The Red Sox Scholars Program is an honor awarded by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Through the program, the Red Sox Foundation awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to 35 college-bound high school seniors in New Hampshire Public Schools.
Sullivan, who is the valedictorian at Kennett High, along with other New Hampshire Red Sox Scholars, were honored based on their academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and commitment to community service. Along with the presentation of the scholarship, all Red Sox Scholars are provided with enrichment opportunities through the Red Sox Scholars Program.
The scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and John and Linda Henry. The program has since been expanded from 10 qualifying New Hampshire public schools in its inaugural year, to 35 in 2012.
The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The primary focus is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in need across New England. The goal of the foundation is to harness the passion fans have for the Red Sox and transform it into a vehicle for positive change in the New England community.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:28
FRYEBURG — In May of 2012, 12 students and the two faculty from the Pequawket Valley Alternative School at Fryeburg Academy planted over 2,500 trees and shrubs in the Ossipee Pine Barrens in Bartlett.
This year the class received the report that 86 percent of the plants had survived the year; an amazingly high survival rate for any new planting.
This spring, Wink Lees, of The Nature Conservancy, called alternative education director Dede Frost to see if the group would be interested in planting another 1,000 trees in the Pine Barrens again this year.
The group was undaunted by another planting project.
"We planted more than twice as many last year, we can certainly plant a thousand trees," said senior Gus Mailo.
So for six days, under the supervision of Lees and Ryan Bushnell of Burnt Meadow Nursery, the group travelled to the Ossipee Pine Barrens where they dug, composted, planted, watered and mulched one thousand pitch pines. The group also mulched several self seeded plants in the area in hopes of increasing their chances of survival as well.
"Some of us did this last year so we already know how to do it and we can show the rest of the class. It's really not that hard, it just has to be done right," said Carissa Bumbacca, a returning junior in the program.
"We've worked really well together on other community service projects this year, so it wasn't hard to figure out an effective plan to get the job done" added senior Donny Piawlock.
In addition to the reforestation project in the Pine Barrens this spring, the students of the Pequawket Valley Alternative School travelled to Union Beach, New Jersey in April to participate in a disaster relief effort after Hurricane Sandy, and have continued to maintain the children's play park Bretton's Woods, abutting the athletes fields at Fryeburg Academy.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 01:33
The award was presented May 3 at a ceremony in Concord by Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster and Community College System leaders.
Allen, who is also a selectman for the Town of Jackson, has taught mathematics for over 25 years and was selected for his commitment to the program including teaching courses, engaging teachers and administrators in the program, and encouraging students to benefit from the program's educational and economic opportunities.
Running Start is an enrollment partnership that enables high school students to take courses at their schools that satisfy both high school and college requirements.
Course credits through the Running Start program are accepted at NH's community colleges, as well as many other colleges and universities in and outside New Hampshire. Each course costs just $150, providing substantial savings to NH students and their families from the cost of a college education. 71 New Hampshire public high schools participate in the Running Start program, which has grown to over 5,000 course enrollments annually.
Congresswoman Kuster, CCSNH Board Chairman Paul Holloway and System Chancellor Ross Gittell presented the awards, with NH Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry in attendance.
"There has never been a more important time for the Running Start program," Holloway said. "With the budget challenges faced by public education, finding strategies to make college affordable for our New Hampshire students is critical. Running Start enables students and their families to save thousands from the cost of college."
