WHS Principal Patricia Metta Has Announced the Following Honor Parts for the Class of 2013

This year’s valedictorian is Clarence Peter White, III.  “Clay” is the son of Pete and Julie White of Brookton.  Clay has distinguished himself academically by consistently maintaining a high honors average throughout his high school career.  He has been the recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Recognition, and the Dartmouth Alumni Book Club Award.  Additionally, Clay has received the Overall Achievement Award in chemistry, English honors, and marine biology,   Clay’s determination to do his best has also been evident on the varsity soccer field for four years and on the tennis court where he has earned the distinction of a two-time DAC All-star.  Clay has been a valued member of the math team, and he has served his class as class president and student council representative.  This year Clay was chosen for the Maine Principals’ Award, and he is a National Merit Scholarship winner.  Clay will be attending the University of Maine at Orono in the fall where he will study biological engineering. 

Salutatorian of this year’s class is Jake Hoops.  Jake is the son of Brian and Julie Hoops of Baileyville.  Jake has consistently maintained a high honors average during his high school years, and he has excelled in his honors English and advanced placement history classes.  Jake has served as a student council member for three years, has been a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society being a valued member of the band as a first trumpet player, and he has been on the math team for three years.  Jake has been a valuable three-season student athlete during his four years at Woodland High School as he has played soccer, basketball, baseball, and tennis.  Jake has been accepted at the University of Maine at Orono for the fall with an undeclared major. 

Charlotte Southard is the First Honor Essayist this year.  Charlotte is the daughter of Carey Fox of Baileyville and Ed Southard of Charlotte.  Charlotte has displayed a strong work ethic while  consistently maintaining honors grades, and she has challenged herself with Early College for Me courses.  Charlotte is extremely civic minded, and throughout her high school years, she has worked tirelessly as a class officer and student council member.  She has been student council treasurer and president as well as class president.  Charlotte has been a valued member of the volleyball team for four years, and she has managed the basketball team.  Outside of school, Charlotte works part-time, and she is a volunteer Sunday school teacher at church.  Charlotte plans to attend Washington County Community College where she will study business administration. 

Second Honor Essayist of this year’s class is Natasha Lawless.  Natasha is the daughter of Vance Lawless and granddaughter of William and Beverly Lawless of Alexander.  During her four years at Woodland High School, “Tasha” has been a hard-working, conscientious student who has consistently maintained honors grades.  Natasha is a thoughtful, caring individual who has the reputation of being ready to help anyone who is in need.  For the past two years, she has volunteered at the Breakneck Mountain Snowmobile Club’s Landowners’ Appreciation Dinner.  For two years, Tasha has participated in the Explorer Program at Customs and Immigration in Calais, and she has worked at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge.  Natasha’s work ethic has made her extremely successful at home as she has raised her own chickens, beef cattle, and pigs.  She is an excellent gardener, and she has learned how to can and preserve the produce which she harvests.  Natasha has a lifelong goal of being self-sufficient by raising and producing much of what she puts on her table.  At this time, Natasha has no definite plans for continuing her formal education. 

The remaining top ten students of the Class of 2013 will participate in Class Night on Friday, June 7th at 7:00 PM.  Mitchel Spear, son of John Spear of Baileyville and Kim Spear of Kelowna, British Columbia, will deliver the Class History while Whitney Bassett, daughter of Ann Brown of Meddybemps and Todd Bassett of Alexander, will give the Class Will.  Christopher Monk, son of Troy and Crystal Monk of Baileyville, with Gerald Ruane, son of Melinda Piche of Oxford and Gerald Ruane, Sr. of Orono, will give the Class Prophecy.  MacKenzie Hansen, daughter of Karen and Danny Bertaux of Back Bay, New Brunswick and Justin Hansen of Waterboro and grand- daughter of Lloyd and Pam Oakes of Baileyville, with Cody Shirley, daughter of Russell and Jean Shirley of Baileyville, will present the Class Gifts.  Graduation will be held Saturday, June 8th at 9:00 AM.