BANGOR – Area students have been selected to receive the Maine Principals’ Association 2005 Principals’ Award. The students and their principals will go to an honors lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Spectacular Events Center.

Hannah Giasson of Auburn is a senior at Edward Little High School. She is the daughter of Katherine Giasson of Auburn.

“Throughout her years at Edward Little High School, Hannah has distinguished herself in the classroom, on the playing field, and as a leader in the school and community,” said Principal James Miller. “She very much deserves this recognition.”

John Daggett of Litchfield is a senior at Oak Hill High School in Wales.

Principal Patricia E. Doyle said, “Throughout his years at Oak Hill High School, John has distinguished himself in the classroom, as an athlete, as a member of our music program and as a leader in the school and the community. John is an outstanding member of the senior class and very much deserves this recognition.”

Emily Jacobs of Greene is a student at Leavitt Area High School in Turner.

“It is easy to convey what an extraordinary young woman Emily is, whether it is in the classroom or any other area of her life, she is just a great kid. She is the epitome of scholarship and sportsmanship at Leavitt Area High School,” Principal Patrick Hartnett remarked.

Bianca Cloutier of Monmouth is a senior at Monmouth Academy.

“Bianca is an outstanding young lady who has distinguished herself in the classroom, on the athletic fields and as an ambassador to our school. She has involved herself in every aspect of her schooling and is seen as a leader by the students and the staff at Monmouth Academy,” Principal Michael Burnham said.

Nicole Emery of Winthrop is the daughter of Robert and Donna Emery. During her four years at Winthrop High School, she has distinguished herself as an outstanding student and athlete.

Emery was also active in the school’s Day of Caring and Make a Difference Day. She is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and High School Ministry. She is a Special Olympics volunteer. She plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono where she will be a member of the Maine Black Bear’s Field Hockey Team and major in athletic training or kinesiology and physical education.

The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

The honors luncheon recognizes the students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler. McGowan and Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the association.

The Principals’ Award is presented in more than 140 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.

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