I'm the (relatively) new editor of The Working Waterfront newspaper at the Island Institute. We are gearing up for our annual summer Student Journalism Program, and since you work with high school students and may know college students in your community, we're hoping you might pass on information about the program. Island students and those from coastal communities are eligible.

Those selected for the program can choose from three streams: print, photo or both combined. They will work with a professional journalist as a mentor (one lives in Washington County, the other on Chebeague Island) as well as have training at the Island Institute with our media staff. They will be expected to produce three pieces (photo essays, articles or videos) to be published on The Working Waterfront's website or newspaper and will be paid $50 for each piece.

The deadline for applying — have them send an email to me, tgroening@islandinstitute.org, with two writing or photography samples — is June 1.

And another request — we want to start listing college graduations and dean's list achievements or island residents in the paper. If you know of any, please send them along.

Thank you all so much, and thanks for what you all do. Call if you want to talk.

| Tom Groening | Editor, Working Waterfront | Island Institute | 386 Main Street | P.O. Box 648 | Rockland, ME 04841 | 207.594.9209 x 155 | www.islandinstitute.org | www.workingwaterfront.com |