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Greely Face off! Boys against girls!

Greely Face off! Boys against girls!

The boys and the girl's tennis team's will face off today at three O'Clock down at Valhalla, and it looks like it's going to be a great day today, and a lot of fun! 

Local kids go national with their robots!

Local kids go national with their robots!

The kids from Cape Elizabeth Middle School and Yarmouth High are headed to the national championships with their…robots!
Elementary school, high school, and college students from around the world are headed for the VEX Robotics World Championship just outside Orlando.
That’s where their robots will be going head to head in international competition.
Check it out here!
We’ll go there LIVE, to meet them and get the lowdown on their creation on Friday April 15.
VEX Robotics President Paul Copioli will help introduce these rising young tech stars and talk about their incredible accomplishments in technology AND in working as a team on a complex project.

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LIVE FROM THE ROBOT SHOWDOWN

For a cutting edge peek at the technology of tomorrow, you can’t beat the brilliant creations of America’s best and brightest young technology wizards.

Student artists in your neighborhood to be honored at Blaine House

Augusta, ME – Student artists from across Maine will receive recognition from Maine’s First Lady at a Blaine House ceremony at 2:00 pm, on Monday, April 11.

The students, from 17 schools, will receive certificates for their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition that has been on display in the Capitol Complex since February.

“These works of art are inspiring and showcase the talent of our youth,” said Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage. “Two pieces of artwork are on display currently in the Blaine House and we are making space available for a third.

Sports Around Greely High School

Sports Around Greely High School

Great day out today, sun in the sky, only a few clouds, so all in all a great day to be outside. Many spring sports are underway, but the weather in the past is making it harder to play for many of the kids. Despite the scattering of good weather, the rain and snow has stayed on the fields. Any player that tries to venture onto the grassy fields risks destroying them for all the water that's made it a marsh-land. My friend Lexi, griped about it today and told me how her softball team has been meeting in the gym, and even in sunny weather like today, may not be able to get onto the fields. Unlike the people on my tennis team, they are not in their natural element, and can't wait for the sun to stay put for a while.

Chet Jordan Leadership Award Supports Students in Aroostook, Cumberland, Kennebec & Penobscot County

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND - The Maine Community Foundation’s Chet Jordan Leadership Award offers scholarships to students from Aroostook, Cumberland, Kennebec, and Penobscot Counties.
The award honors students who are achieving their goals despite hardship, adversity, or disability. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership, independent thinking, initiative, and hard work in their communities and schools.
Eligible applicants are graduating seniors at the following high schools: Bangor, Brewer, Cape Elizabeth, Cheverus, Cony, Cumberland, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Greely, John Bapst, Katahdin, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Yarmouth, and all high schools in Aroostook County.
Applications are due April 15, 2011.

Yarmouth High School wins at the 2011 Maine Drama festival

Yarmouth High School wins at the 2011 Maine Drama festival

Yarmouth High School's production of The Elephant Man has taken first place for Class B at the 2011 Maine Drama festival. The Maine Drama festival finals were held March 25th and 26th.  Cast members Dustin Pazar, Samuel Coleman, Jack Gilman
and Natalie Sanford received awards for their performance. The production also received recommendations for Overall Techinical Excellence and Outstanding Ensemble.

Over 2,500 Maine High Schools students from 77 high schools competed.  The Maine Drama festival is an annual event sponsored by The Maine Principals' Association and the Maine Drama Council.

The runner up for Class B was Rockland District High School with their production of Sideways Stories From Wayside High School.

Jim Mayer returns to Maine to spread Anti-Bullying message

Uncle Jim, better known to adults as Jim Mayer of Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, returns to Maine to help spread his anti-bullying message through song and fun activities.  He calls these rallies IM4U.  The rallies build awareness and educate children the following principles:

* Empowerment through RESPONSIBILITY
* Empowerment through OBSERVATION
* Empowerment through CHOICE
* Empowerment through KNOWLEDGE

He will take kids through the steps of dealing with bullies, which he calls the three R’s: recognize, refuse, and report. “Each of us is empowered today if we only behave like a baby trying to walk,” he explains. “When we fall, we get up.