Sunapee High graduates 40 in class of 2012

Sunapee High School graduated 40 students this year. Commencement was held Friday, June 8, at the Sherburne Gym. Listed below are the 2012 graduates and their plans followed by a list of this year’s award recipients.

Congratulations, to all!

Class of 2012

Haley Jenna Armstrong – part time technical education

Dale Robert Barrington – workforce

Aaron Christopher Berube – Pace University

Samuel Joseph Borday – U.S. Marines

Liza Mae Bourdon – Ithaca College

Kylie Marie Brewer – Wheaton College

Brian Andrew Brewster – Southern New Hampshire University

Mary Louise Cabral – workforce

Alison Paige Cassidy Trinity College – University of Dublin

Daniel Dylan Chaves – Lakes Community Acting Internship

Scott Reed Coverdale – New Hampshire Technical Institute

Jenny Lois Cox – River Valley Community Technical Center

Connor Megan Denney – Middle Tennessee State University

Troy A. Fowler – University of New Hampshire

Amelia Mae Gallup – Keene State College

Alyssa Anne Goucher – Colby Sawyer College

John Albert Halsted – New England School of Hair Design

Martha Shotwell Howe – Green Mountain College

Chelsie Lorraine Hutchinson – workforce

Franziska Johanna Jarisch – home  in Germany

Samantha Rae Kimball – Bishop’s University

Alexandra Marie Lague – Keene State College

Sofia Wilhelmiina Likhter – travel

Cameron Drake Manson – U.S. Coast Guard

Victoria Jeanne Helen Markarian – University of Maine, Farmington

Cameron John Frost Meehan – The Landing School

Alexander Aaron Milewski – workforce

Dylan P. Modersohn – workforce

Marina Alexa Nekoroski – North Shore Community College

Kieran Michael O’Brien – Lyndon State College

Bradley John Preston – New Hampshire Technical Institute

Molly Elizabeth Puchtler -New England College

Hollie Nicole Reidy – Barnard College

Brett W. Simpson – University of New Hampshire

David L. Swinyer – Norwich University

Nathaniel James Tracey – Lyndon State College

Olga Valeryevna Vavenkova – home to Russia

Theodore Hubert Wacholtz Jr. – University of Tampa

Jacob Tyler Warkentien – University of New Hampshire

Heidi Kate Wiest – Syracuse University

Scholarships and award recipients

67 scholarships totaling $45,150 were awarded to the following students:

Mary Felicia Falzarano (post graduate award) – Ian Sartwell

Sonny M. Armstrong Memorial – Alexandra Lague

Murvin A Bailey Award – Hollie Reidy

Amanda Marie Burrill Memorial – Alyssa Goucher

Hank Carley Memorial Award – Cameron Manson

Charles & Carl Clement Memorial – Scott Coverdale

Community Alliance of Human Services – Victoria Markarian

The Kevin Scott Dalrymple Foundation Art Scholarship – Kieran O’Brien

John M. & Della U. Emerson – Aaron Berube

Mary Felicia Falzarano – Scott Coverdale. Troy Fowler, Aaron Berube, Hollie Reidy and Heidi Wiest

Charles K. Flint Memorial – Alison Cassidy, Heidi Wiest, Alexandra Lague and Jacob Warkentien

Catherine T. Harold – Jenny Cox

Highland Road Farm – Hollie Reidy

Lake Sunapee Bank Citizenship Award – Liza Bourdon

Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church Meacham Scholarship – Connor Denney and Molly Puchtler

Annie G. Leone – Alison Cassidy

Raymond W. Leone Memorial – David Swinyer

McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance – Martha Howe

Jack Milewski Memorial – Amelia Gallup and Kieran O’Brien

John P. Molloy Memorial – Troy Fowler

Sunapee Chapter of the National Honor Society – Liza Bourdon, Kylie Brewer, Troy Fowler, Amelia Gallup and Samantha Kimball

Michael Nemcovich Memorial – Cameron Meehan

New London Rotary Club, Service Above Self Award – Troy Fowler

New London Rotary Club – Kylie Brewer, Connor Denney, Troy Fowler and Hollie Reidy

The Robert and Joyce Oberkotter Family Foundation – Martha Howe and Hollie Reidy

Herb Ripley Memorial – Martha Howe

Herbert B. Sawyer Memorial – Molly Puchtler

School Board Association – Connor Denney

Karen Marie Schrader Memorial – Jenny Cox

John Segalini Memorial – Marina Nekoroski

David & Agnes Sherburne Memorial – Jenny Cox

Sugar River Bank – Liza Bourdon

Sullivan Family and Prospect Hill Antiques:  – Scott Coverdale

Sunapee Alumni Association – Amelia Gallup

Sunapee Firemen – Victoria Markarian and Brett Simpson

Sunapee Lion’s Club – Liza Bourdon and Hollie Reidy

Sunapee Seniors Thrift Shop –  Martha Howe, Connor Denney, Troy Fowler, Amelia Gallup and Marina Nekoroski

Sunapee Teachers Association – Kylie Brewer, Amelia Gallup, Victoria Markarian and Hollie Reidy

Tom & Judy Tuohy Memorial – Amelia Gallup

Universal Physical Therapy – Connor Denney

Herbert O. Williams Memorial – Kylie Brewer

Capital Comments: N.H. community colleges are “technologically savvy”

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From State Senator Bob Odell

I sent a note of apology for missing a committee meeting of the New Hampshire Humanities Council on Wednesday because our Senate session ran late.  The executive director of the council and the spouse of a State Representative replied that no apologies were necessary given the “bruising” time the legislature was going through last week.

