Friday, February 25, 2011

Lewia Selected For Maine Principal’s Award

Wells High School Principal James Daly has announced that senior Meaghan Lewia has been selected to receive the Maine Principals’ Award for 2011 from the Maine Principals’ Association (MPA).
Every year, the MPA seeks out outstanding seniors for recognition from high schools across Maine. The selection of one student is done at each participating high school, usually by the principal.
“Meaghan Lewia is a tremendous kid,” wrote WHS Principal Daly recently when asked to comment. “She is a great role model for our younger students. She is a star in the classroom, athletic field, and community. I am very proud of her efforts over the last four years.”
According to the Maine Principal’s Association, “The criteria for this award are academic excellence, and outstanding school citizenship.”
On April 2, recipients of the award and their school principals will gather in Bangor at the Spectacular Event Center for a luncheon. At that time, students will receive a plaque and a pin from their school principal plus they will have a chance to win one of five $1,000 scholarships.
“It’s an honor,” said Lewia in an interview when asked how she felt to have been picked. In her comments she added, “I just worked hard to consistently do my best and do everything I can to improve and push myself to be the best that I can be and feel good about it.”
During her high school career, Lewia has been Class Vice President, a member of Interact, and has played soccer, basketball and softball. In the summer, she has worked at the Beachcomber in Wells.
“Meaghan is a well-rounded student that has taken advantage of the optimal opportunities at Wells High School,” wrote Principal Daly in a letter to her parents. “Meaghan is truly deserving of this award for both her academic accomplishments as well as her citizenship.”
After high school, Lewia says she plans to attend Colby College where she would like to major in both math and science with a goal of working in biomedical engineering. In college, Lewia also plans to continue playing softball.
Meaghan Lewia is the daughter of Scott Lewia and Eileen Sheehy of Wells.
Photo caption: WHS student Meaghan Lewia, pictured here with Principal James Daly, was recently selected to receive the Maine Principal’s Award. (Photo by Reg Bennett)