Graduation- Graduation will be held Sunday, June 12th at 1:30 PM in the HA gym.

GRADUATION – Graduation will be held Sunday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are required for admittance to graduation. “Doors” will open at 12:30 p.m. Graduation will be held in the gym at Hampden Academy. Students need to report to the multi-purpose room at 12:30 p.m. Students should park in the back turf field dirt parking lot.  Please make certain to lock your vehicles up during graduation.

In keeping with the tradition of Hampden Academy’s graduation, there will be no decoration to caps or gowns permitted. Breathalyzer tests may be conducted prior to graduation. Any student under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to participate in graduation. Inappropriate behavior during marching practice or during the Graduation Ceremony, may result in removal from the ceremony. All students must wear shoes.



All seniors are welcome to attend the Senior Class Night and Barbecue held at Hampden Academy on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.  This event is for members of the graduating class only.  There is no cost for this event but you must sign up in advance to attend.  Sign-ups are required with Mrs. Abbott by Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  Breathalyzer tests may be conducted before this event.  Any students under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not participate and may face additional consequences.


GRADUATION FEE – Graduation Fee is $40.00 The fee covers the cost of cap and gown. This amount must be paid before Wednesday, June 8th.

Note: Please make all checks payable to Hampden Academy.


TICKETS FOR GRADUATION – Tickets for graduation will be given to students starting on Wednesday, June 1st, please see Mrs. Abbott in the main office. Please check with your family prior to June 1st, to determine the number of tickets you will need. Each graduate receives up to 8 tickets for seating in the Gym. Tickets are only disbursed to graduating students.


ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR GRADUATION – If a graduate needs more than 8 tickets they can request them from Mrs. Abbott. After all graduates receive their tickets the remainder of the tickets are divided among those who need more at the end of the last marching practice. Requests for additional tickets are only accepted from graduating students.


SENIOR EXAM SCHEDULE  – Graduates are expected to attend ALL classes each day, not just on exam periods.


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SCHOLARSHIPS – Please read the following carefully: If any senior is awarded a scholarship s/he is reminded that detailed instructions for each scholarship are given in the envelope which is presented at graduation. Please read these instructions carefully, keep the instructions, and follow them your first year in college. Do not throw the instructions away in the excitement of graduation day.

It is imperative that students check their school email regularly. Please email Mrs. Abbott at [email protected] if you need further clarification.


Cap and Gown Survey-

Please respond by December 22, 2021

It is time to begin the order process for Caps and Gowns for the June 12, 2022 graduation ceremony! Please visit the link below to answer the 10 question survey from Jostens, the vendor who supplies caps and gowns for graduation.  Your attention to this detail is appreciated.  Please complete your survey by December 22, 2021. 



2021-22 Hampden Academy Sedan Yearbook Order Information

Yearbooks are available for order at:  

Please use this code: 14493922


YEARBOOK SENIOR PHOTO DEADLINE- Saturday, October 30th – Senior photos, baby photos, activities and senior quotes are due (please email to  [email protected]). Seniors need to complete the email survey that will be sent to their school email by October 15th.


Important Senior Information

September 28, 2021

Greetings Parents/Guardians of Seniors and Seniors!!

This letter is to help seniors and parents/guardians of seniors organize dates and deadlines that are important to seniors.  We high school counselors are sending this to you because we know how busy the fall is, and how quickly deadlines come and go.  Deadlines are a crucial part of planning for college, scholarships, the military, and the workforce.

Students who are applying to college can create an account on and begin working on their Common Application for college admission.  We would suggest starting the application now, and then counselors can help your student with the parts they are not sure of after the add/drop period ends.  Please also have students keep track of their login information for the Common App and College Board accounts.  This is critical in order for counselors to help answer questions during senior meetings, as counselors do not have access to passwords.

Students who are planning to enter the military must contact a recruiter for the branch they are interested in.  Here is the most up to date list we have for area recruiters by branch.  On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is our Military Day, and we will have recruiters from various branches setting up tables in the multipurpose room from 8:00-10:30 am.

Below you will find a list of key dates for seniors and families to be aware of.  Please mark them on your calendar as the fall will be a very busy time of year!  In addition, here is a link to the Class of 2022 Google Calendar where we will post when college admissions counselors and military recruiters are coming to the School Counseling Office to meet with students, and we will also post important dates and deadlines.  



Test Date

Deadline to Register

How to Register

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Room 226 @ HA starting at 8am.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Contact Mrs. Huston in the guidance office at [email protected]


SAT Dates and Deadlines

ACT Dates and Deadlines

September 20, 2021: Individual senior meetings will begin with School Counselors.

