UMF Visiting Writers Series Opens Semester with Talk by Maine Filmmaker Desi Van Til, Sept. 18

FARMINGTON, ME (September 10, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is proud to present Maine filmmaker Desi Van Til for a special event to open its 2014-15 Visiting Writers Series. Van Til will discuss her films at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. This event is free and open to the public.RP145-004

A native of Farmington and graduate of Mt. Blue High School, Van Til studied English Literature at Princeton University, then enjoyed a post-graduate cinema intensive fellowship in Paris before moving to Los Angeles to work in film. She worked with mentor Greg Silverman at Revolution Studios and Warner Brothers, then served for five years as vice president of development for Roth/Arnold Productions.

She associate-produced Gary Winick’s “13 Going on 30” starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalos and Judd Apatow’s “Drillbit Taylor” starring Owen Wilson. In 2004, Van Til adapted and produced the short film “Last Night” starring Frances McDormand, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2007, she moved to Maine with her husband director Sean Mewshaw to create Rusticator Pictures and produce the comedic love story “Tumbledown” from her own script. It is currently in its final stages and stars SNL alum Jason Sudeikis.

Van Til has also written a feature comedy script for Warner Brothers entitled “Married Off.”

More Information on the UMF Creative Writing Program

As the only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in the state of Maine and one of only three in all of New England, the UMF program invites students to work with faculty, who are practicing writers, in workshop-style classes to discover and develop their writing strengths in the genres of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Small classes, an emphasis on individual conferencing, and the development of a writing portfolio allow students to see themselves as artists and refine their writing under the guidance of accomplished and published faculty mentors. Students can pursue internships to gain real-world writing and publishing experience by working on campus with The Beloit Poetry Journal, a distinguished poetry publication since 1950; or Alice James Books, an award-winning poetry publishing house.

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Media Contact: Jeffrey Thomson, UMF professor of creative writing, at 207-778-7454, or jeffrey.thomson@maine.edu.

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UMF Receives U.S. News and Washington Monthly Accolades

FARMINGTON, ME (September 9, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington has received national recognition for the seventeenth year by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Colleges” for 2015. The national rankings, released on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, named UMF number five in the Top Public Regional Colleges category and number 18 in the ranking of both public and private Regional Colleges in the North.

In addition to being included in the top U.S. News rankings since 1998, UMF has also been named a “Best Bang for the Buck” baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly magazine 2014.

According to their website, the Washington Monthly guide ranks colleges based on the economic value students receive per dollar, and asks the question, “Are you getting the most for your money?” The bang for the buck feature was added to Washington Monthly’s rankings in response to the federal government’s interest in a rating system that shows what colleges are offering the best value to students and taxpayers.

“We’re so pleased to receive these highly-respected accolades,” said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president. “UMF prides itself on creating a vibrant community of learners preparing for a productive future and results like these annual rankings highlight our success.”

The 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings include more than 1,360 accredited four-year colleges and universities throughout the country. The rankings are based on data from multiple sources including the U.S. News statistical survey and information provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Of the total national colleges included in the U.S. News & World Report ranking, 364 Regional Colleges are assessed in four geographic regions: North, South, Midwest and West. UMF’s region includes all six New England states plus New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Maryland; Delaware; and Washington, D.C. The colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peer group in each geographic area.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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UMF Announces Bachelor’s Degree Program in Growing Outdoor Recreation Industry

FARMINGTON, ME (September 8, 2014)—Kathryn A. Foster, University of Maine at Farmington president, recently announced that UMF is elevating its highly-successful, interdisciplinary studies program focusing on the growing outdoor recreation industry to a full Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Recreation Business Administration.

This advancement recently won the approval of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and continues in the footsteps of the original program, preparing students to invest their passion for the outdoors in pursuing rewarding careers in the four-season outdoor recreation industry.

“We’re so excited to be able to offer our students a full bachelor’s degree in this expanding Maine industry,” said Foster. “This enhanced ORBA program renews UMF’s commitment to Maine’s four-season outdoor recreation sector and reaffirms our active partnership in the state’s continued overall economic development.”

An emphasis on business administration in the outdoor recreation sector sets Farmington’s ORBA program apart from similar programs available in New England, qualifying some out-of-state students for the New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break program. All students have the opportunity to take business classes on subjects such as Retail Operations, Financial Management for Recreation and Tourism, and Human Resources Development in addition to coursework in outdoor recreation and adventure sports like snow sports, the river industry, hiking and camping, golf and inland fishing.

