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Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, second semester honor roll

Seniors, high honors: Selden Porter, Kassie Toby; honors: Christopher Arthers, Meaghan Carlow, Brittney Chase, William Cloran, Gary Farrell, Audrey Gardner, Rianne Gardner, Kylee Gordon, Amanda Gulesian, Logan Helsor, Michelle Henderson, Dillan Hesseltine, Krystal Holmes, Patrick Kites, Bre-Anna Leonard, Brittany Libbey, Jina Libby, Elise Lichtenberg, Chelsea Murphy, Nolan Pelkey, Russell Phillips, Abigail Priest, Jocelyn Raffiani, Nicholas Rideout, Spencer Sanderson, Chelsey Springer, Brett Tash, Tayla Trask.

Juniors, high honors: William Chesley, Faith Karikala, Krista McComb, Asiya Sbayi, Connor Smart; honors: Colleen Albert, Ashley Crosby, Lauren Goodine, Matthew Guiod, Gavin Higgins, Ashlee Jipson, Merissa Jordan, Travis Langevin, Nicholas LItalien, Cody McDonald, Erica McPhail, Emily Munson, Nicolette Smith.

Sophomores, high honors: Mitchell Sibley; honors: Tanisha Arthurs, Jessica Beaulieu, Taylor Blood, Desirae Briggs, Courtney Burris, Teri Gordon, Heather Gorrell, Tia Hardy, Tucker Hyora, Katie Krapf, Alicia MacLeod, Theodore Ocana, Kelcey Steward, Wyatt Tash, Sarah Thornton, Ciara Tolman.

Freshmen, high honors: Nicholas Garfield, Josiah Karikala, Colleen McMoarn, Melissa Shaefer; honors: Logan Booker, Justin Chan, Bridget Drinkwater, Emily Gray, Erynn Libby, Ian Lichtenberg, Carly McDonald, Kristina Parker, Trysten Pelkey, Courtney Shaw, Savannah Tilton.

2011 MA Honor Parts Announced


Mattanawcook Academy Principal Henry Pietras recently announced the top four honor parts for the graduating class of 2011. Jina Libby and Selden Porter are Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. Also named were first honor essayist Caroline Smart and second honor essayist, Tayla Trask.


Jina Libby is the daughter of Durwin and Robin Libby of Chester. While at Mattanawcook Academy, Jina has been very active in school life. She has been Vice President of the National Honor Society, President of her Senior Class, Captain of the Ski Team, and Captain of MA's Relay for Life team. Jina was also the recipient of the Charles A. Robbins Endowment Award (for having the highest grade in a foreign language) her freshmen and sophomore years, the Engineering Award (in recognition of outstanding contributions from the society of women engineers) her junior year, and received the Maine Principal's Association and Mattanawcook Academy Scholastic Athlete Awards her senior year. In addition to her academics, Jina has also participated in athletics as a member of the soccer, ski, and tennis teams, as well as participated in gymnastics. Jina has also logged over 400 hours of community service and her junior year was selected as a delegate to the 64th session of Girls State where she was appointed to the office of Honor Guard and was elected to serve in the House of Representatives. Jina plans to attend Houghton College in the fall as she was accepted into the Pre-med/Biology program. 










Selden Porter, son of Dale R. and Joan Porter of Lincoln, has been accepted to Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Option, and will be attending this fall. Selden is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Team, where he is a captain, Boys State, Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and "M" Club. Selden has also been involved in the soccer, indoor track, and tennis teams. Selden was the recipient of the Williams College Book Award his junior year, and has been an academic awards winner all through his high school career and received the excellence awards in chemistry, pre-calculus, and statistics. 














Caroline Smart, daughter of Quentin Smart II and Lorna Smart of Lincoln has been accepted to the University of Southern Maine majoring in Theatre. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and was the recipient of the French II academic award her sophomore year. Caroline is involved in many school and community activities which include treble choir, honor choir, M.A. plays and musicals, MA/Army National Guard Leadership training, Every Fifteen Minutes program, Relay for Life, and the Service Learning Team. She is extremely active at First United Methodist Church including church choir, volunteering at suppers, breakfasts, craft fairs and Vacation Bible School. Caroline's hobbies include reading, taking walks and watching old movies.












Tayla Trask is the daughter of Jim and Dawn Trask from Lincoln. During her freshman and sophomore year she was class president. Tayla is secretary of the National Honor Society and Vice-President of the Student Council this year. Tayla played softball all four years and also played basketball and was a member of the indoor track team. For the past three years she has volunteered as a student mentor at Ella P. Burr School and in 2010 received a Student Mentor Award. Tayla loves traveling and playing ASA softball throughout New England during the summer months. She enjoys swimming, spending time with family, friends and her dog Easton. She also enjoys listening to music, shopping and the New York Yankees. In 2011 Tayla received the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, the National Honor Society Award, and has been a four year academic honors student. She received the Earth Science, Anatomy/Physiology and American Sign Language academic awards. Tayla was the PVC 2009 and 2010 Pitcher of the Year and was selected as a 2011 M.A. Scholar/Athlete. On May 25, 2010 she achieved her 500th career strikeout at M.A. Tayla received a scholar's award and an athletic scholarship to attend Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire to study Biology/Pre-Med and play Division II softball. Upon graduating from Saint Anselm she plans to attend medical school.




May 4 - After a discussion with a representative of the RSU #67 Superintendent's Office, www.lincolnmaine.us has learned that current Ella P. Burr School principal Mike Bisson will be the new Athletic Director and Associate Principal at Mattanawcook Academy starting this coming fall.
The positions of Vice-principal and Athletic Director were eliminated by the RSU Board. RSU #67 Superintendent Denise Hamlin recommended Bission for the new positions and the RSU Board concurred. Dean Libbey is current M.A. AD and Ben Lothrop is current Vice Principal at M.A. The new position of Associate Principal was described as "more of a co-principal position" than a Vice Principal job.
- Lee Rand
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