The Community College System of NH consists of seven colleges, offering associate degree and certificate programs, professional training, and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. The system's colleges are Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI – Concord's Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin and Littleton.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 01:31
The Bill Sayles Award — Patrick Moody
The Oliver Award — Van Tuong Nguyen
Senator George J. Mitchell – Michelle Boucher
The Rachel M. Osgood Scholarship — Mahina Gardener
The Richard Denney Scholarship — Tyler Saunders
Susan Souther Page English Medal — Kiley Jolicoeur
Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize – History — Allie Gagnon
Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize - Math — Yueyi Sun
George Haley Prize — Logan Gerchman
Major Clayton Warren Pike and Margaret E. Pike Science Prize — Yueyi Sun
Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize - French — Shannon Friberg
The Priscilla Higgins Merrifield French Award — Catherine Gillette
Walter A. Robinson Classical Prize — Isaac Rader
The Fryeburg Academy Spanish Award — Kendra Fox and Kallie Moulton
Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize - Business — Jacob Thurston
Theodore P. Blaich Social Studies Award — Christina DiPietro
Andrew B. Welch Life Science Award — Christina DiPietro
John F. Weston Award — Jennifer Perry
Ralph M. Larrabee Award — Jamie Gullikson
The Lester W. Hammond Jr. Award — Kyle Barboza
Eleanor P. Andrews Award — Gefei Li
Philip G. Andrews, Jr. Award — Walker Day
Barbara Douglass Intercultural Ambassador Award — Van Tuong Nguyen and Norbu Samphel Sherpa
Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association Scholarship — Megan Cavanaugh and Jennifer Perry
The Priscilla MacGillivray Goff Award — Megan Cavanaugh
The LaCasce Award — Jamie Gullikson and Cailyn Ludwig
Dean's Cup — Ting-wei Lee
Senior Esprit de Corps Award — Erfei Zhao
Ruth Shaw French Award — Jennifer Perry
The Graustein Awards — Bright Amoako and Kendra Fox
Robert S. Crabtree Service Award — Connor Sheehan
Erickson Award — Silas Eastman
The Gibson Memorial Medal — Michelle Boucher
The Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association Awards — Michelle Boucher and Conner Sheehan
Bretton Frost Memorial Award — Tyler Saunders
Marjoray "Dolly" LaCasce All-State Music Awards — Steven Flaherty, Allie Gagnon and Hunter Lyons
The Fryeburg Recreation Department's Dick Cote Community Service Award – Kendra Fox
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award — Michelle Boucher
Grover Women's Athletic Scholarship — Ellen Bacchiocchi
Reny's Scholarship — Mahina Gardener
Constance Warren and Henry Warren Andrews Award — Paul Dostie
Dollars for Scholars of Mount Washington Valley Scholarship — Michelle Boucher, Walker Day, Christina DiPietro, Steven Flaherty, Kendra Fox, Jamie Gullikson, Laura Lewis, Kelsey Liljedahl, Rebecca Mann, Hannah Plowden, Ian Shea and Megan Vitters.
Chatham Historical Society — Silas Eastman, Michael Fournier and Jennifer Perry.
The Charles G. Rutter Industrial Arts Award — Silas Eastman
Dorothy P. Ingraham Award — Samantha Sgroi
Charles E. and Blanche M. Fox Award — Silas Eastman
Stella Nickerson Gray Award — Allie Gagnon
Madeline A. Savard Medical Award — Michelle Boucher
The Stella N. and Lawrence M. Gray Award — Silas Eastman
The Class of 1950 Award — Michelle Boucher
John Fordyce Prize — Bright Amoako
The Cal and Sally Harnden Award — Michelle Boucher
The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation Scholarships – Shannon Friberg, Alexis Delacruz, Steven Flaherty, Kelsey Liljedahl, Tyler Saunders and Dennis Skillings.
