Northern School Notebook: April 21

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Harrison students win imaginative initiative

The fifth-grade Destination Imagination team from Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth won first place in a crowded field in the “Pace of Change” challenge at the Destination Imagination state tournament held April 10 at the University of Maine Orono.

The team, Solution Seven, designed and built a vehicle that could carry a team member repeatedly across a 14-foot span using alternating propulsion and movements systems. Coupled with the project was a theatrical performance in which they described a character’s physical and emotional changes when coming to the U.S. during the Great Hunger in Ireland. The team did all the work, including brainstorming and costumes, writing scripts, designing and building the vehicle, and constructing props. The team was coached by Christopher Waaler and Alistair Raymond.

Members include Emily Waaler, Stuart Baybutt, John Raymond, Nate Hagedorn, Jonny Cody, Truman Peters, and Evie King.

The third-grade team, the Yarmouth Mindcrafters, who were coached by Allison Rehnburg, also performed admirably and placed second.

NYA student featured in Time magazine

North Yarmouth Academy senior Hannah Chapman of Portland was featured in the April 18 issue of Time. An article by Eliza Gray titled “The NEW College Application” features Chapman as an example of the changing landscape of college applications and admission requirements. Chapman used ZeeMee to create a video as part of her application to Elon University in North Carolina.

ZeeMee ( is a free service that enables students to create an online profile using images, videos and documents that can be linked to any college application. The founders of ZeeMee contacted Chapman to let her know Time was working on an article and wanted to see seven student videos. Hers was one of the seven they selected. Of the seven, Time chose two students to interview and photograph. “I’m not exactly sure why mine stood out. I know that rather than doing a formal introduction video, I chose to do an animation that displayed who I was and how I stand out,” said Chapman, who will attend Elon in the fall.

“This has been a surreal experience. I made the video to help me get into college, but now … my video has been shared multiple times to help others with inspiration on how to make themselves stand out to colleges. I never expected anyone to watch it other than admissions at Elon,” she said.

Freeport High School Honor Roll

The following students at Freeport High School were recognized for academic excellence and earned a place on the third quarter honor roll:

High Honors

Grade 9:  Paul Biberstein, Samuel Broadbent, Camden Donald, Meredith Dowling-Wolfe, Leora Doyle, Zachary Flood, Abigail Fortune, Moriah Hollen, Lillian Horne, Noah Kivler, Alexa Koenig, Anna Labbe, Alexander Les, Shiloh Munsen, Amanda Myron, Atticus Patrick, Owen Patrick, Margaret Perrotta, Hayden Thomas, Brooke Toothaker

Grade 10: Maya Bradbury, Jessica Driscoll, Maya Egan, Paige Masse-Brooks, Sydney San

Grade 11: Abigail Arruda, Rachel Balzer, Olivia Botting, Haley Boyden, Perrin Davidson, Maxwell Doughty, Kara Galletta, Olivia Greuel, Jordan Grotz, Maxwell Heathco, Angel Hood, Regan Lynch, Lauren Moore, Isabel Peredy, Megan Seymour

Grade 12: Caleigh Breton, Brayden Chapman, Kasey Erlebach, Lily Johnston, Quinton Libsack, Alexandra Peacock, Deidre Sachs, Isaac Salisbury, Madeleine Squibb


Grade 9: Nova Ambrose, Maya Andreson, Faith Arrison, Caleb Arsenault, Kaleb Barrett, Sera Bigelow, Alexis Caisse, Natalie Crawford, Jason D’Amico, Alec Eames, Weston Goodwin, Liam Gould, Aidan Graham, Allison Greuel, Liam Grogan, Toby Holt, Finn Johnston, Anne Kelley, Abigail King, Abbye Koenig, Grace LaMagna, Jefferson Lane, Reilly Lefebvre, Jessica Minieri, Nicholas Mitch, Leo O’Connor, Rebecca Pierce, Samuel Randall, Aaron Rusiecki, Margaret Ryan, Tabatha Sabans, Peter Sachs, Robert Sawyer, Eriksen Charles Shea, Isabella St. Clair, Joseph Sylvester, Landon Thibodeau, Jacob Tucker, Shea Wagner, Lucy Wing, Grace Wogan, Grace Zachau, Sierra Zahares

Grade 10: Benjamin Barry, Johanna Bogue Marlowe, Jared Burns, Rebecca Cameron, Emma Carter, Grace Cushman, Chloe Davidson, Christina Dennison, Taylor Dostie, Emmanuelle Greene, Lydia Hollen, Gabriel Johnson, Sarah Lano, Isabel Masison, Gregory Nam, Eero Pandora, Noah Porter, Caleb Salter-Gurau, Lauren Schenker, Hannah Skorapa, Nathan Thomas, Jacob Tomm, Callie Toothaker, Richard Tucker, Kaia Williams

Grade 11: Olivia Alterio, Kelsey Barrett, Brianna Bellefleur, Mina Breer, Monica Caruso, Bailey Coffin, Clara Cririquiain, Evan Donald, Mikaela Fleenor, Zoe Fox, Emily Francis, Jessica Gray, Simon Handelman, Bennett Hight, Henry Jaques, Claudia Labbe, Emily Latulippe, Mackie Libsack, Alice Murphy, Yacob Olins, Laura Pierce, Christian Potts, Jordan Randall, Mckenzie Rogers, Benjamin Sawyer, John Smail, Amber Smith, Emmett Smith, Sarah Sutherland, Cody Vachon, Alex Washburn, Min Wu, Chandler Wyman

Grade 12: Allison Anderson, Kayla Belanger, Grace Bertrand, Lauren Briggs, Courtney Broderick,Tyler Camp, Lindsay Cartmell, Chase Coleman, Benjamin Cushman, Lindsey Dealaman, Josie Desjardins, Juliann Desjardins, Jeffrey Goldrup, Kendra Harrison, Leah Harrison, Shauna Holland, Sarah Howard, Benjamin Humphrey, Bailey Karnes, Tyler Larochelle, Madison McCallum, Peter Miller, Reo Miyake, Addie Monahan-Morang, Jemayla Nelsonwood, Miranda O’Shea, Caitlin Ostlund, Tessa Peredy, Ethan Pierce, Willow Razsa, Kyle Rosado, Lucy Sandin, Bryce Schmidt, Hannah Schnyder, Samantha Shannon, Caiden Shea, Nathan Smail, Painter Soule, Christopher Tilton, Jacob Todd, Chandler Vincent, Addison Vosmus, Brooklyn Washburn, Lucy Zachau

Dean’s list

Northeastern University

Cameron Wilkins of Falmouth, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.

Members of the Falmouth Middle School’s “Iron Twinkies” Jazz Band performed at the State House in Augusta recently and received a legislative sentiment for being the District 1 state champions at the Maine State Jazz Festival.