DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

May 2, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Health-care scholarship offered

The Alexander Eastman Foundation announces its Alexander Eastman Foundation Health Professions Scholarship Program. Up to $30,000 is available for scholarships to students who live and/or work in the Greater Derry area and are pursuing education in the health care field.

Students may be full-time, part-time, or even taking one class or seminar and must currently work in healthcare. Awards range from $500 to $2,500 per student.

The program is specifically designed for the adult student wanting to improve their knowledge in a specific health care area, learn new techniques or equipment, or add to their professional qualifications to enhance their careers.

Applications for the Alexander Eastman Foundation Scholarship program must be received by June 14. Interested employees or students may download an application from alexandereastman.org.

For information, contact Betsy McNamara at 219-0699 or bmcnamara@alexandereastman.org.

Derry hosts summer band camp

Derry School District offers a two-week summer band camp this year. The camp will run the weeks of July 8-12 and July 15-19 at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.

Camp is directed this summer by Mark Christen. The two-week session gives students a chance to have fun learning new music and sharpening their musical skills. The camp also gives a jump start to the band program in the fall.

The camp is open to all band students currently in grades 5-8. Instruction includes large ensemble playing and sectionals, but no individual lessons. A concert will be presented on the last day of camp.

Hours for the Session I camp are from 8 to 10 a.m. each day for students entering sixth grade with some playing experience. Session 2 camp is held from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to students entering grades 7, 8 or 9.

The cost is $85.

Registration is available by visiting the school district at sau10.org.

PA falls in Granite State Challenge

After many tough questions and opponents, Pinkerton Academy’s Granite State Challenge team finally fell to a team from Manchester Central High School. The final score was 300-170.

The popular high school quiz show began the season with 16 teams from around the state. Students were challenged to answer questions ranged from movie trivia, to famous first ladies, to geography, math and history.

Longtime host Jim Jeannotte fired questions one after another at the student teams for quick recall answers.

Pinkerton’s team included Emily D’Aquila, Jake Hudgins, Colin Dudgeon, Dylan Mahalingam, and Ben Foley and Hannah Campeanu.

“Granite State Challenge” is seen on NHPTV stations.

All’s quiet at Pinkerton Academy

Pinkerton Academy paid tribute to the National Day of Silence on April 19 with 344 students pledging to go through the entire day without speaking.

The day is organized by the Gay/Straight Alliance at Pinkerton and is a national event led by students. The efforts are to bring attention to bullying and other harassment in schools.

The school honors this day every year.