Northern School Notebook: Jan. 21

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Colby senior feted, student pages wanted

State Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, met with Hannah Twombly of Falmouth on Jan. 6 as part of Twombly’s internship with the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Twombly is a senior at Colby College and a graduate of North Yarmouth Academy. The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and conserving Maine’s environment.

With the Legislature reconvening this month, Breen reminds elementary and high school students about the Senate Honorary Page program at the State House in Augusta. The day-long program gives students the opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process. Students from third grade through high school are accepted into the program. Honorary pages help deliver messages, distribute documents within the Senate Chamber and interact with senators. The Legislature is expected to run through April 2016. Honorary pages are needed throughout the session, so scheduling is flexible. For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact Breen’s office at 287-1515 or email cathy.breen@legislature.maine.gov.

Military nominees 

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, an independent, announced their local nominees to the United States Military Academies. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress.

The following students from Falmouth, Freeport and Yarmouth have been nominated:

United States Air Force Academy

Matthew Claar, Falmouth High School; Martin Dioli of Yarmouth, Salisbury School; Kyle Rosado, Freeport, Freeport High School

United States Military Academy

Kyle Rosado, Freeport High School; Martin Dioli, Yarmouth, Salisbury School; 

United States Naval Academy

Jack Venden, Yarmouth High School; Tyler Waaler, Yarmouth High School

FHS chooses student leaders

Liam Parker Wyatt has been chosen to represent Falmouth High School at the Maine Youth Leadership Seminar this year.

Maine high schools are annually invited to nominate a sophomore to attend the four-day seminar, held on the USM campus in Gorham in June.

This year, Falmouth faculty and staff chose Wyatt, along with alternate Kathryn Caldwell. Both students received the highest number of votes and were nominated based on their outstanding leadership qualities.

Poets – and they know it

Yarmouth High School ninth-graders wrote poetry with the help of English teacher Mandy Lewis during a fall field trip to Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. The trip was one stop for the students, who also studied the region’s geology and participated in math and history activities. Following a lunch hosted by parents, the 150 ninth-graders also participated in team-building events.

Degrees awarded

Two local students received degrees at Clemson University’s Dec. 17, 2015, graduation ceremony in South Carolina: Henry Barron Fast of Cumberland, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and Cotter Timothy Jackson of Yarmouth, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Dean’s lists

Champlain College

Christopher Pickett of Cumberland Center, who is majoring in computer networking and cybersecurity.

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Hamilton College

Burke S. Paxton, son of Lynne Werner and Gregory Paxton of Yarmouth, who is a junior majoring in government and Hispanic studies and a graduate of North Yarmouth Academy.

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Keene State College

Tyler Bean of Yarmouth

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Stonehill College

Marina E. Goding of Cumberland, who is in the Class of 2016, and is an education and psychology major.

Christine H. Zambernardi of Cumberland, a member of the Class of 2016, and an education and psychology major.

Analise E. Kump of Cumberland Foreside, who is with the Class of 2016, and is a political science and international studies and sociology major.

Ashleigh E. Burton of Falmouth, a member of the Class of 2016, and a neuroscience major.

Jessica N. Burton of Falmouth, a member of the Class of 2019, who has not declared a major.

Aaron C. Rogers of Falmouth, who is with the Class of 2016, and is majoring in economics.

Julia L. Spugnardi of Falmouth, a member of the Class of 2018, and a criminology major.

Gina I. Micucci of Yarmouth, a member of the Class of 2017, majoring in psychology.

University of Dayton

Matthew Packard of Falmouth

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

University of Vermont

Hogan Reed of Cumberland, a public communication major in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Danielle Rice of Cumberland, a psychological science major in the College of Arts & Sciences

Julia Ramseyer of Cumberland, a neuroscience major in the College of Arts & Sciences

Megan Tammaro of Falmouth, a biology major in the College of Arts & Sciences

Alice Kittredge of Falmouth, a mathematics major in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences

Emma Maierhofer of Yarmouth, a nutrition and food sciences major in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Julia Fosburg of Freeport, an animal sciences major in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Muriel Adams of Freeport, an engineering major in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences

Emma Maierhofer of Yarmouth, a nutrition and food sciences major in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

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