Dirigo High School senior Logan Timberlake chats May 23 with Principal Pam Doyen in the school office in Dixfield. Timberlake, who has been an office aide since his sophomore year, will attend Husson University in Bangor in the fall to study nursing. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Dirigo High School senior Logan Timberlake, 18, has inspired and uplifted his peers on the sports field or off, Principal Pam Doyen said.

“In my humble opinion, Logan is one of the finest young men I have had the pleasure to know,” said Doyen, who is also superintendent of Regional School Unit 56.

He has excelled in education, extracurricular activities and sports, has an amazing sense of humor, is friendly and polite to students and teachers and comfortable spreading joy, Doyen said.

Timberlake said the memories made with those in the classroom, on the sports field and at school events will go with him after high school.

Best part of each day?

The best part of my day is showing up and dapping up Ms. Doyen in the lobby and getting to see Wanda in the café.


Worst part of each day?

The worst part of the day is showing up to a class and your best friend isn’t there – it is a big mood killer.

Favorite class or subject? Why?

My favorite class is English with Mr. Fisset or my certified nursing assistant class. English is a very chill and laid-back class, and we have some very out-of-pocket conversations or moments that pop up. My CNA class I feel has helped me get a foot in the door for my future career and allow me to have a base level understanding of the medical field before I even start.

Favorite teacher or school staff member? Why?

I have two favorite teachers, one at Dirigo and one at the School of Applied Tech-Region 9. My favorite Dirigo teacher is Mrs. Fletcher. She’s been my science teacher for the past three years teaching me biology, chemistry and physics. I feel that Mrs. Fletcher has prepared me the most for college. Mrs. Fletcher also does the most to ensure we understand what is going on in the classroom or lab. My favorite teacher from Region 9 is Wendy. Wendy is the CNA instructor, she always makes sure we have a good balance between being productive and having fun. Wendy takes a lot of pride in making sure we know what we are doing on the clinical site.


What was the hardest part of high school and how did you find your way through it?

The hardest part of high school for me was balancing school with sports. I’ve played five different sports in high school while taking mostly Advanced Placement courses. Creating time management was a big part of helping me become successful on the field and court, and in the classroom.

How do you think you’ll be remembered by the members of your class?

I hope to be remembered as a kind and funny guy.

Something you wish teachers and administrators understood about students today?

I wish teachers would allow us to use phones on tests. Teachers used to say ‘you’re not going to have a computer in your pocket.’ Well, guess what? All of us do, at all times pretty much, so I think some things that we learn are irrelevant.


Advice to all those eighth graders entering high school next year?

Respect your teachers and they will respect you, and as long as you show up and do your homework you will not fail.

What is next for you after graduation?

After graduating from Dirigo I will be attending Husson University, majoring in nursing to become a registered nurse. Then I will be re-enrolling in grad school to become a nurse practitioner.

This is the 11th article in a series featuring a high school senior, chosen by their principal, from each of the 18 high schools in the Sun Journal’s coverage area.

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