Hampden Academy Student Aims to Help Others 

A local student is setting out to help others this week.Rachel Prescott, a senior at Hampden Academy, is trying to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation and the Hug it Forward Foundation.The first grants wishes to kids with life threatening diseases, while the second aims to build schools in Guatemala.She’s helped put together a silent auction and spaghetti supper that will take place Saturday, April 7.All the proceeds will go to the organizations.The auction starts at 2:00 p.m. and the dinner begins at 5:00 p.m.Tickets are $5.00 per person, or $15.00 per family.For more information, contact Hampden Academy at 862-3791 and ask for Prescott.