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MCI alumna and optometrist Dr. Arielle Costello will speak at Maine Central Institute on April 27 at 2:00 p.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.

After graduating from MCI in 2006, Dr. Costello attended Wheaton College in southern Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Science in biology. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston where she graduated as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Her clinical externship experience includes Pascarella Eye Care and Contact Lenses in Pennsylvania, Lahey Clinic, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Costello returned to Maine to practice full scope optometry including the management of ocular disease and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Costello currently works at Poulin & Associates Eye Care in Waterville and Newport Eye Care in Newport and Pittsfield. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maine Optometric Association.

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

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.
Congrats to the MCI Drama Team who won their 2015 Class B Regional Division and will be moving on to the State Competition at Sterns High School on March 21 & 22 in Millinocket.

The Orphan Train won Judges Commendations for Outstanding Ensemble, Best Costumes, Best Lighting, Best Sound, Best Set Design. The following students made All Festival Cast: Benni Peill-Meininghaus (Mary/Little Lucy), Maddie Whittington (Mrs. Herndon), Sage Nash (Raymond), Mikayla Carr (Annie) and Tony Rizza (Newsboy/Lucky).

If you see the following students, please congratulate them for their individual awards:
River Massey - Sound Design
Ryan Englehardt - Lighting Design
Caroline Hanson - Costume Design
Elspeth Taylor - Costume Design
Cast of Orphan Train, MCI Tech Theatre and Theatre Arts Class - Set Design (23 students)

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

Grade 12 Highest Honors: Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Eliana Bergdoll, Desai Chu, Ryan Engelhardt, Jamin Gerry, Lanie Howes, Cassandra Miller, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran

Grade 12 High Honors: David Andrejsin, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Giorgia Casali, Hjalte Christiansen, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Isabella Enriquez, Kate-Lynn George, Mitchell Hallee, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Errol Kurtz, Alexis LaMarre, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Son Dang Nguyen, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Natashia Turner, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu

Grade 11 Highest Honors: Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Amanda Hays, Braden Monteyro, Sudarsna Mukund, Hailey Stewart, Shamira Tanguay, Gregory Vigue, Diyun Wang, Jialiang Michae Zhang

Grade 11 High Honors: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Tierra Bianchi, Julia Bluhm, Alexis Caldwell, MacKenzie Carbonneau, Mikayla Carr, Dennis Corson, Tyler DeViller, Dillon Fitts, Sophia Flynn, Mia Fox, Vu Yen Linh Ho,

Hannah Holtsclaw, Jiachun Maya Li, Jiaqi Chris Liu, Junhao Tommy Liu, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Evgeniia Marina, Brandon McKenna, Curtis McLeod, Anna Meomutli, Ellis Reuter, Logan Rollins, Sarah Schissler,Yuhao Jason Ying, Yiming Ulyssess Zhang, Jiahui Zoey Zuo

Grade 11 Honors: Shelby Dunton

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

Grade 10 High Honors: Jacob Baker, Hayden Boreham, Jinfeng Ding, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Gvilava, Seth Mason, Summer Moody, Clark Morrison, Aidan Peacock, Carter Richmond, Emily Richmond, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Breanna True

Grade 9 Highest Honors: Allison Hughes, PJ Plummer, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker

Grade 9 High Honors: Jacob Ackroyd, Eva Bickford, Jalen Chen, Meghan Cookson, Samantha Dunton, Olivia Durkee, Qi Priest Feng,Madison Fitts, Clair Gerry, Claire Green, Margot Hopkins, Benjamin Kennedy, Caleb Lary, Paige Lord, April McAlpine, Connor Miholovich, Stephen Mims, Sydney Morton, Mohammad Saleh Niayesh, Aiden Nolan, Maxine Piatt, Michaela Piatt, Aaron Schanck, Abigail Stevens, Nikki Stewart, Sarah Trimarchi, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams, Hongyi Billy Wu

MCI is pleased to announce the first quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year. Congratulations to all the students!

Grade 12 Highest Honors: Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Hjalte Christiansen, Desai Chu, Ryan Engelhardt, Jamin Gerry, Lanie Howes, Alexis LaMarre

Grade 12 High Honors: David Andrejsin, Kevin Belgard, Eliana Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Giorgia Casali, Cody Chase, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Isabella Enriquez, Kate-Lynn George, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Errol Kurtz, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Cassandra Miller, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran, Natashia Turner, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu, Alexis Wacker, Aubrey Whisnant

Grade 12 Honors: Ashley Alton, Gavrielle Enriquez, River Massey

Grade 11 Highest Honors: Julia Bluhm, Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Amanda Hays, Evgeniia Marina, Braden Monteyro, Sudarsna Mukund, Shamira Tashina Tanguay, Gregory Vigue, Diyun Wang, Yingning Ye

Grade 11 High Honors: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Alex Bertrand, Tierra Bianchi, Alexis Caldwell, MacKenzie Carbonneau, Mikayla Carr, Dennis Corson, Tyler DeViller, Shelby Dunton, Dillon Fitts, Sophia Flynn, Mia Fox, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Hannah Holtsclaw, Taylor Leavitt, Jiachun Maya Li, Jiaqi Chris Liu, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu,Amelia McCannell, Brandon McKenna, Curtis McLeod, Anna Meomutli, Macy Murray, Megan Noble, Konstantin Pribylov, Logan Rollins, Sarah Schissler, Hailey Stewart, Nathanael Tilton, Katherine Welch, Cole Whitaker, Jamie Wone, Yuhao Jason Ying, Jialiang Zhang, Irina Zhikharevich, Guanxing Chris Zhu, Jiahui Zoey Zuo

Grade 10 Highest Honors: Carter Pearl, Brayden Rollins, Hunter Wintle

Grade 10 High Honors: Jacob Baker, Abigail Bernier, Hayden Boreham, Joshua Buker, Bridget DeViller, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Gvilava, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Alexei Krechko, Marshall Lawler, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Clark Morrison, Ly Thao Nguyen, Jack Reed, Carter Richmond, Emily Richmond, Dylan Schlipstein, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Breanna True

Grade 9 Highest Honors: Connor Miholovich, Abigail Monteyro, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker

Grade 9 High Honors: Eva Bickford, Meghan Cookson, Mercedes-Lee Cote, Samantha Dunton, Olivia Churchill Durkee, Madison Fitts, Clair Gerry, Angel Gray, Claire Green, Makayla Guerette, Ciera Hamlin, Jonathan Hatch, Nicholas Howard, Elizabeth Huff, Allison Hughes, Benjamin Kennedy, Caleb Lary, Paige Lord, April McAlpine, Stephen Mims,Sydney Morton, Mohammad Saleh Niayesh, Aiden Nolan, Brianna Peill Meininghaus, Maxine Piatt, Michaela Piatt, PJ Plummer, Katelynn Rines, Aaron Schanck, Denali Smith, Kianna Sousa, Nikki Stewart, Hannah Switzer,Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams

Grade 9 Honors: Maia Campbell

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