June 23, 2018
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Washington Academy announces honor parts for graduation

EAST MACHIAS — Judson McBrine, head of school at Washington Academy, has announced the honor parts for the graduating Class of 2011. Graduation ceremonies will commence at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, in Washington Academy’s Gardner Gymnasium.

Chloe Barnett, daughter of Tom and Barbara Barnett of Dennysville, has been named valedictorian. She is undecided as to where she will attend college, but is planning to double-major in gender studies and pre-law.

She has been involved with the art club, youth government, Latin club, envirothon and the varsity swim team. She has figure-skated competitively with the St. Croix Skating Club for eight years.

Barnett is treasurer of the National Honor Society, having been inducted in her sophomore year, and represented Washington Academy at the American Legion Girls State program the summer of 2010.  She has been a contributor to W.A.’s literary publication, the Silver Quill, Washington County High School Writer’s Symposium, Teen Ink and attended Stone Coast Writer’s workshop in 2010.

Jordan Porter, son of Scott and Arlene Porter of Whiting, has been named salutatorian. He will attend the University of New England in Biddeford to study nursing.

He has participated in varsity basketball, soccer and tennis. He was chosen for the second team PVC All Star in tennis and the All Academic PVC All Star team in basketball.

Porter is vice president of the National Honor Society, president of his senior class, and participates in Beyond Belief Youth Group, Students Teaching About Respect, art club and prom committee. He was chosen to be a member of Prom Court, has been a contributor to W.A.’s literary publication, the Silver Quill, Young Writer’s Symposium, and Teen Ink. He received the Maine Principals Award.

Katerine Ackley, daughter of Kevin and Sharon Ackley of East Machias, has been named first honor essayist. She will attend the Maine College of Art in Portland to study art.

Kira Arnold, daughter of Dr. Julia Arnold and Patricia Godin of Trescott, has been named second honor essayist. She will attend Vassar College to study psychology.

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