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Poland Spring awards scholarships to 16 Maine high school seniors

The Good Science Scholarships were awarded to Maine seniors who plan to pursue secondary education in science, engineering, and nursing fields.
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MAINE, USA — Sixteen science-geared seniors were awarded scholarships through Poland Spring's annual Good Science Scholarships. The water company, which is part of Nestlé Waters North America, awarded students who plan to pursue post-secondary education in the life science, physical science, earth science, engineering, or nursing fields $1,000 scholarships. 

“The Class of 2020 has had a lot to overcome the past few months,” Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager for Poland Spring, said in a statement. “We’re proud to support these resilient young men and women because they’re the scientists, healers, and problem-solvers of tomorrow. We're also delighted that so much of the funding will be invested in higher education right here in Maine.”

The students applied for the scholarships by writing essays describing the meaning of environmental stewardship to them. Applications were reviewed and awarded by a Poland Spring Selection Committee.

This year’s scholarship recipients are as follows:

Bonny Eagle High School

  • Jenna Fecteau, Roger Williams University
  • Hannah Milne, University of Maine
  • Mary Tanner, University of Maine

Fryeburg Academy

  • Kaylee Emery, University of New England
  • Audra Hamlin, University of New England
  • Kaia Staples, University of New Hampshire

Gray-New Gloucester High School

  • Sampagutia French, University of Maine
  • Jacob MacCallum, Maine Maritime Academy
  • Jaida Pattersone, University of Maine
  • Lindsey Pierce, University of Maine

Mt. Abram High School

  • Evan Allen, Maine Maritime Academy
  • Celeste Reid, College of the Atlantic
  • Chandler Rollins, Maine Maritime Academy
  • Hailey Walker, University of Maine

Poland Regional High School

  • Logan Lajoie, University of Vermont

Rangeley Lakes Regional High School

  • Olivia Pye, Maine Maritime Academy

Since 2007, Poland Spring has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to Maine graduating seniors as part of the company’s commitment to advancing education initiatives that help to teach the next generation of water stewards.

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