2016-07-22 / Community

Essay excellence



Isabelle Levesque of Arundel, shown with her principal at the Mildred L. Day Elementary School, Kevin Crowley, won $200 from the Kennebunk Portside Rotary Club in its 10th annual essay contest for fifth graders. Designed to promote the club’s motto of service before self, the essay asked students what they would do with $200 to better their community. Levesque, a Type I diabetic, beat out 240 entrants with her essay, in which she said she would install emergency first aid stations along the Eastern Trail. This year, for the first time, Rotary took its contest beyond theory to actually award funding for the student idea. Two Rotarians will work with Levesque over the summer to install the boxes, to include a jar for safely discarding used needles, such as those used by diabetics. (Courtesy photo) Isabelle Levesque of Arundel, shown with her principal at the Mildred L. Day Elementary School, Kevin Crowley, won $200 from the Kennebunk Portside Rotary Club in its 10th annual essay contest for fifth graders. Designed to promote the club’s motto of service before self, the essay asked students what they would do with $200 to better their community. Levesque, a Type I diabetic, beat out 240 entrants with her essay, in which she said she would install emergency first aid stations along the Eastern Trail. This year, for the first time, Rotary took its contest beyond theory to actually award funding for the student idea. Two Rotarians will work with Levesque over the summer to install the boxes, to include a jar for safely discarding used needles, such as those used by diabetics. (Courtesy photo)

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