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Students from Searsport and Lewiston Named “Governor’s Young Writers of the Year

Students from Searsport and Lewiston Named “Governor’s Young Writers of the Year

 Three high school students have been chosen as the winners of the Maine Community College System’s A Journey Into Writing contest and named 2013 Governor’s Young Writers of the Year. They are: Emily Evans of Searsport and Arianna Tang of Frankfort, both juniors at Searsport District High School, and Fadumo Musse, a junior at Lewiston High School.  A Journey Into Writing is open to all high school juniors and home-schooled students of the same age.
 
The three students were each presented with an award and a $2,500 check by First Lady Ann LePage in a ceremony at the Blaine House today. MCCS President John Fitzsimmons joined her in presenting the awards.
 

Workforce Development Competitions Force Students to Show Their Skills

Augusta, ME. – The clock is ticking as we head toward a new high school graduation and college commencement season, and everywhere you turn the same question is being posed: Do our graduates have the skills to meet the demands of today’s job market? Hundreds of high school seniors from the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates’ (JMG) program are confident they do, and spent the day Friday at the Augusta Civic Center proving it at JMG’s 21st Career Development Conference (CDC).

Approximately 500 seniors and a few select juniors faced off against one another at this year’s CDC, competing in a variety of college- and career-readiness contests. From Public Speaking to Decision-Making these competitions give these graduation-ready students the chance to show off the skills they’ve learned in JMG.

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC, April 25-29.