2022 Senior Spotlight

Ashley

ASHLEY ADAMAITIS - 2022 SENIOR

Ashley Adamaitis will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Tina Ouellette.

During her high school career, Ashley has been involved in the culinary arts program at Caribou Tech Center for the past 2 years. Ashley was also a participant in the FFA program. 

Her favorite high school memory is the time she lost her phone. Ashley had dropped it in the bottle recycling instead of her empty bottle. Thankfully Kyle found it.

Ashley is proud to have accomplished Student of the Month in the culinary arts program on two separate occasions. Her favorite hobbies are swimming, volleyball, drawing, ATV, car shows, and going to the beach. After graduation Ashley would like to attend Florida State University to become a veterinarian.

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on her was Mr. Molton because he had taught her how to be herself and how life works.

Neitheius

NEITHEIUS ALVIRA - 2022 SENIOR

Neitheius Alvira will be a 2022 graduate at Washburn District High School and is the son of Hector Alvira and Holly Guerrette.

During his high school career, Neitheius has been involved in Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, and Varsity Club. His favorite high school memory is hanging out in Mr. Hanson's shop with the boys. His favorite hobbies are working and hanging out with friends.

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Neitheius were Mrs. Drost and Mr. Poisson. Neitheius Leaves WDHS with the quote “ Surprised I made it this far”.

TRINITY

TRINITY RAVEN BARTLETT - 2022 SENIOR

Trinity Raven Bartlett will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Bartlett.

During her high school career, Trinity has been involved in the Gifted and Talented Art program at Washburn District High School, Agricultural Science at the Presque Isle Tech Center, and Presque Isle’s FFA.

Her favorite high school memory was when she went skiing her junior year with her senior classmates at Aroostook State Park while she took the AG Science program at PIRCTC. She took it again this year and still finds it to be a wonderful program for those who are outdoorsy. Trinity is proud of getting the highest achievement almost if not every year that she has been in high school.

Her favorite hobbies are drawing, painting, reading, gaming, walking, hiking, swimming, etc.

After graduation, Trinity plans to continue working for at least another year or two at Northern Light Health as a housekeeper in Environmental Services before she decides on what she wants to study in college and where that college might be.

Looking back at her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Trinity was one of her best friends, Dylan Evans. They’ve been friends since at least third grade, and he’s made her life more enjoyable. He helped improve her social skills, relieve unwanted stress, and provided lots of laughter through their silly, little conversations. She couldn’t have asked for a better friend and hopes that they’ll keep in touch after graduation.

Trinity leaves behind this quote: “Be who you want to be, not what people expect you to be.” 

Adam

ADAM BOOT - 2022 SENIOR

Adam Boot will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Cindy Boot and Keith Boot.

During his high school career, Adam has been involved in the Varsity club, soccer, basketball, cross country yearbook, and woodworking.  His favorite high school memory is the cupcakes served at lunch.

Adam is most proud of his sports career. His favorite hobbies include playing video games and sports as well as hanging with friends.

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Adam Boot was Ms. Drost. She has helped him learn various things about life and how to handle them. He knew he could always look toward her for guidance.

Adam leaves WDHS with this quote: "A five-letter word for happiness…money." Mr. Krabs

Kristin

KRISTIN MARIE BRAGG - 2022 SENIOR

Kristin Marie Bragg will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of  Crystal L. Butkovic and  Aaron L. Bragg.  

During her high school career, Kristin has been involved in Woodworking Club and the yearbook. Her favorite high school memory is when it hit senior year. 

Kristin is proud of making the honor roll and achieving her goals. Her favorite hobbies are being outside, kayaking, snow sledding, and four-wheeling.

After graduation, Kristin Bragg plans to go to law enforcement and become a police officer.

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Kristin Bragg was the shop teacher Mr.Hanson. He taught her a lot about the real world and what hard work is.

Kristin leaves Washburn District High School excited to start a new chapter of her life.

Logan

LOGAN CARLSON - 2022 SENIOR

Logan Carlson will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Gary and Vicky Carlson.

During his high school career, Logan has been involved in Caribou Tech Welding/Fabrication program and auto body program. He also participated in band for 3 years. 

