MDI High to graduate 118 Sunday



BAR HARBOR — About 118 Mount Desert Island School students will receive diplomas in a graduation ceremony this Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

This year’s commencement speaker is College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins. He was selected by the senior class officers with input from their classmates.

This will be the high school’s first graduating class without a valedictorian and salutatorian. Instead, the senior class and the faculty have each selected a student to speak at graduation. They are Helena Munson and Will Greene.

Munson is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in volleyball, swimming, sailing and the high school’s annual spring play. She has a keen interest in science and recently completed an internship at The Jackson Laboratory.

Munson will enter the University of Massachusetts in the fall, where she plans to pursue pre-medicine studies and major in life sciences. She is the daughter of Amy and Brent Walls of Mount Desert.

Greene, also a National Honor Society member, recently was awarded a National Merit Scholarship. He has been a member of the school’s soccer team and is a three-time state diving champion.

Green serves on the MDI YMCA board of directors and is a Friends of Acadia volunteer.

Starting this fall, he will attend Middlebury College in Vermont to study biology and environmental science. Greene is the son of Bo Greene and the late Craig Greene of Bar Harbor.

The senior class marshals for this year’s graduation ceremony are Ethan Craigo of Bar Harbor and Genevieve Goebel of Lamoine.

An Awards Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 11.

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