Northern School Notebook: Jan. 19

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A day of winter fun at Falmouth High School

FALMOUTH — On Feb. 3, special-needs students at Falmouth High School will be hosting a day of winter fun from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the school.

Students from Cumberland and Cape Elizabeth will join Falmouth students for snowmobile rides, lunch, basketball, parachute fun, a hockey shoot-out and cookie decorating. T-shirts and medals will be given to all athletes.

Falmouth students headed to Maine Youth Leadership Conference

FALMOUTH — Each year Maine high schools are invited to nominate a sophomore student to attend the Maine Youth Leadership Seminar, a four day seminar held at University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

This year faculty and staff from Falmouth High School chose Michael Richards as their representative and Hillary Nash as an alternate. Both students received the highest number of votes and were selected based on their outstanding leadership qualities.

Since 1980, Maine Youth Leadership has worked with Maine youth to seek out, recognize and develop their leadership skills. Their goal is to motivate Maine’s future leaders and create a network of civic-minded students who will better their communities through volunteering.

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CUMBERLAND — Boy Scouts from Cumberland-North Yarmouth’s Troop 58 recently presented Cumberland Town Council Chairman Mike Perfetti with a $500 check to help cover costs for the new Veterans Monument.

YARMOUTH — Isabelle “Izzy” Primeau, 13, of Yarmouth, won the annual Perkins School for the Blind holiday card contest.

Money raised from the sale of the 2011 Perkins holiday card funds programs and services that help infants, children and adults who are blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide.

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