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    Monmouth Academy sophomore Jessica Withee shows off a mask she made in honor of veteran Dave Needham, a sonar technician in the U.S. Navy, the focus of her social studies project. Characteristics of the mask represents Needham's life including his service, family and job.

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    The poster project for Jocelyn Gray's social studies class became a family affair as Monmouth Academy student Olivia Caron, center left, chose her grandmother, a Desert Storm war veteran, as the focus of her project. Left to right are Erin DeCoteau, of Lewiston, and her 2-year-old daughter, Haley; Army veteran Crystal Guerrette; Caron; Greg Caron, 3-year-old Leaha; 2-year-old Harper DeCoteau; and Sarah and sister Sophie Caron of Monmouth. Guerrette retired after 28 years of service as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S Army Nurse Corps. She said she was proud her granddaughter was doing the project.

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    Monmouth Academy junior Sierra Cummings shows a copy of the 'National Geographic' issue that inspired her social studies teacher, Jocelyn Gray, to create an art project on U.S. war veterans as a way to learn about living veterans and their war experiences. Cummings selected Sgt. First Class Christopher Field, of Durham, who currently works at Camp Keyes in Augusta, as the focus of her project. Cummings said she's known Field since she was little and thought that he'd be perfect for the project.

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    Monmouth Academy sophomores, left to right, Elizabeth Mason, Valerie Fullerton, social studies teacher Jocelyn Gray and student Mckenzie Stevens discuss the team's choice of interviewing Cold War-era veteran Richard Howard. The team created a poster including the history of the Cold War and interview details on what it was like to serve during this period in American history following World War II.

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