2011-2012 Presidential Scholarship Recipients
Jankowski was a two-sport team captain, playing soccer and lacrosse. She also was part of executive board, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Key Club. While in high school, she was an intern at USM's Wise Lab as well as a member of the National Honor Society. She has not yet decided on a major
Scott Gagne was a member of the National Honor Society and an active member of the Yearbook Committee. Gagne performed in multiple music groups including Chamber Singers and multiple jazz groups. He played varsity tennis and golf, and received a Coach's Award. He plans to major in business.
USM's Lewiston-Auburn College recently announced that Kelsey Giroux is this year's recipient of the President's Lewiston-Auburn College Scholarship. Giroux is graduating from Leavitt Area High School in Turner and will start at USM LAC this fall in the Social and Behavioral Science program, with a track to pursue Occupational Therapy. She was recently recognized along with other scholarship recipients at a reception at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.
Pictured above left to right are President & CEO of Mechanics Savings Bank Rick Vail, USM President Selma Botman, Kelsey Giroux, USM LAC Dean Joyce Gibson and USM LAC Community Advisory Board member Jon Oxman
2010-2011 Presidential Scholarship Recipients
Julia A. Richardson of Turner, a graduate of St. Dominic Regional High School in Auburn, was elected vice president of the National Honor
Society and named recipient of the Bishop Cote Trophy for combined excellence in the classroom and in school activities. Richardson, who was ranked in the top 10 percent of her graduating class, served as class secretary, and captain of both the field hockey and basketball teams. A member of the Music Ministry, she also attended Mission Mississippi to provide assistance to the people of the Delta region. Richardson, the daughter of Corey and Daphne Richardson of Turner, hopes to pursue a career in the media and communication field.
Kim Lim of South Portland moved from Cambodia to the U.S. in 2008 with no English reading or writing skills. During his senior year, however, he earned top grades at South Portland High School in American literature, precalculus and world history honors courses. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was an active member of the South Portland High yearbook staff while working 20 hours per week. He is the son of David Doung and Siem Mouy of South Portland. Kim is studying business at USM.
Alexandra N. Bishop, a graduate of Southern Aroostook High School in Dyer Brook is the daughter of Craig and Heidi Bishop of Hersey. She was the senior class salutatorian and participated in any theatrical productions and planned a senior variety show. At Southern Aroostook she also played basketball and was named caption of the soccer team. Bishop served as coeditor of the yearbook her junior and senior years and was named to both Girls State and the National Honor Society. She is majoring in art history at USM.
Kelsey Doiron of Jay graduated from Jay High School where she was valedictorian of her class, and served as class president in both her junior and senior years. In her junior year, the Jay faculty honored her with the Phi Beta Kappa Distinction Award. She was active in school theatrical productions and organizing class fund raisers. She also served as a volunteer gymnastics coach at Decal Gymnastics and as a tutor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Kelsey, the daughter of Jayne Toncer of Jay, plans to pursue a career as a physician or surgeon.