Features

A look into the people behind SHS, SRTC and our Sanford Community

Zach Lemelin steps into new role as Athletic Director

Former teacher, coach, and assistant athletic director settles into “dream job” BY HANNAH MUELLER, STAFF WRITER This school year was more than the start of the 2022-23 academic year; it’s also the start of a new era in Sanford athletics. This summer, Zachary Lemelin has stepped into the…

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Teacher Feature: Mrs. Roy

Get to know this English teacher and Pep Club Advisor! This is the sixth installment of The Spartan Times’ series, The Teacher Feature, which shares with our readers more insight into the teachers who lead us each day. In honor of Homecoming week, we thought it was…

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SHS Long-time Choral Director Retires

Jane Kirton, beloved music teacher, to retire after 21 years BY CHLOE LANE, STAFF WRITER After more than 20 years working as Sanford High School’s Choral Director, Jane Kirton will be retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. “It’s just time,” Kirton shared.  In addition to being…

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Teacher Feature: Mr. McLellan

Get to know this SHS Math Teacher This is the fifth installment of The Spartan Times’ series, The Teacher Feature, which shares with our readers more insight into the teachers who lead us each day. Nathan McLellan, known to his students as Mr. McLellan or McMuffin, is in…

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Sanford Athletic Director to retire this year

Gordon “Gordie” Salls retires after 28 years with Sanford High School BY KEIRA KILKENNY, STAFF WRITER After 28 years of being the Athletic Director at Sanford High School, Gordon Salls is officially retiring at the end of the school year. Salls moved to Springvale in 1993 and became the…

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Teacher Feature: Ms. Drew

Get to know this Social Studies Teacher This is the fourth installment of The Spartan Times’ series, The Teacher Feature, which shares with our readers more insight into the teachers who lead us each day. Darcie Drew, known to her students as Ms. Drew,  is in her…

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Teacher Feature: Ms. Francoeur

Get to know our newest Band Teacher & Director This is the third installment of The Spartan Times’ new series, The Teacher Feature, which shares with our readers more insight into the teachers who lead us each day. Hailey Francoeur, known to her students as Ms. F,…

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Teacher Feature: Mrs. Colbeth

Get to know the newest Math teacher at SHS BY CHLOE LANE, STAFF WRITER The Spartan Times introduces a new series, The Teacher Feature, to share with our readers more insight on the teachers who lead us each day. Kailee Colbeth is one of the new teachers…

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Teacher Feature: Ms. Deschambeault

Get to know the newest English teacher at SHS BY MADISON OSBORNE, STAFF WRITER The Spartan Times introduces a new series, The Teacher Feature, to share with our readers more insight on the teachers who lead us each day. Jeanne Deschambeault, a new teacher at Sanford High School,…

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SHS Junior Walks in New York Fashion Week

Abbey Gifford continues to build pageant and modeling portfolio BY KEIRA KILKENNY, STAFF WRITER Abbey Gifford, a junior at SHS, walked in New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on Feb. 12. She walked for the designers S&N and Nonelillah. Gifford started modeling through pageants at her grandmother’s company, Young…

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How the Pandemic has Affected the Role of School Nurse

SHS Nurse Lynne Signore shares how her life has changed since COVID-19 By Riley Robitaille, STAFF WRITER Our school nurse, Lynne Signore, is most often recognized in her colorful scrubs with a very caring smile, despite being arguably the busiest person in our school. If she’s not…

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Married Teacher-Duo to Retire this Year

Steven and Diana Walker will retire after 39 years at SHS BY KEIRA KILKENNY, STAFF WRITER Since 1979, Diana and Steven Walker have been teachers working side by side with each other. They’ve decided that – after almost 43 years in the field – it’s time to sit…

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Alopecia is no struggle for Sophie Sevigny

An inside look at 10 year-old-girl with hair loss disease by Skyla Clarke, STAFF WRITER Sophie Sevigny of Sanford is a 10-year-old girl with a disease called Alopecia. One might think that having a disease like Alopecia would cause bad health or depression, but in this case,…

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Health Occupations Program Thriving

In the midst of a pandemic, more healthcare workers need than ever by madison osborne, staff writer Ellen Barry, known as Ms. Barry to students, is sitting in her wheely chair smiling even through the mask. The room is filled with quiet laughter as she does her…

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