Athletes Devlin and Roche Recognized for Citizenship

Post date: Apr 05, 2013 3:56:45 PM

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 athletes.

“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 Heritage Center in Portland.

Caption: Recognized by the Western Maine Conference for their demonstration of good citizenship are WHS seniors Sean Roche and Kaitlin Devlin