CASTINE – Midshipman 4/C Nicholas Starbird of Auburn was recently named an Honor Midshipman Under Guidance during his first semester as a member of the Maine Maritime Academy Regiment of Midshipmen.

The Regiment of Midshipmen, a student-run leadership and management program, is comprised of students seeking a U.S. Merchant Marine license as a third mate or a third assistant engineer following graduation.

For other students at the college, participation in the regiment is optional. The regimental system promotes learning and self-reliance, leadership and effective communications and interpersonal skills.

Starbird was one of eight midshipmen selected for the first-year honor based upon exemplary performance as a junior member of the regiment. He demonstrated personal growth and excellence, enhanced team building skills and improved leadership ability during the regimental preparatory training process. Starbird is a member of the class of 2008. He is majoring in marine systems engineering.


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