READFIELD —Maranacook Community High school has named its top 10 seniors in the class of 2014.

Alec Daigle is the son of Mark and Diane Daigle of Manchester. Daigle has been involved in alpine skiing since he was 3 years old and has won individual state slalom and giant slalom

titles. He has been a captain of the alpine ski team for three years during which time they won four consecutive conference championships and two state team titles. He played varsity tennis and varsity soccer for four years, capping his soccer career with the school’s first state championship in 2013. He is also active in downhill biking and placed second in the 2013 Maine State DH championship. Daigle is a member of the National Honor Society and student government. He has been actively involved in Boy Scouts and has achieved Eagle Scout rank. He is undecided on which college to attend in the fall but plans to major in pre-med.

Tyler Lang is the son of Denis and Lisa Lang of Manchester. Lang has been involved with student healthcare advocacy — he is an active member of the Maranacook School-based Health

Center Advisory Committee and a youth council member of the school-based Health Alliance of Washington, D.C. For his achievements in health advocacy he has been awarded the Kiwanis Distinguished Youth Award and the NAMI Caring about Lives in Maine Award. He has been involved with student government, serving as class representative, school board representative and treasurer and he attended Dirigo Boys State. He is a three-sport athlete, including the Maranacook state championship soccer team, who has also been in multiple theatrical productions at the school. As a member of the National Honor Society, Lang has volunteered for organizations such as the Readfield Historical Society and the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed. He plans to attend college in the fall and pursue a degree in a scientific field.

Nicholas Barnes is the son of John and Peggy Barnes of Readfield. Barnes is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in the theater program and is a three-season athlete and captain of the track and field team. He is a member of student senate and student council, as well as the math team, and has participated in Model United Nations and the school trip to Spain. He is also a National Merit finalist and last year he received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. He plans to attend Bowdoin College this fall.

Nicholas Lacasse is the son of Marc and Paula Lacasse of Manchester. Lacasse has been a member of the soccer, hockey and baseball teams for four years. He was a captain of the soccer team during his junior and senior years and also captained the Hawks hockey team his senior year. Lacasse was named the 2013 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Conference Soccer Player of the Year. He also was selected to the KVAC First Team and All-Academic Team in 2013 and KVAC All Conference First Team in 2012. He is involved in Student Senate, serving as president his senior year and secretary his junior year. He is a member of the National Honor Society and participant in Model United Nations and Boys State. Lacasse plans to attend college and major in business.

Gracie Kavanah is the daughter of Theresa and Brian Kavanah. She is an artist who has attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her works have been displayed at the Harlow Art Gallery and the Portland Museum of Art. Kavanah spends time participating in student council, National Honor Society, the theatre program and takes piano lessons. She plans to attend college in the fall.

Toby Smith is the son of Andrew Smith and Carol Mansfield. Smith has taken honors and Advanced Placement classes throughout high school. He is also a member the school’s student senate. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Smith has been on the alpine ski team and lacrosse team for four years. He is a co-captain of the lacrosse team, and has won two state championships on the alpine ski team. He is planning on going to college in the fall.

Lindsay Jackson is the daughter of Dennis and Susan Jackson of Readfield. Jackson is an avid athlete, participating in field hockey for four years, basketball for two years and softball for four years. She was captain of the field hockey team her junior and senior year as well as a field hockey all academic player, KVAC second team player and Katie Piper award recipient her senior year. Jackson is a member of the National Honor Society and works at Capital Area Technical Center towards receiving a certified nursing assistant license. She spends her spare time volunteering at local animal shelters, has a part-time job at Hannaford and also works with younger field hockey players. Jackson plans to study at either Saint Joseph’s College or the University of Southern Maine in the fall, majoring in nursing.

Victoria Nolette is the daughter of Michael and Lori Nolette of Readfield. Nolette is the captain of both the alpine skiing and tennis team. She is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers at the Readfield Historical Society. She has been an active member in Student Senate for the last four years and is currently the secretary. She was a silver key recipient for the Scholastic Art Awards and has been playing piano for 11 years. Victoria plans to attend college in the fall, majoring in developmental child psychology.

Kelby Mace is the son of Brent and Bridget Mace of Mount Vernon. Mace is a competitive alpine ski racer and is involved with tricking, a combination of gymnastics and martial arts. He is also a member of Student Senate and the National Honors Society. Mace will attend college in the fall to major in civil engineering.

Olivia Swimm is the daughter of Joel and Elaine Swimm of Fayette. Swimm is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Senate. She has been involved in fall and spring sports throughout high school. She will attend college to pursue her interest in French and international business.


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