Lindsey Childs, a freshman from Palermo, has been named Maine Connections Academy’s March STAR Student, according to a news release from the virtual public charter school.

Childs was chosen because of her strong academic skills and has proven to be a conscientious student.

She started with academy in 2015 as a seventh-grade student searching for a more flexible schedule and opportunities for advanced classes. She has participated in the in-person academic summit events the past two years at MCA. She particularly liked the lesson on propaganda and conspiracy theories. She has excelled in many subjects in school, but her favorite is math. Childs finds it very logical and likes that there’s normally only one correct answer. She participated in the Central Maine Math League this year and placed fifth among freshmen in central Maine, according to a news release from the school.

Outside of school, Childs spends time reading, practicing for math team, attending weekly youth group, and caring for her cat, rabbit, dogs and horses. She works as a barn manager for her mother and works at another local barn each weekend.

She volunteers her time to her church providing childcare and teaching young children. She also serves as a guide during the church’s annual Journey to Bethlehem celebration at Christmas time.

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