Rainey Johnson, Middlebury College

Rainey Johnson graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College in the spring of 2009 with a degree in chemistry/biochemistry. He was the recipient of the school’s Hazeltine-Klevenow Memorial Trophy, given annually to the senior male who best combines ability in athletics and excellence in scholarship. Johnson captained the men’s cross country team during his senior year, after entering the school with no prior cross country racing experience. As a senior, he was a scoring member of the team at several races, finishing in the top five for the Panthers in every meet. He was twice named to the All-NESCAC Academic team.

Johnson was a member of SAAC at Middlebury, while also serving as a mentor and tutor at area elementary schools during his four years. He graduated with high honors and will be a part of the Teach For American program as he pursues a master’s degree in the fall of 2009.