Durant receives Principal’s Award

ne-durant-dcX-po-11    MILO — Jason Durant of Brownville, a senior at Penquis Valley High School, has been selected to receive the 2013 Principal’s Award, Principal Matt Hackett announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement, leadership and citizenship.

    Durant is a well-respected student and a positive role model at Penquis Valley. He is in the top 10 percent of his class academically. Durant has participated in Student Council, Class President, Decker Award recipient, American Legion Oratorical Contest winner and is an Honor Roll student. Durant is also a four-year team member in track, soccer and basketball. He has been named PVC honorable mention plus to the PVC All-Academic teams in both soccer and basketball. Durant is a starting forward this year on the Class C state championship basketball team. Durant has worked for four seasons for the Brownville Recreation Department. 
    He is the son of Donald and Debbie Durant of Brownville. Durant plans to attend the University of Maine, majoring in forestry.
    The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard Tyler. McGowan and Tyler were former principals and executive directors of the Maine Principal Association. The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 130 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine’s school administrators.

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