A season of celebration

Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

Over the past month, we’ve graduated 19 students from throughout the state of Maine–students who once thought they’d never complete high school.

The first ceremony of the season was held on May 31st, as over 200 people gathered at High Mountain Hall in Camden to cheer for graduates Erika Bramhall, Rakeem Sullivan, Myranda McClure, Papi Musese and Rose Piscuskas. There was singing, dancing, laughter and tears as these five students headed off into their new lives as Wayfinder Schools graduates. Rose and Rakeem both received scholarships to their first choice colleges, and all five students are pursuing their goals in teaching, medicine, music, dance, writing, photography, business and art. Congratulations all!

ian etcL-R: Rakeem, Myranda, Erika, Rose, Papi, and Campus Director Ian Collins, all goofing off for the camera

Next up was our Washington County ceremony on June 1st, in which young parents Lexie Fitzsimmons and Skye Green were cheered by friends and family as they received their diplomas and headed out into the world not only as parents, but as high school graduates.  Congratulations Skye and Lexie!

lexie and skye

Left, Skye, Right, Lexie.

The following week was a busy one, in which 12 more students received their diplomas in ceremonies in downtown Rockland and at Opportunity Farm in New Gloucester. During these ceremonies diplomas were awarded to outstanding students Elijah Harris, Faith McQuatters, Fiston Mubalama, Shannon Coccia, Ethan Ward, Selaina Leigh, Haileigh Ingraham, Kelsey Saucier, Carrie Schaeffer, Kiera Satele, Kelsey Turner, and Amina Yunis. Congratulations to all these amazing young people!

almina and daughterAmina and her daughter

fiston's sister

Fiston and his sister


Faith, with Head of Schools Dr. Dorothy Foote

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Elijah, with Overnight Counselor Kara and Lead Teacher Elisabeth

happy selainaSelaina

my mom graduated fromCarrie’s daughter

shannon hugShannon gets a congratulatory hug

Watch for our July newsletter, with profiles of all 19 graduates.  In the meantime, you can find more graduation details below:

Residential_Moon_June  Edition 2015

Passages Press June 2015