A required 6-credit internship is a core component of the program. It provides students with on-the-job experience that opens doors for future employment options, with many internships providing some type of compensation to help with student expenses.

Clyde Mitchell, UMF professor of business, will oversee the ORBA program, and is looking at ways to make the degree more flexible and responsive to the industry’s changing needs.

“UMF is ideally located to prepare students in the outdoor recreation sector. We’re just about an hour from many of Maine’s largest adventure sports and recreation areas,” said Mitchell. “With this advanced program, we will continue to give our students the necessary skill sets to live and work in this region or at any four-season recreation area and pursue a lifestyle and a profession they’re passionate about.”

The program was originally developed in 2009 in collaboration with an advisory board of leaders from Maine’s four-season recreation industry who indicated the need for a program that focuses on the development of business knowledge and leadership skills appropriate to careers at all levels in the outdoor recreation industry. The new ORBA bachelor’s degree program will likewise have the guidance of a board of outdoor recreation leaders that will be chaired by Dana Bullen, CEO of Sunday River.

Students currently enrolled in the program can choose to remain in the interdisciplinary degree program or change to the new degree program. New students will automatically be admitted to the bachelor’s degree program beginning this fall.

For more information visit: http://www.umf.maine.edu/majors-academics/outdoor-recreation-business-administration/

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A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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First UMF Art Gallery Exhibit of the Year Features Innovative Multi-media Artist Barry Whittaker

FARMINGTON, ME (September 3, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington proudly presents an exhibit by multi-media artist and designer Barry Whittaker as the UMF Art Gallery’s opening exhibition for the fall 2014 semester.

The exhibit, “Throwing Things at the Sky to See if They Stick,” will be held from Sept. 11 through Oct. 19. There will be an opening reception from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, featuring an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.RP145-002

Whittaker investigates myth, language and miscommunication through a variety of technology and collaboration-based multi-media projects. His digital prints, videos and game-based interactions explore the ways in which we communicate in our technology-driven world.

Speaking to each other through machines generates misunderstandings that expand through media to become ubiquitous, accidental “information.”  Whittaker says, “I like to image communication in its most fractured and disrupted forms.  Our inaccuracies travel through space and time.  We’re only aware of our communication tools because of their failings and shortcomings.”

Whittaker has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Japan and recently returned from a residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo.

He received his BFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin and his MFA in Photography/Media at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Whittaker is assistant professor of new media at the University of Toledo.

This UMF Art Gallery exhibition is sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry.

The UMF Art Gallery is located at 246 Main Street in Farmington, behind the Admissions Office.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays–Sundays 12-4 p.m. and by appointment.  For more information or to make an appointment please contact Sarah Maline at maline@maine.edu or call her at 207-778-1062.

More about the UMF Art Gallery

The UMF Art Gallery is dedicated to bringing contemporary art and artists to campus and the regional community. In its focus on innovative and challenging new work, the gallery reinforces the academic vision of the university and the Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry in celebrating art as a powerful agent of community and cultural identity. The gallery develops compelling interdisciplinary educational opportunities for students and community and works with local schools to integrate art into their curricula.

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Media Contact: Sarah Maline, UMF associate professor of art history and UMF Art Gallery director, at maline@maine.edu or 207-778-1062.

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UMF Student Elected President of Student Education Association of Maine

FARMINGTON, ME (August 21, 2014)—University of Maine at Farmington student Olivia Brown has recently been voted in as the first elected president of the Student Education Association of Maine.  An affiliate of the Maine Education Association, SEAM supports pre-professional educators with professional development, networking opportunities, outreach projects and access to member benefits.

“I feel so fortunate to have been given this opportunity to work with SEAM in this new capacity,” said Brown.  “I’m really looking forward to serving the organization as it helps new teachers enter the work force and highlighting the positive difference Maine educators make to so many people.”RP134-076

A junior from Skowhegan, Brown is majoring at UMF in elementary education with a minor in rehabilitation. Her passion for teaching and making a difference has been strengthened by her love for scouting—an organization she has been involved with for 15 years and continues with to this day as leader of daisy-brownie troop # 1928.

Brown joined the UMF SEAM student organization in her first year at the University and has taken advantage of professional development opportunities in addition to being active in the organization. She takes every opportunity to attend both Maine Education Association Board and SEAM Representative Council meetings and has been involved in helping the sister organizations be more collaborative.

