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Bristol Area Lions award $12,500 in Scholarships 06/06/2019

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Scholarship recipients from left: Aspen Dyer, William Shaffer, Jenna Gilbert, Jayden Gilbert, and Christopher Burrows with Bristol Area Lions Scholarship Chairman Michael Hope. (Photo courtesy Jenny Mayer)

The Bristol Area Lions Club congratulates five outstanding seniors of Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2019 who were each awarded $2,500 scholarships on Class Day, Tuesday, June 4, from the Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to recognize scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Aspen Dyer, of Bristol, was the 34th recipient of the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship. She plans a major in biology with a minor in neuroscience/animal science at Davidson College. Among Dyer’s achievements are: president of the Young Women’s Club, softball team manager, officer of the National Honor Society, treasurer of Sigma Chi, mentor of Unified Sports and of Freshmen Mentors and Ambassadors, member of the Interact Club and of Muddy Mustangs 4-H, kennel attendant at Haggett Hill Kennels, and sales clerk at the Granite Hall store.

Honors received by Dyer include Spanish Excellence, AP Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa Award, National Honor Society, Eagle Award, and Ekls Most Valuable Student. Her community services include raising money for cancer patients and low-income families, assisting the elderly, a local food pantry, the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, suicide awareness, a refugee center, a local animal shelter, and collecting crutches for polio patients.

William Shaffer, of New Harbor, received the Pat and Doris Harrison Scholarship. He plans a major in economics at Vassar College. Among his achievements are: captain of the soccer team, vice president of the Ambassadors Club, National Honor Society, freshman mentor, mentor and counselor at Kieve-Wavus, sailing counselor at the Central Lincoln County YMCA, teacher and mentor at LA China Institute, co-founder and president of the Lincoln Area Community Fundraising Organization, a group that has raised thousands over the past three years for local charities. He has also worked for the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department, and volunteered for the National Honor Society and the Elmer Tarr Roadside Cleanup.

Jenna Gilbert, of Bristol, received the Ralph and Peg Hunt Scholarship. She plans majoring in nursing at Husson University. Her achievements are: co-president of the Interact Club, freshman mentor, Sigma Sigma Chi Service Sorority, varsity softball, dietary aide, nanny, and ice cream scooper. Her volunteer work includes food drives and fundraising that support local efforts, such as creating Thanksgiving baskets for the needy and planting Arbor Day saplings around the baseball field at Lincoln Academy.

Jayden Gilbert, of Bristol, received the Al Rottner Memorial Scholarship. She will attend Husson University, majoring in nursing. Her achievements are: co-president of the Interact Club, freshman mentor, Sigma Sigma Chi Service Sorority, varsity softball. Gilbert’s work experience includes Schooner Cove Retirement Community and Round Top Ice Cream. Her volunteer work through the Interact Club has involved fundraising and various activities such as bake sales for toys donated to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and raffles to help families in need.

Christopher Burrow, of New Harbor, received the Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship. He will major in woodwind performance at New York Institute. He excelled scholastically with six Advanced Placement courses and eight honors courses.

Burrow is a member of the Lincoln Academy jazz band, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble Orchestra, the Seacoast Community Orchestra, and the Bowdoin Concert Band. He has been accepted three times to the Honors Band and the Maine Music Educators Association All-State Band. Twice he has been a member of the Sousa National Honors Band and a pit member of the orchestra for Lincoln Academy musical productions. He participated in a summer program for the New York University Broadway Winds group.

Burrow is the high school representative of Healthy Lincoln County. He has been an entry-level teaching assistant and participated in a community service trip to Haiti through Maine Music Outreach, where he taught Haitians to play musical instruments.

The Bristol Area Lions Club has awarded 75 scholarships to Lincoln Academy graduating seniors from Bristol and South Bristol in the past 34 years. For more information about the nonprofit Bristol Area Lions Foundation, contact Michael Hope at 677-2193.

Bristol Lions Award $8,000 in Scholarships 06/04/2017

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The Bristol Area Lions Club congratulates four outstanding seniors of Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2017 who were each recently awarded $2,000 scholarships by the Bristol Area Lions Foundation and the 2016 Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament. Scholarships are awarded to recognize scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities and community service.

Evan Eckel of Pemaquid was the 32nd recipient of the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship. He plans to major in aviation/professional flight at Purdue University. Among his achievements are National Honor Society, Eagle award, published author, Maine Youth Leadership Program, Rotary Youth Leadership award, Julius Goodman award, YMCA board member, YMCA Teen Leaders Club founder, Science Café co-founder. Eckel is also a part-time lobster fisherman, Eagle scout and participated in the annual Elmer Tarr roadside cleanups.

Julianna Preston of South Bristol received the Pat and Doris Harrison Scholarship. She plans a major in art history at Bard College. Among her achievements are co-founder of LA Student Stewarts, Eagle award, top 20 in Maine National French exam for three years, four-time winner of LA art award, English award, Pumpkin Fest volunteer, public speaking and advocacy for blessing of the fleet in South Bristol.

