Bonny Eagle High School Principal Sheila Jepson announced the top academic students from the class of 2005. The top students are as follows in alphabetical order, not order of academic finish:

Josh Avery, is the son of Kathleen and Douglas of Buxton. Josh was in the National Honor Society, Vice-President of the Foreign Language Honor Society, and class treasurer. He was captain of the football team and the wrestling team. He was a state champion football player, and individual state champion as a junior in wrestling, All-Academic in football and wrestling, All Conference Team in wrestling junior year and football senior year, and Most Valuable in Wrestling, junior year. All State Team – football, received the English 10 Award, Spanish II Award, the Junior Male Scholar Athlete Award, and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete awards. Josh plans to attend Northeastern University studying communications and playing rugby and possibly football.

Kelly Byrne, daughter of Kevin and Beth Byrne of Steep Falls. Kelly has been active in the National Honor Society, Thespian Society, Drama Club/President, and math team. She earned honor roll all four years, the Junior Choral Award, voted best actress, selected for two years for regional fine arts, and selected for District One Honors Chorus. She will be attending the University of Miami in the fall majoring in business. She would like to own her own dance studio.

Jennifer Carter, is the daughter of Terrance and Patricia Carter of Standish. While at Bonny Eagle, she has been active in the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Club, band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, jazz choir, Amnesty International, pit band, and pep band. She received the Latin I Award, the Latin II Award, and the English 11 Award. Jennifer was a member of the swim team. She plans to attend the University of Southern Maine and major in music education.

Peter Carter is the son of Michael and Martha Carter of Buxton. Peter was involved in the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, and the Key Club. He was a member of the varsity baseball team, Captain in 2005, and varsity basketball. He received the Maine Scholar Athlete Award in 2002 and 2003, placed among the top 50 in the state on the Maine Assessment Test, received the Bruce Dobkowski Sportsmanship Award for 2005, the Columbia Book Award, and Wendy’s High School Heisman Nominee, 2004. He plans to attend Tufts University in the fall and be a liberal arts major.

Heather Kelley is the daughter of Sharon and David Kelley of Limington. She has been active in the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Foreign Language Club, Fight Against Cancer Society, and Key Club. She has been active in fall and winter cheerleading, state champions in 2005, and varsity tennis, 11th grade Captain. She was the Presidential Classroom Scholar Nominee, Who’s Who Among American High School Students (4 years), Who’s Who Among American High School Students, sports edition (2 years). National Scholar Nominee, and most improved varsity tennis and cheering, 10th grade. Heather plans to attend Stonehill College to major in English and pre-law. She plans to be an adoption lawyer.

Allison Lombardo, the daughter of Santo and Deborah Lombardo of Standish. While in high school, Allison has been active in the National Honor Society (President), Fighting Against Cancer Society (President), and Natural Helpers. She was involved in varsity field hockey (SMAA All-Academic and All-Star, Honorable Mention for All-State Team, Captain, and Most Dedicated Player 2004) and varsity lacrosse (Captain). She received high honor roll four years, Kiwanis Club Academic Scholar, and the Maine Principal’s Award. Allison plans to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute, joining Air Force ROTC, and plans to study biology.

Megan Peterson is the daughter of Mark and Diane Peterson of Hollis. She has been active in the Fight Against Cancer Society and Foreign Language National Honor Society. Megan received the Spanish IV Award in 2004. She will be attending Wheaton College in the fall to study economics and plans to continue studying piano.

Nina Pinette is the daughter of Cindy Skoolicas of E Baldwin and Tim Pinette of Hollis. She has been active in the National Honor Society(Vice President), Foreign Language National Honor Society, Student Council (President), concert band, wind ensemble, and Fight Against Cancer Society. She was in soccer and basketball. Nina participated in Maine History Day: 2nd place Individual Exhibit (9,10), 1st place Group Exhibit (11), and received an Award from the Society of Women Engineers for Excellence in Math and Science. She plans to attend Muhlenberg College with an undecided major.

Michelle Presby the daughter of Michael and Lynne Presby of Buxton. She has been active in the Fight Against Cancer Society (Public Relations Officer), National Honor Society and Maine Medical Explorers (President of Fundraising). She was in J.V. and varsity softball and Bonny Eagle Summer Softball (volunteer coach). She has received the Kiwanis Club Scholastic Achievement Award (2002), recommended to serve as a People to People Student Ambassador at 2004 People to People Future Leaders Summit, invited to represent the state of Maine at the 2004 National Student Leadership Conference, was high honor roll through high school (except one quarter). Michelle plans to attend Colby College and major in biology and to participate in softball.

Amanda Rumpf is the daughter of James and Kathleen Rumpf of Buxton. She has been active in National Honor Society (Secretary), Foreign Language Honor Society, Class Secretary (9-12), Junior Classical League, Eagle Times, and Prom Committee. She has been in soccer (Varsity, Captain, Most Valuable Player, Most Dedicated Player, SMAA All-Star First Team, Western Maine Team-Class A, Bruce Dobkowski Sportsmanship Award, Gatorade Player of the Year(12), SMAA All-Academic Team, SMAA Girls Soccer Student Athlete of the Year), basketball (Varsity, Most Dedicated Player, Most Valuable Player (11,12), 2nd Highest Scorer, Leading Scorer, Varsity Captain (12), SMAA (Honorable Mention, All Academic Team and Senior All- Star Game nominee), and softball (Captain 12, Most Improved,10). Amanda was 2001 SMAA Student Athlete Summit Representative, received a Certificate of Scholastic Achievement (9-11), Outstanding Academic Performance in Earth Science, Female Scholar-Athlete Award (9-11), Latin 1 Award, Latin III Award, Lab Chemistry Award, Wendy’s High School Heisman (12) – State Finalist. She plans to attend Boston College.


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