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Committee honors heroic Madawaska student, Owl girls

MADAWASKA, Maine — The Madawaska School Department officially recognized Madawaska High School junior Logan Albert on Nov. 14 for his efforts this summer in stopping an alleged crime in progress.

On August 12, Albert was walking through town when he noticed police officers on foot pursuing a man. Albert tackled the man and restrained him until an officer handcuffed the individual and placed him under arrest. Police later charged the suspect with theft and resisting arrest.

School committee chairperson Bev Madore presented Albert with a certificate of recognition at the group’s regular meeting. Albert, who will turn 17 in January, also plays on the Valley Mustangs football team.

In September, the Madawaska Police Department awarded Albert the first ever Chief Louis E. Daigle Good Citizen Award for his actions. The Good Citizen Award is named in honor of former Chief Louis Daigle, who served as Madawaska Chief of Police from 1957-74.

Also at the Nov. 14 meeting, the school committee officially recognized the girls’ high school soccer team, which made it to the Class D finals against Ashland. The Owls lost that game, 3-2, in what many have said was among the best games played all season.

“They had a heck of a season,” Madawaska Middle/High School Principal Wayne Anderson. “There is nothing ordinary about these ladies.”

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