Sturdivant scholarship event a family affair

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The Central Maine Community College recipients of the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament scholarships volunteered at the Captain’s Meeting and fundraising auctions held recently for the annual tourney. Rylee Moore of Livermore, a life sciences major, and human services major Rebecca L’Italien of Poland joined other volunteers at the Spring Point Marina in South Portland for the kickoff event. The tournament is a major fundraiser. The SITT Charitable Foundation has made more than $600,000 in contributions since the inaugural event in 1998. Most of the funds have gone toward establishing and growing scholarship endowments at Maine’s community colleges, including Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Captain John Harmon and his “Banshee” were the winners with their 719-pound tuna catch. From left are Patti Ellery, her daughter, Rebecca L’Italien, Rylee Moore, and her mother, Carrie Moore.

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