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May 3, 2017

Maine POL champ in the news

As you may know Gabrielle Cooper, a senior at Gardiner Area High School, represented Maine last week in Washington, D.C. at the national finals. The Kennebec Journal interviewed Gabrielle for an article.

In her own words: “The best part of the entire journey was the people, from the English teachers to the Maine Arts Commission and to all the other competitors,” she said. “It was the people that made it a great experience and what I’ll remember the most.”

The article provides many details about Gabrielle’s experiences during Poetry Out Loud. Read the article by CLICKING HERE.



May 3, 2017

Heartwarming celebration

Mola by Mathew Reedy, Miles Lane School, Bucksport

Students, teachers, and parents traveled to Augusta from Brunswick, Bucksport, and Falmouth to the State House in Augusta to attend the celebration of the Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education at the Hall of Flags recently. The Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Department of Education, in partnership with the First Lady of Maine, Ann LePage, are proud to sponsor the program.

The day was filled with celebrations – student artwork, student performances of both music and theatre! It was great!

First Lady Ann LePage presenting awards

Congratulations students from the following schools whose artwork is part of the exhibit in the State House complex and the Maine Arts Commission.

  • Miles Lane School, Bucksport
  • Bucksport High School
  • Brunswick High School
  • Falmouth Elementary School
  • Falmouth Middle School
  • Falmouth High School

Congratulations to the following teachers whose students have artwork on display or performed at the celebration.

  • Miles Lane School – Margaret Jones, visual art
  • Bucksport High School
    • Holly Bertrand, visual art
    • Jazz Combo Jazz Combo – Mark Newlusan
  • Brunswick High School
    • Jennie Driscoll, Allison Price, Colleen Kearney, visual art
    • A Capella Quartet – Ashley Albert
    • Jazz Combo – Mark Scarpone
    • Brunswick Players – Pam Mutty
  • Bucksport Players performed a piece from the Great Gatsby


    • Elementary School – Bonnie Taylor, Kate Hall, visual art
    • Middle School – Simon Adams, Megan Lovett, visual art
    • High School – Nancy Goldstone, Susan Morse, Susan Morse, visual art
    • Theatre Company of Falmouth – Dede Waite
    • Falmouth Jazz Singers – Wendy Northrup

Students had their photo taken with the First Lady Ann LePage on the steps in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State Capitol


Brunswick High School art teachers Jennie Driscoll, Allison Price, Colleen Kearney-Graffam

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