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Minerva Youth Program has another fine summer

Minerva Sailing Program participants

Minerva Sailing Program participants Photo by Mike Corey.

— Craziest hat: Avery Bayse

Big Boys:

Prettiest hat: J.T. Start

Most original hat: Liam Halloran

Craziest hat: Kaleb Davie

Big Girls:

Prettiest hat: Sierra Galusha

Craziest hat: Cassie Pratt

Special Award:

Best Explanation of a Hat: Dayna Studnicky

Note: Once again, the panel of judges did not have an easy time of it; the competition was indeed intense. The judges for the Crazy Hat Day contest were: Fran Paradis, Tom Ordway Sr. and Sue Montgomery Corey. Thank you all for the hard work you put into this difficult task.

Citizenship Awards

The Minerva Youth Program Citizenship award, given to a camper in each morning group who counselors decided was a good citizen throughout the summer program, is difficult to assign and very difficult to achieve. Award winners are campers who really are role models for others in terms of friendliness, helpfulness, and doing the right thing (when no one is looking). Citizenship means good character. These award decisions are often very tough to make – here are the award winners for this past summer:

Little Girls: MacKenzie Mulligan

Little Boys: Cooper Halloran

Middle Girls: Chelsea Wright

Middle Boys: Aiden Halloran

Big Girls: Cassie Pratt

Big Boys: Andrew Taylor

Most Improved Swimmer

The Most Improved Swimmer is an award that goes to an individual from each of the six (actually seven) swim levels who consistently works hard to make improvements in his or her swimming skills during the summer.

Level 1: Mary LaBrecque

Level 2: Isabelle Waite

Level 3A: Tristen Hitchcock

Level 3B: Kali Dugan

Level 4: Grant Printy

Level 5: Garrett Hill

Level 6: Casey Halloran

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Lisa Fabin presented American Red Cross Swimming Level cards to all those campers who were able to successfully move up the swimming level ranks. Counselor and WSI Selina LeMay-Klippel was not able to be there for the awards event, but her work with the swimmers during the summer (instructing, evaluating) was invaluable!

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