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Mattanawcook Academy honor parts named

Mattanawcook Academy Principal Henry Pietras recently announced the top four honor parts for the graduating class of 2016. Elliott Sibley and Ali Hardy are Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. Also named were first honor essayist, Abigail Morrison and second honor essayist Elise Arnold.

Elliott Sibley is the son of Lynette and John Krapf of Springfield and Robert Sibley of Lincoln. Elliott received the Maine Principals’ Award in recognition of his academic achievement and citizenship. Throughout his years at Mattanawcook Academy, Elliott has chosen the most rigorous and challenging course of study. Elliott has earned the Phi Beta Kappa award, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Algebra 2, AP History and the all-academic awards. Elliott also has attended Boys State, is on the math team, is an executive committee member in NHS, volunteers at the local library and is a varsity golfer and a member of the 2015 State Champions’ golf team. Elliott also is in the First Tee program which teaches children how to play golf. Elliott works weekends at Pat’s Pizza and his hobbies include playing golf and reading. Elliott has enrolled at Maine Maritime Academy in the fall and will major in the Marine Engineering Technologies program.

Ali Hardy is the daughter of Tim and Lois Hardy of Lincoln. While at Mattanawcook Academy, Ali has been very active in school life. She has been President of the National Honor Society, President of her Senior Class for three years, Vice President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a participant in Girls’ State, a member of the Maine Youth Leadership program, and was a Peer Mentor. Ali was also the English Award winner her freshman year, the Girls’ State Essay winner, and has received high honors. In addition to her academics, Ali has also participated in athletics as a member of the soccer and tennis teams all four years, as well as the track and ski teams. Her hobbies include reading and tennis. Ali plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono in the fall as she was accepted into the Medical and Laboratory Sciences Program.

Abigail Morrison is the daughter of Adam and Ann Morrison of Lincoln. Abby is a member of the National Honor Society, is historian for the Tri-M Honor Society and is treasurer of her class. She also has played in the band and jazz band for four years and is a member of the “Bleacher Creatures” which play at sporting events. Abby plays tennis and soccer and was part of the Every 15 Minutes program. Abby has received the Woman’s Society of Engineering award, the coaches’ award in tennis, and was named PVC First Team Doubles in Tennis in 2015. Abby has volunteered for the Town of Lincoln Rec Department and was chosen to serve as Junior Town Counselor. Abby will be attending Husson University in the fall as an Undeclared Major.

Elise Arnold is the daughter of Bruce and Marie Arnold of Lincoln. Elise has been accepted into the nursing program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and plans to attend this fall. Throughout Elise’s high school years, she has participated in National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society where she holds the position of secretary, jazz band, fall cheering, indoor and outdoor track, and youth group. She has also earned honor roll distinction all four years in high school. Elise attended Girls’ State her junior year where she was elected into the House of Representatives. In addition to her studies, Elise has many hobbies including sports and dance.

MA Academic Awards Night

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Mattanawcook Academy students, teachers, staff and administrators presented a spring showcase. All classrooms for all students were open throughout the building, and the teachers were on hand to answer questions and to show off student’s work. Several projects were displayed throughout the building. Delicious desserts were prepared by the M.A. Culinary Hearts students.

Following the showcase an Academic Recognition Awards Night was held with over 250 in attendance. Our cafeteria was decorated with beautiful spring flowers provided by Porter’s Greenhouse. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ali Hardy, President of the National Honor Society.

National Honor Society Recognition
President Ali Hardy, Secretary Laci Hanington, Treasurer Keegan Farrington, Executive Committee Harley Rogers, Elliott Sibley, Jeffrey Garfield, Gabrielle Tilton and members Christopher Anderson, Elise Arnold, Ava Broderick, Meagan Butler, Liana Dudley Holland, Courtney Gordon,Jordan Hanscom, Paige Hesseltine, Reilly Hesseltine, Gabrielle Kyes, MacKenzie Lee, Camryn Lyons, Bryson Martinez, Abigail Morrison, Samuel Neil, Keirsten Robinson, Nathaniel Rockwell, Meghan Sibley, Carter Ward and Ms. Sarah Krause, Advisor.

