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December 6, 2012

4-H Team Achieves Top Honors

LOUISVILLE, KY - More than 310 of the nation’s most knowledgeable 4-H Horse Program members competed November 3-4, 2012 in the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup, an annual event hosted since 1985 by the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky. This year’s contest was represented by teams from 25 states.

Many of the young people, ages 14-19, achieved top honors in one of six contests that test horse knowledge and communication skills: Public Speaking (Individual and Team Presentations), Horse Bowl, Hippology, and Horse Judging. Contestants are awarded individually and as part of a team representing their state. Each of the contests is challenging and being competitive necessitates months of preparation.

The speech and presentation contests require contestants to present factual, relevant information in a way that is entertaining and memorable. Horse Bowl, a quiz bowl style contest in which all the questions pertain to the horse, requires extensive knowledge of horse physiology, nutrition, health, training techniques, and history. Contestants much answer questions quickly and correctly to earn points to beat the opposing team. Both the Hippology and Horse Bowl portions of the contest require extensive horse knowledge - knowledge not often gained until one reaches upper level college coursework in an equine field - and the ability to solve problems and complete hands-on tasks. The Horse Judging contest involves evaluating horse structure and performance and then ranking the classes of horses most like that of the official judges. Contestants must then defend how they ranked the horses by giving oral reasons in front of an official judge.

The New Hampshire 4-H Horse Bowl team consisting of Maggie Kenter of Kingston, Leah Varney of Swanzey, Emily Blain of Pembroke, and Kyle Edmonds of Pepperell, MA, won the Eastern National title, defeating teams from Michigan, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, North Carolina (last year’s winner), and Missouri.

 

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  •  Successful Conservation Collaboration

    On June 17, the sophomore class of Sanborn Regional High School made a field trip to the Old Frye Town Forest, one of Kingston's five town forests, to assist the Kingston Conservation Commission in the removal of invasive plants from the area near the trailhead, notably, an extensive and aggressive patch of Japanese knotweed. This project was the culmination of the school's third year of intra-curricular collaboration with the Commission to address local environmental issues, and to make conservation an area of study and research. Congratulations from the Commission to the teachers and students for a job well done!

    Successful Conservation Collaboration Posted 2 days ago 1 Photo
  • Sanborn Class of 2014

    Sanborn Regional High School Class of 2014 held commencement exercises in the school gymnasium with the School Song, “Dear Old Sanborn” etched in their minds. Ready for the big moment are friends, from left, Kylee Pailes, Fremont; Devlin McIntire, Fremont; and Lexi Kalinowski, Newton.

    Sanborn Graduates Class of 2014 Posted 16 days ago 1 Photo
  • Miss Fremont Crowned

    Amanda Arsenault, 17, pictured above, was crowned Miss Fremont during the towns’ 250th celebration. Formerly known as “Olde Poplin”, many events took place at varied locations in town. Amanda is the daughter of Katherine and Steven Arsenault.

    Miss Fremont Crowned Posted 16 days ago 1 Photo
  • All in the Family

    The family of Sanborn Regional High School graduate, Haley Malloy, center, turned out in force to witness the 2014 graduation commencement ceremonies held in the school gymnasium. Pictured above, from left, Kay Malloy, grandmom; Scooter Malloy, dad; Michele Naismith, mom; Haley; Mr. Malloy, grandpa; Christine Campbell, aunt; and Carol Howard, aunt. Haley is a NH Scholar and member of the National Honor Society.

    All in the Family Posted 24 days ago 1 Photo
  • Students Donate to Exeter Hospital ER

    Kindergarten students from Kensington Elementary School recently made a donation to Exeter Hospital with funds raised during a unit to learn about the importance of community. The children chose to donate the money for teddy bears to be given to children who come into the Emergency Department (ED). Teacher Barbara Greenwood also presented the ED with a large book of drawings and handwritten notes from the children. Roger Bailey, RN, Director of Emergency Services is shown above holding the book of drawings received from the students during their visit to the ED.

    Students Donate to Exeter Hospital ER Posted 24 days ago 1 Photo
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    Timberlane Regional High School Principal Donald H. Woodworth, left, greeted Senior Class President 2014, Katherine Elizabeth Ouellette, and her escort Christopher Leoivdires, at the senior prom held at the Atkinson Country Club. Katherine gave the Welcome Address at the graduation ceremonies, was Senior Executive, and was in the National Honor Society.

    Senior Class President Updated 24 days ago 1 Photo
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  • HMS Sports Awards

    The Hampstead Middle School Athletic Club would like to congratulate the following spring sports athletes who received special recognition for their efforts from their individual coaches. Back row: Jack Berrigan: golf Most Improved; Amanda Lindquist: softball leadership award; Jarrod Foster: golf Coach's Award ; Kaylee Connolly: softball MVP; Eric Ihloff: track Coach's award; Camryn Weston: softball Coach's award; Zach Bedard: baseball Coach's Award; Ryan Auger: track League MVP. Front row: Lauren Thibodeau: golf Most Valuable Golfer, Adrienne deAlmeida: track Coach's Award; Aana Blaszka: track coach's award; Lily Auger: track Coach's Award; Jason Paleno: baseball Team Player Award. Missing from the picture: Jason Burke: track Coach's Award; and Trenton Brickett: baseball Coach's Award.

    HMS Sports Awards Posted 31 days ago 1 Photo
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  • Timberlane: Expressions, Emotions Run High

    Timberlane Regional High School Class of 2014 graduated outside giving parents, grandparents, friends, and other relatives a chance to view the pomp and circumstance of tomorrow’s leaders. The morning was filled with emotions, expressions, and surprises. Photos top, clockwise: Catherine Louise Scott and Connor Breton, get set to receive their well-earned diploma; a very proud Principal Donald H. Woodworth, watches as Megan Leigh Voisine, is surprised by her brother U.S. Navy Seaman Cody Voisine, with her diploma. At left, Mackenzie Ryan Hatfield of Danville, smiles with approval with fellow classmates.

    Timberlane: Expressions, Emotions Run High Posted 31 days ago 1 Photo
  • June 19, 2014
  • Scouts Observe Memorial Day

    Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 13 of Danville, participated in Danville's Memorial Day Parade and Observance. As part of the Observance, the Scouts demonstrated the proper method for folding the American Flag. For more information about Boy Scout Troop 13, please call 603-382-5927.

    Scouts Observe Memorial Day Posted 38 days ago 1 Photo

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