Along with her UMF course work, including serving her teaching practicum at the Cape Cod Hill School in New Sharon, Brown works at the Sweatt-Winter Child Care and Education Center at UMF and as an orientation intern during the summer with the UMF Student Life Office.

“Olivia has interned with me over the last several years and she brings a very high level of responsibility and leadership to everything she does,” said Maya Kasper, UMF assistant director for the Center for Student Involvement. “She helps manage the office during the summer, works on publications and communications and helps in the planning and training for our fall orientation of new students. Every task she takes on is done with a can-do attitude. We’re all very proud of her.”

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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Media Contact: Maya Kasper, UMF assistant director for the Center for Student Involvement, at kasper@maine.edu or 207-778-7346

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Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF Campus Features Music Under the Stars with Summer Lawn Party, Aug. 22

FARMINGTON, ME (August 18, 2014)—The Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus is proud to present an evening of toe-tapping music and summer fun under the stars at the ECAC with the Emery Summer Lawn Party beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, rain or shine.

RP134-078Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and listen to the lively sounds of The Mallett Brothers Band, a nationally touring alt-country/rock band from Maine, with an opening performance by the unique sounds of Western Maine folk band Golden Oak.

Admission is $10 at the door with advance tickets at Devaney, Doak & Garrett booksellers in Farmington.  A cash bar will be available. Please note: all alcohol must be purchased on site.

The Mallett Brothers Band is a nationally touring alt-country/rock band from Maine. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s shaped equally by folk and singer/songwriter influences as by harder rock, punk and even psychedelic sounds. Led by brothers Luke and Will Mallett, the band is rounded out by Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, and Wally on dobro and electric guitar.

Since forming in 2009, the band has released three full-length albums and toured the country extensively, providing support for acts ranging from The Josh Abbot Band, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Robison and the Turnpike Troubadours to .38 Special, Toby Keith, Chris Caigle and Travis Tritt.

The Mallett Brothers Band was named best band in New England, and received best album in New England for “LAND” at the 2013 New England Music Awards.

From the foothills of Western Maine, GoldenOak is a folk band with a unique blend of beautiful harmonies, melodic guitar, mandola, cello and percussion. Their songs range from familiar old-time tunes to new, intriguing original pieces, catering to the musical delights of music lovers everywhere.

Siblings, Lena and Zak Kendall, filled their summers with songs on the lake, collaborating with the hum of Seth Wegner’s cello. These three formed the band, GoldenOak, and were soon joined by friend and talented guitarist, Peter Coleman. With their love for music and their love for one another, GoldenOak creates a blissful sound and exuberant time for listeners of all kinds.

For More Information on this event, call: 207-778-7319.

More About the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF Campus

The Emery Community Arts Center is an innovative, experimental venue on the UMF campus for the arts in Western Maine. It features an exciting 2,500-square-foot, 160-seat multipurpose performance space with dynamic vertical foldaway doors that open onto an outdoor performance area and a 1,600-square-foot Flex-Space gallery for traditional exhibits, new media and performance art. A dramatic interior corridor offers additional exhibition space and connects the center with the existing Alumni Theater. Designed by designLAB architects of Boston to complement the historic performance venues of Nordica Auditorium and Alumni Theater, the 15,000-square-foot center is the keystone for the arts complex on the UMF campus.

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Media Contact: Jayne Decker, director of the Emery Community Arts Center, at 207-778-7319

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UMF Holds Successful, First-of-its-kind, Full-Scale Homeland Security Training Exercise

FARMINGTON, ME (August 8, 2014)—The first-of-its-kind in Maine, Full-Scale Homeland Security Training Exercise was successfully held on the University of Maine at Farmington campus on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The emergency preparedness drill is the culmination of 18 months of pre-planning during which the University sponsored two smaller training events as defined by the federal Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

The exercise included several simulated, complex and critical emergency scenarios and was planned by the UMF Crisis Management Team, the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, Maine Emergency Management Agency and local emergency responders. It involved the participation of more than 20 emergency responder offices and agencies and 200 people in various roles.

“I want to applaud UMF and the way the University opened their campus to this exercise,” said Tim Hardy, director of the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency. “This type of interaction provides a lasting foundation for continued cooperation that will benefit the whole community.”

