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Students join all-Maine Academic Team

PRESQUE ISLE and FORT KENT, Maine — Three local Maine community college students join 15 others from around the state on the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges.

Jacob Chouinard of Fort Kent, Genesis Hart of Presque Isle, originally from Atlantic City, N.J., and Brad Plourde of Eagle Lake, all students at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, earned the award.

The national Phi Theta Kappa organization named the All-Maine Academic Team, a recognition which includes a $500 scholarship from the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

The individual colleges will honor the recipients at events being held this spring.

In addition, Chouinard, along with Sonya Dodson of Kennebec Valley Community College, earned the honor of Maine New Century Scholars in recognition of having achieved the highest scores in the state on their All-USA Academic Team applications.

Chouinard is the 2018 Maine New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship and will be invited to an Association of Community College Trustees event in October to receive his award.

Dodson is the 2018 Maine New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship and represent Maine at the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention in April.

The All-Maine Academic Team also includes: Angela Cafarelli and Mark Swiedom, Central Maine Community College; Meaghan Brown, Tiffany Sanborn and Jacob Tuell of Eastern Maine Community College; Sharon Coolen of KVCC; Claudia Johnson and Phyllis Mazzaglia of Southern Maine Community College; Kaitlin Barrett, Jamison Bernoudy, Kari Galdeen and Ross Norton of Washington County Community College; and Beth Carroll and Debra Harding of  York County Community College.

The All-Maine Academic Team is a program of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service.

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