Mount View Alumni Awards honor builder, basketball coach

THORNDIKE — Mount View High School announced its 2022 Alumni Awards in a press release on April 6. The Alumni Award was created to inspire current students by highlighting the exceptional achievements of alumni. The personal and professional achievements of past Mount View graduates are expected to encourage current students to reach for the stars.

The award recognizes alumni who are considered outstanding in their field or career as evidenced by longevity in their field, professional recognition or awards, giving back to their community, or uniqueness in their field of work. The 2022 honorees are Glenn Couturier, Class of 1973 and Adrienne Shibles, Class of 1987.

Couturier is the owner of Halldale Builders and president of Halldale Farm in Montville. His construction company has been in business for 45 years. Halldale Farm sells hay, straw, and compost. Both companies have employed many local workers over the years. Couturier attended UMaine, Orono for business management and Eastern Maine Technical College for building construction. In addition to his entrepreneurial spirit, he may be best known for his commitment to local communities, the statement says. He served on the RSU 3 School Board for 15 years, serving as Vice President for three of those years and President for nine years. It was during this time that he helped guide the school district through the process of state approvals, planning, and construction of the current Mount View K-12 complex, which was the largest school construction project ever undertaken in Maine at the time, according to the release notes.

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Many will also recognize him as a moderator of Montville town meetings, an active member and leader of his local church and church organizations, and for his work with the Waldo County Restorative Justice Project. According to the statement, Couturier said that some of his best memories of him at Mount View are the friends he made that have carried him throughout his life and that he also received an excellent education in math and science that contributed to his career. the. He went on to say, “It’s important that we have direction in our lives…my teachers at Mount View helped me direct myself in a positive way. …”

Shibles is the current head women’s basketball coach at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She graduated from Bates College in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in history and received her master’s degree in exercise science from Smith College in 1996, according to the release. At Bates College, she was a two-time captain, scored 1,000 points on the girls’ basketball team, and is a member of the Bates Scholar-Athlete Society. During her 13 years as head women’s basketball coach at Bowdoin College, she led the team to a record number of wins, championships and accolades.

Shibles is known for its “Developing Leaders” program philosophy, as it commits every day on and off the court to model leadership and develop relationships, giving its student-athletes the opportunity to explore, grow and develop as people and as leaders, the launch says. She inspires young women to take ownership of their education and their lives and empowers them to do their best. Shibles has received numerous professional awards, including Coach of the Year awards from various organizations such as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the New England Small College Athletic Conference in 2001, 2009 and 2020. She was inducted into the Hall of the New England Basketball fame. in 2015, won WBCA Division III Coach of the Year in 2019 and Division III National Coach of the Year in 2020. Most recently, she was inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame. Maine Sports Fame. She often credits her positive experience at Mount View and her involvement with the basketball team as motivating her career. According to the statement, in a recent email, Shibles reflected that “my colleagues at Mount View have made a positive difference in my life and taught me the importance of setting high standards for oneself.” She added, “[In Mount View athletics] I learned about the importance of hard work, discipline, and commitment to a common goal.”

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A poster highlighting the honorees’ careers, education and training, and inspirational quotes will be displayed in the high school hallways as a daily reminder to students that they can go anywhere from Mount View. In addition, a permanent exhibition of recognition plaques has been created for the honorees.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Mount View Alumni Award. Applications are due in the school office no later than January 6, 2023. For more information, requirements, and the nomination form, email [email protected] or call Vicki at 568-3782 to receive a hard copy.

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