Miles Lambke Contributed photo

SKOWHEGAN — Resident Miles Lambke, a senior at Skowhegan Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2021 Principal’s Award, according to a news release from Principal Bruce Mochamer.

The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

Lambke has been involved in soccer and skiing each of his four years. He was selected as a captain of the soccer team this past year. He has distinguished himself in the classroom and challenged himself academically, taking 10 honors-level classes.

In addition, he has taken five Advanced Placement courses while maintaining a high GPA. He has been the recipient of many department awards throughout his four years.

Lambke has volunteered to pack lunches for the school’s remote students; participated in the National Honor Society, Eco Team, and the Outing Club; volunteered in his community, assisting with the youth soccer programs; been a positive role model for many young boys who aspire to be like him; been involved in special projects at Maine Grains; and volunteered to help build a Penobscot wigwam this past summer.

He intends to pursue a degree in environmental studies and plans to attend Wesleyan University in the fall.

“He is a quiet leader in our school and community,” Mochamer said in a statement regarding the award. “Miles very much deserves this recognition.”

Lambke will be recognized with the presentation of an MPA pin, an individual plaque, and recognized at his school for his achievement.

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. The MPA will award $1,000 scholarships in the names of former Maine principals and MPA executive directors. This will be done through a virtual ceremony in May.