Cheverus High School, Portland: Thirteen students qualified for the 2012 Maine Music Educators Association District II Honors Music Festival.

Concert Band: Brian Chiozzi, Cape Elizabeth; Matt Silberstein, Portland; Ben LaMontagne, Long Island; Grace Shapiro, North Waterboro; Caroline George, Limington; Ben Peterson, Hollis.

Orchestra: Allison Saunders, Saco; Greta Niedermeyer, Buxton; Ian Lawson, Gorham; Megan Sawicki, Freeport.

Vocal Festival: Elise Coleman, Falmouth; Laura Bither, Freeport; Emily Manter, Scarborough. 

Portland High School: Isaac Jaegerman, a senior, recently won first place in an essay contest sponsored by From the Bow Seat, a group promoting environmental education about the Gulf of Maine. Jaegerman won $2,500, and the school’s science department will also receive the same amount.