Many hands make light the load.
We are accepting tax-deductible donations. There are currently two major initiatives, not funded by the regular school budget, that could really use your help!
Greenville Consolidated School
130 Pritham Ave
Greenville, ME 04441
This building is simply incredible! Constructed in 1935, it was considered a national gem.
All Alumni are welcome to visit the school for a personalized tour. Please contact the office to schedule a time.
Send us a note about your school memories and what you are up to these days!
Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment
The Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment (GLOE) encourages and supports active learning in the broadest sense. Any Greenville student or teacher can apply for a learning grant funded by GLOE.
Origin of the endowment:
In starting the endowment in 2007, the GHS Class of 1967 was inspired by the career of class member Howard (Howie) Ryder (1949-2006). Ryder believed in the power of learning to transform the lives of individuals and their communities, and he assumed numerous leadership roles to improve education in Maine. The class set a goal of raising $15,000 over ten years; when the class unveiled GLOE at its fiftieth reunion in 2017, the endowment had reached $22,000.
Administration of the endowment:
GLOE is administered through the Maine Community Foundation (www.mainecf.org), an organization that specializes in overseeing nonprofit endowments. A local committee decides how GLOE's returns will be spent, based on the merits of proposals submitted to the committee.
HOW to GIVE
Checks: Make out your check to the Maine Community Foundation, with “Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment” in the memo line, and send it to the Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.
Go to http://www.mainecf.org and follow the instructions. Be sure to reference the GLOE fund by name.
Cash: Drop off your donation at the Superintendent of Schools' office at 130 Pritham Avenue.
The Oakes Auditorium seats were manufactured by Hussey Seating and installed in 1934, no that is not a typo. We would enjoy perhaps naming rights for the gift of new seating.
The School has signficant needs for the Pritham Gymnasium. This Butler style building reached its life excpectancy 16 years ago. We are in need of ADA modifications with our bleachers, locker rooms, entryway, and public restrooms. The gym floor has reached its "resanding" limit. We would also like for the gym's aesthetics to reflect its old-school community character while moving us into the future.
There is always a need to boost our STEM efforts, provide no-cost musical equipment and a variety of athletic upgrades.
Thank you for your consideration.
Once a Laker...Always a Laker
Luke Knowlton '01, MMS, PA-C
Luke Knowlton graduated from Greenville High School in 2001. He returned to Greenville in 2017, this time with his wife Jaime, both as health care providers for Northwoods Healthcare (C. A. Dean Hospital). After high school, Luke moved to Springfield, MA where he attended Springfield College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. After college, Luke went on to Scottsdale, AZ where he worked as an Exercise Physiologist for four years.
He also attended Midwestern University and completed his Master's of Medical Science program in 2011, with studies geared towards training Physician Assistants for rural primary care. Luke worked in Internal Medicine at the renowned Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute in Arizona. Luke and Jaime then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013, where Luke worked in Orthopedic Surgery for four years.
In 2017, they decided it was time to move on from the high pressure fields of Orthopedic Surgery and Dermatology to pursue a simpler life with "small town cultural emphasis on such ideals as faith, family, community and hard work... combined with breathtaking mountains, streams, ponds, woodlands..." This brought them back to Moosehead Lake and Greenville! Welcome home!
As a Physician Assistant (PA-C), Luke says, "I take great pride in providing comprehensive healthcare in one of the most medically underserved counties in the nation. One of the most unique aspects of my role as a rural healthcare provider is doing house calls for those who are physically unable to come in for appointments. It allows me the opportunity to build a greater relationship and rapport with patients than could possibly be achieved in the clinic alone."
In 2019, Luke and Jaime welcomed a new baby girl, Ava James Knowlton to the world. Luke says that they are looking forward to seeing Ava in Laker blue in just a few years!
John Muzzy '09
John Muzzy graduated from Greenville High School in 2009.
John attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut directly after high school, graduating with two Bachelor's degrees, one in Public Relations and another in History. He then moved to Boston where he worked as a marketing and business intern for a public relations agency. John says, "While that was a great experience, I knew I belonged in Maine, so when the internship was over I decided to come home." John spent a year in Bangor working as an Account Executive for Townsquare Media, and then in 2014, he moved to the Portland area where he worked for an advertising agency. John now works with the Boston Red Sox's minor league baseball team the Portland Sea Dogs, serving as a Corporate Account Executive.
When talking about his time in Greenville, John says, "I was fortunate to have a lot of terrific teachers who taught me valuable life lessons. I was also incredibly lucky to grow up in a place that allowed me to follow a number of my passions, like sports and music. Those opportunities allowed me to learn a number of different skills that I utilize in my professional and personal life every day."
John lives in Westbrook, Maine with his wife Ali and their two Great Danes, Brody and Oakley.
Colleen Huff '81
Colleen Huff '81
Colleen Huff graduated from Greenville High School in 1981 where she surely left a great mark. During Colleen's freshman year ('78), she was the only freshman to earn a starting position on the varsity basketball team, a team that would make Laker history! A successful season culminated in winning the Class "D" state championship game versus Buckfield High School. This was the first state championship for girls' sports in Greenville history. Colleen notes that, "Sports helped me be well rounded... basketball is a team sport and I was blessed to have the incredible support of my team and the community of Greenville who came out for every game."
Colleen went on to play three more seasons of basketball and became the first student in Greenville history to score 1000 points. During her senior year in 1981, Colleen also set a record in the State Tournament by scoring the most free-throws ever in a single game - 17! To this day, the record still stands. Colleen and fellow Laker teammate Christine Poulson '78, still follow Laker athletics. This year they cheered on the 2019 Lady Lakers as they competed at the Class "D" State Championship game in Bangor. Colleen says that for her, "It was a walk down memory lane."
After high school, Colleen attended the University of Maine at Orono where she earned an undergraduate degree that helped take her to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. She has now been a pharmacist for 30 years, first as an Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Maine Medical Center in Portland and now, as a Pharmacist at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Colleen says that although her career has taken her to the southern part of the state, her "heart still lands in Greenville with family and friends... Greenville remains a part of me, always."
Colleen has been a leader in innovation within the pharmaceutical industry. She affirms that her success has "stemmed from the groundwork of academic excellence, team approach, and leadership skills that were all formed during my time in Greenville and while attending the Greenville school system. My building blocks have been solid."