Sarra Bridges: Update on Our First Angus Macdonald Scholarship Recipient

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s a March 16, 2017from Sarra Bridges, our first Angus Macdonald Scholar.

“One exciting thing for me at Colby [College] this year has been my campus job with Student Health on Campus (SHOC). I have taken a leadership role organizing one of largest events that occurs each semester: Stressbusters. The event takes place during the last week of the semester before finals — and many students participate.

“Our aim is to help students relieve some of the stress that inevitably comes along with finals. We have piñatas, wood chopping, dogs people can pet and play with; people can make their own stress balls to keep, and many more things! We are constantly improving this event by adding different things [or] revamping things we’ve done already.

“I have also been on a sup[port]-group in SHOC focused on programming around drugs and alcohol. We just piloted a program we’ve been working on all year which will potentially be called I Care. It is focused on community and the drinking culture.

“It is mainly about how we, as students, can work on looking out for each other, making sure everyone has fun — but stays safe — at Colby. We emphasize the point that we all impact each other’s experiences here, and we want to make sure that impact is positive.

“Next year, I am taking on an event bigger leadership role as co-president of SHOC. I was approached by the current co-presidents about it and I am very excited for this opportunity to make an even bigger impact.

“Sincerely,
“Sarra Bridges/ Colby College ’19”

We’re Getting a Pretty Good Snow Squall. How Is It Where You Are?

Bar Harbor, ME — Sunbeam V Engineer Storey King sent this photo “from Matinicus this morning” on Wednesday, 3/22. In a separate email that day, Mission President Scott Planting emailed Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson:

Mike — we’re getting a pretty good snow squall this afternoon.  How is it where you are?

To which Capt. Johnson replied:

Good, Scott. Due to heavy wind we are spending a second night on Matinicus and leaving for Isle au Haut in the morning. It snowed here, but only a little.

The crew just had a CPR class by Eva Murray that took most of the morning.

Sharon and Douglas are out doing rounds, Storey is working on the hull, and I am doing some work on my computer. We had a pretty good crowd for dinner last night, and Douglas showed a movie after dinner with was fun.

Thanks for checking in,

Mike

Scholarship Recipient Ashley McEachern Helping the Red Sox Foundation

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s a recent note from Ashley McEachern.

I am a Customer Service Agent, answering customer questions, giving them directions. I also sell the 50/50 raffle tickets that benefit the Red Sox Foundation. Half of the money raised from these raffles go to underprivileged high school seniors in Lee County (the county I’m in Florida) for scholarships at college.

This year 13 students received scholarships at $5,000 each. Hope you are doing well!

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Scholarship Receiver Ivy Wallace Excelling at Nursing Studies, Soccer

Photo courtesy of Ivy Wallace

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Recently, Terri invited student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Here’s Ivy Wallace’s story.

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Hi Terri!

This past semester, and each one before it, I have been on the Dean’s list. I also have been chosen from the Nursing Program and Orono Student Nursing Association to attend the National Student Nurses Convention in Dallas, Texas this April.

While I’m there I will be able to attend seminars on topics I am interested within the field of nursing, have mock interviews for jobs, receive information on building a strong resume, and learn about ways to make nursing a better profession for both the patient and the nurse!

The Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarship has allowed me to be able to self fund some of this trip which will make me a more knowledgeable nurse in the future.

I have also been a soccer coach at the Orono Middle School this past fall — a great opportunity for me to teach kids, and make an impact on their lives, while teaching them about the importance of being a good team member and staying active.

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Mission Scholarship Recipient Helping Dominican Republic Children

Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Program Manager for Scholarships and Outreach Terri Rodick spotted this update about Maine Scholarship recipient Mia at Gordon College in MA, doing good work planning her trip to Las Colinas, Dominican Republic. Learn more about Mia’s project.

Learn more about Manager Terri Rodick’s work with the Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program.