Rewarding Maine Scholars for Outstanding Community Service

Posted 7/23/2021
How to Help in Maine's Parker Harnett (L) and Zoe Siegel (R) with Maggie Amann 


Martin’s Point and How to Help in Maine are pleased to award inaugural scholarships to Maggie Amman of Scarborough, and Madison Humphrey of Winterport. The 2021 high school graduates each received a check for $1,500 in recognition of their volunteering efforts and dedication to their communities.

The How to Help in Maine organization was created by 2021 Yarmouth High School grads Zoe Siegel and Parker Harnett. The pair wanted to both inspire Maine students to pitch in, and make it easier for them to find volunteering opportunities that matched their interests and schedules. This scholarship was a natural extension of their efforts.

“After an overwhelming year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate the hard work and determination of two Maine high school students with the support of Martin's Point,” said Zoe and Parker. “We were uplifted by the fierce spirit of community Maggie and Madison both possess, and we can't wait to see how they continue to change the world through student volunteering.”

Meet the winners

Maggie, 18, a four-year member of the Scarborough Key Club and its president for two years, contributed to a number of projects, including securing a $1,000 grant to provide backpacks full of food and supplies to homeless people in Portland during the pandemic. In addition to heading up the backpack project from start to finish, she also volunteered at Maine Medical Center for three years, served as class president, and participated in volleyball, winter track and spring track.

Madison, 18, a three-year member of the Key Club and its president for two years, contributed to numerous community-based projects, including creating a file of children’s audiobook recordings for isolated elementary school students during the pandemic. Additionally, Madison led projects for nursing and veterans’ homes in the Camden area, managed the basketball team, played volleyball, and contributed to both Junior Classical League and Latin Club.

Maggie and Madison plan to use their awards to bolster their college funds. Both start college this fall at Bates College and University of Maine, respectively.

Spread the word for next year

Help us show more Maine students the value of sharing their talents and time. Tell someone you know about How to Help in Maine and have them keep an eye out for 2022 application details!