Spirit Week raises money for autism walk
Rockland — Rockland District Middle School held Spirit Week the week of April 14.
Usually it is a time for students and staff to simply show their school spirit and encourage unity.
This week was a bit different as they raised funds for the upcoming Autism Walk April 27 in Belfast.
Student Corbin Farnham and fellow schoolmates collected loose change and donations totaling $137 of their $200 goal in honor of his brother Brian.
Each day had a theme, including Sunglasses Day, Pajama Day, Hat Day, Mustache Day, and Favorite Sports Team Day.
The 12th annual Walk for Autism takes place Sunday, April 27 at Belfast Area High School.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.