To The Daily Sun,
On Tuesday, March 10, Gilford residents will have the opportunity to vote for two candidates (three- year term) for School Board. There are five names on the ballot. I am writing in support of Sue Allen, current board chair, and Jen McGreevy, a parent of three students, one in each school.
Sue has been a valuable member of the Gilford School Board for years and has been instrumental in helping Gilford School District become the great district it is today. Her experience is vital to the district's future.
Jen has been active on school advisory committees, volunteer groups, staff search committees, class activities and fundraisers since her children have been in the district. The School Board needs a parent who is as involved as Jen, to better understand what is going on from a current parent's perspective.
We are very fortunate to have a School Board that supports students, teachers, and administrators.
Eighty percent of Gilford graduates continue their education at either two- or four-year colleges. Recently, honor roll lists from colleges have been in the papers and most of those students are Gilford graduates.
At a recent school board meeting, a presentation was made by the Screaming Eagles, the first robotics team from Gilford, which recently placed fourth in a statewide competition. Their presentation to the School Board was great, explaining in detail what they learned from this experience. Without the continued support of the district and community, this would not be possible.
Another presentation was a community service project involving the Business class and Tech Ed class at Gilford High School. They are raising money to construct wooden flag holders for the New Hampshire Veterans home in Tilton.
This is community service and involvement at its best.
Very few high schools offer woodworking and metalworking classes, Gilford does.
In my opinion, Sue and Jen will help Gilford School District continue to provide an excellent education to the students of our town.
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