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October 25, 2018

Johnston High School Band Makes Donation in Memory of Rachel Carson

In January 2018, Rachel Carson, 18, of Johnston passed unexpectedly. She was a senior at Johnston High School where she was a proud member of the band and she had planned to attend the University of Maine to study wildlife ecology.

To honor Rachel, the Johnston High School Music Department took donations in her name at their Friday Night Live event in October. Due to her love of nature, they chose to donate the funds to Audubon in her memory.

Left to right: Zachary Morin, Jordan Oliveira, JHS Music Director Ronald Lamoureux, Audubon Senior
Director of Advancement Jeff Hall, Kelsey Scott, Noah Campbell, JHS Principal Dennis Morrell.

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Through donor support of any kind, Audubon can fulfill its mission of educating five-year-olds about the wonders of wildlife, managing habitat for declining pollinator species, or permanently protecting forests, fields, and wetlands, it is connecting its founding legacy to what lies ahead.

There are so many ways to give great gifts while making a positive impact this holiday season! All proceeds support Audubon's work to protect birds, wildlife and their habitats through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Funds collected at the event from hole-in-one contests, putting challenges, and a gift basket raffle were donated to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. The event raised $27,000 which Audubon will use to fund summer camp scholarships for youth at wildlife refuges in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Thank you, Bank of America!