Minerva Sailing Program participants
Photo by Mike Corey.
continued Craziest hat: Avery Bayse
Prettiest hat: J.T. Start
Most original hat: Liam Halloran
Craziest hat: Kaleb Davie
Prettiest hat: Sierra Galusha
Craziest hat: Cassie Pratt
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.
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!