UMF’s goal in this effort is to test their communication systems and response times and provide valuable, regional insight into emergency preparedness best practices.

“Today’s exercise has provided an important opportunity to gain critical information about our strengths and areas for needed improvement in our emergency response capabilities,” said Celeste Branham, UMF vice president of student and community services. “In addition we have developed deeper connections and friendships with our external partners in planning that help make the campus and local community a safer and more enduring place to live and learn.”

The exercise was coordinated by Scott Parker, a State Emergency Management consultant, who monitored the day’s activities. All participating agencies debriefed after the exercise and Parker will be giving a formal report to participating organizations on the efficacy of their communications systems and the timeliness of their response to the simulated developing crisis.

More on University of Maine at Farmington

A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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 Media Contact: Celeste Branham, UMF vice president of student and community services, at 207-778-7087, or cbranham@maine.edu

 

Full-Scale Homeland Security Training Exercise at University of Maine at Farmington, August 8

FARMINGTON, ME (July 31, 2014)—A first-of-its-kind in Maine, full-scale, Homeland Security training exercise will be held from 9-11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, on the University of Maine at Farmington campus.

The exercise will include a simulated emergency scenario with volunteers posing as injured individuals and a potential secondary incident nearby. Numerous emergency vehicles along with some loud noises will be present in the area and are part of the training exercise.

Some local streets will be closed for a short period of time to facilitate the exercise and ensure the safety of participants and members of the public.

The exercise is being planned by the UMF Crisis Management Team, the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, Maine Emergency Management Agency and local emergency responders. Emergency response will be by campus police, local police, sheriff and fire departments, EMS groups, Franklin Memorial Hospital and the UMF Crisis Management Team.

The event will provide valuable, regional insight into emergency preparedness best practices. It will focus on the methods of emergency response, notification of university students and local citizens, evaluation of emergency response policies for several responders and how to mitigate hazardous conditions.

For more information, please call the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency at 207-778-5892.

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Media Contact: Celeste Branham, UMF vice president of student and community services, at 207-778-7087, or cbranham@maine.edu

UMF Announces Appointment of Joseph P. McGinn as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

FARMINGTON, ME (July 28, 2014)—Kathryn A. Foster, president of University of Maine at Farmington, recently announced the appointment of Joseph P. McGinn as the University’s provost and vice president of academic affairs, effective July 1, 2014.

RP134-075“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. McGinn to UMF as we are poised at the start of our next 150 years,” said Foster. “He brings an impressive combination of intellectual savvy and leadership experience to UMF. Friendly, thoughtful, professional and academically sophisticated, he is a careful listener and articulate communicator who has already shown great knowledge and enthusiasm for UMF, Western Maine and the University of Maine System.”

As chief academic officer at UMF, McGinn will provide leadership for all aspects of academic life, continue to strengthen UMF’s academic and research programs and maintain UMF’s dedication to excellence. “I am honored and excited to be a part of UMF’s tremendous legacy as the birthplace of public higher education in Maine,” said McGinn. “I look forward to helping it continue to grow and prosper and to being an active part of the campus and the Farmington community.”

McGinn comes to UMF from Towson University near Baltimore, Md., where he served as dean of the Honors College and professor of philosophy since 2011. As dean, he worked to provide the management, leadership and vision necessary to help students succeed.

Throughout his career, he has been committed to the development of the student as a whole person, successfully contributing to a wide range of programs, co-curricular initiatives and administrative support to encourage and showcase student engagement in all forms of scholarship and learning.

Prior to his time at Towson, he served as director of the Global Honors program and professor of philosophy at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and assistant professor of philosophy and humanities at Penn State, Harrisburg.

In addition to his background as an administrator and an educator, McGinn has a broad range of experience with many areas involved in University life, including graduate and undergraduate programs and policies, curriculum development and assessment, professional development for faculty, enrollment management, budget management and faculty recruitment.

McGinn was a Commonwealth Scholar at Edinburgh University in Scotland. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in philosophy at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a B.A. in philosophy and history at the University of Manitoba.

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University of Maine at Farmington Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014 Semester

FARMINGTON, ME (July 21, 2014)—The University of Maine at Farmington announces its Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. UMF maintains a Dean’s List each semester for those students completing a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status. Academic achievement awarded at commencement is based on all course work taken at UMF.

