The fourth Maine Youth Leadership Day is set to take place 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Hyde School in Bath with the theme, “Understanding our differences, embracing our similarities.” The event is being sponsored by The Maine State Leadership Alliance at Hyde School.
The conference will bring together a field of distinguished adults and over 1,000 aspiring student leaders representing more than 50 Maine schools and school groups. The symposium will focus on the importance and challenges of sound moral character and the practice of leadership. In turn, educators will help students develop a heightened sense of personal leadership and character.
U.S Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will start the day with a keynote presentation, followed by a morning full of workshops led by both student leaders and community and business leaders. Lunch will follow, and the day will conclude with a student-run panel.
Uncovering and nurturing a student’s leadership skills has been part of a Hyde education for the past 50 years. The leadership school’s founder, Joe Gauld, always believed each student has a gift to give his or her community and the world. Hyde School has been built upon the belief that, “Each of us is gifted with a unique potential that defines our true destiny.”
Throughout the event Hyde media students will be capturing interviews with visiting students and asking them about the perceived strengths and challenges of being a leader in Maine. The public can follow the event on social media channels using the hashtag #leadersofthe207.
The third Maine State Youth Leadership Day in April 2015 attracted over 600 high school students from 37 Maine middle and high schools to the Hyde main campus in Bath.
For more information about Maine Youth Leadership Day and the MSLA contact Director Stefan Jensen at Hyde School, 443-7144, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Maine State Leadership Alliance web page can be found at: www.hyde.edu/MaineLeaders.
To learn more about Hyde School, summer leadership programs, and parenting and teen workshops, log on to www.hyde.edu.
Participants will be able to “eat and run” when a unique fundraiser returns to Woodside School Saturday, Nov. 7. The third annual combined 5K Race and Pie Breakfast will benefit the programs of Woodside Elementary Partnership, a group of parents and staff working together to support the school. More than 150 people attended the event last year.
This year a unicycle division will again be featured, a nod to the school’s popular and successful Woodside One Wheelers circus arts program. Running (or unicycling, or walking) is optional; individuals can pay separately for the Pie Breakfast in the school cafeteria from 9-10:30 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will feature a variety of sweet and savory pies, quiches, coffee and cider. Admission to breakfast is $6 adults / $3 kids under 10 at the door.
Check-in for the run will be 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium. The cost to register is $18 prior to the event and $20 on run day (or $15/$17 for Woodside staff and students). Entry into the race includes the Pie Breakfast. The 5K race is a flat and fast course through the residential area surrounding Woodside; it will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the school driveway at 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. Runners start first and unicyclists will follow.
To register online for the race, visit bit.ly/1OI5RFv. To volunteer to bake a pie, visit: bit.ly/1LLdo3P. Paper race registration forms are available in the Woodside Elementary School office. For more information, contact the school at 725-1243.
Southern Maine Community College is holding an open house at the Mid-Coast Campus in Brunswick for prospective and accepted students, families and anyone with an interest in SMCC.
The two-hour event will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the L.L.Bean Learning Commons & Health Science Center, 12 Sewall St. Those interested can learn about academic programs, meet the faculty, tour the campus and see the new L.L. Bean Learning Commons & Health Science Center and Orion Residence Hall, which opened for the fall semester. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/1hTgJSm.