It's been a lovely week here on the Maine coast and it feels like students are settling into a good academic rhythm, getting comfortable with new courses and enjoying their time with friends both in and out of class. The Resident Life program has students on the soccer, cross-country and math teams this fall and they are building strong team relationships. We took a large group of students to witness the full harvest moon rise over the ocean at Pemaquid Point this weekend and celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with moon cakes. As we move into the fall season, we're [...]
Following the holiday weekend lobster bake and excursions, our focus this week has shifted to service and all residential students have taken part in one or more volunteer projects in support of local community organizations. Projects included building insulating window inserts with Community Housing Improvement Project (CHIP), trail work with on Monhegan Island, and maintenance work at an area elementary school playground. Our students were generous with their time, learned new skills, and embraced working together. This is a tremendous group of caring and compassionate young people and we are very proud of their efforts to get involved and [...]
Lincoln Academy's Resident Life Program has been celebrating the start of the school year and the long holiday weekend with a lobster bake at Maine's iconic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, a trip to the Windsor Agricultural Fair, and a look into the region's fishing and tourism industries with a lobster boat tour and kayak trip. After the American Holiday of Labor Day on Monday, classes will begin in earnest. The week ahead includes our annual service weekend filled with opportunities for students to give back to our school and grater community. Fall College Visits: LA's Guidance Office and the Office [...]
Everyone at Lincoln Academy is excited for the start of the school year and it has been wonderful to welcome new and returning students to campus. This year’s incoming Residential Student group is made up of scholars from New England and around the globe and includes our first students from Cambodia and Hungary. Classes will begin on August 29th after the completion of orientation. We have had perfect late summer weather and start of the year outings have included a mountain hike, shopping in Portland and a trip to Popham Beach State Park. Resident Life students also worked together [...]
Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Currently, as the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the schools residential population and the various departments that support it. Jake also supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees. Jake is also on the Board of Directors at Central Lincoln County YMCA.
B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine
Sarah Kennedy '00 grew up in Pemaquid and went on to study Spanish and International Relations at the University of Maine and University of Costa Rica. She coordinated volunteer education programs and fundraising for a small non-profit organization in Nicaragua and then went on to join Sustainable Harvest International as the Director of Development and later transitioned to working as a program director specializing in outreach and service learning programs in Central America. In 2012, Sarah took a position with AmeriCorps and Santa Clara University's Center of Sustainability to develop school garden and community nutrition programs in San Jose City Schools.
In 2013, Sarah’s family had the opportunity to return to Maine and was excited to become a part of Lincoln Academy’s new Residential Program. Sarah developed LA’s homestay program and loves welcoming students from around the globe to our community here in the Midcoast. Sarah works part-time as support staff in the Resident Life Office and is also a member of LA’s Website Team and Grant Team.
B.A. International Relations - University of Maine, Orono
B.A. Spanish - University of Maine, Orono