Marshwood Students to Perform ‘The Pajama Game’

In photo: Cast members for Marshwood High School’s upcoming production of The Pajama Game are clockwise from left: clockwise from top left: Skyler Amsden, Trevor Stanley, Max Tullgren, Kaia Lontine-Kearson, Ethan Martin and Ava Magoon. [Photo/Courtesy of Marshwood High School]

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Plenty of “Steam Heat” is being generated at Marshwood High School as cast and crew members prepare for this year’s spring musical, “The Pajama Game,” which opens March 31.

In this toe-tapping, comedic love story, conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful when sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Director Tanya West has enjoyed the adventure of visiting 1954 and experiencing the history. She found that the entire cast and crew has appreciated researching the fashion, interior design, pop art, music and more. “We have done multiple shows set in the 1950’s so I was looking for a new spin. That’s when the concept of 1950s pop art came into play, not only with paintings but with signs and props as well. Even  how we approached character development was impacted by the cartoon, over-exaggerated feel,” she said.

The Pajama Game is a musical based on the Richard Bissell novel, “7½ Cents.” The original Broadway production opened in May 1954. The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical and Warner Brothers released a film version in 1957. Over half of a century later, it claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical in 2006, proving that the story is truly timeless.

Marshwood High School junior Ava Magoon, who plays Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee previously played by Doris Day in the movie version, said the production exceeded her expectations. “Each character brings a wild element to the story and it has been so exciting watching my fellow cast members and friends navigate their way through these fictitious, though strikingly realistic personas,” she said.

Magoon said playing the role of Babe was both a challenging and rewarding experience. “I believe I have grown both as a performer and as a person throughout this entire process,” she said.

With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), “The Pajama Game” is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theater standards, including “Steam Heat,” “Hey There,” “There Once Was a Woman” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”

Senior Ethan Martin, who plays the character of Sid Sorokin, can’t believe this will be the last production of his high school acting career. “I began performing in Marshwood Theater as a third grader in “Bye Bye Birdie” and I am very thankful for all the opportunities Ms. West has given me. The brilliant acting, comedic timing, and musicality of the cast of ‘The Pajama Game’ leaves me with no doubt that this show will be one to remember,” he said.

Performances of “The Pajama Game” will be at 7 p.m. on March 31, April 1, April 7 and April 8 in the Wesley E. Kennedy Performing Arts Center at Marshwood High School. Tickets are available by calling 207-384-4500 or online at

The MHS School Counseling Department is Hosting a Junior Planning Morning

The MHS School Counseling Department is hosting a Junior Planning morning this Thursday, March 23rd at 7:30 in the MHS auditorium! Juniors and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to learn about post-secondary options and information guidance information. We will have a panel of speakers representing options including four year college, Shipyard, GAP year, military and community college. We will also have students speaking about their experience. We hope you can join us!!!

How Are School Districts Preparing For LePage’s Proposed Education Cuts? Listen to Superintendent Dr. Mary Nash respond to this question:

How Are School Districts Preparing For LePage’s Proposed Education Cuts?

Listen to Superintendent  Dr. Mary Nash respond to this question: 

How Are School Districts Preparing For LePage’s Proposed Education Cuts?


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3:04 / 3:13 How Are School Districts Preparing For LePage’s Proposed Education Cuts?

In his budget proposal released earlier this year, Gov. Paul LePage vowed to drastically transform how schools are funded. The most notable change was the removal of roughly $40 million that the state gives local districts to help pay the salaries of administrators.

In his State of the State address, LePage hammered home the point that he thinks there are far too many administrators in Maine’s schools. Most notably, he pointed to the more than 100 school superintendents across the state.

“We are the biggest outlier in the country when it comes to superintendents,” he says. “We are just out of control. We need to seek accountability.”

Among many changes, LePage’s new budget would remove all state money for those administrators — about $40 million.

The new funding formula would boost allocations for some districts. Lewiston, for example, would receive an additional $4 million, and districts in Wells and Kittery would see at least another $100,000. However, other districts are looking at deficits that have them worried.

“There’s a point where you can’t do it with what you’ve got,” says Mary Nash, superintendent for MSAD 35, which covers Eliot and South Berwick.

