Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Easton High School took the high honors in the Maine Wind Blade Challenge and Madison Area Memorial High School took first place in the Wind Storm Challenge. These teams were among 85 teams representing over 250 students that competed in the 4th annual competition to inspire students to design composite wind blades and floating wind structures. The event was hosted at the University Maine through day long events this Friday.

The Maine Wind Blade Challenge was developed by Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) in partnership with Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) to inspire student exploration of alternative energy and advanced materials by participating in a hands-on application of math, science and engineering. The Wind Blade Challenge partners high school teams with Maine advanced composites manufacturers to research, design, and manufacture model wind blades.

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.

UMaine, Westbrook Bands to Perform at Merrill

The University of Maine Symphonic Band will share Portland’s Merrill Auditorium stage with the Westbrook High School Wind Ensemble for an April 11 concert to kick off UMaine’s Leadership Week.

The free public concert at 7 p.m. will feature the 38-member Symphonic Band performing works by Philip Sparke, Peter Mennin, E.E. Bagley, Mark Camphouse, Samuel Ward and Richard Saucedo. The band also will premiere "Do Not Go Quietly Into That Dark Night," composed by UMaine music education major Joshua Jandreau of South China, Maine. A performance of a concertino by Carl Maria von Weber will feature a clarinet solo by Ben Cox of Topsham, Maine, who is a double major in music performance and music education at UMaine.

Unity College Announces May 12 Commencement Exercises

Unity College will hold its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. in Tozier Gymnasium on the campus located at 90 Quaker Hill Road in Unity, Maine.

Tickets are required for admission and may be obtained from Unity College Event and Summer Programs Coordinator Kate Grenier at (207) 948-9121, or by e-mail at

The theme of commencement, Connecting with the Environment, was chosen by members of the graduating class.  This theme serves as the basis for all presentations and awards given during commencement exercises.  As an environmental college all majors have a strong connection to the environment, a fact that informed the choice of theme.

Unity College Receives National Recognition

For the third year in a row, Unity College has been named to the President’s Community Service Honor Roll, awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  Unity College joins fourteen other colleges across the United States that were named honor roll finalists.  Unity’s distinction as an honor roll finalist placed it in the highest award category for a college from Maine.

Within the honor roll finalist category Unity College was commended for general community service, which considers the scope and quality of an institution’s community service, service-learning, and civic engagement programs.

Community service is an important part of the Unity College culture and curriculum.

Parent night Vine Street School in Bangor

Maine Children's author Lynn Plourde will be working with all K-3 children inspiring them in the writing and reading process.  Lynn has published 27 books and will be using some of them in her work. 

She will be with us on Tuesday, March 13th and will be working with children from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. & then from 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Then, Tuesday evening (March 13th), Lynn will host a parent night from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.