Southern School Notebook: Students display their art, win academic honors

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From kindergarten kids to high-school seniors, students throughout the state have created more than 100 works of art as part of Maine Youth Art Month, which begins Saturday with an exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art. The student show of paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, mixed media pieces and other works is on view through March 29 at the museum, 7 Congress Square, Portland. “This is an exhibition for the entire community to discover the emerging voices of Maine’s youth and to recognize the immense value of arts education in our schools,” said museum spokeswoman Kristen Levesque in a press release. Youth Art Month has been observed nationally since 1961, and the PMA and the Maine Art Education Association have collaborated on the annual statewide celebration since 1980.

College students make the grade

The following students were recently named to the dean’s list or honor roll of their respective college or university during the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Emerson College: Amanda Doughty, of Scarborough.

Loyola University, Maryland: Anne Russell, of Cape Elizabeth.

Merrimack College: Elizabeth Beliveau, of Scarborough; Abigail Bergeron, of Scarborough; Molly Carter, of Scarborough; Marlo Dell’Aquila, of Cape Elizabeth; Lindsay Dobecki, of Scarborough; Lauren Foley, of Scarborough; Cortney Hughes, of Scarborough; and Kellen Smith, of Scarborough.

Rochester Institute of Technology: Nolan Chase, of Cape Elizabeth; Margaret Jacobson, of Cape Elizabeth; Eric Johnson, of Scarborough; Sarah Kearns, of Scarborough; Alexander Kyte, of Scarborough; Sorenda Muth, of Scarborough; and Mark Rioux, of South Portland.

St. Lawrence University: Shelby Cogan, of Cape Elizabeth; and Meghan Doiron, of Scarborough.

Sidebar Elements

Scarborough Middle School seventh-grader Benjamin Hatch recently created this sculpture, “Model A Ford,” which is on view at the Portland Museum of Art as part of Maine Youth Art Month in March.