Cheverus High School, Portland: A documentary video submission to the Tyson Foods contest, to raise awareness about hunger in the United States, was named one of the top five in the nation. Tyson Foods donated 38,000 pounds of chicken to Cheverus’ organization of choice: The Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn. The delivery was made on March 11.

The video was produced by teacher Lorraine Arromando who oversaw all phases of the student film which focuses on the school’s annual Thanksgiving food drive, one of the largest in New England.


Berklee College of Music’s 42nd annual High School Jazz Festival was held March 13 in Boston with several area schools participating:

Westbrook High School won second place in class 5 large ensembles. Students Molly Ridley (piano) and Ron Ho (tenor sax) won outstanding musicianship awards.

Fryeburg Academy won second place in class 2 vocal ensembles, and received an honorable mention in class 3 small ensembles.

South Portland High School received an honorable mention in class 2 small ensembles and class 4 large ensembles.


The Regional Science Bowl was held recently at the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus with more than 100 high school students competing in the event.

The Portland High School team took first place in the Mouse Trap Vehicle Design and Vehicle Performance competitions. Team members are Jackson Swann, Arsen Tufankjian, Will Chapman, Daloris Covington and Carlos Ayala.

Falmouth High took first place in the Science and Math competition and will compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in May. Team members are Tyler Evars, Alyssa Yeung, Ryan Gao, Chadwick Prichard and Benjamin Snowdon.

Maine School of Science and Math earned second place. The team included In Boem Song, Sam Putney, Tim Buchak, Chris Lemay and Margaret Ho.

Cape Elizabeth High School took third place in the competition. Team members are Alexander Diaz, William Daly, John Queeney, Ian de Paula and Ethan DiNanno.


Bonny Eagle High School, Buxton: new members named to the National Honor Society are: Seniors: Courtney Goulet, Jeremy Harmon, Robbie Harvey, Gregory Judge, Mariel VanAtta; Juniors: Taylor Bickford, Sarabeth George, Erin Glennie, Nathan Martel, Catherine Patchell, Jennifer Pelizza, Devin Rheaume, Harrison Stinson, Matthew Theriault; Sophomores: Stephanie Aiken, Emma Brooks, Sara Clark, Laura Harmon, Riley Heroux, Reba Meserve and Alexis Morin.

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.: Zachary Brown of Scarborough will take part in the academy’s summer seminar.


The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will hold free workshops, “Essentials of College Planning,” at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St., Portland, at 10 a.m. on April 13, 20 and 27. To register or for more information, call (800) 281-3703 or visit


DAR Good Citizens were recently recognized at a reception at Thornton Oaks Retirement Center, Brunswick. The students were chosen on the basis of dependability, services, leadership and patriotism.

Recipients are: Chelsea Bruno, Brunswick High School; Mariah Vitali, Freeport High School; Kean McDermott, Morse High School in Bath; Daniel Van Note, Mt Ararat High School in Topsham; Kyla Harrison, Yarmouth High School; Olivia Chance, The Hyde School in Bath; and Lucyna Krzywon, Pine Tree Academy in Freeport.

Bruno was also the winner of the Good Citizen DAR Scholarship from the Topsham-Brunswick Chapter.


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