Gwen May has much to brag about with the outstanding character and many achievements of her grandchildren. She shares with us that Tyler Philbrook made the president’s list at Husson University during his first semester there; Jacob LeMoine is on the honor roll, one more time, in his senior year at Mount Desert High School while doing an internship at Jackson Lab; and Dori LeMoine made the honor roll at MDI High and is going to the states for shot put. We are proud of and extend our congratulations to these fine young scholars.
Dexter Lee sends a Notice of Public Hearing for a meeting to be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Swans Island Library at 7 p.m. “The selectmen will hold a public hearing on the ‘Petition to Allow Swans Island Roads to be Used by ATVs, UTVs and Dirt Bikes to Access Off Road Trails’.” Dexter further stated, “the undersigned, petition the town to adopt title 12: part 13: subpart 6: subsection 13157-a 6-h. We also support further restrictions to ensure public safety including 1.) A speed limit of 25 mph, 2.) Helmet required under the age of 18, 3.) The requirement of operator to own a current driver’s license. 4.) The requirement of the off road vehicle to have working lights, and a yellow flashing light if operated after dark.” No vote will be taken at this meeting.
Calling all island high school seniors and college students who would like more funding for their education. The Island Institute’s Maine Island Scholarship is now open, and the online application, found at www.mainecf.org, is due April 1, (no fooling!). For more information, contact Caroline Moore at 594-9209, ext. 159 or [email protected]. In addition to the Maine Island Scholarship, other scholarships you may consider applying for are Nell Goff, Mainely Character, Geiger, Mitchell, Maine State Legislative Memorial, Richard H. Pierce Memorial and Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarships. Please note that some of these scholarships have application due dates as early as March 1. There is even a Geiger Scholarship for middle school students; it is never too early to familiarize yourself with all these funding sources for your education. Check out details on these and more at the Island Institute website.
Happy birthday to Christine Dentremont, Steve Green and Tammy Stockbridge Gott. Anniversary blessings to Katie Banks and Matt Wilson.
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