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Bristol Area Lions award $12,500 in scholarships 05/31/2018

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From left: Bristol Area Lions Scholarship Chairman Michael Hope stands with scholarship recipients (from left) Hannah E. Corson, Jacob S. Maker, Khloe M. Poland, Ashly M. Eugley, and Logan A. Eckel. (Photo courtesy Jenny Mayher)

The Bristol Area Lions Club congratulates five outstanding seniors of Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2018 who were each awarded $2,500 scholarships on Class Day, May 30 by the Bristol Area Lions Foundation. 

The Club increased their scholarships this year from $2,000 to $2,500.   Scholarships are awarded to recognize scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.  

The Bristol Area Lions Club named the vocational scholarship the Al Rottner Memorial Scholarship in honor of their Melvin Jones Fellow who passed away at age 91 on October 28, 2017 at Cove’s Edge. Rottner was a 26-year member of the club who had received the Lions International highest award in 2008.   

Logan A. Eckel, of Pemaquid, was the 33rd recipient of the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship.  He plans a major in applied economics and management at Cornell University.  Among his achievements are: National Honor Society, Yale book award, LA Leadership Corp. and Maine Youth Leadership Program, Lacrosse Varsity captain, Soccer Varsity, Alpha Sigma Gamma a community service fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, Coats for Kids campaign leader, and Bristol Cemetery Veteran Flag Replacement with the VFW.  Eckel is also a part-time lobster fisherman, Eagle Scout, and participated in the annual Elmer Tarr roadside cleanups

Ashly M. Eugley, of South Bristol, received the Pat and Doris Harrison Scholarship.  She plans a major in environmental science at Bard College. Among her achievements are: National Honor Society, Girls State, Girls State, Eagle Award, academic awards in English and Spanish, Peer tutor, freshman mentor, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Sigma Sigma Chi a community service sorority, co-president of Lincoln Area Community Fundraising Organization, and Out Maine Youth Policy Board.

Khloe M. Poland, of New Harbor, received the Ralph and Peg Hunt Scholarship.  She plans on majoring in health science and pursuing a pre-med. track at Husson University. Her achievements are National Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Chi, Peer tutor, freshman mentor, First Responders Interact Club, Varsity basketball, soccer, softball and jump rope demonstration team.  Poland has volunteered at The Lincoln Home, Coves Edge, Hodgdon Green, YMCA and Schooner Cove.    

Jacob S. Maker, of New Harbor, received the Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship award.  He plans on majoring in History at Norwich University with the goal of becoming an Officer in the United States Airforce after his education is completed. His achievements are National Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Gamma, Maine Youth Honor Roll, has twice won the Bronze Presidential Service award, active in basketball, baseball and golf. His community service work includes a week of two summers at Camp Postcard, a camp for at risk 5th and 6th graders run by a volunteer staff of mostly current or aspiring police officers and military.

Hannah E. Corson, of New Harbor, received the Al Rottner Memorial Vocational Scholarship. She plans a major in the fire science program at Southern Maine Community College.  Among her achievements are becoming a volunteer for Bristol Fire & Rescue having completed her first basic fire class and has started a First Responder license EMS course, which when successfully completed will certify her to join Bristol’s First Responder group and render medical care for those in need of assistance. The highly regarded fire service program at SMCC will enhance her skills and hopefully allow her to share them with new younger members.   

The Bristol Area Lions Club has awarded 70 scholarships to Lincoln Academy graduating seniors from Bristol and South Bristol in the past 33 years.  For more information about the nonprofit Bristol Area Lions Foundation, contact scholarship chairman Michael Hope at 677-2193.


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