Stories about John Bapst Memorial High School


UMFK, John Bapst agreement increases opportunities to learn computer programming

By Julia Bayly on Aug. 29, 2012, at 7:10 p.m.
FORT KENT | It’s a brave new world out there for computer hackers and those engaged in identity theft. A new cooperative agreement between the University of Maine at Fort Kent and John Bapst Memorial High School is preparing the next generation of cybersecurity experts as part of the …
2nd Lt. Andre Mathews of Georgia (second from left) shares a laugh with members of the John Bapst band at Bangor International Airport on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The band, with special guest musician Master Sgt. Kevin Tillman, joined the Maine Troop Greeters in welcoming the soldiers to Bangor before they head overseas.

20 years later, sax-playing soldier helps John Bapst band send off troops

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 19, 2011, at 7:19 p.m.
BANGOR | Two decades ago, a 26-year-old U.S. Army medic with the 82nd Airborne stepped off a plane and into Bangor International Airport. The medic was shocked when he entered the terminal on March 8, 1991, and was hit by the sounds of a high school band welcoming him …
Sophomore George Sun (foreground), 16 of  the Jiangsu Province of China, senior Minh Le, 17 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and sophomore Tony Zhang,right, 16 of the Hebei Provice of China work on their math and science homework in their John Bapst Memorial High School dorm building on Broadway in Bangor SUnday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2011. This is the first year of the John Bapst's new international student program with 39 students from China, South Korea and Vietnam living in the school's recently purchased buildings.

John Bapst goes international with new program

By Andrew Neff on Sept. 25, 2011, at 8:48 p.m.
BANGOR | Minh Le has gone from one extreme to the other in the last year and a half, going from living in a home city of 9 million people to a Maine mill town with a population of just under 7,000. Now he finds himself somewhere in the …
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Old Town's Dacie Manion leads Maranacook's Abby Mace and John Bapst's Adrienne Carmack in the 2010 Class B state cross country race in Belfast.

Mt. Blue, John Bapst, Boothbay look strong in cross country

By Randy Whitehouse and Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Sept. 05, 2011, at 8:06 a.m.
Class A The Mt. Blue boys might have been poised to challenge for a top-five placement in the state and a KVAC championship. That optimism is tempered somewhat by a possible season-ending injury to No. 1 runner Jonah Jones. Justin Tracy and Sully Jackson are sure to pick up the …

John Bapst names auditorium in honor of Sekera

By Andrew Neff on Aug. 26, 2011, at 9:32 p.m.
BANGOR | Joe Sekera began to make his mark on John Bapst Memorial High School 43 years ago. Almost 150 friends, co-workers, family members, former students and admirers gathered at the school’s auditorium Friday afternoon as Sekera’s name actually was marked on the school with the unveiling of the …

RSU 87-MSAD 23 board to meet in Carmel

on June 03, 2011, at 5:25 p.m.
The RSU 87-MSAD 23 board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the superintendent’s office in Carmel. For information, email Baked bean supper to be served in Holden HOLDEN | The Holden Congregational Church will hold a baked bean supper …
At his Bangor studio, artist Randy Colbath inspects two pieces of apple wood Feb. 17, 2011, that he has intricately carved over the past month  into a geometric sculpture.

Mariner engineer finds true passion in sculpting

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 17, 2011, at 7:19 p.m.
While attending Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Randy Colbath of Bangor started sculpting wood in his spare time. And while he worked as an engineer aboard merchant vessels, the metalwork necessary for his job slowly led to metal sculptures. But he didn’t truly recognize his artistic tendencies until 10 years …

Former John Bapst standout returns to alma mater as assistant coach

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 08, 2010, at 8:48 p.m.
BANGOR — When Hillary Laferriere walked off the Bangor Auditorium hardwood in February 2008 after her John Bapst Crusaders lost to Mattanawcook Academy in the Eastern Maine Class B girls basketball semifinals, she figured that was the last time she’d ever set foot on that historic court. But Laferriere will …

Linemen Tapley, Desmond to lead Stearns, Bapst

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 12, 2010, at 4:18 p.m.
MILLINOCKET — The two best teams in the LTC will square off at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon for the Eastern Maine Class C football championship, led by arguably the league’s top two linemen. For where Charlie Tapley of top-ranked Stearns of Millinocket and Chris Desmond of second-seeded John Bapst …