Searsport Elementary students entertain parents, staff during sing-along concert
Searsport — Students at Searsport Elementary School serenaded staff and parents during a sing-along concert Thursday, Dec. 5.
Each class wrote a song to perform during the concert with help from local musician Scott Cannon and Searsport Elementary School Music Teacher Katie Bailey. Students crafted songs that incorporated themes of leadership, being kind to others and standing up to bullies.
The concert was supported through a state art grant that encourages projects that offer an in-depth engagement with a master artist, Principal Linda Bowe said in an email to The Republican Journal.
Thursday's concert was also possible due to financial support from the school's Parents in Education group and the Stockton Springs citizens' school funding drive, which was spearheaded by Lesley Cosmano and Jeff Davis.
A CD of the performance will be sent home with students.
The songs will also be posted on the school's website in the coming weeks.
In addition to the concert, two students, Caleb Fairbrother and Cole Ellis, were recognized by Bowe for being kind and helpful to their peers. Bowe recalled a brief story about how Fairbrother and Ellis assisted a student who fell down some stairs and spilled their lunch onto the ground.
Bowe said one of the students helped the student pick up their lunch, while the other one went to find a teacher to report what had happened.
Both Fairbrother and Ellis received the Principal's Award for Citizenship.