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Kennebunk teens receive national honor for their work with Alzheimer's patients

Students from Kennebunk High School founded Project Playback to help spark joy and awaken the minds of Alzheimer's and dementia patients through music therapy. (Courtesy: U.S. Cellular).

KENNEBUNK (WGME) -- Some Maine teens are honored for making a difference, in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The students are from Kennebunk High School.

The teens founded Project Playback to help spark joy and awaken the minds of Alzheimer's and dementia patients through music therapy.

The teens interviewed patients and family members to create personalized music playlists on donated mp3 players.

The group of teens were selected as part of a national program to honor young humanitarians and will be part of a documentary film inspiring others to do good things in their communities.

Project Playback will also receive $10,000 U.S. Cellular.

The teens will be honored at the New York Stock Exchange closing bell on December 22nd.

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