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“Being your Electrician would be our honor!”
At the University of Rhode Island’s 128th Commencement in May, about 3,000 undergraduate students became the University’s newest alumni.
of Hudson received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Minor in Biology, magna cum laude.
of Litchﬁeld successfully completed Colby-Sawyer College’s internship requirement at Senator Kelly Ayotte Ofﬁce in Manchester during the summer of 2014. Harte is a Media Studies major. Internships are ﬁeld experiences designed to provide a student learning opportunity under collaborative supervision between Colby-Sawyer College faculty, staff, and work site professionals. Internships offer the opportunity for students to enhance their academic programs with work experience related to career interests in all industry areas in national and international settings.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Katlyn M. Brown
graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ﬁtness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Brown is the daughter of Harry and Catherine Brown of Hudson and is a 2013 graduate of Alvirne High School.
Sarah Vance, Amanda DiSciscio
, all of Litchﬁeld, we awarded a degree in Nursing on April 26 from St. Joseph School of Nursing.
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submitted by Judy King, Alvirne High School
Jenna Kotsonis, Agriculture Department chair and Horticulture Operations teacher, Alvirne High School, left, spent the day with Deb Napsey, landscape designer, Countrybrook Farms Nursery and Garden Center as part of a summer Teacher Externship program. In the program, Career and Technical Education teachers met with industry partners observing daily activities and discussing ways to link their curriculum with real world applications. Alvirne’s Horticulture and Landscaping programs will be combined this coming fall. Jenna gained many new ideas on integrating landscape design into the curriculum.
Teachers Exploring Industry Firsthand
News from Campbell High School
submitted by Jodi Callinan, Director of School Counseling
We are excited to welcome our Freshmen Class of 2018 this Thursday and our upperclassmen on Tuesday, September 2. We have been busy planning for everyone’s return. For those who are new to Campbell High School, you will receive a Monday update from the counseling department to help keep you informed and on-track for career and college planning.Schedules will be re-emailed this week. Bring a copy of your class schedule with you on the ﬁrst day of school. Our policy allows for schedule changes through Monday, September 8. See your counselor before this date if you need to change your schedule.
Vocational students (now Career and Tech Ed)
- I have emailed the transportation schedule as well as information for you for the upcoming school year. Let me know if you did not receive this information.
- NH Construction Career Days is a hands-on, interactive full day of activities related to construction ﬁelds. It is open to all high school students. September 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 4H Fairgrounds in New Boston. Register: www.nhccd.weebly.com.Also, students interested in health care careers are encouraged to join the Elliot Hospital Medical Explorer Post. Registration is $25 and applications may be found at: www.elliothospital.org/_newsite/ medical_explorers_youth_app.php.
- Counselors will see you for one-on-one and small group meetings in late September. We will also be visiting Freshmen Seminar classes and will explain why and how to access your counselor.
Sophomores and Juniors
- All sophomores and juniors are encouraged to sign-up for the PSAT exam which will be given on Saturday, October 18, here at CHS. The cost is $25 per person and sign-ups will run September 12 through October 10 in guidance.
- The SEE Science Center is offering a few spots for juniors to apply for a “Technology and Innovation Academy at SEE.” Students will take three college courses and receive college credit from Manchester Community College for most, if not all, of these courses. For more information, log onto: www.see-sciencecenter.org/technology-academy/default.aspx.
- We have a number of college related evening events scheduled. The ﬁrst event is Senior/Parent College Information Night on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Juniors and their parents are also welcome to attend. On Thursday, September 11, at 7:30 p.m., there is an “Exploring College Options” evening session (at the Best Western in Manchester) for students interested in looking at Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn State and Stanford. RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org.The 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman award application is now underway for graduating seniors. See www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.We have scheduled many college representative visits for our seniors. Log onto your Naviance account, click on “Colleges” tab, and “Upcoming College Visits” to register.If you have forgotten how to use Naviance, see the instruction sheet located on the Guidance webpage.Welcome back!
Rep. Bob Haefner Returns from Council of State Government’s Annual Meeting
State Representative and Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Bob Haefner, attended the annual meeting of the Council of State Governments, Eastern Regional Conference in Maryland in early August. Representative Haefner is a past Council of State Governments Executive Committee Member and is currently appointed by the speaker to represent New Hampshire on the Agriculture Policy Committee of the Eastern Regional Conference.CSG is the only one of the three major state legislative organizations that has an active agriculture policy committee. We learn about federal legislation and what neighboring states are doing in our policy area. This year we attended workshops on Country of Origin Labeling, Food Safety Modernization Act Rules, Right to Farm Legislation, research on industrial hemp, Vermont’s Farm to Plate program, US / Canada trade, and a professional development seminar on the Perception of Risk.During the conference the agriculture folks were able to take a tour of a horse farm, where they bred, raised and started the training of Thoroughbreds for the horse racing industry. We also visited a diversiﬁed farm that raised pastured fed beef cattle, a few hogs and free range chickens as well as a large variety of fruits, vegetable and sweet corn, some of it organic and others not.CSG is broken into regional conferences, unlike the other two national legislative organizations that are all 50 states. The advantage to regional is that within a region, we have similar problem to address. As an example, the agriculture concerns in the 11 northeastern states are similar. We have small family farms, rocky ﬁelds that are naturally forested, a large demand for buying local and few government subsidies. Unlike the Midwest where the issues are ethanol, large operations, water shortages, soy bean production and wild horses. The agriculture folks also have a national organization that most of us belong to as well. We meet annually with a group called State Agriculture and Rural Leaders that is made up of House and Senate Agriculture chairs and their Ranking Minority Members from all 50 states.Meetings such as this give legislators an opportunity to meet in groups to understand what our neighboring states are doing in general and with speciﬁc issues in particular. It is not uncommon for us to come away with ideas that we can use in our own states. Six legislators attended from New Hampshire including one of our senators. Between us we represent policy areas of agriculture and rural issues, transportation, health care, ﬁnance, and energy.
A Big Catch
Steve Burton of Hudson shows oﬀ his catch on a recent ﬁshing trip - a 23-inch lake trout. Steve was ﬁshing on the ird Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg, N.H.
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