Bolduc and Curtiss recognized by the NSDC

Wells High School seniors Colby Bolduc and Anavi Curtiss are the school’s recent recipients of the National School Development Council’s (NSDC) Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership.

With this award, the Council acknowledges the positive contributions that both seniors have made to their school including being positive role models demonstrating admirable character and accomplishment.

“Colby and Anavi are wonderful examples of the many positive ways students can influence a school,” commented WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy. “Their dedication to academics is commendable and their positive and enthusiastic presence is remarkable.”

According to the WHS Guidance Department, Anavi Curtiss has contributed hours of community service. One recent summer she volunteered at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells helping to make picnic tables, putting up fencing and assisting with the elimination of invasive species of plants. She has also volunteered at school and local events including a Monster Mash at Wells Elementary School and the Family Jamboree in Wells. In her studies, she has excelled in numerous AP courses along with dual enrollment college courses.

“Her investment in the learning process is admirable,” commented WHS Guidance Counselor Matthew Howard about Curtiss. “She has made a tremendous impact on the halls of WHS.”

Colby Bolduc serves on the Student Council and is a member of the Interact Club volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, and at the Preble Street Food Pantry in Portland. He is a four-year member of the WHS Football, Lacrosse, and Winter Track programs, and was honored as First Team Campbell Conference All-Star and First Team All-Academic Selection in Football. In his school work, Bolduc has taken AP courses along with dual enrollment courses.

“Colby Bolduc is a driven, hardworking student-athlete who is a role model within the community,” observed Guidance Counselor Matthew Howard. “His selfless attitude shines in all he does… He has made his mark on the WHS community!”

The NSDC was formed in 1969. According to the Council’s website, “(It)…is a confederation of school study or development councils located across the country. The Council embodies the philosophic and operational tenets of the school study and development council movement. Each of these regional, state, or county-based councils is, in turn, an association of local school systems that work together - usually in conjunction with one or more institutions of higher learning - on matters of common concern.”

Colby Bolduc and Anavi Curtiss