Cony High School in Augusta has announced the students ranked in the top 10 of its class of 2019. Graduation for these scholars and their classmates will be held Sunday, June 9, at the Augusta Civic Center.
Students are listed in rank order.
Zinaida Gregor, valedictorian, is the daughter of Tatiana and Anatoly Gregor, of Augusta.
Gregor is a member of the National Honor Society, and has served as captain of varsity cross country and varsity outdoor track teams. She also participated in varsity indoor track, Dirigo Girls State and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Gregor served as vice president of the German Club and president of the math team, and attended the Sustainability Conference at Loyola University. Gregor volunteers as Gray Birch Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Center.
Gregor received a Seal of Biliteracy in German, as well as the UMA German Book Award, the German Excellence Award, the American Association of Teachers of German Achievement Award, the Dartmouth Book Award, KVAC All Academic Award, Cross Country Coach’s and Teammate Awards, Indoor and Outdoor Track Coach’s Awards, Indoor Track MVP Award, Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year Award.
Gregor plans to attend the University of New England in pursuit of becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
Allyson Waller, salutatorian, is the daughter of Cindy and John Waller, of Augusta.
Waller is a member of the National Honor Society, where she served as president, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as a leader. She has participated in cross country, soccer and track.
She is a member of Cony Madrigals, and has participated in Chizzle Wizzle, as well as Bible Quiz. Waller received Cony’s Maine Principal’s Award, and participated in Dirigo Girls State.
Waller is a counselor at Whited Bible Camps, volunteers in a church nursery, volunteers to sing at a local nursing home, and is a huddle leader at FCA Maine Power Camp.
She plans to attend Liberty University, to major in communications.
Alexander Farkas, first honors part, is the son of Sheila and Tom Farkas, of Pittston.
Farkas was an NMSQT Finalists, a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar Award nominee, and a 2018 AP Scholar with Distinction. He participated in varsity cross country, swim and outdoor track teams, as well as on math team. Farkas participated in service trips to Guatemala, and has performed at various community events.
Farkas plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he will major in chemical engineering.
Caleb Richardson, second honors part, is the son of Toni and Stephen Richardson, of Augusta.
Richardson is a 2019 National Merit Finalist, a 2018 AP Scholar with Distinction, and a member of National Honor Society. He received an Excellence in Sociology & Leadership Award from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Summer Leadership Experience, and was the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Inclusion Awards Statewide Essay Contest Winner in 2018.
He is an Eagle Scout, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes co-founder and Huddle Leader, a facilitator for the National Institute for Civil Discourse program, a Maine Youth Leadership Day School representative, and Maine Boys State Governor 2018.
Richardson serves as captain of varsity cross country and track and field, and received Cross Country Boys Athlete of the Year 2017, 2018, Cross Country KVAC All Conference and All Academic, Swim KVAC All Conference and All Academic, Track and Field Athlete of the Year 2017, and participated on math team.
He volunteers with Boy Scouts, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Penney Memorial Baptist Church, Wreaths Across America, Togus Car Show, Spectrum Generations, and middle school cross country and track meets.
Richardson plans to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and will major in American politics.