Joseph Price of Glenburn and Christopher Leach of Castine will attend Presidential Classrooms Programs in Washington, D.C.
Price and Leach are juniors at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. Leach will attend the PC Scholars program Feb. 18-25, and Price will attend the National Security in a democracy program July 15-22.
With Washington as the classroom, the program has as its mission to provide civic education to outstanding high school students. For nearly four decades, more than 115,000 students from across the United States and around the world have attended Presidential Classroom weeklong programs.
Presidential Classroom expands students’ knowledge of politics, government and roles and responsibilities of institutions and organizations involved in policy making. They experience the inner workings of government and policy formulation first-hand through seminars and site visits in Washington.
Presidential Classroom offers a flagship civic education program, PC Scholars, and six specialized focus weeks in media and democracy; science, technology and public policy; law and justice in a democracy; entrepreneurship and global business; national security in a democracy; and the Future of World Leaders Summit.
Presidential Classroom is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education program approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Student Activity Listing and endorsed by the National Education Association, Congressional Youth Award and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. For more information, visit www.presdentialclassroom.org.
BANGOR – All Saints Catholic School will hold kindergarten registration for next fall 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
Phone the St. Mary’s Campus at 947-7063 to schedule an appointment.
Kindergartners must be 5 years old by Oct. 15. A copy of the child’s birth certificate, a record of immunizations and a $200 registration fee per family are needed at registration.
Those who register prior to March 15 may apply $100 of the registration fee toward next year’s tuition.
Brewer High School
BREWER – The March of Dimes Dime Drive began Sunday, Jan. 1, and is off to a terrific start. As part of the Dime Drive, area Key clubs and other school programs were asked to raise money for the March of Dimes. Each school involved has creative freedom to raise the money as they see fit.
The school that raises the most money will have a Z107.3 disc jockey at a school dance and will have one student be a Z107.3 DJ for a day.
Members of the Brewer High School Key Club, under the guidance of adviser Mike Hutchins, have come up with an idea they hope will clinch the win for them. They plan to hold an Up All Night-A-Thon.
The event is open to Brewer High School students and will take place 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27. They will hold a Taboo tournament, play various board games and video games, watch movies, play volleyball, capture the flag and more.
The student who raises the most money will receive a prize. Several other prizes will be handed out during the event. The Key Club plans to serve pizza at the event and donations have come in from Brewer’s Pizza Hut, DiSalvo’s on South Main Street, Bangor’s Spanky’s Pizza and Sam’s Club.
The donated pizzas will help defray the cost of the event, allowing the Key Club to donate more of the proceeds directly to the March of Dimes fight against birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Each student needs to collect a minimum of $25 in pledges to attend the event, with a minimum of $20 going directly to the March of Dimes. Students wishing to participate in the event must see their homeroom teacher, Mr. Hutchins or any Key Club member.
The Key Club is seeking those who wish to donate desserts for the event. For more information, call Mike Hutchins at the Brewer High School, 989-4140 or Cindy Ault at the March of Dimes office, 989-3376.
Brewer Middle School
BREWER – Brewer Middle School and Brewer Youth Theatre will present the comedy “A Mad Breakfast” by Isabel McReynolds Gray at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 19-20, at Brewer Middle School, 5 Somerset St.
The play centers around a British boarding house about to welcome a visitor who has been led to believe that all of the residents are crazy. The residents each have been told a different story about the identity of the guest, and the confusion leads to an evening of laughter for the audience.
Cast members in the play are Aska Cross, Hali Fleishman, Alex Foley, Kyle Holyoke, Tyler Hoxie, Susan Mailman, Angela Patterson, Brianna Philbrick, Rachel Sibley, Delaney Turner and Kate Wiegel.
Admission is $4, $2 for students.
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Francis Waldron of Bradley, a senior majoring in communication studies, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bridgewater College.
Eastern MaineCommunity College
BANGOR – The Eastern Maine Community College advisory council held its first meeting of the year on Jan. 12 at Rangeley Hall to plan strategy for the college’s future. Council Chairman Michael Crowley led the meeting, which was attended by nearly all of the 26-member group composed of local business leaders and educators.
Jonathan Daniels, president of Eastern Maine Development Corporation, provided the framework for the planning by outlining the state of the regional economy.
EMCC President Joyce Hedlund engaged the council in identifying the regional need for occupational training specific to the changing industry and other opportunities for college growth.
The advisory council will meet again in March.
BANGOR – These area students have been named to the dean’s list at Husson College for the fall semester, earning a 3.4 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale:
Bangor: Jaclyn M. Brown, Ryan J. Callahan, Lindsay M. Duplisea, Jessica A. Foss, Dennis M. McGrath, Lindsay L. Neagle, Maria M. Philbrick, Melissa D. Raymond, Jessica L. Tweedie, Angelica B. Vicnaire, Nikki M. Yawn.
Bradford: Ashley L. Ahmed, Joseph D. Kane.
Bradley: Rachel L. Sargent.
Brewer: Mary E. Harrison, Megan M. Jacobs, Rachel A. Wing.
Bucksport: Justin A. Barnes, Sarah L. Handzel, Adam M. Sheehan.
