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High School has released
the “Top Ten List” for the Class of 2013.
For the first time in many years, there is a tie this year in the GPA
rankings. Therefore, there are eleven
(11) top honor graduates. What follows
is an alphabetical list of the top students with mini educational
biographies. Graduation is planned for Sunday,
June 16th at 1:00 pm at Wells
Andrews is the daughter of Eric and Kathryn Andrews of Wells. Maddie will be attending Colby College
this fall majoring in Biology.
Activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School
include being a member of the National Honor Society, the Warrior Marching
Band, the Winter Guard Color Guard team, and the Odyssey of the Mind State
Championship team. Maddie received the
St. Michael’s College Book Award her junior year, was chosen “Student of the
Trimester” in 2010 and has received three Breakfast of Champion awards plus
numerous Academic Book Awards. She is
Team Captain of the Girls Lacrosse team and placed first in the 2012 Tri2B
Healthy Triathlon. She has received WMC
Athletic All Academic Team awards in 2012 and 2013, the Warrior Pride Award in
2010, the Rookie of the Year award for Girls Soccer in 2009, and was chosen as a
recipient of the Maine Principal’s Award in 2013.
Dominic Myles Kent
Barra is the son of Rick and Laura Barra of Wells. Dominic plans to attend the
University of Maine
in Orono and major in Animal Health Sciences / Pre-Veterinarian. His major activities and/or awards received
while at Wells High School include being a member and vice-president of the WHS
Chapter of the National Honor Society, Class of 2013 President – all 4 years, crowned
“Mr. WHS” in 2012, was a member of the 2011 State Championship Football team,
and has been a member of the Indoor/Outdoor Track team and Lacrosse team and
received the WMC All Academic Team award in 2012. Dom was also a member of the cast for the
2013 spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”.
Jason James Chase
is the son of James Chase of Wells and Lory Chase of
He has been accepted at Lehigh University
and will attend there this fall with a major in Engineering. His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High
School include two Breakfast of Champions awards,
numerous Academic Book Awards, the WMC All Academic Team and being part of the
2011 State Championship Football team.
Kaitlin Ellen Devlin
is the daughter of Stuart and Vickie Devlin of Wells. She plans to attend the University of New England
to major in Nursing. Her major
activities and/or awards while at Wells
High School include being
a member and treasurer of the National Honor Society, a recipient of two Literary
Achievement Awards, numerous academic awards, member of the WHS Winter Color
Guard team and Marching and Concert Bands.
Kaitlin has been a member of the Girls Soccer, Indoor Track, and Girls
Lacrosse teams and was a manager for the Wrestling team. She was selected to receive the WMC Good
Citizenship Award in 2013.
Harrington is the son of Brian and Valerie Harrington of Wells. He plans to attend Worcester Polytechnic
Institute and major in Bio-Engineering.
His major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School
include being a member of the National Honor Society, recipient of the St.
Michael’s College Award in his junior year, recipient of a Student of the
Trimester award, as well as numerous Academic Book Awards. He has been a member of the Football, Indoor
Track, and Boys Lacrosse teams and has received three Warrior Pride Awards, a
Breakfast of Champions award, and the Coaches Award for Indoor Track.
Laura Jeanne Kirol
is the daughter of Jennifer Gleason of Wells and David Kirol of East Hartford, CT. Laura is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2013. This fall, she will attend Pomona College
and will major in Environmental Studies.
Her major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School
include being a member of the WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society and the
Wells Players drama group for her entire high school career. Laura is co-editor and layout editor of The Wells Street Journal (school newspaper). She
has been captain of the Color Guard and Winter Guard teams and a member of the
Warrior Marching Band and Jazz Band.
Madison June Moore
is the daughter of David and Jennifer Moore of Wells. She plans to attend the University of New England
to major in Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies. Her major activities and/or awards received
while at Wells High School include being a member of
the WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society, recipient of several Academic
Book Awards, three Literary Achievement Awards, and AP Scholar Awards. She is a contributing writer for The Wells Street Journal (school
is a member of the WHS Concert Band and Winter Guard team. She has volunteered for the Wells Elementary
School FLAGS program by tutoring students in foreign languages. Madison
is also a member of the Girls Lacrosse and Field Hockey teams.
