Mikala Ferland named Ezhaya scholarship winner

Mikala Ferland

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2022 Joseph B. Ezhaya scholarship winner.

Mikala Ferland was selected as the scholarship recipient from a field of applicants.

Mikala is one of the top students in her class at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. She also completed a Health Science Certificate at KVCC while still a senior student. She values citizenship and responsibility, along with having a passion for music and martial arts. Her stated mission is to make a significant difference in the lives of others as she moves forward.

Mikala was a member of the National Honors Society and served as secretary and representative of her class during her high school tenure. She assisted in teaching and has participated in martial arts for over seven years. She has a long list of musical accomplishments in her background. Mikala serves as a lifeguard at the Alfond Youth and Community Center (AYCC), in Waterville, since 2020 and has dedicated over 320 volunteer hours at Camp Tracy.

Mikala will attend Kennebec Valley Community College’s nursing program, in Fairfield, in the fall.

The Joseph B. Ezhaya scholarship was established in memory of Joe Ezhaya, a community leader who was known for his generosity and dedication to civic engagement.


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