Lauren Pickett earns spot on Assumption women’s lacrosse team

The Assumption Department of Athletics, in Worcester, Massachusetts, has announced that Lauren Pickett, of Sidney, has earned a spot on the 2019 Assumption Women’s Lacrosse team. Pickett, class of 2022, will compete during the Greyhounds’ spring season.

Assumption Women’s Lacrosse, picked sixth in the Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, won their first five games of the season. The team’s impressive start earned the program its first top-ten ranking in school history, ranking ninth in the in the latest Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Poll.

Whitefield Lions announce peace poster contest winners

First place posters that will move on to the state competition, from left to right, Addison Turner (Palermo), Jade McCollette (Chelsea), Donovan Thompson (Whitefield), and Barry Tibbetts on behalf of Lillian Brooks (Jefferson). (Contributed photo)

The Whitefield Lions club took part in judging Peace Posters from four different schools – Jefferson, Whitefield, Chelsea, Palermo. The contest asked the students to draw the Journey to Peace. At the Thursday meeting, the winners from the contest came to the Whitefield Lions club to receive recognition and awards. The first place winners will move on to the next round of competition. the Lions are an international service group and this competition will eventually display the final winning posters at the United Nations Lions Day.

Winners from Palermo Elementary School, from left to right, Brody Worth, Lion Kim Haskell, Addison Turner and Mara Mangin. (Contributed photo)

Winners from Whitefield Elementary School, from left to right, Lion Kim Haskell on behalf of Katie Shaw, Ory Winchenbach and Donavon Thompson. (Contributed photo)

Winners from Jefferson Elementary, from left to right, David Winchenbach and Kaylee Lappen. Absent from photo, Lillian Brooks. (Contributed photo)

Winners from Chelsea Elementary, from left to right, Trinity DeGrenier, Lion Kim Haskell and Alyssa Pullen. Absent from photo, Jade McCollette. (Contributed photo)

Erskine Leos raise money for Camp Sunshine

Erskine Leos outside of Camp Sunshine, from left to right, Advisor Roxanne Malley, Ashley Clavette, Chiara Mahoney, Abby Blair, Xavian Marable, Andrew Robinson, Ricky Win, Autumn Boody, Acadia Senkbeil, Hannah Spitzer, and Sierra LeCroix.

Erskine Leos have held several fundraisers this year to raise money for Camp Sunshine. In August, along with the Whitefield Lions, the Leos coordinated a Lions vs. Leos bowling tournament and in October they held a Crusin’ event during homecoming. Last week, they presented Camp Sunshine with a $2,000 check from their efforts. Lions have been supporting Camp Sunshine for 25 years.

Local Naval boatswain underway

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 2nd Class Joshua Plummer, from Jefferson, mans a fuel line on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Atlantic Ocean, on November 5, 2019. The John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine operations in support of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Grant G. Grady)

2019 Winslow Youth Cheerleading grades 3 – 7

Members of the third through seventh grades Winslow Youth Cheerleading squad are, front, from left to right, Neveah, Sophia, Delana, Makayla, Audrey and Clara. Back Morgan, Hailee, Aaliyah, Rachel, Hayden and Norah. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

State class B field hockey champions

Front row, from left to right, Abby Wright, Willa Dolley, Savanah Joler, Leah Pelotte, Mariah Morrison, Taylor Rodriguez, Silver Clukey and Abby Washburn. Second row, Kayla Hanson, Devyn Lively, Kaelyn Mulligan, Laney Bell, Lilly Harvey, Maddie Lower, Leah Knight, Sage Clukey, Bodhi Littlefield, Karlie Ramsdell, Alaina Lambert, Joscelyn Denis and Coach Beth Bourgoin. Back row, Assistant Coach Lisa Larrabee, JV Coach Lori Fredette, Hunter Lee, Kassidy Bibeau, Marissa Elwell, Michaela Demers, Nevaeh Duplessie, Alayna Morneault and Sabrina York. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography staff)

The Winslow High School girls varsity field hockey team captured the state class B title on November 2 with a 7-2 victory over York.

JMG Students do planting at dam area

Pictured is a group of Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) core and hybrid students at Vassalboro Community School, who spent some time at the Masse Dam, in Vassalboro, on October 25, to plant the wild plants they had germinated last winter. With the students are Matt Streeter, who is in charge of the dam projects, in Vassalboro, and Elaine Philbrick, back to, a retired teacher from China. Students were hand planting throughout the dam area. (photo courtesy of Victor Esposito)

JMG student leaders

From left to right, Hailey Estes, Sydney Laird, kalli Duvall and Chloe French.

JMG student leaders attended JMG’s overnight Leadership Education Conference at Pine Tree Camp, in Rome. Students participated in a variety of leadership workshops and team building activities. Leaders had to complete a STEAM challenge, building a catapult, where each group had specific roles for each member. They had to launch marshmallows from the catapult competing against other schools for distance and accuracy. Groups also had to pitch their catapult to a panel of judges. Chloe stated that building the catapult was, “a challenge, while also fun because the team enjoys working together. (contributed photo)

China Middle School JMG members honor local first responders

Pictured above are China Village Fire Chief Tim Theriault and Weeks Mills Fire Chief Bill Van Winkler entering the school cheered on by the CMS student body. (contributed photos)

Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) organized a First Responder Celebration Day at CMS on Monday, October 28. They had the opportunity to celebrate the service of our local responders as students lined the hallways cheering on the responders as they entered the building. They then gathered in the library where each responder spoke about their career path and the critical need for our young people to explore careers within public service. Eighth graders Kaylee Fyfe and Alexia McDonald highlighted the important role of a dispatcher, “first responders wouldn’t know where to go without their communication.” Professionals representing the following agencies joined us for the event:

Game Warden Service – David Ross.

Mikael Nunez – Maine State Police.

Shawn Porter – Maine State Police with K-9 Myka.

Dan Brockway – Delta Ambulance.

Michelle Grass – Delta Ambulance.

Tim Theriault – Chief China Village Fire Dept.

Ivano Stefanizzi – Kennebec County Sheriff Dept.

DeeDee Roberge – Dispatcher Maine Dept. of Public Safety.

Peggy Barrett – Dispatcher Maine Dept. of Public Safety.

Bill Van Wickler – Chief Weeks Mills Fire Dept.

Shawn O’Leary – Chief Winslow Police Dept.

Tracey Frost – Oakland Police Dept. and School Resource Office, RSU#18.

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JMG Students do planting at dam area

Pictured is the First Responder Panel of Professionals who attended the JMG event at the China Middle School. (contributed photo)

Black Raiders defeat Purple Panthers

Winslow High School senior Cody Ivy carries the ball as he attempts to get away from the grasp of Waterville High School’s Nate Weir, during the annual, regular season ending game between the two arch rivals, at Drummond Field, in Waterville, on October 26. The Black Raiders dominated the Purple Panthers, 57-16, winning for the 10th consecutive time between the two teams, including playoffs. (Photo by Tawni Lively, Central Maine Photography)