The Thomaston 4th of July Committee announces Mr. and Ms. Independence Day 2011. Brandon Knight and Taylor Watts are both graduates of Georges Valley High School, and were chosen by the faculty based on their grades, activities, leadership, community involvement, and positive outlook.

Watts is the daughter of Todd and Lauren Watts of Tenants Harbor. In high school, Watts was a member of student government, serving as class president for three years, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Watts plans to bring her love of dance to Franklin and Marshall College this fall, as she pursues a major in neuroscience with a minor in dance.

Knight is the son of Clayton Knight of Cushing. Knight plans to use his excellence in all things sports to good advantage as he pursues a degree in physical education and fitness when he attends the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the fall.

The two will be riding in the 2011 Thomaston Independence Day parade which starts at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 4. The parade will be followed by a full day of activities in Thomaston and the traditional fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.