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Madeline Andrews Selected to Receive Maine Principal’s Award

posted Apr 5, 2013, 8:11 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Apr 5, 2013, 8:11 AM ]

Principal of Wells High School Jim Daly has announced that Madeline Andrews, a senior at Wells High School, has been selected to receive the Maine Principal’s Award from WHS for 2013.

This award is sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association in recognition of high academic achievement and good citizenship demonstrated by Maine high school seniors. 

“I was surprised to receive it,” said Andrews about being picked.  She was notified of her selection in a recent letter from Principal Daly.  “I didn’t know much about the award prior to receiving it but I was very honored to receive it from my principal.  And he said lots of nice things about me.”

“Madeline has played an important role at Wells High School for the past four years,” read a statement from the Principal’s office at Wells High School.  “She has been an outstanding role model and a high achiever.”

The information provided by the Principal’s office highlighted Andrews’ many accomplishments.   She is a National Honor Society member and has worked on the school newspaper.   She has won awards from WOCSD’s Literary Achievement Awards program, named Student of the Trimester and a recipient of the Breakfast of Champions Award.  She is also a member of the marching and concert bands at WHS.

Andrews participates in sports at WHS year round where she demonstrates leadership as captain of the Varsity Girls Lacrosse and Varsity Girls Soccer teams. 

Andrews also volunteers time in school and the community.  In church she is a Sunday school teacher and liturgist.  At Wells Elementary School she volunteers to teach French to students in the FLAGS program.  She is also a volunteer with Camp Susan Curtis Fundraisers.

A luncheon to honor all recipients of the Maine Principal’s Award for 2013 will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.  At this luncheon MPA recipients will be presented with a plaque and a pin.   

Attendees to the luncheon are also eligible to win a Horace O. McGowan scholarship.  There will be five $1,000 McGowan Scholarships drawn by the MPA in honor of the association’s past executive director.

Andrews, the daughter of Eric and Kathryn Andrews in Wells, says that she is uncertain at this point which college she will attend after high school graduation but indicated that she wants to study to become a medical doctor.  “I am very interested in the medical field,” said Andrews.

Caption: In the library at Wells High School is Madeline Andrews.