B98.5 Salutes Central Maine’s High School Seniors
There's no doubt that, while all school kids were affected by the closure of schools, the students most affected were the high school seniors. They're missing out on the best parts of their best year. That's why we want to give them the recognition they deserve.
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We want to recognize...
-Dakota Andow will be graduating from Cony High School this spring. He is a three sport athlete: wrestling, baseball, and football. This fall, he'll be attending Husson University to study sports management and play football.
-Katie Bailey will be graduating from Winslow High School. She is an awesome kid. Which we have the pleasure to be her Nana and Papa. We are so very proud of Katie, as is our whole family.
-Maille Baker has weathered this senior storm of tremendous disappointments successfully with an investment in self-care as well as care for and of others. She continues online to achieve academic success, continues online her lifetime dance classes and recently attended the virtual open house of her selected college, Bishops University in Quebec. She has worked hard during the pandemic but has found time everyday to laugh.
-Melissa Bamford will be graduating from Spruce Mountain High School. Melissa is President of her Senior class, a varsity member of this field hockey team. She is working for the local Dunkin’s.
-Chealsea Beaudry attends Lewiston High School. Chelsea is a sweet soul who encourages people. She's the girl that is supportive, helpful, and kind. Chelsea competed in track and pushed hard. Her successes leaves us with no doubt that she will succeed in whatever she sets her mind to. Chelsea's hopes to pursue a career as a dental hygienist
-Derek Beaulieu is graduating from Erskine Academy and going on to pursue a career in Engineering. Derek received his Varsity Letter in Golf and has spent the last 14 years studying Martial Arts where he received his Adult Black Belt. Derek can be found this summer working long days at his Dad's construction company or at Natanis on the gold course!
.-David Barley is a senior at Cony High School. He was selected for District III and All-State music festivals for four years, was a performer in Chizzle Wizzle and the Calloway Coffee House for four years, participated in band, chorus, and jazz band for four years, played two years of basketball, and three of soccer. He also earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Portuguese. David is going to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and will major in Professional Music in the fall of 2020. We are very proud of his accomplishments. Congratulations David.
-Adam Bonenfant��attended Erskine Academy and is a 4 yr honor student. Adam played baseball for the Eagles all four years, he has over 200 hours volunteering in his community, and has earned Boy Scouts highest Award, Eagle...2 years early! Adam currently works at Hannaford in China and also at a local golf course. He will be attending KVCC for Sustainable Construction.
-Faith Bonell will be graduating from Erskine Academy. Our beautiful, energetic four year varsity cheerleader, lacrosse and field hockey player will be attending UMA this fall.
-Tristan Bouchard will be graduating from Mt. Blue High School
Tristan is well known in school and community. He is always found with a smile on his face. Tristan was awarded “Undefeated Wrestler” from his wrestling coach this year.
Tristan has learning disabilities but they have never stopped him from trying new things. His peers and school have always included and help him through his school years.
Tristan will continue (as he always says) “Living the Dream”
-Anna Bourassa is a senior at Skowhegan Area High School and will be graduating in the top 10 of her class. She is a member of the civil rights team, NHS co-president, speech and drama captain, and will be attending Suffolk University in the fall in their Honors Program.
-Derinda Brumfield is a Maranacook High School Senior who also attended the CNA course through CATC. She is such a bright, beautiful, compassionate girl who has such a big heart and loves to help/take care of others. She's been a trooper through all of this and she is looking forward to attending Colby Sawyer College in NH in the fall where she has been accepted into the pre med Program! We are so proud of her!
-Jacob Bowman will be graduating from Newnan High School
#WEARENEWNAN Jacob we are very proud of you and the accomplishment you are doing!
-Lauren Buck will be graduating from Lawrence High School. She is a kind, caring, and loving young lady who is always sensitive to others needs. Her interests include camping, baking, animals, and working with young children. Lauren will be attending KVCC to study Early Childhood Development. We are all so proud of her.
-Lauren Burke is going to be graduating from Nokomis Regional High School.
Lauren is a great student, a great athlete and involved in her school and community. She is historian for National Honors Society, Vice President for Student Councel and Student Rep. for Key Club. She takes Honors AP classes and always strives for the best. She has received multiple awards for excelling in field hockey over the past 4 years. She has received a scholarship to Merrimack College in Mass. to play field hockey where it has always been a dream to play Division 1! She plans to study Business Management and concentrate on Health Care. Way to go Lauren we are all so proud of you!!
