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Youth Achievers

January 10, 2013

Students on the Rise

On November 29, Cameron Roux, of Atkinson, a seventh grade student at Sparhawk School, performed at “Stand Up to Bullying,” a program designed to educate, motivate and empower young people to promote social change in their schools and communities. The event was held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Cameron and his band, Poplert, performed their song “I Don’t Deserve This,” a song about people joining the stand against bullying. The band is passionate about this issue and has performed at other anti-bullying events, including “Bullied to Silence.” Sparhawk emphasizes a culture of kindness and encourages students to treat peers and adults with the kindness they deserve. Cameron’s involvement with anti-bullying events complements Sparhawk’s philosophy and the Sparhawk community is very proud of Cameron’s participation in such an important cause.

Union University is pleased to announce Maeghan Silvestri of Exeter was graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated, during the fall commencement service of the 188th graduating class at West Jackson Baptist Church.

The following local students performed in The Derryfield Middle School’s musical production of “Oliver!”: Kelly Collins ‘17 of Kingston played Mrs. Sowerberry, Stephanie Collins ‘18 played Charlotte, and Cecelia Templeton ‘17 of Atkinson played a Townsperson. The Derryfield School Middle School Players presented two performances of in the School’s Performing Arts Auditorium in November.

The University of Northern Colorado held their fall 2012 graduation ceremonies December 14-15. Local graduates include: Luke Dawley of Exeter, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, and Emily Knowlton of Kensington, Master of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology.

Jackson Johnson-Dobbins, 9, of Epping, performed in Boston Ballet’s debut production of Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” in the role of Urchin. Jackson has been a student at Boston Ballet School for one year. All 43 performances of The Nutcracker were held at The Boston Opera House, November 23-December 30, 2012.

Phillips Exeter Academy is pleased to announce the following local students have been named to the Honor Roll for the fall 2012 term: Alexander Greaney, grade 11, of Kingston; parents Heidi and Kevin Greaney, High Honors; Kevin Ma, grade 12, of Brentwood; parents Dr. Hongbao Ma and Ms. Juan Sun, High Honors; Michaela E. Streep, grade 9, of Exeter; parents Mr. Thomas M. Streep, Honors; Hannah E. Keane, grade 11, of Fremont; parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Keane, High Honors; Sagemarie W. George, grade 12, of Raymond; parents Ms. Karen L. Casas-George, Honors; Marc L. Steele, grade 11, of Danville; parents Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Steele, High Honors.

The hour-long commute from home in Kingston to St. John’s Prep School has given Will Collibee ‘13, not only many hours in the car, but also ample time to reflect on the value of his time at SJP. Impressing the scholarship committee with his numerous leadership positions both on and off campus, as well as his tremendous enthusiasm for all things St. John’s, Collibee earned himself the Jack Kirby ‘55 Alumni Association Scholarship. As a freshmen retreat leader, sophomore retreat leader, and Eagle’s Wings orientation leader, Collibee has fully embraced the spiritual mission of the Prep. Additionally, Collibee was chosen to represent St. John’s at last spring’s Xaverian Brothers sponsored schools retreat, where they developed a plan to begin a school-wide spirit week amongst all 13 institutions. A captain on the Prep’s successful fencing team, he maintains a full schedule, serving as co-president of the French Club, secretary for Best Buddies, and playing trumpet with Spire Brass. Collibee is a member of the National Honor Society, and volunteers weekly at the Northeast ARC.

 

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Youth Achievers
  •  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 5 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 19 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 19 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 27 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 27 days ago 1 Photo
  • Senior Class President.jpg

    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 27 days ago 1 Photo
  • June 26, 2014
  • 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 35 days ago 1 Photo
  • Students on the Rise Posted 35 days ago
  • 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 35 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 41 days ago 1 Photo

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  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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