Emma Johnston is the next senior in the spotlight. She is the daughter of Amanda Umphrey and Joshua Johnston. Emma has been on the XC teams as well as Soccer, Basketball, and Softball teams. She is a member of the Varsity Club as well as the NHS. Emma has received many awards including All-Aroostook in basketball, but her proudest moment is making honor roll ever year of high school. This year, Emma took the nursing program at the Caribou Regional Career and Technical Center, where she has obtained her CNA certification. She intends to continue on this path at the University of Maine at Presque Isle majoring in nursing. Emma leaves WDHS with this quote from Winnie the Pooh, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." Congratulations Emma! WDHS wishes you all the best
Joshua Jackson is the next senior in the spotlight. He is the son of Brandi Saucier and Peter Saucier. Josh has been a member of the basketball and soccer teams at WDHS along with the baseball team. His favorite subject in school has been History. Josh, enjoys the outdoors, so it's no surprise his favorite hobby is camping. Upon graduation, Josh plans to move to Pennsylvania and attend school to obtain is commercial driver's license. He leaves WDHS with this quote, "You only live once, so do what makes you happy and live a little." WDHS wishes you a bright and happy future Josh! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
This senior spotlight is on Charlie Hobbs. She is the daughter of Craig and Crystal Hobbs. Charlie is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2021. She is a member of the Varsity Club, Soccer, and Softball teams as well as a manager for the XC, Basketball, and Track teams. She is also a member of the NHS and has been involved in student government. Looking through her high school career, Charlie is most proud of her accomplishment of completing 41 college credits before graduation. Where she had time to fit in sports or her favorite hobby of traveling is a mystery. Charlie will be attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle for Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She leaves WDHS with this quote from former President Donald Trump, "Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation." From everyone at WDHS, congratulations! We wish you all the best! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
8th grade parents, more details to follow soon!
The senior spotlight shines on Ashton Henry. He is the son of Amy & Lucas LaCombe and Joshua Henry. Ashton has been a very active member on the school's Civil Rights Team serving as President and during his senior year was elected President of the senior class. He has also been a part of the Gifted and Talented program. Ashton enjoys helping others. He has been a volunteer and huge help to the after school program at the Elementary School. Ashton enjoys music, he has spent his high school career participating in chorus and band. He could be seen at all of the basketball games rocking out on the drums. Before leaving WDHS to attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Ashton leaves us with this quote from Ms. Jones, "Dude, relax and you won't die." Good Luck Ashton! WDHS is proud of you. #seniorspotlight #classof2021
Shawn Helton is our next senior in the spotlight. He is the son of Brenda and Mike McCoy. Shawn has been a member of the soccer, XC, and basketball teams during is time at WDHS. He has also been an active member of the Civil Rights Team. He enjoys playing sports, but his favorite hobbies are gaming, paintball and target practice. Directly after graduation, Shawn will be leaving for Basic Training to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. He leaves WDHS with this quote, "Have confidence in yourself and you will succeed." WDHS wishes you all the success as you head out to basic, Shawn! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
We now shine the spotlight on Mya Haines. She is the daughter of April and David Belanger. Mya has been an active member in the school's Civil Rights Club. During her junior year, Mya attended the nursing program at the Caribou Regional Career and Tech. Center where she obtained her CNA certificate. She has hopes of one day becoming an OBGYN. Mya leaves WDHS with this quote, "Live life to your fullest." Congratulations Mya, WDHS wishes you all the best! #seniorspotlight #classof2021 #classof2021
The next senior in the spotlight is Russell Farley III. He is the son of Russell Jr and Freda Farley. During his high school career, Russell has been a part of the Woodworking Club, Varsity Club, Soccer, and Baseball teams. Russell is often the first student at school in the morning, equipped with a "good morning" and a friendly smile and wave. Directly after graduation, Russell will be heading off to Basic Training to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine motto Semper Fidelis means "always faithful" or "always loyal." Russell's hard work and dedication already embody this core value. WDHS is proud of you Russell and wish you well on your journey to becoming a Marine. #seniorspotlight #classof2021
This senior spotlight shines on Kyli Farley. She is the daughter of Mike and Angela Farley. Kyli is a member of the Varsity Club, and NHS. It is no surprise that playing sports is Kyli's favorite hobby. During her four years she has been a member of the Soccer, Basketball, Softball, XC and Track n' Field teams. Playing sports has not been her defining moment, Kyli is most proud of her academic accomplishment of being inducted into the National Honor Society. Kyli will be attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle majoring in Accounting. She leaves WDHS with this quote from Wilson Kanadi, "To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst." WDHS wishes you a bright future, Kyli! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
The spotlight now shines on Arianna Elliott. She is the daughter of James and Hannah Elliott. Arianna has been an active member of the school's Civil Rights Club, FFA, and a member of the Softball team. She is a gifted artist, and is involved in the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts program. In her down time here at school, Arianna can often be found in the Art room working on a new masterpiece or learning new techniques. Arianna plans to attend UMPI, however in her words, "I'm taking a gap year so I can build my house." If you know Arianna, you know she will accomplish all she put her mind to! She leave WDHS with this quote, "High school was easy. It was like riding a bike. Except the bike was on fire and the ground was on fire and everything was on fire. HELP!" Arianna, WDHS is proud of you and excited to see what the future has in store for you! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
Just a reminder, this Friday, May 21, 2021 is an early release for teacher in-service.