Department Academic Excellence Awards:
Art Awards presented by Ms. Holly Leighton
Art 4 – Monette Kierstead
Art 3 – Lauren Ray
Art 1 – Sarah Hannington, Natalie McCarthy
University of Maine /Art in the Heart Exhibit – Lanita Briggs, Ali Hardy, Monette Kierstead

VFW Patriotism Art Poster Contest Awards presented by President Elizabeth Inzema of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1605 Burlington
M.A. – 1st Tressa Libby, 2nd Natalie McCarthy, 3rd Taylor Dicker
Tressa Libby placed 3rd out of all of the schools in the area

English Award presented by Mr. Raymond Tilton
Liana Dudley Holland

Life Management Skills Awards presented by Ms. Lisa Kites
Child Development – Emma Libbey
Life Management Skills – McKenzie Lee, Camryn Lyons, Lauren Tenney

Mathematics Department Awards presented by Ms. Sarah Krause
Financial Algebra – Indigo House
Algebra 1 – Sedona Lesso, Kathryn Libby
Algebra 2 – Kalista Severence
Geometry Honors – Lynn Dwelley, Duncan McIntyre
Pre-calculus Honors– Christopher Anderson, Jeffrey Garfield, Gabrielle Tilton, Carter Ward
AP Calculus – Abigail Morrison, Jaclyn Rideout, Elliott Sibley
AP Statistics – Jeffrey Garfield

Mathematics Team
3 years of membership Christopher Anderson, Elliott Sibley, Gabrielle Tilton
2 years of membership – Natalie Beyenberg, Jeffrey Garfield, Duncan McIntyre
1 year of membership – Tyler Arnold, Emily Buckner, Garrett Caruso, Lynn Dwelley, Keegan Farrington, Ainsley Hainer, Reilly Hesseltine, Lucian Tibbetts

Society of Women Engineers Award – presented every year to the junior girl who has shown excellence in science, mathematics and engineering – Courtney Gordon

Science Awards presented by Mr. Zachary Arnold and Mr. Marshall Haas
Earth and Space Science – Natalie McCarthy
Physics –Paige Hesseltine

Social Studies Awards presented by Mr. Leif Ericksson and Mr. P. J. Stanley
Civics – Courtney Gordon, David Susen
History 101 – Jeffrey Garfield
Global Studies Honors – Abigail Morrison
Global Studies – Jaclyn Rideout
Julius Caesar (Outstanding Academic Achievement) – Nicholas Ireland
Augustus Caesar (Best Critical Thinker) – Bailey Markie
Prefectus Fabrum (Best Projects) – Natalie Beyenberg

Williams Book Award presented by Ms. Andrea Smith
Gabrielle Tilton
Phi Beta Kappa Recognition Award presented by Ms. Andrea Smith
Jeffrey Garfield

The following awards were presented by Mr. Henry Pietras:
MPA Principal’s Award Recognition
Elliott Sibley
Ella Somerville Foster Fund School Award (Highest ranking student in school year 2015-2016) – Elliott Sibley

Mr. Henry Pietras, Principal and Mr. Ryan Crane, Assistant Principal presented Academic Achievement Awards – (Honor roll for the first semester in school year 2015/2016.

First Time Certificates –Tyler Arnold, Hannah Baker, Aubrey Bowers, Lanita Briggs, Alex Brown, Hannah Bubar, Emily Buckner, Lanita Briggs, Alex Brown, Garrett Caruso, Siarra Chabot, Shane Chase, Travis Cropley, Taylor Dicker, Keegan Dill, Ryan Drinkwater, Lynn Dwelley, Tiffany Dyer, John Farrington, Shae Grant, Emily Gray, Ainsley Hainer, Logan Ham, Sarah Hanington, Katrina Haskell, Scott Jipson, Sydney Jones, Delany Kneeland, Robert Lancaster, Sedona Lesso, Devin Littlefield, Gunner Maxwell, Maranda McAlpine, Natalie McCarthy, Zachary McIntyre, Briana Michaud, Lauren Morrison, Kyleigh Oliver, Mazie Palmer, Lauren Ray, Robert Reynolds, Kalista Severance, Albert Schultz, Aligail Slauenwhite, Elyssia Smith, Cayden Spencer-Thompson, David Susen, Kourtney Thurlow, Lucien Tibbetts, Natalie Tilton, Emily Tolman, Katelyn Tolman, Shaelynn Trott, Mark Twombly, Ashlee Villalpando, Harleigh Weston, Jasmine White, Max Woodman, Taylor Wotton

