February 19, 2018
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Tyson Girsa, a senior at Stearns Jr.Sr. High School, has been selected to receive the 2013 Principal’s Award, Principal MacKenzie announced today. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and school and community citizenship.

“Throughout his years at Stearns Jr.Sr. High School, Tyson has distinguished himself in the classroom, on the playing field, and as a leader in the school and the community,” Principal MacKenzie said, “He is very deserving of this recognition.”

Tyson’s current GPA is 96.8 and he will graduate in the top 5% of his class in June. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has received numerous academic awards throughout his high school career in Art, Freshman Science, English I, II and III, French I and II, Geometry, Algebra II, Health, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Advanced Biology and US History.

Tyson has participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including Varsity Football, JV and Varsity Basketball, Baseball and the Math Team. He was nominated for the Little Ten Conference (Eastern Maine Conference) All-Academic Team both his Junior and Senior years.

Tyson has earned many hours of community service helping Northern Timbercruiser’s Truck Pulls. He is also a volunteer coach and referee for the Junior Pro Basketball Program in Millinocket. Tyson’s interests include motorcycle riding, traveling, outdoor sports, fly fishing, hunting and water sports. In the fall, Tyson plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Tyson, Principal MacKenzie and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

The Honors Luncheon recognizes outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and an opportunity to be awarded one 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.