At 6:00 pm on June 3rd, Wells High School will hold commencement exercises at Warrior Memorial Field. This year’s commencement speaker will be WHS teacher and Director and Technical Director for WHS’s fall plays and spring musicals, Andrew Lopez.
Anavi Curtiss, Class of 2022 Valedictorian, is the daughter of Sandrine and Tim Curtiss and will attend the ARTFX School of Digital Arts in France. During her time at WHS she has received the Principal’s Book Award, a Breakfast of Champions Award and recognized as Student of the Trimester. In the annual Scholastics Art and Writing Awards contest she received three Silver Key awards and three Honorable Mentions. She has also participated in four drama productions as part of the technical crew. In addition, Anavi has volunteered at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
Elle Meffert, the Class of 2022 Salutatorian, is the daughter of Zofie and Richard Meffert of Wells. In the fall she will attend George Washington University to study International Relations. Elle, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) and an Advanced Placement Scholar has served the community by supporting Wells Beach cleanup efforts and assisting teachers in classrooms. She is the recipient of several faculty Book Awards, a Breakfast of Champions Award, and has received the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Association Award. She is a talented student-athlete who has made four-year commitments to WHS’s Lacrosse and Soccer programs.
Grace Boucher, daughter of Amy and Peter Boucher of Wells, will be attending the University of New England where she will major in Medical Biology. She will also be a member of that school’s Division III Nor’easter Women’s Basketball Team. Grace has been the recipient of Book Awards in Physical Science and English 10, as well as the 2022 St. Michael’s College Book Award. A member of the Interact Club and National Honor Society, she also serves as vice-president of the Student Council. Grace has been a valuable member of the Girls Soccer and Basketball programs while at Wells High School – sharing the 2020 Class B State Championship Basketball title with her teammates.
Olivia Chase is the daughter of Sarah LaPlante and Thomas Chase. She plans to attend the University of Southern Maine majoring in Nursing. During her high school career, she was awarded the Principal’s Book Award, book awards in math and allied arts, and a recipient of the Breakfast of Champions Award. Olivia has participated in the WHS Girls Basketball program.
Leah Finn is the daughter of Jennifer and Chad Finn of Wells. In the fall she plans to attend the University of New England to major in Nutrition. At WHS Leah was named Student of the Trimester and received a Breakfast of Champions Award. She is a member of the Student Council, the Environmental Club, Philosophy Club and the National Honor Society. She has also been a team member on the WHS Girls Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse teams and volunteered numerous hours in her community.
Riley Hansen is the daughter of Joanne and Shawn Hansen of Wells and plans to attend the University of Connecticut in the fall. At WHS she has been a member of the Philosophy Club, Student Council, and Interact Club. Riley has received the Principal’s Book Award, Student of the Trimester recognition, and recipient of a Breakfast of Champions Award. In addition, she has received the Williams College Book Award and another book award in the area of Mathematics. Riley has been a four-year, three-season athlete during her high school sports career playing on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams.
Tristan Michaud-Nolan is the son of Paul and Karieanne Michaud-Nolan of Wells and will be attending the Massachusetts College of Art in the fall of 2022. He has received Literary Achievement Awards, book awards in the area of Social Studies, and a Student of the Trimester award. As a member of the local Odyssey of the Mind team, Tristan was beneficial in advancing the team to the national level of competition. Tristan is a talented athlete being a multi-year participant in the Indoor/Outdoor Track programs and the intramural volleyball team.
Andrew Mott, son of Elizabeth Mott of Wells, has been named a National Merit Finalist and is a QuestBridge Match recipient. During his years at Wells High School, he has received awards in the areas of mathematics, science, and French and has served on the Student Council, Interact Club, and the Math Club. In the fall Andrew will attend Bowdoin College on a full scholarship to major in English.
Zachary Naffah is the son of Amy and Gregory Naffah of Wells and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is the recipient of several Warrior Pride Awards, Faculty Book Awards, Student of the Trimester Award, and Breakfast of Champions Award. Zach is a student-athlete participating in soccer and baseball.
Grace Ramsdell, daughter of Darcy and Dean Ramsdell of Wells, plans to study Exercise Science while attending Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. There she will be a member of the school’s Division I Women’s Basketball program. She is president of the Student Council, an active member of the Interact Club, and a member of the National Honor Society. Grace has been awarded the St. Michael’s Book Award, Student of the Trimester Award, and Breakfast of Champions Award. A three-season athlete, Grace has been a member of the WHS Lacrosse, Volleyball, and Basketball teams. She made WHS athletic history by achieving her 1,000th career point this past season – only the second young woman to do so.