School news

By Dale McGarrigle, BDN Staff
Posted June 14, 2011, at 3:37 p.m.

Schools

Preschool benefit auction

CAMDEN — Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool will hold a silent auction benefit 4-7 p.m.  Sunday, June 26, at Zaddik’s Restaurant, 20 Washington St. Tickets are $12 each or $20 per couple and include entry into the live event, an assortment of hors d’oeuvres provided by local markets and restaurants, and a raffle ticket for the chance to win a special auction item.

The biggest fundraiser for the school this year, the silent auction will offer an evening of food, fun, and the opportunity to bid on a wide array of auction items. Guests will be able to choose from more than 100 items — ranging from gift certificates to local shops and restaurants to weekend getaways, sailing trips, and original artwork.

Some of this year’s items include:  a five-day South African photo safari for two with lodging, meals and two photo game drives a day from Ezulwini Game Lodges; a two-day sea kayaking trip for six from Maine Sport; sailing and stand-up paddle boarding packages from Thorfinn Expeditions; weekend getaways to Boston and Freeport; a two-night condo stay at Sugarloaf; cooking classes at Cellardoor Winery; artwork from Colin Page, Jim Nickelson and Linden Frederick; a firehouse birthday party for up to 20 kids; and a wide variety of fitness and wellness packages.

Many of the auction items are already open for bidding online at http://peopleplace.auctiondrives.com. The online auction is a great option for people who are unable to make the live event but would still like to support the school. The online portion of the auction will close at 5 p.m. June 25, and bidding will continue at the live event. A complete list of all auction items may be found on the Peopleplace website at www.peopleplacecoop.org.

For more information about the silent auction benefit or to purchase tickets to the event, contact the Peopleplace at 236-4225. You also may reserve tickets online at www.peopleplacecoop.org.

GED graduation

ROCKPORT — Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education graduated its 2011 GED students in a formal ceremony on May 25 in the Strom Auditorium, followed by a reception in the

Wave Cafe. Tim Dresser, director of the Adult and Community Education Program, hosted the ceremony, with Superintendent Wayne Dorr and Rep. Joan Welsh giving keynote speeches.

This year’s graduating class included single women and men, parents, and one grandparent. All had to juggle work schedules with GED class and study time; many had to factor in child care. All have plans for the future around careers in the fields of wind turbines, human services, the Marines, animal husbandry, EMT and scuba diving; several plan to continue their education at the college level.

The graduates are Ellie Adams, Anya Churchill, Amanda Davis, Matthew Does, Tyler Grindle, Mariah Jones, Jessica Killeran, Scott Landry, Linda Mastera, Bruce Pease and Shani Watmough.

Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education offers GED training and testing free of charge under the leadership of Heidi Nolan. Individualized instruction is provided on an open enrollment basis with students entering the program at anytime throughout the school year. For more information, call 236-7800, ext. 275.

Colleges

University of Connecticut

ROCKPORT — Cathal Martin Gilmore of Rockport has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. She earned a grade point average among the top 25 percent of students enrolled in her school or college, with no grade below a C.

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