Lisbon High School always has such great Aspiration Assemblies. One favorite assembly both students and staff look forward to is a visit from the Blue Angels. This year, on Friday September 5th, Lisbon High School welcomed Capt. Brendan Burke, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Blake, and Ma1 Ronald Oranje.

Over the past couple of years, The Blue Angels have visited LHS the Friday before they perform at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick. The Blue Angels take pride sharing stories about their amazing performances. They shared information about how much training and work it takes to provide the precision needed to perform. As a squad they go through hours and hours of practicing, remembering when to do the right strategic maneuvers. Captain Brendan Burke talked about all of the countries and places he has performed, and the many places he has trained over the years. Captain Burke has visited many places including; South Korea, Japan, Australia, and a number of different states. His advice to students is to “follow your dreams, you can do anything if you put your mind to it.” Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Blake shared how much she enjoyed her job, and how important it is to her. Petty Officer Blake encouraged students to “do what they want to do in life.”

The Blue Angels have performed in Brunswick, Maine for 65 years. Sadly, due to the upcoming closure of the Brunswick Navel Air Station, this year marks the last performance in our area. In appreciation of the Blue Angles’ visit to Lisbon High School, Principal Ken Healey and Assistant Principal Warren Galway presented the Blue Angles with LHS Spirit Shirts “to take with them on the rest of their journeys in life,” commented Principal Healey. The student body appreciated the Blue Angles sharing their experiences and wish them well in all future missions.

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