School district holds Celebration of Reading

The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District recently held its annual Celebration of Reading Day event.

The first part of the event at Wells Junior High School was a “read-aloud” in fifth-grade classrooms. Several nonfiction picture books, about people who overcame adversity, were purchased by the Wells Rotary Club, read to students and later donated to the school library.

The next day at Wells Elementary School featured over 40 guest readers from the community and the district, visiting classrooms.


Two sophomores chosen to receive Sara’s Scholarship

Teens to Trails and Chewonki announced that Megan DeLong and Matthew Chapman, both sophomores at Wiscasset High School, have been chosen to receive Sara’s Scholarship – Engaging Teens in the Outdoors, given in memory of Sara Leone, who was lost to the Wiscasset community when she was in her sophomore year at the high school 11 years ago.

Both recipients will spend three weeks with Chewonki’s Wilderness Trips for Teens.

Donations to Sara’s Scholarship can be mailed to Teens to Trails at 98 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011, or made online at www.TeenstoTrails.org.


Diaper drive nets 53 boxes; credit union raises $2,000

Promise Early Education Center, formerly known as Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, has received 53 boxes of diapers courtesy of the ninth annual diaper drive held at Community Credit Union recently.

Board members, management, employees and members of Community Credit Union raised nearly $2,000.


Local teacher named Holocaust Museum fellow

Washington Academy teacher Mathy Terrill has been selected by the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., to participate in its Museum Teacher Fellowship Program this summer.

About 20 educators in the U.S. are selected each year. They must show extensive knowledge of the Holocaust, have taught history for at least five years, and participate in community and professional organizations.

Terrill has taught history at Washington Academy for 10 years, and a Holocaust and genocide studies class for the last four.