May 21, 2019
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Gene Pelletier receives MPA Principal’s Award

Community Author: Tammy McLaughlin
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MILLINOCKET — Gene Pelletier of Millinocket, a senior at Stearns Junior-Senior High School, has been selected to receive the 2019 Principal’s Award, Principal Boynton has announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

“Gene has been an exemplary student at Stearns High School. He has been an active participant in the Performing Arts Department, as well as, a leader in the school and community,” Principal Boynton said. “These accomplishments make Gene a deserving recipient for this recognition.”

Gene’s current GPA is 93.3 and he will graduate with high honors in June. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a Dirigo Boys State Delegate and has received several academic awards in different subjects. Gene has participated in math team, student council, jazz band, pep band, fall musical pit band, show choir, one act play, basketball and baseball. He was the vice president of his class for three years.

Gene has given back to his community through participation in many community service activities and has earned over 30 hours of community service.

Gene, Principal Boynton and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at 12:30 pm. Saturday, April 6, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.

The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding 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. Mr. McGowan and Mr. 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 MPA, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.