AUGUSTA — Cony High School has announced the top 10 ranked students for the Class of 2022. They are listed in rank order.
Abigail Martin, valedictorian, is the daughter of Augusta’s Kim and Ray Martin. She is a member of the math team and secretary of the Cony chapter of the National Honor Society. She is a member of the varsity swim and volleyball team.
Martin also participated in the Cony group, the pep band and the jazz band. She was also a member of her church’s Bible quiz team. She works at Sprague and Curtis Real Estate, Nellie’s Kitchen and the North End Café.
Martin received the Harvard Book Award and was named an AP Scholar with Honors. She was captain of the swim team and received the Coach’s Award as well as the KVAC All Academic Award for Swimming and Volleyball.
She volunteers as a senior counselor at Camp Good News of Maine, teaches the children’s program at Augusta First Church of the Nazarene, and provides tutoring for students in need.
Martin hasn’t made her final decision on college, but plans to study neuroscience at whatever school she chooses.
Brodi Freeman, salutatorian, is the son of Shay Freeman and Scott and Jade Freeman of Augusta. He is a member of the varsity basketball and lacrosse teams, as well as the math team.
He was a recipient of the Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute Medal. He volunteers for various Cony Key Club events. Freeman’s plans are undecided at this time.
Brianna Harriman, First Honor, is the daughter of Bethany and Shawn Cyr of Augusta. She is a member of the cross-country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She also participates in the Outing Club, the math team, and is president of the Latin Club.
She is a member of the Cony Madrigals and was part of Chizzle Wizzle, as well as a member of the executive committee of Chizzle Wizzle.
Harriman was elected president of the National Honor Society, as well as a fellow of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute and the Cohen Leadership Institute. She received the Bryn Mawr Book Award, as well as the Everett Perkins Award. She received Best Teammate and Best Coach awards for outdoor athletics and cross country. She volunteers as a summer youth track coach and does community service with the National Honor Society.
Harriman plans to attend the University of Maine Orono in the fall to major in communication sciences and disorders.
Casey Mills, second honor, is the son of Paige and Jason Mills of Augusta. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club and Spanish Club, as well as a member of the football and lacrosse teams. Mills received the Maine Principal’s Award and the Williams College Book Award.
He was the captain of the football and lacrosse teams. He was a state wrestling champion, as well as the winner of the Gaziano Defensive Player of the Year Award. He volunteers with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Togus VA, Augusta Food Bank, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes youth sports camps.
Mills plans to attend Bates College in the fall with an undecided major.
Jakob Varney is the son of Katie and Steve Varney of Augusta. He is a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the soccer and hockey teams. He received the St. Michael’s College Book Award.
He is the recipient of KVAC Player of the Year and Class B North All Conference for Soccer. He has also received the Hobey Baker Award and Teammate Award for Hockey, as well as Coaches Awards and Varsity Team Awards for Soccer and Hockey.
Varney volunteers at the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Augusta Recreational Soccer, Key Club and Church, as well as National Honor Society volunteer work.
Varney plans to attend the University of Maine Orono majoring in electrical engineering.
Andrew Rancourt is the son of Tina and Jeff Rancourt of Augusta. He is a member of the student council, Key Club, math team, quiz team, investment club, hockey team, captain of the eSports team, as well as the tennis team.
Rancourt received the College of the Atlantic Book Award and placed sixth in the region for his sophomore math team. He was also the leader/founder of the Cony Investment Club. He volunteers at Key Club events and has worked on Senator Matthew Pouliot’s campaign.
Rancount plans to attend New York University, where he will major in business/economics.
Kristen Kirk is the daughter of Tammy Blair Kirk and Robert Kirk of Augusta. She was captain of the football and basketball teams and was on the state championship women’s track team. She volunteers as a summer athletics coach for youth. She is a recipient of the Bates College Book Award.
Kirk plans to attend the University of New Hampshire on a leadership scholarship from the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Det. 475 and will specialize in mechanical engineering.
Grace Kirk is the daughter of Tammy Blair Kirk and Robert Kirk of Augusta. She is a member of the varsity cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She is also a member of a band and choir as well as the Cony Key Club. She was chosen as the president of the Chizzle Wizzle 2022 production.
Kirk received the Wellesley College Book Award, as well as several state athletic champion awards. She volunteers as a summer athletics coach for youth.
Kirk plans to attend American University, double majoring in journalism and political science while running Division 1 athletics.
Emma Crosby is the daughter of Suzette and Bill Crosby of Augusta. She is a member of the National Honors Society, a member of the Cony swim team, KVYMCA Stingrays and the German Club.
She is the recipient of the Orono book prize from the University of Maine, the German Honor Society and the Goethe Institut PAUSCH scholarship.
Crosby volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Maine, Diddos for Kiddos, Tables to Treasures, Western View Golf Club Pub and Event Center, Barnyard All-Terrain, as well as PALS No Kill Cat Shelter.
Crosby plans to attend an institution in New England and major in biology.
Julia Habib is the daughter of Abe and Holly Habib of Augusta. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute and the Latin Club. She is a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the YMCA.
Habib was the recipient of the Yale University Book Club. She volunteers as a religious formation assistant at St. Michael’s Parish.
Habib plans to attend the University of Maine at Augusta and major in nursing.