HOWLAND, Maine — Principal Carol Marcinkus has announced honors parts for the Class of 2012 at Penobscot Valley High School. Class night exercises will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, and commencement exercises will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in the George Sereyko Memorial Gymnasium.
Gary Bragdon, son of Gary and Tracie Bragdon of Howland, has been named the valedictorian. He will be attending the University of Maine, majoring in computer and electrical engineering.
Bragdon has participated in the National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, math team, chorus and band. He has received the Maine State Principals Award, Bausch & Lomb Award and the Phi Beta Kappa Award.
Jocelyn Thomas, daughter of Peggy Thomas and the late Clarence “Cap” Thomas of Passadumkeag, has been named the salutatorian. She will be attending Colby College and majoring in biology and bioengineering.
She was a member of the student council and National Honor Society, and was the class historian and representative to the board of directors.
Thomas has participated in tennis, soccer and was the boys varsity basketball manager. She has received the Susan B. Anthony/Frederick Douglas Award, Williams College Book Award, attended the honors banquet and was a Girls State delegate.
Dylan Morin, son of Gary and Bonnie Morin of Howland, has been named the first honor essayist. He will be attending the New England School of Communication, majoring in journalism.
He has participated in National Honor Society, class council, student council, honors banquet, Dirigo Boys State, band, boys and girls basketball manager, tennis and volleyball. He received the Tennis Coach’s Award.
Reese Leonard, daughter of Denise Leonard of Passadumkeag and Patrick Leonard of Howland, was named the second honor essayist. She will be attending the University of Maine, majoring in business administration.
She has participated in the National Honor Society, class council, student council, math team, honors banquet, PVHS basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball. She was a Girls State alternate, national scholar, 1st Team PVC soccer player, all-star team soccer player, 2nd Team P.V.C. basketball player, All-Academic Team soccer and basketball member and McDonald’s All-Star basketball player.
She has received the Academic Honors Award, Top Ten Math Team Award, Soccer Athlete Award, Rookie of the Year, Coach’s Award, Eastern Maine Runner Up for soccer, PVC 1st Division for soccer, PVC 2nd Division for basketball, and Top Player in Annual County Shootout.
Monique Theriault, daughter of Mark and Susan Theriault of Howland, was named the third honor essayist. She will be attending the University of Maine with a double major in pre-med in biochemistry and molecular biology.
She has participated in math team, Peer Helpers, National Honor Society, class council, Gifted and Talented Program for math and English. She played soccer and tennis and was manager for the wrestling team. She also had a Merits Internship at UMaine in chemistry, and was a volunteer at Penobscot Valley Hospital and the Lincoln Rec Department. She received awards for achievement and compassion.