Garden club offers scholarships
The Derry Garden Club offers a $1,000 scholarship to a graduated or soon to graduate New Hampshire student who plans to pursue a career in Environmental Studies. This could include Botany, Landscape Design, Forestry, Horticulture or a variety of other subjects. Application and procedure information is available on the Derry Garden Club webpage at derrygardenclub.org or in the scholarship information available to students at Pinkerton Academy and Londonderry High School. Materials are due by May 1 this year and can be sent to: Kathy Lane, 51 Drew Woods Drive, Derry, N.H. 03038.
Barka names Students of the Month
DERRY — Ernest P. Barka Elementary School announced its Students of the Week for the period ending March 13.
The following students were honored: kindergarten, Benjamin Arpino, Jackson Caikauskas, Cameron Duclos, Maddox Ferreira, Emerson Fleming, Kennedy Louis; grade one, Chase Bury, Brighton Elta, Cameron Paton, Adrianna Ploof; grade two, Ryker Adams, Madison Gelinas, Dylan Johnston, Natalia Kinchia; grade three, Cora Burke, Gabriel Frederickson, Brayden Gaarder-Horvath, Ryan Watson; grade four, Alex Farro, London Gammon, Joseph Mailloux-Griffin, Elijah Szalay; grade five, Ryan Bartlett, Penelope, DelVillar, Mikayla Gilbert, Emma Young.
WINDHAM — As part of its support for education, the Windham Endowment for Community Advancement administers scholarships for graduating high school seniors from the Windham community.
Due to the closure of all New Hampshire high schools, the deadline for submission of scholarship applications will be extended. New deadlines will be published on the Endowment’s website as soon as possible, along with any other changes in the submission process. For students graduating in 2020, 11 scholarships totaling $12,500 are available for students who have shown prior success or future interest in a variety of disciplines including the arts, business and finance, athletics, technical trades, education, community and social engagement, and technology. Some awards are specifically for Windham High School students which is noted in the descriptions. Specific information about requirements for the various awards are detailed in the applications which are available at the Windham Endowment website, http://www.windhamendowment.org/scholarships/2020/scholarships_2020.shtml.
Poster contest has local winners
DERRY — The annual Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest had some local winners taking top honors for their poster designs. The contest is hosted by the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs with the Derry Garden Club handling local entries.
Taking poster honors are: Allie Eakes-Zygmont, grade three, and Isabel Murray, grade four. Both are students at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Derry.
BAE Women in Technology graduates locals
DERRY — Last month, the BAE Women in Technology program graduated 24 young women from southern New Hampshire high schools including five from Pinkerton Academy. Students graduating were Allison Burke, Jessica Carscadden, Lydia Duhaime, NIna Paradzick and Haley Gilbert.
The program is a collaborative partnership between BAE Systems and local high schools that allows for female students to work with their peers and explore a variety of technical careers with support and guidance from BAE Systems and employees. Pinkerton has participated in the 18-week program for nearly 20 years.
Pinkerton names new Dean of Pupil Services
DERRY — Pinkerton Academy has named Heather Barrieau as the school's first Dean of Pupil Services. The newly created position will provide leadership, oversight and coordination of all pupil services, specifically the school's counseling and special education departments and their related services like Section 504 and English Language Learners.
A member of Pinkerton's faculty since 2007, Barrieau said she looks forward to drawing from her experience to effect positive results for students by supporting teachers, specialists and counselors.
"My two professional passions are special education and counseling," she said. "The Dean of Pupil Services positions allows me to support students and staff in both departments. I am looking forward to the opportunity to improve the social, emotional and academic development of all students."
Headmaster Timothy Powers said Pinkerton is fortunate to have Barrieau.
"Her professional experience and education combined with her history at the Academy makes her more than qualified to fill this role," Powers said. "We are certain she will support and challenge the departments in her charge while encouraging collaboration in the interest of what is best for all students."