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Sant Bani School holds awards celebration

SANBORNTON – Sant Bani School recognized achievements of high school students at its end-of-year awards on June 5. Head of School Kent Bicknell welcomed and introduced scholarship presenters from a variety of business and civic organizations to the event, as well as the heads of several academic departments.

Paulette Loughlin and Joan Cormier of the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation presented three awards. Harrison Evans, Meredith, received the Lawrence & Nancy Smith Award for $2,500; Raianna Krahn-Burke, Ashland, received the Mallorie Roux Memorial Award, for $675; and Giullia McDonald, Laconia, accepted the Gilford Academy Trust Award for $825 and the Lucille & George Guild Memorial Award for $275. Harrison will attend Ithaca College, Giullia plans to go to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Raianna will enter Becker College.

David Savastano from Franklin Savings Bank presented Javin deMello-Folsom, Sanbornton, with a scholarship for $1000. Javin will attend Clark University. Chris Fenn, Student and Volunteer Services Coordinator at Speare Memorial Hospital, recognized Sarah Steenbergen, Hebron, for her extensive volunteer work. Sarah will be attending Muhlenberg College. In addition, Harrison Evans and Raianna Krahn-Burke received $1000 each from the Meredith Rotary Club.

Awards from Sant Bani department heads followed. Debbie Asbeck presented Javin deMello- Folsom with the award for Excellence in a Foreign Language for his achievements in five years of Spanish. Karen Bicknell awarded books for Excellence in English to seniors Breslin Bell, Concord, who will attend Wellesley College; Jenna Sutcliffe, Plymouth, who will attend Clark University; and Sarah Steenbergen. Also recognized were eleventh graders Marin Smith, Hill, who received the Smith Book Award, and Teresa Dancewicz Helmers, Hill, who received an award for Excellence in Junior English.

Robert Schongalla presented awards for Excellence in Science to seniors Jenna Sutcliffe and Raianna Krahn-Burke, and juniors Teresa Dancewicz Helmers and Zhenglin Yu, from China, hosted by Rodney and Maurajean Pitman of Franklin. Kirsten Wilkinson presented an award for Excellence in Math to Breslin Bell, and an award for Most Improved to senior Caio Thielen, from Brazil, hosted by Dan Fife and Cathy Donahue of Concord. Caio will attend Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (Argentina) after a gap year.

Richard Danahy, Head of Technology, recognized freshman Brennan Macaig, Franklin and Concord, for service through technology. Brittney Peterson, Athletic Director, presented Scholar-Athlete and New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association awards to Joyce Hamel, Sanbornton and Franklin, and Javin deMello-Folsom. Joyce will attend Franklin Pierce University.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:14

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Meredith Rotary Club Presents 34 Scholarships

MEREDITH —  The Meredith Rotary Club presented 34 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Meredith, Moultonboro, Center Harbor and Sandwich. The combined value of the scholarships was $32,000 compared to a combined total of $20,000 awarded to 22 winners in 2013.

Scholarships were awarded to 17 graduating seniors from Moultonborough Academy at a school ceremony at Geneva Point on May 27. Scholarship committee co-chair Roger Kosits made the presentations assisted by Moultonborough Academy Guidance Director Jennifer Chapmann.

On June 4, 14 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors from Inter-Lakes High School at a ceremony conducted at the Meredith Community Center. The Meredith Rotary Club was represented at the event by Miller Lovett, recently retired Meredith Selectman and long-standing member of the club, and Rick Ippolito, past Rotary Club president.

Additionally three scholarships were announced at the June 11 Rotary meeting for high school seniors living in our community but attending private schools.

Since 1982, The Meredith Rotary Club has donated almost $2 million dollars through scholarships and sponsorships to many groups in the communities of The Lakes Region.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:10

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Rumplestiltskin to be staged at PSU on July 3

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from Jean's Playhouse Children's Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage. Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday.

The production for July 3 is Rumpelstiltskin. Locked away in a tower room, the lovely miller's daughter has been ordered by the King to turn straw into gold. Impossible? Not with the help of one strange little man with a very peculiar name. But the man has his own list of demands in exchange for his help.

Additional Thursday afternoon performances include The Princess and the Pea performed on July 10, Beauty and the Beast on July 17, Excalibur! scheduled for July 24, Rikki Tikki Tavi shown on July 31, George and the Dragon performed on August 7, and Cinderella on August 14.

Jean's Playhouse's Children's Theatre Company has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairytales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show.

All seats (including babes in arms) are $7 and usually sell out early. A group rate of $5 per seat is available for groups of 15 or more. For more information (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or call (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:07

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Mayhew Program receives grant

BRISTOL — The Mayhew Program has received a $5,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to help support its residential summer programming and school year mentoring for 205 at-risk New Hampshire boys.

“We are pleased to continue our support for The Mayhew Program,” said Byron Champlin, program officer for Lincoln Financial Foundation. “The investment we make in these boys today will pay dividends by creating active, enterprising and productive citizens tomorrow. That is what Mayhew excels at.”

Mayhew provides tuition-free programming for boys, age 10 to 17, from economically and socially challenging circumstances. The grant, made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, will challenge and help at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best. “This investment in the boys has everyone humbled and inspired. We are so grateful to Lincoln Financial Foundation for standing so strongly behind the boys,” said Jim Nute, Executive Director.

Mayhew is a member agency of the Granite, Greater Seacoast, and Monadnock United Ways. For more information, visit www.mayhew.org or “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheMayhewProgram.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:03

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