AUGUSTA — Mariah Damon of West Gardiner has received a 2013 Maine Grocers Association Scholarship from the Maine Grocers Association and the Maine Beverage Company.

Damon will be attending the University of New England. She works at Goggins IGA in Randolph.

MacDonald receives

Barrows Scholarship

Laura MacDonald of Hallowell has been awarded the Kennebec Valley Garden Club’s Barrows Scholarship.

A 2013 graduate of Kents Hill School in Kents Hill, MacDonald will attend Vassar College in New York where she will major in Biology and Environmental Studies.

Student wins

design contest

AUGUSTA — Annemarie Towle, a sixth grade student at Farrington Elementary School, has been selected as the Kennebec County winner of the Garelick Farms “Pure Happiness” Design Contest.

Annemarie will receive a $500 savings bond and $500 for her school’s art department to use for art supplies and other education-related expenses.

Students in kindergarten-sixth grade were invited to submit an illustration depicting what Pure Happiness means to them. Annemarie’s submission, “Running is pure happiness to me. Just the feeling of it makes me smile,” showed herself running in a race with a quote saying, “Winning isn’t everything, running is…”.

Students attend

HOBY seminar

BIDDEFORD — Two local students, Ryan Dumont of Augusta and Elizabeth D’Angelo of Readfield, attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held recently at the University of New England.

HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores to interact with leaders in business, government, education, media and community service occupations to discuss present and future issues, according to a news release. Students are challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the seminar.

Dumont is a student at Cony High School and D’Angelo is a student at Maranacook Community High School.

Bowdoin students

win history award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aaron Dustin and Adam Dustin, home-schooled brothers from Bowdoin, recently presented their project, “Benjamin Franklin: God’s Wrath, the Kite Experiment, and the Lightning Rod,” at the annual Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest at the University of Maryland College Park Campus in the Washington, D.C.

Aaron Dustin, an eighth-grade student, and Adam Dustin, sixth grade, ranked 12th in the country for their exhibit. Their project was selected by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for the “Outstanding Colonial Era/Revolutionary War Project” award. For their presentation, the brothers created a museum-like exhibit that included a diorama of Franklin’s kite experiment, a scientific outline of the experiments which led to the invention of the lighting rod, and analysis as to why this invention was a turning point in history.

They are the sons of Richard and Stephanie Dustin.

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