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Dakoda Davis Awarded the 2024 Maine Principal's Award

Dakoda Davis Awarded the 2024 Maine Principal's Award

Washington Academy Head of School Judson McBrine proudly announces senior Dakoda Davis as the recipient of the 2024 Maine Principal's Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association (MPA), recognizes a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship. Dakoda is the son of Adam and Sharon Davis of East Machias.

Dakoda is a well-rounded Washington Academy student body member. He is a four-year high honor student, a three-year WA National Honor Society member and secretary, and a 2024 National Merit Finalist. He is the recipient of the Washington Academy 2022 Student of the Quarter Academics Award and the 2022 and 2023 Student of the Quarter Citizenship Award. Dakoda is active in student government as the Class of 2024 President and Student Council Co-President. He demonstrates leadership skills as a four-year member and captain of the Raider Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. Dakoda plans on attending the University of Maine in Orono to pursue a degree in engineering.

Dakoda, Mr. McBrine, other award winners, and their principals attended an Honors Luncheon at Jeff's Catering in Brewer on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Mr. McBrine states, “I was glad to share this moment with Dakoda, as he was recognized as the Maine Principal’s Award recipient. Dakoda has distinguished himself as a leader in school and the community, and he deserves this recognition.” The Honors Luncheon recognized these outstanding students by presenting an individual plaque and awarding ten $1,000 scholarships in the names of former principals and MPA Executive Directors: Horace O. McGowan, Richard W. Tyler, and Richard A. Durost.

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 representing Maine's school administrators.