Adrienne Saltz wins Principal’s Award

Adrienne Saltz of Westbrook, a senior at Westbrook High School, has been selected to receive the 2008 Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

According to Marc Gousse, school principal, “Adrienne has distinguished herself in all facets of our school’s academic and co-curricular offerings. She exemplifies the qualities of leadership, initiative, and versatility.”

He continued: “In all that she aspires to accomplish and achieve, Adrienne raises the bar higher and sets the standard for excellence. Most importantly, she has done it with pride and dignity. She exemplifies excellence in all that she commits to and achieves. Adrienne is an outstanding young woman who is a model for all others to emulate.”

Saltz, Gousse and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon in Bangor on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. The luncheon recognizes these outstanding students 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, both former Maine principals and executive directors of the association.Henderson honored on 90th

Henderson feted on 90th

Charlie Henderson turned 90 on Saturday and was treated to a surprise party attended by 70 people.

“I didn’t know anything about it,” Henderson said Tuesday.

Roger Knight, who helped organize the party, said Henderson, of Monroe Avenue, is a longtime Westbrook resident. Henderson served 30 years on the Planning Board, 28 years as chairman.

Henderson retired after 35 years from the engineering department at S.D. Warren in 1980. In World War II, Henderson served with an Army antiaircraft artillery unit.

Thibault ‘still kicking’

Aime Thibault, who turned 83 on Feb. 4, is staying fit and trim with a daily walk. He’s a regular walking through Westbrook’s downtown.

“I’m still kicking,” he said with a hearty laugh last week.

Nelson on dean’s list

Stacy Nelson, daughter of Richard and Lauren Nelson, has made the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Maine Farmington. Nelson will graduate in May with a teaching degree in mathematics.

Garnett earns honors

Marissa R. Garnett made first honors on the dean’s list for the fall semester at Clark University, Worcester, Mass.

Garnett, a member of the class of 2010, is studying Spanish. To be eligible for first honors, a student must have an average of 3.8 or higher. She attended Catherine McAuley High School in Portland.

Spiller flying Mideast skies

Lt. Cmdr. Phil Spiller of the U.S. Navy has been in Bahrain for three weeks.

Spiller, 34, is attached to an air squadron based in Brunswick. He’s the son of Elaine Spiller and the late Phil Spiller, who was an Army colonel and a Westbrook mayor.

Elaine Spiller said it’s her son’s second trip to the Mideast in six months. She said he’s a captain for Jet Blue when he’s not flying with the Navy.

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