Dexter Regional High School has announced that the following students have been selected by the faculty as “Students of the Month” for the month of April 2015: Pictured left to right are as follows: 9th Grade Rebecca Batron, 10th?Grade Tanner Hall, 11th Grade Jenna Crane and 12th Grade Krystyna Farrar.
Mrs. Monette’s fourth grade class from the Newport Elementary School toured the Air National Guard facility. The tour was arranged by MSGT Evan Duane. The students boarded a KC-135 Stratotanker, watched an airshow video, toured the fire station and sat in various fire trucks. The students ate in the dining facility. According to Mrs. Monette the students had a marvelous day.
Christine Clark, a senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Nokomis Regional High (NRH), has been named as one of the 53 state winners in the National Honor Society Scholarship from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). A total of 200 NHS?finalists were first chosen from among nearly 6800 applicants. From the 200 finalists, 53 state winners were selected. Each state winner receives a $1500 college scholarship. As a state winner, Clark is recognized as one of the top 53 NHS members in the nation.
Christine Clark, while at Nokomis Regional High, has acted a Drum Major of the NRH?Marching Band, Secretary of the Class of 2015, Vice President of Latin Club, President of Bible Club, and President of her local chapter of the NHS. This fall, she plans to attend Colby College to study Classics. For more information on the National Honor Society visit
Foxcroft Academy will be holding a Spring Student Recital on Sunday, May 31st at 3 PM located at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church on 824 West Main Street. The recital features performers studying with private teachers at Foxcroft Academy. The program will include piano, vocal, violin, and saxophone solos, as well as the Foxcroft Academy String Band, String Ensemble, Woodwind, Saxophone, and Guitar Ensembles. Classical works of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Klengel, and Pachebel will be featured along with pieces from more contemporary genres. A reception will be offered in order to meet and greet the student performers. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. For more information contact 207-564-0043 or e-mail
Two local students Benjamin Maines of Abbot and Olivia McAnirlin of Newport have been named to Colby-Sawyer College Spring 2015 Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must achieve a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses.
Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. Founded in 1837 and located in the Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire.
Destiny Long of East Newport, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University on Sunday, May 10th. She is the daughter of Dean and Tammy Long.
Founded in 1858 and located in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Susquehanna University is a selective residential liberal arts college that provides a solid background in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional experiences.
Haley Hayden a senior majoring in chemical engineering of Hartland, was named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Spring 2015 Dean’s?List. The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Founded in 1865 and located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Local student, Patricia Levesque of Pittsfield, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience: Integrative from the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, May 16th. Levesque graduated with the honor of Summa Cum Laude. Students who receive the honor of Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 to 4.0.
The university was founded in 1866 and is located in Durham, New Hampshire. The University of New Hampshire is a public research university with the feel of a liberal arts college.
Local student, Jared MacDonald of Dexter has been named to the Lasell College Spring 2015 Dean’s List. MacDonald, a member of the class of 2016, is majoring in Communication. To qualify for the Dean's List, each student must be a full-time student carrying 12 or more graded credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
Lasell College is an independent coeducational college emphasizing the integration of professional and liberal arts programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded in 1851 and located in Newton, Massachusetts.
The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) celebrated the Class of 2015 with a Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16th. UMF President Kathryn A. Foster, faculty, administrators and dignitaries led the procession of 369 new graduates marching to traditional bagpipe music. Maine native and Olympic Gold Medalist, Joan?Benoit Samuelson, delivered the Commencement address.
UMF awarded a total of 392 bachelor’s and master’s degrees for 2015. Eleven (11) of those graduating seniors are from this local area and are as follows; Dori Condon from Burnham with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Erica Harris from Clinton with a Master of Science in Education, Early Childhood, Gregory King from Clinton with a Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Business Administration, Chelsea Lear from Levant with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education, Svea-Linnea Ashe from Newport, with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Christine Della Porta from Newport, with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Leigh Welch from Palmyra with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Megan Hoffman from Pittsfield, with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Social Studies, Meghan Hughes from Newport with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/English, and Karissa Porter with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, and Amy Patterson from Plymouth with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Social Studies.
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be hosting free workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults nineteen & over at the following times and location: RSU 19 (Nokomis Regional High) on 266 Williams Road on Wednesday, June 10th at 4:30 PM and on Monday, June 22nd at 6 PM. To register or for more information contact 1-800-281-3703 or visit the web at
The MEOC is funded entirely by the United States Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose.
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JUNIORS: Morganne Robinson, Anna Smestad, Tiffany Smith, Gwendolyn Viles, Bruce Wilson.
SOPHOMORES: Samantha Harvey, Shelby Haskell, Austin Taylor.
FRESHMAN: Kailey Bell, Aren Herrick, Emily Nyman.
SENIORS: William Bloomer, Kirsten Costedio, Marissa Day, Hannah Hegarty, Shayna Hicks, Thomas Howard, Noah Kershner, Devon Kerstetter, Douglas Kimball, Joshua King, Vincent Kirschner, Becca Lawler, Brock Littlefield, Collin Littlefield, Isaac MacKenzie, Dalton McLoughlin, Kristin Murphy, Matthew Orcutt, Emily Randall, Benjamin Richardson, Yvonne Russell, Kenneth Shakespeare, Abigail Smith, Megan Spencer, Brittany Standley, Felix Thibodeau, Michael Walker, Baylee Wilson, Jessi Zambona.
JUNIORS: Jessica Alexander, Breac Baker, Kendra Bell, Rosalie Bowman, Brock Bubar, Michaela Costello, Elizabeth Dunivan, Lydia Elwell, Zoe Fiandaca, Brittany Gould, BreAnna Griffith, Jean-Marie Hughes, Ryan LaGross, Hillary Manson, Erin Martin, Kamaryn Pendleton, Jasmine Rosenbaum, Cody Shaw, Tristian Shealy, Kirstin Taylor, Gage Thibodeau.
SOPHOMORES: Alexander Baird, Ketrina Bennett, Mercedes Brown, Olivia Brown, Jessica Cloutier, Laura Freudenberger, Colby Kreider, Sarah Manzo, Sidney Moore, Isaac Sacks, Gabrielle Sands, Emily Taylor, Reagan Wiers, Alec Young.
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JUNIORS: Paige Angel, Eli Beem, Taylor Bryson, Dana Cooper, Zackary Erskine, Alexander Huff-Haskell, James LaBrecque, Michael Massow, Jason Prescott, Theresa Robinson.
SOPHOMORES: Brad Allen, Galen Armstrong, Alexander Baird, Julie Bane, Lauren Brewer, Heidi Clark, Mikayla deVillers, Kenneth Fredette, Harley Gagne, Dana Grass, Lillian Hunt, Samuel Kenney, Kaylee Mackie, Emma McAnirlin, Alexis Richard, Hannah Rothlauf, Sierra Shaw, Dianna Thorpe, Cody Walker.
FRESHMAN: Erin Bessey, Ashley Connor, Sara Cookson, Dillon Davis, Alice Donaldson, Elisa Frank, Dale Hubbard, Savannah McTague, Colby Pinette, Gary Pitcher, Nicholas Ramsdell, Samantha Ramsey, Mya Rogers, Logan Rowell, Isaac Thibodeau, Sierra Thomas, Michael Towle.