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Casco Bay High School Principal Derek Pierce Proudly Accepts $100,000 Grant

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    Alexis Margolin

Earlier this year, Derek Pierce, Principal of Casco Bay High School (CBHS) in Portland M.E., was named as the recipient of the Larry O'Toole Award, a leadership grant awarded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. On the evening of December 16th, he accepted the award at a ceremony hosted at CBHS.

In a room full of students, local and state leaders, members of the community, and Nick Donahue, President of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Derek said, "Our kids take courses like they would typically at other places," said Pierce. "But what's different is how those courses connect to one another and lead to something where kids have to do something truly excellent before the community."

For more coverage on the award ceremony, click here

Watch a video from the ceremony here.