, Derry, New Hampshire


May 30, 2013


St. Thomas student shines in Washington

Gregory Gibby, a sixth-grade student at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Derry, was nominated by his teacher Susan Gauthier to represent his school at the 2013 Junior National Young Leaders Conference this summer in Washington, D.C.

Gregory was selected for his merit, maturity and strength of character.

The event this summer will put students in the spotlight to help teach leadership, communications, goal-setting, problem-solving and teamwork.

The Junior National Young Leaders Conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, offering middle school students a chance to learn about leadership. The event lasts a week and includes workshops, seminars and a chance to appreciate the nation’s capital.

Gregory is the son of Cindy and Scott Townsend of Raymond. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6850 Squires, a Catholic male group.

Students take on the news in TV studio

Londonderry North Elementary School fifth-graders will up close and personal with the news world this week. Students are teaming up with Londonderry High School television production students to create a series of newscasts at the Londonderry Access Center.

The project is supervised by fifth-grade teachers with Toni Carballeira as the team leader. Pre-production work by the students has been an ongoing project including researching, scripting, planning and conducting interviews.

The high school students serve as the production crew in all aspects of these recordings and will also explain the different roles of crew members to the fifth grade students.

Londonderry School District’s video technician John Beaulieu has worked with the students prior to the shoot, explaining what to expect in the studio, and has pre-recorded interviews conducted by students which will be edited into the final shows. This is the second year for the television project, now expanded from four classes to five.

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