Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, May 13, 2021
Island high school names 2021 honor parts
The honor parts for 2021 have been announced by Deer Isle-Stonington High School. Graduation will be held Sunday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the gym.
Ariel Marie Larrabee, the daughter of the late Laurie Larrabee and Daniel Larrabee Jr. of Stonington and the niece of Christopher Hutchinson of Deer Isle, has been named valedictorian.
Ariel has participated on the cross country team and the varsity tennis team during high school. She is a member of the National Honor Technical Society and participated and placed on the Skills USA quiz bowl team during her junior year. She has maintained honor roll status of distinction and highest distinction throughout high school. She has been recognized at the Maine State Science Fair 2020 and was awarded second place in Materials Science for developing a biodegradable fishing lure. Ariel also genetically modified a design for bacteria to break down microplastics and was awarded third place in Biological Sciences.
Ariel plans to attend the University of Maine in Orono in the fall to study Biomedical Engineering. She has been awarded a scholarship for tuition from her science fair accomplishments.
Rylee Reid Eaton, the daughter of Angel and Travis Eaton of Little Deer Isle, is salutatorian.
Rylee has participated in varsity basketball, soccer and tennis during high school. She has been a member of Student Council all four years, and been Student Council President for two years. Rylee has been a member of math team and National Honor Society for three years and a member of the Eco Team for two years. She received the Williams College Book Award her junior year and was named to the McDonald’s All Academic team.
Rylee plans to attend Bates College in Lewiston in the fall to study Biochemistry.
First Honor Essayist
McHenna Jeanne Martin, the daughter of Traci and Jonathan Martin of Stonington, is first honor essayist.
She has participated in varsity tennis and been an active member in band. She has been involved in many performances in the theater program. She is a member of National Honor Society and was chosen for the Phi Beta Kappa award her junior year. McHenna has also been recognized by the Society of the Torch and Laurel.
McHenna plans to attend the University of Maine in Orono in the fall to study Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Second Honor Essayist
Mason Ray Woodman, the son of Andrew Brages of Blue Hill and Jamie Woodman of Bucksport, and the brother of Saige Brages of Stonington, is the second honor essayist.
Mason has participated in varsity tennis during his high school years. He has been an active member of band for three years and been involved in the theater program for all four years and has been a member of the Chess Team for four years. Mason has been a member of National Honor Society for the last three years.
He plans to attend Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., in the fall to study Economics.