Under the new budget plan, Nash says her district is looking at a loss of more than $750,000 in state funds. She says the district would have to cut teachers and increase class sizes across every grade in order to balance its books.

Nash says she understands that the governor wants to decrease administrative costs and direct more money toward student instruction, but she says his plan would likely wind up hurting students in her district instead.

“These cuts are so significant. They will impact every single one of our students next year. There’s no question,” she says. “And that’s what’s at stake for us.”

In RSU 18, in the Belgrade Lakes region, Superintendent Gary Smith is looking at similar losses.

“We are getting too good at cutting,” he says. “Each year, and this year’s no different.”

Smith says for the past eight years, his district’s budget has increased by only about 2 percent. But this year, he expects to reduce the staff by the equivalent of five-and-a-half positions.

On top of that, Smith says he’s asking local voters to put up extra money this year to help cover losses from the state. But he’s unsure how much more they will agree to pay in property taxes.

“I’m expecting, because we have some of the lowest mill rates in Kennebec County, I expect some very good questioning about a 3.25 percent budget increase,” he says.

While the cuts in these districts are severe, they aren’t set in stone. The Legislature will continue to debate the budget over the next few months.

Earlier this month, dozens of educators packed a budget hearing to testify against the proposal. Many were critical of the fact that the plan ignores a referendum approved this past fall that boosts education funding through a surtax on wealthier households.

Ultimately, school officials say they are optimistic that the Legislature will include more funding for education in its final budget. But in the meantime, they have to be prepared.

Marshwood High School Events and Dates

March 25 Marshwood Project Graduation doors open at 5:00

March 31  7:00 pm The Pajama Game -Opening Night

April 1 7:00pm  The Pajama Game

April 7 7:00 pm The Pajama Game show

April 8 7:00pm  The Pajama Game

April 17 Patriot’s Day-No School

April 18-21 April Vacation

May 17 6:00pm District Budge Meeting Marshwood


May 29  Memorial Day- No School

May 30 7:00pm Underclassmen Awards Night

May 31  5:30pm  Health Occup. graduation

June 2  Step UP Day

June 5  Senior Awards Night

June 9 6:00pm  MHS Graduation

Marshwood Students Shine in CyberPatriots National Youth Cyber Education Competition

This year Marshwood High School has had twelve students participating in the CyberPatriots National Youth Cyber Education program. CyberPatriot is the premier national youth cyber education program created to inspire high school and middle school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program was created by the Air Force Association. The Northrop Grumman Foundation is the presenting sponsor.
Marshwood students have participated in five rounds of competition, each taking approximately six hours. There were 4404 teams registered in the program this year, and there 2,217 in Marshwood’s division, the Open Division. Of those, 151 qualified for and participated in the Platinum Regionals, the most competitive tier. One of Mashwood’s teams, which had previously won first place for the State of Maine in an earlier round, performed exceedingly well in Regionals. Again they were first of the teams from Maine, sixth of the teams from the Northeast (including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine), and 44th in the nation.
The team members are Brian Austin, Stephen Kaplan, Nathan Kiesman, Noble Mushtak, and Stephen Rezack.

The MHS French Honor Society, La Légion d’Honneur, is proud to announce 6 new members and 7 returning members for the 2016-2017 school year!


The MHS French Honor Society, La Légion d’Honneur, is proud to announce 6 new members and 7 returning members for the 2016-2017 school year! 

The Légion d’Honneur is sponsored locally. The purpose of the organization is to recognize high achievement in French and to promote continuing interest in the French language. Selection is done in at the end of the 2nd quarter. In order to qualify, students must be enrolled in French III, IV or V and have an average of 92 or above during the previous year of French (II, III or IV) and the first semester of the current year. Congratulations! Bon travail! Félicitiations! 

