Mid-Coast School Notebook: June 10

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BHS staff excel, recognized with awards

Several Brunswick High School educators were recognized for service to their community as well as local students.

Rick Wilson, a service learning teacher,  was recognized by Brunswick Rotary, which bestowed upon him the Paul Harris Fellowship and Honorary Membership Award. The prestigious award is the Rotary’s way of expressing its appreciation for a “substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.”

Michael Scarpone, Brunswick High School Band Director, was recently named the 2016 District III Music Educator of the Year.

Mary Moore, director of the counseling department, received a Community Partner Award from Merrymeeting Adult Education Program. The award is given to a “caring individual who has demonstrated going above and beyond to ensure that students complete and receive their high school diplomas.”

Bath Sunrise Rotary Scholarship winner celebrated

Nathan Carpenter was officially recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Emily McMann and Ethel MacNeil Culinary Arts Scholarship May 20, at the annual Culinary Arts Department breakfast at Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. 

The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who has successfully completed culinary arts courses through BRCTC, and demonstrated a high commitment to community service. The scholarship is $500 a year for two years.

Brunswick woman is noted alum of Colby-Sawyer

Colby-Sawyer College presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Nancy Hoyt Langbein of Brunswick, Class of ’56, at its 178th commencement ceremony held last month. The award recognizes a graduate who has made a distinctive and unique contribution to his or her profession and to society.

Since graduating with her associate degree in liberal arts from Colby Junior College in 1956, Langbein has been one of the college’s most devoted alumni and loyal supporters.  She has served on several of her class reunion committees and, at her 50th reunion, spearheaded a campaign that exceeded its goal and established the first endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts Department. In 2006, Langbein’s efforts on behalf of her class and college were recognized with the Colby-Sawyer Alumni Service Award.

Local student wins recognition for artistic efforts

Charlotte Recknagel of Bath was recognized with the Tomie dePaola Whitebird Paper Award at the annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition. The award, which is sponsored by the renowned artist, children’s author and former Colby-Sawyer faculty member, honors students’ achievements in drawing, watercolor, painting, graphic design and printmaking.

Recknagel majors in graphic design and is a member of the class of 2017.

Morse teen team wins state video challenge

A video promoting summer reading that was created by three members of the Teen Library Council of Patten Free Library has been named the state winner of the Teen Video Challenge.

The three Morse High School students, Kyleigh Murchison, of Bath; and Emma Harrington and Jack Martin; of Woolwich; submitted their video to the Maine Humanities Council in late March. MHC sponsors the contest in partnership with the Maine State Library and a national consortium called the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

Contest rules stipulated that the video could be no more than 90 seconds long and had to promote the idea of using public libraries and reading. It also had to include an interpretation of this year’s teen summer reading slogan, “Get in the Game – Read.” It was judged on the basis of creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration, and overall impact.

The winning entry can be viewed on the Maine Humanities Council website under  “Teen Video Challenge.”


Keene State College

Marissa Eltzroth, of Bath

Erin Savoy, of Brunswick

Shenandoah University

Jessica Granholm, a 2012 graduate of Brunswick High School, received her bachelor’s in music education

Dean’s lists

Husson College

Jayden Sineiro, of Brunswick, a senior enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies (pre-law) with a Paralegal Certificate program.

Brandon Smith, of Brunswick, a sophomore enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Human Movement Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Dylan Towle, of Brunswick, a senior who is enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in financial management in the MBA program.

Lasell College

Cassandra Dickinson, of Brunswick, a member of the Class of 2018 with a major in psychology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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

Director Peter Dawson and Region Ten Technical High School Food Trades Students congratulate Eric Thoreson, who was honored as Region Ten Technical High School’s Citizen of the Year during Senior Recognition. In addition to his work as a University of Maine Cooperative Extension agent, Thoreson has donated countless hours to the Region Ten Food Trades program.