Margaret Chase Smith Essay contest

2019 Essay contest winners announced (click here)

Every school year the Library administers the Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest.  It is open to Maine high school seniors and invites them to write on a theme related either to a historical milestone or a current event.  Thanks to the generous support from the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, prizes are $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and five $50 honorable mention prizes.  For more information on the 2019 essay contest, please click here or contact John Taylor.

2019 First Place Winner, Madeleine Archer Lincoln Academy Newcastle, Maine

2019 First Place Winner, Madeleine Archer
Lincoln Academy
Newcastle, Maine

2019 Second Place Winner, Marielle Pelletier Mt. Blue High School Farmington, Maine

2019 Second Place Winner, Marielle Pelletier
Mt. Blue High School
Farmington, Maine

2019 Third Place Winner, Gabrielle Theriault Hall-Dale High School Farmingdale, Maine

2019 Third Place Winner, Gabrielle Theriault
Hall-Dale High School
Farmingdale, Maine

2019 US Military Academy Cadet Sean Adrianne Hurley

2019 US Military Academy
Cadet Sean Adrianne Hurley

margaret Chase smith leadership excellence award

With funding provided by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy present the Margaret Chase Smith Leadership Excellence Award annually to a female who has demonstrated conscience-driven leadership, dedicated service to the greater good, and personal independence and integrity, while displaying the highest standards of professionalism and personal conduct as an exemplary role model. Nominees must have no significant conduct or academic difficulties, and should demonstrate potential for an outstanding career of service upon graduation.

2019 US Naval Academy Midshipman Maggie Dods

2019 US Naval Academy
Midshipman Maggie Dods

2019 Margaret Chase Smith Citizenship Awards  Dasia Alberico, Lydia Jones, Alex Kinney, Paityn Perkins and Joshua Hitchings

2019 Margaret Chase Smith Citizenship Awards
Dasia Alberico, Lydia Jones, Alex Kinney, Paityn Perkins and Joshua Hitchings

Margaret Chase Smith Citizenship Awards

The MCS Citizenship Award is given annually at the Margaret Chase Smith School in the Senator’s hometown, Skowhegan, Maine. Established by Smith in 1984, it is awarded at the year-end assembly to all of the outgoing fifth graders who demonstrate by their words and actions the qualities and characteristics we hope to instill in all students.