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Stearns Announces 2018 MPA Principals Award

Community Author: Tammy McLaughlin
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Stearns High School McLaughlin | BDN
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MILLINOCKET — Karsyn Wheeler of Millinocket, a senior at Stearns Junior-Senior High School, has been selected to receive the 2018 Principal’s Award, Principal Boynton announced Monday, April 2. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

“Karsyn has been an exemplary student at Stearns High School. She 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 Karsyn a deserving recipient for this recognition.”

Karsyn’s current GPA is 98.9 and she will graduate in the top 5% of her class in June. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award and has received numerous academic awards in several different subjects. Karsyn has participated in math team, student council, French club, show choir and one act play. She is the president of her class and yearbook editor.

Karsyn has given back to her community through participation in many community service activities and has earned over 100 hours of community service. She is also a student and teacher at Studio One Dance & Acrobatics.

Karsyn, Principal Boynton and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

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.

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.