WHS's Kellar and Lareau receive ‘Citizenship Award’ from WMC

Post date: Mar 01, 2016 9:2:2 PM

Wells High School student athletes Kent Kellar and Jake Lareau were selected by WHS administrators to be this year’s recipients of the Western Maine Conference’s ‘Citizenship Award’ from WHS. This award is sponsored by the Western Maine Conference (WMC) whose member high schools are located in the counties of York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Androscoggin.

Each year, two seniors per high school in the WMC are selected based upon their contributions to their school and community in academics, athletics, leadership, and volunteerism.

“Kent Kellar is an insightful, sincere young man with a strong work ethic, tenacity and perseverance that all comes together as he navigates a rigorous college curriculum,” wrote WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy for the WMC’s March 2nd banquet program honoring Citizenship Award recipients.

“I am definitely honored,” said Keller about receiving this award. In an interview he referred to it as “prestigious” and a “cool award” that he was unaware of. Kellar participates on the WHS Golf and Indoor and Outdoor Track teams. He is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers for the Wells Recreation Department and Relay for Life. He has also been a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Association. After high school Kellar plans to study to become a mechanical engineer.

Jake Lareau has distinguished himself as a dedicated scholar, athlete, and citizen during his time in the Wells-Ogunquit Schools,” commented Principal Sheehy. “Jake is a leader in the classroom, modeling work ethic, character, and charisma.

“I am pretty happy about it and very thankful,” said Lareau of the WMC recognition. In the past year Lareau was captain of the WHS Warrior Football Team when the team received WHS’s prestigious Bull Durham Award. Lareau plays in the WHS Band and has been the “trumpeter” in recent years during the solemn visits to Wells Junior High School by Wreaths Across America. Lareau also spent Center a recent summer as a volunteer in Ogunquit’s Public Works Department. Following high school, Lareau says he plans to study to become a physician’s assistant (PA).

On March 2nd, Kellar and Lareau, along with many other Western Maine award winners, will gather in Portland to be honored for their good citizenship at the Western Maine Conference’s annual banquet at the Italian Heritage.

WMC Citizenship Award recipients Jake Lareau (left) and Kent Kellar