School notes for the spring of 2007

17 years ago

Washington named to Dean’s List
Cory Washington, a student at Indiana Wesleyan University, has received recognition on the National Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2007 academic year.

To be named on this list, a student must obtain a 3.500 grade point average on a 4.000 scale and carry at least 12.0 credit hours for the semester.

Franck receives journalism scholarship
ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded just over $308,000 in scholarships to 26 students, all graduates of Maine high schools. They will receive financial support for graduate and undergraduate studies at schools across the U.S. and abroad, including: American University in Rome, Northeastern, Skidmore, Columbia, Endicott, Emerson, Fordham, University of Maine, UC Berkeley and Michigan State.
The new 2007 Gannett scholars are: Lindsey Alston, Portland; Zachary Dionne, Benton; Jonathan Gamble, Roxbury; Meghan Hayward, Machias; Andrew Koch, Portland; Katie Poirier, Biddeford; Timothy Pratt, Kennebunk; Rebekah Rhodes, Rockland; Hunter Umphrey, Eddington; Kegan Zema, South Portland; Abigail Curtis, Orono; and Andrea Galyean, Bucksport. Fourteen students had their Gannett scholarships renewed: Emily Blanck, Winthrop; Kelsea Brenna-Wessels, Kennebunk; Catlin Coyle, Camden; Caitlyn Coyne, Readfield; Samantha DePoy-Warren, Farmington; Patrick Doyle, Falmouth; Matthew Forcier, Biddeford; Tyler Franck, Presque Isle; Paul Henderson, Appleton; Whitney Hodgdon, Stockton Springs; Sarah Katz, Portland; Josh Keefe, Veazie; Nicholas McCrea, Orrington; and Sarah Thiboutot, Waterville.
All 26 students have been pursuing journalism projects and careers in Maine and elsewhere, reporting for newspapers, radio and TV stations. A few examples: Lindsey Alston has written for and hosted the national kids’ TV program, “Yes to Youth;” Jonathan Gamble wrote several articles for the Rumford Falls Times; Kelsey Brennan-Wessels is an intern at the Portland Phoenix; and Samantha DePoy-Warren is a correspondent for the Morning Sentinel.