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 Maine Humanities Council Announces Letters About Literature Winners

PORTLAND — The Maine Humanities Council, the state’s partner with the national Letters About Literature competition, recently announced the 2012 winners.

Sarah Huber of Scarborough won in Level III (grades 9 – 12). Noah Paradis, also of Scarborough High School, took second place in Level III.

Annika Schmitt (Level 1), Small School, South Portland received an honorable mention. 

Semi-finalists include Sam Dresser, Tess Haller, Hazel Pine, Gabby Raymond and Madison Sarka all of Cape Elizabeth; Cortney Chadborne, Ian Morris and Mitch Rand all of Scarborough High School; and Bridget Cange and Marielle Smith of Scarborough Middle School.

Letters About Literature encourages students to write to an author explaining how the author’s book changed their perspective and influenced their life. It is sponsored nationally by the Library of Congress and Target Stores, and locally by the David Royte Foundation.

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently met with Ana Guggenheim, a student from Scarborough. Guggenheim recently won the Maine History Day Competition and met with Senator Collins before competing in the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland.

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