Mid-Coast School Notebook

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Local students nominated to military service schools

WASHINGTON, D.C — U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine and Susan Collins, R-Maine, recently announced their nominees to the United States Military Academies.

Nominated students include: Nathaniel Fritz of Bowdoin, a student at Mt. Ararat High School, nominated to attend U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.; Haley Grill of Bath, a student at Cheverus High School, nominated to U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; and Theron Wilgus of Phippsburg, a student at Brunswick High School, nominated to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

In order to be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes a member of Congress. Admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, also a federal service academy, does not require a congressional nomination.

Students hone musical craft at Hyde School

BATH — For the eight consecutive years, Hyde School in Bath will host a five-day music workshop from Jan. 23-28. The singer-songwriter workshop, designed for students interested in perfecting their musical craft in writing, producing, or singing, will be led by music great Don Cook.

Students from both Hyde School boarding campuses in Woodstock, Conn., and Bath, will attend the workshop. The school has also extended the invitation through the music departments at local public high schools for area students to take part in the workshop.

In order to qualify for participation, Matt Newberg, director of music at Hyde School, says that all student participants need to be in strong academic standing, have a passion for music with relevant experience and course work, and instrumental proficiency.
Students will receive hands-on training from Cook and other music professionals volunteering their time to work as facilitators for the workshop. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to showcase the music they produce over the five-day period at a local venue.