AUBURN — Mechanics Savings Bank recently awarded three $1,000 Banking on the Future Scholarships to Lisbon High School graduates Brian R. Craig, Mathew A. Hardison and Erik W. Metzger.

Craig, of Lisbon Falls, is the son of James Craig and Kathi Yergin. At Lisbon High School he was a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Advocate, interact club, basketball team and prom and project graduation committees. He received the 2008 National Honor Society Induction Helping Hand Award, the 2009 DAR Good Citizen Award and the 2008 John M. Robison Journalism Award.

A Junior Volunteer, Craig has volunteered more than 150 hours of his time for the Big Brother/Big Sister program, a local nursing home and the reading buddy program. In the fall, he will attend Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., to major in youth ministries. His career goal is to serve as an ordained minister.

Hardison, of Durham, is the son of Susan and Clifford Hardison. He was a member of the National Honor Society, MVC Academic All-Star, math team, Students Against Destructive Behavior, AVEC, Boys State and interact club and was captain of the varsity soccer and baseball teams. He received the LHS Student of the Year Science Award in 2007 and the 2008 Best Engineer Design from the UMO Consider Engineer Program.

Hardison has volunteered for Special Olympics, LHS field clean-up day, Salvation Army, Rotary, Vineyard Church Day Camp and LHS community service initiatives. He plans to attend the University of Maine to major in civil engineering, eventually earning a masters degree.

Metzger, of Lisbon Falls, is the son of William and Nancy Metzger. Metzger was a member of the National Honor Society, the interact club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Science Olympiad and the varsity soccer and varsity outdoor track teams. A scholar/athlete from 2005-09, he was named to the 2008 First Team All-Star in track and received a 2008 Honorable Mention in soccer.

Metzger has been a Lisbon Falls Library aid and volunteered for Special Olympics, the Rotary Club Thanksgiving dinner and Beaver Park clean-up. He plans to attend the University of Maine to major in civil engineering and eventually pursue a masters degree with a focus on structural engineering.

For more than 20 years, Mechanics Savings Bank has provided scholarships to assist high school graduates with their higher education goals. With a focus on demonstrated community service, the Banking on the Future Scholarship program will award $1,000 to 17 high school graduates at nine area high schools this year. 


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