The Terrific Kids awards ceremony for April was held at Ridge View Community School on Monday April 13th. The eight students for this month were honored for attaining their goals by Principal Paula McHugh. They received a certificate and tokens from the Dexter Kiwanians.

Back left to right: Vanessa Gould, Russell Long, Zakaree Fay, Tyler Swift. Front left to right: Braiden Boutilier, Jenna Phillips, Blayz Fillmore, Micheal Cox.
Somerset Career and Technical Center will hold its open house and new student evening on Thursday, April 30th from 6 to 7:30 PM.
Students will be demonstrating their career skills. Meet the staff and the students and learn more about the great career and college opportunities available to students at SCTC.
Student demonstrations will be ongoing in automotive technology, cooperative education, culinary arts, digital graphics, early childhood education, electrical construction, health care careers, outdoor leadership and skills, pre-engineering, residential construction, and robotics.
College, financial aid, and scholarship information will be available.
Maine Central Institute (MCI) will hold the 7th Annual International Food Festival on Sunday, May 3rd from 11 AM to 2 PM in Parks Gymnasium. The cost is $1 for children and $4 for adults. There will be food from several countries including China, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Marshall Islands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Vietnam, and the USA. There will also be cultural activities for children and adults. For more information, call 487-5915.
MCI will hold an evening of traditional and contemporary jazz at its “Spring into Jazz” night at the Waterville Opera House on Saturday, May 9th at 7:30 PM. MCI’s jazz band, jazz combo, vocal jazz ensemble and a cappella group (ranked #1 in the State for MMEA vocal jazz) will perform selections from artists such as Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker as well as contemporary music in a jazz setting from Paul Simon, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell. Well known pianist and MCI faculty member Gerry Wright will also perform as a guest artist. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at or by calling the Waterville Opera House Box Office at 873-7000.
Benjamin Maines of Abbot, a member of the Colby-Sawyer College 2018 majoring in Media Studies, was recognized with the Tomie dePaola Whitebird Paper Award, and the Jessica Jacobs Award at the 42nd Annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers '39 Juried Student Art Exhibition on Thursday, April 2nd. Sponsored by the renowned artist, children's author and former Colby-Sawyer faculty member, the Tomie dePaola Whitebird Paper Award honors students' achievements in drawing, watercolor, painting, graphic design and printmaking. Tomie dePaola has been a long time supporter of the Fine and Performing Arts department and of Colby-Sawyer students. Each year, dePaolo chooses high-grade artist papers from his own studio-paper collection and graciously donates it as awards for deserving student-artists. Named in honor of former Colby-Sawyer College Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Jessica Jacobs, the Jessica Jacobs Award recognizes the "Best in Show in Photography."
MSAD 53 offers numerous Adult Education classes and workshops. Microsoft Word 2013 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, April 28th to Thursday, May 7th from 6 to 8 PM, the cost is $49; Make a T-Shirt Scarf will be offered Wednesday, April 29th from 6 to 8 PM, the cost before April 22nd is $12, or $15 after; Microsoft Excel 2013 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, May 12th to Thursday, May 21st from 6 to 8 PM, the cost before May 5 is $44, and $49 after.
For a complete listing of classes and descriptions, or to register online, please visit To register by phone, please call 487-5107.
The following students at Ridge View Community School have made the honor roll for the third quarter during the 2014-2015 school year.
GRADE 5 HIGH HONORS: Owen Brown, Clyde Day, Arianna Jandreau, Justin Williams.
GRADE 5 HONORS: Cameron Allen, Kiana Bennett, Jillian Briggs, Caitlyn Chabot, Patrick Childers, Autumn Cochran, Bradley Crane, Charles Emerson, Rylee Fillmore, Avery Gagnon, Payton Gilman, LaKota Glidden, Ricky Goodell, Keith Grant, Torrey Hughes, Elizabeth Kinney, Kendal Lachance, Cheyenne Lancaster, Jasmine Lewis, Ellie McComb, Hanna Morse, Madeline Myers, Emma Paige, Adam Paquin, Taylor Rideout, Amelia Rolfe, Tyr Ronco, Ora Rudloff-Eastman, Nathan Schobel, Cole Smith, Jachob Snodgrass, Kassidy Swimm, Cameron Vafiades, Elijah Warner, Jonathan Whitman.
GRADE 6 HIGH HONORS: Abby Andrews, Josephine Costonis, Valli Day, Avery Herrick, Brett Kusnierz, Santinaca Lawson, Olivia Peakes, Parker Ponte, Dakota Rider, Abigail Smith, Joseph St. Louis.
GRADE 6 HONORS: Cheyenne Beem, Evan Bernard Whittaker, Makayla Bignell, Demetri Burton, Hannah Campbell, Jacob Campbell, Madia Chesner, Jaycee Cook, Hunter Dean, Robert Dorman, Rosalie Gillis, Ryan Gould, Kaitlyn Gray, Kassandra Gray, Alli Green, Aaliyah Hernandez, Irie Hight, Myra Knowlton, Jaden Labonte, Emily Leavitt, Isaac Limoges, Mary Mailhot, Joshua Mann, Lilah McCormack, Nathan Mower, Hunter Nelson, Carter Polichak, Grace Wallace, Isaac Webber, Jade Wintle.
GRADE 7 HIGH HONORS: Caitlyn Hardy, Cloe Mountain, Sienna Newman, Armanda Nicknair, Emilia Nicknair, Logan Perkins, Rachael Sickles, Gabriel Stone.
GRADE 7 HONORS: Katelynn Babine, Jay-Kob Davis, Izabel Dorman, Madison Gauvin, Alexander Gray, Haedyn Guenther, Seth Hocking, Augustus Irwin, Brian Johnson, Lynsie Knapp, Jacob Labonte, Nickolas Long, Aurora Martin, Zachary Martin, Robert Masse, Regan McNally, Shawnee McNally, Morgan Murdock, Carver Myers, Cameron Paige, Rebeclyn Parker, Jordan Ranquist, Ryan Smith, Stephen Thomas, Parker Tibbetts, Krystalynn Williams.
GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS: Dillion Allen, Ethan Boutilier, Alexander Briggs, Elizabeth Childers, Danielle Cummings, Kaylee Deering, Raevyn Dixon, Ashley Downing, Addyson Herrick, Isaiah Hessestine, Autumn Irwin, Amber Knowlton, Shannon O’Roak, Aino Rudloff-Eastman, Matthew Sickles, Morgan Smith, Hunter Speed, Anthony Woods.
GRADE 8 HONORS: Isabella Adam, Emily Albair, Elise Beaudry, Bryson Bouffard, Ashley Crawford, Chase Dyer, Christopher Fitzgerald, Katie Gatchell, Mackenzie Gould, Paige Gudroe, Kaylee Harris, Brandon Higgins, Jordan Hughes, Devan Hunter, David Kirshkaln, William Leavitt, Amber Levesque, Lilli McCormack, Abigail Paige, Janette Patterson, Kobe Pillsbury, Jayna Robinson, Christopher Roderka, Jared Rogers, Dakota Rosga, Trenton Scott, Tory Stone, Kalea Sweet, Branden Tokarski, Caleb Weeks, Taylor White, Elyce Wigham, Morgan Wing, Shayla Woodard, Yuxuan Zhao.