News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in Castine Patriot, June 12, 2014
GSA and BHHS graduate 12 from Castine and Penobscot

Jennifer McKenney graduates from GSA

Jennifer McKenney of Castine, a 2014 graduate of George Stevens Academy, on June 8,2014 in Blue Hill, Maine.

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by Anne Berleant

Under fair weather and with sunny smiles, 12 graduates from Castine and Penobscot attended commencement ceremonies last weekend. Ten students from George Stevens Academy received diplomas on Sunday, June 8, while two Blue Hill Harbor School students graduated on Saturday, June 7.

Kyle Arbuckle, Devon Goodman Oppedisano, Chelsey Anne Staples, Nicholas Andrew Steenberg, Phoebe Wentworth and Justin Willis of Penobscot graduated from George Stevens Academy, as did Emilio Codega, Gordon Lameyer, Edward Lameyer and Jennifer McKenney of Castine.

Jaqueline Caswell of Castine received her diploma from the Blue Hill Harbor School, as did Nicholas Ira Wood of Castine and Penobscot.

In his speech as a GSA second honor essayist, Willis shared a lesson that could serve the graduates well as they begin the next phase of their lives: “You have to be ready to roll your sleeves up, grit your teeth a little bit and learn.”

Jacqueline Caswell graduates from BHHS

Jacqueline Caswell accepts roses and her diploma from Principal Joshua Jones (left) and lead adviser Andrew Dillon at the June 7, 2014 Blue Hill Harbor School commencement in Blue Hill, Maine.

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Edward Lameyer graduates from GSA

Graduate Edward Lameyer of Castine gets a handshake and a tassel shift from George Stevens Academy head of school Paul Perkinson during the 2014 commencement.

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Chelsey Staples graduates from GSA

Chelsey Anne Staples of Penobscot, Maine, is a 2014 George Stevens Academy graduate, at a commencement held on June 8, 2014 in Blue Hill, Maine.

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Jennifer McKenney graduates from GSA

Jennifer McKenney of Castine, a 2014 graduate of George Stevens Academy, on June 8,2014 in Blue Hill, Maine.

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Penobscot student is happy GSA graduate

Phoebe Wentworth of Penobscot gives a thumbs up as she graduates from George Stevens Academy on June 8, 2014 in Blue Hill, Maine.

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Justin Willis, GSA second honor essayist

Justin Willis of Penobscot graduated from George Stevens Academy as a second honor essayist on June 8, 2014 in Blue Hill, Maine.

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