Crone named East Grand valedictorian

4 years ago

DANFORTH, Maine — East Grand School has announced its Honor Parts for the 2019 graduating class. This year’s valedictorian is Jennifer Crone and the salutatorian is Mallory Gilman.

Crone is the 18-year-old daughter of April Crone of Danforth and Marc Crone of Danforth. She has been very active during her years here at East Grand. During her junior year she received the Phi Beta Kappa award and the Citizenship award. She was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year.

This year, Crone was chosen for the Maine Principal’s award. Along with Machias Savings Bank, she helped to bring Christmas for Kids to area children. Crone was elected by her classmates to be the class secretary all four years. She was invited all four years to the Houlton Rotary Luncheon.

Crone has also been busy volunteering her time with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk, Community Clean-Up Day, the Latvis Projects and the annual Red Cross Blood Drive. Jennifer was busy not only with volunteering, but also with sports; playing softball and soccer her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She has been accepted to the University of Maine at Orono, where she plans to study food science and human nutrition.

Gilman is the 18-year-old daughter of Jennifer Gilman of Danforth and Eric Gilman of Gray. She has worked hard during her four years of high school. This year she has been taking classes at East Grand as well as Houlton High School. She was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year.

Gilman is president of her senior class and a member of the East Grand Student Council, where she helped organize the school Christmas store and helped with Winter Carnival. Gillman was a summer camp mentor at the Maine School of Science and Math the summer following her sophomore year. She participated in Upward Bound her junior and senior years. She has volunteered for the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, Christmas for Kids, Community Clean-Up day, and local food pantry, the Latvis Projects, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk and collected supplies for animal shelters.

Gilman is an athlete as well as an avid volunteer. She participated in soccer and softball from her eighth grade to junior years and played basketball throughout her high school career. She has received many awards such as best defensive player and MVP for all three sports. She was chosen All Aroostook for soccer and basketball. She also received the Coaches Award in basketball, and she is an All Aroostook Scholar. Gilman has been accepted at the University of Maine at Orono where she will enter the explorations program.