SCHOOL NEWS
DEXTER REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
The Dexter Regional High School would like to announce that the following students have been selected by the faculty and staff as “Students of the Month” for the month of March 2016. Pictured from left to right are, Abigail Paige - grade 9, Kellie Bache - grade 10, Jacob Hesseltine - grade 11, and Daniel Wallace - grade 12.

FAMILY READING CARNIVAL
INSPIRED STUDENTS TO READ
The first Family Reading Carnival sponsored by the Hartland - St. Albans Lions Club was held on Saturday, April 9th at the Hartland Consolidated School.
The Carnival was developed and chaired by Lion, Holli Baker, President of the Lions Club. Local children ranging from pre-k to fourth grade were presented with 21 different activities. Some of those activities included face painting, fire safety and EMS, writing a book, planting a garden, pets and animal care, health and dental care as well as many others. Children were able to pick out free books to take home and/or read at the event. A reader's theater gave kids an opportunity to participate in a short play. Free lunch was provided for all kids and parents. Fifty-five children had eye screening performed by local Lions members. The eye screening detects eyesight problems, which need to be referred to an eye care professional for evaluation. Approximately 150 children, parents and grandparents attended and participated in this event.
The winners of the Family Reading Carnival Student Book Competition in the back row, from left to right are Adam Cole Jr., Brooklyn McLeod, Kylie Rowe, Mia Coots, Baylee Lord, Joseph Foster, and Kohn Nelson. Front row from left to right are, Ryleigh Staples, Abigail Bartlett, Dawson Mills, Kendra Bubar, Hallie Coots, Austin Walters, Olivia Cote, and Madison Reynolds (inset).
COLLEGE NEWS
COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE
Local student, Benjamin Maines of Abbot, was elected as an officer for the 2016-2017 Executive Council of Colby-Sawyer's Student Government Association (SGA). Maines, who serves as vice president, majors in Biology and is a member of the class of 2018.
Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. The college's faculty, staff and students strive for excellence in an engaged teaching and learning community that fosters students' academic, intellectual, and personal growth. With a strong emphasis on learning outcomes, including breadth and depth of knowledge, self-growth, creative and critical thinking, and effective communication, Colby-Sawyer prepares students to thrive post-graduation and make a positive impact upon a dynamic, diverse and interdependent world.
Founded in 1837, Colby-Sawyer is located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire. For more information about Colby-Sawyer College visit www.colby-sawyer.edu.
FREE COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOPS
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be hosting free workshops titled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and over at the following times and locations: Nokomis Regional High located at 266 Williams Road in Newport on Tuesday, May 10th at 5 PM; and Penquis Higher Education Center located at 50 Mayo Street in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday, May 12th at 1 PM.
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. 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. The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register or for more information, contact 1-800-281-3703 or visit the website at http://meoc.maine.edu. All workshops are subject to change.
All MEOC services are free and include GED/SAT preparation, college planning, referrals/advocacy, career advising, financial aid advising, college financial aid advising, college admissions process, and application fee waivers for qualified adults. MEOC successfully place 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.