WHS announces WMC Award recipients

Wells High School seniors and good friends Brooks Fox and Colton Harding have been selected by WHS to receive the 2024 Western Maine Conference’s (WMC) Citizenship Award. 

“This award is presented annually to two outstanding Wells High School student-athletes who represent their school community with exceptional citizenship and strong academic success," commented WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy.  “Brooks Fox and Colton Harding are excellent students and are especially worthy of this special recognition.  We are grateful for the lasting impression they will leave with our students and within our school culture.”

High schools that are members of the Western Maine Conference are located throughout the counties of York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Androscoggin.  Principals and athletic administrators in those schools can annually select two students who exemplify achievement in athletics, academics, school leadership, and citizenship.

Brooks Fox.  In information released from Wells High School, he is described as an “exceptional student” and a “role model and leader in his commitment to the WHS community.”   In athletics, Quarterback Fox was named Class D Campbell Conference Player of the Year playing for the WHS Football Team, this year’s Class D champions.  Fox has also been a contributing member of the WHS Basketball, Lacrosse, and Unified Basketball Teams.  He serves as Student Council Vice-President and is a member of the service-orientated Interact Club.  Fox has received many honors, including Student of the Trimester.  He has excelled in his studies that include Advanced Placement (AP) courses and courses at York County Community College.  In the fall he will attend Northeastern University to study Mechanical Engineering.

Colton Harding has been described by WHS as one who “leads by example in all he does. A positive member of the WHS community.”   During his high school career, Harding has participated significantly in the Boys’ Soccer and Lacrosse programs and received All-Conference honors in both sports.  In addition, he was named Defensive Player of the Year in Lacrosse.  Harding is a recipient of the Student of the Trimester and Breakfast of Champions awards.  As a student who looks to enhance the learning of others in the classroom, he has taken Advanced Placement and dual enrollment college courses.    Following graduation, he plans to attend community college to pursue a degree in Business.     

Those receiving the WMC award will be honored by the Western Maine Conference at the organization’s annual Citizenship Awards Banquet held March 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Italian Heritage Center located at 40 Westland Avenue in Portland.  

Western Maine Conference Award recipients are (l to r), 

Brooks Fox and Colton Harding.