Harry G. True Memorial Scholarship — Jordan Parker
Brian (BJ) Day Award — Rebecca Mann
Colin Hurd Memorial Award — Jacob Thurston
Maine Principals' Association Principal's Award — Michelle Boucher
The John Freeman Memorial Award — Christina DiPietro
The MELMAC Education Scholarship — Steven Flaherty
Virginia Lee Nixon Award — Christina DiPietro
Wallace Blake Scholarship — Logan Gerchman
Nancy Brooks Heath Nursing Award — Hannah Plowden
The Frank Petillo Memorial Fine Arts Award — Allie Gagnon
The Drama Award — Lake Phillips and Ashanah Tripp
New England Science Teachers Award — Michelle Boucher
Vincent Manoriti Memorial Book Award — Michelle Boucher
Raiders Booster Plaques for Outstanding Athletic Performance — Christina DiPietro and Silas Eastman
Fryeburg Academy Soccer Award — Paul Dostie
Paul "Skip" McBride Memorial Award — Madeline Pearson and Jacob Thurston
Joseph R. Austin Football Award — Kyle Bonner
Clifford L. Gray Baseball Award — Tyler Hill
Eldon W. Heartz Track Award — Jamie Gullikson
Harry G. True Basketball Award — Tyler Saunders
Susan Harnden Fox Wrestling Award – Jacob Thurston
Jay Boschert Memorial Award — Tyler Saunders
Katelyn Dagan Scholarship — Jennifer Sundgren
Fryeburg Lions Club Scholarship — Kelsey Liljedahl and Courtney McGrath
Fryeburg Fish and Game Association Scholarship — Walker Day and Jacob Thurston
Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club — Cody Smith
The Frank W. Shaw Post #137 American Legion Award — Jacob Thurston
Alumni Association Book Awards — Kyle Barboza, Kallie Moulton, Jennifer Perry, Cody Smith and Carla Tripp
The Denmark Lions Scholarships — Megan Cavanaugh, Logan Gerchman, Jamie Gullikson, Michael LeGoff and Tyler LeGoff
Campbell Conference Football Award — Kyle Bonner
The Lovell Lions Scholarships
The Malcolm Wilson Memorial Scholarship — Ashanah Tripp
David Mason Recreational Scholarship — Ellen Bacchiocchi
Chester Adams Memorial Scholarship — Kallie Moulton
Winfield Adams Memorial Scholarship — Patrick Moody
David G. Fox Memorial Scholarship — Walker Day, Kallie Moulton, Samantha Sgroi
Fryeburg Area Rotary Scholarship — Michelle Boucher, Kendra Fox, Logan Gerchman, Jennifer Perry and Connor Sheehan
Raiders Booster Club Book Award — Kyle Barboza, Michelle Boucher, Walker Day, Silas Eastman, Kendra Fox, Logan Gerchman, Jamie Gullikson, Haley Kollander, Kelsey Liljedahl, Jennifer Perry, Hannah Plowden, Connor Sheehan, Jacob Thurston and Carla Tripp
The Pingree-Trumbull Scholarship — Mahina Gardener
Poland Spring Good Science Scholarships — Sasha Azel, Kendra Fox, Jamie Gullikson, Kelsey Liljedahl and Ian Shea.
The Knights of Pythias Award — Tyler Saunders
Joan Irish Award — Sasha Azel
Marion Rodgerson Scholarship — Megan Vitters
The Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award — Christina DiPietro and Silas Eastman
Settlers' Green Outlet Village Scholarship — Hannah Plowden
Oxford County Education Association Retired Educational Award – Megan Cavanaugh
Stephen E. Smith Memorial Scholarship – Tyler Hill
Girl Scout Gold Award – Jennifer Perry
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 04:02
For the second time since the Showcases were reinstated in 2010, Kennett High School music students were awarded a slot and performed in Concord on April 12.
In 2010, The KHS Drumline performed. This year, the Mineral Springs Brass Ensemble of Kennett High School, under the direction of Randy Ouellette, performed a variety of pieces.
Mr. Ouellette also spoke with the teachers in attendance. "It's important to stretch the students. I give them material that is just a little too hard for them. It's one way to help them improve, as I am sure you do as well" said Ouellette.
Ouellette went on to explain some of the selections shared at the conference.
"One of the ways that directors can utilize their small ensembles is to have them play a pre-concert on large ensemble night. We did that this past year for the Kennett High School Holiday Concert. We played in the lobby area of the auditorium as people were waiting for the house to open. It was great experience for the students, and got people in the mood for the main event. The ensemble then played 'Carol of the Bells' and a classical arrangement using the melodic theme of 'Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas.'
"These pieces seem particularly appropriate due to today's weather," Ouellette joked in reference to the hail, sleet, and rain that menaced the Granite State that day.
Next, the group performed an intricate arrangement of the crowd pleaser, "Linus and Lucy" of Charlie Brown fame. The group ended their session with a challenging rendition of "The Doctor," arranged by senior Sean Racicot-Psaledakis, who hopes to major in music therapy next year at St. Lawrence University.
"I was very happy to work with Randy so that the students had the opportunity to experience a conference," said Dr. Therese Davison, band director at Kennett High. "It's important to provide students with these types of quality, extended-learning opportunities."
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 00:41
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