CHINA — Erskine Academy recently announced the class of 2013 top 10 seniors, according to a press release. They are: valedictorian Robert Soohey, son of Terri and Bob Soohey, of Whitefield. Throughout his four years at Erskine, Soohey has received the Rensselaer Medal and has participated in a variety of community service projects. He is a member of National Honor Society and has participated in the cross country team and the wrestling team. Soohey plans to attend the University of Maine to study microbiology.

Salutatorian is Stephen Soohey, son of Terri and Bob Soohey, of Whitefield. Stephen has been involved in wrestling, cross country and National Honor Society. In addition, he has participated in a variety of community service activities. He plans to attend the University of Maine where he will major in biology.

Third in academic standing is Kelly McCormac, daughter of Scott and Katherine McCormac, of China. McCormac has participated in soccer, indoor track, AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), prom committee, FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club, National Honor Society and the EA Leadership Team. she has received Renaissance Recognition and Student of the Trimester awards and has completed numerous community service projects. McCormac plans to attend the University of New Hampshire as a psychology major.

Fourth in academic standing is Katherine Newcombe, daughter of Darlene and Philip Newcombe, of Whitefield. Newcombe has participated in field hockey, swim team, and the FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club. Katherine has received awards for achievement in English, she is a recipient of the Smith Book Award, and she has been recognized as a Renaissance Student of the Trimester. In addition, Katherine has been a member of Student Council and she has completed numerous community service projects. Katherine plans to attend the University of Maine at Farmington to pursue studies in secondary English education.

Fifth in academic standing is Hallee Breton, daughter of Claire and Denis Breton, of China. Breton’s extra-curricular involvement has included National Honor Society, drama club, AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), prom committee, and the FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club. In addition, she has participated in a variety of community service projects, she has received Renaissance Recognition and Student of the Trimester awards, and she is the recipient of multiple awards for achievement in French. Hallee plans to major in physical therapy at Husson University.

Sixth in academic standing is Lydia Fletcher, daughter of Norma and Alfred Fletcher, of China. Fletcher’s extra-curricular activities have included National Honor Society, math team, business club and pep band. She has received awards for achievement in integrated science and a Renaissance Recognition award, she is the recipient of the Elmira College Key Award, and has participated in a variety of community service activities. Fletcher plans to attend Geneva College with a major in accounting.

Seventh in academic standing is William Robertson, son of Jane & William Robertson of China. William has participated in such activities as National Honor Society, drama club, math team, pep band and cross country. In addition, he has received a Renaissance Student of the Trimester award and he has participated in the District III Honors Music Festival. Robertson plans to major in electrical engineering at the University of Maine.

Eighth in academic standing is Joshua Horak, son of Debora and James Horak, of Vassalboro. Horak has been a four-year member of the golf team and has received awards for achievement in social studies, Latin, algebra II and architectural Drafting. He has been a Renaissance Recognition award recipient. Horak plans to attend the University of Southern Maine as a history major.

Ninth in academic standing is Sarah Eason, daughter of Julie and James Eason, of China. Eason has participated in the debate team, prom committee, National Honor Society and the EA Leadership Team. In addition, She has completed a variety of community service projects, she has been the recipient of awards of achievement in social studies, U.S. history and English, and she has received the Phi Beta Kappa and the College of the Atlantic Book awards. Eason plans to major in sports management at Thomas College.

Tenth in academic standing is Bridget Humphrey, daughter of Samantha and George Humphrey, of Jefferson. She has participated in prom committee, soccer, track and field, and she received recognition as an All Conference player in basketball. In addition, Humphrey has completed several community service projects. She plans to attend the University of Maine at Farmington to major in elementary education.

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