NEWPORT — Bruce Wilson, of Dixmont, a Nokomis Regional High senior, was selected to receive the 2016 Principal’s Award, Principal Mary Nadeau recenly announced in a news release. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

Nadeau said in the release, “Bruce is a multi-talented student who has excelled on every front. He is a top scholar and athlete as well as a gifted musician and performer. Throughout high school, Wilson has completed a rigorous academic curriculum while establishing himself as a leader, not only in the classroom, but also in music and theater. Bruce has a commanding presence whether he is presenting in the classroom, singing, playing trumpet or taking the lead in a school performance.”

The Honors Luncheon was held at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor Saturday, April 2. 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.

On that same day, Wilson was starring in two vocal groups for Nokomis in the 2016 Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival in Millinocket and was unable to attend. Principal Nadeau will formally recognize Wilson at Class Night on June 9.

Wilson plans to continue his education at the University of Maine, majoring in computer science.

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.