Open house to honor RSU 40 music teacher

WARREN — There will be an open house to celebrate and honor retiring music teacher Sybil Wentworth on Friday, June 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Warren Community School.

Former students, families, and friends who were touched by her career in musical education are invited.

Local residents graduate from Saint Joseph's

STANDISH — The following local residents earned their degree at Saint Joseph's College of Maine.

Caroline Knight of Rockland with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Danielle Leavitt of Spruce Head with a bachelor of science in exercise science- exercise specialist.

Seaside Science tackles biodiversity

ROCKLAND — On Saturday, June 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third workshop in the six week Seaside Science program will look at biodiversity, an important indicator of a healthy ecosystem. With chalk drawing, stories and even a bit of puffin poetry, children will explore the many living things that make the world work and how the addition and loss of one species can change an entire environment.

Seaside Science is a six week series of workshops for children 6 and up, developed in collaboration with the Coastal Children’s Museum and National Audubon’s Project Puffin Visitor Center.

For more information, costs, or to sign up, call the museum at 596-0300 or email info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org. Sign up is also available at Project Puffin Visitor, 311 Main St. in Rockland.

Gross awarded Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships, financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Among them is Stephen M. Gross of Camden, a student at The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. Gross will receive the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a coeducational, technological university in the Capital District of Upstate N.Y.

Aroneau earns master of fine arts

ROANOKE, VA. — Elisabeth Rose Aroneau of Camden received a master of fine arts degree in creative writing during Hollins University's 171st commencement ceremony May 19.

Hollins is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate education to women, selected graduate programs for men and women and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia's first chartered women's college, its distinctions include a nationally ranked writing program, one of the oldest study abroad programs in the country and extensive internship opportunities.

Dyer graduates from Merrimack College

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. — Lincolnville resident Brittany Dyer was recently awarded a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Merrimack College.

Annual CedarWorks Raffle returns to Children's House

CAMDEN — Children’s House Montessori School is currently holding its annual CedarWorks raffle.

This year, CedarWorks is offering the winner of this year's drawing a choice between indoor or outdoor play. The grand prize winner can choose either a Frolic 5, one of CedarWorks’ outdoor playsets, it includes a multi level “fort," two slides, swings and more, or the Rhapsody 4, a fabulous indoor playset designed for hours of rainy day fun and including a tower, slide, monkey bars and more. There is a second prize, too: a new Rhapsody “Solo” indoor slide. As always, the raffle winner can also choose to apply the prize value to any of CedarWorks’ extensive line of merchandise including outdoor playsets, indoor playsets, and furniture.

Shipping is free anywhere in the continental U.S. so one does not have to live in Maine to win. To see prize choices, and to purchase tickets online, go to: camdenmontessori.org/raffle. Tickets are only $10 each or buy three for $25.

For more information about other ticket sales locations, please call the Children's House Montessori School, 236-2911.

Camden resident earns Connecticut College degree

NEW LONDON, CONN. — Diana Phillips was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College at the 95th commencement ceremony May 19.

Phillips graduated cum laude with a major in human development.

Locals graduate from Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College in Brunswick held its 208th Commencement exercises May 25. The following Bowdoin College graduates are from the Midcoast:

Isaac Brower, of Camden, graduated with a degree in psychology .

Carlina Coleman, of Rockport, graduated with a degree in English and Romance Languages .

Bridge graduates from Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Saint Anselm College celebrated it's 120th Commencement Exercises May 18. Among the gradautes was Kristen M. Bridge, of Camden, with a degree in English.