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A presentation to the design winner for the Bike Rodeo was held at Ridge View Community School on Wednesday, May 30th. The winner was Mariyah Genereux and she received a brand new bicycle. Pictured in back from left to right: Angel Quick (Kiwanian and co-chair), Mariyah Genereux, Rebekah Soucie (runner-up), Robin Winslow (Hometown Health), Autumn Picard (Honorable Mention), Barbara Herring (Kiwanian and co-chair).
The Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis annual Bike Rodeo and Family Safety Day was held on Saturday, June 2nd located at the Ridge View Community School parking lot. There were forty-six children that registered. They ranged in age from pre-k to 4th grade and forty-three helmets were given away to participants. All participants received proper helmet fitting and a bike inspection. The participants were then instructed on proper maneuvering and safety tips for each bike station. Upon successful completion of the course, they received a certificate. Two bikes were raffled off. Landon Rackley was the boy bike winner and Brooklyn Meuse was the girl bike winner. The Key Club helped man the rodeo stations. The Ridge View Community School would like to recognize the Dexter Police Department (registered bikes), the Dexter Fire Department, the Criminal Justice program from TCTC (fingerprinting), Buzz Harding (bike inspection,) Val Albertini (helmet fitting) and all the Kiwanians, Hometown Health volunteers and Skowhegan Savings Bank volunteers that helped make this another successful rodeo. Brooklyn Meuse

Landon Rackley

Dexter Regional High School would like to announce that the following students have been selected by the faculty as "Students of the Month" for the month of April, pictured from left to right: Peyton Grant, Stephen Thomas, Kaylee Harris and Morgan Gilman.

The University of Rhode Island has announced the Spring 2018 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries. To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades earning at least a 3.30 quality point average. The following local students that made the Dean’s List are: Elizabeth M Dunivan of Plymouth and Braylee L. Wardwell of Stetson. For more information visit
Heather Kervin of Etna was recently named to the Castleton University President's List for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. To qualify for this highest academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 4.0. Castleton University is small enough to be a community where every student matters, yet offers more than 75 programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students, 28 varsity sports, and over 50 clubs and organizations. For more information contact
Maine Maritime Academy recently named 350 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following students were named to the Maine Maritime Academy Dean’s List: Quanah Gaitings-Harrod - Corinth; Kaleb Gorecki - Stetson; Samuel Kenney - Dixmont; Jack Mason - Greenville; Peyton Ward - Greenville Junction; William Gilbert - Parkman; Jarrod Black - Dover-Foxcroft; Quentin Wood and McKenzie Slauenwhite - Carmel; Kendra Underhill - Newport. For more information contact
Penquis is currently accepting applications for the Newport pre-k 2018-2019 school year. The Newport Pre-k is a collaborative of Penquis Head Start and the Newport School System. The classroom is located at the Newport Elementary School. They have session 5 mornings a week for 3.5 hours per day; 7:45 to 11:15 AM and follow the Newport school calendar. Contact Linda Henderson at Penquis for enrollment and questions at 973-3567.