Zoë Abigail Onion
is the daughter of Fritz and Susan Onion of Wells. Zoë is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2013. She
will attend Harvard
University this fall and
will major in Molecular Biology. Her
major activities and/or awards received while in Wells High School
include being named a National Merit Scholar Finalist, a National AP Scholar,
and a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar. She has been
the drum major and member of the WHS Marching Band and a member of the Concert
Band, Jazz Band, and pianist for the Chorus, a member and secretary of the
Student Council and Interact Clubs, co-editor of The Wells Street Journal (school newspaper), a coach, judge, and
participant on the Odyssey of the Mind team, captain of the WHS Math Team, and has
worked summers as a Courtesy Boat Inspector for invasive plants.
Casey Edward Pyburn
is the son of Greg and Noelle Pyburn of Wells. He plans to attend York County
Community College and
major in Computer Technology. His major
activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School
include being a member of the Warrior Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Chorus, and
member of the WHS Rocket Team and Math Team.
Casey has received the Student of the Trimester Award, Breakfast of
Champions Awards, and numerous Academic Book Awards.
Sean Patrick-Joseph Roche
is the son of Tim and Cindy Roche of Wells. He is planning to attend Boston College
and major in Business Management and Finance.
The major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School
include being a member of the WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society, Class of 2013 President, and vice-president of
the Interact Club. During his junior
year, Sean served as a US Senate Page for the 112th Congress and was
selected vice-president of his senatorial page class. He has been co-captain of the Indoor Track
team, a manager for the Wrestling team, and organized the Red Sea Super Fan group at WHS.
Sean has earned over 300 hours of community service for solider care
package projects, tutoring, and volunteering at Wells Junior High.
Kelsey Valente is the daughter of Dawn Valente of
Wells and Richard Valente of York. She plans to attend Bentley University
and major in Corporate Finance and Accounting.
Her major activities and/or awards received while at Wells High School
include being a member of the WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society, a
class officer her freshman year and a member of the Math Team –placing 5th
in the State competition. Kelsey has
earned many community service hours by volunteering at the Wells Junior High School.
The Town of Wells and the Town of Ogunquit each have a new
shed to utilize thanks to the collaborative efforts of several Wells High
School and Wells Junior High School students of WJHS Industrial Technology
teacher Bob Winn.
Construction for one of the buildings began in class in the
fall of 2012. By early May both
buildings were finished and ready for delivery. During the first week in May, a blue-sided,
10’ by 16’ shed was relocated to the Ogunquit Transfer Station. Its function will be to house a “swap shop”
where still usable items no longer wanted by one can be swapped for other
The 8’ by 16’ building with white siding was constructed
this spring. Its home will be at the Wells
Harbor Community Park in Wells where it will provide storage space and house a power
According to Winn, he has been guiding and supervising such
student projects for about 20 years. While some projects are for the community,
many have been built for individuals who have expressed an interest in a student
constructed shed and paid for the building supplies.
In the spring of 2012, 14 students from WHS and WJHS built 30
pressure treated wooden waste receptacles for beach and park areas in the Town
of Wells. At that time, Winn expressed his belief that such
collaborative work between school and community not only benefits the town but
provides a ‘service learning’ experience for students.
“It’s an opportunity for these kids to be involved in a community-type
project; working, helping the towns out,” said Winn recently. “The towns make out financially a little bit
and the kids make out because they get to see their work and stuff that they’ve
put together. It’s a great thing.”
In the next school year, Winn plans to construct a shed for
the Wells-Ogunquit Center at Moody, the Wells-Ogunquit CSD and one for Wells
Caption: Standing (and squinting a bit from bright
sunlight) by a newly created shed for Wells Harbor Community Park in Wells are
most of Winn’s students who helped complete two shed projects in Industrial
Technology class this year. In the photo
are Josh Yee, Lane Brooks, Ryan Shackford, Christian Levesque, Al Ramsdell,
Chad Daly, Brian Beeler, Tyler McDonnell, Jesse Taylor, Ethan Huber-Young,
Trevor Hobbs, Bob Winn. Missing from
photo are Dave Ladlow, Cullen Cummings and Savannah Hamburger.
In early April, eight teams from schools in Wells-Ogunquit
CSD competed in the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament in Sanford. Three of those teams received First Place in
their respective divisions and qualified to represent Wells and Ogunquit in the
2013 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University in East
Lansing, Michigan, May 21st-May 25th.
In just a couple of weeks, thirteen students and three
coaches will need to raise $16,000 through various fundraising activities to
pay for transportation, room and board costs.
