Three local graduates were selected to receive the 2021 Alva S. Appleby Scholarship from the Maine Dental Association Charitable Foundation.

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Alec Daigle, a graduate of Maranacook Community High School who attends the University of New England College of Dental Medicine; Jenna Fongemie, a graduate of Saint Dominic Academy who attends the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; and Luke Violette, a graduate of Waterville Senior High School who attends the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, were three of 17 students selected for the scholarship.

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Each of the students was awarded $3,500. To be considered for the annual Appleby Scholarship, a student must be a Maine resident and lived in the state for purposes other than attending dental school, have completed their first year of dental school, and be enrolled in a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association.

Daigle is the son of Mark and Diane Daigle of Manchester; Fongemie is the daughter of Jeffrey and Joline Fongemie of Augusta; and Violette is the son of James and Mary Violette of Waterville.

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Incorporated in 1867, the Maine Dental Association is a professional membership organization. The MDA works to support members in achieving excellence in dentistry and to be leaders in oral health in Maine.

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