Medomak Middle School mathletes

WALDOBORO — Medomak Middle School students Ashton Harvey, Noah Curtis, Ben Rawstron and Max Hinkely came in eighth place at the recent state MATHCOUNTS competition. Curtis came in 13th place as an individual out of all the students in the state.

Pen Bay Christian School to host Academic Fair, open house

ROCKLAND — Pen Bay Christian School will host its annual Academic Fair on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. All students in all grades are working on a project to present at the Academic Fair. Pen Bay Christian School will also have information about the school, curriculum and registration at the open house. The event is a great opportunity to meet the staff, students and parents, as well as take a tour of the school. All who are interested are invited and encouraged to attend the Academic Fair and open house.

Coastal Christian School open house

WALDOBORO — Coastal Christian School will host its annual open house Tuesday, April 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Coastal Christian School is an independent Christian school with classes from kindergarten to 12th grade, with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Coastal Christian School is located at 574 North Nobleboro Road in Waldoboro. For more information contact the school at 832-4229 or, or visit

Prom dress giveaway April 10

BELFAST — With prom coming up in a matter of weeks, the Cinderella Project of Maine will offer all Maine high school girls free dresses and accessories on a first-come, first-served basis on April 10. This year’s prom dress giveaway will be at the former Waltz Pharmacy at the Belfast Reny’s Plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Private dressing rooms will be available to try on gowns, and volunteers will be on hand to serve as personal shoppers for girls as they coordinate their dresses, shoes, bags and beauty products. For more information, visit or, call Mandie Sawyer at 338-6809, ext. 115 or Jessica Woods at 338-1790, ext. 310, or e-mail

Camden Hills blood drive

ROCKPORT — The annual Camden Hills Regional High School student blood drive will be held Friday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the wrestling/dance room.

Gassett earns international project grant

BELOIT, Wis. — Thirteen Beloit College students have been awarded a 2010 International Project Grant by the Beloit College Office of International Education. The International Project Grant was established in 2007 by donors who want to support students who have made strong commitments to international education by providing them with scholarships to undertake projects, such as research and internships, during the summer.

Parker Gassett of Camden, a member of the class of 2011, earned an award for The Unseen World of the Galapagos: Underwater Photography and Marine Conservation During the 2010 El Nino Event (Ecuador).

Mid-Coast School of Technology new instructor

ROCKLAND — The Mid-Coast School of Technology’s newest instructor is Brandon Koons, teacher of the Graphics Art Program. Koons brings state-of-the-art knowledge in many facets of the graphics and design field, and his work with theater enhances his video talents. His comfort level with Web page design allows him to not only teach this in the classroom but to share it on a professional basis with other staff. His youthful enthusiasm has already been demonstrated in his volunteering to incorporate filming other programs into his student activities and to use the films to assist in promoting the school. Koons’ familiarity with technology in general makes him an asset to the school’s professional staff as they seek to enhance the role of the one-to-one laptops in the classroom.

Shelter Institute scholarship

WOOLWICH — The Shelter Institute’s scholarship, established to honor co-founder Patricia K. Hennin, is designed to attract exceptional junior and senior high school students to the fields of engineering, architecture and construction.

The Shelter Institute awards one scholarship each year for enrollment in the Design Build or the Purely Post and Beam class. Preference is given to students who demonstrate an interest in architecture, engineering or construction. The recipient must be currently enrolled in school and have met all requirements to graduate to the next level. All students who reside in Maine are eligible. Scholarship packets may be obtained through school guidance counselors or by contacting the Shelter Institute at 442-7938 or The submission deadline is May 31 at 5 p.m. The Patricia K. Hennin Scholarship will be awarded June 10.