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March 13, 2014

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Parents night planned at LHS

LONDONDERRY — The high school’s guidance department hosts an event for parents who have juniors that are looking at the college process on Thursday, March 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Officials will present the college application process.

Pinkerton honors student’s service

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy honored one of its own for outstanding community service.

Lauren Batchelder, a senior from Chester, was presented with a President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her community service.

She has volunteered more than 500 hours of community service.

The award is given annually by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama and is based on a student’s investment in helping others in the community.

Pinkerton headmaster Mary Anderson and Glenn Ahrens, dean of students, made a surprise visit and presented Lauren with her award during her public speaking class.

Student art contest winner named

DERRY — When students at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School prepare for their upcoming musical performances of “Bye, Bye Birdie,” one student will be honored for her artwork on the show’s materials and programs.

Ruthie Vinson won the school’s art contest presented by the volunteer/parent network The Keynotes. Her original design will be featured on play programs. The show will be presented March 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. at the school gym. Tickets are $8.

Youth artists honored this month

DERRY — The lobby at Stockbridge Theatre hosts a youth art exhibit through March 21.

The artwork on display comes from students in all Derry schools, as well as students at Chester Academy. March is Youth Art Month.

Class of 2014 fundraiser set

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry High School Class of 2014 plans a yard sale March 29 in front of the high school building on Mammoth Road. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will support the senior class gift.

Along with this sale, the school’s International Club and PTSO host an electronics recycling station in the main parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off any unwanted or unused electronics, including computers, television sets, air conditioners, VCRs and phones for a small fee.

All items will be recycled in a responsible manner through Recycle USA. Events are open to anyone in the community.

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