Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership participant speaks at Kiwanis
Camden Hills Regional High School senior Addie Drinkwater was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis meeting on October 14.
Her topic, Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership, is a program that provides the opportunity for students to learn about the values of wilderness preservation through experiential overnight backpacking trips into Baxter State Park, including a hike to the summit of Katahdin.
Accompanied by Barbara Bentley, executive director of The Friends of Baxter State Park, Drinkwater gave a presentation and showed photographs of her life-changing journey. Following her talk, she answered several questions from the audience.
In the photo, Drinkwater is flanked by Bentley, [left], and Kiwanis president Katie Tarbox of Spruce Head.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
FMI on either organization: friendsofbaxter.org, or rocklandkiwanis.org