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Wells High School students lobby for the arts in Augusta

posted Apr 12, 2016, 10:31 AM by Michael Richards
On March 29, 2016, four Wells High School art students traveled to the Maine Statehouse in Augusta to meet with State legislators and advocate for the arts. The event was organized by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education in conjunction with Arts Advocacy Day.  

Acting as lobbyists, students Elana Fortin, Alyssa Loukola, Nick Maynard, and Sydnie Sayward, waited in the halls of the State Capital building for the opportunity to speak to their local State Senator and Representatives about the value they place on arts in their school.   Between the morning caucus and legislative meetings in the chambers, students connected with Senator Ron Collins and Representatives Robert Foley and Patricia Hymanson.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to meet these wonderful students representing the value of arts in our educational institutions,” commented Representative Robert Foley-R of Wells.  “I was pleased to receive their information and extend my support for continuing arts education in our classroom curriculums.”
WHS Arts Advocacy Day
From the left are Nick Maynard, Sydnie Sayward, Elana Fortin, and Alyssa Loukola
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