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SMCC Students Write In Their Wishes And Thoughts For 2019

By The Beacon Staff

As the Beacon staff prepared for the first paper for 2019, we thought it would be good idea to reach out to the student population asking for those of you who wished to share your thoughts and desires for the new year. In turn, we have published a selection of responses. To everyone who submitted responses, thank you. The Beacon’s staff wishes everyone a successful winter/spring semester, a wonderful journey through life, and the hope that your dreams and aspirations become reality.

heather william

I have been accepted into the RN program for Spring 2020 clinicals! I am starting a second career as an RN as I have been inspired by those around me at my current job as an Occupational Therapist at Maine Medical Center in the Cardiothoracic ICU.

-Heather Williams

elizabeth mcintyreHello Beacon Staff!
First of all, thank you for the hard work you all put in to make sure we have a student paper! It is appreciated.
2019 is here and I am excited to graduate this May! I have loved my time at SMCC and find myself sad that it is drawing to a close, but I have enjoyed every moment and am so grateful to everyone that has helped make it a really positive experience. My wish for 2019 is that kindness and gratitude will be prevailing themes – being kind in a purposeful way (even when it is hard), receiving gestures of kindness with gratitude, and really stopping to appreciate the small acts of kindness in everyday life.

-Elizabeth McIntyre

grace wileyMy wishes for this year is to pass my T’s test to help me get into the radiography program so I can succeeded in my dream of helping people.

-Grace Wiley


kara pingreeI’m looking forward to watching my babies grow and bond as sisters.

-Kara Pingree





holly bankI chose to get out of the Army in 2018, and I was so unsure about what I wanted to do with my life when it came to a career, and where I wanted to live with my children. Last summer I purchased an RV and left Maine. Just my kids and I traveled all the way to the west coast, with many adventures along the way. Along this journey I finally figured out at 25 what I wanted my life to look like. I want to be a midwife and help mothers, maybe even travel out of the country for work. I know it will be a long journey, but I am excited about starting this journey now in 2019. I’ve also decided to move back to Maine, which I am so excited about- the east coast always pulls me back! My wishes for the new year are to succeed in my academics, along with health and happiness for my little ones. I will make sure to fill this year with a lot of new adventures and get rid of all negative things from 2018.

-Holly Banks

nathan austinI’ve been in school for 5 years and now I’m in my last semester. I really just wish to graduate and to get a start on my life.

-Nathan Austin




culinary arts departmentWe are excited to have all of the students back on campus and we wish for a fantastic semester for all! From the faculty in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.

The wishes I have are for a successful semester! I am excited about warmer weather, so I can go out kayaking!!!

-Jennifer Behler-Little

My goal of 2019 is to focus on myself for once. I’ve spent too many years wasting my energy on trying to please everybody around me that I forgot how to make myself happy. This new year will be all about me, myself, and I on our own pursuit of happiness.

-Celina Simmons

My wishes are to not let any sort of bad energy get to me and keep my eyes in the prize. I’m mostly excited to start a new journey in my life and meet new people and set high expectations for myself no matter what the outcome may be. Just to try harder and come out stronger each time and learn something from my mistakes and failures.

-Ikran Rakub

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