Education briefs

Jan 21, 2013

Regional College Night at Camden Hills

ROCKPORT — The annual Regional College Night will be held at Camden Hills Regional High School on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be presentations from College Admissions and Financial Aid Officials on researching colleges, financial aid, selective college admissions, community colleges, The UMaine System, and local college options. These workshops are intended to help with the process of selecting, applying to, and paying for college.

Counselors from Camden Hills Regional High School, Medomak Valley High School, and Oceanside High School East provide this conference annually for students and parents, and they will be at the event to answer questions and discuss the college admissions process at their individual schools. For more information, please contact your high school counseling office. Snow date is Jan. 30.

Commercial truck driving course available


ROCKLAND — A Class B Commercial Truck Driving course begins Monday, Feb. 4 at Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education in Rockland. This course is scheduled so that students can complete the program in time for spring construction and landscaping work. This six-week course prepares students to drive straight body box trucks, dump trucks, and fuel delivery vehicles and meets the State Bureau of Motor curriculum and standards. The course tuition includes permit exam preparation and fee, drug testing, road and range training, and two attempts to pass the road exam. Applicants must hold a valid Maine driver’s license. Call 596-7752 for an application or more information.


Local residents named to Saint Joseph's College deans list

STANDISH — Local residents Danielle Leavitt of Spruce Head and Kaye Peabody of Warren were named to the deans list at Saint Joseph's College of Maine for the fall semester:

To be eligible for deans list, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.


Pearce named to Beloit College deans list

BELOIT, WIS. — Orion Pearce of Rockland, a senior, has been named to Beloit College's deans list for the 2012 fall semester.

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

Many Flags/One Community cited by 'Maine Policy Review'

In the January edition of the "Maine Policy Review" (Vol. 21, No. 2), a publication of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine at Orono, the Many Flags/One Community regional education initiative in Midcoast Maine is cited as an effective model for Maine.

The article, "Improving Maine's Future through Education: Overcoming Challenges and Learning to Row Together" presents nine recommendations for strengthening Maine's educational system. Under the recommendation of "Learning to Row Together" the authors state:

"An exemplary case of rowing together to provide multiple pathways for students is the Many Flags/One Community initiative in greater Knox County, Maine... The Many Flags model exemplifies the benefits of working together across education and business institutions to improve access to and success in K-16 education; it is a model that offers new hope for building local and regional partnerships that may have state-wide benefits."

Go to manyflags.orgto read the full article.


Local student inducted into National Honor Society

HERSHEY, PA — Kaylee Kilgore, daughter of Cindy Kilgore of Rockland, was one of 20 Milton Hershey School students recently inducted into the National Honor Society during a ceremony at the campus.

Only juniors and seniors who have a minimum cumulative scholastic average of 90 percent and have earned a minimum of 90 percent grade-point average for the previous two marking periods are eligible for National Honor Society membership.

Milton Hershey School is a private residential school, located in Hershey, Pa. that provides a home, quality education, food and clothing to students in financial and social need free-of-cost to the students and their families.

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