, Derry, New Hampshire


May 15, 2014


Pinkerton students score big with film

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy students scored big with five of the 25 films nominated for the New Hampshire High School Film Festival coming from Pinkerton students.

Nominated films include: “Smile for Me” by Casey Noetzel, Emma-Leigh Watson, Taylor-Rae Lancaster and Jenelle Giordano; “Things Happen” by Colin Acker; “Onya Goes ... to New York?” by Erin Doble; “One of the Lucky Ones” by Michael Long; and “Fragaria” by Noah Levin and Nick Auger.

The Film Festival is scheduled for May 24 at Red River Cinemas in Concord. Winners will be announced after the films are screened. About 70 films were entered in the festival, representing dozens of high schools around the state.

Arts academy to open doors

DERRY — Granite State Arts Academy holds an open house May 17 beginning at 10 a.m. at the school, 16 Route 111, Building 4.

The public is invited to attend to learn more about the school and ask questions. Interested students are encouraged to attend. The program includes an overview of the curriculum, arts programs, daily schedule, followed by a question-and-answer session, and a tour of the facility.

Light refreshments will be served.

The arts-based school will serve grades 9-12 and offers core academics as well as intensive studies in four areas of art, dance, music and voice, theater and visual arts. Granite State Arts Academy plans to open with all four grades, capping enrollment at 40 pupils per grade.

Visit or contact Wendie Leweck at: or call 770-5282.

Pinkerton student wins German trip

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy senior Tanner Shaw has won a Senior Study Award Trip to Germany. He will travel abroad June 24 to July 25, all expenses are paid. The trip is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German.

Tanner is the first student from Pinkerton to win the award. The trip includes a two-week home and school stay, language classes, field trips, and special international seminars for students learning German.

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