April 08, 2020
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Rep. Baldacci names Maine students nominated to military academies

Rep. John Baldacci has announced his nominations to the U.S. military academies.

Nominees for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., include: Andrew Adams of Calais, Calais High School; Andrew Beckett of Robbinston, Calais High School; Joseph G. Capehart of Bangor, Bangor High School; Sean Cole of Dexter, Dexter Regional High School; Mathew Dagan of Brownfield, Fryeburg Academy; Jody J. Daigle of Frenchville, Wisdom High School; William F. Shakespeare of Hampden, now at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School in Fort Monmouth, N.J.; James Smith of Whiting, Washington Academy; Brian Toole of Hebron, Hebron Academy.

Nominees for the U.S. Naval Academy include: Joseph Adams II of Corinna, Nokomis Regional High School; Andrew Beckett of Robbinston, Calais High School; Barrett Brown of Palmyra, Nokomis Regional High School; Amanda Burrill of Winterport, Hampden Academy; Sean Cole of Dexter, Dexter Regional High School; Mathew Dagan of Brownfield, Fryeburg Academy; Richard Linnell of Rangeley, Rangeley Lakes Regional High School; Jarred Roderiques of Smithfield, Skowhegan Area High School; James Smith of Whiting, Washington Academy; Brian Toole of Hebron, Hebron Academy.

Nominees for the U.S. Air Force Academy include: Andrew Adams of Calais, Calais High School; Andrew Beckett of Robbinston, Calais High School; Barrett Brown of Palmyra, Nokomis Regional High School; Amanda Burrill of Winterport, Hampden Academy; Sean Cole of Dexter, Dexter Regional High School; Mathew Dagan of Brownfield, Fryeburg Academy; Jody Daigle of Frenchville, Wisdom High School; Jarred Rodriques of Smithfield, Skowhegan Area High School; James Smith of Whiting, Washington Academy.

Nominees for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy include: Andrew Adams of Calais, Calais High School; Andrew Beckett of Robbinston, Calais High School; Barrett Brown of Palmyra, Nokomis Regional High School; Amanda Burrill, Winterport; Sean Cole of Dexter, Dexter Regional High School; James Robert Curtis of Bucksport, Bucksport High School; Jarred Rodriques of Skowhegan, Skowhegan Area High School. —-

The seven recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Program have been selected for the 1997-98 year. The judges choose recipients from a pool of seven schools. It was a coincidence that one recipient was chosen from each school.

Kristen Renee Swallow, daughter of Ken and Sharon Swallow of Oakfield, attends Southern Aroostook High School in Dyer Brook.

Joshua Michale Pietras, son of Henry and Pamela Pietras of Lincoln, attends Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln.

Nicole Pearl Clark, daughter of Ervin and Gloria Clark of Hodgdon, attends Hodgdon High School in Hodgdon.

Sharon Theresa Callnan, daughter of Paul and Cindy Callnan of Houlton, attends Houlton High School.

Crystal Lynn Downs, daughter of David and Greta Downs of Lee, attends Lee Academy in Lee.

Amber K. Russell, daughter of Budd and Fran Russell of Millinocket, attends Stearns High School in Millinocket.

Colby Douglas Sturtevent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sturtevent of East Millinocket, attends Schenck High School in East Millinocket. —-

SAD 46 has graduated nine certified nursing aides from a 160-hour course offered between September and December 1997. Each graduate passed the state exam for the CNA registry given Dec. 17, 1997.

Graduates include: Rhonda Chambers, Cyndy Bryant, Downn Cookson and Brenda Cooley, all of Dexter; Michelle Badger of LaGrange; Margaret Foy of Sebec; Rebecca Hathorn of Milo; Alana Robinson of Guilford; and Sharron Ward of Dexter.

Six of the graduates are working in the health care field. —-

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance has announced a grant from the Libra Foundation totaling $600,000 to continue the organization’s statewide initiatives for improving mathematics and science education.

The grant contributes to the MMSA’s goal of trying to increase student performance in mathematics and science so that all students either meet or exceed state and national standards. The grant will support a statewide human resource and technology infrastructure and engage educators of K-12 in increasing the nationally recognized perfomance of Maine students.

During the past five years, 604 out of a total of 754 Maine schools, six our of seven University of Maine campuses, four private colleges and two technical colleges have participated in some aspect of MMSA’s initiatives.

For information, call 287-5881 or visit MMSA’s Web site at www.mmsa.org. —-

Twenty-three area schools will participate in Mathcounts, the annual nationwide math program for junior high school students, according to Dale Jellison of the Eastern Maine Chapter, Maine Society of Professional Engineers, the local program coordinator. The local competition will start at 10 a.m. Feb. 28, at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden.

The registered schools are: Adams School, Castine; Airline Community School, Aurora; Beals Elementary School; Beech Hill School, Ellsworth; Center Drive, Orrington; Dexter Middle School; Eastport Elementary; Ellsworth Middle School; Fifth Street Middle School, Bangor; William S. Cohen School, Bangor; Gouldsboro Grammar School; Hitchborn Middle School, Howland; Holbrook School, East Holden; John Graham School, Veazie; Lamoine Consolidated, Orland; Orono Middle School; Reeds Brook Middle School, Hampden; Samuel Wagner Middle School, Winterport; Sedgewick Elementary School; Trenton Elementary; and Van Buren Middle School. —-

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance has announced a grant from the Libra Foundation totaling $600,000 to continue the Alliance’s statewide initiatives for improving mathematics and science education. This grant contributes to Maine Mathematics and Science so that all students meet or exceed state and national standards.


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