Sumner announces graduation honor parts



SULLIVAN — Principal Ty Thurlow has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2019 at Sumner Memorial High School.

Commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Clint Ritchie Gymnasium.

This year’s valedictorian with summa cum laude distinction is Madeline Buswell, daughter of Ted and Mindy Buswell of Winter Harbor.

The salutatorian with summa cum laude distinction is Tara Flubacher, daughter of Marcella Flubacher of Winter Harbor.

Buswell is a member of National Honor Society and was a National Merit finalist. She has participated in soccer, indoor track, softball and the school math team.

Buswell plans to attend Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., to study public policy.

Flubacher is a member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in volleyball, indoor and outdoor track. Flubacher plans to attend the University of Maine seeking a degree in kinesiology and physical education.

The first honor essayist with summa cum laude distinction is Lauren Nault, daughter of Denis-Marc and Peggy Nault of Sullivan.

Nault is a member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in soccer, cheerleading, softball and the school math team. Nault was the University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award recipient. She plans to attend the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., to pursue a degree in biological sciences.

The second honor essayist with summa cum laude distinction is Susan Johnson, daughter of Eric and Alison Johnson of Gouldsboro.

Johnson is a member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in Show Choir and has been an active member of the visual and performing arts program at Sumner. Johnson will be attending Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., pursuing a degree in biology.

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