MAINE - The 2008 Teens Who Care Awards will be presented to six Maine young people for outstanding service to their communities: Amber Casterlin (Brunswick), Lacie Craven (Machiasport), Rebecca Fick (Garland), Ashley Morgan (Lewiston), Katie Moskowitz (Saco), and Caleb Nickerson (Lincoln). The award presentations and ceremony will be held at the Portland Museum of Art on Monday, April 7. Hosting the evening will be NEWS CENTER’S Lee Nelson and Sharon Rose.
Teens Who Care is a unique program in Maine, administered by WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2, who received 60 nominations this year. This year’s judges included: Jim Bentley (Bangor Y), Robin Chimbroski (Ronald McDonald House), Darren Hurlburt (MES), Rita Shea Ready (MES), Judy Horan (WLBZ 2), and Charlene Belanger (WCSH 6).
Each of the six teens will be honored with a short documentary-style “profile” which will debut to the attendees that evening at the Museum, to be televised later on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 in the Teens Who Care 2008 10th Anniversary Special on May 31, 8:00pm and on NEWS CENTER. In addition, 30-second “salute” spots will air on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 throughout the months of May and June.
Each teen will be awarded a $2000 scholarship by MES, Maine Education Services, your Maine Source for Student Loans, (www.mesfoundation.com), sponsor of Teens Who Care.
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