Principal Stephen?Bell has announced that Michaela White, a senior at Dexter Regional High School, daughter of Mike & Shannon White, was selected to receive the 2015 Principal’s Award. White was presented with a plaque at a school wide assembly. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association (MPA), is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.
Mr. Bell writes, “Michaela is an incredible young lady from a small rural community that truly has a chance to make a difference in the world. Michaela has already made her mark and made a difference in her own community. This past school year, when one of her senior classmates was battling cancer and suffering through very painful Chemo therapy, Michaela and the Key Club led an effort to help support the student and his family. The effort ended up becoming a regional effort and schools and businesses from around the state contributed to this cause. In the end, Michaela and the Key Club raised close to $10,000 for this family to put towards his medical bills and support the travel to Boston on a regular basis for treatment. Michaela will graduate as number one in her class and has been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania.”
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.