-Garrett Choate is a member of the Winslow High School Class of 2020. He'll be attending Plymouth State University, where he'll take their 5 year Masters program for Athletic Training. He'll be playing football at PSU.
-Olivia Clough will be graduating from Madison Area High School. She is in the top 10 for her class. Ran cross country, is a competition cheerleader, and played tennis. Will attend college in the fall to receive her Bachelor’s in nursing.
-Jade Corson is a senior at Skowhegan Area High School. She is a member of the civil rights team and the yearbook committee and will be attending Thomas College in the fall.
-Kaylee Corson attended Mount View High School, she has been a cheerleader for Football and basketball her 4 years of high school, a member of National Honor Society and participated in Drama. Kaylee plans to attend Thomas College in the fall majoring in Business.
-Jillian Coull will be graduating from Cony High School. She is an Honor Roll student; participated in Spanish Club; previously played soccer & tennis, and she has worked at a local sandwich shop all throughout high school. She is a dedicated caretaker to her dog who means the world to her. Jillian will be attending Thomas College in the fall, majoring in Elementary Education. Congratulations, Buggy!
-Alex Demers is a 2020 Winslow High School graduate. He is a four year honor roll student. Alex is a three sport athlete, playing football, lacrosse, and wrestling. He was the 2020 Class B 285 wrestling state champion. Alex is a member of the National Technical Honor Society at MMTC. In the fall he will attend the University of Maine for chemical engineering.
-Riley Drummond is a senior at Mt. Blue High School. He participated in cross country and the Interact Club his senior year. He will be attending UMO to pursue Biomedical Engineering and hopes to continue on to dental school after that. His Mum, Dad, stepfamilies and all of his siblings are very proud of him.
-Gavin Dorr is a 2020 Waterville High graduate. He has been selected as National Technical Honor Society for Outdoor Leadership at MMTC. He has a passion for the outdoors and is going to CCMC for Criminal Justice to jump start his career in Law Enforcement. Gavin participated in Indoor Track at Waterville as well as hours and hours of Law Enforcement ride-alongs. Congrats to you GAVIN!!
-Jaimee Feugill is a 2020 graduate of Waterville High School. Before transferring from Temple Academy for her Senior year, Jaimee played Soccer, Basketball and Softball where is was a Captain for all three her junior year. She was chosen as an East/west conference all star for softball. At Waterville she joined indoor track and was saddened by her hopes of playing on the Waterville softball team.She loves the outdoors and will be doing Criminal Justice at CCMC with hopes of becoming a Game Warden. Also At CCMC she will play softball. Go Mustangs!
-Kyle Fox excelled this yr in school and especially sports. It was finally his time to shine after 12 yrs of all sports. He played basketball, baseball, soccer, football, indoor soccer, babe ruth, Legion baseball he also learned snowboarding. He had an amazing ability to learn anything he does. He can also sit down and draw too!!!! To have him recognized would be absolutely amazing. For him too see just how awesome he is and I hope continue to be. Mt Blue High School Class 2020. FARMINGTON
-Daniel Gaunce will be graduating from Waterville Senior High School. He has been on the Cross Country Team for 4 years and Varsity Baseball Team for 4 and this year he was captain of his team. He will be headed to Northwood University in Midland, Michigan in the Fall
-Leighton Gidney is a class of 2020 graduate of Cony High School. In the fall attending Kennebec Valley Community College for General Studies Electrical Lineworker Program. While at Cony Leighton played football or all four years. He participated in the CATC program for the past three years. He was a volunteer at Granite Hill Estates. When not working, works on his truck, spends time fishing, snowmobiling with friends and family.
-Joshua Goff is graduating from Messalonskee High School. He is a Captain of the Football team and both Indoor and Outdoor track teams. Joshua will be attending Plymouth State in the fall majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Coaching. We couldn’t be more proud of you!
-Cameron Goodwin is a senior at Winslow High School. He played Varsity Basketball and Varsity Lacrosse. He'll be going to college to study Fashion Marketing/Merchandising and Design
-Ricky Hamlin will graduate from Lawrence High School. Sweet, hardworking, determined and a great big brother to his two younger siblings. Accepted into CMCC for Criminal Justice.
-Maggie Harvey will be graduating from Maine Academy of Natural Science in Hinckley. She is a member of the Student Leadership as a school ambassador and chair of the prom committee for two years. She will be attending EMCC in the fall for Digital Graphics Design.
