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Caribou school to unveil hometown heroes

CARIBOU, Maine — The Caribou Community School Hall of Hometown Heroes Committee has selected nine distinguished individuals to be inducted into the first class of honorees.  

The honorees are: Katherine (St. Peter) Anderson, co-founder of Professional Home Nursing; Ryan J. Cote, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Vaughn Keaton, Scoutmaster and owner of Keaton’s Locks; Kimberly Martin, family nurse practitioner and nurse midwife; Frank McElwain, former RSU 39 superintendent, owner of McElwain’s Strawberry Farm; Todd Pelletier, store manager, S.W. Collins Co.; James Saucier, former director, Caribou Parks and Recreation Department; Rick Theriault, manager, ODP Business Solutions; and Scott Walton, orthopedic physician’s assistant.

Katherine Anderson, Ryan J. Cote and Vaughn Keaton.
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Caribou Community School’s Hall of Hometown Heroes was established to celebrate the citizens of Caribou who attended the various K-8 schools that once stood in Caribou before CCS was constructed in 2020, and continued to live and work here. 

Nominees must have attended a minimum of two of the former elementary/middle schools in Caribou up until the time Caribou Community School was built, including High Street School, Hilltop School, Teague Park School, Sincock School, Intermediate School or Caribou Junior High School/Middle School. 

Kim Martin, Frank McElwain and Todd Pelletier.
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In addition, nominees must have graduated from high school at least 10 years before the year of nomination, must have worked in Caribou a minimum of five years and must model high standards in their personal and professional life.

Heroes will serve as role models for current students of Caribou Community School. The Hall of Hometown Heroes will be displayed in the halls of Caribou Community School, where inductees’ stories can inspire current students’ aspirations to reach their dreams.  Interactive posters of the inductees will line the hallway where their stories will be accessible to students with a link embedded on the poster to a video about them.

James Saucier, Rick Theriault and Scott Walton.
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The Hall of Hometown Heroes Committee will host an induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Caribou Community School. The public is invited to attend.

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