The Richard H. and Scottie Pierce Family Foundation scholarship was created four years ago by Richard (Dick) and Scottie Pierce. Dick was a lifelong advocate for higher education in Maine and spent much of his life working tirelessly toward that end. Since 2009 Dick and Scottie have awarded $20,000 in scholarships each year to deserving students in Somerset County. They began the scholarship in Somerset County to honor the hometown of Dick’s parents-Henry and Bea Pierce.

This year the awards come at a particularly poignant time, Dick passed away in 2011 and his family and friends will celebrate his life at a memorial service in Waterville on July 19.

This years recipients include: Jennifer Hovey, Upper Kennebec Valley High School; Jessica McIntire, Skowhegan Area High School; Taylor Wright, Maine Central Institute; Olivia Brown, Skowhegan High School; Matthew Soucy, Madison Area Memorial High School.

Sudie Myers, Carrabec High School; Caitlin Levesque, Carrabec High School; Amber Rowell, Skowhegan Area High School; Sarah Hoak, Piscataquis; Zack Sweet, 2010 graduate of Madison Area Memorial High School; Seth Sweet, Madison Area Memorial High School.

Christopher Low, 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School; Lindsey Kandiko, 2011 graduate of Madison Area Memorial High School; Minna Mathiasson, 2009 graduate of Skowhegan Area High School; Ashley Kitchin, Maine Central Institute; Isaac Wacome, Skowhegan Area High School.

Lucas London, Skowhegan Area High School; Mikaela Frigon, Upper Kennebec Valley High School; Trey Vintinner, Maine Central Institute; and Randi Kaplan, Carrabec High School.


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