WHS Student Athletes Boyle and Durfee Recognized for Citizenship

Post date: Mar 18, 2015 10:12:52 PM

Wells High School students Reilly Boyle and Charlie Durfee have been selected by WHS Principal Jim Daly to receive this year’s Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award from Wells High School.

Each year two senior athletes are selected by principals of schools in the Western Maine Conference area for this recognition. Students are selected based upon performance in academics, school activities including athletics, and community service.

“I am really honored to have received this award,” commented Boyle. “I have several community service hours (like many of the seniors this year), and it felt good to know that my own principal is noticing what I do for the community and it means a lot to me.”

Boyle has played on the WHS Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track teams. Her community service includes painting children’s faces at a York Hospital event, serving food to the homeless at Preble Street, refereeing basketball at Wells Park and Recreation, coaching soccer at Wells Rec and working at Wells Junior High School track meets. She also volunteers at the annual day-long Shooting For a Cure charity basketball event selling food and t-shirts. Boyle is the daughter of Michael and Colleen Boyle of Wells.

During his four years at WHS, Charlie Durfee has played on the Wells High School Wrestling, Soccer (Captain) and Baseball teams. He has performed community service in the Boy Scouts and at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk. In addition, he has volunteered in the wrestling program at WJHS plus the WJHS Thanksgiving Dinner for area seniors.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be held to the same standards as the past attendees after seeing the many great achievements they have made,” commented Durfee about his recognition from Principal Daly and the Western Maine Conference. Durfee is the son of Jim and Tracy Durfee of Wells.

Along with many other invited student-athletes, Boyle and Durfee will be honored by the Western Maine Conference on April 7th at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland.

Caption: Recognized by WHS and the Western Maine Conference for their demonstration of good citizenship are seniors Reilly Boyle and Charlie Durfee.