DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

December 5, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — WRB science teacher honored

DERRY — West Running Brook Middle School science teacher Stephanie Burke was honored recently with the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

The honor is the highest recognition a math or science teach can receive in the United States.

The Derry School Board celebrated Burke’s success at a meeting Nov. 12. She will be honored by the state later at a celebration dinner in Concord.

Burke teaches eighth-grade science at West Running Brook.

She was one of only three award recipients in New Hampshire.

They build with sticks

DERRY — They build with sticks.

Pinkerton Academy sent six students to the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Students Andrew Husson and Tori Kort took first place for Best Original Design for their stick bridge design. The duo also came in third for a stick bridge they created that supported 252 pounds.

Also competing in the stick design competition were Jacque Greazzo, Sara Neild, Olivia LaPorte and David Pierson.

Rolfe Voltaire, Pinkerton architecture and design teacher, said the state created the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition to get young minds interested in bridges and structural engineering.