Student Notes

Teddy Dickson-Smith

Teddy Dickson-Smith, a sophomore at Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process.

Dickson-Smith, son of Jeremy and Susan Dickson-Smith of Gouldsboro, has been awarded the National and Small Town Award from the College Board.

“We’re thrilled that Teddy has earned this recognition,” said Sumner Principal Jackson Green. “We are so proud of him for his achievement, both in the classroom and on the College Board assessment.”

Nicholas Reznik of Bar Harbor, Mary Richardson of Blue Hill and Jake Ressel of Bar Harbor graduated from Bates College in Lewiston on May 29.

Reznik graduated after majoring in biological chemistry and French and Francophone studies. He is the son of Oleg Reznik and Mathilde Reznik and is a 2018 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School.

Reznik graduates as a member of Sigma Xi, an honor society that recognizes excellence in scientific research. Reznik was also granted the Bates Senior Scholar Award, an honor bestowed upon graduating seniors who have participated in varsity sports for four years and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Richardson graduated after majoring in psychology and art and visual culture. Richardson, the daughter of John E. Richardson and Rebecca B. Richardson, is a 2018 graduate of George Stevens Academy. Richardson was also granted the Bates Senior Scholar Award.

Ressel graduated magna cum laude after majoring in environmental studies and minoring in history. Ressel, the son of Stephen Ressel and Karen Ressel, is a 2017 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School.


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