I hope this column finds you and yours all healthy and well. I have three brief updates to provide for you this time around.
First off, the Bangor Daily News highlighted classmate Kate DeHaven G and her wife, Nancy’s, fear of not being recognized as a married couple when they become annual snowbirds and head south for the winter. Kate and Nancy have been married since 2013, but unlike married heterosexual couples, they experience discrimination when they leave the state of Maine. Because of this, Kate and Nancy are advocating for federal legislation, the Equality Act, that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is clear based upon this article that Kate and Nancy are a power couple, fierce advocates, and strong women who I have no doubt will stop at nothing to keep advocating for all
people. Thank you, Kate and Nancy! What you are doing is giving others a voice, and saving lives.
Micah Grant G, ’16 C.A.S. served as interim superintendent of Hermon schools last spring after former superintendent Jim Chasse ’89, ’97G stepped down to take a job with the Maine Department of Education. Micah is the Hermon Middle School’s principal.
I also have an update about classmate Mike Tracy G. He was highlighted in the Kennebec Journal because he is now the assistant superintendent for the Augusta Public Schools. Mike actually grew up in Augusta, graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, and then taught there for eight years. Most recently, Mike was superintendent of RSU 74.
Congratulations, Mike! As a resident of Augusta, I look forward to following your journey.
That’s all for now! As always, please feel free to reach out to me any time to provide a quick (or long!) update on what
you’re up to, and/or a picture!
Class of 2008 Winter 2022 Class Note