Portland School Notebook

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Waynflete students test financial know-how

Students from Waynflete High School joined six other schools competing in the finals of the Boston Federal Reserve’s Cup Challenge on Nov. 22 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.

The student teams participated in a quiz show format that tests their knowledge on a variety of financial matters, specifically financial literacy, economic education, and personal finance. To get to the competition, Waynflete defeated 13 other schools from Maine in two online competitions; there were over 60 schools from New England participating in the competition at the beginning.

Cheverus hosts second annual toy drive

Over the next several weeks, the Cheverus High School community will be collecting unwrapped gifts, toys and cash from alumni, faculty, staff parents and friends of the school, and the local community for its second annual toy drive.

Until Dec. 16, unwrapped toys or donations can be dropped off during school hours at the guidance department at Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland. The donations will help those who might otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. Donations may also be dropped off at the Cheverus High School tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m.

For more information or to donate to the Cheverus Toy Drive contact caron@cheverus.org.

Cheverus students head to district festival

Cheverus High School will be well represented at the 2012 Maine Music Educators Association District II Honors Music Festival, with 13 representatives in the concert band and orchestra.

Chosen for the District II concert band were: Brian Chiozzi of Cape Elizabeth, Matt Silberstein of Portland, Ben LaMontagne of Long Island, Grace Shapiro of North Waterboro, Caroline George of Limington, and Ben Peterson of Hollis. Additionally, Allison Saunders of Saco, Greta Niedermeyer of Buxton, Ian Lawson of Gorham, and Megan Sawicki of Freeport have been chosen to represent Cheverus in the District II Orchestra.

Former Deering student continues success

Dayna Kazilionis of Portland joined 180 other students being honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University. In order to be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study.