Spanish test

Eight students in Dan Bennett’s Spanish 5 class at Bonny Eagle High School are preparing to compete against students from approximately 50 high schools from around the world in a European geography contest.

High school students from Canada, Spain, Nepal, Romania, Norway, Japan, and many other countries, will be competing online to see who can correctly identify all of the European countries on a blank map along with their capitals and do it in the fastest time. The student/school who does so, will be recognized with a certificate and a small monetary prize. To add to the challenge, Bennett’s students will be competing in Spanish.

In preparation, the students are learning the names of all European countries and capitals in Spanish, as well as each country’s nationality.

tMundo is a multilingual online game to practice geographical names of countries, capitals and nationality adjectives in five languages – English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. The culminating activity is a supervised session online in which the students have to complete the map of Europe in a foreign language of their choice within 20 minutes, individually and with no help. Results are automatically stored in a database.

Bennett said that although the students have a lot of studying to do before the April 27 deadline, he is confident they can and will rise to the challenge. He said, “I have no doubt that my students will not only learn European geography thoroughly and do so in the Spanish language, but will go on to distinguish themselves in this global competition.”

The students participating are Sarah Carter, Allie Conn, Amber Cronin, Andrew LeProhon, Nicole Libbey, Kevin Stack, Jen Weeman and Kaitlin Williams.

The competition is an annual event and originates in Madrid, Spain. More information is available at

Volunteers needed

Buxton Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to serve on committees for Buxton Community Day, youth soccer and youth basketball. Each committee meets once or twice monthly.

Chris Barstow, Buxton’s recreation director, said a higher monthly commitment would be necessary as time draws closer to the July event.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Barstow at 929-8381, or online at

Recognizing seniors

Senior citizens in School Administrative District 6 towns will be honored at the 16th annual appreciation night and dinner 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Bonny Eagle High School.

The SAD 6 towns are Buxton, Hollis, Limington, Standish and Frye Island.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by May 18 to Julia Dearborn in the superintendent’s office at 929-3831 or 642-2480.

Owen honored

Christina C. Owen of Buxton has been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Owen achieved a 4.0 grade point average to earn the honor.

Cutline (Spanish) – Studying Spanish on-line are Bonny Eagle High School students from left in the front row are Amber Cronin, Kevin Stack and Jen Weeman. Back Row,Allie Conn, Sarah Carter, Andrew LeProhon, and Nicole Libbey. Kaitlin Williams is not in the photoCutline (0046drama) – Some of the members of the cast and crew of “Guys and Dolls” are Andrew Cardamone in the front; front row from left, Brianna Brooks, Zack Betty, Dannielle Napolitano, Courtney Bruce, Jess Delvecchio, Bailey Wormwood, and Victoria Frankl. Second row, Jacquee Boucher, Ellen Wormwood, Katie Way, Katie Saulle, Ashley Grant, Kyle Bulger, Gretchen Sjulander, Brian McCarthy, Stephen Hilton, Breanne Boutilier, Megan Wallace, Justin Adams, and Ashleigh Higgins.

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