Erskine Academy is proud to announce the Class of 2017 Top Ten Seniors.
Valedictorian is Justin Harris, son of Althea and Steve Harris, of China. Throughout his four years at Erskine, Justin has participated in such activities as Math Team, the EA Leadership Team, and Cross Country. Justin has received awards of excellence in the areas of Algebra 2, PreCalculus, Calculus, and Physics, he has received the Rensselaer Award, and he was selected as a Renaissance Senior of the Trimester. Justin plans to attend the University of Maine to study Engineering.
Salutatorian is Audrey Jordan, daughter of Julia and Douglas Jordan, of Whitefield. Audrey is a member of National Honor Society and she has participated in such activities as the Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, the EA Leadership Team, the HOPE Club, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Swim Team, and she has served as a class officer. In addition, Audrey has completed over 235 hours of community service projects. Audrey is a Maine Principal’s Association Award recipient, she has received awards of excellence in the areas of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, and Latin, and she was the recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Award. Audrey plans to attend Bowdoin College where she will major in Neuroscience.
Third in academic standing is Hannah Burns, daughter of Dolly and Dan Burns, of Whitefield. Hannah is a member of National Honor Society and she has participated in such activities as Student Council, EA Theater Club, Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, the EA Leadership Team, HOPE Club, Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Lacrosse, and she has completed over 335 hours of community service projects. Hannah was a recipient of the Smith College Book Award, she has received Renaissance Recognition and Senior of the Trimester awards, and she was the recipient of awards of excellence in Integrated Science, Biology, English, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Health. Hannah plans to attend the University of Maine with a major in Bioengineering.
Fourth in academic standing is Jessica Zhang, daughter of Judy and James Zhang, of China. Jessica is a member of National Honor Society and she has participated in such activities as Math Team, Robotics, Speech Team, Debate Team, Swim Team, and Tennis. In addition, Jessica has completed over 300 hours of community service projects and she has received awards of excellence in English and Chinese. Jessica plans to attend the University of Rochester to pursue studies in Mechanical Engineering.
Fifth in academic standing is Seth Allen, son of Sally Allen, of Windsor. Seth’s extra-curricular involvement has included such activities as Student Council, Cross Country, and Wrestling. Seth was a recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award and he has received awards for excellence in Russian, PreCalculus, and US History. Seth plans to specialize in Airbone Linguistics in the U.S. Air Force.
Sixth in academic standing is Veronica Black, daughter of Debbie Hyler, of China and Norman Black, of China. Veronica is a member of National Honor Society and she has participated in such activities as TLC (Erskine’s community service organization), HOPE Club, Youth in Government, Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Swim Team. Veronica has completed several community service projects and she has received a Renaissance Recognition award. Veronica plans to attend the University of Maine with a major in Biology.
Seventh in academic standing is Beth Bowring, daughter of Cheryl and Kenneth Bowring, of Vassalboro. Beth has been a participant of Math Team, she was the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award, and she has received awards for excellence in English, PreCalculus, and Latin. Beth plans to major in Animal Behavior at the University of New England.
Eighth in academic standing is Emma Cote, daughter of Robert Cote, of China, and Bethany Cote, of Windsor. Emma has been a member of the Speech Team and she has received an award for excellence in Geometry. Emma plans to attend Thomas College with a major in Psychology.
Ninth in academic standing is Keeley Gomes, daughter of Leslie and Matthew Gomes, of Whitefield. Keeley is a member of National Honor Society, she has participated in such activities as EA Theater Club, HOPE Club, Field Hockey, Basketball, Track & Field, and Lacrosse. In addition, Keeley has completed over 200 hours of community service projects. Keeley was the recipient of a Renaissance Recognition award and she has received awards of excellence in Drawing and Clay. Keeley plans to major in Biology and Animal Sciences at the University of Maine.
Tenth in academic standing is Morgan Savage, daughter of Laura and Chris Savage, of China. Morgan has participated in TLC (Erskine’s community service organization). Morgan plans to take a gap year.
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