Three Local Students Graduate With Special Recognition

BATH, ME–On Sunday May 30, three local senior girls graduated from Hyde School with special recognition and honors. Caroline Gauld, Hannah MacMillan, and Brittney Hardin were recognized at the Hyde Baccalaureate Ceremony for their outstanding academic performance and personal growth.

“The Hyde Diploma states that this individual has demonstrated a commitment to live her life according to standards of personal excellence,” says Hyde teacher Claire Grant. “The designation of Honors at Hyde School recognizes seniors who have gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ — earning the Hyde diploma with honors as well as setting a consistent example of leadership and personal growth. Each of these three young women have contributed immensely to the Hyde community this year and serve as strong role models of character and personal growth.”

All three of the graduates were born and grew up in the Bath area. Caroline and Brittney began their academic careers at the Bath Middle School before moving on to pursue an education at Hyde School. Along with graduating with honors, Caroline Gauld was presented with the Fleming Award and Brittney Hardin was presented with the Academic Triangle Award.

These three seniors plan to move on to college next fall: Gauld will attend Bowdoin, Hardin will attend North Carolina State University, and MacMillan will attend George Washington University.

The Hyde School approach to education has been developed since 1966 at the Hyde boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut, and through public school initiatives in New Haven, Connecticut, Washington, DC, and Bronx, New York. The organization, based in Bath, also includes national parenting workshops and wilderness experiences.

Ninety eight percent of Hyde School graduates are accepted to four-year colleges.

To learn more about Hyde Schools, its summer programs, and parenting and teen workshops, log on to For more information about this event, contact Laura Lokitis at 207-443-7111;