Honor parts named at Southern Aroostook Community School

Posted June 03, 2011, at 2:51 p.m.
Last modified June 03, 2011, at 6:33 p.m.
Shelby Hartin - Valedictorian, Southern Aroostook Community School, 2011.
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Shelby Hartin - Valedictorian, Southern Aroostook Community School, 2011.
Cassie Garcelon- Salutatorian, Southern Aroostook Community School, 2011.
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Cassie Garcelon- Salutatorian, Southern Aroostook Community School, 2011.

Dyer Brook — Jonathan Porter, principal at Southern Aroostook Community School, has  announced the honor parts for the Class of 2011.

Shelby Hartin, daughter of Craig and Tammy Hartin of Crystal, has been named valedictorian for her class. She plans to attend the University of Maine.

She has participated in varsity basketball, varsity softball and varsity soccer, as well as YBOA her junior and senior years. She was the recipient of All-Aroostook in soccer and in basketball.

Hartin has been involved in drama for two years, with music for four years, and with Dollars for Scholars, Varsity Club, and yearbook. She was class president her freshman, sophomore and junior years, as well as band librarian; was inducted into the National Honor Society; and has volunteered for the American Red Cross blood drive.

She has been a mentor for the After School Program, has volunteered in summer soccer camps and did an internship as a research assistant for Eileen Hunt-Botting working for Pat Hunt’s campaign for state representative during her junior year. She was the recipient of the Maine Youth Leadership award, a Phi Beta Kappa award and, most recently, the Maine Principals’ Award.  She has attended the Rotary Luncheon for receiving various awards, was chosen by staff as student of the quarter and was a Girls’ State delegate her junior year. She has volunteered for the Island Falls Recreation Department.

Cassie Garcelon,  the daughter of Angie Small of Smyrna Mills and Charles Garcelon of Hermon, has been named salutatorian for her class. She plans to attend the University of New England to study neuroscience/pre-med.

She has participated in varsity soccer, varsity basketball and varsity softball. She was the team manager for softball for one year and baseball for one year. She has been a band member for eight years, receiving All-Aroostook in both eighth and ninth grade.  

Garcelon participated in the Drama Club for four years, was a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Club, and the student council, for which she was secretary for three years and president her senior year. She was co-editor and editor of the yearbook. She was chosen by staff as student of the quarter for four years.  

Her community involvement includes volunteering for a soccer camp and most recently, she did an internship as a research assistant for Eileen Hunt-Botting working for Pat Hunt’s campaign for state representative. Her honors include the INBRE Summer Academy in Genomics, Girls’ State delegate, Princeton Book award recipient, and the Society of Women Engineers for the highest combined GPA in math and science.

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