Helping one of their own in need.
That is the sole motivating factor behind the decision by a group of Auburn High School student-athletes to organize a fundraiser for Nicole “Nikki” Berthiaume, the young woman who had her right arm severed in a boating accident in Boston Harbor on May 30.
Berthiaume, 20, is a 2013 Auburn High graduate. She lives in town with her mother, Debi DePasquale. While at Auburn High she was a participant in many student activities and was a member of the girls golf team and girls track team, and she served as a manager for the varsity football team.
The AHS Leadership Ambassadors – seniors Emily Sarkisian, Conor Scully, Samantha Moreau, Dean Lemansky and Riley Simmons – decided in early September to hold a benefit for Berthiaume to help defray some of the costs associated with the accident.
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