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Martha Beverage Black '83, David Fernald '58, DerMarr Johnson '99, and Tom Savage '64 are slated for induction into the Maine Central Institute Athletic Hall of Fame on October 3 of Homecoming Weekend.

Black was a field hockey, basketball and track athlete at MCI while also earning valedictorian honors. She was a three-year member of the National Honor Society, a Manson Essay finalist, and received the top female athlete award among her numerous MCI activities and honors. She received the Coaches Award in field hockey and was a team MVP in basketball. She attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also received the top female athlete award. She was a three-time Academic All-American (twice on the first team and her third as an honorable mention) as a basketball and field hockey player. Black worked in the chemical engineering field for a number of years and is now part of the faculty at Bowdoin College as a laboratory instructor.

Fernald was also a class valedictorian and three-sport athlete at MCI, playing football, baseball and basketball. He was class vice president as a senior and a Manson Essay Finalist. He was a member of the 1956 undefeated Maine prep school champion MCI team that did not allow a point. He captained the MCI postgrad team in 1957. He attended Bowdoin where he was a three-time All-Maine selection in football and also played lacrosse. His coach at Bowdoin, Nels Corey, ranked him among the best linemen in Bowdoin history. Fernald was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He also received his MBA from Stanford and enjoyed an extended and successful career in the software field.

Johnson earned McDonald's, Parade Magazine, and USA Today High School All-America honors while a member of the MCI post-graduate basketball team. He averaged 26 points and 6.7 rebounds a game at MCI and was named Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year. He attended the University of Cincinnati, and was selected sixth overall in the 2000 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. After two years in the NBA, Johnson's career was curtailed by an automobile accident. He returned to the NBA in 2003 with the New York Knicks, then played 71 games for the Denver Nuggets in the 2004-05 season. After two more seasons in the NBA, including 2008 with the San Antonio Spurs, Johnson's career took him to international play, with stops in Italy, Lebanon, Columbia, Argentina, Venezuela as well as additional experience in the NBA developmental league.

Savage was a 4-year member of the baseball, basketball and football teams at MCI lettering the first time in all three as a freshman, serving as co-captain of the football and basketball teams as a senior. He was a starter all four years of his baseball career, and threw a no-hitter as a junior. He started at quarterback for the football team and then guard with the basketball team for three years. He was class president as a sophomore and dorm council president of Alumni Hall as a senior. He was the Manson Essay winner and selected for Boys State while an MCI student. Tom was previously inducted into the MCI Hall of Fame in 2007. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1968 and then went to work for Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He later enrolled in the New England School of Law, graduating in 1975 before moving to Bangor where he practiced law for more than 20 years.

MCI's Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2010. The criteria for selecting an individual for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame are based on one or more of the following: outstanding athletic achievement at MCI; outstanding athletic achievement beyond MCI; outstanding contribution to the MCI athletic program; meritorious service to the MCI athletic program.

The Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. in MCI's Trustee Memorial Student Center. The cost is $20 per person and includes dinner. To register, please go online to www.mci-school.org/ahof or contact the MCI Advancement Office at (207) 487-5915. For the full Homecoming Weekend schedule, please visit www.mci-school.org/homecoming.

Maine Central Institute announces the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year:

Grade 12 Highest Honors: David Andrejsin, Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Giorgia Casali, Ryan Engelhardt, Kate-Lynn George, Lanie Howes, Alexis LaMarre, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu

Grade 12 High Honors: Ashley Alton, Arianna Bellavista, Eliana Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Hjalte Christiansen, Gavin Dugas, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Isabella Enriquez, Jamin Gerry, Phu Hai Ha, Mitchell Hallee, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Cassidy McGinnis, Cassandra Miller, Tyler Peppard, Quan Peter Qi, Jonathan Santiago, Lien My Sana Tran, Luis Vega, Maddison Whittington, Yangyang Torres Zhou

Grade 11 Highest Honors: Julia Bluhm, Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Sophia Flynn, Amanda Hays, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Jiachun Maya Li, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Evgeniia Marina, Braden Monteyro, Hailey Stewart, Gregory Vigue, Diyun DiDi Wang, Hengjiali Curi Xu, Yingning Ye, Jialiang Michae Zhang

Grade 11 High Honors: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Alex Bertrand, Tierra Bianchi, Alexis Caldwell, Xantal Dufrasne, Dillon Fitts, Taylor Hall, Ning Polly Liu, Anna Meomutli, Konstantin Pribylov, Sarah Schissler, Phuong Le Nam Thai, Kala Wentworth, Olivia Wright, Yuhao Jason Ying, Irina Zhikharevich, Zixiong Vincent Zhou, Guanxing Chris Zhu, Jiahui Zoey Zuo

Grade 11 Honors: Dennis Corson

Grade 10 Highest Honors: Abigail Bernier, Hayden Boreham, Jinfeng Ding, Marshall Lawler, Carter Pearl, Brayden Rollins, Hunter Wintle

