WHS's student-athletes Ramsdell and Fox receive Citizenship Award

Wells High School Principal Eileen Sheehy recently announced that this year’s recipients of the Western Maine Conference’s Citizenship Award at WHS are seniors Grace Ramsdell and Brady Fox. Both have been involved in a variety of community service during their four years in high school.

“This award is presented each year to two outstanding Wells High School student-athletes who also represent their school community with exceptional citizenship and strong academic success,” commented Principal Sheehy. “Grace Ramsdell and Brady Fox are very deserving recipients of this special honor. Their leadership and contributions will continue to leave a lasting impression for years to come!”

“It’s quite an honor to be selected and be able to represent our school with this award.” said Ramsdell who has received numerous awards at WHS including Breakfast of Champions, Student of the Trimester, and multiple Book Awards. Ramsdell is a member of the Interact Club and president of the Student Council. She is also a multi-sport athlete participating in varsity Volleyball and Basketball. Recently Ramsdell made WHS history by scoring her 1,000th career point in the Girls Basketball Program.

“Definitely an honor to be selected for this,” said Fox. “I know a lot of us try to help out in the community and so it’s good to get recognized…” In academics, Fox has taken Advanced Placement courses and dual enrollment classes through York County Community College. In athletics, he is a four-year member of the WHS Football team and has participated in Lacrosse, Indoor Track and Wrestling. Fox is president of the WHS Interact Club, and a member of the Student Council. His community service includes working on the Student Council’s annual large ceremony honoring veterans usually at the Homecoming game and at Preble Street, a homeless housing facility in Portland.

Since the emergence of the pandemic and lockdown, volunteerism has been limited for the two school clubs that Ramsdell and Fox led. Prior to 2020, club members helped set up school events, conducted food drives, worked with the Wells Rotary sometimes on projects, volunteered at homeless shelters, assisted with parades and assisted with blood drives. However, despite COVID, they have found ways to continue volunteering such as “drive-up” food drives and filling Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for families in need.

The Western Maine Conference area includes the counties of York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Androscoggin. Students are selected for the WMC Citizenship Award by their own school in recognition of their contributions in academics, athletics, leadership, attitude, and good deeds for others.

Brady Fox and Grace Ramsdell