Sara Boies Receives MPA Principal’s Award

Sarah Boies, daughter of Michael and Julie Boies of Baileyville and a senior at Woodland Jr/Sr High School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Principal’s Award, Principal Patricia Metta announced today.  The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

Metta states that Sarah is an exceptionally strong student with superior character, and academic and athletic strengths. Sarah ranks first in her class and has been the recipient of overall/highest achievement awards, perfect attendance awards, and honor and high honor awards. In an effort to move herself to a position of college ready, Sarah takes the highest level classes as well as early college classes. She is a detail oriented, determined and persevering young lady. For her excellence in academics, Sarah has won several prestigious awards including Student Sage Scholar Award,  Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine Award, and the Dartmouth College Club of Maine Award. Sarah’s teachers refer to her as a student who will meet any challenge head on and spend whatever time it takes to earn the best grade possible. She has an extremely good work ethic and understands that her learning is in her own hands. Sarah will have the opportunity to share all of these qualities with others upon her completion of a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. 

Sarah is active in her church and her community as well as at her school. Sarah serves as an alter server and has been a Sunday School Teacher throughout her four years of high school. She has been involved in several service projects which include volunteering at Octoberfest, Woodland’s Annual Halloween Party and Easter Egg Hunt, Walk Against Bullying, raising funds for Susan G. Coleman benefit, Wreathes Across America, and Woodland High School’s annual blood drive. As well as community commitments, Sarah is active in both athletic and academic activities.  She has been a member of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams all four years of high school, having the honor of being captain in all three sports. Sarah earned the distinction of DAC All-star in softball and DAC All-star and 1st Team Allstate Player in volleyball. Sarah hopes to continue her volleyball career at UMPI. Sarah is also a member of the National Honor Society, having earned this honor as a sophomore. She is currently the president of this organization as well as Tri M, a music honor society. She has also been a member of Student Council.

Sarah is truly unique in her character. She is ambitious and wants to grow. She is charming, loyal, considerate and light hearted. Sarah has a smile for everyone she meets and never speaks poorly of anyone. Sarah is trustworthy and generous and serves as a role model for others. She is a self-starter, easygoing and a team player. Sarah knows how to listen with an open-mind and is thoughtful in the way she responds. 

Sarah Boies and Principal Patricia Metta, along with other award winners and their principals, will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. 

The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students of the Class of 2016 with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler.  Mr. McGowan and Mr. Tyler were former Maine principals and Executive Directors of the Maine Principals’ Association. This year an additional five $1000 scholarships will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament and support from Berlin City Auto.

The Principal's Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine's school administrators.


Congratulations, Sarah. You are most deserving of this honor! Good luck at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. We know you will do great things!