His favorite high school memory is when the mask mandate dropped and we could see all of our smiling faces. 

Logan's proud moment is to be graduating being a certified welder and working for K-PEL Industrial Services.  

His favorite hobbies include building racing lawnmowers, four-wheeling, and horseback riding. He also enjoys raising livestock on his family's farm.

After graduation, Logan plans to stay on the farm he lives on, raising many animals and lots of haying, along with making a great career being a welder at K-PEL. 

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Logan would be his parents Gary and Vicky Carlson. Over the years they gave me the best life. Not because of being rich in wealth, but because he was taught the meaning of life, what it's like to have true value in what one believes in, and to dedicate themselves to their goal along with the determination to make it happen whether it be the farm life, his welding career or logging. Everyone has a pathway and it is up to one person to make it happen. The possibilities are endless. No matter what, his parents have had his back and continued to push him forward, making him stronger and wiser.

Logan doesn't leave a quote, however, he will leave lovely pieces of farm mud throughout the halls for the following classes to come.

Natalie

NATALIE ARIELLE CHARETTE - 2022 SENIOR

Natalie Arielle Charette will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Jenny and Bob Chavez and the late Jason Charette. 

During her high school career, Natalie has been involved in athletics as a manager for soccer and basketball and has been a player on the volleyball and softball teams.  She has also been a member of the FFA and worked on this year’s yearbook. 

Natalie has attended the Early Childhood Education program through the Presque Isle Regional Career and Technology Center to jump-start her goals toward her future plans. Her favorite high school memory is when she met her best friend Layla Harris.

Natalie is most proud of making the honor roll throughout high school and being the student of the quarter for PIRCTC.  Her favorite hobbies include camping, working with young children, as well as doing crafts.  After graduation, Natalie plans to attend Thomas College for Early Childhood Education.

Looking back on her years at WDHS, two people come to mind that has had the biggest impact on Natalie.  First,  is her mom because she has supported her through her ups and downs. Second is Mrs. Drost because she has supported her through her struggles in school. Natalie Leaves WDHS with this quote: “If you follow your dreams, you are capable of anything.”

Carson

CARSON TRAVIS COLE - 2022 SENIOR

Carson Travis Cole will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Chandler and Nicole Cole.

During his high school career, Carson has been involved in many varsity sports including baseball, soccer, cross country, and basketball. He also participated in many clubs including the Woodworking Club, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, and Volleyball. Carson has participated in the Early College program through UMPI enabling him to get a head start on his college classes and the CDL program through Caribou Tech. Center.

His favorite high school memory is being inducted into the National Honor Society. Carson’s proudest achievements throughout high school would be finishing a full year of college before graduation as well as achieving a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. 

His favorite hobbies include outdoor adventures, career exploration ride alongs with his father and time with family. 

After graduation, Carson plans to attend the University of Maine at Fort Kent to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Law Enforcement. He also plans to work for the Fort Kent Police Department while attending college. Shortly after graduation, Carson plans to go through the 18-week basic law enforcement academy and then, directly after, attend the 12-week advanced warden academy in hopes of being a Maine Game Warden one day. 

Looking back on his years at Washburn District High School, the people that had the biggest impact on Carson were his parents. He thanks his mother Nicole Cole, for her consistent love and guidance as well as her overwhelming support. He thanks his father Chandler Cole, for his constant encouragement, guidance, and responsibility in everything he has ever accomplished as well as the dreams he plans to pursue. Carson leaves Washburn District High School with the quote “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Chandler

CHANDLER TRENT COLE - 2022 SENIOR

Chandler Trent Cole will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Chandler and Nicole Cole. During his high school career, Chandler has been involved in Baseball, Volleyball, Varsity Club, Woodworking Club, National Honor Society, Publishing, and Early College Enrollment. He also found time to volunteer for the 2022 Can-Am Sled Dog Races. 

His favorite high school memory is when he was inducted into the National Honor Society and his proudest high school achievements include making high honors every year of high school and completing a year of college before High School Graduation.

While he does spend time with his family, his favorite hobbies include working and playing baseball with his friends. After graduation, Chandler plans to attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduating, he plans to begin a long career in the U.S. Customs.

