HARPSWELL — Harpswell Community School students recently participated in the Damariscotta River Association’s Wabanaki living skills and culture program. The program uses an outdoor, hands-on approach to teach the history and culture of Maine’s native tribes, and helps schools meet a state curriculum requirement in Native American studies.
Now in its ninth year at the DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta, the program featured instruction by Passamaquoddy member David Moses Bridges, one of only eight master birch-bark canoe craftsmen in the world. Another Passamaquoddy, Gerald “Butch” Jacobs, discussed the tradition of weaving baskets and demonstrated how ash is prepared to create them.
BATH — At 5 a.m. Nov. 16, 13 runners from Hyde School hit the road for the first leg of a 208-mile fundraising run to Hyde’s sister school in Woodstock, Conn. The group took turns running five miles each in relay fashion until reaching Hyde-Woodstock the next day.
The run raised $4,237 for the Bath Food Mobile, a program administered by Grace Episcopal Church that offers free food to needy Mid-Coast families. The funds far exceeded the group’s goal of raising $1,000, which covers the cost of one of the Food Mobile’s monthly truck deliveries.
The following students were named to the honor roll during the first quarter at Brunswick Junior High School.
Grade 6: Jaden Adams, Haley Alexander, Mikaela Aschbrenner, Cameron Ashby, Madison Bailey, Rae Bamberger, Zoe Battle, Sarah Belling, Oliver Bird, Ethan Boll, Donald Bromiley, Jenna Brooks, Lydia Brown, Andrew Burns, William Callahan, Rylee Caparratto, Kambria Carlile, Anna Carpnter, Jeneah Carter, Camden Chasse, Phoebe Churney, Amanda Cloutier, Baylei Coombs, Maria Corey, Erin Coughlin, Tana Coulombe, Abree Cox, Noah Cox, Isabella Cunningham, Cameron Daly, Nicholas DaRosa, Mattigan Donovan, Benjamin Donsbach, Jacob Doring, Emma Dorr, Ryan Duffy, Dayna DuRoss, Ariana Edwards, Michael Eno, Alexander Ewert, Ashley Farmer, Delaina Ferrell, Logan Gillis, Jillian Giunti, Kellie Giunti, Aiden Glover, Noah Greene, Neil Hansaria, Ainsley Harrower, Katherine Hartnett, Benjamin Hensley, Calla Hladky, Abe Katz, Chloe Kilborn, Lily Kimball Watras, Elinore Kosak, Anna Kousky, Elizabeth Labbe, Mariah Labrie, Caleb Lisio, Nolan Lyne, Daniel Lyons, Charlotte MacMillan, Francisco Manzanero-Lopez, Seamus McCarthy, Thomas Merrill, Lucas Mitchell, Brady Mitchell-Damms, Cheyenne Moore, Alexandra Morse, Nicholas Munn, Kian Murray, Tyler Nadeau, Emma Nickerson, Abigail Parke, Emma Parke, Harriet Peabody, Aidan Perkinson, Hannah Perreault, Alan Poulin, Rachel Poulton, Sarah Poutree, Katelyn Pratt-Jellison, Joseph Quattropani, Nursultan Rosen, Eliza Rudalevige, Kayla Ruona, Rian Sachs, Rayna Sage, Tasha Schneiderat, Leilah Serra, Samuel Sharpe, Connor Shaw, Hope Shepherd, Audrey Silver, Bridget Smith, Gage Somerville, Jack St. Pierre, Emily Staples, Christian Stoll, Shea Sulluvan, Disiree Tanner, Emmet Taub, Wyeth Tobey, Christopher Tucker, Sararose Willey, Matthew Yost and Cheyenne Yslava.
