LIVERMORE FALLS — The Regional School Unit 73 board Thursday night praised Tammy Lindsey for being among the top art teachers in the state digitizing student art.

The Jay Elementary School instructor was applauded for being a significant part of a digital student art museum known as Artsonia. At the website, students’ work, minus their last names, is displayed so parents and other relatives may view it.

Each student’s art portfolio will appear on the website. The students’ work is one of 10 such displays from schools around the state.

Also at the meeting the board heard about plans for collecting food and money for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn. Spruce Mountain High School in Jay and Mountain Valley High School are competing to see who can collect the most food.

The competition is sponsored by WGME TV and the board and community are joining in the effort. A Stuff the Bus drive is set Saturday during the annual Apple Pumpkin Festival at Livermore Falls Recreation Park and a tag day is set Oct. 9 at Otis Credit Union.

An assembly is planned for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, with all high school clubs and teams represented. A pep rally for all students is set for 6 a.m. Oct. 9.


In other business, Jason Fuller, athletic director for Lewiston High School, described the effort needed to raise several million dollars to build a new sports complex at his school. The RSU 73 board agreed the time is not right to do a similar project for Spruce Mountain.

Board Chairwoman Denise Rodzen announced Thomas Bizier and Brent Buote, both of Livermore, are the recipients of the Brown Scholarship, which gives older students $1,000 toward tuition.

Superintendent Kenneth Healey said little progress has been made toward collecting the more than $20,000 owed for student lunches.

“We’ve sent three letters home, and this hurts the system,” he said. “But we make sure no kid goes hungry.”

He said more than 200 applications for free or reduced-price lunches have not been returned to the schools.

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