DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Foxcroft Academy freshmen donated 350 hours of community service Wednesday by raking leaves, washing firetrucks, sweeping dirt and participating in other chores for a variety of organizations.
All students are required to earn six community service credits for graduation, according to Arnold Shorey, FA’s head of school.
Since sophomores and juniors were taking their PSAT tests on Wednesday and seniors were attending a financial fair, it seemed fitting to conduct the community service on the same day, Shorey said Wednesday.
“It’s part of FA’s mission to give back to the community and fellow neighbors,” Shorey said. He said he was impressed with the work the students did Wednesday and with the manner in which they conducted themselves. “I’m very proud of them.”
Work was conducted by the students Wednesday at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, Center Theatre, the public beach, Hilltop Manor, Womancare, the Thompson Free Library, the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department and Penquis.