Education

  • Girl wins school spelling and geography bees

    Girl wins school spelling and geography bees

    ELLSWORTH — Last week, Noe Burmeister won the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School spelling bee. In an impressive follow-up performance this week, the eighth-grader was the champion in the school’s National Geographic Bee. “We’ve never had the same student win both competitions,” said Middle School Principal Jim Newett. Noe will go on to compete in the Hancock

  • Declining school enrollment spurs citizens group

    Declining school enrollment spurs citizens group

    PENOBSCOT — At the Penobscot School Board meeting on Jan. 8, a group of residents presented a range of options the school could consider in response to low student enrollment and high per-pupil costs at the Penobscot Community School. “We were basically asked to get information,” said David Jolly, a member of the People’s Forum

  • Student notes

    Several area students have been named to the fall 2017 president’s list at Husson University in Bangor. 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 between 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. Local students on the list are: Malorie

  • Superintendent of Union 76 gets good report card

    Superintendent of Union 76 gets good report card

    DEER ISLE — The School Union 76 superintendent has received high marks. The board of directors voted in December to extend Superintendent Christian Elkington’s contract through 2021. Elkington is superintendent of the Sedgwick, Brooklin and Deer Isle-Stonington schools. Mike Sealander is chairman of the Union 76 School Board. Sealander said via email that he and

  • Citizens’ group studies enrollment at Penobscot Community School

    Citizens’ group studies enrollment at Penobscot Community School

    PENOBSCOT — At the Penobscot School Board meeting on Jan. 8, a group of residents presented a range of options the school could consider in response to low student enrollment and high per-pupil costs at the Penobscot Community School. “We were basically asked to get information,” said David Jolly, a member of the People’s Forum

  • Bucksport high-schoolers study firefighting

    Bucksport high-schoolers study firefighting

    BUCKSPORT — Dakota Field has a fear of heights, and for good reason. When the Bucksport resident was a kid, his father fell from a three-story building and went into a coma for a week and a half. “I don’t have the best opinion of ladders,” said Field, which is surprising since he wants to

  • Funding, enrollment up at Hancock County Technical Center

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Technical Center received a grant of $36,646 from the state for equipment upgrades this year, Director Amy Boles told School Board officials at a meeting on Jan. 9. The money is more than the center has received in the past because enrollment is up, said Boles, who said staff was

  • Student notes

    Richelle Kane of Surry was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 term at Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pa. Kane is currently studying to be a physical therapist assistant. To qualify for the dean’s list designation, a student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or

  • Bucksport robotics team powers up for a new season

    Bucksport robotics team powers up for a new season

    BUCKSPORT — There was a nervous energy in the air as the Bucksport High School robotics team, “The Buck’s Wrath,” sat in the basement of the old Brewer Middle School on Saturday morning. They sat alongside members of the Brewer High School team, all eyes watching a timer count down on the wall in front