Fundraising includes an ‘ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Pancake Breakfast
to be held Saturday, May 11th from 8:30 to 10:30 at St. David’s
Episcopal Church in Kennebunk at 138 York Street (Route 1). Tickets are $5 in advance and can be obtained
from any Odyssey of the Mind Team member or coach. On the day of the breakfast, admission is $6
at the door.
On May 18th, team members and coaches will hold a
car wash at Wells Junior High School.
Since teams will be conducting an ongoing bottle drive, those planning
to attend the car wash may bring their returnable bottles and cans to
Additionally, there are raffles taking place at town events
and at other locations to take a chance on winning a prize that includes four
Red Sox tickets and gift cards from local businesses.
According to one of the fundraising organizers Margaret
Borkowski, any donation to support Odyssey of the Mind is appreciated. If you would like to make a donation to help
send the Wells-Ogunquit teams to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, please
make a check payable to : Wells-Ogunquit
Odyssey of the Mind and send it in care of Deb Taylor, Team Funds Coordinator,
130 Natanis Ridge, Wells, Maine or visit our secure web-site at http://www.gofundme.com/2Lecg4.
Odyssey of the Mind team members and coaches from WOCSD
attending the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals are as follows: Zack Pierce (10th grade), Ben Wright (10th grade), Nate
Ouellette (10th grade), Hunter McDonnell (10th grade),
Coach Matt McDonnell, Julianne Fitzpatrick (10th grade), Abigail
Moulton (10th grade), Hannah Bragdon (10th grade), Maddie
Taylor (10th grade), Jenna Ingalls (10th grade), Coach
Gail Moulton, Ezra Davis (3rd grade), Michael Moseley (3rd
grade), Jack Kaszubinski (3rd grade), Anavi Curtis (3rd
grade), Kara Borkowski (3rd grade) and Coach Keith Borkowski.
According to the website, www.odysseyofthemind.com, “Odyssey
of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative
problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.” At the 34th Odyssey of Mind World
Finals, 800 teams from the United States and about 25 other nations are
expected to participate.
members of one of the teams from WOCSD planning to attend the 2013 Odyssey of
the Mind World Finals: Third graders
Anavi Curtis, Jack Kaszubinski, Michael Moseley, Ezra Davis, and Kara
Science is anything but ordinary or routine for students of
Saul Lindauer, Wells Junior High School’s seventh grade science teacher. Lindauer
often connects classroom learning with the community to help students become
responsible citizens in a world that has finite resources.
Recently, in a unit on electricity, Lindauer assigned students
to research light bulbs where they learned terms like ‘lumens’ and ‘lux’. They also examined the major shift in usage
from the ordinary incandescent light bulb (in common use for over a century) to
the longer-lasting and energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp (CFL).
A CFL bulb is an innovative descendent of the ordinary
fluorescent tube with a radical design change yielding the distinctive ‘spiral’
tube look. The CFL is appropriate for
most lamps with sockets designed for the incandescent bulb but the CFL can last
up to 15 times longer while using as little as a fifth of the electricity.
But there is a downside to the CFL. Like its older fluorescent relative, a CFL contains
a small amount of mercury and resulting mercury vapor. Since mercury is a toxic substance, a CFL bulb
requires special handling to be disposed of properly. In some cities, counties and
states it is illegal to toss out a CFL bulb in one’s trash.
To help educate the public on CFL use, Lindauer’s students
created an informational display about CFLs.
They were invited to place their display in Aubuchon Hardware in Wells for
a couple of weeks beginning May 1st by store Manager Jon Lord.
Lord indicated that Aubuchon Hardware is a retailer of light
bulbs including CFLs and that his store is now a ‘drop off’ location for used
CFLs. He says anyone can bring their CFL
bulbs to the store to be shipped off for disposal at no cost.
The student display consists of photos, facts and numerous
homemade CFL containers with listings on the cover about usage, environmental
and economic benefits, and disposal information.
Lord said that store employees will judge the boxes and
choose a couple of designs that they find best.
Students whose designs are picked will receive a CFL lamp as a prize.
Lindauer indicated he sees usage of CFLs declining in a
decade as initial high prices for the even more efficient LED (light-emitting
diode) bulb decreases. And LED bulbs do not
Caption: From left to right are Abby Hussey, Jessica
Licardo, Saul Lindauer, Ben Stevens, Jon Lord and Ashley Tosh at Aubuchon
Hardware in Wells on May 1, 2013
created CFL packaging.
