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May 22, 2014

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Pinkerton hosts sign language event

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy recently hosted a panel of American Sign Language professionals along with national presenter and comedian Trix Bruce.

The event was May 9-10 and Pinkerton students were able to attend workshops and special events to learn all about sign language.

For many students, it was the first time they met and signed with deaf presenters in person, in addition to their teachers. It was a silent conference and students had a chance to perfect their skills while learning what it’s like to be a working deaf professional like Bruce.

Other workshop topics included ear diseases, facial expressions in sign language and hearing loss.

Pinkerton wins big in design

DERRY — The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the results of its 2014 High School Design Competition. Awards were given May 1 at a chapter meeting at Keene State College.

This year’s design program asked students to design a Submarine History Center at Albacore Park in Portsmouth, N.H. for the continued display of the U.S.S. Albacore and for the display of several unique Naval artifacts.

The contest asked for a one-story structure design that was respectful of the surrounding environment and complementary to the building’s function and design.

Student designs included entrance, visitors desk, submarine plaque, exhibit space and gift shop.

Students were given specific building needs and an actual site plan to work with.

Pinkerton Academy’s Matt Demio took a first place honor for the Best Graphic Presentation Describing the Design Solution category.

Pinkerton Academy’s Tori Kort and Andrew Husson took a second-place award for Best Design, Superiority in all Aspects of Design Solution, Model and Graphic Presentation; Jacque Greazzo took a second-place award for Best Model Describing the Design Solution.

The American Institute of Architects created the design program to help high school students increase their awareness and gain experience in planning and design.

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