Anne Leslie

A Picture of Health

When COVID-19 descended on Maine last spring, Chewonki, like all educational institutions, came to a near standstill. Maine Coast Semester 64 and Chewonki Elementary School students went home. School programs were suddenly wiped off the calendar. Summer programs? What summer programs? Boys Camp, Girls Camp, and Leadership Expeditions were scratched from the docket. An eerie …

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Students holding paintings of ducks

Local Students Honored in Audubon Duck Stamp Competition

Four students at Chewonki Elementary and Middle school have received honors as part of the 27th annual Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design program, a collaborative effort between Maine Audubon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.    Zella Morgan from Alna received a 3rd-place award for her duck painting, while Wilton Scott of South …

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Intervening Against Hate and for Community

During the month of May, my colleagues and I at Chewonki, facilitated by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, have been learning together in recognition of both Jewish American Heritage Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are alarmed by the rise in harassment targeting these groups, which has been growing since 2016, according to information from Statista and the Anti-Defamation League.  Our mission “challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives,” and hate has no place in that work on this collective home we share – planet Earth.

Maeve Tholen - Writing Outside

Chewonki Student Selected for National Writing Award

Wiscasset, Maine. Maeve Tholen, an eighth-grade student attending Chewonki Elementary and Middle School has been selected to receive a Scholastic National Gold Medal for her short story A Painted Seashell. Tholen’s story was chosen from among more than 230,000 entries received by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers as part of the annual Scholastic …

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