2016-2017 Members of La Légion d’Honneur

French III : Morgan Hasty, Carolyn Hoerth, Anna Houghton, Céline Lawrence, Samuel Molin , Jacqueline Ruksznis

French IV: Simone Chagnon, Michaela Flanders 

 French V: Brian Austin, Iara Manchester, Mary McColley, Abigail Steinhauer, Olivia Varner

Budget Timeline for Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

January 30, 2017 – Principals and Directors submit preliminary budget sheets to Superintendent

March 1, 2017 – Superintendent presents the budget to the School Board

March 15, 2017 – Two hour School Board and Public Budget Workshop with the Superintendent and Administrative Staff – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Learning Center at Marshwood High School (Middle School / High School / Athletics)

April 5, 2017 – Two hour School Board and Public Budget Workshop with the Superintendent and Elementary School Administrators – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Learning Center at Marshwood High School (Eliot Elementary School / Central School / Marshwood Great Works School)

April 12, 2017 – Two hour School Board and Public Budget Workshop with the Superintendent and Middle and High School Administrators – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Learning Center at Marshwood High School (Central Office / Special Education / Technology / Facilities / Transportation / Federal Grants / Adult Education )

April 26, 2017 Two hour School Board and Public Budget Workshop if necessary

May 3, 2017 – School Board approves the FY18 Budget

May 17, 2017 – District Budget Meeting:  The public approves the district budget warrant articles

June 13, 2017 – Budget Validation Referendum

Marshwood High School Students Will be Representing Marshwood High School in Maine Public Television’s High School Quiz Show. 

Marshwood High School Students Will be Representing Marshwood High School in Maine Public Television’s High School Quiz Show. 

These students qualified to participate by earning  high scores on the qualifying exam.  The taping of the show will occur at 10:30 am on Saturday,  March 18th at Maine Public Television’s Ladd Studio in Lewiston Maine.  If the students are successful in the first rounds on the 18th,  they will be invited back to compete in a final round to be taped at the studio at 10:00 am on April 8th. The airing date and time for the recorded shows have yet to be determined.

The students are really looking forward to representing Marshwood and competing against other high schools in this unique and exciting opportunity.

The advisor and students pictured from left to right are:

Mr. Lietz, Matt Caverly, Liam Coomey, Jacob Tice, Will Hausmann, Alaina Smith, Makayla Runey (not pictured)

Patricia Savigny-Higgins Honored with 2018 Maine Art Education Association’s  Distinguished Educator Award

Patricia Sevigny-Higgins, Marshwood High School’s Art Teacher,  has been chosen by The Maine Art Education Association to receive the 2018 Maine Art Education Association’s  Distinguished Educator Award.

Patricia’s commitment and dedication to the continued advancement of art education in Maine is to be commended and The Maine Art Education Association is happy to celebrate this with Patricia, her community and the State.

The MAEA Awards Celebration will be held on Friday, April 7th, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center.  The event will begin at approximately 4:15pm and conclude at approximately 5:30pm.    

Hawks Valiant in Loss to Top Seed Greely 46, Marshwood 35

By Mike Zhe Feb 22, 2017

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PORTLAND, Maine — One day before the biggest game of her career, coach Steve Freeman pulled aside his leading scorer, Natalie Herbold, to try to gauge her nerves.

Herbold, a sophomore on the Marshwood High School girls basketball team, had been shaky in the team’s first playoff game, a close win on Monday. Now, she and her teammates were preparing to play the best team in Class A South in the state’s biggest venue.

“I didn’t know, speaking with her, if she was going to relax,” said Freeman. “But she did. She just went out and played.”

They all did.

No, the fourth-seeded Hawks didn’t get to celebrate an upset for the ages against Greely at the Cross Insurance Center on Wednesday. Their defense kept them in the game into the fourth quarter but their offense couldn’t produce enough in a 46-35 loss.

But they sure made it interesting.

“At the Expo I couldn’t get out of my head,” said Herbold, who scored a team-high eight points. “Here, we just calmed down for some reason.”

Top-seeded Greely (19-1) will face No. 2 Brunswick (17-3) for the regional championship here on Saturday. Standout Anna DeWolfe was held to 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting and missed time with foul trouble, but freshman Brooke Obar netted 13 points for the Rangers, including three big 3-pointers.

“I was really impressed with the way they were attacking us,” said Greely coach Todd Flaherty. “I thought they played very hard and had a heck of a game plan.”

The Hawks (15-5) had been overmatched on the boards during a 65-44 loss to the Rangers in South Berwick last month. But they cleaned that up entirely in the first half, grabbing six more boards than their opponent and trailing just 21-18 at the break.

