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Medomak Valley High announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian students

By Christine Simmonds | May 19, 2020
Courtesy of: Sadie Cohen and Serena Blasius From left: MVHS Valedictorian Sadie Cohen and Salutitorian Serena Blasius

Waldoboro — Medomak Valley High School announced honor graduates for the class of 2020, including Valedictorian Sadie Cohen of Warren and Salutatorian Serena Blasius of Friendship.

Sadie Cohen is the daughter of Kim Cohen of Warren and Philip Cohen of Waldoboro. During her time at MVHS, Cohen was active in multiple clubs, sports and committees.

Cohen was class president for four years. “That’s taken up a lot of my time,” she said. She was a student representative for the school board her senior year, and was a member of the student council one year.

Cohen was vice president of the National Honor Society and president of the Interact club.

She was a member of the basketball, soccer, softball and tennis teams. She served as captain of the basketball team for two years and the soccer team for one year. Cohen was also a finalist for the Midcoast Hall of Fame Female Athlete of the Year.

Cohen participated in and coordinated many community service activities during her time at MVHS. “I’ve done a lot of volunteering,” she said.

Her largest volunteer effort is the Go Malawi Library Project, which had the goal of building a library in Malawi. So far, Cohen said the project has raised almost $9,000.

Cohen hopes to use college as an opportunity to continue this project to reach the goal of $15,000.

Cohen was accepted to Boston College, where she plans to major in international studies and minor in economics. Her ultimate career goal is to work for the state department or the United National. “That’s the dream,” she said.

Serena Blasius is the daughter of Sarah Foster of Friendship.

Blasius spent her time at MVHS participating in clubs, sports and volunteering. She was a member of the National Honor Society, PAWS and the Outdoor Club. She was a member of the Student Council during her junior and senior year, and was the vice president her senior year.

Blasius participated in outdoor track, cross country and indoor track. “I really enjoy running,” she said. “It offers me the chance to improve myself as an individual as well as work with a team for a goal.” She was captain of the cross country team.

Outside of school, Blasius is very involved in caring for and showing her Arabian horse, Mikey. “He is my show pony,” she said of Mikey. “I really enjoy spending time with him.”

With Mikey, Blaius participates in United States Pony Club and showed him at 4H and local shows.

Blasius has been accepted to Colby college, where she plans to major in biochemistry and run track and cross country. “I’m really excited to attend,” she said.

After college, Blasius said she would, “like to do something in research science. Maybe more on the medical side.” Ultimately, she said, she would like to help improve the world by studying things.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Doug Curtis Jr. | May 19, 2020 21:00

Congratulations ladies.

Posted by: Jay Feyler | May 19, 2020 17:01

Congratulations on all your hard work!

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