YARMOUTH — Last summer Kristopher Cody, a sophomore at Yarmouth High School spent three weeks of his vacation in Nacaragua with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international service learning summer program.
Cody was one of 22 high school students who traveled to Jinotega, a large town about 100 miles north of Managua, the capital. Along with other teens, he helped to build the central office for a water treatment system that will serve several rural communities. They also completed the foundation for a community center and volunteered at a Jinotega elementary school helping the teachers plan and teach English-language classes.
In addition to the program in Nicaragua, VISIONS Service Adventures operates a dozen summer service programs around the globe in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean West Indies, Southeast Asia and Africa.
FALMOUTH — Caroline Coxe, an eighth grader at Falmouth Middle School, has earned a spot on WPXT’s game show “Kick Start.”
Coxe will compete alongside 26 other Maine eighth graders for a $5,000 NextGen College Investing Plan. In order to score the scholarship, she will have to outsmart the other students in rigorous trivia tests and survive a messy showdown with a giant pie-wielding chicken.
To see Coxe compete tune in to “Kick Start” on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. on WPXT (Channel 12 on Time Warner and Comcast Cable and Channel 51 on Dish Network).
FREEPORT — Ilka P. Hadlock, of Freeport, a graduate of Burke Mountain Academy, is participating in St. Lawrence University’s International Study Program for the fall 2011 semester. Hadlock, a member of the class of 2013 at St. Lawrence, is studying in Italy at the University of Georgia-Cortona.
The Theater Company at Falmouth High School will present “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone” Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.