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CSD Elementary Principals Make a Splash!

UMS Principal Chris Antonicci with students at the hit-a-thon event at Airport Park on May 11
UMS Principal Chris Antonicci with students at the Little League hit-a-thon event at Airport Park on May 11

On May 11, Porters Point School’s Principal Jim Marshall, Union Memorial School’s Principal Chris Antonicci, and Malletts Bay School’s Julie Benay suited up and dutifully took their turns in the dunk tank at a little league hit-a-thon event at Airport Park on Colchester Point Road.

PPS Principal Jim Marshall plunges into the water
PPS Principal Jim Marshall plunges into the water

Asked why he was willing to offer himself up for possible dunking, UMS Principal Antonicci good-naturedly replied, “I love baseball, and I know the kids will have a lot of fun with it. There’s no way I could say no!”

UMS Principal Antonicci gets dunked by a student
UMS Principal Antonicci gets dunked by a student

“I’ve seen my kids throw a ball, and I’m pretty confident they’ll be able to sink me!” MBS Principal Benay said before the event. “I know Colchester’s many volunteers work hard to provide kids with plenty of healthy options for recreation, sports, and exercise. At the high school level, parent ‘boosters’ raise tens of thousands of dollars to support athletics; research tells us that students who are involved in extracurricular activities tend to stay in school, learn to manage their time, and succeed in school. I’m happy to do my small part to help out!”

MBS Principal Julie Benay perches above the dunk tank while a student takes aim
MBS Principal Julie Benay perches above the dunk tank while a student takes aim

Our students are heavily involved in community outreach and volunteerism, as well; click here to learn more about just a few examples of our student community activists.

Way to go, principals! Excellent show of community spirit and good sportsmanship. Well done!

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