Empowering young Maine students to build a brighter future . . . for themselves and for their communities.

Local organizations funding Benton Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarships
Taconnet Federal Credit Union
Mountain Wireless

A local family and friend of Benton
Dead River Company


Benton Maine College Circle Advisory Board Members
Joan Fortin
Karen Denis
Diane Cherland
Eliza Lagasse
Larry Genest
Georgia Conley
Lynn McClure


2015 Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarship Recipients


First Name

Last Name
Teacher
Grade
College of Interest
Career of Interest

Gage

Boudreau
Ms. Burkhart
5
UMO or Bowdoin
a chemical engineer
Sage
Brown
Ms. Burkhart
5
Thomas College and ASU
a detective
Prudence
Courtney
Ms. Burkhart
5
Full Sail
a filmmaker
Trey
Goodwin
Ms. Burkhart
5
Unity
a game warden
Corbin
Kissinger
Miss Languet
5
Unity or UMO
a game warden
Hannah
Soule
Ms. Burkhart
5
UMO
a veterinarian
Sarah
Townsend
Ms. Burkhart
5
UMO and Auburn
a veterinarian
Anthony
Warren
Mrs. Goodrich
5
Maine Maritime Academy
a shipbuilder



Benton Future of Maine
College Aspirations Scholarship Award Ceremony

2014 Recipients

First Name

Last Name
Teacher
Grade
Career of Interest
College of Interest

Anna

Blomerth
Mrs. Goodrich

5

a vet

UMO
Alyssa
Bourque
Ms Foster

5

a teacher

UMF
Colby
Boutin
Ms. Burkhart

4

an architect

Yale
Jacob
Clifford
Miss Jones

5

a writer and video game designer

Becker College
Izic
Colby
Mrs. Goodrich

5

an architect

Virginia Tech
Grace
Derave
Ms. Burkhart

5

a videogame designer

Full Sail or DigiPen
Kasandra
Dumont
Miss Languet

5

a vet

UPEI
Victoria
Dunphy
Miss Languet

5

an astronomer

Harvard
Megan
Griffith
Mrs. Foster

5

a singer

UMO or Husson
Lauren
Hume
Mrs. Foster

5

a vet

Tufts
Renee
McDonald
Miss Roderick

4

a culinary artist

CIA
Trevor
Mitchell
Mrs. Goodrich

5

a game warden

Unity College
Allison
Nickerson
Ms. Burkhart

5

a teacher

UMF
Cameron
Perry
Mrs. Hachey

5

an engineer and football player

UMO
Shelby
Pooler
Mrs. Foster

5

a physical therapist

Husson
Tayanah
Thomas
Mrs. Hachey

5

a cosmetologist

Empire




Benton Elementary School
Benton, Maine
1:00 pm, May 8, 2013

Recognizing the effort and aspirations of the following students:

2013 Recipients

Alyssa Borque 4 2013 a teacher University of Maine Farmington
Haley Hersey 5 2013 a professional singer and actress UCLA
Hannah Hersey 5 2013 a nurse USM
Miranda Lambert 5 2013 an elementary school teacher Springfield College or St. Joseph's
Kristian Larouche 4 2013 a pro football player or pharmacist Boston College
Kali Lozada 5 2013 a chef Le Cordon Bleu
Jacob Patterson 5 2013 a wildlife biologist UMO or Unity
Cheyenne Poulin 5 2013 an author UMA or Colby
Savannah Weston 5 2013 a veterinarian West Point (USMA)


2012 Recipients

Student, career of interest, college of interest

Lyndsie Pelotte
a professional dancer
Juilliard

Alexis Lewis
a physical therapist
UNE or Quinnipiac

Jacob Patterson
a wildlife biologist
Unity College

Jackson Fortin
a video game and robotics designer
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Macie Larouche
a teacher
U of the Pacific, UNE, or U Montana

Bryce Scott
a state police officer
UMA

Angelica Martincic
an oceanographer
U of Florida, U of Guam, or UMO

Kalie McGlashing
a family law attorney
Harvard


Local organizations offering VIP benefits
Be sure to wear your VIP badge!

Fairfield House of Pizza
10% off the VIP student’s food

Gene’s Market
A free Ham Italian with the purchase of a 20 oz drink for VIP student

Sonny’s Pizza
A small bag of chips with the purchase of food by VIP student

It’s A Good Pizza
10% off the VIP student’s food

Joseph’s Sporting Goods
10% off VIP student’s purchase excluding Carhartt brand.
Offer void if business is sold.



2013-14 list of colleges recognizing VIP students
Bates College
College of the Atlantic
Maine Maritime Academy
Husson University
St. Joseph’s College
Unity College
University of Maine, Augusta
University of Maine, Farmington
University of Maine, Machias
University of Maine, Presque Isle
University of New England
University of Southern Maine
Washington County Community College
York County Community College

These colleges celebrate the early aspirations of the students recognized as VIPs by giving them VIP treatment when they visit the college’s admissions office.