MADISON — Devin Mercier, of Madison, a Madison Area Memorial High School senior, has been selected to receive the 2016 Principal’s Award, according to a news release from Principal Bonnie Levesque. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

Mercier has been an outstanding citizen at the high school. He has completed many honors, advanced placement and college courses and is valedictorian of his class. He has served as president of his class, and is a member of National Honor Society and the varsity tennis team. He is a senior mentor, and part of the student government. He volunteers his time helping with the local blood drive, Thanksgiving dinner and senior booth. Mercier attended the Youth Leadership Summit and took a leadership role in the Yudaband project that raised enough money to pay two years of a Guatemalan child’s education, according to the release. Through his efforts, he won the Yudaband humanitarian award and traveled to Guatemala this past summer. He also received a Quest Bridge scholarship to attend Pomona College in California, where he will major in political science. He is the son of Angela Makor.

Mercier, Levesque, and other award winners and their principals will attend an honors luncheon April 2 at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

The luncheon recognizes 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. McGowan and Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the association. An additional five $1,000 scholarships will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.

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 that represents Maine’s school administrators.

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