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December 12, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — South Rangehosts breakfast

DERRY — South Range Elementary School and its PTA hosted the second annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Nov. 24.

More than 100 families and school staff attended the event. The South Range Student Council helped serve up pancakes, sausage, and beverages.

Local businesses donated gift certificates and materials to support the breakfast.

LMS plans Book Fair

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Middle School Literacy Book Fair will be held Dec. 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Barnes and Noble bookstore in Manchester. A percentage of sales during the evening will go directly to support literacy programs and projects at the middle school.

Several students will be performing, as well as reading to younger children and siblings throughout the evening. There will be craft projects and students will be available to help with gift wrapping.

Student wins leadership award

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy sophomore Elizabeth Preble earned the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award.

The Hampstead student was honored for her charity work and community service, leadership skills and outstanding verbal and written skills. She will now represent Pinkerton at the state conference in June. The award is named for the late actor Hugh O’Brien.

Internet safety tips offered Dec. 4

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy hosted Officer Jennifer Frank of the Plymouth State University Police Department in a student presentation Dec. 4 at the high school.

Frank is a national authority on the dangers of social media and what can happen if not used correctly and safely. Her presentation, “The Many Faces of Facebook,” offered students a chance to learn about the good and bad sides of social media.

Video challenge to help libraries

The Young Adult Librarians of New Hampshire have announced the 2014 Teen Video Challenge, part of a national competition that asks teens to create 30- to 90-second public service announcements that promote reading and using public libraries.

Using the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2014 national slogan for teens, “Spark A Reaction,” teens are asked incorporate themes from science – including astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific fields and topics – into their videos. Entries must be designed for use at any library and appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Videos will be judged on creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration, and overall impact. Participants must be 13 to 18 years old and legal residents of New Hampshire. They may work on their own or as a team. Deadline to enter is Feb. 14, 2014.

New Hampshire’s top entry will be awarded $275, with the winner’s public library receiving $125. Each participating state’s winning video will join other state winners as official national Collaborative Summer Library Program 2014 Teen Video champions and will be used to promote summer reading across the United States.

For more information, visit yals.nhlibrarians.org.