It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Shelby Young.
Shelby, a Mission scholar who just graduated from Simmons University, has been a mentor to younger kids in our Journey program, and was part of the interview team for the Davis Maine Scholars program.
Christina Griffith, Mission Director of Student Pathways said, “This spring, when seeking a Mission Scholar to join our inaugural Davis Maine Scholarship interview committee, Shelby came immediately to mind. Her kind presence, thoughtful questions, and invaluable insights as a first-generation college student were essential throughout our interview process.
“If her impressive professional paths find her wanting to engage further with our students, we will always welcome her. Humbly, beautifully, Shelby exemplifies strength, spirit and service. We are inspired and grateful,” said Director Christina Griffith.
NORTHEAST HARBOR — Through Zoom screens, socially distanced driveway visits, and the U.S. Postal Service, our Student Pathways Team continues facilitating creative and meaningful connection with students during our ongoing, necessary, pandemic separation.
When we do engage, our Mission Scholars and Journey and College Exploration and Engagement students are impressive and inspiring in their resilience and perseverance. We will continue providing academic and personal mentoring in the months ahead, and look forward, whenever helpful, to connecting with students’ families.
Recent Pathways highlights include:
Sending monthly project materials to all Journey students including a recent STEM inspired toothpick-and-gumdrops holiday project.
College Exploration and Engagement Zoom information sessions with our Davis Scholarship partner colleges.
Our high school juniors met admissions colleagues and students/alums from University of New England, Wheaton College and Clark University.
Mission Scholars participated in Zoom group check-in sessions and enjoyed receiving Mission hoodies for their holidays.
The Student Pathways Team also recently launched a new mentoring initiative linking Mission Scholars with Journey students. Visit the Mission’s social media pages for updates.
It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love is from our Student Pathways Team to their colleagues at Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School in Harrington for their invaluable collaboration and support with Pathways programs serving middle, high school and college students.
We have had a longstanding partnership with Narraguagus through our former GearUp Program and our Mission Scholarship Program. Recently, we have also partnered through our Journey Program and College Exploration and Engagement Program.
Thank you Maria Frankland, Mary Gordon, Sue Dow, Caroline Foote, Robin Newman, Michele Birkenshaw, Todd Emerson and MaryEllen Day for your encouragement, guidance, and welcoming spirit.
We have missed seeing you as much during this Covid period, but we remain grateful for the opportunity to partner with you on behalf of the students (like Lisett shown here) and communities in which we both believe.
NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — This year, the Student Pathways Team hosted its First Ever and Very Awesome Student Pathways Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest! From Frenchboro to Machias, our middle school, high school and college students entered photos of their skillfully carved and fantastically creative pumpkins.
We are excited to announce the winners here!
1.Best Technically Carved Pumpkin: Gaby Teague (Isle au Haut, Island Middle School Student)
2.Most ‘Grosest’: Kariah Sumner (Great Cranberry, Island Middle School Student)
3.Island (Seasick!) Inspired: Melanie Sanborn (Great Cranberry, Island Middle School Student)
4. Most (Harry Potter inspired) Hopeful: Brianna Lunt (Frenchboro, Island Middle School Student)
While this year has challenged our Mission Scholars in new ways, they are meeting the challenge with resilience and spirit. The Maine Seacoast Mission’s President’s Scholarship Celebration is a week from today.
We want to thank our wonderful Event Sponsors. Thanks to you, the Mission can truly make a difference in the lives of our scholars and their families.