Erskine Academy in South China has announced its class of 2022 top 10 seniors, listed by academic standing.

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Valedictorian is Mackenzie Roderick, daughter of Melissa Vail of Augusta and Mike Roderick of China.

Throughout her four years at Erskine, she participated in such activities as Student Council, National Honor Society, the EA Leadership Team, Math Team, soccer, basketball, and she completed more than 100 hours of community service projects.

Roderick is a four-year honor roll recipient and received awards of distinction in Spanish, Statistics and Calculus, and she has been a Senior of the Trimester award recipient. She is also a Maine Principal’s Association Award recipient, a George Eastman Young Leaders Award recipient, and served as president of the Class of 2022.

Roderick plans to attend the University of Southern Maine to study Biology.

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Salutatorian is Aidan Larrabee, son of Carrie and Jeremy Larrabee of China.

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He participated in such activities as Student Council, National Honor Society, Math Team, Youth in Government, the EA Leadership Team, Future Business Leaders of America, soccer, wrestling and basketball. Larrabee also served as vice president of the class of 2022, and he completed more than 200 hours of community service projects.

A student who has received high honor roll distinction every trimester, he was the recipient of awards of excellence in English, PreCalculus, Social Studies, Biology, US History, French, and Physical Education. In addition, he has also been a recipient of the Rensselaer Medal and Renaissance Recognition and Senior of the Trimester awards.

Larrabee plans to attend Texas A & M to study petroleum engineering.

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Third in academic standing is Hannah Soule, daughter of Amanda and Jamie Soule of Fairfield.

She is a member of National Honor Society and she participated in such activities as EA Theater, Future Business Leaders of America, AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), LEO Club, the EA Leadership Team, and field hockey. In addition, Soule completed more than 100 hours of community service projects.

She received high honor roll distinction every trimester, is a Smith Book Award recipient, and has been a recipient of Renaissance Recognition and Senior of the Trimester awards.

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Soule plans to attend Columbus State University to major in political science with a pre-law concentration.

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Fourth in academic standing is Lily Vinci, daughter of Melody and Anthony Vinci of Palermo.

She participated in such activities as AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), cross country, indoor track, track and field, and tennis. Vinci also completed more than 100 hours of community service projects.

She received awards of distinction in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Chemistry, and she achieved four-year honor roll status. In addition, she was the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award.

Vinci plans to take a gap year to pursue employment and travel opportunities.

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Fifth in academic standing is Samantha Golden, daughter of Jane and Richard Golden of China.

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She is a member of National Honor Society and participated in HOPE (Helping Others Persevere at Erskine), soccer, and basketball. Golden also completed more than 100 hours of community service projects. She received awards of excellence in US History and is a four-year honor roll recipient.

Golden plans to attend Clark University with a major in biology.

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Sixth in academic standing is Emily Clark, daughter of Stacy and Christopher Clark of China.

She is a member of National Honor Society and she participated in such activities as HOPE (Helping Others Persevere at Erskine), soccer, basketball, and in a variety of community service activities.

Clark received awards of excellence in Integrated Science and PreCalculus, is a four-year honor roll recipient, and received the SWE Certification of Merit.

Clark plans to attend Endicott College with a major in nursing.

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Seventh in academic standing is Grace Hodgkin, daughter of Helen Edmonds and Dana Hodgkin of Manchester.

She is a member of National Honor Society and participated in such activities as EA Theater, Student Council, Yearbook and tennis, and she served as a class officer. She is also a four-year honor roll recipient.

Hodgkin plans to major in biology at the University of Maine.

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Eighth in academic standing is Devon Polley, son of Hillary and Stephen Polley of Vassalboro.

He has been a member of the soccer and tennis teams and he completed a variety of community service projects. Polley received honor roll distinction every trimester, and he received an award of excellence in Physics. He was also the recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award.

Polley plans to attend the University of Maine with a major in mechanical engineering.

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Ninth in academic standing is Grace Kelso, daughter of Storm and Bradley Kelso of Vassalboro.

She is a member of National Honor Society, and she participated in such activities as Debate Team, Youth in Government, AFS (Erskine’s cultural awareness group), swim and tennis, and she completed more than 300 hours of community service projects.

Kelso also received high honor roll distinction every trimester, has received awards of excellence in English, German, and Debate, and has received Renaissance Recognition and Senior of the Trimester awards.

Kelso plans to major in international relations at the University of Edinburgh.

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Tenth in academic standing is Riley Reitchel, daughter of Danielle and Richard Reitchel of Palermo.

She is a member of National Honor Society and participated in such activities as LEO Club, the EA Leadership Team, the EA International Outreach Coalition, soccer and indoor track, and she completed more than 100 hours of community service projects. Reitchel earned honor roll status every trimester, and she received a Renaissance Senior of the Trimester award.

Reitchel plans to major in linguistics at the University of Southern Maine.