BATH — The Morse High School faculty and staff join Principal John Pinkerton in recognizing the academic achievement of the following seniors:

Elias Goodrich, valedictorian, resides in Bath with his mother Jennifer Sandberg, and in Georgetown with his father Allen Goodrich. As an AP Scholar with Distinction, Elias is president of the National Honor Society, has received the Phi Beta Kappa Award, Yale Book of Quotations, Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, and numerous academic excellence awards for outstanding achievement.

As class president and captain of Morse Ocean Bowl team, Elias also participates in the Green Club and SCLC. He volunteers his time at the Bath YMCA as a summer camp counselor and is an animal caretaker at the Coastal Humane Society. Elias is also employed at Bath Area Family YMCA. He enjoys exploring big cities like Boston, New York, and Montreal.

Elias’s plan after graduation is to attend Tufts University or Northeastern University to study civil engineering. His hopes and dreams for the future include traveling around the world and raising awareness on specific problems such as poverty, hunger, and global climate change.

Abby Minott, Morse 2018 salutatorian. Courtesy of Morse High School

Abigail Minott, salutatorian, resides in Bath with her parents Lisa Hall and Rick Minott. Abigail has received the Williams College Book Award, achieved high honors, and numerous academic excellence awards for outstanding achievement.

She is a member of National Honor Society and has participated on the soccer and track teams.
Abigail has volunteered her time coaching sixth and seventh grade Bath Middle School girls soccer team. She enjoys running, watching Netflix, and listening to music.

Abigail plans to attend Gordon College to major in psychology and minor in youth ministry. Her hopes and dreams for the future include working in a field where she is able to help as many people as possible.

Sarah Meyer-Waldo, Morse 2018 first honor essayist. Courtesy of Morse High School

Sarah Meyer-Waldo, first honor essayist, resides in West Bath with her parents Julie Meyer and Jonathan Waldo. As National Honor Society vice president and vice president of her class, she is the recipient of the Wesleyan University Book Award, achieved high honors, and numerous outstanding academic achievement awards.

Sarah participates in ballet and intramural floor hockey and volleyball. She has performed various community service activities at Midcoast Youth Theater since seventh grade, doing everything from advertising, building sets, designing props and backdrops, and acting as assistant director.

She has been employed by Midcoast Youth Theater as choreographer for summer productions. Sarah has also volunteered at her ballet school assisting with teaching pre-ballet class. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys baking, spending time with friends, arts and crafts, and planning various projects.

She plans to major in mechanical engineering with a possible minor in graphic design. Her hopes and dreams for the future include always being engaged with a new challenge, and to help people in whatever she decides to do.

Leah Totman is the Morse 2018 second honor essayist. Courtesy of Morse High School

Leah Totman, second honor essayist, resides in Phippsburg with her parents John and Karen Totman. As an AP Scholar, Leah is a member of the National Honor Society, has received the Saint Anslem College Book Award, KVAC All Conference Swimmer Award, and has received many academic awards for outstanding achievement..
She participates on the field hockey, swim, lacrosse, and tennis teams.

Leah has volunteered her time with Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program, Freshman Community Service Day, and Shipbuilders Committed. She is employed by Sebasco Harbor Resort. In her spare time, Leah enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and going to concerts and the beach.

She plans to attend college with a major in international business/relations. Her hopes and dreams for the future include traveling the world and visiting every continent, gaining a masters or Ph.D. in her field of study, and finding a dream location to settle down and begin a family.

Christina Bowman is the Morse 2018 third honor essayist. Courtesy of Morse High School

Christina Bowman, third honor essayist, resides in Woolwich with her parents Glenn and Tanya Bowman. She is the recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award and has received numerous academic awards for outstanding excellence. Christina is a member of the National Honor Society.

She participates on the field hockey and tennis team, Shipbuilders Committed, Green Club, class secretary of 2018, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Christina volunteers her time with the Youth Education and Sports Day, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, blood drive at Morse and Freshman Community Service Day. She is employed by the Birches Lakeside Campground in Litchfield.

Christina enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. She plans to attend college in Maine and spend four years on the pre-medical track, then go to medical school. Her hope and dream for the future is to become a doctor.

Caiden Fraser of West Bath. Courtesy of Morse High School

Caiden Fraser resides in West Bath with his parents Dennis and Trina Fraser. He is the recipient of the Student Sage Award, KVAC All Academic Award, and has received various academic awards for outstanding achievement. Caiden is a member of the National Honor Society.

He participates on the soccer and basketball teams, and volunteers his time refereeing soccer and tutoring students. He was employed at Olympia Sports. In his free time, Caiden enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys and Boston Celtics, working out, and hanging out with friends.

He plans to attend either UMaine or University of Central Florida to study biology. His hope and dream for the future is to become a well-known radiologist.

Paul Ouellette of Woolwich. Courtesy of Morse High School

Paul Ouellette resides in Woolwich with his parents David and Esme Ouellette. As an AP Scholar with honor, he is the recipient of the Dartmouth Club of Maine Book Award and the KVAC All Academic Award, and has received various academic awards for outstanding achievement. Paul is a member of the National Honor Society, and participates on the soccer team and track and field.

He has volunteered his time as a member of the North Woolwich Methodist Church on the audio-visual team and at the Bath Area Food Bank. Paul is employed at Landcrafters. In his free time, he enjoys configuring his Linux operating system and hacking on free software.

Paul plans to attend college to study computer science. His hopes and dreams for the future include learning a lot in college and meeting people who share the same interests.

Alex Gates of Bath Courtesy of Morse High School

Alex Gates resides in Bath with his parents William and Kimberly Gates. He is the recipient of the Rensselaer Medal and the Clarkson Leadership Award. Alex has been a high honors student and received various academic awards for outstanding achievement. He is a member of the National Honor Society, SCLC, Ocean Bowl Team (state champs), and Quiz Show Team.

Alex volunteers his time at the Bath Food Pantry. He is employed by Camp Bishopwood in the summer. In his free time he enjoys spending time with the best dog in the world, Jeb. Alex plans to attend Bowdoin College to study science, then wherever life takes him. His hopes and dreams for the future include making a difference in people’s lives and being remembered.

Jack Ouimette of Woolwich. Courtesy of Morse High School

Jack Ouimette resides in Woolwich with his parents Robert and Debbie Ouimette. He is the recipient of the Elmira College Key Award, a scholastic gold key in flash fiction and novel writing, the Richard Aldridge English Award, and has received various academic awards for outstanding achievement. Jack has been an honor and high honor roll student.

He participates on the Morse Drama Stage Crew, Creative Writing Club, Think Tank, School Literary Magazine as editor, and National Honor Society. Jack has volunteered his time and participated in Out of the Darkness Walks. He is employed by Georgetown Pottery.

In his free time he enjoys reading, writing, being outdoors, and spending time with his pets. Jack plans to attend Oberlin College to study creative writing. His hope and dream for the future is to one day become a full-time writer.

Nicole Jewett of Woolwich. Courtesy of Morse High School

Nicole Jewett resides in Woolwich with her parents Deirdre and Kent Jewett. She is the recipient of the Elmira College Key Award, Coaches Award for cheering, and has received various academic awards for outstanding achievement while being an honors and high honors student.

Nicole participates on the fall and winter cheering teams. She has volunteered her time at the Bath Fire Department Open House, Candy Cane Train, Westlake Tournament, and the state track meet. Nicole is employed by Lake Pemaquid Campground.

She enjoys gardening, swimming, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family. Nicole plans to attend University of New Haven in Connecticut to study forensic science. Her hopes and dreams for the future are to graduate from college, move back home, and get a job in the area.