AUGUSTA — Andrew Levesque, of Augusta, a Cony High School senior, was selected to receive the 2016 Principal’s Award, Principal Kim Silsby announced in a news release from the school. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

“Andrew has been an amazing student leader at Cony for all four years. He is a hard working student who is committed to his studies. He is the president of the National Honor Society and is a member of the cross country, swimming and track teams. In addition to all that he does in the classroom and on the fields, Andrew is a kind and compassionate person. He truly enriches the climate at Cony High School. He is very deserving of this honor,” Silsby said in the release.

Levesque, Silsby, 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 which represents Maine’s school administrators.

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