Windham Academy to host fundraiser

WINDHAM — Windham Academy Public Charter School hosts a summer fundraiser on Saturday, July 20, 2 to 6 p.m. at Club 14 in Windham. Tickets are $15 per child or $25 per adult and include entry to the club, appetizers, and two hours of unlimited virtual reality golf and games. Half of all of ticket sales from the fundraiser will directly benefit Windham Academy.

New Hampshire public charter schools like Windham Academy typically receive less than half the funding of traditional public schools. As a result, Windham Academy relies on fundraisers, donations and volunteers to supplement funding the educations of its students. Funds from the summer fundraiser will help the school as it continues construction of its new building on campus at 1 Industrial Drive in Windham.  For more information and tickets to Windham Academy’s summer fundraiser, visit windhamacademy.net.

Student attends Girls State

DERRY — Sofia Limperis, a Pinkerton Academy student, was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary, Lester W. Chase, Unit #9 in Derry, to attend ALA Granite Girls State. The event, joining students from communities all over New Hampshire, was held June 23-29 at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. ALA Granite Girls State is a mythical state patterned after the state of New Hampshire and follows state government procedure as closely as possible. The program is for high school girls that have completed their junior year and sponsored by the American Legion. Students learn all about how government works, elect thir own officials and learn duties, functions, and powers of the various public offices.

Pinkerton grad named a top athlete

Hannah Peterson, a graduate of Pinkerton Academy Class of 2019, is the winner of Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics 2019 "Access to Education" Student Athlete Scholarship.

She Peterson was chosen from 13 applicants and will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

“We were immediately impressed with Hannah’s application for the Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Student Athlete Scholarship as it showed such maturity and strength for a woman her age," said physician Joshua Siegel. "She inspired us with her words, 'It is not always about participating physically in one's sport, it is about throwing your heart into what you love, no matter the circumstance.’"

While at Pinkerton Academy, Peterson was a member of the Pats Peak Alpine Ski Team. In February of 2019 she raced her very last race of her junior skiing career at the NHIAA D1 State Championship. As her team was in the running for first, she tore her ACL during her first race. She faced great difficulties in coping with the negative end of her skiing career and the guilt of her team losing the championship. However, she came to learn that her injury does not define her as an athlete nor as an individual. She still participated on her ski team by cheering on her teammates at races, all while working hard to return back for next season in full health.

Peterson will attend The University of Connecticut in the fall to study Biomedical Engineering

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