-Toni Holz is graduating from Messalonskee High School. Toni has a strong work ethic and a big smile for everyone. She is a dedicated student, enjoys participating in Track. She has continued working at Shaw's during the lock down. She is looking forward to college next year to begin her next phase as a future educator. We are proud of her work ethic and determination.
-Reece Hughes is a high school senior at Atlanta Classical Academy. She is a straight A student, and plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. She has a great passion for Veterinary Science.
-Brandon LaChance will be a graduate of Erskine Academy. He played lacrosse throughout his high school career and is a dean’s list student. Brandon will attend USM in the fall, majoring in nursing.
-Jacob LaPierre will be graduating from Gardiner Area High School. Jacob is in National Honor Society & JMG (Jobs for Maine Grads.) member! He will attending Thomas College where he will earn a degree in Computer Science leading to a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity!!! Go Jacob!!!
-Dylan Leach will be graduating from Carrabec High School and will be going to central Maine community college for culinary arts.
-Allison Leary is graduating from Lawrence High School. She such a loving an caring person and Hard worker . Always makes people smile . She helps out when ever she can . Even with a full plate she finds time to take online college classes after school. She is Going to college this fall for OTA to be able to help people.
-Garbiel Lewis will be graduating from Erskine Academy. Gabe is an honor roll student and 3 season varsity athlete . He will be attending Merrimack College in the Honors program for Business Administration in the fall.
-Meredith Lewis will be graduating from Cony High School, Cony HS. She is an honor roll student, captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team, National Honor Society member, member of the Olympia Snowe Leadership Community, a member of Cony Madrigals and President of this year’s Chizzle Wizzle. She is a member of the Dance Unlimited Senior Performance Company.
-Tabi Lint is graduating from The Maine Arts Academy in Sidney with high honors. She plays the bari saxaphone and sings in multiple choirs, including one that performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. She will be attending USM in the fall for occupational therapy.
-Morgon-Ashli Macomber will be graduating from Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. She is an active member of National Honor Society. She is the president of the Jobs of Maine graduates program. She was the captain of her cheering team and an academic scholar. She is so kind and willing to help anyone. She has strived to do good things with her life and has set the bar high. She was accepted to all the colleges she has applied for with academic awards and honors. She takes pride in her appearance everyday with a smile across her face. I sure am excited to see what lies ahead for you. All my love always and forever!
-Heidi Lee Marqui-Grover will be graduating from Gardiner High School as part of the Class of 2020. She'll be attending Spring Hill Training Center in Florida for phlebotomy. We are very proud of her she has overcome so much to be where she is today.
-Atifina Mathieu will be graduating from Gardiner Area High School. Atifina is a member of National Honor Society, Key Stone Club, band, jazz band, chorus, select chorus, and works 2 jobs. Atifina plans on attending New York Institute of Technology majoring in architectural interior design.
-Caled McFarland will be graduating from Cony High School. Caleb was a four year starter and captain of the football team his senior year. He participated in Chizzle Whizzle, and this year would have been a page. He loves his community and has volunteered for many youth sports programs over the past several years. He is a kind, caring young man, and has such a bond with special needs kids. He is a big teddy bear. Caleb will be attending Norwich University in the fall, majoring in Criminal Justice. He will also be playing football.
-Dakota Hall will be graduating from Madison Area Memorial High School in Madison, Maine. She is a great kid she loves softball and coaching grade school basketball. She was student of the month in September she has a great personality, too
-Ben Hellen attended Messalonskee High School, where he was captain of the golf, hockey and baseball teams. He is a mentor for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Ben is off to college to study Actuarial Mathematics!
-Simon McCormick will be graduating from Cony High School where he was a four year varsity soccer and basketball player. He was a 2 year captain of the basketball team as well as a captain during his senior season in soccer. He is as a member of the NHS and participated in Chizzle Wizzle during his junior and senior year. Simon will continue his basketball career and further his education at Bates College in the fall. I could not be more proud!
-Adreanna Michaud has always had her focus on education, currently ranking 3rd in her class at Leavitt Area High School. She is a member of the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership program. She is co-president of her key club and was a class officer for 2 of her 4 years. She was invited to Consider Engineering in the summer of 2019, by the Maine Pulp and Paper program out of UMO and after attending has since chosen to further her education in Chemical Engineering. Adreanna has committed to University of Maine, Orono and is very excited to attend in the Fall. We are very proud of her and we're sure she will do amazing things in her future! Love, Dad, Mom, and
-Hayley Michaud will be graduating from Skowhegan High School.