A 3-pointer by freshman Angelina Bisson put them ahead briefly midway through the second quarter. Herbold’s baseline pull-up was the last basket in an opening two quarters that was ruled by defense, the Hawks throwing a few different looks at the Rangers, including guard Courtney Thim shadowing DeWolfe in a version of a box-and-one.

“We knew they were uncomfortable,” said Freeman. “You could feel it from their fans and you could feel it from their team, with their body language. They weren’t comfortable. … We were flying high.”

“We knew we could do it; we just wanted to prove it to everyone else,” said Thim. “So it was like validation. But we also knew we had to keep going.”

Greely scored the first five points of the third quarter to go ahead by eight. Back came the Hawks, who got a follow from Elora Montgomery and two Celine Lawrence free throws to pull within 28-24.

But as their defense was keeping them close, their offense was being kept in check by the Rangers, who wouldn’t allow consecutive baskets again until the end.

“They definitely took away our 3-ball tonight,” said Thim. “We missed a couple shots that could have gotten us over the hump.”

With three starters saddled with three fouls, Greely was content to pull the ball back and slow the game down. A seven-point lead at the end of the third grew to as many as 13 in the fourth, the team finishing 14-of-17 from the foul line.

“We did some things we haven’t had to do all year,” said Flaherty.

Bisson, the former JV player who scored 16 in the quarterfinal win over Fryeburg on Monday, was the team’s second-leading scorer with six. The Hawks shot 12-of-50 from the floor (24 percent) and lost the turnover battle 13-10.

The last chance they had came after Alicia Richards hit a 3-pointer to make it 36-29 with a little under six minutes left. But they wouldn’t score again for more than three minutes.

“We just never got over the top,” said Freeman. “We missed a couple bunnies and missed a couple plays that were there. They did a good job taking away the 3-pointer from us; we didn’t have a chance to get many up and that’s part of our game.”

Marshwood, whose roster is dominated by sophomores, should return every member of its rotation next year, losing just two seniors: guard Hannah Fife and co-captain Taylor Tarr.

Plus this valuable experience.

“Now we’re hungry to win next year,” said Herbold. “It’s really something to look forward to.”

“We don’t want to be satisfied coming up here and giving them a game,” said Freeman. “We want this to make them hungry to come back next year. I thought they handled the atmosphere and handled the moment. We just got beat by a better team.”

In Photos:

Marshwood High School guard Angelina Bisson, center, passes the ball away from Greely defenders Wednesday. [Mike Zhe/Seacoastonline]

Marshwood High School’s Celine Lawrence (2) dribbles ahead of Greely defender Brooke Obar on a break during Wednesday’s Class A South semifinal game at Cross Insurance Center in Portland, Maine. Mike Zhe/Seacoastonline

Marshwood High School guard Natalie Herbold, center, prepares to take a shot during her team’s Class A South semifinal game against Greely on Wednesday at Cross Insurance Center in Portland, Maine. [Mike Zhe/Seacoastonline]

Marshwood High School guard Angelina Bisson (3) dribbles past Greely defender Isabel Porter. [Mike Zhe/Seacoastonline]

Class A State Championship Alpine Skiing Results

The Marshwood Boys Alpine Team finished 6th out of 16 schools at the Class A State Championship held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Mt. Abram in Greenwood, ME. On Tuesday, senior Lewis Guy lead the Hawks in the Giant Slalom with a 15th place finish. Seniors Luke Doyle (30th) and Ethan Martin (59th) as well as freshman Brennan Schiverick (60th) also scored, leaving the Hawks (164 pts) in 9th place after Day One. The Hawks, lead by Ethan Martin (15th), finished 5th in Wednesday’s slalom to earn the 6th place in the combined a Championship. Guy (25th), Doyle (28th), and sophomore Tucker Davis (55th) also scored for the Hawks in the slalom.  By finishing in the top 15 Guy and Martin earned a bid to the EHSC Alpine Shootout next Sunday at Black Mountain.

