Maine-Endwell Central School District News Article

They’re at the top of their class! The Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Abby and Mackenzie

They are at the top of their class! Congratulations to Class of 2020 Valedictorian Abigail Wheeler and Salutatorian Mackenzie Shields.  

Abigail Wheeler, Valedictorian
College or University: Houghton College
Intended Field of Study/Career Goal: Double major in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Music. Abby has been accepted into the Houghton honors program, and will study in London during her second semester. Her career interest is in the health field.


HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Abby is an Academic Gold Award winner, has been named a NYS PTA Honorary Lifetime Member, and is an accomplished musicians having won awards at the local and state level. She is also a championship horse rider, having competed in competitions within the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

CLUB/ORGANIZATIONS/EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Abby is the current Key Club president, a member of the superintendent’s student advisory board, and vice president of band. She is a member of student council, National Honor Society, Yes Leads, and Jazz Club.   

IN THE COMMUNITY: Abby is a member of the Teen Jazz Project and has been a mentor for our youngest Spartans in the district’s Summer Enrichment Program.  

Abby is the daughter of Charles and Jenniffer Wheeler, Maine.

Mackenzie Shields, Salutatorian
College or University: SUNY Oswego
Intended Field of Study/Career Goal: Degree in General Communications with interest in a career in journalism or public relations.

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Mackenzie is a Gold Academic Award recipient and has achieved her NYS Seal of Biliteracy in French.   

CLUB/ORGANIZATIONS/EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Mackenzie is the National Honor Society secretary, public relations officer of orchestra, a member of chorus, and drama club. She is a French tutor and designed the logo for this year’s High School music apparel.  

IN THE COMMUNITY: Mackenzie is active in her church where she participates in the worship band as a vocalist.

Mackenzie is the daughter of Craig and Andrea Shields, Endwell

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