South School Notebook: Oct. 19

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SMCC student awarded George Mitchell Peace Scholarship

SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) student, John Eder will spend next semester at the Cork Institute of Technology in Cork, Ireland, thanks to the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Exchange Program. Created by the Maine Community College System and the University of Maine System, the program pays tribute to former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell in recognition of his efforts to facilitate peace in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Eder, a former state legislator and current Portland mayoral candidate, is majoring in liberal studies and plans to go on to USM to earn a degree in political science after graduating from SMCC. 

Cape students earn awards for exceptional academic achievement

CAPE ELIZABETH — Thirty-eight members of Cape Elizabeth High School’s class of 2011 and 17 members of the class of 2012 have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

Eight students qualified for both the National AP Scholar Award and the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Alexander Diaz, Reid Douty, Peter Governali, Lucy Hewitt, Matthew Miklavic, John Queeney, Benjamin Richardson and Brendan Stewart.

Eighteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  These students are Abigail Armstrong, Sydney Banks, Kelsey Barton, Willard Bollenbach, Theodore Bowe, Camille Braun, Allison Chase, William Daly, Ethan DiNinno, Kelsey Krull, Joseph Long, Robert Macdonald, Kelsey Maguire, Jackson Roos, Ross Sherman, Emily Taintor, Hannah Wallace and Paul Wennberg.

Ten students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Karyn Barrett, Benjamin Berman, Paul Hamerski, McClaran Hayes, Ian McInerney, Edward Melanson, Rachel Nichols, Maggie Rabasca, Delaney Ratner and Melissa Stewart.

Nineteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher.  These students are Max Aronson, Blake Barritt, Lydia Berman, Allyson Boyington, Brian Brett, Victoria Brigham, Elena Castro, Olivia Cooper, Sarah Cummings, Emily Donovan, Forest Hewitt, Julia Hintlian, Gregory Howard, Rachel Hunt, James Laprade, Andrew Lynch, Maria Morris, Claire Muscat and Lynn Tarbox.

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