Lions’ Student of the Month — Nick Lepage

Nick Lepage

Nick Lepage

Nick Lepage of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for March.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parents: Dave and Karen Lepage

Student organizations, sports teams, activities, hobbies: Football, Hockey, Lacrosse and Varsity Club

What do you like most about school? I like how hands-on my teachers are. They really care about the students and they want them to succeed, and to me, as a student, it is really helpful knowing that your teachers will be there for you whenever you need extra help.

What is your biggest challenge in school? My biggest challenge in school is paying attention in class. I get very sidetracked, but I catch myself and get back to work and focus.

What is your favorite subject? My favorite subject is Senior Prep College Math. This is my favorite class because I really like Mr. B. Johnson. His teaching methods are very helpful and he is always willing to help students out whenever they need it. He is a nice guy and I have a lot of respect for him.

If you could change one thing about school, what would it be? If I could change one thing about school it would have to be, find something that motivates kids to come in to school and do their work. We have a big problem with kids being lazy and not wanting to do their schoolwork, which is typical in high school, but I would love to change that.

What characteristics do you believe a good teacher should possess? I think that the main characteristic a teacher should possess is showing interest in helping a student to be the best they can be. Offering extra help after school or just really showing that they want their students to be successful.

What goals did you hope to achieve during your high school days? My goals for high school was to get all of my work done and passed in on time. Guaranteed, there were a few times where I didn’t pass assignments in on time, but that was my main focus through high school.

What do you hope to do in the future in terms of career, and why are you headed in that direction? My future plans are to do a post-grad year at Bridgton Academy next year and fix my grades to where they should be. Then after BA, I plan on going to Maine Maritime Academy studying Marine Transportation Operations. After MMA, I hope that I get a job being a captain of a large vessel and maybe look at going into the Coast Guard.

What do you think it will take to be successful in the future? I think in order to be successful, you have to have the drive or motivation to be successful. I learned that if you want something, you have to work for it.

What lesson have you learned while at Lake Region High School that will help you in the future? I have learned many lessons while attending Lake Region, but the biggest one would have to be, not to push things off to the side. During my freshman and sophomore years, I wasn’t really one to do schoolwork and I would just not worry about it. I learned that you can’t push things to the side because if you do, you will fail and I couldn’t afford to fail because I have big plans for my future.

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