DAR chapter recognizes Good Citizens at formal tea

The Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored its selection of 2014-15 DAR Good Citizens at an annual chapter meeting recently at a formal tea.

The honorees, who represent six high schools, were selected for exemplary character, patriotism and public service.

Winners are: Carissa Gelinas, Biddeford High School; Raegan Young, Bonny Eagle High School; Shane Normandeau, Kennebunk High School; Shayna Davis, Massabesic High School; Nisha Patel, Sanford High School; and Victor Menezes, Thornton Academy.

Davis also was the winner of the essay portion of the Good Citizen Contest. Her submission has been forwarded to the Maine State Good Citizens Committee chair to be judged with the other winners from Maine DAR chapters.


Bangor High School team advances in science contest

A team of Bangor High School students will advance to the national competition of the 2015 National Science Bowl from April 30 to May 4 in Washington, D.C., following its recent win at the regional level of the competition.

Thousands of middle and high school students from across the country compete in the annual contest that involves solving technical problems and answering questions in a range of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

Tournaments are held regionally from January through March.

The top 16 high school teams and eight middle school teams in the national finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments.

Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2015 NSB will be announced at a later date.

The high school team that won the 2014 NSB received a nine-day all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they will learn more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics.

The second-place team was awarded a five-day guided adventure tour of several national parks that includes a whitewater rafting trip.

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