Local students honored for volunteerism and selflessness in the medical field

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AUGUSTA — Maine Commission for Community Service is recognizing youth with the Governor’s Awards for Service & Volunteerism. This recognition program shows appreciation and encouragement to volunteers 18 years of age and younger.

Local young people have met the criteria to receive the Governor’s Award for Service & Volunteerism by volunteering time at Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, and Central Maine Medical Center through the Junior Volunteer program, over the past year.

They have been nominated for the award by Susan Hedrich, System Director of Volunteer Services for Central Maine Healthcare, which is the parent company of three hospitals.

Students must complete at least 50 hours of volunteer service and be under 18 years of age. The students each received a certificate of recognition from the Governor’s Office, a President’s Volunteer Service medallion, and tickets to a Maine Red Claws game, held in honor of youth volunteerism.

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Local students are:

Rebekah Knights of Bridgton, with 52 hours of service to Bridgton Hospital;

Chloe Smith of Raymond, with 50 hours of service to Bridgton Hospital;

Alex Ferland of Canton, with 51 hours of service to Rumford Hospital;

Perry Morton of Andover, with 69 hours of service to Rumford Hospital;

Colby Volkernick of Rumford, with 294 hours of service to Rumford Hospital;

Nolan Downs of Dixfield, with 108 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center;

Nick Aripez of Sabattus, with 79 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center;

Jayden Carpenter of Greene, with 64 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center;

Emily French of Lewiston, with 85 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center.

Brea Gagnon of Auburn, with 55 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center;

Donna Hunt of Mechanic Falls, with 60 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center;

Alexa Kesaris of Lisbon Falls, with 118 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center;

Hanna Mougin of Lewiston, with 52 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center; and

Hunter Young of Auburn, with 60 hours of service done at Central Maine Medical Center.

The week of April 24 is National Volunteer Week.

Rebekah Knights

Chloe Smith

Perry Morton

Colby Volkernick

Nolan Downs

Jayden Carpenter

Alexa Kesaris

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