Emme Ayers, a senior at Waterville Senior High School, has been selected to receive the 2021 Principal’s Award, according to a news release from Principal Brian Laramee.

The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic excellence, outstanding school citizenship, and leadership.

The Principal’s Award is presented in most Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.

“Emme is a wonderful student and even better school citizen. She has an unweighted GPA of 98.617. Emme has excelled in the classroom, in sports, and in extra-curricular activities. She has led our school as the National Honor Society president, Green Team co-president, and as a soccer captain. Emme has been integral in the success of our Science Olympiad team, math team, and outdoor track program. She has been recognized for her academic and social excellence with a Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine Academic Achievement Award, a Renaissance Award, nominated to the Class B Regional All-Star Soccer team, and was an honorable mention by the ShineOnCass foundation for her charity work. In addition to working a job, Emme also volunteers assisting at the Mid Maine Regional Adult Community Education, assists other students by tutoring them, and works as a volunteer coach for the Waterville Youth Soccer Association. Emme will be attending Duke University in the fall, studying Global Health and Biology,” Laramee said in the release.

Ayers is the daughter of Andrew Ayers and Julie Letourneau Ayers of Waterville.