April 6, 2011

Greater Portland & Regional Briefs, April 6, 2011


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Woman's Literary Union essay contest winners are, from left, Brittany Biggs, first; Lena Champlin, second; and Megan Loiselle, third.

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CHEVERUS High School received a $60,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation of Falmouth for its "Beyond Classroom Doors" project. The grant will allow the school to develop and expand its use of technology and the potential for long-distance education.

The funds will be used to help create a computer facility with state-of-the-art equipment. The project will also enhance its computer curriculum and provide online teaching resources for faculty.

Construction has begun. The grant will help complete the renovation and will provide the furniture and fixtures, new computers and other technical equipment, and the internet connectivity that will allow Cheverus to enlarge its computer and technology curriculum.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS and Subway restaurants of Maine are teaming up this month to encourage people to donate blood.

Subway is offering a coupon for a free 6-inch regular sub to all people who donate.

The Red Cross Donor Center is at 524 Forest Ave.

THE WOMAN'S LITERARY UNION held its annual Youth Council Creative Writing Contest Awards Luncheon March 18 at Woodfords Congregational Church.The following students won cash prizes: Brittany Biggs, South Portland High School, first; Lena Champlin, Greely High School, second; and Megan Loiselle, Scarborough High School, third.

Honorable mentions went to Katie Longo and Julia Main, both of Greely High School; Sarah Doughty of Gorham High School; Marion Fearing of South Portland High School and Hawa Shir of Waynflete School.


SUE McCARTHY, who won gold and silver medals at the recent USA Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., is looking for sponsors to help fund her trip to the World Masters Athletics Championships in Sacramento, Calif., in July.

McCarthy, a former college All-American, resumed her track career in 2009 at the age of 45, competing in the masters division.

In March, McCarthy placed first in the 400-meter dash and second in the 60- and 200-meter dashes at the USA Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships. She finished the indoor season ranked in the top three nationally in each of those events.

For more information or to make a donation, call 807-3549 or email suermccarthy@gmail.com.


FRIENDS OF THE WISCASSET Public Library are accepting applications for its annual book scholarship to be awarded this spring to a qualifying graduate who plans to pursue college for the 2011-12 school year.

Wiscasset High School students or private or home-schooled student residents of Alna, Edgecomb, Westport Island or Wiscasset may apply.

Applications must be typed or computer generated from www.wiscasset.lib.me.us/friends.htm and returned via email to wpl@wiscasset.lib.me.us or mail to Wiscasset Public Library, Friends Book Scholarship, 21 High St., Wiscasset, ME, 04578.

Applications are due back by May 6. For details, call Wiscasset Public Library at 882-7161.

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