Northern School Notebook

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Letters About Literature Finalists

Greely High School had two Letters About Literature finalists in the sophomore class. Mykaela Twitchell and Maura Kaminow both entered the competition after their English teacher suggested the entire class participate. Each girl wrote a letter to an author about the author’s book. Twitchell wrote about Junior, the main character in the book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” She related to the character because she also lives in small town but has big goals. Kaminow wrote a letter to Julie Otsuka, the author of “When the Emperor Was Divine.” Her letter told the author her thoughts on the story, giving valuable feedback. Both girls competed in the National competition held in May.

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Falmouth Middle School students hosted  A Celebration of Service: Non-profits and Community Agencies Through the Eyes of 8th Grade Students. There was a booth for each of the 17 organizations the school partnered with, which provided an opportunity for the students to present about the agencies and for parents, students, teachers, and the community to learn about them.

Pathways students worked with the Compass Project in Portland to build a French-designed Morbic 12′ boat during the past school year, beginning in September and ending in June. Students launched the completed boat from Town Landing.