AUGUSTA — Cony High School recently announced its Girls and Boys State delegates for 2016.

Girls State

Iris Alexander, daughter of Marci and Troy Alexander, of Augusta, is a member of Student Council, Key Club, Cony Madrigal Performance Choir, Chizzle Wizzle, Seeds of Peace, Model State, chorus, and golf team. She volunteered at Mechuwana and elementary schools. Alexander plans on working towards a degree in international affairs, minor in East Asian studies and then pursue a specialization in international law.

Lindsay Johnson, daughter of Nancy and Peter Johnson, of Augusta, is a member of field hockey, ski and lacrosse teams. She was a volunteer on a service trip to Guatemala for Safe Passage and she volunteers at Kennebec Valley Humane Society. She plans to attend college to study biology.

Jasmine Nutakki, daughter of Reena and Jayadev Nutakki, of Augusta, is a member of the Key Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Chizzle Wizzle, National Honor Society, and swim and tennis teams. She volunteers at the William S. Cohen Community Center, Togus VA and MaineGeneral Medical Center. Her future plans are to attend a four-year college and then go to medical school to become a doctor.

Marlys Rietdyk, daughter of Jessica and Harold Rietdyk, of Augusta, is a member of the Outing Club, Theater and Key Club, and sings. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the VA Hospital. Rietdyk plans to attend college to study biology.

Molly Silsby, daughter of Kim Silsby and Andrew Silsby, of Augusta, participates in National Honor Society, Key Club, Spanish Club, Latin Club, math team, swim team, field hockey and lacrosse teams. She was a volunteer for Seeds of Peace and Safe Passage. Silsby also dedicates her time at the hospital, the Cohen Center, and she coaches at lacrosse and field hockey camps. Her future aspirations are to work in the medical field.

Julia Sternad, daughter of Karen Ramsay-Boucher and David Boucher, of Augusta, participates in field hockey, swim and lacrosse. She volunteers at MaineGeneral Medical Center and as a lacrosse and field hockey coach. Her plans to attend medical school to become a doctor.

Nicole Swift, daughter of the late Cindy Swift, of Whitefield, is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Council and Latin Club. She volunteers at Big Brothers Big Sisters, MaineGeneral Medical Center, the Cohen Center, and The United Way. Swift plans to attend college in the New England area.

Boys State

Jeffrey Bilodeau Jr., son of Sara and Jeffrey Bilodeau, of Augusta, is a member of track and field, soccer, National Honor Society, Seeds of Peace, chorus and Chizzle Wizzle. He coaches track, helped build the Alumni Field bathrooms and snack shack, along with participating in National Honor Society events. Bilodeau plans to attend college and medical school to become a psychiatrist.

Aaron Emerson, son of Edith and Willie Emerson, of Augusta, plays the oboe and participates in track and field, cross country, All-State Honors Music Festival, District Three Honors Music Festival, National Honors Society, and the Cony Madrigals. He also volunteers at Kennebec Valley Humane Society. He plans to major in music performance or music education in college.

Nathan Huynh, son of Truong Huynh, of Augusta, is co-president of Latin Club, writer for the school newspaper Rameses, and peer editor for Writing Lab. He has participated in Day of Caring, and volunteers at MaineGeneral Medical Center during the summer. Huynh plans to pursue a medical career in anesthesiology.

Joshua King, son of Erin and Aaron King, of Augusta, participates in soccer and track, four-wheeling, playing video games, and he’s a skilled problem-solver. He dedicates his time at 5K’s and middle school track meets. King plans to attend college.

Gabriel Roig, son of Colleen and Fred Roig, of Augusta, participates in the Cony band, chorus, Madrigals, soccer, track, and the Seeds of Peace Camp 2015. He has dedicated some of his time to Day of Caring. His future aspirations are to attend college and study business and eventually receive a law degree.

Cameron Wilson, son of Lisa and Craig Wilson, of Augusta, is involved in hockey, Key Club, Rameses newspaper, National Honor Society, and is vice president of his class. He also dedicates his time at the Hall-Dale Elementary After School Program and the Cohen Center. His future aspirations are to attend college towards a career in healthcare and to continue playing hockey at a higher level.

Bryant York, son of Diane and Dale York, of Jefferson, participates in singing, cross country, track and the Outing Club. He volunteers at Augusta Summer Rec Track. His future aspirations are to be an orthopedic surgeon.


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