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Governor Visits Winslow School to Celebrate Community Day
January 30, 2012
For Immediate Release: Monday, January 30, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531
WINSLOW – Governor Paul LePage focused on the importance of reading when he visited St. John Regional Catholic School today. St. John Regional Catholic School held Community Read-In Day which highlights this year’s observance of National Catholic Schools Week.
“It is such a privilege to have the Governor of our State come to St. John School,” Principal Claudette Massey said. “Students were very excited about Governor LePage’s visit. This involvement with the community is very important to our students’ education. Having our students make such personal connections with state and community leaders is part of the educational experience that certainly creates lasting impressions,” added Principal Massey.
Governor LePage was welcomed by students, staff, and guests who honored him by singing a song written in tribute of his visit. Shortly after his arrival, Governor LePage read one of his favorite children’s story books entitled, “A Mascot for Maine” written by Julia Spencer, Ph.D. and Melanie Moutran. The book is about picking the state animal Mascot of Maine and teaches the importance of voting and becoming an informed voter.
Additionally, the Governor answered questions from students and was given a guided tour of the school. “Engaging with our youth is a very rewarding experience and it’s important that we, as elected officials, encourage our students to be the best and the brightest. I was impressed by each student’s attitude and their presentation today,” said Governor LePage.
As part of National Catholic Schools Week, this year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service. The week-long celebration focuses on the value and contributions of Catholic education with special activities planned at St. John Regional Catholic School for each day of the week.