On May 4, Troy A. Howard Middle School hosted the third annual Maine Student Acting Competition. Students from Bar Harbor, Bangor, Belfast, Lincolnville, Glen Cove, Searsport and Winterport competed in the all-day event. Categories included solo, duo, small group and large group in both acting and music; and also a new improvisation category.

After the first round, children got feedback from judges and competed again in a second round. Scores were tallied and then a finals round determined who was awarded first, second and third places in their respective categories. Scores from each child were combined and divided to determine the overall winning school.

The winning schools were: Riley School (first); Bangor (second); and Lincolnville Central (third).