WINTHROP — Aaron St. Pierre, a senior student at Winthrop High School, has been selected to receive the 2013 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.

Throughout high school, St. Pierre has maintained an excellent scholastic record while also participating in many co-curricular activities.

He has played soccer and tennis and participated in Nordic skiing. He has been a member of the Latin Club and Drama Club.

Outside of school, St. Pierre worked with a group of volunteers and members of the Nordic Ski Team to build a shed/concession stand to be used by various school teams.

St. Pierre is the son of Julien and Mona St. Pierre of Winthrop. He plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono this fall.

He will attend an honors luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 6.

Soohey receives

MPA Award

SOUTH CHINA — Robert Soohey of Whitefield, a senior at Erskine Academy, has been selected to receive the 2013 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.

Soohey, a high honor roll student, is a member of the National Honor Society and the wrestling, cross country, and track and field teams. He received the Rensselaer Medal and has participated in a variety of volunteer opportunities in the community. He is the son of Terri and Bob Soohey of Whitefield.

Soohey will attend an honors luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 6.

Student receives

honor roll status

FARMINGDALE — Anthony Romano, a sixth-grade student at Hall-Dale Middle School, was named to the honor roll for the first trimester.

Romano received a ranking of cum laude.

Hodgkins to compete

in state bee

FARMINGDALE — Benjamin Hodgkins, a student at Hall-Dale Middle School, has qualified to represent his school and will participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee.

Hodgkins is a seventh-grade student at the middle school, where he is on the Math Team. He is the son of Glenn and Sara Hodgkins of Hallowell.

The state Bee will be held on Friday, April 5, at the University of Maine in Farmington.

Augusta students wins

C-SPAN competition

WASHINGTON — Peter Ackerman, an 11th-grade student at Cony High School in Augusta, was named third prize winner in C-SPAN’s national 2013 StudentCam competition.

Ackerman will receive $750 for his documentary, “College: America’s Gateway,” about the student loan crisis, which will air on C-SPAN at 6:50 a.m. Eastern Time on April 16.

The national competition invites middle and high school students to produce a five- to- eight minute documentary on a national policy issue.

This year, students were asked to answer the question, “What’s the most important issue the president should consider in 2013?” C-SPAN received 1,893 video submissions from more than 3,500 students. Documentaries were judged by a panel of C-SPAN education representatives and evaluated based on the thoughtful examination of the competition’s theme, quality of expression, inclusion of varying sides of the documentary’s topic, and effective incorporation of C-SPAN programming, according to a news release from C-SPAN.

Winning videos are available online at www.c-span.org/studentcam.

Randolph native to

conduct MMEA chorus

PORTLAND — Randolph native Dr. Joseph D. Henry will conduct the Maine Music Educators Association All-State Festival Chorus at the University of Southern Maine on May 18.

Henry, a member of the faculty at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., since 1991, currently serves there as an associate provost, professor of music, and the director of choral activities. He has degrees in music education and choral conducting from the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine, and the University of Missouri, Conservatory of Music in Kansas City.

Henry is a 1972 graduate of Gardiner Area High School and former director of choral activities at both Windham and Gorham high schools, where he began his teaching career. He served as president of Maine Music Educators Association from 1982 to 1984.

In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and was inducted into the Symphony Orchestra’s Hall of Fame. In 2008, Henry was the recipient of Eureka College’s Helen Cleaver Award for Excellence in teaching. Under his direction, his choirs have sung for the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association and the National-General Assembly of Christian Churches. His choral ensembles have toured and presented concert performances in Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Italy.

Henry currently lives in Eureka with his wife Kimberly and two daughters, who are both music performance majors at Eureka College.

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