FARMINGTON — Alyssa White, of Farmington, a Mt. Blue High School senior, has been selected to receive the 2014 Principal’s Award, Principal Monique Poulin announced recently. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

Alyssa is certainly deserving of this award due to her dedication to her studies and her involvement in several extra-curricular offerings at Mt. Blue High School. Alyssa has challenged herself with honors and Advanced Placement courses and has participated in a variety of activities beyond academics. She has been especially involved in leadership positions at Mt. Blue High School, serving as captain of her tennis team, President of the National Honor Society, and Vice-President of the Student Council and our chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America. She has also served as a student representative for two years on our school’s Leadership Team. In addition, Alyssa was recognized as a Student of the Month and served in a leadership position at Girls’ State. She is a wonderful representative of MBHS, and we are all pleased to recognize Alyssa as the well-deserving recipient of the 2014 MPA Principal’s Award.

White, Poulin and other award winners and their principals attended an honors luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on April 5.

The luncheon recognized 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. Mr. McGowan and Mr. Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the Association. This year an additional five $1,000 scholarships were presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament and support from Berlin City Auto. White was chosen as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.

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.