Constance Mullin of Bristol received the Ralph and Peg Hunt Scholarship. She plans to study nursing St. Anselm College. Among her achievements were National Honor Society, Girls State, Mt. Holyoke book award, captain varsity field hockey, varsity lacrosse, dance, LA Volunteer Group, LA Ambassadors, freshman mentor and volunteer at Harbor Day Care and Bristol Consolidated School.

Kaden Pendleton of New Harbor received the Lions Golf tournament and Foundation Scholarship. He plans a major in elementary education at University of Maine Farmington. Among his achievements are LA Leadership Corp., National Honor Society, freshman mentor, YMCA Youth Leadership program, Boys State, Ruth Ives Humanitarian award, DARA Good Citizen, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, LA community fundraising, volunteer for Caring for Kids, and Bristol Fire and Rescue.

The Bristol Area Lions have awarded 65 scholarships to Lincoln Academy graduating seniors from Bristol and South Bristol in the past 32 years. For more information about the nonprofit Bristol Area Lions Foundation contact, scholarship chairman, Michael Hope at 677-2193.

Bristol Lions Award $8,000 in Scholarships 06/03/2016

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Bristol Area Lions Foundation Chairman Michael Hope stands with recipients, from left: Nettie Hoagland, Elizabeth Gilbert, Cayleigh Hearth and Kayla Dighton.

The Bristol Area Lions congratulates four outstanding seniors of the Lincoln Academy Class of 2016 as recipients of $2,000 scholarships at Class Night May 31 from the Bristol Area Lions Foundation.

Nettie Hoagland, of Walpole, was awarded the Pat and Doris Harrison Scholarship. She will attend St Michaels College and major in journalism and communications.

Elizabeth Gilbert, of Walpole, received the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship, first awarded in 1985. She will attend Bentley University, and has not decided on a major.

Cayleigh Hearth, of Walpole, was awarded The Ralph and Peg Hunt Scholarship. She will attend the University of New York with a major planned in psychology.

Kayla Dighton, of Bristol, received the Golf Tournament Vocational Scholarship. She plans to attend Capilo’s Institute for Cosmetology.

Over the past 31 years, a total of 61 scholarships have been awarded by the Bristol Area Lions. For more information on the Bristol Area Lions Foundation contact Michael Hope, Scholarship Chairman at 677-2193.

Bristol Lions Golf Tournament Hole-in-One Prize, 2015 Jeep Cherokee 07/23/2015

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From left: Bristol Area Lions President Brendan Donegan, Newcastle-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram Sales Associate Mike Elwell and President Randy Miller  with the prize for a hole-in-one on hole three at the Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament, a 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

From left: Bristol Area Lions President Brendan Donegan, Newcastle-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram Sales Associate Mike Elwell and President Randy Miller with the prize for a hole-in-one on hole three at the Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament, a 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

A 2015 Jeep Cherokee is the prize for a hole-in-one on the third hole at the seventh Annual Bristol Area Lions Golf Tournament at the Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole on Saturday, Aug. 8 (rain date Aug. 9)

Registration forms are available at Wawenock Golf Club or may be emailed by request by calling 563-7402. The cost is $45 per person for nine holes, including a cart and lunch. The lunch will be lobster with corn on the cob, potato salad and tossed salad.

Other prizes are for the first low gross team and low net team, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the lobster trap, closest to the train, and a year’s Wawenock golf membership for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and tee time is 9 p.m. with a scramble/shotgun start. Teams of four are encouraged, but single players will be assigned to teams.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship Fund, which in June provided four $2,000 scholarships to Lincoln Academy graduates, and to support other local charities.

Bristol Area Lions Annual Meeting 2015 06/23/2015

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Bristol Area Lions Foundation scholarship winners,

Bristol Area Lions Foundation Scholarship Winners,

At the Bristol Area Lions annual meeting on Monday June 22, returning officers were sworn in by Lion Bill Byrnes filling in for hospitalized parliamentarian Al Sears.

Other members of the board of directors for the 2015-2016 year include: David Kolodin, 3rd vice president-school coordinator, Walt Johansson membership chairman, Stan Galvin eyeglass chairman and Herb Watson lion tamer.

In addressing the members and guests for the evening, Lion Byrnes explained that the Bristol Area Lions Club is a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs. They are one of 46,000 other Lions clubs around the world, with over 1.3 million members in over 200 countries.

The Bristol Area Lions Club is made up of members who volunteer their time and effort to carry out charitable community service. The club organizes summer fund raising projects to support the local community, including the villages in Bristol and South Bristol.

Special guests at the meeting were three of the four $2,000 Bristol Area Lions Foundation scholarship winners, each with a parent. Cassandra Leeman who plans to major in marine science at Eckerd College in Florida; Ashley Mason will study nursing at the University of Maine; and Norma Kindell -Leeman will be taking pre-med courses at the University of New Hampshire.