Grade 7: Julian Abbott, Josephine Adolf, Ashley Alexander, Tessa Alexander, Emily Anderson, Maeve Arthur, Piper Atkins, Adam Benoit, Tianna Bernier, Holly Black, Sophie Blair, Forrest Blankenship, Tobyn Blatt, Colby Bucknam, MacKenzie Burrows, Maxwell Burtis, Isak Carney, Ross Clayton, Emily Coffin, Leah Coffin, Aidan Crawford, Sophie Creamer, Haile Cummings, Adam Daigle, Hannah Day, Nolan Deck, Alyssa Demanche, Alexander Demars, Maria Denison, Kirah Despres Bowman, Michael Deveraux, Dalton Dickey, Henry Doherty, Jennifer Doiron, Cody Dudley, Robyn Dumont, Hunter Ehlers, Andrew Eno, Rachael Eramo, Sean Erwin, Bronte Fontaine, Steven Frey, Max Friedman, Lily Gaffney, Abigail Gauthier, Galen Gaze, Anthony Gerardi, Lydia Ginty, Max Gramins, Luke Guernelli, Nathan Harrower, Isaac Hatridge, Brian Hess, Cordlia Horch, Emily Hubert, Analise Hurley, Hollie Imperato, Claire Johnson, Bailey Jones, Kyle Kapocius, Kameron Labbe, William Labbe, Zoe Launer, Gabrielle Leeman, Briana Lewis, Lillian Lowell, Paige MacKinnon, Lily Mateus, Molly McGough, Colleen McKearney, Kayla Meggison, Olivia Mendes, Matthew Metcalf, Trevor Milbourn, Megan Morse, Elliott Nagler, Cameron Niven, Isabella Pols, Kaitlyn Prophett, RyLee Ramsey, Caleb Rand, Mariah Richards, Anna Rider, Kaitlyn Ridley, Kayla Rose, Shawn Rowe, Andrew Samson, Taylor Santaguida, Thomas Santaguida, Morgan Schlaack, Wyatt Slocum, Alexander Small, Cassandra Smith, Quinn Solberg, Thomas Steinman, Brin Stricklett, Frances Stuart, Vincent Sullivan, Lee Taylor, Spencer Taylor, Kyra Teboe, Madison Thompson, Trinity Turcotte, Jeremy Vuong, Baili Weisheit, Eliza Jane Wild and Elina Woolever.
Grade 8: Faith Allen Harris, Jared Ambs, Keegan Arnold, Jessica Ashby, Stephen Backman, Savannah Baker, Heather Barry, Brooke Barter, Nathan Benoit, William Black, Isaac Boll, Sophia Borie, Carlyle Boyle, Caleb Braddick, Madeline Brescia, Destiny Bromiley, Isaiah Buckingham, Alexandra Burns, Anna Callahan, Aaron Carlton, Roy Chen, John Coray, Caleb Cost, Emily Cowan, Olivia Crooker, Miriam Deauseault, Jesse Devereaux, Margaret Dickinson, Joshua Dorr, Elena Dugal, Andrew DuRoss, Allison Eck, Logan Engstrom, Hannah Escoe, Sarah Ferdinand, Bailey Fike, Connor Flotten, Mitchell Garrant, Aaron Gary, Nelson Gay, Macy Giunti, Christian Glover, Jackson Gordon, Lauren Grocholl, Evan Guernelli, Jacob Guerrette, Kyle Heatley, Rianna Holbrook, Chad Hopkins, Madeleine Houston, Christian Jensen, Grayson Jones, Shaunte’ Julien, Madison Kaiser, Liam Kelly, Elaine Kew, Dasol Kim, Heather Kinee, Aiden Kipp, Evan Kirk, Rhiannon Kopansky, Alexander Labbe, Treven MacMullen, Duncan Mains, Erin Marc-Aurele, Nailah Mays, Nicholas McCormick, Nikolas Merrill, Emma Miller, Nicholas Mountainland, Dina Murphy, Neil Murphy, Maximillian Naipier-Kane, Sawyer Nicholson, Paul Nixon, John Parker, Romil Peck-Moad, Carly Poulton, Henry Raker, Olivia Reed, Justin Remulla, Cassandra Ridge, Michael Ring, Sabrina Robshaw, Leila Rollins, Julia Rutherford, Aidan Sachs, Brian Sehestedt, Marcus Sinclair, Petra Smat, Hannah Smith, Michaela Smith, Sabina Smith, Carlene St. Pierre, Victoria Stevens, Keturah Stinson, Lincoln Sullivan, Kiley Tupper, Caitlin Tycz, Cierra Van Peursem, Olu Vaughan, Billie Walter, Anna Webster, Julia Webster, Nicholas White, Seth White, Charles Wing, Brennan Winkler, Adele Wise, Kira Wolpow, Taylor Worthington and Stephanie Zhang.
Craftsman David Moses Bridges explains the construction of birch-bark canoes to Harpswell students participating in a Native American educational program.