FARMINGDALE — The following Hall-Dale High School seniors have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher and have earned summa cum laude status. Students listed by co-valedictorians, salutatorian, then alphabetically.

Rose Warren, co-valedictorian, is the daughter of Julie Sipser and Mike Warren, of Hallowell. Her passion is politics and activism. After spending a summer with the Seeds of Peace Organization she focused her energies on leading events to promote diversity and inclusivity at Hall-Dale. She was an integral student leader setting up the “Courageous Conversations” day where students were exposed to different viewpoints and debriefed with Seeds members.

In addition to her contributions to cultural change she was an intern for Sen. Shenna Bellows, president of Key Club, Girls State representative, vice president of National Honor Society, advisor of the Builders Club, captain of the tennis team, and served on the faculty leadership team. In addition to being a volunteers at the Maine Veterans’ hospital, she is an excellent student earning AP Honors distinction, the Johns-Hopkins and Princeton Book Awards, and was the recipient of the MPA Principal’s Award.

Warren plans to attend Bowdoin College to study education and government and legal studies.

Will Fahy, co-valedictorian, is the son of Deborah and Gregory Fahy, of Hallowell. He is the business captain and coding captain of the FRC Delta Prime Robotics team. Along with excelling in math and science, he is an all-state flutist, placing twice in the Maine All-State Orchestra and four times to the Maine District III Honors Band. He is the principal tenor saxophone of the jazz band and has played with the Colby College flute choir and the Pineland Suzuki orchestra. He placed third in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and was invited to and attended the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy.

Fahy placed second in the state twice at the Maine State Academic Decathlon, with 16 total medals. He placed first in the MVC math meet conference and 12th overall in seniors in class D statewide. He is co-captain of the HDHS taiko (Japanese drumming) team. He has been inducted into both NHS and Tri-M, academic and musical honors societies. He also serves on the Old Hallowell Day committee and spends time in the community both with Delta Prime Robotics for STEM outreach and when playing concerts in the community, oftentimes for free or for those who often do not have access to live music. Additionally, he is a National Presidential Scholarship Program semifinalist for 2017.

Fahy plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University to study chemistry.

Justine Drappeau, salutatorian, is the daughter of Benoit and Joan Drappeau, of Dresden. She thrived on the school’s Bulldog Broadcasting Network. She completed a 100-mile wilderness hike along the Appalachian Trail as part of an experiential learning trip.

In addition to the hike, she performed a whale necropsy on Vinalhaven Island. Within the school she is president of National Honor Society, an active member of student senate, math team, and Key Club. Athletically she completes a four-year career on both the basketball and softball teams. As a top scholar-athlete, Drappeau has received the AP Scholar Award, the College of the Atlantic Book Award, the University of Rochester George Eastman Book Award, and the Kiwanis Distinguished Youth Award.

Drappeau plans to attend the University of Rochester to study chemistry.

Aubri Bechard is the daughter of Bart and Jennifer Bechard, of Hallowell. She participates in Key Club, the National Honor Society and has been a four-year member of concert band. She also is an accomplished equestrian riding competitively and winning the All Around World Champion in Maine for the past three years.

Bechard was part of an all-girls physical education class who completed a 100-mile trek through the Maine wilderness. In her spare time, along with being an accomplished cake decorator, she volunteers at the Green Grass Foundation at Ballard Farms to help support underprivileged children living in New York City. Along with multiple academic awards, including work ethic and perseverance, she was the recipient of the Clarkson University Leadership Book Award.

Bechard plans to attend St. Joseph’s College to study nursing with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

Adeline Davis, daughter of Jeff and Lynn Davis, of Dresden, was a three-sport athlete, a captain for the soccer, swim and tennis teams her senior year. She has been recognized by the Mountain Valley Conference as an Academic All Star, in all three sports, and as a 1st Team All Star. She also was named to the Maine Principal’s Association All State Team. Davis also is a positive role for the youth at Hall-Dale as she both coaches and officiates for Hall-Dale Youth Soccer. She was the communications/editor for both the National Honor Society and Key Club. She was a recipient of the Clarkson Book Award.

Davis plans to attend Maine Maritime Academy to study marine biology and small vessel operations.

Nicholas Guiou, son of Kendra Guiou, of Farmingdale, and the late Aaron Guiou. He has been consistently recognized by the Mountain Valley Conference and Kennebec Journal as both an All-Star and academic All-Star. He is president of his class, is a four-year member of Key Club, was an integral partner on the Unified Basketball Team, is part of National Honor Society, and displayed his singing and dancing talents on stage for Broadway Disney.

He also looks out for and invests time into the youth of the community by being a Big Buddy and math mentor at the elementary school, a peer tutor at the middle school, and is a coach for Hall-Dale Youth Soccer. In 2015, he attended the Husson University Pharmacy Camp.

Guiou plans to attend the honor’s program at St. Michael’s College.

Renee Leask, daughter of Marcia and Merle Leask, of Dresden, is willing to stare down a challenge and conquer it while maintaining a smile. Not always being comfortable in front of large audience she participated in poetry slams. She took on Maine’s wilderness by hiking more than 100 miles as part of her All Girls PE class. It was that experience that bolstered her confidence to succeed at a greater level in school. Leask was a senator for student government, secretary of National Honor Society and a volunteer at the American Red Cross.

Leask plans to attend St. Joseph’s College to study secondary education and English.

Anna Peterson, daughter of Ralph and Karen Peterson, of Chelsea, was student senate treasurer, class of 2017 treasurer, National Honor Society treasurer, Key Club member and a peer tutor.

She was selected as an All-State musician for orchestra and the district III Music Festival. She played viola for the Mozart Mentors Orchestra at Bowdoin College and played violin and sang as part of her church worship band. Athletically, she captained the track team. She was the recipient of the Bowdoin College Book Award.

Peterson plans to attend Gordon College to study business and music.

Alec Roberts-Poulin, son of Lisa Roberts, of Farmingdale, is highly regarded by his peers. As a student athlete, he was captain of the basketball team, a Mountain Valley Conference Academic All-Star, and participated in track. Along with being awarded a number of science accolades, he is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Key Club.

Roberts-Poulin plans to attend Husson University to study physical therapy.

Anna Schaab, daughter of Laura Lewis, of Farmingdale, and Sam Schaab, of Readfield, has been a member of Hall-Dale’s Taiko Japanese Drum Team, was inducted into TRI-M (music honor society), helped lead the music council and was a four-year member of the jazz choir. She took her talents to the Mozart Mentors Orchestra at Bowdoin College and was part of the Pineland Suzuki Orchestra.

She was active on the Robotics Team, Academic Decathlon (gold medalist), and part of the Maine Moose girls hockey team. She was a recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award, was selected for District III music for all four years at Hall-Dale, and an All-State Music selection her final two years.

Schaab plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono to study mechanical engineering.

Julia Stahlnecker, daughter of Linda and James Stahlnecker, of Farmingdale, has a full semester of college classes, was president of the music council, a National School Choral Award recipient, part of the Tri-M music honor society, was a two-time All State vocalist, four years as District III vocalist, and was honorable mention for the 2017 jazz band and jazz choir. Stahlnecker also was stellar in the shot put circle.

Outside of school, she has worked as a camp counselor. She was the recipient of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Book Award for leadership and citizenship.

Stahlnecker was accepted into Cedarville University’s Honors Program to study nursing.

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