Realizing the need for new computers for student use, but
with limited resources to make such an expensive purchase, Wells Elementary School
third grade teacher Marty Cryer recently turned to DonorsChoose.org, an online organization
that makes it possible to make donations directly to schools and classrooms for
One of the things Cryer did in her fundraising campaign was
to ask Kennebunk Savings Bank to help publicize her DonorsChoose fundraising
project. However, the bank went one big step further and donated $1,000 to go
towards the laptop purchase.
With money received from DonorsChoose and Kennebunk Savings
Bank, Cryer was able to purchase seven laptops known as ‘Chromebooks’ and a
microphone for use with Skype and recordings.
The Chromebooks retail for approximately $250 each and employ web-based
programs such as Google Docs.
Essentially, Chromebooks require little or no extra program software
On April 9th, Kennebunk Savings Bank
Vice-Presidents and Branch Managers Dena Tufts-White and Karyn Scharf Morin
visited Cryer’s classroom to meet with students and teacher and see the new
machines in use.
“This is just another great example of Kennebunk Savings
being able to contribute back into the community,” observed Scharf Morin who added “…this is great use of the
money for sure.”
“It speaks to the passion of the teacher to go out and
actually look for that opportunity to help her students,” said
Tufts-White. “And I have a great history
with Marty Cryer and think the world of her as a person and as a teacher.”
According to Cryer, students are using the new laptops daily
for class work such as becoming familiar with the graphical tool know as ‘concept
mapping’. According to Scharf-Morin,
employees at Kennebunk Savings Bank have also learned to work with concept mapping.
Cryer was excited to learn of that fact “because (concept
mapping) is a real-world business skill” that her students are becoming
familiar with at just 8 years of age.
For almost twenty years, Kennebunk
Savings Bank has donated 10% of its yearly earnings to nonprofits in local
communities. As of 2012, Kennebunk Savings
has donated $8,000,000 to this program.
The addition of the new laptops in
Cryer’s classroom allows two students to share a computer. Cryer has a goal to narrow that ratio so that
someday each student can be assigned a computer for individual use. Cryer has
worked with DonorsChoose.org before and is very appreciative of all donations
including one from Littlefield Concrete in Wells and, especially one from a student
who donated his weekly allowance.
Caption: In the
photo are (left to right) Nicole Perkins (sitting), Dena Tufts-White, Karyn
Scharf Morin, Jack Kaszubinski (standing),
Zac Carpenter (sitting), Pierce George, Kira Littlefield (sitting), and Marty
For five weeks, 68 fourth grade students at Wells Elementary School
immersed themselves in the study of the ‘Underground Railroad’, a network of routes
and safe houses that helped bring African slaves from bondage to ‘free’ states and
prior to and during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
On March 22nd, these students and their teachers
held an open house for parents and others to highlight what students had
learned from their research.
Presented was a pretend television game show in the spirit
of the old ‘To Tell the Truth’ program in which panelists had to question and then
guess which one of three contestants was telling the truth about being the real
Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and ‘conductor’ on the Underground Railroad. There was also a student-created play about
children of slave parents pondering their fate following the sale of their mother.
In addition, there were numerous wall displays including one
consisting of diary entries written by students from the point-of-view of being
a slave and another of drawings of quilt squares. Quilt square designs were
very important in indicating which houses along the Underground Railroad were safe
houses. One attending this event could
also view a cotton and tobacco display plus a large wall diagram of how slaves
had to sleep while on board ship headed for America. On another wall was a display of factoids
about slave life. Two students went so
far as to create a miniature safe house complete with furnishings.
According to Suzanne Laplante-Killoran of the STRETCH
program and Ed Tech Mirna Davila, students learned a variety of information not
only about life as a slave but life on the dangerous trip to freedom. For examples, students studied the typical slave
diet, songs, and vocabulary plus the climate that slaves endured while working.
They learned that slave fugitives, once embarked
on the Underground Railroad, had to sleep during the day and travel at night
with star constellations as their navigational guide.
Students also worked on persuasive writing assignments taking
pro and anti-slavery positions in their arguments.
Staff members guiding students in this annual core reading
unit project included Mirna Davila, Pam Lear, Michele Guerrette, and Suzanne
Caption: Amanda Ring and Isabella DeAngelis standing alongside
a small cardboard replica of a safe house complete with furniture. It took these students less that a week to create
the small safe house. According to
DeAngelis, the house will possibly be given to the music department at WHS to
become a prop in future music productions.