September 29, 2021: School Counselors meet with all seniors during Advisory

October 1, 2021: Complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA

      Complete your 2022-2023 CSS Profile (if applicable - THIS IS NOT REQUIRED AT ALL COLLEGES)

October 6, 2021: College Fair at the University of Maine Orono (in person at the New Balance Field House) 6:30 to 8:30pm

October 19, 2021: “Transcript/Recommendation Request form” must be returned to Counselors for November 1 application deadlines to ensure timely arrival.

October 21, 2021: Virtual College Fair (link to be sent when available)

October 27, 2021: Financial Aid Night @ Hampden Academy in the Performing Arts Center.

October 28, 2021: Deadline to sign up for the ASVAB (see Mrs. Huston!)

October 29, 2021: “Transcript/Recommendation Request form” due to Counselors for November 15 application deadlines to ensure timely arrival.

November 1, 2021: Common Early Decision or Early Action Deadline

November 4, 2021: ASVAB at HA starting at 8am

November 7, 2021: Virtual College Fair (link to be sent when available)

November 13, 2021: “Transcript/Recommendation Request form” due to Counselors for December 1 application deadlines to ensure timely arrival.

November 15, 2021: Common Early Decision or Early Action Deadline

November 30, 2021: Military Day at HA from 8-10:30 in the multipurpose room

December 1, 2021: Common Early Decision or Early Action Deadline.  Priority Deadline for UMaine.


We will be hosting several opportunities for seniors to get help with their post secondary planning. These activities include:

  • On the spot admissions sessions with admissions representatives from Husson, University of Maine, Eastern Maine Community College, and others! (Dates and times TBA - and will be posted on the Class of 2022 Google Calendar)

  • The ASVAB test - for career exploration or military entrance!

  • Military Day - recruiters from various branches will come and set up to talk with students about the opportunities they can provide!

  • College Essay Writing Lab with Mrs. Leithiser (actually starts in October!)

To make this fun, we are doing a competition between senior advisories. There will be two winners: 1. The advisory with the highest percentage of college applicants or ASVAB completers, and 2. The advisory with the highest completion rate of the FAFSA!

Winners will earn a pizza party before December break!

Senior Year College Prep Checklist


Graduation- Graduation will be held Sunday, June 12th at 1:30 PM in the HA gym.


April 12, 2022

Good afternoon Seniors and Graduating Juniors,

The letter below is being sent to your parents/guardians this afternoon to serve as notification for the application process for the local scholarships. The local scholarships are awarded at graduation and are chosen by the scholarship committee at Hampden Academy.

This is the process:

1. You will receive a total of three (3) emails from me today (1. this email, 2. the google form Local Scholarship Application 2021-22, and 3. the Local Scholarships 21-22 Google Folder with the descriptions of all of the local scholarships).

2. Read this email, read through the scholarships in the Google Folder so that you can see the requirements for each, and complete the Google Form application to be considered for all of the local scholarships. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE A FEW SCHOLARSHIPS THAT REQUIRE ESSAYS.


4. If you have any questions, please come in to guidance and ask us.

~Ms. Kenney



April 12, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians and Seniors:

Each year during commencement exercises Hampden Academy awards many scholarships to graduating seniors.  The scholarships being referred to in this letter, are the local scholarships that are chosen by the Hampden Academy Scholarship Committee.  On Tuesday, April 12, 2022 every senior will receive two emails on their school email account (from Jill Kenney). One provides the link to the scholarship descriptions (please note that scholarships and amounts listed are subject to change) and the other provides the link to the online application.  The application is a Google Form that students will complete electronically.  If you do not have access to the internet, please call 862-3971.

Please have your student complete the application by the deadline of 11:59pm Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

All students are encouraged to apply regardless of their financial situation.  Some of the scholarships are awarded on academic merit or other criteria, and are not based solely on financial need.  Please review each scholarship, its provisions, and special criteria.  Please note, some scholarships require an essay or additional information.  If your student is submitting an essay, please be sure to have him/her indicate which scholarship the essay is for.  Not all scholarships require an essay.  

To be considered for one or all scholarships, only one application needs to be completed.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY LATE APPLICATIONS.


Jill Kenney

Scholarship Chairperson



Please read the following carefully

If any senior is awarded a scholarship s/he is reminded that detailed instructions for each scholarship are given in the envelope which is presented at graduation.  Please read these instructions carefully, keep the instructions, and follow them your first year in college.  Do not throw the instructions away in the excitement of graduation day. 

It is imperative that students check their school email regularly.  Please email Mrs. Abbott at [email protected] if you need further clarification.