Northern School Notebook: Oct. 5

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TOY 5K and Fun Run
to be held Oct. 24

FALMOUTH — Falmouth Community Programs and Maine’s 2010 Teacher of the Year, Kevin Grover of the DW Lunt School, have teamed up to host the FCP TOY 5K Road Race and Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The event is a fundraiser for Southern Maine Toys for Tots. All participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the race.

The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K race starts at 9 a.m. Both races will start and finish at Falmouth Community Park located off Winn Road.

Awards and prizes will be presented to the top finishers. Additionally, Falmouth Family Ice Center is offering free indoor skating to any participant wearing a bib number from 1:20-2:40 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Registration for the Fun Run is $12 and the 5K is $20 and can be completed online at, under online services, community programs.

FHS seniors rank in
national scholarship

FALMOUTH — Three Falmouth High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

Thomas Bazarian, Eric Tierney and Micah Zuckerman will advance to the next level in the scholarship competition.  

Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements in order to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. The competition will be completed next spring, where 8,200 students across the country will earn the Merit Scholar title and scholarships totalling $35 million will be awarded.

Six seniors at Falmouth High School, Sarah Abramson, Brian Beasley, Melina Bergkamp, Jackson Bloch, Sarah Jaffe and Amy Webster, were named Commended Students in the scholarship program.

Although they will not continue in the 2011 competition, the students will be presented with a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Over 1.5 million students entered the national competition by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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Members of the Falmouth High School girls’ varsity and JV volleyball teams, pictured here, recently delivered more than 200 pounds of cat food, dog food, general supplies and a check for $2,078 to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook. The proceeds were raised from the “Play for a Cause” tournament organized by Coach Gary Powers, pictured far left, with the entry fees going to the shelter. Many of the student athletes individually raised money and collected donations. Participating teams, many of which also raised money and items, were from Scarborough, Gorham, Biddeford, Cape Elizabeth, Yarmouth, and Mount Desert Island high schools and Washington Academy.