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Rural communities rally to bring refugee students to Blue Hill academy


Churches across the Blue Hill Peninsula are working to welcome refugee students from across the globe and sponsor their education at the area’s local boarding school.

Seven churches on the peninsula and Deer Isle have teamed up with George Stevens Academy to raise money that will be used to bring three students, likely one from Afghanistan and two from Ukraine, to the academy’s campus in Blue Hill for the upcoming term. 

The academy, which serves as the region’s local high school, has a long history of international boarding students in its dorms, but this is the first time there has been a concerted effort to raise money to bring refugees to the school.



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