Education briefs

Mar 10, 2014

O'Connor earns dean's list recognition

WORCESTER, MASS. — Thomas O’Connor, a junior biochemistry major at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has earned distinction for the fall semester of 2013 by being named to the dean’s list. This honor is given to students who obtain fouror more A grades in their six semester classes.

O’Connor is a 2011 graduate of The Watershed School, located in Camden. He is the son of Dr. Thomas J. O’Connor III and Dr. Mary Smyth of Rockport.

Registration under way for Summer Activities Fair

ROCKPORT — The annual Summer Activities Fair, sponsored by the School Administrative District 28 Parent-Teacher Association, is fast approaching. This year’s date is Wednesday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Camden-Rockport Elementary School gymnasium.

Any organization offering a summer program for children is invited to exhibit at the fair. Camps, lessons, childcare options, any sort of summer activity or program that caters to children are welcome to a table at the fair to promote themselves, free of charge.

Registration for the Summer Activities Fair is going on now through March 15. For information, contact Heather Mackey at 594-2293 or

USM names local students to dean's list

PORTLAND — The following full-time students from the Midcoast have been named to the University of Southern Maine dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. In order to be named to the list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Jonathan Pejouhy of Waldoboro; Carissa Dickey of Lincolnville; Dustin Hamalainen of Camden; Elise Wallace of Friendship; Casey Raymond of Owls Head; Aaron Clarke, Ryan Curtin, Sarah Henry, Allison Ward of Rockland; Vanessa Bemis, Caleb Lincoln, Katherine Klingelhofer of Rockport; Luke McMahan of South Thomaston; Fatoumata Issifi Hidjo of Thomaston; Kayleigh Beckwith of Union; Desiree Leary of Warren.

CRMA Training in Rockland begins March 20

ROCKLAND — Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education has a CRMA healthcare training course scheduled to begin Thursday, March 20.

Successful graduates will be certified to administer oral medications in state licensed facilities. Among the skills taught are how to transcribe medication orders without error, administer medications without error, and take the four vital signs. CRMAs are in demand and this training can lead to employment in one of the many care facilities in the area. Anne Maria Richards, RN, conducts the class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on six consecutive Thursdays. Call 596-7752 soon for an application.

Lead renovator training in April

ROCKLAND — Mid-Coast School of Technology offers certificate training for the paint-handling industry.

The 2010 Renovation, Repair & Paint Lead Safety rules are covered in this one-session course. General contractors, carpenters, painters and others are trained in RRP rules, the health effects and work practices associated with lead.

Taught by Peter Crockett Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call MCST Adult Education at 596-7752 to register or visit

University of Maine at Farmington dean’s list

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington announces the following Midcoast students have been named to the fall 2013 dean's list.

Camden: Brogan Tooley; Friendship: Kristen Simmons; Lincolnville: Nastasha Kordek;

Owls Head: Brooke Lowell; Rockland: Kyle Sareyani; Rockport: Colby Hill, Sarah Winchenbach; South Thomaston: Emmaline Waldron; Thomaston: Holly Ames-Allan, Amber Hanson; Union: Janelle Noonan, Rachel Siegel; Waldoboro: Emily Sirianni, Vincent Vannah; Warren: Courtney Leach, Wyatt Porter; Washington: Samuel Spahr;

UMF maintains a dean’s list each semester for those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status. Academic achievement awarded at commencement is based on all course work taken at UMF.

Maine Maritime Academy announces dean’s list

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy recently named 303 students to its dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students named to the dean’s list earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

The following Maine Maritime Academy students from Knox County made the list: Daniel Curtis, Shawn Dishop, Joshua Harjula of South Thomaston; Isaac Grindle, Jonathan Payne of Camden; Sarah McLean Anderson of Rockland; Benjamin Wallace of Spruce Head;

Area students receive Husson University semester honors

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

Appleton: Samuel R. Butler, President’s List; Camden: Peter D. Bryant, Dean’s List; Adam N. Landwehr, President’s List; Cushing: Leah White, Dean’s List; Hope: Amelia L. Mank, Dean’s List; Lincolnville and Lincolnville Center: Gretchen Crockett, President’s List, Logan Fogg, Dean’s List, Megan LeGage, President’s List, Hannah Uhll, Dean’s List; Owls Head: John J. Butler, Honors List; Sebastian Yattaw, Dean’s List; Rockland: Jonathan L. Gerry, Honors List, Chelsea Hawksley, President’s List, Benjamin Staples, President’s List. Rockport: Gabrielle A. Duke, President’s List, Derek Miller, Honors List, Casey Scott, Honors List; Thomaston: Anna M. Sanborn, Dean’s List, Alexander Young, Honors List; Union: Jason D. Vinal, Honors List, Warren: Dustin T. Blackington, President’s List, Mallory A. Conary, President’s List, Alexander W. MacKenzie, President’s List, Lacy T. Massengale, President’s List, Danielle Moshier, Honors List, Jennifer L. Tracy, President’s List; West Rockport: Kathleen Pratt, Honors List

Student scholarships available

ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation manages more than 450 scholarship funds that benefit students in every county in Maine.

Community foundation scholarships support students pursuing degrees in music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts, and many other fields. They are available for students attending secondary, post-secondary, and graduate schools, as well as for adult learners returning to school.

A complete listing of scholarships available for the upcoming school year is now online at the “Scholarships” page of the Maine Community Foundation website, Please note that some scholarships now have an online application.

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