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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-13-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 13-19, 2019 THE VALLEY 27 Thank you McCourt! As the school year comes to a close, I'd like to take this oppor- tunity to thank the entire staff for creating such an inviting and sup- portive environment for students in their school. My son, Dominic, started this school year at the beginning of the second quarter of his 8th-grade career. Some may think this would be a hard transition for him but he has had such a positive experience and has thrived in the McCourt environment. He was part of the McCourt basketball team and thoroughly enjoyed it. All the teachers are so supportive and approachable, as well as the administrators in the building. Thank you for all you do (seen and unseen), it is greatly appreci- ated. MELINDA ACOSTA Cumberland To celebrate Earth Day and bring awareness to the problem of litter in our communities, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful completed its 3rd annual DON'T LITTER POSTER CONTEST with the Pawtucket Red Sox offering prizes for winners. Students submitted artwork with thoughtful messages of how they see litter affecting the Earth. Pictured at the awards ceremony during a Pawtucket Red Sox game on May 14 are, from left, PawSox mascot Paws, Shyah Watson, first-place winner, Fallon Elementary School; PawSox second base player Chad De La Guerra; Carlos Pinto, third-place winner, Lincoln Middle School; Mascot Sox; and Jonathen Fortes, second-place winner, Nathaniel Greene Elementary School. LETTER Rhode Island Treasurer SETH MAGAZINER recognized high school juniors from across the Ocean State with the Young Leader Award. The award is presented to high school juniors in the state who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in math, economics, finance and business-related courses, and are active in his or her community. The winners from Cumberland, pictured with Magaziner, are from left, AIDAN C. PIEKARSKI, AIDEN TURNER, Treasurer Magaziner, DANIELA MUNOZ. Lincoln Library documentary series continues Monday LINCOLN – On Monday, June 17, the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will continue its documentary series watching a por- trait of Malala Yousafzai, at 10 a.m. Yousafzai was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, was shot in the head, sparking international media out- rage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children world- wide, and in December 2014 she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Call the library at 401-333-2422 for more information. IN BRIEF Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor are welcome from readers. Please: • Limit to 500 words. Longer letters may appear online only. • Letters on local or state topics and issues will take precedence over those on national issues. • No more than one letter per person every 8 weeks, please. • All letters must be signed and include a hometown. Send by e-mail to: news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln, RI 02865. 184 Front St., Lincoln, RI Lincoln Shopping Center (401) 723-7078 Visit us at www.christianjewelersinc.com Christian Jewelers Christian Ghazal GIA Graduate Gemologist D e S I G n ~ I n n o VAt e ~ C R e At e Cultivating Since 1992

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