2012-05-04 / People


Middle school students from South Portland, Richmond, Sullivan and Fort Fairfield emerged as winners in Maine Municipal Association’s first statewide essay contest, which carried the theme: “If I Led My Community…”

Part of Maine Municipal Association’s Citizen Education program, the contest asked students to demonstrate how they would improve their hometowns and cities if they held positions of local leadership. More than 100 essays were submitted from middle school students across the state. Essays were judged based on knowledge of municipal government, writing quality and clarity, and originality.

The winners are: Luke Foster of Holy Cross Middle School in South Portland; Brendan Emmons of Richmond Middle School; Emma Bunker of Mountain View School in Sullivan; and Seth Woodman of Fort Fairfield Middle/ High School.

Each student will receive a framed certificate and a $250 prize to be used for educational purposes. The awards will be bestowed by municipal officials in their hometowns.

Winning entries also will be published in the May issue of the Maine Townsman, Maine Municipal Association’s monthly publication, which is mailed to 4,500 municipal officials statewide.

The following students were named to Curry College’s fall 2011 dean’s list: Jessica Kim and Christine Nguyen of South Portland.

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