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January 16, 2014

EDUCATION BRIEFS

School Board seeks candidates

DERRY — The Derry Cooperative School District School Board seeks candidates who may want to run for two open positions on the board.

The filing period for school and town office begins Jan. 22 and runs through Feb. 2. Applications for school openings are available at the school district office, 18 South Main St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Board positions are three-year terms and members receive an annual stipend of $1,500. Applicants must be residents of Derry and registered voters. Call 432-1210 for information.

Adult education begins Jan. 27

DERRY — The Derry Center for Adult Studies begins its new session Jan. 27 with a full schedule of classes, including fitness, GED prep, technology, dancing, art and much more.

In-person registration is set for Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School gym lobby, and again Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Hood’s main lobby area.

Registrations are also accepted by mail. Forms and information are available through the school district office at 18 South Main St.

Students must be at least 16 years of age to register. Call 432-1245 for information.

WRB students present ‘Annie Jr.’

DERRY — Students at West Running Brook Middle School present the musical “Annie Jr.” with two performances set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at 7 p.m.

Both shows will be held at Pinkerton Academy’s Stockbridge Theatre. The shows are based on the adventures of the famed young heroine Little Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy.

Call 432-1250 for information and tickets.

Fourth-grader wins geo bee

DERRY —Sage Wing, a fourth-grade student at East Derry Memorial Elementary School, won the annual geography bee on Dec. 17.

The contest pits students against each other to give correct answers on all sorts of questions about geography and the world. The 28th annual contest is hosted annually by National Geographic Society. Students winning at their schools go on to compete at state and national levels.

Thousands of schools are participating in this season’s contest. Sage will now be eligible to compete at the next level en route to potential top prizes and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.

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