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Chandler include his parents for their endless motivation and loving support, and his sister Kayla Jorgensen for all of her contributions in pushing him to be the best he could possibly be. As Chandler moves on from WDHS he leaves this quote behind, “ You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Ryan

RYAN HUNTER COLE - 2022 SENIOR

Ryan Hunter Cole will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Matthew Scott Cole and JoAnna Rae Cole. 

During his high school career, Ryan has been involved in the Washburn FFA and participated in the development of the school yearbook.  He is also a member of Boy Scout Troop 177.

Ryan’s proudest accomplishment, during high school, came in 2018 when he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  His favorite hobby is riding around and watching westerns and the Andy Griffith Show with his grandfather, Steven, and grandmother, Judy.

After graduation, Ryan plans to enlist in the United States Air Force.  From there, he hopes to attend the Air Force Academy.  His long-term goal is to become a pilot. 

Looking back on his/her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Ryan is Mrs. Hemphill because she has taught him important lessons that he will use later in life.

Ryan leaves WDHS with this quote: “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much” -John Wayne

Damien

DAMIEN DENZER - 2022 SENIOR

Damien Denzer will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Shelly Trombley and Roland Labbe.  

During his high school career, Damien has mostly kept to himself, however, he managed to visit Mr. Worcester most days. Sneaking a treat here and there.

Damien is proud of the things he’s made in art class. "Well, most of them…". In case you missed the sarcasm there, Damien can be very witty and appreciates humor.

His favorite hobbies are gaming, art, roleplaying, and keeping his mouth closed most of the time.

After graduation Damien plans to take a break before pursuing his dreams of becoming a game designer. 

Damien leaves WDHS with this quote: ”Hello darkness my old friend.” - The Sound of Silence

Tru

TRU GRACE DROST - 2022 SENIOR

Tru Drost will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of John and Kristie Drost 

During her high school career, Tru Drost has been involved in the Washburn pageants, having been crowned Pre-Teen Miss, Jr. Miss, and Teen Miss Washburn.  She has played 5 years of varsity soccer, and one year of cross country.  During her senior year, Tru was part of the yearbook publication.  When not in school Tru can be found dancing or tumbling as she has spent 14 years with The Maine Dance Academy learning gymnastics and various dance genres, her favorite being hip/hop and lyrical.

Her favorite high school memory is having a pantry in her locker so she always has food when she is hungry. Tru's most proud high school achievement is being selected as All-Aroostook in soccer.

Her favorite hobbies include swimming, shopping, sewing, cooking, dancing, soccer, and spending time with friends and loved ones

Tru is currently a certified nurse's assistant working at the hospital. After graduation, she wants to be trained as a medical assistant and over time, she plans to attend NMCC to become an O.B. nurse.

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Tru are all of her teachers. Each teacher has taught her something different. Mrs. Hemphill has taught me that you can have fun in class but you also better get your work done. Aunt Holly (Ms. Drost), has taught me to be optimistic (as long as I have coffee) and to “make good choices." Mr. Molton has taught me to giggle randomly because we are all “beautiful people” in our own way. Mrs.Hobbs (Mama Hobbs) has taught me to have open ears for anyone who needs to talk. Mr. Worcester has taught me leadership also sharing is caring. Last, but not least, my grandmother (Mrs.Drost). She has tried teaching me just about everything the teachers did, "I just needed to learn it from my teachers because it's more fun giving her a hard time it's even better when she says “it's about time” when I finally realize something she's been trying to tell me. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way I appreciate it!" 

Tru leaves WDHS with this quote ”always stick up for what you believe in and stick up for others including yourself.”

Dylan E

DYLAN WAYDE EVANS - 2022 SENIOR

Dylan Wayde Evans will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Melissa Clapper and Ronnie Clapper Jr.

During his high school career, Dylan has been involved in band, chorus, Gifted and Talented, Civil Rights, UMPI Community Band, and Yearbook. His favorite high school memory is all of the stories and “life lessons” Per Se Mrs. Drost.

