Education Briefs

Mar 15, 2019

Tirone awarded full-tuition scholarship at Oglethorpe

ATLANTA, Ga. — Stella Tirone of Freedom has been awarded a full-tuition James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Tirone is a senior at Mount View High School and currently plans to major in politics.

The JEO Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award that recognizes high school seniors with an outstanding record of academic achievement and great potential to contribute to the community life of Oglethorpe University. Recipients compete for the honor during an invitation-only Scholarship Weekend hosted on campus.

In addition to the full-tuition award, JEO scholars receive a stipend in support of a summer study abroad course, as well as an invitation to enroll in an exploratory honors seminar during the first semester and eligibility for a research stipend for a senior honors thesis.

Time to register for summer courses at UMaine

BELFAST — Registration is open for over 200 University of Maine undergraduate and graduate summer courses, both live and online, offered at the Hutchinson Center, May 13 to Aug. 23.

Those courses include basic biology, molecular chemistry, educational leadership, college composition, creative writing, literature for children, U.S. history since 1877, integrated science and career exploration, nature and language of mathematics, precalculus, general psychology and advanced topics in university studies.

A complete list of summer courses is online ( and available at the Hutchinson Center. Need-based scholarships are available and applications must be received no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.

For more information about registration and scholarship opportunities, or to schedule an advising appointment, contact Nancy Bergerson, 338-8049 or, or visit

Visit to learn about the variety of courses and programs offered online year-round.

MMA announces fall graduates, Dean's List

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy recently named 400 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, among them 14 from Waldo County. MMA also announced graduates who completed their requirements in the fall semester.

Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. Those from Waldo County are:

Tyler Bunker of Searsmont, majoring in marine engineering operations; Nathaniel Cust of Winterport, marine engineering operations; David Estes of Searsport, marine transportation operations; Donald Hustus of Brooks, power engineering operations; and Samuel Kulikowski and Scott Kulikowski of Swanville, both majoring in marine engineering operations.

Also, Melinda Ogden of Winterport, international business and logistics; Mackenzie Philbrick of Searsport, international business and logistics; Jacob Racioppi of Belfast, marine systems engineering; and Adam Reed of Unity, power engineering technology.

Also, Tyler Riply of Troy, international business and logistics; Hila Shooter of Monroe, vessel operations and technology; Kaitlyn Shute of Searsport, international business and logistics; and Hannah Skorapa of Stockton Springs, international business and logistics.

The following MMA graduates completed their degree requirements as of Dec. 31, 2018:

Gregory Brundage of Palermo, B. S. degree in vessel operations and technology.

Chase Hanson of Morrill, A.S. degree, cum laude, in small vessel operations.

Wyatt Roberts of Belfast, B.S. degree in marine engineering technology.

Kaitlyn Sutter helps raise funds for UVM Children's Hospital

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Kaitlyn Sutter of Palermo, along with 40 teams and over 700 participants, has helped the University of Vermont's annual student-led fundraising event RALLYTHON raise a record-breaking $117,520.29 for the UVM Children's Hospital.

Sutter spent the year as a RALLYTHON participant, gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness of the hospital, which treats and provides life-saving care to sick and injured kids in need.




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