Kirsten Russell ’13 Named A Finalist For Young & Free Maine Spokester Competition

Wheaton Field Hockey

Cumberland, Maine native one of four finalists

NORTON, Mass. – Recent Wheaton College graduate and field hockey student-athlete Kirsten Russell '13 (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) has been selected as a finalist for the Young & Free Maine Spokester competition powered by Maine's Credit Unions. Russell is one of four finalists for the contest that concludes on June 18, 2013 at 3 p.m. To vote for Kirsten click here: Young & Free Maine Spokester Competition. The Spokester will be named on June 21.


The Young & Free Maine Spokester is the voice of the 18-to-25 Maine crowd. This person is aware of what's happening in the lives of people 18-to-25, can relate to them and can capture the essence of what this group is about. The Young & Free Spokester will work full time attending events and posting daily blog entries and weekly video blog entries. Throughout the year, there will be numerous travel and speaking commitments. The winner will also be an advocate for the 18-to-25 Maine crowd and represent Maine's Credit Unions.

At Wheaton, Russell majored in psychology with a minor in theater as a four-year member of the field hockey team. Russell sang the National Anthem at every home contest for the Lyons and was also a member of The Wheatones, an all-female a cappella group at the College.

Russell earned two academic awards during her senior year as she collected a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic award and a selection to the NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Team.

Russell, who was a consistent member on the Dean's List for compiling a 3.50 grade point average (GPA) or higher at Wheaton, has a chance to win several prizes by winning the competition including: a car, free gas for a year, a free smart phone, video equipment and a free MacBook Pro.

To view Kirsten's applicant page click here: Kirsten Russell Young & Free Maine Spokester Page.

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