Education

  • Ellsworth Adult Education  holds graduation ceremony

    Ellsworth Adult Education holds graduation ceremony

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School auditorium was full last Monday evening with friends, family members and burbling babies celebrating Ellsworth Adult Education’s 2019 graduating class. The ceremony recognized those receiving high school diplomas, college transitions and certified nursing assistant certificates, as well as six students who were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor

  • Door-to-door fundraising  planned to repair DI-S High

    Door-to-door fundraising planned to repair DI-S High

    DEER ISLE — The committee tasked with raising $1.3 million for high school renovations plans to send out an appeal letter and recruit volunteers to knock on doors. The Community School District 13 Board (Deer Isle-Stonington) on June 4 approved a capital campaign to raise funds to make needed renovations and repairs to the Deer

  • RSU 24 Adult Ed grads celebrate milestone

    RSU 24 Adult Ed grads celebrate milestone

    SULLIVAN — Nicole Veilleux smiled as she took a phone call from her mother before graduation ceremonies June 12. The Ellsworth resident was pleased to learn her mother was on her way to Sumner Memorial High School to see her take another step toward her career goal of becoming a nurse. From October 2018 through

  • Student notes

    Husson University in Bangor recently announced its spring 2019 president’s list. Students who make the president’s list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following local students have been named to the list: Aaron Joseph Boumil, Bar

  • RSU 25 voters validate budget

    BUCKSPORT — On Tuesday, Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters validated the 2019-20 school budget by a count of 329-76, according to Superintendent Jim Boothby. Voters also approved continuing the budget validation process, but by a slimmer margin, 288-100. RSU 25 has a total spending package for the school year that starts July 1

  • Ellsworth High School names graduation honor parts

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School Valedictorian Sam Pelletier is the son of Stan and Kathy Pelletier of Ellsworth. Pelletier has earned a grade point average of 101.35 over his high school career. He will attend Middlebury College in the fall in Middlebury, Vt. Pelletier’s activities include swimming, Jazz Band, National Honor Society president, NSHS, Tri-M

  • City school  budget vote  is June 11

    City school budget vote is June 11

    ELLSWORTH — Voters will head to the polls on June 11 to vote on whether to approve the $22.6-million 2019-20 school budget. Taxpayers will be asked to come up with $11,675,247 to fund city schools, a 3 percent increase in the local appropriation over last year and a 5.78 percent increase in the expense budget

  • Pioneer Prize winners announced for Blue Hill Peninsula

    Pioneer Prize winners announced for Blue Hill Peninsula

    BLUE HILL — Pioneer Prize has announced the winners of its second annual software project contest for Blue Hill Peninsula high school students. This year’s prize will go to Sam Bach, 15, for his innovative security monitor, and Millicent Fleming, 14, and Chloe Sheahan, 15, for their coded quiz show game. Each team will be

  • Former Connecticut governor to lead University of Maine System

    Former Connecticut governor to lead University of Maine System

    ORONO — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint former Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy the next chancellor of the University of Maine System. The appointment concludes more than a year of succession planning in anticipation of the June 30 retirement of Chancellor James Page and a national search.