The Marshwood Girls Alpine team finished 13th overall. The Hawks had three racers disqualified in the GS, forcing them to take a goast score as the fourth team score. Sophomores Ginny Sullivan (35th) and Alayna Melino (40th), and junior Alex Gale (72nd) finished cleanly for Marshwood. Sophomore Katie Mundell (19th) paced the Hawks in Wednesday’s Slalom. Sophomore Brooke Flynn (54th), junior Simone Chagnon (74th), and Alex Gale (78th) also scored for the Hawks in the slalom.
Jack Harrington from York High School finished 18th overall in both the GS and Slalom. York also posted finishes by Parker and Gus Hogan in both disciplines to finish 12th overall as a team in the Class A Boys Championship.  Betti Stevens and Bella Woollacott, racing as independents from Traip Academy, posted solid finishes in both events. Stevens finished 17th in both the GS and Slalom events while Woollacott finished 24th and 44th, respectively.
The Hawks had five racers named to the SMAA All-Conference team this season: Ethan Martin, Luke Doyle, and Lewis Guy for the boys and Katie Mundell and Ginny Sullivan for the girls.

Marshwood Indoor Track

The Marshwood girls 4 x 800 relay team won the state championship.  It was the first time in school history that a relay team has won an indoor championship for the Hawks. The team of Mackenzie Young, Paige Singer, Liz Wentworth and Natalie DuBois took home the title in 10:04.81and broke the indoor track school record in the process.  The girls will head to the New England Championships, held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA on Saturday, March 4th.  Other highlights from the meet include a 7th place finish for DuBois in the 800 and the boys 4 x 800 m relay team also breaking the indoor school record.  The boys on the relay were Brody Bate, Nicholas Lillis, Nate Poole and Matt Pritchett.

Marshwood High School 2016-2017 HONOR ROLL Term 2


High Honors

Christian Chagnon, Jessica Cleary-Reuning, Anna Dimmerling, Halliday Dinsmore-Patch, Nicholas Garrepy, Luke Kovalcin, Amy Lucero Obando, Erin Moynihan, Casey Perry, Colin Ready, Alaina Smith, Keaton Stone, Katherine Taran, Nicole Villinski, James Whitesell,


Peter Adams, Ruby Albers, Thomas Barber, Aidan Berman, Sydney Bingham, Angelina Bisson, Max Blackwin, Aidan Cantrell, Connor Caverly, Abigail Cragun, Ahmed Elgouhary, Patrick Essex, Julia Fagan, Samuel Fitzgerald, Bridget Flynn, Sophia Freeman, Dani Fuchs, Chase Gagnon, Kayci Gagnon, Jason Glidden, Kayla Goodwin, Jacob Gordon, Makailah Graham, Beverlyn He, Mira Hockenhull, Ellory Hoerth, Brennan HughesShiverick, Eli Janetos, Sarah John, Nicholas Juneau, Parrish Kirchoff, Benjamin Klossner, Zoe Lamoureux, Haley Lawrence, Neil Letellier, Olivia Longarini, Kaia Lontine-Kearson, Hannah Maldonis, Charles McCann, Quinn McDaniel, Fiona McGarrell, John McNally, Cole McShane, Olivia Melton, Anna Molin, Trevor Page, Jack Parker, Madison Person, Gabriel Place, Olivia Pride, Nathaniel Reppucci, Christian Sacharczyk, Brady Salvail, Katherine Sargent, Griffen Scogland, Marshall Smaracko, Mina Soltani, Jaelyn Stevens-Ferland, Jacob Stoltz, Peter Tsamparlis, Chloe Tufts, Ashley Tuttle, John Valentine, Emily Wayburn, Joseph Wilder, Owen Williams-Hughes, Noah Wilson, Amanda Yates, Chloe Young

Honorable Mention

Rory Blumenfeld, Justin Bryant, Owen Bynum, Sam Case, Michael Cruz, Alexis Davis, Hannah Davis, David Dove, Vendela Eskind, Susan Glinka, Isobel Goss, Nadia Konovalchik, Alexis Larracey, Abraham Lewis, Alexandria Mann, Zachary Mercier, Hannah Morin, Jonah Place, Gregory Reppucci, Jeremy Richter, Hannah Royce, Hannah Stackpole, Taylor Tsakiris, Jackson West, Lillian Whelan


