Merrymeeting Adult Education graduates two dozen 

Merrymeeting Adult Education celebrated the graduation of 24 students on May 21 at Mt. Ararat High School.

The adult learners completed either the High School Equivalency Tests (formerly GED) or earned a traditional high school diploma.

Director Diana McCain led the celebration, followed by opening remarks from Bob Lucy, interim superintendent of Maine School Administrative District 75, and Paul Perzanowski, Brunswick School District superintendent. Diplomas were presented by McCain and Paul Elisha, Merrymeeting’s academic counselor.

Diplomas were awarded to Joshua Bouchard, Kylie Brackett, Erin Brehm, Marissa Chaney, Robert Creamer, Ryan Cotter, Vivianne Courant, Madison Cowette, Marilyn Daniel, Sage Gowan, Abigail Green, Kimberly Holbrook, Rachel Kopp, Elijah Levausser, Martyna Martin, Molly Martin, Will Martin, Renan Moguel, Mackenzie Nichols, Shaine Robinson, Jax Rogers, Gwenyth Sullivan, Lee Taylor, Mary Waters and Richard Williams.

Special recognition was paid to Sage Gowen, Kimberly Holbrook, Rachel Kopp and Shaine Robinson, who were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society. Commencement speeches were presented to fellow graduates, friends, family and staff and faculty by Gowen, Holbrook and Robinson.

SAD 75 education fund announces golf scramble 

Trust For Our Future, the educational trust of SAD 75, is launching its largest annual fundraiser, the 6th Annual TFOF Golf Scramble hosted by Highland Green on June 26.

TFOF’s Annual Golf Scramble has raised over $25,000 in the last five years while also increasing its capacity to support mini-grants for educators in the district’s four towns and seven schools. Register at trustforourfuture.org. 

The Trust strives to support teachers who have initiated innovative programs that go beyond the regular school day. A sampling of this year’s funded programs includes an aquaponic farm and market at Mt. Ararat Middle School, as well as a reading program at MAMS scheduled for this summer. Additional reading initiatives have been launched with a “Battle of the Books” program that was held in March for K-8 students.

At Mt. Ararat High School, as an alternative to detention, students are offered sessions featuring relaxation techniques.

Bowdoinham Community School teachers are engaged in professional development aimed at using specific physical activities with students to prepare the brain for learning, and Bowdoin Central School is creating an outdoor classroom to support the study of science in a multi-sensory environment.

For more about how to become involved with Trust For Our Future, email Mary Booth at [email protected] At present, TFOF is looking for volunteers to assist with communication and community outreach. 

High school equivalency diplomas were awarded by Merrymeeting Adult Education on May 21 at Mt. Ararat High School to Joshua Bouchard (with Diesel), Elijah Levausser, Erin Brehm, Kiley Brackett, Shaine Robinson, Rachel Kopp, Martyna Martin, Sage Gowan, Mary Waters, Marilyn Daniel, and Kimberly Holbrook.