First places on first try

Huard’s Martial Arts student Jackson Jandreau, 5, of Clinton, entered his first martial arts competition on March 24, at Thomas College, in Waterville, and captured first place in forms, fighting and chanbara. (Photo by Mark Huard)

Shalahn Staten, serving in leadership position of Assumption’s ALANA Network

The Assumption College Office of Student Activities, in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced that Shalahn Staten, of Clinton, has been elected, and is currently serving, as president of ALANA Network for the 2017-18 academic year.

ALANA Network is one of nearly 60 clubs and organizations available to students allowing them the opportunity to network with professionals; take on leadership roles; and use classroom knowledge in the community. The student-run clubs appeal to a variety of interests and include offerings such as academic clubs (French, Italian, Pre-law, etc.); media (College television station, literary magazine and student newspaper, Le Provocateur); honor societies and many more.

“Student involvement is a cornerstone of an Assumption education,” said Kaitlin Bevins, director of student activities and leadership development at Assumption. “The College offers a wide array of clubs and organizations-cultural, athletic, and academic, among others. Engagement in student groups help students find their niche and utilize their talents, while building confidence, friendships and leadership skills.”

ALANA (African, Latino/Hispanic, Asian and Native American) Network is a student-run group that meets weekly during the academic year in order to plan and promote student and community activities.

Clinton elementary students hold drive for homeless shelter

Front row, from left to right, Kaylie Smith, Kylie Delile, Natily Reid, Kaulen Liberty and Jenna Furchak. Back, Layla Gagnon, Alyssa Carter, Colton Carter, Candace Day, Tanya of the Mid-Maine Homeless shelter and Oliver Lang. Contributed photo

The Clinton Elementary School Student Council recently led a school-wide drive for warm winter hats, scarves and mittens and/or money for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. Their “Hats for the Homeless” drive netted $181 and approximately 150 warm winter items.

Kapriece Dahms named to Assumption College field hockey team

The Assumption College Department of Athletics, in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced that Kapriece Dahms, of Clinton, has earned a coveted spot on the 2017 Assumption College field hockey team. Dahms, class of 2019, is competing during the Greyhounds’ fall season.

Block that kick!

Clinton Lions PAL football team member Cameron Blodgett, 10, of Clinton, training on a blocking drill for kicks, punts, and field goals, during the Central Maine Youth Football Camp on July 24.

Photo by Mark Huard, owner of Central Maine Photography

First place winner

Evelyn LaCroix, 9, of Skowhegan, took first place in the junior division category in the Clinton Idol competition on July 3.

Photo submitted by Central Maine Photography

Clinton student named to Curry College dean’s list

Curry College, in Milton, Massachusetts, has announced that Raven Rusconi, of Clinton, has been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a “C” for the semester. Full-time students must carry 12 or more graded credits for the semester.

Clinton students hold Souper Bowl food drive

Clinton Elementary School students held their annual “Souper Bowl Food Drive” from January 30 – February 3, which was the week leading up to the NFL Super Bowl. Classrooms were evenly divided into two teams. Donations were counted by the student council members daily and posted on a paper scoreboard in the lobby. This year’s collection exceeded all others as they collected 947 items as a school. The staff at the Clinton Town Office also donated, putting the total collected over 1,000 items. In photo, student council included, front row, from left to right, Cameron Stewart, Max Begin and Kylie Delile. Second row, Hailey Bowley, Kyra Henry and Matt Stubenrod. Back, Makenzie Nadeau, Cylie Henderson and Lucas Campbell.

Photo courtesy of Marcia Buck, student council advisor and librarian

Cheerleading champions

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The Clinton Lions cheerleaders captured the 2016 PAL senior cheering championship for the third year in a row. Front row, from left to right, Noreen Crocker, Hannah Davis, Brandi Blow, Danielle Wilson, Taylor Letourneau, Hailey Bowley and Destany TheBarge.
Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

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The Clinton Variety football cheerleaders captured first place at the 2016 Junior PAL cheerleading competition. Front row, from left to right, Kierra Moody, Alexa Rice and Juliette Dennis. Second row, Big Sister Hailie Hotham, Natalie Pelletier, Jillian Boyden, Hailey Davis, Britney Crocker and Big Sister Faith Rice. Back, coaches Stephanie Rice, Ashley Ann Ferris and Andrea Nickerson. Big Sisters are junior and high school cheerleaders assigned to each team as helpers and role models.
Photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff

“Mad Scientist” at Clinton Elementary School

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Clinton Elementary students recently participated in a special assembly conducted by the Mad Science Group, of South Portland. This assembly was sponsored by the Clinton Lions Club and was a reward for meeting their positive behavior goals for the month of October. The school is implementing a positive behavior support program this year in which students earn “BARK” points for behavior that is accountable, respectful, kind and safe. The goal as a school for the month was 1,900 points and the students went above and beyond, achieving 2,264. Pictured, from left to right, the Mad Scientist, Aaliyah Eastland, Layla Gagnon, Skylah Reid, Cooper Beaulieu and Jake Begin.

Contributed photo