Wells High School releases Top Ten list for Class of 2017
Post date: May 25, 2017 7:7:46 PM
Michelle Noel Desjardins is the Class of 2017 Valedictorian and the daughter of Gary and Cindy Desjardins of Wells. Michelle will be attending the University of New England where she will major in the Medical Biology/Pre-Physician Assistant program. She has received numerous academic accolades while at Wells High School including the Phi Betta Kappa Academic Achievement Award, the Williams College Book Award, and Student of the Trimester and Breakfast of Champions recognitions. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. Michelle has been a valued member of the WHS Lacrosse, Basketball, and Volleyball teams where she earned the Warrior Pride Award, Athlete of the Month, Western Maine Conference Honorable Mention, and First Team All-Academic recognitions.
Lauren Dewey is the daughter of Scott and Lynette Dewey of Wells. This fall Lauren will be attending Wagner College in New York City with a major in Psychology. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and the Interact Club. Lauren has received numerous academic honors while at WHS including the Brandeis Book Award and Student of the Trimester recognition and has been involved in several community service activities. In addition, Lauren has been an active member of the WHS Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Indoor Track teams.
Kayla Raine Looper, daughter of Frederick and Kerry Looper of Wells, will be attending the University of New England this fall to major in Medical Biology. While at Wells High School, she was captain of the Color Guard and Winter Guard teams, a member of the National Honor Society and Political Affairs Club, and a participant in several WHS drama productions. Kayla has been the recipient of several academic book awards, named Student of the Trimester, and Student of the Quarter at Sanford Regional Technical Center.
Alyssa Loukola is the daughter of Sue Ramatowski and Robert Loukola of Wells. Alyssa has been accepted to the Rochester Institute of Technology and will major in Photographic and Imaging Arts in the fall. During her years at Wells High School Alyssa has been president of the National Honor Society and has received numerous academic book awards, art awards, and other scholastic recognitions. She was captain of both the WHS Lacrosse and Volleyball teams and a member of the Girls Basketball team. Alyssa is also a member of the Concert and Marching Bands. Earlier this year, Alyssa Loukola was selected by WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy to receive the Maine Principal’s Award.
Brian Anthony McMahon, son of Susan and Brian McMahon of Wells, will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall to major in Landscape Architecture. While at Wells High School, he was captain of the Track team and the Cross Country team (named WMC Champions and Class B State Champions in 2017). Brian is a member of the National Honor Society, recipient of a Literary Achievement Award and has received Breakfast of Champions and Student of the Trimester recognitions.
Isaac James Michaud is the son of James and Michelle Michaud of Wells. Isaac will be attending the University of Rhode Island this fall majoring in Biomedical Engineering. While at WHS, he has been vice president of the National Honor Society, a member of the JV Soccer and Lacrosse teams, recipient of AP Scholar, Student of the Trimester, and numerous book awards, and the National School Development Council Award for Academic Growth & Student Leadership. Isaac has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, completing numerous community service projects and serving in many leadership roles through the Boys Scouts of America.
Aimely Michaud-Nolan is the daughter of Paul and Karieanne Michaud-Nolan of Wells. Aimely will be attending Union College in the fall majoring in Nursing. During her years at WHS, she was a member of the Varsity Soccer team, team captain of the varsity Lacrosse team, and a team captain for the North American Hockey Academy Women’s Under 19 Ice Hockey team. Aimely also earned many academic achievement awards in English, math, history, science, and foreign language.
Hannah Lynn Moody is the daughter of Peter and Judith Moody of Wells. Hannah plans to major in nursing and will attend St. Anselm College this fall. At WHS, she was a four-year member of the varsity Softball team (receiving First Team, All-State, and All-Academic recognition), Field Hockey, and Basketball (All-Academic recognition) programs. Hannah was a member of the National Honor Society, the Interact Club, and secretary of the Student Council. She also received the Breakfast of Champions and Student of the Trimester recognitions.
Madison Ali Morin, Class of 2017 Salutatorian, is the daughter of Denise and Michael Morin of Wells. This fall, Madison will attend Gordon College with a major in Biology/Pre-Medicine and a minor in Pastoral Ministries. She is currently the president of the Class of 2017, captain of the WHS Math Team, a member of the National Honor Society, the Women in STEM Club, and the WHS Cheerleading team. Madison writes for the school newspaper and has received several academic book awards, a Literary Achievement Award, as well as a Student of the Trimester recognition. In addition, she was a delegate from Maine at the Brandeis Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine held Brandeis University.
Richard Raymond Patnaude II, son of Jeffrey and Mary Beth Patnaude of Wells, will be attending the University of New England this fall to major in Applied Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy studies. Richard was Drum Major for the Warrior Marching Band his junior and senior years, and a member of the Marching, Concert, and Jazz bands, as well as, Mixed Chorus. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Wells Players theater group holding many leading roles throughout his high school career. Richard has received numerous academic book awards along with being chosen for the 2016 MERITS (Maine Research Internship for Teachers and Students) Scholar Program from NASA’s Maine Space Grant Consortium, as well as the 2016 National School Development Council Award for Academic Growth and Leadership in Learning.