Barka names Students of Week

DERRY — Ernest P. Barka Elementary School names its Students of the Week for the period ending Jan. 1. The following students were honored:

Grade one, Violet Escott, Jacob Felizardo, Charlotte Laureano McNeill, Konner Thorpe; grade two, Teagan Gerardi, Zephaniah Perez McNeill, Genevieve Menton, Ryan Verzi; grade three, Jayden A. Pereira, Jonathan Porto, Arika Seprosevo; grade four, Aaron Barczak, Destry Boutwell, Kylee Fox, Ciani Hernandez, Kira Olson; grade five, Matthew Bartlett, Alyssa Dionne, Ryan Hewes, Madison Tharrett.

Youth program participants named

CONCORD —Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut today announced his selection of Nashua South Senior George Eid and Exeter Senior Sawyer Rogers to participate in the 2020 U.S. Senate Youth Program. 

The two students will join Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan in Washington, D.C. for the 58th annual USSYP Washington Week, March 7-14, 2020. Each will also receive a $10,000 scholarship for undergraduate study. Edelblut selected Eid and Rogers from students nominated by teachers and principals across the state. They will represent the Granite State in an intensive week-long study of the federal government. 

Tatum Metzler from Pinkerton Academy in Derry and Kyle Duffy from Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow were chosen as alternates to this year's program.  

“The U.S. Senate Youth Program provides a chance for high school students to look inside our federal government,” Edelblut said. “I’m sure George and Sawyer will take advantage of that opportunity and represent New Hampshire proudly.” 

The scholarships and all travel expenses for Washington Week are provided by the Hearst Foundations, which has fully funded the program since its creation in 1962. More than 5,700 students have participated including U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Cory Gardner and Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. 



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