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A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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Palmyra: Leigh Welch;

Peaks Island: Hannah Carlson;

Peru: Brianna Lecours;

Phillips: Lyndsay Beane;

Pittsfield: Marguerite Bryant, Courtney Fowler, Gabrielle LaGross, Carolyn Newhouse, Karissa Porter;

Plymouth: Amy Patterson;

Poland: Casandra Greco, Matthew Principe;

Portland: Samantha Allshouse, Samantha Gilmour, Alyssa Ladd, Carrie Mooney;

Pownal: Danielle Brosseau;

Presque Isle: Kayla Girardin, Christina Hallowell;

Randolph: Mariah Duncan;

Rangeley: Christa Bonney;

Raymond: Hannah Huber;

Readfield: Benjamin Rodriguez, Tristan Stockford;

Rockland: Christina Quach, Kyle Sareyani;

Rockport: Colby Hill, Sarah Winchenbach;

Rumford: Kaitlyn Cote, Krista Cote, Aaron Delcourt, Michael Foley, Brittany Garcia, Amy Mahar, Audrey Morin, Emily O’Donnell, Frank Parsons;

Sabattus: Emily McLean;

Saco: Anna Dowling, Heather Galasyn, James Grover, Michelle Henaire, Emily Higgins, Allura Morneau, Paul Santamore;

Salem Twp: Jillian Withee;

Sanford: Erin Fraser, Sarah Gould, Lacey Tatosky;

Scarborough: Lauren Bickmore, Caitlyn Connolly, Nathaniel Duggan, Amanda Ledue, Sarah Pritchard;

Sebago: Lindsay Nason;

Sebec: Alyce McLeod;

Sidney: Renee Moody, Chelsey Oliver, Shawna Oliver, Joseph Pepin, Shelby Thibodeau, Allison White;

Skowhegan: Sebastien Dumont, Alexis Lanctot, Katelynn Lizotte, Bradford Lopes, Jennifer Meade, Trey Nelson, Ryan Scott, Grace Toles;

Smithfield: Megan Perkins;

Solon: Glenn Lumbert;

South Berwick: Katie Emmons, Mallory Smith;

South China: Tyler Belanger, Rebecca-Ann Severy, Christopher Vogel;

South Paris: Kayla Dore, Erica Ellingwood, Brooke Ladd, Carl Langbehn, Kasey Mills;

South Portland: Chelsea Bartlett, Elizabeth Carnell, Jennifer Gerry, Emily Gray, Sarah Meuse;

South Thomaston: Emmaline Waldron;

Springvale: Leanne Arsenault;

Starks: Darrell Dyke;

Steep Falls: Charles Young;

Surry: Amanda Moir;

Temple: Aimee Degroat, Dylan Toothaker;

Thomaston: Amber Hanson;

Thorndike: Kathleen Schultz;

Topsham: Devin Boilard, Lacey Campbell, Jordan Daigle, Ashley Libby, Brennan Radulski, Alexander Robinson, Meghan Schofield;

Turner: Matthew Bilodeau, Amanda Wise;

Union: Amanda Barrows, Janelle Noonan, Rachel Siegel;

Unity: Delainey Kein;

Vassalboro: Brianna Benevento, Nicole Bernhardt, Nathan Bowring, Sean Cabaniss, Allison Reynolds;

Waldo: Sarah Marshall;

Waldoboro: Vincent Vannah;

Warren: Wyatt Porter;

Waterville: Nicholas Camic, Emily Cote, Anna LeClair, Sarah Ringer, Isaiah Spofford, Kayla Tuttle, Jinni-Mae Workman;

Wayne: Sarah Pokorny;

Wells: Chelsea Martel, Sarah Stefanik;

West Baldwin: Nicole Rankin;

West Bath: Kelsie Gagnon;

West Farmington: Patricia McLain;

West Gardiner: Sloan Hanning, Erica Manning, Anthonie Phillis;

West Paris: Matthew Chandler, Hunter Rowell;

Westbrook: Haley Berry, Katie Clark, Anna Traugh;

Wilton: Sarah Jacques, Jaycee Jenckes, Lauren Orff, Jordan Plog;

Windham: Molly Olsen, Katherine Turpen;

Windsor: Molly King, Sarah Manley;

Winslow: Elizabeth Ferry, Jessica McCaslin, Brittany Robbins;

Winterport: Marissa Arrigoni, Megan Braley;

Winthrop: Brigid Chapin, Parker Chapin, Deirdre Dosedlo, Ian Gingras, Zachary Nadeau;

Wiscasset: Rebecca Slack, Lauren Trudeau;

Woodville: Taylor McCafferty;

Woolwich: Keifer Boguhn, Leanne Keenan, Kalib Moore;

Yarmouth: Erica Paul, Emma Pidden, Taylor Sisk, Abigail Smith;

York: Chelsea Morley.

