LA Senior William Doan talks to local news correspondent and LA graduate Don Carrigan ’69 about volunteering at the Ecumenical Food Pantry over Thanksgiving.

In November, 2018 Lincoln Academy students supported the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle in various ways through volunteer hours and food donations.

The Lincoln Academy ninth grade organized and donated food items for nine Thanksgiving baskets for the Ecumenical Food Pantry with the support of Class of 2022 Team Leader Alison Welch, an LA a French teacher and freshman advisor, and her co-adviser , Assistant Athletic Director Phil Page. Ninth graders brought food items to school and put them together to make “everything but the turkey” meal kits that will be distributed for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving baskets 2018

Lincoln Academy ninth grade class officers who organized the the donation of nine Thanksgiving baskets with Ms. Welch are (from left): Treasurer Jake Shaw, Secretary Addie Brinkler, President Grace Houghton, and Vice President Will Sherrill.

These baskets were combined with a turkey, fresh produce, and 180 other baskets donated to the Ecumenical Food Pantry by local churches, farms, organizations, and individuals, and distributed to families in Lincoln County. LA students, including residential students who chose to stay in the LA dorms during their Thanksgiving vacation, spent time helping to distribute these baskets before Thanksgiving to people throughout Lincoln County.

Their efforts were captured on local TV in this news story by local correspondent Don Carrigan ’69 that features LA students Scott Petersen ’21 and William Doan ’19 as well as cameo footage of other students and staff.