AUGUSTA — Morgan Wellman, a student at Cony High School in Augusta, has been named to the National Association for Music Education 2013 All-National Mixed Choir honor ensemble.

Wellman, 15, of Vassalboro, has been the only freshman to be selected as a Cony Madrigal Singer in several years. She auditioned and was selected for this year’s All State Music festival. She was one of three Cony students to be selected to participate, and her audition received Cony’s highest score. Wellman also participated in the Maine Music Educators Association’s District III High School Honors Ensemble. She was a soloist in this year’s Chizzle Wizzle Program.

The daughter of Jean Lettre of Vassalboro and Scott Wellman of Oxford, she will be a sophomore at Cony High School in the fall.

Wellman will rehearse and perform with other students selected for the MAfME choir in October in Nashville, Tenn. To help sponsor her trip, call Jean Lettre at 592-3093 or email [email protected]

Lapierre attends

Forum on Medicine

AUGUSTA — Lindsay Lapierre of Augusta, an incoming senior at Cony High School, recently attended a 10-day session at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine held at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

At the Forum on Medicine, she was introduced to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research, and general practice. Students took site visits to medical schools and clinical facilities and participate in virtual classrooms with hospitals and healthcare professinals.

The forum is for high school students from across the nation who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and an interest in a career in medicine. She is the daughter of Gary and Tammy Lapierre.

School of Massage

lists graduates

WALDOBORO — The Downeast School of Massage has announced its recent graduates.

Graduating students were Willow Cordes-Eklund of Monroe; Meghan Cronin of Brooks, DeAnna Fletcher of Plymouth; Paul Gagnon of Walpole; Lacey Merrifield of South China; Joel Oyer of Newcastle; and Sarah Taylor of Washington.

Students are now able to apply for licensure as massage therapists in the state of Maine.

Students receive

College Book Award

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Nicholas Benner of Augusta, a student at Cony High School; Alex Chamberland of Winthrop, a student at Winthrop High School; Shanay Gilbert of Hallowell, a student at Hall-Dale High School; Josie Heath of Augusta, a student at Cony High School; Nick Lacasse of Manchester, a student at Maranacook Community School; Josh Peterson of Farmingdale, a student at Hall-Dale High School; Jacob Smith of Sidney, a student at Messalonskee High School; Maureen Tierney of Winthrop, a student at Winthrop High School; Ellen Tuttle of Monmouth, a student at Saint Dominic Academy; and Phi-Khanh Vo of Manchester, a student at Maranacook Community School.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.

Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

Winners were presented the book, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” by Loung Ung, a 1993 St. Michael’s College graduate and widely acclaimed author.

Area students

receive scholarships

WINSLOW — Lohmann Animal Health International recently presented its annual scholarships to three area students.

The scholarships assist students who plan to pursue a career in a science-related field.

Molly Schassberger of Winslow High School received $750. Schassberger will attend Wesleyan University to major in biology. Katelyn Smith of Winslow High School received $750. She is an environmental science major at Oral Roberts University. Raina Rauch, an Erskine Academy graduate, received a $500 scholarship. Rauch majors in occupational therapy at Husson University.

Stevens attends

Ala. space camp

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Mckenzie Stevens of Monmouth, Maine, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on team work, leadership and decision-making.

Stevens was part of the Space Academy Program, which is designed for trainees interested in science and aerospace. She spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, which included experiments such as an extra-vehicular activity, or space walk. She graduated with honors.

College

Area students

named to dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following area students have been named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at the University of Vermont: Allyson E. Drummond of Augusta, a sophomore majoring in zoology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Casandra L. Moreau of Fairfield, a first-year student majoring in secondary education language in the College of Education and Social Services; Rebecca L. Nelson of Fairfield, a junior majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Benjamin P. Daggett of Litchfield, a sophomore majoring in animal sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Ryan D. Holm of Whitefield, a first-year student majoring in Chinese in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Michael H. Pendleton of Winslow, a junior majoring in social work in the College of Education and Social Services.

Colby students

named to dean’s list

WATERVILLE — Colby College has announced area students named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list.

They are Abigail B. Crocker, class of 2013, daughter of Daniel and Christine Crocker of Hallowell and a graduate of Hall-Dale High School; Joseph D. Harwood, class of 2014, son of William and Linda Harwood of Augusta and a graduate of Cony High School; Anna N. Herling, class of 2016, daughter of Douglas and Linda Herling of Bowdoin and a graduate of Cheverus High School; Samuel J. Poulin, class of 2014, son of David and Lisa Poulin of Readfield and a graduate of Maranacook Community School; Natalie M. Tortorella, class of 2014, daughter of James Tortorella of Hallowell and Anne Vallee-Tortorella of Farmingdale and a graduate of Kents Hill School; Cody R. Whitcomb, class of 2016, son of Ronald and Janie Whitcomb of Pittston and a graduate of Gardiner Area High School; and Kara M. Witherill, class of 2015, daughter of Donald and Donna Witherill of Readfield and a graduate of Maranacook Community School.

Area students

named to dean’s list

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Institute of Technology has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2013 quarter.

Local students are: Eric Caron, a fifth-year student in the software engineering program, and Randi Galouch, a third-year student in the information technology program, both of Belgrade, Maine, and both students in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Gabriel Greenlaw of Pittston, Maine, a fourth-year student in the glass program in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences; Brian Nugent of Monmouth, Maine, a first-year student in the game design and development program in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; and Mallory Rauch of Palermo, Maine, a fourth-year student in the electrical engineering program in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Sirois, of Randolph,

makes dean’s list

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — Molly A. Sirois, of Randolph, is on Cazenovia’s 2013 spring semester dean’s list. Sirois is a junior majoring in human services specializing in counseling and mental health. Sirois is a graduate of Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner, Maine.

Bentley University

honors students

WALTHAM, Mass. — Bentley University has announced students receiving honors for the spring 2013 semester.

Area students are James Fongemie, of Augusta, who was named to the president’s list; and Damon Bailey, of China Village, who was named to the dean’s list.

Lyndon State College

dean’s list announced

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Two local students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Lyndon State College. They are Sarah Murphy, of Monmouth, majoring in atmospheric sciences with a concentration in climate change; and Alyssa Pearce, of Augusta, majoring in music business and industry with a concentration in production.