Sumner Memorial High School Class of 2023 Honor Parts
Sumner Memorial High School Principal Jackson Green has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2023. Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 8th.
This year’s valedictorian with summa cum laude distinction is Tori Lee Webber, daughter of Gerry and Courtney Webber of Sullivan. Salutatorian with magna cum laude distinction is Elaina J. Thomas daughter of Colleen Thomas of Sullivan and James Thomas of Hancock.
Tori is a member of the Upward Bound program and has participated in cross country and outdoor track.She is a member of Student Council and serves as its current president. Ms. Webber also serves as the student representative on the RSU 24 Board of Directors. She recently attended the FBI’s Teen Academy in Boston with the support of Sumner’s gifted and talented program and the Maine Seacoast Mission. Tori is a
recipient of the Davis Maine Scholarship which provides a fully funded scholarship to Clark University where she plans to pursue biochemistry and political science.
Elaina Thomas is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a Girl Scout Ambassador which is the sixth level in the Girl Scout organization. The loyalty and longevity that she has demonstrated to the organization has earned her an eight-day European trip with other Maine Girl Scout Ambassadors this summer. Elaina has been involved in the performing arts program at Sumner with participation in chorus,
band, and show choir. She has also participated in volleyball and outdoor track. Elaina will be pursuing a degree in elementary education at the University of Maine Machias in the fall.
The first honor essayist with magna cum laude distinction is Mackenzie Graten, daughter of Christopher and Melanie Graten of Gouldsboro. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a contributing editor of the ROAR, the school newspaper. Mackenzie is also a member of the Civil Rights team and the Spindrift yearbook staff. She has chosen to continue her education at the University of Maine
Machias pursuing a degree in Creative Arts with a concentration in creative writing.
The second honor essayist with magna cum laude distinction is Marissa Colby, daughter of Jonathan and Laura Colby of Franklin. Marissa is a member and treasurer of the National Honor Society, serves as the treasurer for the Class of 2023, and is a member of the Civil Rights Team. She has participated in volleyball, cheering, and show choir. Marissa has maintained part-time employment during her junior and senior year.
She will be attending Clark University in the fall on a fully funded scholarship from the Davis Maine Scholarship with plans to enter the field of business.