Gardiner Area High lists the top 10 graduates of the class of 22

Gardiner Area High School has announced its top 10 graduates for the class of 2022.

Brett Palmer Photo submitted

Brett Palmer, valedictorian, is the son of Jim and Darlene Palmer of West Gardiner. He is one of two Maine students designated as the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars; a National Merit Scholar finalist; a two-year member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society; a first degree black belt in Isshinryu karate; and a member of the Spanish Club, Math Team and Drama Club.

He is Co-Chair of the Student Council and Co-Chair of the National Honor Society Chapter.

Palmer plans to attend the University of Maine and a double major in computer science and new media.

Ava Goraj Photo submitted

Ava Goraj, the Salutatorian, is the daughter of Thomas and Shelley Goraj of West Gardiner. She was a member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society in her senior year, member of the jazz band for three years, member of the concert band for four years, member of the math team for four years and a four-year member of the Latin Club (president his junior and senior years).

Goraj has participated in musical productions, has been a member of the varsity football team for four years, and is the team manager of the spring track team.

Goraj plans to attend the University of Maine and major in psychology while attending Honors College.

Lea Pushard Photo submitted

Leah Pushard is the daughter of Donald and Tracy Pushard of Pittston. She was a member of the varsity field hockey team for four years and served as team captain in her senior year.

Pushard plans to attend Husson University and major in exercise science.

Skye Cotnoir Photo submitted

Skye Cotnoir is the daughter of Jeremy and Sara Cotnoir of West Gardiner. She was a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, participated in music and choir programs, was a four-year member of the Drama Club, a two-year member of the Interact Club (president her first year) and four members of the varsity lacrosse team for over a year.

Cotnoir plans to attend the University of Southern Maine and major in music education.

Jayda Williams Photo submitted

Jayda Williams is the daughter of John and Erin Williams of Gardiner. She was a four-year member of the drama program, a four-year member of the civil rights team, and a member of the math team, book club, art club, and GSDA.

Williams plans to attend Smith College and major in pre-vet medicine.

Grace Milliken Photo submitted

Grace Milliken is the daughter of Dave Perry and Judy Whyte of West Gardiner. She was a two-year member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the Select Choir, a four-year member of the varsity football program, a four-year member of the varsity swim team ( captain during his junior and senior years) and a member of the varsity lacrosse team for four years.

Milliken plans to attend the University of Rhode Island and major in nursing.

Piper Kollman Veit Photo submitted

Piper Kollman-Veit is the daughter of Anthony Veit and Katherine Kollman of Gardiner. She was a two-year member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the Student Council (president her final year), and a four-year member of the concert band.

Kollman-Veit plans to attend the New York Institute of Technology and major in business.

Isaac Dostie Photo submitted

Isaac Dostie is the son of Gabe and Amber Dostie of West Gardiner. He was a two-year member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the Latin Club, a four-year member of the varsity cross-country team, a four-year member of the college athletics. , cast member for four years in musical productions and member for four years in jazz
and concert bands.

Dostie plans to attend Colby College and major in biochemistry.

Meagan Ladner Photo submitted

Meagan Ladner is the daughter of Gary and Nicole Ladner of West Gardiner. She was a two-year member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the varsity field hockey team, a two-year member of the varsity tennis team, and a two-year member of the The french team. Club.

Ladner plans to attend the University of Southern Maine and major in health sciences.

Lorelei Mason Photo submitted

Lorelei Mason is the daughter of Joshua and JoAnna Mason of Gardiner. She was a member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the varsity football program, a four-year member of the robotics team (team captain her senior year), and a member of four years of choir selection.

Mason plans to attend Maine Maritime Academy and major in Marine Systems Engineering.

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