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I-LHS student is appointed to National Society of High School Scholars

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School student Alyssa Champagne has been selected to become a member of the The National Society of High School Scholars (NISHSS). The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment.

The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Alyssa has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said Mr. Nobel. "Alyssa is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best hope for the future."

"Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opporhrnities," stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. "We aim to help students like Alyssa build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community."

Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational parhrers, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 06:55

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Emergency preparedness training classes to begin in May

LACONIA -- Preparations for the spring emergency preparedness training classes hosted by the Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team are under way.

The next series of classes is scheduled to start on May 5 and will continue for the each of the following eight Tuesdays.

Modules are taught by local first responders and include disaster preparedness, disaster psychology, fire safety, terrorism, first aid, CPR/AED, light search and rescue, and incident command systems.

Students who complete the class may apply to become volunteers with the Lakes Region CERT team.

Those interested in taking the class can email Kathleen Merriam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 06:50

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Belknap County commissioner to speak at GOP meeting in Barnstead

CENTER BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has arranged to have recently appointed Belknap County Commissioner Hunter Taylor of Alton to be the guest speaker at their next monthly meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant upstairs dining room.

Commissioner Taylor will share his motivations to apply for the position that opened up when former Commissioner Steve Nedeau resigned effective this past January 1. In addition, the Commissioner will discuss some of the current county concerns including the need for county jail improvements, and economic efforts to create more jobs and draw young people back to Belknap County.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. Those interested in eating dinner are encouraged to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The Committee reminds you to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries. For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 06:48

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Bristol 4th of July Parade committee seeks public input

BRISTOL  — The Bristol Community Events Committee will be overseeing the 4th of July Parade in Bristol this year and is looking for input from the public on possible theme ideas.

The group is also looking for any musical groups, floats, and walkers that would like to be a part of the day. Any and all antique cars that want to participate are also invited. For more information or for a parade entry form contact the TTCC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 06:46

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