in essay contest
Teona Sok, a Gorham High School senior, took first place in the high school division of the 2018 Maine Constitution Essay competition.
The theme for grades 9-12 was “The Importance of Voting and Democracy.”
“Living in a democracy is one of the greatest privileges in America,” Sok’s opening paragraph reads. “A demarcated government is founded on the voices of its citizens, which is special.”
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced the results.
Adult ed art show
Gorham Adult Education presents its 9th annual student art show and reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Baxter Memorial Library on South Street.
The artwork will be displayed through Friday, June 15. Everyone is invited to meet the artists and refreshments will be served.
Instructor Maddie Lou Chaplin was the students’ instructor.
Taste Walk maps available
The annual Gorham Taste Walk is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, with more than 10 businesses participating.
Pre-order maps, $5, are available by visiting www.sebago.younglife.org. Maps are $7 on the day of the event outside Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St.
Those participating can vote for their favorite dish and the winning venue will receive the Golden Spoon Award.
Gorham residents may drop off brush from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday May 19, at the Public Works facility, 80 Huston Road.
No commercial drop-off will be allowed and stumps will not be accepted.
As always, leaves and grass clippings (no lawn/leaf bags) will be accepted at Public Works in the designated spot throughout the season.
U.S. taxpayer debt
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on May 10 that the U.S. public debt was $21,050,822,593,901.63.