CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

January 9, 2014

Students on the Rise


Carriage Towne News

---- — Several New Hampshire 4-H equestrians earned top honors at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H Horse Show held recently in West Springfield, MA. New Hampshire’s team was the largest delegation of all the New England states to compete. Magdalena Kenter of Kingston won first place in the general knowledge quiz.

Eighth-grader Maura Smith of Atkinson was among the 28 students selected for induction into Austin Prep’s new chapter of the NJHS. This first class was ushered in during a ceremony in the school’s Chapel of Saint Augustine, which culminated with a lighting of candles.

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,613 students in September 2013. Among the graduates was Christina M. Cassano of East Kingston, who received a Doctor of Education in Developmental Studies.

Caroline Mellott of East Kingston has been named to the Honor Roll for the first semester at Dana Hall School.

Benjamin Davis of Exeter, a third form (9th grade) student at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the fall term of 2013-2014.

Rachel Crinklaw, 2013 Timberlane High School graduate received the Deans Scholarship and Honors program In-State tuition rate to attend University of Tennessee at Martin after being recruited on the NCAA Equestrian Team. Rachel is the daughter of Nancy and Paul Crinklaw of Sandown.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School announced that the following local students have been named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter: Grade 9: High Honors: Nolan Lavallee of Kensington; Honors: Madison Dillow of Fremont, Hunter Saxton of Brentwood, Taylor Mason of Stratham, Brianne Terrence of Exeter, Emily Tosatti of Stratham, Ananth Venkatachalam of Exeter; Grade 10: Principal’s List: Veronica Carmody of Exeter, Joseph Grinde of Stratham; High Honors: Katarina Blonski of Brentwood, John Fortescue of Kensington; Honors: Shannon Colford of Epping, Alison Donnell of Exeter, Sara Henry of Stratham, Allison LeBlanc of Exeter, Melanie Martell of Fremont, William Micali of Brentwood, Brandon Ryzewic of Brentwood, Emerald Shea of East Kingston; Grade 11: High Honors: Caragh Collins of Stratham; Honors: Cameron Brenton of Fremont, Megan Dillon of Exeter, Sophie Kenny of Stratham, Maximillian Schlager of Kingston; Grade 12: Principal’s List: Skylar Labbe of Danville; High Honors: Nicole Devaney of Stratham, Magdalena Kenter of Kingston, Eric Ouellette of Epping, Josephine Pickett of Stratham; Honors: Courtney Copp of Fremont, Ryan Henry of Stratham, Ryan Kelly of Stratham, Max Radermacher of Exeter, Rachel Sonia of Fremont.

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire recently recognized the recipients of endowed scholarships for the 2013/14 academic year. Elizabeth Assaf, daughter of Sharon Crossman-Assaf and Antoine Assaf from Atkinson, was awarded the William T. Cushing Scholarship.

William Woods University’s 2013-14 intercollegiate judging team returned from the U.S. National Arabian Championships in Tulsa, Okla., as the third and fourth overall high collegiate teams. Kristen Cuneo of East Kingston competed with the B team. WWU team B members earned a third in halter, fourth in performance and fourth in reasons.

MCPHS University is pleased to announce that the following local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester. Alexander Machajewski, a native of East Hampstead, who is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Machajewski will graduate from the Manchester campus. Amber Suszek, a native of East Hampstead, who is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. Suszek will graduate from the Boston, Massachusetts campus. Lauren Pinette, a native of Newton, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Pinette will graduate from the Boston campus.

Earlier this year, Darby Hartford, daughter of Brad and Susan Hartford of Epping, submitted a poem to a contest that was held for student writers throughout the United States and Canada. Darby is in grade 5 at Polaris Charter School. Darby’s poem, “In My School Desk Drawer”, was selected from thousands of entries as one of the ten best in her grade division. The contest was held for students in grades K-12. The top ten writers in each division (grades 3-6, 7-9, 10-12) are receiving special recognition in the poetry anthology “A Celebration of Poets”. Each Top Ten winner receives a complimentary copy of the anthology and a $25.00 check. Poems are selected for their literary merit, creativity, and social significance.