Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield recognizes its class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian. From left are Natalie Hodgins and Annabel Street. Contributed photos

PITTSFIELD — Maine Central Institute is honoring Natalie Hodgins, its valedictorian for the class of 2021, and Annabel Street, its salutatorian.


Natalie Hodgins Contributed photo

Natalie Hodgins of Pittsfield is the daughter of MCI alumni Mike Hodgins ‘86 and Michelle Vigue Hodgins ‘91, and is a fourth-generation MCI graduate. While earning highest honors in each quarter of her high school career, she has been awarded as an undergraduate for excellence in science and mathematics from the Society of Women Engineers along with MCI’s prestigious George M. Parks Award.

She has also received recognition for her academic excellence in AP Calculus AB, AP Humanities III, Honors Humanities II, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Health, Spanish I, Honors English I, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Education I.

In addition to earning the top grade point average in her graduating class, Hodgins has been a member of the soccer, basketball and softball teams, captaining the soccer squad in her junior and senior seasons. She is an officer in the Key Club and Student Council and was inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore. She has also served on the Student Leadership Committee and MCI Mentor Program and been a member of the Pep Band and Concert Band.

Hodgins has earned acceptance to Bentley University, Endicott College, Merrimack College, Stonehill College, St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Thomas College, and the University of Maine.


Annabel Street Contributed photo

Annabel Street is the daughter of Gordon and Dr. Lee Street of Raymond. She is a Bossov Ballet Theatre dancer who has attended MCI for four years, participating in a variety of co-curricular activities while earning numerous awards for her achievements, most notably the Maine Principals Association 2021 Principal’s Award.

Her academic honors include the Maine Model United Nations Distinguished Delegate Award as a sophomore, class awards for AP Humanities III, Spanish IV, Honors English II, CP Chemistry, and CP Geometry, the Richard Gilder History Prize, the Williams College Book Award, and the Certificate of Merit for Bossov Ballet Theatre.

Along with a demanding ballet schedule, Street has served as Student Council president, Senior Class vice president, and Alumni Hall prefect. She was inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore, served as a student ambassador for four years, was a member of the Philanthropy Council and the Kindness Krew, and participated in Model United Nations for four years.

Street has committed to the University of Southern California and plans to study international relations and environmental science in the fall.

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