Dylan is proud of achieving the first chair for first alto saxophone in All Aroostook Band and coming as far as he has musically. His favorite hobbies are playing instruments like the guitar and piano and making music at home.

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Dylan were Ms. Drost and Miss Jones for being the women who helped him learn how to adapt to the real world, and also for being the reason he looked forward to going to school each day. 

After graduation, Dylan plans to work full-time while also doing what he loves.  Dylan leaves WDHS with the quote, ”Make good choices, and if you can’t make good choices, have a good alibi.” 

Layla

LAYLA JEAN HARRIS - 2022 SENIOR

Layla Jean Harris will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Owen and Julia Harris. 

During her high school career, Layla has been involved in varsity soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, FFA, student council, yearbook, and All Aroostook Band.  

Her favorite high school memory is from softball season her junior year. The team won their season opener against Madawaska after losing every game during the previous season. 

Layla is most proud of how well she has maintained her grades throughout her four years of high school. Her favorite hobbies include baking, taking care of animals, and playing sports.

After graduation, Layla plans to attend the University of Maine, and pursue a degree in animal and veterinary science. Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Layla is her Grammy Rosa, she has always been a big support and provided encouragement to be the "best that I can be." 

Layla leaves WDHS with this quote from Mahatma Gandhi, ”Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.”  

Dylan

DYLAN COREY JOSEPH HENRY - 2022 SENIOR

Dylan Corey Joseph Henry will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Amy Janel LaCombe

During his high school career, Dylan has been involved in soccer, yearbook, varsity club, and cross country. His favorite high school memory is when everyone started working at Walmart.

Dylan is proud of getting through his junior year despite the pandemic. His favorite hobby is playing video games.

After graduation Dylan is undecided on what he wants to do but excited for the future.

Looking back in his years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Dylan was Mr. Hanson. 

Dylan leaves WDHS with this quote, "How in God's name do you spell nomenclature?” - Daniel Avidan.

Haley

HALEY JOHNSTON - 2022 SENIOR

Haley Johnston will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Sherri and Carl Johnston  

During her high school career, Haley has been involved in the civil rights club, and National Honor Society, as well as a number of early college courses. 

Her favorite memory of high school was drinking warm coffee every morning in RTI. 

Haley’s proudest high school moment was making it through Junior year and becoming a more loving, considerate person in her Senior year. Her favorite hobbies are crocheting and going for long drives with her favorite people. 

After graduation Haley plans to attend the University of Maine Presque Isle to major in psychology. 

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Haley was her partner Kaleb. Every single day of her Senior year he made her a morning coffee and packed her lunch. Haley is forever thankful for the endless care, support, and love she gets from her relationship. 

Haley leaves us with the quote, “Good things come to those who strive for them.” 

RACHELLE

RACHELLE BETTY LOU GOULET KELLEY - 2022 SENIOR

Rachelle Betty Lou Goulet Kelley will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Travis and Lacie’Lee Kelley.

During her high school career, Rachelle has been involved in the yearbook class and the Caribou Tech Program. Her favorite high school memory is when Mr. P would try to make jokes with her but would return nothing but attitude back (all in fun of course). Her favorite hobby is working.

Rachelle is most proud of graduating with her CNA. After graduation Rachelle plans to attend Northern Maine Community College for Nursing.

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Rachelle is Mrs. Drost because she is very caring and compassionate to her students. This year she put aside a day for “Mental Health Monday” so her students could have a day to clear their minds and give it a break, preparing for the upcoming week, which has helped a lot of students. 

Kevin

KEVIN NABIL NADER - 2022 SENIOR

Kevin Nabil Nader will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Nabil and Gilda Nader. 

During his high school career, Kevin has been involved in various extracurricular clubs and programs such as the after-school woodworking club, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, early college classes, and the WDES Summer Program. He has also been involved in sports participating in soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. As to volunteer work, he recently participated in the 2022 Cam-Am dog sled race, and he also volunteered at the elementary school throughout the summer.

Kevin’s favorite high school memory is hanging out with his friends during lunch or playing video games in the back of Mr. Molton’s room. Kevin’s proudest accomplishment in high school was consistently achieving Highest Honors throughout all years of school and being awarded the MPA Principals Awards from Mr. Worcester. 

