Education

  • Ellsworth Adult Ed graduates have big plans for the future

    Ellsworth Adult Ed graduates have big plans for the future

    ELLSWORTH — From music therapy to the Coast Guard to business and beyond, graduates of the Ellsworth Adult Education program have big plans for the future. “My 30 years experience in adult education hasn’t affected how impressed I am with each of you,” Director Ann Sargent told graduates on June 13. “Each person on this

  • School bus driver to retire after 35 years

    School bus driver to retire after 35 years

    GOULDSBORO — It is the last week of classes at the pre-K to eighth grade Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor. For Danny Mitchell, that means the start of a well-deserved retirement after 35 years driving schoolchildren to and from their homes. “I love doing it, but it’s getting to be that time,” Mitchell said Tuesday

  • Student notes

    Student notes

    Elizabeth Linnell of Mariaville recently graduated from Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s oldest online tuition-free high school. Linnell was valedictorian of the school’s Class of 2018. MCA’s graduation ceremony was held at the Augusta Civic Center on June 7. Linnell has already taken a number of dual-enrollment classes online at the University of Maine-Fort

  • King offers words of wisdom to EHS grads

    King offers words of wisdom to EHS grads

    ELLSWORTH — Valedictorian Christa Ouellette expressed some disappointment in her speech at the 2018 Ellsworth High School graduation on Friday evening. “At this point I thought I’d be taller and a better driver,” quipped Ouellette, who graduated with a 100.15 grade point average. Salutatorian Fiona Tucker offered a piece of advice for her fellow classmates.

  • Adult ed grads move on to new challenges

    Adult ed grads move on to new challenges

    SULLIVAN — When Michele Springer received her high school diploma last week, the 47-year-old’s parents and her children were there to applaud her efforts, which culminated in a Wednesday evening ceremony at Sumner Memorial High School. Through RSU 24 Adult Education, the Sullivan resident was among nine white-gown-clad high school graduates. More than three dozen

  • Bucksport grads told to “draw your own map”

    Bucksport grads told to “draw your own map”

    BUCKSPORT — Short but inspirational was the common theme among the messages delivered by the Bucksport High School Class of 2018’s honor parts speakers at Friday’s commencement ceremony in the Ralph Jewett Auditorium. Principal Josh Tripp addressed the class about “drawing your own map.” Tripp was inspired for this particular talk by a quote from

  • Humor takes center stage at GSA graduation

    Humor takes center stage at GSA graduation

    BLUE HILL — Humor graced the stage at the George Stevens Academy Class of 2018’s commencement held on the school’s lawn Sunday afternoon. GSA graduated 72 students. First Honor Essayist Yian “Albert” Zhang set the tone for the 90-minute ceremony by describing his younger self’s goals to be an astronaut and then a dictator. “I was

  • MDI High graduates 117

    MDI High graduates 117

    BAR HARBOR— Parents, grandparents and siblings crowded into the Mount Desert Island High School gym Sunday afternoon to applaud as 117 members of the Class of 2018 received their diplomas. It was the school’s 50th commencement ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker was Max Mason, a member of the MDI High Class of 2013 who earned