High school and beyond: Camden Hills pushes for higher education

Camden Hills Regional High School wants all students to pursue education following graduation, and with the help of a grant will begin acquainting more students at a younger age with college or post-graduate training.

The school received a $60,000 grant to be used over the next four years to help students set post-graduation plans. This is also to help ensure they don’t succumb to what’s referred to as the annual "summer melt," when between 6 and 7 percent of graduates are diverted from fulfilling those plans they envisioned the previous spring.

Those plans include college, apprenticeships, training, the military, travel, Rotary exchange programs or certification courses.

"Something gets in the way over the summer," said Camden Hills Regional High School Assistant Principal Piet Lammert, who helped secure the grant from the MELMAC Education Foundation. Read full story. (Camden Harold)

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