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Newsletter - Current Mar 28, 2023
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Volume 15 Date:March 28, 2023                   Issue 27  

Our Next Week's Meeting:  Eben Ezer School Haiti


Last Week's News: 


Guests and Happenings:  

         ~Rotarians -  None

         ~ Guests: - Quinn McPherson, Nicolas Walker, Katherine Meyers, Sam Henry,

                           Olivia Kenney, Michael Koontz, Nelsa Sumsion, Dave Harris, John Drisko, 

                           Kistina sanborn, Rosa Corte's, Janice Watson, Chris Henry, Ava Henry,


Club News:  

The Recycling and Shredding Fund Raiser, scheduled for April 15th has been moved to September based upon support availability of the shredding and recycling companies.


We have had great interest in attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in June, we have 8 students applying this year through the visibility provided by Traip Academy, Blayne Matty, and the Interact Club; and between ourselves and the Kittery Rotary Afterhours Club we will provide scholarships for all of them! Enthusiam for supporting these students is a reflection of how proud we all are that so many of our community's young people recognize the commitment to serve others.


The Club will also sponsor a space and provide our tent, for the Traip Interact Club at the Kittery Block Party again this year. last year the Interact club turned out in force and was a hit with all the young attendees.

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                                       Our tent put to great use in June 2022


 Meeting:  Due to school weather cancellations in January and February, we celebrated the students of the Month for the first quarter of 2023 today!


We met today in the R.W. Traip Academy Cafeteria. President Pam and Andy were in Covid quarentine, Principal John Drisko was also present via zoom, as Keith worked a great connection with his phone, and Eric led the meeting live. 


Through the zoom link we also were able to have one of the parents join the meeting.


The Traip Academy January Student of the Month is Quinn McPherson, nominated by the History Department and presented by Teacher Jessica Pearson. Quinn is very much a force in the Traip community both academically and in her activities in the school and community, She is the student representative on the School board and  a very srong advocate.Ms. Pearson reports that Quinn is also well reognized for her kindness, caring, and advocacy for justice.


Junior Olivia Kenney is the March Student of the Month for Traip, nominated by the English Department,  and was introduced by Teacher Kristina Sanborn. Olivia is noted for her academics and activities . She is willing to work with anyone, and is a delight to each, she is a very commited student. Olivia was one of the five students who as a sophomore, attended last June's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and this year will return there as a counselor. As a result of her and her fellow campers reports of their experince there will be eight students from Kittery attending this year


The February Student of the Month for Traip Academy is freshman  Katherine Meyers, nominated by the World Languages Department and presented by Teacher Rosa Corte's. . Katherine was the Shapleigh student of the Month for March , last year as an eigth grader. At Traip the students of the Month are nominated by the individual Departments in rotation, each gets one month and the School Administration nominates the last (May) month; so the selectee is that department's standout student of the year, for a freshman to be nominated it means they have quickly made a significant impression as a dedicated student, and school and community citizen.


 The Shapleigh School  January Student of the Month is 4th Grader Nicholas Walker. Nicholas arrived at school on October 31st and has made an instant impression. Quiet and polite, he is always helpful and courteous. he leads by example  and is the first to jump in and help  when needed


Six grader Sam Henry is the Shapleigh February Student of the Month,

introduced by Science Teacher Dave Harris . Sam is also a student known

for his quitet leadership and willingness to get along and work with others. A dedicated student his behavior and attitude is also a great example for his peers.


Teacher Janice Watson introduced the Shapleigh March Student of the Month,

Eigth Grader, Michael Koontz  Ms.Watson praised Michael's work and his enthusiasm and read comments from his other teachers praising his effort and his commitment to learning.


Lined up for the traditional questions from the meeting attendees, the students fielded questions with ease. A very impressive group of committed students, The younger students have shown themselves to be great learners and citizens of the school community. The older students have already left a strong mark on the school and community.We sincerely congratulate the students, parents, and teachers

The students recieve a Rotary medallion, a certificate signed by the schools and Rotary Club, and their names are added to the plaques hanging in the two schools


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Quinn with Ms.Pearson, Mom    Olivia with Ms. Sanborn and family  Katherine with Senora Corte's

and brother                                                                                         and Dad  and Mom

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Nicolas with Ms. Sumsion and         Sam with Mr. Harris,Mom      Michael, Ms.Watson and 

Mom                                                     and brother & sister               Mom & Dad


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            January                                    February                                     March

The students signed books to be donated in their names to the school libraries


Upcoming Programs and Events:

        April  4 ~ Eben Ezer school

        April  11~ Board meeting

        April 15 ~ District Training Assembly

        April 20 ~ Red Cross Blood Drive          

Anniversarys:   April 1 ~ Raphael and Blayne    


Club Reminders:

                Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund

                  our Third Grade Book Project

                 Happy/Sad dollars during March go toward Speakers books  


Do not forget to regularly check the calendar of our Web Site for long term schedules and the photo Album for updates on our Program pictures and Activity pictures.







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