High Honors

Lauren Cusson, Adam Doyon, Melanie Dube, Nicolette Gardner, Colin Grady, Madison Gray, Elyse Hassett, Natalie Herbold, Carolyn Hoerth, Henry Honkonen, Anna Houghton, Makenna Janes, Kayla Landry, Elizabeth Lawson, Emily Lewis, Jaiden Long, Emerson McCoomb, Alayna Melino, Samuel Molin, Noble Mushtak, Katherine Page, Jacqueline Ruksznis, Alyssa Saltz, Virginia Sullivan, Michaela Tero, Courtney Thim, Kayla Wozny


Kara Anderson, Sarah Arenberg, Katherine Austin, Gabrielle Barber, Regan Barnes, Noelle Barrett, Lindsey Bogh, Ian Bryant, Trevor Chase, Nathalie Clavette, Lily Clough, Tyler Conary, Liam Coomey, Joshua Cronin, Ryan Driscoll, Kellyn DuBois, Ryley Edgell, Rachel Gatcomb, Jacob Gehron, Leah Glidden, Emry Greene, Anna Grinnell, Avery Harrison, Morgan Hasty, Camryn Herrick, Abigail Kaye, Nathaniel Keene, Nathan Kiesman, Jillian Land, Michael LaSelva, Sofia Latta, Celine Lawrence, Lauren Leidemann-Smith, Madeline Lindsay, Kasey Lucero-Obando, Sarah MacDonald, Sophia Magliozzi, Devin Mahoney, Linus Manchester, Mikayla Manderville, Aidan McPherson, Nicole Merosola, Courtny Meserve, Annie Montanus, Megan Moore, Pablo Moratalla-Hernaiz, Chloe Moretti, Katelyn Mundell, Travis Paquet, Mia Pike, Eliott Place, John Riccardi, Xander Rogers, Madelin Sintiris, Julia Smith, Aiden Stone, William True, Isabella Trull, Max Tullgren, Maxwell Weaver, Carlie White, Caleb Whiting-Grant, Megan Zachau, Matthew Zinck

Honorable Mention

Ena Baker, Jacob Doyle, Amber Edgerly, Shayleigh Folger, Lauren Franciose, Anthony Gagliano, Connor Galvin, Samuel Hammond, Adelaide Hendrick, Jocelyn Jansen, Jake Lindsay, Nicole Marks, Isabel Martin, Brianna Muscarello, Hannah Normand, Malachy Taplin, Molly Walker, Mackenzie Young


High Honors

Skyler Amsden, Nathan Curtis, Mathieu Daley, Will Hausmann, Alexandria Hudock, Nicholas Lillis, Caroline McKenna, Marin Smith, Jacob Tice


Jacolby Beckert, Alex Bonin, Samantha Budroe, Jack Cahill, Milena Calcagni, Courtney Callanan, Mathieu Carroll, Brian Couture, Hannah Crilley, Ashley Cullen, Carey Daniels, Kaylah Eastman, Erika Entz, Hannah Fernald, Madison Finenco, Thayer Fitt, Cameron Flanagan, Michaela Flanders, Timothy Flynn, Eliza Foye, Kayla Fuller, Molly Glidden, Turner Goodenough, Matthew Goodwin, Joshua Hollick, Maxwell Horton, Joanna Howard, Stephen Kaplan, Karsen Knight, Ruby LaPierre, Aidan Leavitt, Jayke Longarini, Ava Magoon, Anna McColley, Joseph McPherson, Elora Montgomery, Miranda Montgomery, Miles Moody, Ryan Mundell, Noah Niedzolkowski, Ronald Norman, Brendan Paradis, Ian Parmley, Zachary Pease, Baylor Person, Lydia Reppucci, Logan Roberts, Ryan Rousseau, Makayla Runey, Parker Scogland, Chloe Shields, Mikayla Smith, Kathryn Sturdevant, Matthew Sylvester, Ethan Trott, Sydney Valentine, Cooper Whitehouse, Jonathan Whitesell, Kyle Witham, Ashley Wyatt, Colby Wyatt, Taylor York