Kevin’s favorite hobbies include: Working on vehicles, building things, 3D printing, playing video games, driving, and traveling. After graduation, Kevin plans to enroll in Iowa State University for Electrical Engineering. He hopes to graduate with his bachelor’s degree and then continue his education to obtain his Master’s. The end goal is to eventually create a business revolving around the engineering industry. 

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Kevin were Mrs. Drost for being a good teacher and helping him grow his education skills, his friends for making the days at high school easier to bear, and his parents for their constant love, encouragement, and inspiration to succeed at all times. 

Kevin leaves WDHS with this quote “Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.” - Gladiator

Caleb

CALEB KIM SILVER - 2022 SENIOR

Caleb Kim Silver will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Tricia Nancy Silver.

During his high school career, Caleb has been involved in soccer, track, band, and chorus. 

His favorite high school memory is when Kevin, told Mr. P that he couldn’t read because of his poor handwriting. 

Caleb is an honors student and has previously volunteered at the After School Program. His favorite hobbies are playing music and coding. After graduation, Caleb plans to attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a degree in Computer Science. 

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Caleb has been Mrs. Drost.

Caleb leaves WDHS with this quote from Billie Joe Armstrong, ”It's okay to be a loser, it just depends on how good you are at being one.”

AARON

AARON JAMES SKINNER - 2022 SENIOR

Aaron James Skinner will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Stacey and Christine Skinner.

During his high school career, Aaron has been involved in volleyball, game club, writing club, and yearbook.  He is also a member of the National Honor Society where he currently holds the title of President. While participating in these extracurricular activities, as well as maintaining his academic course load, Aaron took advantage of the Early College program earning over 18 college credits!

Aarons’s favorite high school memory is when we held our first spring carnival. Having spent at least a few months in quarantine and having to social distance and wear masks in school, being able to have a school-wide event outside in the nice weather seemed to raise everyone’s spirits. It offered a variety of new contests as we did games both inside and outside. 

The achievement Aaron is most proud of is becoming the President of the NHS. His favorite hobbies include reading, drawing, and video games.  After graduation, Aaron plans to attend The University of Maine Farmington and major in Secondary Education and History. 

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Aaron were the entire WDHS faculty. They are who inspired him to become an educator and have helped him with his goal. 

Aaron’s quote that he would leave WDHS with is ”Now that I’m leaving, someone will have to take my place…I wear a size 9 so it’s not a big pair of shoes to fill.”

Kyle

KYLE WADE THURSTON - 2022 SENIOR

Kyle Wade Thurston will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Wade and Robin Thurston.

During his high school career, Kyle has been involved in the Woodworking Club, the Building Trades program at the Presque Isle Regional Career and Technical Center as well as SkillsUSA.  His favorite high school memory is when Mr. Molton called him "Dusty" freshman year. 

Kyle’s most proud of his accomplishments in the Building Trades and SkillsUSA program.  Specifically, when he won Gold in the Cabinet Building competition through the State SkillsUSA competition. 

It is no surprise that, that his favorite hobby is woodworking.  He enjoys dabbling in automotives with his dad as well, however, woodworking is his passion.

After graduation Kyle plans to attend Northern Maine Community College in the Building Construction program. 

Beckam

BECKAM ROBERT VAUGHN - 2022 SENIOR

Beckam Robert Vaughn will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Erik and Erika Vaughn  

During his high school career, Beckam has been involved in every sport WDHS has to offer. He played,  soccer, cross country, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and track. He has been a 4-year member of the varsity club, participated in after-school woodworking, and worked on the 2021-2022 yearbook.  He is also a member of the school’s National Honor Society, which when asked, is his proudest accomplishment. 

Besides all of the time put into athletics, Beckam took advantage of the Early College program and earned several credits.  His favorite high school memory is on the basketball court when Washburn upset Van Buren, the number 1 seed at that time. His favorite hobbies are playing sports and hanging out with friends. 

Beckam has enlisted in United States Marine Corps to be a Combat Engineer. He will leave shortly after graduation for South Carolina and go through 13 weeks of intense training.

