121127_GT_OUT_PLUM_1 — Plum Cove Elementary School Singers: (front row) Olivia Hogan-Lopez, Olivia LoJacono, Hope Spencer, Alycia Hogan-Lopez, Sabrina Lopes and Lacie Ciarmetaro; (middle row) Adam Lane, Samanthia Pascucci, Sophia Hogan-Lopez, Meagan Gallo, Molly Martin, Ruby Mills, Maeve Pleuler and Cody Clifford; and (back row) Madeline Gossom, Emily Ross and Nicholas Hafey. They participated in the Gloucester holiday parade and tree lighting on Sunday.
121127_GT_OUT_PLUM_2 — Plum Cove Elementary School Singers perform during the Gloucester holiday parade and tree lighting. Pictured, from left, is Olivia LoJacono, Lacie Ciarmetaro, Sabrina Lopes, Hope Spencer and Olivia Hogan-Lopez.
121127_GT_OUT_PLUM_3 — Plum Cove Elementary School Singers participate during the Gloucester holiday parade and tree lighting. Pictured, from left, is Meagan Gallo, Madeline Gossum and Ruby Mills.
121127_GT_OUT_YOUTH — Cape Ann YMCA Youth in Government students Kaiti Maddox, Erika French, Curtis Brauner, Yishai Barth, Thomas Mortillaro, Peter Murray and Connor Hawkins met at Springfield College recently with other groups. Youth in Government uses the YMCA core values of “Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility” to teach teens in grades 9-12 how they can participate in the democratic process. Participants have opportunities to develop skills, make friends and learn how they can make a difference. The program culminates in March with a three-day mock-government immersion program at the Massachusetts State House.