Carmel: Ashley R. Hichborn, Thomas B. McGown, Katie A. Nason, Jennifer L. Nute, Chase S. Ossinger.
Corinth: Jenna L. Dauphinee, Katrina L. Huntley, Amanda Lee Thompson.
Dixmont: Kristyn A. Harriman.
Eddington: Stewart W.A. Dunskovic, Stefanie A. Love.
Glenburn: Jenna L. Crane, Nicole M. Nevells, Adam Sitarski, Kari A. Spencer.
Hampden: Danielle M. Billings, Meagan M. Ortego, Michael P. Tardiff, Erin E.C. Thompson.
Hermon: Destiny D. Dininno, Jodi L. Reynolds, Jason L. Shorey, Jessica M. Wiggin.
Holden: Tara A. Chesley, Courtney M. Grimes, Patricia L. Hamm, Lindsay J. Perkins.
Levant: Michael K. Phair.
Milford: Melissa M. Dow, Amanda N. Lonko.
Newburgh: Melanie S. Mccurdy, William C. Shannon.
Old Town: Katherine L. Hamilton, Gabrielle Livingston.
Orono: Iria M. DaSilva, Ashley B. Migliore.
Orrington: Jill M. Weeks.
Winterport: Brittany L. Snyder.
Maine Maritime Academy
CASTINE – President Leonard H. Tyler of Maine Maritime Academy will serve as chairman of the International Association of Maritime Universities in 2006. Set to take office in April, his term will continue through March 2008. Tyler was elected to the post at the organization’s sixth annual General Assembly in late October in Malmo, Sweden.
He succeeds Dr. Karl Laubstein, president of the World Maritime University in Malmo, and is the first person to serve a second term as university’s top executive.
Tyler was nominated by Dr. Karl Laubstein, with seconding motions from colleagues in Korea, China and Russia. He is one of six vice chairmen of the organization and an active member of its international executive and steering boards.
“My goal in the next two years will be to reorganize IAMU to make it more effective in its mission of fostering a high standard of maritime education, training and safety,” Tyler said. “We will begin to do that by reviewing by-laws, committee structures and operating procedures. In our Project System, we will continue to encourage professors to submit proposals for research activities worthy of funding by our sponsor, the Nippon Foundation.”
Tyler added that he will continue to support the organization’s Working Groups as they tackle contemporary issues in maritime training and their relationship to industrial needs or concerns. Tyler said that a Working Group is responding to the expectation that the world liquefied natural gas fleet will triple in the next 10 years.
“The global maritime industry looks to all of us to provide competent seafarers with the highest levels of technical proficiency,” he said. “We have a responsibility to understand the market trends, technical developments and respond accordingly. I’m honored that this distinguished group of international educators has selected me to lead their efforts.”
The International Association of Maritime Universities focuses on maritime education and training, safety at sea and the promotion of global maritime excellence. It supports academic research, publishes professional journals and holds a general assembly each year.
Tyler has served as president of MMA since 1994. A 33-year veteran of the MMA faculty and administration, he is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and a former president of the Downeast College Consortium.
Master’s in Social Work
ORONO – An informational meeting about the Master’s in Social Work program through the University of Maine School of Social Work will be held 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Room 104 in the Social Work Building on campus.
New England School of Communications
BANGOR – Four students who posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages while taking a minimum of 15 degree hours of classroom work head the list of 75 people named to the fall dean’s list at the New England School of Communications.
Posting 4.0 grade point averages were John P. McKim of Old Town, Matthew McCarthy of Sanford, Naomi Morrow of Caribou and Nigel Stevens of Gardiner.
Area students named to the dean’s list were:
Bangor; David Potter, Bret Johnson, John Harris, Sean Mulligan, Dara Coulton, John Schneck.
Brewer: Cory Deshane.
Dedham: Aaron Blackmer.
Glenburn: Allen Friedman.
Hampden: Garrett Macgowan.
Hermon: Michael Rancourt.
Old Town: John McKim.
Orrington: Susan Patten.
Veazie: Gordon Fellis.
Winterport: Sarah Theriault-Cotton.
DUDLEY, Mass. – Maegan Kimball of Bangor has been named to the dean’s list with high honors for the fall semester at Nichols College.
Saint Anselm College
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Anselm College:
. David Wright of Bangor. He is the son of Karen and David Wright.
. Angela Nicknair of Glenburn. She is the daughter of Andrea and Marc Nicknair.
. Bethany Groleau of Winterport. She is the daughter of Ellen and John Groleau.
. Emerald Russell of Winterport. She is the daughter of Carolyn and Edward Russell.
St. Joseph’s College
STANDISH – Saint Joseph’s College has named the following area students to its dean list for the fall semester:
Argyle: Shaun Tidwell.
Bangor: Adam Ham.
Corinth: Nichole Long.
Glenburn: Erin Healey.
Hampden: Marianne Alley, Jessica Lindsay.
Hermon: Natalie Bell.
Winterport: Amanda Hart.
WATERVILLE – Jonathan LeBalanc of Bangor, Brian Carle of Hermon and Jennifer Cliff of Hermon have been named to the dean’s list for the 2005 fall semester at Thomas College.
UNITY – Joshua Teel has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Unity College. He is the son of Katrin and Sam Teel of Bangor.