Tag Archives: Community Service

Local Schools Marking the Graves of Forgotten Veterans

A map of Oak Hill Cemetery with veterans graves marked up to World War 1. Courtesy of Maine State Library.

A map of Oak Hill Cemetery with veterans graves marked up to World War 1. Courtesy of Maine State Library.

By Devin Dumont, ’16

This spring, Edward Little High School, Lewiston High School, and Saint Dominic Academy will each be adopting a different cemetery as part of a push to recognize the many veterans that are buried in the Twin Cities.

EL will be adopting Oak Hill Cemetery. Lewiston High will be adopting a cemetery in Lewiston, and St. Dom’s is currently unsure where they will be adopting one yet. The objective of the Adopt a Cemetery project is to find all of the marked and unmarked military veteran graves. The locations, as well as any available history, will be noted on an iPad app for any citizen to see.

The Shirt Off Their Backs: EL Clothes Closet Helps Students Stay Warm

The Clohtes Closet contains winter jackets and sweaters students who need them.

The Clohtes Closet contains winter jackets and sweaters students who need them.

By Shannon Brown, ’16

In the basement of Edward Little High School, near the food pantry, there is a small room filled with racks and boxes of clothes. The clothing has been donated by teachers, students and community organizations so that the students of EL who need clothes will have them.

Letter to the Editor: Community Service a Burden, Better Options Available

I completely agree with Bryan Koester’s article on community service (“Community Service: A Benefit or a Detriment?” Nov. 22). The idea of community service is to take the time we want to volunteer and give back to the community. But is a requirement to graduate still considered volunteer work? I personally found it hard to make time for community service with the busy schedule I have.

All through high school I have had to make time for so many things and that got hard. This year is my senior year in high school and I had to rule something out to make time for my new job as a nursing assistant. So first on my list to go was cheerleading. I have been a cheerleader for four years. With balancing school, homework, working, making time for friends and family, and also helping out around the house, I couldn’t continue the sport. Now, imagine my surprise when I forgot I had to do 24 hours of community service my senior year, as well.

Red Eddies Take the Lead to Fight Hunger

By Danica Nadeau, ’15

America is a land of plenty, but for many, hunger is a scary reality. One in six people in the United States face hunger every day. Hunger is a problem that everybody may face in their lifetime. Many may know somebody that faces food insecurity, or will sometime in the future.

As reported previously, Edward Little High School has recently founded a food pantry which is open to people in our community and for kids at the school. In all honesty, this is probably one of the best things Edward Little has done in a long time. It’s not just helping out teenagers at the school, but also their families and anyone else who is struggling to put a meal on the table for their families.