Portland School Notebook: June 8

  • Mail this page!
  • Delicious
  • 0

CBHS announces senior members of NHS

Casco Bay High School announced the following seniors in the Class of 2016 are members of the National Honor Society: Hannah Clifford, Emily Damon, Sadie Grant, Nate Hesselink and Julian Lambert, Cora Melcher, Maeve Porter-Holliday, Josie Pierce, Alysha Ayling, Curtis Brown, Sebastian Grimm, Dillon Kelly, Emy McLaughlin, Emmet Lynch and Mel McClue-Chute.

St. Brigid student chosen for Legoland creative team

St. Brigid School second-grader Sam Poulin, of Scarborough, is one of only 12 students of 123 applicants from Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to be chosen as a member of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston Creative Crew. He is the only student from Maine who was picked. To apply, children ages 5-10 had to answer the question, “How does LEGO inspire you?”

Sam participated in an induction ceremony at the Discovery Center June 5.

Sam will assist Master Model Builder Megan Quigley in various tasks, including building and testing new models, attending special events, serving as a “junior ambassador” and being the first to test new rides and games. The Creative Crew will also serve as a “kid panel” to share tips about building models and how to get the top score on rides at the center.

“We looked for children who not only had great building skills, but used their imagination and showed creativity in their build,” Quigley said.

Portland Public Schools named Confucius Classroom

Portland Public Schools has been named a Confucius Classroom in conjunction with the University of Southern Maine’s Confucius Institute. In becoming a Confucius Classroom, the district is able to enrich its offerings in Chinese language and culture and expand Mandarin classes at Deering and Casco Bay high schools.

To formally celebrate the recognition from Hanban, the Confucius Institute headquarters affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, an inaugural ceremony was held May 21, at Deering High School. The program included a tree planting, ribbon-cutting and Chinese performances. A Confucius Classroom plaque will also be awarded to Portland Public Schools. Leaders from the Portland Public Schools, the University of Southern Maine and the city of Portland, and dignitaries from the Chinese Consulate attended the event.


Assumption College

Abigail Nee

Colby College

Jesse E. Dritz, of Peaks Island, who attended Portland High School and is the daughter of Pamela Tedford, of Peaks Island, and Aaron Dritz, of Berkeley, California. Dritz majored in art and American studies.

Samuel P. Goldberg, who attended Deering High School and is the son of Brian and Connie Goldberg. Goldberg majored in computer science.

Jacqueline Huynh, who attended Deering High School and is the daughter of Thanh Huynh and Son Nguyen. Huynh majored in psychology.

Wei Feng Ma, who attended Deering High School and is the son of Hua Xiao Ma. Ma majored in biology.

Veronica R. Mitchell, who attended Deering High School and is the daughter of Robert and Susan Mitchell. Mitchell majored in biology with a neuroscience concentration.


Peter Donato graduated with a Bachelor of Science in sports management.

Creighton University

John McKew graduated from the College of Professional Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in healthy lifestyle management

Keene State College

Abbie Sweatt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Health Promotion & Wellness/Behavior & Health.

Lasell College

Rebecca Bernard, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design and production

Tyler Flaherty, with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance

Lehigh University

Callaghan Skillings graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering

Rhodes College

Emily Gibson

Dean’s lists

Berry College

Mercedes Meyers

Keene State College

Valerie Carpentier

Lasell College

Talissa Grasmuck

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kathryn Liziewski