CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

January 10, 2013

Students on the Rise


Carriage Towne News

---- — 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.