Monday, November 30, 2009

Fundraising Underway for Merrill Graduation

The community is rallying to raise money so seniors
at Westbrook High School can have their graduation ceremony at Portland's
Merrill Auditorium. The Westbrook School Department cut the estimated $4,000 to
rent the venue, anticipating the completion of a new performing arts center at
Westbrook Middle School. But the center, which will seat 1,000 people, won't
have the capacity for every family member who may want to attend the graduation.
Superintendent Reza Namin said graduation is a momentous event in a student's
life, so it's not fair to make Westbrook's seniors choose which family members
can attend. Namin has decided to run the Boston Marathon in April to raise money
to rent Merrill Auditorium. He has run the Boston Marathon twice, in 1990 and
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Skepticism Squared (November 24, 2009)

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