Three choral students represent school at festival

Three members of the Wells High School Chorus represented the school in the Maine Music Educators Association District 1 High School Honors Festival held at Noble High School.

Invited to perform were Richard Patnaude, Bella White and Zoe Angelakis, students who passed an audition last fall to attend the festival.

According to Larry Downing, WHS director of music, Patnaude and White also will attend the Maine All-State Music Festival in May at the University of Maine at Orono. The MMEA is a state unit of the National Association for Music Education.

Basketball team raises $1,422 for outreach effort

Members of the Wells High Warriors boys’ basketball team presented a check for $1,422 to the Wells-Ogunquit Outreach Program to benefit schoolchildren from the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District.

The funds were raised through events such as a door-to-door “cash calendar” sale, bake sales and food sales at the Wells Rec basketball games in January.

The team has raised $12,000 for the cause over the past five years.


Credit union announces 2017 scholarship program

Atlantic Federal Credit Union has launched its 2017 college scholarship program to members who are graduating from high school. This scholarship program offers seniors a $7,500 scholarship, a $2,500 scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship or one of eight $500 scholarships.

To be considered for the awards, applicants must write a 350- to 400-word essay, and provide a resume and a letter of reference. All documents will be reviewed by the Atlantic Scholarship Committee.

To apply, members may download an application at atlanticfcu.com or obtain one at any Atlantic branch in Brunswick, Topsham, Freeport or Cumberland. Applications will also be available in the guidance department at Brunswick, Mt. Ararat, Freeport and Greely high schools.

For more details, go to www.atlanticfcu.com. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than April 2.


National panel recognizes Saco pediatrics practice

Southern Maine Health Care Pediatrics in Saco has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing Level 3 patient-centered medical home care.

The designation is given to practices that use evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

Other SMHC practices that have earned recognition from the NCQA are: SMHC Family Medicine in Kennebunk, Saco and Sanford; SMHC Internal Medicine in Kennebunk, Sanford and Biddeford; and SMHC Pediatrics in Biddeford, Kennebunk and Sanford.


Grant applications accepted through April 1

The Narragansett Number One Foundation is accepting grant applications through April 1 from 501(c)(3) nonprofit public organizations that exist to support schools, fire departments, police departments, parks, recreational facilities, religious organizations, libraries, shelters for children, the homeless and abused persons, museums and shelters for animals.

The foundation’s submission guidelines and application may be obtained at www.NNOF.org.