LEWISTON – Amid shuffled schedules and end-of-the-year projects at Lewiston Middle School on June 15, Mayor Lionel C. Guay Jr. and Lewiston Youth Advisory Council Chairwoman Katie Lauze were greeted with cheers, applause, waves and hellos.

Accompanied by Principal Maureen Lachapelle, they arrived at teacher Sue Reny’s class at approximately 10 a.m. to present the June 2005 Mayor’s Citation of Excellence to eighth-grader Tyler Lussier.

Lussier was recognized for his dedication and follow-through on school commitments.

Guay noted, “Tyler, as a member of the Lewiston Middle School Student Council, you did an exemplary job in organizing various projects that needed to get done for the end-of-the-year eighth-grade school dance. You also demonstrated leadership in encouraging others to complete their event-related tasks, utilized effective time management, and went above and beyond’ by staying after school several days, as well as giving of your time on an in-service staff day – all to ensure that the dance would be a memorable success.”

Lussier is the eighth recipient of the citation since the youth recognition program’s inception in late 2004.

One-page nominations are due the second Friday of each month, and a Lewiston middle school or high school student may be nominated for an accomplishment or achievement that is “extraordinary” or “above and beyond” and has occurred within the last two months.

July nominations are due by no later than July 8 and may be mailed to the mayor at 27 Pine St., Lewiston, or via [email protected] As school will not be in session in July, the surprise presentation will be made at either the student’s home or place of summer employment.

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