Wells High School student athletes Bailey Marsh and David Ouellette were selected by Principal Eileen Sheehy to receive the Western Maine Conference’s Citizenship Award for 2017.
Each year, this award is presented to two senior athletes of high schools in the WMC. On March 1st, Marsh and Ouellette, along with other student athletes, were honored at the WMC awards banquet held at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland.
“Bailey Marsh is one of Wells High School’s most accomplished seniors,” read a statement from the WHS administration. Some of her accomplishments include being captain of an all-state field hockey team; manager of the Noble/WHS Ice Hockey Team; a leader in the Unified Basketball program; and a member of the Girl’s Lacrosse program. In addition, Marsh is a four-year member of the Student Council and Interact Club; a member of the National Honor Society and Vice President of her class. This past September, she was presented with the Julia Clukey Courage Award by US Olympian, Julia Clukey.
“I’ve had a rough couple of high school years and I have put so much time and effort into doing stuff here (at WHS),” said Marsh candidly during an interview. “It’s nice that it’s noticed and that I have been able to help people in the process.”
“It’s an honor…,” said David Ouellette about the award and being selected to receive it. “We have such a great school and such a great community,” he added. “If you go to our sporting event(s) or anything, everything is so well supported in Wells. And just to have me and Bailey’s names narrowed down to the final two picks is such an honor. It really is a blessing to grow up in a town like Wells and be around all these people that I can say are my friends, classmates, and teammates…”
Athletically, Ouellette has been a two-year starter along the offensive and defensive lines for the WHS Warrior Football Team. During his two years as starter, the team has competed in the Class C South finals both seasons which ended last fall with the Warriors winning the State Class C Football Championship. Ouellette is also considered one of the leaders in the Unified Basketball Program where he has worked one-on-one with a disabled student. Academically, Ouellette carries a course load of rigorous AP (Advanced Placement) and honors courses and has challenged himself throughout his four years at WHS.
“His leadership skills and strong work ethic have earned him the respect of his peers as well as that of the faculty and staff at WHS,” read a statement from WHS describing Ouellette.
The Western Maine Conference area includes the counties of York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Androscoggin. Students are selected by their own school based on their contributions in academics, athletics, leadership, attitude, and good deeds for others.
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