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FARMINGTON — Joshua Smith, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, has been selected to receive the 2022 Principal’s Award.

The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement, leadership and citizenship.

Smith is deserving of the award due to his dedication to his studies, his leadership and his involvement in extra-curricular offerings and opportunities at Mt. Blue and beyond, according to a news release from Principal Monique Poulin. He has challenged himself with honors and Advanced Placement courses and is currently the top student in his class.

He is a four-sport athlete, participating in soccer, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing and lacrosse. He has been named captain of the three teams to date this school year and was the top skimeister in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference this winter. He is the co-president of the Student Council, vice president of the school’s chapter of Interact and a member of the National Honor Society.

In addition to his academic, extracurricular and leadership successes, Smith was selected as one of the school’s representatives to participate in the Cohen Leadership Institute at the University of Maine last summer.

Smith, Poulin, and other award winners and their principals have planned to participate in a live virtual scholarship drawing on April 1. Ten $1,000 scholarships were to be drawn in the names of former Maine principals and MPA Executive Directors: Horace O. McGowan, Richard W. Tyler, and Richard A. Durost.

The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.

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