Education

  • EHS modifies graduation plans

    EHS modifies graduation plans

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School Principal Dan Clifford on Monday announced new graduation plans for the Class of 2020 after safety and logistical concerns were raised about some aspects of earlier plans. The new plan “has been developed with the input of students, parents, teachers, staff, administration and community members,” according to a statement provided

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School announces graduation honor parts

    Deer Isle-Stonington High School announces graduation honor parts

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington High School has announced the graduation honor parts for the Class of 2020. The valedictorian is Eliza Borntraeger, daughter of Henry Borntraeger of Deer Isle and Anne Woodcock of Kenduskeag. Borntraeger has been a member of Student Council for four years, the math team and National Honor Society for three

  • Sumner graduation set for June 11

    Sumner graduation set for June 11

    SULLIVAN — Hopefully under clear skies, Sumner Memorial High School’s 2020 class of 46 seniors, wearing gowns and caps, will step up onto a stage and receive their diplomas as scheduled on Thursday, June 11. The rain date is Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14. At the latest Graduation Events Forum held via Zoom on May 14, Sumner

  • Update: EHS graduation plans to be changed

    Update: EHS graduation plans to be changed

    Update 5/21/20: Certain aspects of this plan are likely to change, Superintendent Dan Higgins said Thursday morning. Specifically, school officials, with input from the Ellsworth Police Department, are considering changes to the date and time of the processional. The current plan for a car processional at 4 p.m. on a Friday “is not an option,” Higgins

  • GSA announces graduation plans, honor parts

    GSA announces graduation plans, honor parts

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy will honor the Class of 2020 with an online class night on Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. and online commencement exercises on Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. The school also announced its senior class honor parts. Though commencement will not take place on the school’s front lawn

  • Sumner honor parts announced

    Sumner honor parts announced

    SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School Principal Ty Thurlow has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2020. This year’s valedictorian with summa cum laude distinction is Bjorn Collins, son of Will and Susan Collins of Steuben. Collins has participated in the Drama Club with performances in the one-act plays at the Maine Drama

  • Maine Maritime recognizes Hancock County students for achievement

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy students and staff members from Hancock County were among those the college honored in virtual ceremonies recently. At an online event April 23, the MMA Student Life Awards Committee recognized outstanding members of the MMA and Castine community whose contributions include various service projects, athletics, employment and volunteer programs and

  • Bucksport High School honor parts announced

    Bucksport High School honor parts announced

    BUCKSPORT — The valedictorian of Bucksport High School’s Class of 2020 is Jack Foster, the son of Thomas and Andrea Foster of Bucksport. Foster is graduating with a 101.7 GPA. Foster plans on attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall, where he will dual major in games and simulations arts and sciences as well as

  • Coronavirus pandemic means missed memories for Class of 2020

    Coronavirus pandemic means missed memories for Class of 2020

    ELLSWORTH — If life seems a bit unfair to Hancock County’s Class of 2020, there’s good reason. For years, students in this year’s senior class watched as their siblings, cousins, friends and other students took part in graduation ceremonies, senior proms, last days of school and other traditional rites of passage that come with the

  • CSD 13 Board balks at one-guest graduation plan

    CSD 13 Board balks at one-guest graduation plan

    DEER ISLE — With “typical” graduation day less than a month away and social distancing restrictions still in place due to COVID-19, Deer Isle-Stonington High School officials are still determining how to safely yet memorably hold a ceremony for the school’s seniors. The school’s small class size offers some flexibility. There are just 28 students

  • EHS announces honor parts

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School Principal Dan Clifford has announced the Class of 2020 honor parts recipients, Valedictorian Eden Salzig and Salutatorian Allison Robbins. Salzig, the daughter of John Salzig and Barbara LaCasce of Ellsworth, is graduating with an earned grade point average of 101.63. She was the recipient of the Maine Principals’ Association Principals’

  • Project Launch awarded $5K grant

    DEER ISLE — Project Launch at Deer Isle-Stonington High School was among four education initiatives recently awarded $5,000 grants by MaineSpark. The grants, totaling $20,000, were for innovative initiatives promoting postsecondary success for underrepresented student populations. Other recipients were Oxford Hills Community Education Exchange, Rural Aspirations and the University of Maine at Machias. The grants