The Ellsworth High School
Alumni Association

The Tracy Family Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is awarded to Alex DePrenger.

He will pursue a degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning at Eastern Maine Community College.

This is a young man, who like many students needed to take a couple years off after graduating high school to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Alex is the perfect example of the three P’s articulated by Tony Wagner, an expert in educational innovation.

  • Play – Being a hands-on learning like many of us Alex enjoys playing with mechanical things. Through this process of play he found his…
  • Passion (the 2nd P)—HVAC profession and ultimately
  • Purpose (the 3rd P) in life.

It takes time. As a certified HVAC technician, Alex will be able to exercise his purpose in life and give back to his community. We are as excited as you are to be a part of your journey.  On behalf of the Association, congratulations and we wish you continued success!