Education briefs

Mar 04, 2013
Thor Gabrielsen

Third-grader accepted into young scholars program

ROCKPORT — Thor Gabrielsen, a third-grader at Camden-Rockport Elementary School, was recently accepted into the Davidson Young Scholars program. This free program offers a set of services designed to nurture the intellectual development of profoundly intelligent young people, according to its website.

This program is sponsored by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, which also operates the Davidson Academy in Reno, Nev.

Application for the program required achievement test scores, intelligence test scores, and teacher recommendations.

North Haven's Cooper graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Air Force Airman Charles R. Cooper graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base,.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Cooper is the son of Wendy Cooper of North Haven and nephew of Becky Parsons of Durham.

He is a 2011 graduate of North Haven Community School.

Belair makes Gettysburg College dean's list

GETTYSBURG, PA. — Gettysburg College students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the college's deans' commendation list. Elizabeth Belair of Camden, has been placed the list for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2012 semester.

Cox named to dean's list

EASTON, MASS. — Elizabeth Cox, a freshman combined graphic arts and math major, at Stonehill College, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

o be eligible, a student must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Cox earned a 3.8 GPA while taking six classes. A graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School, she is the daughter of Grace Simonson and Allan Cox of Camden.

Thomas College announces fall 2012 dean's list

WATERVILLE — Area students who were named to the dean's list at Thomas College for the Fall 2012 semester are:

Sara Gilmore of Rockland, majoring in Psychology (Forensic Psychology Concentration), Jacob Smith of West Rockport, majoring in Sport Management, and Scott Smith of West Rockport, majoring in Management

Area students named to Colby College dean's list

WATERVILLE — Area students were named to the dean's list at Colby College for their outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 year.

Carrick J. Gambell, a sophomore, is the son of William Gambell and Eileen Molloy of Camden and attended Camden Hills Regional High School.

Laura W. Morin, a junior, is the daughter of Roger and Daryl Morin of Friendship and attended Lakewood High School.

Scholarship available

BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships and welcomes high school seniors and college attendees to apply. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1,200.

Application forms, instructions and information about where to submit complete application packages are available at

Financial need and educational goals are important criteria in consideration for all these scholarships. Completed application packages must be received by April 20, 2013 to be considered.

Women's scholarship available

Downeast Business and Professional Women are now accepting applications for a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education.

The local organization is also accepting applications for a scholarship to an area college student who is continuing her post-secondary education by taking at least three classes per semester.

Jeri White, scholarship chairman of the local organization, states that each scholarship, available to women in the area, is in the amount of $500.

Information and applications may be picked up at area high school or Jeri White can be reached by phone at 667-4626 days or 667-5429 evenings. Deadline for receipt of completed application packages is April 30.

Hope school dinner, auction

HOPE — A dinner and auction will be held Friday, March 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 children 5 to 12 years old, $20 families. Children under 5 years old are free.

Silent auction will be held until 7 p.m. when the live auction begins. Items include babysiting, Hope Elephants private tour and gift basket, Mrs. Holbrook's famous fudge, fresh Maine lobster, construction work, gift certificates and more.

Proceeds benefit the eighth-grade class trip, graduation and class gift.

Riley School auction to benefit scholarship fund-POSTPONED

ROCKLAND — On Saturday, March 16, Riley School will host its annual auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rockland Elks Lodge, located at 210 Rankin St.

The event will include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, and a cash bar. Dessert will be provided by Let Them Eat Cake of Belfast. Admission is $25 per person, $40 per couple, or $180 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 691-5601 for an advance reservation, which includes one Grand Raffle ticket.

The Grand Raffle prizes are: a trip for two on the schooner Nathaniel Bowditch; two weeks at Riley College for Kids summer camp; or 20 pounds of lobster. All proceeds from the Grand Raffle and the live and silent auction components benefit the school’s scholarship fund, which provides financial support to approximately 50 percent of Riley’s students.

The local musical group “Gone” and the Riley School Chamber Singers will be entertaining guests, and John Burstein, aka “Slim Goodbody”, will serve as master of ceremonies. Bruce Gamage, of Gamage Antiques in Rockland, will preside over the live auction.

A few auction items of particular interest are as follows: a diamond-and-opal 14-kt gold ring, valued at $1,800, by local resident and world-renowned jewelry designer, Etienne Perret; a one-week cottage stay, valued between $700 and $950, for up to three people in the coastal town of Stuart, Fla.; and a custom pet portrait, valued at $1,000, by Maine artist, Steve Roberts.

For more information about the auction items or about the event in general, contact Annie Higbee, auction chairman, at 542-8302 or Beverly Brown, school secretary, at 596-6405.

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