MDI Honor Parts Named



BAR HARBOR — The valedictorian for the Mount Desert Island High School class of 2011 is Jordan Servetas. Clare Anderson is the salutatorian.

According to high school officials, Jordan has been active in all aspects of school life. She played for four years on the high school softball team. She has been involved for four years in the music program, playing in the school’s band, pep band, and jazz band. She served the school and community as a member of the National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions.

Jordan was selected as a scholar and school citizen for the Maine Principal’s Association Award as well as the Rensaleer Medal. She also has earned her black belt in karate. This year, Jordan went beyond the regular AP calculus course and studied on her own to take the more advance BC calculus exam. She plans to major in biology at Bates College. She is the daughter of Sean and Dana Jones of Hancock.

Salutatorian Clare Anderson has taken great advantage of the flexible and interesting educational opportunities in our community, school officials said. She spent most of her childhood summers on Great Duck Island at College of the Atlantic’s seabird research station which her father, a COA professor, runs. She spent the second semester of her junior year at Chewonki Semester School in Wiscasset, a selective and rigorous program for 11th-graders focused on service, the environment and community.

As a junior, Clare took AP calculus and then went on to study linear algebra at COA. She also participated in the rigorous Jackson Lab internship program.

Clare has had training in tap, lyrical jazz and ballet. Building on this experience, she collaborated with a friend and a teacher to found a dance club at MDIHS. She has been a member of the Model UN club, the Interact Club, and the MDIHS drama program. Clare was a National Merit semifinalist. She plans to attend Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. as an anthropology major.

She is the daughter of John and Karen Anderson of Bar Harbor.

Graduation at MDIHS is set for Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m.

The awards night ceremony is set for Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.

 

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