Congratulations to KC Jai Anderson, daughter of Tina and JR Anderson, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Maine Maritime Academy this past weekend. KC is not done yet; she is entering the master’s program at MMA later this summer to continue her education. Family and friends gathered after commencement ceremonies Saturday to congratulate and celebrate with KC on her great accomplishments.
Congratulations to Emma Bunker, a seventh-grade student at Mountain View, for her recent achievement. Emma was one of four students statewide who won the essay contest sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association. The essay topic was “If I Led My Community,” and was designed to help students learn more about the importance of municipalities and inspire them to become our next generation of local leaders. Emma was honored at a recent school assembly at Mountain View for this achievement and was presented with a $250 Visa gift card and certificate of achievement, as well as invited to read her essay at the May 14 Franklin Board of Selectmen’s meeting at 7 p.m.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Cheri Wallace and the family and friends of Jay Wallace. Jay will be remembered for his contagious smile, willingness to help others, and will be greatly missed by many many folks he touched in his life.
The RSU 24 school district budget meeting is fast approaching. It will be held on May 24 in the Hancock Grammar School Gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. All registered voters and members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend.
The Franklin Garden Club has announced Jacob Shorey as this year’s recipient of the Conversation Camping Scholarship. Jacob will be attending the weeklong camp this summer, where he will learn outdoor survival, boating, identifying trees and plants and so much more. Congratulations to Jacob and we will await a report of his adventure later this summer. I would like to extend appreciation and thanks on behalf of this year’s recipient and years past recipients to the Franklin Garden Club. Their generosity allows children to attend this wonderful camp, which is a wonderful experience filled with lifelong lessons.
Members of our local Boy Scout Troop 86 spent their meeting time this past Sunday placing American flags on the graves in Bayview Cemetery. It was reported by a participant that the boys took time to note the names and dates of those that they were placing flags on. The Boy Scouts also will be helping the Franklin Veterans Club with the hanging of the American flags on the poles located throughout the town.