Middle school elective block promotes community to students


From left, Brianna Farrar, Morgan Cobbett and Taylor Aspinall stand with Michele Wood, a social studies and writing teacher at Oxford Hills Middle School who leads a one-hour elective block called #QuestForCommunity, which allows students to organize events that will benefit others in the community. Wood said that Farrar and Cobbett — both seventh-graders — and Aspinall, an eighth-grader, were among 15 students who have participated in #QuestForCommunity this semester, organizing Halloween and Christmas events for the community. Wood said that after the new year, she will get a new group of students who will work on other projects. (Matthew Daigle/Sun Journal)