Grade 10 High Honors: Jacob Baker, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Gvilava, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Alexei Krechko, Jacklyn Larochelle, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Kyle Patton, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Jack Reed, Carter Richmond, Emily Richmond, Dylan Schlipstein, Ryan Sigston, Emillie Singh, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Molly Therrien, Elizabeth Thibodeau, Qili Chris Xu, Qingyi Yang, Shengyi Young Yang

Grade 9 Highest Honors: Olivia Churchill Durkee, Allison Hughes, Connor Miholovich, Abigail Monteyro, Maxine Piatt, Nikki Stewart, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker

Grade 9 High Honors: Eva Bickford, Jalen Chen, Meghan Cookson, Clair Gerry, Makayla Guerette, Ciera Hamlin, Margot Hopkins, April McAlpine, Sydney Morton, Michaela Piatt, PJ Plummer, Chenlei Susan Shu, Kianna Sousa, Sarah Trimarchi, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams, Tian Zhang

Grade 9 Honors: Nicholas Howard

Maine Central Institute has announced its top students from the Class of 2015. The top ranking is based solely on grade point average.

Felicity Audet, the valedictorian for the Class of 2015, has been a member of Bossov Ballet Theatre for four years. As part of BBT, she has danced several principal roles and also teaches the beginners' ballet class. Audet was a member of the Science Outing Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club and serves as the secretary for the Class of 2015. She received the American Society of Women Engineers Award, the AP Scholar Award and placed second in the esteemed Manson Essay Competition. In her junior year, Audet founded "Attitude! Art Taking a Position," a student group that uses their art to serve and support the community. Audet is the daughter of Elizabeth and Denis Audet of Pittsfield.

Co-Salutatorian Lanie Howes has been a member of the Key Club, Kindness Krew, Student Leadership Committee, Science Outing Club and National Honor Society. She has also participated in Bossov Ballet Theatre as well as 4-H and Hardy Girls, Healthy Women. In addition, Howes has been a passionate supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, raising thousands of dollars to grant wishes. As a result Howes won the New England Youth in Philanthropy Award her junior year. She is the daughter of Beth and Michael Howes of Athens.

Cassandra Miller tied Lanie Howes for second place (Co-Salutatorian) ranking. She has been a member of the field hockey, basketball, outdoor track and softball teams, serving as captain of field hockey both her junior and senior years. In addition, Miller is a four-year member of the band/pep band, Student Council and Key Club, where she served as secretary her junior and senior years. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Captains Club, Kindness Krew, and Student Leadership Committee. Miller is the daughter of Anne and Edward Miller of Pittsfield.

Katie Hughes has been a four-year member of the Key Club as well as the field hockey, basketball and track and field teams, serving as president of Key Club and captain of field hockey and track both her junior and senior years. In addition, Hughes served as the vice president of her class her senior year. She was also a member of the indoor track and field team as well as the 2015 Class Council, the Kindness Krew, the National Honor Society, the Student Council, the Student Leadership Committee and the Science Outing Club. She is also very involved with the Music Department as a member of the chorus, chamber choir, concert band, pep band and jazz combo 2. Hughes is the daughter of Nancy and Greg Hughes of Pittsfield.

Eliana Bergdoll is a four-year member of the soccer and track and field teams, serving as captain of the soccer team her junior and senior years. In addition, she has competed on the CMU Travel Soccer Team and the Indoor Soccer League and has served as a teaching assistant for MCI's physical education classes. Bergdoll has also been a member of the Kindness Krew, National Honor Society, Science Outing Club, Key Club, Student Leadership Society and Student Council. She is the daughter of Evelyn and James Bergdoll of Burnham.

Abigail Bergdoll has been a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Student Leadership Committee, Science Outing Club, and acted as a group leader for the Kindness Krew. She served as a peer tutor and mentor her senior year and was a regional finalist in the national Poetry Out Loud competition her junior year. In addition, Bergdoll competed on both the indoor and outdoor track teams and was a captain of the cross country team all four years at MCI. She is the daughter of Evelyn and James Bergdoll of Burnham.

Desai Chu has been a member of the tennis and soccer teams. He founded the Rocketry Team and is the captain of both Rocketry and the Math Teams. He has also been a member of the Student Council, the Model UN, the Student Ambassador Club, and serves as a dorm prefect as well as the treasurer for the Class of 2015. In addition, Chu won first place in the esteemed Manson Essay competition his junior year. He is the son of Zhenyan Li and Maoming Chu of Beijing, China.

Alexis LaMarre has been a member of the concert choir and chamber choir all four years at MCI, serving as soprano section leader her junior and senior years. She has also been a member of vocal jazz, earning the Outstanding Performance Award at the Vocal Jazz State Competition her junior year. In addition, LaMarre has performed at Masardis Coffee House evenings and was a member of the Drama, Model UN and Creative Writing Clubs. She was a member of the Math, JV basketball and cheerleading teams and served as a peer tutor her senior year. LaMarre is the daughter of Melanie LaMarre and Steven LaMarre, both of Pittsfield.

