AUGUSTA — Cony High School has announced its 2015 top 10 seniors.

Noah Gallagher is the son of Jon and Valerie Gallagher, of Augusta. Gallagher is a member of Boy Scouts and the Cony Band. He volunteered his time at the VA at Togus and had also helped at community suppers. He is honored to be recognized and inducted into the National Honor Society as well as selected to represent Cony at Boys State. Gallagher plans to attend Husson University to major in communications with an emphasis on radio broadcasting.

Shaun Gallagher is the son of Jon and Valerie Gallagher, of Augusta. He is a member of Pep and Concert Band along with Latin Club. Gallagher volunteered at Angel Food Suppers, Meals on Wheels, and the Cohen Center. He also participated in Boys State and National Honor Society. He plans to attend Husson University to major in communications.

Courtney King is the daughter Aaron and Erin King, of Augusta. King is a member of cross country, indoor/outdoor track, Spanish club, math team and Chizzle Wizzle. She enjoys volunteering her time at middle school cross country and track meets, serves lunch at the Cohen Center and working at fundraising walks. King earned the Dartmouth College Book Award and was nominated as president of National Honor Society. King plans to attend the University of Maine to major in nursing with a minor in military service.

Liam Stokes is the son of Bill Stokes and Diana Doyen, of Augusta. He participated in basketball, lacrosse, Student Council, Spanish club, Seeds of Peace and math team. He volunteers with youth basketball and helps with various National Honor Society events. Stokes was named to the National Honor Society and nominated for the Bates Book Award, Boys State and Academic All-State for Basketball. He plans to attend the University of Maine and majoring in bio-chemistry or business.

Erica LaPlante is the daughter of Kellie and Tony LaPlante, of Augusta. LaPlante is a member of the tennis and volleyball teams, Spanish club, math team and Chizzle Wizzle. LaPlante was involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a camp counselor and tennis coach for children 10 and younger. LaPlante is part of National Honor Society, and captain of volleyball and tennis teams. LaPlante plans to attend the University of Maine.


Amelia Trudo is the daughter of Judy Morin and Thomas Trudo, of Augusta. Trudo is a member the Ramses and is employed by NRF. She volunteers at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Trudo has been awarded a Book Award, Excellence in Latin, Honorable Mention for Kennebec Valley Medical Association Essay Contest. Trudo plans to attend Rollins College to major in international business.

Brandon Emerson is the son of Willie and Edie Emerson, of Augusta. Emerson is a member of Cony Madrigal, Jazz Band, indoor and outdoor track along with cross country. He volunteers at middle school track meets. Emerson attended District 3 Honors Music Festival for four years in a row, All State Music Festival and KVAC all Academic. Emerson plans to attend the University of Maine for civil engineering.

Kelsey Rohman is the daughter of Merrilee and Mark Rohman, of Augusta. Rohman is an outgoing student who is involved with National Honor Society, and co-captain to varsity volleyball and tennis teams. Rohman also is a Student Council member and a student school board representative. Roman was nominated as president of her senior class. She volunteers at is the United Way. Rohman received the Kiwanis Most Distinguished Youth Award in 2014 and in 2015, the Maine Principals’ Award and is a member of National Honor Society. Rohman plans to attend the University of Maine at Farmington.

Morgan Leadbetter is the daughter of Lee Leadbetter and Rebekah Pushard, of Chelsea. She volunteers at Kennebec Valley Humane Society. She has been recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars, and Phi Beta Kappa. Leadbetter plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to major in neuro science.

Mary-Margaret Kirschner is the daughter of Cathy and John Kirschner, of Augusta. Kirschner is a member of soccer, lacrosse, Spanish club, math team, Key Club and Seeds of Peace. She volunteers at MaineGeneral and with community youth lacrosse teams. Kirschner was named to National Honor Society and received the St. Michaels Book award. She plans to attend St. Michaels College to majoring in physical therapy.

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