Mid-Coast School Notebook: Feb. 19

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BMS students to battle invasive species

Bath Middle School was among eight schools awarded grants by The Natural Resources Council of Maine. The grants funded projects that engage students in protecting Maine’s environment. Bath students will test hypotheses to answer research questions about the local green crab population. Green crabs are an invasive species that threaten Maine’s clam population.

Environmental camperships available this summer

Merrymeeting Audubon, a chapter of Maine Audubon, will be awarding scholarships to two camps during the summer of 2016. Children who live within the chapter’s catchment area (Brunswick, Bath, Topsham and surrounding towns) and are now in grades three through eight may apply to attend either of the University of Maine’s 4-H camps at Bryant Pond or Tanglewood Camp in Lincolnville. Both offer programs that include environmental education. Applications are available from school guidance counselors or at the Merrymeeting Audubon website, http://maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

Honors

Husson University

Mikayla Monaghan, of Brunswick, a senior enrolled in the elementary education program.

Dylan Walton, of Brunswick, a junior enrolled in the criminal justice program.

Dean’s lists

Husson University

Jeffrey Love, of Bath, a senior who is enrolled in the business administration – management program.

Brandon Smith, of Brunswick, a sophomore enrolled in the kinesiology-human movement science/Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Dylan Towle, of Brunswick, a senior enrolled in the business administration – financial management/Master of Business Administration program.

University of Maine Augusta

Brunswick: Michael Barry, Andrew Davis, Molly Eames, Amy Feeley, Heather Freytag, Jordan Johnson, Cara Mia, Jacob Mitchell, Amanda Stevens

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Elizabeth Walfield of Bath, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in biomedical engineering.

Teen Writing Contest winners were recently honored at a reception at Patten Free Library. Back row from left are Nina Powers, Bath Middle School (first prize, short fiction, grades 7-9); Zachary Lay, Morse High School (honorable mention, short fiction, grades 7-9); Vanessa St. Pierre, Morse High School (honorable mention, memoir, grades 7-9) and Sarah Berkowitz, Morse High School (first prize, memoir, grades 7-9). Front row at left are Emma Wallace, Morse High School (first prize, memoir, grades 10-12) and Emily Minott, Morse High School (second prize, memoir, grades 7-9). Local winners not pictured are Christine Skroski, Morse High School (second prize, memoir, grades 10-12) and Lilah Pashley, Morse High School (honorable mention, memoir, grades 10-12).

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