Winthrop High School senior Jacob Hickey has been selected by faculty members to receive the 2017 Principal’s Award.

He is the son of John Hickey and Catherine Hoffman-Hickey, of Winthrop.

During his four years at Winthrop High School, Hickey has maintained an excellent scholastic record while also participating in many co-curricular activities. He is a student who can be counted on in the classroom, on the playing field and as a student leader. He much deserves this recognition, according to a news release from the school.

Hickey was a member of the soccer team as a freshman, the cross-country team as a sophomore, junior and a captain as a senior. As a cross-country athlete he holds the 5km school record and was named a Mountain Valley Conference All-Star, is a Western Maine Champion and a state runner-up and an All-New England member. As a member of the basketball team all four years and a captain his senior year, he was named the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2017 and named to the McDonald’s All-State Team and All-State Academic Team and the MPA Class C Player of the Tourney — Southern Maine. Hickey is also a member of the baseball team all four years. He was named a Scholar-Athlete Delegate to the Mountain Valley Conference Student Leadership Council as a freshman and junior. He is a member of the National Honor Society junior and senior year and is a senior representative of the Student Council as well as being named to the Winthrop High School Varsity Club.

In the community Hickey is a volunteer at the Maine Veterans’ Home and is a volunteer counselor in the Winthrop Recreation basketball program. When his busy schedule allows, he enjoys playing the piano.

Hickey plans to attend a Maine college and major in sports medicine.

On April 1 Hickey and Principal Keith Morin will attend an MPA Honors Luncheon in Bangor where they will join other MPA Principals’ Award winners from across the state.

The luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of 10 $1000 scholarships.

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