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Penobscot
Originally published in Castine Patriot, June 21, 2018
Keeping promises and sharing memories at Penobscot Community School
Penobscot Community School graduates six

Sharing memories and laughs

Eighth graders Kaylin Welts, left, and Tyler Goodman read the class history during the Penobscot Community School graduation on June 14.

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by Monique Labbe

Six eighth grade students said goodbye to Penobscot Community School during the graduation ceremony on June 14. The group walked down memory lane, sharing their experiences at the school and thanking the teachers, family members and friends who had a hand in getting them to where they are today.

Former school principal Allen Cole was the guest speaker during the ceremony. Before his speech, he was given a gift that had been promised to him two years ago.

“Hey Sol, I think we forgot a gift,” said graduate Tyler Goodman to fellow classmate Solomon George.

“You’re right, we did,” said George.

To the surprise of everyone in attendance, Goodman proceeded to pull out a pair of scissors, snip off one of George’s dreadlocks, and present it to Cole.

After receiving the gift, Cole explained that then sixth grader George had promised him he would cut off a dreadlock and gift it to him at his eighth grade graduation.

“I didn’t actually think I’d get it,” said Cole.

The six graduates are Solomon George, Kaylin Welts, Aidan Robinson, Wyatt McKechnie, Oryon Atwood and Tyler Goodman.

Awards
Art award: Wyatt McKechnie
Chris K 5K essay winner: Solomon George
Secretary of State award: Wyatt McKechnie
American History award (given by the Daughters of the American Revolution): Solomon George
Youth Citizenship award (given by the Daughters of the American Revolution): Kaylin Welts

The graduates

The 2018 graduates from Penobscot Community School are, from left, Solomon George, Tyler Goodman, Kaylin Welts, Aidan Robinson, Oryon Atwood and Wyatt McKechnie.

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Sharing memories and laughs

Eighth graders Kaylin Welts, left, and Tyler Goodman read the class history during the Penobscot Community School graduation on June 14.

Photo by Monique Labbe
Kaylin Welts

Eighth grader Kaylin Welts accepts her diploma from Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt during the Penobscot Community School graduation on June 14.

Photo by Monique Labbe
Aidan Robinson

Eighth grader Aidan Robinson accepts his diploma from Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt during the Penobscot Community School graudation on June 14.

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‘Greetings, everyone’

Eighth grader Oryon Atwood welcomes family, friends, teachers and students to the Penobscot Community School graduation on June 14.

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Tyler Goodman

Eighth grader Tyler Goodman accepts his diploma from Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt during the Penobscot Community School graduation on June 14.

Photo by Monique Labbe