READFIELD — Luca DeAngelis, of Readfield, a Maranacook Community High School senior, has been selected to receive the 2016 Maine Principal’s Award, according to a news release from Principal Dwayne Conway. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

DeAngelis is the son of Tara Wicks and Steve DeAngelis. He is the valedictorian of the class of 2016. He enjoys Nordic skiing and was a captain of his high school team. He is a two-time individual Nordic state champion and has represented Maine in many post-season ski festivals. DeAngelis is a part of Student Council and Student Senate. He is head of the school Sustainability Committee and has been active in the school garden throughout high school. He also enjoys art, dance and piano.

Next year, DeAngelis plans to attend college where he can continue to compete as a Nordic skier while studying government and law. Family is important to DeAngelis, and he appreciates all the support he has received from his siblings, Tyler and Hannah, as well as his parents, future sister-in-law Aleah and many friends, according to the release.

DeAngelis, Conway 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 presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler were former Maine principals and executive director of the association. An additional five $1,000 scholarship will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.

The Maine 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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