, Derry, New Hampshire

December 20, 2012


Derry News

---- — Chester students eligible for help

WEARE — Granite State Communications has announced scholarship opportunities available to students living within the company’s service area.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, and are sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development. To be eligible, candidates must be a customer of Granite State Communications, which serves Chester, Dunbarton, East Deering, Hillsboro Upper Village, Sandown, Washington, Weare and Windsor. Both high school seniors and students already attending post-secondary schooling, are eligible to apply.

Foundation for Rural Education and Development General Scholarships recognize outstanding students who have rural backgrounds, are interested in pursuing careers in the telecommunications industry, or show the desire to live and work in a rural community upon completing his/her education. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Everette Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship is presented to one outstanding scholar who shows the desire to live and work in a rural community upon completing his/her education. The recipient will be awarded $5,000 to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance counselors, or at The deadline for students to be considered for a FRED scholarship is Feb. 15, 2013. But completed forms and proper documentation should be sent to Tasha Hughes, Granite State Communications, P.O. Box 87, South Weare, 03281-0087 by Jan. 30, 2013.

Pinkerton design students are tops

Pinkerton Academy design students are among the tops in the state following their performance at the New Hampshire VEX Robotics Competition held recently at Pembroke Academy.

Astros Team 241A and Team 241C received the tournament quarterfinalist award and Team 241A won the Design Award trophy, presented to a team that demonstrated an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management. A total of 57 teams competed at the state tournament. On Jan. 12, four Astro robotics teams will compete against a field of 150 teams at the VEX Regional Robotics Competition at Quinisigamond Community College in Worcester, Mass.

Town leader makes an appearance

Derry Town Administrator John Anderson recently was a special guest at Pinkerton Academy and visited government classes. He told students about his role at the town government leve,l including work with budgets, voting and other ways local government serves the community.

Anderson also spoke on his experiences before he came to Derry, including time spent in Washington, D.C., working for a Massachusetts member of the U.S. House of Representatives.