Mid-Coast School Notebook

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Video submissions sought

Norway Savings Bank is seeking submissions from students for the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.

The national competition encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become lifelong savers.

According to Patricia Weigel, president & CEO of Norway Savings Bank, the video chosen from Maine at the national level in 2014 won first place. “We’d love to be able to have another Maine student shine on the national stage again this year,” Weigel said.

To participate, students ages 13-18 must create a 90-second video on saving and using money wisely and submit a link to the video along with a completed entry form to the bank by Dec. 1.

Norway Savings Bank will host the first round of judging. The local winner will receive a $250 college scholarship and will be submitted to represent Norway Savings Bank on the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2016 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C.

Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest’s official rules.

To learn more, visit www.lightscamerasave.com.

Brunswick Masons offer grant

Each year the Brunswick Masonic Lodge awards a $1,000 grant to graduating seniors from both Mt Ararat and Brunswick high schools. The grant, based on demonstrated community involvement and contributions to the community, is not based on financial need. However, students must have a minimum of a B+ grade average. The grant may be used for post secondary education at an accredited college or vocational school. Details are available in the schools’ guidance offices; the deadline to apply is March 14.

Get crafty at school fair

More than 80 vendors will be touting their wares at the All Elementary Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Harriet Beecher Stowe School.

Maine-made crafts and goods offered at the fair will include woodworking, jewelry, hair bows, baby clothes, quilts, jams, knitted items, photography, fudge, holiday items and jellies. There will also be a food and a bake sale with gluten-free and allergy-free options. Proceeds will benefit both elementary schools in Brunswick, Robert T. Coffin and Harriet Beecher Stowe, which is located at 44 Mckeen St., Brunswick.

Swing into fall at silent auction, concert

Brunswick High School Music Boosters will present A Night of Swing and Jazz Saturday, Oct. 24, featuring the Opus One Big Band.

The evening will begin with a silent auction and complementary dessert buffet in the Brunswick High School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert in Crooker Theater at 7 p.m.

The Brunswick High School Jazz Ensemble will also perform, under the direction of Michael Scarpone. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Members of The Opus One Big Band are Maine musicians who support music programs by performing benefit concerts throughout the state. The band has been playing for over 20 years, and has performed for church concert series, music booster fundraisers and other charitable events.

The silent auction features 50 donated items such as four rounds of golf at Brunswick Golf Club, a family membership at the Farnsworth Art Museum, tickets to a Maine State Music Theater performance, two round trip vouchers for the Amtrak Downeaster, as well as many gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.

Adults may also purchase chances to win one of three raffle items to be drawn at the concert: eight hours of building /maintenance/project assistance donated by Christian Boll, builder and contractor; two season tickets to Maine State Music Theater, and a FitBit HR. All proceeds benefit the Brunswick High School music program, and will be used for equipment and travel expenses for the students.

For a complete listing of silent auction items and more information, see the Brunswick High School Music website at brunswickmusic.org/music-boosters.

Members of the Hyde girls soccer team shout out their support at the Maine Hunger Challenge kick off this fall. As part of the challenge, which began Sept. 18, students took to the airwaves at WGME channel 13 from 6- 8 a.m. The students also asked for donations of food and cash for the Maine Hunger Challenge at Shaw’s in Bath, and those who participated in Friday dress down day that week donated funds to the drive as well. Hyde students organized 10 high schools in Maine to raise funds for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Students from Hyde also support their local food pantry with funds and by volunteering their time.