The Cub Scouts of Pack 61 Sangerville welcomed local Veterans of all ages and their families last week at their annual Veterans Observance Coffee and Dessert Open House. The scouts showed their thanks to the vets with home baked goodies, beverages, a flag ceremony, dedications and entertainment of all kinds performed by the scouts themselves. Pictured are the scouts, leaders and just some of the attending vets who the scouts managed to get in the picture. Pack 61 holds this event every year as a community service project, which is the scout way to support the community, and in this case, the veterans that are part of it.
Dexter Regional High School Project Graduation Committee sponsored a Glow Run/Walk on Sunday, November 16th in Dexter.
The top five race finishers were Will Russell, Brandon Vafiades, Andrew Bermudez, Parker Ponte, and Heather Gudroe.
Door prizes were awarded. A $25 Visa gift card donated by Brewer Federal Credit Union was won by Melissa Amoroso, a $15 Dunkin Donuts gift card was won by Andrew Bermudez, and a $15 Subway gift card was won by Kip Dorman. DJ services were provided by Kevin Bilodeau.
For the fifth year in a row and despite the cold wind, wet ground, and mud, the Boy Scout Troop 63 and Pack 63 of Newport and their leaders pitched their tents in front of Bud’s Shop ‘n Save in Newport on Friday afternoon, November 7th until noon time on Sunday, November 9th.
The boys and their leadership collected 1,300 pounds of non-perishable food items and $1,300 in monetary donations. Both collections were donated to the Newport Community Food Bank. The food bank, located at 26 High Street in Newport, serves approximately 30 to 50 families from Newport, Plymouth, Etna, Dixmont and Palmyra.
Camping for Food not only helps the food bank stock their shelves but supplements Thanksgiving baskets to those who are eligible.
On Saturday at dusk, the Troop led a Flag Retirement ceremony that was attended by scout families and members of the public. A number of flags were retired with respect and dignity. The ceremony closed with the playing of Taps.
For more information about Troop 63 or scouting, go to or contact Scoutmaster Rod Charette at 852-5017 or
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults nineteen and over at Nokomis Regional High, located at 266 Williams Road in Newport on Wednesday, December 10th at 4:30 PM and Wednesday, December 17th at 6 PM. The workshop will also be held at Penquis Higher Education Center at 50 Mayo Street in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday, December 11th at 1:30 PM. Each workshop will last approximately two to three hours.
MEOC successfully placed over 1,000 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit Pre-registration is required.
Nokomis Regional High of RSU 19 is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. 2014 is a milestone year for the AP District Honor Roll, and more districts are achieving this objective than ever before. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, Nokomis has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
In 2014, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.
Districts must: Increase participation/access to AP by at least four percent in large districts, at least six percent in medium districts, and at least eleven percent in small districts; Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
The following students at Maine Central Institute have made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.
NINTH GRADE HIGHEST HONORS: Connor Miholovich, Abigail Monteyro, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Jillian Wacker.
NINTH GRADE HIGH HONORS: Eva Bickford, Meghan Cookson, Mercedes-Lee Cote, Samantha Dunton, Olivia Churchill Durkee, Madison Fitts, Clair Gerry, Angel Gray, Claire Green, Makayla Guerette, Ciera Hamlin, Jonathan Hatch, Nicholas Howard, Elizabeth Huff, Allison Hughes, Benjamin Kennedy, Caleb Lary, Paige Lord, April McAlpine, Stephen Mims, Sydney Morton, Mohammad Saleh Niayesh, Aiden Nolan, Brianna Peill Meininghaus, Maxine Piatt, Michaela Piatt, PJ Plummer, Katelynn Rines, Aaron Schanck, Denali Smith, Kianna Sousa, Nikki Stewart, Hannah Switzer, Caroline Vigue, Sarah Welch, Addi Williams.
TENTH GRADE HIGHEST HONORS: Carter Pearl, Brayden Rollins, Hunter Wintle.
TENTH GRADE HIGH HONORS: Jacob Baker, Abigail Bernier, Hayden Boreham, Joshua Buker, Bridget DeViller, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Gvilava, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Alexei Krechko, Marshall Lawler, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Clark Morrison, Ly Thao Nguyen, Jack Reed, Carter Richmond, Emily Richmond, Dylan Schlipstein, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Breanna True.
ELEVENTH GRADE HIGHEST HONORS: Julia Bluhm, Leah Carron, Minh Mai Thu Quinn Dang, Abigail DeSchiffart, Amanda Hays, Evgeniia Marina, Braden Monteyro, Sudarsna Mukund, Shamira Tashina Tanguay, Gregory Vigue, Diyun Wang, Yingning Ye.
ELEVENTH GRADE HIGH HONORS: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Alex Bertrand, Tierra Bianchi, Alexis Caldwell, MacKenzie Carbonneau, Mikayla Carr, Dennis Corson, Tyler DeViller, Shelby Dunton, Dillon Fitts, Sophia Flynn, Mia Fox, Vu Yen Linh Ho, Hannah Holtsclaw, Taylor Leavitt, Jiachun Maya Li, Jiaqi Chris Liu, Xinxiao Frank Liu, Yitong Anna Liu, Amelia McCannell, Brandon McKenna, Curtis McLeod, Anna Meomutli, Macy Murray, Megan Noble, Konstantin Pribylov, Logan Rollins, Sarah Schissler, Hailey Stewart, Nathanael Tilton, Katherine Welch, Cole Whitaker, Jamie Wone, Yuhao Jason Ying, Jialiang Zhang, Irina Zhikharevich, Guanxing Chris Zhu, Jiahui Zoey Zuo.
TWELFTH GRADE HIGHEST HONORS: Felicity Audet, Abigail Bergdoll, Hjalte Christiansen, Desai Chu, Ryan Engelhardt, Jamin Gerry, Lanie Howes, Alexis LaMarre.
TWELFTH GRADE HIGH HONORS: David Andrejsin, Kevin Belgard, Eliana Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Giorgia Casali, Cody Chase, Ethan Duplisea, Slade Emery, Isabella Enriquez, Kate-Lynn George, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Katie Hughes, Chenhao Ju, Kiersten Klein, Errol Kurtz, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Cassandra Miller, Chau Hoang Quynh Annie Nguyen, Vuong Bill Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Minh Nguyen Nhat Tran, Natashia Turner, Thao Thi Phuong Sam Vu, Alexis Wacker, Aubrey Whisnant.
TWELFTH GRADE HONORS: Ashley Alton, Gavrielle Enriquez, River Massey.