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February 13, 2014

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Check out new arts charter school

DERRY — Granite State Arts Academy, a charter high school dedicated to the arts opening in September, will hold its next Open House on Saturday, Feb. 15, beginning at 10 a.m., at its location at 16 Route 111, Building 4.

The public, interested families, community leaders, artists, educators, business professionals and volunteers are invited to attend to learn more about the school and ask questions. Children are welcome.

The program will include a presentation and tour of the facility. Light refreshments will be served.

These art students are tops

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy students were among art students around the region earning honors for their art. Pinkerton hosted the annual Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire program and students received awards for their talents in painting, ceramic, drawing and other media.

Pinkerton students recognized by the Arts Awards program include: Rebecca Arruda, Lydia Brecheen, Cyrus Champey, Kaila Cote, Erin Doble, Cassidy Hurley, Taylor-Rae Lancaster, Rebecca Lander, Denis Mwaura, Skyler Oliveira, Nicholas Papa, Jacqueline Pierson, Kaylin Porter, Shealyn Satagate, Jordan Taylor-Hayward, Melanie Viens, and Lily Zemelko.

Volunteers train for DI

LONDONDERRY — More than 200 volunteers entered Destination Imagination training at Londonderry High School. The session Feb. 1 gathered volunteers to learn all about being a judge in the annual student creative thinking program.

The annual Destination Imagination competitions begin in March with student teams representing schools all over the region taking on challanges. This year’s seven challenges are STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning.

In math, four times a charm

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy’s math team has won its fourth meet of the year and there have been only four meets to day. The school remains undefeated after winning the most recent Tri-State Math League meet at Winnacunnet High School. Londonderry High School came in second.

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