Students at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick helped many in need through three special service projects as part of their celebration of Maine Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.
“When there is a chance to help the students learn about helping others, we see this as a way to help them grow into caring Catholic adults,” said Patricia Berthiaume, principal of St. John’s. “These projects are mercy in action.”
Throughout the week, students, staff, and their families held a clothing drive to benefit Catholic Charities Maine’s Threads of Hope thrift stores and Tedford Housing in Brunswick. They also conducted a food drive to donate goods to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick.
In addition, the students collected and donated pennies in a “grade against grade” competition to see which grade raises the most money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Elizabeth Arford, Mitchell Black and Michelle Ingram, all of Brunswick.
Rebecca Bailey, of Brunswick
Raleigh Goessling, of Yarmouth
Brunswick: Madison Burt, Erin Butts, Lucy Comaskey, Audrey Cross, Kimberly Crowley, Matthew Day, Shannah Duffy, Joseph Durkin, Rosaleen Erwin, Sara Freshley, Sarah Gibson, Justin Libby, Brandon McCauley, Samantha Moore, Jared Parent, Emma Reno, Julia Rider, Dylan Robinson, Alexandra Roderick, Grayson Smith, McKinley Stinson, Evan Studwell, Kylie Tierney, Breanna Wiggins, Ryan Wilson
Harpswell: Grant Carrier, Keenan Marley, Jamie Merriam, Lauren Rice
The Bath Middle School Band was welcomed to the State House in Augusta by Sen. Linda Baker, R-Sagadahoc, on Feb. 2. The band, conducted by Andrew Chipman, performed the national anthem for the House of Representatives before the day’s legislative session began.