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September 19, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Girls, you can ‘Rock the Capitol’

CONCORD — High-school age girls with an interest in government service and advocacy are invited to apply for Girls Rock the Capitol, a legislative internship led by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. No Girl Scout experience is needed. This intensive program links girls to female legislators, who act as mentors.

To apply, contact Nicole Nolan toll-free at 888-474-9686, Ext. 142, or nnolan@girlscoutsgwm.org. Applications are due Oct. 31.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves more than 14,000 girls across New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to 5,500 trained and dedicated volunteers. See girlscoutsgwm.org or call 888-474-9686 to register or join.

Workshop focuses on IEP goals

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry’s Special Education Partnership hosts a workshop, “Measurable Goals in an IEP” on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Moose Hill Conference Room, Londonderry town offices.

The workshop is presented by Anat Eshad.

Top youth volunteers sought

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its 19th annual search for New Hampshire’s top youth volunteers.

Students in grades 5 through 12 can apply for the awards through Nov. 5, based on community contributions and volunteer services. The awards were created in 1995 to put middle and high school students in the spotlight for their efforts.

Awards are presented on the local, state and national level.

New Hampshire’s top youth volunteers of 2013 were Mariah Larocque, 17, of Derry and Anne MacLeod, 14, of Windham. Mariah, the state’s top high school volunteer, took the lead and started a nonprofit to work on several service projects in town including helping at the soup kitchen and aiding a local assisted living facility. Anne took middle school honors and worked with young people to help teach the sport of water skiing to children with disabilities.

Applicants for the 2014 awards can apply by Nov. 5. Information is available by calling (877) 525-8491.

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