Two RLRS students join classmates in National Honor Society

RANGELEY — Two Rangeley Lakes Regional School students were inducted into the National Honor Society in a virtual ceremony conducted in May.
Membership consideration is weighed by this eligibility criteria: Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, as well as meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. Students are evaluated and selected by a Faculty Council and this year’s new inductees are Lauren “Lu” Farmer and Gabrielle White.
Farmer is a vital member of the visual and performing arts community, both at school and in town and had starring roles in Willy Wonka and The Little Mermaid. She is an artist, a singer, an actor, and a dancer, and is also completing an AP Art portfolio.
She is active in student government as Student Council vice president, and has been a student representative to the school board for three years. She is a captain of the Quiz Bowl team and a member of the Interact Club. Farmer is also the salutatorian of the Class of 2020. She will attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study animation.
White has been an active participant in school athletics both as a manager and a player. She is a member of the Interact Club. White is completing an AP Art portfolio with a concentration in charcoal drawings. She has developed leadership skills and perseverance as a scholar and a captain of the Lady Lakers basketball team. She was also a mentor to a younger student this year. White will study art and photography at Central Maine Community College, in Auburn, in the fall.
Four seniors have been given gold cords to wear at graduation to symbolize their membership in the National Honor Society. In addition to Farmer and White, the other two senior class members are Lauren Eastlack and Olivia Pye.
Eastlack has participated in numerous community service activities through Interact and the Boosters. She is a student leader, including being vice president of the senior class and Student Council president. She is a three-sport athlete, and has been a member of the National Honor Society since 10th grade. Eastlack is the valedictorian of the Class of 2020. She will attend the University of Maine and major in business.
Pye is also a three-sport athlete, and captain of the soccer and basketball teams. She is the president of the Interact club, has been a class officer in several capacities, and has been a member of the National Honor Society since 11th grade. She has contributed to the community through volunteering backstage for numerous productions at the Lakeside Theater.
Pye is also the owner of her own business: Maine Monster Cupcakes. She will attend Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, and plans to major in the International Business and Logistics Program. She will also be a member of the womens soccer team.