Class of 2013 honor parts named at Houlton High School

11 years ago

Houlton High School Principal Marty Bouchard has announced the Honor Parts for the Class of 2013.

Valedictorian Rebekah Holmes is the daughter of Christopher and Mary-Ann Holmes of Houlton.  Rebekah is vice president of Houlton’s Chapter of the National Honor Society and serves as Student Council secretary/treasurer as well as class vice president. Rebekah has received the Principal’s Award each year and is the recipient of the St. Thomas Book Award, the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award, and the 8th Grade Maine State Citizenship Award. In addition, she was named Student of the Month for Excellence in English.
Rebekah participates in soccer, Adopt-A-Block of Aroostook, Youth Group, the Houlton School of Dance, and she is a Sunday school teacher.  She is also a longtime participant in the Soap Box Derby, and her hobbies include running, reading and skiing.
Rebekah will attend Wheaton College in Wheaton, Il. where she will study applied health science pursing a degree in pre-med.
Salutatorian Allyson Carmichael is the daughter of Kevin and Marie Carmichael of Houlton. Allyson is president of Houlton’s chapter of the National Honor Society and serves on Student Council as well as being a class officer.  Allyson has received the Principal’s Award each year and the Houlton High School English Award during her sophomore and junior year. She is the recipient of the Maine Principals’ Association Principal’s Award, and the 8th Grade Maine State Citizenship Award. Furthermore, Allyson has been presented with the Phi Beta Kappa certificate of recognition.
Allyson participates in Off Beat Percussion Ensemble, Show Choir, Band, Chorus, Fall Musical, and the Symphonic Honors Band. She was also a member of Houlton High School’s varsity soccer team, has participated in Dirigo Girls State, attended the New England Student Leadership Conference, and is a Houlton High School Mentor.
Allyson was also selected to participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program where she spent time in Italy. Allyson will be attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick to pursue a degree in biology.
First Honor Essayist Emilie Newman is the daughter of James and Andrea Newman of Ludlow. Emilie is the treasurer of Houlton High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society and serves on the Civil Rights Team. Emilie has received the Principal’s Award each year and is the recipient of the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony U.S. History Award, the 8th Grade Margaret Qualey English Award, Student of the Month, and is a Regional National Geography Bee winner. Emilie has also been awarded a Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarship and has served as an Aroostook County 4-H delegate during Legislative Page Day at the Statehouse in Augusta.
Emilie is a member of Aroostook County 4-H, the Houlton School of Dance, and has also participated in soccer, cheerleading and band. Emilie will be attending Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. to pursue a degree in business administration.
Second Honor Essayist Cordell Beaton is the son of Randy and Annette Beaton of Houlton. Cordell is a member of Houlton High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society and has received highest honors each year. Cordell has been active in music throughout his school career having played percussion in the school concert band since the sixth grade, while also performing with the Symphonic Honors Band during his junior and senior year.
Cordell spends a great deal of time volunteering for numerous organizations throughout Houlton and surrounding areas. His hobbies include playing guitar, hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. Cordell will be attending the University of Maine at Orono to pursue a degree in biology with a focus in pre-med.
Third Honor Essayist Franki White is the daughter of Scott and Pam White. Franki is the secretary of Houlton’s chapter of the National Honor Society and serves as a class officer. Franki has received highest honors each year and participated in the Houlton Rotary Club’s Clean Water Project where she traveled to the Dominican Republic to install Bio-sand water filtration systems to help bring clean drinking water to those in need. Franki is also an avid runner who has participated in the Reach the Beach Relay 24-hour run in New Hampshire.
Franki is a member of the Houlton School of Dance and Studio One in Millinocket where she attends classes three nights per week studying numerous disciplines in dance, while teaching five of her own classes.  She will be attending the University of Maine at Orono to pursue a degree in nursing.