YES Principal Betsy Lane to Retire, and Other News

After thirty years of teaching and leadership in the Yarmouth schools, Betsy Lane has announced that she will retire at the end of this school year. Betsy commenced her career in Yarmouth in 1987 as a third grade teacher at the Yarmouth Elementary School. In 1999 she become Assistant Principal of the Harrison Middle School. In 2009 she moved back to YES as principal.

In an interview carried in the January 19th Forecaster, Ms. Lane tells of how much she loved the job of working with young children, endeavoring to get to know them on an individual basis. She has loved the variety of the job, and has connected with students in the halls, the classroom, the play ground, and even invites them to her office for lunch.

Betsy's son Matt '96 and his wife have three children, whom she now will be able to see more often.

Other News

The following YHS alumni/ae have been named to the Dean's List:

Charlie Krause '13 - Berry College in Georgia
Emma Glessner '16 - Bucknell University in Pennsylvania
Tyler Waaler '16 - Wheaton College in Illinois
Ethan Gage '14 - University of Rhode Island
Victoria Messina '17 - Emmanuel College in Boston

Carlene Shaw '13 was recognized with the Outstanding Graduate designation at a ceremony at New Paltz University in New York in December.

Mary Kate Gunville '17 was awarded the Hector Hebert Award at an assembly on January 13th. A top-flight student who is active in Playmakers and is the goalie on the girls lacrosse team, Mary is the 20th recipient of the Hebert Award. This year recently retired Alan Hall, a long-time colleague of Hector's, presented the award.

Franz-Peter Jerosch '19 and his partner were Silver Medalists in the Intermediate Pairs competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships held last month.

Sam Potter '18 is serving as a page for Senator Susan Collins, R-ME this semester.

Sports Update

As the end of the regular season approaches, most of the winter sports teams have fared well and achieve relatively high seedings in the play-offs.

Boys Basketball 13-2 record, ranked 1st in Class B South Heal Points
Girls Basketball 10-5 record, ranked 3rd in Class B South Heal Points
Boys Hockey 6-5-1 record, ranked 4th in Class B South Heal Points
Girls Hockey 6-11 record, ranked 7th in Class B Heal Points

Regular season results for the Skiing, Swimming and Track teams is hard to find, but all three teams and/or individuals will compete in the upcoming state championships.

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