School news

Posted June 24, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.

Schools

Bangor Christian School

BANGOR — Zechariah Palmeter of Bangor Christian School was honored with a scholarship from Mainely Character, an organization that awards scholarships based on character: integrity, courage, responsibility and concern for others.

Zechariah Palmeter, a 2014 graduate of Bangor Christian School, received a $2,500 Mainely Character Scholarship, sponsored by Northeast Bank.

Mission trips to Africa and Guatemala taught Palmeter about finding joy in the face of poverty — and fueled his mission to be positive and assist others. In addition to becoming a leader and role model at school, he’s also left his mark as a Boy Scout, spearheading an effort to construct a 20-foot long bridge for his Eagle Scout project.

“Zac also developed a clever program that collects unused funds from student meal plans at the University of Maine, and distributes them to a local food security group,” said  Shannon Odom, mortgage sales manager at Northeast Bank, in a press release. “He has a terrific mix of leadership skills, compassion, and ingenuity.”

Palmeter will attend the University of Maine to major in mechanical engineering.

Mainely Character is accepting new sponsors and donors to continue providing Maine scholarships to Maine students. For information, visit MainelyCharacter.org.

 

The Loomis Chaffee School

DIXMONT — Abigail Pyne of Dixmont graduated recently from The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. She was the recipient of history department honors.

 

Colleges

Boston College

BANGOR — Grace Leclair of Bangor graduated graduated recently with a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

 

Clark University

BANGOR — Kendall Lunn, of Bangor was been named to first honors on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

College of the Holy Cross

These area students received bachelor’s degrees on May 23 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

• Dillon Jordan of Glenburn.

• Victoria Gower of Hampden.

 

Eastern Maine Community College

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College announced that students in its medical radiography program had a 100 percent passage rate of the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This is compared to a 5-year average national pass rate of 91.8 percent, according to college officials.

Passing the exam gains students an industry-recognized certification that is necessary for employment in the radiography field.

Fifteen students in total graduated from the program and passed the exam. Out of this group, seven were male and eight were female.

More than half of the graduating class already has secured employment in local healthcare organizations, officials said.

 

Emerson College

HOLDEN — Jennifer Hannigan of Holden was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Emerson College in Boston.

 

Messiah College

OLD TOWN — Hannah Lacadie of Old Town graduated cum laude on May 17 with a degree in nursing from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

 

St. Anselm College

HOLDEN — John Pearson of Holden graduated in May from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

Saint Joseph’s College

These area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish:

• Tyler Libby of Clifton.

• Marisa McCray of Glenburn.

 

Saint Michael’s College

HAMPDEN — Jennifer Fortin, daughter of Roger and Sandy Fortin of Hampden, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.

 

Springfield College

BANGOR — Benjamin Rapaport of Bangor graduated recently with a bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

 

Stonehill College

These area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts:

• Caitlin Brittelli of Bangor.

• Mackenzi McHugh of Corinth.

• Katherine E. Morelli of Holden.

 

The Citadel

BANGOR — Cadet Joseph Klam of Bangor was named to dean’s list for the spring semester at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He also was named to the Gold Stars list and will receive that award on Sept. 26.

 

Wells College

BANGOR — Molly Baillargeon of Bangor earned a bachelor’s degree recently from Wells College in Aurora, New York.

 

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