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Bristol Lions Scholarships 2012 08/18/2012

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The Bristol Area Lions congratulates four outstanding seniors of Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2012 who were each recently awarded $1500 scholarships by the Bristol Area Lions Foundation.

Emily Crider of New Harbor was the 27th recipient of the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship. She plans to major in Early Childhood Education at University of Maine, Farmington. She graduated with honors, 15th in her Class, had a GPA of 90.64 with honors and Advanced Placement classes.

Extracurricular and community service activities include: class secretary, student council, National Honor Society, Honor Role, twice voted student of the month, Ballet, Lincolnaires, Big Brothers Big Sisters, trail clean-up, peer tutoring and a four year mentor .

Kelsey Leeman of Walpole received the Ralph and Peggy Hunt Scholarship. She plans a Sociology major at University of Southern Maine leading to pre-med. Graduating with honors, she challenged herself with AP classes, was 23rd in her class with a 89.92 GPA.

Her list of extracurricular and community service include: International Club, LA Players, Student Council, Tech Team, Medical Explorers, Senior mentor, Peer tutoring,
Golf team, Tennis team, Theater, One Acts, National Honor Society, and volunteering at
Colonial Pemaquid, Miles Memorial benefits and Schooner Cove Retirement Community.

Merritt Wotton of Bristol received the Pat Harrison Scholarship. He plans a two part program to earn a degree in Environmental Science with three years at UMaine- Farmington and a degree in Civil Engineering with the final two years at UMaine-Orono.

A three sport athlete, Merritt was goalie of the soccer team, captain of the basketball team, and captain of the baseball team. Throughout his high school career Merritt devoted many hours volunteering at CLC YMCA assisting coaches with basketball clinics and helping refereeing. He has also helped with basketball clinics in Jefferson and with youth baseball at LA and Little League. Merritt has earned the respect of his coaches and peers by his hard work, athleticism and ability to lead. Outside of school he is a self-employed lobsterman.

Kara-Lyn Poland of New Harbor received a vocational scholarship funded by the 2011 Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament. She will attend Husson University to become a nurse. She has recently taken a Health Science Careers class at Bath Regional Career &Technology Center to learn basics of nursing.

She has been employed at Cove’s Edge as a dietary aide, while also playing sports and maintaining good grades. While at LA she has participated in soccer, tennis and cheerleading (cheer captain). She has served as a volunteer coach for Lincoln Academy Special Olympics Team.

The Bristol Area Lions have presented a total of 45 scholarships to graduating Seniors at Lincoln Academy over the past 27 years. For more information on the non-profit Bristol Area Lions Foundation, contact Scholarship Chairman, Michael Hope at 677-2193.

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