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Fryeburg Academy's vocal jazz ensemble wins state title

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy had another outstanding weekend of performances at the 2014 Maine State High School Vocal Festival in Ellsworth, Maine. Thirty-seven student musicians comprising of Fryeburg Academy's two vocal ensembles, "Vocal Jazz" and "Eklektic," competed with the best vocal jazz groups in the state.

Fryeburg Academy's top ensemble, Vocal Jazz, under the direction of Fryeburg alum Kelly Muse '96, won the Division I state title in yet another exciting final performance.

Outstanding musician awards went to senior Emily Ouellette, as well the entire Vocal Jazz rhythm section, comprised of sophomores Alex Ouellette and Emery O'Connell, and junior Beth Marshall.

Fryeburg Academy's Eklektic, under the direction of Mike Sakash and Mimi Rohlfing, as well as Vocal Jazz received "Gold Ratings" for their outstanding performances at the festival.


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 05:43

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Tomas and Cathy Sandstrom qualify for Vex Robotics World Championships

CONWAY — A pair of Eagles will be flying cross country next month to compete in the Vex Robotics World Championships in California.
Kennett High School team 5106A — Tomas Sandstrom and his sister Cathy Sandstrom — placed in second at the Vex Robotics Regional Championship recently, earning the team another trip to the Vex Robotics World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center in California April 23-26.

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Kennett students selected for All New England Jazz Festival

3-15-six-khs-students-named-to-all-new-england-jazzSix Kennett High School were selected to participle in the All New England Jazz Festival (from left to right, front row) Jack Sullivan, Lexi Peoples, Alex Brown; back row Clyne Sullivan, Max Belkin and Thomas Chant. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — Several students from Kennett High School were selected to participle in the All New England Jazz Festival hosted by Plymouth State University on Tuesday, March 11.

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Scholarship promotes drivers' education

2-15-fas---fred-m.-richards-jr.-scholarship-2014-recipientsPictured are Dan Lounsbury of Fryeburg Academy who administers the Fred M. Richards, Jr. Scholarship with 2014 recipients Thomas Remedis and Faith Pelkie. (RACHEL ANDREWS DAMON PHOTO)FRYEBURG — This year's recipients of the Fred M. Richards Jr., Memorial Drivers Education Scholarship at Fryeburg Academy are Thomas Remedis of Stoneham and Faith Pelkie of Fryeburg.

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KHS JAG is sponsoring a book drive until March 25

3-15-khs-jag-book-driveJAG student Caitlin Lesnick and Ciarra Mcllarky are working hard on the book drive. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — The Kennett High School Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program is sponsoring a book drive from now until March 25. They are looking for any unwanted books of all genres.

All of the books donated will be distributed amongst the different schools in the Valley. At the high school, the JAG students will be hosting its first ever book give away. Every student at the high school will have the opportunity to choose a new book from the donated ones to be used during their reading break.

Donated books can be brought to Kennett High School's front office or for large donations a pick up may be arranged.

For more information or questions please contact Maxine Cadman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 356-4343 ext. 3150.

Please help support the school reading initiative by giving students new books to read. Your old and unwanted book could become someone's new favorite!

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.


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