WELLS

ELAINE TOMASZEWSKI, Wells-Ogunquit school superintendent, has been selected to serve on the School Superintendent National Advisory Committee. Tomaszewski will meet with a panel of 14 other superintendents and university staff members that prepare individuals for educational leadership positions.

PORTLAND

GREEN MEMORIAL AME Zion Church, 46 Sheridan St., is collecting children’s gifts for Operation Christmas Child, helping more than 8 million children in 100 countries. Drop-off times are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 22. For details, call (800) 353-5949 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

 

THE CITY SCHOOLS’ Multilingual and Multicultural Center is looking for volunteers for its Make It Happen program, which pairs people with English language learners in middle and high schools. Volunteers must commit a minimum of one hour per week For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 874-8135, ext. 7816.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY and Jobs for Maine’s Graduates have received an $8,000 grant to bring at-risk students to the worksite every Friday and a guest speaker into the classroom each week.

 

THE PHI BETA KAPPA Association of Maine has announced the 2010 winners of the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement awards. The awards are given to high school juniors with a record of high academic achievement and intellectual curiosity who are going on to higher education. The following are the award winners in Cumberland County:

Hilary Lariviere, Biddeford High School; Andrew Szatkowski, Bonny Eagle High School; Brittany Cost, Brunswick High School; John Queeney, Cape Elizabeth High School; Agnes Baldenweck, Catherine McAuley High School; Emily Belanger, Deering High School; Amy Webster, Falmouth High School; Jordan Cunningham, Gorham High School; Joshua Vickerson, Gray-New Gloucester High School; Stella Keck, Greely High School; Juel Odulio, Portland High School; Andrew Talbot, Scarborough High School; Kelsey Berglund, South Portland High School; Tate Herbert, Westbrook High School; and Alison Totto, Yarmouth High School.

SOUTH PORTLAND

THE RED RIOT Marching Band competed in the Maine Band Directors Association Final competition in Portsmouth, N.H., on Oct. 30, earning the gold medal for the fifth consecutive year. For the first time ever, they also received a five-star rating across the board. A recap of the band season is available at www.southportlandmusicboosters.org.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION has inducted John Margarines, Class of 1940, and Jeff Thompson, Class of 1951, into its 2010 Hall of Fame. Officers elected are President Mark Andrews, Class of 1974; Vice President Janet Doherty, Class of 1957; Recording Secretary, Marlene Day, Class of 1973; Corresponding Secretary, Carol King, Class of 1958; Co-Historians, Alice Jenkins, Class of 1954 and Arlene Hanson, Class of 1955; and Treasurer/Past President, Sandy Lord.

BUXTON

BONNY EAGLE Middle School math students placed 25th in the nationwide American Math Challenge, with nearly 1 million students participating. The two-day event was open to K-12 students who were asked to demonstrate their math skills in an interactive, online format. To view final results, go to www.american mathchallenge.com.