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Portland School Notebook: Feb. 8

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Portland School Notebook: Feb. 8

PHS holds school
walk-a-thon for Haiti

PORTLAND — The Portland High School French Club and International Club are hosting a schoolwide walk-a-thon to raise money for the relief effort in Haiti.

The walk will take place from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the school gym. Students or staff are asked to raise or donate $10 to participate in the walk.

All donations will be given to Konbit Sante.

PHS Debate Team wins
state tournament awards

PORTLAND — Members of the Portland High School Debate Team have earned several awards, including a state championship.

In the Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate Division at the state championship competition on January 30, sophomore Erika Joyce placed first; senior Ian Kuniholm placed third and Shadiyo Hussein-Ali, a junior, earned fifth place.

At an earlier tournament in January, senior Simon Thompson won second place and junior Abby Hudson took third place in the Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate Division. Erika Joyce placed first in the Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Portland High English teacher Deborah Keyes coaches the team.

Cheverus students named
to National Honor Society

PORTLAND — Cheverus High School recently inducted 51 students into the National Honor Society in recognition of students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character.  

The following seniors were admitted to the National Honor Society: Brianna Amato of Gorham, Regina Arey of Gorham, Hanna Chung of Buxton, Kathryn Dillon of Portland, Katherine Haley of Cape Elizabeth, Alexandra Kane of Brunswick, Shannon LoCascio of Scarborough, Eric Martin of Lyman, Ian O’Malley of Portland, Liana Rubinoff of Portland, Keturah Smith of Old Orchard Beach, and Casey Sutton of Freeport.

The juniors admitted to the National Honor Society include Haley Acker of Raymond, Brittany Boilard of Biddeford, Erin Bucci of Falmouth, Caroline Bulger of Cape Elizabeth, Elaine Cilley of Freeport, Annie Colesworthy of North Yarmouth, Derek DeLuca of Falmouth, Reid DesRuisseaux of Buxton, Alexandra Dion of Cumberland, Sabina Grasso of New Gloucester, Peter Gwilym of Freeport, Aubrey Haskell of Portland, Rachel Hawkinson of Cumberland, Alexis Hilton of Portland, Patrick Jerome of Falmouth, Jessica Krause of Kennebunk, Hangyul Kweon of Cumberland, Deirdre Lambert of Cumberland Foreside, Emily LaVerriere of Biddeford, William Lenk of Portland, Nicholas Lops of South Portland, Paige Lucas of Cumberland, Meghan MacGillivray of Falmouth, William Maxwell of Portland, John McKew of Portland, Stephen Molina of Portland, Kane Molleo of Gray, Katherine Moreshead of South Portland, Hilary Morin of Brunswick, Jenna Rodrigues of Westbrook, Emma Shapiro of North Waterboro, Caroline Summa of Chebeague, Colin Swords of Scarborough, Gabriel Terracciano of Portland, Jack Terwilliger of Biddeford, Kelly Thomas of Standish, Danielle Tourigny of Biddeford, Ada Vaughan of West Kennebunk, and Colin Walker of Gorham.