Education briefs

Jan 13, 2014

Camden Hills student nominated to three military academies

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Jan. 8 they have nominated the following Waldo County students to the United States military academies.

Grace Harrison of Lincolnville has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress. Admission to the United States Coast Guard Academy, also a federal service academy, does not require a congressional nomination.

Camden Conference awards student scholarship

CAMDEN — Kelsey Ouellette, a University of New England environmental studies major in the class of 2014, has been named the recipient of The Camden Conference Mathew R. Simmons scholarship. Ouellette, from Winthrop, is a dean’s list student active in a variety of environmental and social clubs, including serving as vice-president of the student environmental group Earth’s ECO, and participating as a member of UNE’s Habitat for Humanity Club.

The Simmons Scholarship was created by the Camden Conference in memory of Mathew R. Simmons, a longtime supporter of the conference. The scholarship provides the chance for a student to attend the Conference, lodging in Camden, and opportunities for the student to interact with speakers, conference attendees, and other students.

The next Conference, The Global Politics of Food and Water, will take place Feb. 21-23 in Camden.

Dill named to dean's list at Beloit College

BELOIT, WIS. — Junior Donald Dill of Rockport has been named to Beloit College's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.

Captain’s license course info night

ROCKPORT — Five Town CSD Adult Ed offering a captain's license course this winter.

The program is taught by a U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor from the American Boat School, LLC. Captain’s License Info Night, being held Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m., is a one-hour informational session for anyone interested in the full Captain’s Course but who needs more information. This class is free a reservation is required.

On Thursday, Jan. 23, both the Master’s Level class and OUPV/Six Pack class will begin. The Master class runs for 20 weeks, after graduating from the Master’s Class, students are qualified to operate vessels carrying seven or more passengers. The Captain’s License OUPV/Six-Pack Level class runs 14 weeks, and will qualify graduating students to operate vessels carrying up to six passengers. Both these classes are held on Thursdays nights, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Call Five Town CSD Adult Ed at 236-7800, option 5, to register or go to for more information.

Support local schools

CAMDEN — Ever noticed those pink Box Tops for Education on ereal boxes and other products? Or the red or yellow Labels for Education on things like Campbell's Soups and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish?

These two programs help local schools earn money or educational merchandise that directly benefits students. The Camden-Rockport Parent Teacher Association collects these Box Tops and Labels, and would appreciate it if the public would save labels for them. There is a collection box at the Rockport Town Office, as well as at Camden-Rockport elementary and middle schools and Camden Hills Regional High School. For questions, email

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