Two Lewiston graduates awarded scholarships

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LEWISTON — Lewiston residents Sahra Abdi and Peyton McPherson, both students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC), have been awarded Doris M. Stewart Memorial Scholarships.

Abdi is a native of Kenya who graduated from Lewiston High School in 2014. She has earned high honors in the ECE program and will graduate next spring. She plans to work with preschool children and may continue her education at the baccalaureate level.

McPherson graduated from Lewiston High School in 2016 and works part-time at the Karis Place Infant Center, Lewiston. After she completes her studies at CMCC next spring, she hopes to open her own preschool facility and may pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

The Doris M. Stewart Memorial Scholarship honors the many years of service Mrs. Stewart devoted as an elementary school teacher in Lewiston. The awards are given to recognize the promise of exceptional students in the early childhood program at CMCC.

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Sahra Abdi 
Peyton McPherson

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