Jamin Gerry has been a member of the Go Green Club, the Ping-Pong Club and the Outdoor Adventure Team. He also serves a peer tutor for the Humanities Department. Gerry is the son of Melissa and Samuel Gerry of Detroit.

Kate-Lynn George has been a member of the field hockey, indoor track and softball teams, serving as captain for all three. She was also a member of the Student Council, Key Club, Student Leadership Committee, Kindness Krew, College Aspirations Club and the National Honor Society. She has also been a peer mentor and served as the president of the Senior Class. In addition, George has organized the School's participation in the "Play 4 the Cure" fundraiser for the past two years. She is the daughter of Tammy and Stephen George of Pittsfield.

MCI is pleased to announce the third quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year:

Grade 12 Highest Honors: Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Giorgia Casali, Ryan Engelhardt, Jamin Gerry, Lanie Howes, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu

Grade 12 High Honors: Ashley Alton, David Andrejsin, Arianna Bellavista, Eliana Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Hjalte Christiansen, Desai Chu, Nicholas Deckert, Gavin Dugas, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Gavrielle Enriquez,Isabella Enriquez, Kate-Lynn George, Phu Hai Ha, Mitchell Hallee, Alex Harvey, Eric Hathaway, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Alexis LaMarre, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Cassandra Miller, Sage Nash, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Son Dang Nguyen, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Natashia Turner, Aubrey Whisnant, Maddison Whittington

Grade 12 Honors: James Hall, Justin Roderick

Grade 11 Highest Honors: Julia Bluhm, Alexis Caldwell, Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Sophia Flynn,Amanda Hays, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Hailey Stewart, Phuong Le Nam Thai, Gregory Vigue

Grade 11 High Honors: Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Alex Bertrand, Tierra Bianchi, MacKenzie Carbonneau, Dillon Fitts, Mia Fox, Jiachun Maya Li, Jiaqi Chris Liu, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Evgeniia Marina, Curtis McLeod, Anna Meomutli, Braden Monteyro, Konstantin Pribylov, Ellis Reuter, Shamira Tanguay, Diyun Wang, Olivia Wright,Hengjiali Curi Xu, Yingning Ye, Yuhao Jason Ying, Jialiang Michae Zhang, Irina Zhikharevich, Zixiong Vincent Zhou

Grade 11 Honors: Dennis Corson, Shelby Dunton

Grade 10 Highest Honors: Abigail Bernier, Lindsey Eldredge, Carter Pearl, Emily Richmond, Brayden Rollins, Hunter Wintle

Grade 10 High Honors: Ryanne Bane, Hayden Boreham, Jinfeng Ding, Georgy Gvilava, Alexei Krechko, Jacklyn Larochelle, Marshall Lawler, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Summer Moody, Clark Morrison, Kyle Patton, Aidan Peacock, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Carter Richmond, Ryan Sigston, Emillie Singh, Jessica Smith, Molly Therrien, Elizabeth Thibodeau, Angel Treadway, Breanna True, Qili Chris Xu, Shengyi Young Yang

Grade 9 Highest Honors: Abigail Monteyro, Nikki Stewart, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker

Grade 9 High Honors: Eva Bickford, Jalen Chen, Meghan Cookson, Samantha Dunton, Olivia Durkee, Madison Fitts, Clair Gerry,Nicholas Howard, Allison Hughes, Benjamin Kennedy, Sarah Kossowan, Caleb Lary, April McAlpine, Connor Miholovich, Sydney Morton, Aiden Nolan, Maxine Piatt, Michaela Piatt, PJ Plummer, Aaron Schanck, Abigail Stevens, Sarah Trimarchi, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams, Tian Zhang


Cassandra Miller of Pittsfield, a senior at Maine Central Institute, has been selected to receive the 2015 Principal's Award, Headmaster Christopher Hopkins has announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and school citizenship.

"Cassie has demonstrated during her four years at Maine Central Institute a remarkable progression and growth in all areas of school life," Hopkins noted in presenting the award to Miller. "Her character and hard work have resulted in outstanding academic and athletic success. She demonstrates unfailing kindness towards others combined with a tenacity and competitiveness that come not at the expense of others but rather serve to inspire them. She is the quintessential servant-leader, devoting selfless time to support her peers, guide and encourage younger students and athletes, and she has assumed some of the highest leadership positions at MCI not by seeking them for personal gain or attention but because the adults and students in the community respond so eagerly to the example she sets."

Miller is one of the top ten students in her class. She has been a member of the field hockey, basketball, outdoor track and softball teams, serving as captain of field hockey both her junior and senior years. In addition, Miller is a four-year member of the Band/Pep Band, Student Council and Key Club, where she served as secretary her junior and senior years. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Captains Club, Kindness Krew, and Student Leadership Committee. Miller is the daughter of Anne and Edward Miller of Pittsfield.

Miller, Hopkins and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler. Mr. McGowan and Mr. Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the Association.

The Principal's Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine's school administrators.
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