Originally published in Irregular – June 21, 2018
Phillips resident and eighth grade student at Maine Virtual Academy, Michelle Seaberg, was recently given the 2018 Secretary of State Citizenship Award for her active participation in civic and/or community activities, good scholarship and school involvement, according to MEVA spokesman Donna Savarese.
The award recognizes one eighth grade student from each Maine school who demonstrates the outstanding citizenship qualities. In 2017, 124 schools recognized students with the Secretary of State Citizenship Award, which is based on volunteer service to the community, involvement in citizenship or character building organizations, a good scholastic record, participation in student government programs and school activities, faithful school attendance and leadership qualities that motivate others to action for the benefit of the community.
Leading up to her eighth grade year, Seaberg attended Leadership through Service Camp with United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. Through this camp, Seaberg learned about non-profit organizations and volunteerism. Seaberg volunteered at a senior center, organizing games and other social activities.
Maine Virtual Academy, an online public charter school authorized by the Maine Charter School Commission, offers Maine students in grades 7 to 12 a high-quality, tuition-free public education that enables a focused, customized learning experience for each student.
Seaberg plans to attend Mt. Blue High School in the fall.
To learn more about Maine Virtual Academy, visit https://meva.k12.com/.