Yearbook: The Crescent

The Crescent is Lee Academy’s annual yearbook, 100 pages in full color.

Read about past yearbook dedications:
Steve Larrivee and Stephen Mallett

If you have questions about purchasing yearbooks or other related topics, please email Emily Love at emilylove@leeacademy.us.

The 2018 Crescent is dedicated to Mr. Richard (Dick) Wyman and Mrs. Susan Linscott:

 

Mr. Richard (Dick) Wyman

“Richard (Dick) Wyman has dedicated himself to his country, to his community, to Lee Academy, and to his family over a long and distinguished career. He is truly a man of integrity and character. He deserves this recognition,” says Headmaster Gus LeBlanc. This current President of the Lee Academy Board of Trustees is a 1960 Lee Academy graduate where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Drama, Cross Country Team, and where he gave the Valedictory Address at his graduation.

In December 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Scott, and in 1964, he graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and four years of ROTC experience. With a love for the field of mathematics, Mr. Wyman continued at the University of Maine and earned his Master’s Degree in Mathematics in 1966 and then went on to teach mathematics at the University of Connecticut while pursuing a doctoral degree.

But this was the 1960’s, the time of the Vietnam War, and Mr. Wyman’s life would then take a different direction; Mr. Wyman went on to serve thirty-seven years with the Department of Defense, twenty-two of those as an active U. S. Army officer. First he would serve a wide range of duties for the U. S. Army. For four years, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Other impressive assignments for the military include the following: Chief for Threat Analysis at the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (Nebraska); Division Chief at the Army’s Air Defense Directorate for Combat Developments (Texas); Division Chief at the Joint Staff, the Pentagon; Senior Analyst and Task Leader for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) in support of BMDO Theater Missile Defense (TMD); Deputy Task Leader in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization Test and Evaluation (T&E) Test Resource Directorate; and Principal Engineer and Senior Operations Research Analyst on a Department of Defense contract supporting the Joint Staff, the Pentagon. Mr. Wyman’s contributions to our country and its defense are numerous and significant, demonstrating his skills in the areas of leadership, management, technology, and staffing.

The Wymans have two sons, Jason R. Wyman from Naperville, Illinois, and Aaron L. Wyman from Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon their retirement, Dick and Linda Wyman decided to return to Maine, creating a home on the Big Narrows in Lincoln. Since returning, Mr. Wyman has been engaged in volunteering in a variety of ways; for example, in addition to his efforts on behalf of Lee Academy, he has also served on the The Penobscot Valley Hospital Board of Directors, The Upper Cold Stream Ponds Association, his church, and the Town of Lincoln Planning Board. Mr. Wyman is widely respected as a dedicated public servant and as a loving family man.

Mr. Wyman is a passionate supporter of Lee Academy and can tell you some pretty great stories of his time at the school. Included in the yearbook are pictures of his 1960 yearbook photo, his graduation ceremony, and his participation at Alumni Weekend ’14 with friend Larry Chandler (Chairman, Board of Directors).

Richard Wyman’s life of selfless dedication to others and his enthusiastic support of Lee Academy are inspirational, honorable, and greatly appreciated.

 

Mrs. Susan Linscott

“She is a hardworking teacher, and she strives to support the community and the students.” These words of Max Luan Quang Kinh Tran describe well the reasons the seniors chose to honor their science teacher Mrs. Susan Linscott. According to Jovan Sakovic, “She engages students in everything she does. She is involved in all activities and makes them fun for everyone. She is committed.”

Mrs. Linscott began teaching in Rhode Island in 1998, then continued at Mattanawcook Academy and Old Town Middle School before landing at Lee Academy in the Science Department in 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s Degree in Science Education from the University of Maine, and a Certificate from the Teacher Certification Program at Providence College. Prior to teaching, she was an environmental scientist. At Lee Academy, Mrs. Linscott currently teaches Physics and AP Physics, Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science, and Mentoring.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Linscott advises a number of groups (Envirothon Team, National Honor Society, Student Council, and Community Service Club), and through these various groups she and her students provide food and/or gifts to local families over the fall and winter holidays and plan school-wide events such as the Halloween Dance fundraiser and Winter Carnival Week competitions and activities.

Mrs. Linscott is also a busy professional in her field. She and Mr. Matt Rich (pictured in book) are Cluster Leaders for curriculum planning and design and together plan and facilitate Lee Academy’s Professional Development Workshops. This year her March session was attended by other professionals in the area. In 2015, Mrs. Linscott led the first group of local Lee Academy students to ever visit mainland China; the program was an exchange with students from Lishui, centered around environmental topics. In 2017, her Service Learning Team was awarded the TEDDY ROOSEVELT MAINE CONSERVATION AWARD, a youth-oriented award created to recognize young people and youth groups whose efforts are in the spirit of Roosevelt’s conservation ethic and achievements. As Jalen Phelps says, “She makes a lot of things at this school happen and she helps with everything. She makes the school a much more fun environment.” Included are pictures illustrating her outdoor classroom and her community service.

In the community, Mrs. Linscott serves as a facilitator for Maine Project Learning Tree, a forestry-based environmental education program for which she has written curriculum and presented at workshops. She also volunteers with the Silver Lake Recreation Program which provides athletic and learning enrichment activities for local children. Mrs. Linscott lives in Lakeville with her husband Sterling (’84) and their children Ethan and Elena; she especially enjoys gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking with her family.

We can best conclude this tribute with the words of Lauren Dodge: “Envirothon, Student Council, Community Service . . . Mrs. Linscott does it all. She improves the character of LA students and changes the lives of children in our community through her teaching and service. There is no teacher in this school that sacrifices as much time and encourages as much love for others as Mrs. Linscott.”

Mrs. Susan Linscott, thank you for making a difference at Lee Academy, you are much appreciated.