Education

  • WoodenBoat School to offer course to help teach math

    WoodenBoat School to offer course to help teach math

    BROOKLIN — Every summer, the WoodenBoat School offers a catalog full of classes aimed at teaching the skills required to build boats. This summer, instructor Joe Youcha will present a boatbuilding course aimed at teachers — but not primarily at boatbuilding. Instead, the course is “a training program for hands-on math instructors,” Youcha said. Youcha

  • Hancock County Teacher of the Year named

    Hancock County Teacher of the Year named

    HANCOCK — Warm applause Monday morning filled the Hancock Grammar School gym, where Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County) presented the 2018 Hancock County Teacher of the Year Jennifer Farnham with a legislative sentiment recognizing officially her work and dedication spanning more than 20 years. The staff and students, numbering 224, Hancock and Lamoine School Superintendent

  • “Perseverance” key for University College graduates

    “Perseverance” key for University College graduates

    BAR HARBOR — The mood was light and jubilant on Thursday evening as University College at Ellsworth graduates were recognized in an intimate ceremony at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center in Bar Harbor. Keynote speaker Rebecca Wyke, president of the University of Maine at Augusta, advised graduates (who formally received their degrees in

  • Narraguagus announces honor parts recipients

    Narraguagus announces honor parts recipients

    HARRINGTON — Principal Lucille Willey has announced the honor parts recipients for the Class of 2018 at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School in Harrington. Co-valedictorians are Sophia DeSchiffart, daughter of Timothy and Joanna DeSchiffart of Cherryfield, and River Fenton, son of Chadwick Fenton and Christina Willey of Harrington. The salutatorian is Mary Hammond, daughter of Darin

  • Ellsworth High School 2018 honor parts announced

    Ellsworth High School 2018 honor parts announced

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2018. Valedictorian Christa Ouellette will graduate with a 100.15 grade point average and plans to attend Colby College. Christa is a talented actress and has participated in the fall musicals, one-act plays and has created major pieces of art. Ouellette was

  • Speaker to MMA grads: Decisions have consequences

    Speaker to MMA grads: Decisions have consequences

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy commencement exercises were held Saturday with Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby delivering a keynote address. Buzby leads the United States Maritime Administration, which is an extension of the U.S. Department of Transportation. President Donald J. Trump nominated Buzby to the post in June 2017 and the U.S. Senate confirmed him

  • Student notes

    Student notes

    Rebecca A. Planchart will graduate magna cum laude from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., on May 12 with a bachelor’s degree in arts studies and a minor in arts entrepreneurship. She is a 2014 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School and is the daughter of Cathy Planchart of Ellsworth and Antonio Planchart

  • Gruesome scene unfolds at Ellsworth High School

    Gruesome scene unfolds at Ellsworth High School

    ELLSWORTH— It was a gruesome scene on the morning of May 2 at Ellsworth High School: mangled cars and bloodied bodies splayed on the pavement in the bright spring sun. A crowd of solemn students looked on as emergency crews rushed to free limbs, lift victims onto stretchers and lay sheets over the “dead.” The