Calais High School

Dylan Carrier


In past weeks at Calais High School Mrs. Wilkinson’s Honors English class and additional students participated in the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.

The competition, presented in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Over the past 11 years, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3 million students and 45,000 teachers from 10,000 schools nationwide. The winner of the school competition will advance to the regional Poetry Out Loud contest.

The Maine State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on April

25–26, 2017 in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. Fifteen students participated in the competition Monday . The winner was Emily Mitchell; Kylie Donovan was the runner-up and third place was Devon Carrier.

Special thanks to performance judges Mr. & Mrs. Skrilitz, and accuracy judge Mrs. Ellis. Thank you, too, to Mrs. Scott, who was the official score tabulator.

The Calais High School Student Council has also completed their annual Rock-a-thon. They raised $2700 to purchase gifts for children who spend their holidays at Aroostook Mental Health Center in Calais. The Calais High School Blue Devil

Basketball team is Currently 1-5 winning one game losing five games and the Lady Blue Devils are currently 6-2 winning six games and losing two.

A Sophomore from Calais High School, Sydney Farrar, Has just had a poster put up in the High School’s Front Hallway. This poster Showcases what she had done at the Vanderbilt Aspirnaut Program in Nashville Tennessee. In an interview with Sydney she explained it as follows “I was doing cancer research in which I would cut up an egg, decapitate the chicken and pull the Chorioallantoic membrane also called CAM off of the egg shell. Then would put it through an extensive cleaning process and test for different Alpha Chains. These Alpha Chains were in all five but Chain one and two were most predominate.

The Mission of Calais High School is to provide a positive learning environment where a student develops the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to become a responsible and productive citizen.