CONNECTICUT

Bristol: Olivia Cyr;

Deep River: Aliza Dube;

New Haven: Sean Igoe;

Niantic: Victoria Luce;

Norwich: Shannah Cotton;

Putnam: Audrey Gidman;

Salem: Sarah Frick;

South Glastonbury: Connor Sabia;

Tolland: Joshua Cardella;

Unionville: Sarah Bunch.

MASSACHUSETTS

Acton: Heather King, Sam Oppenheim;

Ashby: Nicholas Lorenzen;

Assonet: Alyssa Tironati;

Attleboro: Alyssa Renzi;

Bedford: Elise Musicant;

Cambridge: Liya Mindaye;

Essex: Jacquelyn Rose;

Forestdale: Jennie Taddia;

Gardner: Sadie Caron;

Groveland: Kanika Pathania;

Haverhill: Elizabeth Hutchins;

Ipswich: Nicholas Grim;

Jefferson: Catherine Dufault;

Lakeville: Danielle Conway;

Merrimac: Kathleen Roux;

Natick: Catherine Cartier;

Peabody: Mary Drover;

Plymouth: Kimberly Arthurs, Tory Axford;

Randolph: Nicole Colageo;

Revere: Talya Briana;

Sandwich: Olivia Goddard, Taylor Marshall;

Shrewsbury: Megan Broderick;

Spencer: Christian Casault;

Sudbury: Alana MacArthur;

Westford: Brian Scholten;

Westminster: Emily Vitone;

Winchester: Cecilia Natale.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Boscawen: Jeremy Demers;

Center Conway: Jennifer Perry;

Derry: Matthew Hernandez, Margaret Pearson, Brittney Sieg, Joshua Worthen;

East Hampstead: Jennifer Bailey;

Epsom: Karyn Veinotte;

Freedom: Kyle Johnson;

Holderness: Brett Hofland;

Hollis: Kelsey Caron;

Londonderry: Carinne Haigis;

Manchester: Kathryn Johnson;

Milford: Lindsey Laforge;

Nashua: Julia Fletcher, Hayley Smith-Rose;

Pelham: Carolyn Springford;

Plainfield: Rebecca Young;

Portsmouth: Erika Lundgren, Johanna Oxholm;

Rindge: Kaelee Tanner;

Salem: Brittany Jones;

Sanbornville: Mark Leahy;

Seabrook: Amber Sears;

Whitefield: Kalman Csigi;

Wilmot: Jesse Williams.

RHODE ISLAND

East Greenwich: Drew Serdakowski;

Hope: Isabel Dodd;

North Kingstown: Sarah Hunter, Brigitta Valente;

Portsmouth: Alison Hamilton;

Wakefield: Lauren Arnold.

VERMONT

Burlington: Hannah Watson;

Charlotte: Leon Leary;

Danville: Jenell Green;

Groton: Samantha Funk;

Northfield: Keli McLellan;

Saint Albans: Amanda Porter;

West Dover: Brittney Torroni.

COLORADO

Aurora: Leah Kuehn;

Dacono: Shannon Tanguay.

FLORIDA

Rockledge: Tyler Castillo.

KENTUCKY

Hopkinsville: Dana Fioretti.

NEW JERSEY

East Brunswick: John Pich;

Englishtown: Justin Fata;

Highland Lakes: Kyle Manning;

Manahawkin: Danielle Spina;

Manalapan: Samantha Gigante;

North Brunswick: Rachel Anderson;

Rockaway: Samantha Wasko;

Spotswood: Nicole Byrne.

NEW MEXICO

Sunland Park: Karla Solis.

NEW YORK

Saratoga Springs: Ryan Lee.

OHIO

Toledo: Audrey Blaufuss.

PENNSYLVANIA

Bear Creek Township: Jenna Silliboy;

Reading: Tyler Kalbach.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Bluffton: Alyssa Mahoney.

VIRGINIA

Fairfax: Kristen Greeley.

VIETNAM

Hochiminh: Huy Nguyen.

 

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