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Bucksport student receives gift of music education

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Nate Perkins-Fields, 17, of Bucksport is the first recipient of the Mitchell R. Geel Scholarship, managed by The Gifts of Music.

“I’d love nothing more than to attend Maine Maritime Academy and earn my captain’s license. If I could sail the world and play music for millions of people my dream would be met,” Perkins-Fields wrote in his scholarship application. He is an honors student who has played guitar and trumpet for seven years and has learned piano, mandolin and banjo. He participated in the school music program at Bucksport High School.

The $500 scholarship will provide Perkins-Fields with guitar lessons with instructor Bill Pierce of Bangor.

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