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It’s a Dream Come True for the Newest Member of the Old Town School Board

| November 11, 2013


OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) – It’s been a dream for one man for years and just two years after graduating from high school, his dreams have come true!  The newest member of the school board in Old Town is nineteen-year-old Lee Jackson.  Jackson is a sophomore at the University of Maine, but he’s been thinking about running for the school board since he was in middle school. He ran for one of two open seats on the nine-member board, was elected last week and will be sworn in Dec. 5. Jackson says that his life changed for the better when his family moved to Old Town when he was in fourth grade, and instead of the racial discrimination he experienced earlier, he was welcomed by the school, teachers and students. He says he is organizing a panel of parents and recent graduates to get feedback about how to improve the school system.

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