MADISON — Principal Todd LeRoy recently announced that Kristin Bishop, daughter of Vanessa and Frank Bishop ,of Madison, and a Madison Area Memorial High School senior, has been selected to receive the 2014 Maine Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals Association is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement, outstanding school and community citizenship and leadership.

Throughout her years at Madison High, Bishop has distinguished herself in the classroom and as a leader in the school and the community. She is a four-year class president, a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government, Senior Mentors and the Civil Rights Team. She has created and presented an anti-bullying program at the elementary school, been a volunteer for the Hardy Girls Healthy Women Program, a member of that advisory board and a presenter/facilitator at the Girls Unlimited Conference for two years. She participated in Girls State and attended Girls’ Nation in Washington, DC this past summer, with an opportunity to spend a week meeting the President and congressional members, touring the Nation’s Capitol and participating in other activities with girls from around the U.S.

Bishop is one of two student members on the Maine State Board of Education, where she has been an intricate member working on various committees; most recently doing a project on high school and the local/regional technical center relationships.

In addition to the above activities, and many others too numerous to list, Bishop has remained class valedictorian, while taking a variety of honors and advanced placement classes. She plans to attend Bowdoin College in the fall.

The Maine Principal’s Award recipients and principals will attend a luncheon Saturday at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor. The luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with an individual plaque and the awarding of ten $1,000 scholarships in the names of former MPA executive directors, Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler.