SCHOOL NEWS
DEXTER REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The GFWC/Dexter Women's Literary Club has announced the winners of the annual Dexter Regional High School Art Contest. First Place: Olivia Correa; Second Place: Cassidy Vautier; Third Place: Alexis Kerr; and Honorable Mention: Arielle Carlow.
The winners each did a self-portrait in graphite. Prize money, ribbons, and certificates were presented on Monday, April 7th to each of the winners at the Dexter Regional High School. The Judges for the contest were Nancy Lappert, Arlene Goldstein, and Dolores Curtis. Dave Lockwood framed the artwork and Dexter Regional High School art teacher, Mary Lightbody pulled the show together to make it so successful. All the student artwork will be on display for public viewing at the Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter until Tuesday, April 15th.

From left to right are this year’s winners of the Dexter Regional High School Art Contest: Arielle Carlow (sophomore), Alexis Kerr (sophomore), Cassidy Vautier (sophomore), and Olivia Correa (senior).
The District Art Show was held April 5th at Jeff's Catering in Brewer. Artwork from Patten, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Greenville, Dexter, Newport, Pittsfield, and Winterport were on display for judging. Olivia Correa's self-portrait came in Third Place. She received a ribbon and a gift certificate. Her artwork will be on display for judging at the state level at the GFWC Maine spring convention to be held on Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th, at the Senator Inn in Augusta.
PISCATAQUIS COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students in kindergarten through 6th grade will be starting spring with lots of jumping as Piscataquis Community Elementary School wraps up their annual “Jump Rope for Heart” program. The program started with a full school assembly and will end with an entire day of jumping and health related activities on Thursday, April 17th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The program encourages cooperative activity and community service by integrating critical thinking skills with physical activity and fun. This is the school’s sixth year participating. The staff and kids have raised over $17,000 for the American Heart Association during the previous five years.
For more information visit http://www.aahperd.org/jump/about/info/.
PISCATAQUIS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
There will be a spring concert at Piscataquis Community High School on Thursday, April 17th at 7 PM. The middle and high school bands will be performing under the leadership of Les Tomlinson. He will also have a Jazz band performing and of course the PCHS chorus will be singing with Julie Harrington as chorus director.
SOMERSET CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER
The Somerset Career and Technical Center Program Leaders Assemblies were held on March 31st, for the Day 1 Students and April 1st, for the Day 2 Students.
Students were awarded the leadership awards based on characteristics and traits that are critical to success in the work place. The employability skills of Dependability and Interpersonal Skills were the focus of the assemblies.
Day 1 Awards for Dependability: Kylee Pomelow from MSAD #53 and Caitlyn Tozier from MCI.
Day 1 Awards for Interpersonal Skills: Stormy Wentworth from MSAD #53; Tharon Blaisdell from MCI, and Kaleigh McClure from MCI for Early Childhood Education.
Day 2 Awards for Interpersonal Skills: Sarah Batchelder from MCI for Early Childhood Education, Austin Varney from MCI for Information Systems Technology, Chimene Goewey from MCI for Outdoor Leadership and Skills; and Paul Dionne from MCI for Residential Construction.
COLLEGE NEWS
HUSSON UNIVERSITY
The following students have received semester honors at Husson University for the fall semester 2013. Husson Univeristy honors are presented in the following 3 categories. President’s List indicates a semester grade point average of 3.81 to 4.0. Dean’s List indicates 3.61 to 3.8, and Honors indicates a 3.4 to 3.6.
Jared R.?Herrin of Canaan, Kayla Libby of Exeter made President’s list. Clint Lasselle and Zachariah C. Logiodice of Pittsfield, and Jenni I. Ireland of Palmyra made President’s list.
Christen Lybarger of Canaan; Whitney Arno and Anthony McLaughlin of Dexter made Honors list Joshua DeNicola of Dixmont, Rebecca George of Etna, Taylor Lovely of Newport, Holly Libby of Exeter, Ian Ainsworth of Hartland, Miranda E. Prescott of Stetson and Stephanie Thomas of Plymouth made Honors list.
Maria Adams and Jordana Olsen of Newport, Dylan Maloon of Pittsfield, Ruel Libby from Stetson, Tiffany McLaggan of Detroit, Andrew Levensalor of Dexter, Julianna DeNicola and Brooke O. Randall of Dixmont, and Danielle George of Etna made Dean’s list.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONS
NEWPORT/PLYMOUTH KINDERGARTEN
Kindergarten registration for residents of Newport and Plymouth for the 2014-2015 school year will be held at Newport Elementary School on Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Children must be five years of age on or before
October 15th, 2014. Screening activities for your child will include general readiness, vision, motor skills, letter recognition, and speech and language development.
Please call Newport Elementary School at 368-4470 to schedule an appointment. A copy of your child’s immunization record, state certified birth certificate (not the hospital version), and proof of residency is required at registration time. There will be no regular kindergarten or pre-kindergarten classes on those two days.
LOCAL STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH
More than 60,000 students throughout Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are helping make a difference by collecting spare change to kick off the 20th-annual Pasta for Pennies Program presented by Olive Garden and benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Last year, more than 58,600 students in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire raised $186,552 to support LLS. In 2013, students nationwide collected $10 million, bringing the total amount collected since the program’s inception to more than $80 million. Spare change raised through Pasta for Pennies helps support the LLS mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients and improve the quality of life for patients and their loved ones.
During a three-week period in the school year, students in first through 12th-grade from more than 150 schools throughout Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire will participate in Pasta for Pennies by filling collection jars and boxes in their classrooms with spare change. The top fundraising class at each participating school will receive a pasta party from their local Olive Garden restaurant.
To help kick off Pasta for Pennies, local Olive Garden restaurants host lunches for representatives from participating schools. Olive Garden also provides marketing support and materials for 43 participating LLS chapters, including the Massachusetts Chapter.