Washington Academy Class of 2023 Honors Parts
Judson McBrine, Head of School at Washington Academy in East Machias, proudly announces the honor parts for the graduating Class of 2023. The Washington Academy Class of 2023 graduation ceremony will be held in the Gardner Gymnasium, on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public.
Earning distinction as Valedictorian is Isabel Cates, daughter of Jeremy and Charlene Cates of Cutler. Isabel is a well-rounded member of the Washington Academy student body. She is a high honor student and the president of the WA National Honor Society and the senior class. Isabel is the Washington Academy DAR Good Citizen and the Washington Academy Citizenship Award recipient. She demonstrates her leadership skills as co-leader of the after-school club Teens4Christ and the co-captain of the 2022 Class C State Championship Volleyball Team. Isabel is a four-year Raider volleyball participant. She plans on attending Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA, to pursue a degree in business administration.
This year's Salutatorian is Sarah Moulton, daughter of Woody and Christine Moulton of Cutler. Sarah is a well-rounded member of the Washington Academy student body. She is a high honor student and a three-season Raider athlete being a member of three state championship teams, 2022 girls tennis, and 2021 and 2022 volleyball. Sarah is a four-year member of both teams, earning the distinction as a member of the 2021 Class C All-Conference Tennis Team in her sophomore year. She is also a Tri- M Music Honor Society member and a member of the Washington Academy A Cappella group. Sarah plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono to pursue a degree in business management this fall.
First Honor Essayist
The First Honor Essayist for Washington Academy's Class of 2023 is Jason Prenier, son of James and Angela Prenier of Pembroke. Jason is a four-year high honor student demonstrating excellence in history and composition. He is the president of the Washington Academy Student Council and the leader of the after-school Science Club. Jason will attend the University of Maine at Machias to pursue a degree in education.
Second Honor Essayist
The Second Honor Essayist is Kara Lyford, daughter of Christian and Andrea Lyford of East Machias. Kara is a high honor student, a three-year member of the National Honor Society, and the Class of 2023 Secretary Class Officer. She is a four-year member of the Raider volleyball team, including a member of the 2021 and 2022 Class C State Championship Teams. Kara is also a three-year member of the Raider Track and Field Team. She will attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, to major in psychology.