BETHEL — Monday kicked off school vacation week for students, and parents are having no trouble finding activities to keep their children entertained and active.

For one little girl recently diagnosed with epilepsy, vacation provides an opportunity to spend time with her grandparents and enjoy breakfast with Mickey Mouse.

Secelia Ojeda, 6, of Bethel has been through six medications to treat her condition, but her mother, Julie Berry, said it hasn’t affected her “amazing personality and smile.”

“She is an amazing little girl who has to overcome obstacles every day. I am truly blessed to have her as my daughter,” Berry said.

This week Secelia is in Lakeville, Massachusetts.

The first-grader attends classes at Crescent Park School in Bethel and does competition cheering, skiing and tumbling at the Greater Rumford Community Center.

“I don’t limit her to anything. I believe she can accomplish (whatever) she puts her mind to,” Berry said.

At Aero Air Park in Lewiston, Brian Lee, 6, of Bethel enjoyed the indoor activities with his mother, Alyssa Savage.

“It was a great activity for February break,” she said. “There was a lot of room for the kids to run around and they had a blast on the trampolines, in the foam pit and playing the arcade games.”

More indoor fun is in store for the rest of the week for Brian, including going to see “The Lego Batman Movie.” He earned money shoveling snow in front of Savage Auto in Bethel, owned and operated by Keith and Allen Savage. His mother said they plan to go sledding this week and to tap some trees for sap to make maple syrup.

Thanks to the recent string of snowstorms, ski areas, including Sunday River in Newry and Black Mountain in Rumford, have prime skiing, snowboarding and tubing conditions, and many parents are taking advantage of the pristine slopes.

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Secelia Ojeda, 6, daughter of Julie Berry and Alex Ojeda of Bethel, is spending her school vacation week in Lakeville, Massachusetts, and had breakfast with Mickey Mouse. 

Brian Lee, 6, of Bethel enjoyed the Aero Air Park trampoline in Lewiston on Monday, the first day of school vacation week.

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