Northern School Notebook: March 28

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Local students make Dean’s List

The following students have made the Dean’s List at their respective college or university.

Cumberland

DePaul University: Sawyer Hopps.

Gettysburg College: Andrew Monthey.

Tufts University: Erin Coonahan, Jessie Thorup and Rachel Hawkins.

Wheaton College: Christopher Thomas and Kirsten Russell.

Falmouth

Clarkson University: Douglas B. Staples.

Springfield College: Douglas Nickerson.

Stonehill College: Kyle T. Weeks.

Tufts University: Bernard Weigel IV.

University of Connecticut: Danielle D’Alfonso, Christine Hammontree.

Wake Forest University: Jonathan Powers.

Wheaton College: Laura Goldstein, Olivia O’Reilly, Megan O’Toole and Charles Linthicum.

Whittenberg University: Kirsten Bjork.

North Yarmouth

Champlain College: David Lake.

Springfield College: Ethan Wyman.

Yarmouth

Champlain College: Wilson Slader.

Clarkson University: Cotter T. Jackson.

University of Connecticut: Chelsea Mora.

Wake Forest University: David Mangone.

Wheaton College: Joanna Gildart, Elizabeth Lewis and Chloe Sarapas.

Falmouth students named candidates for Presidential Scholars

FALMOUTH — Timothy Follow, Catherine Hebson, Sarah Hemphill, Conor McGrory and Jane Yook have been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that they have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars program honors some of the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Freeport student to be national delegate

FREEPORT — Shelby Sawyer, a student at Freeport High School, was recently selected to represent Maine as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

She has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Sawyer was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

Local student wins poetry contest

YARMOUTH — Yarmouth student Henry Becker recently won READ magazine’s poetry contest for his poem, “The Mind’s Emissary.” He was one of six winners and received $100 for the winning poem. The poem will be published in the May issue of READ.

Yarmouth student heads to youth leadership seminar

YARMOUTH — Each year Maine high schools are invited to nominate a sophomore student to attend the Maine Youth Leadership Seminar, a four-day conference held at University of Southern Maine in Gorham. This year, faculty and staff at Yarmouth High School chose Kristopher R. Cody as their representative. He was elected based on his outstanding leadership qualities.

Cumberland student wins state Pokemon contest

CUMBERLAND — Hunter Jenson recently put his Pokemon trading card skills to the test at the Play! Pokemon Trading Card Game State Championship in Westbrook. He is currently preparing for the New England Championship.

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