Eight Mitchell Scholars to attend Bates
Eight Maine students who received $2,500 scholarships from a fund created by former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell will attend Bates College in September 1997. More than 170 Maine students applied for 30 Mitchell Scholarships awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, community spirit and public service.
Jennifer Ann Moore, of Lewiston, graduated salutatorian from the class of 1997 at Saint Dominic Regional High School. She was treasurer of the National Honor Society and a member of the math team and student senate. Moore, who was a member of the varsity field hockey and junior-varsity tennis teams, is the daughter of Joseph and Ann Moore of Lewiston.
Jessica Noel Garneau, of Gray, a 1997 graduate of Hebron Academy, was a member of the Cum Laude Society and received the Charles and Amy Dwyer Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Memorial Award. She also received the Dartmouth Book Award, an Edward Ford Foundation Scholarship and a certificate of achievement for excellence in science and mathematics from the Society of Women Engineers. She has been captain of the varsity soccer, basketball and softball teams and received all-conference honors in soccer. She is the daughter of Karen Garneau of Gray, and Shannon Garneau of Portland.
Michelle Marie Hussey, of Machias, a 1997 graduate of Machias Memorial High School, was president of the student council, vice president of the National Honor Society and secretary of the international club. She also was a member of the varsity softball team and was photo editor of the yearbook. She is the daughter of Wesley and Evangeline Hussey of Machias.
Bridie McGreavy, of Brownfield, a 1997 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, was president of the National Honor Society and a member of student council. She was a tri-captain of the varsity soccer team and was named most valuable player after her senior season. She is the daughter of John and Kathleen McGreavy of Brownfield.
Amanda Abbie Meader, of Fairfield, a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School, was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Spanish Club and the Future Business Leaders of America. She was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team and received Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference honors after her junior season. She also was a student correspondent and feature article contributor for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel. She is the daughter of Brent and Eve Meader of Fairfield.
Kaitlyn L. Miller, of Woolwich, a 1997 graduate of Morse High School, was a member of the National Honor Society and a Girls State delegate. She was co-captain of the varsity soccer team and received Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Honorable Mention after her senior season. She was art editor for the yearbook and a member of Treble Choir, the all-girls choir at Morse High School. She received student-of-the-month honors in December and received school achievement awards in art, English and mathematics. She is the daughter of Garry and Martha Miller of Woolwich.
Nicole Stephanie Ryan, of Millinocket, graduated valedictorian of the class of 1997 at George W. Stearns High School. Ryan, who received a University of Maine Academic Achievement Award, was a three-year member of the National Honor Society and a Girls State delegate. She was senior co-captain of the varsity basketball team and was named to the State All-Academic Class B Team. She is the daughter of Stephen and Diane Ryan of Millinocket.
The Sen. George J. Mitchell Scholarship Fund was created in 1994 when Mitchell, the Senate majority leader, retired from Congress. He made an initial gift of $1 million from his accumulated campaign funds. An additional $500,000 was added to the fund through benefit events in Washington, D.C., and Portland.
Mitchell stipulated that no high school will qualify for a second scholarship until a student from each high school in the state has received one. Maine residents who attend an in-state four-year college are eligible.