Pinette receives the Principal’s Award at WHS

Post date: Jan 26, 2021 11:33:26 AM

Wells High School Principal Eileen Sheehy announced in January that senior Kate Pinette has been selected to receive this school year’s Principal’s Award. This annual award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association (MPA), is given in recognition of a student’s academic achievement and citizenship.

“Kate is an outstanding leader in our school community and very deserving of this recognition,” commented Principal Sheehy. “She is a dedicated student and athlete and she’s always willing to lend a hand.”

Having maintained High Honor Roll status throughout her high school career, Kate Pinette has received several academic awards including a Breakfast of Champions Award, the Dartmouth College Book Award, and the DAR Good Citizenship Award. In addition, she was recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor. Kate is a member of the National Honor Society, vice-president of the WHS Class of 2021 and treasurer of the Environmental Club. She has excelled in athletics, having been a member of the WHS Soccer and Track & Field and Cross-Country teams where she was a recipient of the Rookie, MVP and Coach’s Awards. She also volunteers her time tutoring local elementary students in French.

According to WHS Guidance Counselor Sherri Anderson-Wormwood, “Kate…challenges herself academically, seeks leadership opportunities, and volunteers her time to help others.”

According to the Maine Principals’ Association website, the MPA Principal’s Award was established in 1984. Each year, high schools that are members of the MPA select one outstanding senior to receive this honor.

The recipient of the MPA’s Principal’s Award at Wells High School for the 2020-2021 school year is Kate Pinette.