Posted October 25, 2007

Marie Allen of Oak Bluffs recently received the "Soaring High President Award" for exceptional service as president of the M.V. NAACP. The award was presented on Oct. 13 at the NAACP New England Area Conference annual meeting in Natick.

David Bouck of West Tisbury recently completed the Sea Semester's six-week shore component, earning academic credit for his curriculum in oceanography, nautical science, and maritime studies. David is currently a student at Endicott College in Beverly, and will sail from Woods Hole on the vessel Corwith Cramar.

Melissa McCormick of Vineyard Haven has been selected to participate in the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2008 Pageant. The preliminary competition will be held in Quincy, in mid-November. Melissa is a student at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and is the daughter of John and Debbie McCormick.