Friday, March 7, 2014
Wells High junior Madilin Pagliarulo with her Silver Key-winning mandala.
Ed tech's work recognized
The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District School Committee recognized special education technician Bailey Johnson at its March meeting for her tireless efforts on behalf of the school body.
Johnson was honored for her work in the Bridges Program at Wells Junior High School and for her extracurricular involvement with the WJHS Chorus, Color Guard, Parade Guard and newly created Winter Guard.
Johnson has also provided musical direction for several musical productions at the school.
Johnson received a certificate honoring her work, including for a vocal group she helped to form called Encore. They have performed at various venues in Wells and other locales, including recently at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Johnson also is a youth pastor and worship team member at the Ogunquit Baptist Church.
Johnson is a 2006 alumna and a current student at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Student's mandala a winner
Wells High School junior Madilin Pagliarulo is the recipient of a Silver Key award in the Digital Media category of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2013.
Pagliarulo's winning entry, the result of an assignment in AP Studio Art class, is an example of an ancient Oriental, Hindu and Buddhist visual art form known as mandala, a duplication of a manipulated image multiple times with the resulting duplicates formed into a geometric (often circular) design.
Pagliarulo is a second-year AP Studio Art student.
Silver Key and Gold Key are placement levels in the regional portion of the Scholastic Art & Writing contest, which is open to middle and high school students.
Five selected for music fest
Five Wells Junior High Grade 6 music students were selected to participate in the Maine Music Educators Association District One Honors Festival at Old Orchard Beach High School recently.
Chorus members Abigale Vigue, Delaney Bailey and Lily Iannillo attended with band members Kiah Holdsworth and Grace Campanella. Students were selected from schools all over the southern part of the state to come together with guest conductors to participate in morning rehearsals and perform an afternoon concert.
Essays honorably mentioned
Three Wells Junior High School eighth grade students received honorable mention for their participation at the local level of the AMVETS National Americanism Essay Contest and American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest for 2013.
Kayla Looper, Emily Cottis and Wesley Moody each received an American flag for their near-400-word submissions detailing the importance of voting.
Those winning essays will be entered into the national level of the contest.
Veteran honored for service in WWII's Armed Guard
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Brig. Gen. James Campbell, the adjutant general of the Maine Army National Guard, and about two dozen Guard members recently attended a ceremony honoring veteran Linwood Butterfield for his war service as a member the Navy's Armed Guard during World WarII. Ret. Seaman First Class Butterfield, 88, of Augusta, served as a gunner on board an unescorted merchant ship in the Pacific during the war.
The Armed Guard was part of the Navy and its personnel were responsible for defending merchant ships against attacks.
Because the Armed Guard was disbanded after World War II, little has been done to honor the veterans who served. Pingree said she felt veterans like Butterfield should be honored.
Butterfield served from 1943 to 1946.
Students visit State House
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