AUGUSTA — Mrs. Vachon’s fourth grade class and Mrs. Shaw’s fifth grade class at St. Michael School recently took part in a Day of Caring Readathon.

Students asked family and friends to pledge them for every minute that they read during this day. Each student read for 120 minutes throughout the day. A total of $1,118.80 was raised to benefit the soup kitchen of Bread of Life Ministries.

Center honors

area students

AUGUSTA — The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine has announced the winners of its Outstanding Student of the Year Awards.

The winner of the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for grades 5-8 is Katia Dermott, a ninth grade student at Stepping Stones Montessori School in Chelsea. Dermott received $50 for her short story entitled, “The Last Documentation of Any Resident Entered into the Maine School for the Feeble Minded in the Case of the Eviction of Malaga Islanders,” a historical fiction piece based on her studies of the evictions of residents of Malaga Island in 1912 by the state of Maine.

The winner of the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for grades 9-12 is Tessa Gervais, a 10th grade student at Erskine Academy in South China. Gervais will receive $50 for her piece entitled “We Exist,” a painting she created in response to trips she has taken to Mexico to help fight poverty.

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