LISBON — Philip W. Sugg Middle School Principal Jeff Ramich and Assistant Principal/CCD Thomas Landberg announced the recipients of the second-quarter Ashlee Stone Memorial Award for student achievement on March 2.

Sixth-grader Breeann Sautter, seventh-grader Kailyn Hill and eighth-grader Jennifer Smith were presented a plaque during the announcement ceremony.

Each quarter, members of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades are nominated by grade level teachers. The award has been renamed in honor of the memory of former PWS student, Ashlee Stone.

“The award is given in memory of Ashlee Stone, a seventh-grade student, who was a positive role model in our school. Ashlee was known for her willingness to learn, having a positive attitude, being respectful to adults and her peers, being a risk taker, persevering when the going got rough, handling conflict with grace, being a friend to everyone, being a leader and especially for her smile. These students were chosen for this award because they demonstrate all or many of these qualities,” said Ramich.

Sautter is the daughter of Nicole and Doug Sautter of Lisbon Falls. Ramich said that she is extremely conscientious and works diligently no matter what the subject. She always has her work done and it is done well. Sautter participates in all class activities and does what is asked of her, he said. She is a member of student council and has been an active Lisbon junior volunteer for the last two years, assisting with school and community projects.

Hill is the daughter of Bobbi and Glenn Hill of Lisbon. She is a delight, said Ramich. Hill has been a Lisbon junior volunteer for three years and is responsible, helpful, polite and pleasant. She wants to do well and is a smart girl. She takes risks in the classroom daily and always tries her best. She is just a sweetheart, he said.

Smith is the daughter of Lee Ann and Bradley Smith of Lisbon Falls. She is a role model for respect, said Ramich. She is kind, empathetic and just a nice person. Academically, she strives for perfection and performs above her peers. She shows critical thinking skills and problem solves independently, he said. She is actively involved in student council and sports and was nominated to attend the Girls’ Day at the State House in Augusta.

For more information on student programs and other projects at the school, contact Community Resource Coordinator Monica Millhime at 754-0021 or e-mail [email protected] or visit

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