Schools

Student artists in your neighborhood to be honored at Blaine House

Augusta, ME – Student artists from across Maine will receive recognition from Maine’s First Lady at a Blaine House ceremony at 2:00 pm, on Monday, April 11.

The students, from 17 schools, will receive certificates for their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition that has been on display in the Capitol Complex since February.

“These works of art are inspiring and showcase the talent of our youth,” said Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage. “Two pieces of artwork are on display currently in the Blaine House and we are making space available for a third.

Northwestern Professor set for UMaine Lecture

ORONO - John Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Military History at Northwestern University, will present a Monday April 25 lecture at the University of Maine.

The author of several books on European history and warfare, Lynn will speak at 3:45 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge, Maine Center for the Arts.  He served as president of the United States Commission on Military History (2003-2007) and vice-president of the Society for Military History (2005-2007).

Lynn's April 25 subject will be "The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: The Apparent Demise and Surprising  Resurrection of Academic Military History."  Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP Suzanne Moulton
(suzanne.moulton@umit.maine.edu) by April 15.

Chet Jordan Leadership Award Supports Students in Aroostook, Cumberland, Kennebec & Penobscot County

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND - The Maine Community Foundation’s Chet Jordan Leadership Award offers scholarships to students from Aroostook, Cumberland, Kennebec, and Penobscot Counties.
The award honors students who are achieving their goals despite hardship, adversity, or disability. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership, independent thinking, initiative, and hard work in their communities and schools.
Eligible applicants are graduating seniors at the following high schools: Bangor, Brewer, Cape Elizabeth, Cheverus, Cony, Cumberland, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Greely, John Bapst, Katahdin, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Yarmouth, and all high schools in Aroostook County.
Applications are due April 15, 2011.

Legendary Mash-Up Artist GIRL TALK to Perform at UMaine

Orono, Maine.  April 4th 2011 - University of Maine Student Entertainment is proud to announce that Girl Talk will be performing at the Field House on Thursday, April 7th.  Doors open at 6:30pm, and the concert is open to the public and an all-ages event.  Tickets can be purchased ($20 for students, $25 for the general public) at http://www.umainetix.com/

Girl Talk is the stage name of Gregg Gillis, a former biomedical engineer turned mash-up remix master who has risen to international musical acclaim with his signature sound created by the layering and mixing of samples of hundreds of songs to create unique and and undeniably danceable musical compositions.  Girl Talk shows are known for their dance-party like environment, featuring lasers, confetti cannons, and hundreds of people dancing like there’s no tomorrow, with Gillis at the helm bringing down the house (or in the case of his Chicago Ne

Brewer Fifth Graders take Destination Imagination First Place Prize

Students to Compete in Global Competition

(Brewer, ME) – Fifth graders from Brewer’s State Street School walked away with a first place win at the Destination Imagination State Celebration on Saturday.  The team competed against regional winners from all over the state at the Tournament, held at University of Maine in Orono.  They are the only Brewer team to ever advance to the Global Competition.

Destination Imagination is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments.

Giggey Girl Gowns is Open for Girls in Need!

Giggey Girl Gowns will be open today from 1-3! Girls can come start to get dresses today and we are still taking dress donations as well! If you even have a slight worry about finances, come get a prom dress from us! We're at the Community of Christ Church; 128 Peirce Rd. Brewer!

Angels School Store Gearing Up----In Need of Donations

Angels School Store Gearing Up----In Need of Donations

The Charlotte White Center Angels Program is a community based outreach program that seeks to improve the well being of children and adults in our community through projects designed to develop spirit, pride, and personal responsibility.  Every year we sponsor a School Store.  The Store opens for one week each year for children to come in and shop, filling their “back to school needs”.  Although most of our shoppers acutely need this help to be ready for the school year, we choose to emphasize life skills and personal responsibility, rather then need.  Children are given a special “checkbook”, in which they can make deposits through doing good deeds throughout the month prior to the store opening.  When a child visits the school store, they then receive Charlotte White Center cash for the good deeds that they have done.  The child then gets to do their back to school shopping.