Julian Echeverria is our next senior in the spotlight. Julian is the son of Trina Farley and Mitchel Knight. Julian is a member of the Baseball team, XC teams as well as Track n' Field. He is also a member of the Varsity Club and Woodworking Club. Julian has shown grit and determination through the years not only for the teams he has played on, but in the classroom and community as well. Recently he has joined the Washburn Fire Department as a Junior Firefighter and completed the EMT-Basic Course through NMCC. Julian will be attending Southern Maine Community College in the fall. He leaves WDHS with this quote, "Just Do It!" Congratulations, Julian, from all of us at WDHS
Principal Worcester along with the staff of Washburn District High School are proud to announce Liddia Collins and Arianna Elliott as Co-Students of the Month for April. Both ladies are seniors at Washburn District High school. Liddia is the daughter of David and Dawn Collins. She is described by Ms. Jones as “…so thoughtful. Her writing in English shows how kind-hearted and family oriented she is.” Liddia is a member of Civil Rights, the National Honor Society and a member of the GT Visual Arts Program. Arianna is the daughter of James and Hannah Elliott. Ms. Jones comments “…how brilliant she is. She’ll make a great educator of young minds someday when she shares that knowledge and passion of hers.” In her free time, Arianna can often be found in the art room teaching herself new techniques. She is also a member of Civil Rights and the GT Visual Arts Program. Arianna is also a member of the school’s Softball team. Of both girls Mrs. Hemphill states, “they are pleasant young ladies who are joys to have in class.” Congratulations Liddia and Arianna and best wishes upon your graduation!
Our spotlight shines on Gavin Dunagan. Gavin is the son of Candice & Liam Streeter and Dwight Dunagan. Gavin is a member of the Varsity club and played on the Soccer and Baseball teams as well as XC and Track n' field. His most memorable high school moment is from the XC season where he qualified for States reaching a personal record of 19:00 minutes. Gavin's favorite hobbies are running and listening to music and his favorite subject is Chemistry. Gavin plans to attend either the University of New England for Bio Engineering or the University of California at Irvine for Neural Engineering. Gavin leaves WDHS with this quote, "There's always a better future around a dark past, sometimes you just need the right person with you, to guide the way." WDHS is excited to see what the future holds for you Gavin! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
This spotlight shines on Damien Douglass. Damien is the son of Fay Douglass. Damien has been a member of the Varsity Club as well as played on the Basketball team, and Track n' Field teams. His favorite hobby is playing football. Damien was a team member of the Huskies football team part of the Aroostook Football Club. Damien's favorite subject is History. WDHS wishes you all the best in your future endeavors, Damien! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
Our next senior in the spotlight is Seth Doody. Seth is the son of John Doody and Michelle Doody-Dickinson. Seth enjoys riding snowmobiles and dirt bikes, however he has said wearing Red Wings is his favorite hobby! Seth has been a contributor to many projects in the shop during woodworking classes. His most proud moment is helping build the new baseball dugout last year. Seth will be attending NMCC in the fall concentrating on plumbing and heating. He leaves WDHS with this quote, "Never trust a guy in a tunic." Congratulations, Seth!
This Senior Spotlight shines on Devin Dionne. Devin is the son of April & Steve Levesque and Rodney York. Devin has been a member of the Varsity basketball teams the last two years, as well as the civil right club and the school's chorus. Devin's favorite hobbies are hanging out with friends and play basketball. For future plans, Devin would like to become a counselor or a nurse. Devin leaves WDHS with his quote, "Scared? Good! We don't grow when we stay inside our comfort zone." Devin, WDHS wishes you all the best! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
This Senior Spotlight is on Kyla Cunningham. Kyla is the daughter of Darin & Kaylie Cunningham, and Sharidan Gagnon. Kyla has been involved in student government, a manger for the boys basketball team, and a member of the NHS. Through the Business program at Presque Isle Regional Career and Technical Center, Kyla became involved in SkillsUSA. This past year, she had the privilege of serving as a State Officer. Kyla is a budding photographer and spends as much time as she can behind the camera capturing special moments for people. Kyla will be attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle majoring in Business Administration. WDHS wishes you all the best, Kyla! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
Our Senior Spotlight shines on Liddia Collins. Liddia is the daughter of Dave and Dawn Collins. Liddia has been an active member on the school's Civil Rights team as well as the Gifted and Talented Art program. She also managed the softball team her sophomore year. Liddia's most treasured achievement was her induction into the NHS. When not in school, Liddia can be found spending time with her family. This fall, Liddia will be attending NMCC. Liddia leaves us with this word of wisdom, " Self love isn't selfish, it's important." WDHS wishes you all the best, Liddia! #seniorspotlight #classof2021
Our next Senior Spotlight is on Aidan Churchill. Aidan is the son of Andrew and Kolbie Churchill. Through out his high school career, Aidan has been a member of every varsity sport offered each season of every year. His leadership on the court and fields, as well as his academics earned him a place in the NHS. Aidan has also had a role in the Varsity Club as well as student government. One of Aidan's favorite memories of high school was beating Van Buren in basketball during his junior year. Aidan will be attending UMPI this fall, majoring in Criminal Justice. Best wishes Aidan, from all of us at WDHS! #seniorspotligh #classof2021