April 08, 2020

Washington Academy honor society grows

The following are the new members if the Washington Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society: seniors: Marjorie Berry and Joshua Ramsdell; junior: Elliot Smith; and sophomore: Ian Ausprey. —-

Sen. Olympia J. Snowe has nominated Barrett Brown of Palmyra to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Jarred Roderiques of Smithfield to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; and Jody Daigle of Frenchville to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Barrett Brown attends Nokomis Regional High School. Jarred Rodriques is a senior at Skowhegan High School. Jody Daigle attends Wisdom High School.

Lester Michaud, principal of Wisdom High School, has also nominated Daigle to compete in the national Principal’s Leadership Award Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. One hundred fifty national PLA winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 each in college scholarships. —-

Timothy A. Watts, son of Diane Watts of Bangor, has been accepted by Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., to major in culinary arts. He will graduate from Bangor High School in June. —-

The Local Skills Championships, an opportunity for students from the Mid-Maine Technical Center to compete and showcase the technical skills they have learned in their programs, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at 1 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville.

Gold medalists from this local contest are eligible to compete at the State Skills Championships, held at the United Technology Center and Eastern Maine Technical College in Bangor from March 12-13. It will include 400-plus competitors representing 20 technical schools from across the state.

The public is invited to the competition. Refreshments will be sold. Snow date is set for Feb. 3. For more information, call 873-0102, Ext. 300. —-

Richard Strauss of Bass Harbor, a freshman at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, left Jan. 10 on an academy training ship, Patriot State, to cross the historic Panama Canal. The Patriot State, carrying 463 cadets and a crew of 100, will be one of the last American vessels to do so before the canal is turned over to the Panamanian government in 1999. —-

The DeMolay and Pine Tree Youth Foundation will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are continuing their educations next fall. Any graduating Maine high school senior can submit an application to the foundation. For more information, or to receive an application, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to James Buss, DeMolay and Pine Tree Youth Foundation, RR 1, Box 5390, Monroe 04951-9764. Deadline is March 28. —-

Brewer High School will host the 1998 District VI Honors Music Festival Saturday, Jan. 17. Student musicians from schools in Hancock, Washington and Penobscot counties will perform a band and choral concert in the school gymnasium. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.

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