MCWHS students are musically inclined

Maine Coast Waldorf High School freshman Grace Kessler and MCWS middle school students Isla Barmby, Jack Byrne, Nora Goldberg-Courtney, Wesley Teegarden and Louis Walker traveled to Oxford Hills High School to participate in the District Two MS/HS Honors Instrumental Festival on Jan. 19 and 20. The musicians were selected through a competitive audition process and spent two days rehearsing with notable conductors preparing for a performance Jan. 20.

The following weekend on Jan. 26 and 27, sophomore Miles Lloyd (Honors Band), senior Sarah Grill (Treble Choir), sophomore Brenna Moore (SATB Chorus), and junior Finn Dierks-Brown (SATB Chorus) participated in the District Three High School Honors Choir and Band Festival at Cony High School in Augusta. These students also earned their places through a rigorous audition process and at the festival worked under master directors towards a performance on the 27th.

Both festivals are sponsored by the Maine Music Educators Association.

YHS senior a superb volunteer

Olivia O’Halloran, 17, of Yarmouth and a senior at Yarmouth High School, was named a state finalist in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. O’Halloran dedicated hundreds of hours to volunteering with “Art Attack,” a summer camp that encourages young children to create art from the natural resources around them. She has also served as a mentor to an elementary schooler and traveled to Peru and the Dominican Republic to help children in need. O’Halloran will receive an engraved bronze medallion.

Freeport Middle School Honor Roll

The following students at Freeport Middle School demonstrated academic excellence and earned a place on the first-trimester honor roll:

Grade 6


Cooper Delois, Brady Giumarro, William Maneikis, Connor Slocum, Joseph Smith, Porter Towne and Lily West

High Honors

Enoch Boudreau, Audrey Brogan, Abigail Caoette, Maya Carignan, Lilia Collard, Teagan Davenport, Mason Galway, Siona Gruverman, Brielle Hodgkin, Max Maneikis, Alexander Meader, Elizabeth Mellon, Mackenzie Mills-Dudding, Connor Mills-Dudding, Amanda Panciocco, Rosie Panenka, Audrey Piltch, Jennifer Schaefer, Ariella Searfoss, Ian Smith, Lorenzo Sparta, Elliott Spaulding, Nicholas Stebbins, Riley Sterling, Teo Steverlynck-Horne, Cody Wall, YiLin Wang and Margaret Whitaker

Grade 7 


Oliver Beardsley-Stites, Joshua Chirnitch, Tristan Hatton, Jordan Knighton and Kendra Williams

High Honors

Zane Aquiar, Avery Baker-Schlendering, Meredith Carter, Alexander Dawson, Finnian Furtney, Lilian Gillis, Benjamin Grimm, Phoebe Keliher, Ava Klein, Lela Mellin, Will Morris, Nihal Patil, Emmalynn Pierce, Mason Riggs, Lauren Roussel, Kathleen Tracy, Jillian Wight and Isla Wilson

Grade 8


Zachary Benner, Jackson Giumarro, Ian Grimm, Peyton Landsbergen, Jacie Lavers, Frank Monahan-Morang, Helen Pope, Wil VanNostrand and Augustus Wing

High Honors

Brooke Brier, Meredith Brier, Brian Brogan, Anthony Casale, Vivien Crawford, Colin Cronin, Tessa Errico, Isaac Flood, Alek Gideon, Amelia Goodwin, Brady Grogan, Robert Landry, Samuel Maneikis, Andrew Morrissey, Mary Kate Murphy, Katherine Murray, Ella Nigro, Annie Norman, Brook Pawlowski, Samuel Robinson, Marcello Santomenna, Keigan Shea, Riley Simon, Madeline Smith, Hunter Towne, Savannah Tracy, Ella Vertenten, John Vnek, Lillian Welsher, Zachary Wentworth, Elizabeth Whittier and Kathryn Whittier

Maine Coast Waldorf High School District Two musicians competed Jan. 19 and 20 at Oxford Hills. From left, Grace Kessler, Isla Barmby, Nora Goldberg-Courtney, Louis Walker, Wesley Teegarden and Jack Byrne.

Maine Coast Waldorf High School District Three choir and band musicians are, from left, Miles Lloyd, Sarah Grill, Brenna Moore and Finn Dierks-Brown.