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

Local organizations funding MDI Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarships
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Machias Savings Bank
Dead River Company
The First
MDI Biological Laboratory


MDI Maine College Circle Advisory Board Members
Jill Golding
Kristen Blanchette
Ruth Eveland
Bill Weir
Brenda Fernald
Amy Polien


2015 Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarship Recipients


First Name

Last Name
Teacher
School
Grade
College of Interest
Career of Interest

Matthew

Boyle
Mrs. Rich
Pemetic Elementary School
6
UMFK
a computer scientist
Avonlea
Brown
Mrs. Rich
Pemetic Elementary School
6
Miami University
a zoologist
Emma
Freudig
Mrs. Rabasca
Tremont Consolidated School
6
NYU
an ER nurse
Seraphina
Gillman
Mrs Philbrook
Mount Desert Elementary School
6
Harvard, Swarthmore, or Columbia
a naturalist
Philip
Hamlin
Mrs. Rich
Pemetic Elementary School
6
Bowdoin
a historian
Ethan
Harkins
Mrs. Rabasca
Tremont Consolidated School
6
University of Iowa
an author
Adria
Horton
Ms Taylor
Mount Desert Elementary School
6
UMO
a math teacher
Ella Marie
Hubbard
Ms Taylor
Mount Desert Elementary School
6
U Tennessee - Knoxville
a neonatal nurse
Jadyn
Gosselin
Mrs. Rich
Pemetic Elementary School
6
UNH
a vet
James
Malick
Mrs. Swanson
Trenton Elementary School
6
UMO
a music teacher
Austria
Morehouse
Mrs. Philbrook
Mount Desert Elementary School
6
School of the Museum of Fine Arts or RISD
a graphic designer
Cody
Parker
Mrs. Frels
Conners Emerson School
6
Stanford or U. of Southampton
a naval architect
Jane Elizabeth
Pope
Ms. Taylor
Mount Desert Elementary School
6
UMO
an elementary school music teacher
Kassandra
Robledo
Mr. G.R.
Conners Emerson School
6
Yale
a guidance counselor
Bella
Ross
Mrs. Swanson
Trenton Elementary School
6
Bates
an author
Alexander
Shepard
Mrs. Rabasca
Tremont Consolidated School
6
The Boston Conservatory
a musical performer
Tristan
Thompson
Mrs. Frels
Conners Emerson School
6
UMO
a game warden
Sophia
Watras
Ms. Taylor
Mount Desert Elementary School
6
U Maine
a librarian
Ethan
Wyman
Ms. Swanson
Trenton Elementary School
6
UMO, DigiPen, or Stanford
a software engineer
Alain
Zhang
Mrs. Frels
Conners Emerson School
6
Stanford
an engineer


MDI Future of Maine
College Aspirations Scholarship Award Ceremony



Jesup Memorial Library,
Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 pm, May 12, 2014