Each of them thanked the club for their scholarship and explained why they chose to pursue their respective careers.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

Bristol Lions Scholarships 06/02/2015

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Bristol Area Lion's Scholarship Chairman Michael Hope, with recipients Cassandra Leeman, Thomas Rushton, Ashley Mason and Norma Kindell-Leeman.

Bristol Area Lion’s Scholarship Chairman Michael Hope, with recipients Cassandra Leeman, Thomas Rushton, Ashley Mason and Norma Kindell-Leeman.

The Bristol Area Lions congratulates four outstanding seniors of the Lincoln Academy Class of 2015 as recipients of $2,000 scholarships at Class Night June 1 from the Bristol Area Lions Foundation.

Cassandra Leeman, of Walpole, was the 30th recipient of the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship. She plans to major in marine science at Eckerd College. While overcoming the effects of chronic illness, Cassandra was able to achieve a remarkable record that included a semester at sea on the Harvey Gamage, 100 hours of volunteering, president of Clay Club, ceramic artist, Jazz Band, LA Sailing Club, College of The Atlantic Good Citizenship Award, Coaches Award for swim team, and KVAC All-Academic Athlete Award. Cassandra plans a career in aquaculture.

Thomas Rushton, of Pemaquid, received the Pat and Doris Harrison Scholarship. He plans a major in architecture at Cornell University. A three year member of student government and Alpha Sigma, LA’s service fraternity, he has helped organize events such as seniors helping seniors, the prom, and winter carnival and became an important member of an advisor group.

Ashley Mason, of New Harbor, received the Ralph and Peg Hunt Scholarship. She plans to study nursing at University of Maine, Orono. She was captain and Western Class B All-Star of the soccer team, varsity lacrosse, Basketball Leadership Corp, Youth Soccer referee at CLC, assistant coach for LA girls JV basketball and a member of student strategic planning. Ashley was instrumental in the care taking and nursing of her uncle and father during her high school years and in doing so developed a passion for caring for people and decided become a nurse.

Norma Kindell-Leeman, of New Harbor, received the Lions Golf Tournament-Foundation Scholarship. She anticipates taking Pre-Med at University of New Hampshire. Her outside interests include field hockey, International Club, mixed media art, traveling to Spain and Costa Rica with Lincoln Academy and working with her parents. Her community service consisted of Big Brothers Big Sisters for two years, roadside clean up, delivering Christmas food baskets and selling tickets on a beautiful shed built and donated by her father for charitable purposes.

Bristol Lions Scholarships Awarded 07/07/2013

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From left, Joshua Bennett, Benjamin Hoagland, Tara Gauntt and Karie Carrothers with Bristol Lion Scholarship Committee Chairman, Michael Hope.

From left, Joshua Bennett, Benjamin Hoagland, Tara Gauntt and Karie Carrothers with Bristol Lion Scholarship Committee Chairman, Michael Hope.

The Bristol Area Lions would like to congratulate four outstanding seniors from Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2013 who were each recently awarded $2000 scholarships by the Bristol Area Lions Foundation.

Benjamin E. Hoagland of Walpole, was awarded the Ed & Gladys Lewis Scholarship and will attend Saint Michael’s College in Vermont to study Fine Arts, History and Business with a goal of being an art teacher. In addition to excellent academic work with a number of Honors and AP courses he was on the golf team four years, started an LA Skiing & Snowboard Club, and was a member of Alpha Sigma Gamma Fraternity, National Honor Society, Medic Club, Tech Team and Outing Club. He has been honored at the Blaine House for excellence in Art and has demonstrated outstanding community service, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters for three years and at Weymouth House after-school program two days a week for two years.

Tara E. Gauntt of New Harbor was awarded the Pat Harrison Scholarship. She will attend Maine Maritime Academy to learn marine transportation operations with a goal of a career on the water, hoping to work her way up to captain. Tara challenged herself with honors and AP classes, earning excellent grades. Her athletics included softball (captain 2 years), Southern Maine Fusion softball, indoor track, field hockey and golf. She was voted as most athletic senior female. Her other interests included Tech Team, National Honor Society and Interact club. She has served as a volunteer at Lincoln County Animal Shelter and at Bonita’s Daycare.

Karie Carrothers of Walpole received the Ralph and Peggy Hunt Scholarship. She will attend the University of Maine at Farmington with a goal of becoming a teacher of special education. She has an inspiring story of overcoming an early learning disability and her desire to help others. She has been a Girl Scouts of America ambassador, an International Club member, a volunteer fire fighter for South Bristol Fire Department and a volunteer camp counselor for Main Idea.

The Lions Vocational Scholarship was awarded to Joshua F. Bennett of Walpole who will attend Southern Maine Community College. Joshua will study computer technology in a two year program and has long term interest in film making. He received Lincoln Academy’s Directors Choice Award for hard work and dedication to performing arts. He was a jazz band member and helped others as a Tech Team member. Helping others was also evident in his community service work at the Bristol Library and the after-school program at Weymouth House.

For more information on the Bristol Area Lions Foundation contact Michael Hope, Scholarship Chairman, 677-2193.

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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