SKOWHEGAN — Lucas Lenfest, of Smithfield, a senior at Skowhegan Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2018 Principal’s Award, Principal Bruce Mochamer 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.

Lenfest is an active member of the National Honor Society. Throughout his time at Skowhegan Area High School, Lenfest has been involved in the track, golf and alpine ski teams. Lenfest has distinguished himself in the classroom and has challenged himself academically taking 12 honors level classes. In addition, he has taken five Advanced Placement courses while maintaining a very high grade point average. Lenfest has a strong love of music and has taken part, each of his four years, in the Mid-Maine Youth Orchestra and MMEA All State Orchestra. He plans to pursuing a degree in chemical engineering after graduation and plans on attending the University of Maine Orono, according to the release.

“He is a quiet leader in our school and community,” Mochamer said, according to the release. “He very much deserves this recognition.”

Lenfest, Mochamer and other award winners and their principals are invited to attend an Honors Luncheon Saturday, April 7, at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

The luncheon recognizes these 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 association, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.