, Derry, New Hampshire


April 24, 2014


Hood students get grown-up lessons

DERRY — Gilbert H. Hood Middle School hosted a Career/Financial Education Fair for eighth-grade students on April 10.

The event was sponsored by Service Credit Union and St. Mary’s Bank. Each student received a folder detailing his/her personal information, specifically his/her career choice and monthly net income.

Students circulated among booths to create a monthly spending plan. Students visited booths where they chose an apartment and paid rent, purchased an auto, purchased insurance, and more. Students were also required to visit the “Wheel of Reality” where they had to manage an unexpected expense or windfall.

At the end of the fair, students had a better understanding of what it takes to make ends meet from month to month and had a better appreciation of the importance of budget, financial planning and making wise purchasing choices.

Four students win fire safety contest

LONDONDERRY — On Tuesday, four Matthew Thornton students were recognized by the state Department of Safety at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.

These students received awards as honorary Junior Marshals.

Their artwork won the Annual Fire and Life Safety Calendar Contest and the drawings will be featured in the calendar.

The winning students are: Emma Arnott, Cover; Dominic Hufford, Firefighters Are Heroes; Nick Kotsakis, Safe Use of Candles and Holiday Safety; and Frank Thomas, Fireworks Safety.

Summer host families are needed

The Center for Cultural Interchange Greenheart is seeking host families for summer French students.

A group of French students will arrive July 10 and stay through July 30.

Transportation to and from the airport is provided. Students come with good English skills and their own spending money and medical insurance.

More information is available by emailing contact

Elks host children’s music festival

SALEM — There will be a Kids Music Fest May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Derry Salem Elks lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road.

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