NORWAY – Volunteers from the New Balance facility on Cottage Street were at the Waterford Memorial Elementary School recently to work with sixth-grade students. Each week New Balance volunteers go to Waterford to assist with reading and math skills.

Oxford Hills Community Education Exchange Director Maureen Howard initiated the Waterford New Balance partnership in September 2002. The partnership is coordinated locally by Heather MacIsaac and Charles Siffermann, human resources staff members at the Cottage Street facility.

The Education Exchange’s goal has been to create and coordinate similar partnerships for each school in the district. If a business is interested in partnering with a school, call Howard at the Education Exchange at 743-8972.

All “Partners In Education” with SAD 17 schools have been invited to march with students in this year’s Homecoming Aspire Higher Parade. The fifth annual parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9. Line-up will be at 10:30 a.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School.

All students walking in this year’s parade will be eligible to win one of the 30 $100 scholarships that will be given at the Homecoming football game that afternoon.

Adults who walk in the parade will be entered into a drawing to win a free college course of their choice from the Western Maine Community College Center. The University Center will also hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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