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Raider Reader September 29th
Posted 09/29/2017 04:10PM
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The Kindness Guy

This past Tuesday, September 27, Washington Academy was humbled to have Michael J. Chase come and speak to us about kindness. He delved into his story, which induced a rollercoaster of emotions. Because of all the painful things that had happened in his life , he searched for inner peace, and found it through spreading kindness to others. The feeling of making somebody happier through a gesture of kindness is a change that everyone should try to make in their lives.

During the question segment of his speech, many students gave the "Kindness Man" a hug which then lead to students lining up to the door to receive an embrace. STAR students participated in an inclusive question and answer session after the school wide assembly to help figure out what they could do as a group to help spread kindness around our school. Even though these actions have not been executed yet, the visible effect that the speech had on the student body by itself was incredible.

by Maggie Hood,

Washington Academy

Applied Media Student


Michael J. Chase hugging one of many students from the hug line.

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The votes are in and the class election results have been announced! Student candidates have campaigned for the last few weeks posting creative slogans all over school walls and bulletin boards. Speeches were given by each candidate Thursday, September 28th and students casted their votes for class president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The results are as follows:


President –Samuel Somes

Vice President – Sophie Bragg

Secretary – Lani Sprague

Treasurer – Heather Seelye


President – Mikaila Loughlin

Vice President – Zain Fitzimmons

Secretary – Ryan Conley

Treasurer – Riely Fraser


President – Kate Somes

Vice President – Jeffery Graham

Secretary – Devyn Seeley

Treasurer – Connor Roberts


President – Lauren Wallace

Vice President – Ava Emery

Secretary – Hailey Wood

Treasurer – Amy Mckinley

Congratulations to the 2017-18 class officers!


Freshman Class Officers (pictured from left to right): Heather Seelye, Sophie Bragg, Lani Sprague, Samuel Somes


Sophomore Class Officers (pictured from left to right):

Zain Fitzsimmons, Mikaila Loughlin, Riley Fraser, Ryan Conley


Junior Class Officers (pictured from left to right): Devyn Seeley, Jeffery Graham, Connor Roberts, and Kate Somes


Senior Class Officers (pictured from left to right): Lauren Wallace, Amy McKinley, Ava Emery, Hailey Wood


The WA running back, Jaden Talbot, has received the Player of the Week Award for the Little Ten Football Conference. The conference represents all Class D teams in the northern Maine region. Jaden is being recognized for his performance in the Washington Academy vs Orono game held on September 1 in Orono. The Raiders defeated the Riots 32-0. Jaden had 21 rush attempts for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns during the game. The WA football coach, Barry Terrill, nominated Jaden to be considered for the award to league commissioner Mike Archer. This week Jaden was presented with the Player of the Week plaque. Football fans can come out and support Jaden and the Raiders tonight when they play Stearns at home. The game begins at 7:00 pm. Congratulations Jaden and Go Raiders!


Jaden Talbot with his Player of the Week plaque.

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