Saint Anselm dean's list

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Olivia T. Hamalainen of Camden and Kayla B. Hart of Rockport, both nursing majors and a members of the class of 2015, have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at Saint Anselm College.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile a grade point average of 3.0 or better.


UMF Young Writer’s Conference

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington’s Longfellow Mountains — a unique writing workshop for rising high school juniors and seniors — is now opening its doors to talented young writers who will be sophomores in high school this fall.

This fourth annual summer workshop will run from Sunday, July 14, through Saturday, July 20, on the UMF campus.

The only week-long young writers summer workshop in New England, Longfellow Mountains provides talented high school writers with the opportunity to work with expert UMF faculty and published authors as students immerse themselves in the writing world. The conference holds small supportive workshops in poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting and fiction taught by UMF faculty and guest lecturers from the local writing community.

Applications and costs are available on the UMF website at


Locals made the grade at Husson

BANGOR — The following students the Midcoast have received semester honors at Husson University for the spring semester 2013. There are three categories. president’s list indicated a semester grade point average of 3.81 to 4.0. Dean’s list indicates 3.61 to 3.8, and honors list indicates a 3.4 to 3.6 grade point average.

Samuel R. Butler of Appleton, dean’s list; Camden residents Peter D. Bryant, dean’s list, Adam N. Landwehr, dean’s list; Meredith M. Joyce of Cushing, honors list.; Amelia L. Mank of Hope, dean's list; Lincolnville residents Logan Fogg, dean’s list, Erin E. Rollins, dean’s list, Hannah K. Uhll, dean’s list; Gabrielle A. Duke of Rockport, president's list; Rockland residents Amanda B. Burns, honors list, Jonathan L. Gerry, president’s list, Chelsea Hawksley, president’s list; John J. Butler of Owls Head, honors list; Anna M. Sanborn of Thomaston, dean's list; Danica S. Hooper of South Thomaston, honors list; Union residents Jennifer R. O’Jala , president’s list, Jason D. Vinal, dean’s list; Waldoboro residents Kristy N. Benner, president’s list, Dylan S. Walker, president’s list, Taylor A. Williamson, honors list; Warren residents Dustin T. Blackington, honors list, Mallory A. Conary, honors list, Alexander W. MacKenzie, honors list, Lacy T. Massengale, president’s list, Jennifer L. Tracy, president’s list.


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: 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.


Local residents named to Stonehill College dean's list

EASTON, MASS. — Stonehill College recently named the following local residents to its dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

Hope resident Taylor A. Williams, a member of the Class of 2015.

Camden resident Elizabeth G. Cox, a member of the Class of 2016.

Rockport resident Lynn A. Mayberry, a member of the Class of 2013.