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June 21, 2012

Photo Features: June 21, 2012

Photo Features for the June 21, 2012 edition of Carriage Towne News.

The Graduates: Which Way Ahead

The Pomp, Circumstance and festivities are over for most graduating seniors at Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow. Graduates will now face the reality of the real world, for jobs, military, and the possibility of college life. Whatever that choice, the decision facing these young men and women will be “which way ahead”. Attending the inside ceremonies are, top photo from left: Ianna Alexandra Fuller, Plaistow; Andrew Fournier, Atkinson, and Jackie Moreau, Atkinson. Bottom left photo, Kayleigh Sullivan, Salutatorian (left), and Emily Aubrey, Valedictorian. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Fond Farewell

In their very best Colonial garb, Danville Elementary School principal Nancy Barcelos and William Pimley, vice principal, bid a fond farewell to students as they head on out for summer vacation. The Colonial attire was part of a successful Enrichment Day celebration. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Girls Just Having Fun

Brownie Girl Scouts from Danville Troop 11144 learned valuable self defense tactics to protect themselves from potential attackers.  Instructors from Five Dragons Martial Arts Academy did a remarkable job teaching the girls how to protect themselves while also having fun at the same time.

Thank You for your Service

Memorial School was honored to recently recognize three servicemen during their annual Memorial Day assembly.  SGT Chris Thurlow, USMC, and the Newton Police Department; Lance Corporal Baccari, USMC; and SSG Jeffrey Jensen, US Army, were special guests and were presented with plaques of recognition.  We thank all veterans and servicemen and women for their dedication and sacrifice to the United States of America.

Ellis Students Prepare for Memorial Day

On May 18, 7th grade students at Ellis School in Fremont, in conjunction with the Fremont Garden Club, weeded and planted in the areas of the Fremont Fire Complex, Historical Museum, and the Old Meeting House in Fremont.  All plants were donated by Newton Greenhouses of Newton, and Churchill’s of Exeter.   Many thanks are extended to these businesses for their generosity.

Students planting at the Complex and Museum were, from left:  Jason Kelleher, Jeffrey Marcoux, Anthony Rapa, Jacke Shumaker, Nick Deyarmond, Connor Donigian, Sserena McFarlane, Lexi Desroche, Jocelyn Foster, Laice Rollins, Callie Reid, Jilyssa Bolton and Caren Connor.  Thank you to these students and their leaders, Jane Colby and Danica Bolton.

Meanwhile, on the same day at the Old Meeting House, another group of 7th graders weeded and fashioned bricks for borders around the Lilac Bushes.  These helpers were Austin Judd, Riley Pitkin, Jonathon Sidman, Nick Merrick, Zak Sitterly, Cameron Allor, Chris Melanson, Francis Verville, Kailee Shaw, and Madison Burke.  Thank you to the helpers and their leader Chris Milner, and thank you to the Scally family who donated the bricks for this project.

Kaneb Named Scholar Leader

Barnard School in South Hampton,recently named Angel Kaneb as the recipient of the 2012 Scholar Leader Award. The seventh grader demonstrates an excellent attitude towards learning, positively influences others in upholding school ideals, is respectful to self and others, and exemplifies desirable qualities of character and integrity. Angel is the son of Andrea and Stephen Kaneb. Angel is pictured above with his mother, Andrea Kaneb.

Kids CARE Delivers

Kids CARE (Community, Action, Response, Ensemble) of Atkinson Academy coordinated a very successful food drive with the Atkinson Academy student body. On May 25, over thirty boxes of food pantry items from cookie mixes to popcorn to spaghetti sauce were donated and delivered to the St. Anne's Food Pantry of Hampstead.

Each class at Atkinson Academy was assigned a specific food item to bring and the boxes were overflowing with donations! This was the final event of Community Charity Awareness Week at the school. To show their support of local community charities, the students and staff at Atkinson Academy wore blue shirts for the day. The food items were picked up at the school and delivered to the St. Anne's Food Pantry for distribution to families in need. To learn more about the local food pantry visit: http://www.saintannechurchnh.org/anne/food-pantry.html.

Shown above gathering boxes of food donations are, from left to right: Abie Lakin, Zach Diamond, Carolyn Diamond, Sophie Lakin, Maya Levine, Joslyn Tarricone and Ilan Levine, members of Kids CARE and students at Atkinson Academy.

Barnard Student DC Bound

Zachary Knight, a student at the Barnard Elementary School in South Hampton, has been selected to attend a youth conference in Washington, D.C. He was chosen for his talent and leadership qualities. The announcement was made by Mr. Drew Szeliga, math/social studies teacher at a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held at the school. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

'Surfin' USA' at Bakie

Fifth grade students at Kingston D.J. Bakie Elementary School sing out the popular summer rendition of Surfin' U.S.A. during the annual school Volunteer Tea. The event honors those unsung heros that work so hard behind the scene. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Epping Benefit Toy Sale

You're invited to the slightly used annual benefit children's Toy Sale on Sat., June 23, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, at the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library, 151 Main Street, Epping. The library hosts this once-a-year benefit to help with programs for youngsters and needed supplies. Getting ready for the annual event is Debbie Allen, library assistant. For more information, call the library at 679-5944. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Workshop at Kimball Library

Children at the Kimball Library in Atkinson recently participated in a Home Depot workshop. They had a great time building, painting and planting a beautiful planter during the weekly Create & Express craft class offered on Thursdays after school.

Exeter Little League

School is out and now its time for Little League Baseball at its best in Exeter. Looking to purchase needed uniforms, members of the L.L. Twins team held a benefit raffle outside Arjay Hardware in Exeter. Twins team members, Brian LaFoe, 10, left and Alex Smith, 9, took their salesmanship qualities to a higher level “for the team”. Standing at left is Coach Randy Currier and Jesse Smith, Assistant Coach. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Exeter Health and Seacoast United Form Partnership

Representatives from Exeter Health Resources and Seacoast United Sports Club gathered to mark a dynamic new partnership. Through this relationship, Exeter Health Resources will provide the local soccer and sports club organization with specialized sports medicine physicians, dedicated strength training, rehabilitation therapy and a variety of information and education forums on health and wellness. Sports medicine professionals from Core Orthopedics will work to educate coaches, parents and players about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. Physical therapists from Exeter Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services will help the players, parents and coaches at Seacoast United learn a series of dynamic warm up exercises that are designed to decrease the risk of injury.

Exeter Health Resources is made up of five operating affiliates including: Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, Exeter Healthcare, Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice and Synergy Health & Fitness Center. Each of the operating affiliates are committed to providing health care services that are innovative, progressive and focused on quality and the well-being of the communities in the greater New Hampshire Seacoast. For more information, visit exeterhospital.com, corephysicians.org, synergyfit.com, rockinghamvna.org or call (603) 580-6668.

Seacoast United Sports Club was originally founded in 1992 with the simple mission to advance the physical and social well-being of children and adults through competitive soccer.  Since then, the Club has expanded to field teams in the sports of field hockey, lacrosse, and baseball.  Seacoast United operates indoor facilities located in Hampton and Kingston, and York and Topsham, ME, as well as its Outdoor Complex located in Epping.  For more information visit the Club’s website at seacoastunited.com.

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