The Applied Academics department at Camden Hills Regional High School announced that Stan Grunder is the Applied Academics student of the month for September.

Grunder consistently demonstrates outstanding work habits, is highly motivated, maintains a positive attitude, and reflects the school’s core values: respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion and honesty. Currently a senior, Grunder has taken numerous Applied Academics courses at Camden Hills including: Computer Applications, Exploring Foods, Intro to Digital Filmmaking, Advanced Digital Filmmaking, TV Broadcast Studio, and Web Design & Management, a Syracuse University course being taught at the high school. As a junior, Grunder’s entry in the Camden Hills Regional High School Film Festival was runner-up for the coveted Best-in-Show award. He also assisted in the production of the film festival.

Grunder consistently applies his learning in real-world settings. An accomplished actor, with his own page on, he has appeared in a number of films, and has worked extensively with Maine Media Workshop. Grunder expanded his film production knowledge this past summer, interning on Caitlin FitzGerald’s feature film project in Camden.

Grunder frequently shares his knowledge, engaging in projects that benefit the community. He recently worked with the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce, teaming with 2011 Camden Hills graduate Andy Schlebecker to produce, shoot and edit a promotional video for the local area. The one-minute video illustrates what’s great about Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville from a teenager’s perspective. He has also volunteered to shoot and edit video for the Seton School and the Camden Hills National Honor Society.

Grunder plans to attend college next year with a focus on film, communication and business.

The Applied Academics department at Camden Hills consists of elective courses in four areas: Business, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology, and Visual & Media Technology.