Sumner Memorial High School's honor parts recipients are (clockwise from top left) Valedictorian Bjorn Collins, Salutatorian Skye Howard, First Honor Essayist Blue Howard and Second Honor Essayist Silas Goldfarb.

Sumner honor parts announced



SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School Principal Ty Thurlow has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2020.

This year’s valedictorian with summa cum laude distinction is Bjorn Collins, son of Will and Susan Collins of Steuben.

Collins has participated in the Drama Club with performances in the one-act plays at the Maine Drama Festival Eastern Regional Competitions. He also has participated in the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab associated with the Schoodic Arts for All. Collins plans to attend Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Twin sisters Skye and Blue Howard, daughters of Bentley Howard and Letitia Baldwin of Gouldsboro, have been named salutatorian and first honor essayist, respectively.

Skye earned summa cum laude distinction and is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She has participated in cross-county, indoor track and softball. She earned an internship with the MDI Biological Lab last summer. Skye is planning to attend the University of Maine working toward a degree in marine science with a concentration in marine biology.

Blue will also graduate with summa cum laude distinction. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She has participated in volleyball, indoor track and outdoor track. Blue plans to attend the University of Maine to pursue a degree in studio art.

The second honor essayist with summa cum laude distinction is Silas Goldfarb, son of Keith Goldfarb and Peg Rush of Steuben. Goldfarb has participated in soccer and earned All-PVC first team Class C honors for his senior year. Goldfarb plans to attend California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Calif., to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.