Education

Guimond earns Principal’s Award

ST. AGATHA, Maine — Andrew Guimond of St. Agatha, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Guimond and a senior at Wisdom Middle/High School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal’s Award.  

The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

Principal Ralph Fantasia, in announcing the award, said Guimond has distinguished himself in and out of the classroom over the past four years. He is an active school leader as part of the National Honor Society, S.L.A.M. (Student Leaders in the Arts Movement), and the Wisdom band.  

Guimond has received recognition as a member of the All-Aroostook Concert band each of his four years in high school, and has been enrolled in the University of Maine at Fort Kent Early College program. He has been an active participant with the Valley Mustangs football program and a member of the UMPI College Community Band.  Additionally, he has been involved with the youth ministry at Our Lady of the Valley.

He will be attend the University of Maine at Orono following graduation.

Guimond and Fantasia will join other award winners and their principals at an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler. McGowan and Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the MPA. An additional five $1,000 scholarships will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.

The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.

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