DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

November 29, 2012

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Pinkerton’s top musicians named

Pinkerton Academy named its top musicians who will take part in the New Hampshire All State Festival set for Feb. 7-9 at Pinkerton Academy.

The following students earned a place in the All State band and choir.

Colby Hansen, bass, and Gannon Pond, trombone, made the All State Band. Mike Ralston, drums, and Adam Claussen, alto sax, were named to the All State Honors Band.

Alto Caroline Fleming is in the All State Choir.

Alto Adrianna Bridge, soprano Amanda Crow, tenor Jake Hudgins and alto Katie Herron were named to the All State Honors Choir.

Pinkerton grad

turns ‘iron’ man

Pinkerton Academy 2003 graduate Justin Butler recently completed an Iron Man competition in Arizona.

His mother, Dorothy Butler, is a librarian at Derry Village Elementary School.

A proud mother, Butler said her son has been training extensively for the competition, which included a long swim, 112-mile bike ride and then a marathon run.

She said Justin runs to support the Wounded Warrior Project, wearing names of those he is supporting on his clothing during the event. He ended up completing the Iron Man in the top quarter of those participating, in 11 hours and 37 minutes.

Londonderry plans Child Find event

Londonderry School District hosts a Child Find program for all residents age 2 1/2 to 5 years 11 months who are suspected of having vision or hearing problems or developmental concerns.

Child Find takes place at the Londonderry Early Education Program at Moose Hill School, 150 Pillsbury Road, on Dec. 6, Feb. 7 and April 4.

Parents are asked to call and schedule an appointment at 437-5855.

Teen video challenge announced

The Young Adult Librarians of New Hampshire announced the 2013 Teen Video Challenge, part of a national competition asking teens to create 30- to 90-second public service announcements that encourage both reading and using public libraries throughout the summer. This year’s theme is “Beneath the Surface.”

Teens can incorporate underground, underwater and undercover motifs – as well as others – into their “Beneath the Surface” projects. Videos must promote the idea of using public libraries and reading, be designed for use at any library and be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Entries will be judged on creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration, and overall impact. Filmmakers must be 13 to 18 years old and legal residents of New Hampshire. They may work on their own or as a team; each participant or group may submit one video per entry.

New Hampshire’s top entry will be awarded $275, and the winner’s local public library will receive prizes worth $125. Each participating state’s winning video will join other state winners as official national Collaborative Summer Library Program 2013 Teen Video Challenge champions and will be used to promote summer reading across the United States.

All music and artwork used in the videos must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. Anyone appearing in a video must sign a model release form. The deadline to enter is Feb. 4, 2013. For more information, visit yals.nhlibrarians.org.