First Name

Last Name
Teacher
Grade
School
Career of Interest
College of Interest

Bea

Amuso
Ms Simmons
5
Ashley Bryan School
a marine biologist
COA
Peter
Benson
Mr. Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
an architect
MIT
Becca
Blanch
Mrs Rich
7
Pemetic Elementary School
a diabetic specialist
UMO
Oliver
Blank
Mr Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
a marine biologist
Eckerd College
Alex
Bracy
Ms Elk
8
Pemetic Elementary School
a chef
Johnson & Wales
Louise
Chaplin
Mr Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
a physicist
MIT
Nick
Corson
Mrs Frels
6
Conners Emerson School
a sports management professional
Husson
Elise
Craighead
Mr Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
an author
Sarah Lawrence College
Olivia
Harper
Ms Rabasca
5
Tremont Consolidated School
an elementary school teacher
UMF
Liam
Higgins
Ms Nicholson
6
Conners Emerson School
an environmental biologist
U Maine, U Wisconsin, or Michigan State
Cadi
Howell
Mr Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
a musician and music teacher
UMO, USM, BU, or NYU
Summer
Johnson
Mrs Rich
7
Pemetic Elementary School
a pastry chef
CIA
Maxwell
Libitzki
Mrs Nicholson
6
Conners Emerson School
a welder
Green River Community College
Dominic
Marino
Mrs Nicholson
6
Conners Emerson School
an entomologist, film maker, and video game designer
USC
John
Mitchell
Mrs Turner
5
Tremont Consolidated School
a diesel engineer and marine mechanic
Maine Maritime Academy
Sebastian
Moores
Ms Rabasca
6
Tremont Consolidated School
a surgeon
U Mass Amherst
September
Murray
Mrs Rich
7
Pemetic Elementary School
a veterinarian
U Maine
Katelyn
Osborne
Mr Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
an actor
BU, California Inst of the Arts, or Carnegie Mellon
Nathaniel
Philbrook
Mr Fournier
6
Mount Desert Elementary School
a lobsterman and business manager
Westmont College
Anna
Redgate
Mr. Grabel-Richards
6
Conners Emerson School
an international culinary artist
CIA
Amber
Rinaldi
Ms Rabasca
5
Tremont Consolidated School
a lobsterwoman
COA
Isaiah
Sawyer
Mrs Swanson
6
Trenton Elementary School
a video game designer
DigiPen
Maggie
Strong
Ms Rich
7
Pemetic Elementary School
a counselor
BU
Rachelle
Swanson
Ms Eddy
6
Trenton Elementary School
an interior designer
Syracuse
Sara
Todd
Ms Brotzman
8
Conners Emerson School
a surgeon
Harvard
Hannah
Viechnicki
Ms Nicholson
6
Conners Emerson School
a marine biologist
Stanford
Annabelle
Walke
Mrs Frels
6
Conners Emerson School
a culinary artist
CIA




Jesup Memorial Library,
Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 pm, May 20, 2013


Recognizing the effort and aspirations of the following students:

2013 Recipients

Avonlea Brown 4 Pemetic Elementary School 2013 a zoologist UMO or U Florida
Dawson Burnett 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 a musician USM or Berklee College of Music
Georgia Candage 6 Conners Emerson School 2013 an athletic trainer or physical therapist BU, Duke, UNE
Hannah Chamberlain 6 Conners Emerson School 2013 a pro basketball player Duke or Boston College
Adam Christianson 6 Tremont Consolidated School 2013 an aeronautical engineer MIT
Alec Fisichella 6 Tremont Consolidated School 2013 a meteorologist Cornell, Lyndon State, or Penn State
Camden Garland 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 an NBA basketball player Syracuse or Kentucky
Saige Goodwin 6 Tremont Consolidated School 2013 a special education teacher College of William & Mary
Hannah Goodwin 5 Pemetic Elementary School 2013 a veterinarian University of Pennsylvania
Philip Hamlin 4 Pemetic Elementary School 2013 uncertain Uncertain
Emily Homer 7 Pemetic Elementary School 2013 a classical singer Juilliard
Gilbert Isaacs 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 an artist RISD or Yale
Tinna Jonsdottir 4 Pemetic Elementary School 2013 an equestrian professional Sweet Briar
Katie King 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 an archeologist Brown University
Julia Malcolm 6 Trenton Elementary School 2013 a pediatrician Harvard or Yale
Chase McGee 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 an architect RISD or Columbia U
Sean Murray 6 Tremont Consolidated School 2013 a roller coaster designer U Miami, U Central Florida, or U Southern Florida
Ivy Sanborn 6 Trenton Elementary School 2013 a professional singer University of Southern California
Chelsea Schroeder 8 Pemetic Elementary School 2013 a film actress New York Film Academy
Ezekiel Valleau 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 an artist RISD
Forest Watras 6 Mount Desert Elementary School 2013 a landscape architect and groundskeeper UC Berkeley, U Miami, or Colorado State
Julia Watras 6 Tremont Consolidated School 2013 a lawyer Stanford


2012 Recipients
Becca Blanch
Ellie Bridgers
Rory Burmeister
Gillian Carroll
Louise Chaplin
Valeria Chiri
Catherine Ding
Cameron Durkee
Hannah Goodwin
Stephen Grierson
Grace Joyner
Sydney Kachmar
Andrew Kennedy
Dmitry Lyakhovich
Patrick Mocarsky
Nolan Murphy
Ella Pappas
Lysso Sanborn
Eliza Schleif
Miles Schuman**
Emma Strong
Sara Todd
Samantha Wark
Serena Young
Warren Young


Local organizations offering VIP benefits
List coming soon

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.