Indian Township

Geri Reynolds


Teachers and aides at Indian Township School join forces to support Autism Awareness Month. (Photo by Donald Soctomah).


At Indian Township School April has been a month of raising funds for autism and heart health. 

April 2 was the kick off date for Autism Awareness Month with staff members sporting matching t-shirts to show support for people with autism.  Students collected 286 pounds of pennies for a total of $580 donated to Autism Society of Maine.  A sincere thanks to Donald Soctomah and Brenda Polches for photographing this special day.

April 12 was the annual Jump Rope for Heart day.  Students raised over $2,100 for this worthy cause.  Top fundraiser was fifth grader Taylor Sockabasin with $241, followed by eighth grader Cheyanne Lewey with $210, and second grader Lewey Harnois with $131.  The classes with the greatest amount brought in was fifth, second, and fourth grades.  Thanks to all the students who worked to collect money and the community for supporting our students’ efforts.

During the jumping rope festivities from 12:30 to 2 o’clock a number of students gained recognition for their athleticism.  Malleah Brown jumped the longest time followed by Aaliyah Dana and Paige Socabasin.  Students receiving honorable mention were Ashton Sockabasin, Tasja Nicholas, Alexis Polches, Kendra Hayman, and Gabby Mendoza.

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