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Senator George J. Mitchell inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame

Twelve Mitchell Scholars and Mitchell Institute Development Director Sarah Short joined hundreds at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday, May 4th, to celebrate and honor Senator George J. Mitchell and eight other 2014 inductees to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Senator Mitchell was praised for his success and accomplishments on the Bowdoin College men’s… Read more »

Over 2,300 Mitchell Scholars, Each with a Story

To date the Mitchell Institute has provided over $11 million in scholarship support along with programs and resources that encourage college access, persistence, and completion. Annually, one scholarship is granted to a graduating senior from each public high school in Maine. Over 2,300 Mitchell Scholars have been named since 1995. This video was created by… Read more »

Senator George J. Mitchell Speaks about Maine Education at Portrait Unveiling

In a ceremony to honor Senator George Mitchell’s accomplishments for the country and the state of Maine, Senator Mitchell spoke openly about his experiences in government. From his first race for the Maine governorship in 1974 to his more recent urging to bridge the political divide among parties, Senator Mitchell addressed the Maine legislature at… Read more »

Student Aspirations Survey of Maine High School Educators

In June 2013, the Mitchell Institute surveyed Maine high school principals and guidance counselors about student aspirations. We received 155 survey responses from 108 high schools—84% of Maine’s 129 public high schools–and 16 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers—representing 50% of Maine’s 28 CTEs. Key findings include: 1) Maine educators report that their communities encourage and value… Read more »