Joining our hosts were Don Tuski from the Maine College of Art, who brought scholarships for students wishing to attend the college once they graduate. Also speaking at the event were Charles Stanhope and Julie Richard from the Maine Arts Commission. Many state representatives also attended.
All of these distinguished speakers offered words of encouragement, and of gratitude, for the award recipients. Don Tuski reminded the students that they should use their creativity in every area of their future careers.
The true stars of course were the students who received multiple rounds of applause and were photographed with the various people in attendance. The First Lady, as always, was more than happy to pose with students for photos after the event.
You can read more about the recipients on this blog by clicking this link.