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80 years of rock ‘n’ roll at Laconia VFW Post on Sat.

LACONIA — The three-piece King Chrome band will be playing 80 years of rock 'n' roll on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Laconia VFW Post on Court Street. The program will run from 7 to 11 p.m.

The at-the-door admission of $10 includes a pot luck dinner. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a cash bar.

The doors will open for dinner at 5 p.m.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:45

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2 I-LHS students recognized by National Merit program

MEREDITH — Matthew Schneberger, senior at Inter-Lakes High School has been named a Commended student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Johnathan Cox, senior at Inter-Lakes High School has been named a Semifinalist student from The National Merit Scholarship Program. Both students have earned exemplary class standing and have taken an exceptionally rigorous honors and advanced placement high school course curriculum.

The National Merit Scholarship Program (nationalmerit.org) was established in 1955 and is privately financed and open to all U.S. high school students who meet program requirements. The program identifies academically talented youth and connects them with college scholarship donors while promoting respect and support for the education of exceptional students. There are over 476 corporate and college scholarship sponsors who participate in this program.

Johnathan Cox is one of 118 students in New Hampshire (including both public and private high schools) to earn the distinction of Semifinalist. The National Merit Program begins and is initially based on PSAT scores taken in the fall of a student’s junior year. John and Matt were both “Commended” for their outstanding PSAT scores. Based on additional criteria John has progressed to the status of “Semifinalist” and can now apply to qualify as a “Finalist” and/or “Scholarship Winner.”

Cox's exemplary high school program has prepared him for his future goal of studying Physics at the college level. John’s first college choice is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cox is enrolled this year both at ILHS and at Plymouth State University where he is taking University Physics and Calculus II. In addition, Cox studied mathematics this past summer at the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in Concord. He participates on the Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Track & Field Teams and the school math team.

Schneberger's exemplary class standing and honors, advanced placement and Virtual Learning Academy Charter School high school curriculum has prepared him for his future goal to study math and science. Schneberger has completed several rigorous online courses through the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (vlacs.org) including Latin. In addition to academics he participates in Band, the math team and enjoys the arts.

“Recognizing Matthew and Johnathan is an honor and a well-deserved and well-earned accomplishment” states I-LHS Principal Patricia Kennelly.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:38

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Waterville Valley Resort holding job fair today

WATERVILLE VALLEY — A job fair will be held today, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waterville Valley Resort, 56 Packards Road.

Employers in the fields of hospitality, health care, finance, education, and computer science will be among those scheduled to participate.

The event is being put on jointly by Waterville Valley Resort and the state Department of Employment Security.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:24

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Halloween dance for kids in Laconia on Saturday

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks and Recreation Department will host a Halloween dance for youngsters in grades kindergarten through fifth grade at the Laconia Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The fee is $5 per child.

Youngsters may dress in costume and prizes will be awarded. Parents may drop their children off or stay to help monitor the dance.

If anyone is interested in helping with chaperoning the dance, they should contact the Parks & Recreation office at 524-5046.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:22

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