Good prospects ahead for Vinalhaven School

By Phil Crossman | May 26, 2017

This promises to be a very good year for the Vinalhaven School. Last year’s Class D Gold Ball winners, the Lady Vikings, have retained all the coaches and support personnel, all — and more — of the enthusiasm that drove them to last year’s championship and nearly all of those young women, who’ve been playing ball together since they were children.

Ann Kirkpatrick, most recently superintendent of schools for SAD 4, has agreed to become Vinalhaven’s new principal and is as excited and optimistic about serving as we are to welcome her to this critically important position.

Roy Crawford, who has had a varied and successful career as an educator all over the world, most recently in Cambodia and Malta, and who is focused on bringing proficiency-based education to the island, is looking forward to playing an important role in this promising new school year.

Without a bus driver for the previous three years, we all finally enjoyed the convenience of having a full-time driver last year. Brian Wright has not only filled that role, but has brought his skills as a firefighter and advanced EMT to a community that needed them.

Vinalhaven came away from the One-Act Festival at Oceanside with awards for the two Vinalhaven student actors, Molly Jo Wentworth and Jackson Day, who turned in tremendous performances in the event’s only adult-themed production.

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