Deer Isle-Stonington honor parts announced

DEER ISLE Deer Isle-Stonington High School has announced honor parts for the Class of 2021.

Graduation is scheduled for Sunday, June 6, at 1 p.m.

This year’s valedictorian is Ariel Marie Larrabee, daughter of the late Laurie Larrabee and Daniel Larrabee Jr. of Stonington and the niece of Christopher Hutchinson of Deer Isle.

Larrabee has participated on the cross-country team and the varsity tennis team. She is also 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. Larrabee also genetically modified a design for bacteria to break down microplastics and was awarded third place in Biological Sciences.

Larrabee plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono in the fall to study biomedical engineering. She has been awarded a scholarship for tuition from her science fair accomplishments.

The class salutatorian is Rylee Reid Eaton, daughter of Angel and Travis Eaton of Little Deer.

Eaton has participated in varsity basketball, soccer and tennis. She has also been a member of Student Council all four years and been Student Council president for two years. Eaton has been a member of the 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.

Eaton plans to attend Bates College in the fall to study biochemistry.

The first honor essayist is McHenna Jeanne Martin, daughter of Traci and Jonathan Martin of Stonington.

Martin 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. Martin has also been recognized by the Society of the Torch and Laurel.

Martin plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono in the fall to study molecular and cellular biology.

The second honor essayist is Mason Ray Woodman, son of Andrew Brages of Blue Hill and Jamie Woodman of Bucksport and the brother of Saige Brages of Stonington.

Woodman has participated in varsity tennis and has been an active member of band for three years. He has also been involved in the theater program for all four years and has been a member of the chess team for four years. He has been a member of the National Honor Society for the last three years.

Woodman plans to attend Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., in the fall to study economics.

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