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Six from Waldo County make Volunteer Honor Roll

Jun 24, 2020

Augusta — Volunteer Maine, a state service commission, announced that 337 adults and 58 children will be recognized on the Maine Adult and Youth Volunteer Rolls of Honor for their volunteer efforts in 2019. Collectively, the volunteers performed 389,905 hours of community service in Maine. The Rolls of Honor celebrate Maine citizens who go above and beyond in serving their communities.

Among those volunteers are six from Waldo County who are listed on the 2020 Maine Adult Volunteer Roll of Honor.

The Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor recognizes volunteers age 19 and older who have devoted 500 hours or more of volunteer service to the community during the past 12 months (January-December preceding nomination deadline). Charitable giving (i.e., participating in walkathons or other events to raise money) and court-ordered community service are not counted. Service hours are documented by the program(s) or organization(s) with which the volunteer served.

Any local organization can nominate someone who meets the criteria: town office, school, nonprofit or public agency. There is no cost to the nominator or person honored thanks to civic-minded sponsors.

Waldo County volunteers on this year’s Adult Roll of Honor are Nadine Micoleau of Belfast, 641 volunteer hours; Margaret Elliott of Monroe, 938 hours; Stephen Knox of Swanville, 2,455 hours; and Winterport residents Karen Cunningham, 1,777 hours; Andrew Cunningham, 1,750 hours; and Linda Nardi, 1,065 hours.

The adult honorees collectively logged 383,004 hours of community service in 2019.

Thirty-six of the recognized youth volunteers are students at Brunswick High School, which requires every student to log 30 hours of community service before graduation. The recognized BHS students exceeded that requirement throughout their service, which included efforts in elementary schools, hospitals and humane shelters, and like all other honorees on the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor, performed at least 50 hours of community service.

Each honoree will receive a commemorative certificate from Volunteer Maine, the state service commission.

The honorees on the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor performed a total of 6,901 hours of community service in 2019. Out of respect for privacy, the youth honorees' names will not be made public.

 

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