Education briefs

May 05, 2014

Kuhn honored at Curry College

MILTON, MASS. — On May 2, Lucas Kuhn of Rockport received the Curry Human Rights Award at Curry College's 45th Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony. This special event honored Curry College students who have achieved excellence in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics. In all, more than 70 awards were presented to deserving students.

Union student named UMF Wilson Scholar

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently named 13 students as Michael D. Wilson Scholars for the spring 2014 semester. This prestigious undergraduate research program provides top UMF student scholars with faculty mentorship and project funding to help them pursue the highest level of undergraduate research investigation.

Amanda Barrows of Union is among those named. Barrows is a senior majoring in international and global studies. Barrows is examining the social impact of the law that established French as the official language of Quebec on immigrant rights in Quebec, Canada. Her faculty sponsor is Clint Bruce, assistant professor of French.

Rockport student earns honor roll status

EXETER, N.H. — Brooks Clemens Saltonstall, grade 11, son of Ms. Saltonstall of Rockport, earned honors for the winter 2014 term at Phillips Exeter Academy.

To qualify for the honor roll, students must maintain an overall average of (B), or a grade between 8.0 – 8.9 on an 11-point scale. High honors are given for grades 9.0 – 9.9 (B+); highest honors are given for grades 10.0 ‑ 11 (A‑).

Commercial Truck Driving course available

ROCKLAND — Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education is accepting applications for the Commercial Truck Driver Licensing Class A course, beginning Monday, May 12. This 10-week training program includes an Entry-Level Driving Certification recognized by employers nationwide. Course tuition includes permit preparation and fee, classroom, road and range training, and two attempts to pass the road exam. Applicants must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and be proficient with a manual transmission vehicle. Call 596-7752 for an application or more information.

Ridgeway honored at Arkansas college

BATESVILLE, ARK. — Avens Ridgeway of Union was among the 24 Lyon College students who were named to the Who's Who Among American College and Universities during a Student Life Awards Ceremony April 25.

She also was one of 16 students that earned the Above and Beyond Award at the college.

Spring classes available at RSU 40 adult education

ROCKLAND — Cooking pulled pork and foraging for wild plants are two classes available at Regional School Unit 40 Adult Education.

Learn to make great pulled pork with two sauces as well as some classic sides such as coleslaw and baked beans with Michael Green of Badger Cafe. Class meets Monday, May 12, at the Badger Cafe.

Foraging for Wild Plants with Registered Maine Guide, Naturalist and Author Tom Seymour includes a classroom session with a narrated photographic presentation of native edible plants and a guided outdoor field trip at Rowan Tree Farm in Union. Class meets Saturday, May 17 at Union Elementary School.

To view classes, see costs and pay online, got to msad40.maineadulted.org or call 832-5205.

Camden student makes the grade

NEWTON, MASS. — Alexander Foster, a freshman, has been named to the The Fessenden School third term honor roll.

Foster was named to Academic 1st Honors, which means he receives all As.

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