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EL Students Carry Soldiers’ Memories to Mountain Summit

By Shannon Brown, ’16, and Haley Knowlton, ’17

As the morning air held the chill of early winter and snow that had fallen early that morning clung to the branches, a number of Edward Little High School juniors hiked up Bradbury Mountain in Pownal. The students were carrying stones –each engraved with initials, a rank, branch of service, and two dates – to the mountain’s peak that November morning as part of The Summit Project, a local organization that honors fallen Maine soldiers.

The path up to the summit was covered in mud and slush, making it a slippery climb for the ELHS students. Melting snow would occasionally drop down onto the backs of students on the path. Students would often stop to trade off carrying their soldier’s stone, so that everyone would get an opportunity to share the burden and responsibility.

“I feel very honored,” Jacqueline Dyer said when asked how she felt about carrying the veteran’s stone.

The New York Experience: EL Students Travel to Big Apple

By Trevor Laliberte

The view of the city from the Top of the Rock, 70 floors up.

The view of the city from the Top of the Rock, 70 floors up.

Forty Edward Little music students, myself included, were in New York City last month for four days of musical and non-musical learning experiences alike, as well as a day on Broadway and every cliché tourist attraction in the Big Apple.