Principal Carol Marcinkus has announced honors parts for the Class of 2011 at Penobscot Valley High School in Howland. Commencement exercises will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the George Sereyko Memorial Gymnasium.
Kristi Bryer, daughter of Brent and the late Brenda Bryer of Howland, has been named the valedictorian for the Class of 2011. She will be attending Husson University, majoring in nursing.
Bryer has participated in the National Honor Society, class council, student council, orchestra – first and second violin — Dirigo Girls State, math team and cross country.
She has received the Bausch & Lomb award, Maine State Principals award, Tri-M Music award, ARC Achievement award, William College Book award, academic honors, outstanding cross country awards and PVC scholar athlete award. For community service she works with AWANA, the church nursery, volunteered at Cummings Nursing Home and was a NEASC volunteer.
Amanda Thurlow, daughter of Grady and Mariea Thurlow of Burlington, has been named the salutatorian of the Class of 2011. She will be attending the University of Maine, majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
Thurlow has participated in class council, math team, Y2Y Substance Prevention Group and National Honor Society, and was class vice president.
She has received the Maine Youth Leadership award, Newspaper in Education Essay award, basketball captain and coach’s award, volleyball captain award and the Voice of Democracy award. She has participated in basketball and volleyball.
Ariel Vanadestine, daughter of Michael and Jodi Vanadestine of Edinburg, has been named the first honor essayist. She will be attending Husson University, majoring in criminal justice/psychology.
Cady Hockridge, daughter of Lee Hockridge of Passadumkeag and Cindy Hockridge of Enfield, was named the second honor essayist. She will be attending the University of Maine, majoring in nursing.
Adam Brown, son of Helen Brown and Bruce Brown of Howland, was named the third honor essayist. He will be attending Husson University, majoring in prepharmacy.