DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 18, 2012

Derry School Board welcomes student liaison

By Julie Huss jhuss@derrynews.com
Derry News

---- — DERRY — Pinkerton Academy has a new voice at School Board meetings.

School officials welcomed Pinkerton junior Tim Wood as its new board liaison.

Wood is the latest in a series of students who have served as the student connection to Pinkerton. He will give regular updates on the high school and its activities at board meetings.

Assistant Superintedent Mary Ann Connors-Krikorian was part of the liaison selection process and said Wood would be a great asset to the school team.

“I was involved in the selection process (with teachers and administrators) and Tim did a super job,” she said.

Connors-Krikorian called the selection process “very fair and eye-opening.”

She said all candidates were well qualified .

Wood is a member of Pinkerton’s varsity soccer team and also works as part of the school’s new mentoring program, helping freshmen get acquainted with the school during their first year.

He said he wanted to help give back to Pinkerton and also be part of the Derry school district process.

“I felt like I have a lot to offer the community and Pinkerton Academy,” Wood said.

He said Pinkerton has been very supportive of his family and all the families from the school’s sending towns of Derry, Chester and Hampstead.

Superintendent Laura Nelson welcomed Wood and said his words were very heartwarming.

“You said some wonderful words, very touching,” she said. “I find that very admirable, very articulately stated.”

Wood will attend all Derry School Board meetings and will offer regular reports about Pinkerton.