Looking back on his years at WDHS, the people that had the biggest impact on Beckam are Ben Goodwin, Jon Poisson, and Holly Drost for helping him through high school, and his parents with their endless support and encouragement. His mom, Erika Vaughn, has always pushed for him to be the best person he could be and always supported him with whatever activities he was doing at the time. And his dad, Erik Vaughn, always pushed for him to be better, that is where he gets his leadership from. Beckam wouldn’t be the person he is today if it wasn’t for his parents always being there for him and supporting him.

Leaving Washburn District High School,  Beckam Vaughn leaves this quote behind, “Pain is temporary, Pride is forever”

Joseph

JOSEPH CHRISTIAN WHIPKEY - 2022 SENIOR

Joseph Christian Whipkey will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the son of Donald Whipkey and Kimberly Whipkey. 

During his high school career, Joseph has been involved in the yearbook and varsity club. He also managed the baseball team during his senior year.

His favorite high school memory is hanging with friends at lunch. Joseph’s proudest achievement through high school is graduating. His favorite hobbies are cooking and hanging out with friends. After graduation Joseph plans to become a chef.

Joseph leaves this quote behind, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." ~Wayne Gretzky

Amanda

AMANDA LEE WHITE - 2022 SENIOR

Amanda Lee White will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Andrew & Kelley White and Kelly & Richard Wark. 

During her high school career, Amanda has been involved in soccer, basketball, track, and cross country.  This year, she was part of the yearbook staff.

Her favorite high school memory was freshman year during girls' basketball.  After the tournament game, the team went to Kobe to eat.  As the checks were being passed out, the waiter looked at Mr. P and Josh to ask “who’s paying for the little one?”

Amanda is proud to have been able to take early college classes online and work as a teacher aide at the end of her days for Mrs. Skinner’s kindergarten class. Her hobbies include sleeping, eating, singing, and knowing how to annoy almost everyone. 

After graduation, Amanda plans to take a year off to focus on work, although she was accepted to NMCC where she may attend in the future.

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the people who had the biggest impact on her were Mrs. Drost, Mrs. Hobbs, and Mrs. Hemphill. Mrs. Drost and Mrs. Hemphill have always been her favorite teachers. Amanda looked up to Mrs. Drost’s strong-willed, yet so loving, and determined personality. Teaching her that life isn’t always easy, but how we manage to respond builds us into strong people. She appreciated that Mrs. Drost never gave up on her, and instead, was there for very fallback, pushing her to do better, and never losing the faith or love in her heart. 

Amanda cherished Mrs. Hemphill’s big heart and determination to teach. She valued the student-teacher relationship she had with Mrs. Hemphill, which began in 7th grade. Amanda could always count on her to be there for anything and everything. She always looked forward to telling Mrs. Hemphill “I love you” just to hear “I love you too”. 

Lastly, Amanda valued Mrs. Hobbs for being her school mom. Mama Hobbs is always there. Whether it was lending a shoulder to cry on, or getting an earring unstuck from her ear. She also had the privilege of learning some of her soccer skills from Mama Hobbs, who was the assistant coach for all 4 years of Amanda’s high school career. These three women and the things they have done, have impacted Amanda in ways she will never forget. 

Amanda is sad that her high school career is coming to an end but excited to see what life has in store for her. "Here’s to bigger and better things!"

Hannah

HANNAH DEE WHITE - 2022 SENIOR

Hannah Dee White will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Matthew and Amy White.  

During her high school career, Hannah has been involved in the National Honor Society, served as the reporter of the Washburn FFA chapter her sophomore year, managed girls soccer her senior year, basketball her freshman year, and was on the yearbook staff. She also took advantage of the Early College program and began taking college classes when she was a sophomore.

Her favorite high school memory was making fun of Mr. P aka P-Diddy. Hannah's proudest moment was being inducted into the NHS. Her hobbies include painting, reading, and taking naps. 

After graduation, Hannah plans to attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle for social work and hopes to become a guidance counselor. 

Looking back on her years at WDHS, the person that had the biggest impact on Hannah was Mrs. Hobbs because she taught her things she didn’t even think she could learn. 

Hannah leaves WDHS with this quote: “Just say yikes and move on”