MDI High School Trio Awarded Scholarships from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust
Congratulations to Katherine Hoff, Sam Keblinsky and Rachelle Swanson, all members of the MDI High School Class of 2020 that were awarded $500 scholarships from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust in memory of long term Bank employees and directors.
Katherine Hoff of Mount Desert, is the recipient of the Carroll C. Brown Scholarship for 2020. Katherine has a passion for business and plans to major in accounting at Indiana University and eventually obtain her Certified Public Accountant license. Carroll C. Brown was appointed to the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust board of directors in 1938, and in the 1970s, was the first to fill the newly revived post of Chairman of the Board. During his tenure, Mr. Brown was the administrator of seven Bar Harbor Bank & Trust presidents.
Samuel Keblinsky of Ellsworth, is the recipient of the Horace E. Bucklin scholarship for 2020. Samuel plans to study welding technology at Southern Maine Community College and has committed to play baseball for the college. Horace Bucklin was a prominent Northeast Harbor, Maine, contractor who was involved in several Bank branch construction projects. He was elected as a Bar Harbor Bank & Trust director in 1941 and later served as Chairman of the Board from 1980 to 1983.
Rachelle Swanson of Trenton, Maine, is the recipient of the Albert H. Cunningham scholarship for 2020. Rachelle has a passion for foreign language and traveling and plans to major in communications at the University of Southern Maine. Albert Cunningham was one of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s most dedicated staff, starting in 1929 and remaining involved in the Bank for 51 years. He served as director, treasurer, vice president, and chairman during his tenure.