An exhibit of handmade books created by local first-graders will be on display until March 12 at Ocean Avenue Elementary School. The exhibit is the culmination of a four-week program between the school and Side X Side that brings critical thinking, creativity and innovation into the classroom while integrating science and literacy with the arts.
Side x Side is a Portland nonprofit that designs programs with classroom educators and teaching artists to integrate the arts into the K-12 curricula. Through partnerships with the University of Southern Maine, the Portland Public School Department, the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Public Library, Side x Side programs integrate science, technology, literacy and the humanities with the arts to enhance learning. In partnership with USM, Side x Side is partially funded by a four-year U.S. Department of Education AEMDD grant of $1.9 million.
Southern Maine Community College
Peter Aaskov, Nimo Abdirahman, Haydar Abdullah, Omar Abdullahi, Faduma Abukar, Kiana Acevedo, Kira Adler, Brooke Ahonen, Zahraa Al Khaleeli, Ali Aljubyly, Elise Alves, Fahad Alzefiri, Hend Alzefiri, Tristan Anderson, Kristin Andrews, Andrew Anzora, Wahib Ayeh, Brian Baltovski, Danielle Barbrick, Ikram Barkad, Jack Barnes, Michael Baumer, Alexander Bayerdorffer, David Belisle, Matthew Benoit, Hannah Beseda, Aimee Biba, Jefferson Binda Ngimbi, Sebastian Blaiklock, Shea Blair, Meent Borcherds, Brandon Bowie, Oliver Bunyaner, Alexandria Burbine, Melinda Burnell, Jaclyn Burskey, Christopher Burwell, Ian Butler, Nicole Carignan, Samuel Carlson, Oscar Carroll, Alexis Casagrande, Wendy Chau, Emily Cleary, Joshua Clukey, Christopher Cohen, Whitney Cole, Krista Corrin, Nora Curry, Brittany Cyr, John Cyr, Mario D’Attilio, Evan Daigle, Mollie Dalphonse, Kristina Damiano, Illaria Dana, Michael Davis, Joan Deam, Kaitlyn Deering, Oscar Delgado, Nicolas Desjardins, Sara Devoy, Allyson Dolan, Leigh Donaldson, Cristian Doughty, Jo-Ana DuBeau, Jessie Dye, Mary Dzik, Berkeley Elias, Alex Ellis, Jason Emery, Melissa Emmons, Laura Falls, Angela Feldbauer, Melissa Fish, Darrell Foster, Adele Gatimbirizo, Jayne Gaudet, Mary Gauthier, David Gavitt, Steven Gerrish, Timothy Gilboe, Davis Glazener, Courtney Graf, Brent Green, Colleen Griffin, Seth Guiod, Kaitlyn Gurney, Mahbooba Habibullah, Ifrah Hagi, Liam Hand, Nicholas Harris, Fardowsa Hassan, Savy Heak, Matthew Heath, Tina Hoang, Sarah Hopkins, Jessica Houser-Parish, Michael Howland, Alisa Hurd, Noor Ibrahim, Tai Infante, Larissa Ishimwe, Samuel Ishimwe, Bella Iteka, Morgan Johnson, Terrence Jones, Murielle Kaneza, Grace Kapinga, Gauthier Kayamba, Christopher Keister, Matthew Kelley, Romeo Kimpwene, Larry Kirby, Alexis Krech, Landry Kwizera, Marrion Ladd, Jennifer Lague, Julie Lawson, Wayne Lawson, Jessica Leary, Rosemarie Lebel, Emily LeBlanc, Sean Lester, Paula Limba, Abigail Longbottom, Sarah Lyons, Ayoob Mahdi, Yassin Mahmoud, Franklin Markle, Thomas Martin, Dylan Matthews, Egide Mbabazi, Shaden McCann, Brittany McCaughin, Cory McCulloch, Rosemary McGeady, Alanah Sochenda Mean, Meeks, James Messina, Gregory Middendorf, Michelle Miles, Christian Mills, Maisarah Miskoon, Elizabeth Mitchell, Rachael Mocilan, Anisa Mohamed, Istahil Mohamed, Zakia Momand, Victoria Morrill, Gisele Mukundwa, Linda Mullen, Joseph Mushishi, Christelle Mutoniwase, Solange Mutunzi, Henry Nashed, Gloria Ngama, Gilchrist N’Guie, Delicia Nineza, Justin Nizeyumukiza, Landry Nshimirumukiza, Aubine Ntibandetse, Yvonne Nyabeza, Emily O’Neil, Scott Ouillette, Dustin Palmer, Marc Patenaude, Thomas Patrick, Stephanie Pettis, Timothy Phadungthin, Marlina Phan, Nicholas Piccone, Laurie Pitts, Dawn Pratt, Justin Purvis, Tiffani Quang, Brenda Reddy, Patrick Rhodes, Jamie Rice, Krysten Rich, Shannon Richardson, Levi Ring, Omid Rohani, Zachary Rohman, Sierra Rosendo, KayLynn Russell, Camille Rynkowski, Nicholas Saball, Montana Sangillo, Jean Shaw, Jessica Sheahan, Austin Shriner, Darriana Simard, Curtis Simoneau, Dawn Smith, Hunter Smith, Melissa Snow, Erik Squire, Aaron Stachera, Sean Stamps, Ebonie Stevens, Jennifer Stone, Beatrice Talmage, Irfan Tara, Jennifer Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Alysha Theriault, Andrea Toro, Lindsay Trainor, Sarah Turner, Jolie Usanase, Liliane Uwamahoro, Christophe Uwizeyimana, Gregory Vance, Elias Wain, Sydney Wall, Mark Waller, Hannah Ward, Faye Warner, Alysia Warren, Vinton Whitcomb, Carlin Whitehouse, Julia Whyel, Kathryn Wille, Amy-Noelle Wingate, Ornelly Yanga, Stacey Yankowsky, Dmytro Zaiets, Aria Zarnoski.
Marijana Mitrovic, a junior enrolled the Bachelor of Science in health care studies/Master of Science in occupational therapy programs.
Maine Maritime Academy
Zoe Malia, majoring in biology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Abby Harrison, a member of the class of 2016 majoring in electrical and computer engineering.
Kyle LeBorgne, a member of the class of 2016 majoring in mechanical engineering.
Student serves as Senate page
Andy Cook of Portland, a student at Longfellow Elementary School, spent a day of his February vacation serving as an honorary page Feb. 18 in the Maine Senate as a guest of state Sen. Anne Haskell of Portland.