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Allison Sinclair '12 receives MPA Award
Posted 03/19/2012 08:29AM

Allison Sinclair of Pittsfield, a senior at Maine Central Institute, has been selected to receive the 2012 Principal's Award, Headmaster Chris 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.

“Allie takes an extremely challenging course load and is described by her teachers as hard-working, self-motivated, and unwilling take the easy way out, even in classes that are challenging,” Headmaster Hopkins noted in presenting the award to Sinclair. “Her class participation reflects her personality and character elsewhere: she communicates effectively, is an active listener, and makes clear that she respects the thoughts, opinions and efforts of others.”

At MCI, Sinclair has been a member of the Student Council all four years, becoming president her senior year. She is also a member of the Key Club and has served as the class president of her class for three years. Sinclair has played varsity soccer, basketball, and softball all four years at MCI and is a member of MCI’s Captain’s Club.

Sinclair plans to attend the University of Southern Maine. She is the daughter of Scott and Kathleen Sinclair of Pittsfield.

Sinclair, Mr. Hopkins and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. 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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