Friday, February 3, 2012

Jesse Mills Receives Maine Principal’s Award


Wells High School has announced that Jesse N. Mills has been selected to receive the Maine Principal’s Award for 2012. This award is sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, and recognizes Maine high school seniors with high academic achievement and good citizenship.

“It was a pleasant surprise,” said Mills about receiving notice of this award in the mail on January 20. “I opened it and I was really excited that I was chosen for it,” added Mills who has applied for admission to several colleges but remains undecided as to a major.

“Jesse has played an important role at Wells High School for the past four years,” read a statement from the Principal’s office on why Mills was picked. “He has been an outstanding role model and a high achiever.”

The statement later adds, “Jesse is a well-rounded student that has taken advantage of the optimal opportunities at Wells High School. Jesse is truly deserving of this award for both his academic accomplishments as well as his citizenship.”

Like other seniors picked to receive the Maine Principal’s Award, Mills is invited to a luncheon on April 7 at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor. MPA winners will gather there to receive a plaque and a pin. In addition, five attendees will be picked to receive a $1,000 McGowan Scholarship in honor of former MPA Director Horace O. McGowan.

Academically, Mills has successfully taken numerous AP courses in his high school career and has not shied away from taking the ‘honors challenge’ afforded students in core courses at WHS.

Like many other students, Mills has also completed several college level courses by participating in a dual enrollment program between York County Community College and WHS.

Mills has demonstrated leadership and math skills on the WHS Math Team where he won several awards for his contributions. Jesse Mills is the son of Wesley J. Mills and Cheryl Dearman Mills of Wells.

This article provided by Reg Bennett.

Photo Caption: Jesse Mills of Wells High School recently received the 2012 Maine Principal’s Award. (Photo courtesy of Reg Bennett)