Wiscasset’s top five scholars

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:30pm

    Wiscasset Middle High School is proud to announce the five seniors in the Class of 2020 who have earned the distinction of being a “Top Scholar.”  To be recognized as a “Top Scholar,” a senior must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The seniors are listed alphabetically.

    Kayla Delano will be following her passion for horses in college. She has been riding since childhood and has been involved in training horses and competing at western horse shows in barrel racing and pole bending throughout high school. Kayla played tennis for two years for WMHS and played First Singles her junior year.  She is also a Registered CNA.

    Kayla will be attending SUNY Morrisville to pursue a degree in equine science and management in preparation for owning and managing her own horse barn. Kayla is the daughter of Kelly and Eric Delano of Wiscasset.

    Keimi Henry moved to Maine from Japan about four years ago. She joined our school community in November 2019 and quickly became involved in school activities. Keimi became an honorary member of the WHS Student Council and participated in the One Acts Festival with an acting role and with designing and creating costumes. Before coming to WMHS, Keima participated in the International Club and volunteered at Togus as part of their Summer Youth Volunteer Program.  

    Keimi passed the WIDA test and earned the Maine Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy in English and Japanese during her junior year. This spring, she earned the distinction again at the advanced-low proficiency level. Keimi has consistently earned high honors during her years in high school.

    Keimi will be attending Thomas College to pursue a degree in business. She is the daughter of Michiko and Kenneth Henry of Wiscasset.

    Kaitlyn Main has been very involved in sports, music, and extracurricular activities throughout her high school career as well as performing at a high level academically. She played for the soccer and tennis teams for four years and cheerleading for three. She has played the trombone for both the school band and Jazz Band and been a member of Chorus. This year, she received the Sheepscot Valley Chorus Music Award and was invited to sing in the District 3 Honors Treble Choir. Kaitlyn is also a member of the National Honor Society (co-president this year), the WHS Student Council,  the Math Team, and the Prom and Yearbook Committees. She was awarded the Wesleyan College Book Award her junior year for pursuing a rigorous course of study and being an academic leader. She was selected to attend the Cohen Institute Leadership Program at University of Maine Orono last summer.

    Kaitlyn will be attending Keene State College and pursuing majors in secondary education and history in preparation for becoming a high school history teacher. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Andrea and Christopher Main of Wiscasset.

    Madeline McLean has been elected by her peers to the WHS Student Council for the past three years. She is a dedicated community service worker and loves to participate in Student Council service projects. She participated in the Virtual High School program offered by WMHS and received the highest academic grades for her work. Madeline was awarded the “Certificate of Merit” for her achievement of excellence in science and mathematics for three years by the Maine Section of the Society of Women Engineers.

    Madeline will be attending Husson University to pursue a degree in forensic science. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mackenney of Whitefield and Kirk McLean of Augusta.

    Cara Viele has blended strong academic performance with commitment to the well being of her school and community during her high school years. Cara has led her class as a class officer for four years and as a member of WHS Student Council for three years, her senior year as co-president.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, this year as president. She has worked on the yearbook for three years and chaired the Prom Committee. Cara has played on the tennis and soccer teams and joined cheerleading in senior year. She has swum with Long Reach Swim Club for four years. Cara is also a member of Chorus. Cara was presented with The Rensselaer Medal her junior year for excelling in advanced math and science courses.

    Cara will be attending Roanoke College to pursue a degree in biology in preparation for being a physician’s assistant. She is the daughter of Nicole and Brian Viele of Wiscasset.