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Port Angeles High School Seniors Chosen as Students of the Month

Port Angeles High School Seniors Chosen as Students of the Month
Posted on 06/01/2017
Port Angeles High School Seniors Chosen as Students of the MonthPort Angeles, Wash. – Port Angeles High School students, Ben Basden and Maya Wharton, were honored by Principal Jeff Clark and School Board President Joshua Jones at the May 25 board meeting as Port Angeles School District Students of the Month. Basden and Wharton, both graduating seniors, were selected by the high school staff as part of a district-wide program honoring exemplary students during the 2016-17 school year.  

“Ben Basden and Maya Wharton are multi-talented and have contributed to the high school in a number of different ways,” Principal Clark said.  “Ben, an outstanding athlete, is attending this meeting after coming from the baseball team banquet.  Ben also is a wrestler and participates in leadership and makes a contribution in that area to the school.” 

“Ben also plays in the orchestra, as does Maya,” Clark continued. “They travelled to New York this year with Mr. Jones for the Carnegie Hall performance.  Maya, also an outstanding athlete, was an outstanding performer this year with the gymnastics team. She is a budding engineer. I saw Maya saw embrace a lot of our technical programs in Mr. Mitchell’s classes, working with computers and also engineering with the bridge building program.”  

Clark presented Basden and Wharton with David McCullough’s book entitled The Wright Brothers from the Puget Sound Phi Beta Kappa Association.  Inscriptions in each read, “Presented to a high school senior for outstanding academic achievement Phil Beta Kappa Book Award.”  

Congratulations to Ben and Maya!

Accompanying photo shows, left to right, Port Angeles High School Principal Jeff Clark, Ben Basden, Maya Wharton, and School Board President Joshua Jones. 

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles School District

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org