Haley loves school and is very involved in different school programs including JMG, Spanish Club, Prom Committee and Civil Rights. She has a great love for History and has used that to tutor her fellow classmates after school her junior and senior years. She will be starting at Thomas College in the fall majoring in secondary education in History. We are extremely proud of her and can't wait to see where her future takes her! Love you Hales, Mom & Dad
-Grady Miller will be graduting from Erskine Academy
He attended CATC automotive his junior & senior year. Plans on attending CMCC in the fall to continue his education. Grady has done an internship at a local family friends arborist business over the last couple years as his love for the Maine outdoors continues to thrive. He is an avid hunter, fisherman & loves to spend his spare time on four wheelers or 4x4’s with his buddies In the Maine woods. So very proud of his accomplishments and wish him all the continued success!!
-Donna Moore is very outgoing, smart and a loving. She has worked hard and I’m so proud of her. Congratulations to her and upcoming bright future.
-Shaylie Morrison is a member of the Winslow High School class of 2020. She will be attending KVCC to pursue her nursing career as she continues to work as a CNA. We are all so very proud of her!
-Caroline Mosca is a senior at Cony High School. She is a member of The National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, an Olympia Snow Woman’s Leader, and attended Girl State. She is a 3 sport athlete, (soccer, cheering and Track). She will attend St. Joseph’s College of Maine and major in Pre-Occupational Therapy.
-Morgan Niles will be graduating from Lawrence High School
Morgan is an amazing young lady, we hope she continues to chase her dreams.
-Renee Oulette is graduating from Cony High School. She played lacrosse and was captain of the Cony field hockey team. Renee is currently enrolled in the real learning estate group and excited for her new adventure in life by obtaining her real estate license. Renees positive attitude and compassion for others will take her far. Best of luck! You can do anything!! Born in a terrorist attack graduating in a pandemic this class can conquer anything!
-Abigail Pelletier is a senior at Cony High School. During her years in high school, Abby was in Latin Club all four years and the Latin National Honors Society for the past three years. She also participated in Key Club for two years and played on the Cony volleyball team for two years. She will be attending UMF in the fall, majoring in Psychology.
-Colby Prosser will be graduating from Messalonskee High School in June. He was a member of the varsity soccer team and played soccer for Central Maine United's U19 Premier League team. Colby will be attending Northern Maine Community College in the fall to pursue his associates degree in Diesel/Hydraulic Technology. Congratulations Colby! We are so proud of you and love you so very much! Love Mom, Auntie, Uncle Rich, Payton, Dad & Cynthia
-Mariah Pulkkinen is part of the graduating class of 2020 from James Madison High School, Mariah is funny ,smart and very caring to family friends and a big animal lover. The Sky is the limit for this intelligent young lady. Love you kid!!
-Miranda Raymond will be graduating from Winslow High School, a year early. She just turned 17 in March. She'll be majoring in crime scene investigation and forensic psychology.
-Nate Regalado will be graduating from Lawrence High School. He received a football scholarship and will be attending Husson College where he will be getting a degree to be a kindergarten/ first grade teacher while playing football. Nate you can do anything you set your mind to. The sky is the limit bud. I'm so proud to be your aunt! Keep up the great work. You will be an amazing teacher!
-Natalie Rohman is an honor student graduating from Cony High School. She was a varsity player on the Volleyball, Swim and Tennis teams; 4 year participant in Chorus, and Chizzle Wizzle. Natalie enlisted and was sworn in to the Navy on 9/11/19, and will be leaving for bootcamp in August.
-Tayler Seavey will be graduating from Skowhegan Area High School. She loves fishing and is super smart! Love you Tay Tay! Congratulations kid!
-Abigeal Shea attends Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. In the fall, she will be attending the University of Stirling in Scotland, United Kingdom. She will be studying Scottish history and creative writing. She plans to be a historical fiction writer. She has already published her first book, The Lost Generation, under her writers name Abigeal Crawford, which can be found on Amazon
-Danielle Shorey will be graduating from Erskine Academy. We know this year hasn't gone as you planned, but we know you will persevere through these times and become a great member of society. We wish nothing but the best for you. Better days are coming! Love, Mom & Dad
-Jordan Snell will be graduating from Gardiner Area High School
We know it's not the ending you hoped for but it is just the beginning of a future that shines brightly! You are an amazing girl and we are excited to see where the next four years take you while attending Coastal Carolina University! Have fun, study hard, make good grades and no regrets!!! Grab every opportunity!! You're the best, we love you and are so proud of you!! Love Mom & Dad
-Elizabeth Snowman will be graduating from Skowhegan Area High School. Elizabeth is a sweet and thoughtful young lady who rocks the piano and the sax. She will be studying finance at Gordon college in the fall.
