Southern School Notebook: April 18

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South Portland resident makes dean’s list

The following student made dean’s list at at his college.

Becker College: Jonah Sanville, of South Portland.

Dollars for Scholars deadline coming

The deadline to apply for the 2014 Dollars for Scholars scholarship at is May 1. Application directions are on the website. Since 2008 South Portland High School Dollars for Scholars has awarded over $84,000 in scholarships to 258 students. There is an additional $2,400 scholarship sponsored by the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber, paid as $600 a year for up to four years of college. The recipient will be chosen based on the essay question: “Briefly describe what obstacles do you face in achieving a higher education and why is a higher education important to you?” For more information, email

Skillin students earn prizes through recycling

Skillin Elementary School students are cleaning up the environment and earning money for their school. The school participates in the Drink Pouch Brigade, a free recycling program for individuals or groups from Capri Sun and eco-pioneer TerraCycle. By collecting drink pouches from the lunchroom or classroom, students can win playgrounds, park benches and recycling bins made from recycled drink pouches for their school or community. To mark the milestone of almost 200 million drink pouches collected and almost $4 million given to charity since the start of the program six years ago, Capri Sun is increasing the prizes and benefits of recycling through the program.