SOUTH CHINA — Erskine Academy has announced its class of 2016 top 10 seniors.

Valedictorian is Lilja Bernheim, daughter of Patricia and Robert Bernheim, of China. Throughout her four years at Erskine, Bernheim completed a variety of community service projects, she was a member of Student Council and National Honor Society, and she participated in Business Club and Drama Club. She is a Maine Principal’s Association Award recipient and has received awards for excellence in the areas of biology, English, psychology and Spanish. Bernheim plans to attend the University of Maine to study biology.

Salutatorian is Sarah Pleau, daughter of Barbara and Robert Pleau, of Vassalboro. She is a member of National Honor Society and has participated in AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), Business Club, Prom Committee, indoor track, soccer, and has served as a class officer. Pleau received awards for excellence in Integrated Science and PreCalculus and she was the recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award. Pleau plans to attend the University of Maine to major in chemistry.

Third in academic standing is Kayla Goggin, daughter of Shirley and Jeffrey Goggin, of China. She participated in National Honor Society, Business Club, Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, Prom Committee, and served as a class officer. Goggin completed numerous community service projects and she received a Renaissance Recognition award as well as awards for excellence in integrated science, English, accounting and French. She plans to attend the University of New England with a major in nursing.

Fourth in academic standing is Mackenzie Gayer, daughter of Karen and Robert Gayer, of Vassalboro. She is a member of National Honor Society and she participated in Business Club, soccer, indoor track and softball. In addition, Gayer completed numerous community service projects and she received a Renaissance Senior of the Trimester award. She plans to attend Husson University to pursue studies in health science.

Fifth in academic standing is Caleigh Charlebois, daughter of Tracey Charlebois, of China, and Rich and Amy Charlebois, of Albion. Her extra-curricular involvement included Drama Club, Debate Team and Math Team. She received awards for excellence in Russian, English, global studies and algebra II. Charlebois plans to major in zoology at the University of Maine.

Sixth in academic standing is Amelia Bailey, daughter of Elizabeth Bailey-Scott and Troy Scott, of China. Her extra-curricular activities included National Honor Society, Business Club, Drama Club and indoor track. She received a Renaissance Recognition award and she received awards for excellence in German and U.S. history. Bailey plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to major in psychology.

Seventh in academic standing is Christina Hodgkins, daughter of Lisa and Craig Hodgkins, of Jefferson. She participated in National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, field hockey and lacrosse. Hodgkins received a Renaissance Recognition award and an award for excellence in algebra I. She plans to major in business at Babson College.

Eighth in academic standing is Emma McCormac, daughter of Catherine and Scott McCormac, of China. She was a member of the soccer and indoor track teams and she participated in National Honor Society, AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), Business Club, and Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club. She also completed a variety of community service projects in her school and community. McCormac plans to attend the University of New England with a major in medical biology.

Ninth in academic standing is Jordan Bowie, daughter of Victoria and Norris Bowie, of Windsor. She participated in National Honor Society, Business Club, AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, tennis and soccer. In addition, she completed a number of community service projects and she received a Renaissance Senior of the Trimester award. Bowie plans to major in nursing at the University of Maine.

Tenth in academic standing is Kyle Zembroski, son of Karen and Steven Zembroski, of Farmingdale. He participated in National Honor Society, Business Club, EA Leadership Team, International Student Club, soccer and tennis. In addition, he completed several hours of community service projects in his school and community. Zembroski plans to attend the University of Washington to major in bioengineering.