FARMINGTON – Carly Lochala of New Sharon, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, has been selected to receive the 2005 Principal’s Award, Principal Greg Potter announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, is given in recognition of academic achievement and citizenship.

“Carly is an outstanding young lady, who is really going places. She has worked extremely hard, taking rigorous, challenging courses, while being active in athletics, music, National Honor Society and student government at Mt. Blue,” said Potter.

“There is no doubt that she has made an impact on us all. She balances a busy schedule, filled with activities, in a way that is inspiring. Carly is an accomplished All American’ race walker, a member of the Franklin County Fiddlers and an avid pianist. She enjoys working with young children and possesses one of the most outgoing, positive and confident demeanors I have ever seen among high school-aged students. She will be the valedictorian of the class of 2005, and has been offered scholarship opportunities by Brown University and Rensselaer College. At this time, she is waiting also to hear from Princeton. I am very proud of her, and am honored to present this award to her,” said Potter.

Lochala and Potter attended an honors luncheon on April 2 in Bangor. The luncheon recognizes the outstanding 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.

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