2014-04-03 / News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

375th Poster Finalists

Newporters are invited to vote for their favorite finalists in the city’s 375th anniversary poster contest. Hundreds of schoolchildren ages 5-19 created original artwork celebrating Newport to mark the milestone, and the finalists have been selected in four categories: kindergarten and first grade, grades two-four, middle school, and high school. Entries are on display at the Thames Street post office and may also be viewed online at newportri.com. Click on the link to Newport 375th Poster Contest to view and vote. Votes must be cast by April 12.

The next meeting of the 375th Anniversary committee is Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Preservation Society’s headquarters, 524 Bellevue Ave. The public is welcome to attend.

Open House

St. Michael’s Country Day School will hold an open house on Wednesday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visitors can meet Head of School, Whitney Slade, talk to faculty, staff, and parents as they tour campus, and visit classrooms. Interested parents can contact Sally Casey at 401-849-5970 ext. 302, or e-mail her at scasey@smcds.org, for more information.

iNCASE Spring Programs

Newport County Afterschool Excitement (iNCASE) begins its spring session the week of April 14. Registration is still open for all ages. Transportation is available from schools in Newport County to program sites.

Programs offered include Off Road Academy, Wanna Play, Rock Band, Theater Production, Express Yourself, Bookmaking & Printmaking, Spring into Sailing and Newport Mural Project.

Registration forms are available at local schools, iNCASEri.org, or at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. For more information, contact Debbie Bailey at 401-847-6927 ext. 17 or at iNCASE@bgcnewport.org.

Help for Haiti

Small personal grooming and hygene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand lotion, combs, slippers and socks are being collected for Haitians. Joyce Watts is coordinating the donations with a hospital and church in Haiti. Items can be brought to 15 Calvert St., Newport until May 3. For more information, call 401-258-3845

Nathalie A. Price Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Nathalie A. Price, co-founder of the Ocean State’s Women Golf Association, this scholarship will assist post-secondary junior female golfers from Rhode Island. Applications available in high school guidance offices, pro shops, or online at oswga.org. Deadline is June 30.

Dean’s List Named

Amelia Aseltine, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn.

Alexander Aseltine, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn.

Whitney C. Blocher, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Anne Bolan, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Loyola University, Baltimore, Md.

Lindsay Butler, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass.

Chase Ceglie, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass.

Shane Fagan, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.

Kelly Fay, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Emerson College, Boston, Mass.

Kayla Jenkins, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass.

Kara Lessels, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Assumption College, Worcester, Mass.

Jessica McDonnell, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.

Julia McKenna, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.

Andrew Myrick, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass.

Jeffrey Orszulak, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.

Alicia Pereira, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass.

Benjamin Roberts, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.

Joshua Saunders, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J.

Joshua Suazo, of Middletown, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Mass.

Sarah Taylor, of Newport, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s list at Connecticut College, New London, Conn.

Irish Heritage Award

The Paul Crowley Newport Irish Heritage Award of $750 will be given to a graduating high school senior who will attend college in the fall. Applicants must submit an essay explaining their connection to the culture, history, and traditions of the Irish and their contributions to America.

The application form is available: online at aohnewport.org; in the guidance office at the local high schools; and by writing the Newport Irish Heritage Association at P.O. Box 3114, Newport, RI 02840. Deadline May 6.

Organizations offering scholarships are welcome to send the requirements to news@newportthisweek.net

Frostbite Results

Under unpleasant conditions, with winds out of NNW at 15-20 knots with larger gusts and rain, 15 sailed in the Newport Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series on Sunday, March 30. The following are the results: Rick Nebiolo 2.00; FJ Ritt 2.25; Paul Fleming 3.25; Kate Wilson 2.50; Pat Connerney 3.50; Dave Wilson 5.20; Whitney Slade 5.25; Jillian Krause 7.75; Nicholas Pasyanos 7.75; Scott Chase 8.50; Mary Ann Jencks 9.00; Mike Arsenault 9.00; Mark Reinhart 9.33; and Caryn Cummings 9.25.

CPR Training

A Red Cross class that covers lay responder adult, child and infant CPR, AED and standard First Aid will be offered at the Newport YMCA on Thursday, April 10. The fee to attend is $60 for members, $75 for non-members. For more information, call 401-847-9200, x 108.

Ripple Effect Video Contest

The Atlantic Cup and newport- FILM have teamed up to create the Ripple Effect Video Contest for Ocean State high school students. The contest, held in conjunction with Clean Ocean Access and Sailors for the Sea, asks students to create a short film essay based on the statement: “I live in Rhode Island, the Ocean State,” exploring an issue facing the ocean, bays, inlets, rivers or marshes in the state. The video submission should be less than five minutes long and reflect why that particular issue is important to the filmmaker.

Students with the top entries will have the opportunity to serve as a videographer on board one of the boats in the Atlantic Cup race during the May 23 and 24 Newport stopover. The top three finalists’ videos will be shown at the newportFILM Atlantic Cup event on May 22 at the Newport Shipyard.

For more information, visit atlanticcup.org/atlantic-cup-news/ripple effect. Deadline for submission is April 15.

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