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Archive: June 2018

Museum L-A, Rockets Will Help Make Enrichment A Blast At Lewiston Adult Education


Children and families can blast off air-propelled rockets and visit Museum L-A as part of Lewiston Adult Education's summer enrichment classes.

The classes feature partnerships with local and state non-profit organizations to help children stay interested in science and humanities-related topics during summer vacation. The summer 0f 2018 will mark the third year Lewiston Adult Education has offered an enrichment program.

The newest partner helping out during the summer the is Museum L-A, which is located on 35 Canal St. in Lewiston. The museum's hands-on event about spinning and weaving and how they connect to local history will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Carol Thomas will be the teacher.

The first event of the season will be "The Night Sky" at Ladd Planetarium in the Carnegie Science Center on 44 Campus Ave. at Bates College in Lewiston. It will be held on Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. Nicole Hastings, an assistant in instruction in physics at Bates College, will teach the class.

Laura Personette of 4-H will teach how to make a glider in "Will It Fly?" which is set for Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School.

Chris Dorman, a STEM specialist for the Maine State Library, shall teach an air-propelled rockets class on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School.

Laura Personette will also teach "Will It Float?" on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School and "Will It Stand?" on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. at Lewiston High School. Participants in "Will It Stand?" shall try to create miniature bridges in the last 4-H engineering challenge.

The classes are free, but parents or guardians must sign up themselves and children. Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 to register.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 15, 2018 | Read more in: News

Massela Encourages Crowd To Show Elephant-like Determination at Lewiston Adult Education Graduation


 Student speaker Joao Massela, right, talked to the audience at Lewiston Adult Education graduation on Wednesday night. Lewiston Adult Education Director Bill Grant, left, and Adult Learning Center Coordinator Laurie Champagne, right, listen to the speech.

The student speaker at Lewiston Adult Education graduation urged his classmates and the audience to think of themselves as strong as an elephant to take on new challenges during graduation Wednesday night.

The group of 27 students received their high school equivalency degrees in a ceremony in the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Joao Massela was the student speaker at the ceremony and stressed the importance of determination. 

"Being strong and determined means facing the problem, working to solve it rather than crying and looking for the easy way," he said.

Massela said that his middle name, Zau, means "elephant" and took inspiration from it.

"I want you to be like an elephant too. I would like you to see yourself as strong, no matter the obstacle in front of you. Think that you can make it and never give up," he said.

Massela, who emigrated to the United States from Angola and can speak Portuguese and French, had to learn English before trying to get his high school certification through Lewiston Adult Education. He thanked his teachers, including Laurie Champagne, Mark Schlotterbeck, Don Roux and Amy Hatch for helping him pursue his goals.

Massela also won the Courage to Grow Award from Central Maine Community College.

Esther Kilongo won the Maine Adult Education Association Award. The winner of the award has tuition waived for one course at CMCC in the fall semester.

Instructor Don Roux received recognition for his role in assisting with the 5,000th GED-HiSET graduate at Lewiston Adult Education. Roux helps students prepare before they take their high school equivalency exam.

The students received their high school equivalency by successfully taking the HiSET exam through Lewiston Adult Education. The HiSET has replaced the GED in Maine and the students received lessons and academic support to prepare.

Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster spoke at the end of the ceremony and encouraged graduates to continue to persevere as they pursue their goals.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on June 6, 2018 | Read more in: News


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