Southern School Notebook: Feb. 26

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SPHS jazz musicians are award-winners

The South Portland High School’s Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Craig Skeffington, took second place out of 16 bands in Division 3 at the Berklee Jazz Festival in Boston. In addition, trombonist Owen Doane received an Outstanding Musicianship award in Division 3. More than 150 bands from New England to Denmark performed at the festival, which annually draws over 3,000 high school students. It was the 32nd year that South Portland High School performed in the national festival.

SoPo woman completes research

Keirstan Field of South Portland, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Boston Project Center. The project was titled Advancing Renewable Thermal Programs through Case Studies.

Costa Rica site of studies

Allyse LeBlanc of South Portland is studying abroad this semester at Veritas University in San Jose, Costa Rica. LeBlanc is majoring in psychology and is a member of class of 2017.

Student athlete recognized

Logan Gaddar of South Portland has been chosen for a year-end award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute after helping the Engineers to a 9-2 overall record, a share of the Liberty League Championship and a victory in the ECAC Asa S. Bushnell Bowl Championship.

Rensselaer’s top wide receiver, Gaddar was chosen as the co-Offensive Player of the Year. He led the team with 54 catches for 772 yards and eight touchdowns. He had at least three receptions in 10 games and touchdown catches in five contests. He was first in the league in TD catches, second in receiving yards and receiving yards per game and third in receptions, receiving yards and receptions per game (5.2). He was All-League First Team.

The Engineers, who are coached by Ralph Isernia, finished the season ranked eighth in the ECAC Lambert Trophy Poll.

Dean’s lists

Clarkson University

Joe Anthony Barbera of Scarborough, a freshman majoring in aeronautical engineering.

Thanh-Phong V. Ho of South Portland, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

Elmira College

Lindsay Cannon, of Scarborough.

Grove City College

Paul Babirak, of Scarborough, a junior industrial management major.

Anna Jorgenson, of Scarborough, a junior communication studies major.

Samuel Whiting, Scarborough, a sophomore history major.

Elizabethtown College

Arthur Gaudreau, of South Portland.

Husson University

Alex Martin-Wallace, of South Portland, enrolled in the criminal justice administration program.

Southern Maine Community College

Cape Elizabeth: Amy Acheson, Lesley Andersen, Heather Chase, Evan Goodrich, Alex Goodwin, Aschel Gregory, Kelly Hemeon, Matthew Hubbell, Rachael Livingston, Jordi Odlin, Calvin Seekins, Sean Slaughter, Ashley Virgilio, Anthony Welch, Hilary Whitaker, Rafina-RoeAnn Young

Scarborough: Erika Berry, Brogan Body, Katelyn Brown, Nathan Caldwell, Danielle Capozza, Lindsay Carmer, Andrew Clark, Patrick Conley, Rachel Corcoran, Linda Duntley, Tobey Farrington, Samuel Freeman, Kristina Griffin, Jesse Haeger, Jenny Huynh, Erica Jackson, Bretton Kinney, Jacob Kinney, Jayme Lappin, Aurora Leach, Timothy Leach, Paul Mackey, Brian McKeown, Morgen Meier, Scott Miller, Parisa Mohabbati, Jesse Murphy, Emily Myshrall, Edward Needham, Tan Nguyen, Jessica Pearson, Devan Porter, Karen Reynolds, Williette Robinson, Jason Ryan, Shaw, Brianna Silva, Tomi Thornton, Nicholas Twomey, Goliath Van Alphen, Ross Volin

South Portland: Ali Adan, Benjamin Alexander, Isaac Allen, Nicolei Andrade, Pearl Armstrong, Logan Aube, Christopher Bangs, Alexandra Bevier, Jessica Bowdidge, Matthew Brannen, Jacob Breau, Dylan Carlson, Justin Carr, Nicole Chappell, Harrison Charwat, Benjamin Chiasson, Crystal Cooper, Tammy Creamer, Graceson Cyr, Winona Dana-Smith, Aaron Davies, David Denton, Dinh Diep, Jennifer Dipietrantonio, Christine Dubay, Rachael Duca, Anh Duong, Riley Erskine, Dobrila Filipovic, Ellie Fleming, Geri Gajewski, Sarah Goldberg, Olga Green, Taylor Gustin, Christian Guthrie, Patrick Guziewicz, Matthew Hammond, Marcedas Hatt, Lauren Hayden, Chase Hewitt, Akadia Higgins, Richard Higgins, Leon Hom, Joseph Hyland, Daniel I’Aboni, Hugues Ingabire, Hannah Kennedy, Thanh Kieu, Angie LaBonte, Tania Lapika, Deirdre Lee, Antonio Leslie, Andrew Mandell, Francesca Manns, Anthony Marshall, Nicole Martin, Montana Maynard, Sarah McGibbon, Aimee McKeen, Desiree McLean, Chloe Mead, Taylor Miller, Paul Moosmann, Elissa Mulligan, Benjamin Myshrall, Jaimie Nadeau, Shallon Nadeau, Carlene Ndayikeje, Olivia Neff-Jendrasko, Ryan Norton, Theodore Olson, Lourdes Palacios, Jessica Pizzo, Jason Quirk, Brian Richards, Cassandra Riley, Michelle Roberts, Alex Russak, Britany Seale, Katelyn Sheehan, Eli Simonds, Andrew Skillings, Nicole Spence, Jacilyn Spencer, Andrew Spindler, Joseph Sullivan, Megan Thompson, Faith Tinsman, Milos Tisma, Patrick Trimmer, Deanna Vigliotta, Sylvan Vogel, Ashley Watters, Evelyn Waugh, Sarah Weizenecker, Benjamin Welsch, Kelsey Witham, Monika Youells, Caitlin Young, Kateryna Zimina

Susquehanna University

Julia Raffel, of Scarborough, is a creative writing major in the class of 2016.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Keirstan Field, of South Portland, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in mechanical engineering.

Jeffrey Sirocki, of Scarborough, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in computer science.

Sonia Zarate, of South Portland, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in civil engineering.


Michael Layton, of Cape Elizabeth, graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

The Cape Elizabeth High School Music Department will host a concert Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Featured will be the Concert Choir, shown here, Concert Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Band and Wind Symphony.