire Women's Softball League winning a state championship.

She has been active in the Parent/Teachers' Organization, coached fifth and sixth grade boys rec. basketball and U-10 softball and has served as the head coach for a U-14 soccer team from 2001 - to present.

Keaten earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Youngtown State University in 2001 and now works as a Senior Claims Examiner for the U.S. Department of Labor. She is a longtime member of Delta Mu Delta, the Accounting National Honor Society.

Keaten lives in Lakewood, Ohio, with her two children, Tyler and Gabrielle and her partner, Kris Irons.

Cheryl Turner Schneider, Class of 1984

Turner grew up on the Fryeburg Academy campus, daughter of longtime F.A. faculty and staff members, Geraldine and the late Dan Turner. She graduated in 1894.

A three sport athlete, she was awarded a total of 11 varsity letters. Turner excelled at field hockey earning three varsity letters and winning All-Star Second Team honors in 1983 and was chosen as co-captain in 1982 and 1983.

Turner also earned three varsity letters in basketball before joining the Nordic skiing team her senior year earning a letter and qualifying for regional competition.

During the spring season, she participated in track and field earning four varsity letters, serving as the co-captain in 1983, qualifying for the regional and state meets in 1981-1984 and placing at the state meet in 1981, '82 and '83.

Turner was a member of the National Honor Society, Girl's State, and received the Heini Hartz Track Award, the Ruth French Award and the LaCasce Scholarship at graduation.

Turner graduated from St. Micheal's College earning a B.S. degree in Education in 1988. While at St. Michael's she earned four varsity letters in field hockey and was named MVP in 1987. She was a member of the ECAC Tournament team in 1987. She also played college lacrosse. She went on to earn her M. Ed. and Special Education from Lesley College in 1992, graduating cum laude.

She has served as a volunteer coach in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse from 1991 to the present and is a member of the NEA/MEA, United States Field Hockey Association and has participated in the National Federation of State High Schools Association Coaches Program.

Louise Ann Perry, Class of 1965

Perry, a graduate of the Class of 1965, was outstanding in academics as well as athletics receiving five varsity letters in the sports of basketball, softball and field hockey. She was a member of the Girls' Athletic Association from 1962 to '65 as well as participating in Prize Speaking, the Debate Team, the school newspaper and the French Club.

Perry was inducted into the National Honor Society in 1964. She received the Freshman Scholastic Award, the Elizabeth W. Tinker French Award (64 & 65), the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Rensseleer Medal, and the school's highest graduation award, the Gibson Medal.

Following graduation, Perry attended the University of New Hampshire from 1965-67 where she was the starting halfback on their field hockey team as well as a Dean's List student. She continued her studies at the University of West Texas, and the University of Maryland, in Ramstein, Germany graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in German and English in 1976.

Perry earned her Master's degree in German in 1978 from the University of Vermont. She played on the Ramstein AFB Travel All-Star Team, the Burlington, Vermont Women's All-Star Team, the Ithaca, N.Y. and Boston Women's Leagues as well as other rotary and corporate softball leagues.

From 1981 to 1999, Perry worked for businesses in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as an advertising and sales executive, helping companies develop and expand their customer base. She also taught advertising and sales promotion at the college level as a part-time adjunct professor at Ithaca College, Emerson College and Granite State College. While working for The Ithaca Journal, a division of Gannett Newspaper, she received a national advertising award in 1985.

Since 1999 she has owned and operated Vintage Frameworks in North Conway. Vintage Frameworks was featured in The Boston Globe Travel Section in March, 2002. Perry is a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association and the North Conway Art in the Park Committee.

William R. Jordon, Class of 1935

"Buck" Jordan, graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1935. While he was an outstanding varsity player in both football and baseball at the Academy, he was best known for his talents on the baseball diamond. An outstanding pitcher, his athletic talent helped to earn him a spot at the University of New Hampshire where he graduated in 1939. He pitched for UNH for three years and received the New England Conference Award during his senior year, winning all but one of his games. His best (and most feared) pitch was his knuckleball.

Jordan completed a successful season with the Newport Frontiers of Vermont, a semi-professional club, prior to playing for the Philadelphia Athletics as a knuckleball pitcher in the Northern League.

In 1942 he was called to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater. Following his military career in 1944, Jordan worked for Coca-Cola and then as a pitching coach at Cheverus High School as well as a player coach for the Portland Gulls.

Jordan returned to Fryeburg and coached the Fryeburg American Legion Team from 1957-59. He was the Fryeburg Postmaster from 1957 until his untimely death in 1960 at age 44 following a long illness.

Jordan was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity at UNH, the Frank W. Shaw Post No. 137 American Legion in Fryeburg and in 2003 he was inducted posthumously into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a well-loved member of the Fryeburg community who loved his town, his friends and his country.

Peter Hastings, Class of 1953

Hastings a standout student and athlete received eight varsity letters while playing baseball, football and basketball at Fryeburg Academy. He was the recipient of the Dick Turner Baseball Award in his junior and senior year.

Hastings was also an active member of the Boy Scouts and achieved Eagle Scout status and later served as Scoutmaster of Fryeburg Troop 54.

Hastings went on to play varsity baseball in college and received his B.A. degree from Bowdoin College in 1957, graduating cum laude.

He then embarked on a career in law at Boston University Law School where he again graduated cum laude in 1960 and was a senior editor of the B.U. Law Review. Peter was admitted to the Maine and New Hampshire Bar Associations in 1960.

Hastings also studied at New York University Graduate School of Business before returning to Fryeburg in 1961 to join the family practice with his father and brother, now known as Hastings Law Office, P.A.

From 1988-1992, he became Representative Hastings, serving in the Maine State Legislature, representing District 97. He was a member of the Fryeburg-Lovell Kiwanis Club for many years and served as president for one term. Hastings has served on many Town of Fryeburg committees and was a member of the Fryeburg School Board for 11 years.

For over 50 years he has practiced law in many small towns and districts in Maine and New Hampshire and in June of 2010, at its Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, the New Hampshire Bar Association honored him for reaching his 50-year milestone.

Hastings lives in Fryeburg with his wife, Stephanie.

Paul McGuire, Contributor

McGuire, longtime educator and coach, is a Maine native, graduating from Mexico High School and the University of Maine (Orono) '61. He also earned his Master's degree from University of Maine Orono.

In 1961 McGuire began teaching history at Fryeburg Academy. While at the Academy he also served as ski coach, class adviser and dorm master. Under his excellent leadership, FA ski teams enjoyed great growth and success, culminating in Western Maine Class A and State of Maine Class A championships in 1967.

Leaving Fryeburg in 1969, McGuire went on to Gould Academy where he was History Department Chair, Nordic ski coach, Director of the Outdoor Education Program and Dean of Students. He retired from Gould in 2001.

McGuire served multiple terms as president of the Maine Ski Coaches Association. In February 1965 he was appointed by the Maine Ski Council to serve as coach of the Maine contingent of the United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association Junior Nordic Championships at Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont.

McGuire also presented ski jumping clinics for high school skiers and coaches in Maine and in 1969 was honored with an appointment to the US Eastern Amateur Ski Association Junior Nordic Committee. In 2008 a portion of F.A.'s Nordic trail network was named for him and his mentor "Bucky" Broomhall.

MvGuire remains committed to the sport of skiing and is an active volunteer at the Ski Museum of Maine as well as other non-profit organizations. He was instrumental in securing the history of interscholastic skiing in the museum and Fryeburg Academy's role in it as one of the oldest school ski programs in the state.
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