Washington Academy releases honor parts for Class of 2012

Posted May 04, 2012, at 6:08 p.m.
Kelly Sawyer
Kelly Sawyer
Matthew Talbot
Matthew Talbot

EAST MACHIAS, Maine — Judson McBrine, head of school at Washington Academy, has announced the honor parts for the graduating Class of 2012. A baccalaureate service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, and graduation ceremonies will commence at 1 p.m. Monday, June 4. Both will be held in Washington Academy’s Gardner Gymnasium.

Kelly Sawyer, daughter of Charles and Karen Sawyer of Pembroke, has been named valedictorian of her class. She will attend the University of New England and major in prepharmacy.

Sawyer has been a varsity member of multiple team sports at Washington Academy, including soccer, basketball and softball. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned multiple academic awards. She has served as a peer tutor and volunteered for youth sports programs.

Matthew Talbot, son of William and Nancy Talbot of East Machias, has been named salutatorian for his class. He will attend the University of Maine in Orono and major in bioengineering.

Talbot has participated in varsity soccer, serving as team captain both his junior and senior years. He also is a member of the varsity swimming team, track and field, pep band, and is vice president of Tri-M, the school’s music honor society. He is a member of the National Honor Society, serving now as vice president, and is a four-year member of the Washington Academy Math Team, the 2011 Class C state champions. He is a recipient of the National French Achievement Award.

Caleb Beal, son of Brian and Ruth Beal of Machiasport, has been named first honor essayist. He will attend the University of Maine in Orono and major in mechanical engineering.

Beal is a member of Tri-M and has participated in district festivals. He has been a varsity member of multiple sports teams, including cross country, swimming and tennis. He is the captain of the swimming team and a member of the National Honor Society.

Jessie Hardy, daughter of Eugene and Julie Hardy of Pembroke, has been named second honor essayist. She will attend Husson University and major in nursing.

Hardy has participated in soccer, basketball and softball. An Art Club participant for four years, Jessie is a member of the National Honor Society.

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