BINGHAM — Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial High School recently received the MELMAC Education Foundation Grant, “Connect Aspirations to a Plan Grant,” according to a press release from the school.

Executive Director of Maine’s MELMAC Education Foundation, Wendy L. Ault, presented the SAD 13 school committee with a full report of the benefits of the district’s participation in this funding over the past years. Over a 10 year period, the Foundation has focused on closing the gap for high school students and college attendance. Relative to other New England states. On average, students with a college degree make $21,528 more per year vs. those with only a high school diploma. Young adults in Maine with an associate degree earn $7,000-$10,000 more a year than those with only a high school diploma.

Valley High School Guidance Counselor S. Katie Flood-Gerow has been instrumental as grant opportunities have been made available to students.

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