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Week of July 2 to July 9, 2020

Maggie Jayne Lashua named to Husson University's President's List

BANGOR, ME (06/29/2020)-- Winchendon, MA resident, Maggie Jayne Lashua, has been named to Husson University's President's List for the Spring 2020 semester.

Lashua is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing management program.

Students who make the President's List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 during the period.

For more than 120 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education center in Northern Maine both provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit

Winchendon Teen Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Gold Award Girl Scouts Honored in Unique Ceremony

Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) honored the 2020 Gold Award Girl Scouts in a unique ceremony at the Northfield Drive-In on June 18, 2020. Projecting their accomplishments and speeches on the big screen, family, friends and GSCWM staff were able to safely witness and celebrate the capstone of the girls’ Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Their projects earned them the organizations highest award and one of the most prestigious awards in the world for girls. GSCWM CEO, Pattie Hallberg, and GSCWM Board President, Joan Bertrand, were on stage to congratulate each girl from a safe distance. 2019 Gold Award recipient Kelsey Aggrey, served as emcee for the evening. The Girl Scout Gold Award is an honor bestowed upon only six percent of Girl Scouts Nationwide.

Gold Award Girl Scout Paige Spivey

Project: Care Packages For Those Who Care

As a health occupations student at her technical high school, and a certified nursing assistant (CNA), Paige has hands on, real life experience working in the health care field and first hand knowledge of the important but demanding role caregivers play in the lives of the elderly. Paige also was aware of the prevalance of elder abuse and she set out to raise awareness. She created care packages for direct caregivers working in a local nursing home with important but often overlooked self care tips. She included inspirational messages, tea bags, and stress balls. The packages are provided to all new direct care employees during their job orientation. She created a Facebook Group for fellow students, CNAs, mental health providers, and anyone working in the health care field where individuals can share tips on self care. She highlighted the issue of elder abuse through a poster, pamphlet and purple ribbon campaign sharing the risks, signs and prevention. Her poster will be displayed annually during Elder Abuse Awareness Month at the Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon.

Paige will attend Worcester State University enrolled in the Occupational Studies Program with the goal of furthering her studies at WSU to obtain her masters degree in Occupational Therapy.