June 2, 2013

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PORTLAND

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Bree Taylor, a Bonny Eagle High School student, sets up a display of her marine biology artwork for Visual and Performing Arts Night for SAD 6 students.

Photo by Kathy Campbell

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Noble High School students recently celebrated Global Youth Service Day by putting together a Wellness Fair at Noble Middle School in Berwick.

Photo courtesy Rebecca Manning

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Ski Maine elects officers

The Ski Maine Association board of directors elected the following new officers for 2013 and 2014 at their recent annual meeting: President Dana Bullen, president and general manager at Sunday River, Newry; Vice President Kevin Rosenberg, general manager at Mount Abram, Greenwood; Secretary Linc Hayes, co-owner of Lost Valley, Auburn; and Treasurer Bill "Fitzy" Fitzgerald, mountain manager at Camden Snow Bowl, Camden.

Ski Maine Association is the nonprofit trade group representing the alpine and nordic ski industry in Maine.

Renovations for island post

The American Legion Randall-MacVane Post 142 will get some needed renovations this week to increase energy efficiency and enhance accessibility, thanks to The Home Depot® Foundation, and in observance of the 69th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy.

About 100 Team Depot volunteer associates from the Home Depot Portland and the North Windham stores will do the work Thursday. It will include replacing old single-pane windows with energy-efficient vinyl windows; renovating worn flooring, ceiling tiles, lighting, stairs and landings to accommodate a future ramp, and installing an outdoor patio and grilling area to better facilitate community events.

Major funding and support for this initiative is provided through The Home Depot® Foundation as part of its focus on Doing More For Veterans. Architectural design is provided by Grant Hays Associates, general contracting by Pete Chase, Pat Myatt and Dave Roma; and walkway and patio installation by Coastal Lawn Care.

For more details, call Jill O'Brien Thiel at 523-9948 or email jill.obrien.thiel@gmail.com.

Literature winner for Maine

Lyman Moore Middle School student Lauren Paradise was awarded first place in Maine in her age group in the Letters about Literature program sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Representatives from the Maine Humanities Council will present Lauren with recognition and $100. For more details, go to www.read/gov/letters.

FREEPORT

Poetry festival winners

Falmouth senior Emma Sapat earned the top prize for her poem, "Shakespeare's Villains in Middle School," at the Merriconeag Poetry Festival.

Two Merriconeag students, senior Teagan Wu and junior Carlin Tindall, placed second and third.

The finalists read their winning poems and received gift certificates donated, in part, by Longfellow Books in Portland.

The festival was the culmination of events that began in January, when students from more than 40 public and private schools were invited to submit their poetry. Students from 14 area schools sent in works for consideration.

Other top finalists included Elise Bickford and Jonah Zuckerman of Falmouth High School; Megan Ellis, Delaney Regan, Sierra Stalker and Ayla Tartre of Catherine McAuley High School; Ylva Hopf and Pearl Wilson of Morse High School; Alex Smith of Glickman Academy; Zoe Chace-Donahue, Jack Pierce and Lily Tupper of Merriconeag Waldorf High School; Ben Evans of Chop Point School; Wyatt Lichtenger of The Hyde School; Aaron Lockman of Thornton Academy; and Seth Queeny of Cape Elizabeth High School.

BERWICK

Health knowledge shared

Thirty-five Noble High School students came together for Global Youth Service Day recently to log 502 hours of brainstorming, researching and presenting for a youth-to-youth Wellness Fair at Noble Middle School.

The presentation combined the energy of youth perspective with relevant health and wellness information. Topics ranged from sun safety and stress management to the health benefits of working with or owning animals.

Booths featured interactive components or the opportunity to share personal experiences.

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Hattie Simon, a Thornton Academy junior, has won a U.S. Department of State scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco.

  


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