Margaret Chase Smith Essay contest

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 2017 Essay Contest, please click here or contact John Taylor.

Senator Margaret Chase Smith seated at office desk, August, 1961

Senator Margaret Chase Smith seated at office desk, August, 1961

2017 mcs contest winners

1st Place: Gabrielle Kyes, 
                   Mattanawcook Academy
2nd Place: Abigail Hande,
                     Highview Christian Academy
3rd Place: Sigrid Sibley,
                    Poland Regional High School

Honorable Mention:
Ally Clark-Bonsant, Erskine Academy
Sydney McDonald, Bangor High School
Thomas Sheils, Casco Bay High School
Eleanor Theriault, Erskine Academy
Griffin Tibbitts, Morse High School

2016 First Place Winner, Elizabeth Harrington, Dexter Regional High School  

2016 First Place Winner, Elizabeth Harrington, Dexter Regional High School

 

2016 Second Place Winner, Nick Danby, Bangor High School

2016 Second Place Winner, Nick Danby, Bangor High School

2016 Third Place Winner, Liana Dudley Holland, Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln

2016 Third Place Winner, Liana Dudley Holland, Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln

2016 US Military Academy Recipient Second Lieutenant Megan McNulty

2016 US Military Academy Recipient
Second Lieutenant Megan McNulty

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.

2016 US Naval Academy Recipient   Midshipman Jamie Francona

2016 US Naval Academy Recipient  
Midshipman Jamie Francona