St. Thomas Aquinas student Matthew Radford of Brentwood has been named a Candidate in the US Presidential Scholars Program. He is truly an outstanding young man.Matthew has achieved a number of awards. He’s been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist, an NHIAA Scholar-Athlete, National Honor Society, and National World Languages Honor Society, Spanish Chapter. He's also won St. Thomas school awards for Math, Math Team, Chemistry, Music Ministry, and the Jr. Speech Competition. He's won a Young Organists Collaborative scholarship two years in a row, and he's a piano accompanist for the school's Music and Campus Ministries. Matthew is a member of the Varsity Cross-Country, Indoor Track, and Track & Field teams as a sprinter, mid-distance runner, and long jumper. He is a Life Scout with the Boy Scouts, and has been involved in many community service activities through the Scouts, Christ Church, baseball, and his music. Matthew is a graduating senior. He hass received some Early Action college acceptances with Presidential Scholarships and Honors Programs, and is waiting to hear from some more before deciding where he will go. He plans to combine math, physics, and music. Proud parents are Patti Andrews and George Radford of Brentwood. Congratulations, Matthew, on your many accomplishments!
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Kingston, NH — Betty L. Learned Gosselin, 87, recently of Exeter, N.H. and formerly of Kingston, N.H., Amesbury and Salisbury, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare Exeter Center, surrounded by the family she loved so dearly. She was the beloved wife of the late Mr. Shirl W. Learned and the late Raymond E. Gosselin.
Plaistow, NH — Elinor G. (Hartman) Donovan, age 86, of Plaistow, N.H., passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Plaistow, N.H., on May 23, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones.