The first Dick Steele Scholars are off to top colleges

The first group of Dick Steele Scholarship Fund recipients fared very well in the college process this year—through their own hard work, and with the support of Exploration in navigating the landscape of college admissions. After spending a summer at the Senior Program on the campus of Yale University, the three Northern Maine Scholars received professional college guidance from Exploration’s college counselor, Carlene Riccelli, and Exploration’s Executive Director, Moria Kelly. Together, the students received acceptance letters and financial aid packages from Bates College, Bowdoin College, Brigham Young University, College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Mount Allison College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stonehill College, and the University of Maine (Honors College). Fortunate to be able to choose among highly selective institutions, the scholars made thoughtful decisions based on a combination of their academic interests and financial support. Victoria Winslow will matriculate at Brigham Young University (Idaho) in the fall, while both Ezra Duplissie-Cyr and Brandon Ouellette will start their college careers at Bowdoin College.