American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program participants, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.
The Dirigo Boys State and Girls State delegates have been announced. The following young men will be attending Dirigo Boys State at Thomas College are Brad Allen, sponsored by Consolidated Electrical Distributors; Alexander Baird, sponsored by American Legion Post #105; Zachary Ellis, sponsored by West Penobscot American Legion Post #107; Colby Kreider, sponsored by American Legion Post #105; and Matthew Lyford, sponsored by Corinna American Legion Post #73. The following young ladies will be attending Dirigo Girls State at Husson University are Dana Grass, sponsored by American Legion Post #105; Elasah MacDonald, sponsored by Irwin, Tardy, and Morris and Nokomis Warrior
MSAD #53
MSAD #53 will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be provided to all children without charge and is the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows: Vickery School - 11:30 AM to 12 PM; Pittsfield Public Library - 12:30 to 1 PM. The program will be held Monday through Friday, Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, August 5th.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Mail: US Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410, Fax (202) 690-7442; or Email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The University of Hartford would like to announce that Mollie Sharples of Detroit has been named to its Dean's List for Spring 2016. The University of Hartford, centrally located in Connecticut, provides a distinctive educational experience across seven schools and colleges for one of the most diverse student bodies in New England. Hartford's faculty are attracted by the opportunity to challenge and support students as they pursue degrees in more than 84 programs in the arts, humanities, science, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. Chartered in 1957, Hartford has more than 5,000 undergraduates, 1,600 graduate students, and 75,000 alumni worldwide. Visit for more information.
Brynn Cardozo of Palmyra, was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry with distinction at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 148th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14th. The university was founded in 1865 in Worcester, Massachusetts. WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 45 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. For more information about WPI visit
The Ridge View Community School would like to announce the 4th Quarter Honor Roll for grades 5 through 8.
GRADE 5: Emma Alexander, Emily Andrescu, Sydney Dyson, Sydney Fogler, Phillip Folster, Jr., Annika King, William Kusnierz, Annajayne Pitman and Payson Rienhardt.
GRADE 5: Joseph Bard, Amanda-Jo Blais, Caden Brown, Lauryn Brunner, Rosa Burgos, Ava Campbell, Bryce Connor, Gianni Costonis, Jillian Dill, Zoe Dill, Olivia Gilman, Deago Gould, Jozlynn Haley, Kayden Kimball, Lucreshia Lyman, Hailee McCourt, Alexander Morris, Jillian Poliquin, Alex Race, David Race, Emma Ranquist, Aleaha Richards, Kimberly Rideout, Caleb Schobel, Trevor Speed, Zachary Spizuoco, Cadence Tasker, Kelsey Taylor, Emmaline Thereau, Minerva Wigham, Aaron Woodard and Bryleigh Woodbury.
GRADE 6: Hanna Morse.
GRADE 6: Aliviah Anderson, Kiana Bennett, Molly Bennett, Owen Brown, Dakota Burns, Caitlyn Chabot, Patrick Childers, Clyde Day, Avery Gagnon, Peyton Gilman, LaKota Glidden, Caroline Gould, Arianna Jandreau, JayDalee Joyce, Trenton Judkins, Justin King, Elizabeth Kinney, Jasmine Lewis, Dylan Moore, Maureen O’Roak, Emma Paige, Adam Paquin, Shelbie Poulin, Taylor Rideout, Amelia Rolfe, Ora Rudloff-Eastman, Nathan Schobel, Cole Smith, Jachob Snodgrass, Kassidy Swimm, Jonathan Whitman, Justin Williams and Aaliyah Yennie.
GRADE 7: Abby Andrews, Valli Day, Peyton Grant, Avery Herrick, Brett Kusnierz, Santinaca Lawson, Olivia Peakes, Carter Polichak, Parker Ponte, Abigail Wakefield and Jade Wintle.
GRADE 7: Kristopher Bateman, Cheyenne Beem, Makayla Bignell, Cameron Blakely, Demetri Burton, Hannah Campbell, Jacob Campbell, Madia Chesner, Jaycee Cook, Josephine Costonis, Hunter Dean, Robert Dorman, Rosalie Gillis, Kaitlyn Gray, Alli Green, Aaliyah Hernandez, Irie Hight, Myra Knowlton, Jaden LaBonte, Emily Leavitt, Isaac Limoges, Mary Mailhot, Joshua Mann, Lilah McCormack, Hunter Nelson, Tayler Prentiss, Aaliyah Singleton, Janessa Smith, Joseph St. Louis, Grace Wallace and Isaac Webber.
GRADE 8: Jay-Kob Davis, Izabel Dorman, Madison Gauvin, Caitlyn Hardy, Cloe Mountain, Sienna Newman, Logan Perkins, Rachael Sickles and Gage Stone.
GRADE 8: Katelynn Babine, Erin Bache, Emilee Bashaw, Eric Bennett, Sean Galligan, Seth Hocking, Brian Johnson, Nickolas Long, Aurora Martin, Regan McNally, Shawnee McNally, Carver Myers, Cameron Paige, Jordan Ranquist, Eric Rosso, Ryan Smith, Alaina Spizuoco, Brock Thibodeau, Stephen Thomas, Parker Tibbetts, Maleek Washington and Krystalynn Williams.