June 2, 2013


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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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The event was organized by high school students in the Jobs for Maine's Graduates program, their specialist Jeff Kaste, an independent group of underclassmen and the SAD 60 Community Engagement Center.

Part of the Semester of Service allowed for students to learn about teamwork, time management and public speaking as well as to gain extensive knowledge on their health focus.


Language scholarship winner

Hattie Simon of Saco has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship for 2013-14.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the program affords selected students an opportunity to study less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs. Simon, a Thornton Academy junior, will study Arabic in Morocco this summer.

For details about the program, go to www.exchanges.state.gov.


Students win contest honors

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced the winners of the 2013 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest.

The contest asked students in 6th grade and up to submit essays, while younger students submitted posters reflecting Maine symbols or history.

Sarah Pastio, an 8th grader at Windsor Elementary School, received top honors for the junior high division for her essay on the Maine Constitution, while Mary Farnkof, a Scarborough High School freshman, placed first for her essay on the importance of voting and democracy.

Poster contest winners included third-grader Scout Nasse from Jameson Elementary School in Old Orchard Beach and fifth-grader Colton Parsons of Ridgeview Community School in Dexter.

Winning students and their classmates are invited to view the state's original 1820 Constitution at the Maine State Archives in Augusta.

For more details, go to www.maine.gov/sos/kids/student-programs/const_essay.htm.


Arts night spotlights talents

A Visual and Performing Arts Night was held at Bonny Eagle Middle School recently to showcase artwork and dance, drama and music performances by SAD 6 students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The music programs included vocal and instrumental ensembles from Bonny Eagle High School, middle school band and chorus students and 5th-grade all-district band and chorus students.

There were also musical presentations by theater arts students at Bonny Eagle Middle School and Bonny Eagle High School.

Dirigo delegates chosen

The 2013 Dirigo delegates from Bonny Eagle High School have been announced.

Boys State delegates include Samuel Clift, Dustin Cole, Joshua Conley, Brian Rollins and Devin Thistlewood, with Andrew Burnell serving as the team alternate.

Girls State delegates include Veronica Druchniak, Cassidy Merrill and Vanessa Verville, with Rebecca Moss, Kendyll Martin and Kelsey Sicard serving as team alternates.

Dirigo Boys State will be held at Thomas College in Waterville June 16 to June 20, and Girls State will be at Husson University in Bangor the same week.


Spring math meet held

Sixty-four students in grades 4 through 6, representing Buxton Center Elementary School, Hollis School, George E Jack School and Bonny Eagle Middle School recently participated in the SAD 6 Spring Math Meet at Buxton Center Elementary.

Fourth-grade winners included: arithmetic -- Slade McCall, Fiona McCormick, Shane Cannon, Tayte Harris, Abel Sullivan, Mia Kovaks and Marlee Walker; geometry -- Dylan Childs, Marlee Walker and Fiona McCormick; problem solving -- Tyler Cawley, Slade McCall, Marlee Walker, Carter Gagnon, Elias LeBlanc, Iver A. Iverson, Ella Dunne and Zander Foster. Overall 4th-grade winners were Marlee Walker, Fiona McCormick and Abel Sullivan.

Fifth-grade winners included: arithmetic -- Chloe Falkner, Aubrey Denico, Rachel London, Cameron Phinney, Ian Ruona, Jason Warren, Isaiah Wentworth and Ben Atkinson; geometry -- Ian Ruona, Rachel London, Chloe Falkner and Lamaara Forrest; problem solving -- Ben Atkinson, Lamaara Forest, Chloe Falkner, Lauren Jordan, Rachel London, Lewin Pillsbury, Ian Ruona and Jason Warren. Overall fifth-grade winners were Rachel London, Ian Ruona and Jason Warren.

Sixth-grade winners included: arithmetic -- Jared Harris, Julia Morin, Kylea Ryerson, Vincent Nelson, Charles Lamkin, Aidan McGlone and Alasdair Swett; geometry -- Jacob Libby, Vincent Nelson, Alasdair Swett, Charles Lamkin and Aidan McGlone; problem solving -- Abbie Nelson, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Samuel Lennan, Charles Lamkin, Jacob Libby, Elias Eberhart, Aidan McGlone and Alasdair Swett. Overall sixth-grade winners were Aidan McGlone, Charles Lamkin and Alasdair Swett.

Overall district winners in team problem solving included: Aidan McGlone, Vincent Nelson, Alasdair Swett, Isaiah Wentworth, Zander Foster, Kyle Thomson, Carter Gagnon, Elias Eberhart, Jared Harris, Tayte Harris, Kaleb Johnson, Nathan Chamberland, Ethan Brown, Charles Lamkin, Lilly Perkins, Lewin Pillsbury, Slade McCall, Jacob Libby and Jason Warren.

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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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