April 26, 2018
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John Bapst Memorial High School honor parts announced

BANGOR, Maine — John Bapst Memorial High School Head Mel MacKay has announced honor parts for the Class of 2011.

Andrew Walker Babbit, son of Joseph and Gail Babbitt of Hampden, has been named valedictorian for his class. He plans to attend Boston College, where he has been named a presidential scholar.

A high honor student, Babbitt has won numerous academic awards during his four years at John Bapst. Recipient of the 2011 Maine Principals’ Association award, he is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Commended Student, president of the student senate, a member of the National Honor Society, a math team captain, and chorale co-president.

He has performed in both school and community theater productions and was cast in the 2009 Husson University theater production of “West Side Story.” He is a violinist in the John Bapst chamber ensemble and a tenor in the chorale and concert choir. A Classical All-State Vocalist, Babbitt received a Maestro Award for individual performance at the 2011 Heritage Music Festival in Boston and was a member of the John Bapst Concert Choir, which received a gold rating at that event. He has been captain of the John Bapst soccer team and a Penobscot Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete.

Thomas Edward Flynn Jr., son of Thomas Flynn and Susan Scherbel of Hancock, has been named salutatorian for his class. He plans to attend the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland.

A high honor student, an AP Scholar, and a member of the National Honor Society, Flynn is one of Maine’s top high school tennis players, finishing his junior year as the state semifinalist. He has been the John Bapst boys tennis team captain and the school’s No. 1 singles player since his freshman year. A Penobscot Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete, he was selected to the All-State singles team in grades nine through 11, was named Most Valuable Player in grades 10-11, and won the Sportsmanship Award in grades 10-11.

Flynn is the recipient of the Williams College Book Award, the U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, the U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award and the U.S. Marine Corps Scholar Athlete Award.

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