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Hindley Wang, a senior from China, and Omar Kadirov, a junior from Uzbekistan, mug for the camera during the LA Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Kieve. Photo courtesy of Missy Abbott.

For the third year in a row the residential community at Lincoln Academy enjoyed a fabulous traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the Pasquaney Dining Hall at Kieve. There were over 85 students, teachers and family members who enjoyed the feast prepared by Chef Lee Giberson and her talented staff at Kieve.

In addition to this annual Thanksgiving feast, Kieve-Wavus and LA have shared facilities and staff to help enrich the mid-coast experiences of the international students. The LA students have enjoyed excursions on Kieve 42’ lobster style boat the Snowgoose III Captained by Bill Chapman, taken on adventure and ropes course challenges and enjoyed kayaking and canoeing on the ocean and Damariscotta Lake. In addition, the LA Faculty spend an off-site “unplugged” afternoon at Kieve to unwind and re-connect.

LA’s Director of Resident Life Ken Stevenson said, “this has been a great partnership with Kieve-Wavus! We are able to provide real-life Maine experiences working together with great people in a beautiful setting. At Lincoln we talk about community a great deal and it such a pleasure to bring our community here.”

International student Can Yozgat, Class of 2016 said, “it was a lovely meal. I really enjoyed walking around Kieve with my friends.”

Kieve-Wavus is a non-profit organization with two campuses located on Damariscotta Lake in

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Lincoln Academy senior Lumin Phan from Vietnam, recent graduate Henry Geoffrion from Woolwich, senior Amy Tran from Vietnam, and senior Hana Hirano from Japan play cards after the LA community Thanksgiving dinner at Kieve. Photo courtesy of Missy Abbott.

Nobleboro and Jefferson. Founded in 1926, Kieve’s programs include: Kieve Camp for Boys, Wavus Camp for Girls, The Leadership School for Maine school children, an Educators in Residence Program in the winter months with teachers embedded in schools around the state. In addition, Kieve just hosted their 15th Annual 9/11 Family Camp, has year-round camps for deployed Veterans and their families and has two wonderful facilities for meeting and conferences, The Kennedy Learning Center at Kieve and The Jewell Lodge at Wavus.

Director of Education and Operations Charlie Richardson said, “it was great to have the LA staff and students back once again this year. We look forward to our continued partnership and also expanding our Educators In Residence mentoring programing in 2017 at LA.