Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 was the commencement speaker at Saturday's ceremony.
DURHAM, NH – University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 challenged graduates to dare to live their lives and their dreams during the university’s 143rd commencement held Saturday, May 18, 2013, when more than 2,500 undergraduate and 522 graduate students, including 68 military veterans, ranging in age from 19 to 67 years old and representing 29 states and 23 foreign countries received degrees. “They say in life that we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give,” Legere said. “I urge you to leave this university with that in mind. The story of your life is going to be written as soon as you leave here.” She reminded students of the courageous acts shown at the Newtown tragedy and the …
38 NH student teams from 33 schools will head to Knoxville next week for the competition.
Team New Hampshire will be joining the record setting 1,419 qualifying teams, featuring participants from 42 states and 14 countries at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. With more than 15,000 teams competing at the regional Destination Imagination Challenge tournaments throughout the year, only the top teams received a coveted spot at Global Finals. During the week-long competition, these teams will present their regional project and compete in open-ended challenges. These challenges require the team to solve a problem using a holistic approach of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge, improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication innovation, teamwork and community service, in one of …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wondering who made the honor roll at CHS?
Here is a listing of the third quarter honor roll at Concord High School: Grade 9 High Honors Matthew Adams, Katherine Andy, Jack Annon, Meaghan Bannister, Spenser Beaupre, Cameron Bedard, Laura Braley, Heidi Breton, Travis Calley, Matthew Carrigan, Cailin Casey, Colleen Casey, Katelyn Caswell, Joanna Chen, Michaella Conery, Christopher Cummings, Glynnis Cummings, Nathan Cushman, Katharine Demers, Trevor Devanny, Josephina Dolcino, Emmett Donlon, Chelsea Dunn, Leah Dupuis, Meredith Dustin, Maria Emmons, Sean Fallon, Sally Freeman, Elijah Frydman, Danielle Gaglia, Emily Gorham, Jared Grondin, Jack Hicks, Zoe Honigberg, Isabelle Koch, Aidan LaFrance, Matthew LaTourette, Maggie Lee, Grace Lynch, Calgary Mackenzie, Fiona MacWhinnie, Kirshjah …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Group asking for gas cards to help offset transportation costs.
With a little more than two weeks to go, Billy and the Pineapples - the Destination Imagination team from Rundlett Middle School - has raised enough money to cover registration, room, and board for the group to go to Knoxville and compete at the globel level, according to a post on the group's Facebook site. Glenn Rand posted that the group was still seeking donations to pay for transportation costs to Tennesse later this month. "Pre-paid gas cards would be a perfect donation," he wrote. "One way or another, we are going to get to Knoxville! The team will be meeting this weekend to fine tune their challenge! We will keep everyone updated." The team consists of six seventh-graders: Emily Haywood-Minery, Hailey Rand, Skylar Mathews, Erica …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Here are the students who did very well last quarter.
Here is the honor roll for the third quarter at Bishop Brady High School: GRADE 12, High Honors Erin Barrett, Christina Crandall, Seo Won Lee, Madeline Moran, Emma Nelson, Emily Olson, Anthony Pelkey, Natallie Raper, Jared Roberts, Qing Yi, and Xueqi Zhang. Honors Heather Alterisio, Emma Bownes, Tara Brasley, Katherine Callaghan, Mikayla Clarke, Sinead Coyle, Courtney Cullen, Christian Degges, Makenzie Demers, Stephen Desmarais, Connor Devoe, Carolina DioDato, Lindsay Eggleston, Owen Fitzgerald, Baoni Fu, Tim Garrett, Traynor Gauthier, Likai Guo, Evan Hall, Jae Man Jung, Christian Khoshatefeh, Victoria LeBlanc, Minzhi Li, Junda Lin, Meghan McCormick, Gretchen McKeen, Amelia Miller, Katie Owen, Sarah Philbrick, Cara Rascoe, Michala Sawyer…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Students: Although there was talk of the incident, it was like any other day.
Concord High School students getting out of class today reported that their school day was pretty much like any other day nearly 20 hours after the building was placed in lockdown after an alleged phony gun threat. Classes were dismissed a little before 2:45 p.m. on May 1, with kids walking home, and leaving school in buses or parked cars, just like any other day. Some students said they didn’t know about any past history between the girl who made the criminal threat claim and the male teenager who was arrested and later released, and couldn’t speculate on what her motivation was for making the fake claim. In classes and in the halls today, though, students were talking about the incident. Some spoke about the media coverage in the wake of…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
NH Senate debate turns emotional as senators speak of the pros and cons of the law.
The New Hampshire Senate voted 13-11 on Thursday to table House Bill 370, the bill that would repeal the education tax credit program, in a party line vote led by Republicans seeking to scuttle the legislation. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) said the law was a step toward school choice, in that it helps an estimated 1,400 children in the state. "This is about helping poor children," he said during the Senate debate. "This is truly about fairness." Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) called the program unconstitutional, and she echoed members of the Democratic caucus who called it poor tax policy. Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) urged colleagues to give the program a chance to work. "Parents," he said, "are flocking to this …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Students at Concord's McAuliffe Elementary School perform musical in new cafetorium.
About 35 McAuliffe Elementary School students performed “Tweet!” – a musical sharing the lives of birds before leaving the nest on April 16. Diane Johnston, Sharon Richert, and Eileen Gfroerer directed the musical in the school’s new cafetorium – a combination cafeteria/performance space. Here are some photos from the event and a short video clip.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Destination Imagination team from Concord’s Rundlett Middle School needs funding assistance.
The Rundlett Middle School Destination Imagination team that recently won a slot to compete in the finals is asking for the community’s assistance in raising thousands of dollars to attend the global meet in Knoxville, TN, in May. The team – Billy and the Pineapples – featuring seventh-graders Emily Haywood-Minery, Hailey Rand, Skylar Mathews, Erica Conrad, Josh Pauley, and Ashley Sigrist – needs to raise $655 for room and board for each team member and chaperone, as well as extra money for transportation costs. It’s unknown yet whether the team will fly or drive. Destination Imagination is an after-school activity in which the students work on solving problems together and then present their solutions during the tournaments. “Teams are …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Concord, Bow kids will travel to Tennessee next month.
Wednesday, April 10
By NH_DI When creative problem solving teams were forming in over 150 schools and community groups last fall, some of these students had no idea that they would advance past 300 teams to represent New Hampshire at the world’s largest creative problem solving competition, Destination Imagination Global Finals. On Saturday, teams that have advanced through regional competitions met at New Hampshire Destination Imagination State Finals in hopes of competing with the best teams from 15 countries and 48 states. Thirty-eight of these teams must now shift gears from creative problem solving to creative fund raising as their new destination is Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN. The competition will be held at the University …