Nicholas earns Principal’s Award
MARS HILL, Maine — Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School’s principal, Dr. Kay York, has announced the recipient of the 2019 Principal’s Award, senior Annika Nicholas of Blaine.
The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.
“Annika is an amazing student who not only strives to do her best academically but also exhibits outstanding character as she interacts with peers and adults in a caring and respectful manner,” said York. “Annika is a strong, quiet leader in sports, as a student council representative, tutor for younger students, and in various activities in the community,”
Yorik said Nicholas shows her strong commitment to school and community by volunteering as a student aide, at Special Olympics, as a summer counselor, teaching and leading in her church, and working with Operation Christmas Child.
Nicholas has earned many honors and awards, including student of the month, student of the year and honor roll. She has challenged herself by taking advanced-level courses while also playing varsity sports, including basketball, softball and volleyball.
“Annika is a well-rounded young lady who is very deserving of this award,” York said.
Nicholas, York, and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 6.
The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler. McGowan and Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the association. An additional five $1,000 scholarships will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.
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.