April 29, 2013

In Brief

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Wells Elementary School students Amanda Ring and Isabella DeAngelis stand by a miniature cardboard replica of a safe house they created as part of a display for a class study on the “Underground Railroad” recently.

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Founded in 1993 to serve uninsured adults and children, the clinic's mission is to provide accessible and free outpatient general medical care and non-narcotic medication to adults and children who have no medical insurance and cannot afford private medical care.

For more details, call Joan Gordon at 282-1138.



History center scholarships

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is accepting applications for its Ethel "Billie" Gammon History Education Scholarship Fund of $1,000 to be presented to one graduating Maine high school senior this spring.

The award will be presented to students who are planning to pursue a field related to Norland's mission to preserve history, but could also include American studies, education, museum studies and sustainable agriculture.

Applications must be completed and submitted along with an essay of between 300 to 500 words detailing how their experiences living history at the Norlands relates to and/or has impacted their interests and their life plans.

A committee will review the applications for completeness, quality of writing, and for clear demonstration of how visiting the Norlands has inspired the applicant.

The recipient will be notified in early June. Applications are due by May 15 and are available online at www.norlands.org or by emailing norlands@norlands.org.


Action Team leaders honored

The Major League Baseball Players Trust, which represents all Major League Baseball players, recently honored 32 volunteer student captains and their adult leaders from York High School, Thornton Academy and Poland Regional High School.

The Action Teams are a service learning program in which Major League Baseball players and student leaders work together to inspire and train the next generation of volunteers.

The student members supported various fundraising and awareness-building efforts in Maine during the past year.

The Action Team leaders were recognized during a trip to Fenway Park to see a Red Sox game.

Costs for the trip and the program are paid for by a grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust and a donation from Moody's Collision Centers.

The Players Trust also provided three $2,000 scholarships to Meaghan Hamel, Karen Jacques and Katelyn Pierson of Thornton Academy to support their continued education.

For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.VolunteersofAmerica.org.


Health Center given grant

Leavitt's Mill Free Health Center has been awarded a one-year grant totaling $5,000 from the United Way of York County.

The investment will be used for enhancement of patient wellness and prevention services through increased access to resources and chronic disease management.

Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds support programs focused on education. For more details, call 929-6455 or go to www.leavittsmill.org.


Archer Thomas bee winner

Bonney Eagle Middle School grade 8 student Archer Thomas took top honors at the 2013 Maine state-level Geographic Bee held recently at the University of Maine Farmington.

Thomas won $100 and the "Complete National Geographic on DVD."

He will represent Maine in the national finals of the Bee at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20-22.

Up to 100 Grade 4 to 8 students representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Atlantic and Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools will participate.

First prize in the national competition is a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second- and third-place finishers receive $15,000 and $10,000 college scholarships.

The national winner will also travel, along with one parent or guardian, all expenses paid, to the Galapagos Islands.

National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the final round of the 2013 National Geographic Bee, moderated by "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, on at 7 p.m. May 23.

For more details, go to www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

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