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)

MacFarland presented with certificate of appreciation

China Selectman Irene Belanger, left, presented a certificate of appreciation to board Chairman Bob MacFarland at the October 28, board of selectmen meeting. MacFarland is not seeking re-election. (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 student leaders
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)