OTISFIELD — The Oxford County Education Association – Retired has announced the following Class of 2016 students are recipients of OCEA-R scholarships.

The recipients are:

* Carla Boyle-Wight, daughter of Eric and Patricia Boyle-Wight of Newry, is from Telstar Regional High School. She has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, University of Maine and the University of Vermont. She plans to major in music education and is the recipient of the Marjorie Kimball Memorial Award for Music Education.

* Abigail Hughes, daughter of Chris and Lisa Hughes of Cornish, is from Sacopee Valley High School. She plans to major in elementary education at Plymouth State University.

* McKayla Marois, daughter of Donald Marois and Michele Cox. She lives in South Paris and is a graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. She has been accepted to the University of Maine at Farmington, where she plans to major in secondary education with a focus on English.

* Faith Pelkie, daughter of Dewayne and Lori Pelkie, is from Fryeburg Academy. She has been accepted to Southern Maine Community College and the University of Maine at Farmington. She plans to major in early childhood education.

* Jonathan Randolph, son of Scott and Jenn Randolph of Hartford, is a graduate of Buckfield Junior-Senior High School. He has been accepted to the University of Maine at Farmington, where he plans to major in secondary education.

This year, there are two alternatives:

* Benjamin Buck, son of David and Rachel Buck, is from Dirigo High School. He has been accepted to Clarkson University and the University of Maine. He plans to study civil/environmental engineering.

* Ronald Russell Jr., son of Lisa and Ronald Russell Sr., is from Mountain Valley High School and lives in Rumford. He has been accepted to St. Michael’s College, Emmanuel College and Georgetown University for international relations and sociology.

Each year, the OCEA-R awards four $500 scholarships to students who plan to enter the field of education. In addition, funds are given in memory of Marjorie Kimball, longtime group member and educator. This scholarship was to be given to a student planning to major in music education.


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