Honorable Mention

Alexander Baker, Daniel Bosse, Simone Chagnon, Christina Cota, Ryan Dion, Alexandra Gale, Lindsay Goodwin, Patrick Grogan, Jamie Haven, Emily Lavoie, Hannah-Belle Menard, Lauren Mongeon, Morgan Paul, Keagan Roberts, Roslynn Santos-Hall, Alexa Sintiris, Alanna Thibodeau, James Thompson, Baxter Ury, Brittney Willis, Kelsey Wright, Madison Young


High Honors

Luciana Albers, Brian Austin, Benjamin Beers, Max Berman, Matthew Caverly, Maria Christian, Hyatt Cook, Skye Cote, Amelia D’Anci, Samuel Davis, Riley Dinsmore-Patch, Hannah Fife, Jennifer Gray, Sophia Hollick, Zoe Janetos, Iara Manchester, Cameron Morin, Sydney Page, Nathaniel Poole, Matthew Pritchett, Cameron Scharff, Marissa Sewell, Taylor Tarr, Brooke Villinski


Lisa Ashley, Kathryn Atkins, Lily Baker, Jacqueline Bassi, Nadia Bowley, Inga Carlton, Ashlee Carter, Mya Cartmill, Emily Cheney, Margaret Childress, Christian Ciampa, Katharine Constantine, Loukas Coussoule, Lydie Donatello, Lucas Doyle, Benjamin Driscoll, Molly Ferguson, Shannon Giblin, Bailey Goss, Liam Harker, Aine Hawthorne, Chloe Hepburn, Henry Herbold, Emily Kaye, Liam Keating, Bridget LaSelva, Samuel Leathe, Madalyn Letellier, Gracie Lodge-McIntire, Andrea Longtin, Emma MacDonald, Sarah MacDonald, Timothy MacDonald, Ethan Martin, Declan McGarrell, Jacob McKenney, Avery Moore, Sharon Murphy, Justin Nelson, Reilly Nichols, Christian Pamatian, Lowell Pence, Aidan Place, Kelly Raynes, Lindsey Roberts, Meaghan Sandler, Christopher Sarzynski, Paige Singer, Abigail Steinhauer, Andrew Thompson, Olivia Tsamparlis, Isabelle Ury, Olivia Varner, Alyssa Waters, Thomas Wilder

Honorable Mention

Richard Ambrosio, Elaine Bachelder, Miya Blais, Carter Bolduc, Lyle Carlson, Natalie DuBois, Alexandria Eaton, Casey Gagne, Amanda Hatfield, Natalie Johnson, Seth Joy, Nathan Kreider, Miranda Leva, Catrina Marr, Krista Marr, Mallory Nadeau, Alexandra Richards, Egann Roberge, Amelia Rowell, Brandon Viel

Seacoast Roundup: GIRLS BASKETBALL: Marshwood 57, Noble 26

Feb 10, 2017

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Senior Taylor Tarr shared team-high honors with eight points, and fellow senior Hannah Fife played some tremendous defense on Noble standout Amy Fleming to help the Hawks close the regular season at 14-4 in Class A South. The Knights closed at 1-17 in Class AA South.

Natalie Herbold also scored eight in the win for Marshwood, which will likely be the No. 4 seed and play a quarterfinal game at the Portland Expo on Feb. 20.

Sam Couture hit three 3-pointers and led Noble with nine points. Fleming scored three.
Three Seniors and the Team

Hawks, Noble Gear up for Regional Wrestling Battle

Feb 9, 2017   South Berwick Maine. [Photo by Mike Whaley/] IBy Mike Whaley

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The race to the Maine Class A state wrestling championship starts this Saturday at Massabesic High School in Waterboro, Maine.

The site of the Class A South regional, defending regional champion Marshwood and rival Noble will use this Saturday’s meet as a steppingstone to the state meet.

In short, each team will try and qualify as many wrestlers as possible in order to be at their very deepest and best for the Class A meet on Feb. 18 at Camden Hills.

Marshwood and Noble were 1-2 at last year’s regional meet, and should battle one other again this year with Sanford in the mix. At the state meet, Skowhegan captured the crown, the first won by a Class A North school since 1984. It also ended Marshwood’s four-year reign as state champions.

