March 25, 2013


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Last spring, Tomaszewski was named Liberty Mutual Athlete of the Month for his sportsmanship on and off the field, academic achievement and performance on the Wells team.


Valls, Hussey top citizens

Kennebunk High School senior students Jace Valls and Olivia Hussey were named the school's 2013 Citizenship Award winners.

Valls is an Academic Athlete for football, wrestling and lacrosse and was named to the SMAA All Academic Football Team in 2012.

A member of the National Honor Society and the KHS Captains' Club and a leadership group at Kennebunk High School, Valls also is a winner of the St. Michael's Book Award.

Hussey, previously elected Youth Governor of Maine and a delegate to attend the Youth Conference on National Affairs in North Carolina, also is a class officer and a member of the Student Senate, Mock Trial and Future Business Leaders of America. She is president of the National Honor Society, secretary of Student Council, president of the Political Affairs Club and vice president of the KHS Model United Nations group.

A Colby Book Award recipient, Hussey also has served as a Peer Helper and a People to People student ambassador.

Sea Road math team excels

Members of the Sea Road School math team recently tied for first place among fifth graders at the third Southern Maine Elementary Math League for the 2012-13 season.

Notable individual achievements included Julia Connolly and Mia Banglmaier, who both earned fifth-place spots in the competition.


Big year for heating help

Casco Cares recently received a $1,000 donation to its fuel assistance program from the Casco Fire Association.

Casco Cares is a non-profit, charitable organization formed in 2010 to provide one-time fuel assistance in each designated heating year to Casco residents who have exhausted other sources of heating aid and find themselves in an emergency situation.

Forty-one clients have received emergency fuel for 2012-13, double the number of applicants who were assisted in 2011-12.


Recycling efforts rewarded

The Sacopee Valley Middle School Recycling Committee, of Hiram, and the Sacopee Valley Health Center, of Porter, have won Community eco-Excellence Awards for 2013 for their efforts to preserve local ecology by ecomaine, a nonprofit municipally owned single-sort recycling and waste-to-energy operation.

The Middle School Recycling Committee was nominated for inspiring grade 8 students to take the lead on recycling efforts at the school, where they make weekly announcements on TV2 to remind and encourage everyone to participate.

The Sacopee Valley Health Center also was chosen for its recycling efforts that include the extra effort of first shredding papers with confidential information.

A luncheon was held at the ecomaine offices in Portland to honor winners from 22 municipalities.

Each winner was presented with a framed award.

For a complete list of winning entries, contact Shelley Dunn at or call 773-1738.


Speak-Out winner named

Massabesic High School senior student Olivia Bradley won the Lions Club Region 1 Speak-Out contest, held March 12 at the Massabesic Lions Club.

Bradley, who was sponsored by the Lyman-Dayton Lions Club, was one of five finalists, each of whom were sponsored by different Lions Clubs in the region.

Bradley's five-minute talk covered the lack of knowledge concerning world geography. Contestants were judged on presentation, articulation and appearance.

Bradley advances to the Lions District Convention in Auburn on May 3, 4 and 5.

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