HOLDEN, Maine — Eighth-grader Anna Maxsimic from Holbrook Middle School has been named a national finalist in the Modern Woodmen of America’s National School Speech Contest.
Maxsimic earned the honor after winning the Eastern Maine Regional Speech Contest. Local, county and state contest winners across the country were judged in a live presentation. The national winner will be chosen in mid-July from recorded speeches submitted to Modern Woodmen of America’s home office in Rock Island, Ill. For more information contact Dale Tudor at 794-8000.
EMCC announces new scholarship program
BANGOR, Maine — Eastern Maine Community College has announced a new scholarship program targeted to meet the unique needs of adult students. “By the year 2018, 59 percent of all the jobs in Maine will require an associate’s degree,” said Lawrence Barrett, EMCC president. “To be in a position to drive the new economy of Maine, we need to help residents of our communities achieve that increasingly important associate’s degree. The Fresh Start Scholarship provides such an opportunity.” The scholarship provides full tuition for two classes for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year for adult students with either a high school diploma or GED, who have been out of high school for five years and have never attended college. In addition to tuition-free classes, through the Fresh Start Scholarship program each participant will meet with a counselor to help them through the college experience. This scholarship opportunity is available for students in the EMCC service area including Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Waldo counties. Students can take classes in person at the Bangor campus or one of the Off-Campus Centers in Ellsworth, East Millinocket and Dover-Foxcroft. While designated registration-information dates will be held in July and August, prospective students are encouraged to contact EMCC immediately to apply for the scholarship. The application form is available at www.emcc.edu. For more information, call Liz Russell, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, at 974-4684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services Officer available in Dover-Foxcroft throughout July
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Don Dare, Veterans Services Officer from the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management will be available for assistance from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 26, at the Penquis Cap Building, 50 North St. in Dover-Foxcroft. The Service officer will assist veterans, widows and dependent children to apply for state and federal benefits. For more information, call 626-4464.