The 2011 Dana M. Whitten Scholarship has been awarded to Catherine Richardson of Belfast by Dr. Joseph Anderson. Catherine has devoted much of her time to children, including tutoring preschoolers and directing plays at the Marsh River Theater. She graduated near the top of her class at Belfast Area High School. She will attend the University of Maine at Machias this fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Belfast Area High School who has demonstrated a strong commitment to caring for and improving the lives of children. Its recipients have gone on to pursue degrees in nursing and other fields at several local universities.