SCHOOL NEWS
SOMERSET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Many students at Somerset Valley Middle School were acknowledged during the month of April for specific academic and behavioral goals. These goals are part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework for improving student outcomes instituted at the school. The PBIS committee would like to recognize all the students that earned Panther Paw Pride chips and the partners who supported this program, including Sebasticook Family Doctors, East Newport Grocery, 4 Seasons Floral and Gifts, Subway, NRE, Burger King, Michael A. Wiers, Esq., and the entire Somerset Valley Middle School staff.

Makayla Cookson, Julianna Vance, Michael Gagne, and Mikie Jones are the lucky-draw winners.

NOKOMIS REGIONAL HIGH
After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Nokomis Regional High JROTC Leadership Team composed of Taylor Harris, Zakary Ellis, Jacob Lindsey, and John Malmquist will compete in person at the championship event in Washington, DC. The 2016 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of the Catholic University of America on Friday, June 24th through Tuesday, June 28th. This event is sponsored by the Army JROTC and is conducted by College Options Foundation.
Nokomis JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,378 Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only forty Army JROTC Leadership Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the National Leadership Bowl competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the Championship event in DC. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of current events, leadership values, and leadership skills.
The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity. The competition creates opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.
College Options Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education. Using academic competitions, college exam study guides, college admissions tutorials, and personalized counseling College Options Foundation has assisted the nation’s JROTC cadets worldwide for over a decade.
COLLEGE NEWS
COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE
Colby-Sawyer College has recognized two local students for outstanding academic achievement during the 2016 spring semester. Benjamin Maines of Abbot, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in Biology, and Olivia McAnirlin of Newport, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in Exercise Science. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses.
HONOR ROLL
PISCATAQUIS COMMUNITY SECONDARY SCHOOL
The Piscataquis Community Secondary School have announced the Third Quarter Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year.
HIGH HONORS
SENIORS: Haley Bergeron and Alexa Merrill.
JUNIORS: Hannah Bagley, Brianda Guevara Castillo, Danika Hill and Bailey Woodard.
SOPHOMORES: Adam Bagley, Madison Brasslett, Lena Downes, Matthew Griffith, Lexi Harris, Alexandra Huff, Bailey Lemieux, Erin Speed and Cali Turner.
FRESHMEN: Chloe Hamele.
GRADE 8: Melissa Burdin, Madelynn Crosby, Caroline Goggin, Macee Pearl, Olivia Riitano and Jemyni True.
GRADE 7: Sabrina Hamele.
HONORS
SENIORS: Delani Bennett, Megan Bergeron, Ashley Briggs, Ethan Cooley, Courtney Deane, Cole Edes, Tijana Flick, Chelsey Gerrish, Michael Gustin, Sariah Harmon, Cahrey Harris, Indira Jones, McKenzie Landry, Jordynne Littlefield, Steven Marden, Christal Merrill, Benjamin Morrill, Christian Mumley, Mercedes Murdoch, Haylee Patterson, Tiffany Porter, Devin Ronco, Brandon Sanborn, Tristan Sanborn, Alanna Wilson, Lucinda-Callie Wingert and Timothy Wright.
JUNIORS: Elizabeth Bagley, Miriah Chapman, Nicholas Easler, Bachi Gugushvili, Morgan Hutchins, Garrett Kimball, Sydney Marden, Brian Moulton, Tia Rice, Cassandra Richardson, Taylor Sinclair, Matthew Tinkham-Roy, Danielle Weeks and Erin Weeks.
SOPHOMORES: John Armstrong, Bryce Gilbert, David Hession, Cameron Kane, Makayla McKenzie, Terri Anne Perigo, Abri Roberts, Tatianna Rogers and Brooke Trafton.
FRESHMEN: Hope Adkins, Rachel Beckwith, Eben Cooley, Ashlie Grant, Collin Harrington, Alivia Hunt, Nicholas Hutchins, Brooke Kujawski, Rosa Labbe, Tiffany Leathers, Lilli McCormack, Erika Merrill, Alison Quimby, Caleb Rolfe, Jennifer Simon and Zachary Wilson.
