2019-02-08 / Community News

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Scarborough High School students Ian Youth, Jonathan Hayes, Lena Wood and Eric Youth compete in the High School Quiz Show Maine on Maine Public Television. The team is pictured at Maine Public Television’s studios in Lewiston with host, Shannon Moss. Scarborough’s competition against Oceanside High School will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. (Courtesy photo) Scarborough High School students Ian Youth, Jonathan Hayes, Lena Wood and Eric Youth compete in the High School Quiz Show Maine on Maine Public Television. The team is pictured at Maine Public Television’s studios in Lewiston with host, Shannon Moss. Scarborough’s competition against Oceanside High School will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. (Courtesy photo) Quiz team advances to televised competition

Scarborough High School has won a spot to compete on Maine Public Television’s statewide High School Quiz Show. More than 60 teams entered the competition, and Scarborough made the cut of 16 teams selected to compete on television.

The High School Quiz Show is a single-elimination academic bracket competition with four rounds that test the teams’ general knowledge in science, history, geography, math, English and even some pop culture.

The Quiz Show winner from Maine advances to the regional High School Quiz Show Invitational to compete against champions from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Some quiz questions for the Maine version of the show come from the College Board, the organization in charge of the SAT.

Other questions rely on local knowledge, with famous Mainers such as recordings of senators Susan Collins and Angus King asking questions, that Maine Public then plays for the students during the taping.

“The Quiz Show tournament gives our Maine students a wonderful opportunity to showcase their academic talent on a statewide show,” said host Shannon Moss. “Every single show I learn an incredible amount.”

Scarborough’s face-off against Oceanside airs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, which is also team member Jonathan Hayes’ 18th birthday.

The team is coached by high school Latin teacher, Matthew Davis. Davis also coaches the high school Academic Decathlon team that Eric Youth, Ian Youth and Hayes competed on in 2018, finishing as Maine state championship runner-up.

Scarborough residents are encouraged to tune in Thursday evening and cheer on the Red Storm Quiz Show team.


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Funeral director returns to Hobbs

Jonathan James Cagney has rejoined the staff at Hobbs Funeral Homes as a licensed funeral director.

After apprenticeships in Portland-area homes, Cagney gained his certification as a licensed funeral director in 2008. From 2007 to 2015 he worked in Portland area funeral homes. From 2015 to 2018, he was a licensed funeral director in Newport, Rhode Island. He previously worked at Hobbs as a funeral director from 2010 to 2014.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore and graduated in 2008 with an associate degree in funeral services from the New England Institute at Mt. Ida College in Massachusetts.

His duties include meeting with families and making funeral arrangements, directing funeral services and visiting hours, working with pre-arrangements and mortuary trusts, and using his skills in restorative arts and cosmetics.

He is a resident of South Portland and Newport and is licensed in both states.

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