BIDDEFORD

BIDDEFORD REGIONAL CENTER of Technology has named Tyler Souliere, from the Cooperative Education program, and Lance Theriault, from the Building Trades program, as students of the month. Souliere and Theriault received gift awards, donated by TD Bank. Other students nominated for the honor were Jessica Antoine, Adam Barton, Ethan Forbes, Margaret Moore and Kaitlyn Troegner.

BUXTON

SAD 6 Kindergarten through Grade 6 students and their families gathered at Bonny Eagle Middle School for a district-wide Family Math and Game night. Parents and their children participated in a variety of math-related problem-solving activities, that can easily be played at home to enhance student learning.

STEEP FALLS

STEEP FALLS ELEMENTARY School students and the school’s Parent Teachers Organization recently capped fund-raising efforts to benefit Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry. The students donated $500 and five cases of non-perishable food to the community outreach program.

 

EDNA LIBBY Elementary School students recently ended a month-long project to learn about African culture. Kindergarten through Grade 4 students raised money to purchase mosquito nets for families of children attending the Valley View Elementary School in Nairobi, Kenya. Funds were raised via a “Change For Africa Edna Libby 100 Project,” in which students donated coins for a campaign to buy 100 mosquito nets, valued at about $5 each, to help reduce cases of malaria. The school has raised more than $600 for the project. The students also have been learning about the culture and language of Kenya, played African games and danced to African music.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

HUNDREDS OF PARENTS and friends filled the Loranger Middle School Gymnasium recently to hear a concert by Grade 6 honors band and chorus students throughout the area. Guest conductor for the Festival Band was Diane Fenlason, instrumental director for Jay schools. Conductor for the Festival Chorus was Jessica Russell, choral director to the Freeport High School and Freeport Middle School.

SOUTH BERWICK

CMDR. GARY SPAULDING of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5744 presented $100 cash awards to the seven young men who have recently attained Eagle Scouts status. Those boys represent Troop 312 of North Berwick, Troop 313 of Berwick and Troop 338 of South Berwick. Speakers for the honors ceremony to induct the eagle scouts included V.F.W. members Gerard Vaillencourt and Larry Ailleo. Vaillencourt, a WWII veteran and former P.O.W., spoke of how his own scout training helped during his military service, while stationed in Germany.

 

WELLS

WELLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students celebrated the 106th birthday of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss (the late Theodor Seuss Geisel) via a day-long reading appreciation program held in conjunction with the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day.” Some 40 adults community members volunteered their time to read stories to children in classrooms, including Assistant Superintendent Ira Waltz, several members of the Maine Red Claws Basketball team and former Maine first lady Mary Hermon.