Brogan receives the Maine Principals’ Award

Wells High School announced earlier this winter that senior Indie Brogan has been selected by WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy to receive the Maine Principals’ Award for the school year of 2022-2023. This award is sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association to recognize a student’s high academic achievement, leadership, and good citizenship.

According to a statement from the high school, “Indie is a curious and conscientious student who leads by example at WHS.  His leadership shines through in his commitment to his academics (and) athletics...”

During his high school career, Brogan has taken multiple challenging Advanced Placement (AP) and honors-level classes.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as president of the school’s chapter.

Brogan enjoys canoeing, hiking, surfing, and long-distance running.  He is a participant in WHS’s cross country and track programs where he earned MVP awards and Rookie of the Year.  He also qualified to participate in state-level cross-country and track competitions.  

“It is my great honor to receive this,” said Brogan who sees the award as proof that all the hard work that he has put into academics and sports in high school has, in his words, “been a success”.  “I’m glad that…my efforts have made a difference in some way and that I’ve made an impact on the school.  It’s great to know that...I have managed to stand out which is really amazing to me.”

Brogan indicated that after attending college, he would like to pursue a career in environmental or civil engineering in hopes of “making a difference in the world”. 

Typically all recipients of the MPA Principals’ Award are invited to attend a luncheon honoring them in the spring where they will receive a plaque and a pin and a chance to   receive a $1,000 McGowan Scholarship in honor of former MPA Director Horace O. McGowan.  The Maine Principals’ Award was established in 1984 and recognizes one senior from each Maine high school in the MPA.  The Maine Principals’ Association is located in Augusta, Maine and is a private, educational, nonprofit corporation.

WHS senior Indie Brogan