LEWISTON – Ten teens were named 2005 Lewiston Shining Stars at the 8th annual celebration Wednesday night at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The 10 “Stars” are Nicholas Bouyea, Kathryn DeAngelis, Ashley Doyon, Kyle A. Dupuis, Nathalie C. Dupuis, Katie Lacasse, Samantha Leeman, Loren Lepage, Ashley Morgan and Danielle Nadeau. They received a certificate and dog tag/chain from the City of Lewiston, and gifts from Lewiston businesses.

Lepage had her name drawn to receive a complete computer system and accessories donated by the Sisters of Charity Health System and one-year free Megalink Internet service donated by Oxford Networks.

Twenty-three other teens who were also nominated received were presented with a certificate and “You Make the Difference” dog tag and chain.

“Each year, this celebration highlights the wonderful contributions of Lewiston youth – certainly a very positive reminder that our future is in good hands,” Mayor Lionel C. Guay Jr. told the nominees.

2001 Shining Star Serena Fortier, a junior at Berklee College in Boston majoring in professional music, debuted her song “Driven,” which she wrote for Wednesday’s celebration.

Katie Lauze, chairman of the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, sang the national anthem to open the program. Community Relations Coordinator Dottie Perham-Whittier welcomed attendees. She and City Councilor Ronald Jean, Nick Knowlton of GSM Group, and Mary LaFontaine, manager of the Lewiston Career Center, served as judges.

The 2005 Shining Stars celebration poster for Lewiston City Hall was unveiled by Mayor Guay, and all nominees stood in a receiving line along with the mayor and City Council.


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