Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

DWC Downeast Wrestling Club - ITS students Muwin D., Dehkin S., Coach, Reece S., Evan Gillespie. (Photo courtesy of Facebook).

Indian Township community has a lot to be proud of! Tourney time is over, but we have some ITS alumni that we are very proud of. Russell Lola, Will Lola, and Joseph Socobasin, who attend Lee Academy, made it to the semi-finals at the Cross Center in Bangor along with their team of course. The Pandas played their hearts out, but lost the game to Houlton. Our boys showed awesome sportsmanship, a great sense of teamwork, and they sure do look great on TV! Guys, you are all champions in our eyes!

We have 2 7th grade ITS students who played on the Calais Traveling Team, and went on to win the Gold Ball Trophy last week. Phyllis Lola and Kelsey Jervis, we are so proud of you, and congratulations to your team.

Last weekend marked the first meet of the Downeast Wrestling Club, where many ITS students are members. Our boys did remarkably well! Reece Sabattus, Dehkin Sockabasin, Raymond Tomah, Jack Downing Jr., and Frank Miliano Jr. all won medals in their respective divisions, from 1 st place to 4 th place. Whether they placed or not, they all did a fine job, and if one of the parents would like to provide me with more specific details, I will report them in this column. That way we will know the specific placement of each of our boys. Congratulations to all!

The last week before vacation brought lots of fun to ITS students. Winter Fun Day went off without a hitch, and everyone had a blast sliding, ice fishing, and snow shoeing. Even though Friday was a snow day, we managed to pack everything into Thursday so the kids didn’t miss out on anything that was planned.

The 8th grade class would like to thank the following people for their help in fundraising for their class trip: Linda Lola, concession stand, and Candygrams,  Ms. Donna, Candygrams, and Aaron Dana, concession opportunities. “We appreciate any help we get. Thank you!”

The After School Program is on hiatus while the staff plans new activities for the next 6 week session. The Program will be back next week with more fun activities. Parents, please encourage your children to attend.

The ITS staff is participating in a fundraiser for one of our families in need. Leslie Nicholas and his son Walter are battling serious health issues which require much travel and time spent in Bangor for various treatments. Saturday, March 8, at 4:00 PM, a benefit supper and Chinese Auction will be held at the Spednic Club in Woodland. Immediately following the auction, a dance will begin, starring Charlie Metcalf’s band. Please come and support Leslie, Maria, and Walt, who have given much to their community, and could use our help now. If you would like to make a donation, I’m sure anyone at the school will point you in the right direction. We hope to see you there! That’s all the news for this week. Until next week, take care of yourself, and keep learning!