Archive for April 6th, 2014


In Today’s News

April 6, 2014

UMaine’s Symphonic Band travels to Vinalhaven

Hoping to inspire the island students, the University of Maine’s Symphonic Band boarded the ferry boat in Rockland and traveled to Vinalhaven to perform twice for community members. It was exciting for the island folks as well as the UMaine students. You can read the entire article which was published in today’s Bangor Daily News by clicking here.


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

April 6, 2014

Medals announced

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest, longest-running scholarship and recognition program for creative teens, and are presented annually by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers with generous support from the title sponsor, Scholastic Inc. Partnering with national organizations like the National Writing Project and the national Art Education Association, the Alliance has a proven track record of identifying creative leaders and providing students with strong artistic and literary skills recognition, publication and exhibition opportunities, and scholarships.

From an initial pool of 255,000 submissions 2,050 works of art and writing earned a National Medal. The students and their teachers will be honored at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in early June. Artwork from award-winning students will be featured in an exhibition at parsons The New School for Design and the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. A selection of students receiving Awards for writing will have their work published in the annual anthology The Best Teen Writing of 2014.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will webcast the National Awards Ceremony live from Carnegie Hall on June 6 at 6:00 pm.

The following Maine students have been recognized for their accomplishments:

  • Blakey Bessire, Portland , Photography (2 pieces)
  • Seungsu Han, Gould Academy, Sculpture
  • Alexandra Carrington, Waynflete School, Short Story
  • Kate Hansen, Cape Elizabeth High School, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Lily Jordan, Cape Elizabeth High School, (2) Personal Essay/Memoir and Persuasive Writing
  • Noah Jordan, Center for Teaching & Learning, Flash Fiction
  • Matel Theordore Matel, Center for Teaching & Learning, Poetry
  • Nam Geregory, Durham Community School, Science Fiction/Fantasy


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