Caption: WES students demonstrating how Africans destined
for slavery in America
had to position themselves to sleep on board ship.
Caption: Katy Cafaro,
Sydney McDermott, Hannah Tufts, Rhiannon McQuaide, and Mallory Aromando dressed
like the two Grimké sisters famous in history for advocating early for the abolishment
in a To Tell the Truth-like production at WES.
Standing at far right with a microphone is game show host Colby
White. In the front row are the show’s panelists. They are from left to right Craig Chase, Molly
Humphrey and Brandon Lucier. Sitting are
Sydney McDermott (left) and Katy Cafaro who are dressed as the Grimké Sisters. In the back row (l to r) are three
contestants claiming to be the real Harriet Tubman: Hannah Tufts, Rhiannon McQuaide, Mallory
Five sixth grade students from Wells Junior High were
selected to participate in the Maine Music Educators Association District One
Honors Festival at Old
High School on March 9th.
Chorus members attending included Abigale Vigue, Delaney Bailey,
and Lily Iannillo. Band members attending
included Kiah Holdsworth (trumpet) and Grace Campanella (percussion).
“Students were selected from schools all over the southern
part of the state and came together with guest conductors to participate in
morning rehearsals and an afternoon concert,” commented WJHS Band Director Alison
Graichen in an e-mail describing the festival. According to Graichen students rehearsed for
roughly four hours prior to the concert.
“They did an absolutely amazing job and we are very proud of
them,” wrote Graichen to WJHS Principal Chris Chessie and Assistant Principal
Robert Griffin following the event. “They
were great representatives of our school, both as musicians and also as
Caption: From left to right are Grace Campanella, Lily
Iannillo, Delaney Bailey, Abigale Vigue, and Kiah Holdsworth. This photo was taken prior to the Maine Music
Educators Association District One Honors Festival concert in Old Orchard
On March 28th, Manager of Xtra Mart in Wells,
Marsha LeBlanc presented Wells High School Principal Jim Daly with a check for
$500 from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program.
This grant was applied for by LeBlanc. Since 2004, she has applied for, received and
presented several thousand dollars in grant money from the ExxonMobil Alliance
Program to Wells High School.
According to Daly the high school intends to use the funds for
books and other items for various student programs.
“I like to give back what I can do and what Exxon can do to
help the school system,” said LeBlanc who has four children who were educated
in the Wells-Ogunquit CSD. “I like to
see the company give, not just Xtra Mart but ExxonMobil give something back
which is kind of nice for the neighborhood.”
In addition to the ExxonMobil grant, Wells High School
has received a donation for $100 from Xtra Mart in Wells to be placed into the
Eric Moats Memorial Scholarship Fund.
According to Xtra Mart employee Ruth Moats, this donation was made by
her employer in memory of Ted Carpenter, her father and owner of a popular sports
memorabilia establishment in Wells who passed away in January of 2013. Mr. Carpenter started the scholarship fund in
1999 in memory of his grandson, 5 year-old Eric, who passed away from Down
Syndrome that year. The Eric Moats
Scholarship Fund annually donates $500 to a graduating senior at WHS.
Since 2004, the Educational Alliance Program has made grants
available for ExxonMobil retailers to award to K-12 schools in their neighborhoods
and communities. The recipient schools
are allowed to decide where the money is best spent for educational purposes.
Employees of Xtra-Mart in Wells Marsha LeBlanc (left)
and Ruth Moats.
The judging has been completed and the anticipation is over
as the winners in the Wells-Ogunquit
District’s 27th Annual Literary
Achievement Awards have been announced. This year there were 249 entries in the
The winner in the 12th Grade Category is senior Kaitlin
Devlin who will receive the top prize of $500. Other
first place winners who will receive $100 include Bobby Lucas (Kindergarten),
Devon Jarosz (1st Grade), Alivia Boucher (2nd), Grace
Boucher (3rd), Hannah Tufts (4th), Savannah Wilder (5th),
Zoe Angelakis (6th), Erin Clawson (7th), Allison Jarvis
(8th), Mathew Healey (9th), Aliah Clay (10th),
Cassidy Healey (11th) and Cheryl Boggs (Adult Ed).
