Kennebunk High School senior Charles Metcalfe received a $500 award from the Democrats of Kennebunk & Arundel for his winning essay on “The Importance of Voting.” This essay contest followed a fall 2018 event hosted by Helen Rivas-Rose for former U.S. Senator George Mitchell at her Kennebunk home. Senator Mitchell spoke to a group of KHS students and others on the importance of voting. Presenting the award to Metcalfe is Tom McClain (right), Chair of local Democrats along with Charles’s English teacher, Beth Carlson. Sixteen KHS students participated in the essay contest.