Richmond High School has announced its class of 2016 Top 10 for 2016, not listed by rank. Graduation is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the gymnasium.

Nicole Knight is valedictorian. She is the daughter of the late Kaoru Knight and Robert Knight. She participated in Key Club, math team, Debate Team, Destination Imagination, and the RHS Civil Rights Team. She was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year. She plans to attend New York University for undergraduate film and television.

Taylor Houdlette, daughter of Phil and Tammy Houdlette, of Dresden, is salutatorian. She participated in Key Club, Speech and Debate, Civil Rights team, track and field, and National Honor Society. She was Maine Youth Leadership representative, president of her class during her sophomore year, and competed in track and field for three years, qualifying for states. Houdlette has been accepted into the honors program at the University of Maine, where she plans to study English.

Julie Plummer is the daughter of Dale and Kim Plummer. She participated in cross-country, basketball, track and field, dance, Key Club, National Honor Society, math team and Madrigals honors choir. She served as president of Key Club and National Honor Society, and she was captain in the three sports teams she participated in. She was named the Junior Exhibitor Morgan Hunter Pleasure Maine State Champion her senior year for placing top in her age group for competitive horse-back riding. She also was selected to sing in the mixed-choir at the Maine All-State Music Festival. She plans to study neuroscience at the University of New England. She volunteers at Richmond Eldercare and mentors middle school-aged girls at church.

Kyla Johansen is the daughter of Kaj and Stacy Johansen, and Stephanie and Eric Tuttle. She participated in soccer, basketball, Key Club, math team, drama and Madrigals. She was an active member in Key Club and helped her soccer team win the 2015 Class D Southern and State Championship. Johansen plans to attend the University of Maine in Farmington to major in special education.

Kalah Patterson is the daughter of Susan Thurlow. She played soccer, basketball, softball, served as vice president of National Honor Society her junior and senior years, and volunteered for the middle school basketball teams. She was a member of Key Club. Patterson plans to study nursing at Colby-Sawyer College.

Kelsea Anair is the daughter of Bob and Tracie Anair. She participated in soccer, basketball and softball all four years. She also served as class historian for all four years. She was a member of Key Club, National Honor Society, and volunteered for the youth teams at the high school. Anair plans to study international business and play soccer at Maine Maritime Academy.

Taylor Paulison is the daughter of Richard and Yvette Paulison. She participated in swimming and soccer, and served on Student Council all four years. She was a member of the Key Club and math team. She completed an internship her senior year at Wiscasset Dental. Paulison plans to study pre-dental at Campbell University in North Carolina.

Autumn Acord is the daughter of Christopher and Therese Acord. She played soccer, basketball and softball and was a captain of all three her senior year. Acord was a member of the math team, Key Club, Speech and Debate team, prom committee, National Honor Society and drama production, and was class vice president for three years. She volunteered as a youth basketball coach and attended the New England Leadership Conference and Girls State. Acord plans to study international business and logistics, and play soccer at Maine Maritime Academy.

Logan Anair, son of Rick and Melanie Anair, participated on the math team, in Key Club, and as a member of the National Honor Society. He also played in the school and pep bands his first two years and attended Boys State. He played varsity soccer all four years, serving as a captain his senior year. He is a certified soccer referee and volunteers at the Coastal Humane Society. Anair plans to attend Maine Maritime Academy to study marine engineering.

Elsie Winokurzew, daughter of Olef and Rhonda Winokurzew, of Richmond, participated in the Marigolds, chorus, band, Key Club, math team, Civil Rights team, cross country and track. She served as freshman class president, and was a member of National Honor Society her junior and senior years. She has volunteered hundreds of hours at her church. She plans to study physical therapy at Liberty University in Virginia. She works as a nursing assistant and a barista at Starbucks.


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