and Honorable Mention winners are as follows in respective order arranged by grade
level. In Kindergarten they are Kendall
Maxon (Second Place),
Emma Houston (Third Place),
Maren Maxon (Honorable Mention) and Ellie Moore (Honorable Mention). First Grade: Riley Nichols, Brian Stevens,
Brooks Fox, and Cameron Mahoney; Second Grade: Kambrie Thompson, Kourtney
Kenyon, Emily DeSimone, and Sara Hayden; Third Grade: Riley Hansen, Ava
Tavares, Rosemary Norton and Dylan Roche; Fourth Grade: Patrick Heyland,
Victoria Hayward, Antonia MacEwen, Jonah Potter; Fifth Grade: Sam Strange,
Michael Patnaude, Claire Brown and Alex Willette; Sixth Grade: Parker
McDermott, Emma White, Gary Andrews and Karissa Kenyon; Seventh Grade: Anya
Chase, Olivia Durfee and Patrick Dinsmore; Eighth Grade: Danielle Jarosz, Amber
Therrien, Taylor Fields, Savannah Martin; Ninth Grade: Anna Libby, Emily Mott,
Tamar Cimerian and Sam Onion; Tenth Grade: Julianne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Berger,
Sarah Clawson and Sydney Robinson; Eleventh Grade: Caileigh Clark, Elizabeth
Thompson, Anthony Crawford and Jasmine Loukola; and Twelfth Grade: Zoë Onion,
Madeline Andrews, Madison Moore and Kristy Turnbull.
Students who enter this contest display a wide variety of
writing styles and genres including poetry. The writings are judged at two
levels. A large group of in-house judges
(teachers and administrators) have the first look at all of the entries. During this stage about half of the entries are
eliminated. The remaining entries are presented
to a second panel consisting of ‘community’ judges who make the final picks.
Students who receive first, second, third place or honorable
mention in the various grade levels are invited to receive their prizes and
read a portion of their writing before an audience at an awards ceremony to be
held April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Olenn Auditorium at Wells High School.
The contest is organized and sponsored by the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District
and the Rotary Club of Wells. Prizes
include $100 for those who place first, $50 for second and $25 for third. Those who receive Honorable Mention receive a
gift certificate to the Steakhouse in Wells courtesy of the Sibleys at the
In the photograph are the community judges for the 27th
Annual Literary Awards Contest. In front
(l to r) are Marilyn Cate, Mary Goulland, Diana Abbott. John Madden, Mark
Mullane, Jack Ford, and Carolyn Walker.
In back are Donna Thompson and Ina Toth.
Wells High School students Kaitlin Devlin and Sean Roche have been
selected by Principal Jim Daly to receive the Western Maine Conference’s
Citizenship Award for 2013.
Each year two seniors are picked
from schools in the Western Maine Conference area which includes the counties
of York, Cumberland,
Oxford, and Androscoggin. Students are selected by their own school
based upon their academics, athletics, leadership, attitude, and good deeds for
others. All recipients of this award are
“I was really excited and
honored,” said Devlin who was surprised to receive the WMC Award. She is the daughter of Stuart and Vicki
Devlin of Wells.
Devlin is the treasurer of the
National Honor Society chapter at WHS.
She is a member of the Warrior Marching Band, Concert Band, and Winter
Color Guard. She is also a member of the
Girls Varsity Soccer (Captain), Softball, Indoor Track, and is the manager of
the Wrestling Team. She has accumulated
113 hours of community service including volunteer work with Toys for Tots,
Shootin’ for a Cure and the turkey dinners featured by the Band Boosters.
Roche is the president of the
Class of 2013, the National Honor Society and Student Council at WHS. He is Vice President of Interact and his Senatorial Page School
class. Roche is co-captain of the Indoor
Track Team which competes at the regional and state levels and is the recipient
of the Warrior Pride Award. He organized
the “Red Sea” superfan group for WHS sports and logged over 300 hours of community
service including tutoring at WHS and volunteering at Wells Junior High School.
In the fall of 2012, Roche was a Senatorial Page in Washington. During that time he participated
in a project to assemble 800 care packages and raise $1000 needed to ship those
packages to American service men and women serving in Afghanistan.
“I was very honored to get
it,” said Roche of his Award. He is the
son of Cindy and Tim Roche of Wells.
On April 9th good
citizens Devlin and Roche, along with many other student athletes will be
honored by the Western Maine Conference at the Italian
Caption: Recognized by the Western Maine Conference
for their demonstration of good citizenship are WHS seniors Sean Roche and