Scholarships awarded at annual meeting


LEWISTON — Rainbow Federal Credit Union elected a new board of director during the 54th annual meeting held on March 7. Theresa Thomas will replace Amy Ashton, who is retiring after serving Rainbow for 32 years.

During the meeting, four college students were also awarded a $500 scholarship from Rainbow Federal Credit Union. They were Brittney Bell, Amy Chipman, Moriah Churchill and Joseph Hunt III.

Bell is a 2009 graduate of Poland Regional High School and is completing her freshman year at Colby College, majoring in biology. She would like to become a dentist. Her current grade point average is 3.2.

Bell is a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams as well as the Enviro Co Environmental Group at Colby.

Chipman is a 2008 graduate of Poland Regional High School and is currently a sophomore at Elmira College in New York, pursuing a degree in elementary education and mathematics. She would like to be a first-grade teacher. She currently has a 3.6 grade point average.

At school, Chipman works at the library circulation desk and for the Information Technology Center. She is a member of the college’s Christian fellowship, Concert Ensemble Performance Band, Tap Ensemble and secretary of the Elmira College Ski Club.

Churchill is a 2007 graduate of Edward Little High School and is finishing her junior year at Bowdoin College, working on her bachelor of arts degree, majoring in English. She hopes to become a writer. Her grade point average is 3.578 and she was a previous winner of this  scholarship.

She is spending her spring semester abroad at the University of Anglia in Norwich, England. Churchill is also working in Technical Services at the Longfellow Hawthorne Library at Bowdoin College as the assistant in Binding Department and this past semester was the programming director for Howell House, the chem-free college house.

Hunt is a 2009 graduate of Poland Regional High School and is currently a freshman at the University of Maine at Orono. He is pursuing a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and would like to be a power system engineer. His grade point average is 3.62.

At college, Hunt is currently a member of the Archery Club. He also volunteers as an archery coach for the Junior Olympic Archery Development programs, is a certified instructor and a World Champion of archery.