WHS announces recipients of this year’s WMC Citizenship Awards

Wells High School seniors Amelia Rider and Anna Woodward have been selected to receive the Western Maine Conference’s Citizenship Award.  Each year two seniors from each high school in the Conference are selected by their school to receive this award in recognition of their leadership, community service and contributions to their school’s educational, athletic and social environments.

“Anna Woodward and Amelia Rider are very deserving recipients of this special honor,” commented WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy in a statement. “Their leadership and contribution will continue to leave a lasting impression for years to come,” 

Amelia Rider has received numerous academic awards including Student of the Trimester, Breakfast of Champions, and recognitions for excellence in Art and French.  She is described as a dedicated student who will have completed the equivalent of a full year of college credits by the time she graduates from Wells High School.  She is a multi-sport athlete who showcases her leadership abilities in numerous ways – in particular as vice-president of her class and as captain of the WHS Girls’ Soccer team.  She has also participated in softball and indoor track and field receiving awards from the Western Maine Conference for soccer and track.  Amelia Rider currently volunteers her time with the United Basketball program at Wells High School.  

Anna Woodward is vice-president of the Student Council and, for three years, served as secretary of her class.  She is a recipient of the Breakfast of Champions award, multiple Book awards, Athlete-of-the Month, and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She has taken honors-level coursework, AP classes and has completed college-level coursework through York County Community College.  Woodward is a multi-sport athlete who has been a member of the WHS Indoor Track, Volleyball, and Lacrosse teams-having been selected as senior captain of the Lacrosse team.  She has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) and the WMC as a 1st Team All-Star.  Woodward volunteers at Wells Elementary School and with student volleyball at Wells Junior High School.  Anna Woodward has set up American flags at WHS’s annual football game that honors veterans and has volunteered to walk in the Wells Maine Christmas Parade.  

Rider and Woodward will be honored with other WMC Citizenship award recipients at the Western Maine Conference’s annual banquet later in this school year. 

At left is Anna Woodward with Amelia Rider