Mid-Coast School Notebook

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Students honored by Brunswick Rotary

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Rotary Club recently recognized six local high school students in the last quarter for their involvement in community and school activities.

Rotary International’s motto is “service above self” and the students honored were chosen based on this principle. All of the students are deeply rooted in their community and their school and truly represent the spirit of Rotary International.

The following students were honored by the Brunswick Rotary Club: Nathan Guindonn, senior, Brunswick High School and a commercial art student at Region Ten Technical High School; Benjamin Strickland, senior, Brunswick High School; Sarah Thibeault, senior, Brunswick High School; Margaret Bouchard, senior, Mt. Ararat High School; and Caroline Minott, senior, Mt. Ararat High School.

Miss Maine honored at Miss America Pageant

BRUNSWICK — Miss Maine 2011, Julia Furtado, recently received the Bronze Award of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. This award, presented on stage by the Miss America Organization President Sam Haskell and Duke of Edinburgh U.S. National Executive Director John Randle, demonstrates activities in three areas: community service, talent and physical fitness.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a self-development program available to all young people worldwide, equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. To date over 7 million people from over 132 countries have been motivated by the program to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.

The award began in 1956 in the United Kingdom but has spread across the globe. Last year more than 140,000 participants earned a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. This year was the first year that the Miss America Organization has honored recipients of this award.