School Notebook: Feb. 14

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Catherine McAuley High School Quarter 2 Honor Roll

PORTLAND — High Honors: Olivia Smith, Jaclyn Welch, Catherine Call, Viviane Kostin and Sun Yool Park.

Honors: Dannielle Allen, Alden Devine, Sadie DiPierro, Wendy, Doan, Katherine Dubois, Clare McLaughlin, Christina Murray, Kathryn O’Donoghue, Katherine Poulin, Morgan Wheeler, Caitlyn Connolly, Molly Mack, Mariah Mitchell-LaBrie, Kathleen Profenno, Anna Richard, Rachel Wallace, Hannah Cain, Hannah Calkin, Alexandra Clement, Lauren Coulombe, Elsa Curran, Rachael Dalton, Mia Fisher, Reilly Grabenstein, Brianna Heisler, Katherine Lake, Sharon Chikuta, Greta DiPierro, Laura Holman, Monica Hutcherson, Lydia MacDonald, Keyly Martinez, Kathryn McBrady, Devri Ramsey, Rachel Taylor and Isabel Terracciano.

Commendable: Olivia Crozier, Abigail Nee, Claire Christian, Jillian Jacobson and Taylor Whaley.

Cheverus High School makes new hires

PORTLAND — The Rev. William R. Campbell, president of Cheverus High School, recently announced that the Rev. Thomas D. McMurray, David M. A. Gregory and David Allie will be joining the staff of the school.

McMurray will be the school’s new director of mission and identity, coming to Cheverus from a school in Kennesaw, Ga. where he taught high school to at-risk students. McMurray is not new to Cheverus; he served as its vice principal and as a teacher from 1980 to 1984.

Gregory joined the faculty in January as a second-year novice and will be with the school through spring 2012. He will teach two theology courses and assist the staff in the department of instructional support.

Allie joined the information technology department and will assist its help desk technician. He comes to Cheverus with an extensive background in technical and user support, troubleshooting and training. He was most recently employed as an information systems support specialist for the Maine Judicial Branch, office of information technology.

Casco Bay High School students win entrepreneurship class competition

PORTLAND — Several students from Casco Bay High School recently put their business savvy to good use in a competition centered on entrepreneurship.

Margo Arruda, a senior at Casco Bay High School, fell in love with Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings books as a young child. She turned that interest into a business idea when she took an entrepreneurship class this fall. Her business proposal calls for creating T-shirts inspired by the two fantasy series.

Arruda won a class competition for the best overall entrepreneurial understanding and skills.

Two other CBHS students, Ben Alcorn and Oliver Holden, developed the idea for Bogus Boards, a graphic design skateboard company, and made a promotional video. A panel of judges that included two successful entrepreneurs, a corporate lawyer and CBHS principal Derek Pierce recognized them for best presentation and most promising business idea.

Students said the class taught them useful skills such as budgeting and marketing. In the class, taught by Pat Pinto, students learned to think like entrepreneurs, to create and evaluate business ideas and to master skills such as doing market research and developing marketing plans and business strategies.