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Education

October 17, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS

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New charter school holds open house

DERRY — Granite State Arts Academy, a charter high school to open in September 2014, will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. at its tentative 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 consist of an informal presentation and tour of the facility. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The arts-based school will serve grades 9-12 and offer rigorous core academics, as well as intensive studies in four areas of art: dance, music (including voice), theater, and visual arts. Granite State Arts Academy plans to open with all four grades, capping enrollment at 40 pupils per grade.

People interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact the Board of Trustees of Granite State Arts Academy. Visit the website at granitestateartsacademy.com and Facebook at facebook.com/GraniteStateArtsAcademy. For further information, contact Wendie Leweck at: w.leweck@comcast.net or 770-5282.

Knights host essay, poster, video contest

The N.H. Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Student Pro-Life Essay/Poster/Video contest in conjunction with the National “March For Life” in Washington, D.C.

The essay/poster contest is open to any student in grades 6-12. The video contest is open to high school and college-aged amateur filmmakers in New Hampshire. Entries are first submitted to the national contest, which will make awards of $100 in each category, plus trips to Washington, D.C., for winning students and a parent in each category. Entries are then provided to the N.H. Knights of Columbus, who will make up to six additional awards of $100.

The theme is “Adoption: A Noble Decision.” The deadline for entires is Dec. 3. Visit marchforlife.org and click on “2014 Student Contest.”

For further information, contact contest chairman John P. Matuszewski at 434-4098 or State Pro-Life Chairman Ron Distasio at 595-7837.

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