Mikayla Palmer: Outstanding Student in Elementary Education

Mikayla PalmerMikayla Palmer of Gardiner, Maine is the 2021-2022 outstanding student in elementary education. Mikayla is completing her degree with a concentration in child development and a minor in communication sciences and disorders. As an undergraduate student, she served as president of Student MEA, was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Maine Top Scholars, and participated in Alternative Breaks and the Emerging Leaders program.

Hometown: Gardiner, ME

High School: Gardiner Area High School

Parents: Darlene and James Palmer

Special thanks: I’d like to say thank you to my parents for always supporting me, my professors for teaching me the importance of helping professions and my friends for making college so memorable!

Favorite UMaine memory: Conducting research with Dr. Rebecca Buchanan and having the opportunity to talk to so many inspiring education students. Also, senior year homecoming and seeing everyone together again!