BANGOR, Maine — The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced its 2012 Academic Achievement Award winners.

This year, 121 schools throughout the state participated in the award program, which is sponsored by the oldest college honor society in the U.S. Each winner was presented with a certificate.

Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Awards are conferred on a high school junior student in each participating school who is going on to higher education and who demonstrates high academic achievement and intellectual curiosity both in and beyond the classroom, according to the association.

By sponsoring these awards, the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine seeks to reward outstanding students and to foster a greater commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.

For a list of winners or information about the award, visit