2016-03-25 / Community

Community News

Prize-winning journalist to visit high school

Regional School Unit 21 (Arundel, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport) announced that Larry C. Price, a Pulitzer and Emmy award-winning documentary photographer will visit Kennebunk High School to work with students April 11-12.

Price and team at PBS NewsHour received a 2015 Emmy for the category of outstanding investigative journalism in a regularly scheduled newscast for a broadcast segment. He reported and photographed on the dangers of underwater gold mining in the Philippines with support from the Pulitzer Center. Price has also won a 1981 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography for his coverage of the 1980 coup in Liberia as well as the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for a portfolio documenting civil wars in Angola and El Salvador.

Price will offer a 90-minute presentation and Q and A to the full freshmen and sophomore classes. In addition, he will meet with students taking environmental science classes to discuss his latest work, which showcases global pollution.

The classes study the diverse social and environmental impacts of pollution locally, nationally and globally, including how environmental injustice creates a feedback loop of pollution and poverty. He will also work with International Baccalaureate fine art students and photography club students who are studying how photography not only informs us about but also helps us understand the world.

Price will be hold a free evening presentation with a question and answer session 6 p.m. April 12 at Kennebunk High School auditorium.

Library schedules Technology Tuesdays

Beginning March 22 and continuing the fourth Tuesday of every month, Technology Tuesdays at KFL will offer introductory computer classes. A different topic will be covered each session with Internet basics in March and email basics on April 26.

We’ll teach the lingo and walk through the basics. Learn how to access and search the Internet and leave with some information on Internet safety. During an email session we’ll teach you how to set up an account.

Bring your laptops or devices if you have them and have your questions ready. A limited number of library computers will be available so please give us a call at 985-2173 to register or with questions. This instruction is open to all patrons.

Class of 2016 plans auction fundraiser

The Kennebunk High School Class of 2016 will hold its Senior Auction 6 p.m. Thursday March 24 at the high school’s Gym C. The Senior Auction is the largest fundraising event of the year and supports Project Graduation.

This year’s auction theme is Candy Land. The event consists of a silent auction, with items such as Patriots tickets, restaurant gift certificates and Easter baskets for children. Following the silent auction, a live auction will be held, when seniors will auction off their services and talents.

Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction.

For more information, email Rachel Murer at ramurer@roadrunner.com

Brick Store Museum exhibit to feature student artwork

All across America, the month of March is celebrated as Youth Art Month, a month of promoting art and art education throughout our schools and communities at large. Thousands of American schools participate in observing Youth Art Month, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk will feature a selection of student artwork in celebration of Youth Art Month titled “Panorama: Artwork from KHS Visual Art Students.”

The show runs through Saturday, April 9 and features a selection of artwork from Kennebunk High School students in grades 9 through 12.

The public is invited to attend the closing reception to celebrate the work of these fine young artists on Thursday, April 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. RSVP to info@brickstoremuseum.org.

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