This past weekend, Chris Maxey was invited to be the graduation speaker at Camden Hill Regional High School in Camden Hills, Maine. CHRHS has been sending groups of students down to The Island School during the summer for the past few years to participate in primary research with marine biologists. Like during The Island School semester, they will work as a team, earn high school credit and become part of an intentional sustainable community. Senior class president at CHRHS, Alex Crans, who got to know Chris Maxey quite well during his visit to The Island School last summer, asked him to be the speaker because of his energy and the admiration people have for him. You can read more about the relationship The Island School has with Camden Hills and other Maine Atlantic communities here.
Also during his time in Maine, Chris had the opportunity to connect with alumni and friends in the area. Here he is with Cooper FItzGerald (S'09) at Dou's Fish and Chips, the take out restaurant Cooper is working at this summer before heading to school at Colorado College.
Chris caught up with Island School and Vinalhaven High School graduates, Willie Drury (S'10) and Izza Drury (S'11).
And finally, he enjoyed an early morning lake swim with parents of Sarah Haselton (S'13), George and Eliza Haselton.