Hood students get grown-up lessons

DERRY — Gilbert H. Hood Middle School hosted a Career/Financial Education Fair for eighth-grade students on April 10.

The event was sponsored by Service Credit Union and St. Mary’s Bank. Each student received a folder detailing his/her personal information, specifically his/her career choice and monthly net income.

Students circulated among booths to create a monthly spending plan. Students visited booths where they chose an apartment and paid rent, purchased an auto, purchased insurance, and more. Students were also required to visit the “Wheel of Reality” where they had to manage an unexpected expense or windfall.

At the end of the fair, students had a better understanding of what it takes to make ends meet from month to month and had a better appreciation of the importance of budget, financial planning and making wise purchasing choices.

Four students win fire safety contest

LONDONDERRY — On Tuesday, four Matthew Thornton students were recognized by the state Department of Safety at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.

These students received awards as honorary Junior Marshals.

Their artwork won the Annual Fire and Life Safety Calendar Contest and the drawings will be featured in the calendar.

The winning students are: Emma Arnott, Cover; Dominic Hufford, Firefighters Are Heroes; Nick Kotsakis, Safe Use of Candles and Holiday Safety; and Frank Thomas, Fireworks Safety.

Summer host families are needed

The Center for Cultural Interchange Greenheart is seeking host families for summer French students.

A group of French students will arrive July 10 and stay through July 30.

Transportation to and from the airport is provided. Students come with good English skills and their own spending money and medical insurance.

More information is available by emailing contact linda_coffey@Hotmail.com.

Elks host children’s music festival

SALEM — There will be a Kids Music Fest May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Derry Salem Elks lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road.

The event will feature bands from Music Workshop and Lets Play Music, featuring children from ages 5 to 17.

Admission is $3 for adults, free for children.

This is a benefit to support the children charities of the Derry Salem Elks.

Check out student, alumni art for sale

MANCHESTER — The NH Institute of Art’s annual Art Attack will return to the Queen City on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art Attack is the Institute’s annual student and alumni art sale. The day also features live music for visitors to enjoy as they wander among the displays of art items available for purchase. The student sale will take place in the Brady-Sullivan Plaza courtyard, 1000 Elm St.

Participants from all majors will be selling artwork of all kinds and craft goods at modest prices. Acoustic performances will run throughout the day featuring Institute graduates Roosevelt and Badfellows, as well as Rob Boyce, a solo acoustic performer.

Art Attack is hosted by the Institute’s Student Leadership Council.Call 836.2527 with questions.

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