Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Awards Named Scholarships to MDI High School 2019 Graduates

Bar Harbor, Maine (June 28, 2019) – Congratulations to Mount Desert Island High School 2019 graduates Zachary Harvey, Irene Choi, and Derek Collin on receiving Bar Harbor Bank & Trust named scholarship awards of $500 each. Over the years, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust established scholarships in memory of long-term Bank employees and directors. For many years, these scholarships have been awarded to local high school graduating seniors to help offset the cost of attending college.
Zachary Harvey of Swans Island was awarded the Horace E. Bucklin scholarship for 2019. Zachary plans to attend Washington County Community College, majoring in welding. Horace E. Bucklin was a prominent Northeast Harbor contractor who was involved in several Bank branch construction projects. He was elected as a Bar Harbor Bank & Trust director in 1941 and served later as Chairman of the Board from 1980 to 1983. In honor of Mr. Bucklin’s long tenure with the Bank, this scholarship was established in his memory.
Irene Choi of Bar Harbor was awarded the Albert H. Cunningham scholarship for 2019. Irene Choi plans to attend the University of Vermont, with an undeclared major in the College of Arts & Sciences. Albert H. Cunningham was one of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s most dedicated staff. Starting in 1929, Mr. Cunningham remained involved in the Bank for 51 years, serving as director, treasurer, vice president, and chairman. Mr. Cunningham was an endless supporter of education, especially within the Mount Desert Island School District.
Derek Collin of Trenton was awarded the Carroll C. Brown scholarship for 2019. Derek plans to attend Husson University, majoring in accounting. Carroll C. Brown was appointed to the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust board of directors in 1938, and in the 1970s, Mr. Brown was the first to fill the newly revived post of Chairman of the Board. During his long tenure, Mr. Brown was the administrator of seven Bar Harbor Bank & Trust presidents.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
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Image of Mindy Terry presenting a scholarship check to Zachary Harvey(left to right) Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Mindy Terry presents the Horace E. Bucklin scholarship award to Zachary Harvey of Swans Island, a 2019 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School. Zachary is enrolled at Washington County Community College pursuing a degree in welding.
Image of Julie Zimmerman presenting a scholarship check to Irene Choi(left to right) Bar Harbor Trust Service’s Julie Zimmerman presents the Albert H. Cunningham scholarship award to Irene Choi of Bar Harbor, a 2019 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School. Irene is enrolled at the University of Vermont in the College of Arts & Sciences with an undeclared major.
Image of May Dow presenting a scholarship check to Derek Collin(left to right) Derek Collin of Trenton, a 2019 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School receives the Carroll C. Brown scholarship award from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s May Dow. Derek is enrolled at Husson University pursuing a degree in accounting.