The setting sun May 23 casts a shadow of the “Lewiston” sculpture at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Cloudine Ingobire gives her English teacher, Martha Bucher, a kiss May 25 during an English Language Learning celebration at The Root Cellar in Lewiston. Ingobire is one of more than 70 people who was recognized on the last day of the spring semester class. Teachers at The Root Cellar have taught more than 1,000 people the English language since a small group of volunteers began the program in 2014. The number of people taking the beginner English class doubled from 50 at the beginning of May to 100 by the end of May due to the number of asylum seekers arriving in Maine, according to Joel Furrow, director of The Root Cellar. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Members of the Bates College Club Sailing Team race May 21 across Taylor Pond in Auburn. The student-run team competes in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association conference in the fall and spring, according to the team’s commodore, Ethan Baker, a junior from Jackson, New Hampshire. The Bates sailing team has used Taylor Pond as its home base for more than 30 years, and May 21 was its last sail before heading home for the summer. The Bates students are, from left: Ethan Baker, Olivia Demerath, Gray Dinsel, Anthony Zucchero, Colby Green and Lucy Edmunds. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Josue Louis of Lewiston High School celebrates May 20 with teammate Cameron Harris after Louis set a personal record in the 100-meter dash during the River City Rivals track and field meet at Lewiston High School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Softball players Jersey Cunningham, left, and Ava Marquis of Lewiston High School skip to their positions May 25 while playing Mt. Ararat High School, in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Jessica Cormier of Auburn lifts her bicycle May 25 to show her strength during the Auburn Police Department’s annual Bike Rodeo at the Police Activities Center on Chestnut Street in Auburn. The Auburn Exchange Club sponsored a barbecue, the Auburn Fire Department handed out helmets and gave tours of its ladder truck and police officers talked about bicycle safety. A few children won bicycles in a raffle. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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