MACHIAS, Maine — The top two honor parts for the 2013 graduating class at Machias Memorial High School have been earned by twins Catherine “Katie” Morse, valedictorian, and Emily Morse, salutatorian.
Katie has been consistently on the honor roll, received classroom awards for her academic excellence and was selected for Student of the Quarter. She also was named an AP scholar in her junior year. She has been a presenter at the 2012 MLTI Student Led Conference, a member of National Honor Society, and an art mentor. She is involved in many extracurricular activities, including cross country, District 6 Music Festivals, knitting club, chess and gaming club, and drama club. She also received the Maine’s Principal’s Award.
Katie plans to attend Bates College in the fall. She is the daughter of Cathy and the late Phillip Morse of Machias.
Emily has been on the honor roll consistently and was selected as a Student of the Quarter for her efforts. Emily was named an AP scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society in her junior year. In addition to her high school studies, Emily is involved in the National Honor Society, serves on the Welcome Committee, participates in cross country, drama, the chess and gaming clubs, the knitting club, and band. She also takes Japanese and piano lessons. For community service, Emily has used her love and talent for art by serving as an art mentor for more than 50 hours.
Emily plans to attend Bates College after graduation. She also is the daughter of Cathy and the late Phillip Morse of Machias.
Commencement exercises will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Machias Memorial High School Gymnasium.