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CHARLES WESLEY LEONARD

HANCOCK – Charles Wesley Leonard, 77, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Saginaw, Mich., the son of Glenford and Margaret (Gunn) Leonard. Wes graduated from Port Huron High School in 1944. He served in an M.P. Battalion in 1945-46 with …
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Samantha Jane Bullard

Hermon High School announces 2013 honor parts

HERMON, Maine — Principal Brian M. Walsh has announced the honor parts for the Hermon High School graduating Class of 2013.  Commencement ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Collins Center for the Arts, Orono. Samantha Jane Bullard, daughter of Robert Bullard of Bangor and …

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Washburn District High School WASHBURN – Larry Hallowell, principal of Washburn District High School, has announced honor parts for the Class of 2001. Graduation exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the high school gymnasium. Elizabeth Brissette, daughter of Vernon and Jane Brissette, is valedictorian. She …

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Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School MARS HILL – Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School of Mars Hill has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2005. Commencement exercises will be held 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, in the school gymnasium. Naomi Smith, daughter of Nathan and Ruth Smith of Blaine, …
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Schenck High School Valedictorian of the Class of 2011 is Kristina Rose Jamo.

Schenck High School honor parts

Principal John W. Farrington has announced the honor parts for the graduating Class of 2011. Kristina Rose Jamo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Jamo of East Millinocket, has been named valedictorian of her class. She will attend the University of Maine in Orono to study kinesiology. She participated in varsity …

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Ashland Community High School ASHLAND – David Deaton, principal of Ashland Community High School, has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2005. Commencement exercises were held Friday, June 3, at the Bobby Goding Memorial Gymnasium. Jeremy G.S. Baker, son of Melanie R. Baker of Ashland and Chad J.S. …

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Central Aroostook High School, Mars Hill MARS HILL – Graduation exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Central Aroostook High School gymnasium. Valedictorian is Heather Johnston, daughter of Dale and Judith Johnston of Mars Hill. She is president and past secretary of the National Honor …
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2013 honor parts for Stearns High School

MILLINOCKET, Maine — The honor parts for the Class of 2013 at Stearns High School have been announced as follows: Valedictorian Kristen Nicole Manzo, daughter of Steve & Melissa Manzo, plans to attend the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Art. During high school, Kristen …

School news

Schools River Coalition OLD TOWN – The River Coalition recently received a $2,250 grant from the Frederic Future Fund of the Maine Communities Foundation to support the student projects component of its Youth Empowerment Initiative. The mission of the initiative is to motivate and prepare high school students to engage …

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Schenck High School, East Millinocket Thomas Tetu, principal of Schenck High School, has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2005. Commencement exercises were held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Schenck High School gymnasium. Devin James Meehan, son of James and Linda Meehan of East Millinocket, …

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Washburn District High School WASHBURN – Principal Rick Bragg of Washburn District High School has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2002. Commencement exercises will be held 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the school. Jason Thomas, son of Fred and Beverly Thomas of Washburn, has been named …

Puzzle obsession a common affliction

I thought I was seriously crossword-puzzle obsessed, headed for the padded cell. But after watching the documentary “Wordplay,” featuring New York Times guru Will Shortz, I realize I am a mere piker. I got addicted to crossword puzzles while riding the MTA subway three or four decades ago. I liked …

ARTHUR E. NEWKIRK

BLUE HILL – Arthur Edward Newkirk, 92, died peacefully Sept. 14, 2006, in his home at Parker Ridge, Blue Hill. He was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Jersey City, N.J., the son of Arthur Percy and May Matilda (Young) Newkirk. He graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1931. He …

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Hampden Academy HAMPDEN – Hampden Academy has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2004. Graduation exercises will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Skehan Center, Hampden Academy. Amelia Lynn Potvin, daughter of Connie and Paul Potvin of Hampden, has been named valedictorian for the Class …
On their first day at Lee Academy, Friday, July 8 , Guibang Li, 14 and other 8th and 9th graders from Guangzhou Foreign Language School took S.L.E.P. (Secondary English Proficiency) test. Fifty-two students from the school are spending several weeks at Lee Academy to brush up on their English language skills.

Chinese students seeking opportunity in Maine schools

LEE, Maine — Imagine sitting in a classroom from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday with as many as 64 other students, stationary except for a 2½-hour lunch break, and having to take classes on Saturdays and Sundays, too. Imagine lessons heavy with memorization and detail, with little opportunity …

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Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield Maine Central Institute will hold graduation exercises noon Sunday, June 10. Valedictorian is Rishi Li Moskalewicz, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Nina Moskalewicz of Pittsfield. Salutatorian is Mitchell Douglas Mailman, son of Stephen and Yvonne Mailman, also of Pittsfield. First honor essayist is Timothy Adam Monk, …

Biological weapons protocol talks unresolved

The July 26 edition of the Bangor Daily News carried an AP story by Alexander Higgins to the effect that the United States was withdrawing from talks designed to ratify a protocol for the 1972 United Nations Biological Weapons Convention of which this nation was a signatory. Negotiations over the …

Honor parts

Central High School, Corinth CORINTH – Honor parts for the Class of 2002 have been announced by Principal William Connors. Commencement exercises will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Central High School gymnasium. Crystal Parker, daughter of Donald and Heather Parker of Bradford, has been named …

MALCOLM ‘MAC’ VAIL BUCHANAN

BROWNVILLE JUNCTION and CHARLESTON – Malcolm “Mac” Vail Buchanan, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Old Town, the son of William and Jennie Pearl (Spinney) …

School news

Schools Voice of Democracy contest HERMON – A Hermon High School freshman placed third in the 2007 Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Maine Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jordan Lorenz, 15, won a $500 scholarship for his essay on the topic, “My Role in Honoring …