Second Time Letter Awards – Corbett Arnold, Zoe Barker, Morgan Beaulieu, Natalie Beyenberg, Zachariah Booker, Shayna Chandler, Liana Dudley Holland, Shania England, Koby Farrington, Whitney Hafford, Makenna Hanson, Indigo House, Nicholas Ireland, Cameron Johnstone, Saige Lakeman, Bailey Markie, Devin Maynard, Duncan McIntyre, Maci-Lynn McReavy, Tyler McReavy, Sydney Morrison, Carmen Ocana, Meagan OConnor, Megan Porter, Lyla Priest, Logan Thompson, Vanessa Twombly, Alexander Warner, Myka Wotton, Matthew Young,

Third Time Lamp of Knowledge Pins: Christopher Anderson, Ava Broderick, Marly Bubar, Meagan Butler, Jeffrey Garfield, Courtney Gordon, Justin Gray, Jordan Hanscom, Laura Jordan, Bonnie Kafka, Courtney Kimball, Gabrielle Kyes, Shayla Labossiere. Mackenzie Lee, Mackenzie Levesque, Emma Libbey, Bryson Martinez, Samuel Neil, Gabrielle Tilton, Carter Ward

Fourth Time Plaque to: Elise Arnold, Laci Hanington, Ali Hardy, Paige Hesseltine, Cheyanne Libby, Camryn Lyons, Abigail Morrison, Jaclyn Rideout, Nathaniel Rockwell, Harley Rogers, Elliott Sibley, Meghan Sibley, Joshua Wortman

At the end of the evening a drawing for (4) $50.00 Gift Cards were awarded to Robert Reynolds, Shane Chase, Tyler Arnold and Megan Sibley. 

Credit Union donates equipment to Region 3 PROSTART program

May 11 - The NPT Region III Culinary Arts PROSTART Team members for 2016 (left to right) Kiara Michaud, Sarah Greaton, Shelby Powers, Nikkol Mulligan, Alexandria Clark proudly display some of their cooking equipment and recent competition trophies. Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union donated the equipment to the program to help them prepare for their National competition, and the group wanted to show their thanks.

Representing LMFCU is Executive Vice President Ryan Reed. Senior member Lexi Clark has this to say “The Credit Union’s donations and support was so amazing, they are all so awesome and we definitely appreciate their generosity so much! All of the equipment we purchased will help future teams to produce more of the delicious plates year after year! This is a start of an great partnership with the Credit Union and NPT Region III. Thanks again Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union!”

The PROSTART team finished 11th in the nation in their recent competition!

Howland town manager leaving

 May 2 - Former Lincoln Town Manager Bill Lawrence is leaving Howland in June for a job in Warren, Maine.

Wildfire danger! Please be careful

Local restaurant to close

April 23 - A popular Lincoln Chinese restaurant, China Light on West Broadway, will be closing at the end of this month. April 30 will be its last day, the manager told us this morning. Two other Chinese restaurants also serve the Lincoln area.

PVH third quarter honor roll

Penobscot Valley High School, Howland

Third quarter honor roll

Grade 12, high honors: Dakota Batchelder, Mikayla Roy, Eryn Tuulima and Malloree Workman; honors: Sophia Carson, Abby Davis, Lily Hall, Amy Hallett, Samantha Ireland, Nicole Jacobs, Madison Jenkins, Bradley Little, Haylee Littlefield, Tanner Mason, Ashley McKenzie, Arianna McKinnon, Thomas Searles, Zachary Sides, Thomas Spencer, Haley Tardif and Jacob Whitten.

Grade 11, high honors: Carlo Lombardo and Aaron Thibodeau; honors: Jacob Bouchard, Miranda Brown, Wyatt Carr, Alyssa Drost, Jaeden Folster, Josephine Harper, Domonique McMullin, Ethan Neal, Levi Palumbo, Beverly Simpson, Brookelyn Theriault, Matthew Thibeault and Tori Watts.

Grade 10, high honors: Ryley Buck, Abigail Carson, Kortney McKechnie, Melissa Richard and Paige Thibodeau; honors: Christine Brown, Mackenzie Chaisson, Chantelle Harmon, Jonathan Littlefield and Karagan McGlauflin.

Grade nine, high honors: Kirstin Jipson and Brianna Moon; honors: Michaela Banks, Judith King, Tyler Raymond and Lauren Reed.