Foxcroft Academy Announces 2020 Rose Award Recipients, Honor Parts for 197th Commencement Exercises

May 15, 2020

Dover-Foxcroft – On Friday, May 15th, a special drive-up assembly was held at Foxcroft Academy to announce the Class of 2020 outstanding scholars at its annual Rose Award ceremony. This year, the recipients were: Kylie Butts, Ethan Curtis, Megan Fuller, MacKenzie Harmon, Jacob Ireland, Clark LaChance, Khanh Nguyen Phuong Le, Khanh Nguyen Quynh Le, Thuy Phuong Mary Le, Leyao Liang, Jacob Raynes, Molly Rhoda, Kiet Hoang Tuan Vo, and Vy Van Vo.

The Rose Awards were established in 1931 when Mr. Frank G. Stone was head of Foxcroft Academy. Rose Award recipients have accumulated a grade point average that places them in the top 15 percent of the permanent students in their class. For the 34th consecutive year, a medallion with the Foxcroft Academy seal was presented to the recipients in addition to the traditional rose.  Mrs. Priscilla White, former FA English teacher and librarian who retired after 36 years of service, and Mr. Robert Beek, who taught mathematics at FA for 33 years, conceived the idea for this permanent award and contributed funds to have the die-cast for the medallion, which has now become a permanent part of the annual ceremony.

If you would like to watch the 2020 ceremony, see below.

In addition, Foxcroft Academy Head of School Arnold Shorey is pleased to announce the honor parts for this year’s graduating class, the 197th class in school history.

Ethan Curtis

The Valedictorian for the Class of 2020 is Ethan Curtis.  Ethan is the son of Chad and Kim Curtis of Pittsfield. Ethan is a member of Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, and is the class president for this year’s senior class. This spring, he was selected as a recipient for the Maine Principals’ Association Award and recently received the New England District Key Club Outstanding Officer Award.  He is also an FA Rose Award recipient.  Outside of the classroom, Ethan has excelled on the golf course and the baseball field as a four-year varsity athlete and was a member of the Unified Basketball team for four years.  He recently was named a PVC conference scholar-athlete, was a delegate to Dirigo Boys State in 2019, and was also selected for the UMaine Cohen leadership program.  He will be attending Boston University in the fall and plans on majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

Clark LaChance

The Salutatorian for the Class of 2020 is Clark LaChance.  Clark is the son of Jerry and Jennifer LaChance of Harmony.  Clark has been involved at FA as an active member of Key Club, National Honor Society, Environmental Club, and Student Council.  He was also a Rose Award recipient in May.  Clark plans on attending Northeastern University in Boston this fall majoring in Finance.

Graduation exercises are scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, at 7:00 p.m.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the location will be determined at a future date.