Which country, known for its fjords, has the longest coastline in Europe?

APPLETON — Appleton Village School held its National Geographic Bee on Jan. 8. The winner was Katie Moody, grade seven. The runner-up was Nick Cammelieri, grade five.

Three musicians honored for performance

HOPE — Three Hope Elementary School students have earned regional honors in music. Gwenyvere Sewall, Tristan Fong and Isaiah Backiel have been selected to participate in this year’s Sixth Grade Honors Festival Band. The students earned this distinction through the high level of their musicianship in an audition held last fall. The festival will be held Friday, March 19 at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat in Topsham.

Hope Hawks take on staff

HOPE — The fifth annual Students vs. Staff Basketball Game will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at Hope Elementary School. Admission is $2. The event is sponsored by the Student Council.

Nominate Maine’s next Teacher of the Year

AUGUSTA — Nominations are open for the Maine Teacher of the Year. Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said parents, students, fellow teachers – anyone – can nominate a teacher for recognition. The last Maine Teacher of the Year, Kevin Grover of Falmouth, was originally nominated by a former student.

Any certified Maine teacher or specialist who is currently giving daily classroom instruction in a Maine approved public or private elementary, secondary or vocational school can be nominated. The Teacher of the Year program does not attempt to single out any individual as the best teacher in Maine, but rather to honor one teacher who represents all the excellent teachers in the state. For detailed information about the criteria, nomination process, nomination form and guidelines, visit maine.gov/education/toy.

Medomak Middle School students of month

WALDOBORO — Medomak Middle School’s December 2009 students of the month are Mikayla Williams, Tekia Cox, Noah Curtis and Hunter Baughman.

Bottle drive rescheduled

LINCOLNVILLE — The Lincolnville eighth-grade regrets that due to the persistent snow during the New Year’s weekend, the bottle collectors were unable to cover their assigned routes. The eighth-grade will circulate through the town to collect bottles on the weekend of Jan. 23-24. Bottles should be bagged and put out on the curb by 9 a.m. for pickup.

Financial Aid Night

WALDOBORO — Medomak Valley High School will host Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m., featuring Mila Tappan of the Finance Authority of Maine. The program will include a walk through of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process.

Colby-Sawyer College announces Cates in ‘Who’s Who’

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Aimee Cates of Camden, a junior with a major in business administration at Colby-Sawyer College, appears in the 2010 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Cates is one of 56 students from Colby-Sawyer College highlighted in the publication as outstanding campus leaders.

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory select students based on their academic achievement, community service, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” has honored outstanding students since it was first published in 1934.

Colby-Sawyer, founded in 1837, is a comprehensive liberal arts college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire.

Regional College Night

ROCKLAND — Regional College Night will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at Rockland District High School. The program will include information from college admissions and financial aid officials on applying to college, selective college admissions, financial aid and the FAFSA, researching colleges, the Maine college system, Maine’s community colleges, local college options, and high school aspirations scholarships and early college. The snow date is Feb. 9.