MDI High School Senior Drew Rich Awarded Angus MacDonald Scholarship

MDI High School Senior Drew Rich Awarded Angus MacDonald Scholarship

BAR HARBOR, ME – Maine Seacoast Mission is proud to announce Mount Desert Island High School senior Drew Rich as recipient of the Misson’s third Angus MacDonald Scholarship. Mr. Rich plans to attend the University of Miami and pursue a computer science degreee.

The Angus MacDonald Scholarship, named for one of the Maine Seacoast Mission founders, grants recipients $3,000 per year for four years of post-secondary education. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated superior scholastic achievement, possess a high degree of personal integrity, has actively participated in extracurricular and community activities, and has shown leadership qualities and a strong work ethic.

Maine Seacoast Mission President Scott Planting said, “The Mission’s scholarship program dates back to the early 1900’s. In addition to the Angus MacDonald Scholarship, the Mission awards approximately 25 other four-year college scholarships each year. Sunbeam Scholarships are granted to graduates of Maine high schools on the Downeast coast. The Ed Greaves Educational Center Scholarship is granted to a student who has been active in the Mission’s EDGE Youth Development Program.

“In 2017, the Mission’s new and renewal scholarship awards will total approximately $145,000,” said President Planting.

For more information about Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships contact Scholarship Administrator Terri Rodick at [email protected] or 207-288-5097.

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Sarra Bridges: Update on Our First Angus Macdonald Scholarship Recipient

Sarra Bridges: Update on Our First Angus Macdonald Scholarship Recipient

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s a March 16, 2017from Sarra Bridges, our first Angus Macdonald Scholar.

“One exciting thing for me at Colby [College] this year has been my campus job with Student Health on Campus (SHOC). I have taken a leadership role organizing one of largest events that occurs each semester: Stressbusters. The event takes place during the last week of the semester before finals — and many students participate.

“Our aim is to help students relieve some of the stress that inevitably comes along with finals. We have piñatas, wood chopping, dogs people can pet and play with; people can make their own stress balls to keep, and many more things! We are constantly improving this event by adding different things [or] revamping things we’ve done already.

“I have also been on a sup[port]-group in SHOC focused on programming around drugs and alcohol. We just piloted a program we’ve been working on all year which will potentially be called I Care. It is focused on community and the drinking culture.

“It is mainly about how we, as students, can work on looking out for each other, making sure everyone has fun — but stays safe — at Colby. We emphasize the point that we all impact each other’s experiences here, and we want to make sure that impact is positive.

“Next year, I am taking on an event bigger leadership role as co-president of SHOC. I was approached by the current co-presidents about it and I am very excited for this opportunity to make an even bigger impact.

“Sarra Bridges/ Colby College ’19”

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