GRADE 8: Megan Beckwith, Gwenyth Burgess, Chelsea Cookson, Ariona Gerry, Wayne Haley, Shanoah Hill, Emily Hinrichs, Jorja Ray Hunt, Cameron Kendall, Sean Kimball, Megan McLaughlin, Zachary Priest, Preston Ricker and Mya Young.
GRADE 7: Colby Chadwick, Joel Champlin, Louise Gerickont, Elizabeth Gray, Hunter Kemp, MacKenzie LaBlanc, Meagan Lemieux, Anna Morin, Gabe Riitano, Makayla Talbot and Miranda Turner.
MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE
Maine Central Institute announces the Third Quarter Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year:
HIGHEST HONORS
SENIORS: Julia Bluhm, Alexis Caldwell, Abigail DeSchiffart, Joshua Figuereo, Amanda Hays, Viktoria Klimkova, Hailey Stewart and Yingning Rill Ye.
JUNIORS: Carter Richmond.
SOPHOMORES: Yuxin Isaac Bai, Jiedi Jayson Chen, Meghan Cookson, Olivia Durkee, Hannah Folan, Makayla Guerette, Allison Hughes, Abigail Monteyro, Aaron Schanck, Anna Simeone, Micaela Simeone, Nikki Stewart, Elspeth Taylor, Li Aaron Tian, Devon Varney, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, and Hongyi Billy Wu.
FRESHMEN: Hayden Caldwell, Avery Gosselin, Margaret Hodgins, Caitlin McKenney, Megan Simeone, Arica Taylor and Mykayla Weinstein.
HIGH HONORS
SENIORS: Brianna Ballard, Aspen Bryson, MacKenzie Carbonneau, Mikayla Carr, Leah Carron, Hannah Cunningham, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Tyler DeViller, Xantal Dufrasne, Shelby Dunton, Dillon Fitts, Sophia Flynn, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Hannah Holtsclaw, Bailey Huff, Joseph Knox, Miranda Kuespert, Taylor Leavitt, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Curtis McLeod, Jorge Miralles, Braden Monteyro, Uyen Thanh Pham, Ellis Reuter, Logan Rollins, Kristen Shute, Mina Sibalic, Charles Stock, Shamira Tanguay, Phuong Le Nam Thai, Nathanael Tilton, Gregory Vigue, Diyun DiDi Wang, Katherine Welch, Hengjiali Curi Xu, Emma Zerba, Jialiang Michael Zhang, Irina Zhikharevich and Jiahui Zoey Zuo.
JUNIORS: Benjamin Arsenault, Hayden Boreham, Mikahla Brochu, Emily Brownstein, Joshua Buker, Noah Carpenter, Junming Harry Hong, Lanqing Cathy Huang, Marshall Lawler, Seth Mason, Dakota Patterson, Aidan Peacock, Carter Pearl, Emily Richmond, Brayden Rollins, Ryan Sigston, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Charlie Swift, Jie Tao, Elizabeth Thibodeau, Riley Trafton, Breanna True, An Emily Truc Song Van, Hunter Wintle and Jiashu David Yue.
SOPHOMORES: Adam Bertrand, Eva Bickford, Blake Burrill, Jalen Chen, Chelsea Degenhardt, Samantha Dunton, Qi Priest Feng, Madison Fitts, Clair Gerry, Ciera Hamlin, Cassidy Hamm, Benjamin Kennedy, Gabriel Lessing, Yijie Li, Paige Lord, April McAlpine, Connor Miholovich, Sydney Morton, Maxine Piatt, PJ Plummer, Kianna Sousa, Abigail Stevens, Hannah Switzer, Sarah Trimarchi, Chen Wendy Wang and Addi Williams.
FRESHMEN: Sylvia Andersen, Monique Brown, Christa Carr, Nicholas Clark, Blake Dawes, Katelyn DeViller, Destinee Duprey, Jettah Files, Victoria Friend, Anton Grigel, Richard Hallowell, Xiaohan Richard Hou, Sarah Kelly, Josie Libby, Audrey McCannell, Ryan Paradis, Deangeliz Urena, Shengkaibo Arthur Wang, Angela Waskewicz, Liana Waskewicz and Xuanyou Jane Zhou.
HONORS
SENIORS: Olivia Wright.