The Hawks are the favorite Saturday. They will fill all weight classes and coach Matt Rix expects no less than 11 wrestlers to advance.

“Marshwood’s the frontrunner,” said Noble coach Kip DeVoll. “We don’t have the horses to compete with them at the regional level.”

Noble, which will likely not have a wrestler at 195 and heavyweight, could advance as many as 10.

DeVoll said the complexion could change at the state meet where the northern schools have some very good wrestlers in the upper weight classes.

Marshwood (24-0 dual meet record) wrestled Noble twice late in the season, each time coming away with dual wins (47-23, 41-27). Rix said little attention can be paid to those wins when referencing the regional this Saturday.

“(Noble’s) a good tournament team,” Rix said.

The seeding meeting was scheduled for Thursday, but the snow moved it to Friday night. Rix expected to have as may as six No. 1 seeds: Matt Thompson (120 pounds), Brad Beaulieu (138), Matt Caverly (152), Dylan Strong (170), Austin Locke (182) and James Thompson (195).

He also has several wrestlers expected to be seeded at No. 2 or 3: Brandon Sandler (106), Liam Coomey (113), David Spinney (126), Kyle Glidden (132) and Zach Eastman (heavyweight).

“We just have to get them through,” Rix said.

Beaulieu is a three-time state champ and recently broke the career state record for wins held by former teammate Cody Hughes.

Noble will follow the lead of seniors Jake Martel (132), Austin Shorey (145) and Kasey Rogers (152). Martel is a defending state champ. Shorey won two years ago as a sophomore, and was second last year at 120 and third in the New Englands.

Shorey and Martel are likely No. 1 seeds. Part of that depends, in DeVoll’s mind, if Marshwood’s Beaulieu stays at 138 or moves down to 132.

Other Knights who could be high seeds are Sam Martel at 106 (1 or 2), Duncan McGilvery at 120 (No. 2), John Grenier at 138 (1 or 2) and Rogers at 152 (2 to 4).

Also in the running to advance to the state meet are Jaden Balcewicz (113), Joe Pilecki (126), Colin Cyr (160) and Hil Keisker (170).

“We should take second place unless we have a total meltdown,” DeVoll said. “Marshwood has too many Nos. 1 and 2 seeds.”

DeVoll added that snow has already impacted practices this week, leading to several cancellations. There is snow in the forecast for Saturday, so there is the potential for the regional meet to be postponed.

NOTES: Rix picked up his 600th career coaching win during last Saturday’s meet at Westbrook with Noble. … Eastman earned his 100th career win last Saturday. Caverly and Glidden collected their milestone wins earlier this year.

n Photos:

Noble’s Kasey Rogers, left, tangles with Marshwood’s Matt Caverly during a recent dual meet in South Berwick Maine. [Photo by Mike Whaley/]

Noble’s Jake Martel, left, and Marshwood’s Kyle Glidden square off during a recent dual meet in South Berwick, Maine. The two rivals will compete Saturday in the Class A South championship at Massabesic High School. [Photo by Mike Whaley/]

Noble’s Jake Martel, left, and Marshwood’s Kyle Glidden square off during a recent dual meet in South Berwick, Maine. The two rivals will compete Saturday in the Class A South championship at Massabesic High School. [Photo by Mike Whaley/]


Marshwood High School Students participated in a student art show at Just Us Chickens Gallery in Kittery, Maine

.  This special student show helped to promote community awareness and provided high school students with the experience of having their work displayed in a gallery.

Their  was displayed from January 16th to the 28th.  Included in the collection were drawings, paintings , and pottery created by students in Rebecca Poliquin’s class, Pat Higgins’ class and Jeff Vinciguerra’s class.

There was an open house that was well attended. The following students’ artwork was be on display:

Jacob Allen

Maria Christian

Jennifer Gray

Madison Person

Sarah McDonald

Zoe Janetos

Mallory Nadeau

Makayla Runey

Jillian Land

Thank you to the Just Us Chickens Gallery for providing Marshwood students with this authentic gallery experience.

French Club

Students in the MHS French Club participated in the 2016 National French Week Video Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. There were a number of entries this year. All student participants received a certificate for their efforts. Bon travail!