Boothbay Region High School Class of 2021 has been celebrating “21 Days of May” with daily surprises and weekly activities. Local businesses have been keeping the Senior Surprise Bags filled daily and pop-up activities. The donors include Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Balmy Days Cruises, Robinson’s Wharf, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Coastal Maine Popcorn, Janson’s Clothing, Brisetto’s Second Cup, First National Bank, The Ice Cream Hut/Dolphin Mini Golf, BRHS Boosters, HarborSide 1901, Mill Cove and Pier One Pizza.
Items have included BRHS bumper stickers, blue and gold special bags from Coastal Maine Popcorn, Seahawk masks, BRHS Class of 2021 waters with graduation cap top, BRHS water bottles, free day passes to CMBG, graduation pencils, Smarties, Seahawk Spirit Coins, cupcakes from Farm 23, gift cards for a free iced coffee at Brisetto’s, pairs of sunglasses from Jansen’s Clothing, BRHS Class of 2021 sashes, 100 Grand bars, BRHS keychains, Seahawk Class of 2021 hats, cards from BRES students, $10 gas cards from Good ‘n You provided by BRHS Boosters, “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven, BRHS Class of 2021 window decals and gift cards from Ice Cream Hut for a free ice cream.
“I am incredibly grateful to the Chamber of Commerce for helping to connect us with local businesses,” said Principal Tricia Campbell. “It’s been a very inspiring and heartwarming experience to see how the community has rallied around the Class of 2021!”
BHML sponsored the second week and invited seniors in from May 12 to graduation day to each select a book for their name to be put into. “Be it fiction, nonfiction, a favorite children’s book, or book with a red cover because that is your favorite color,” BHML staff said in the invite. “You are stepping out into the world during uncharted times … (so) get to know your hub for lifelong learning, the people’s university, from which you never graduate! Where everything is free!”
Seniors were treated to a sunrise breakfast by Harborside 1901 Bar and Grill at Robinson’s Wharf before the start of the school day May 18. On May 19, CMBG held a Class of 2021 Day in the gardens where students were able to wander the open parts of the garden to see how spring is coming along and to get a peek at the giant trolls that have recently gone up.
BRHS Class of 2021 will complete 21 Days of May with a Senior Sunset Cruise on the Balmy Days May 26 and, Campbell said, the very last day, May 28, will be the BRHS Class of 2021 Fisherman’s Festival Field Day. Said Campbell, “I am truly so honored and proud to be a part of this community. It has been overwhelming to see the how everyone has rallied around the Class of 2021. Our students have certainly felt the love and support!”
This article has been updated since its original posting.