Cardona BC graduate

Danielle Cardona of Buxton graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of arts degree on May 19. Cardona majored in international studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students aid foster children

This past year sophomore team 10D students and faculty members Amy Williams, Greg Thornton, Kevin Cooper, and Rick Simonds participated in several community service projects.

Students attended the Hall of Flags Ceremony in Augusta thanks to an invitation from A Family for ME, an organization that helps find permanent homes for foster children. The ceremony celebrated the completed adoption of foster children in Maine.

In December, students shopped and wrapped gifts for 33 children in foster families. They prepared and stuffed Christmas stockings for each child as well.

Sophomores designed an Easter egg scavenger hunt in March for older foster children, and stuffed and hid eggs for younger foster children. The team sponsored a party for the kids and helped them decorate eggs. Kevin Cooper arranged for A Family for ME to display a Heart Gallery at the Bonny Eagle Car Show in May. The Heart Gallery is a collection of photographs of children in need of a “forever family.”

Student volunteers distributed flyers to raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes. On June 6, the team recognized senior and former team student John Ames for his role in initiating these projects, and awarded him with a $1,000 college scholarship. Despite the heat on Monday, 48 students walked around the track for an hour to fulfill the pledges they earned for a walk-a-thon. In a little over a week, students raised $1,514 to continue future efforts.

Mylita Seymour raised the most money of any student, $150. Tim Belanger ran 10 miles that day as some pledged him per mile. Thornton’s class won the friendly competition between teachers to see who could raise the most money in their block 2 class. In addition to the pledges, Jordan Lambert has selected our group to win $1,000 from a prize he received (he could choose any group to donate to).

Biology teacher Amy Lynn Williams said, “Our team is very grateful to the support of parents and the community for making these events possible. We are very proud to honor our students for their excitement, enthusiasm and hard work in accomplishing these tasks.”

Participants in team 10D were Mark Aceto, Kyle Adams, Brandon Allman, Dustin Andrews, Shaun Austin, Timoth Belangery, Samuel Berry, Janell Biczak, Nathan Bilodeau, Chris Blanchard, Caitlin Boissonneault, Caitlin Boynton, Cody Bryant, Corinne Burgess, Cody Burrows, Patrick Cheney, Kari Christensen, Olivia Corbran, Danielle DeVoe, Jessica Doughty, K Douin, Krysten Dunn, Hannah Goodale, Caleb Gosselin, Courtney Goulet, Lauren Gowell, Lindsey Gray, Jeremy Harmon, Zachary Harmon, Chris Headley, Kayla Hebert, Katherine Hodgkin, Deven Howard, Kyle Ingalls, LaShawna Jackson, Stephen Jordan, Kameron Kalmar, Kevin Kinahan, Heather Kromer, Elizabeth LaBelle, Jordan Lambert, Ryan Lambert, Alex Lary, Aaron LeConte, Joshua Lund, Kayla Lurvey, Dylan Lyons, Padric Lyons, Nathaniel Martin, Kyle Maxwell, Andrea Mondor, Michael Morse, Samantha Myers, Elizabeth Paquette, Tomi Parsons, Brian Peasley, Corrie Plummer, Brooke Porter, Jacob Pratt, Matthew Quatrano, Robert Riley, Lincoln Sanborn, Paul Saulle, Felicia Sellick, Mylita Seymour, Sam Simmons, John Simon, Mariah Theriault, Brianna Townsend, Mariel Van Natta and Joshua Walls.

Cutline (Bonny Eagle students)

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