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Early College Program Honors High School Seniors at Awards Ceremony

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Early College logoThe University of Maine at Augusta recognized high school seniors at an Early College Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on December 8, 2018 at The Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta. The invited students completed nine or more Early College credits with UMA and maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher. UMA President Rebecca M. Wyke addressed those in attendance and Associate Vice President for Admission Brandy Finck presented the awards.

As part of the awards ceremony, each student received a UMA Early College Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. This scholarship will allow the students to continue their studies at UMA after their high school graduation. The following students were among those who received scholarships:

Bucksport High School
Max Astbury-King
Drew Smith

Ellsworth High School
Dawson Bishoff
Devin Grindle
Maria Wagenknecht

Gardiner Area High School
Nicholas Flowers

Lewiston High School
Aleya Caron
Emma Williams

Medomak Valley High School
Julia Bowden

Narraguagus High School
Kaylee Bosse

Sumner Memorial High School
Lydia Gatcomb

Homeschooled
Patrick Carter, Vassalboro
Abigail Story, North Monmouth

UMA’s Early College program allows Maine high school juniors and seniors to take college courses while in high school and earn college credit. The credit earned often can be applied toward a two-year associates or four-year baccalaureate degree. An example of courses include, College Writing, Elementary Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Literature, and US History I.

In addition to the students and their guests, the high school guidance counselor and principal from the represented high schools were also invited to celebrate this achievement.