Thursday was the last day for either the House or Senate to act on bills this year.  And that meant it was the final chance to take bills off the table, to amend bills to send to the chamber with policies already defeated there, and to pass bills that will require a committee of conference to sort out the differences between House and Senate positions. Continue reading

Dartmouth Club Book Awards recognize 18 area students

On Tuesday, May 8, the Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley held its annual Dartmouth Club Book Awards ceremony on campus in Hanover at the Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts. Eighteen juniors from area high schools were honored for outstanding academic excellence and leadership qualities.

Donald Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth, awarded a signed and personalized copy of his biography of beloved author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, Theodor SEUSS Geisel.

The books were provided to the students through the generosity of Wheelock Books of Hanover. Professor Pease prefaced the awards with comments about the book to honorees, their parents, school advisors, and Dartmouth Club members and guests.

Congratulations to the 2012 Dartmouth Club Book Awards honorees:

Jewel Bean – Fall Mountain Regional High School
Elizabeth Ann Haas – Hanover High School
Laura V. Felone – Hartford High School
Benjamin J. Thesing – Hopkinton High School
Conor Terhune – Kearsarge Regional High School
William Thomas Sheehan – Kimball Union Academy
Kang-Chun Cheng – Lebanon High School
Kiah Laramie – Mascoma Valley Regional High School
Darien Pauline Hubert– Newport High School
Brendan Jones – Oxbow High School
Nina Listro – Randolph Union High School
Stacie Lee Wright – Rivendell Academy
Abigail Dutton – The Sharon Academy
Catilin Gracia Nesbitt Cullison – Stevens High School
Jon R. Berthiaume – Sunapee Middle High School
Eliza Wright Hoffman – Thetford Academy
Matthew Grimo– Windsor High School
Anthony Bald– Woodstock Union High School

Sunapee kindergarten registration: March 6 – April 20

Kindergarten registration in Sunapee for the 2012/21013 school year will be held from March 6 to April 20, 2102, and orientation sessions will be held on May 7, 2012. Kindergarten is open to children five-years old. For more information, contact Patty Zimmerman, administrative assistant at Sunapee Central Elementary School, 603-763-5675.

Sunapee School District poster, provided below.

Capital Comments: Forums on education air local concerns

By State Senator Bob Odell

While the pace of activity picks up in Concord with floor sessions in the House and Senate and committees hearing bills in both chambers, legislators never want to forget about listening to what is going on back home.

Those with a stake in the issues before the legislature want their concerns heard before hard decisions are made in the State House. Last week was a good example of the forums created so that legislators can hear what professionals, and in some cases, what some taxpayers have on their minds.

The week started with a Monday breakfast and briefing by administrators of schools in Newport and Croydon on day-to-day issues they face. Everyone agrees that mandates from Washington are much more onerous than those from Concord. But Concord is not entirely innocent of putting tasks on local school districts without money to implement new responsibilities. Continue reading

Redefining “Adequacy” in Education | Front Door Politics

Less than four years after a bipartisan measure in the Legislature met the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s order to define an “adequate education,” a Litchfield lawmaker has filed a bill to change that definition. Republican Rep. Ralph Boehm, vice chair of the House Education Committee, will present House Bill 39 for a public hearing in the committee on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Among other changes, Boehm’s bill would eliminate education in the arts, world languages, health and technology as part of the adequate education requirement for school districts that was passed in 2007 as part of House Bill 927.old fashioned red schoolhouse

via Redefining “Adequacy” in Education | Front Door Politics.

Education Legislation | Front Door Politics NH

Via Front Door Politics New Hampshire ,The Daily Dispatch

It’s a lightning rod in many states, and New Hampshire’s education system is no exception. So far nearly three dozen education-related bills have been filed for the upcoming legislative session. Today we take a look at a handful we find noteworthy at this early stage of the game.

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At least four proposed bills involve home education. Five lawmakers — Rep. David Bates (R-Windham), Rep. Marilinda Gates (R-Salem), Rep. Ralph Boehm (R-Litchfield), Sen. Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) and Sen. Fenton Groen (R-Rochester) are sponsoring a bill which would repeal “the department of education’s rulemaking authority for home education programs.”

The most recent home education standards were updated by the Department of Education in June. A related bill sponsored by Rep. Laura Jones, (R-Rochester), Sen. Raymond White (R-Bedford), and Sen. James Forsythe (R-Strafford ) would amend “compulsory school attendance statutes to permit parent-directed learning programs and repealing the home education statutes.” Read more via the The Daily Dispatch…