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Local student recognized with prestigious award

Anthony Franchetti is shown with Commodore L.V. Wade, left, and Captain D.A. Sulin shortly after he received a scholarship from the Portland Marine Society.

CASTINE - Anthony Franchetti of Wilton, a student at Maine Maritime Academy, was recently recognized for his outstanding performance in the classroom and as a member of the regiment of midshipmen by earning the Portland Marine Society's scholarship.

Franchetti is majoring in Marine Transportation Operations at MMA, which is located in Castine.

The $2,000 scholarship was presented to Franchetti at the 2018 Regimental Awards Banquet held recently in Castine by Captain David A. Sulin, chairman, and Commodore Lawrence V. Wade, vice chairman of Portland Marine Society’s Scholarship Committee. The Portland Marine Society, the third oldest active marine society in the world, was established in 1796 for “the promotion of the knowledge of navigation and seamanship” and the “relief of decayed and disabled seamen, and the poor widows and orphans of deceased seamen” as stated in its original charter signed by the then governor of Massachusetts, Samuel Adams.

“The Society is very pleased and proud that we are able to carry on our traditions and original mission in the form of scholarships to deserving students pursuing courses of study in marine related fields," said the Portland Marine Society in a letter accompanying the award.

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  1. Congrats Anthony! Always glad to see one of our former rec students or councilors doing well.

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations Anthony! You continue to be amazing!...just like when you were in the second grade.

  4. Congratulations Anthony!!!

  5. Congratulation Anthony! Well done!

  6. Congratulations!!! Well done!!

  7. This young man will go far! We've not heard the last of him!

  8. Anthony!!!!!! So PROUD of you!!!!! Congratulations!!!

  9. Well done, Anthony! Not that I'm surprised ...

  10. Well done, Anthony!

  11. Congratulations , Anthony!!! I'm sooooooooooo proud of you.

  12. Anthony, we are so proud of you. You are outstanding!

  13. Congratulations Anthony! You've made your community proud! Keep up the good work!

  14. So proud of you and for you Anthony!
    Sending love and best regards to you!

  15. So excited for you, Anthony. Congratulations.
    I showed this to Toby and he was so happy for you. Thanks for being a great role model.

  16. Congrats Anthony. We've always been proud of you!!

  17. Way to go Anthony! It could not have been awarded to a nicer young man! Congratulations!