AUGUSTA — Cony High School recently announced the following students are ranked in the top 10 of the class of 2018. Graduation for these scholars and their classmates will be held Sunday, June 10, at the Augusta Civic Center. Students are listed in rank order.

Tara Jorgensen, valedictorian, is the daughter of Melinda and Todd Jorgensen, of Augusta. Jorgensen is a four-year varsity athlete in cross country, swim and track and field. She served on the Chizzle Wizzle executive committee, and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Club.

Jorgensen received honorable mention in the Inclusion Essay Contest, was runner up in the Maine Medical Association Essay Contest, and was the recipient of the Wellesley College Book Award. She plans to attend South Dakota State University to major in pharmacy.

Sean Tenney, salutatorian, is the son of Margaret and Robert Tenney, of Augusta. Tenney has been a Rameses (school newspaper) correspondent (photography, poetry and prose) his freshman and sophomore years, and has served as the editor his senior year.

Tenney is a four-year varsity tennis player, and served as captain both junior and senior years. He also has participated in soccer, basketball and cross country. Tenney performed with Drama Club, and was a crew member for Chizzle Wizzle (makeup, set design and sound), and was an independent art contributor as a senior. Tenney also has collaborated with University of Maine at Augusta on several photography projects.

Tenney received the Maine Principals’ Award, the Harvard Book Award, and Phi Beta Kappa honors, and served as a Boys State delegate. He was two-time Boys Tennis MVP, won the Coaches Award, and qualified for the MPA State Singles Tournament as a senior. He was recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for a writing portfolio (Gold Key) and a digital art portfolio (Honorable Mention) as a senior. Tenney plans to attend Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, to major in psychology, creative writing and photography.

Brandon Gosselin, first honors part, is the son of Wendy Gosselin, of Augusta. Gosselin served as the student representative to the Augusta School Board, and was a manager for varsity hockey, lacrosse, basketball and football teams. He also is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, French Club, Math Team, Science Team, Quiz Team, Yearbook and Chess Club.

Gosselin was a Boys State Delegate, a homeroom representative and a member of Chizzle Wizzle Executive Committee. He has been named Student of the Month, and received a Principal’s Award. Gosselin volunteers at the William S. Cohen Community Center, the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen and Relay for Life.

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

Olivia Varney, second honors part, is the daughter Katie and Steve Varney, of Augusta. Varney is a member of the varsity basketball, field hockey and track and field teams. She also is a member of National Honor Society, a representative to Girls State, and received a Kiwanis Youth Award. Varney made KVAC Honorable Mention Field Hockey Team for two years, and served as captain for both field hockey and basketball.

Varney volunteers at Granite Hill Church, Bread of Life Soup Kitchen, and through various other activities. Varney plans to attend University of Maine to study chemical engineering.

Grant Brown is the son Marsha Brown, of Augusta. Brown has been a member of the jazz band and participated in District 3 Honors Music Festival all four years. This year and last, Brown participated in the All-State Music Festival, and received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Brown volunteered his time at Cony Summer Music Camp.

He plans to attend the University of Maine to study music education.

Alycia Lyon is the daughter of Lynn Shepherd, of Vassalboro. Lyon is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, French Honors Society and received a KVAC All-Academic Award. She also played on the varsity soccer team and has participated in Chizzle Wizzle, and dance.

Lyon volunteers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She plans to attend Husson University, where she will study physical therapy.

Haley Gagne is the daughter of Wendy and Dennis Gagne, of Augusta. Gagne is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as co-president. She has participated in varsity swim serving as co-captain, Latin club and band. Gagne has been a Peer Pal for four years, and volunteered at MaineGeneral Medical Center Same Day Surgery Unit.

Gagne plans to be a pre-med student at the University of New England.

Ryan Wheelock is the son of Michelle and Douglas Wheelock, of Augusta. Wheelock is a member of National Honor Society and Chizzle Wizzle executive committee. He has participated in varsity golf, baseball and tennis, as well as the Outing Club, Key Club and Science Club. Wheelock received the Historical Book Award, as well as KVAC All-Academic golf and tennis teams.

He volunteers at Gilbert Elementary School, United Way Allocations Committee, PE student instructor and Peer Pal. Wheelock plans to attend Husson University to study physical therapy.

Victor Trepanier is the son of Laura Chadwick, of Augusta, and Tyson Trepanier, of Strong. Trepanier is a member of the National Technical Honor, serves as president of the GSTA, and is a member of French club. Trepanier was the 2018 recipient of the Alan Lindquist Young Leader Award, and has been a political activist at Cony.

He volunteers at Kennebec Valley Humane Society, and is on the board for Hallowell Pride. Trepanier plans to attend Wheaton College to study political science.

Allee Cloutier is the daughter of Bonnie and Andy Cloutier, of Augusta, and Beth and Steve Ashcroft, of Litchfield. Cloutier is a member of varsity field hockey, basketball and softball teams, and has participated in Chizzle Wizzle and Spanish club. She is a member of National Honor Society, was a Girls State delegate, received the St. Michael’s Book Award, and was named Student of the Month.

Cloutier volunteers at the William S. Cohen Community Center, the March of Dimes and rec basketball. She plans to attend St. Joseph’s College to study nursing.

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