AUGUSTA — Katerina Bessey and Sarita Crandall, students at Mt. Blue Middle School in Farmington, were recently honored as Middle Level Scholar Leaders at a banquet on May 20 at the Augusta Civic Center.
The criteria for the award includes demonstrating academic initiative and scholarship, providing service to classmates and school, exemplifying positive attitudes and demonstrating leadership in the classroom and school activities.
Nearly 360 students, educators and parents attended the banquet to celebrate the achievements of the middle level students. Seventy-four eighth-grade students from 37 schools were honored at the 11th annual banquet.
The event was organized by the Maine Association for Middle Level Education and the New England League of Middle Schools, with a supporting sponsorship from Lifetouch National School Studios.
For more information about the awards program and other information about middle level education, go to www.nelms.org.