WHS students receive award from the National School Development Council

Post date: Nov 16, 2017 12:38:34 PM

Wells High School Principal Eileen Sheehy has announced that seniors Olivia Durfee and Kylie Belanger are the recipients of the 2017 National School Development Council’s Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership. Formed in 1969, the NSDC seeks to acknowledge the positive contributions students make to schools. Recipients of this award exemplify admirable character and accomplishment.

“Over the years here at Wells High School Olivia and Kylie have abundantly contributed to the culture of pride and service in our entire school community,” stated Principal Sheehy. Their leadership comes naturally as they model commitment, compassion, and citizenship. Their dedication to academics is commendable and their positive and enthusiastic presence is contagious,”

“Olivia and Kylie are wonderful examples of the many positive ways students can influence a school,” added Assistant Principal Gould.

Olivia has been involved in numerous community service projects including volunteering at soup kitchens, and children's hospitals. Individually, she has raised over $3,000 while participating in the school’s annual "Shootin' for a Cure" breast cancer fundraiser. Olivia is a three-sport student-athlete on the soccer, basketball and softball teams. She is a member of the Interact Club, Student Council, FEMS in STEM, and National Honor Society. Olivia is the daughter of James and Tracy Durfee.

Kylie has been a member of the basketball, soccer, and Lacrosse teams plus involved in school plays and musicals. In addition, she was an inaugural member of the school’s “a Capella group”. Kylie holds leadership roles in National Honor Society, Interact Club and Student Council. She is a key member of the FEMS in STEM club, Philosophy club, as well as in her church’s youth group. Kylie has participated in numerous community service opportunities including the annual “Shootin’ for a Cure” breast cancer fundraiser and Tour de Cure for Diabetes. She also volunteers her time with the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Kylie is the daughter of Lili & Todd Belanger.

Olivia Durfee and Kylie Belanger