Yarmouth student wins prize for her classroom

YARMOUTH — Elizabeth Gagnon, of Cumberland, won $1,000 for her fifth grade class at North Yarmouth Academy, taking first place in the Anything is Possible poster design contest sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank. The check was presented by Gorham Savings Bank President Chris Emmons on Dec. 5 at a surprise all-school assembly.

The funds will be used to help expand educational programs, plan field trips and purchase supplies for her classroom. Gagnon’s winning poster design will also appear on reusable shopping bags that will be given away at bank branches, while supplies last. Her design is entitled “Heart Hands: I can do anything, anywhere, anyplace, doesn’t matter my skin, my color, my face!”

The poster contest invited local fifth graders from more than 20 schools to participate by creating a poster depicting what is possible with hard work, dedication and imagination. Submissions were accepted through Oct. 29, and a panel of judges chose one poster from each participating school. From Nov. 5-19, friends, family and community members had the chance to vote on posters online. 

After the assembly, bank officials visited the classroom, where Emmons spoke with the students; and Gren Blackall, the bank’s director of marketing, spoke about parallels between fifth grade problem solving and problem solving in the banking world. 

First Trimester Honor Roll 

The following students were named to the first trimester honor roll for Freeport Middle School. 

Grade 6 High Honors: Nova Ambrose, Ashley Arruda, Grace Batterbee, Jacob Collard, Natalie Crawford, Jason D’Amico, Camden Donald, Meredith Dowling-Wolf, Zachary Flood, Liam Gould, Liam Grogan, Toby Holt, Finn Johnston, Abigail King, Grace Lamagna, Tanner Morrison, Atticus Patrick, Owen Patrick, Margaret Perrota, Rebecca Pierce, Samuel Randall, Margaret Ryan, Peter Sachs, Amelia Searfoss, Jacob Selian, Brooke Toothaker, Lucy Wing, and Carlotta Ziervogel. 

Grade 6: Caleb Arsenault, Anthony Bookataub, Samuel Broadbent, Alexis Caisse, Joseph Choymn, Marley Cloutier, Hunter Dodge, Nickolas Eastman, Abigail Fortune, James Gagnon, Weston Goodwin, Allison Greuel, Evan Herman, Sophia Hight, Alexis Ketch, Noah Kivler, Caroline Lawrence, Emily Ledbetter, Kerry Lefebvre, Alexander Les, Lazare Merchi-Rossini, Nicholas Mitch, Kaitlyn Morrissey, James Mullen, Shiloh Munsen, Isaac Porter, Luke Rankins, Stefan Reis, Craig Richard, Katelyn-Mae Rouleau, Miranda Rumery, Aaron Rusiecki, Robert Sawyer, Eriksen Shea, Lucas Simmons, Sullivan Smith, Whitney Smith, Landon Thibodeau, Joshua Todd, Anna Tryon, Kelsey Williams, Grace Wogan, Steele Young, Grace Zachau, and Sierra Zahares. 

Grade 7 High Honors: Griffen Agnese, Benjamin Barry, Maya Bradbury, Kellsie Britton, Joshua Burke, Rebecca Cameron, Grace Cushman, Jessica Driscoll, Maya Egan, Taylor Hooper-White, Lauren  Schenker, Ethan Sclar, Andrew St. John, Cole Stetson, Nathan Thomas, Callie Toothaker, and Connor Wilson.

Grade 7: Beverly Anderson, Tanah Bayne, A. Colby Benway, Zachary Bressette, Emma Carter, Thomas Doyle, James Knighton, Sarah Lano, Dylan Lieu, Isabel Masison, Celia Migliaccio, Diamond Morris, Wyatt Morse, Margaret Murray, Samuel Murray, Eero Pandora, Cameryn Pasquale, Nisargkumar Patel, Henry Pope, Noah Porter, Sydney Ranalletti, Taylor Rinaldi, Nicholas Routhier, Anna Ruprecht, Sydney San, Jack Sawicki, Grace Schnyder, Hanna Skorapa, Colin Stewart, Hope Therrien, Viktoriia Thompson, Alexandra Wagner, Gabrielle Welton, Emale Whited, and Molly Williams. 

Grade 8 High Honors: Olivia Greuel, Samuel Johnson, Emily Latulippe, Kelsey Meyer, Willson Moore, Isabel Peredy, John Pier, and Maya Pierce. 

Grade 8: Abigail Arruda, Rachel Balzer, William Borden, Mina Breer, Noah Brown, Evan Donald, Kyle Dorsey, Maxwell Doughty, Zoe Fox, Emily Francis, Tucker Ginn, Jessica Gray, Maxwell Heathco, Angel Hood, Rebecca Kennett, Austin Langley, Mackie Libsack, Regan Lynch, Nathan Mailly, Isabelle McClelland, Mathew McCormick, Priyanka Miller, Xavier Mills, Jacob Morrison, Yacob Olins, Cassondra Parker, Laura Pierce, Christian Potts, Owen Ramsay, Ryan Rosado, Emily Sawicki, Benjamin Sawyer, Benjamin Sinclair, John Smail, Mariah Taylor, Bridget Tompson, Aiden Trotter, Olivia Watts, Ella Werner, and Min Wu.

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Winning poster funds school fun

North Yarmouth Academy fifth grader Elizabeth Gagnon and her teacher, Shannon Gallagher, hold a $1,000 check presented by Gorham Savings Bank. Gagnon recently won the Anything is Possible poster design contest sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank. The award can be used to pay for field tips and learning materials.

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