St. Dom’s students invited to Congressional Academy


AUBURN — St. Dominic Regional High School juniors Carolyn Joseph of Auburn, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph, and Frank Montana of Mechanic Falls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Montana, have been selected from Maine to attend the 2010 Congressional Academy for American History and Civics. Only two students are selected from each state.

The academy will take place from Sunday, June 27 to Friday, July 9, in Washington, D.C., with day trips to Philadelphia and Gettysburg included. The invitation includes all expenses and is offered as the result of a grant from the United States Department of Education.

“It is quite an honor to be selected for this prestigious academy,” said St. Dom’s Principal Donald Fournier. “We are very proud of Carolyn and Frank and all their hard work. We are thrilled that both Maine recipients are from St. Dom’s.”

The academy is a rigorous, undergraduate level program beginning at 9 a.m. each morning and concluding as late at 10 p.m. Students are expected to prepare for and fully take part in the academy. Students who successfully complete the academy will receive three undergraduate credits from the political science department at Ashland University.