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May 1, 2014

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Astros take Challenge win

DERRY —The Pinkerton Academy Astros took an early lead against the Dover High School Green Wave during a recent Granite State Challenge event, winning in the end by a score of 335-170 in the quarterfinal match.

Pinkerton Academy was represented by Captain Ben Foley, Sara Tridenti, Jake Hudgins and Joe Ronca, and coached by Peter Crowell and Pam Griswold.

Pinkerton now advances to the semi-finals in the longstanding quiz contest.

Students honor military in purple

Students in schools all over the region honored the military during April wearing purple on April 15 as a visible way to show support and thank military families and children of military members for their strength and sacrifice. In New Hampshire there are approximately 4,100 military children.

Students in classrooms in Derry and Londonderry celebrated the day and wore purple.

Hood hosts career fair

DERRY —Gilbert H. Hood Middle School hosted a career/financial education fair April 10. Eighth-grade students participated in the fair, sponsored by Service Credit Union and St. Mary’s Bank. Each student received a folder detailing his or her own information, and specific career choice along with monthly income.

Students circulated among the booths set up to create a monthly spending plan and also learned about choosing apartments, car payments and other expenses.

International Club hosts event

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry High School’s International Club hosts its annual International Fair May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the school.

The evening includes a celebration of many cultures with food, dance, ethnic displays and other activities. Admission is free but there will be a small fee for food and other activities.

Money raised from the event will support Heifer International, an organization providing livestock, seeds and training to families around the world struggling with hunger and poverty.

Fire Academy honors students

LONDONDERRY — The N.H. Fire Academy honored four Matthew Thornton Elementary students for their outstanding efforts in the annual Fire and Life Safety Calendar Contest.

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