Gentle receives Houlton’s MPA award

8 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — Houlton High School Principal Marty Bouchard announced March 23 that that senior Chelsea Gentle, daughter of Heath and Cheryl Gentle of Houlton, has been selected to receive the 2016 MPA Principal’s Award.

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

Principal Bouchard, who is also the current president of the MPA, describes Gentle as “very deserving of the Maine Principals’ Association honor award.” He added that “she is a delightful young lady with a terrific work ethic who has excelled in the classroom and on the playing field throughout her time at Houlton High School.”

Gentle is an honors student who is a member of Houlton High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society and winner of the Junior Class Math Award and Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award in 2015.

She was a freshman mentor and excels on the Shire’s varsity basketball and soccer teams having made team captain for two years and playing in two basketball state championships. In addition, Gentle was an All-Northern Maine soccer player in 2015, an All-Aroostook soccer player in 2014 and 2015, an All-Eastern Maine soccer player in 2014, a PVC All-Academic for soccer in 2015, a PVC/Big East All-Academic for basketball in 2015/16, and she was on the PVC second team for Class C soccer in 2014 and the PVC first team for Class C soccer in 2015. Gentle also earned the PVC/Big East Defensive Award and was named Student of the Month for Athletic Achievement.

Gentle and Principal Bouchard will join other award recipients and their principals from throughout the state at an Honors Luncheon to be held at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 2. Honorees will be presented with a plaque and lapel pin, and will be placed in a drawing for one of ten $1,000 scholarships.

The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 140 public and private high schools throughout Maine by the Maine Principal’s Association, a professional association that represents Maine’s School Administrators.