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Author and motivational speaker Johnathon Smith will speak at Maine Central Institute on September 19 at 7:45 a.m. in Parks Gymnasium as part of the School's Patterson Lecture Series. The talk will correspond with this year's school theme of Creativity.

Smith graduated from MCI in 2004 and went on to play Division I football at the University of Delaware. After pursuing a professional career with the NFL, Smith began his own personal training company, Living Legends. Smith also began working as a motivational speaker, using the lessons he learned as a successful student-athlete to encourage students to apply the same drive, ambition and focus that they have on the field to their academic and professional lives.

In 2013, Smith published his first book, a children's novel titled Dare to Dream, Play to Win. The book focuses on integrating traits learned from sports into the classroom and is designed to encourage younger children to stay in school and learn all they can while participating in team sports for fun. Smith is also actively involved in his community by volunteering his time to many events and nonprofit organizations that involve kids. For more information, please visit Smith's website

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 487-5915.

MCI will hold its fifth annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in MCI's Trustee Memorial Student Center.

Patricia Rodgers Skaling '63, one of this year's inductees, participated in field hockey, softball, and cheerleading at MCI and was a member of the first girls ski team established her senior year. Skaling earned her first United States Field Hockey Association rating in 1962 at age 17.In 1973 she earned a USFHA Northeast Sectional rating and was chosen to serve as USFHA Umpiring Chairperson for the State of Maine.Skaling worked closely with the Maine Principals' Association to establish pay equity for field hockey officials (prior to Title IX), and served as statistician for the MPA for field hockey and girls' basketball for Eastern Maine.Skaling was inducted into the Maine Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.

Khano Smith '99 played soccer at MCI all four years and continued at the college-level at both Champlain College and Lees-McRae College.After college, Smith played soccer as a member of the Bermuda National Team earning more than 30 caps and scoring seven goals for his country.He also appeared in seven FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for Bermuda, scoring three goals.In 2005, Smith moved to major league soccer in the United States, signing and playing four seasons with the New England Revolutions in Boston.In 2011, Smith retired from soccer and earned his United States Soccer Federation "B" coaching license.He is currently a member of the Revolution Academy coaching staff for the Under-18s division.

Peter Susi '65 played basketball, football, and ran track while at MCI.He was the co-captain of the football team and was a member of the starting line-up in MCI's first Eastern Maine Basketball tournament.After MCI, Susi attended Amherst College where he played basketball and rowed on the Amherst crew, helping power the Lord Jeffs to two regatta wins in his senior year.An enthusiastic participant in city league basketball and endurance events, Susi has continued to run and swim regularly all his life.Susi has practiced law in California since 1977.He has also served as an adjunct professor at Santa Barbara College of Law and a volunteer judge pro tem.

C. Nelson Corey, who will be inducted posthumously, was a teacher and coach at MCI between 1948 and 1954.While at MCI, his football team won four Maine Preparatory School Championships and had two undefeated seasons.Corey went on to become head football coach at Bowdoin College and started the first lacrosse program in the state.He later served as Athletic Director at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT.After retiring in 1980, Corey was presented with the Martin William Sounders Award by the New England Prep School Athletic Council.In 1997 he was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and in 2002 he was one of the initial inductees into the Bowdoin College Athletic "Hall of Honor."

The cost is $20 per person and includes dinner.To register, please go online to or contact the MCI Advancement Office at (207) 487-5915.For the full Homecoming Weekend schedule, please visit

Congratulations to all the students on the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year:

Grade 12 Highest Honors: Lijia Emma Chen, Zhongzheng Emerson Chen, Jessica Huff, Chen Lu Lu Xu

Grade 12 High Honors: Alexandra Ackroyd, Benjamin Allen, Karissa Ballard, Jennifer Chadwick, Hannah Emery, Yi yi Fay Fei, Shane Hathaway, Thomas Lessard, Yvonne Leung, Junjie Jack Liu, Brody Malloy, Ashley McFarland, Grace Oliver, Shawna Taylor, Austin Varney, Nikkia Washington, Xinxiu Cindy Zhong

Grade 11 Highest Honors: Felicity Audet, Eliana Bergdoll, Desai Chu, Katie Hughes, Errol Kurtz, Alexis LaMarre, Daniele LaRocca

Grade 11 High Honors: Eleanor Arsenault, Kevin Belgard, Abigail Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Ethan Duplisea, Ryan Engelhardt, Kate-Lynn George, Jamin Gerry, Mitchell Hallee, Xianfeng Josh Han, Eric Hathaway, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Lanie Howes, Chang Hyun Charlie Ji, Chenhao Jerry Ju, Kiersten Klein, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Ana Gallardo Lopez, Cassandra Meservey, Cassandra Miller, Hoang Quynh Chau Annie Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Aubrey Whisnant, Yangyang Torres Zhou

Grade 10 Highest Honors: Vu Yen Linh Ho, Marina Victoria Pascual Izquierdo, Gregory Vigue, Diyun DiDi Wang

Grade 10 High Honors: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Julia Bluhm, Alexis Caldwell, Mikayla Carr, Leah Carron, Austin Cochran, Hannah Cunningham, Abigail DeSchiffart, Tyler DeViller, Sophia Flynn, Mia Fox, Amanda Hays, Hannah Holtsclaw, Yitong Anna Liu, Amelia McCannell, Braden Monteyro, Sudarsna Mukund, Megan Noble, Ellis Reuter, Logan Rollins, Hailey Stewart, Emma Zerba, Guanxing Chris Zhu

Grade 9 Highest Honors: Brayden Rollins

Grade 9 High Honors: Gabrielle Benedetto, Abigail Bernier, Jinfeng Ding, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Marshall Lawler, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Summer Moody, Aidan Peacock, Carter Pearl, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Emily Richmond, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Breanna True, Hunter Wintle

Grade 9 Honors: Eric Dugas, Clark Morrison, Jack Reed

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