Portland School Notebook
USM awards STEM scholarships
These local students were awarded scholarships for studies in science, technology, engineering and math:
Corey Bryant, Edward Little High School, 2001; Brian Libbey, Deering High School, 2012; Shuan Mahmoodi; Mladen Markovic, Deering High School, 2012.
Cheverus Outing Club wins grant
The Cheverus High School Outing Club has been awarded a $500 grant from Teens to Trails, a Maine nonprofit dedicated to engaging young people with the outdoors. The grant will be used for a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trip in February or March.
Cheverus students participate in social justice retreat
Twelve Cheverus high School students took part in two social justice retreats on Dec. 13 and 20 by volunteering at the Riverton Community Center and the Preble Street Resource Center.
Portland residents Alex Casey, Mariel Dalvet, Nick Donatelli, Guthrie Dyer, Brian Reardon and Emily Zhao were joined by Spencer Desrochers of Biddeford, Erin Fitzpatrick of Yarmouth, Brad Kritzer of South Portland, Connor Maines of Windham, Greyson Potter of Saco, and Forrest Smith of Kennebunk in the retreats.
Casco Bay High School offers intensive week of courses
From Jan. 7-11 Casco Bay High School students took a week of intensive courses, with themes ranging from financial literacy to journalism to guitar-making. Each course included hands-on field work and interaction with experts in the community.
Portland students make dean's lists
The following students from Portland made deans' lists at their respective schools. Jordan Blondin, Lauren DeMillo, Ross Keller, Casey Monaghan, Kayla Segal, Samantha Walker and Elizabeth Webber of St. Joseph's College of Maine; Simon Carroll, Florida Institute of Technology; Natacha Umurerwa Karambizi, Converse College; and Melany Peabody, Cazenovia College.