Thank you to everyone who came to the Duck Race last night, and who bought a duck! Thank you so much for your support. We sold a total of 556 ducks this year, so again thank you everyone for your support and generosity.
We will be posting some photos of the event shortly, but wanted to list the top 10 winners from last night (just in case anyone wasn’t present at the race)
First Prize – Bette (Elizabeth) Perry
2nd Place Madeline Chisholm
3rd Place – Brody Johnson
4th Place – Morris Hirsch
5th Place – Barbara Groux
6th Place – Lisa Woods
7th Place – Rix Chisholm
8th Place – Katherine Ceglarski
9th Place – R. Michael Byrd
10thPlace – the Megley family
MEC takes great pride in recognizing the outstanding commitment to community service of MHS senior John Cunha. John has a passion for community service as a way of bringing joy into other people’s lives. His accomplishments are significant and represent a wide variety of activities.
hn became involved with the Unified Theater program at Gaudet Middle School in the spring of 2013. The Unified Theater program focuses on inclusion, providing an opportunity for students with and without disabilities to enjoy participating iin the performing arts. As the Student Leader/Director, John helped the students write scripts and re=hearse their parts, culminating in a performance at Middletown High School. He has continued that work this year and has helped grow the program from 16 students last year to 50 students this year. John has also volunteered at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, the Newport Children’s Theater, the Middletown Education Collaborative, and his church.
John will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall where he hopes to double-major in Theater and Math. He states, “I am determined to make a difference in the world by enriching people’s lives through personal interactions, through continued volunteer work, and through the performing arts”. John is the son of Teresa and John Cunha.