-Rodney Smart 2nd attends Maine Academy of Natural Sciences. Rodney's nickname is RJ. He loves working on cars.
-Haley Smith attended Gardiner Area High School. She will be attending Gordon College in Massachusetts this fall studying elementary education. Haley has played golf, basketball and tennis in high school. She has been a band member all 4 years, a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, top 10% of her senior class, yearbook committee and is active in multiple events. She enjoys music, art, traveling and photography. She is well respected in the community. Her passion is making children happy, counseling and understanding them at their level. She is no doubt going to make a wonderful impact on the lives of the children she will eventually teach.
-Jevin Smith is a very well rounded young man. He was Captain of the football, basketball teams. and ran track. He was always involved in school activities. He achieved academic honors. Jevin was selected for the McDonald All-Stars and the Shriner Lobster Bowl West Team. He was on the Student Council, attended Boys State, and coached youth football and basketball. He attends Winthrop High school. In the fall Jevin will be attending University of Maine in Orono majoring in Business and playing football.
-Jenessa Stanley goes to mount blue high school in farmingtion maine she loves hunting and sports she also will be attending Husson university for occupational therapy in the fall
-Susie Strickland will be graduating from Gardiner Area High School. Besides being a member of the National Honor Society, she is active in Student Council, Art Club, Band and French Club. Her love for the outdoors is shown through her participation on the Ski Team and Tennis Team. She spends the rest of her time preparing for dance performances at competitions.
-Audrey Swan will be graduating from Erskine Acadamy. Audrey has a big heart who loves to help others. She has attended a CNA program at CATC and will be attending KVCC in the fall for nursing. I know this isn’t how you ever imagined your Senior year to be just remember brighter days are coming! We’re very proud of you! Love mom and dad
-Devon Thomas attended Cony High School. He was a 4 year varsity football starter. They call him Big Country. He will be working full time and attending college part time.
-Kaitlyn VanVliet will be graduating from Skowhegan Area High School. Loves cheerleading and spring track. In the fall plans to attend USM to become a elementary school teacher.
-Mason Violette attended Messalonskee High School. He played basketball, baseball and golf for four years. He was also a part of the Big Brother Big Sister Program all four years. He has a little brother named Zach, whom he adores. He also has a younger sister Alyson and older brother Logan. Plans to attend Emmanuel in the fall to study medicine. Beautifully spirited girlfriend Emily, who also is a senior at Messalonskee. Upset that he is not able to be with his friends who have become his second family. Broken hearted..
-Zachary Walter will be graduating from Valley High School. Zach eat sleeps and breaths basketball but when he isn't playing ball, zach loves to fish and hunt and camp. He is headed to KVCC to do the line man program.
-Jake Weston is a senior at Gardiner High School. He is a 2 sport athlete playing Hockey and Lacrosse, he is a leader on and off the ice/field, recently earning the Hobey Baker award for Hockey. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and is graduating with Highest Honors. Jake will be attending Thomas College in the Fall majoring in Business and playing lacrosse.
-Sylvia Williamson will be graduating from Mt Blue High School. Sylvia will be attending University of Maine at Farmington this fall. Her major is elementary education. Sylvia is an honor student and she was on the cheering team all four years of high school.
-Malia Wintherell attends Mt Blue High school. Malia is a beautiful smart young lady who strives at everything she does. Malia is a member of the National Honor Society Who plans to attend UMA nursing program to start her journey in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner
-Wesley Wood will be graduating from Erskine Academy. He'll be joining the workforce
-Abby Wright is a dedicated senior who plays her heart out on the field hockey field and playing softball. She supports her school in almost every event. She has been working through out this pandemic and we couldn’t be more proud of her!
-Amber Wysocki is a senior at Erskine Academy. She has grown so much in the last 4 years. She is planning on going to KVCC this fall to learn to be a radiology tech. While waiting to get her CNA certificate, which will be later this year, she is working as a CIT at the Maine Vets in Augusta. Her father and I are so proud of her and what she has had to overcome in her senior year.