THE THORNTON ACADEMY Alumni Board is accepting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year: Unsung Hero Award, to be presented May 14 to one volunteer whose community service has benefitted Thornton Academy. Written submissions should detail, in 100 words or less, why a nominee deserves the award. The papers should be mailed to: Thornton Academy, c/o Jade Elliott, 438 Main St., Saco, ME 04072 or emailed to [email protected]


FOUR YORK COUNTY LIONS CLUBS (Massabesic, Lyman-Dayton, Limerick-Newfield and Acton-Shapleigh) have announced the winners of their Students Speak Out Contest. First-place winners include Cassandra Hamm of Lyman, Curtis Williard of North Waterboro, Anthony Stolo of Alfred and Augustus Mendoza, all Massabesic High School students. Kala Hanson, also of Alfred, won second place for her speech “Parents Participation in a Child’s Life.” Hamnan, Willard, Stolo and Mendoza will advance to the Regional Speak Out Contes later this month. The District 41 winner will be chosen at the Maine Lions Convention at Sunday River in May. For details, call 324-7650.


A WELLS-OGUNQUIT Music Boosters benefit music and comedy night at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit raised $1,400 to help pay travel expenses for the Wells High School Marching Band and Color Guard to attend the “Music in the Parks” Band Competition in Williamsburg, Va., on April 28. Seventy Wells High School students and 12 chaperones plan to make trip by bus. They are nearly $7,000 short of their $47,000 goal. Community donations can be mailed to: Wells-Ogunquit Music Boosters c/o Wells High School, P.O. Box 579, Wells, ME 04090. Write “Attention: Wells-Ogunquit Music Boosters” in the check’s memo box. For more details, call Cathy Libby at 646-3406.

HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN Colin Sevigney was selected Athlete of the Month for February 2011 by Liberty Mutual in conjunction with Wells High School. The honor recognizes his performance on the WHS Wrestling Team. Sevigney had 28 wins and five losses this season. He placed second in both Class B Regional and Class B State wrestling competitions.


THE SENIOR CENTER at Lower Village is accepting applications for the Dick Eaton Memorial Scholarship and the Betty Eaton Memorial Scholarship. The two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 2011 Kennebunk High School graduates who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono to pursue studies in engineering and education. Applications forms are available at the center, 175 Port Road, or through the Kennebunk High School Guidance Office. Students must submit their applications, with a letter of recommendation, to the Senior Center no later than May 1. For details, go to or call 967-8514.


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