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April 10, 2014

EDUCATION BRIEFS

School Board names new chairman

DERRY — After serving as chairman of the Derry School Board for many years, Brenda Willis stepped down from her post.

Neal Ochs was named the board’s new leader at a meeting last month. Taking on the vice chairman role is Ken Linehan. Wendy Smith will serve as board secretary.

Lancers take math team honors

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry High School math team went to Plymouth State University March 18 for the 42nd annual New Hampshire state mathematics competition.

The team finished in fifth place out of 12 schools represented in the large school division.

Leading the way for the Lancer team were senior Emily Agostino with 28 points; sophomore Katy Gore earning 24 points; and sophomores Logan Ford and Robbie Kilgore, both scoring 20 points.

Other scoring team members were seniors Samuel Breslow, Nik Theodhosi, and Amelia Tighe; juniors Chris Monks and Haley Tarbox; and sophomore Elijah Ellis.

LHS names top 10

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry High School’s top 10 students were announced at a recent School Board meeting.

The top 10 students are: Cassidy Litch, valedictorian; Andrew Bompastore, salutatorian; Merissa Brousseau, Nora Lane, William Chen, Shannon Corcoran, Matthew Nolan, Jordan Marett, Hannah Brownstein, and Nikolas Theodhosi.

Spring college fair planned April 10

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy has hosted the Southern New Hampshire Spring College Fair for 24 years. This year, the fair is April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Pinkerton’s Hackler gym.

Students and families are invited to attend to get college information from more than 150 colleges, universities, and technical schools that will have representatives on site to answer questions about the college school search.

There will also be U.S. service academies and the ROTC program represented at the fair.

Art Institute seeks high school talent

MANCHESTER — Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

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