, Kingston, NH

June 7, 2012

Students on the Rise

Daris Kenter of Kingston, was named to the Dean's List at Maine Maritime Academy for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Kenter, a member of the class of 2014, is majoring in Marine Science. He is a graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover.

Marcella Francoeur of Danville, TRHS graduate from Plaistow, received the Athletic All Academic Team award as a sophomore at Husson University in Bangor, ME, on February 12. Marcy is a midfielder on the women's soccer team, was third in points on the team and named to North Atlantic Conference All Conference Team as her team made it to the NAC championship game in November.

Morgan Garneau, daughter of Lisa and Scot Garneau of Hampstead, was named to the Cedarville University Dean's Honor List for the 2011 Fall Semester. Morgan is a freshman majoring in Nursing and Spanish.

Christopher Hodgman of Kensington and Tyler Miller of East Kingston, completed an 88-day semester in the Rockies, traveling from the high peaks of Wyoming to the red canyons of Utah with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS.) The students then spent 28 days in the canyons of Utah traveling 100 miles through thick brush, mud, and water, while climbing through layers of geologic and human history. The final weeks of the course were spent traveling on telemark skis in the Absaroka Mountains. By the end of the course, students had mastered the skills necessary to not only venture safely and with minimum impact into the wilderness on their own, but also to lead others on adventures in the backcountry and front country, alike. For more information, call NOLS at 800- 710-NOLS (6657) or visit the website at

St. Thomas Aquinas High School is pleased to announce that senior Matthew Radford of Brentwood have been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Samuel Brenner of Brentwood was recently inducted into the PRIDE (Programs Rooted In Developing Excellence) Incentive Club. Samuel is a student in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS). The Pride Incentive Club recognizes academic achievement of full-time LCS undergraduate students who are members of PRIDE and have achieved a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Adam J. DiPippo has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester. He is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy and will graduate in 2014. Adam is the son of Cindy and Lorenzo DiPippo of Sandown.

Regional Services and Education Centers, Inc., (RSEC) a non-profit educational collaborative that provides comprehensive educational programs and services to southern New Hampshire, is pleased to announce Andrew Rocha of Kensington has been named to the Honor Roll for the first semester at Longview School in Deerfield.

Ula D. Lewandowski, a resident of East Hampstead, has recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the Fall semester.

Kaitlyn Chapman of Epping has been named to the Dean's List for the 2011 Fall semester at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Ravi Bajaj, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, was named one of two New Hampshire state winners of the 2011 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board. The awards recognize America's top achievers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) science and mathematics courses with a $2,000 college scholarship to one male and one female student in each state. Ravi has taken eight AP classes.

The NH Philharmonic featured at its April concert from New Hampshire schools including Epping Elementary and Lamprey River Elementary in Raymond.